June 17, 2003

SpoFi NBA Draft Pick'em, this one is quick and easy, just sign up and predict the picks. Winner gets the world. Group name is SpoFi Draft Dodgers, password is onemoreyear.

posted by corpse to navel gazing at 10:30 AM - 39 comments

Okay, this takes sports pools to a whole new level. We aren't competing based on performance, but based on the whims of someones decision. What's next? A pool based on election results? I'm not entering because I haven't got a clue who is going to be drafted except for that kid with the huge Nike contract...Delron James? James Delron? Lebron James! That's it!

posted by grum@work at 10:34 AM on June 17

I plan on attending the draft. If Lebron is taken first overall, I hear his mother will be giving Hummers to the crowd.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:39 AM on June 17

We should have done this for the NFL draft, which I know something about, not this where I know the top three names and that's about it. Not that foreigners are bad, I'm surely not xenophobic (well, maybe Xenaphobic) but just seems really hard to know much about them compared to football where I've watched and read about all the top picks for some time at least.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:51 AM on June 17

Oh come on, it's easy! Just pick lots of names that you can't pronouce and a few that you can.

posted by corpse at 11:06 AM on June 17

Okay, I'm in. I know nothing but I couldn't resist.

posted by kloeprich at 12:43 PM on June 17

I'll paypal $20 USD to the winner.

posted by corpse at 01:31 PM on June 17

...if 12 or more people sign up.

posted by corpse at 01:34 PM on June 17

Okay, I'm in. Just inserted names at random (after the first three, which I've heard of before). Seriously. I have no idea what teams need what positions, so it's probably the dumbest guess on the board. And if I win the money, donate it to your local charity of choice, corpse.

posted by grum@work at 10:03 PM on June 17

I'm clueless myself, but giving it a shot.

posted by Scottymac at 10:42 PM on June 17

I hear that Michael Jordan guy is a real prospect!

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:40 PM on June 17

i think i have a good chance at picking the first 3 picks correctly. after that...

posted by gspm at 03:00 AM on June 18

Wasn't Darko the name of the little flying guy on "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe?"

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:30 AM on June 18

If I win I want the money - I need it to frame the 8 x 10 of Craig Stadler's gut I won in the Annika Sorenstam contest - and I'm still waiting for it, wfrazerjr.

posted by kloeprich at 12:17 PM on June 18

I'm so in.

posted by Bryant at 03:18 PM on June 18

i mostly guessed. The real bonus should be if you can guess who is going to trade up to where - I bet the Blazers end up with the #2 or #3 pick, for instance.

posted by djacobs at 08:46 PM on June 18

Certainly not the 2, and probably not the 3. Perhaps they could wrangle the 4th from Toronto...

posted by corpse at 09:11 PM on June 18

From the "what the hell do I know department", the 3 seems to be on the block but not with the jailblazers From ESPN Insider: The Nuggets said it would take a knock-your-socks-off offer to trade their No. 3 pick in the draft. They may have gotten one on Wednesday. Several NBA sources claim that the Kings are willing to part with all-star Peja Stojakovic and super sub Bobby Jackson for the No. 3 pick, Marcus Camby and Ryan Bowen. The Kings obviously would take Carmelo Anthony with the No. 3 pick. Camby would give them another big man who could spell Vlade Divac and Chris Webber if he ever got healthy. Why would the Nuggets pull the trigger on the deal? They would immediately get better with the addition of Stojakovic and Jackson. Remember, they'd still have roughly 18 million worth of cap room to spend on a couple of free agents, and some in the organization feel they need a few more established players to lure the best free agents.

posted by corpse at 01:50 PM on June 19

Oh, we need 3 more people if you kids want the cash prize. I'll get jenny to sign up, so 2 more probably.

posted by corpse at 01:51 PM on June 19

Okay, I entered. What an annoying site, though!

posted by billsaysthis at 02:18 PM on June 19

Paval pulled out of the draft, change you picks accordingly.

posted by corpse at 03:42 PM on June 19

In. Just one more needed now.

posted by mbd1 at 04:04 PM on June 19

"7-foot-5, 300-pound[s]" and 18 years old? Holy mierde!

posted by billsaysthis at 05:20 PM on June 19

that proposed nuggets trade sound decent for them. getting rid of camby and picking up two solid players that can help them immediately. hmmm.

posted by gspm at 05:54 AM on June 20

Okay, okay, I'm in. If I win you'd better not welsh on my $20 just because I live with you.

posted by jennyb at 07:26 AM on June 20

What do we do to replace all the players that pulled out? I can't seem to substitute other names.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:38 PM on June 21

Bill, log in there again and click on the link that says "Edit my picks". To the right of the java applet, there will be a link for the HTML version. I believe that will work for you.

posted by Scottymac at 07:38 PM on June 21

I think Toronto's going to deal the No. 4 pick and that's going to mess everythng up.

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:29 AM on June 26

Tonight we will finally get the answer we've all awaited with baited breath... how bad is billsaysthis at forecasting the NBA draft.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:34 PM on June 26

I think Toronto's going to deal the No. 4 pick and that's going to mess everythng up. ...if you put any thought into your draft order. But I didn't, so draft away! If I get more than 3 right (or finish in the top 50% of the league), I'm going to go out and buy a bunch of lottery tickets for Friday night.

posted by grum@work at 02:12 PM on June 26

I actually DID put some thought into this ... which means it'll probably end up with me finishing dead last, like in the NCAA brackets.

posted by wfrazerjr at 04:49 PM on June 26

My picks are FUCKED.

posted by corpse at 07:07 PM on June 26

Wade going at five probably fucked a lot of people. I hate cookies so I can't check my lovely prognostication--somebody want to let me know how bad it was after the massacre ends?

posted by billsaysthis at 07:49 PM on June 26

I don't think I've got a single one right after the top 4. I expected more internationals to go higher.

posted by corpse at 08:11 PM on June 26

Woohoo!

posted by mbd1 at 10:13 PM on June 26

my geekrmetric attempt failed horribly. i looked at 15 different mock drafts (from websites that may have had reason to do them, not random board posters), compiled them, and then figured out what the most likely person at each slot would be. conclusion - that approach sucks. though, with the exception of lampe, all of my picks did get me a least a point so they were all wrong but not super wrong. blah.

posted by gspm at 01:04 AM on June 27

Congratulations mbd1, you win a brand spanking new $20. Email me at the address in my profile for information on claiming your prize. Sad that I didn't win, but it's nice that a former Dukie won.

posted by corpse at 08:14 AM on June 27

corpse - How about a donation to the V Foundation for Cancer Research if it's ok with you.

posted by mbd1 at 08:38 AM on June 27

Done, and I kicked it up to $25. You can have the Jimmy V pin that I am supposed to get too, if you want, just email me your snail mail address.

posted by corpse at 09:51 AM on June 27

All hail our new mbd1 overlord! Pancakes for all!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:39 AM on June 27

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