TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Final Standings)

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Re: TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Q6-8 Revealed)

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floridagator wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:28 am
Isn't the winner of the sheeplympics the one who sheeps the most?
I deliberated over the reception of such a gimmick, but ultimately wrote in the introduction that
Lowest total score will be the champion


so the lowest score will be the winner per usual. However, and I alluded to this as well in the intro, I did want to recognize the true sheep of the flock, which is why I'm preparing the special prize for bottom finisher(s) at the end of the reveal. If you update your winners list after this, you're more than welcome to add an additional note for this bonus "prize" if you so choose.

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Re: TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Q6-8 Revealed)

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LOL, perish the thought. I hope somebody out sheeps me to the bottom. I will leave honors like that for SenseiCay.
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Re: TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Q6-8 Revealed)

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What if the person who sheeps the most doesn't finish with the highest score?

Also, I would love a TS (Think Similar), where sheep are good..... maybe I'll have to write one for that.

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Re: TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Q9-10 Revealed)

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9.) Places and Place Names
  • “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” is a song from this 2004 Tony winning musical Avenue Q
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid appear on the American Film Institute (AFI) list of top American films of all-time; in what city is the AFI located? Los Angeles
  • The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire occurred in this NYC borough Manhattan
  • Rodrigo Duterte took over as the president of this nation in June 2016 Philippines
  • Prince’s Paisley Park can be found in this Minneapolis suburb Chanhassen
  • Recently bankrupt retailer JCPenney is headquartered in Plano, a city of this state Texas
  • Jean Sibelius, Linus Torvalds and Esa-Pekka Salonen are all natives of which nation? Finland
  • Madeleine Kunin and Howard Dean are former governors of this state Vermont
  • Romulus and which brother are credited with the creation of Rome? Remus
  • Vaclavske Namesti (Wenceslas) is the main square in this world capital Prague
Prior Sheep: (Avenue Q, Butch Cassidy, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, Duterte, Prince, JCPenney, Salonen, Howard Dean, Seven Hills of Rome, Good King Wenceslas)

Avenue Q sheeps for the second time...

INCORRECT - 14
BrigadierSolo13 (Venezuela)

Avenue Q - 9 (SHEEP!)
teapot37
Peachbox
Shaquebanisa
Flealick
alamble
Ironhorse
AFRET CMS
Leander
WhatAreDogs

Remus - 5
clt013
merica
MattKnowles
twelvefootboy
Talkingaway

Finland - 4
jeffwolfe
shambolic
True North
RougeGod

Texas - 3
heppm01
Rackme32
Gamawire

Philippines - 3
MarkBarrett
ElendilPickle
cthulhu

Chanhassen, MN - SINGLETON!
Floridagator

Manhattan - SINGLETON!
econgator

UNUSED
Vermont :(
Los Angeles
Prague


10.) Odds and Ends + Author’s Choice

Here are a few things that didn’t quite fit, plus some personal connections
  • I hear this song all the time at work; Peter Gabriel surely knows that Ace Hardware advertises a Collins 20 lb. steel this tool with a large flat metal head and a long handle Sledgehammer
  • Ritz or Saltines, this type of snack food, were always in our pantry growing up Crackers
  • Babies born on May 15 fall under this astrological sign, shared by some of my friends and family Taurus
  • A science lesson growing up dealt with isobars (pressure); similarly, isohyets deal with connecting points of similar this Rainfall
  • Skype was popular when I was younger; this video communications company that shares its name with a WGBH-produced kids show has taken over in 2020 Zoom
  • The loft looked like a fun home for Nick, Winston, Schmidt and Jess on this FOX sitcom, a show I binge-watched for the first time last month New Girl
  • Orbit is the mascot for the MLB team in this city that my Boston Red Sox defeated in the 2018 ALCS Houston (Astros)
  • Don’t get my Twizzlers confused with your licorice stick, a nickname for this instrument Clarinet
  • Red Delicious and my favorite, the Cortland, are varieties of this fruit Apples
Prior Sheep: (Sister Sledge, Uncle Kracker, Fun Home, Isobars, Skype, Fun Home, Orbit City, Clarinet, Red Delicious)

Sledgehammer - 8 (SHEEP!)
Ironhorse
jeffwolfe
True North
econgator
ElendilPickle
merica
heppm01
Gamawire

