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justintyme



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PostPosted: 05/21/17 7:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Well, this was an awful week for me...



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PostPosted: 05/21/17 7:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

justintyme wrote:
Well, this was an awful week for me...

Not an easy round. Props to PUmatty for going 8/9!



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PostPosted: 05/23/17 12:55 pm    ::: This is Fun Reply Reply with quote

I actually really enjoy this. Even though I am not great at it, lol. Thanks for doing this!



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PostPosted: 05/26/17 10:22 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I thought this contest was about who gives the most money to their waiter.


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PostPosted: 05/26/17 11:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I thought this contest was about who gives the most money to their waiter.

Nope. It's about who can upend the most cattle.



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PostPosted: 05/27/17 11:48 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
justintyme wrote:
Well, this was an awful week for me...

Not an easy round. Props to PUmatty for going 8/9!


Shocked


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PostPosted: 05/29/17 8:39 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

11/13 for adamj95, AdmiralNeeda, LadyLauren & lynxmania last week, and it's a 6-way tie on the overall standings.



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PostPosted: 05/30/17 6:33 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Home teams have won 17 games, so just picking the home team would end up in a tie for 24th place.


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PostPosted: 05/30/17 7:52 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Home teams have won 17 games, so just picking the home team would end up in a tie for 24th place.

Yep. In case you missed it earlier in the thread my tips are always the home teams, and I'm falling towards the bottom quite quickly.



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PostPosted: 05/30/17 1:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sometimes it's harder to pick the better team than picking the worst team. There are quite a few pretty bad teams this year working for the lottery balls.



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PostPosted: 05/30/17 2:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It's not my first rodeo...Idea Twisted Evil







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PostPosted: 05/30/17 10:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Reminder to tipsters about the early tip-off times of tomorrow's games



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PostPosted: 05/31/17 3:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
Randy wrote:
Home teams have won 17 games, so just picking the home team would end up in a tie for 24th place.

Yep. In case you missed it earlier in the thread my tips are always the home teams, and I'm falling towards the bottom quite quickly.


So you really are an impossible homer...... Laughing


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PostPosted: 06/04/17 6:36 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lynxmania was on track for the first perfect round of the competition until this afternoon.
After getting the first game wrong, Newkid finished the round on a 10-0 streak to win round 4 Smile



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PostPosted: 06/04/17 7:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
Lynxmania was on track for the first perfect round of the competition until this afternoon.
After getting the first game wrong, Newkid finished the round on a 10-0 streak to win round 4 Smile


Crying or Very sad


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PostPosted: 06/05/17 12:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Dallas totally screwed me this week. Twisted Evil



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PostPosted: 06/05/17 1:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

myrtle wrote:
Dallas totally screwed me this week. Twisted Evil


Same, I'm gonna keep voting for them though because that's my team Laughing


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PostPosted: 06/05/17 2:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I might vote for my team in the game polls, but in the tipping contest where valuable bragging rights are at stake - sorry Dream.


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PostPosted: 06/05/17 3:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Good Point, Randy lol. I might start doing that but I think I'm still tied for 2nd even after choosing the Wings, so as long as they don't have to many games that tipping week they'll get my mercy vote haha.


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PostPosted: 06/05/17 9:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Pfft. I tried to get cute and voted against my team this week (I picked Seattle at home). Yeah, okay Lynx, lesson learned.



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PostPosted: 06/09/17 9:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

DAMMIT!! I finally vote against my wings and they win! Maybe I should keep voting against them lol.


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PostPosted: 06/09/17 10:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Bad night for favorites. Sparks and Storm fall to the lowly Wings and Fever. As expected Lynx continue to roll on. I voted for Sparks and Storm but fortunately, almost everyone else did as well.


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PostPosted: 06/10/17 1:18 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
Bad night for favorites. Sparks and Storm fall to the lowly Wings and Fever. As expected Lynx continue to roll on. I voted for Sparks and Storm but fortunately, almost everyone else did as well.



The Warriors lost too... Oh well, another game for me to go to on Monday... Razz



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PostPosted: 06/11/17 7:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Congrats to VentureOutNLive and Calbearman76 - equal winners of round 5!
lynxmania still maintaining a 1 point lead at the top of the overall standings.



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PostPosted: 06/13/17 12:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

damn!

dead last this round Shocked


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PostPosted: 06/13/17 3:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

You know, if we are tracking the Rebkell Polls, they should probably have a time limit set on them so that people cannot vote after the game is half (and sometimes completely) over.

Or at least let me adjust my picks at halftime as well.

