Site news: Get ready for the ITH “Pick to Click”

  • 10/07/2009 4:45 pm in

As you may or may not know, Ryan and I are White Sox fans. (Eamonn is, unfortunately, a Cubs fan. But we still love him.) And part of being a fan of the Sox is the “Pick to Click.” So from our White Sox fandom, we’ve derived a new feature on Inside the Hall that we think you’ll enjoy.

The Pick to Click, for Inside the Hall purposes, is your opportunity to select a player each game that you feel will perform the best based on a simple formula we’ve created. There will be a post for each regular season game where you’ll have the opportunity to select your Pick to Click in the comments. Postseason play, conference tournament games and exhibition games will not be tracked.

For each game you select the player who ends up being the Pick to Click, you’ll get one point. Picks must be posted in the comments at least 15 minutes prior to tip-off and you’re only eligible to select one player per game. At the end of the season, whoever has the most correct picks over the course of the season will receive a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com. And bragging rights, too. If we have more than one leader at the end of the season, we’ll split up the prize accordingly.

Now, for the formula. Each player will be assigned a point value after each game based on the following criteria:

  • 2 points for each point scored
  • 2 points for each rebound
  • 2 points for each assist
  • 1 point for each steal
  • 1 point for each blocked shot
  • – 2 points for each turnover

For example, if a player finishes with 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and five turnovers, his “value” will be calculated as follows: 10 (2) + 6 (2) + 1 (2) + 2 (1) + 2 (1) + 5 (-2) = 28. Simple math.

If two (or more) players end up with the same point value, ties will go to the player with more made free throws in that game. If neither player makes a free throw or there’s also a tie in that category, the tie will be broken by looking at field goal percentage for each player in that game. The higher field goal percentage wins.

We’re pretty excited about this and since we’re still over a month away from the season tipping off, if you’ve got any suggestions or feedback, let’s hear it in the comments.

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  • derekphillips

    Great idea, White Sox fan here as well. My oldest son and I do our own picks to click for every Sox game. I like the idea for our men's basketball team.

  • Adam

    Can you only pick an IU player or opposing team player?

  • derekphillips

    I would assume it would have to be an IU player.

  • ziggysane

    I don't like the Sox, but love this.

  • jgongora86

    yuck. Sox fans.

  • GFDave

    I lkie this idea and think it will be fun to try to figure out who the likely candidate is each game. It could be whose hot, or style of play or it could be a matchup issue. Figuring out playing time will be key too as fouls can keep guys off the court.

  • IU players only.

  • hoosier07

    Sounds awesome guys!! Well done, as always!!

    any chance we could do it for 1 exhibition game as a practice to see how it all plays out?!

  • Might be a good idea to try it out. We'll see.

  • Sallad

    Awesome! Really looking forward to this!

  • StuHoo

    It's so hot the 3rd baseman's Melton! Anything that combines my two sporting loves; the Southside Hitmen and IU Bball is good with me. I pick Fink for first game high scorer. Ok, maybe not.

  • Diesel

    Haven't done anything like this, but looking forward to participating throughout the season. Do you think the TO's from last season would have had any picks to click in the negatives?

  • Sick back, relax, and STRAP IT DOWN!

  • wylls

    Great idea. I'll be playing. Can't wait to see who everyone picks for that first game. You should have a non-counted exhibition version on the exhibition games.

  • CreamandCrimson

    Great idea. I am a Cubs fan but I am familiar with the concept. Baseball season has been a summer of disappointment (again).

  • I know I'm Terry quiet here usually just lurking, but you might want to go ahead and get to know me and help me decide how I shall spend my gift certificate. I could get some books….. But then I'd have to learn to read. Hmmm suggestions?

  • brosallman

    I'm taking Bacon.

  • because it's Indiana

    You're going to have to get those books at the library. 😛

  • wylls

    Great idea. I'll be playing. Can't wait to see who everyone picks for that first game. You should have a non-counted exhibition version on the exhibition games.

  • CreamandCrimson

    Great idea. I am a Cubs fan but I am familiar with the concept. Baseball season has been a summer of disappointment (again).

  • I know I'm Terry quiet here usually just lurking, but you might want to go ahead and get to know me and help me decide how I shall spend my gift certificate. I could get some books….. But then I'd have to learn to read. Hmmm suggestions?

  • brosallman

    I'm taking Bacon.

  • because it's Indiana

    You're going to have to get those books at the library. 😛

  • carlstevens

    I pick Derek Elston

  • Watford

  • hoosierboy

    Verdell Jones III!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mjwalt33

    Watford

  • hoosiert

    creek

  • dfitz

    VJIII

  • dfitz

    VJIII