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2005 Guest Book Entries

Posted by Matthew Anderson on March 2, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday February 07, 2006 01:28:09 GMT

Comments:

 

With nobody picking the Steelers, Ash has won the playoff title by tying the record for fewest points to win a playoff title (11, Dill Weed). Here are the rest of the standings (including tie-breaks):

 

1 ASH

2 FIG

3 PALM

4 HOLLY

5 DOGWOOD

6 OLIVE

7 BLUE SPRUCE

8 YEW

9 POPLAR

10 LILAC

11 LARCH

12 OAK

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Monday January 23, 2006 06:49:06 GMT

Comments:

 

I don't know if you noticed, but the last three members alive in the playoff pool were the top three in our week 1 survey question:

 

Which title-less member would you most like to see win one this year?

Base: Total Votes 10

 

2 ( 20%) Ruby

0 ( 0%) Garnet

4 ( 40%) Gold

3 ( 30%) Granite

1 ( 10%) Sapphire

 

And now with 2 members left alive in the playoff pool, we are left with the top 2.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Monday January 16, 2006 13:53:00 GMT

Comments:

 

You'll be happy to know there is no chance for Larch to win yet another title. But the new champ could be determined as early as next week.

 

Here are the members who can win:

 

Ash needs PIT over SEA in the Super Bowl.

Oak needs PIT and CAR in the Super Bowl.

Palm needs SEA to win the Super Bowl.

Poplar needs DEN and CAR in the Super Bowl or DEN to win the Super Bowl.

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Name: Olive

Date: Friday January 06, 2006 23:23:09 GMT

Comments:

 

Hey! Did you know if you google "SPAM Football", this site is the first one on the list? We're famous!

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Name: Yew

Date: Tuesday January 03, 2006 05:07:13 GMT

Comments:

 

Congratulations Larch! I now have another reason not to like Texas (Earl Campbell excluded). We should mention to the group that Jughead is a player in Larch's and my fantasy football league (not the comic book character). Bring on the playoffs!

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Monday January 02, 2006 08:48:56 GMT

Comments:

 

If you weren't the one person to win a title this year, here is another chance to win one.

 

The Playoffs start this SATURDAY. Turn in ALL PICKS before the kickoff of the first wildcard game.

 

Good Luck!

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Monday January 02, 2006 08:45:59 GMT

Comments:

 

The regular season is over! Larch won the 2nd Half Title by one game thanks to a last minute pick change. Here are the final rankings (including tie breaks):

 

1 LARCH

2 FIG

3 YEW

4 BLUE SPRUCE

5 LILAC

6 HOLLY

7 DOGWOOD

8 OLIVE

9 PALM

10 ASH

11 POPLAR

12 OAK

 

Larch also won the Overall Title by 2 games and has become the first player to win all 3 regular season titles in one year. Here are the final rankings (including tie breaks):

 

1 LARCH

2 YEW

3 FIG

4 BLUE SPRUCE

5 LILAC

6 HOLLY

7 OLIVE

8 DOGWOOD

9 ASH

10 PALM

11 OAK

12 POPLAR

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Monday January 02, 2006 08:39:37 GMT

Comments:

 

Yew was allowed to change STL to DAL since the request was made before the kickoff of the game. Unfortunately, the change turned out to be a mistake as it cost her the second half title. That has got to hurt! I bet Jughead would like that story.

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Name: Yew

Date: Sunday January 01, 2006 16:33:41 GMT

Comments:

 

I was very surprised to see that I picked St. Louis for week 17. Is it too late to make a change? I appear to have selected the wrong helmet. Normally I don't choose Dallas but this game seems so one sided. . .it is 9:35 AM in Denver on January 1, 2006! Happy New Year to everyone. (I can live with St. Louis as my choice; who knows they might just win)

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday December 27, 2005 07:40:16 GMT

Comments:

 

This is the FINAL WEEK of the regular season and your last chance to claim the 2nd Half and Overall titles!

 

Don't forget to pick the total points as a tie-breaker.

