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The A2K Fantasy Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 07:28 am
@George,
George wrote:
Everybody plays to finish in first place.


nah

not at all

I'm playing just to feel like I have a valid excuse to check out the thread for rjb stories. I could "follow" him, but that feels a bit too sterile for me at this point.
George
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 07:33 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

. . . nah

not at all . . .

Really?
OK, not everybody.
Most?
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tgordon92
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 07:38 am
@realjohnboy,
Speak for yourself, rjb! I am aiming to repeat my title from 2008
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 07:42 am
@George,
George wrote:
Everybody plays to finish in first place.


i want to finnish in third place

don't want all the spotlight associated with first, can't take the depression that comes with second (knowing i wasn't good enough to be number 1), but love the third place, knowing you were better than rest of the pack to medal
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tgordon92
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 08:09 am
Standings through Day 7 (Feb 18):

1) tgordon92 138
2) McGentrix 135
3) George 134
4) Seed 117
5) fbaezer 114
6) jespah 111
7) tsarstepan 107
8) lmur 105
8) ossobuco 105
10) realjohnboy 103
11) alex240101 98
11) ehBeth 98
13) rhyss 96
14) engineer 91
15) djjd62 87

Looks like the top three might be starting to pull away.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 08:09 am
Well, I have been accused of being too competitive by my wife. I always play to be first. I took about 15 minutes in picking my teams. I googled 2006 winter olympic medal count, then chose the highest count in each tier set up for us hoping they would repeat their prior performance.

Seems to be working ok so far.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 08:15 am
@tgordon92,
of course 15th is good too, like five 3rd place finishes
George
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 09:01 am
@McGentrix,
McGentrix wrote:

. . . I googled 2006 winter olympic medal count, then chose the highest count in each tier set up for us hoping they would repeat their prior performance . . .

Good idea. Never thought of that.
George
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 09:43 am
@George,
USA v Canada in Men's Hockey is Sunday Feb 21.
Each is so far undefeated.
Each is already guaranteed to go through to the Playoff Round.
Will they hold something back or go for it?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 12:01 pm
@George,
I thought there was a chance Canada could be knocked out of the medal round before that.

Don't tell anyone, but I'm not expecting great things of the Canadian Men's Hockey team. The women, that's another thing. We've got women in our office, who play in house leagues, who play better than most of the opposition faced by the Canadian Women's Hockey team so far.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 12:24 pm
@ehBeth,
discussion on the cbc this morning about the possibility axing women's hockey, as the rest of the world is not any near the calibre of our hockey program
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 12:25 pm
@djjd62,
i'd be happy to see the mens hockey go back to amateurs as well
George
 
  1  
Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 12:33 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

I thought there was a chance Canada could be knocked out of the medal round before that.

Don't tell anyone, but I'm not expecting great things of the Canadian Men's Hockey team. The women, that's another thing. We've got women in our office, who play in house leagues, who play better than most of the opposition faced by the Canadian Women's Hockey team so far.

Nope, Canada's going through. But there could be upsets along the way.

I won't tell anyone about your doubts. You're flirting with treason in the eyes
of some of your fellow Canuckians.

I've watched a bit of the Canadian and US women's games.
It's all warm-up until the two face each other.
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George
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 12:36 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

i'd be happy to see the mens hockey go back to amateurs as well

If they were really amateurs, I'd agree.
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Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 01:12 pm
just popping by to say...

"GOOD LUCK AMY"
George
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 03:33 pm
Totally misunderstood the hockey playoff structure.
Here's the straight poop from the Vancouver2010 site:

Upon completion of the preliminary round, teams will be ranked 1D
through 12D. The top four ranked teams (1D though 4D) will receive
byes to the quarter-final round. The remaining eight teams will compete
for the remaining four quarter-final positions.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 07:19 pm
2 golds for Norway today I think. Go Norway.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 07:33 pm
@tgordon92,
I'm quite chuff to find myself now in the top 10.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 07:35 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

of course 15th is good too, like five 3rd place finishes

So have you signed a few corporate endorsement deals yet? What? $10 million from Nike? $5.75 from Accenture? $2.5 million from GM?
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realjohnboy
 
  1  
Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 07:36 pm
@tsarstepan,
"chuff."
 

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