New HTR Game

Ok, I was talking to Trademan last night, and we were talking about the site’s progress (now reached another milestone 4500 members). I mentioned, “it has been a while since I have not come up with an idea.” And he replied “oh….yes…..yes it has.” Kind of like a Brittish movie. “Oh…hello…I was just visiting…”. “Oh…ok..I was just…setting up these matches.” “Oh…well….I think I am going to leave now….” “…Yes…I think you better have.”

Then the….….then the movie goes to Hollywood, re-edit it and it’s more like “Hey man, how da (beep) ya doin man? Ta (beep)’s goin on?” “Ah, (beep) I was watching the game, drinking a batch and scratching my jewels.” Then aliens come and totally new different story…

What the heck does that have to do with anything? Not a clue.

Anyway, we were talking about the ideas we came up for this site and it has been a while. The Fantasy Hockey League just didn’t happen, too complicated and we’re still going to work on it for next season.

I sometimes amaze myself. Just like a few nights ago when I was watching documentary on Stone Henge. Amazing, 20 feet wide…40 feet tall and other measurements as well! Before that there must have been a Wood Henge….then a…..Straw Henge…..

……no one even knows what the heck a henge is…

So! I came up with a pretty good idea, sort of a fantasy gambling game.

I have not fully structured it, but I can tell you the idea and you can tell me if it sucks, if it is cool. Don’t worry, I won’t be offended by your comments (*scroll all the way down, then continue reading from here*).

The idea is to bet points on games. For example, this is Division One:





Each member starts with 25 points. Each member has to choose a number of points to bet on which teams will win tonight, for example:

mikster bets 8 points that Tampa Bay beats Carolina tonight.


titans bets 24 points that Carolina beats TB tonight since his Eagles got cooked by TB’s football team.

Carolina beats TB (obviously, duh titans) so mikster wins the 24 points from titans and adds those 24 points to his original 25 points, totals up to 49 points. titans on the other hand loses 24 points so he now has only one point left.

That’s just the simple idea of it and I have yet to structure it better and make the rules. So, if you think it will be fun and YOU WILLL JOIN, THEN VOTE ON THE POLL, please…thank you.

If you have any questions, ask them and check back tonight for answers.

(*you will just get banned if you post offensive comments, that’s all…so you can be honest, ok scroll back up now to where you left of*)

47 Responses to New HTR Game

  1. Habs4ever says:

    Sounds cool. count me in.

  2. cosmos says:

    What are the points good for? Hopefully not bragging rights, cause that really doesn’t buy much nowadays.

  3. aaron says:

    Interesting concept. You wouldn’t do EVERY game though, would you? That would get frickin’ overwhelming.

    I love the crack at the Eagles! Chalk up a rare point for Mikster. :p Though the first part of the article had me convinced you were on drugs while you typed it. :p

    One thing I don’t get. You said that you thought Tampa would win, but then you said you got the points when Carolina won. Is that a typo, or am I missing something?

  4. Leb_Boy says:

    i want in…sounds really fun…but wat happens when you lose your money???

  5. big_booty says:

    Forty lashes.

    With titans’ dirty tighty whiteys!

  6. The_Coach says:

    Sounds fun and it shouldn’t be that hard to keep track of the points totals.

    Count me in and what will I get for winnng?

  7. Leaf_Expert says:

    So what if Titians was right though? That means he would only of gotten 8points while you got 24..

    Thats not fair… It needs to be om a ,more level basis… More like you both bet 8points and the winner gets the other persons eight points..


    What if you both voted for the same team…?

    It sound like you may have “something”, but overall it needs more thought.

  8. BigLebawski says:

    That British and Hollywood movie comparison sounds a lot like Eddie Izzard in Dress to Kill

    Good to see another fan.

  9. chaos83 says:

    Maybe I’m just stupid but since Titans bet 24 points that Carolina would beat TB, and Carolina won, why would he lose 24 points and not gain the 24 points?

  10. big_booty says:

    Christ, we haven’t even started the game and already a Leaf fan is whining.

    What a shocker.

  11. Leaf_Expert says:

    When you’ve graduated from school… Then you might have a closer chance to having the intelligence of what I’m arguing about…

    And show Leaf fans some respect….

  12. mikster says:

    Yes, that is a typo.

    No i don’t do drugs, but i do admit i am weird.

  13. mikster says:

    When you lose points?

    I was thinking that when a member has zero points left, that he/she would be eliminated. But, then the divisions could be messed up. Though, maybe when a member eliminates the other members in the sam devision, that could be an automatic clinch for the playoffs?

    What do you think?

  14. mikster says:

    No prize yet, depends how many members join and i dunno, we’ll see.

  15. mikster says:

    It was a typo….titans was suppose to lose.

    As i said, i still need to structure it, i just gave the idea out.

  16. mikster says:

    lol, yep!

    Also the Stone henge.

  17. BigLebawski says:

    You, my friend, have a good taste in humor.

    The best one, in my opinion, is Definite Article. Check it out, I think you are going to love it.

  18. pantherboy says:

    Sounds good. The starting got me a little confused, but I hear thats not hard to do! The game itself sounds a little complicated, maybe we should have like a max. amount of games a week, instead of every one. Just a thought.

    Also no one would want me in their division, because they can sense my intelligence.

  19. Sundinfan says:

    so why is it just 4 ppl? why not have more ppl sign up? im sure we’ve got the brains to do it. i mean, if titans can do it…..

