Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Indy 505G Rules

The rules are simple. There are four 'Race Days' (listed below). On each Race Day, the competition is active from 8am to 3pm. At 8am, a post will appear titled something like "Indy 505G: Race Day 1". The period between 8am and 3pm is divided into 14 half-hour segments. The first segment runs from 8:00am to 8:29am, the second from 8:30am to 8:59am, and the last from 2:30pm - 3:00pm (there's a bonus minute in the last segment).

The object is to comment in as many of the 14 segments as you can. It doesn't matter if you comment once or 100 times in a given segment, so long as you comment.

At the end of each Race Day, we'll simply count up how many of the 14 segments each competitor commented in, multiply by the multiplier factor listed below (depending on which day), and keep a running total for the 4 Race Days. Those 4 Race Days are:

1. Tomorrow (multiplier factor: x5)
2. Tuesday, May 31 (x6)
3. Wednesday, June 1 (x7)
4. Thursday, June 2 (x8)

So for example, if Player 1 comments in 12 of the 14 segments on the first Race Day tomorrow, he gets 12x5=60 points. Next Tuesday, if he comments in 8 of the 14 segments, he gets 8x6=48 points to add to his original 60 for a total of 108, and so on. The competitor with the largest cumulative point total at the end of the 4 days wins!

Any questions, ask them here...otherwise, watch out for the Race Day post tomorrow at 8am!

Here's the field (still accepting entries until 7pm PT tonight, comment here to register):

1. Josh S
2. rbnlaw
3. Spank
4. Steve K
5. Paul
6. Dusto Magnifico
7. Lonely Fan
8. Jason
9. Dusty B
10. Karina
11. MLASC
12. Mr F

Field is now closed!

Josh S. said...

With this bunch? 10-way tie.

Dusty Baker said...

Oooooooh, a ten-way!

Wait...

Eric Karros said...

I originally was going to make it 24 segments, one per hour, before I figured I'd let folks sleep. But as it is, one slip and you're falling behind the pack.

Spank said...

Can I save these rules till another day when I have not been drinking beers outside in 100 degree weather.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Oh what, when did this come together?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Sign me up though!

MR.F said...

Ahhhhhhhhh

MR.F said...

(that was a sign-up request)

Dusty Baker said...

I hope the prize is Mr. F's Smonk puppet.

Steve Sax said...

@Dusty, you don't know where that Smonk has been...

Steve Sax said...

...matter of fact, neither does Mr. F....

Spank said...

I know where Smonk has been....on my lap!

Steve Sax said...

16th inning in Philly, CIN 4 PHI 4

Steve Sax said...

Fish clinging to a 3-2 lead in the seventh in SF

Spank said...

Abe Vigoda?

Steve Sax said...

nice. Barney miller references are few and far between

17th inning in Philly, but one swing could win it all

Steve Sax said...

On to the 18th!

Dusty Baker said...

You know I've got rhymes like Abe Vigoda

Steve Sax said...

Phils use their eighth pitcher, former Dodger Danys Baez

Dusty Baker said...

Screw you Blogger for downsizing the picture I uploaded for my new avatar.

Steve Sax said...

i got a girlie in a castle and one in a pagoda

Dusty Baker said...

Beastie Boys.....eases the pain.

Steve Sax said...

You've got lyrics that have got me cringin'
You're like a fish-wife, quit your damn whingin'

Steve Sax said...

that's a pretty sweet shirt Dusty

Mr. Customer said...

Someone's throwing down BB lyrics in here, I can smell it.

Spank said...

@ Dusty

Put the plancha(iron)on that shit,holmes.

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

My mom just unearthed it today when going through my recently-deceased grandmother's things. I got the shirt back in 1983 when I was but a lad first visiting the Yard.

Spank said...

i went into the locker room during classes. Went into your locker and i smashed your glasses.

Spank said...

Cool shit,Dust.

Dusty Baker said...

@Spank

I always thought that particular lyric was one of the strangest, poorly-constructed ones in the entire Beasties canon. What gives, Ad Rock?

Mr. Customer said...

let me clear my...throat!

Dusty Baker said...

MMMMmmmmm droppppp

Steve Sax said...

On to the 19th inning!

Steve Sax said...

One out and a full bucket of fish (oceano ardiendo), top 9 in SF

Steve Sax said...

(fish up 3-2)

Dusty Baker said...

Ruiz pitching!

Steve Sax said...

If there was a problem, yo i'll solve it

Steve Sax said...

oh wait, strike that last one guys

Steve Sax said...

two out, still oceano ardiendo

Steve Sax said...

The game has gone so long in Philly, infielder Wilson Valdez is now pitching for the Phils

Steve Sax said...

OCEAN-CLEARING DOUBLE FOR MIKE STANTON!

Marlins up 6-2

Stanton had a 1-2 count and the two giants fans at the stadium were going crazy

Dusty Baker said...

#NoVanillaIce

Steve Sax said...

I can't believe the Fish didn't let the Giants wriggle off the hook

Dusty Baker said...

We need to sign Wilson Valdez and put him in the bullpen.

Dusty Baker said...

