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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #80 on: June 11, 2010, 10:48:09 AM »
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #81 on: June 11, 2010, 11:03:15 AM »
so, this is the topic for the wc, correct, please?  :confused1:

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yeah Babble you could make a real WC thread since this is ''challenge''.....
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #82 on: June 17, 2010, 03:32:44 PM »
With Argentina, Uruguay, and Mexico all but assured to advance to 2R, no one is 3 for 3.  :)
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #83 on: June 17, 2010, 03:49:40 PM »
 :rofl_2: @ Luggy

BGT almost assuredly will take the biggest hit with Frances likely elimination.

BGT leaves 23 pts on the table as France was her Runner-up pick.
Luggy leaves 8 pts on the table as France was his SF pick--not a big deal points wise, but a big deal because he roots against them  :)~ :rofl_2:
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #84 on: June 17, 2010, 03:56:14 PM »
How's that  :confused1:  I picked them to lose to England in the quarters as I remember. I thought they would handle Greece in the Last 16.

But its always better without them  :))

By the way they are not officially out yet, remember they are Frenchies  :\ just remember last year...
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #85 on: June 17, 2010, 04:19:49 PM »
Babble, I think I screwed up the picks !!!! I had Eng vs Ger meeting in QF but that's impossible ! I must edit my picks! Am i right??
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #86 on: June 17, 2010, 04:24:51 PM »
I have realized my mistake by looking at Conchita's picks! Now on my HUGE joy ENG vs GER can be only in final!  :lmao:
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« Reply #87 on: June 17, 2010, 04:38:54 PM »
I have realized my mistake by looking at Conchita's picks! Now on my HUGE joy ENG vs GER can be only in final!  :lmao:

Based on your picks, you really have:


SF   France   
3P   Netherlands
F   Brazil
C   England

As for this game, you're in very good shape to win! Unfortunately, you left Germany out of your Last 4.
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #88 on: June 17, 2010, 04:42:05 PM »
I have realized my mistake by looking at Conchita's picks! Now on my HUGE joy ENG vs GER can be only in final!  :lmao:

Based on your picks, you really have:


SF   France   
3P   Netherlands
F   Brazil
C   England

As for this game, you're in very good shape to win! Unfortunately, you left Germany out of your Last 4.

No,no, you don't understand.. My picks are not OK, I only left Germany because I thought they must face England in the QF's. but that's impossible, as they are on the other side of England!
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #89 on: June 17, 2010, 04:44:38 PM »
So, the only problem is, whether you'll let me edit my picks. You know I pick by heart, and there won't be much of a change, just would edit those who aren't right.... let me know...

P.S. Here's what it would look like when editing my picks so you can see where I made a mistake ...

Last 16
FRANCE
ENGLAND
HOLLAND
BRAZIL
ARGENTINA
GERMANY
ITALY
PORTUGAL

QF's
ENGLAND
HOLLAND
GERMANY
PORTUGAL

SF's
ENGLAND
GERMANY

3rd
HOLLAND

Champions
ENGLAND
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #90 on: June 17, 2010, 04:57:36 PM »
I have realized my mistake by looking at Conchita's picks! Now on my HUGE joy ENG vs GER can be only in final!  :lmao:

Based on your picks, you really have:


SF   France  
3P   Netherlands
F   Brazil
C   England

As for this game, you're in very good shape to win! Unfortunately, you left Germany out of your Last 4.

No,no, you don't understand.. My picks are not OK, I only left Germany because I thought they must face England in the QF's. but that's impossible, as they are on the other side of England!

I don't think you read the instructions. I conceded that we'd have these impossible matchups because things like #1 Brazil may face #2 Spain in 2R, so all I asked everyone to do was select any 8, then any 4, then Champion/Rup and 3P/SF.

I think everyone else read that and understood how to play.
:dunno:

I don't think your conflict of interest will sabotage your score. If Germany does well, you're happy and falcon and I are the only two who picked Germany to 3P. But for the final, I have Italy def. Spain and falcon has Argentina def. Brazil. You have ENG def. Brazil, so regardless of Germany's performance, your picks look pretty good.
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #91 on: June 17, 2010, 05:04:33 PM »
You are right, I didn't read the instructions. But I thought it would be obvious to pick as it can happen. The question is ,why would you all pick those impossible picks because that clearly will not happen( taken from my case England can't have BRA in the final!)
To me it's completely ridiculous to pick ITA def SPA in the final, while they probably would meet each other in the QF :dunno:
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #92 on: June 17, 2010, 05:08:41 PM »
You are right, I didn't read the instructions. But I thought it would be obvious to pick as it can happen. The question is ,why would you all pick those impossible picks because that clearly will not happen( taken from my case England can't have BRA in the final!)
To me it's completely ridiculous to pick ITA def SPA in the final, while they probably would meet each other in the QF :dunno:

Trust me, it's more fun.  :)

If we don't do it this way, a bunch of people will have 2, 3, or 4 teams and there's a HUGE risk that no one will have picked a team in the final. Doing it this way minimizes risk and keeps hopes alive! No one wants to be SOL after a few games.
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #93 on: June 17, 2010, 05:09:41 PM »
Having said that, I can't save BGT  :(
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #94 on: June 17, 2010, 05:12:30 PM »
You are right, I didn't read the instructions. But I thought it would be obvious to pick as it can happen. The question is ,why would you all pick those impossible picks because that clearly will not happen( taken from my case England can't have BRA in the final!)
To me it's completely ridiculous to pick ITA def SPA in the final, while they probably would meet each other in the QF :dunno:

Trust me, it's more fun.  :)

If we don't do it this way, a bunch of people will have 3 or 4 teams and there's a HUGE risk that no one will have picked a team in the final. Doing it this way minimizes risk and keeps hopes alive! No one wants to be SOL after a few games.

