Tag:Fantasy
Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:54 pm
Edited on: March 6, 2011 11:46 am
 

RFG's Eliminator Game Race 3

Well, Jeff Gordon finally ended his drought, unfortunately, we did not end ours as nobody picked Jeff Gordon, so when will we pick our first winner? Who knows! But if there's a place to wager your odds on a winner, its Las Vegas. Anyways lets get to the standings and see who got the bonuses. And one more thing, Fredneck was eliminated since he missed picks for both week.... Bradman has to remember too or else he could be out early after winning the whole thing last year.

1.) Foreplus-             144 (83) (Has two amazing picks to launch him into the lead.)

2.) Tigersman-          140 (60) (Ryan Newman preserves the podium for Tigersman.)

3.) Fogducker-          135 (77) (Great way to start his first season in this game.)

4.) Fsu1dogs-           132 (53)

5.) Roushfenwayguy- 130 (61) (Johnson saves the Edwards pick that looked so promising at the beginning.)

6.) Edwardsfan-         128 (47) (Fell straight out of the podium with a less than mediocre performance.)

7.) River Rat-            124 (78)

8.) Spikesgator-        118 (51)

9.) Sfrye-                  117 (60)

10.) RAK-                   113 (61)

11.) Bored at Work-     112 (59)

12.) Mikeyfan-            108 (63) (Kyle Busch ended up being a great pick, not so much for any MWR driver.)

13.) Berlyn-                104 (87) (What better way to rebound than the best score of the week?)

14.) Section-               93 (78) (Rebounded quite well like berlyn, but no best score of the week here.)

15.) ILL55INI-            89 (62)

16.) D2Moo-               84 (53)

17.) Chokin Colts-       80 (58)

18.) Tenacfan2-          79 (79) (Very nice one week total, but shows how important consistency is over one good week.)

19.) Bradman-            50 (0) (Please make sure to make picks starting next week, I will give random autopicks starting next week, however, those picks do not have handicaps.)

So Foreplus gets +4, Tigersman +3, and Fogducker +2 heading into the new segment. From here on out though, only first place will receive a +3 handicap for winning a session. In addition, I would still like more people so we can have an interesting chase, as this is the last week to join the game.

From now until week 14, you must switch out at least one of your drivers from an odd week to an even week (So if during week 3 you have Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson, during week 4 you could pick Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, and during week 5 the session starts over, so you could pick Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson again.) Might be a bit confusing for those of you that are new, so please ask questions if you don't get it.

+3 handicap: 13th through 20th

Mark Martin

Jaime McMurray

Ryan Newman

Joey Logano

Juan Pablo Montoya 

David Reutimann

A.J. Allmendinger

Kasey Kahne

+5 handicap: 21st through 28th

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Martin Truex Jr.

Paul Menard

David Ragan

Brad Kesolowski

Marcos Ambrose

Elliot Sadler

Regan Smith

+7 handicap: 29th through 35th

Sam Hornish Jr.

Scott Speed

Bobby LaBonte

David Gilliland

Travis Kvapil 

Robby Gordon

Kevin Conway

+10 handicap (anyone who is below 35th )

For this week, I'm going with the 1-2 of Phoenix, as they are both great here, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon.

Roushfenwayguy- Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon


Spikesgator- Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne (+3 handicap)

Mikeyfan- Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin

Tigersman- Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch (+3 bonus)

Chokin Colts- Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle

Foreplus - Kasey Kahne (+3 handicap), Martin Truex Jr. (+5 handicap) (+4 bonus)

Berlyn- Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth

D2Moo- Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer

Edwardsfan- Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson

Bradman- Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon

Fsu1dogs- Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch

Sfrye- Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski (+5 handicap)

Section - Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick

RAK- Kyle Busch, Mark Martin (+3 handicap)

River Rat- Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano (+3 handicap)

Bored at Work- Carl Edwards, A.J. Allmendinger (+5 handicap)

Fogducker- Carl Edwards, Mark Martin (+3 handicap)(+2 bonus)

Tenacfan- Kyle Busch, Joey Logano (+3 handicap)

ILL55INI- Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle

Floridawhite- Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth

Common Picks:

Kyle Busch- 7

Jeff Gordon-  5

Jimmie Johnson- 4

Matt Kenseth- 4

Carl Edwards- 4

Kurt Busch- 2

Joey Logano- 2

Greg Biffle- 2

Kasey Kahne- 2

Mark Martin- 2

Posted on: February 21, 2011 10:44 am
Edited on: February 27, 2011 2:40 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator League 3.0 Week 2

Well what a week for Trevor Bayne and the 0 people that obviously picked him, which is a good reason why this is a practice week, that was I can see stuff like this and make new rules:

If you choose a driver that is not running for the Sprint Cup, I will calculated how many points they would have gotten and give that to you. This is all free of charge of course.

