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1st Annual BGO "Crystal Ball" Pool

It's time.

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We are excited to launch the 1st Annual BGO "Crystal Ball" Pool. Do you think you got what it takes to predict what 14 teams will make the playoffs, and who will advance through the playoffs and hoist the Lombardi? If so, this challenging contest is just the one for you! By joining this BGO contest, as well as our other three great games (BGO Ballers Fantasy Football, BGO Pick'Em, and BGO Survivor) you have a chance to become our grand slam champion of all four games and earn the ULTIMATE bragging rights!

Need even more incentive to play? Great prizes will be awarded to our top 2 competitors! Who is in?!

BGO "Crystal Ball" Pool Rules:

1. Make your predictions for which 7 teams will advance to the NFL Playoffs from each conference (NFC and AFC).
2. Identify your four division winners (East, North, South, West) and three Wild Card teams from each conference.
3. Rank the playoff teams from each conference in the order you think they will finish (#1 through to #7).
4. Set up your playoff bracket accordingly and pick the winners for the Wild Card Weekend games, Divisional Round games, Conference Championships, and Super Bowl.
5. Be sure to fill out your tiebreakers in the event of a tie at the end of the contest between multiple participants.
6. Due date for entries into the pool will be September 8th, 2021 (the day before the start of the NFL regular season).

BGO "Crystal Ball" Pool Scoring System:

Points will be awarded in a variety of ways throughout the pool. Here is the breakdown for earning points:

a. Earn 2 points for every team you correctly identify to make the playoffs from each conference.
b. Earn 3 points for every division winner and wild card team you correctly identify from each conference.
c. Earn 4 points for every team that you slot into the correct seed from each conference.
d. Earn 5 points for every Super Wild Card Weekend winner you identify from each conference.
e. Earn 6 points for every Divisional Playoff Game winner you identify from each conference.
f. Earn 7 points for each Conference Championship winner you identify.
g. Earn 10 points for correctly identifying the Super Bowl winner.

PLEASE NOTE/IMPORTANT: We will keep track of each participant's picks in this running thread. You will simply need to post all your picks in a reply to this thread by September 8th. I am kindly asking that you copy the empty template I have placed below and fill it out accordingly when making your "Crystal Ball" picks and replying to the thread. It will make point tracking a heck of a lot easier for me come the end of the season! 🤪 It will also ensure everything is easy to read and follow (hopefully) if we want to compare picks down the road as the season plays out.

Good luck to all participants!

BGO "CRYSTAL BALL" PICK TEMPLATE

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.

AFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

AFC East Division Winner:
AFC North Division Winner:
AFC South Division Winner:
AFC West Division Winner:
AFC Wild Card Team:
AFC Wild Card Team:
AFC Wild Card Team:

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye):
#2 Seed (division winner):
#3 Seed (division winner):
#4 Seed (division winner):
#5 Seed (wild card team):
#6 Seed (wild card team):
#7 Seed (wild card team):

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

AFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 -
VS.
#7 -
PREDICTED WINNER:

#3 -
VS.
#6 -
PREDICTED WINNER:

#4 -
VS.
#5 -
PREDICTED WINNER:

AFC Divisional Playoff Round: (6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 -
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining AFC Seed:
PREDICTED WINNER:

2nd Highest Remaining AFC Seed:
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining AFC Seed:
PREDICTED WINNER:

AFC Conference Championship: (7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A:
VS.
Team B:
PREDICTED AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION:


NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.

NFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

NFC East Division Winner:
NFC North Division Winner:
NFC South Division Winner:
NFC West Division Winner:
NFC Wild Card Team:
NFC Wild Card Team:
NFC Wild Card Team:

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye):
#2 Seed (division winner):
#3 Seed (division winner):
#4 Seed (division winner):
#5 Seed (wild card team):
#6 Seed (wild card team):
#7 Seed (wild card team):

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

NFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 -
VS.
#7 -
PREDICTED WINNER:

#3 -
VS.
#6 -
PREDICTED WINNER:

#4 -
VS.
#5 -
PREDICTED WINNER:

NFC Divisional Playoff Round:
(6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 -
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining NFC Seed:
PREDICTED WINNER:

2nd Highest Remaining NFC Seed:
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining NFC Seed:
PREDICTED WINNER:

NFC Conference Championship:
(7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A:
VS.
Team B:
PREDICTED NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION:

Super Bowl:
(10 points for correctly predicted winner)

AFC Conference Champion:
VS.
NFC Conference Champion:
PREDICTED SUPER BOWL WINNER:

Tiebreaker:
What will be the combined total score in the Super Bowl?
 

