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Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



Past thread: http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3570415

NOW UNDER EVEN NEWER NEW MANAGEMENT: An OP basically copied word for word from Lone Goat's

As new head of the Something Awful Athletic Council, I'd like to personally welcome you to the Goonweight Grand Prix, where we determine who is best at picking fight outcomes, and then send them a sweet plastic replica belt (if we even still do that, people were terrible about sending the belt on time).

A few days before every card, I'll post the fights on the main card with a FORM and a SPREADSHEET. Fill out the form (or post you picks in the thread), and then check the spreadsheet to make sure your picks are in there correctly. When the card is over and I sober up, I'll calculate the results and post standings, along with a link to the DATABASE that maths everything out. Check the database to make sure it's calculating properly.

CERTIFIED RULES OF THE GRAND PRIX

  • Picks can be submitted via the Form, or in the thread, though I prefer you do both.
  • Picks must be submitted before the start of the Main Card to be eligible. Picks submitted after that point are considered null and void. Please pay attention to time zones, especially for European cards.
  • Same goes if you edit a post with picks in it after the main card starts.
  • If you wish to change your picks before the main card starts, make a separate post in the thread and I'll update the Form for you.
  • Points for each match are scored as follows
    • 3 points for picking the winner correctly
    • If you picked the correct winner, 1 bonus point for calling the round the fight finished
    • If you picked the correct winner, 1 bonus point for calling the method of finish (KO or Sub or Decision)
    • A fight that end in decision is not considered ending in a round
    • "OTNs" are given out for correctly picking the Fight, and the two Performances of the Night. These award no points, but are used to break a tie at the end of the season
    • On each card you can pick two POTN. If you pick the same person twice, I'll manually delete one.
  • Commission reserves the right to award no points for a fight based on really weird situations
  • Whoever has the highest combined score at the end of the season wins!

Too confusing? Please consult this handy flowchart to determine your score for a fight:


Here is the current season lineup:

SEASON 17




UPCOMING CARD
Dec. 13 - UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic
Dec. 20 - UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway
Jan. 3 - UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier
Jan. 18 - UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver
Jan. 24 - UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson
Jan. 31 - UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz

UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier
Jon Jones (c) vs. Daniel Cormier
Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury
Brad Tavares vs. Nate Marquardt
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Louis Gaudinot
Hector Lombard vs. Josh Burkman

FORM
RESPONSES


Season totals to date

Bluedeanie fucked around with this message at Dec 29, 2014 around 02:48

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Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



A HISTORICAL LOOK AT GOONWEIGHT GRAND PRIX PAST: To be updated in the near future

WINNER'S CIRCLE
Inaugural Champion: squarerandom


First card Winner: Tangy Zizzle

Season 1
Winner: Moww


Season 2
Winner: Ishin


Season 3
Winner: taladel


The Ultimate Picker Winner: xcore


Season 4
Winner: EricHall
Too handsome to take a picture, received a forums upgrade.

The Ultimate Picker Winner: MycroftXXX

Season 5
Winner: MrSmokes

The Ultimate Picker Winner: heeebrew

Season 6
Winner: Drewjitsu


The Ultimate Picker Winner: EricHall

Season 7-10
Season 7 Winner: Mr Nice! (with Dakota)


Season 8 Winner: Max Awfuls
Season 9 Winners: tie - Max Awfuls and Tape Leg
Season 10 Winner: venutolo
That One Card in Brazil One Night Openweight Championship Winner: LobsterMobster

Season 11-present
Season 11 Winner: Chairman Kaga

Season 12 Winner: TheReverend


Season 13 Winner: Miching Mallecho

Season 14 Winner: doverhog


Coleman Cup AND Season 15 Winner: MasRafTer



Season 16 Winner: outy
Image TBD


*****

HALL OF FAME

Lone Goat
Intel&Sebastian
squarerandom

Bluedeanie fucked around with this message at Dec 15, 2014 around 00:14

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Hey I put my picks in the form but it's not in the spreadsheet, what gives?
A: Sometimes Google Docs takes a few minutes to populate your picks in the spreadsheet. If you're really worried about your picks getting in, just post them in the thread and I'll update it if necessary.

Q: I can't access the spreadsheet to view my results! Do I have to log in?
A: No, I probably just forgot to share the spreadsheet. Mention it in thread and I'll fix it as soon as possible.

Q: What's RNG stand for?
A: Random Number Generator. I just assign numbers to all the possible results and then have random.org spew out numbers with hilarious results.

Q: POTN? What happened to KOTN and SOTN?
A: Yeah, they changed the KOTN and SOTN bonuses to two bonuses that don't care about the finish of the match. See this link for more details. No change to FOTN.

