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CaliforniaChief
11-08-2010, 01:25 PM
Buck found this last year and I enjoyed tinkering with it. Yahoo's got their NFL Playoff Generator. You can only pick weeks 14-17, so it's still useless. But you can have fun there anyways.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/playoffscenario?algorithm=currentstandings

CaliforniaChief
11-15-2010, 09:43 AM
*bump*

Updated after yesterday's games.

jAZ
11-15-2010, 10:34 AM
7 ties? what am I missing?

C-Mac
11-15-2010, 11:05 AM
7 ties? what am I missing?

A generator that automatically converts 7's to 0's when programmers at Yahoo make horrible errors.

CaliforniaChief
11-27-2010, 12:27 PM
*bump*

Based on a scenario which starts with winning %, I ran the predictions of the last 4 weeks of the season and came up with:

Ravens (6th seed) at Colts (3rd seed)
Patriots (5th seed) at Chiefs (4th seed)

Steelers (1st seed) and Jets (2nd seed) with byes.

Buccaneers (6th seed) at Packers (3rd seed)
Saints (5th seed) at Seahawks (4th seed)

Falcons (1st seed) and Eagles (2nd seed) with byes.

Patriots at Chiefs in the first round? Wow, that would be hyped just a little bit.

cdcox
11-27-2010, 12:29 PM
Dude. Use mine. This piece of junk doesn't do the tiebreakers correctly.

http://nfl-forecast.com

Mr_Tomahawk
11-27-2010, 12:40 PM
Dude. Use mine. This piece of junk doesn't do the tiebreakers correctly.

http://nfl-forecast.com

I'm not smart enough to use that one.

cdcox
11-27-2010, 12:48 PM
I'm not smart enough to use that one.

If you can use Yahoo, you can use mine. Mine is more powerful, but you could use it just like the Yahoo one and it isn't any harder. If you are seriously stuck let me know and I'll walk you through it.

CaliforniaChief
11-27-2010, 12:50 PM
If you can use Yahoo, you can use mine. Mine is more powerful, but you could use it just like the Yahoo one and it isn't any harder. If you are seriously stuck let me know and I'll walk you through it.

Do i have to download anything?

cdcox
11-27-2010, 01:01 PM
Do i have to download anything?

If you want to do your own scenarios, yes. You can see the standard predictions without downloading anything by clicking the "latest predicitons" link. Those are updated on late Tuesday or Wednesday.

If you want to do your own scenarios, click the link "Launch Pro-Football Forecast". That will download forecaster.jnlp to your computer. Click on that downloaded item and you are good to go. It runs under Java Web Start, which is an environment that does not let me read or write to your hard drive. I know that DaFace uses my software, probably some others too. I'm not the kind of guy that is going to screw with anyone's computer.

You also have to have Java runtime environment. You probably already have it on your machine, but there is a link on my web site if you don't.

CaliforniaChief
11-27-2010, 01:03 PM
If you want to do your own scenarios, yes. You can see the standard predictions without downloading anything by clicking the "latest predicitons" link. Those are updated on late Tuesday or Wednesday.

If you want to do your own scenarios, click the link "Launch Pro-Football Forecast". That will download forecaster.jnlp to your computer. Click on that downloaded item and you are good to go. It runs under Java Web Start, which is an environment that does not let me read or write to your hard drive. I know that DaFace uses my software, probably some others too. I'm not the kind of guy that is going to screw with anyone's computer.

You also have to have Java runtime environment. You probably already have it on your machine, but there is a link on my web site if you don't.

Thanks! At least until we head to the last four weeks, that sounds better. Once we get to 4 weeks, you can manually pick every game and all the other scenarios are taken out.

cdcox
11-27-2010, 01:15 PM
Thanks! At least until we head to the last four weeks, that sounds better. Once we get to 4 weeks, you can manually pick every game and all the other scenarios are taken out.

You can manually pick every game now using my software.

But the problem with that approach is that the number of scenarios is huge. Ignoring ties in future games, there are


65,536 scenarios with one week remaining
4,294,967,296 scenarios with two weeks remaining
281,474,976,710,656 scenarios with three weeks remaining
and approximately 18,446,744,073,709,600,000 scenarios with four weeks remaining.

But even if you were to look at only a few number of scenarios that are interesting to you, Yahoo doesn't do the tiebreakers right (at least they didn't last year). If it gets to a tie it can't figure out, it just flips a coin to break the tie.

Guru
12-11-2010, 05:18 AM
OK. I don't think we will win all 4 games to finish out the season but I do think we can go 3-1 and the most likely loss is to SD so here is my playoff scenario. I'm not saying we will lose this weekend though.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/playoffscenario?algorithm=custom&13=05400501&14=54401044&15=00041514&16=05000154

KC will end up hosting SD in the first round of the playoffs. Yeah, I know, SD most likely does not win out and Baltimore probably doesn't lose 2 more games but I'm keeping Bucks hopes up.

Buck, you better become a huge Houston and New Orleans fan the next two weeks.

Slainte
12-11-2010, 05:27 AM
OK. I don't think we will win all 4 games to finish out the season but I do think we can go 3-1 and the most likely loss is to SD so here is my playoff scenario. I'm not saying we will lose this weekend though.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/playoffscenario?algorithm=custom&13=15400501&14=54401044&15=10001514&16=05000554

KC will end up hosting SD in the first round of the playoffs. Yeah, I know, SD most likely does not win out but I'm keeping Bucks hopes up.

So KC and SD make it, but the Ravens do not...

Yeah.

Guru
12-11-2010, 05:32 AM
So KC and SD make it, but the Ravens do not...

Yeah.Like I said, I am throwing a bone to Buck. I don't' really think SD will get in.

Also, I had to update my link because I had a couple games in there wrong when I was jacking around with scenarios.

Just to make you happy though, this is what I think will really happen.
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/playoffscenario?algorithm=custom&13=45400501&14=54401044&15=00041514&16=05000154

We will be hosting the Jets.

Pioli Zombie
12-11-2010, 06:33 AM
Sounds like a piece of crap if its coming up with the above seedings. I will rely on the Holy Spirit, thank you very much.

Guru
12-11-2010, 01:11 PM
Sounds like a piece of crap if its coming up with the above seedings. I will rely on the Holy Spirit, thank you very much.

POC? How so?

CaliforniaChief
12-11-2010, 01:12 PM
At this point it's as good as anything else because you can individually pick each game from here on out. Does anyone want to publish their playoff seedings? I'm going to go run another scenario and post.

CaliforniaChief
12-11-2010, 01:26 PM
Ok, I've got the following:

AFC:
Believe it or not, I have:
(6) San Diego at (3) Kansas City
(5) Baltimore at (4) Indianapolis

(1) New England, (2) Pittsburgh byes.

NFC:
(6) Chicago at (3) Philadelphia
(5) New Orleans at (4) Seattle

(1) Atlanta, (2) Green Bay byes

Running my own projections, my second round games would be:

(3) Kansas City at (2) Pittsburgh
(5) Baltimore at (1) New England

(3) Philadelphia at (2) Green Bay
(5) New Orleans at (1) Atlanta

AFC Championship
(5) Baltimore at (2) Pittsburgh
(5) New Orleans at (2) Green Bay

Super Bowl
Baltimore vs. Green Bay

Guru
12-11-2010, 01:26 PM
At this point it's as good as anything else because you can individually pick each game from here on out. Does anyone want to publish their playoff seedings? I'm going to go run another scenario and post.

that was exactly why I bumped the thread. I thought for certain people would start inputting their scenarios.