Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Elite Eight, 1st Half: Comment-time!

And...go!

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68 comments:

Josh S. said...

Swish?

Jason said...

In

Josh S. said...

Uh, I mean, DUNK!

Dusty Baker said...

in

Neeebs said...

In

Jason said...

:01 between Josh S. and Neeebs. A new record for precarious half time leads?

Josh S. said...

I'll take it. I knew Neeebs would be tough.

Neeebs said...

Pure luck that I picked this up. I was lunching and randomly decided to check my email, then remembered to check SOSG.

Neeebs said...

Josh S: Next Half will probably be determined by who hits it first. What happens if we tie?

Dusty Baker said...

If you two twi, I want to see a Jello wrestling match to see who goes through.

Dusty Baker said...

^ "tie"

Josh S. said...

I assume it's in 1 minute increments. So, if we both post in the same minute, I think I win, even if you post before me.

EK will clear it up. Maybe.

J. Steve said...

I'm here for the elite eight!

Steve Sax said...

{arm falls off}

Steve Sax said...

@DB: I'm a little disturbed about the jello wrestling match you covet between Josh S and Neeebs.

J. Steve said...

I comment 10 minutes after the post and I'm 5th out of the eight left (but ahead of Loneyfan)?!? This is definitely the "elite" eight!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

Oh, but squatting in the aisle at Target to weigh baseball card packs is perfectly acceptable behavior to you?

QuadSevens said...

Damn. I'm behind.

Neeebs said...

@Josh S: My hypothetical provides that I hit the site 1 min before you. If we both post with the same timestamp, I concede victory to you.

Neeebs said...

And how do I know that your post was not really DB posting as you?

Neeebs said...

@DB: Your posting proficiency hasn't really been challenged yet, eh? Looks like you have waltzed through your bracket, more or less.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

Another way to look at it goes that my posting proficiency is so good that it has led to the situation whereby my opponents were faced with insurmountable leads.

Or, that I have way too much time on my hands.

Jason said...

Was Dusty sandbagging to draw a 4-seed?

Dusty Baker said...

@Jason

No, Dusty was at first indecisive about whether he wanted to spend the requisite time, energy, and preparation that it requires to mount a proper winning campaign in this competition.

Jason said...

@Dusty - I just blame the alcohol for my 3-seed draw. I now know I need to spend more time away from the bar.

Josh S. said...

I wonder if, given Dittmore and LoneyFan check in soon, EK will throw another round at us today.

Dusty Baker said...

@Jason

"I now know I need to spend more time away from the bar."

Let's not get carried away, now!

Neeebs said...

I may have to use the same tactic that I used against cigarcow last year, and have my mom wander through my opponent's office and offer him mint juleps.

Dusty Baker said...

God damn that was random, Neeebs. What?

And if mint juleps are being offered, it could provide enough of a distraction for me.

Steve Sax said...

@DB 1:04p: Fair point. Now if he was squatting in jello, that might be something else.

Dusty Baker said...

Actually we could just have some hotties wrestling in jello, and assign each a correlation to either Josh or Neeebs, and therefore determine a winner AND see some nice scenery.

Neeebs said...

@DB: Go check the archives in early April 2009 in the Final SOSG MM game and you will understand my comment.

As Sax once said, (I paraphrase) Cigarcow lost because he was Mauking (sp) on Neeebs' mom.

Fred's Brim said...

of the remaining teams, who has the best looking cheerleaders?

Dusty Baker said...

Or the best-looking mom.

Loney Fan said...

damn!

Jason said...

I've got one cheerleader (on the right)...

http://tinyurl.com/yg2ecom

Steve Dittmore said...

Me v Dusty is like Ark-Pine Bluff v Duke.

In

Dusty Baker said...

@Steve

Or Southern Arkansas Muleriders. ;-)

Josh S. said...

That wraps up the first half, no?

Betsy said...

Men covered in Jello...Gross. Neeebs take him out next round!

