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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by boson » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:49 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:02 pm
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So are we cheering on any boardiellamas to win their rundle or stave off relegation on this last match day?

I don’t know if anyone would be inclined to cheer for me but after having spent so many seasons in D I was elated to go to C this season because I always felt I belong in C. However I’m currently at 20th. 21st and down are relegated. So, yeah I’ll need a win (and for others to do poorly)
Of course we'll cheer for you: there are now over 10,000 LLamas and we few dozen here can try to fight the rest of them off. Metaphorically. Go dhk!

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by MattKnowles » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:43 am

Technically I could stay in B rundle but it's all but certain I'm being relegated to C. I'll give it 2,500:1 odds that I don't get the combination of forfeits or points needed to stay in this rundle.

Back to C rundle for my 4th season. I think maybe I can get promoted to B rundle again for my 5th season and then I'll stay there for a while. I'm in last place in TCA by almost double digits but a huge chunk of the rundle has been close on points and rank all season. If I had gotten "The English Patient" a few days ago it may have staved off relegation. My TCA has gone up in each of the 3 seasons I've played.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Peachbox » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:19 am

Despite losing my last match, I will be moving up a level and joining other boardies, including my referrer -- hi, boson! -- in A Magnolia next season. First time ever over 100 CA, so we'll see if I can stay in A or not. :)

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by SBurrus » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:22 am

With a 3(2)-4(3) loss on MD25, I finished 8-15-2 in LL75, in 16th place in the rundle and am headed back to E rundle for LL76. I did establish a new personal record for most correct answers in a season but it was not enough, as well as a new career high for correct answers by opponents for a season (although that was really out of my control). And in a bit of bitter irony, I did get a 3-pointer on the last day of the LL75 season, only my second of the entire season; everyone else in the rundle had at least 4. I also gave up a three-pointer to my opponent on MD25, to finish with a 0.697 DE rating, the second highest of my LL career.

One more statistic of note: my 8-15-2 record in LL75 was exactly the same as in LL68, my rookie season.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by seaborgium » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:00 am

Me against JenningsK: 9(6)-7(5)! My best get was his sole miss, on the 1908 London event. I was trying to think of what the calamity was called when a confluence of weather and pollution enveloped London in darkness, and failing (it was the Great Smog, and took place in 1952), when somehow I zeroed in on 1908 as an Olympic year.

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Post by Lefty » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:14 am

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:00 am
Me against JenningsK: 9(6)-7(5)! My best get was his sole miss, on the 1908 London event. I was trying to think of what the calamity was called when a confluence of weather and pollution enveloped London in darkness, and failing (it was the Great Smog, and took place in 1952), when somehow I zeroed in on 1908 as an Olympic year.
Congrats! On that London clue, the word "concluded" eventually pointed me in the right direction; i.e. a scheduled event. This was probably my smartest moment of the last round. My big triumph was to avoid relegation from A two seasons in a row (but how can two not be in a row?) for the first time.

Referring back several rounds, I keep waiting for a question like "two of the more famous American singers of the last century were named Zimmerman. Name them." Last time I saw Ethel may have been on Charlie Rose's show when it was "Nightwatch". She and Rosemary Clooney did "Just the Two of Us" (sorry, Charlie).

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by teapot37 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:07 am

I initially thought of the Olympics, but by modern scheduling, April is really early to start the Summer games (now they usually start in July or August). So I ended up going with "fog".
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by hbomb1947 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:45 am

On the Olympics question, focusing on the volcano, I said "colorful sunsets" (which London actually did experience as a result of the Krakatoa eruption of 1883).

Despite that miss, I tied my personal record for TCA in a season, earned a promotion, and have clawed my way back to a B rundle -- the first time I'll be at that level since LL62.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by dhkendall » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:14 am

dhkendall wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:02 pm
boson wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:34 am
So are we cheering on any boardiellamas to win their rundle or stave off relegation on this last match day?

I don’t know if anyone would be inclined to cheer for me but after having spent so many seasons in D I was elated to go to C this season because I always felt I belong in C. However I’m currently at 20th. 21st and down are relegated. So, yeah I’ll need a win (and for others to do poorly)
Yay! I live to C another day!
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by boson » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:14 am

Peachbox wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:19 am
Despite losing my last match, I will be moving up a level and joining other boardies, including my referrer -- hi, boson! -- in A Magnolia next season. First time ever over 100 CA, so we'll see if I can stay in A or not. :)
Woohoo! Congrats!

For what its worth, I've done far better in A than I ever did in B. The season I got promoted to A I came in 16th in the rundle and was only promoted due to fracturing of the league. You'll do great in A!

MD25 - I got credit for Ardennes for battle of the bulge. Lucky - I didn't know they were the same.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:23 am

Basically, everything that could go wrong did. Back to C I go. Worse, I gave up 3 UfP, dropping me from 2nd to 4th. With perfect defense (or even a 9(6) or 0(0)), I would have taken 1st.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Woof » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:29 am

Yesterday was a defensive nightmare for most of myvRundle: lots of 8(5) and 4(3) scores. Lots of people undervalued the Blanchett/Hepburn question and others undervalued the math question. The 2 UffPA I picked up dropped my DE to .813 but that was still good enough for the Sandra. Gratz to Reddpen, bomtr, ElendilPickle for their finishes and hats off to SterlacciJ, our Rundle champion.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by morbeedo » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:32 am

Woof wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:25 pm
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Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:08 am
Such a weird season for me in B Continental. Sat pretty in 1st place - inexplicably - from MD 10-18, then tumbled to 7th with 4 consecutive L and just landed in the bottom of the promotion zone at 5th place with yesterday's 9(6) W to follow Monday's 1(1) L

Promotion to A - and certain humiliation - is a coin toss at this point!