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Dude...the detail!

CH has more free time than the rest of us, obviously and it isn't even winter up there yet. :unsure:
 

Canadian Hog

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Dude...the detail!

CH has more free time than the rest of us, obviously and it isn't even winter up there yet. :unsure:
What is this season of winter you speak of? The 95 degree daily temperature averages in August have fried every Canadian's brain cells. We are just oddly hiding from the heat and making up contests at this point to entertain ourselves.😄
 

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My entry:

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. Chiefs
b. Bills
c. Patriots
d. Titans
e. Browns
f. Ravens
g. Colts

AFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

AFC East Division Winner: Bills
AFC North Division Winner: Browns
AFC South Division Winner: Titans
AFC West Division Winner: Chiefs
AFC Wild Card Team: Ravens
AFC Wild Card Team: Patriots
AFC Wild Card Team: Colts

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Bills
#2 Seed (division winner): Chiefs
#3 Seed (division winner): Browns
#4 Seed (division winner): Titans
#5 Seed (wild card team): Ravens
#6 Seed (wild card team): Patriots
#7 Seed (wild card team): Colts

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

AFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 - Chiefs
VS.
#7 - Colts
PREDICTED WINNER: Chiefs

#3 - Browns
VS.
#6 - Patriots
PREDICTED WINNER: Browns

#4 – Titans
VS.
#5 - Ravens
PREDICTED WINNER: Ravens

AFC Divisional Playoff Round: (6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 - Bills
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining AFC Seed: Ravens
PREDICTED WINNER: Bills

2nd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Chiefs
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Browns
PREDICTED WINNER: Chiefs

AFC Conference Championship: (7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Bills
VS.
Team B: Chiefs
PREDICTED AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: Bills


NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. Washington
b. Dallas
c. Rams
d. Bucs
e. Packers
f. 49ers
g. Saints

NFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

NFC East Division Winner: Washington
NFC North Division Winner: Packers
NFC South Division Winner: Bucs
NFC West Division Winner: Rams
NFC Wild Card Team: 49ers
NFC Wild Card Team: Dallas
NFC Wild Card Team: Saints

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Rams
#2 Seed (division winner): Bucs
#3 Seed (division winner): 49ers
#4 Seed (division winner): Washington
#5 Seed (wild card team): Packers
#6 Seed (wild card team): Dallas
#7 Seed (wild card team): Saints

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

NFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 - Bucs
VS.
#7 - Saints
PREDICTED WINNER: Bucs

#3 – 49ers
VS.
#6 - Dallas
PREDICTED WINNER: Dallas

#4 - Washington
VS.
#5 - Packers
PREDICTED WINNER: Washington

NFC Divisional Playoff Round:
(6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 - Rams
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining NFC Seed: Dallas
PREDICTED WINNER: Rams

2nd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: Bucs
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: Washington
PREDICTED WINNER: Washington

NFC Conference Championship:
(7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Rams
VS.
Team B: Washington
PREDICTED NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: Rams

Super Bowl:
(10 points for correctly predicted winner)

AFC Conference Champion: Bills
VS.
NFC Conference Champion: Rams
PREDICTED SUPER BOWL WINNER: Bills

Tiebreaker:
What will be the combined total score in the Super Bowl? 38
 

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Come on and jump in folks. The contest is much easier than you think. If you will just pick your 7 playoff teams in each conference, then rank them, it is very easy from there to cut, paste, and fill in your bracket. Good chance to win some prizes folks, so join me in playing!
 

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I'll be diving into this soon, but as a non work day I refuse to open excel and utilize the probabilities and benefits of said program to ensure my complete domination. I am the Borg, resistance is futile.
 

