Posted on: September 20, 2012 10:48 am
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RFG's Eliminator THE CHASE Week 2

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Well, we had Brad Keselowski win the first race in the chase... called it... but nobody that is really in this game picked Brad, although Jimmie did do really well, so lets see how our actually pretty diverse picks shook up the standings... and remember the bottom 2 get eliminated, not just 1!... and the (+_) represents how many bonus points you have through the session (lower numbers win tie-breakers):


Roushfenwayguy (ghost picks)- 93 (+6) (The only one with the winner and a driver in the top 5, too bad I'm not in the game...)

PODIUM

1.) Fsu1dogs-                              88 (+4) (Who needs that bonus anyways?)

2.) Tenacfan-                               81 (+2)

3.) Sfrye-                                    81 (+6) (The closest to hitting the bonus, Truex just needed to climb one more spot.)

NON-PODIUM 75 CLUB

4.) Beardawg-                              80 (+12) (6 in handicaps, 3 for the bonus, 1 for Jr., 2 for better driver, tons of bonuses here.)

5.) Bradman-                               79 (+3) (Wow, should have switched bonus drivers, or positions with Sfrye.)

DANGER ZONE

6.) Floridawhite-                           73 (+2)

ILL55INI-                                    73 (+2)

8.) River Rat-                              64 (+4) (Once again Edwards dissapoints and brings the Rat down with him.)

Well, of all our contestants, River Rat was the big loser, but less than 20 points seperates second from last, and less than 10 from second to 6th, so the standings are very tight heading into New Hampshire, and one bad driver could do you in. Also just a reminder to Florida and ILL55 that both of you CANT pick the same exact drivers this week, or else if you guys finish tied for 6th it will make elimination so that Bradman will be eliminated, so don't be rude ILL55 and pick the same picks as Bradman after he does please.

Segment 1: Make any choices you want as far as drivers go, you can choose the same drivers for both races if you really want to. Segment one is during weeks 1-2 of the chase, just as long as a regular segment in the game. HOWEVER, the bottom 2 will be eliminated this segment, not just one.

Handicap lists are revamped, and will stick for segments 1 and 2 of the chase (I doubt much will chase for segment 3 though). The lists have also been increased to include one more driver in each bracket, which means that the top 13 are taken into considering, or in other words all non-chase drivers.

+2 Handicap: 13th-20th

 
Kyle Busch (new to handicap list)

Brian Vickers (new to handicap list, avg. finish puts him at 14th)

Mark Martin (new to handicap list, avg. finish puts him at 15th)

Carl Edwards (new to handicap list)

Marcos Ambrose

Ryan Newman (new to handicap list)

Paul Menard

Joey Logano

+4 Handicap: 21st- 28th

Jeff Burton (+2 to +4 handicap)

Jamie McMurray (+2 to +4 handicap)

Juan Pablo Montoya (+2 to +4 handicap)

Aric Almirola

Regan Smith

Bobby LaBonte

Kurt Busch

Casey Mears

+6 Handicap: 29th- 35th

David Gilliland

David Ragan (+4 to +6 handicap)

Travis Kvapil

David Reutimann (32nd by avg finish)

Landon Cassill

Dave Blaney

Sam Hornish Jr. (takes over A.J.'s spot)

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

The bonus I am doing for this race is going to be a new bonus for this year. The bonus will be to choose a driver that you think will finish in the exact position that they qualify in... or at least close to it. The bonus amounts will be exact replicas of last segment. The issue with this one is that not only could there be no driver that finish in their exact qualifying position, but this is obviously much harder to predict. This also has to do with picks after qualifying, so you can always make a pick now, and come back after qualifying and change it. Also the driver can't be a +6 or +8 handicap driver.

If your pick lands exactly on that driver, you get +5 bonus points.

If your pick lands within 2 positions of where that driver finishes, you get +3 bonus points.

If your pick lands within 5 positions of where that driver finishes, you get +2 bonus points.

If your pick lands within 10 positions of where that driver finishes, you get +1 bonus point.

Any more than 10, and no bonus points for you.


For New Hampshire, well I'd be stupid not to go with 5 time Jimmie Johnson, and might as well go with Keselowski again. For my bonus, I'm going to choose Clint Bowyer, but that is subject to change if he qualifies too good or too bad.

Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski (bonus: Clint Bowyer)

Beardawg-

Fsu1dogs-

River Rat-

Floridawhite-

Sfrye-

Tenacfan-

ILL55INI-

Bradman-
Posted on: September 13, 2012 2:11 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator THE CHASE Week 1

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Well, we are now in the chase, with a surprise winner with Clint Bowyer to finally get MWR recognized in the winner's circle, still though, its a longshot to see either of them winning the chase, but anything is possible, so don't forget about these guys. Anyways, lets get to the standings... and oh yeah, that guy that was in last, Bradman, he actually picked Clint Bowyer, so he got a much needed safety net there:

PODIUM

1.) Tenacfan-                               136 (54)

2.) Floridawhite-                           134 (59)

3.) Beardawg-                              128 (61)

NON PODIUM 113 CLUB

Roushfenwayguy (ghost picks)-      113 (58)

4.) ILL55INI-                                113 (75)

River Rat-                                    113 (55)

90 CLUB

6.) Fsu1dogs-                               107 (62)

7.) Bradman-                                 95 (77) (Comes with a winner in order to stay in the chase hunt.

SAFETY ZONE

8.) Sfrye-                                      74 (56) (Well, it took us until the very last week for the save to come into play.)

Here is the final WINNING DRIVERS CHOSEN LIST. I will not be putting up another one, as well as the avg. finish list, as both of these are now null and void for any use in this game:

Winning Drivers List:

Beardawg-               6

Floridawhite-             4

Tenacfan-                4 (tie-breaker segment wins (2))

ILL55INI-                 4

Sfrye-                      4 (tie-breaker segment wins (2))
Bradman-                 3

Fsu1dogs-                2

River Rat-                1

So the bonuses are set. But I also decided to break some of the tie-breaker situation based upon segment wins, because the bonuses should be all about winning, drivers and segments taken into consideration. Still though, Tenacfan fresh off his win and Sfrye are tied with two segment wins, so both of them will only receive a +3 bonus for the first segment of the chase. Beardawg, on the other hand, will receive +3 throughout each segment of the chase, should he survive each segment.

Here are the rules to the chase, as my decisions on the chase rules, as in how many will be eliminated each segment, have been decided (remember that we currently have 8 people in the chase (not including myself)):

Ties in the chase during any segment no longer follow the normal rules of tie-breaking, instead, the person that uses the least amount of bonus points (bonuses for picking one driver over the other, the +3 bonus if you have a most winning drivers bonus, and the new bonuses apply) will win the tie-breaker. If a tie still consists, then whoever got the most points on the most previous race, going back to the first one of that segment will win the tie-breaker (I.E. if Bradman and Fsu tie during segment 3, but Bradman scored 80 at Homestead while Fsu scored 65 during the same race.) If there is still a tie, then least bonus points of actual drivers will win the tie-breaker (I.E. if Denny leads the most laps one race, but Jimmie finishes one position ahead of him and still has the same point value, the person that picked Jimmie would win). If there is still a tie, then both of you picked the same exact picks during all the races that segment, and I'll just take who had the most segment wins, followed by best avg. finish BEFORE the chase began... but don't do this please...

In addition, there will be new BONUS opportunities throughout the chase, you will see what I mean, and I may recycle one or two for the final races. I will attempt not to copy another game with my bonuses, but no promises (I.E. I can't do the choose the worst finishing chaser bonus anymore). The bonus points will vary and will be described each week during the chase as they appear.

Segment 1: Make any choices you want as far as drivers go, you can choose the same drivers for both races if you really want to. Segment one is during weeks 1-2 of the chase, just as long as a regular segment in the game. HOWEVER, the bottom 2 will be eliminated this segment, not just one.

Segment 2: You are allowed to keep one driver from week 3-4 or 4-5, but not both. If you recycle a driver, you can't reuse them (Virtually this means that if you choose a driver week 3 and get rid of them week 4, you can't use them week 5). In addition, you are not allowed to keep the same driver during all 3 races. These are similar rules to weeks 3-14, but different since there are 3 weeks here instead of two. Just like segment 1, the bottom 2 will be eliminated this segment.

Segment 3: This is the final stretch, and the hardest as far as picks go. You must change your drivers each and every week, and you may not use a driver more than once. In other words, you must choose 10 unique drivers, so choose wisely, and plan ahead, I will keep a tally of the drivers each person still alive used. The champion will be decided after the final race from the final group of only four people.
And yes, this means that only the last 5 races matter for getting first in the standings.


