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Tokyo 2020(1) Fantasy Olympics

 
 
markr
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2021 12:56 pm
After a tight evening (at one point McGentrix was leading with just a 5-point lead over fourth place), things have spread out a bit.

Day 12
Code:2021 Standings
1 markr 752 911.00
2 tgordon92 737 911.50
3 McGentrix 733 911.00
4 wheel158 722 911.50
5 Skin Rip 707 910.00
6 Ecartmill 703 911.50
7 fbaezer 686 911.50
8 George 663 909.00
9 lmur 663 911.50
10 ehBeth 660 907.00
11 Ticomaya 658 911.50
12 Oralloy 652 911.50
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markr
 
  1  
Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2021 01:04 pm
@wheel158,
Quote:
You pulled ahead with a big lead! I need as many points from USA and India as I can get; otherwise, I'm toast.

There's still a long way to go. My biggest concerns are USA, GBR and GER.
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tgordon92
 
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Reply Wed 4 Aug, 2021 06:23 pm
@wheel158,
Yup, looks OK now.

Quote:
Looks OK to me; perhaps there was a delay? On the spreadsheet for Georgia, I see:

2 Gold
4 Silver
1 Bronze

I see the same tally on https://www.nbcolympics.com/medals
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2021 06:32 am
@markr,
https://i.imgur.com/hmxUcK7.png

I saw you George....
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markr
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2021 12:15 pm
markr's lead widens a bit. George has paid a heavy price for announcing his sneaking intentions.

Day 13
Code:2021 Standings
1 markr 841 911.00
2 tgordon92 814 911.50
3 McGentrix 809 911.00
4 wheel158 797 911.50
5 Ecartmill 789 911.50
6 Skin Rip 773 910.00
7 fbaezer 757 911.50
8 ehBeth 749 907.00
9 Ticomaya 748 911.50
10 Oralloy 746 911.50
11 lmur 733 911.50
12 George 725 909.00
wheel158
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2021 12:56 pm
@markr,
This challenge is yours to lose, at this point. Ecartmill and/or I might be able to catch you a little, but you're on a roll.
markr
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2021 01:09 pm
@wheel158,
I'm not counting my chickens.
George
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2021 03:23 pm
Wow! That was a fast descent!
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wheel158
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2021 03:35 pm
@markr,
http://www-tc.pbskids.org/images/programs/big-curiousgeorge-countyourchickens.gif
markr
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2021 11:00 pm
@wheel158,
I'll probably take a pounding in Equestrian.
markr
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2021 11:26 pm
@markr,
Oops - I've already taken most of that pounding - just a set of team medals to be awarded.
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tgordon92
 
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Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2021 11:27 pm
@markr,
Quote:
I'll probably take a pounding in Equestrian.


That's only one medal, though. The biggest medal hauls remaining are:

Athletics 15
Boxing 9
Cycling 6
Wrestling 6
Karate 5
Canoeing 4

Everything else has a total of 23 sets of medals remaining, by my count (minus some bronzes that have already been awarded). I think your biggest things to be worried about (at least vs. me and McGentrix) are Georgian boxers and wrestlers, and Germans and Brits in everything. And wheel158 and Ecartmill could still make this interesting with a strong performance from the USA.

wheel158
 
  1  
Reply Thu 5 Aug, 2021 11:43 pm
@tgordon92,
I think Ecartmill has a better shot than I do. But catching markr will be very tough.

USA has a chance at 6 other golds too:

Women's Indoor VB
Women's Water Polo
Women's Basketball
Men's Basketball
Baseball
Women's Golf (with India currently in 2nd place)

Even if I get all these gold medals, and one silver, and markr gets no other points, I'll still be trailing by 8. We'll see, but highly unlikely...
markr
 
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Reply Fri 6 Aug, 2021 10:57 am
@wheel158,
This was painful in men's water polo:
GRE 9
HUN 6

SRB 10
ESP 9

tgordon92 will get 8 points to my 0 or 1.
markr
 
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Reply Fri 6 Aug, 2021 12:02 pm
About a day and a third to go. Nail-biting time.

Day 14
Code:2021 Standings
1 markr 923 911.00
2 tgordon92 889 911.50
3 McGentrix 887 911.00
4 wheel158 858 911.50
5 Ecartmill 857 911.50
6 Skin Rip 847 910.00
7 fbaezer 822 911.50
8 ehBeth 819 907.00
9 Oralloy 816 911.50
10 Ticomaya 815 911.50
11 lmur 794 911.50
12 George 768 909.00
wheel158
 
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Reply Fri 6 Aug, 2021 12:22 pm
I feel so awful for this woman:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/olympics/an-olympic-pentathlete-went-from-first-place-to-31st-and-broke-down-in-tears-after-her-horse-refused-to-jump/ar-AAN0WDb?ocid=msedgntp

The horse wasn't her horse, they are randomly assigned. Terrible.
markr
 
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Reply Fri 6 Aug, 2021 12:58 pm
@wheel158,
Yep. I don't know which happened first, but the article said:
Quote:
Saint Boy was also assigned to Gulnaz Gubaydullina of Russia, and similarly refused to jump, according to the Irish newspaper The Journal.
Seems like whoever had the horse second shouldn't have been assigned that horse.

I don't know anything about the event. If that portion is not an all-at-once race, but an individual race against the clock (like I think is done in Equestrian), seems like they should have given her another chance with a different horse.
lmur
 
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Reply Fri 6 Aug, 2021 03:18 pm
@markr,
Our Irish contestant had a similar problem with her randomly-assigned horse and went from 4th to 18th.
fbaezer
 
  2  
Reply Fri 6 Aug, 2021 06:55 pm
@lmur,
I was in Barcelona 92, watching the event live.
The mean horse's name that time was Alavés.
He threw the Finnish rider.
We had a contender, then, and yes, he got Alavés. Didn't fall, but had a bumpy ride and lost all chances.
tgordon92
 
  1  
Reply Fri 6 Aug, 2021 07:30 pm
@markr,
Looks like this got canceled out by the Kenyans' 1-2 finish in the marathon. I'd have to gain about a point per event to catch you now, so it looks like the battle is for silver between me and McGentrix, with Ecartmill a dark horse to finish in the medals.

Quote:
This was painful in men's water polo:
GRE 9
HUN 6

SRB 10
ESP 9

tgordon92 will get 8 points to my 0 or 1.
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