Suggestion, Pac-12 pick'em contest.


  • #10582
    3

    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
    3

    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
        3

        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
      2

      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
        3

        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
          3

          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
    1

    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
          1

          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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