Handicap lists are revamped, and will stick for segments 1 and 2 of the chase (I doubt much will chase for segment 3 though). The lists have also been increased to include one more driver in each bracket, which means that the top 13 are taken into considering, or in other words all non-chase drivers.

+2 Handicap: 13th-20st
 
Kyle Busch (new to handicap list)

Brian Vickers (new to handicap list, avg. finish puts him at 14th)

Mark Martin (new to handicap list, avg. finish puts him at 15th)

Carl Edwards (new to handicap list)

Marcos Ambrose

Ryan Newman (new to handicap list)

Paul Menard

Joey Logano

+4 Handicap: 21rd- 28th

Jeff Burton (+2 to +4 handicap)

Jamie McMurray (+2 to +4 handicap)

Juan Pablo Montoya (+2 to +4 handicap)

Aric Almirola

Regan Smith

Bobby LaBonte

Kurt Busch

Casey Mears

+6 Handicap: 29th- 35th

David Gilliland

David Ragan (+4 to +6 handicap)

Travis Kvapil

David Reutimann (32nd by avg finish)

Landon Cassill

Dave Blaney

Sam Hornish Jr. (takes over A.J.'s spot)

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

The bonus for this week is a one I have done many times during this contest. Your goal is to pick a driver (in the top 20) and you need to pinpoint where that driver will finish in the race. You can't choose a driver that you chose for this race.

I.E. Picking Jeff Gordon to finish 10th.

If your pick lands exactly on that driver, you get +5 bonus points.

If your pick lands within 2 positions of where that driver finishes, you get +3 bonus points.

If your pick lands within 5 positions of where that driver finishes, you get +2 bonus points.

If your pick lands within 10 positions of where that driver finishes, you get +1 bonus point.

Any more than 10, and no bonus points for you.

I trust in Brad Keselowski to make a mark here, and my other driver, why not that +2 in Kyle Busch? Also I will pick Jimmie Johnson to finish 5th.


Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch (+2 handicap)

Beardawg- (+3 bonus)

Fsu1dogs-

River Rat-

Floridawhite-

Sfrye- (+3 bonus)

Tenacfan- (+3 bonus)

ILL55INI-

Bradman-
Posted on: September 8, 2012 9:04 am
 

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 Week 26

Oops sorry forgot to make the blog, well better late than never right?

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/messag
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So the last week until the chase is upon us? Could Denny Hamlin score another win? Could we have nobody pick him for a third time? Its all possible at Richmond, the last make it or break it point to stay in this game to at least say you made it into the chase. So lets check out the standings:

PODIUM

1.) Tenacfan-                               82 (Starting to really build up momentum at the right time.)

2.) Floridawhite-                           75

3.) Beardawg-                              67

NON-PODIUM 50 CLUB

4.) River Rat-                               58 (Well, the tie-breaker sure didn't dissapoint.)

Tigersman-                                  57 (ELIMINATED)

Roushfenwayguy (ghost picks)-      55

40 CLUB

5.) Fsu1dogs-                              45

6.) ILL55INI-                               40

DANGER ZONE

7.) Sfrye-                                    18 (WOW! Well good thing you have that safety net right?)

Bradman-                                   18 (Alright, so you don't have that safety net that Sfrye does...)

Winning Drivers List:

Beardawg-               6

Tigersman-             5

Floridawhite-             4

Tenacfan-                4

ILL55INI-                 4

Sfrye-                      4
Fsu1dogs-                2

Bradman-                 2

River Rat-                1

River Rat, Fsu and Bradman are eliminated from any bonus contention.

All others have a chance to receive +3 for the first two segments except Beardawg, who has clinched the +3 bonus throughout the chase.

Mark Martin, by average, would currently be 14th in the standing were he race all races, so 15th is now 16th, etc.

A side note that the handicap lists will not reset until the chase (week 27), so these will stick around an extra week... and more non-chase drivers could be added to the handicap lists.

