SURVIVOR XII: Ahrens Crowned Champion Topic

Posted by kneeneighbor on 4/23/2013 11:49:00 AM (view original):
So who flipped last night?
Everybody did, obviously.
4/23/2013 4:07 PM
Well then obviously 2 people didnt get the memo.
4/23/2013 4:34 PM
Posted by polabonez on 4/23/2013 4:07:00 PM (view original):
Posted by kneeneighbor on 4/23/2013 11:49:00 AM (view original):
So who flipped last night?
Everybody did, obviously.
I've flipped before. Though that was after about 5 pitchers of beer...
4/23/2013 5:19 PM
Posted by sjurat on 4/23/2013 9:53:00 AM (view original):
Posted by psap on 4/23/2013 9:26:00 AM (view original):
Of course if you want to look at it from the good side -- just watch Barcelona today -- likely the best team to ever play the game, and the best player to play the game.

Over half their talent is home grown - they don't have to go into the transfer market like other teams.  Players demand to come there.
They just accomplished an incredible feat -- 300 straight games with more time of possession than their opponents - that is a sick stat for anyone who has ever played or appreciates this game.
Oh, and they are the only team in the world that doesn't sell the rights to their jerseys.  Certainly one of the top 3 most valuable jersey ad opportunities -- but they give that space away on their jersey every year to a charity.

If you want to find the bad in any sport, profession, or govt it is there for the finding.  But there is also lots of great stuff going on that should be appreciated.  If you've never watched soccer than this Barcelona team is the team to watch, and the Champions League are the games to watch (they essentially are the post-season).

You are making my point - Barcelona is a GREAT team - the 1927 Yankees type of talent grouping. However, who's going to watch Wiggan v Norwich City? The only way the NFL gets by putting out the Raiders versus Lions in December is that lure of illegal gambling that drives ratings/ad revenue. America does not have an affinity to bet on European football.
Hey, lay off Norwich!  They play a very up tempo 4-3-3 and were the first Welsh team to earn a spot in the premiership.  And when Cardiff City comes up next year, their derby is going to be one of the better games of the year.

And illegal gambling is so much bigger in soccer than any other sport.  To the point where matches are thrown all over the world. 
4/23/2013 6:00 PM
Posted by sjurat on 4/23/2013 10:45:00 AM (view original):
Wiltshire will end up with "Sir" in front of his name and add a second star to England's jersey in the next 10-14 years
Also, not sure anyone can add that 2nd star on the English jersey.
4/23/2013 6:01 PM
Posted by kneeneighbor on 4/23/2013 11:49:00 AM (view original):
So who flipped last night?
Swany flipped.
4/23/2013 6:01 PM
Challenge #11 Picks
The predictions are in parenthesis.  Any bid with parenthesis is in play tonight.  BCS was more aggressive with their bids, but will it pay off?

Game   Tribe BCS Pts   Tribe Mid-Major Pts
NBA: Bucks vs. Heat   pureh21     sjurat  
Margin of Victory (12)   within 3 (13)  1/2   within 3 (15)  1/2
James & Wade: Combined Points (40)   within 4 (48)  0   within 7  1
Bucks: Free-Throw Percentage (58.8)   within 3 (73)  0   within 3 (74)  0
NBA: Celtics vs. Knicks   caesari     psap  
C.Anthony: Points (34)   within 3 (33)  1   within 4  0
Total Combined: 3-Point Attempts (38)   within 3 (43)  0   within 6  1
Total Combined: First Half Points (90)   within 6  1   within 4 (95)  0
NHL: Jets vs. Capitals   da_goat     ahrens  
Total Combined: Penalty Minutes (28)   within 3 (23)  0   within 7  1
Total Combined: Assists (12)   within 2 (7)  0   within 3  1
Capitals: Shots on Goal (41)   within 3 (26)  0   within 4  1
NHL: Kings vs. Wild   shlog3131     polabonez  
Total Combined: Power Play Percentage (0)   within 3 (21)  0   within 12  1
Total Combined: Hits (41)   within 3 (22)  0   within 7  1
Kings: Saves for Starting Goalie (23)   within 4 (26)  1   within 5  0
MLB: Blue Jays vs. Orioles   phillyboy107     mb625  
Blue Jays: Batters Faced for Starting Pitcher (27)   within 3 (37)  0   within 5  1
Total Combined: Hits (12)   within 2 (13)  1   within 4  0
Orioles: Combined Total Bases for RF, CF, LF, DH (2)          within 3 (8)  0   within 5  1
MLB: Dodgers vs. Mets   kneeneighbor     tsut30  
Total Combined: Pitching Strikeouts (17)   within 3 (14)  1/2   within 3 (14)  1/2
Mets: RISP Percentage (50)   within 5 (25)  0   within 5 (30)  0
Total Combined: Runs (9)   within 3  1   within 1 (5)  0
    BCS Total Points:  6   Mid-Major Total Points:  10

Quick Reminder About Tie Bids:
If both players make the same "within" bid, then both players will play their prediction. If both are within the correct range, then both will receive ½ point. If only one player is within the correct range, then that player will receive the full point.
4/23/2013 10:53 PM (edited)
I think we should have a challenge where we have to say who will hit a home run. You pick 10 people and whoever gets the most right wins.
4/23/2013 6:44 PM
When u say total bases u mean off of the initial hit correct?
4/23/2013 6:51 PM
Yep. That Barca side sure is fantastic. As proven by their 4-0 drubbing at the hands of my Bayern side!
4/23/2013 7:04 PM
Posted by phillyboy107 on 4/23/2013 6:51:00 PM (view original):
When u say total bases u mean off of the initial hit correct?
Yes, total bases is a stat that counts singles as 1, doubles as 2, triples as 3 and HR's as 4.
4/23/2013 7:11 PM
so we aren't' having a soccer challenge because no one follows soccer.  huh?
4/23/2013 7:36 PM
I dont... And thats all that matters....

We better have a NFL Draft Challenge this week!

4/23/2013 7:45 PM
Posted by psap on 4/23/2013 7:36:00 PM (view original):
so we aren't' having a soccer challenge because no one follows soccer.  huh?
We'd like to get soccer and racing in at some point this season.  Soccer is difficult because the games are so early!
4/23/2013 7:47 PM
Also, in regards to that whole "Who's going to watch Wigan/Norwich?" Soccer is the only sport in which the bottom teams are the games to watch at the end of the season. The way it's shaping up right now, Wigan and Villa on the 19th could be to decide who stays up in the EPL and who goes down to the NPower Championship. Truly exciting stuff that you don't get from any other professional sport.
4/23/2013 7:52 PM
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