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RC Cola
Aug 1, 2011

Zo Cubs Zo!



HootTheOwl posted:

The Blackhawks are done

What's your toxx?

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HootTheOwl
May 13, 2012


RC Cola posted:

What's your toxx?
The most hockey thing, obviously, is to make it conditional:
An av to a Pred's fan they never score again.
+A shirtsey if they win a game
+ An ebay jersey if they win the series.
+ if they win the cup I'll change my senior thesis from labor movements Illinois utilities as they pertain to industrialization to something about how there's a player's union yet so many athletes come out for Trump or whatever. Or the cultural appropriation of pizza. Whichever is funnier because who cares never going to happen.

bunnyofdoom
Mar 29, 2008



I have updated my toxx listing Found here If I missed any, let me know.

heeheex2
Sep 5, 2012

Go Cats

A good day for my bracket winners...

Somebody fucked around with this message at Apr 16, 2017 around 12:43

fits
Jan 1, 2008

Love Always,
The Captain


whose ready for that nashville sweep?










nobody. nobody is

Koopa Kid
Aug 21, 2007



I stand by my red x

Stretch Marx
Apr 29, 2008

I'm ok with this.

Koopa Kid posted:

I stand by my red x

Another disappointed Leafs fan.

Koopa Kid
Aug 21, 2007



I'm very happy to be surprised

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




Dubnyk breaks my heart again

Thank you so much for doing this by the way.

HootTheOwl
May 13, 2012


fits posted:

whose ready for that nashville sweep?

nobody. nobody is

Right now I have no X's so if I quit now I will not lose something. A tempting prospect.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

i see you, brobot

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Minnesota in 6 is going to be the biggest red X until the Leafs win tonight.

Koopa Kid
Aug 21, 2007



Hand Knit posted:

Minnesota in 6 is going to be the biggest red X until the Leafs win tonight.

SHOW ME THE BIG RED X

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011

"I saw Dallas Keuchel....THERE'S A BEARD!!!!!"


Looks like I need to update my passport, just in case.

JoelJoel
Nov 4, 2011



Lol, way to gently caress everyone's bracket, Washington.

Just like to point out that I also have no Xs yet.

Stretch Marx
Apr 29, 2008

I'm ok with this.

The Hugest most impressive red X.

JawKnee
Mar 24, 2007

It's the arrogance of the subtext: The province of human affairs is a field best left to dilettantes' extraordinary gift for the feigning of paralysis. For saying nothing at all. For daydreams of black-tie affairs at Rideau Hall. An acceptance speech. Sustained applause.

my bracket is hosed

I have a feeling I'm getting a new avatar

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Grimey Drawer

BRING OUT THE RED X'S

bunnyofdoom
Mar 29, 2008



JawKnee posted:

my bracket is hosed

I have a feeling I'm getting a new avatar

I know I am at least!

fits
Jan 1, 2008

Love Always,
The Captain


embrace chaos








Kilza
Oct 3, 2013



2 red X's so far. Not great but what can you do.

That said, I'll gladly take another red X tonight in exchange for an Oilers win.

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."



if you just specify game 7s for everyone you get at least 4 games of not having a red X in the first round, it's good.

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Grimey Drawer

So, here is the point system we're going to use to rate your ability to pick a winner.

  • If you pick the winning team of a series, you get two points.
  • If you pick the correct number of games, you get three additional points
  • If your amount of games is off by one, you get two bonus points.
  • If you are off by two in games needed, you get one bonus point.
  • If you are off by three, you get nothing.
  • If you pick the wrong winner, you lose a point.

The amount of points will double each round, so the max points per series in the first round is 5 (2 + 3), and the max for the cup is 40 (16 + 24).

Accuracy counts!

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

3 Xs woooooo

Mike_V
Jul 31, 2004

Let's* go Blackhawks! The Blues and Red Wings suck.

Is there a reason for doubling the points each round? I'd understand if we picked every round at the beginning of the playoffs, but what is the added value in correctly guessing the Stanley Cup results when we already know who's in it. Seems like you'd have just as good of a chance of guessing that as you do a random first round series.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

because prizes!

Mike_V
Jul 31, 2004

Let's* go Blackhawks! The Blues and Red Wings suck.

Yeah well your boy is sort of killing it in round one and I don't need some prick blowing it the rest of the time only to nail the SCF and taking those prizes.

a false
Mar 5, 2009



boo hoo bitch suck it dgeneration x

Mike_V
Jul 31, 2004

Let's* go Blackhawks! The Blues and Red Wings suck.

Would the NHL fine a player for crotch-chopping after a goal?

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

Mike_V posted:

Yeah well your boy is sort of killing it in round one and I don't need some prick blowing it the rest of the time only to nail the SCF and taking those prizes.

what

a false
Mar 5, 2009



mike is upset because he thinks the format where you have to be right more than once disadvantages him personally

a false
Mar 5, 2009



Mike_V posted:

Would the NHL fine a player for crotch-chopping after a goal?

probably not but that reminded me of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JYeKEA5AoY

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



Mike_V posted:

Yeah well your boy is sort of killing it in round one and I don't need some prick blowing it the rest of the time only to nail the SCF and taking those prizes.

If you double the points as the match-ups halve, every round is worth the same.

It's 40 every time.

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Grimey Drawer

Mike_V posted:

Yeah well your boy is sort of killing it in round one and I don't need some prick blowing it the rest of the time only to nail the SCF and taking those prizes.

Max points available in round 1: 40 (8 series, 5 points each)
Max points available in round 2: 40 (4 series, 10 points each)
Max points for CF: 40 (2 series, 20 points each)
Max points for SCF: 40 (1 series, 40 points)

You also can lose up to 8 points each round.

e: beaten

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

i'm still not sure who my boy is

Mike_V
Jul 31, 2004

Let's* go Blackhawks! The Blues and Red Wings suck.

Aphrodite posted:

If you double the points as the match-ups halve, every round is worth the same.

It's 40 every time.

I'm saying that it's a lot easier to get one series right to get 40 points than it is to get 6 or 7 series right to get 35 points or w/e. This post is moot if there was a form that allowed us to pick round 2, the conference finals and stanley cup finals that I missed earlier.

Like, I totally get what you're saying. It's what NCAA brackets essentially are, except those are completed before the whole things starts so it's impressive to get the Final Four/Championships correct as opposed to just picking between Pittsburgh/Edmonton when you already know both of them are in.

Mike_V fucked around with this message at Apr 18, 2017 around 19:30

bunnyofdoom
Mar 29, 2008



6 red x. Good thing I already made an avatar toxx.

Kilza
Oct 3, 2013



I don't have a problem with the scoring system. I think it's fine, and this way it should mean that nobody is truly out, which makes it more exciting at the end.

If you're going to complain about it then get good at picking the next 3 rounds, then.

fits
Jan 1, 2008

Love Always,
The Captain


dehumanize yourself and face to scoring parity

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Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Mike_V posted:

I'm saying that it's a lot easier to get one series right to get 40 points than it is to get 6 or 7 series right to get 35 points or w/e. This post is moot if there was a form that allowed us to pick round 2, the conference finals and stanley cup finals that I missed earlier.

If you would rather, we can assign you the same number of points for a correct pick in the later rounds as you would have received for a correct pick in the first round.

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