Anyways, what a week for the guy, and what a week for Daytona (although a lot of drivers went down in flames, that's why I don't like Daytona to be an official week toward elimination.) Anyways lets get to the standings and see how well you guys (and girl) did (or didn't do).

1.) Edwardsfan-          81 (Carl Edwards ended up being the best pick, big surprise as to who picked him.)

2.) Tigersman-          80 (+2 bonus) (Once again proves he's the king at picking handicap drivers... or was that boredatwork, either way, he's really good at making good picks.)

3.) Fsu1dogs-           79 (+2 bonus) (The doghouse is back, and Martin paid off.)

4.) Roushfenwayguy- 69 (+2 bonus)

5.) Spikesgator-        67 (+2 bonus)

6.) Foreplus-             61

7.) Fogducker-           58

8.) Sfrye-                  57

9.) Bored at Work-     53 (Handicaps and Menard save the Jeff Burton pick.)

10.) RAK-                   52 (+2 bonus) (All in all, it could have been worse for JGR.)

11.) Bradman-            50

12.) River Rat-            46 (Smith was a great choice... as for Harvick...)

13.) Mikeyfan-            45 (well, at least you had handicaps right?)

14.) D2Moo-               31

15.) ILL55INI-            27 (Sorry that I forgot you : /)

16.) Chokin Colts-       22 (+2bonus) (really choked up this time with two good drivers gone bad.)

17.) Berlyn-                17 (+2 bonus) (After such a good week for RCR, everything went down in flames for them.)

18.) Section-              15 (+2 bonus) (Well... at least this session doesn't count.)

19.) Fredneck-              0 (Usually, i would give random autopicks, but considering that this session doesn't count, I decided not to : /)

All in all, not too bad for Daytona, considering that a lot of people had secondary picks to redeem one of their others. Anyways, there is one more week to try to get bonus points, and two more to get into the game. Really though, we need people into the game, we do meet the minimum to start the game right now, but that's it, we only meet the minimum! And if Fredneck doesn't show again... well maybe I could do something with the save later in the season, but all in all its going to be really hard to make this game fun in the chase session without more people, so people one and all come and play this game, lol.

1st place this session gets +4 to the next session.

2nd place gets +3

3rd place gets +2

That should be good, now lets get to the handicap lists:

+3 handicap: 13th through 20th

Mark Martin

Jaime McMurray

Ryan Newman

Joey Logano

Juan Pablo Montoya 

David Reutimann

A.J. Allmendinger

Kasey Kahne

+5 handicap: 21st through 28th

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Martin Truex Jr.

Paul Menard

David Ragan

Brad Kesolowski

Marcos Ambrose

Elliot Sadler

Regan Smith

+7 handicap: 29th through 35th

Sam Hornish Jr.

Scott Speed

Bobby LaBonte

David Gilliland

Travis Kvapil 

Robby Gordon

Kevin Conway

+10 handicap (anyone who is below 35th )

So my picks for this week are going to be pretty straight cut, after last week, I gotta go with Carl Edwards, and with his record here, I need to go with Jimmie Johnson.

