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The A2K World Cup 2010 Striker Fantasy Game

 
 
fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 08:11 pm
Four years ago, we had a prominent collaborator, drafted from A2K:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=es&sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cronica.com.mx%2Fnota.php%3Fid_nota%3D247237

Unlike my column, it seems quite readable with the google translator.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 08:21 pm
@fbaezer,
!!!
realjohnboy
 
  1  
Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 08:36 pm
@ossobuco,
Of all the little things in life, football is by far the most important.
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lmur
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jun, 2010 04:41 pm
@fbaezer,
Thank you.
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 09:34 am
I can't believe I'm watching Brazil in a major melt-down
fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 10:33 am
Bad news for the Fabiano crowd, good news for Pantalones:

Scoreboard, phase 2:

1. Pantalones 19 (6 goals)
2. Sjaradona 19 (5 goals)
3. fbaezer 14 (4)
3. ossobuco 14 (4)
5. George 13 (4)
6. Francis 12 (3)
7. Mc Gentrix 12 (3, 1 PK)
8. Robert Gentel 11 (5)
9. lmur 11 (3)
10. Calamity Jane 10 (4)
10. Walter Hinteler 10 (4)
12. ehbeth 10 (3)
13. Don Camilo 9 (2)
14. realjohnboy 7 (4)
15. failures art 1 (1)

General scoreboard

1. fbaezer 38 (10 goals)
2. Sjaradona 38 (8 goals)
3. Calamity Jane 37 (13 goals)
4. Robert Gentel 36 (11 goals, 1 header)
4. Pantalones 36 (11 goals, 1 header)
6. ossobuco 33 (10 goals)
7. Francis 30 (11 goals)
8. McGentrix 29 (9 goals)
9. ehbeth 29 (8 goals)
10. George 28 (9 goals)
11. lmur 24 (9 goals)
12. Walter Hinteler 23 (9 goals)
13. Don Camilo 20 (8 goals)
14. Realjohnboy 19 (9 goals)
15. Failures Art 1 (1 goal)
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George
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 11:18 am
@panzade,
panzade wrote:

I can't believe I'm watching Brazil in a major melt-down

An own-goal?!?!?!?!?!?
Yikes.
George
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 11:24 am
I've got Forlan and Gyan in the next match.
Make me proud, lads!
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ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 01:33 pm
@panzade,
that was positively sick-making

<sobs>
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 04:35 pm
Only two games left in this leg... and a new leader on the general scoreboard!


Scoreboard, phase 2:

1. Pantalones 19 (6 goals)
2. Sjaradona 19 (5 goals)
3. Robert Gentel 16 (6)
4. Francis 16 (4)
5. George 15 (5)
6. fbaezer 14 (4)
6. ossobuco 14 (4)
8. Mc Gentrix 14 (4, 1 PK)
9. lmur 12 (4)
10. Calamity Jane 10 (4)
10. Walter Hinteler 10 (4)
12. ehbeth 10 (3)
13. Don Camilo 9 (2)
14. realjohnboy 7 (4)
15. failures art 1 (1)

General scoreboard

1. Robert Gentel 41 (12 goals)
2. fbaezer 38 (10 goals)
3. Sjaradona 38 (8 goals)
4. Calamity Jane 37 (13 goals)
5. Pantalones 36 (11 goals)
6. Francis 34 (11 goals)
7. ossobuco 33 (10 goals)
8. McGentrix 31 (10 goals)
9. ehbeth 29 (8 goals)
10. George 30 (10 goals)
11. lmur 25 (10 goals)
12. Walter Hinteler 23 (9 goals)
13. Don Camilo 20 (8 goals)
14. Realjohnboy 19 (9 goals)
15. Failures Art 1 (1 goal)
fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 05:45 pm
@fbaezer,
2nd leg analysis:

Eliminated by the math:

Failures Art (no comments).
McGentrix cannot make any more points.
Don Camilo: A hat-trick by Messi, and no other chosen striker scoring would put him in 21 points... but RJB would have 22.
ehbeth: If El Niño Torres wakes up with a lot of goals, RJB would still defeat her; if its Higuaín who scores, several players would be ahead of her.
lmur: His only remaining strikers, Villa and Higuaín, are in a higher position in osso's picks.
Francis: His only remaining striker, Higuaín, is in a higher position with Robert Gentel.

