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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:17 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
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Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honour to present Drak with the Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy Cup for 2015! And what a victory by the wily veteran. He led after round one. He led after round two. He led after round three. And he led when the Blackhawks hoisted the Cup. In fact, save for a few days in April and a few days in the third round, he led this competition from start to finish. A worthy champion indeed!

Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy Cup

2007: Caged Great
2008: Pucky
2009: tnt
2010: WTR
2011: Bigchief
2012: Bigchief
2013: Drak
2014: Lunatik
2015: Drak




And the final scores:

Drak: 113
Pucky: 88
Stewie: 85
Lunatik: 84
FON: 75
F23: 52
Codes: 23

Thank you all for playing! Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy will return for its tenth and final season next April!

Until then, this is s3c0ndh4nd wishing you a most sexcellent offseason.


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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
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Why the final season? No one leaves.

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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
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I think I lead in second place finishes and/or final round choking...

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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
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I would just like to point out (like I have to do every year :roll:) that I actually won in 2007. Caged "won" because s3c allowed final round prediction shenanigans. I will never forget that. Never. Image

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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
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I didn't watch a single game of the Final.

Congrats to Drak!

Why is next year the last year? Are you pulling a Maher fan?

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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
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I wish I had answered even half the questions.....

oh well. Congrats Drak

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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:28 pm 
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FON, let it go :P In 2007, the final was down to you, Luna, Caged Great, and Berger_4_. Under the initial predictions, you would have won regardless of the outcome of the Finals. Finals predictions weren't secret in the inaugural edition of PPBT, and there were no daily questions, so Luna and Caged Great edited their series predictions of their own accord prior to the start of the series (as has always been allowed) in order to give themselves a mathematical shot at winning.

Under these edited predictions, Luna would have won with a Ducks in 7 result, CG would have won with Ducks in 4, 5, or 6, and you would have won if Ottawa won in any number of games. After game 1 of the finals, I allowed Berger_4_ to change up his prediction so that he too would have a mathematical chance of tying CG for the title if the exact result was Ducks in 5. The Ducks did indeed win the series in 5 games, and initially I awarded the title jointly to CG and Berger_4_. I later reversed this and gave CG sole possession of the title because of the timing of the edited prediction and the fact that I had played a role in influencing it.

You would have won if the Sens had got the job done, but instead you became the first of many Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy players to do so well throughout the competition only to lose on the final question. :P

Go look up the thread if you want. Only don't because I was 16 then and said a lot of real dumb stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:42 pm 
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As for why next year will be the last, I'm not planning on leaving or pulling a maherfan. But life is getting more complex on my end, and I have less and less free time. In 2007 I was still in high school and had all the time in the world. Next year during the playoffs I'll be studying for the Bar exams, and during the 2017 playoffs I'll be articling and likely working very long hours. I just don't know that I'll have the time or energy to put the effort into this that I usually do, and I don't want to half-ass this game.

The other issue is participation. The forum is a lot quieter than it used to be, and the last two years I've had to track a few people down and beg them to play or remind them to answer questions. If I'm having to do that, it feels like the game is less of a game and more of a chore for people, and I don't like feeling like that. If only three people are answering daily questions some nights, even when they're posted two days in advance, it detracts from the fun of the game a little, no?

With all of that said, the decision to make next year the last year isn't a final decision by any means. If I'm lucky enough to secure a government job next year (not likely, but possible), my hours will be significantly better and I'll have much more time. And if enough people want me to organize it, I'll probably do it anyhow.

But all of that is two years away. PPBT will return for certain next year, and after that we'll see how it goes. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
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Wait, FON got screwed like the Flames did in '04? That's sad.

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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
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As for the game, once again thanks to S3c for taking the time out of his schedule and entertaining the monkeys.

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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
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Stewie Griffin wrote:
Wait, FON got screwed like the Flames did in '04? That's sad.


It was in '07 :(


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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
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Whoa who the heck was Berger_4? I don't even remember that name.


But yes, thanks dude, for your time as per usual. It's a fun thing for sure every year.

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 Post subject: Re: Playoff Prediction Bet Thingy, 2015 Edition
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I participated back then? And I almost won? What the fuck is this wonderment?

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