Skipping the pick for Thursday Night Football should result in lose of average league confidence point value
Currently if a member does not input a pick for the Thursday Night Football game then they simply lose their 1-pt value pick since they still have the option to pick any point value later in the week. I would propose that if you miss the Thursday Night Football pick then you lose whatever the average pt value pick is for the who league.
The reason for this request was that during the Chiefs-Chargers game this week every member of my group picked Chiefs to win with point average of ~10. However chiefs lost. Now by default the person that forgot to make a pick now has a +9 point differential advantage this week over everyone else even though they missed the pick! They should lose there 10 point pick since likely they would have picked on average with the group. This would keep things fair and not give advantage to someone who missed a pick.
Don Bates commented
The losing the top point value is warranted. especially when you can go to each week and pick all non-Sunday games at the beginning of the season. You can still adjust prior to gameday, but make your picks. If you complain about the penalty that is sour grapes. Its a pick league. make a **** pick.
Jere Kiblin commented
I think if you are in a pickem league you would pay attention and get picks in on time but I think if you miss the Thursday game or beginning of Sunday gms, you should lose the higher confidence points as penalty.
Jeff R commented
Feels like sour grapes......... How can you possibly penalize someone more for not making their pick? If they miss the pick on Thursday, they're giving up their 1 point. That's their penalty and it's self-imposed. Simple. Just because others got the game wrong and put big points on it, doesn't mean the non-picker should have to suffer more. You got it wrong - move on.
Michael Defoe commented
Engineering wise, it would be easiest to put an options in League Settings to let the Director make a choice. I think the issue is, there are no current options. Create a new option in Settings and allow the Director to decide that missing selections regardless of day/game results in a penalty and then allow them to select from a list of penalties.
Pete H commented
This is a much more elegant solution to the "max penalty" suggestion that's currently sitting at #2... Much more fair!
Vince Scott commented
I have been running the same 40-50 person yahoo pickem league for 10+ years now, and we realized early on that the missing of the Thursday game could actually help some irresponsible non-pickers at times because it defaults to the 1 point game.
In my league, we require anyone that misses a Thurs/London/Thanksgiving Game to put the highest point value (or remaining point value in the case of say, Thanksgiving day afternoon games) for the missed game.
I've petitioned Yahoo to make the missed Thursday/pre-Sunday Noon games to default to minus the highest point value available for that given week as opposed the problem-causing 1 point value, but to no avail.
J C commented
this is same idea as "Missed deadline and confidence points" that was posted in 2017 and has a lot of comments and votes to it.
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