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AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. Bills
b. Ravens
c. Titans
d. Chiefs
e. Browns
f. Steelers
g. Patriots

AFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

AFC East Division Winner: Bills
AFC North Division Winner: Ravens
AFC South Division Winner: Titans
AFC West Division Winner: Chiefs
AFC Wild Card Team: Browns
AFC Wild Card Team: Steelers
AFC Wild Card Team: Patriots

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Chiefs
#2 Seed (division winner): Bills
#3 Seed (division winner): Ravens
#4 Seed (division winner): Titans
#5 Seed (wild card team): Browns
#6 Seed (wild card team): Patriots
#7 Seed (wild card team): Steelers

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

AFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 - Bills
VS.
#7 - Steelers
PREDICTED WINNER: Bills

#3 - Ravens
VS.
#6 - Patriots
PREDICTED WINNER: Ravens

#4 - Titans
VS.
#5 - Browns
PREDICTED WINNER: Browns

AFC Divisional Playoff Round: (6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 - Chiefs
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining AFC Seed: Browns
PREDICTED WINNER: Browns

2nd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Bills
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Ravens
PREDICTED WINNER: Bills

AFC Conference Championship: (7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Bills
VS.
Team B: Browns
PREDICTED AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: Browns


NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. Cowboys
b. Packers
c. Buccaneers
d. Rams
e. 49ers
f. Cardinals
g. WFT

NFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

NFC East Division Winner: Cowboys
NFC North Division Winner: Packers
NFC South Division Winner: Buccaneers
NFC West Division Winner: Rams
NFC Wild Card Team: 49ers
NFC Wild Card Team: Cardinals
NFC Wild Card Team: WFT

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Buccaneers
#2 Seed (division winner): Packers
#3 Seed (division winner): Rams
#4 Seed (division winner): Cowboys
#5 Seed (wild card team): 49ers
#6 Seed (wild card team): Cardinals
#7 Seed (wild card team): WFT

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

NFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 - Packers
VS.
#7 - WFT
PREDICTED WINNER: Packers

#3 - Rams
VS.
#6 - Cardinals
PREDICTED WINNER: Rams

#4 - Cowboys
VS.
#5 - 49ers
PREDICTED WINNER: 49ers

NFC Divisional Playoff Round:
(6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 - Buccaneers
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining NFC Seed: 49ers
PREDICTED WINNER: Buccaneers

2nd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: Packers
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: Rams
PREDICTED WINNER: Packers

NFC Conference Championship:
(7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Packers
VS.
Team B: Buccaneers
PREDICTED NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: Packers

Super Bowl:
(10 points for correctly predicted winner)

AFC Conference Champion: Browns
VS.
NFC Conference Champion: Packers
PREDICTED SUPER BOWL WINNER: Packers

Tiebreaker:
What will be the combined total score in the Super Bowl? 49
 
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AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. Chiefs
b. Bills
c. Ravens
d. Titans
e. Browns
f. Raiders
g. Colts

AFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

AFC East Division Winner: Bills
AFC North Division Winner: Ravens
AFC South Division Winner: Titans
AFC West Division Winner: Chiefs
AFC Wild Card Team: Browns
AFC Wild Card Team: Raiders
AFC Wild Card Team: Colts

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Chiefs
#2 Seed (division winner): Bills
#3 Seed (division winner):Titans
#4 Seed (division winner): Ravens
#5 Seed (wild card team): Browns
#6 Seed (wild card team): Colts
#7 Seed (wild card team): Raiders

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

AFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 - Bills
VS.
#7 - Raiders
PREDICTED WINNER: Bills

#3 - Titans
VS.
#6 - Colts
PREDICTED WINNER: Titans

#4 - Ravens
VS.
#5 - Browns
PREDICTED WINNER: Browns

AFC Divisional Playoff Round: (6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 - Chiefs
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining AFC Seed: Browns
PREDICTED WINNER: Chiefs

2nd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Bills
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Titans
PREDICTED WINNER: Bills

AFC Conference Championship: (7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Chiefs
VS.
Team B: Bills
PREDICTED AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION:


NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. Rams
b. Dallas
c. Tampa
d. GB
e. Minny
f. Seattle
g. Washington

NFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

NFC East Division Winner: Dallas
NFC North Division Winner: GB
NFC South Division Winner: Tampa
NFC West Division Winner: Rams
NFC Wild Card Team: Minny
NFC Wild Card Team: Seattle
NFC Wild Card Team: Washington

