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Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Shaggy365 » 25 Oct 2015, 11:38

Greetings fellow FISO-type people.

Well, time has moved on since my inaugural Fantasy Olympics 2012 competition, and we're approaching Rio 2016. So I was sat here playing with loads of data wondering what I could do, and I've come up with another Fantasy competition. It's a typical Shaggy-type competition, so it's a pick-6 countries, don't overspend, sit-back-and-wait type competition. Web-site is http://pwhitehead.webs.com/fantasyrio2016.htm. There's only 285 days to get those entries in, so pick your 6 countries, don't over-spend & send me an email or pm.

The other good news is this is available to non-FISO-types as well, so if you know of any friends, work colleagues, the missus that want to have a dabble, the more the merrier. And to all the non-FISO-types reading this far, I will not store your email or send you spam emails. I will only use your email address to communicate with you if your entry is invalid.

Good luck one & all.
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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Shaggy365 » 09 Nov 2015, 22:33

Marvellous. Less than 2 weeks after launching my competition, some-one decides to throw a spanner in the works (and all my calculations) by telling Russia that they've all been very naughty boys and girls and can't play with the good boys and girls.

Until such time as there has been a definite decision about what is going to happen, I'll leave my competition as it is, but it might be wise to avoid picking Russia at the moment.

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby murf » 09 Nov 2015, 23:00

Can we have a recount on 2012 please....

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby blahblah » 10 Nov 2015, 08:23

Only if I didn't have Russia, in which case all their medals should be stripped out 8-)

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Shaggy365 » 13 Nov 2015, 22:17

Until athletes are disqualified, the medal table doesn't get re-done. Doesn't look like anyone will be picking Russia in Rio, though.

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby sibrown4 » 14 Nov 2015, 11:45

Shaggy365 wrote:Until athletes are disqualified, the medal table doesn't get re-done. Doesn't look like anyone will be picking Russia in Rio, though.
If the suspension is lifted it would be interesting to see how "prepared" their athletes would be in Rio....

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby blahblah » 14 Nov 2015, 12:36

This really is some can of worms that has been opened, and what cycling has gone through could be noting compared to what happens next.

Kenya doesn't even have and anti-doping agency: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34811588 :shock:

There are more countries doing this than just Russia, even if through "private" enterprises and so many more sports have problems with it. The reaction to Wenger's claims http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34801778 will be interesting, and I would guess that both codes of rugby, swimming, tennis etc are clean.

It won't be long before some of those that have been protesting get exposed as well, imho.

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby bluenosey » 15 Nov 2015, 11:07

There was nothing wrong with my Czech choice

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Shaggy365 » 27 Apr 2016, 19:32

100 days to go, and counting.

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Shaggy365 » 23 Jun 2016, 07:19

Just over a month to go, and entries are starting to trickle in. Surprisingly though, no-one has yet picked Russia.

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby wahine » 23 Jun 2016, 08:21

im in - for a bit of added interest. thankyou for running. :D

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby bluenosey » 23 Jun 2016, 10:30

Looking forward to this comp and the Olympics 8-)

Doesn't seem a minute since the glory of 2012 :)

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Shaggy365 » 23 Jun 2016, 22:51

Shaggy365 wrote:Just over a month to go, and entries are starting to trickle in. Surprisingly though, no-one has yet picked Russia.
... but I have had my first invalid entry :roll: . There are only 2 rules for entering :
1. Don't overspend the budget
2. Pick 6 countries.

I really must find an easier way for people to enter.

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Shaggy365 » 01 Jul 2016, 17:43

Just returned from a week away & updated the entry spreadsheet. Into double figures for entries, but still some way short of the 127 that entered in 2012.

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby ooozzzie » 08 Jul 2016, 14:54

Team in,
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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Sylvester » 08 Jul 2016, 22:04

Between doping and Zika this is going to be one seriously understrength Olympics. Almost as bad as the USA/USSR boycotts.

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby ooozzzie » 09 Jul 2016, 01:24

Sylvester wrote:Between doping and Zika this is going to be one seriously understrength Olympics. Almost as bad as the USA/USSR boycotts.
Can't disagree with that ...........stick a team in anyway :D

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Shaggy365 » 13 Jul 2016, 17:22

Just over 3 weeks to go. Time to dig out that calculator to add up your total spend, and also dig out those fingers so you can count up to 6.

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Shaggy365 » 19 Jul 2016, 17:34

Definitely not looking good for the Russian competitors, whether they are clean or not. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/36834090

Looks like I might have to re-visit my Fantasy Winter Olympics from Sochi, if the new drug tests come back as unusual.

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Shaggy365 » 28 Jul 2016, 20:15

Just 8 days to get those entries in. So far (including myself), there's a total of 4 FISO-ers. :cry:

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Richt » 28 Jul 2016, 22:50

I'll need having a go at some point Phil. Not that I ever do very well......

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Shaggy365 » 01 Aug 2016, 18:03

Just 4 days to get those entries in.

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby murf » 03 Aug 2016, 23:23

Shaggy365 wrote:Just 4 days to get those entries in.
...and now, just 2 days later THE OLYMPICS HAVE STARTED!!!

Well, the monkey tennis* has. Male version starts tomorrow.





(* = women's football for those not up on vintage Partridge/Soccer AM)

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby murf » 03 Aug 2016, 23:28

murf wrote:
Shaggy365 wrote:Just 4 days to get those entries in.
...and now, just 2 days later THE OLYMPICS HAVE STARTED!!!

Well, the monkey tennis* has. Male version starts tomorrow.





(* = women's football for those not up on vintage Partridge/Soccer AM)
Touchdown USA! They lead New Zealand by 1 strike to zero.

Now live on murfTV. murfTV now has a rewind facility. Goal is at 8:39 match time.

Germany also up against Zimbabwe. Previously were wins for Sweden, Brazil and Canada. Great extra info for us late entrants but can I afford them all in this game????

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby juckster » 04 Aug 2016, 08:30

Entered.

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Spencer4 » 04 Aug 2016, 11:40

In it to win it !

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Moist von Lipwig » 04 Aug 2016, 12:01

Done.

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby workie-ticket » 04 Aug 2016, 12:42

My shoddy poorly assembled effort had been despatched...

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby GM » 04 Aug 2016, 16:11

Email sent, thanks

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Re: Fantasy Olympics 2016

Postby Shaggy365 » 04 Aug 2016, 19:29

Knew I should have emailed the spreadsheet to work today so I could update at lunch-time. Utterly deluged in entries, and approaching entry number 100. And it doesn't help that even though entrants just have to send me 6 numbers, people still just type the country name, which means I have to refer back to my list all the time.

Never mind. I believe this is competition 33 that I'm running. I should realise that people get too excited when typing their entry.

Not long to go now.


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