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RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Posted on: August 23, 2009 6:09 pm
Edited on: September 6, 2009 10:29 pm
Alright, I'll get standings done, unfortunately, I don't have enough time for avg. finish, and after this exiting Bristol, with troubles from Stewart, its ends up that nobody picked him, good job! Got to hurry, so don't have a lot of time for explaining, just remember next race is Atlanta, and it is an off-week this week.

1.) Tobasco Kat-  380

2.) Roushfenway- 311

3.) Edwardsfan-   259

4.) Tigersman-    253

5.) Bradman-       218

6.) Berlyn-           201

7.) Superjags-      190

8.) Section-              185

9-10.) Floridawhite/ Tenacfan- 168

And so you have it, yet again, Tobasco Kat makes us ask the question, where has he come from!? The guy that was in last place in the overall standings is up in first again, only having to survive 1 more segment, and he could start the chase in better pos. than most of us here... wow! Tigersman and berlyn, make sure to make picks next time, during the chase, I am enforcing a rule that will make anyone that misses picks w/o a logical escuse to get their random pick with no handicap, which can really hurt if you get a bad pick.

But all that aside, all that news is nothing compared to the fact that there is finally a tie for last! Two brains duked it out, and now we have our first tie, right before the chase, make sure to make the right picks guys or you could be gone, but wait, there's more, considering bradman got 5th, Flordia will be considered for 9th, and since we have run so many and there is over 1 avg. point between them, Florida can activate the save should he lose next week.

Here is how the tie will work, Tenacfan, since Floridawhite will be gone for the week, you will likely get first dibs on who you want, whoever you want Floridawhite won't be able to pick, any tie after that will go to whoever finished better, so there's one more thing, Floridawhite could choose to intentionally lose, however, your picks for Altanta's points will carry on into the Richmond, like a regular segment, so just giving it to him could cause you to get eliminated the very next round. There is the possibility that Florida could pick a driver that he thinks will finished good, but won't finish better than Tenac's driver, then if he can pick another good driver next week, you could both stay in, but I would reccomend Florida to just pick the driver you want most (or 2nd most if Tenac took him,) and play this honorably.

And one more thing, Floridawhite and Tenacfan are tied with picking 3 winners each, so if one of you gets eliminated, then you will get    +10 for all 3 segments of the chase if nobody else gets a win, if not, then both of you will get +10 for the first 2 segments.

10 handicap: 16th through 23rd

Clint Bowyer

Jeff Burton (bait for Berlyn possibly?)

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Jaime McMurray

Macros Ambrose

Casey Mears

Joey Logano

Kevin Harvick

+20 handicap: 24th through 31st

Sam Hornish Jr.

Martin Truex Jr.

Reed Sorenson

Elliot Sadler

David Ragan

Bobby LaBonte

David Stremme

A.J. Allmendinger

(Brad Kesolowski whenever he races.)

+25 handicap: 32nd through 38th

Michael Watrip

Paul Menard

Robby Gordon

Scott Speed

John Andretti

David Gilliland

Regan Smith

+34 handicap (picked 2x in a session will make +0 2nd time)

Anyone below 38th!

(Also, I won't change this next week, instead, I will wait until chase time to change it.)

Roushfenwayguy- 5.6 (1 win) (Moves down .3 due to 2nd place! startin to pull away in avg.)
Floridawhite- 6.3 (Lost .3 due to the 9th place, ouch, could activate the save next week.)
Superjags-  6.6 (1 win) (Lost .1 again, starting to lose early season form.)
Bradman-  6.9 (1 win) (Moves to elite 6 section, closing on superjags.)
Berlyn- 7.2 (3 wins) (Moves down .1, just slowly moving down the avg. and staying in this game.)
Tenacfan- 8.4 (1 win) (Keeps avg. can likely lower avg. if he survives.)
Section-  8.6 (1 win) (Keeps same avg., slowly dropping to the bottom.)
Edwardsfan- 8.8 (1 win) (Moves down .5 due to 3rd, can see Section's bumper.)
Tigersman-  9.2 (Moves down .4, maybe he should think about working on Section.)
Tobasco Kat- 9.9 (2 wins)  (Moves down .8  due to his second win, finally in single digits, and working on getting out of last!)

Here is the win column, changed:

Floridawhite and Tenacfan- 3

Superjags, Edwardsfan, Tobasco Kat and Roushfenway- 2

Section, Bradman,  and Berlyn=1

Final list of bonuses:

RFG: JPM   Floridawhite: David R.   Bradman: Kyle B.   Tigersman: Brain V.   Section: Kyle B.

Here is where this week's picks will go, my pick... for Atlanta... I have to pick J.J., he is getting prime once again right before chase time:

Tobasco Kat-  Mark Martin (+10 on any pick)

Roushfenway- Jimmie Johnson

Edwardsfan- Tony Stewart

Tigersman- Jimmie Johnson

Bradman- Matt Kenseth (nice change!)

Berlyn- A.J. Allmendinger (+20 handicap) (random autopick)

Superjags- Jimmie Johnson

Section- Jeff Gordon

Floridawhite- Jimmie Johnson
Tenacfan- Tony Stewart

Common Picks:

Tony Stewart: 2

Jimmie Johnson: 4

Tenacfan and Edwardsfan, escort yourself to the who will win page, there are no ballots for Smoke at this track, lol. And we got 1 vote for a non- smoke/ johnson, will there be more?


Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: September 6, 2009 10:23 am

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Hey RFG I'll take Mark Martin this week.

Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: September 5, 2009 6:48 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Super goes with JJ

Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: September 3, 2009 6:30 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Well, with the news breaking today that Carl Edwards fractured his foot, I'd like to, yet again for another week, change my pick....
Bradman: Carl Edwards  Matt Kenseth, as he has to run well to stay in the chase... =]

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 2, 2009 10:04 am

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

I was going to go with JJ, but looks like he is pretty popular this week. I don't much like Carl Edwards so I won't pick him, Tony seems pretty popular this week too, but I think I will go against the grain and choose Jeff Gordon this week.

Since: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2009 12:57 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Oooffh.... I guess I'll have to be different and go with Carl Edwards to get his first win of the year....

Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2009 6:51 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Put me down for Jimmie Johnson!Smile

Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2009 6:50 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Put me down for Jimmie Johnson!Smile

Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2009 10:29 am

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Hey RFG - thanks for getting the poll up and running and the clear explanation of how things stand in the elim :-)

I am still on vacation in the south west of Scotland (Mull of Kintyre - Yes - where Paul McCartney lives and yes there's lots of mist and rain!) I've found a library with internet and so am able to see that JG did lousy last week :-( and now for my pick:-

I'll take Jimmie Johnson for the win at Atlanta.

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2009 5:14 pm

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

In my defense, I have been drunk since week 16.You must be able to count the amount of brain cells inside your brain now! Tongue out

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2009 9:22 am

RFG's Eliminator League Week 25

Well... actually, I would to have drunk a loooooooooooooooooong time ago, I have copied and pasted those pretty much since race 16,

In my defense, I have been drunk since week 16.

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