Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Flo vs Deltalina, Round I-B Begins!

Let 'er rip!

Review of the pair sequence:

1F. Josh S & Drewdez
2D. Fred's Brim & Bryan
3F. QuadSevens & Matthew
4D. rbnlaw & Steve Dittmore
5F. w.d.d.i.m. & Keven C
6D. Scott & Matt
7F. Dunkhawk & Felix Pardalis
8D. Wicks & TD
9F. Dr Geek & John G
10D. Greg & djansson
11F. Mr Customer & MattyA
12D. Fanerman & Jason
13F. Neeebs & MLASF
14D. J Steve & Dusty Baker

And see rules here. One additional note: if possible, please prefix your comment with your Pair Number (i.e., Josh S might comment: "1F - passing the hot potato to FB & Bryan!"). Not required, but it makes it easier to track.

Don't get caught with the hot potato!

UPDATE: Team Flo wins Round 1-B by score of 5-0. The shutout! Congrats. Rules for deciding Round I-C post tomorrow at 8am PT. The round itself will take place Friday.

268 comments:

1 – 200 of 268   Newer›   Newest»
Josh S. said...

Hot potato is a party game that involves players gathering in a circle and tossing a small object such as a beanbag or tennis ball to each other while music plays. The player who is holding the "hot potato" when the music stops is out. Play continues until only one player is left. The game is designed to be fast-paced and high-pressure and is often played by children. The game can also be played without music where there is a designated leader who shouts out "hot!" and the player holding the object is eliminated.

Josh S. said...

Oops. Missed the note.

1F passing, etc...

Bryan said...

2D - passing to quadsevens and matthew4d

time to go back to sleep. see you around 1:30

Greg said...

let's get this party started

QuadSevens said...

3F is in!

QuadSevens said...

Hmmm...5 comments in 2 minutes. My estimate of 250 comments for this thread might be a little low.

Bryan said...

oops, sorry i messed up. i posted and accidentally deleted.

Steve Dittmore said...

4D - woo pig sooiee

Josh S. said...

I saw it. Bryan definitely posted at 9:02.

QuadSevens said...

To stay consistant:

3F passing again.

Matthew said...

Go

Josh S. said...

Maybe Quad should post again. Just to be safe.

Bryan said...

just to clarify, i was the one at 9:02, but something went screwy. i'm blaming the sickness.

hope this doesn't screw things up

Fred's Brim said...

thanks Bryan! Did you get too drunk after the round 1 victory?

Josh S. said...

This is getting ugly fast.

QuadSevens said...

To clarify...Looking for team 5F right now.

Keven C said...

5F - Discount!

Bryan said...

haha, something like that. "flu like symptoms"

i was actually feeling it yesterday too, but luckily i was at the end so i woke up at 9 to see the progress, then again a few hours later. and just waited for my turn.

i should be able to be back around 1:30 or so.

drewdez said...

Man, this is insane.

Greg said...

i keep hitting that refresh, who cares that it's a business day

Josh S. said...

Come on checkpoint!

Matt said...

6F passing it on

Matt said...

Errr 6D

Josh S. said...

Come on Dunkhawk & Felix Pardalis!

QuadSevens said...

Trying to trade sides Matt? =)

DunkHawk said...

7F passing it on...

Mr. Customer said...

Let's go checkpoint time!

Greg said...

Need 8D to comment first before we pass that check point!

Josh S. said...

No we don't.

J. Steve said...

Do we need an official ruling on Bryan's deleted comment? If it doesn't count, then we're only on 4D instead of 8D.

Dr. Geek said...

When the hell is it my turn?

Matt said...

@ QuadSevens,

No switching, I just don't know how to type!

Did you know that the "D" and "F" are right next to each other?

Crazy!

Greg said...

hehe, i'm waiting for your turn so I can go and get some work done, dammit

Josh S. said...

And clearly Quad saw it too.

QuadSevens said...

@Matt...typos are a pain in the ass. Agreed.

Dr. Geek said...

Don't! Wake! Daddy!

