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CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Hey everybody. Welcome to my brainchild of an idea of a fun activity to keep the Amazingness that is the 4th rendition of the Chase for the Sprint Cup interesting. It's CBJ's Super Mega Awesome Chase For The March Madness Game 7 Sprint Cup Pick 'Em 2.0!

Itís a pick Ďem game and itís simple. I said that last year, but donít let that deter you. There will be four groups of drivers sorted based upon their initial seeding in the Chase, drivers 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, and 13-16. You pick the driver you think will do the best/advance the farthest in this bullshit March Madness ripoff of a playoff system. Please note that it is entirely possible for a Group 4 driver to advance to the final round, as Ryan Newman came from like 15th to be a Kevin Harvick blown tire/engine failure on the last lap from a title last year.

The groups are as follows:
Group 1: Jimmie Johnson, Busch of the Kyle variety, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano
Group 2: Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Kurt the Busch, Carl Edwards
Group 3: Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex, Jr., Denny Hamlin, Jamie McMurray
Group 4: Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer

Now, for those who might have forgotten, there was a v1.0 of this game last season. In theory, the concept was simple: a descending point scale where the champ gets 16 points and the last place driver gets 1. If you have three or all four drivers who advance to the final round youíll, by definition, score the most points.

I thought it was foolproof. I was proud of myself.

But the game worked as well as most of Brian Franceís ideas. Math has treated me like poo poo since 5th grade and, in spite of a Masterís Degree, it was again a fickle mistress. Kidc had three of his four drivers make it to Game 7 The Super Bowl the Championship Round, but the guys whose drivers went out in the third round wound up with more points. Donít ask me how the gently caress it happened. When you think about it, the best driver doesn't always win the championship in NASCAR either, but it still blows my mind nearly a year later.

So, weíre going to do it differently. Actual scoring is TBD (Somebody give me ideas) The only provision which survives from last yearís game is Brock Beardís LASTCHASE Challenge*: Pick the driver who finishes last and you get two bonus points. The driver who finishes 15th in the standings earns you one point.

Get it on: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10f...m?usp=send_form

*LASTCAR endorsement not official.

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kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



This was tough to pick, none of the last group feel like sneaky winners to me. Last year I was super confident in Newman but not this time around.

Elephanthead
Sep 11, 2008




Toilet Rascal

Everyone is picking the same drivers.

Nit Wit Dog Shit
Sep 28, 2000



Toilet Rascal

Let's see how horrible I do at this.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Compare your picks with others: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10f...8/viewanalytics

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





I voted Gordon in the lastcar bonus if that wasn't obvious.

SPiTZ
Aug 9, 2004


Signed up.

Kenseth is going to win this year...hate me now if you didn't already.

edit: when to the analytics update? Not immediately apparently.

SPiTZ fucked around with this message at Sep 15, 2015 around 04:58

SpitztheGreat
Jul 20, 2005


I also signed up and also have Kenseth going all the way. The area where I diverged significantly from people was taking Kurt Busch over Harvick.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



About 30 minutes left to get in on the action.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Round 1, Week 2 Update: Everyone not named AxeBreaker, Peanut, Slickdrac, and SpitzTheGreat is in deep poo poo, as those were the only four to not pick Kevin Harvick.

e- SpitzTheGreat has two of his four drivers (Kenseth, Hamlin) through to the next round.

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Sep 28, 2015 around 03:12

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch did not die, and their living means I don't have to do much math this week!

LASTCHASE
Clint Bowyer earns you two bonus points if you picked him to finish last. Menard earns you one point.

-Jimmie, McMurray (who nobody picked), and Bowyer earn you one point if you picked them to win their group. Menard earns you two points.
-No one from Group 2 is eliminated and, thus, 1-4 points are up for grabs for all of those drivers.

Points: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...t#gid=958666825

Slickdrac
Oct 5, 2007

Keeper of the Secret


CBJSprague24 posted:

Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch did not die, and their living means I don't have to do much math this week!

LASTCHASE
Clint Bowyer earns you two bonus points if you picked him to finish last. Menard earns you one point.

-Jimmie, McMurray (who nobody picked), and Bowyer earn you one point if you picked them to win their group. Menard earns you two points.
-No one from Group 2 is eliminated and, thus, 1-4 points are up for grabs for all of those drivers.

Points: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...t#gid=958666825

Access Denied

SpitztheGreat
Jul 20, 2005


CBJSprague24 posted:

Round 1, Week 2 Update: Everyone not named AxeBreaker, Peanut, Slickdrac, and SpitzTheGreat is in deep poo poo, as those were the only four to not pick Kevin Harvick.

e- SpitzTheGreat has two of his four drivers (Kenseth, Hamlin) through to the next round.

God damnit, now I'm really upset that Harvick made it. I had all of you beat!

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



2- Me (Picked 15 for the LASTCHASE Bonus), SpitzTheGreat (15 Bonus), Daslog (15 Bonus), elmono311 (Jimmie+Picked 27 bonus), Wafflz (Bowyer+27 bonus)
0- Peanut, Quantrill, SPiTz

Maximum score at the end of the game is 18 (4 points in each of 4 groups + 2 point bonus).

