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

Name: The Chairman

Date: Wednesday January 19, 2005 08:24:54 GMT

Comments:

 

For those of you who are still checking in, I added the last mystery and updated the player files with Garnet and Granite. Thanks for a wonderful year!

 

This year's playoff winner will be the member who gets the super bowl right (and points in the case of NE), so you will have to check back after the super bowl to find out who wins the title.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday January 04, 2005 07:47:47 GMT

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Congratulations to Moonstone who won the 2nd half by 3 games! Pearl finished second over Quartz and Peridot finished fourth over Star of the East by the tiebreaker.

 

In the overall, Quartz gets the gold by winning the tiebreaker, Silver gets the silver (how appropriate), and Pearl get the bronze. Gold did not medal.

 

Also, the PLAYOFFS begin SATURDAY!!! All 11 picks have to be in before the kickoff of the first wildcard game.

 

Good Luck

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday January 04, 2005 07:38:03 GMT

Comments:

 

The board of directors has approved a new member for the playoffs. He is the brother of Peridot and will need a nickname. You can help choose his name when you make your playoff picks. Also, Puffin has returned for another another playoff and will need a new name as well. If you chose the ?, then the member will be named by Silver. If both members receive the most votes for the same name, then Puffin is named first.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday December 28, 2004 21:57:02 GMT

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IMPORTANT!!!

 

This is the final week for the 2nd Half and Overall titles. Moonstone leads the 2nd Half by one game and Quartz leads the overall by three games.

 

Don't forget to pick the total points of the Dal @ NYG game as a tie breaker for the final standings!

 

The answer to the poll question is Gold or Quartz. Both have been to 5 games. 3 members picked Gold but no one picked Quartz.

 

Have a Happy New Year!

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday December 21, 2004 09:12:57 GMT

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Have a Merry Christmas!

 

And don't forget about the early games on Friday and Saturday this week.

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Name: Gloria (Silver)

Date: Monday December 20, 2004 03:50:16 GMT

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My guess for the mystery of the movie trivia is Emerald city because I have never heard of a gem called OZ.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Wednesday December 15, 2004 09:56:19 GMT

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Don't forget about the 3 early games on Saturday this week.

 

The answer to last week's poll question is 1982. The Broncos failed to sell out games with replacement players during the NFL players' strike. But prior to that it was in 1970 that the Broncos failed to sell out a game with regular players.

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Name: moonstone

Date: Wednesday December 08, 2004 19:53:09 GMT

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My guess is Flint.

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Name: Sapphire

Date: Wednesday December 08, 2004 08:48:50 GMT

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My guess for the Case of the Watches is: Quartz

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Wednesday December 08, 2004 08:23:27 GMT

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I forgot to answer week 12's poll question.

 

The answer to the question about how many feathers are on the Washington Redskins logo is 4. The most common guess was 3 but 31% got it right. The head has 2 feathers and the circle around the head has 2 feathers. Now you know.

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Name: Sapphire

Date: Wednesday December 01, 2004 04:28:15 GMT

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My guess for Case of the Medals is: silver

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Name: Moonstone

Date: Tuesday November 30, 2004 15:31:55 GMT

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Yeah! I am making a come back. Just want to record I had to make all my picks (guesses) last Wednesday because of the early games and holiday travel without the assistance of "expert picks" as well as without Jordan's advice.

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Name: moonstone

Date: Tuesday November 30, 2004 15:26:04 GMT

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Assuming Dictionary is next in lead... Silver

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday November 30, 2004 07:06:25 GMT

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Here is the story behind the Star of the East:

 

After their marriage in 1908, Edward B. McLean and his bride Evalyn travelled to Europe for their honeymoon. When the couple reached Paris, Mrs. McLean was able to buy the wedding present which her father had told her to get. Pierre Cartier showed her the Star of the East, a fine 94.80-carat pear-shaped diamond, mounted on a chain below a hexagonal emerald of 34 carats and a pearl of 32 grains, which may have belonged to the Sultan Abd al-Hamid. After her death, Harry Winston bought the diamond. The Star of the East was displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 1978, at a reception marking the 50th anniversary of Harry Winston Inc.

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Name: Grandma Shirley

Date: Sunday November 28, 2004 03:00:05 GMT

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My guess for the Case of the Wise Men is: Amber

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Name: Grandma Gloria

Date: Friday November 26, 2004 05:26:56 GMT

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Well, my guess is bronze because there is a Star of Bethlehem coin (made of bronze). Julie seems to have covered all of the star gems. . .

