Out of the Blue

It's not clear from the interface, but it is possible I am still the only entrant in the Blue's News Playoff Pool, suggesting the prize of bragging rights is not a sufficient draw. That's all well and good, because I am not above bragging about coming in first place in a pool of one, so don't be surprised when I rub everyone's face in that.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 11:13
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 11:13
Jan 3, 2015, 11:13
 
When I win the Blues News Playoff pool I expect to be Blues News editor for a day. There will be a few changes around here when I take over. First off I will insta-ban half of the ingrates instantly (you know who you are)!!! Second I will change the name to the Reagle Beagle Blog. Thirdly I will write a macro that instantly issue bans anyone who posts the words "star citizen". Lastly anyone mentioning the words "console". "xbox", or "mobile gaming" will receive an instant live long ban.

OH MY PICKS ARE IN AND WHEN I WIN THINGS ARE GOING TO CHANGE. (NIN get ready for a good ole PERMABAN!)

I have picked very carefully and I expect that once I take over. There will be life long consequences. ->> Go SEATTLE!!!! <<--

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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 13:18
WarPig
 
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Jan 3, 2015, 13:18
 WarPig
 
Blue, I see 17 people in the pool. Click on the "Results" header.

Btw I have the Panthers, Steelers, Bengals, and Cowboys - I just mention that as a helpful guide of who not to pick seeing as my prognostication skills have been terrible this year.

Oh, and going with Reagle's "Blue For a Day" prize scheme, I'd keep everything the same (including all the news stories because I'm lazy) but I'd rename "Out of the Blue" to "The Sausage Fest".
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 13:49
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 13:49
Jan 3, 2015, 13:49
 
BTW if anyone is playing The Crew, friend me at Cpt_Ranger thx.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 14:01
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 14:01
Jan 3, 2015, 14:01
 
Re: 51 years after wreck. 7-inch car part found in Illionois man's arm.

Got to be a joke about hand signals in there somewhere...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 15:15
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 15:15
Jan 3, 2015, 15:15
 
Got my picks in there Blue. LETS DO IT!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 16:35
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 16:35
Jan 3, 2015, 16:35
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 15:15:
Got my picks in there Blue. LETS DO IT!

Thought I'd be the only one with Detroit. But then as I scroll, at the very bottom, there you are

I have no idea how to make my picks. I click edit picks and it shows me a diagram but nothing is interactive. Hmm.

Edit: Oh shit, I think the first game started the minute as I was signing up. Now I must be locked out.

Lions
Cardinals
Ravens
Bengals
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Seahawks
Packers
Patriots
Broncos
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Packers
Patriots
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Patriots

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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 16:46
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Jan 3, 2015, 16:46
 
RoboNerd wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 14:01:
Re: 51 years after wreck. 7-inch car part found in Illionois man's arm.

Got to be a joke about hand signals in there somewhere...

I can't believe it didn't get infected. The turn indicator stalk is probably cleaner than the steering wheel, but not by much.

Also, the end is blunt and 1/2 an inch wide. How the hell did it get in there without them noticing?
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 17:26
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Jan 3, 2015, 17:26
 
Hay Seph, just post your whole deal, I am sure Blue can edit if he is admin....
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 17:58
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 17:58
Jan 3, 2015, 17:58
 
So how come Dallas at 12-4 has to play a WC game, and Seattle at 12-4 doesn't, even though Dallas beat Seattle during the regular season? Confused
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 18:05
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 18:05
Jan 3, 2015, 18:05
 
Doesn't matter how everything else plays out as the Pack is going to win anyway.
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 18:37
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 18:37
Jan 3, 2015, 18:37
 
Try living in Cincinnati where every fucking year the Bengal's get to the playoff game and just give up, but the cult of Bengal's fans love to say 'This is the year!'
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 18:43
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Jan 3, 2015, 18:43
 
WarPig wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 13:18:
Blue, I see 17 people in the pool. Click on the "Results" header.

Btw I have the Panthers, Steelers, Bengals, and Cowboys - I just mention that as a helpful guide of who not to pick seeing as my prognostication skills have been terrible this year.