+2 Handicap: 16th-22nd


Jeff Gordon

Paul Menard (new to handicap list)

Joey Logano

Marcos Ambrose

Jamie McMurray

Jeff Burton

Juan Pablo Montoya

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Aric Almirola (+2 to +4 handicap)

Bobby LaBonte

Regan Smith

Kurt Busch

Casey Mears

David Ragan

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

(Sam Hornish Jr. will now reside a +6 handicap until A.J. goes down more in the standings)

David Gilliland

Travis Kvapil

Landon Cassill

Dave Blaney

David Reutimann

David Stremme (new to handicap list)

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, this seems like a pretty easy pick week.

Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin

Tigersman-

Beardawg-

Fsu1dogs-

River Rat-

Floridawhite-

Sfrye-

Tenacfan-

ILL55INI-

Bradman-
Posted on: August 30, 2012 10:16 am
 

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 Week 25

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Well, after all the luck like with Smoke and Brad that got taken out, Denny Hamlin came to take it from the rest and get the victory... and who chose the winner... nobody... except the guy that was in Maine, and got random autopicks and somehow got Hamlin, but don't worry, he had an awful secondary driver. So lets get right to the standings and see who is going out this week:

PODIUM

1.) Sfrye-                                     158 (66) (Not the best score, but good enough to win this segment.)

Tenacfan-                                    158 (78) (I take that back, we actually have a two way tie for first.)

Roushfenwayguy (ghost picks)-      142 (52)

3.) Beardawg-                              131 (51) (Remember that you can make picks for the following week early if you are going away.)

NON-PODIUM 120 CLUB

4.) ILL55INI-                               129 (52)

5.) Floridawhite-                           121 (54)

6.) Fsu1dogs-                              120 (81) (Excellent week to burst himself away from the danger zone.)

SAFE ZONE

7.) Bradman-                               114 (34) (Well... at least you didn't get eliminated.)

TIE-BREAKER ZONE

8.) Tigersman-                             94 (54)

River Rat-                                    94 (52) (Our first tie-breaker is about to come into play.)
 

So not only did we have a tie for first, we also had a tie for last. This means that first off, there will be no bonus for this segment win, however both of you will score a segment win on the average finish statistics.

 Second, Tigersman and River Rat and going to go into a one round sudden death. Both of you will be able to make picks at Atlanta (any failiure to make picks will result in elimination). Whoever posts their picks first gets dibs on picks, BOTH OF YOU CAN SHARE ONE DRIVER, BUT NOT BOTH. If a tie still exists, if the tie is due to the +2 bonus for picking the better of the two drivers, whoever didn't get that bonus will emerge as the victor. If a tie still exists, then I will check bonuses through this segment to see whoever scored less bonuses, and that person will win. If a tie still exists, then I will go with who has the best avg. finish through the season, which is Tigersman.

Winning Drivers List:

Beardawg-               6

Tigersman-             5

Floridawhite-             4

Tenacfan-                4

ILL55INI-                 4

Sfrye-                      4
Fsu1dogs-                2

Bradman-                 2

River Rat-                1

River Rat, Fsu and Bradman are eliminated from any bonus contention.

All others have a chance to receive +3 for the first two segments, but only Tigersman and Beardawg currently have bonuses and can get the +3 throughtout the chase.

Mark Martin, by average, would currently be 14th in the standing were he race all races, so 15th is now 16th, etc.)

A side note that the handicap lists will not reset until the chase (week 27), so these will stick around an extra week... and more non-chase drivers could be added to the handicap lists.

+2 Handicap: 16th-22nd


Jeff Gordon

Paul Menard (new to handicap list)

Joey Logano

Marcos Ambrose

Jamie McMurray

Jeff Burton

Juan Pablo Montoya

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Aric Almirola (+2 to +4 handicap)

Bobby LaBonte

Regan Smith

Kurt Busch

Casey Mears

David Ragan

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

(Sam Hornish Jr. will now reside a +6 handicap until A.J. goes down more in the standings)

David Gilliland

Travis Kvapil

Landon Cassill

Dave Blaney

David Reutimann

David Stremme (new to handicap list)

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

So, Jimmie and Jeff, should I go with the Hendrick duo even with their Michigan woes... well I got nothing to lose so why not?

Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon (+2 handicap)

Tigersman- (in tie-breaker)

Beardawg-

Fsu1dogs-

River Rat- (in tie-breaker)

Floridawhite-

Sfrye-

Tenacfan-

ILL55INI-

Bradman-

Remember that you have until Sunday night to make picks. Avg. segment finish list to be up soon.
Posted on: August 23, 2012 9:48 am
 

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 Week 24

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So Greg Biffle gets his second win, becoming the 6th driver this season with multiple wins after that JJ awful luck. Anyways, it looks like 3 people that are still in the game picked him, which could really help for this final push... but I really believe there will be two extremes this week given the drivers that had engine issues, so lets find out:

PODIUM

1.) Sfrye-                                    92 (Top 2 cars, its like Sfrye knew Jimmie was going to have engine failiures.)

Roushfenwayguy (ghost picks)- 90

2.) Beardawg-                              80 (With the 11 points from handicaps/bonuses, he got up above the 80 point barrier.)

3.) Bradman-                              80

NON-PODIUM 65 CLUB

4.) Tenacfan-                              79

5.) ILL55INI-                               77

6.) Floridawhite-                           67

DANGER ZONE

7.) River Rat-                               42 (The Kenseth-Stewart bandwagon this week was large, but that doesn't mean good.)

8.) Tigersman-                             40 (A decent finish in Kenseth, but then there's than engine failiure.)

9.) Fsu1dogs-                               39 (The worst of it is, he still had the most laps led after the awful crash.)

Winning Drivers List:

Beardawg-               6 (Has finally passed Tigersman with 3 weeks to go until the bonus, great switch from JJ.)

Tigersman-             5

Floridawhite-             4

Tenacfan-                4

ILL55INI-                 4

Sfrye-                      4
Fsu1dogs-                2

Bradman-                 2

River Rat-                1

River Rat is eliminated from any bonus contention.

Fsu/Bradman need to pick the winner for all 3 races w/o a win from any in the 4 bracket to receive +3 for the first segment.

All others have a chance to receive any bonus, but only Tigersman and Beardawg currently have bonuses.

Mark Martin, by average, would currently be 14th in the standing were he race all races, so 15th is now 16th, etc.)

A side note that the handicap lists will not reset until the chase (week 27), so these will stick around an extra week... and more non-chase drivers could be added to the handicap lists.

+2 Handicap: 16th-22nd


Jeff Gordon

Paul Menard (new to handicap list)

Joey Logano

Marcos Ambrose

Jamie McMurray

Jeff Burton

Juan Pablo Montoya

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Aric Almirola (+2 to +4 handicap)

Bobby LaBonte

Regan Smith

Kurt Busch

Casey Mears

David Ragan

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

(Sam Hornish Jr. will now reside a +6 handicap until A.J. goes down more in the standings)

David Gilliland

Travis Kvapil

Landon Cassill

Dave Blaney

David Reutimann

David Stremme (new to handicap list)

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

I would be stupid not to pick Brad Keselowski here, the other driver... that has to be Kyle Busch.

Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch

Tigersman-                                                                                 Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth

Beardawg-                                                                                   Greg Biffle, Trevor Bayne

Fsu1dogs-                                                                                     Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin

River Rat-                                                                                         Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart

Floridawhite-                                                                                                                   Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards

Sfrye-                                                                                                Greg Biffle, Brad Keselowski

Tenacfan-                                                                                         Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman

ILL55INI-                                                                                          Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth

Bradman-                                                                                          Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne
Posted on: August 16, 2012 10:06 am
 

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 Week 23

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Well, here we go again for just two more segments until the chase, we are getting close. Glen was an exciting race, but in the end Ambrose got his second win, along with 8 others, and Smoke went up in Smoke, as well as JPM as some of the favorites. Anyways lets see who is going home this week:

PODIUM

1.) Bradman-                               157 (88) (0) (Well, give Beardawg the silver, first and the most laps led drivers, first last week too.)

2.) Beardawg-                              151 (90) (+3) (First and third, just give him the trophy.)

3.) ILL55INI-                               137 (74) (+1)

NON-PODIUM 125 CLUB

4.) Tenacfan-                               130 (64) (-1)

5.) Floridawhite-                           129 (61) (-3)

6.) Sfrye-                                    127 (72) (0)

100 CLUB

Roushfenwayguy (ghost picks)- 122 (74)

7.) Fsu1dogs-                              122 (72) (+1)

8.) River Rat-                               118 (86) (+2) (Well, those under the radar picks worked in a huge way... although I'm not sure about Jimmie being an under the radar pick.)
9.) Tigersman-                             109 (61) (0) (One of two victims of JPM doing bad again.)