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Name: moonstone

Date: Wednesday November 24, 2004 19:49:27 GMT

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The wise men followed a star. So where does that get us on a nickname under the theme. There are several star stones such as star sapphire, star ruby, and star garnet. Maybe it's Quartz which is the Lake GEORGE (PARK County) diamond and cut in the shape of the North Star. There's even a company called North Star Minerals.

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Name: Shirley

Date: Thursday November 18, 2004 22:17:19 GMT

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My guess for the Case of the Hummingbird is: Sapphire.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday November 16, 2004 12:54:10 GMT

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The 1st half final standings have been posted under the Who's Best link.

 

Most members guessed right about the General Lee's number (01). But if you don't believe me you can look for it in the movie:

 

"(10/14/04) The lead cast has been officially announced. Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott will star as the Duke boys, Jessica Simpson will indeed play Daisy. Just announced today is the news that Boss Hogg's white suit will be filled by Burt Reynolds, and Willie Nelson will be Uncle Jesse.

 

Based Upon: (9/16/03) This project is the feature film adaptation of the popular action/comedy TV series, The Dukes of Hazzard, which aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985, and has enjoyed a healthy life in cable reruns and syndication ever since.

 

Filming: (12/4/03) Production is scheduled to start sometime in 2004 for a 2005 release."

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Name: Grandma Gloria

Date: Wednesday November 10, 2004 04:29:29 GMT

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I tried making a guess from my work computer but I kept getting an error. . .the computer police are cracking down on me again! My guess for Wyoming's gemstone is Jade.

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Name: Moonstone

Date: Wednesday November 03, 2004 07:51:22 GMT

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That would be a pearl.

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Name: Western Meadowlark

Date: Tuesday November 02, 2004 21:53:52 GMT

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Name guess for the oyster riddle is: Pearl

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday November 02, 2004 06:52:48 GMT

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Congratulations to Wormer for winning the first half! Now we can all start fresh for the second half.

 

Snickers claims to be the best selling candy bar and tops most lists. The article I saw had 2. Reese's 3. Kit Kat 4. Butterfinger 5. Milky Way... 8. M&M... 10. Hershey Bar

 

Bluebird was first to get the case of the laser with her secret ballot:

 

Name: Bluebird...

Date: Wednesday October 27, 2004 16:26:33 GMT

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Is the answer to the laser puzzle- a ruby?

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Name: Moonstone

Date: Sunday October 31, 2004 03:22:31 GMT

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1960 laser crystal = ruby

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Name: Grandma Gloria

Date: Sunday October 31, 2004 01:59:20 GMT

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I am picking Ruby for the Laser mystery. . .I think this is for Jen but I am not sure, maybe it is David.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday October 26, 2004 14:43:36 GMT

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The 1st half ends after the Monday night game this week (Nov 1) game so this week is your last chance to change your 1st half standings. So be sure to pick the total points in the Monday night game as a tie-breaker.

 

The answer to the case of the riddle is Moonstone. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Get it? Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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Name: Western Meadowlark

Date: Friday October 22, 2004 02:45:14 GMT

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Name guess: Moonstone

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Name: Grandma Gloria

Date: Friday October 22, 2004 01:33:29 GMT

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I am making a guess for the Wolf's riddle. . .actually I making several guesses since this is my first time and I am not sure how just how to do this. My first guess is Moonstone; if that's not correct I guess Silver then Quartz and finally Jade.

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Name: Western Meadowlark

Date: Wednesday October 20, 2004 15:01:19 GMT

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Name guess: wolframite

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Name: Western Meadowlark

Date: Tuesday October 19, 2004 21:57:13 GMT

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Name guess: Tungsten

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday October 19, 2004 05:29:04 GMT

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This week 2 members got the mystery. The answer to the Case of the Saw is Diamond.

 

Also, one member got half the theme while another member got the theme (with some unnecessary details): Gem & Minerals.

 

The poll question was a little more difficult as 5 members thought it was 'I want to hold your hand' which went to #1 in 2/64 but has the line, "And when I touch you, I feel happy inside, it's such a feeling that my LOVE I can't hide, I can't hide, I can't hide (head shaking)". 'A hard day's night' went to #1 8/64.

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Name: Formerly Green Jay

Date: Wednesday October 13, 2004 02:56:35 GMT

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something special on the blade = diamond

Theme guess = (US) State gems, minerals, and rocks

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Name: Western Meadowlark

Date: Tuesday October 12, 2004 21:28:12 GMT

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Theme guess: A jewel, such as a ring

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Name: Western Meadowlark

Date: Tuesday October 12, 2004 19:56:52 GMT

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Theme guess: Precious stones

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Name: Western Meadowlark

Date: Tuesday October 12, 2004 14:14:50 GMT

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Theme guess: Gems

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Name: Western Meadowlark

Date: Tuesday October 12, 2004 13:58:35 GMT

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Name guess for Robin: Diamond

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Name: Western Meadowlark

Date: Monday October 11, 2004 21:27:32 GMT

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Another theme guess: Treasure Chest

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Name: Western Meadowlark

Date: Monday October 11, 2004 02:18:49 GMT

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A guess for this year's theme is: Buried Treasure.

