Amazing Race Predictions Game: Lilia Wins! (/ Burns her 27 Dresses)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Beefcake, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Beefcake

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    Disclaimer :shuffle:

    This week's results brought to you Old Eyes, Inc., with a generous grant from the American Public School System. Yeh, there were a couple of minor difficulties within last week's results. For one, genevieve has slipped a spot from last place (24th) to last place (25th) ... upon the discovery that my counting of one of the "ties" was off by one, last week, and therefore we have 25 entrants vice 24. :eek:

    :wideeyes: For two, I missed recording two of FiveRinger's Pick 'Em points. This discovery combined with her strong score this week propelled FiveRinger into 1st frigging place! :encore: An aside: I'll miss a Pick 'Em point or three occasionally, due to this convoluted Excel spreadsheet and that old eyes and math thing, but it'll come back to roost the next week.

    :) Along with FiveRinger, Fridge Break and minuet are really rocking the Pick 'Em category.

    ;) Meanwhile, Prancer and itofan are likely rueing the non-elimination of Kevin & Michael, as they'd have hit that dead-on in the Rank 'Em. Conversely, a few of you (I'm lookin' at you, KHenry and merrywidow!) are pretty darned glad for said NEL. (For at least a week :shuffle:)

    Lots of movement, as is expected early-on:

    Rankings - Week 2

    NAME PRIOR RANK PRIOR PTS NEW PTS TOTAL PTS NEW RANK

    FiveRinger 14t 6 10 16 1
    love skating 1t 9 5 14 2t
    itofan 1t 9 5 14 2t
    ElizabethAnne 8t 7 7 14 2t
    Kedrin 8t 7 7 14 2t
    Fridge Break 14t 6 8 14 2t
    PrincessLeppard 14t 6 8 14 2t
    Jamesy 14t 6 8 14 2t
    minuet 14t 6 7 13 9
    merrywidow 3t 8 4 12 10t
    SCG888 3t 8 4 12 10t
    KHenry 3t 8 4 12 10t
    rfisher 3t 8 4 12 10t
    The Village Idiot 3t 8 4 12 10t
    shan 8t 7 5 12 10t
    Lilia A 8t 7 5 12 10t
    Prancer 8t 7 5 12 10t
    Lara 8t 7 5 12 10t
    Bev Johnston 14t 6 5 11 19t
    oleada 14t 6 5 11 19t
    sk8pics 14t 6 5 11 19t
    allezfred 21 5 5 10 22
    KikiSashaFan 22 4 4 8 23
    Flatfoote 23 2 5 7 24
    genevieve 24 -1 5 4 25
     
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  2. merrywidow

    merrywidow Well-Known Member

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    My top 4 picks came in 6,7,8 & 9th. Only because of the non elimination have I been able to keep them all in the race. Somehow I'm not feeling very confident for this season.:wideeyes:
     
  3. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    Woot! I'm on my way down the list. :cheer2:
     
  4. Beefcake

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    :drama: I'm feeling a bit dizzy ... the world is askew ... not used to seeing you be our low scorer for the week.
     
  5. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    Tied for second, kittens. Eat it, haterz. :p

    Well, this week at least.....
     
  6. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    Do I get a special prize for going from last to even further down last?
     
  7. FiveRinger

    FiveRinger Well-Known Member

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    :wideeyes: OMG! :huh: Are there STFU smilies? Or a pat yourself on the back? This is the first time that I have ever been first, or remotely close!!! Wow--somebody's going to make me think that I actually made some decent picks this season. I'm excited.

    But, I expect to slide down towards the basement. It's where I've been the most comfortable! :D
     
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  8. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    I blame Vickie. If she'd stuffed Nick in that wheelbarrow or wrapped that wheel around his neck, they'd have been last where they were supposed to be.
     
  9. FiveRinger

    FiveRinger Well-Known Member

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    But, unfortunately, they'd still be in the race since this was an NEL. Hopefully, their asses will be out next week. It'd make me and most people playing our game this season really happy.
     
  10. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    me too and if Nick and Vicki don't go next week I'm going down at warp speed!!!
     
  11. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    There's going to be a fight for last place. Gen has tried to get a lock by having that extra penalty, but I'm confident I can bump her up.
     
  12. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    Well I think I can take both of you!!! :D
     
  13. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    Don't underestimate the advantage of incumbency :p
     
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  14. minuet

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    yay I'm moving up! I was really nervous last night with the Doctors cause I don't want to lose them for awhile but they pulled through :)
     
  15. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    Yeah? I'm betting my incompetency can trump your incumbency.
     
  16. Beefcake

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    Hmmm, did I mention? There's an Anna Trebunskaya :glamor: look-alike BONUS, so go ahead with that Annawannabe makeoer you're mulling over, and your race-to-the-bottom ends pronto.
     
  17. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    :rofl: I havn't figured out how to get her body yet so I'm safe.
     
  18. Prancer

    Prancer The "specialness" that is Staff Member

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    I wuzrobbed! When has TAR ever had such an early NEL leg?

    :soapbox:
     
  19. FiveRinger

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    Can we get a do-over? I'm sure just about everybody would be extremely happy if Chad would just disappear? I kept hoping he would fly off of one of those sleds and land in outerspace.
     
  20. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break Well-Known Member

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    I would have loved that, especially considering I had Chad & Stephanie going out at this stage in my Rank 'Em's! :EVILLE:
     
  21. Beefcake

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    This'll have to be quick. I've been sitting on an ice cube for 10 minutes, wisely preparing for "my" stint on TAR, and - wouldn't you know it - I've been called to a meeting. Need to go dry my fanny with the hand blower. Picturing that, are you? :p

    Theme for this week's results, "He giveth and he taketh away" :puppet: ... many of you did well in Pick 'Em, but gave it away on Rank 'Em. And vice versa, but not as much.