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PostPosted: 06/13/17 6:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

justintyme wrote:
You know, if we are tracking the Rebkell Polls, they should probably have a time limit set on them so that people cannot vote after the game is half (and sometimes completely) over.

Or at least let me adjust my picks at halftime as well.

Wink


Just FYI, when I can (which so far has been every time) I'm using the vote count as it stands at tip-off time to do the "Rebkell Polls" picks.

(What would be cool is if some other people could pitch in with starting game threads, because ideally they should be started a multiple of 24 hours before tip-off so that the poll cut-off time can be sync'ed to game tip-off times. The time difference to where I am means that I can't post afternoon game threads at the right times)



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PostPosted: 06/13/17 6:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
justintyme wrote:
You know, if we are tracking the Rebkell Polls, they should probably have a time limit set on them so that people cannot vote after the game is half (and sometimes completely) over.

Or at least let me adjust my picks at halftime as well.

Wink


Just FYI, when I can (which so far has been every time) I'm using the vote count as it stands at tip-off time to do the "Rebkell Polls" picks.

(What would be cool is if some other people could pitch in with starting game threads, because ideally they should be started a multiple of 24 hours before tip-off so that the poll cut-off time can be sync'ed to game tip-off times. The time difference to where I am means that I can't post afternoon game threads at the right times)

I nominate lynxmania. Wink



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PostPosted: 06/13/17 6:58 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

How can you use the poll vote count at tip-off time when the game locks in one's picks 5 hours before the tip-off time? Question






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PostPosted: 06/13/17 7:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

1337 h4x0rz.



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PostPosted: 06/13/17 7:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

justintyme wrote:
1337 h4x0rz.

Yeah, as the admin of the tipping comp I can change anyone's tips at will.



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PostPosted: 06/13/17 7:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

justintyme wrote:
Luuuc wrote:
justintyme wrote:
You know, if we are tracking the Rebkell Polls, they should probably have a time limit set on them so that people cannot vote after the game is half (and sometimes completely) over.

Or at least let me adjust my picks at halftime as well.

Wink


Just FYI, when I can (which so far has been every time) I'm using the vote count as it stands at tip-off time to do the "Rebkell Polls" picks.

(What would be cool is if some other people could pitch in with starting game threads, because ideally they should be started a multiple of 24 hours before tip-off so that the poll cut-off time can be sync'ed to game tip-off times. The time difference to where I am means that I can't post afternoon game threads at the right times)

I nominate lynxmania. Wink


I actually thought about helping Luuuc out with them. Maybe I will! Wink


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PostPosted: 06/16/17 8:05 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Here's a hot tip. I just saw on dot com the scores. It has listed for Today Sun Beating the Liberty 96-76. For Tomorrow Fever Beating Dream 85-74 and Sparks 80 Stars 75. Everyone should adjust their tips accordingly.


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PostPosted: 06/18/17 10:09 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

These past two rounds have been horrible for me, my goodness. Haha


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PostPosted: 06/19/17 7:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

FemmeFatale wrote:
These past two rounds have been horrible for me, my goodness. Haha

There have been results that have tripped up nearly everyone. 2 "horrible" rounds and you're still just 2 points from equal 1st.

Congrats to Dinkytown for winning round 6, and Randy & PamelaT for joining lynxmania at the top of the overall standings. Smile



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PostPosted: 06/19/17 8:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I have no idea how I'm still on top. Glad everyone made similar mistakes Laughing

Welcome Pam and Randy Razz


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PostPosted: 06/22/17 11:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

If only I hadn't signed up 1/2 hour too late to get in my pick for the very first game of the season... I was going to pick the winner, really I was Smile


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PostPosted: 06/23/17 6:54 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I just hope the pressure doesn't get to me. Laughing


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PostPosted: 06/26/17 12:11 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Muneravenmn claims round 7 thanks to an 8-game winning streak. Nice!

Amazingly there are now 7 people tied for 1st place overall:
bcdawg04, Calbearman76, Hangtyme24, FemmeFatale, PUmatty, lynxmania & PamelaT.



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PostPosted: 06/26/17 10:54 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

going on vacation is a killer for fantasy life. But I see I'm in good company tied with pilight, newkid, and tbinta ( and Lady Lauren who I don't 'know') so I guess it's all well and dandy!



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PostPosted: 06/26/17 12:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Luuuc wrote:
Muneravenmn claims round 7 thanks to an 8-game winning streak. Nice!

Amazingly there are now 7 people tied for 1st place overall:
bcdawg04, Calbearman76, Hangtyme24, FemmeFatale, PUmatty, lynxmania & PamelaT.


Slowly but surely creeped into the first place tie Shocked


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