 :( :( But if I knew this, I would have Germany in the final  :( :(

Now, taking a look at all others picks,they all have possible final right , only you and me have the wrong final   :rofl_2: though I didn't do it on purpose. ..-)
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #95 on: June 17, 2010, 05:13:42 PM »
You are right, I didn't read the instructions. But I thought it would be obvious to pick as it can happen. The question is ,why would you all pick those impossible picks because that clearly will not happen( taken from my case England can't have BRA in the final!)
To me it's completely ridiculous to pick ITA def SPA in the final, while they probably would meet each other in the QF :dunno:

Trust me, it's more fun.  :)

If we don't do it this way, a bunch of people will have 3 or 4 teams and there's a HUGE risk that no one will have picked a team in the final. Doing it this way minimizes risk and keeps hopes alive! No one wants to be SOL after a few games.

 :( :( But if I knew this, I would have Germany in the final  :( :(

Now, taking a look at all others picks,they all have possible final right , only you and me have the wrong final   :rofl_2: though I didn't do it on purpose. ..-)

Well, look at it this way. If ENG def. GER and NED is 3P, you win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :rofl_2:
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #96 on: June 17, 2010, 05:16:57 PM »
You are right, I didn't read the instructions. But I thought it would be obvious to pick as it can happen. The question is ,why would you all pick those impossible picks because that clearly will not happen( taken from my case England can't have BRA in the final!)
To me it's completely ridiculous to pick ITA def SPA in the final, while they probably would meet each other in the QF :dunno:

Trust me, it's more fun.  :)

If we don't do it this way, a bunch of people will have 3 or 4 teams and there's a HUGE risk that no one will have picked a team in the final. Doing it this way minimizes risk and keeps hopes alive! No one wants to be SOL after a few games.

 :( :( But if I knew this, I would have Germany in the final  :( :(

Now, taking a look at all others picks,they all have possible final right , only you and me have the wrong final   :rofl_2: though I didn't do it on purpose. ..-)

Well, look at it this way. If ENG def. GER and NED is 3P, you win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :rofl_2:

When you'll realize I don't care about winning!  :)) More important is to see ENGLAND vs GERMANY  in the final ON THE PAPER
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #97 on: June 17, 2010, 05:21:41 PM »
You are right, I didn't read the instructions. But I thought it would be obvious to pick as it can happen. The question is ,why would you all pick those impossible picks because that clearly will not happen( taken from my case England can't have BRA in the final!)
To me it's completely ridiculous to pick ITA def SPA in the final, while they probably would meet each other in the QF :dunno:

Trust me, it's more fun.  :)

If we don't do it this way, a bunch of people will have 3 or 4 teams and there's a HUGE risk that no one will have picked a team in the final. Doing it this way minimizes risk and keeps hopes alive! No one wants to be SOL after a few games.

 :( :( But if I knew this, I would have Germany in the final  :( :(

Now, taking a look at all others picks,they all have possible final right , only you and me have the wrong final   :rofl_2: though I didn't do it on purpose. ..-)

Well, look at it this way. If ENG def. GER and NED is 3P, you win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :rofl_2:

When you'll realize I don't care about winning!  :)) More important is to see ENGLAND vs GERMANY  in the final ON THE PAPER

That's an inventive approach to changing your picks.

HEY EVERYONE!

I'm changing my picks, but it's not what you think! I'm not doing it because I'm trying to win the game. Pfft! Far from that! It's the principle of the thing that matters, you see, nothing more.

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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #98 on: June 17, 2010, 05:29:34 PM »
Dear Babble, let me get this right.  ..-)

I'm not looking for the reasons to change my picks. Simple proof would be that if England can't have Brazil in the final, I don't want to win this game simply because I had Brazil in the final. No sir, I don't wanna see Brazil in the final while England can take them out before the final.
My reasons are quite opposite, I simply didn't know about those fictional picks, so that is now the cost I'm paying!

To me winning this challenge is to see my favorites winning. Having said that, because I made a mistake now I left my 2nd fave -Germany WELL BEHIND!  :(
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Re: 2010 WORLD CUP Pick 'em Challenge ***PICKS DUE BY JUNE 10***
« Reply #99 on: June 17, 2010, 05:39:19 PM »
Luggy my dear friend, :friends:

What part of this isn't clear?

If ENG def. GER and NED is 3P, you win. In other words, root for Germany because based on everyone else's picks, if your dream final should take place and you nailed NED, then you win. Forgettabout what you submitted by mistake, you actually got exactly what you want.

Champion England
Rup Germany
3P NED
>> Luggy wins

Don't worry about Brazil, mate :drinks:
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