Scarse or only theoretical possibility:
ossobuco needs a weird combination of goals by Villa, Higuaín, Klose and Messi (Villa to score at least 2 goals, and at least one more goal than Higuaín, plus Klose and Messi to score twice each) AND Tévez and Podolski not to score.
Calamity Jane needs Higuaín and Klose to combine for 6 goals AND Özul, Podolski and Villa not to score.
fbaezer needs Klose to score at least two goals AND at least one more than Villa and Higuaín AND Tévez and Podolski not to score.
Realjohnboy needs a hat-trick by Messi and no other chosen striker to score (except for Torres), or 2 goals by Messi and 2 goals by Torres, and no other chosen striker to score (except for one Özil goal, at the most).
Walter Hinteler needs 2 goals by Özil and Podolski not to score, or 3 goals by Özil and 1 by Podolski AND, in both cases, Villa and Tévez no to score.
George only needs 2 goals by Higuaín AND for Villa, Tévez and Podolski not to score AND Özil to score less than 3 goals.

So the race looks now between:

Pantalones, who has Podolski on the top of his list.
Sjaradona, who has Tévez in place number two...
... and Robert Gentel, who has Higuaín in place number 3.

The three of them have Villa, but the one who benefits the most is Sjaradona, who has him at the top (Villa's second for Pantos, 4th for Robert).
A goal by Higuaín, and none by Podolski, Tévez or Villa will give the medal to Robert. But... for every Villa goal, he'd need another one by Higuaín. A goal by Tévez or Podolski, would force Higuaín to score 3.
Sjaradona has lots of chances: a goal by Tévez means a phase win IF Podolski doesn't score and Higuaín doesn't make a hat-trick. A goal by Villa means the win IF Podolski doesn't score.
Pantalones only needs Podolski to score (OR Villa, Tévez and Higuaín NOT to score AND Özil no to score twice). If Podolski scores once and Villa, Tévez or Higuaín score at least twice, then it's Sjaradona's or Robert's win.

I'm sure you all noticed that I made it as simple as I could.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 06:22 pm
@George,
I had to look up own goal, egads.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 06:24 pm
@fbaezer,
fb, I think you are a genius for keeping track of all this. Or at least swell to do so.




edit - now that I read your next post, I'm back to 'genius'.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 06:38 pm
@fbaezer,
You really need to pay more attention to this, slacker.
Germany - Argentina tomorrow should be a great game. I mean match.
George
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 08:33 pm
Hard to beat the second half, extra time, and shoot-out between Ghana
and Uruguay for sheer entertainment. That was wild.
fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 08:46 pm
@George,
Crazy, and the Uruguayan who shot the last penalty kick is nobody else but Washington Sebastián Abreu, El Loco Abreu, who of course happens to be quite a character.
Everybody knows Abreu shoots penalty kicks by "pinching" the ball. Always.
Everybody, it seems, except the Ghanians.

---

On an aside, I found some reactions about Suarez' hand in American media totally naïve.
It's not cheating, it was a valid last resort action, properly penalized by the referee, but wasted by Ghana.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 3 Jul, 2010 08:17 am
I guess I should have changed my players, but I just got back from Europe
and had no time to check again...
When can I change the players if at all?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 3 Jul, 2010 08:20 am
@CalamityJane,
Well, I think that the actual match could be finished by the ref now: we've sen all players, Germany is leading - so why all those other 75 minutes?
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 3 Jul, 2010 08:22 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Wouldn't that be nice, Walter, hehe, but don't underestimate Argentina.

Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 3 Jul, 2010 09:31 am
@CalamityJane,
Actually, it's been better that they didn't listen to me ...
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