On to MD25 - good luck, kids!
Good luck to you! On behalf of A Continental we can't wait to devour welcome you.
Promotion denied! I foolishly changed my answer about the 1908 London event from Olympics to World's Fair, lost the match 4(4)-6(4) and finished in 6th! Sooo close, but I don't really belong in the A block. Looking at the A Continental standings, my 92 TCA score would have put me dead last in that ranking.

On the plus side, I pulled a few 9(6)s (first time for me), tied for most 3PT and finished 2nd in MCWA. What a wild season!

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by alietr » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:02 am

Peachbox wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:19 am
Despite losing my last match, I will be moving up a level and joining other boardies, including my referrer -- hi, boson! -- in A Magnolia next season. First time ever over 100 CA, so we'll see if I can stay in A or not. :)
If you're going to be in A, MagA is probably the place to be. I managed to eke out another stay there. At least I got my defensive mojo back -- I was up 215 points over my LL74 showing, and returned to my average. I've got a suspicion the rundle is going to be broken up, however. We shall see.
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:00 am
Me against JenningsK: 9(6)-7(5)! My best get was his sole miss, on the 1908 London event. I was trying to think of what the calamity was called when a confluence of weather and pollution enveloped London in darkness, and failing (it was the Great Smog, and took place in 1952), when somehow I zeroed in on 1908 as an Olympic year.
Congrats on taking down Ken! I was thinking about it being The Year Without a Summer, but that didn't make much sense. I never got close to the Olympics. Went for a BWA instead.

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Post by zerobandwidth » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:08 am

Welp, after a 5-0-1 start I ended up at 13-9-3 which was good enough for third place!… … …among players transferring to D Summit. :lol:

The top tier of R Summit Div 2 has been amazing. BurmilaE and MillerD2, the top two players, finished with a lead of six wins and +43 MPD over third place. :shock: B had better watch out in LL76. Third place, MartinM4, did hang on for a well-earned third. While she did not have more wins than fourth place, it wasn't really that close; she finished with a +36 MPD advantage over NilenP. Much like the NFC East division in the NFL over the last few decades, I think the player records in this rundle were depressed because most of us were so evenly matched that we ended up beating each other up a little bit in the standings. It has been great fun to watch this play out, even while being pretty well locked smack in the middle of the standings for most of the season.

Season: 13-9-3 (29), 10th/22 in the rundle, TMP 86 (MPD +14), batting average .480 (72/150, +.004 on the league average), DE .650
Pretty happy with that, TBH.

Many thanks to acthomas for the referral (and congrats on the win!) and I look forward to another year among LLamas. 8-)

PS, Anupama Srirangan absolutely dominated R Memorial Div 2. Achievement Unlocked: Trivia Competitor Redemption. Who's laughing now, Internet?! :mrgreen:
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:17 am

dhkendall wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:02 pm
boson wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:34 am
So are we cheering on any boardiellamas to win their rundle or stave off relegation on this last match day?

I don’t know if anyone would be inclined to cheer for me but after having spent so many seasons in D I was elated to go to C this season because I always felt I belong in C. However I’m currently at 20th. 21st and down are relegated. So, yeah I’ll need a win (and for others to do poorly)
I feel exactly like you, only I'm in D (where I feel like I belong) and am about to be relegated back to E. The math was all but settled for me, needed a win, one guy to lose and one guy to forfeit, so I'm going back to E, and hopefully dominating.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Volante » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:33 am

I'm staying in B and I never got a 0(0,1). Mission accomplished!

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:56 am

alietr wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:02 am
I was thinking about it being The Year Without a Summer, but that didn't make much sense. I never got close to the Olympics. Went for a BWA instead.
My first thought was the year without summer, but that certainly wouldn't have only affected London. I also thought of the Crystal Palace Exhibition, but was pretty sure that was earlier. Then I remembered one of the early Olympics were held in London and 1908 was an Olympic year. April seemed like an awfully early start, but I figured they may have done things differently back then.

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Post by econgator » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:08 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:56 am
alietr wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:02 am
I was thinking about it being The Year Without a Summer, but that didn't make much sense. I never got close to the Olympics. Went for a BWA instead.
My first thought was the year without summer, but that certainly wouldn't have only affected London. I also thought of the Crystal Palace Exhibition, but was pretty sure that was earlier. Then I remembered one of the early Olympics were held in London and 1908 was an Olympic year. April seemed like an awfully early start, but I figured they may have done things differently back then.
Apparently, they were also the longest games in history, lasting 6 months, 4 days.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by mrparadise » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:09 am

I started out slow, picked it up mid season and actually got into the promotion zone, and then crashed and burned losing the last five matches (had never lost more than 3 straight). Ended up 9-10-6, 15th in B Horizon and looking forward to 76.

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