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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by Woof » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:48 am

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I had a middle school science teacher that pointed out that "phenylketonuriacs: contains phenylalanine" warning on diet soda and now I can't un-see it. (I also notice it on sugar-free gum.) Except I mentally parsed it as phenyl - keto - neuria (with an 'e') rather than phenyl - keto - uria (with an 'n' as a separator), but it was still accepted.
Perhaps it was specific to my time and place, but I recall in gradeschool all of us being given a test for PKU that consisted of tasting a solution. If it tasted bitter, you were free of PKU.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:41 pm

My greatest achievement this season is leading my rundle in both CAA (108, next is 100) and TPA (156, next is 144).

I liked yesterday's set and got all six right.
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by seaborgium » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:00 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:41 pm
My greatest achievement this season is leading my rundle in both CAA (108, next is 100) and TPA (156, next is 144). I liked yesterday's set and got all six right.
On the subject of those statistical achievements: BackesER is leading his rundle by a longshot in correct answers given (96 to 62), total match points earned (127 to 84), and match points differential (60 to 27), and yet he will almost assuredly finish no higher than second place (13-6-2 record against the leader's 17-3-1 with four matches to go).

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by Woof » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:09 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:00 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:41 pm
My greatest achievement this season is leading my rundle in both CAA (108, next is 100) and TPA (156, next is 144). I liked yesterday's set and got all six right.
On the subject of those statistical achievements: BackesER is leading his rundle by a longshot in correct answers given (96 to 62), total match points earned (127 to 84), and match points differential (60 to 27), and yet he will almost assuredly finish no higher than second place (13-6-2 record against the leader's 17-3-1 with four matches to go).
On that note, you might want to check out DominicisE, who is leading the Maso standings in our League by a wide margin over the redoubtable bomtr and yet is in 4th place in our Rundle right now. I will withhold any further commentary on the situation :twisted:

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by seaborgium » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:27 pm

Woof wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:09 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:00 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:41 pm
My greatest achievement this season is leading my rundle in both CAA (108, next is 100) and TPA (156, next is 144). I liked yesterday's set and got all six right.
On the subject of those statistical achievements: BackesER is leading his rundle by a longshot in correct answers given (96 to 62), total match points earned (127 to 84), and match points differential (60 to 27), and yet he will almost assuredly finish no higher than second place (13-6-2 record against the leader's 17-3-1 with four matches to go).
On that note, you might want to check out DominicisE, who is leading the Maso standings in our League by a wide margin over the redoubtable bomtr and yet is in 4th place in our Rundle right now. I will withhold any further commentary on the situation :twisted:
That's *De* DominicisE. It's a good thing I know bomtr's real name, or I'd have been stuck.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by jeff6286 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:07 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:00 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:41 pm
My greatest achievement this season is leading my rundle in both CAA (108, next is 100) and TPA (156, next is 144). I liked yesterday's set and got all six right.
On the subject of those statistical achievements: BackesER is leading his rundle by a longshot in correct answers given (96 to 62), total match points earned (127 to 84), and match points differential (60 to 27), and yet he will almost assuredly finish no higher than second place (13-6-2 record against the leader's 17-3-1 with four matches to go).
With 91 TCA as a Rookie and getting sent to D Rundle, this was a predictable outcome. And his poor luck from his first season continues, as you noted he has a massive lead in TCA with at least 50% more than every other player, and not only isn't in 1st, his position to earn promotion with a top 3 finish is far from safe.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:41 pm

Meanwhile Mr. FrankJ is sitting pretty at the top of A Fjord with a four point lead. Good luck, Jeff!

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by teapot37 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:26 pm

Woof wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:09 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:00 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:41 pm
My greatest achievement this season is leading my rundle in both CAA (108, next is 100) and TPA (156, next is 144). I liked yesterday's set and got all six right.
On the subject of those statistical achievements: BackesER is leading his rundle by a longshot in correct answers given (96 to 62), total match points earned (127 to 84), and match points differential (60 to 27), and yet he will almost assuredly finish no higher than second place (13-6-2 record against the leader's 17-3-1 with four matches to go).
On that note, you might want to check out DominicisE, who is leading the Maso standings in our League by a wide margin over the redoubtable bomtr and yet is in 4th place in our Rundle right now. I will withhold any further commentary on the situation :twisted:
There is someone in our rundle in a similar situation.
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by classicroadster » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:55 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:07 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:00 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:41 pm
My greatest achievement this season is leading my rundle in both CAA (108, next is 100) and TPA (156, next is 144). I liked yesterday's set and got all six right.
On the subject of those statistical achievements: BackesER is leading his rundle by a longshot in correct answers given (96 to 62), total match points earned (127 to 84), and match points differential (60 to 27), and yet he will almost assuredly finish no higher than second place (13-6-2 record against the leader's 17-3-1 with four matches to go).
With 91 TCA as a Rookie and getting sent to D Rundle, this was a predictable outcome. And his poor luck from his first season continues, as you noted he has a massive lead in TCA with at least 50% more than every other player, and not only isn't in 1st, his position to earn promotion with a top 3 finish is far from safe.
I don't know if its bad luck or bad defense but BackesER has no match days with less correct answers than his opponents and is 0-6-1 when getting the same # of correct answers. Ouch.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by Bigdogstalfos » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:02 pm

