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The A2K Fantasy Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 28 Feb, 2010 05:25 pm
@tgordon92,
what what
where am i?

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thanks for running this, tgordon92

you did a great job, even if you do have a real life Very Happy

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Congrats to all of the medalists, and to everyone who played.

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our hearts are still pounding up here!



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tgordon92
 
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Reply Sun 28 Feb, 2010 05:44 pm
A few stats from this year's competition:

Best possible team:
USA Men 73
Germany Women 63
Norway 75
Austria 44
South Korea 50
China 35
Poland 16
Czech Republic 14
Australia 13
Japan 11
TOTAL 394

Worst possible team:
USA Women 33
Germany Men 34
Italy 11
Switzerland 33
Finland 6
Netherlands 8
Any four non-medal teams
TOTAL 125
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Sun 28 Feb, 2010 07:00 pm

Congratulations to the medal winners. The ceremony will be held tomorrow.

McGentrix adds another laurel to his fantasy sports record (we all fear him in Yahoo!).
George is the one and only A2Ker with 2 fantasy winter olympic medals (he got bronze in Turin).
tgordon92 has become a fantasy olympic legend, he can now boast golds at both summer and winter A2K fantasy olympics... we know now who's the one to beat in London 2012!
Seed
 
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Reply Sun 28 Feb, 2010 07:11 pm
@fbaezer,
man I was hanging in there for so long!
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Seed
 
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Reply Sun 28 Feb, 2010 07:11 pm
@fbaezer,
Quote:
we know now who's the one to beat in London 2012!


Djjd?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 28 Feb, 2010 07:23 pm
Terrific, thank you everybody, especially TGordon and Fbaezer, two champs whatever their medals.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 28 Feb, 2010 07:48 pm
@Seed,
Seed wrote:

Quote:
we know now who's the one to beat in London 2012!


Djjd?

You completely read my mind! Smile
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Sun 28 Feb, 2010 11:06 pm
@realjohnboy,
realjohnboy wrote:

Thanks, tgordon92, for keeping the stats. It was a lot of fun for us here who, quite frankly, don't normally follow the Olympics.
And thanks to Fbaezer for setting this up.


what johnboy said. Don't think I can add to that.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 1 Mar, 2010 01:12 pm
Fantasy Olympic Victory Ceremony

http://www.olympic.org/Global/Images/News/10-2009/Olympic_Medals_1.jpg

Bronze medal, from the United States of America,

http://www.tmvfd.com/page%20folder/Flag/US%20Flag.gif

McGentrix!


Silver medal, from the United States of America

http://www.tmvfd.com/page%20folder/Flag/US%20Flag.gif

George!

Gold medal, and Fantasy Olympic Champion, also from the United States

http://www.tmvfd.com/page%20folder/Flag/US%20Flag.gif

tgordon92!
lmur
 
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Reply Tue 2 Mar, 2010 12:41 am
@fbaezer,
Congrats to tgordon, George and McG. Thanks to TG and FB for creating and maintaining the event.

And to Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg for keeping the Olympic spirit alive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Hubertus_of_Hohenlohe-Langenburg
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tgordon92
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 05:20 pm
One hundred days until London 2012. Who's ready for some Fantasy Olympics?
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 05:43 pm
@tgordon92,
I'll play if someone will set it up.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 06:14 pm
@tgordon92,
tgordon92 - looks like you just volunteered to set this up!

Very Happy
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 06:44 pm
@ehBeth,
If you will set it up, tgordon, I will be happy to troll for players. I am good at that.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 18 Apr, 2012 08:09 pm
I will possibly be in London at the time. If so, I can't host the fantasy game. If not, I'd be glad to do it again.
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tgordon92
 
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Reply Fri 20 Apr, 2012 11:26 am
I may be able to run the pool this year, if I can find the tracking spreadsheet from 2010 and the revised country groupings for 2012 that fbaezer created at the end of the 2008 Games. However, two caveats apply:

1) I'm not on A2K often, just for the Olympics, so someone else should kick off a new thread and introduce the 2012 Fantasy Olympics and look for participants.
2) I'm getting married on August 18, so three weeks before that may not find me as available as others would be for running the pool. If there's anyone who's more available, it might be better if they ran things.

(Also, there's caveat three, which is that if I win again while running the pool, folks will think the fix is in!)
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Fri 20 Apr, 2012 01:07 pm
@tgordon92,
tgordon:
Re #1: I can do that once the game is set up. I have experience trolling for players (football/baseball for a number of years).
Re #2: Once set up on Yahoo, I don't suspect there much else needed in terms of maintenance.
(Is fbaezer going to there covering the games for the Mexican press?)
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 20 Apr, 2012 05:50 pm
OK.

I can host the thread, while RJB does the nagging. This also means setting the rules. I can do the research to make the groupings by country-gender.
What I don't know is if I can keep track and score. Actually I not very good at it.
I can send a spreadsheet made for the game to either tgordon92 or realjohnboy, so either of them do the scorekeeping, certainly better than myself.

--

I am going to London and Cambridge next month (going to be a grandfather for the first time! ) and POSSIBLY will also be in London for the Olympics (it all depends on SKY paying my travel and expenses, of which I'm not sure, since I depend on a third person and prices are dear, as the Brits say).
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Fri 20 Apr, 2012 07:45 pm
@fbaezer,
Cool. If you can set up the rules, I can probably sell it. As I remember it from 2010, countries were divided into tiers. Players had to choose only 0ne or two teams from the top tier plus others from the 2nd tier and the rest from other countries.
My Rolodex is full of names of people who could help with scoring. They may not know that I have their name but I do.
tgordon92
 
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Reply Tue 22 May, 2012 08:36 am
@realjohnboy,
It looks like fbaezer set up most of the tiers for 2012 here: http://able2know.org/topic/119788-26#post-3373042. As I said before, I may not be the most reliable person for scoring this year, but I could do it if no one else is able.
 

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