Q: What is the actual purpose of posting your picks here prior to the card, just to compare with other goons or what?
A: It used to be how they were tallied manually by the "commission" before we developed the form/spreadsheet system to make things much easier. Now I will still do it just to be a little more transparent about how many points I'm giving myself, but otherwise it's not necessary. It can act as a failsafe in case your picks don't go through the form for some reason but that's about it. Note that it's a failsafe only if your points outright do not go through. The form responses get honored over anything posted in the thread unless you post asking me to change your form response before the event starts, so still check what you post carefully in the spreadsheet to make sure it's what you meant and how you feel.

Bluedeanie fucked around with this message at Oct 21, 2014 around 14:27

Yuriy
Dec 25, 2006

Pay no attention to me, for I am a stupid cunt.

Thanks for bringing this back bro

DumbWhiteGuy
Jul 4, 2007

You need haters. Fellas if you got 20 haters, you need 40 of them motherfuckers. If there's any haters in here that don't have nobody to hate on, feel free to hate on me


Gonna give this a try until I forget to do it

Lone Goat
Apr 16, 2003

When life gives you lemons, suplex those lemons.



Yay~

Hey did MassRafTer and doverhog get a hold of each other to move the belt?

DumbWhiteGuy posted:

Gonna give this a try until I forget to do it

Same

Lloyd Boner
Oct 11, 2009

Yes officer, my name is Victoria Sonnen...berg

More hyped for this than for the card!

Well, aside from Aldo/Mendes

José Aldo Decision
Phil Davis Decision
Fábio Maldonado Decision
Darren Elkins Decision
Carlos Diego Ferreira Sub Round 1

FOTN: Aldo vs Mendes
POTN: Carlos Diego Ferreira
POTN: Andre Fili

Lone Goat
Apr 16, 2003

When life gives you lemons, suplex those lemons.



Did you save a copy of the template/spreadsheet before you started working in them? Because I just got a request to share the results spreadsheet and I still have write access on it for some reason.

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



Lone Goat posted:

Did you save a copy of the template/spreadsheet before you started working in them? Because I just got a request to share the results spreadsheet and I still have write access on it for some reason.

I made one change and realized I forgot to save the template so I saved it with a name change figuring I can always save it back. I do think I finished the form using the original template though, which might be why you're getting the notification. I figured it was too big a hassle to rebuild the form from there so I'd just use the right template after this event. Sorry, it's a learning curve! Let me know if I should do anything else differently, while you're still in here and making picks.

Lone Goat
Apr 16, 2003

When life gives you lemons, suplex those lemons.



Bluedeanie posted:

I made one change and realized I forgot to save the template so I saved it with a name change figuring I can always save it back. I do think I finished the form using the original template though, which might be why you're getting the notification. I figured it was too big a hassle to rebuild the form from there so I'd just use the right template after this event. Sorry, it's a learning curve! Let me know if I should do anything else differently, while you're still in here and making picks.

What you want to do is File > Make a copy of my original template, which I think saves it as a copy under your gdrive, and I won't have access to it. Not sure how this works when it's a non-public file that I've shared with you, but when I do that with public files that someone else it seems to handle it fine.

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



Lone Goat posted:

What you want to do is File > Make a copy of my original template, which I think saves it as a copy under your gdrive, and I won't have access to it. Not sure how this works when it's a non-public file that I've shared with you, but when I do that with public files that someone else it seems to handle it fine.

Yeah I've got one saved that way and will use it moving forward.

Ewar Woowar
Feb 25, 2007



Definitely going to stick with this this time around. If only so one of you poor bastards has to send the belt to New Zealand.

Lone Goat
Apr 16, 2003

When life gives you lemons, suplex those lemons.



Spreadsheet is viewable now. Thought I had fixed it earlier but clearly not!

Yuriy
Dec 25, 2006

Pay no attention to me, for I am a stupid cunt.

I did have a question

What is the actual purpose of posting your picks here prior to the card, just to compare with other goons or what?

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



It used to be how they were tallied manually by the "commission" before we developed the form/spreadsheet system to make things much easier. Now I will still do it just to be a little more transparent about how many points I'm giving myself, but otherwise it's not necessary. It can act as a failsafe in case your picks don't go through the form for some reason but that's about it.

I'll add this to the FAQ!

Yuriy
Dec 25, 2006

Pay no attention to me, for I am a stupid cunt.

Bluedeanie posted:

It can act as a failsafe in case your picks don't go through the form for some reason but that's about it.