  20. titans says:

    I don’t wanna be on Peroni’s team!!

  21. CaptainCanuck says:

    sounds like a great idea. I’m in!

  22. Rushing says:

    How about we also have a little bonuses? Such as……….If you bet on a game such as one between two TOP TEN teams(according to Manta’s weekly ratings) and you do win, you get an additional amount of points. This perhaps will keep people from simply picking teams like Detroit vs. Nashville, Dallas vs. Buffalo, Ottawa vs. Atlanta. (no offense intended for anybody here)

    Also, what if it’s a TIE? How about you lose half of what you bet?

    BTW…..I’m in!!! I already do two Fantasy Hockey games.

  23. mikster says:

    It was just an example bud.

  24. mikster says:

    Numbnuts! You’re not on my team, why would i want to lose? hahaha…

    You were in the same division as mine in the sample.

  25. mikster says:

    Naaa, no bonuses.

    I will pick the games of the week, so…obviously no Dallas vs Atlanta or those types. Why? Well…then obviously everyone would bet on Atlanta since they are they would definitely beat Dallas, heheh.

    As for ties. Well, read my comment to this post.

  26. titans says:

    Ain’t sharing my team with a little fascist dictator!

  27. mikster says:

    Ok, let’s say Rushing bets 6 points for a tie between the Canucks and Kings. And, Mantaray bets 4 points that the Canucks will win.

    Canucks and Kings tie; Rushing wins his 6 points and Manta’s 4 points, a total of 10 points added to his original 25 points. Why? Well…it’s a big risk betting for a tie.

    If Rushing bets 6 points that the Kings will win, and Manta bets 5 points that the Canucks will win, and it’s a tie…

    Both members lose the bet, so Manta loses 5 points, Rushing loses 6 points.

    That’s a hard rule, but it has to be challenging.

    What do you guys think?

  28. cwhockey says:

    As an Atlanta fan, I can say with confidence that I have heard pretty much every insult or even the allusion to an insult about the Thrashers. Thick skin, it doesn’t get to me anymore, so fire away 🙂

    Just makes it extra special when we beat the top-flight teams.

  29. Rushing says:

    How do you get me and Manta? I mean what if there are numerous people betting on the game such as you(mikster), titans, panther, etc…….

    Let’s say I bet on the tie between the Cannucks and Kings yet 7 other people bet for the Cannucks to win?

    It sounds fine but just how do we pick who would be up against who?

  30. burky says:

    What if you bet 25 points that the Canucks will beat the Predators, but then the refs blow two blatant high sticks and then calls Henrik Sedin for a weak trip, and the Preds run out the clock and win the game 3-2. Do I still lose my 25 points?

  31. Tradedude says:

    Interesting, I like this idea. Count me in for sure.

    Few Questions.

    #1. Can you only bet from people out of your division?

    #2. Can we pick any game in the league any day and bet on a game with them, or does it have to be a West/East or a division thing?

    #3. Will there be a weekly (or monthly) article saying who has the most points in each division?

    Just a few questions, nothing concerning the points really. oh and one more, How do we join up?????

  32. Rushing says:

    No we can’t pick any game. Mikster responded to one of my posts up above with an answer that they will pick the games to bet on each day to narrow it down from people picking the easy games like Ottawa vs. Nashville, Detroit vs. Atlanta, Dallas vs. Buffalo, New Jersey vs. Columbus. etc………

  33. Leb_Boy says:

    that could work…but if you were to be betting on everyday you would have to either give us alot of points, or have a maximun bet or not let us bet everyday…sooner or later alot of people will lose points then only like 6 people will clinch the playoffs…you gotta fool around with it

  34. leafsrule31 says:

    man, shut the hell up?

    dont you ever get tired of being such a pompus arrogant jackass??.. not to mention your little leaf fan whining thing was old about the third time you used it, like 8 months ago. get over it.

  35. edmontonrules says:

    Sounds interesting. I’d do it.

  36. Sundinfan says:

    allright, now i understand, sweet

  37. Lint07 says:

    Great Idea Mik!

    I’m in…

  38. CaptainModano says:

    Sure I’m in, but only if my legs don’t get broken mob-style for losing too many bets.

  39. mikster says:

    There will be division. You will be in Division 1 betting against members in your divsion.

  40. mikster says:

    You will bet against people in your division.

    I pick the games.

    I still have to come up with that!

    When i set it all up with the right rules i will then have people join.

    Glad you like the idea.

  41. mikster says:

    Don’t worry, i am extreme anti-mafia, no one gets their legs or arms broken.

  42. Tradedude says:

    ya but wouldn’t the person your betting against say no that’s too easy, I don’t know, i think this game sounds cool, hope I have dumbasses in my division, lol.

  43. Tradedude says:

    oh, you better have a second though on that one, lol.

  44. pop0331 says:

    sounds like a good idea, lots of work coming up with all the rules though! just a suggestion on paying up, maybe everyone has to have paypal or something and pay up that way. would there be a game picked every night? or game of the week? triple points should be given for a Rangers win or tie!!! I know, I know they are playing better, doesn’t mean anything until they get to #8

  45. mikster says:

    You think money involvd in this? Meh……who knows, definitely not now though.

    I will pick different games for each Divisions but not daily. Then it’s too much work!!!

  46. pop0331 says:

    what would we be using to bet with if not money? it is “tentatively called” fantasy gambling game correct?

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