Roushfenwayguy- Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards

Spikesgator- Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin

Mikeyfan- Kyle Busch, David Reutimann (+3 handicap)

Tigersman- Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman (+3 handicap)

Chokin Colts- Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne (+3 handicap)

Foreplus - Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (+5 handicap)

Berlyn- Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman (+ 3 handicap)

Fredneck

D2Moo- Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer

Edwardsfan- Carl Edwards, Bobby Labonte (+7 handicap)

Bradman-

Fsu1dogs- Mark Martin (+3 handicap), Carl Edwards

Sfrye- Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman (+3 handicap)

Section - Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin (+3 handicap)

RAK- Kyle Busch, Joey Logano (+5 handicap)

River Rat- Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin (+3 handicap)

Bored at Work- Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano (+5 handicap)

Fogducker- Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr. (+5 handicap)

Tenacfan- Ryan Newman (+3 handicap), Mark Martin (+3 handicap)

ILL55INI- Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer

Common Picks:

Carl Edwards- 7

Jimmie Johnson- 6

Mark Martin - 4

Ryan Newman- 3

Kyle Busch-    2

Joey Logano- 2

Posted on: February 15, 2011 10:27 pm
Edited on: February 20, 2011 5:37 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator League 3.0 Race 1

Sorry I'm a bit late, but welcome all again to the Daytona 500 picking ceremony! Anyways this first session is just for bragging rights, like I said, and any driver combinations are game, so I don't think I need to describe any rules. We do need to get to 19 people, but we can wait until week 3 to try and grab people. Just one bit of bonus stuff to take care of:

1st place this session gets +4 to the next session.

2nd place gets +3

3rd place gets +2

That should be good, now lets get to the handicap lists:

+3 handicap: 13th through 20th

Mark Martin

Jaime McMurray (no bonus at Daytona)

Ryan Newman

Joey Logano (+5 handicap Daytona only)

Juan Pablo Montoya 

David Reutimann

A.J. Allmendinger

Kasey Kahne

(Jeff Burton Daytona only)

+5 handicap: 21st through 28th

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (no bonus at Daytona)

Martin Truex Jr.

Paul Menard

David Ragan

Brad Kesolowski

Marcos Ambrose

Elliot Sadler

Regan Smith

+7 handicap: 29th through 35th

Sam Hornish Jr.

Scott Speed

Bobby LaBonte

David Gilliland

Travis Kvapil 

Robby Gordon (+5 handicap at Daytona)

Kevin Conway

+10 handicap (anyone who is below 35th )

And that should be about all I need to post for this week, good luck all, I will add your name below if you wish to play, remember that you must make picks at least 1 out of 2 weeks or you will be eliminated, nobody else will though until the next segment.

Roushfenwayguy- Kurt Busch , Jaime McMurray

Spikesgator- Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer

Mikeyfan- Michael Waltrip (+10 handicap), Martin Truex Jr. (+5 handicap)

Tigersman- Paul Menard (+5 handicap), A.J. Allmendinger (+3 handicap)

Chokin Colts- Jeff Gordon , Kevin Harvick

Foreplus - Denny Hamlin , AJ Allmendinger (+3 handicap)

Berlyn- Jeff Burton (+3 handicap), Kevin Harvick

Fredneck

D2Moo- Matt Kenseth , Dale Jr.

Edwardsfan- Carl Edwards, Martin Martin (+3 handicap)

Bradman- Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch

Fsu1dogs- Kurt Busch, Mark Martin (+3 handicap)

Sfrye- Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch

Section - Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick

RAK- Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano (+5 handicap)

River Rat- Kevin Harvick, Regan Smith (+5 handicap)

Bored at Work- Jeff Burton (+3 handicap), Paul Menard (+5 handicap)

Fogducker- Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard (+5 handicap)

Common Picks:

Kurt Busch- 4

Kevin Harvick- 4

Matt Kenseth- 3

Jeff Gordon-  3

Paul Menard- 3

A.J. Allmendinger- 2

Jeff Burton- 2

Mark Martin- 2

Posted on: February 7, 2011 3:47 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2011 10:11 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator League Year 3

Welcome back to another year of RFG's Eliminator League, like last year, many of the rules will be the same, where you pick two drivers, the best getting bonus points and so on. The big difference this year, the new points system which I have great negative views against... but I will not go all raging about them, will just make the game a little different. Anyways, here are many of the rules that I cropped from last year:

Weeks 1-2: These will just be practice weeks, people that miss both these weeks w/o an excuse will be eliminated from the game, yet if everyone participates, nobody will be eliminated this first session, just for people to get used to the game and get rid of the inactives. There will still be bonuses for winning this session, this session you may keep the same drivers for both races. (I will allow people to sign up for the game before week 3, but week 3 is the sign up deadline.)