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Name: Western Meadowlark

Date: Sunday October 10, 2004 14:22:54 GMT

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Theme guess: Treasure Hunt

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Name: Green Jay

Date: Wednesday October 06, 2004 02:05:50 GMT

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Name guess: gold

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday October 05, 2004 06:37:18 GMT

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Most members got Eli Wallach right. He played Calvera the villian in the move. The seven were Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn as Lee, James Coburn, Brad Dexter as Harry Luck, and introducing Horst Buchholz.

 

Also, a couple of members tried their luck at guessing the first nickname with no luck. The only one to get it was the librarian in North Platte. However, no one has guessed the theme yet.

 

If you have trivia or a poll question, feel free to send it to me with your picks and I can use it for the next week.

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Name: Green Jay

Date: Monday October 04, 2004 17:38:29 GMT

Comments:

 

Name guess: Rhodochrosite

 

Map is used to identify location that launched "rhodochrosite" as Colorado's state mineral.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday September 21, 2004 04:53:07 GMT

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This week we had 4 tie for the best week and, as was the case last week, this is a classic rule 7 issue. So Wormer wins again with a better current overall record.

 

Most members guessed right about the hurricane names. Here are the retired names:

 

David (1979): Lesser Antilles, Hispañola, Florida and Eastern U.S.

Diane (1955§*): Mid-Atlantic U.S. & Northeast U.S.

Gloria (1985*): North Carolina, Northeast U.S.

 

§Within the list of top 37 deadliest U.S. hurricanes

* Within the list of the top 31 costliest U.S. hurricanes (in 1990 dollars)

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Friday September 17, 2004 23:17:54 GMT

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Since 4 people tied for the best results this week, rule 7 (see rules below) applies to break the tie. Therefore Wormer wins the week based on a better overall record last year and gets to name Dove since she did the worst this week by far.

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Name: Green Jay

Date: Tuesday September 14, 2004 16:52:33 GMT

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Although the page popularity ranking may turn out the same - the number of hits could be misleading. The term "hit" is perhaps the most misused term in online marketing, mistakenly used to mean unique visitors, visits, page views, or all of the above. A hit is merely a request for a file from a Web server. A request for a Web page counts as a hit, but so does a request for a graphic on a Web page. Since the number of graphics per page can vary considerably, hits mean very little for comparison purposes. Just FYI.

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Name: The Chairman

Date: Tuesday September 14, 2004 16:15:22 GMT

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Welcome back and I hope you have an enjoyable season!

 

It was a very tight race, but index finally caught articles with the start of the football season.

 

Here are the most recent hit counts for the pages listed in the poll:

 

Index 2194

Articles 2187

Picks 536

Constitution 216

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Name: Grandma Gloria

Date: Saturday September 11, 2004 14:25:33 GMT

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The 1st week of making picks is the most fun because I can pick who I want without "worrying" about my place in the group (1st, 2nd, 5th, 9th, etc.), and I don't have to try to figure out which team someone else will pick. Hooray for football!

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Name: Director of Rules (Green Jay)

Date: Friday September 03, 2004 18:34:37 GMT

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The rules as for the 2004-2005 SPAM Football Pool were published in the SPAM message board on August 26, 2004. Members were given until September 2, 2004 (7 days) to contest or comment on any of the rules. No member voiced comment by this date. Let the record show that all members agree to abide by the published rules.

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Name: Director of Rules (Green Jay)

Date: Thursday August 26, 2004 12:51:20 GMT

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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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Name: Director of Rules (Green Jay)

Date: Thursday August 26, 2004 12:50:27 GMT

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2004 S.P.A.M. 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.

 

More rules on next posting....

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Name: Director of Rules (Green Jay)

Date: Thursday August 26, 2004 12:47:22 GMT

Comments:

 

Dear SPAM Members:

 

The rules as passed on to me as Director of Rules for the 2004-2005 SPAM Football Pool are published in the next message. If you would like to contest any of these rules, please send a written argument to me ([email protected]), the SPAM Chairman, or this message board by September 2, 2004. Any member who has not voiced comment by this date will be recorded as agreeing to the rules. Any rule in contest will be posted here for member comment prior to the start of the football season. Thanks.

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