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    Default Predict the Score - Air Force at Minnesota - Deadline 9/11 - 6PM

    This is the second of this season's "Predict the Score" event . Kick-off is scheduled 6 PM Saturday but due to a busy schedule, the deadline for submitting predictions is 6PM , Friday, Sept 11. The winner gets listed in the "Roll of Honor" thus earning adulation and testimonies galore. (See the 3rd post in this thread for the Roll Call.)

    We'll also calculate and publish season-long standings (see the "Small Print" section below for more details). There will be a separate award for the person who has the highest number of points during the season and has made a donation to the GopherHole by 10/31.

    You win if you predict the exact score -- according to Winnipegopher (winner of the first "Predict the Score" event) it's pretty easy. If nobody predicts the exact score, whoever picks the winning team and is closest to the exact score wins. (See Small Print for how that's calculated.)

    Please note the additional provision for a game with tied scores. And please note what happens if there are picks with the same score differential and how we resolve this for both the game predictions and for the season standings. (We've had several ties for first place in basketball with the accompanying wailing, renting and gnashing by those who just miss out for the game in question.)

    Please note that your prediction needs to include your moniker (screen name) followed on the same line with each team's name and score. I automate the data entry process as much as possible and thus ask it be in this format:
    moniker Gophers (or Minnesota) xx Falcons (or Air Force) xx

    example: MNSnowman Gophers 34 Air Force 21

    If everyone uses their moniker, this format and consistent names for the teams, it's easy and fast to transfer the data to a spreadsheet used to track predictions.

    You should check the summary for your prediction to make sure it has been included -- if it's not in the right format, it likely will not be included. (The biggest reason for not getting your pick counted is not putting your moniker in the prediction and/or putting the score on more than one line.)

    And even if you don't win this first game, you'll garner valuable points in the Predict the Score Contest as long as you pick the winning team (see "Small Print" below).

    Small Print:
    Predict the Score rules:

    - whoever picks the exact score and winning team wins. If more than one person picks the exact score and team, the person who first chose that score wins that game's competition.

    - if nobody picks the exact score, the person who predicted the winning team and whose prediction is closest to the actual score wins. The closest pick will be calculated by subtracting the predicted scores from each team's actual score. The absolute value of those differences shall determine the total variance.

    - If two or more have the same variation between their projected scores and the actual scores, the closest to the exact winning team's score wins.

    - If there is still a tie, the person who first entered the contest wins.

    - if the final score is a tie, whoever predicted a tie will be considered for first place and closest to the exact score wins. If nobody predicted a tie, whoever is closest to the exact score will win and tie-breakers will be decided as above.

    - just one entry per person and predictions cannot be changed once made.

    - If the prediction isn't in the correct format, it may get rejected. Depends on how busy I am (and how patient).

    Predict the Score 2009 Football Season Contest.
    After the results are tallied for each game, points are awarded to those who made predictions based upon how close the actual score is to the predicted scores:
    15 points will go to the First Place winner(s)
    10 points will go to Second Place
    7 points to Third Place
    5 points to Fourth Place
    3 points to Fifth Place
    1 point if you pick the winning team but failed to place.
    If the final game score is a tie, all participants will receive one point for participating.
    If there are two or more with the same difference between actual and predicted score, each will get the points provided that all predicted the winning team. Season standings are published after every game and following the announcement of that game's Predict the Score contest winner.
    Last edited by Rick Mons; 09-05-2009 at 09:12 PM.


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    Default Final Summary of Predictions

    This competition is now closed. If you made a prediction but it's not included, chances are you've not followed the correct format (that is, no moniker or prediction isn't on one line).

    A total of 92 predictions (down very slightly from the first game). 83% -- 76 -- predict a Gopher win while 16 chose the Air Force Falcons.

    Here's the summary for both sets of predictions and following that are the individual picks and scores.

    ________________________
    Summary of Predictions

    .... 76 - Picked Gophers to Win
    30.8 - 23.3 - Average Score
    31 - 24 - Median Score
    17 - .. 7 - Lowest Predicted Score
    48 - 38 - Highest Predicted Score



    For Falcons win:
    .... 16 - Picked Air Force to Win
    33.8 - 25.0 - Average Score
    34.5 - 24 - Median Score
    21.0 - 16 - Lowest Predicted Score
    45.0 - 34 - Highest Predicted Score