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Rams
#2 Seed (division winner): Dallas
#3 Seed (division winner): GB
#4 Seed (division winner): Tampa
#5 Seed (wild card team): Seattle
#6 Seed (wild card team): Minny
#7 Seed (wild card team): Washington

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

NFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 - Dallas
VS.
#7 - Washington
PREDICTED WINNER: Washington

#3 - GB
VS.
#6 - Minny
PREDICTED WINNER: GB

#4 - Tampa
VS.
#5 - Seattle
PREDICTED WINNER: Tampa

NFC Divisional Playoff Round:
(6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 - Rams
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining NFC Seed: Washington
PREDICTED WINNER: Rams

2nd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: GB
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: Tampa
PREDICTED WINNER: GB

NFC Conference Championship:
(7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Rams
VS.
Team B: GB
PREDICTED NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: Rams

Super Bowl:
(10 points for correctly predicted winner)

AFC Conference Champion: Bills
VS.
NFC Conference Champion: Rams
PREDICTED SUPER BOWL WINNER: Rams

Tiebreaker:
What will be the combined total score in the Super Bowl? 62
 

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Thanks for playing, Boone and SkinsOrlando! Some cool and interesting picks!

A friendly reminder to all to have your picks in this week - the season is days away!
 

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AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. Kansas City Chiefs
b. Buffalo Bills
c. Baltimore Ravens
d. Cleveland Browns
e. Tennessee Titans
f. Pittsburgh Steelers
g. New England Patriots

AFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

AFC East Division Winner: Buffalo Bills
AFC North Division Winner: Baltimore Ravens
AFC South Division Winner: Tennessee Titans
AFC West Division Winner: Kansas City Chiefs
AFC Wild Card Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC Wild Card Team: New England Patriots
AFC Wild Card Team: Cleveland Browns

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Kansas City Chiefs
#2 Seed (division winner): Baltimore Ravens
#3 Seed (division winner): Buffalo Bills
#4 Seed (division winner): Tennessee Titans
#5 Seed (wild card team): New England Patriots
#6 Seed (wild card team): Cleveland Browns
#7 Seed (wild card team): Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

AFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 - Baltimore Ravens
VS.
#7 - Pittsburgh Steelers
PREDICTED WINNER: Baltimore Ravens

#3 - Buffalo Bills
VS.
#6 - Cleveland Browns
PREDICTED WINNER: Buffalo Bills

#4 - Tennessee Titans
VS.
#5 - New England Patriots
PREDICTED WINNER: Tennessee Titans

AFC Divisional Playoff Round: (6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 - Kansas City Chiefs
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining AFC Seed: Tennessee Titans
PREDICTED WINNER: Kansas City Chiefs

2nd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Baltimore Ravens
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Buffalo Bills
PREDICTED WINNER: Buffalo Bills

AFC Conference Championship: (7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Kansas City Chiefs
VS.
Team B: Buffalo Bills
PREDICTED AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: Kansas City Chiefs


NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
b. Green Bay Packers
c. Seattle Seahawks
d. Los Angeles Rams
e. New Orleans Saints
f. San Francisco 49ers
g. Washington Football Team

NFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

NFC East Division Winner: Washington Football Team
NFC North Division Winner: Green Bay Packers
NFC South Division Winner: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFC West Division Winner: Seattle Seahawks
NFC Wild Card Team: San Francisco 49ers
NFC Wild Card Team: Los Angeles Rams
NFC Wild Card Team: New Orleans Saints

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Tampa Bay Buccaneeres
#2 Seed (division winner): Green Bay Packers
#3 Seed (division winner): Seattle Seahawks
#4 Seed (division winner): Washington Football Team
#5 Seed (wild card team): Los Angeles Rams
#6 Seed (wild card team): San Francisco 49ers
#7 Seed (wild card team): New Orleans Saints

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

NFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 - Green Bay Packers
VS.
#7 - New Orleans Saints
PREDICTED WINNER: Green Bay Packers

#3 - Seattle Seahawks
VS.
#6 - San Francisco 49ers
PREDICTED WINNER: Seattle Seahawks