classicroadster wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:55 pm
jeff6286 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:07 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:00 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:41 pm
My greatest achievement this season is leading my rundle in both CAA (108, next is 100) and TPA (156, next is 144). I liked yesterday's set and got all six right.
On the subject of those statistical achievements: BackesER is leading his rundle by a longshot in correct answers given (96 to 62), total match points earned (127 to 84), and match points differential (60 to 27), and yet he will almost assuredly finish no higher than second place (13-6-2 record against the leader's 17-3-1 with four matches to go).
With 91 TCA as a Rookie and getting sent to D Rundle, this was a predictable outcome. And his poor luck from his first season continues, as you noted he has a massive lead in TCA with at least 50% more than every other player, and not only isn't in 1st, his position to earn promotion with a top 3 finish is far from safe.
I don't know if its bad luck or bad defense but BackesER has no match days with less correct answers than his opponents and is 0-6-1 when getting the same # of correct answers. Ouch.
It looks like he has an extremely low OE (the lowest in the Rundle by a decent margin), so it’s probably a combination of bad luck and being extremely easy to defend.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by morbeedo » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:35 pm

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I wrongly assumed "role" was pointing toward a scripted show and said Jerry Orbach.
I was one of the 11% who said Google, so at least you had a TV show in mind.
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by trainman » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:32 pm

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They must have somebody else recite the "Days of Our Lives" opening these days, right?
Still him, last I checked.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by econgator » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:36 am

trainman wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:32 pm
Lefty wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:01 am
They must have somebody else recite the "Days of Our Lives" opening these days, right?
Still him, last I checked.
They took out the "This is Macdonald Carey and these are the days of our lives" line, but otherwise it is pretty much unchanged from 40+ years ago.

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by Lefty » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:36 am

econgator wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:36 am
trainman wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:32 pm
Lefty wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:01 am
They must have somebody else recite the "Days of Our Lives" opening these days, right?
Still him, last I checked.
They took out the "This is Macdonald Carey and these are the days of our lives" line, but otherwise it is pretty much unchanged from 40+ years ago.
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by teapot37 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:44 am

Well, now, this is interesting. Going into the last three days of the season, there is a tie for points for second/third/fourth in my rundle with only MPD separating them. There are three more tied at 5/6/7 two points back. So depending on results, there could be a lot of movement in the last three match days.
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by ohiomathtchr » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:54 am

econgator wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:50 am
Went to check my score from Thursday and this pops up:

"The LL website is currently paused while receiving daily match results updates. It will be available shortly.

Thank you for your patience.

In the meantime, check out this arcade basketball master. (and there was a video underneath it)"



Must've got to it at just the right (wrong?) time.
I am genuinely curious which arcade basketball master it is. I have known one for well over 30 years, and was Facebook friends with him until his FB turned into 24/7 allegiance for a certain Chief Executive.
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:36 pm

ohiomathtchr wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:54 am
econgator wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:50 am
Went to check my score from Thursday and this pops up:

"The LL website is currently paused while receiving daily match results updates. It will be available shortly.

Thank you for your patience.

In the meantime, check out this arcade basketball master. (and there was a video underneath it)"



Must've got to it at just the right (wrong?) time.
I am genuinely curious which arcade basketball master it is. I have known one for well over 30 years, and was Facebook friends with him until his FB turned into 24/7 allegiance for a certain Chief Executive.
https://youtu.be/Q0zmgWDkOCE

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by ohiomathtchr » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:25 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:36 pm
ohiomathtchr wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:54 am
I am genuinely curious which arcade basketball master it is. I have known one for well over 30 years, and was Facebook friends with him until his FB turned into 24/7 allegiance for a certain Chief Executive.
https://youtu.be/Q0zmgWDkOCE
Definitely not the one I know. This is the one I know: https://youtu.be/z72Q4FBfLuM At the very least, this skill got him on Kimmel and Steve Harvey's talent/variety show that was on the CW about 15 years ago. He is still in the basketball industry; his father and older brother have been statisticians for the Cleveland Cavaliers for at least 15 years as well.
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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by StevenH » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:33 am

I went the wrong way between Road Rules and Real World, but still won 5(3)-3(2). I am still in the relegation zone to go back to D, but I am tied in points with the lowest ranking person in my rundle who is above it. The last two MDs will be agonizing!

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Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Post by boson » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:38 am

Solidly in the middle of my rundle despite good defense and one of my best qpcts- mostly due to outrageously low offensive efficiency (i.e. my opponents have almost perfect defense every day). Defense is easier if your opponent has clear good and bad categories. I'm not sure why this season people figured me out just as my performance in weak categories improved.

With no championship to play for, or relegation to avoid, my goal is to hit an arbitrary number. Get 15 right the last 3 days and I have 120 right for the season, better than I've ever done. Getting 4 right and losing to PrussC yesterday has made this a harder task... Congrats Cyndi.

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