Originally Posted by sweeneyed
YOu are talking a different conversation than I am. Champions should have an advantage.. but there is no protection for the challengers for those that game the system.
If I become champ.. just wait til my challenger places his picks, and copy them.. easy defense.
And before you get in a huff... I'm not actually saying that was what you did... just explaining a hole I see in the system.
This "hole" has existed since the beginning. Even before we instituted the advantage for champions, nothing has ever stopped someone from copying their opponent's picks and simply changing the worst one for something better -- meaning all you need is for your one wrestler to do better than their one wrestler.
Despite this "hole", everyone in the fed has agreed to a sort of "gentlemen's honor" in regards to the way they conduct picks. You could
do that, but what you should
do is just make your picks without even looking at your opponent's. Just pick the 8 you feel strongest about and let the chips fall where they may.
However, if at any time someone does not feel comfortable about their picks being public, they are more than welcome to PM me their picks. That has always been an option, and it is an option some have chosen to utilize on occasion.