Weeks 3-14: Each week, you must just change your lineup, in other words, you can keep one of your two drivers the same, as long as you change the other one, (Ex.= Week 3: J.J. and Jeff Gordon... Week 4: J.J. and Mark Matin is acceptable) now the only exception is that if you use the same driver for 4 consectutive races, I will make you switch him out, just don't want someone picking J.J. for all 12 races.

Weeks 15-26: You must switch both your drivers every week, meaning you must pick 4 different drivers each segment.

Weeks 26-27: You can have any lineup you want for both weeks, in addition, a bonus maybe thrown in. X amount of people will be eliminated!

Weeks 28-30: You may switch one or both of your drivers, like weeks 3-14, yet this is a 3 week peroid, if you switch away from a driver, you can't pick him again, and you can't use the same driver for all 3 weeks, in addition, a bonus maybe thrown in. X amount of people will be eliminated!

Weeks 31-36: You must use 10 different drivers throughout the whole contest, like weeks 15-26, in addition, a bonus maybe throw in. The champion will be crowned at the end!

The X's will be determined once I find out how many people are signed up.

Obviously by the way this is set up, I will need at least 19 people to sign up, but the more the merrier, there is no limit to how many can join... well... maybe if 30 people join I may cut it off...

Bonuses work differently as last year, due to the new points system, where the winner of each session gets +3 points, a handicap list will still be given, and will be made on the next blog, the only exception is that for the first session, all of the top 3 will get +3 points, and this will not apply during chase weeks. Bonus points will be given throughout the chase with picking winning drivers, and from weeks 15-26, a save will be in a play for anyone that may be eliminated if they are in the top 3 of average session finish.

The bonuses for the chase are the same as last year, and go like this:

The person whom picks the most winning drivers will get +3 points for all 3 sessions.

The person whom picks the 2nd most winning drivers will get +3 points for the first two sessions.

The porson whom picks the 3rd most winning drivers will get +3 points for the first session.

(All ties will round bonus points down one level, where if there is a tie for 3rd, none of those people will get bonuses.)

And one more new rule! Last year I had this as a bonus in the chase, this year, it will be an everday thing. Each week you must choose which driver of your two you believe will finish better than the other one, bolding your pick is reccomended, but if you don't, I will pick your first driver listed as your choice. No penalty if you get it wrong, but every race you get this right you get +2 points. Hopefully this will promote people making riskier decisions with handicap drivers and all.

Good luck to all that play this year!

People penciled in for spots:

Roushfenwayguy

Spikesgator

Mikeyfan

Tigersman

Chokin Colts

Foreplus

Berlyn

Fredneck

D2Moo

Edwardsfan

Bradman

Fsu1dogs

Sfrye
Posted on: November 22, 2010 12:36 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator League Results

This is the moment that you've all been waiting for... in this contest... as many of us (obviously not Coach) are saddened to see Jimmie Johnson win yet again, making it seem like he can never lose a chase, taking out some excitement element for next year yet again. Anyway, we had a lot of good picks with popular Edwards, Harvick, and others, so lets see how the final standings turned out!


In 8th place, the biggest winner of the regular season ended up going on a downward spiral in the ending weeks to put himself in the last spot, with 1294 points (224 today and +25 on the bonus), TIGERSMAN!

In 7th place, the only female in this competition, making it two for two in RFG chase appearances but finishing next to last in both... with 1298 points (304 today and +0 on the bonus), BERLYN!

In 6th place, second place before today, turns out the worst doghouse picks he could for a final race for everything, but he still made it to the finals unlike last year, with 1304 points (181 today and +0 on the bonus), FSU1DOGS!

In 5th place, his driver may have won the championship, but he fell short this week and throughout the whole competition by just enough to not have enough to get to the lead, with 1352 points (265 today and +25 on the bonus), COACH!

In 4th place, he made a huge push, the best score on the final week to finally get out of the cellar, the winner of last year's competition fell just short of the podium this year, but still made the final round both times, with 1365 points, (380 today and +20 bonus), ROUSHFENWAYGUY!

In 3rd place, well wait hold on here... let me start by introducing both contestants...