#4 - Washington Football Team
VS.
#5 - Los Angeles Rams
PREDICTED WINNER: Los Angeles Rams

NFC Divisional Playoff Round:
(6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining NFC Seed: Los Angeles Rams
PREDICTED WINNER: Los Angeles Rams

2nd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: Green Bay Packers
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: Seattle Seahawks
PREDICTED WINNER: Seattle Seahawks

NFC Conference Championship:
(7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Los Angeles Rams
VS.
Team B: Seattle Seahawks
PREDICTED NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: Seattle Seahawks

Super Bowl:
(10 points for correctly predicted winner)

AFC Conference Champion: Kansas City Chiefs
VS.
NFC Conference Champion: Seattle Seahawks
PREDICTED SUPER BOWL WINNER: Kansas City Chiefs

Tiebreaker:
What will be the combined total score in the Super Bowl? 72
 

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Keep 'em coming folks - let's have some competition in this one!
 

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BGO "CRYSTAL BALL" PICK TEMPLATE

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. Kansas City Chiefs
b. Buffalo Bills
c. Baltimore Ravens
d. Indianapolis Colts
e. Cleveland Browns
f. Tennessee Titans
g. Miami Dolphins

AFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

AFC East Division Winner: Buffalo Bills
AFC North Division Winner: Cleveland Browns
AFC South Division Winner: Indianapolis Colts
AFC West Division Winner: Kansas City Chiefs
AFC Wild Card Team: Baltimore Ravens
AFC Wild Card Team: Tennessee Titans
AFC Wild Card Team: Miami Dolphins

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Buffalo Bills
#2 Seed (division winner): Kansas City Chiefs
#3 Seed (division winner): Indianapolis Colts
#4 Seed (division winner): Cleveland Browns
#5 Seed (wild card team): Baltimore Ravens
#6 Seed (wild card team): Miami Dolphins
#7 Seed (wild card team): Tennessee Titans

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

AFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 -Kansas City Chiefs
VS.
#7 - Tennessee Titans
PREDICTED WINNER: Kansas City Chiefs

#3 - Indianapolis Colts
VS.
#6 - Miami Dolphins
PREDICTED WINNER: Miami Dolphins

#4 - Cleveland Browns
VS.
#5 - Baltimore Ravens
PREDICTED WINNER: Cleveland Browns

AFC Divisional Playoff Round: (6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 - Buffalo Bills
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining AFC Seed: Miami Dolphins
PREDICTED WINNER: Buffalo Bills

2nd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Kansas City Chiefs
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Cleveland Browns
PREDICTED WINNER: Kansas City Chiefs

AFC Conference Championship: (7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Buffalo Bills
VS.
Team B: Kansas City Chiefs
PREDICTED AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: Kansas City Chiefs


NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
b. Los Angeles Rams
c. Washington Football Team
d. Green Bay Packers
e. Dallas Cowboys
f. Seattle Seahawks
g. San Francisco 49ers

NFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

NFC East Division Winner: Washington Football Team
NFC North Division Winner: Green Bay Packers
NFC South Division Winner: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFC West Division Winner: Los Angeles Rams
NFC Wild Card Team: Seattle Seahawks
NFC Wild Card Team: San Francisco 49ers
NFC Wild Card Team: Dallas Cowboys

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Tampa Bay Buccaneers
#2 Seed (division winner): Los Angeles Rams
#3 Seed (division winner): Green Bay Packers
#4 Seed (division winner): Washington Football Team
#5 Seed (wild card team): San Francisco 49ers
#6 Seed (wild card team): Dallas Cowboys
#7 Seed (wild card team): Seattle Seahawks

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

NFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 - Los Angeles Rams
VS.
#7 - Seattle Seahawks
PREDICTED WINNER: Los Angeles Rams

#3 -Green Bay Packers
VS.
#6 - Dallas Cowboys
PREDICTED WINNER: Green Bay Packers

#4 - Washington Football Team
VS.
#5 - San Francisco 49ers
PREDICTED WINNER: Washington Football Team

NFC Divisional Playoff Round:
(6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining NFC Seed: Washington Football Team
PREDICTED WINNER: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2nd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: Los Angeles Rams
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: Green Bay Packers
PREDICTED WINNER: Green Bay Packers