Everybody else has one point from the combination of either picking Jimmie or Bowyer and having them eliminated or picking Menard to finish last and getting a point for him winding up second-to-last.

anotherblownsave
Feb 26, 2008

The sponsors will like you better this way, trust me.



Slickdrac posted:

Access Denied

Same here, I request access yesterday

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





CBJSprague24 posted:

2- Me (Picked 15 for the LASTCHASE Bonus), SpitzTheGreat (15 Bonus), Daslog (15 Bonus), elmono311 (Jimmie+Picked 27 bonus), Wafflz (Bowyer+27 bonus)
0- Peanut, Quantrill, SPiTz

Maximum score at the end of the game is 18 (4 points in each of 4 groups + 2 point bonus).

Everybody else has one point from the combination of either picking Jimmie or Bowyer and having them eliminated or picking Menard to finish last and getting a point for him winding up second-to-last.

Jeff Gordon is last place in my heart, please fix the scores to respect this.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Peanut President posted:

Jeff Gordon is last place in my heart, please fix the scores to respect this.

For this humble request, I award those who picked Jeff Gordon to finish last zero (0) LASTCHASE Bonus points. May these points help you in your quest to win my dumb game.

dentist toy box
Oct 9, 2012

There's a haint in the foothills of NC; the haint of the #3 chevy. The rich have formed a holy alliance to exorcise it but they'll never fucking catch him.




Making up the rules as you go, can't get more nascar then that!

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Talladega:

Out of this round, Ryan Newman is worth 3 points, Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin are both worth 2 points, Junyer 1 thanks to their eliminations. There's another point value which has been firmed up, as Jeff Gordon locks up 4 points for being the highest driver left in Group 4:

SpitzTheGreat leads with 9 points, having Kenseth, Hamlin, and Newman eliminated and earning the LASTCAR bonus of two points for picking Bowyer. He'll max out with 13 points, though, and only if Kurt wins Group 2. On the other hand, mischief's only point to this...point is 1 point from Clint Bowyer, but he still has 18/4/2 still in it to win it.

Standings:
SpitzTheGreat- 9.
daslog and regular Spitz- 8.
Slickdrac- 7.
elmono311, me, Quantrill- 6.
Anotherblownsave, Muddy Burphy, Elephanthead, Axebreaker, Nit Wit Dog poo poo- 5
PP14, Seventimessix, Sportsgenius86, Peanut- 4
Kidc- 3
Wafflz- 2
mischief- 1

anotherblownsave
Feb 26, 2008

The sponsors will like you better this way, trust me.



This game owns. I'll give it to you. Never thought I'd have 5 points

SpitztheGreat
Jul 20, 2005


Man, that's a hallow feeling to be in the lead but to have no chance of maintaining it.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Alright, gang. We're headed to the CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND . Here's how the standings line up going into Homestead:



Now, in good, true-to-NASCAR fashion, I'm going to do something I forgot to mention earlier and probably should've included in the original game.

If you have a driver left (Sorry, SpitzTheGreat), pick the one you think will be champ and post in this thread by the drop of the green flag next Sunday. A correct pick earns you two points. I'm taking Kevin Harvick.

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



It's kind of insane that both years one driver from each tier ended up in the final four.

Harvick.

Slickdrac
Oct 5, 2007

Keeper of the Secret


CBJSprague24 posted:

If you have a driver left

Do you mean if we have more than one driver left? Or can we pick any of the 4 if we have one left?

dentist toy box
Oct 9, 2012

There's a haint in the foothills of NC; the haint of the #3 chevy. The rich have formed a holy alliance to exorcise it but they'll never fucking catch him.




Harvick

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Slickdrac posted:

Do you mean if we have more than one driver left? Or can we pick any of the 4 if we have one left?

They have to still be in it, which means you get Gordon by default like Kidc gets Harvick.

Quantrill
Nov 18, 2005



Gordon here.

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


Kyle Busch

Elephanthead
Sep 11, 2008




Toilet Rascal

Gordon but I can't catch the leaders no matter what cause they have the same aholes as me! I am therefore picking NASCAR to name Jimmie Johnson champ just because the feel like it for a bonus 50 points.

anotherblownsave
Feb 26, 2008

The sponsors will like you better this way, trust me.



Harvick

SpitztheGreat
Jul 20, 2005


God damnit, I feel so left out.

Nit Wit Dog Shit
Sep 28, 2000



Toilet Rascal

Kevin Harvick

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





Rowdy all day.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



SpitztheGreat posted:

God damnit, I feel so left out.

As CEO of NASCAR this game and in The Spirit of The Rule, I am hereby granting SpitztheGreat an exemption to pick a Chase driver because he's the only one with all four drivers out and this is for fun.

It's The Beauty of The System and may those who disagree be silenced, as this is Quintessential SASCAR...Chase...Pick 'Em.

e- I have 4, 18, and 24 left. Pick one of those three.

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Nov 17, 2015 around 04:20

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seventimessix
Jul 18, 2011


I'll take the 78 and COLE PEARN.

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