 

Don't forget to get the 2 SATURDAY games in early.

 

Shortly after I said that no team with more than five losses has made it to the Super Bowl, I found out who did. One team won the Super Bowl at 10-6 and one team lost the Super Bowl at 9-7. They both came from the NFC West as division winners. The Los Angeles Rams won the NFC Championship with the worst regular season record but lost to the Steelers in the Super Bowl.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday December 13, 2005 14:43:19 GMT

Comments:

 

Don't forget to turn in your 3 SATURDAY games early this week!

 

The answer to this week's trivia is the Vikings. Current Vikings QB Brad Johnson played with MIN in 1997 and caught the only reception of his career, a touchdown. On the 3 yard line, Brad attempted a quick slant which was batted back to him for the catch, and he scrambled 3 yards for the only TD reception thrown to oneself in NFL history. That is a 10.26 point play for those in fantasy football land!

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Name: dave

Date: Sunday December 11, 2005 14:54:00 GMT

Comments:

 

larch

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday November 29, 2005 06:44:36 GMT

Comments:

 

San Diego has the most retired numbers from the choices listed with one (Dan Fouts). Baltimore has zero because the Colts' history (seven) moved to Indianapolis and the Browns' history (five) stayed in Cleveland. Dallas and Oakland have zero!

 

Also, congratulations to Oak, who is now the greatest weekly winner with 15 wins. Here is the list of members who have been retired from the record book:

 

WEEK 16, 2004

Sapphire

 

WEEK 11, 2004

Pearl, Moonstone, Sapphire

 

WEEK 15, 2003

BLUE JAY, GREEN JAY

 

WEEK 12, 2003

DOVE, GREAT AUK

 

WEEK 11, 2002

COLORADISAURUS, PACHYCEPHALOSAURUS

 

WEEK 9, 2001

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, MAJOR GEN

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Name: Quartz

Date: Thursday November 24, 2005 06:11:49 GMT

Comments:

 

Silver is just trying to make trouble. She has a knack for causing controversy.

 

I never asked for or expected a prize for being the last to be named this year. As I said, it is an unofficial title and has been in the record books for years (held by Silver by the way). See the Who's Best? link for the public record book that was last updated in February.

 

I have often thought the last to be named should get to name themselves (which has happened twice, both times by Silver in 1999 and 2001), but I figured I should amend the constitution first.

 

I guess I will have to win the week if I want to rename myself this year.

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Name: Silver

Date: Thursday November 24, 2005 05:28:11 GMT

Comments:

 

It looks like Quartz is trying to get another prize by making up a new "winner" category - naming contest. Well, it won't work (unless the East Coast official Prize Director wants to buy something). . .there are only prizes for the 1st half winner, 2nd half winner, overall winner (ordering 1st at the year-end banquet) and, of course, the Super Bowl winner. You're welcome Holly. . .Holly seemed to be the perfect choice!

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Name: Holly

Date: Wednesday November 23, 2005 04:42:55 GMT

Comments:

 

Dear Silver- thanks for the new name. Now I have ther est of the season to concentrate on my picks rather than remembering my nickname!

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday November 22, 2005 17:57:38 GMT

Comments:

 

Don't forget to send in your Thanksgiving games early this week. The rest of your games can wait til the last minute as usual.

 

Also, Quartz has won the unofficial title of nickname champ since he is the last to be named. So this week's winner will be renaming Quarz.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday November 22, 2005 17:54:50 GMT

Comments:

 

The first half prize was delivered to Quartz on Sunday the 20th at Gunther Toody's restaurant in Denver. The Director of Prize Distribution chose a lovely package of nuts and chocolates from Harry & David which were received with much excitement.

 

Don't forget there is another prize for the 2nd half winner.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday November 22, 2005 17:50:24 GMT

Comments:

 

For those of you who were confused by the trivia question in week 10, I am allowing you to change your answer. The updated questions reads, "What Super Bowl winner had the most regular season losses?" Any changes must be made before kickoff of the Thanksgiving games.