We in fact have a two way tie at the end of five weeks and all these bonuses and drivers, who would have guessed???? The tie is between the person who picked the most winning drivers during the regular season, he also picked the top two this week, always picked last but not least every week, and is one of the two that didn't play last year that made the chase, with 1401 points (375 today and +5 on the bonus), ILL55INI! The other in the tie is the other person who didn't play last year and made the chase, he had the lead coming into this race, but lost it thanks to Jeff Gordon, he was considered one of the two biggest underdogs coming into this final session, with 1401 points (242 today and +25 on the bonus), Chokin Colts!

Now in fact we do not have a tie for second, I stated rules at the beginning of the year incase something like this happened, but after five weeks is pretty wierd... anyway, the first tie-breaker is to take away bonuses, and the second, whoever had the best lineup the most previous week. There are a lot of bonuses to take care of, and remember, you guys want to see the smaller number right now (your Talladega back-up picks do not count toward this total!) ILL55INI, including the +15 bonus he had for picking the most winning drivers during the regular season, gathered 54 total bonus points! Chokin Colts gathered 40 bonus points! and this means that Chokin Colts wins the tie-breaker!!!

So in 3rd place is ILL55INI

In 2nd place is Chokin Colts

And the winner of the whole league, the runner-up of last year, he struggled this year, just making it by every week just to come and outperform everyone on the final race to come from 4th to the standings into first. He now has a 2nd and 1st in this game, and has proven he knows his last five races.

With 1432 (350 today and +10 bonus points), the winner of RFG's Eliminator League is BRADMAN!!!!!!

It's been a really fun year everyone, and great to play with all of you guys to the very end once again. Good luck to everyone on the off-season and I hope that I can see most of you next year.

Posted on: November 15, 2010 12:19 pm
Edited on: November 22, 2010 11:50 am
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 10

1 final week, Carl Edwards did his backflip finally, and only 1 person picked him, Chokin Colts! The Jimmie Johnson bandwagon for this week did well too though with a 5th. Let's get to the standings now and see how close the final race will be:

PODIUM

1.) Chokin Colts-     1159 (333) (+0B) (0) (Leader) (Carl Edwards may have just gotten Chokin Colts the title to this game.)

2.) Fsu1dogs-          1123 (335) (+30B) (+2) (-36) (Getting the bonus exactly right keeps him close to Chokin Colts.)

3.) Coach-               1087 (289) (+4B) (0) (-72) (Pretty good week to pick both the chase RH drivers.)

IN THE CHASE

4.) Bradman-           1082 (275) (+10B) (-2) (-77) (Still in the hunt although the 34 point penalty did hurt, sorry though, I should have tried harder to get to you.)

5.) Tigersman-         1070 (325) (+10B) (+1) (-89) (Leaps right back into the chase picture with a fantastic week.)

VIRTUALLY ELIMINATED

6.) ILL55INI-            1026 (243) (+14B) (-1) (-133) (Bowyer may have just knocked out ILL55INI, Kyle didn't help much either.)

7.) Berlyn-               994  (270) (+3B) (0) (-165) (When the last two in the standings have the same lineup, its usually not a good sign...)

8.) Roushfenwayguy- 985 (281) (+14B) (0) (-174) (After smoke's mediocre performance, in this game there will be no repeat champion.)

So five people are within 100 points of first place, with two drivers, we have seen that a different like that can easily happen should you pick a really good lineup. The big question is, will Chokin Colts be able to hold off Fsu and the rest of the field?

10 handicap: 13th through 20th

Ryan Newman

Jaime McMurray

Mark Martin

Juan Pablo Montoya 

David Reutimann

Kasey Kahne

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Martin Truex Jr.

+20 handicap: 21st through 28th

Joey Logano

A.J. Allmendinger

Paul Menard

Marcos Ambrose

David Ragan

Brad Kesolowski

Scott Speed

Sam Hornish Jr.

+25 handicap: 29th through 35th

Elliot Sadler

Regan Smith

Bobby LaBonte

Travis Kvapil 

David Gilliland

Kevin Conway

Robby Gordon

+34 handicap (anyone who is below 35th )

For the next five races, you are not permitted to use the same driver twice w/o a 34 point penalty, thus making it so that everyone must choose 10 unique drivers thoughout the final five races, good luck to all! All your ineligible drivers will be crossed out next to your name before you make picks.