ELIMINATED

10.) Berlyn-                                    86 (35) (-3) (Denny Hamlin has not proved to be much of a road racer, and he took out the last female.)

Winning Drivers List:

Tigersman-             5

Beardawg-               5

Floridawhite-             4

Tenacfan-                4

ILL55INI-                3

Sfrye-                      3
Fsu1dogs-                2

Bradman-                 2

River Rat-                1

Current Scenarios:

River Rat must collect every winner the next four races, and both Tigers and Beardawg can't get one in order for River Rat to get a +2 bonus for the first segment.

Similar for Fsu and Bradman as River Rat, but they have a 1 race cushion, missing one that either of them get would kick them from contention.

Floridawhite and Tenacfan are currently in a tie for third, and thus would not get any bonsuses, one of them must get a winner in order to even think about bonuses.

Tigersman and Beardawg could get a +2 bonus throughout the chase if they can get a win away from each other, and stay away from the rest of the pack.

(Mark Martin, by average, would currently be 14th in the standing were he race all races, so 15th is now 16th, etc.)

A side note that the handicap lists will not reset until the chase (week 27), so these will stick around an extra week... and more non-chase drivers could be added to the handicap lists.

+2 Handicap: 16th-22nd


Jeff Gordon

Paul Menard (new to handicap list)

Joey Logano

Marcos Ambrose

Jamie McMurray

Jeff Burton

Juan Pablo Montoya

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Aric Almirola (+2 to +4 handicap)

Bobby LaBonte

Regan Smith

Kurt Busch

Casey Mears

David Ragan

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

(Sam Hornish Jr. will now reside a +6 handicap until A.J. goes down more in the standings)

David Gilliland

Travis Kvapil

Landon Cassill

Dave Blaney

David Reutimann

David Stremme (new to handicap list)

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

Michigan, so Greg Biffle, and you know what, this seems to be the only track Dale Earnhardt can win at, so he is a favorite here, I'll ride him here.)

Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Tigersman-

Beardawg-

Fsu1dogs-

River Rat-

Floridawhite-

Sfrye-

Tenacfan- 

ILL55INI-

Bradman-
Posted on: August 16, 2012 9:28 am
 

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 Week 22

Oops, forgot to do this last week. Well here it is now:

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/messag
es/chrono/38287349/0/1/38466882#ID3
8466882


Well, a rain shortened race seems to be the only way to get Jeff Gordon a win, but a win is a win, and so we had 2 people that took advantage of the winner in the rain, both Floridawhite and Tenacfan. In other news, it seems that Berlyn was away for the whole week, please make sure that if you are not going to be around, you make picks in advance. Since you also didn't make picks in the Pick 3, I had to give you random picks that could jeopordize your chances of staying in this competition. Anyways lets see the standings:

PODIUM

1.) Bradman-                             69 (Hey look, someone didn't pick Denny Hamlin.)

2.) Floridawhite-                          68 (You got the winner, that's good enough to bring you high in the standings this week.)

3.) Tenacfan-                              66

NON PODIUM 60 CLUB

4.) ILL55INI-                               63

5.) Beardawg-                              61 (Getting the second place driver is great, so long as you avoid disater, unfortunately...)

50 CLUB

6.) Sfrye-                                    55

7.) Berlyn-                                   51

8.) Fsu1dogs-                              50

DANGER ZONE

Roushfenwayguy (ghost picks)- 48

9.) Tigersman-                             48

10.) River Rat-                             32 (Wow, from first to having the most awful luck this week.)

Winning Drivers List:

Tigersman-             4

Beardawg-               4

Tenacfan-                4 (Is on a winning spree, and is now searching for that elusive 5th win.)

Floridawhite-             3

ILL55INI-                2

Sfrye-                      2

Berlyn-                    1

River Rat-                1

Fsu1dogs-                1

Bradman-                 1

(Mark Martin, by average, would currently be 14th in the standing were he race all races, so 15th is now 16th, etc.)

