Suggestion, Pac-12 pick'em contest.


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      • #10582
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        89ute
        Ute Fan
        @89ute

        Even though this is a simple idea, it’s going to take someone a hell of a lot of time. I lack the skills but I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is and would pay a fee to play or make a contribution to the site to get it off the ground. I wish I would have thought of it sooner because the season starts in a little over two weeks.

        A few years ago someone had a pick’em sight but it died about 2-3 years ago. It was http://www.pac12statcentral.com/pickem/login.php

        Huge traffic, local sports writers from all the Pac-12 states played as well as fans. It was cool! It was Pac-12 only games, which I like because that is practically all I watch. Especially with the condensed 60 minute rebroadcasts on the Pac-12 channel. I watch a ton of Pac-12 football.

        Tony, posting this “Pac-12 Only Pick’em” all over social media will drive interest to Utehub. To my knowledge, no one is doing something like this since the site I referenced above died off.

        Even in a worst case scenario, I’d be happy playing with a half a dozen or so other regular posters here. It would be a blast spending my whole week here on Utehub talking about upcoming games, review prior weeks games, critique others’ pics. I want this to happen badly!

        Running totals and weekly winners plus over all leader automatically calculated.

        Again, I have no skills to pledge, but I will pledge money to see it implemented on the site.

      • #10583
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        Tony
        Admin/Founder
        @admin

        @89ute VERY cool idea! So this pick ’em would mean a user would pick every game every week with no point spread I assume?  So the app would have to have a place for some admin to punch in the games.  Then the users would pick their picks and hit submit.  Then it would track a leaderboard of sorts.

        Sounds really cool.  I could definitely build it but not by the time the season starts, especially since I just got a new job.  Maybe something done by the Pac-12 conference season is “possible.” I gulp as I say that.  It would be days/weeks worth of programming.

        I would definitely suggest weekly winners and a season long contest.  That way if some miss the first few they can still do the weekly stuff.

        • #10584

          89ute
          Ute Fan
          @89ute

          Yup, that’s it. weekly winners/competition so people can join anytime and still be part of it. No point spreads, way to much brain damage, just a straight up pick’em, click a radio button or something next to the team you think will win.

          I knew it would be some work, but it sounds like it’s more than a lot. Us non-programmer types think people like you can whip this sort of thing up in an afternoon.

          Congratulations on the new job.

          • #10585
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            Tony
            Admin/Founder
            @admin

            I’m mapping it out on some paper now, while also cleaning out the garage.  It can get deep pretty fast.  I love the idea though.  I’ll be working on some concepts.

      • #10586

        Utah
        Ute Fan
        @utah

        This would be a ton of fun.

        • #10587
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          Tony
          Admin/Founder
          @admin

          So far I have a few page ideas.

          • Home Page
          • Season Standings Leaderboard
          • Week by week leaderboard (same format as season, but shows one week)
          • User week by week w/l
          • Pick ’em form showing each matchup.  Form would have to “close” when first game starts.  Could be a PITA.
          • Edit picks – allow user to change picks as long as the first game hasn’t started

          Hmm.. this is going to be quite an undertaking.

           

          • #10588
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            Utah
            Ute Fan
            @utah

            If we need to, I could help manually enter in results the first year. It would be a pain in the ass, but I’d be willing to pitch in to make it work.

            • #10596
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              Tony
              Admin/Founder
              @admin

              I’m going to try and make as much of it automatic as possible. Hopefully the only “manual” entries will be setting the weekly game matchups and dates.

          • #10589
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            89ute
            Ute Fan
            @89ute

            Wow, this is sounding good.

      • #10679
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        Wilson’s Mustache
        Ute Fan
        @sigmaute

        This sounds like fun. I’d definitely be in.

        • #10724

          Tony
          Admin/Founder
          @admin

          Been working on it in my spare time. It’s pretty complicated!

          • #10860

            UteStuckInSeattle
            Ute Fan
            @utestuckinseattle

            Not sure what language UteHub is coded in but if it is PHP this might be a good way to get a head-start:

            http://www.phppickem.com/

            • #10864

              Tony
              Admin/Founder
              @admin

              Not sure what language UteHub is coded in but if it is PHP this might be a good way to get a head-start:

              http://www.phppickem.com

              Yeah I found that. The code is very old. UH is php based.

          • #10862

            CincyUte
            Ute Fan
            @cincyute

            Any chance you can have it done by this weekend? I like to have my picks in early.

            Just kidding. This is already a tremendous site and I know it is only going to get better as the season begins. Thank you so much for all your time and hard work!

            • #10865
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              Tony
              Admin/Founder
              @admin

              Just working out the database fields, structure, and relationships is wild. This is going to be very cool.

            • #10885
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              Tony
              Admin/Founder
              @admin

              Love me some good Utes talk. Thanks for setting this place up.

              …just passed out haha. I’m going to put some good time in on it this weekend.

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