Thursday, June 03, 2010

SoSG Lakers Contest: Round One

And the clock starts. You have 30 minutes.

Go!

(See earlier in the day for rules to this contest.)

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UPDATE 4:14p: Okay, all guesses are in. And, since I'm feeling ridiculously generous (and I want to see a Round 2), I'm going to count four additional comments that came in after the 30-minute wire (sorry Loney Fan, "Rondo" is not a legitimate guess (or even a legitimate threat, some might say); and, as for you, SoSG EK, you have enough Lakers shirts anyway).

The guesses, as to which Laker will take the last shot of the first half:

  • Kobe Bryant: Paul, Dr. Geek, Greg, Offerman's Rage
  • Ron Artest: Josh S., Gagne's Lucky Glasses
  • Pau Gasol: Mr. LA Sports Fan, Quadsevens
  • Jordan Farmar: NicJ (sort of), Mr. F

Let's see how the game transpires. Stay thirsty, my friends.

40 comments:

Paul said...

KOBE KOBE KOBE!!! BRYANT BRYANT BRYANT!!

Josh S. said...

Ronald William "Ron" Artest, Jr.

Dr. Geek said...

Sobe Tyrant

Paul said...

Darn it I was going to post Garret Anderson

Greg said...

Hmm, tough tough... I'm going to have to go with Kobe too. Wait, can we have multiple people pick the same player?

Offermans Rage said...

Kobe!!!

Eric Karros said...

Can I play?

If so I'll go with Fisher.

Greg, I'll leave final ruling to Sax, but I'm guessing multiple folks can pick the same guy so more than 12 can play. But since only correct pickers move on, seems like there's a nice auto-disincentive to pick the most popular choices (i.e. Kobes)

Fred's Brim said...

Paul Pierce

(he will be traded to the Lakers shortly before tipoff)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Pau

Eric Karros said...

Actually since there's a prize involved, I'll disqualify myself. But I'm still playing in spirit.

Fred's Brim said...

EK, what are you up to?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So if only one person is correct, what happens?

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

I shall go with Ron Artest and I am hoping the Ron Artest "Interactive Fan Experience" rolls into Boston and hits up a couple of beantown fans

NicJ said...

I can't believe no one picked farmar.

QuadSevens said...

Pau Gasol FTW.

Loney Fan said...

In hopes of less competition I am going with Rondo.

And also hoping that he misses.

Loney Fan said...

If I had only waited one minute I could have seen what Quad was going to pick and I could have matched him in hopes of battling in a second round.

Next time Quad, next time.

Loney Fan said...

And just realized the time. DAMN

QuadSevens said...

You still can LoneyFan. The contest wants to know which Laker will take the last shot.

QuadSevens said...

Shit! I'm too late too. My math skills suck after lunch.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

YOU STILL HAVE A MINUTE NO WAIT IT'S PASSED NEVERMIND

Eric Karros said...

@FB - you mean in general?

Right now I'm adding value to my company's net worth.

Mr. Customer said...

Right now, I'm probably subtracting value from my company's net worth to insure that the proper balance is maintained.

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

Is there a 5 minute "soft" period to the cut off? Cause I was 3 minutes late :(

Dusty Baker said...

D'oh!

Josh S. said...

Looks like MR. F was right.

Loney Fan said...

Epic fail.

Spanky said...

Terry Teagle

Dusty Baker said...

Devean George!

MR. F said...

Yup. Damnit! I would have picked Farmar.

Loney Fan said...

I'm going to change it back to Mike Penberthy

Steve Sax said...

Okay, I'll amend the thread up shortly with the input. I have:

six legitimate guesses,

four illegitimate late guesses,

one disqualified-because-you're-a-Son guess, and

Loney Fan picking Rondo who is not even a Laker.

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you guys crack me up

Loney Fan said...

Shenanigans!

Pedro Guerrero said...

Kobe

MR. F said...

Woohoo!

And Pedro! Is that the real you?

MR. F said...

Thanks Mr. Sax!

Steve Sax said...

Pedro, you doubly don't count
1) you're a former Son
2) you're dead

NicJ said...

well kobe is the obvious guess but i was assuming it would be a last second half court shot. Thats usually farmar, brown, or odom.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Mark Jackson: This team (Boston) has never lost when they have been together.

THEY WERE TOGETHER FOR ONE YEAR

Dusty Baker said...

Update: I'm still thirsty, my friends!