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The Official EpicSki Euro 2012 Pick'em  

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Step right up and make your picks. Here is how this will work. For each group stage winner you pick you get one point. For each quarter final winner picked you get two points; each semi-final winner is worth three, and getting the champion right gives you five points. There will be three bonus points awarded if you predict the winner of the Golden Boot. I realize I'm late getting this up as I just thought of the idea. Try to get your picks posted before the end of the first set of games of group play (Before the end of the England/France fixture Monday)

 

Group A

Czech Republic

Greece

Poland

Russia

 

Group B (aka the Group of Death)

Denmark

Germany

Netherlands

Portugal

 

Group C

Croatia

Italy

Ireland

Spain

 

Group D

England

France

Sweden

Ukraine

 

Quarterfinals

(QF1) Winner of group A v Runner up of Group B

(QF2) B1 V A2

(QF3) C1 v D2

(QF4) D1 v C2

 

Semi-finals

(SF1) Winner of QF1 v Winner of QF3

(SF2) Winner of QF2 v Winner of QF4

 

Finals

Winner of SF1 v Winner of SF2

 

It may be helpful to fill out a bracket on ESPN and then do your results here. It simplifies the matchups for filling things out. 

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My Picks:

 

Group A

Poland

Russia

 

Group B (aka the Group of Death)

Netherlands

Portugal

 

Group C

Ireland

Spain

 

Group D

England

France

 

Quarterfinals

(QF1) Portugal

(QF2) Netherlands

(QF3) Spain

(QF4) England

 

Semi-finals

(SF1) Spain

(SF2) England

 

Finals

England

 

 

Golden Boot:  Ronaldo

 

Edit at 10:04 before tourney kick-off. Forgot that Rooney was sitting the first two matches due to being screwed over by a suspension by UEFA, so changed my golden boot pick. 

post #3 of 9

Group A

Greece

Russia

 

Group B (aka the Group of Death)

Germany

Netherlands

 

Group C

Croatia

Spain

 

Group D

England

France

 

Quarterfinals

(QF1) Netherlands

(QF2) Germany

(QF3) Spain

(QF4) England

 

Semi-finals

(SF1) Germany

(SF2) Spain

 

Finals

Spain

 

Golden Boot: Mario Gomez

 


Edited by kdaffy - 6/8/12 at 7:50am
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Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

Step right up and make your picks. Here is how this will work. For each group stage winner you pick you get one point. For each quarter final winner picked you get two points; each semi-final winner is worth three, and getting the champion right gives you five points. There will be three bonus points awarded if you predict the winner of the Golden Boot. I realize I'm late getting this up as I just thought of the idea. Try to get your picks posted before the end of the first set of games of group play (Before the end of the England/France fixture Monday)

 

Group A

Russia

Czech Republic

 

 

Group B (aka the Group of Death)

Germany

Netherlands

 

 

Group C

Spain

Croatia


Group D

England

France

 

Quarterfinals

(QF1) Winner of group A v Runner up of Group B Russia

(QF2) B1 V A2 Germany

(QF3) C1 v D2 Spain

(QF4) D1 v C2 Croatia (hope I'm wrong there)

 

Semi-finals

(SF1) Winner of QF1 v Winner of QF3 Spain

(SF2) Winner of QF2 v Winner of QF4 Germany

 

Finals

Winner of SF1 v Winner of SF2 Spain

 

It may be helpful to fill out a bracket on ESPN and then do your results here. It simplifies the matchups for filling things out. 

I'm thinking it will play out very similar to the Champions League finals.

 

Golden Boot Xavi?   Naw, Torres looks healthy this time.


PS. I SWEAR I didn't look at KD's picks hahahaha


Edited by crgildart - 6/8/12 at 7:51am
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Right, here we go:

 

 

 

Group A

Poland

Russia

 

Group B (aka the Group of Death)

Germany

Netherlands

 

Group C

Croatia

Spain

 

Group D

England

France

 

Quarterfinals

(QF1) Russia v Netherlands

(QF2) Germany V Poland

(QF3) Spain v England

(QF4) France v Croatia

 

Semi-finals

(SF1) Netherlands v England

(SF2) Germany v Winner of France

 

Finals

Netherlands v Germany

 

Germany to win it.

 

Mario Gomes (Germany) for the Golden Boot. I can't see either host going deep. Then again, who saw Greece winning it in '04? Especially against that Portugese team...

 

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Group A

1)Russia

2)Greece

 

 

Group B (aka the Group of Death)

1)Germany

2)Netherlands

 

Group C

1)Spain

2)Croatia

 

Group D

1)France

2)Sweden

 

 

Quarterfinals

(QF1) Russia v. Holland

(QF2) Germany v. Greece

(QF3) Spain v. Sweden

(QF4) Croatia v. France

 

Semi-finals

(SF1) Holland v. Spain

(SF2) Germany v. Croatia

 

Finals

Holland v. Germany

 

I know I was late w/ my picks although I called that Russia winning anyway (not that I could prove it, but I thought it was a no brainer) and I called Greece beating Poland (how hard is it to make a PK).  Can't wait until tomorrow to watch a couple of my favorite national teams play (Holland and Germany).  Oops, did I just pick w/ heart?

 

Just noticed that some are picking the golden boot winner - Podolski (he'll reap the rewards of a great midfield, and a great system).

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And everyone that I expected is now in. I will lock the thread and occasionally update the score. 

post #8 of 9
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Tylrwnzl--4 points
Kdaffy--5 points
Crgildart--5 points
Canuk1w1--4 Points
Caliski-4 points


Updated standings after group play. Sorry for lack of formatting I'm still only on mobile. I think the relatively low scores by all of us show how unpredictable this tourney has been.
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Group Play Scores:

Quote:
Originally Posted by tylrwnzl View Post

Tylrwnzl--4 points
Kdaffy--5 points
Crgildart--5 points
Canuk1w1--4 Points
Caliski-4 points
 

 

Quarter Final Scores:

 

Tylrwnzl--4 Points
Kdaffy--4 points
Crgildart--4 points
Canuk1w1--2 Points
Caliski-4 points

 

 

So after Group play and the Quarter-finals the Standings are:

 

Crgildart: 9 Points

KDaffy: 9 Points

Caliski: 8 Points

Tylrwnzl: 8 Points

Canuk1w1: 6 Points

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