Actually, now that I think about it that's a good point, I had point discrepancies a few seasons

José Aldo vs. Chad Mendes KO-2
Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis Decision
Fábio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer Decision
Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins Decision
Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush KO-2
FOTN: Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis
POTN: José Aldo
POTN: Andre Fili

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



Yuriy posted:

Actually, now that I think about it that's a good point, I had point discrepancies a few seasons

José Aldo vs. Chad Mendes KO-2
Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis Decision
Fábio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer Decision
Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins Decision
Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush KO-2
FOTN: Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis
POTN: José Aldo
POTN: Andre Fili

e: I should say that it's a failsafe only if your points outright do not go through. The form responses get honored over anything posted in the thread unless you post asking me to change your form response before the event starts, so still check what you post carefully in the spreadsheet to make sure it's what you meant and how you feel. Updating the FAQ!

Trast
Oct 20, 2010

Three games, thousands of playthroughs. 90% of the players don't know I exist. Still a redhead saving the galaxy with a [Right Hook].



Brazil cards always gently caress me over so lets keep that ball rolling.

doverhog
May 31, 2013

Sometimes I just get tired of thinking of all the things that I do not wanna do. All the things that I do not wanna be. Places I do not wanna go.


Lone Goat posted:

Yay~

Hey did MassRafTer and doverhog get a hold of each other to move the belt?


He should have my email but haven't heard anything.

Lone Goat
Apr 16, 2003

When life gives you lemons, suplex those lemons.



doverhog posted:

He should have my email but haven't heard anything.

I'll send him a PM.

Davedog
Sep 11, 2009


Jose Aldo, KO 3rd
Glover Teixeira, KO 1st
Fabio Maldonado, KO 1st
Darren Elkins, DECISION
Beneil Dariush, DECISON

FOTN: Aldo v. Mendes
POTN: Jose Aldo
POTN: Fabio Maldonado

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



Bluedeanie
Chad Mendes, R4 KO
Glover Teixeira, R2 KO
Fabio Maldonado, Dec
Lucas Martins, Dec
Carlos Diego Ferreira, R1 Sub

FOTN: Aldo vs Mendes
POTN: Mendes
POTN: Ferreira

RNG
Chad Mendes, Dec
Phil Davis, Dec
Fabio Maldonado, R3 Sub
Lucas Martins, R1 KO
Beneil Dariush, R1 KO

FOTN: Jorgensen vs Reis
POTN: Martins
POTN: Magny


Even the RNG knows Neil Magny is the greatest fighter of 2014

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


I completely forgot to post a better picture with the Coleman Cup so I am going to make up for it when the belt arrives.

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014




José Aldo Decision
Glover Teixeira Decision
Hans Stringer Decision
Darren Elkins Decision
Carlos Diego Ferreira Knockout, 2

FOTN: Fábio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer
POTN: Carlos Diego Ferreira
POTN: Wilson Reis

Cataffy
Aug 12, 2008


José Aldo vs. Chad Mendes KO-3
Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis Decision
Fábio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer KO-3
Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins Decision
Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush Sub-2

FOTN: Fábio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer
POTN: Carlos Diego Ferreira
POTN: José Aldo

EricHall
Aug 7, 2006


José Aldo vs. Chad Mendes -- Decision
Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis -- Decision
Fábio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer -- TKO, RD. 3
Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins -- SUB, RD. 2
Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush -- TKO, RD. 2

FOTN: Jorgensen/Reis
POTN: Ferreira
POTN: Cabral

Lone Goat
Apr 16, 2003

When life gives you lemons, suplex those lemons.



I got Barao/Aldo and Dillashaw/Mendes mixed up, so I just changed it myself because I still have access to the spreadsheet.

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



Lone Goat posted:

I got Barao/Aldo and Dillashaw/Mendes mixed up, so I just changed it myself because I still have access to the spreadsheet.



By the end of this season hopefully I'll be running this properly!

Seltzer
Oct 11, 2012

lego ass bitch

It's been a few seasons but I'm back, picking far to often with my heart and not doing research.

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


NEIL MAGNY

Chairman Kaga
Jun 3, 2006
I FAG EVERYTHING UP BECAUSE I AM A WHINEY CUNT!

Forgot to submit my picks but I will be playing this!!!

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



I was hoping to have results posted during my lunchbreak, but Drive was being sluggish and it took it a while to save a copy of some backend stuff I need to get started. Look for everything this evening!

I did terribly!