For the bonus this week, I decided to try something new. You must choose one of the drivers you used in the first four races of this segment (meaning you can't pick a driver you choose for Homestead) and predict how well they will finish compared to the rest of the drivers you already used. I'll give examples down below. Scoring is as followed: Highest finishing driver: 30 bonus points, second highest=25 points, 3rd 20 bonus, 4th 15, 5th gets 10, 6th gets 5. If your driver that you chose finishes 7th or 8th among your other drivers, then you get no bonus. Below are some examples:

Ex.1: Mikeyfan used Johnson, Hamlin, Harvick, Stewart, Kenseth, Edwards, Biffle and Kurt Busch during the first four races. Mikeyfan chooses Johnson, and he finishes behind Hamlin, Harvick and Edwards, Mikeyfan would receive 15 bonus points.

Ex.2: Same drivers as above, Mikeyfan chooses Stewart, Stewart finishes 35th, behind Johnson (1st), Hamlin (2nd), Harvick (3rd), Kenseth (10th), Edwards (11th), and Kurt Busch (16th), and ahead of Greg Biffle (39th), Mikeyfan would receive no points since his driver was 7th in comparison to the others.

Any questions on this rule I will take, as I wouldn't be surprised if some were confused by this. The drivers you can choose will be crossed out as your ineligible drivers to choose on this race (Bradman will only have 7 to choose from, slight advantage, but the 34 point penalty is more harsh than any bonus he will receive.)



I decided to save Harvick, and Edwards (should have used him last race) for this race, and I'm not going to refuse to use these hot drivers with my last chance I have to choose them.) For my bonus, who else but Denny Hamlin, hopeufully too many do not follow suit, as I know everyone can choose him for the bonus.

Roushfenwayguy- Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards (bonus= Denny Hamlin)

Bradman- A.J. Allmendinger (+20 handicap), Kevin Harvick (bonus= Kurt Busch) Matt Kenseth, David Ragan,

Berlyn- Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch (bonus= Kyle Busch) Tony Stewart, Jeff Burton, Clint Bowyer, Mark Martin

ILL55INI- Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards (bonus= Denny Hamlin) Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman


Coach- Jeff Burton, Kasey Kahne (+10 handicap) (bonus= Jimmie Johnson) Greg Biffle Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer


Tigersman- Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart (bonus= Jimmie Johnson) Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman


Chokin Colts- Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick (bonus= Jimmie Johnson) Greg Biffle Kasey Kahne, Casey Mears, Ryan Newman


fsu1dogs- Joey Logano (+20 handicap), Mark Martin (+10 handicap) (bonus= Juan Pablo Montoya) Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer

(Opposites of these statements are guidelines for drivers eligible for your bonuses.)

Nobody may choose Denny Hamlin!

Only ILL55INI may choose Jimmie Johnson!

Only Berlyn and ILL55INI may choose Carl Edwards!

Only Berlyn and Coach may choose Kurt Busch!

Only Tigersman and Chokin Colts may choose Jeff Gordon!

Common Picks:

Kevin Harvick- 3

Carl Edwards- 3

Jeff Gordon- 2

Posted on: November 8, 2010 7:07 pm
Edited on: November 15, 2010 11:55 am
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 9

Two weeks to go until its all over, and once again thinks are being shaken up after many chase drivers such as the busch bros and the Jeffs all had bad days. Lets find out what really happened in the standings:

PODIUM

1.) Chokin Colts-       826 (308) (+0B) (+3) (Leader) (Only one to pick two top 10 drivers this week.)

2.) Bradman-            807 (296) (+15B) (+4) (-19)

3.) Coach-                798 (281) (+10B) (+2) (-28) (Two decent picks keeps him in the hunt.)

IN THE CHASE

4.) Fsu1dogs-           788 (212) (+15B) (-3) (-38) (Moves from first to out of the podium due to two bad drivers.)

5.) ILL55INI-            783 (217)  (+0B)  (-3) (-43)

CHASING THE CHASE

6.) Tigersman-          745 (212) (+15B) (-3) (-81) (Two not very good picks brings Tigersman down in the pack.)