    Nearly an upside down week, with many of you dramatically changing positions. itofan took the biggest tumble, from 2nd (tie) to 23rd (tie). :( itofan, you can blame it on sk8pics, who took almost the same trip ... in the opposite. 19th (tie) to 1st (tie)!

    Only one of last week's top 9, FiveRinger is still in the top 10! FR retains first place, well in a tie now actually with the aforementioned sk8pics and rfisher*, but her future has dimmed somewhat due to J&C's elimination. *rfisher? rreally? :eek:

    More topsy turvyness: The nine or so who were clustered in a 10th place tie last week ... all rose into the top 10 this week. Weird stuff.

    Ah, but there is some comforting sameness. Lilia A and merrywidow began their annual ascent, and are tied for 4th with some obscure people we don't need to mention individually. We'll just call them the Liashenkos. And genevieve, bless her heart, was the sole player to hold firm her position!

    WEEK 3 RESULTS

    NAME PRIOR RANK PRIOR PTS NEW PTS TOTAL PTS NEW RANK
    FiveRinger 1 16 3 19 1t
    rfisher 10t 12 7 19 1t
    sk8pics 19t 11 8 19 1t
    merrywidow 10t 12 6 18 4t
    KHenry 10t 12 6 18 4t
    The Village Idiot 10t 12 6 18 4t
    Lilia A 10t 12 6 18 4t
    Prancer 10t 12 6 18 4t
    Lara 10t 12 6 18 4t
    SCG888 10t 12 5 17 10t
    shan 10t 12 5 17 10t
    Bev Johnston 19t 11 6 17 10t
    ElizabethAnne 2t 14 2 16 13
    love skating 2t 14 1 15 14t
    Kedrin 2t 14 1 15 14t
    Fridge Break 2t 14 1 15 14t
    Jamesy 2t 14 1 15 14t
    oleada 19t 11 4 15 14t
    KikiSashaFan 23 8 7 15 14t
    PrincessLeppard 2t 14 0 14 20t
    allezfred 22 10 4 14 20t
    Flatfoote 24 7 7 14 20t
    itofan 2t 14 -1 13 23t
    minuet 9 13 0 13 23t
    genevieve 25 4 0 4 25
     
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  22. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    Considering that I fell a place last week, that's an improvement! :cheer2:
     
  23. jamesy

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    rfisher cheats
     
  24. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    It's my fake to the left to throw you all off guard before I take my rightful place at the bottom. Go bet on me now. :D
     
  25. KikiSashaFan

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    I'm slowly moving up in the world of Amazing Race :cheer:
     
  26. ElizabethAnne

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    Wow 13th place all to myself and right in the middle. I wish I had been tied for 4th too so I could be obscure.

    I will miss Jonathan and Connor, but they did it to themselves by not giving up on the sledding task earlier.
     
  27. sk8pics

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    :lol::lol: I have no idea how this happened, but I'll bask for the moment...:encore:;)
     
  28. itofan

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    :wuzrobbed I knew it was too good to last.
     
  29. Prancer

    Prancer The "specialness" that is Staff Member

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    I'm telegraphing something I'm sure you can see a mile away, Beefy. :2faced:
     
  30. Beefcake

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    Shake up! Yawny Volleyballers tripped up very few of you (average deviation from their finish of short of 3 ordinals), but two of you had them first, translating to a -7 score. They being PrincessLeppard, who feel a few slots in the standings for her crime, and genevieve, who fortunately didn't fall at all :p in the standings.

    Lingering in the Bad News category for a bit longer ... :( ... four of you are now down to half (2) of your Pick 'Ems: minuet, Jamesy, itofan, and the aforementioned PL. Also, besting PL in the "biggest drop" in the standings category was sk8pics -- 1st tie to 10th tie.

    Now for a little Good News. :) As KikiSashaFan exclaimed in the TAR proper thread, she nearly nailed the volleyballers correct exit position -- 8th. Well, that was KSF's only small mistake, as she was perfect in the Rank 'Em this week. 10 points earned of 10 points available! This kickass effort also earned KSF the "biggest rise" of the week -- 10 spots, 14th tie to 4th tie.

    KSF is one of 8 of you still holding all four Pick 'Em selections ... joining oleada, Lara, KHenry, Prancer, Lilia A, merrywidow, and shan. In Dick Button terms, this should hold each of you in good stead for the remainder of this game. :COP:

    STANDINGS, WEEK 3:

    NAME PRIOR RANK PRIOR PTS NEW PTS TOTAL PTS NEW RANK
    Lilia A 4t 18 8 26 1
    FiveRinger 1t 19 6 25 2t
    Prancer 4t 18 7 25 2t
    rfisher 1t 19 4 23 4t
    merrywidow 4t 18 5 23 4t
    KHenry 4t 18 5 23 4t
    Lara 4t 18 5 23 4t
    KikiSashaFan 14t 15 8 23 4t
    shan 10t 17 5 22 9
    sk8pics 1t 19 2 21 10t
    The Village Idiot 4t 18 3 21 10t
    ElizabethAnne 13 16 5 21 10t
    oleada 14t 15 6 21 10t
    SCG888 10t 17 3 20 14t
    Kedrin 14t 15 5 20 14t
    Bev Johnston 10t 17 2 19 16
    Jamesy 14t 15 3 18 17t
    Flatfoote 20t 14 4 18 17t
    allezfred 20t 14 3 17 19
    Fridge Break 14t 15 0 15 20
    love skating 14t 15 -2 13 21t
    minuet 23t 13 0 13 21t
    itofan 23t 13 -1 12 23
    PrincessLeppard 20t 14 -4 10 24
    genevieve 25 4 -3 1 25