The Arena's Streak For Colors

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  1. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    The Arena's Streak for Colors

    Welcome to The Arena's Newest game: Streak for Colors

    (No actual streaking involved)

    This game is very much based on espn.com's Streak For Cash

    Playing this game is simple. There are no sign-ups.

    Each week, on Sunday, athletic (and sometimes, other random) events will be posted for the coming week. Simply pick up to one selection per day to enter. The idea is to build as long a streak of correct picks as possible. You don't need to make a pick every day, and not picking will not count against you.

    So, how do you win? And, what can you win?

    Well, there are two ways to win.

    Pick twelve correct in a row, and you win 24 hours of colors. Extend this streak, and win even more! Every time this streak goes an extra three consecutive correct picks, you add another 24 hours of colors, up to a maximum of 7 days of colors. The colors will start when you streak ends or you reach the maximum possible prize.

    The second way to win this is to get the greatest number of picks correct in a month, regardless of how many you get in a row. The user who does this will 24 hours of colors as well. Longest single streak will be the tiebreaker.

    Please note that a tie does not end a streak, nor does it extend it.

    And that's it. Just pick one thing right every day, and you win! Get a long streak, and you get colors.

    So, if you're ready, let's streak for colors!


    Records and Hall of Fame

    Longest Winning Streaks

    1. rechedelphar: Streak of 13. January-February 2009
    2. darth_gersh: Streak of 12. November 2008

    Top Wins in a Month

    1. Armenian_Jedi 23-8 (January 2009)
    2. Boba_Fett_2001 21-7 (December 2008)
    3. rechedelphar 20-6 (January 2009)
    4. RX_Sith 20-10 (January 2009)
    5. darth_gersh 19-5-3 (January 2009)
    6. Boba_Fett_2001 19-8-1 (February 2009)
    7. rechedelphar 18-9 (December 2008)
    8. Armenian_Jedi 17-12-1 (December 2008)
    9. RX_Sith 17-13 (December 2008)
    10. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey 16-11 (January 2009)
  2. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    This week's games:

    Monday, November 10th

    NFL Football: Pick the winner: San Fransisco at Arizona

    NBA Basketball: More rebounds: Kevin Garnett (BOS) or Chris Bosh (TOR)

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: Portland at Orlando

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: Tampa Bay at WashingtonTuesday, November 11th

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: Milwaukee at Cleveland

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: LA Lakers at Dallas

    NBA Basketball: Higher Total Points + Rebounds + Assists: Joe Johnson (ATL) or Derrick Rose (CHI)

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: Ottawa at Monteral

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: Pittsburgh at DetroitWednesday, November 12th

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: Phoenix at Columbus

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: LA Lakers at New Orleans

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: Houston at Phoenix

    NCAA Football: Pick the winner: Temple at Kent StateThursday, November 13th

    NFL Football: Pick the winner: New York Jets at New England

    NFL Football: More Touchdown Passes: Brett Favre (NYJ) or Matt Cassell (NE)

    NCAA Football: Pick the winner: Virginia Tech at Miami (FL)

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: Detroit @ Golden State

    NBA Basketball: More Points: Carmelo Anthony (DEN) or LeBron James (CLE)

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: Montreal @ Boston

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: Philadelphia @ PittsburghFriday, November 14th

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: St. Louis @ Chicago

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: Houston at San Antonio

    NBA Basketball: More Rebounds: Carlos Boozer (UTA) or Emeka Okafor (CHA)

    NCAA Football: Pick the winner: Cincinnati at LouisvilleSaturday, Novemebr 15th

    NCAA Football: Pick the winner: California at Oregon State

    NCAA Football: Pick the winner: Boston College at Florida State

    NCAA Football: Pick the winner: Vanderbilt at Kentucky

    NCAA Football: Pick the winner: Ohio State at Illinois

    NCAA Football: Pick the winner: Duke at Clemson

    NCAA Football: Tim Tebow (vs. South Carolina): Which is greater: TD (passing) or TD (rushing)

