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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by classicroadster » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:10 pm

Parcheesi is essentially sorry with dice. Knew this one immediately, as we play sorry and parcheesi quite frequently as a family. I got caught in the three muscles and just went right to triceps. I was also surprised Fire and Fury was 88%, I was one of only a few who got it wrong in my E rundle, but I have my opponent 0 and she got it. Didn't cost me though but it doesn't matter since despite being 3rd in TCA, TMP, MPD, and DEF, I am in 10th place and can't get promoted.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:13 pm

econgator wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:47 am
88% remember "fire and fury" ? Heck, I was the only one in my rundle to miss it.
Of course, as I walk into the local library today, what book is sitting there faced-out, on the top shelf? *sigh*

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:41 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:15 am
Somehow, I am still undefeated 8 days in. I'm waiting on regression to the norm to come calling -- with a vengeance.
I'm recalling this post today as I started 6-0 and now am 6-12-6 on my way back down to C next season.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by clprez » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:46 pm

I was disappointed that my opponent assigned me a 0 for the hamstring question. I have other categories that I'm better at than science. I have had 8 knee surgeries, and two of them were to replace a ruptured Medial Collateral Ligament. One surgery used the semitendinosus tendon and the other used the semimembranosus, which are both behind the knee, so I knew it was hamstrings and not the quads. I thought for sure quads would be the MCWA because it listed those two muscles plus a bicep which adds up to 4, and it was a femoral muscle and not humeral.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Bamaman » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:42 pm

Barely hanging onto D as I await today’s results. I will learn my fate when I wake up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by mennoknight » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:48 pm

i always confuse Trouble! With Sorry. One’s got a dice popper, one’s got cards.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by morbeedo » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:31 pm

mennoknight wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:48 pm
i always confuse Trouble! With Sorry. One’s got a dice popper, one’s got cards.
I really don't like these game questions at all!

Embarrassed to say I put 'coconut' as the fruit (is coconut even a fruit?), thinking of 'Kokomo', which was recorded by the Beach Boys :oops:
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Ironhorse » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:44 pm

morbeedo wrote:
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(is coconut even a fruit?)
Yep.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Johnblue » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:16 pm

I remembered a song called Cantaloop from the early 90’s or so & I knew it was based on a jazz song so I took a chance. I actually strongly considered hamstrings for the muscle question but then I switched to something else. I guess tonight is the last test?

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Ironhorse » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:22 pm

I had to convince myself that Watermelon Man had nothing to do with the island in question. Cantaloupe made sense in a nebulous manner, enough sense that I went with it, but I wasn't confident at all.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Peachbox » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:50 am

I picked a heck of a time to get my first 1 of the season on Matchday 24. As for the questions...One of the 9 largest companies headquartered in Europe, based on revenue? Hmm...maybe Royal Dutch Shell or Unilever, or something like that...let's go with Unilever. :( Husband-and-wife team who designed these items? Eames maybe....but that window looks Mondrianish. Picks Mondrian. Consarnit! What type of curve? A parabola...or catenary? Flips the wrong way again. :x Couldn't avoid relegation from A Magnolia, looking forward to LL77.
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Volante » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:07 am

mennoknight wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:48 pm
i always confuse Trouble! With Sorry. One’s got a dice popper, one’s got cards.
It's not a dice popper, it's a Popomatic Bubble and bubble rhymes with Trouble!

Also, nuts. I missed 100 TCA by -one-. So many places I could've picked that up. Avoided relegation at least, all while losing my last four. 8-1-1 eventually lead to 12-12-1. <Topol> Regression! </Topol>

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by morbeedo » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:43 am

Finished just above the relegation line in A Taiga, but dead last in TCA! This season played harder for me than the last- no beer at all!
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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by zerobandwidth » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:46 am

It's post-mortem day!

D Summit 2 15-7-3 (+32) MPD+30, TMP 100, TCA 73, FL 1 :cry:

Ended LL76 with a win on perfect defense — 5(3)-4(4) — to cap a seven-game win streak (12-2-2 in the last 16 games), but still finished in a close fourth in the rundle, barely out of the C promotion zone. Third had lower MPD, TMP, and TCA than me, but had one more forfeit-win and I had a forfeit-loss, and that turned out to be the difference. For whatever reason this rundle was plagued by a 9% forfeiture rate (averaging 2/22 players forfeiting per day). My morbid curiosity makes me wonder what the standings would look like if those forfeits were replaced with the players' "average" performances. Anyway I'm still pretty darn pleased about the "best of the rest" result considering my start was so dismal.