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    Individual Predictions

    Gophers Win:
    Rick Mons (34 - 21)
    Gopher737 (41 - 35)
    Go 31 (31 - 30)
    MrGopher (27 - 21)
    pharmacygopher (34 - 31)
    gophersfan (40 - 17)
    nsmike (35 - 28)
    gophernut (31 - 24)
    Vacterl (37 - 27)
    Gopher07 (32 - 17)
    Gopher In Qatar (31 - 27)
    esahnow (38 - 35)
    DrDon (30 - 20)
    BrewsterBooser (24 - 17)
    Berget13 (27 - 21)
    GopherHomer (20 - 10)
    MadisonRaisedGopherCrazed (29 - 17)
    longtimegone. (31 - 23)
    maroon 92 (26 - 14)
    Gopherinphilly (45 - 28)
    Bronko Nagurski Gopher (27 - 24)
    frozengopher (28 - 27)
    Big Play (35 - 24)
    GoldyPushUps (38 - 34)
    Gophers09 (35 - 25)
    Goldyspop (31 - 28)
    gophen golder (41 - 35)
    MilitaryGopher (24 - 23)
    Mick Turition (30 - 27)
    awag777 (21 - 10)
    Magpie (41 - 27)
    Curseislifted33 (27 - 17)
    maliksealy (27 - 24)
    GoGophersRah (37 - 31)
    Tikited (31 - 30)
    book (27 - 20)
    PlayHosea (38 - 31)
    XMan (43 - 19)
    sec105 (48 - 33)
    ERob12 (31 - 17)
    mggoph (24 - 17)
    Wait!What? (17 - 16)
    AShreve20 (20 - 17)
    go4rob (28 - 21)
    Zep (28 - 24)
    icepirate13 (28 - 24)
    Sam (31 - 20)
    badgergopher (31 - 24)
    MHDGopherfan (32 - 27)
    Ski U Mah Gopher (34 - 28)
    caligopher (45 - 24)
    SquidWeber (38 - 24)
    MGGopher (26 - 23)
    dayjoh (31 - 17)
    Ole (31 - 28)
    Maverick (31 - 27)
    Schnauzer (34 - 17)
    Mayne Street (27 - 21)
    runningopher (27 - 20)
    Winnipegopher (20 - 17)
    gopherrising (24 - 20)
    RodentRampage (34 - 30)
    HLGopher (35 - 31)
    old chap (33 - 28)
    LloydChristmas (31 - 17)
    rccola889 (20 - 17)
    Gopherholefan (24 - 20)
    hyaluronic (27 - 24)
    sandiegopete (42 - 38)
    gophermanic (30 - 28)
    UptownMaroon&Gold (19 - 16)
    at the bar (31 - 22)
    Schnoodler (34 - 28)
    Jike Spingleton (28 - 23)
    DarrenTheGreek (27 - 21)
    GoldenGo4Fan (24 - 16)
    Threefinesweethams (37 - 7)



    Air Force Academy wins:
    carh1981 (38 - 24)
    Honyocker (27 - 24)
    ConferenceChamp (31 - 20)
    gandharva (35 - 31)
    skoalvikings (38 - 34)
    mom8pop (38 - 24)
    Haugy#33 (45 - 24)
    Husker70 (24 - 16)
    VarmintKong (35 - 31)
    MBAGuy (21 - 17)
    Charlesbenjamin (34 - 31)
    Zales04 (35 - 28)
    Bayfieldgopher (30 - 20)
    cheeseheadgophfan (31 - 27)
    bigmwc (33 - 28)
    Last edited by Rick Mons; 09-11-2009 at 05:16 PM. Reason: Final Predictions

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    Default 2009 Football Roll Call of Honor

    09/05/09: ..... Winnipegopher (predicted 23-20 victory over Syracuse; exact score)
    Last edited by Rick Mons; 09-05-2009 at 08:34 PM.

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    Default My Prediction

    Rick Mons: Gophers 34 - Falcons 21

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    Gopher737 Gophs 41 - Air Force 35

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    Go 31 Gophers 31 Air Force 30

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    MrGopher: Gophers 27 Air Force 21

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    pharmacygopher: Gophers 34 Air Force 31

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    gophersfan: Gophers 40 Air Force 17

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    nsmike: Gophers 35 Airforce 28

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    gophernut: Gophers 31 Airforce 24

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    VACTERL: GOPHERS 37 AF 27

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    carh1981: Air Force 38 Gophers 24

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    Default This game should not be even close!

    72-7 Gophers

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    Air Force 45 - Gophers 24

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    Gopher07 Gophers 32 Air Force 17

    I said it right after the Syracuse win (which I predicted would be close): this team will come out with a much better focus, much better intensity, and execute much, much better in game #2.

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    Gopher In Qatar Gophers 31 Air Force 27

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    esahnow Gophers 38 Air Force 35

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    DrDon: Gophers 30, AirForce 20
    I think I'm losing my mind, but as long as I don't lose the part that tells me when I haffta pee, I'll be all right..

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    Where do you folks see our points coming from? In our last 6 regular season games, we've had roughly 6-7 legitimate scoring drives.

    Falcons 24 Gopher 17

    There's a tear in my beer.

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