    NCAA Football: Texas at Kansas: Total Points Scored: 80 points or more or less than 80 points

    NCAA Football: More rushing yards: Notre Dame or Navy

    NBA Basketball: Higher total: Carlos Boozer (Points + Rebounds) or LeBron James (Points)

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: Indiana at Chicago

    UFC Mixed Martial Arts: Pick the Winner: Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar

    UFC Mixed Martial Arts: Length of Bout: Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar: 1st Round stop OR later than 1st round stop

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: Buffalo at PittsburghSunday, October 16th

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: Detroit at Phoenix

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: Dallas at New York

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: San Jose at Chicago

    NFL Football: Pick the winner: Chicago at Green Bay

    NFL Football: Pick the winner: Baltimore at New York Giants

    NFL Football: Pick the winner: San Diego at Pittsburgh

    NFL Football: Pick the winner: Dallas at Washington

    NFL Football: Higher Completion Percentage: Matt Ryan (ATL) or Jay Cutler (DEN)

    NFL Football: More Rushing Yards: Tennessee or Jacksonville

    Boxing: Pick the Winner: Monte Barrett vs. David Haye

    Reminder: Picks must be made prior to day of competition. So, a competition on Tuesday must have a pick posted no later than Monday.


    Please note that I reserve the right to add additional contests to pick, and if I do so, I will post that i have done so in the thread and edit them into this post. If you see a sport missing that you'd like to see some picks on, send me a PM! And ... let's get to streaking!/>/>/>/>/>/>
  3. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    So we make a pick for only one game for each day, correct?
  4. KenKenobi Force Ghost

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    Cool stuff. I just signed up for the ESPN one after looking into the link, too. :p

    I'll take Arizona over San Francisco tomorrow night.
  5. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    So are people playing against themselves then? Can I play, just not for the colors?
  6. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey Jedi Master

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    Nice idea!

    I'm picking Orlando over Portland for Monday.
  7. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    I'll take the Cardinals over the Niners on Monday

    I'll take Joe Johnson over Derrick Rose on Tuesday

    nothing for wednesday and thursday

    Carlos Boozer over Emeka Okafor on Friday

    nothing for saturday

    Green Bay over Chicago on Sunday
  8. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    Correct. One match up per day.
    Correct, you play against yourself. And, you can always donate your colors to a sock.
  9. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    I'll take Washington over Tampa Bay for tomorrow.
  10. darth_gersh Force Ghost

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    Arizona Cards on Monday
    Cleveland cavs on tues
    Detriot pist. Thurs
    Ohio state on sat
    Dallas mav on Sun
  11. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Yay!

    Monday, November 10th

    NFL Football: Arizona


    Tuesday, November 11th

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: Detroit


    Wednesday, November 12th

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: LA Lakers

    Thursday, November 13th

    NFL Football: More Touchdown Passes: Brett Favre (NYJ)

    Friday, November 14th
    None

    Saturday, Novemebr 15th

    NCAA Football: Texas at Kansas: Total Points Scored: less than 80 points

    Sunday, October 16th

    NFL Football: Pick the winner: Pittsburgh
  12. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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    Monday, November 10th

    NFL Football: Pick the winner: Arizona

    Tuesday, November 11th

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: LA Lakers

    Wednesday, November 12th

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: LA Lakers

    Thursday, November 13th

    NFL Football: Pick the winner: New England

    Friday, November 14th

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: San Antonio

    Saturday, November 15th

    NCAA Football: Pick the winner: Ohio State

    Sunday, October 16th

    NFL Football: Pick the winner: Green Bay



  13. Onoto Jedi Grand Master

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    Monday: NFL's Arizona
    Tuesday: NBA's Cleveland
    Wednesday: Kent State
    Thursday: LeBron James
    Friday: Boozer (although both are on my fantasy team, so I win either way)
    Saturday: Boozer
    Sunday: NFL's Pittsburgh
  14. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    Selections for contests occurring Monday, November 10th are now closed.

