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Posted on: March 29, 2011 3:10 pm
Edited on: April 3, 2011 2:26 pm
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RFG's Eliminator Game Race 6

Well, another one is in the books, and who would have predicted a finish like that, or that Kevin Harvick would win? Well there was one person, and that was Bored at Work, congratulations for being the sole person to pick the winner. Apart from that though, Kyle, Jimmie, and Carl all did very well, so we must have done well as a whole right? Lets find out... my prayers go out to Fogducker, but you maybe OK, after all, two people, Edwardsfan and Bradman didn't make picks, and they have no backup for me to go to RFG picks, I hope these two can make it to this week's picks, but its hard for me to find them when they posted last about 10 days ago... anyways, here is the standings:

PODIUM

1.) Berlyn-                85

2.) D2Moo-               83

3.) Foreplus-             82 (The best player through the first 5 weeks award goes to Foreplus, once again she's up top.)

NON-PODIUM 75 CLUB

4.) Bored at Work-     81 (Only one to choose the winner, but Smoke wasn't in the top 10.)

5.) Mikeyfan-            80 (Picked the right pair of RFR drivers)

6.) Roushfenwayguy- 78

Tigersman-              78 (Intentionally copied my picks without regret Surprised.)

Floridawhite-            78

9.) ILL55INI-           77

65 CLUB

10.) Spikesgator-     73

11.) Sfrye-               72

RAK-                       72

River Rat-                72

14.) Fsu1dogs-         67

Section-                   67

55 CLUB

16.) Chokin Colts-     62

17.) Edwardsfan-       60 (+3 handicap, Kyle Busch random pick... your still in this as long as you pick this week.)

DANGER ZONE

18.) Fogducker-        39 (Ya... so about Denny Hamlin...)

19.) Bradman-          36 (Our defending champion forgot to pick, now he could be out earlier than anyone would have anticipated.)

Winning Drivers Chosen:


Spikesgator-    2

Bored at Work- 2


Tigersman-      1

Berlyn-            1

D2Moo-           1

Bradman-        1

Edwardsfan-     1

Fsu1dogs-        1

Section-           1

RAK-                1

River Rat-         1

ILL55INI-          1

Fogducker-        1

Now, because I saw how strong some of the handicaps were, I have decided to revamp the system: 13-15th can no longer be used for handicaps, like most of last year until the chase. Also, handicaps have been decreased slightly (really your only losing 1 or 2 points though). And here are the new handicap lists:

+2 handicap: 16th-22nd

Jeff Gordon (Chaser last year)

Clint Bowyer (Chaser last year)

Bobby LaBonte

Marcos Ambrose

Greg Biffle (Chaser last year)

Denny Hamlin (Chaser last year)

David Ragan

+4 handicap: 23rd- 29th

Brad Keselowski

Brian Vickers

Jeff Burton (Chaser last year)

David Gilliland

David Reutimann

Jamie McMurray

Joey Logano

+6 handicap: 30th- 35th

Regan Smith

Bill Elliott

Robby Gordon

Casey Mears

Andy Lally

Dave Blaney

+8 handicap: Anyone below 35th

Ya, I'm thinking that this is for the best, because if I didn't do this, +3 handicaps for some chasers, or +5... that would be too overpowering. Anyways, these are the new handicap lists for the next 5 WEEKS! As I'm sure many people will take advantage of them this week, maybe 2 drivers even... we all know which 2 drivers I'm talking about

For my picks, I'm picking Jimmie Johnson, surprise surprise, I'm also picking one of those drivers I was talking about, Jeff Gordon with +2.

DRIVERS crossed out are your picks from last week, make sure you do not pick both of them please, you can use one again... like Johnson.