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



THE RESULTS ARE IN

Event 1 and Overall Rankings
pre:
	
Goon		Score OTNs Rank
venutolo	16	1	1
individual865	15	2	2
outy		15	2	2
Davedog		15	2	2
Lloyd Boner	15	1	5
vainman		15	0	6
Fentry		14	0	7
masato tatanka	13	0	8
TheReverend	12	2	9
LobsterMobster	12	1	10
seltzer		12	1	10
DumbWhiteGuy	11	2	12
ChampRamp	11	2	12
yuriy		11	0	14
MacDeuce	11	0	14
Cataffy		11	0	14
Trast		10	2	17
Niethan		10	0	18
doverhog	10	0	18
RNG		10	0	18
Lone Goat	8	1	21
CommonShore	8	0	22
MassRafTer	8	0	22
EricHall	8	0	22
canoshiz	4	0	25
Bluedeanie	3	1	26
Venutolo takes a lead early but it's a stacked division with a five-way tie for second place. Yours truly really shat the bed here, putting faith in Brazilians to be able to perform in their own country (except for the objectively best person on the card) and only being saved from my third ever Shameful Failure by the Iron Hillbilly of all people.

Next event's a two-fer, look for it by this weekend!

Perhaps now more than ever, be sure to check your work since I am new and it is very possible I goofed something up somewhere in the process.

And if you're making picks later in the season and you didn't get your picks in for the first time, feel welcome to play! Just post in here noting it's your first time so I don't miss you during a step in the behind-the-scenes process.

Bluedeanie fucked around with this message at Oct 28, 2014 around 03:31

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



WE GOT A TWO-FER

UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping
Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping
Lightweight Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta
Middleweight Robert Whittaker vs. Clint Hester
Heavyweight Soa Palelei vs. Walt Harris

FORM
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rL...ukUygM/viewform

SPREADSHEET
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...dit?usp=sharing

UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. OSP
Maurício Rua vs. Ovince St. Preux
Ian McCall vs. John Lineker
Warlley Alves vs. Alan Jouban
Cláudio Silva vs. Leon Edwards
Juliana Lima vs. Nina Ansaroff

FORM
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tb...Lx3oSo/viewform

SPREADSHEET
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...dit?usp=sharing

Bluedeanie fucked around with this message at Nov 5, 2014 around 00:43

Yuriy
Dec 25, 2006

Pay no attention to me, for I am a stupid cunt.

Bluedeanie posted:

WE GOT A TWO-FER

UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping
Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping
Lightweight Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta
Middleweight Robert Whittaker vs. Clint Hester
Heavyweight Soa Palelei vs. Walt Harris

FORM
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rL...m?usp=send_form

SPREADSHEET
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...#gid=1162758347


UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. OSP
Maurício Rua vs. Ovince St. Preux
Ian McCall vs. John Lineker
Warlley Alves vs. Alan Jouban
Cláudio Silva vs. Leon Edwards
Juliana Lima vs. Nina Ansaroff

FORM
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tb...Lx3oSo/viewform

SPREADSHEET
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...#gid=1177569001

the form for event 1 is hosed up and has a random question about darren elkins

handsome only face
Apr 22, 2010

Cockroach went out of the room in anger. And roach's go to empty room...

Cockroache's Anarchist




it also has a FOTN field from 179 and the spreadsheets are locked permissions

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



Yuriy posted:

the form for event 1 is hosed up and has a random question about darren elkins

masato tatanka posted:

it also has a FOTN field from 179 and the spreadsheets are locked permissions

Spreadsheet permissions were a matter of me just forgetting to change them before posting the link, the FOTN field was a weird copying error and the Darren Elkins problem was just plain old me loving up and leaving filler text from the last event in there. Everything SHOULD be fixed, and as always, I am new and bad at this so let me know if you see anything else!

Yuriy and masato tatanka have been added to the goonweight commission's "best friends list"

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


NEIL MAGNY

CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014




Luke Rockhold Decision
Ross Pearson Decision
Clint Hester Knockout, 1
Soa Palelei Knockout, 1
POTN: Clint Hester
POTN: Dylan Andrews
FOTN: Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta

Maurício Rua Knockout, 2
Ian McCall Submission, 3
Alan Jouban Decision
Cláudio Silva Submission, 2
Juliana Lima Decision
FOTN: Ian McCall vs. John Lineker
POTN: Dhiego Lima
POTN: Caio Magalhães

Who are half of these people on the second card?

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Lloyd Boner
Oct 11, 2009

Yes officer, my name is Victoria Sonnen...berg

Palelei/Harris result and FOTN are not showing up on the spreadsheet

Luke Rockhold Knockout, 2
Ross Pearson Knockout, 3
Clint Hester Knockout, 2
Soa Palelei Knockout, 3

FOTN: Pearson vs. Iaquinta
POTN: Luke Rockhold
POTN: Clint Hester

Maurício Rua Knockout, 1
Ian McCall Decision
Warlley Alves Knockout, 2
Cláudio Silva Decision
Juliana Lima Decision

FOTN: Ian McCall vs. John Lineker
POTN: Maurício Rua
POTN: Warlley Alves


CommonShore posted:

Who are half of these people on the second card?

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