    Here are today's selections:

    KenKenobi: NFL Football: Arizona over San Fransisco
    Obese_1_Ka-Blooey: NBA Basketball: Orlando over Portland
    Armenian_Jedi: NFL Football: Arizona over San Fransisco
    Boba_Fett_2001: NHL Hockey: Washington over Tampa Bay
    darth_gersh: NFL Football: Arizona over San Fransisco
    s65horsey: NFL Football: Arizona over San Fransisco
    rhonderoo: NFL Football: Arizona over San Fransisco
    Onoto: NFL Football: Arizona over San Fransisco

    Nobody is going to try to predict the rebound battle of Bosh vs. Garnett


    Picks for games occurring tomorrow must be made by today. If you wish to change a pick you have already made for a future selection, you can still do so.
  15. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    I'd like to join the fray.

    Monday, November 10th
    NFL Football: Pick the winner: San Fransisco at Arizona

    Tuesday, November 11th
    NBA Basketball: Higher Total Points + Rebounds + Assists: Joe Johnson (ATL) or Derrick Rose (CHI)

    Wednesday, November 12th
    PASS

    Thursday, November 13th
    NFL Football: More Touchdown Passes: Brett Favre (NYJ) Matt Cassell (NE)

    Friday, November 14th
    PASS

    Saturday, Novemebr 15th
    NCAA Football: Pick the winner: Ohio State at Illinois

    Sunday, October 16th
    NFL Football: More Rushing Yards: Tennessee or Jacksonville
  16. Goddess-Jaina-Redick Force Ghost

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    May 5, 2005
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    Tuesday, November 11th

    NBA Basketball: LA over Dallas

    Wednesday, November 12th

    NBA Basketball: Houston over Phoenix

    Thursday, November 13th

    NFL Football: Brett Favre over Matt Cassell

    Friday, November 14th

    NBA Basketball: Emeka Okafor over Carlos Boozer

    Saturday, November 15th

    NCAA Football: Texas at Kansas: less than 80 points

    Sunday, November 16th

    NFL Football: Tennessee over Jacksonville
  17. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Tuesday:

    NBA Basketball: Pick the winner: LA Lakers at Dallas

    I'll post more later, probably tomorrow.
  18. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey Jedi Master

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    I'm looking like a fool for today's games. I just can't pick against my home team, though, pathetic as they are. Oh well.
  19. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Tuesday, November 11th

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: Pittsburgh at Detroit

    Wednesday, November 12th

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: Phoenix at Columbus

    Thursday, November 13th

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: Montreal @ Boston

    Friday, November 14th

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: St. Louis @ Chicago

    Saturday, Novemebr 15th

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: Buffalo at Pittsburgh

    Sunday, October 16th

    NHL Hockey: Pick the winner: San Jose at Chicago
  20. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    Tuesday, November 11th

    NBA Basketball: Cleveland over Milwaukee


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    Wednesday, November 12th

    NBA Basketball: Pheonix over Houston

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    Thursday, November 13th

    NCAA Football: Miami over VTech

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    Friday, November 14th

    NBA Basketball: Okafor over Boozer

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    Saturday, Novemebr 15th

    NCAA Football: Clemson over Duke

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    Sunday, October 16th



    NFL Football: Pick the winner: Giants over Baltimore








  21. DarthIntegral Game Winner

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    I'm sensing a theme in the type of matchups Boba_Fett_2001 is picking ... [face_thinking]
  22. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Hey, pick what you know... :p
  23. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Indeed. It would be sad if there was no NHL representation in the game. :p

    Edit: Ah, I just noticed horsey made an NHL pick. Hooray!
  24. KenKenobi Force Ghost

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    24-23, 49ers right now. And not only did I pick Arizona here, but I chose "48 points or more" in this game on the ESPN one.

    Sidenote, Warner is still a beast.

    And hopefully he gets the ball back.
  25. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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    I know nothing about hockey. It would be like closing my eyes and pointing at some random place.:p

    Basketball and NFL, I can do.
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