Oh, and going with Reagle's "Blue For a Day" prize scheme, I'd keep everything the same (including all the news stories because I'm lazy) but I'd rename "Out of the Blue" to "The Sausage Fest".

one of these days we should do this for loose change, if only because i seem to be pretty good at this prognosticating thing heheh. with 80 people in the pickem league, it would add up to lots of sofa coins.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 19:04
WarPig
 
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Jan 3, 2015, 19:04
 WarPig
 
So how come Dallas at 12-4 has to play a WC game, and Seattle at 12-4 doesn't, even though Dallas beat Seattle during the regular season?

I think if Seattle and Dallas were the only two teams with 12-4 records Dallas would get the bye, but since Green Bay also is 12-4 and Seattle beat Green Bay (Cutter) the next tie-breaker is division record. I could be wrong though, and like I said before, I'm not looking it up 'cause I'm lazy.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 19:35
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Jan 3, 2015, 19:35
 
WarPig wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 19:04:
So how come Dallas at 12-4 has to play a WC game, and Seattle at 12-4 doesn't, even though Dallas beat Seattle during the regular season?

I think if Seattle and Dallas were the only two teams with 12-4 records Dallas would get the bye, but since Green Bay also is 12-4 and Seattle beat Green Bay (Cutter) the next tie-breaker is division record. I could be wrong though, and like I said before, I'm not looking it up 'cause I'm lazy.

Like whatever! It was a rough start for GB, but they've been in the zone the last several weeks and that's what counts. They're definitely the strongest contender atm.
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 20:18
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Jan 3, 2015, 20:18
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 18:05:
Doesn't matter how everything else plays out as the Pack is going to win anyway.

Rather the Packers than the fucking Patriots...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 20:18
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Jan 3, 2015, 20:18
 
WarPig wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 19:04:
So how come Dallas at 12-4 has to play a WC game, and Seattle at 12-4 doesn't, even though Dallas beat Seattle during the regular season?

I think if Seattle and Dallas were the only two teams with 12-4 records Dallas would get the bye, but since Green Bay also is 12-4 and Seattle beat Green Bay (Cutter) the next tie-breaker is division record. I could be wrong though, and like I said before, I'm not looking it up 'cause I'm lazy.

Ah, that'd make sense.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 20:20
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Jan 3, 2015, 20:20
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Like whatever! It was a rough start for GB, but they've been in the zone the last several weeks and that's what counts. They're definitely the strongest contender atm.

Yeah, yeah, but if you'll remember, the Hawks started the season pretty rough also. Honestly though, I'd hate to have to go to GB right now but the Packers on the road aren't nearly as scary.

Holy crap, that Panther's defense is looking freakin nasty right now.
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Jan 3, 2015, 22:20
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Jan 3, 2015, 22:20
 
With all of the great video games available, and most for less, I can't believe they are trying to push Evolve for 60!!! What a joke. And what moron at the company thought Dying Light (a Dead Island clone) thought it would be a good idea to come out on GTA5 day!?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 3, 2015, 23:44
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Jan 3, 2015, 23:44
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 22:20:
With all of the great video games available, and most for less, I can't believe they are trying to push Evolve for 60!!! What a joke. And what moron at the company thought Dying Light (a Dead Island clone) thought it would be a good idea to come out on GTA5 day!?

Evolve is like a bad mod. I can't believe they think it's worth the same price as GTA V or any other game, really. Limited maps and gameplay. Left 4 Dead and the sequel did well because they WERE NOT 60 FUCKING DOLLARS! I sure wouldn't have purchased them if they were.
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Jan 3, 2015, 23:47
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Jan 3, 2015, 23:47
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 22:20:
With all of the great video games available, and most for less, I can't believe they are trying to push Evolve for 60!!! What a joke. And what moron at the company thought Dying Light (a Dead Island clone) thought it would be a good idea to come out on GTA5 day!?

Well, they'd picked their release date quite a bit before Rockstar announced the 27th for the PC, and it's GTA5 day only for the PC, and Dying Light comes out on bone and PS4 too. I doubt they care much about PC sales anyway.
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