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

Spikesgator- Denny Hamlin (+2 handicap), Jimmie Johnson

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

Tigersman- Denny Hamlin (+2 handicap), Jimmie Johnson

Chokin Colts- Jamie McMurray (+4 handicap), Joey Logano (+4 handicap)

Foreplus - Jeff Gordon (+2 handicap), Joey Logano (+4 handicap)

Berlyn- Denny Hamlin (+2 handicap), Jimmie Johnson 

D2Moo- Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer (+2 handicap)

Edwardsfan- Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin (+2 handicap)

Bradman- Denny Hamlin (+2 handicap), Joey Logano (+4 handicap)

Fsu1dogs- Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards

Sfrye- Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon (+2 handicap)

Section - Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin (+2 handicap)

RAK- Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano (+4 handicap)

River Rat- Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin (+2 handicap)

Bored at Work- Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch

Fogducker- Jeff Gordon (+2 handicap), Jamie McMurray (+4 handicap)

ILL55INI- Denny Hamlin (+2 handicap), Jimmie Johnson

Floridawhite- Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin (+2 handicap)

Common Picks:

Jimmie Johnson- 11

Denny Hamlin-    11

Jeff Gordon-        5

Joey Logano-       4

Carl Edwards-       2

Jamie McMurray-   2

Posted on: March 23, 2011 3:29 pm
Edited on: March 29, 2011 2:31 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator Game Race 5

Well, our first official segment is done, and there were a lot of good results, especially with Kyle Busch, which a whopping 8 people chose... those winner picks are definetly going up, ill keep track of them starting this race. Apart from that, we had very few people choose one of the people in the back, so the points should be high, and it makes you wonder if I was able to overcome my hole... so lets get to the standings and find out:

PODIUM

1.) Edwardsfan-        159 (82) (+2 bonus) (Following his favorite driver is really paying off.) (+4)

2.) Spikesgator-       156 (74) (+2 bonus) (Picked Kyle Busch to redeem his Smoke pick.)   (-1)

Foreplus-                 156 (75) (+2 bonus) (Gets another 8 bonus points... F-PLUS sure knows how to use the handicaps.) (0)

NON-PODIUM 150 CLUB

4.) Fogducker-          155 (75)                                                                                      (-1)

5.) Bored at Work-    152 (73)                                                                                       (-1)

125 CLUB

6.) Mikeyfan-           145 (72) (+2 bonus)                                                                       (0)

D2Moo-                   145 (87) (+2 bonus)                                                                       (+1)

8.) Chokin Colts-      140 (86) (Got 2 and 3, but forgot 1)                                                 (0)

9.) Bradman-           135 (90) (Picked 1-2, that's good enough for high score of the week.)  (+2)

10.) Tigersman-         129 (84) (+2 bonus)                                                                      (0)

100 CLUB

11.) Sfrye-                 123 (70) (+2 bonus)                                                                      (-2)
 
Section-                    123 (86) (+2 bonus) (Busch bros. proved a great combo this week.)     (+3)

13.) River Rat-           120 (87) (+2 bonus)                                                                       (+4)

14.) Fsu1dogs-           118 (82) (+2 bonus) (-10 handicap) (a bit my fault since I didn't really catch it at first, but your not eliminated, I'll make sure to catch anyone that breaks the rule of using the same lineup next time before the race.) (+1)

Floridawhite-               118 (75)                                                                                       (-2)

16.) RAK-                   114 (79) (+2 bonus)                                                                      (0)

17.) Berlyn-                113 (73) (+2 bonus)                                                                      (-4)

18.) ILL55INI-            100 (77)                                                                                        (+1)

NEEDS HELP WITH PICKS CLUB

19.) Roushfenwayguy- 95 (80) (Had a huge week, but it was just enough to save me... phew!) (+1)

20.) Tenacfan-            89 (59) (Two driver that didn't really do good spell doom for Tenacfan where everyone else did great.) (-2) (ELIMINATED)

So this week we say goodbye to Tenacfan, the first eliminated... but it just goes to show that this game is entirely different due to this brand new system of points.