Clarinet - 6
teapot37
AFRET CMS
Leander
Floridagator
cthulhu
Rackme32

Zoom - 4
Shaquebanisa
WhatAreDogs
shambolic
twelvefootboy

Crackers - 3
Peachbox
Flealick
MarkBarrett

New Girl - 2
clt013
talkingaway

Taurus - 2
MattKnowles
alamble

Houston (Astros) - SINGLETON!
RougeGod

DROP - 0
BrigadierSolo13

UNUSED
Apples
Rainfall

Standings After Q10

RANK - USER - SCORE - MOVEMENT ([d] denotes drop still available)

1. Ironhorse - 32 (--) [d]
2. talkingaway - 33 (+3)
3. merica - 34 (-1)
T-4. Flealick - 35 (-1) [d]
T-4. Gamawire - 35 (--) [d]
6. MattKnowles - 36 (+4) [d]
T-7. heppm01 - 37 (-2) [d]
T-7. RougeGod - 37 (+11)
T-7. Rackme32 - 37 (--)
T-10. shambolic - 38 (+3)
T-10. clt013 - 38 (+6) [d]

12. cthulhu - 39 (+1) [d]
T-13. jeffwolfe - 40 (-6) [d]
T-13. alamble - 40 (-3) [d]
T-13. twelvefootboy - 40 (+3) [d]
T-16. ElendilPickle - 41 (-3) [d]
T-16. MarkBarrett - 41 (-5) [d]
T-16. WhatAreDogs - 41 (-9) [d]
19. econgator - 43 (+1) [d]
20. AFRET CMS - 44 (-10) [d]

T-21. BrigadierSolo13 - 47 (-2)
T-21. True North - 47 (--) [d]
23. Shaquebanisa - 48 (-2) [d]
24. Floridagator - 49 (+3) [d]
T-25. teapot37 - 51 (-1) [d]
T-25. Peachbox - 51 (+1) [d]
27. Leander - 53 (-2) [d]

ALL SHEEP LINE - 64

While the top of the field had extended their lead yesterday, the advantage evaporated for our leaders today. Just ten points separate the top sixteen players, so over half of the field still has a realistic chance as we approach the final - and perhaps most unpredictable - questions in this TD. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the final results!

RougeGod wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:23 pm
What if the person who sheeps the most doesn't finish with the highest score?
Might make an honorable mention in that case. We'll figure it out.

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Re: TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Q9-10 Revealed)

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Will my risky move pay off? We'll see. I'd abandoned all hope after the first five were revealed - 2 sheep, and 2 that were one point off a sheep. (Okay, the PRI doesn't really count, but it doesn't count much for anyone.)

I just hope everyone who still has a drop wound up dropping the medal question. That was the obvious move...I thought different.

I forget what the other incorrect word was, but I was scared to death that I had accidentally typed in something completely foolish like ANTIPODAL or ANTIPLASMATIC during my brainstorm for the "pri" question. I started with prism, extended it, then got on an antip- kick, but not all of them went "PRI".

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Re: TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Q9-10 Revealed)

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talkingaway wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:44 pm
I just hope everyone who still has a drop wound up dropping the medal question. That was the obvious move...I thought different.
Yeah, I figured most would drop it, so I didn't ...

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Re: TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Final Standings)

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11.) Medal Ceremonies

If you’re exceptional at your discipline, you’ll win a gold, silver or bronze medal. Pick one of Gold, Silver or Bronze.

Gold - 9 (SHEEP!.. Kind of)
econgator
ElendilPickle
merica
Peachbox
Rackme32
talkingaway
twelvefootboy
BrigadierSolo13
RougeGod

Silver - 3
alamble
shambolic
True North

UNUSED
Bronze (C’mon man!)

DROP - 0 (which I guess is the actual sheep with 15 total drops)
AFRET CMS
clt013
cthulhu
Flealick
Floridagator
Gamawire
heppm01
Ironhorse
jeffwolfe
Leander
MarkBarrett
MattKnowles
Shaquebanisa
teapot37
WhatAreDogs



12.) Closing Ceremonies

The closing ceremonies are a celebration of the games that have occurred. Per the Department of Commerce, there are ten federal holidays observed annually in the United States, where banks, schools, federal buildings and so on are closed and we celebrate - maybe. Name one of these ten. (NOTE: this does not include Inauguration Day in Washington D.C.)

