2010-11 U.S. Figure Skating Fantasy Challenge

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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  2. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    Yay! I've already submitted my scorecard. This always makes the events so much more fun for me. :)
     
  3. MysticHaze

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    Thank you for the reminder! I always enjoy doing these.
     
  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    :lol:
     
  5. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    I won Skate Canada! Would like to give a shout-out to those who gave practice reports for aiding my picks. :)
     
  6. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    I always suck at this game but darn it, I keep trying to pick the right people anyway, LOL :lol:
     
  7. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    Oops, double post. Anyway, I finished 54th week 1 and 55th week 2. I'm certainly consistent! Finding this game slightly easier and less humiliating than the FSU prediction game, but enjoying them both...
     
  8. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    Taking out Pang/Tong is kind of smart and bizarre at the same time. :eek:
     
  9. Puffy71

    Puffy71 New Member

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    As the commissioner of fantasy skating, I admit that omitting Pang and Tong from the game this week is a little bizarre. However, there is no one else is the field who is in their league, and the other seven entries fall neatly into three "pools." While it was not my preference to leave them out, doing so was the fairest thing to do.
     
  10. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    Haha, same! I make picks that seem oh so very logical at the moment, but I never seem to get very far!
     
  11. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Congrats to haribobo for winning Cup of Russia this week (2000 points) AND zooming to the top of the leaderboard! (9837 points total) :cool:

    ETA Overall Leaderboard top 12 after CoR:

    Rank Team Name Score
    1 haribobo 9837
    2 In Memory of Stacy 9751
    3 Team Deutschland 9697
    4 Team America 9647
    5 Divas in Training 9642
    6 Hearts of Gold 9633
    7 oscarella 9625
    8 luv2sk8 9622
    9 Don't You Know Craig 9612
    10 T DM 9603
    10 T u-mskating 9603
    12 RachAngels 9584

    CoR standings top 12:
    1 haribobo 2000
    2 Amazing Axels 1990
    3 T Team America 1977
    3 T Poggi 1977
    5 In Memory of Stacy 1969
    6 Tamara 1958
    7 Buttle Babes 1942
    8 czisnysnumber1 1929
    9 The Golden Pheasants 1912
    10 The Golden E.D.G.E.S. 1901
    11 Sasha's Team 1886
    12 icetiff 1885
     
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  12. mgobluegirl

    mgobluegirl Well-Known Member

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    All those dance withdrawals totally killed my predictions this week :(
     
  13. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    :hat1: Thanks! Somehow I am winning this one but almost last place in the FSU game. :rofl:
     
  14. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    I went crashing from the top of the leaderboard to trailing by three hundred points. :wall: Oh well, it was fun while it lasted....
     
  15. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    Haha, Haribobo, what's your secret? :D
     
  16. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    I totally suck. :rofl:
     
  17. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    Blind faith in Tomas Verner, and lucked out picking the dance teams who finished the competition. ;) It really stinks when you pick a skater/team that withdraws, happened to me in the past. I like that the FSU game lets you go down your list so your score is not devastated by a withdrawal.
     
  18. Lurking Skater

    Lurking Skater Ms Lurker if you're nasty

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    CoR was my best event thus far, until all three of my dance picks withdrew and I went back to my usual placement range.

    I always seem to sick at picking the right skaters. :wall:
     
  19. stjeaskategym

    stjeaskategym Well-Known Member

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    So far, 4 of my skaters have withdrawn mid-competition (all three dance teams this weekend + Voronov a couple weeks ago). I've fallen from top 5 overall to 200th something place. :lol: I wish the computer could just select a different pick at random when someone withdraws so that all our other picks don't go to complete waste. I applaud everyone who gets through this entire season without one of your picks withdrawing and sucking all the fun out of it for you. :lol:
     
  20. luvsasha2

    luvsasha2 Well-Known Member

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    Me too! i picked all three teams who withdrew. :lol:
     
  21. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

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    I picked the Hubbells and Faiella/Scali and dropped 10 places overall. It's not horrible, and I'm still in the top 25 overall, but it still kinda sucks.
     
  22. Impromptu

    Impromptu Well-Known Member

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    Mine too
     
  23. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    My rankings have been so random this year! I've had the following rankings through the GP series: 207T, 100T, 22T, 87T, and now I'm at 58 all by myself. :p I'm either decent in my picks or really bad, LOL :lol: I am happy that I picked at least two dance teams who ended up part of the final five at CoR this weekend! :D
     
  24. ChelleC

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    So did I!
     
  25. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

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    I hadn't even looked at the leaderboard till just now because my picks have been dismal this year. So I was pleasantly surprised to see that 81, 159, 95, 139, and 89 add up to 15th place overall. :lol: Fuzzy math.
     
  26. JeffClair1979

    JeffClair1979 Active Member

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    Ugh, I missed the cutoff to submit my predictions for the last one... And I WAS in 37th place before that! DAMNIT!!!!!!
     
  27. neptune

    neptune Well-Known Member

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    Now that takes talent. ;)

    Mail in an absentee ballot. ;)

    As long as you lose all points when a team withdraws, luck plays a huge part. I'd say this contest is at least 50% luck. The most important thing, I think, is not to take things too seriously and to just have fun. Whenever I submit my picks, I usually do it in less than 2 minutes. IOW, I don't sit and think real hard about any of them. Sometimes I end up doing half-decently, sometimes I bomb. But either way, at least I know I didn't waste a lot of time on the silly contest. :)
     
  28. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    I totally suck at this game. It's rather disheartening. :rofl:
     
  29. stjeaskategym

    stjeaskategym Well-Known Member

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    I've had so many points erased off the board from skaters withdrawing mid-competition, it's as if I forgot to submit my picks one week. Joubert withdrawing at TEB killed me again. :lol:
     
  30. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    Jinlin Guan was on the gamecard the night before, but he was mysteriously absent at the competition. But even though I made really good picks otherwise, I still wound up in the high 200's? Argh.