Winning Drivers Chosen:


Spikesgator-    2
Tigersman-      1

Berlyn-            1

D2Moo-           1

Bradman-        1

Edwardsfan-     1

Fsu1dogs-        1

Section-           1

RAK-                1

River Rat-         1

ILL55INI-          1

Fogducker-        1

Bored at Work-  1

+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 )

Remeber that this is the last week to take advantage of these handicaps, they will be switched around quite a bit after the next race.

As for my picks, Jimmie Johnson, duh... I will also go with Paul Menard, RCR is good here, he's good this season, and with a juicy handicap.

Roushfenwayguy- Jimmie Johnson, Paul Menard (+5 handicap)

Spikesgator- Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth

Mikeyfan- Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards

Tigersman- Jimmie Johnson, Paul Menard (+5 handicap)

Chokin Colts- Juan Pablo Montoya(+3 handicap), Joey Logano (+3 handicap)

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

Berlyn- Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth

D2Moo- Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards

Edwardsfan- Kyle Busch, Trevor Bayne

Bradman- J.J. Yeley, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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

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

Section - Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano (+3 handicap)

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

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

Bored at Work- Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart

Fogducker- Denny Hamlin, Paul Menard (+5 handicap)

Tenacfan-

ILL55INI- Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart

Floridawhite- Jimmie Johnson, Paul Menard (+5 handicap)

Common Picks:

Jimmie Johnson- 11

Paul Menard-      4

Mark Martin-       4

Carl Edwards-      3
 
Joey Logano-      2

Matt Kenseth-     2
Posted on: March 8, 2011 3:54 pm
Edited on: March 20, 2011 12:19 pm
 

RFG's Eliminator Game Race 4

Good news: Four people ended up picking the winner out of Carl Edwards, congratulations to those that won with the backflip... as for the two most chosen drivers, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon... they sucked... so I'm going to assume at least one person picked them both... and that would be me... getting eliminated the first round in my own game would kind of suck, so I need to go with the big picks this time around, anyways lets check the standings and see how bad I got kicked.

Spikesgator-        82

Foreplus-             81 (The 4 point bonus puts him at a great spot to win the session yet again.)

Fogducker-          80

Bored at Work-    79

Edwardsfan-         77 (His driver finally wins, after picking him 3 weeks in a row.)

Mikeyfan-            73

D2Moo-               58

Chokin Colts-       54 (Chose RFR, but forgot Carl Edwards)

Sfrye-                  53

Tigersman-          45

Bradman-            45

Floridawhite-        43

Berlyn-                40

Section-              37

Fsu1dogs-           36

RAK-                   35

River Rat-            33

Tenacfan-            30

ILL55INI-             23

Roushfenwayguy- 15 (Well uh... nowhere but up right???)

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.

Also one more thing I would like to say, it seems that everyone doesn't quite understand the new rule for this year, where you BOLD one of your two drivers and that driver gets +2 if he finishes ahead of your other, I will bold the one you put first, but bolding your pick so that I know that the rule exists would be much appreciated.


+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 me, I'm going with my guy Kurt Busch, and last race's winner Carl Edwards

Roushfenwayguy- Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards


Spikesgator- Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart

Mikeyfan- Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr. (+5 handicap)

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

Chokin Colts- Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards

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

Berlyn- Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton

D2Moo- Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (+5 handicap)

Edwardsfan- Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch

Bradman- Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch

Fsu1dogs- Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson

Sfrye- Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart

Section - Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch

RAK- Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon

River Rat- Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman (+3 handicap)

Bored at Work- Dale Earnhardt Jr. (+5 handicap), Martin Truex Jr. (+5 handicap)

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

Tenacfan- Tony Stewart, Marcos Ambrose (+5 handicap)

ILL55INI- Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch

Floridawhite- Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon

Common Picks:

Kyle Busch- 8

Carl Edwards- 5

Kurt Busch- 4

Jeff Gordon- 4

Tony Stewart- 3

Jimmie Johnson- 3

Mark Martin- 2

Martin Truex Jr.- 2

Dale Earnhardt Jr. - 2
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.

 
 
 
 
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