J. Steve said...

I believe you guys... I just don't want to somehow get hosed because it turns out it was our turn and we didn't realize it.

Dusty Baker said...

Who's on first?

Josh S. said...

No, Hu's at short.

Dusty Baker said...

It's about time Hu got a game in.

Steve Dittmore said...

Err... checking back in and I'm confused. We are counting Bryan's deleted comment, right?

If not, 4D passing again.

Josh S. said...

Who got a game in?

Josh S. said...

Steve, at the moment we're operating under the assumption that Bryan's comment counts, but no official ruling from the Sons yet.

Dr. Geek said...

I'm getting antsy.

Eric Karros said...

Yes, Bryan's comment counted.

Josh S. said...

And there you have it.

Eric Karros said...

Maybe we need to require the prefix Pair Number in comment or else I'm never gonna be able to track this.

Greg said...

One potatoe, two potatoe, three potatoe, four...

Eric Karros said...

waiting on 8D, right?

Josh S. said...

Yes, waiting on 8D.

Greg said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Greg said...

Ugh, now I'm having a hard time tracking. Let me go delete that other comment

Eric Karros said...

I bit off more than I expected on this one, tracking-wise

Mr. Customer said...

D-Team can vulture Wicks/TD at 10:21, yes?

QuadSevens said...

That looks right to me. Should that be a different prefix? "8D Vulture"?

Wicks said...

Im here

Dr. Geek said...

9F for the kill!

Fred's Brim said...

balls

Mr. Customer said...

Dr. G with the quick refresh finger.

DunkHawk said...

Looks like Wicks was a minute late...

Eric Karros said...

Wicks is 1 minute too late!

Eric Karros said...

Team Flo gets a point.

Flo: 1
Deltalina: 0

Wicks said...

how was I late? I thought I was just in time, i'm confused......

Josh S. said...

Woot!

Fred's Brim said...

ok we are on to 10D

Josh S. said...

Checkpoint posted at 10:09, your comment posted at 10:10.

Eric Karros said...

Wicks - the checkpoint post was made at 10:09am. The timestamp on your post had to be 10:08am or earlier.

Eric Karros said...

Now waiting on 10D.

Please prefix your comment with your Pair Number.

Neeebs said...

Just let me know if my turn is close or not. I don't have time to figure out the rules.

Wicks said...

Oh, I wasn't sure in all the mayhem. That's fine, I'm going to blame TD.....hahahaha

Mr. Customer said...

Greg was hanging around here earlier. Where'd he skulk off to?

John G said...

can i post now?

John G said...

or should i have said 9F?

QuadSevens said...

Dr. Geek covered for you John G.

Mr. Customer said...

John G, the Geek has you covered.

Mr. Customer said...

@Quad

Creepy!

QuadSevens said...

Great minds think alike.

QuadSevens said...

On the lookout for vultures

It's very quiet out here.

QuadSevens said...

EK...Don't Matty A and/or Mr C have to wait for a Deltalina to comment in place of 10D before they comment?

Dusty Baker said...

Can we just go back to killing people?

Fred's Brim said...

yeah - why would they want the hot potato? unless they had some sour cream and chives.

They should just be ready for any D to pass it off for Greg & djansson

fanerman said...

is it my turn yet? internet is still down at work :(

Fred's Brim said...

DB, that's your solution for everything!

Jason said...

I got you covered fanerman

Neeebs said...

Who's up? I can't keep track.

Josh S. said...

Still waiting on (Jessica) 10D.

Eric Karros said...

Quad, you're right. I forgot my own rules. I will delete my misleading comment.

Eric Karros said...

At 11:11 anyone else on Deltalina can comment to move the potato to Pair 11F

Eric Karros said...

Sorry for confusion, thanks Quad.

Jason said...

EK, quick question. Does a vulture pass have to come in 1 hour or 1 hour and 1 minute after the last post? In other words, can team Deltalina vulture 10D at 11:11 or does it have to be 11:12?

QuadSevens said...

No problem EK.

Eric Karros said...

