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Horse Racing Picks on Ice Cream Helmet

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The Kentucky Derby is on Saturday so its time again for Horse Racing Picks. Same deal as last year. Pick how you think the entire field will finish and get points based on correct picks and how close you are. Create your own groups and compete against your friends. No friends? I’m sorry, you can still make picks and your score will help your ICH ranking.

Horse Racing Picks on Ice Cream Helmet

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College Basketball Tournament Picks on Ice Cream Helmet

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I realize that most posts recently have been about Ice Cream Helmet. That’s because that’s what I’ve spent a lot of my time working on over the past few weeks.

This time I’m announcing College Basketball Tournament Picks for 2008. This marks 1 year since the launch of Ice Cream Helmet since the 2007 Tournament Picks was the very first game.

Similar to last years game. You can make your ICH picks, which count toward your ICH score. Or you can join or create your own group. Custom groups let you set the scoring for each round. As I found last year, everyone has their own preference.

One change from last year is that I got rid of the idea of Default Picks. It seemed they were too confusing. This year you have to make picks for each group you belong to. However, on the page where you make your picks for each group there is the option to copy your picks from another group. I’ve found people like to do different brackets for different groups. This way lets you do that. If you are like me and always use the same ones, its easy to copy from group to group. If you have a suggestion on how to improve this process, just let me know in the comments.

Join the Borderline Fantastic group. Anyone can join, no password needed.

College Basketball Tournament Picks on Ice Cream Helmet

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Baseball Picks on Ice Cream Helmet

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Baseball Picks was my first idea that led to the creation of Ice Cream Helmet. That was last year. Now Baseball Picks is back for its second season. Not much has changed on the surface, I learned quite a bit behind the scenes.

The idea is fairly simple, pick who will win each baseball series during the season. Most series are 3 games, so which ever team wins the majority of those games (2 or 3) wins the series. If you’re curious there are 780 series during the season. I thought series would be a better pick than games, there are 2,430 of those.

Join the Borderline Fantastic group. Anyone can join, no password needed.

Baseball Picks on Ice Cream Helmet

Mike

Oscars Pickem on Ice Cream Helmet

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I figured it was time for a new pickem game on Ice Cream Helmet. I’ve been working on the NCAA Tourney and Baseball Pickem, but those don’t start for a few months. I decided to go in a direction other than sports. That leads us to Oscars Pickem.

The game allows you to make picks in each of the 24 televised categories. For the ICH game each category is worth 1 point. Those points will count toward your ICH Score and allow you to see where you rank among your friends who played. You can create your own group and assign your own point values to each of the categories.

Join the Borderline Fantastic group. Anyone can join, no password needed.

Mike

College Football Bowl Pickem on Ice Cream Helmet

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This week I launched Bowl Pickem on Ice Cream Helmet. The standard game which counts toward your ICH Score uses confidence rankings. Rank all the bowl games 1-32.

If you wish to create your own group confidence rankings can be used or if you wish to use wager points or just straight up 1 point per bowl game.

The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is the first bowl and is on Thursday. Get started on your picks!

College Football Bowl Picks on Ice Cream Helmet

Mike

200 Daily Picks

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Today marks the 200th Daily Pick. Somehow I have managed to not forget to put up a Daily Pick for this long. Its very easy to compete in the Daily Pick. Each day, log on to Ice Cream Helmet, the pick is right there on the front page. Pick who you will think will with the game or event. You get points for picking, more points for picking correctly, and even more if you pick the less popular choice and they wind up winning. Points roll off after a certain period of time, so you can quickly climb the rankings. Plus, the Daily Pick counts toward your ICH rank.

My record: 107-85, there have been a few cancellations and I might have missed a few days while away.

Mike

College Football Pickem

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The season is a little while away, but I’ve got my College Football Pickem game up and running. You can join the Borderline Fantastic group by going to http://icecreamhelmet.com/college/football/g2/ and signing up. This group doesn’t require a password to join. Its open to anyone who would like to join. The picks will be Top 25 games (no 1AA) against the spread. There are all sorts of other options if you’d like to create your own group. You can pick which conferences or teams you’d like to include.

Mike

Daily Pick #100

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Wednesday marked the 100th Daily Pick on Ice Cream Helmet. Quite a momentous event, at least in my mind. I’m just impressed that I was able to keep up and do it for 100 days in a row.

My record thus far is 60-36. There were 4 games that were canceled for rain or snow, which is why my record doesn’t add up to 100.

The standings on reflect each person’s performance over the past few weeks. This was designed so that people could easily start picking and have a chance of competing with people who had been picking from the beginning. Instead it has made it so that it is clearly visible that only a handful of people have made a pick recently.

Post a comment with any suggestions that might make you want to make the Daily Pick and keep coming back.

Go to Ice Cream Helmet’s Daily Pick.

Mike

2nd Half Baseball Pickem

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Group Page – If you are logged in you can join the group right on that page. If not, login or create an account then go back to join.

I started Baseball Picks on Ice Cream Helmet this year. Its been great so far. To let me people get in on it I’ve created a group for the 2nd half of the year. The scoring will start right after the All-Star Break, on July 12th.

Its pretty simple to play. Just pick who will win each series each week. To win a series a team just has to win a majority of the games.

In my group from the start of the season I’m leading so far. Even though its my site I did forget to finish making picks one week. I was able to bounce back and retake the lead.

Feel free to invite anyone to join this group and if you want to have one with your friends, create your own group. There are additional options to customize your group when you create your own.

Group Page – If you are logged in you can join the group right on that page. If not, login or create an account then go back to join.