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Name: Dogwood

Date: Sunday November 20, 2005 00:54:24 GMT

Comments:

 

That loses question was ambigious. Could have been also the Superbowl winner that had the most loses from other Superbowl appearances rather than the most loses in season play then winning the Superbowl.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday November 15, 2005 06:36:23 GMT

Comments:

 

This week's question was a toughie. Out of the 4 non-division winners (Baltimore, Denver, Kansas City, Oakland) to win the Super Bowl, Oakland (1980) had the most losses: 11-5. However, one division winner (New England) matched that in 2001. No team has even made it to the Super Bowl with more than 5 losses (as far as I can tell).

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday November 01, 2005 06:03:48 GMT

Comments:

 

One member got the question right (besides me)!

 

In 1985, the Bears were using a defense called the "46". It was designed by defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan and played by saftey Gary Fencik (#45) and linebacker Mike Singletary (#50). However, the name was a tribute to former saftey Doug Plank (1975-1983) who wore the number 46 and was known for his hard hits and blitzing style.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday November 01, 2005 05:52:11 GMT

Comments:

 

The 1st half is over! Quartz won the title with a little help from a hurricane (thanks, wilma). Here is the final order of finish (using the tiebreaker):

 

QUARTZ 1.0

PERIDOT 2.0

SILVER 3.0

PEARL 4.0

JADE 5.0

LILAC 6.0

RUBY 7.0

FIG 8.0

POPLAR 9.0

ASH 10.0

MOONST 11.0

PALM 12.0

 

Now you have a fresh chance at the 2nd Half title.

 

Also, Lilac and Pearl had their guesses switched on that page and Ash sent in last minute picks reducing his total from 11 to 9 from those published.

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Name: Silver

Date: Sunday October 30, 2005 06:07:29 GMT

Comments:

 

It looks like I am the last person to make my picks. I hope I didn't do it twice because there are 13 votes. Did we get a new "member"?

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Name: Pearl

Date: Wednesday October 26, 2005 17:43:33 GMT

Comments:

 

Scrap that last message. Not only does it pay to make picks early...it also pays to READ the message board before posting....

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Name: Pearl

Date: Wednesday October 26, 2005 17:42:07 GMT

Comments:

 

Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman..

 

There seems to be a discrepency in the pick totals from last week. For example, some members are credited for making picks on 14 games, while others only 13. Does that have something to do with the Friday night game?

 

Please advise.

Thank you.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Wednesday October 26, 2005 06:52:42 GMT

Comments:

 

This is the final week of the 1st half. Don't forget to pick the total points of the Monday night game (Halloween) as a tie breaker.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Sunday October 23, 2005 17:46:38 GMT

Comments:

 

Sometimes it pays to pick early. The NFL moved up the KC @ MIA game to Friday night due to hurricane Wilma. Therefore, the Saturday and Sunday picks for that game will earn nothing in accordance with rules 2 and 4 (see below).

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Name: Silver

Date: Saturday October 22, 2005 17:46:35 GMT

Comments:

 

I can't believe that I won last week either. . .I gave you better chance this week since I didn't hear about the rescheduled Miami game until this morning (Saturday). I was in Minnesota this past week and they don't get much news in the small towns! Good luck and Congratulations to Poplar for catching a fish.

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Name: Pearl

Date: Tuesday October 18, 2005 20:18:01 GMT

Comments:

 

Silver,

I can't believe you BEAT ME this week!!!!! I'm on your tail...!

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday October 18, 2005 06:18:53 GMT

Comments:

 

Five people got the trivia correct:

 

"In the initial months following the its formation, the Dallas team was known as the “Steers.” After a few weeks, however, the name was changed to “Rangers.” At the same time, a baseball team operated in Dallas under that name, but was scheduled to fold before the 1960 football season. However, when the baseball team decided to play one more season, Clint Murchison Jr. and Bedford Wynne, two owners of the new NFL team, selected the name of Cowboys to avoid confusion."

