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Out of the Blue

Hats off to Warpig for winning the regular season in our Beat the Insiders league. With a 14-2 final week I ended up at #25 of 31 players, but it was really 25th of 28 if you don't count the players who didn't pick every game. I also ended up losing bragging rights to a friend in the league, so there is no joy in Mudville. I'll do a little looking around for a way to compete in playoff picks, maybe Beat the Insiders will track these separately.

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33. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2013, 13:04 Mr. Tact
 
What Verno said.  
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2013, 11:00 Verno
 
Prez wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 12:07:
I don't see why guys are e-peening over this all the time - all it really amounts to is a glorified guessing game. You could use a Magic 8-Ball and guess as good as those who pore over stats for hours on end!

It's just for fun and no one is really epeening anything, it's just for bragging rights.

Also people who guess with an 8 Ball won't do as well as people who understand the game and follow it IMHO
 
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31. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 23:52 WarPig
 
GET SOME STUFF ON YOUR WISHLIST MY MAN!

Hey, if you're actually offering me a "Major Award" [Christmas Story ref] thanks a lot but don't worry about it man! Like I said, I was just kidding about winning anything. One of the reasons I've turned into mostly a lurker around here is because I just don't game that much anymore (even though I've got a lot of good games waiting for me to play).
 
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30. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 23:15 xXBatmanXx
 
WarPig wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 21:50:
Are you in the BN Steam group? Send me a msg....

/Sent you an email.

I put the thing together - seems only fair I give out a prize.

Who is #30. shulke?

First of all, and I'm pretty sure you all already understand this, I'm just kidding about winning anything.

I did just join the BN group though (although it took me awhile to figure out how).


Edit: Batman - not sure how to msg in Steam and didn't receive an email. Just wanted to make sure you don't think I'm ignoring you.

GET SOME STUFF ON YOUR WISHLIST MY MAN!
 
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 21:50 WarPig
 
Are you in the BN Steam group? Send me a msg....

/Sent you an email.

I put the thing together - seems only fair I give out a prize.

Who is #30. shulke?

First of all, and I'm pretty sure you all already understand this, I'm just kidding about winning anything.

I did just join the BN group though (although it took me awhile to figure out how).


Edit: Batman - not sure how to msg in Steam and didn't receive an email. Just wanted to make sure you don't think I'm ignoring you.

This comment was edited on Dec 30, 2013, 22:10.
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 20:57 jdreyer
 
@Warpig. That was a very funny acceptance speech. Well done!  
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 20:52 xXBatmanXx
 
WarPig wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 20:06:
Creston wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 19:43:
WarPig wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 19:34:
(btw, what did I win?)

What do you mean, what did you win? Blue mentioned you BY NAME in OOTB!!


Well that's very cool and all but I was hoping for a Blue's News coffee mug or hat!

Are you in the BN Steam group? Send me a msg....

/Sent you an email.

I put the thing together - seems only fair I give out a prize.

Who is #30. shulke?

This comment was edited on Dec 30, 2013, 20:58.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 20:26 nin
 
WarPig wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 19:34:
Why thank you, thank you all! This is so unexpected... I, I didn't prepare a speech. First I'd like to thank my parents, who told me I could do anything I set my mind to, even if it meant sitting on my ass for 13 straight hours every Sunday. I'd also like to thank my 9th grade football coach, coach Perry, who said, "You may be small, you may be slow..." And finally I'd like to thank my lucky flipping quarter, without which none of this would be possible. Thank you!


(btw, what did I win?)



Think you get a No Prize. And as Creston said, fame and notoriety from being mentioned in OotB.

 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 20:06 WarPig
 
Creston wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 19:43:
WarPig wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 19:34:
(btw, what did I win?)

What do you mean, what did you win? Blue mentioned you BY NAME in OOTB!!


Well that's very cool and all but I was hoping for a Blue's News coffee mug or hat!
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 19:43 Creston
 
WarPig wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 19:34:
(btw, what did I win?)

What do you mean, what did you win? Blue mentioned you BY NAME in OOTB!!
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 19:34 WarPig
 
Why thank you, thank you all! This is so unexpected... I, I didn't prepare a speech. First I'd like to thank my parents, who told me I could do anything I set my mind to, even if it meant sitting on my ass for 13 straight hours every Sunday. I'd also like to thank my 9th grade football coach, coach Perry, who said, "You may be small, you may be slow..." And finally I'd like to thank my lucky flipping quarter, without which none of this would be possible. Thank you!


(btw, what did I win?)

 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 18:31 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 17:27:
So if Team A is favored by 20 points to win, they'll give some lame reason to go with Team B instead of stating the obvious.
Point spreads aren't exactly gospel either. Mostly they are a matter of the market. Vegas wants the same amount bet on both sides. So, even if Team A "should win", if significantly more people are betting on Team B because they are more popular, Team A will start "getting" points to encourage betting on that side.

Edit: *ugh* gospel, not gossip -- damn fingers

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21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 17:59 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 17:25:
That V8 chainsaw is serious WTF.

I still say Top Gear's V8 Blender takes the absolute V8 crown.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 17:27 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 16:30:
On the Insiders not being better than us, this goes along with commentators often being a beat late -- I'd say three or four times a game one of us will make a comment on the game we are watching only to hear the commentator say the same thing 15 seconds later.

Insiders often buck the conventional wisdom, because they are usually paid by media conglomerates and know that they only get paid if there are ratings. So if Team A is favored by 20 points to win, they'll give some lame reason to go with Team B instead of stating the obvious.
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 17:25 jdreyer
 
That V8 chainsaw is serious WTF.  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 16:30 Mr. Tact
 
On the Insiders not being better than us, this goes along with commentators often being a beat late -- I'd say three or four times a game one of us will make a comment on the game we are watching only to hear the commentator say the same thing 15 seconds later.  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 16:27 Mr. Tact
 
Haha, directly on topic I'd say:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g81pwETvtI
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 16:26 Cutter
 
Man, I was lulzing today driving around. After a night of ETS2 I'm watching truck drivers do their thing and going, 'Pfft, I could do it better than that!'
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 14:38 xXBatmanXx
 
I sucked.....I usually do a lot better - oh well.

On a better note, my Fallout Bobbleheads came in the mail this morning! woohooo!
 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2013, 14:17 Task
 
If fantasy football were more like witcher the video game, then I'd play it :-D  
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