Wanted: New person to do the 6 Pick

or something like it.

My schedule between work and being #beercontrolfather has not left me enough time to do it and if truth being told the last 2 seasons have been tougher wrt creative juices.

Not required, but if anyone wants to do this ... any way they'd like ... the forum is yours.

I would like to thank everyone who read and participated over the years and a couple of you i owe beer to, but would gladly drink with all of you.


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Dumb question, but what is the 6 pick? I may be able to help.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Something that I curse a lot at each week, ultimately lose horribly, and swear that I am never playing again (but do)

It's a series of six games for the up coming week that we all pick. Someone always posts cheerleaders from their winning team instead of actually writing anything.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

OK, I can pick this up this season. I used to run a pick-em league like this.

You can set up a custom Pick-em in CBS sports for college games, and you get to select the games. Only hiccup is you have to set the lines yourself, but I would say using the Tues or Wed lines from one of the big boys would suffice.

If you did that, it would make tracking and scoring very simple...

And we could still have a thread each week for discussion, posting picks and pics, and of course the beer for the games. (And occasional BBQ recipes!)

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

This is pretty much the way I ran mine, only I hosted it on one of my buddies' sites instead of a major provider (CBS/SI/Fox/ESPN didn't have a way to do something like this at the time). Yeah, I can pick this up. Let me set this up this week (probably on CBS Sports, as suggested), and I'll post a new thread every Tuesday with the week's games & lines.

Obviously this weekend's games won't be available. We'll start Labor Day weekend.

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

It's things like this that make me fall in love with this community all over again

If you can't swing it, let me know and I probable can do it.

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

I never participated in the past, but was looking forward to it this year.

Can you give a brief synopsis of what running it entails?

you can do it as you see fit. 6 games, 5 games, 4 games whatever. i would keep the number the same each week and a basic formatting of your choosing. the hard part and I had brooks the last couple of years do it for me was to tabulate (sometimes translate) the picks, which i did against the spread. a pic here or there wrt to the game, the football team or school and some info, some snark about the upcoming matchup.

Knowing the effort that was required, this might be a good time to migrate to an online scoring system, like CBS sports...where the manager can pick the games for the week.

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

And thank you for the past several seasons of doing this. You will be missed, but we understand that life occurs. I've enjoyed the ride doing this throughout the years, even sending in my picks from Scotland a few years ago.

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

never seen that gif of Aaron Moorehead before.

Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

The day he left Blacksburg...

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

I always thought it went like this:

Image result for vince vaughn crazy gif

And then he ended up going like this:

Image result for vince vaughn crazy gif

"We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior" Stephen M.R. Covey

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

appreciate the kind words.

If OHokie doesn't want to cover I can take a swing at it.

I clicked on the link. It looks like its NFL. I thought the Six Pick was NCAA?

It is. The NCAA-only option forced me to pick the top-15 games. I went with "Custom Set," which allows me to choose any NFL or college game, or a combination of both. I'll pick 7 of the top FBS games every week, plus 1 crappy one that only the players' families will watch.

I'd be happy to do it!
No age limit right?

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

It's more fun to post them on TKP and force you to do a ton more work! Come on!

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

CBS is fine as long as we get the weekly post with commentary.

I'll still post one every week, probably on Monday or Tuesday. It'll probably be pretty similar to BCO's style, just with a link to CBSSports at the bottom.

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank


but what are your stances on MANBALL and beer?

MANBALL: I'm an X's-and-O's guy who loves defense.
Beer: I tend to like anything that doesn't feel like I ate an entire loaf of bread afterward (looking at you, Guinness) though I prefer bourbon.

defense is first cousins with manball.

i'll accept bourbon, especially a big stout aged in bourbon barrels.

Congrats on fatherhood, BCO.

Don't try to rush or linger on any stage of your kids growing up.

There's something amazing and terrifying with every passing moment.

Leonard. Duh.

This gives me the sadz.

but thank you for all of your hard work (and Brooks too) these last few years. It has been a lot of fun. I'll bet my wife won't be as saddened by this news

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

It looks like I can only pick games from CBS's top 15 games of the week, so we won't have a crappy game to pick every week. They haven't yet given me a pool of games to choose from, but I'll pick some as soon as they do.

All games
Vegas style (You will have to enter the spread yourself when you pick the games)
no tie-breaker
award zero
total correct

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Ok - joined successfully this morning, no issues.

BCO - can you try to at the very least post a comment about what your beer of choice is for the week on each thread? Always looked forward to that part each week...

i can do that for sure, maybe a lil more.

Now that Photobucket doesn't allow for third-party hosting, where do people host pictures? Asking for a friend.

EDIT: Disregard, Cubeupload seems to do the trick.

Missed an opportunity. I know, I know, it defeats the purpose, but hear me out: You should have Six Picked your relief, ala "making the band". We/you judge six pick sixers each week who will complete a number of tasks of your choosing, and face an elemination later in the season.

"TKP's Next Top Six Pick Host"

edit: /s


-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Any chance you could do a summary of the games at the bottom of your post? Makes it easy to copy and edit to ensure all the games are consistent. Nitpicking maybe, but just for the first week...

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Yeah good idea. I've added a summary at the bottom.

Thank you for grabbing the reigns on this. On cheers on the first week. Stupid CBS...

I'm a man! I'm 44! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

This would've been so much fun to write each week.

VT Marketing Class of 2009
Current Roanoke-Hokie
Go Hokies!

I'm definitely willing to accept guest-posting sometimes if you'd like.