The A2K Fantasy Olympics Beijing 2008

Reply Sat 23 Aug, 2008 10:04 pm
I am disappointed I wasn't able to hold off George, but pleased I was able to stay ahead of the gerbils.

Congrats to all the winners.
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 12:50 am
Unless there are some Russian Women in the boxing finals, it appears that position 28 has been consolidated.

Congrats to tgordon92 and to all other participants. Special thanks to ElStudHoncho for making it interesting at the bottom and for helping to prevent my otherwise Catholic aversion to doing battles with ex-Nuns, particularly Disgraced Ones.

Thanks fbaezer for all your efforts and for creating an enjoyable thread. Looking forward now to the medal ceremony....
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 05:51 am
Thank you for all your hard work, fbaezer. Also, your analyses are excellent!
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 06:51 am
Thank you fbaezer. I enjoyed this thread. I enjoyed being in first place, too. What a blast. Thanks again for your hard work and time. It was appreciated.
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 09:53 am
fbaezer, thank you SO much for putting this together. Lots of fun.

New folks, I do hope you'll stick around. You've been a joy to compete with, as have our beloved regulars.

Gatorade for all!
Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 10:22 am
I'm seconding jespah in hoping the feisty fantasy newcomers to a2k stick around. We have more fantasy games, and lots of argumentative discussions, and camaraderie about the discussions (much of the time.)

Congratulations to tgordon!
Major thanks to fbaezer..

I await settling of disputed positions of the middle and bottom groups...
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 11:19 am
Final results (preliminary).
Official results and medal ceremony, on Monday:

1. tgordon92 (Chicago 2016) - 919 points
2. realjohnboy (WIFF's) - 886
3. hingehead - 874

4. Patada Veloz (Fantasy Warriors) - 865
5. alex - 857
6. jespah (Ring-o-leave-os) - 853
7. Capitalgull (British Dreamers) - 848
8. fbaezer - 832
9. markr -822
10. fom2020 (Pancho's Olympic Team) - 820
11. Barneyhull - 813
12. EhBeth - 802
13. fidell (Castro's Champion Kiwis) - 795
14. wandeljw - 794
15. Calamity Jane - 776
16. Pantalones - 766
17. MyOwnUsername - 761
18. cicerone imposter - 752
19. jpinmilwaukee - 734
20. Foxfyre (Night Owls) - 719
21. MrKingsley - 713
22. McGentrix - 693
23. ossobuco (Dolphinkicking Dogpaddlers) - 693
24. George (TGIF) -644
25. Ticomaya (Ticolympians) - 622
26. Diane (PDQ Geckos) - 602
27. Imur (THIOS) - 561
28. ElStudHoncho (Fighting Gerbils) - 553
Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 11:24 am
Hungary gold in waterpolo, and Morocco - Ethiopia making the 2-3 in the marathon made the difference for Imur.
Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 12:23 pm
My congratulations to the medalists and thanks to Mr. FB for running this game.

Tico, maybe next time we can duke it out a little closer to the top of the table!
Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 12:29 pm
George wrote:
Tico, maybe next time we can duke it out a little closer to the top of the table!

Sounds like a plan, George. Wink
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 12:41 pm
That was fun, thanks to fbaezer! You made us watch the Olympics and I am
glad I did. Thank you also for the work behind the scenes, fbaezer, working
out all the pointing system and posting it every day!

My congratulations to the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of a2k!! You rock! I also hope that the new additions will stick around and get to know the rest of a2k. Very Happy
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 02:07 pm
IT'S DEWEY!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 03:12 pm
Thanks to fbaezer and my distinguished opponents in this really fun fantasy olympics. ElStudHoncho won't have access to a computer until sometime tomorrow, but he will probably have a parting word for the field too. As to whether we can persuade him to stick around, encouragement sometimes does help. Congratulations to the winners and everybody else too. This was great.

And I'm also pointing out that is was through guts, determination, and sheer tenaciousness that allowed the mighty Night Owls to hang on to Position 20.....for days and days now.
Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 03:34 pm
The dogpaddlers failed to fulfill their mission to reach the pool bottom, but did manage to hold steady in a water treading manner at 23, which wasn't easy. Their manager used to be able to swim a mile, but was never much good at water treading.
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 05:55 pm
Promotions and demotions for 2012.

Russia Men and Russia Women will fuse, and Russia will be a Group A option.

Great Britain, promoted to Group A.

Rumania, demoted to Group C

Belarus, promoted to Group B
Canada, promoted to Group B

Austria, demoted to Group D
Greece, demoted to Group D
Iran, demoted to Group D
Indonesia, demoted to Group D
South Africa, demoted to Group D

Georgia, promoted to Group C
Jamaica, promoted to Group C
North Korea, promoted to Group C
New Zealand, promoted to Group C

(Athlete rankings in 2012 will decide the fate of Bulgaria, Sweden, Thailand -demotable to Group D-, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan -promotable to Group C)
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Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 08:53 pm

Thanks for a great competition. I'm kicking myself for not picking Great Britain.

Where do you get your data? Here's what I computed based on this site which claims to be the official site:

tgordon92 940
realjohnboy 903
hingehead 891
alex240101 874
jespah 870
patadaveloz 865
markr 857
capitalgull 850
fom2020 837
fbaezer 832
Barneyhull 830
EhBeth 819
fidell 812
wandeljw 794
MyOwnUsername 779
CalamityJane 779
cicerone imposter 769
Pantalones 763
jpinmilwaukee 751
Foxfyre 739
MrKingsley 730
McGentrix 711
ossobuco 690
George 656
Ticomaya 637
ElStudHoncho 622
Diane 602
Imur 556

Note that CalamityJane and MyOwnUserName tied in every group!
Reply Sun 24 Aug, 2008 09:38 pm
markr wrote:
Note that CalamityJane and MyOwnUserName tied in every group!

That's funny! I guess, we Europeans think alike! Very Happy
Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 01:35 am
But it was with different choices...
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 03:10 am
congratulations to everyone! I think everyone enjoyed a lot this thread and that was the spirit of the game! thanks to fb for his effort to keep us updated on the standings and to (re)kindle the interest on the Olympics.

Though it's not official yet, big congratulations to the first 3 places. Well picked!
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Reply Mon 25 Aug, 2008 10:56 am
I got it exactly from the same source: the official Beijing page.

And indeed I was missing 2 golds and a silver from US Men. Don't know why. Thanks for letting me notice my mistake.

Still there is a difference between your count and mine.
Perhaps the difference comes from the fact that I gave both Men and Women a medal only when the team was mixed. If a woman won an open competition, the medal wouldn't go to a man.

The final official results will be posted in a jiffy.
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