NFC Conference Championship:
(7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
VS.
Team B: Green Bay Packers
PREDICTED NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Super Bowl:
(10 points for correctly predicted winner)

AFC Conference Champion: Kansas City Chiefs
VS.
NFC Conference Champion: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
PREDICTED SUPER BOWL WINNER: Kansas City Chiefs

Tiebreaker:
What will be the combined total score in the Super Bowl? 61
 

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We are excited to launch the 1st Annual BGO "Crystal Ball" Pool. Do you think you got what it takes to predict what 14 teams will make the playoffs, and who will advance through the playoffs and hoist the Lombardi? If so, this challenging contest is just the one for you! By joining this BGO contest, as well as our other three great games (BGO Ballers Fantasy Football, BGO Pick'Em, and BGO Survivor) you have a chance to become our grand slam champion of all four games and earn the ULTIMATE bragging rights!

Need even more incentive to play? Great prizes will be awarded to our top 2 competitors! Who is in?!

BGO "Crystal Ball" Pool Rules:

1. Make your predictions for which 7 teams will advance to the NFL Playoffs from each conference (NFC and AFC).
2. Identify your four division winners (East, North, South, West) and three Wild Card teams from each conference.
3. Rank the playoff teams from each conference in the order you think they will finish (#1 through to #7).
4. Set up your playoff bracket accordingly and pick the winners for the Wild Card Weekend games, Divisional Round games, Conference Championships, and Super Bowl.
5. Be sure to fill out your tiebreakers in the event of a tie at the end of the contest between multiple participants.
6. Due date for entries into the pool will be September 8th, 2021 (the day before the start of the NFL regular season).


AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. Chiefs
b. Bills
c. Browns
d. Ravens
e. Titans
f. Chargers
g. Dolphins

AFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

AFC East Division Winner: Bills
AFC North Division Winner: Browns
AFC South Division Winner: Titans
AFC West Division Winner: Chiefs
AFC Wild Card Team: Ravens
AFC Wild Card Team: Chargers
AFC Wild Card Team: Dolphins

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Chiefs
#2 Seed (division winner): Bills
#3 Seed (division winner): Browns
#4 Seed (division winner): Titans
#5 Seed (wild card team): Ravens
#6 Seed (wild card team): Chargers
#7 Seed (wild card team): Dolphins

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

AFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 - Bills
VS.
#7 - Dolphins
PREDICTED WINNER: Bills

#3 - Browns
VS.
#6 - Chargers
PREDICTED WINNER: Browns

#4 - Titans
VS.
#5 - Ravens
PREDICTED WINNER: Ravens

AFC Divisional Playoff Round: (6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 -Chiefs
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining AFC Seed: Ravens
PREDICTED WINNER: Chiefs

2nd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Bills
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Browns
PREDICTED WINNER: Bills

AFC Conference Championship: (7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Chiefs
VS.
Team B: Bills
PREDICTED AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: Chiefs


NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. Bucs
b. Packers
c. Rams
d. Seahawks
e. 49ers
f. Saints
g. Cowboys

NFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

NFC East Division Winner: Cowboys
NFC North Division Winner: Packers
NFC South Division Winner: Bucs
NFC West Division Winner: Rams
NFC Wild Card Team: 49ers
NFC Wild Card Team: Seahawks
NFC Wild Card Team: Saints

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Bucs
#2 Seed (division winner): Packers
#3 Seed (division winner): Rams
#4 Seed (division winner): Cowboys
#5 Seed (wild card team): 49ers
#6 Seed (wild card team): Seahawks
#7 Seed (wild card team): Saints

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

NFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 - Packers
VS.
#7 - Saints
PREDICTED WINNER: Packers

#3 - Rams
VS.
#6 - Seahawks
PREDICTED WINNER: Rams

#4 - Cowboys
VS.
#5 - 49ers
PREDICTED WINNER: 49ers

NFC Divisional Playoff Round:
(6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 - Bucs
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining NFC Seed: 49ers
PREDICTED WINNER: Bucs

2nd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: Packers
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: Rams
PREDICTED WINNER: Rams

NFC Conference Championship:
(7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Bucs
VS.
Team B: Rams
PREDICTED NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: Bucs

Super Bowl:
(10 points for correctly predicted winner)

AFC Conference Champion: Chiefs
VS.
NFC Conference Champion: Bucs
PREDICTED SUPER BOWL WINNER: Chiefs

Tiebreaker:
What will be the combined total score in the Super Bowl? 51
 

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Here is my "bracket", as it were...

