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Offline BRB_TheFireball

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12/21/12 -- RESULTS
« on: December 21, 2012, 01:59:31 PM »
Boy, did the Mayans get it wrong or what?  Not only did the world not end, but our FPG scores in general didn't suck.  (Today's CSS was another story, though.)

A highly predictable Friday-before-Christmas lineup.  Well... except for Freeze Frame.  We all got Sandbagged on that one.  Nonetheless, every player came away with at least 1 MP for the second time this month.

Drew Carey, Mike Richards, and Michael Dimich were definitely not my favorite people this week.  We had three trips whose values were never revealed... and all three of the aforementioned people were to blame for one apiece.  Drew didn't reveal the Finland trip in Wednesday's Bonkers win, Richards had the nerve to put a sexed up San Francisco trip in today's Master Key (which, to my dismay, got won), and Dimich didn't show the price of the Palm Springs trip in yesterday's 1 Right Price win.

So that forced me once again to pull prices out of my butt use prices from previous episodes.  As I mentioned in Wednesday's recap thread, I'm using $9,559 for Finland (per Christmas Week 2009).  For Palm Springs, I'm using $3,036 (per October 1).  For San Francisco, I'm using $12,159 (per November 21).

Adding all of that up and factoring in all of the Christmas bonuses that I announced last week, we had a pot of over $700,000!  Aren't you glad the apocalypse didn't happen? :-D  I know I am... because I had my best performance of the season so far and everyone is here to see it.  But a couple of people still beat me.  Let's find out who out-predicted me.

Receiving a nice little bronze sculpture under his Christmas tree was the guy who scored an impressive 12 MP/58 CP for nailing the entire first-half lineup in the correct order--Rent (rS/rR), Pushy (rS/wR), and L7 (rS/rR)--and then adding a cherry on top with Key (rS/wR).  That was vadernader!

The fancy silver-plated flatware went to the person who scored an even more impressive 14 MP/64 CP with Rent (rS/rR), Pushy (rS/rR), L7 (wS/rR), and Most (rS/rR).  That was thepriceis_J!

But the best Christmas present this year went to the guy who went 5-FOR-6 and scored a phenomenal 16 MP/68 CP!  I had to go through the FPG records and see how this score compared.  The all-time highest FPG score was recorded by Jay Cross (JayC) on November 12, 2004.  His score that day was 19/68, and he correctly predicted all six of that day's PGs.  So today's winner tied the all-time record for confidence points.

Before I reveal that winner, I should also mention that the wire-to-wire bonus was up for grabs today.  Four people scored at least 11 MPs.  All four of them started off the morning by nailing Rent/L/6 for 4/24.  The second PG of the day was Pushy, which all of them picked.  vader and Kev347 were the most confident on Pushy showing up, so they were tied for the lead with 8/30 and were still eligible to pick up those 25 bonus points.  You already know that vader only got up to third place this week, so he didn't win the bonus.










Well... Kev ended the morning in 5th place, so nobody wins the bonus this week.  Coming out of nowhere to take the gold Rolex watch with picks of Rent (rS/rR), Pushy (wS/rR), L7 (wS/rR), Most (rS/rR), and Key (rS/rR) was...























Punchboard91!  Congratulations!

I hope that everybody has a safe and joyous Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year.  Join me again in 2013 when we kick off a new year of FPG with another fun fun fun Play-Along game.  Bye!

FPG Results Board
12/21/2012 -- Bork the Mayans Edition
Rank Player MP CP CGP Money Base
Points
1,2,3,4 Total
Points
Bonus
Money
1 Punchboard91 16 68 5 $709,471 125 1,2,3,- 145 $0
2 thepriceis_J 14 64 4 $673,997 119 1,2,3,- 139 $0
3 vadernader 12 58 4 $638,524 113 1,2,3,- 133 $0
4 Wayoshi 12 48 5 $603,050 107 1,2,3,- 127 $0
5 Kev347 10 48 4 $567,577 100 1,2,-,- 110 $0
6 BRB_TheFireball 8 30 3 $532,103 93 1,2,-,- 103 $0
7 ShatterMySoul99 8 20 3 $496,630 86 1,2,-,- 96 $0
8 Hag 6 16 2 $425,683 79 1,2,-,- 89 $0
9 Flerbert419 5 22 3 $390,209 72 -,-,-,- 72 $0
10 OneBidTris 5 22 2 $354,736 65 1,-,-,- 70 $0
11 UniquePerspective 5 18 3 $283,788 57 -,-,-,- 57 $0
12 88JRFAN 3 17 2 $212,841 49 -,-,-,- 49 $0
13 Chad1787 3 14 2 $141,894 41 -,-,-,- 41 $0
14 SteveGavazzi 3 11 2 $106,421 33 -,-,-,- 33 $0
15 Roadgeek Adam 2 12 1 $70,947 25 -,-,-,- 25 $0
16 123123123 2 10 1 $35,474 15 -,-,-,- 15 $0
17 jmenjes 2 7 2 $35,474 15 -,-,-,- 15 $0
18 sideshowPA* 2 6 1 $35,474 15 -,-,-,- 15 $0
19 Teddy* 2 6 1 $35,474 15 -,-,-,- 15 $0
20 TheGRVOfLightning 2 2 1 $35,474 15 -,-,-,- 15 $0
21 pathfinder20 1 2 1 $35,474 15 -,-,-,- 15 $0

*=sideshowPA won the tiebreaker for slotting Pushover in the correct half, but it hardly mattered here since he and Teddy will receive the same amount of FPG monies and points.
Well, this week was supposed to be a return to normalcy, but that's clearly not allowed.  Since you feel there is no need for this week's FPG to continue, I feel there is no need to continue as an FPG host or a G-R.net member.  Since most people are so desperate to push me out of here, why delay it?  I would have preferred that everybody publicly admitted it rather than string me along for the last two days, but it is what it is.  I am hereby resigning as FPG host and moderator, effective immediately.  whammy007 is the new permanent host.  No R-rated rant or airing of grievances from me.  Just a polite "goodbye for good".

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Re: 12/21/12 -- RESULTS
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 02:34:54 PM »
Wow what a day! I can't believe Freeze Frame was the first sandbag of the season. It's not like nobody could have seen that coming. If you had Rent and Key, it was just a crapshoot what quickies you picked anyway - hard to believe no one picked that.

Congrats Jack!