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Wednesday October 05, 2005 20:26:55 GMT

Comments:

 

Four people got the poll question right. Peter O'Toole played Don Quixote, with Sophia Loren as Aldonza and James Coco as Sancho Panza, in the 1972 film version of the musical. Interestingly enough, Alec Guinness played a descendant of Don Quixote in Monsignor Quixote (1988).

 

Also, if you haven't noticed already, this year's nickname theme is trees. And this year, the Nickname Beat has moved from mysteries to poems. If you have a favorite tree poem or particular style of poem, let us know and perhaps, we can work it into the rotation.

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Name: dave

Date: Monday September 26, 2005 11:04:03 GMT

Comments:

 

Paul, can you get in touch with me to let me know what are this years rules of nicknaming again.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday September 20, 2005 14:39:22 GMT

Comments:

 

Three people got the poll question right. The oldest team in the NFL is the Arizona Cardinals, who are actually 14 years older than the state they currently play in!

 

"...A charter member of the National Football League, the Cardinals trace their history back to the 1898 when Chris O'Brien formed the Morgan Athletic Club. A few years later, he bought used jerseys from the University of Chicago. He described the faded maroon clothing as "Cardinal red" and the team, then playing at 61st and Racine Streets, became the Racine Street Cardinals..."

 

The next oldest are the Packers (1919), Bears (1920), and then Giants (1925).

 

Thanks for playing and, as always, you are welcome to send in your own poll questions.

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Name: Pearl

Date: Saturday September 17, 2005 20:40:45 GMT

Comments:

 

I think it's time for Jordan to enter the wonderful world of online football pools.....

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Name: Silver

Date: Saturday September 17, 2005 14:09:30 GMT

Comments:

 

Last week was tough for my picks but I am still glad that the season has begun. If you don't know already Moonstone (Julie) gave birth to her 3rd daughter 9/7 (and still managed to get the rules posted). Taylor Kaylee & mom are healthy and back home.

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Name: Moonstone

Date: Monday September 05, 2005 17:23:33 GMT

Comments:

 

Having received no comments or contentions on the posted rules to date, I report that the rules record now shows that the rules as posted will stand for the 2005-2006 SPAM football pool season.

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Name: Moonstone

Date: Thursday August 25, 2005 16:08:57 GMT

Comments:

 

SPAM Members:

 

The rules for the 2005-2006 SPAM Football Pool have been published within this SPAM message board. Members have until September 2, 2005 (7 days) to contest or comment on any of the rules.

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Name: MoonStone

Date: Thursday August 25, 2005 16:06:56 GMT

Comments:

 

2005-2006 SPAM Football Pool Rules

 

1.) S.P.A.M. Members must pick NFL game winners and send the winners to the Chairman by website, email or telephone.

 

2.) Each regular season pick must be received by the Chairman before kick-off of the game.

 

3.) Each correct regular season pick counts as 1(one) win; each incorrect pick counts as 1 (one) loss; each tie counts as ½ win, ½ loss.

 

4.) Late picks or no picks earn nothing.

 

5.) A S.P.A.M. regular season Title (1st half, 2nd half, or Overall) is determined by the most wins.

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Name: Moonstone

Date: Thursday August 25, 2005 16:06:03 GMT

Comments:

 

2005-2006 SPAM Football Pool Rules (continued)

 

6.) Any tie for a Title is broken by the closest guess to the total points in a game chosen by the Chairman; if the tie exists after total points, the tie is broken by a coin toss.

 

7.) Any tie for a given week is broken by the better current year overall record; if a tie exists in the current year then the tie is broken by the better prior year record.

 

8.) All Playoff picks must be received by the Chairman before kick-off of the first Wild Card game.

 

9.) Each correct Playoff pick receives points as follows: 1 point during the Wild Card round, 2 points during the Divisional round, 3 points during the Championship round, and 4 points during the Super Bowl.

 

10.) A S.P.A.M. Playoff Title is determined by the most points.

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