+2 Handicap: 16th-22nd


Jeff Gordon

Paul Menard (new to handicap list)

Joey Logano

Marcos Ambrose

Jamie McMurray

Jeff Burton

Juan Pablo Montoya

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Aric Almirola (+2 to +4 handicap)

Bobby LaBonte

Regan Smith

Kurt Busch

Casey Mears

David Ragan

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

(Sam Hornish Jr. will now reside a +6 handicap until A.J. goes down more in the standings)

David Gilliland

Travis Kvapil

Landon Cassill

Dave Blaney

David Reutimann

David Stremme (new to handicap list)

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- 

Tigersman-                                                                                  Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson

Beardawg-                                                                                                                 Kasey Kahne, Denny Hamlin

Berlyn-

Fsu1dogs-                                                                                     Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin

River Rat-                                                                                      Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch (+3 bonus)

Floridawhite-                                                                                  Jeff Gordon (+2 handicap), Denny Hamlin

Sfrye-                                                                                          Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart

Tenacfan-                                                                                     Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon (+2 handicap)

ILL55INI-                                                                                      Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle

Bradman-                                                                                     Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards
Posted on: August 1, 2012 2:38 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator 4.0 Week 21

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/messag
es/chrono/38164179


Well, Jimmie Johnson got another Brickyard win, which may lead to yet another championship, but only time will tell. Anyways, only Tenacfan when with this Brickyard boom or bust driver, and it turned out to be a boom this time. He will add another win. In addition I noticed that Fog was eliminated awhile ago, I have no clue how he got back on the list, but that explains why he wasn't making picks, the adjustment has been made, and that means that someone else will get eliminated this week:

Roushfenwayguy (ghost picks)- 156 (86) (So I go out the game, and then I get two segment wins in a row, my luckUndecided.)

PODIUM

1.) River Rat-                              154 (78) (+2)

2.) Fsu1dogs-                              152 (77) (+2)

3.) Berlyn-                                   148 (78) (+4) (A great duo of handicap drivers.)

NON-PODIUM 130 CLUB

4.) Beardawg-                              145 (50) (-3) (Remember that big wreck i was talking about?)

5.) Tenacfan-                               144 (84) (+7) (Should be a lot higher, but Edwards' last week keeps him here.)

6.) Tigersman-                             136 (68) (+3)

125 CLUB

7.) Sfrye-                                     126 (54) (-1) (Ouch, that Matt Kenseth crash took Sfrye down the rankings fast.)

8.) Floridawhite-                            125 (55) (-1) (Well, so much for Joey Logano being a good pick.)

ILL55INI-                                     125 (51) (-3)

SAFE BY A NOSE

10.) Bradman-                              124 (44) (-8) (And I thought Sfrye and ILL55 got affected by Kenseth.)

ELIMINATED

11.) Edwardsfan-                           120 (60) (0) The penalty didn't pay off, and it cost Edwardsfan dearly.)

Winning Drivers List:

Tigersman-             4

Beardawg-              4 (The blind squirrel found 4 nuts, and is now in a tie for most winning drivers.)

Tenacfan-                3 (Is now chasing down Beardawg and Tigersman.)

ILL55INI-                2

Sfrye-                      2

Floridawhite-             2

Berlyn-                    1

River Rat-                1

Fsu1dogs-                1

Bradman-                 1

(Well, now everyone still in the game has at least one winner.)

(Mark Martin, by average, would currently be 14th in the standing were he race all races, so 15th is now 16th, etc.)

+2 Handicap: 16th-22nd


Jeff Gordon

Paul Menard (new to handicap list)

Joey Logano

Marcos Ambrose

Jamie McMurray

Jeff Burton

Juan Pablo Montoya

+4 Handicap: 23rd- 29th

Aric Almirola (+2 to +4 handicap)

Bobby LaBonte

Regan Smith

Kurt Busch

Casey Mears

David Ragan

+6 Handicap: 30th- 35th

(Sam Hornish Jr. will now reside a +6 handicap until A.J. goes down more in the standings)

David Gilliland

Travis Kvapil

Landon Cassill

Dave Blaney

David Reutimann

David Stremme (new to handicap list)

+8 handicap: Anyone Below 35th

So Pocono... Denny Hamlin, and Jimmie is a top 10 machine here.

Roushfenwayguy (GHOST PICKS)- Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson

D2Moo-

Tigersman-

Beardawg-

Berlyn-

Fsu1dogs-

River Rat- (+3 bonus)

Floridawhite-

Sfrye-

Tenacfan-

Fog-

ILL55INI-

Bradman-

Save list to be up soon.
 
 
 
 
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