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. Bills
b. Ravens
c. Titans
d. Chiefs
e. Browns
f. Patriots
g. Steelers

AFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

AFC East Division Winner: Bills
AFC North Division Winner: Ravens
AFC South Division Winner: Titans
AFC West Division Winner: Chiefs
AFC Wild Card Team: Browns
AFC Wild Card Team: Patriots
AFC Wild Card Team: Steelers

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Chiefs
#2 Seed (division winner): Bills
#3 Seed (division winner): Ravens
#4 Seed (division winner): Titans
#5 Seed (wild card team): Browns
#6 Seed (wild card team): Steelers
#7 Seed (wild card team): Patriots

AFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

AFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 - Bills
VS.
#7 - Patriots
PREDICTED WINNER: Bills

#3 - Ravens
VS.
#6 - Steelers
PREDICTED WINNER: Steelers

#4 - Titans
VS.
#5 - Browns
PREDICTED WINNER: Browns

AFC Divisional Playoff Round: (6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 - Chiefs
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining AFC Seed: Steelers
PREDICTED WINNER: Chiefs

2nd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Bills
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining AFC Seed: Browns
PREDICTED WINNER: Bills

AFC Conference Championship: (7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Chiefs
VS.
Team B: Bills
PREDICTED AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: Chiefs


NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF TEAMS: (2 points each)

a. WFT
b. Packers
c. Buccaneers
d. Seahawks
e. Cowboys
f. Rams
g. 49ers

NFC DIVISION WINNERS/WILD CARD TEAM PREDICTIONS: (3 points each)

NFC East Division Winner: WFT
NFC North Division Winner: Packers
NFC South Division Winner: Buccaneers
NFC West Division Winner: Rams
NFC Wild Card Team: Seahawks
NFC Wild Card Team: Cowboys
NFC Wild Card Team: 49ers

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF SEEDINGS: (4 points each)

#1 Seed (1st Round Bye): Buccaneers
#2 Seed (division winner): Packers
#3 Seed (division winner): WFT
#4 Seed (division winner): Rams
#5 Seed (wild card team): Seahawks
#6 Seed (wild card team): Cowboys
#7 Seed (wild card team): 49ers

NFC PREDICTED PLAYOFF MATCHUPS AND WINNERS:

NFC Super Wild Card Weekend: (5 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#2 - Packers
VS.
#7 – 49ers
PREDICTED WINNER: 49ers

#3 - WFT
VS.
#6 - Cowboys
PREDICTED WINNER: WFT

#4 - Rams
VS.
#5 - Seahawks
PREDICTED WINNER: Rams

NFC Divisional Playoff Round:
(6 points for each correctly predicted winner)

#1 - Buccaneers
VS.
Your Lowest Remaining NFC Seed: 49ers
PREDICTED WINNER: Buccaneers

2nd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: WFT
VS.
3rd Highest Remaining NFC Seed: Rams
PREDICTED WINNER: WFT

NFC Conference Championship:
(7 points for correctly predicted winner)

Team A: Buccaneers
VS.
Team B: WFT
PREDICTED NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: Buccaneers

Super Bowl:
(10 points for correctly predicted winner)

AFC Conference Champion: Chiefs
VS.
NFC Conference Champion: Buccaneers
PREDICTED SUPER BOWL WINNER: Chiefs

Tiebreaker:
What will be the combined total score in the Super Bowl? 54
 

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Hi guys,

After 14 weeks of the season, I thought it might be a good time to give us all a brief update as to how the standings in this pool would play out if the regular season were to end today. Obviously, nothing is official yet and there is a very long way to go. At this point, we would only be able to assess "standings" based on the first three scoring criteria in this pool. To refresh everyone's memory, these are:

a. Earn 2 points for every team you correctly identify to make the playoffs from each conference.
b. Earn 3 points for every division winner and wild card team you correctly identify from each conference.
c. Earn 4 points for every team that you slot into the correct seed from each conference.