MR. F said...

Test?

MR. F said...

Okay. I'm testing out a possible name change. For the sake of further anonymity.

Dusty Baker said...

Fanerman/Mr.F-

TOTALLY anonymous now. Except the visible email in your profile.

MR. F said...

Err, right. Good call.

Neeebs said...

@ Mr. F. Avatar is a dead giveaway.

@Betsy: I assume Josh and I will shave our body hair before we Jello Wrestle. Does that make it any better? And why weren't you distracting Josh at 12:50?

Dusty Baker said...

MMMMMmmmmmm...chest hair Jello. Just like mom used to make.

MR. F said...

Oh I'm not at all trying to be anonymous to you guys.

Dusty Baker said...

Casue we'd recognize that little white stuffed toy anywhere.

Eric Karros said...

Ok, all are in. 2nd half Comment-time post imminent...

('imminent' left undefined)

Dusty Baker said...

Dammit, EK, you realize we all have lives, right?

Well...kind of.

Eric Karros said...

Please check my math:

Dusty leads S Dittmore by 1:38
Jason leads Quad by 0:16
J Steve leads Loney Fan by 0:39
Josh leads Neeebs by 0:01 (oooh!)

Betsy said...

@ Neeebs - 1st day back from vacay; boss actually expected me to work. Will do better next round kemosabe.

Shaved men and Jello only sounds good if you moonlight as a male stripper.

Dusty Baker said...

@Betsy-

Was that avatar pic taken on your recent trip?

Josh S. said...

I don't know where my brain was earlier, Neeebs, but I now understand what you meant by a tie. You mean if we do the exact same thing in the next comment thread, only reversed? (You comment, and then a minute later, I comment.)

I think that means I still win the round (even though EK never specified anything about ties), since I would need to comment 2 or more minutes after you to lose. Ties go to the winner of the first half, from what I gather.

Dusty Baker said...

@Josh-

Didn't you get the Jello memo?

Neeebs said...

@DB (3:14) who said the shaving was limited to the chest?

Josh S. said...

I don't jello wrassle. Now, if it were mud, I'd be all John Candy in Stripes up in that bitch.

Dusty Baker said...

Josh, you really need this:

http://tinyurl.com/y9dv84p

QuadSevens said...

Judging by Jason's past rounds, 16 minutes is more like 16 hours for me to overcome.

Jason said...

@QuadSevens - Last round - while not a total fluke - were a little outside the norm. My office calendar has a lot more time blocked off as "away from my desk" over the next couple of days.

That said, by the time I'm done with you, you'll have to change your name to TriSevens. Hmmm... on second thought, that was pretty lame trash talk. It's still on like Donkey Kong, though.

Josh S. said...

Psst...Jason, try this:

"It's ironic that you have Quad in your name, because there's no way you're making the Final Four."

Come to think of it, that sounded better in my head.

Dusty Baker said...

This contest is tearing us apart!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Furcal SS
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez LF
Loney 1B
Blake 3B
Anderson DH
DeWitt 2B
Ellis C
Kuroda RHP

Eric Karros said...

To answer Josh S question back at 12:58 (I'm just reading through the comments now), you are correct. If you and Neeebs post in the same minutes, you win.

Just hypothetically, if opponents each post in the same minute in both halves, but one posts before the other in both halves, that person wins.

Betsy said...

@DB yes that pic was taken on Friday night. Jello, men and wrastlin' I thought that only happened in the seedier parts of Phoenix.

Dusty Baker said...

Great pic, Betsy!

Steve Dittmore said...

@Dusty - I had no chance in this round. It is spring break and I'm not tethered to my computer. Once I left campus at 2 pm today (12 pm PDT), I was toast. But, I had fun bowling with my 5-year-old.

Dusty Baker said...

@Steve

The time spent with the lad was more than worth it, I'm sure. Be sure to teach the Cardinal hate to him!