7.) Berlyn-                724 (245) (+0B)    (0) (-102) (Everyone got a win with Hamlin, but Berlyn couldn't back her win up.)

8.) Roushfenwayguy- 704 (242) (+0B)    (0) (-122) (Kenseth did fantastic, but Kyle could have ended any hope of a two time champ.)

So a lot of shake-ups in the top 6, and even 122 over two races is  a possible feat, though a hard one. Nobody that was in the podium last week is in the podium this week!

10 handicap: 13th through 20th

Ryan Newman

Jaime McMurray

Mark Martin

Juan Pablo Montoya 

David Reutimann

Kasey Kahne

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Martin Truex Jr.

+20 handicap: 21st through 28th

Joey Logano

A.J. Allmendinger

Paul Menard

Marcos Ambrose

David Ragan

Brad Kesolowski

Scott Speed

Sam Hornish Jr.

+25 handicap: 29th through 35th

Elliot Sadler

Regan Smith

Bobby LaBonte

Travis Kvapil 

David Gilliland

Kevin Conway

Robby Gordon

+34 handicap (anyone who is below 35th )

For the next five races, you are not permitted to use the same driver twice w/o a 34 point penalty, thus making it so that everyone must choose 10 unique drivers thoughout the final five races, good luck to all! All your ineligible drivers will be crossed out next to your name before you make picks.

For the bonus this week: I'm using this one again:

The rule this week that you must pick a driver that you did not pick as one of your two picks, any driver that is in the top 35 in points, and you must guess where they will finish. Where the driver actually finishes, and where you chose him to finish will be made a difference and subtracted from your score. The other catch is bonuses for this, if you guess within 10 positions of where that driver actually finishes, you get 10 extra points (if your driver is exactly 10 positions away from where you guess, you will receive one bonus point). If you guess within 5 pos., then you get 15 extra points, if you guess exactly where they finish, then 30 points will come your way. If your driver finishes more than 10 pos. away from your guess, then you will not be penalized, you will get 0 points. Here are two examples:

Ex. 1: Roushfenway chooses Jeff Gordon to finish 2nd... Jeff Gordon finishes 5th, so: 5-2 = 3, plus 15 points added to your score since he was within 5 pos. of your guess, since the 3 is subratracted from your score, 15-3 = 12 points added to your score!

Ex. 2: Edwardsfan chooses Carl Edwards to finish 2nd... Carl Edwards finsihes 32nd, so : 32-2 = 30, no bonus, so 0 points would be subtracted from you score.



For my two drivers, I finally decided to use Johnson at the track of Pheonix. I also decided to lay my hands on smoke, as he can finish well here, and I need him to. My bonus is Harvick to finish 5th.

Roushfenwayguy- Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart (Bonus= Kevin Harvick (5th))

Bradman- Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch (-34 handicap) (Bonus= Paul Menard (24th)) Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards Kurt Busch, David Ragan, Jeff Gordon


Berlyn- Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart (Bonus= Carl Edwards (8th)) Jeff Burton Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Mark Martin

ILL55INI- Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch (bonus= Jimmie Johnson(6th)) Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman


Coach- Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon (bonus= Ryan Newman (8th)) Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer


Tigersman- Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle (bonus= Kyle Busch (8th)) Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman


Chokin Colts- Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch (bonus= Dale Earnhardt Jr. (27th)) Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle Kasey Kahne, Casey Mears, Ryan Newman


fsu1dogs- Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick (bonus= Mark Martin (8th)) Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards Juan Pablo Montoya, Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer

Nobody may choose Denny Hamlin!

Common Picks:

Jimmie Johnson- 6

Tony Stewart-      2

Kurt Busch-          2 (1 illegal)

People that chose 8th place for their bonus: 4 (Is 8th place easy to predict or something... considering that all of them are rooting for different drivers, I don't think so...)

Posted on: November 2, 2010 7:27 pm
Edited on: November 8, 2010 6:37 pm
 

RFG's Chase Eliminator Week 8

O.K., three weeks to go, and Talladega took out quite a bit of people... actually post of us had at least one driver do bad, so really everyone still has a shot of winning this thing. Nobody picked Bowyer to win as well, but some picked close second Harvick especially for their bonuses which came handy for many. Anyway lets get to the standings:

PODIUM

1.) Fsu1dogs-      576 (327) (+77B) (+5) (In a week full of misery and woe, one doghouse stands above all the rest.)