Based on these criteria, here is how everyone is fairing so far:

Boone: AFC Points = 21, NFC Points = 21 TOTAL SCORE: 42

Canadian Hog: AFC Points = 19, NFC Points = 37 TOTAL SCORE: 56

SkinsOrlando: AFC Points = 26, NFC Points = 26 TOTAL SCORE: 52

China: AFC Points = 19, NFC Points = 30 TOTAL SCORE: 49

Silent Threat: AFC Points = 13, NFC Points = 21 TOTAL SCORE: 34

DixieFlatline: AFC Points = 19, NFC Points = 26. TOTAL SCORE: 45

Neophyte: AFC Points = 19, NFC Points = 21 TOTAL SCORE: 40

Good luck to all as we continue to progress through this season!
 
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Hi guys,

After 14 weeks of the season, I thought it might be a good time to give us all a brief update as to how the standings in this pool would play out if the regular season were to end today. Obviously, nothing is official yet and there is a very long way to go. At this point, we would only be able to assess "standings" based on the first three scoring criteria in this pool. To refresh everyone's memory, these are:

a. Earn 2 points for every team you correctly identify to make the playoffs from each conference.
b. Earn 3 points for every division winner and wild card team you correctly identify from each conference.
c. Earn 4 points for every team that you slot into the correct seed from each conference.

Based on these criteria, here is how everyone is fairing so far:

Boone: AFC Points = 21, NFC Points = 21 TOTAL SCORE: 42

Canadian Hog: AFC Points = 19, NFC Points = 37 TOTAL SCORE: 56

SkinsOrlando: AFC Points = 26, NFC Points = 26 TOTAL SCORE: 52

China: AFC Points = 19, NFC Points = 30 TOTAL SCORE: 49

Silent Threat: AFC Points = 13, NFC Points = 21 TOTAL SCORE: 34

Neophyte: AFC Points = 19, NFC Points = 21 TOTAL SCORE: 40

Good luck to all as we continue to progress through this season!
Hey Canadian Hog, I think you may have missed my entry because it's in a quoted string. No need to go do my points at this time, but didn't want you to miss it later down the line in case I'm the grand prognosticator! ;-)
 

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Hey Canadian Hog, I think you may have missed my entry because it's in a quoted string. No need to go do my points at this time, but didn't want you to miss it later down the line in case I'm the grand prognosticator! ;-)
So sorry, DixieFlatline!

I see your picks now that I actually expanded the quoted text!

I have updated my most recent post with the current standings to include your score.
 

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Hi guys,

With the regular season now officially coming to a close and playoff seedings established, I can provide everybody with an update as to the standings of our "Crystal Ball" pool heading into the playoffs.
At this point, we can assess "standings" based only on the first three scoring criteria in this pool. To refresh everyone's memory, these are:

a. Earn 2 points for every team you correctly identify to make the playoffs from each conference.
b. Earn 3 points for every division winner and wild card team you correctly identify from each conference.
c. Earn 4 points for every team that you slot into the correct seed from each conference.

Based on these criteria, here is how everyone is fairing as we go into the playoffs:

Boone: AFC Points = 28, NFC Points = 26, TOTAL = 54 pts.
Canadian Hog: AFC Points = 33, NFC Points = 30, TOTAL = 63 pts.
SkinsOrlando: AFC Points = 20, NFC Points = 20, TOTAL = 40 pts.
China: AFC Points = 33, NFC Points = 21, TOTAL = 54 pts.
SilentThreat: AFC Points = 16, NFC Points = 22, TOTAL = 38 pts.
DixieFlatline: AFC Points = 15, NFC Points = 25, TOTAL = 40 pts.
Neophyte: AFC Points = 25, NFC Points = 26, TOTAL = 51 pts.

Keep in mind it is still anybody's game to win! Point values increase in the playoffs with Super Wild Card predicted winners earning you 5 points each.

If you notice any errors in your score, please let me know and I will adjust accordingly. I tried to be as careful as I could, but there is the chance that I missed something along the way.

Amazingly, we all picked Washington to be in the playoffs! What a bunch of homers!
 

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Score looks right to me! I actually didn't pick Washington and I'm still in the last third of the pack from y'all. I can't believe I didn't get any of the seedings right. That's tough!
 

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