Jason - 1 hour, or 11:11am vultures can come.

Mr. Customer said...

EK, I hope you don't have anything you were planning to get done at work today.

Eric Karros said...

actually today is a fairly busy day at work. Lots of multi-tasking...

Dusty Baker said...

FB-

No, sometimes are are booze solutions and sometimes there are killing solutions. Other times, both.

[Note to FBI: I'm KIDDING]

fanerman said...

thanks jason

Mr. Customer said...

EK,

Tell me about it. In the last ten minutes I've fixed our file server, ordered several thousands of dollars worth of documents, and hit f5 roughly six million times.

Fred's Brim said...

DB, it's good to have options :)

J. Steve said...

Looks like there will be plenty of vultures!

Jason said...

10D Vultured

Fred's Brim said...

xD passing to 11F via vulture proxy

Greg said...

10D - if my partner hasn't come in yet.

General aside: Well, that sucked ass, got pulled into a meeting and of course the time went by.

Josh S. said...

Where did Mr. C go now?

Mr. Customer said...

11F: In play, no out recorded.

Jason said...

12D in

Josh S. said...

And boom goes the dynamite.

Jason said...

And noted that my computer clock is 1 minute faster than the Son's

Josh S. said...

Snap!

Neeebs said...

13F

J. Steve said...

14D!

Josh S. said...

1F

Fred's Brim said...

2D with the underhand flip to 3F

Dusty Baker said...

You da man J Steve.

J. Steve said...

I'm here for you, DB.

I can't believe it went from 10D all the way back to 2D in 4 minutes!

Josh S. said...

Paging QuadSevens.

QuadSevens said...

3F passing the buck.

Dusty Baker said...

I could have been even quicker but the site hung up right about then. Must have been EK hitting F5 a zillion times.

Steve Dittmore said...

4D ... move it along

QuadSevens said...

3F passing it on

QuadSevens said...

Didn't see my first post for some reason, so I posted a second time.

Josh S. said...

Clearly I'm overcompensating for my absence yesterday.

Matthew said...

I was gone for five minutes and the whole place went crazy

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs, do you have an avatar recommendation for me during this gameplay?

drewdez said...

Thanks Josh S. I was sleeping on the job.

fanerman said...

vulture! 12D I believe

Josh S. said...

No worries drewdez. Aside from my lunch break from 12-12:30, I should be camped out here all day.

Josh S. said...

Now looking for Keven C. or w.d.d.i.m. I'll check the Cool-s-Coo stand.

Josh S. said...

Cool-A-Coo

Mr. Customer said...

Someone shake Keven C

drewdez said...

@ Josh S.

Nice. I'll be sure to cover you during your break.

TD said...

Damn, must have been at lucnh. This PST really messes with me on the east Coast.

TD said...

8-D Sorry 'bout that.

DunkHawk said...

Waiting on 5F: Keven C. or w.d.d.i.m.

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

Theme-appropriate.

Josh S. said...

Ha! I see Dusty making that face if he ever met the McCourts face-to-face.

Matt said...

I'm waiting on deck for when my turn comes up

Greg said...

I'm eating lunch at my desk today to make sure I don't whiff at some more pitches.

Steve Dittmore said...

Paging Checkpoint Charlie... Team Deltalina needs a checkpoint

Mr. Customer said...

12:18 seems a long way away.

Josh S. said...

With a point in the bank, all we really need is the final checkpoint, but I'd love to lock it up before then.

Dusty Baker said...

Done and done.

Fred's Brim said...

haha that's awesome DB (and Mr C)

Dr. Geek said...

Just checking in . . .

Josh S. said...

Alright, Flo Vultures. Stand at the ready for 12:18. Your captain is going to get lunch.

Greg said...

Alright, so where are we on this thing here?

Mr. Customer said...

Josh,

I'm on IT duty, so I'll be here for at least 1h.

Keven C said...

5F - did I cost us?

Steve Dittmore said...

Matt... you still standing on deck?

Matt said...

6D passing it on

DunkHawk said...

7F checks in

Matt said...