Meanwhile, as predicted, I provided the floor for Rundle in the Jundle at 4-17-4 (+11, MPD -44), and had a super fun time, and would gladly do it again. :lol:

Special shoutouts are in order for two of my J! tape-mates:
  • SriranganA was 4th in B Memorial yesterday but lost a close battle of fives against fellow J! alum LasiterK to take 7th, one league point out of promotion.
  • HugheyR dominated D Midland 1 with a +51 MPD to win the rundle and a promotion to C.
Also congrats to our beloved #1 J! fan SaundersA for surviving brutal competition in A Delta with a three-game win streak that began against FeitelD. Here's hoping you soon get The Call to stand behind a lectern or two.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by countyguy » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:01 am

Yesterday, I was super frustrated. I had, over the previous eleven matches, gotten only one fewer question correct than my opponents, but still gone 2-6-3 with some tough defensive breaks. Over the previous eight matches, I had dropped from 16th to 22nd, having been passed by six people. Of those six players, four had gotten the same number of or fewer questions right than me over the previous eight days, and all four of those had played worse defense than me over the previous eight days. Over the same eight days, I had lost three matches with the same number right as my opponent and tied a match with more right. I was almost sure to get relegated. I was feeling inordinately unlucky, especially given my less-than-severe CAA. The only good thing was that the scheduling bot had mercifully paired me with the last-place player in the rundle (who had forfeited seven times) for my final repeat opponent.

On MD25, I get two clearly right and am hoping for credit with "earthworms" on the Annelids question (which was technically incorrect but, to be fair, given all the flatworms and nematodes and other life forms that get classified as "worms," the intended answer was sorta like saying "vertebrates" for the question "What term is used for the species in the class Mammalia?").

Before looking at my results, I look at the overall get rates. The day as a whole had played easier than I expected, and I had clearly overestimated the difficulty of "parabola" for non-math people. Maybe giving a 2 on that question for an opponent who had gotten "quadratic formula," "obtuse," and "y-intercept" over the previous two seasons was a mistake. I then find that I got credit for "earthworms," my opponent had missed "parabola," and I had won the match 2(3)-1(1). Furthermore, four of the people immediately above me had lost (all while getting 3 right as well), bumping me from 22nd to 18th and out of the relegation zone! I was going to get another season in D despite having had the third lowest TMP (by a substantial margin)! A quick search through all the other D rundles yielded only 16 players with lower TMPs who did not get relegated! I was inordinately lucky!

The fact that my fortunes could change so rapidly in a single match was a great lesson to me on the fickle nature of LL.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:45 am

I ended up as first loser in A Fjord, but I did win the Sandra award with my .839 DE!

Got a six-pack yesterday and my opponent forfeited. That's always slightly annoying.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by Linear Gnome » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:06 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:45 am
I ended up as first loser in A Fjord, but I did win the Sandra award with my .839 DE!

Got a six-pack yesterday and my opponent forfeited. That's always slightly annoying.
The dreaded "drinking alone". Congrats on your Sandra, and at least you weren't one "woulda-coulda-shoulda" from winning your rundle.

I managed to end LL76 with a 0(0) followed by a 9(6). It's my first season with two beers. I finished slightly above the middle of the pack in C Elysium, so LL77 will be my tenth consecutive season in C. It looks as if my esteemed referrer econgator will be joining Volante and mennoknight in B Taiga (hopefully the third time will be the charm). It's possible that dnbguy will be joining them, depending on parity considerations.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:21 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:45 am
I ended up as first loser in A Fjord, but I did win the Sandra award with my .839 DE!
Well done!

I was doing well for a while, but the last 6 or 7 games, I suddenly forgot how to defend.
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:06 am
I managed to end LL76 with a 0(0) followed by a 9(6). It's my first season with two beers. I finished slightly above the middle of the pack in C Elysium, so LL77 will be my tenth consecutive season in C. It looks as if my esteemed referrer econgator will be joining Volante and mennoknight in B Taiga (hopefully the third time will be the charm). It's possible that dnbguy will be joining them, depending on parity considerations.
I was pretty close, with a 1(1) followed by a 9(6).

Maybe the 3rd time is the charm in B, as the last two times, I was a 1-and-done.

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by gnash » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:39 am

In many ways, this was my best season ever (of the 20 I've played). But, interestingly, in a couple of ways, it was the worst.

I ended up in 2nd place in B Piedmont, which is my highest rank ever, even when counting the Rookie Rundle. It's the first time I earned a promotion to A that doesn't depend on players not returning or being moved to new leagues.

I tied for my highest non-rookie number of wins (14), most ties (6), and had the fewest losses (5), not counting the Rookie Rundle. My previously lowest number of losses was 7, but that was in Rundle C; the lowest in B was 8.

I had the most points (34), not counting the RR. Previous high: 31.

Tied for 2nd in TCA (105 - personal best is 107) and 4th best in Q-PCT (0.700 - pb is 0.713). But had my lowest-ever PCAA (1.16) and thus my match points were slightly below my average.

I also had my worst season in the number of 3-pointers, with only 3. And I had no 6-packs (I've averaged slightly more than 1 per season).

I was lucky to have only 87 CAA (lowest I've had in rundles B or above), and had my 3rd best season in DE (.781), which compensated for my low TMP.

Next goal: beat my longest stint in A (which was 3 seasons).

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Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Post by clprez » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:17 pm

I don't know how I remember this, but I knew it was not Trouble, because of a commercial that goes something like:

Popomatic, pop the dice
Pop the six and you move twice
Race your men around the track
and try to send the others back.
Trouble, trouble that's the name
of Koner's popomatic game.

Well, I started out the season quite high in the standings, and fortunately I had a streak of 4 losses in a row to drop me into 7th place to end the season. I felt like there were lots more questions that I was able to take a stab at than usual for me. I ended up with 23 MCWAs.

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