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Washington’s Birthday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veterans' Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas

Here's the article in question if you wish to read more.


Labor Day - 6 (SHEEP!)
Flealick
heppm01
Jeffwolfe
Shaquebanisa
ElendilPickle
True North

Christmas - 5
Ironhorse
Leander
BrigadierSolo13
Floridagator
alamble

Memorial Day - 3
MattKnowles
teapot37
Rackme32

New Year’s Day - 3
cthulhu
merica
talkingaway

Thanksgiving - 3
RougeGod
shambolic
twelvefootboy

Veterans' Day - 2
Gamawire
WhatAreDogs

Independence Day - 2
MarkBarrett
Peachbox

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - 2
AFRET CMS
clt013

DROP - 0
econgator

UNUSED
Washington’s Birthday
Columbus Day



FINAL STANDINGS

RANK - USER - SCORE - MOVEMENT

27. Peachbox - 62 (-2)
26. BrigadierSolo13 - 61 (-5)
25. Leander - 58 (+2)
T-23. ElendilPickle - 56 (-7)
T-23. True North - 56 (-2)
T-20. Shaquebanisa - 54 (+3)
T-20. Floridagator - 54 (+4)
T-20. teapot37 - 54 (+5)

T-18. twelvefootboy - 52 (-5)
T-18. econgator - 52 (+1)
T-16. RougeGod - 49 (-9)
T-16. Rackme32 - 49 (-9)
15. alamble - 48 (-2) [d]
T-12. merica - 46 (-9)
T-12. AFRET CMS - 46 (+8)
T-12. jeffwolfe - 46 (+1)
11. talkingaway - 45 (-9)

THE TOP TEN….
10. shambolic - 44 (--)
T-7. MarkBarrett - 43 (+9)
T-7. WhatAreDogs - 43 (+9)
T-7. heppm01 - 43 (--)
6. cthulhu - 42 (+6)
5. Flealick - 41 (-1)
4. clt013 - 40 (+6)


Because no one picked Bronze.. Well I won’t either! Here are our medalists for the Sheeplympics!

The Silver Colored Bronze Medal
3. MattKnowles - 39 (+3)

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AND OUR GOLD MEDALISTS!
1. Ironhorse - 37 (--)
1. Gamawire - 37 (+3)


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Congratulations to the co-champions of TD 449 and the Sheeplympics Gold Medalists, Ironhorse and Gamawire! Ironhorse led the pack all week, just hanging on after a couple of late sheep responses. Gamawire hung around the top ten, utilizing a drop on the medalist question and providing a clutch 2-point “Veterans Day” answer to move up and secure the tie. Kudos as well to MattKnowles for a strong third place finish. Nice work outrunning the sheep!

Golden Sheep Awards

I had mentioned in the intro that I might have a special "prize" for the last place finisher, being that parts of the quiz dealt with previous sheep answers in my games. Modifying my initial plan a bit, I would also like to recognize Peachbox, teapot37 and Leander. Peachbox unfortunately finished last, while the latter two players, by my count, had the most sheep answers if you count “drop” as the sheep for Q11 (that would be seven apiece. Others are added to this group if you do not, making it six apiece). Please accept the "Golden Sheep" award; hopefully this prize helps soften the blow of finishing toward the back of the pack - you still won something after all!

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This wraps up the Sheeplympics! Please be sure to check out whatever TD games might be on the horizon - clt013 has another one soon and hopefully I'll have another ready later this year as well. Thank you all for playing along!

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Re: TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Final Standings)

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Whoo hoo - finding out about taking the gold was a nice surprise this morning. As always, thanks so much for the game, and congrats to the others sharing the podium with me!!
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Re: TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Final Standings)

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Thanks for the TD. It was a fun game and I managed to avoid the bottom of the pile.

Winners list updated:
Http://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5380
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Re: TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Final Standings)

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This was a fun quiz, thanks for putting it together! Though, I’m kicking myself for picking Avenue Q over Vermont on the basis of “the Dean Scream was parodied so much in 2004 and Avenue Q isn’t even on Off-Broadway any more.”

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Re: TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Final Standings)

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Well, I least I finally won something! Can’t believe how many sheeps I came up with.

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Re: TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Final Standings)

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I shall accept my golden sheep award and rue the TD in which I forgot to use my drop.

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Re: TD 449 - The Sheeplympics (Final Standings)

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Thanks, this was fun!

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