That was the most exciting 3 seconds of my entire day...

Dr. Geek said...

I'm putting off algebra assignments for this.

Mr. Customer said...

How weird would it be if 8D got hit twice.

Dr. Geek said...

That would be beautiful.

J. Steve said...

It's now up to TD and Wicks. TD, you still around?

Steve Dittmore said...

Wicks. TD. You guys are on.

Matt I feel your excitement. I'm deliberately not grading papers to monitor this.

J. Steve said...

I'm doing my best to grade and keep up.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm doing my best to "work" and keep up.

Dr. Geek said...

It's just as well that I am here.

I cannot figure out the equation for the exponential function graphed below.

Greg said...

My turn's coming up again.. surely the next checkpoint won't be so close to the previous one. I'm guessing it'll be around 1, just in time to catch the return from lunch rush.

Mr. Customer said...

Checkpoint 2 is confirmed.

Eric Karros said...

I need to post the sequence up on my wall.

Eric Karros said...

ooh, I forgot I scheduled a checkpoint just now. Who got caught with their pants down? 8D?

Greg said...

Ya, looks like Team F scored a point.

Eric Karros said...

I think Flo just scored again, no (Wicks and TD caught on deck)? Please correct me if I'm wrong, folks...

Mr. Customer said...

8D goes down again. Either of the next two checkpoints puts this one away, fellow Flobies.

Mr. Customer said...

Thank the gods that this game only goes until 5p today.

Eric Karros said...

Flo 2, Deltalina 0.

Greg said...

@Mr Customer, man, this game's costed me a day's of productivity already! Heh.

Wicks said...

Again? I checked not too long ago and it was several spots away.....doh!

Dr. Geek said...

F9, beaches!

Greg said...

D10, D10

Mr. Customer said...

F11 in the pipe.

Jason said...

D12 in again

rbnlaw said...

Thank God it's Dittmore!

I feel like a putz. I thought this was for Thursday. Duh.

John G said...

glad geek is here to cover my dayquill infused butt.

Dr. Geek said...

Well, I won't be here after 3:30pm PST. So you can return the favor.

Mr. Customer said...

Where's Neeebs at?

Steve Dittmore said...

@rbnlaw - No worries. I need to check out around 4 CT (2 PT), so you'll need to pitch the last few innings.

Josh S. said...

Back from lunch. It was corned beef and it was delicious.

Not as delicious as that 2nd point, though!

rbnlaw said...

Crap. I'm out after 2:40 PDT.
Hope we can survive.

I like yesterday's game much better.

Josh S. said...

If we take the third checkpoint, we take the game. Let's do this.

Greg said...

ya, i'm with rbnlaw, yesterday's game was better. this one is just too much of a time sink

Scott said...

What! 8D is a loooser!

Sorry chaps, I thught this was tomorrow :(

DunkHawk said...

Team Flo is pretty happy with today's game...

Scott said...

Oh wait, I am 6D not 8D. I fully retract the loooser comment! I am guessing Matt saved my bacon?

Dusty Baker said...

Now you got Josh S all cocksure, strutting around like he owns the place. And he had corned beef.

Mr. Customer said...

Carrion time is 1:22 if MLASF or Neeebs don't show. I'm off the grid for 30 minutes or so.

Josh S. said...

Unlike on an airplane, we are allowed more than one carrion.

Steve Sax said...

FLO
FLO
FLO
FLO

rbnlaw said...

Who the hell is up?

MattyA said...

Thanks for covering Mr. C - I can take it from here for 11F.

Josh S. said...

Neeebs and Mr. LAAASF.

Eric Karros said...

13F is up (Neeebs or MLASF)

Matt said...

No worries, Scott. I have us covered. It's either this or research when "No Deposit No Return" started showing up on glass bottles...It was in the 1930s btw.

Neeebs said...

13F just toying with you guys

Josh S. said...

200

John G said...

geek - i can do that

Josh S. said...

Just tryin' to rile Dusty.

J. Steve said...

14D!

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 268   Newer› Newest»