45

Steve Sax said...

Giants radio insight: "Well, that hurts, and the Marlins are obviously now in a great position."

6-2 Marlins in the ninth inning.

Paul said...

Cookin MCs like a pound of bacon.

Steve Sax said...

Valdez gets out of the inning without a run, wow

Dusty Baker said...

Ton of people still there in Phiwwy in the 19th inning and 1:11 PM Eastern.

Mr. Customer said...

So, which ones of us are Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, respectively?

Dusty Baker said...

Votto
Bruce
pitching spot

Taken care of by Valdez.

1 hit batsman

Dusty Baker said...

@Mr C

I'm Johnny Ryall

Steve Sax said...

Yo it's about that time
To bring forth the rhythm and the rhyme

Paul said...

Dating women on TV with the help of Chuck Woolery.

Steve Sax said...

whoops, scratch that last one too. i need a beer.

Paul said...

Dusty goes to sleep by falling down on his face!

*faints*

Paul said...

See what I did there...little cross over joke.

Steve Sax said...

Steve Sax said...

j-roll leadoff single as well in Philly, B19

Dusty Baker said...

Educated? No. Stupid? Yep.

Steve Sax said...

one-out double for Tejada, men at second and third. Fish still up 6-2.

Oh no.

Steve Sax said...

not looking good for the reds, men on first and second with none out

Steve Sax said...

Next round is on the house, Dusty, Paul, and Mr. C.!

Steve Sax said...

passed ball, one run scores in SF

6-3 Fish, man on third, one out, B9

Paul said...

Got to do it like this like Chachi and Joanie cause she's the cheese and I'm the marcaroni.

Steve Sax said...

bases juiced in philly, one out, Raul Ibanez (1-for-8) up, B19

Spank said...

Cause I'm the King Ad RawwWWwwkkkkKK!

Dusty Baker said...

Cheers, Sax! That's even better than half price!

Steve Sax said...

Ibanez wins it. PHI 5, CIN 4 (19)

Dusty Baker said...

Exxon gets the win. Hilarious.

Steve Sax said...

6-4 Fish, one out, man on first, bottom ninth. Andres Torres, the tying run, is up.

Giants fans are actually chanting.

Spank said...

@ Saxy

What am I,chopped liver?

*paints*

Steve Sax said...

3-2 count to Torres, Burrell on first

Steve Sax said...

Spank, this one is on me. My bad, the avatar of Mika totally phased me

Paul said...

Sweep the leg Marlins!!!!

Steve Sax said...

Torres Ks (swinging). Two out, Freddy Sanchez up as the tying run

Steve Sax said...

sanchez is 3-for-4 today, so he's hot

Paul said...

Oh fucker.

Steve Sax said...

dammit Nunez, get that last out you idiot

Steve Sax said...

2 RISP. Winning run at plate, tying run on second. Base hit ties the game.

Fish looking awfully slippery.

Steve Sax said...

nunez' pitches are nowhere near the zone

oyster pubes on deck

Paul said...

Not a good start to this AB

Dusty Baker said...

I really need a sports bright spot to end the night. Come on, Fish!

Paul said...

Why did I start watching this shit?

Spank said...

@ saxy 10:23

No worries.same here.I have not been the same since I changed it.

Steve Sax said...

giants tied it up.

Dusty Baker said...

That's it folks. I'm too fragile for this right now.

(cries)

(finishes Oban)

(slumps off to bed)

Paul said...

Hey guys. He doesn't have it. You can take him out. It isn't against the rules.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, Marlins manager? Seeing as how Nunez is at 23 pitches, has given up four runs in the inning, has only gotten two out, blown his first save of the year, and now has gone all the way through the lineup

PULL HIM YOU IDIOT

Steve Sax said...

on to extra innings in SF. criminy.

Steve Sax said...

I'm with Dusty.

Not that I'm going to bed with Dusty.

Though he does have Oban.

Nah, I'm going to sleep on the couch here.

Paul said...

The whole die with the closer philosophy doesn't make any sense to me.

Spank said...

@ Dusty 9:58

give them a break. it was their first album. Plus what you said,to me,is funny in a stupid kinda way. Like they meant it. listen to some old school Ramones and Frank Zappa. Why so serious?

Spank said...

^meant it to be stupid that is

Steve Sax said...

Mota just gave up the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th

Which means SF will score two in the bottom of the frame

Josh S. said...

Professor, what's another word for pirate treasure?

(Sample, not a lyric, I know.)

Spank said...

*passes out*

Steve Sax said...

Fish win in 12!

Steve Sax said...

Why are there 505 laps? And what's with the G?

(kidding)

Steve Sax said...

100

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers only 6.5 games out of first! Same with the Pirates!

Mr. Customer said...

*runs down the street naked carrying a 3.5 liter dual-overhead cam normally aspirated V-8*

Mr. Customer said...

*goes on the 60-day DL for sports hernia*

Mr. Customer said...

*takes toys and goes the fuck home*

Steve Sax said...

Wow! I shoulda had a V-8!

Spank said...

Shit got real...too real.

Dusto_Magnifico said...

ugh....