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The A2K Fantasy Olympics Beijing 2008

 
 
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2008 08:12 pm
@Diane,
Diane wrote:
Although I haven't been on this thread for almost a month, ehBeth needs to know that I was referring to swearing, not the 'other' let 'er rip.

Of course you were, Diane.
Diane
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2008 08:16 pm
@Ticomaya,
Pfft--was not.

It has been oh so exciting to watch the Pretty Damn Quick Geckos go from second from last to third from last. My heart is pounding, gasping for breath, ahh the beauty of it all....

Thanks fbaezer, this is the best Olympics I've seen in years, after becoming disillusioned by the changed countries of origin, the bought judges and all the commercialization. For me, this is the way to go from now on.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 06:19 am
@Ticomaya,
what Tico said. We know the truth.
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 07:48 am
Reporting briefly from the beautiful Texas Panhandle, I OWN position 20. Squatters' rights!
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 04:27 pm
Results after Saturday August 23.

The last sprint, and the experts' favorite is on the lead:

1. tgordon92 (Chicago 2016) - 895 points
2. realjohnboy (WIFF's) - 864
3. hingehead - 860

4. Patada Veloz (Fantasy Warriors) - 854
5. alex - 840
6. jespah (Ring-o-leave-os) - 836
7. Capitalgull (British Dreamers) - 825
8. fbaezer - 805
9. markr -802
10. fom2020 (Pancho's Olympic Team) - 798
11. Barneyhull - 793
12. wandeljw - 786
13. EhBeth - 779
14. fidell (Castro's Champion Kiwis) - 773
15. Pantalones - 758
16. Calamity Jane - 754
17. MyOwnUsername - 739
18. cicerone imposter - 726
19. jpinmilwaukee - 720
20. Foxfyre (Night Owls) - 699
21. MrKingsley - 688
22. McGentrix - 670
23. ossobuco (Dolphinkicking Dogpaddlers) - 656
24. George (TGIF) -621
25. Ticomaya (Ticolympians) - 610
26. Diane (PDQ Geckos) - 577
27. ElStudHoncho (Fighting Gerbils) - 537
28. Imur (THIOS) - 527
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 04:39 pm
WARNING! THIS IS THE OFFICIAL RESULT:

Results after Saturday August 23.

The last sprint, and the experts' favorite is on the lead:

1. tgordon92 (Chicago 2016) - 895 points
2. realjohnboy (WIFF's) - 867
3. hingehead - 863

4. Patada Veloz (Fantasy Warriors) - 854
5. alex - 843
6. jespah (Ring-o-leave-os) - 836
7. Capitalgull (British Dreamers) - 828
8. fbaezer - 805
9. markr -802
10. fom2020 (Pancho's Olympic Team) - 801
11. Barneyhull - 793
12. wandeljw - 786
13. EhBeth - 782
14. fidell (Castro's Champion Kiwis) - 773
15. Pantalones - 758
16. Calamity Jane - 754
17. MyOwnUsername - 742
18. cicerone imposter - 729
19. jpinmilwaukee - 723
20. Foxfyre (Night Owls) - 702
21. MrKingsley - 688
22. McGentrix - 670
23. ossobuco (Dolphinkicking Dogpaddlers) - 659
24. George (TGIF) -621
25. Ticomaya (Ticolympians) - 613
26. Diane (PDQ Geckos) - 577
27. ElStudHoncho (Fighting Gerbils) - 537
28. Imur (THIOS) - 530

(not that it changes much; I was missing one Greek silver)
jespah
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 05:22 pm
@fbaezer,
Chicago! Doing well!
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 05:25 pm
@jespah,
New Mexico crew, doing poorly!!!
fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 05:27 pm
@ossobuco,
Myself, defeating Pancho's Olympic Team by the exact margin I want to.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 05:37 pm
I just want to congratulate rjb for being numero dose.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 06:01 pm
It ain't over 'til it's over, c.i.

Look at the Ticolympian marathon runner from Liechtenstein. He started in 98th and has leaped to 94th already.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 06:05 pm
@fbaezer,
Oy, I am losing grounds here...what happened to the Japanese, French and Italian teams? Get out and get some gold medals for crying out loud!!
fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 06:19 pm
Dolphinkincking's very own Nepalese marathoner is way ahead of Tico's Lichtensteinite: 84th vs. 93th (Hey, but Tico's guy's jumped another place).

Osso's weird team is fighting real hard on the last day: the Eritreans are looking for medals. And Iceland -much of Laeknir Scrat's delight, I suppose- will go for the gold in handball.

fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 06:23 pm
@CalamityJane,
France has 2 boxers and the handball team on the finals, Italy has one boxer and the rythmic gimnastics team. They all have marathoners (but then, who hasn't).
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 06:44 pm
@fbaezer,
I am just watching the Brazilian girls how happy they are defeating the US girls
in volleyball. I like to see when they're so overly excited over their win...makes you feel good, eh?
fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 06:45 pm
OK.
To win, rjb needs badly for all the Italians to get gold and both Cubans to lose their bouts.
The silver-bronze medal fight depends on the Italians' performance (rjb), vis a vis a good Kenyan run for Hingehead, a Kazakhstan boxing victory for Patada Veloz, Cuban victories (or an Israeli or South African surprise) for Jespah and a Danish miracle for Alex.
fbaezer
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 07:04 pm
@CalamityJane,
The joy of victory, yes... and what I dislike is people looking sad or angry while receiving a silver or bronze medal.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 07:11 pm
@fbaezer,
Did I pick a nepalese marathoner? Didn't mean to. You mean an eritrean about equal to that in concept? ... I have friends from there, or used to, years go by, and did read about an eritrean runner way back when I was doing my guessing.

You'll all be sorry next year, we new mexicans will do some research.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 07:15 pm
@ossobuco,
I picked kenya and cuba too, though looking at that taekwondo guy gives me pause. Maybe I'll move up to 22.89 th place.
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tgordon92
 
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Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 08:38 pm
@fbaezer,
I think that the marathon results have made me confident enough that I won't stay up late tonight to watch boxing. It's been a pleasure competing against everyone here, and a bit of a surprise for me that I've done so well, since I have a long history of poor fantasy sports performances. Thank you to the regulars for letting an outsider participate. It was great fun to have 13 additional countries to root for! And fbaezer, many thanks for organizing and scoring the whole competition.
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