Posts Tagged ‘Top 13’

**UPDATE** It’s On!

March 6, 2009

So the Top 12 13 is set.  It’s time to get down to business.  A few items to take care of before we can get to having some fun:

  1. Sign-up for the pool, sign your friends up for the pool, sign everyone you know up for the pool.  Hell, I don’t care if you sign-up people you  don’t know.  Send them here, and make sure they do it.  Hold a gun to their head.  I don’t care, just get them in.
  2. I received a threatening email last night about the scoring system.  It’s the same as last year…deal with it.  Lowest points wins.  Very simple: (your rank – actual finish) squared.  You’re rewarded for accuracy, and get screwed for making bad picks.  Tie breaker is the total number of votes for the Finale show.  I don’t think last year’s winner had any problems with the scoring system.
  3. The Sign-up and Pick deadline will be 1 hour before the show next week.  I believe the show is on Tuesday at 8pm, Eastern time.  SO, for those of you that can’t/won’t do math, you must have your picks in by 7pm, Eastern time, on Tuesday, March 10.

For those of you still reading, if you’ve already signed up for the pool, please make your picks here.  If you haven’t signed up, go here, then here.  Or just use the links on the right side of the page.

If you need to do some research on the contestants, check out or just go to youtube and search for something like “American Idol”

**UPDATE** I realize I neglected to share what the payouts would be this year.  Well, there were two good reasons for that.  1) I hadn’t figured it out when I first made this post, and 2) I just assumed that either me or my new wife (send gifts) would win, so the payout wouldn’t matter.  However, in the rare situation where this isn’t the case, the payouts will be as follows:

1st Place = 80%

2nd Place = 15%

Dead last = 5%