2017 About

About the Decathlon:

The Sports Decathlon is a year-long fantasy sports experience.
 
We are not about daily roster management, nor are we about crazy stat manipulations, altho we love both those things. The Decathlon is about picking winners.
 
As you could probably guess from the name, there are ten events. Usually, we cover PGA, MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL, ATP/WTA, Triple Crown, NCAA-Football, NCAA-Hoops and Auto Racing. In 2016 we will combine Golf and Tennis in order to accomodate the Olympics.
 
Like the game Othello, it's easy to understand and impossible to master.
Like the play Othello, it's hard to understand and a definite tragedy.

 
Picks are made online about 25 times per year. In most events you pick your teams/players at the beginning of the season and they last you the whole year. In racing events, you pick before each race. In most events there are 'regular season' picks and 'post season picks'. Teams/players you pick accumulate points throughout the year.
 
Scores are updated constantly and are available online.
 
A couple of examples:
  • MLB picks are due early April. You pick 1 team from each of 6 divisions, and earn points for each game those teams win, plus bonuses if any team you pick makes the playoffs, advances in the playoffs, wins the World Series, etc. You re-pick MLB teams after the playoffs are set.
  • Triple Crown picks are made just before each race. Horses are seeded according to Vegas odds, and you pick a group of horses which add up to a certain number of seed points - meaning you cannot pick all the favorites - and you earn points based on where your horses finish
  • NBA picks are made just before the playoffs. There are 16 teams available, with seeds determined by the NBA. You pick 4 teams which add up to at least 18 seed points (a 1-seed, two 5-seeds and a 7-seed would work) plus an at-large pick, and you earn points when your teams advance.

  • Registration info
  • The fee is 150 tacos per entry
  • We encourage partnerships with multiple owners pooling knowledge and risk. And blame.
  • Top 3 finishers for each event (e.g. the teams who accrue the most points in NFL) get 300, 200 and 150 tacos.
  • Top 8% of participants receive taco payouts.
  • There is no overhead other than our cost to collect plastic tacos; Decathlon Management pays to play same as everyone else and our picks are available to see same as everyone else.
  • Altho it is not required or expected, winners often tip - which we do appreciate.
  • Click here to register - Registration deadline is 4/7/16 early early am when the Masters tees off.

  • Contact the Decathlon:

    sportsdecathlon@yahoo.com