2,) ILL55INI-        566 (253) (+109B) (-1) (Harvick was one heck of a lifesaver for ILL55INI.)

3.) Tigersman-      533 (245) (+0B) (0) (I counted McMurray as your pick instead of Smoke, tell me if you would rather use McMurray for later in the segment than Smoke.)

IN THE CHASE

4.) Chokin Colts-     518 (225) (+59B) (+1) (Uses that 34 handicap of Mears to save a Jr. pick.)

5.) Coach-               517 (268) (+23B) (+1)

6.) Bradman-           511 (198) (+75B) (-5) (Uses bonus to avoid disaster.)
 
7.) Berlyn-               479 (240) (+23B) (+1)

8.) Roushfenwayguy- 462 (154) (no bonus) (-5) (All three picks couldn't muster a finish better than 30th...)

Well, I may have just have been hit by the Talladega eliminator, but even 114 points over three races with 2 drivers is a feat that can be done. Also Fsu comes out at the best time, Talladega, coming from the chasing the chase category to the lead in one fel swoop! We should have some drama in the last three weeks as this is still anyone's game even after Dega.

10 handicap: 13th through 20th

Ryan Newman

Jaime McMurray

Mark Martin

Juan Pablo Montoya 

David Reutimann

Kasey Kahne

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Martin Truex Jr.

+20 handicap: 21st through 28th

Joey Logano

A.J. Allmendinger

Paul Menard

Marcos Ambrose

David Ragan

Brad Kesolowski

Scott Speed

Sam Hornish Jr.

+25 handicap: 29th through 35th

Elliot Sadler

Regan Smith

Bobby LaBonte

Travis Kvapil 

David Gilliland

Kevin Conway

Robby Gordon

+34 handicap (anyone who is below 35th )

For the next five races, you are not permitted to use the same driver twice w/o a 34 point penalty, thus making it so that everyone must choose 10 unique drivers thoughout the final five races, good luck to all! All your ineligible drivers will be crossed out next to your name before you make picks.

For the bonus this week, I'm starting to recycle, as I recycled two ideas last year, a have a new plan up for the final race, so I might as well recylce ideas now:
I'll have to go with one lap down. Its simple, guess the first person that is one lap down, (in other words the driver in the lucky dog pos. when the race ends.) and you get +20 points, guess anyone that is one lap down, get +15, if you guess anyone that gets 2 laps down, its +10, 3 or more laps down and you still get +5, if your driver doesn't go a lap down, you get nothing, however, if you pick a driver that gets a DNF, you get -10 points, so just watch out not to pick a DNF driver and you should be good. Again this is optional, but even drivers that crash will likely come back, so its worth taking a shot... just don't pick Dave Blaney or Nemechek, lol.

My two drivers for this week are Matt Kenseth, whom is usually a great runner at Texas. And also Kyle Busch... I'm well aware that Cousin Carl is great here, but he is make or break here, and I want him on another track anyway.

Roushfenwayguy- Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth (Bonus= Marcos Ambrose)

Bradman- Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards (Bonus= Dale Earnhardt Jr.) Kurt Busch, David Ragan, Jeff Gordon


Berlyn- Denny Hamlin, Jeff Burton (Bonus= Kasey Kahne) Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Mark Martin

ILL55INI- Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle (Bonus= Regan Smith) Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman


Coach- Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle (Bonus= Brad Keseolwski)  Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer


Tigersman- Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards (bonus= Scott Speed) Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman


Chokin Colts- Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle (Bonus= David Ragan) Kasey Kahne, Casey Mears, Ryan Newman


fsu1dogs- Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards (bonus= Dale Earnhardt Jr.) Juan Pablo Montoya, Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer

Nobody can pick Denny Hamlin EXCEPT Berlyn, or in other words no men can pick Hamlin.

Common Picks:

Carl Edwards- 4

Greg Biffle-     3

Matt Kenseth- 2

Kurt Busch-     2

 
 
 
 
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