Survivor 2021

tims4wins

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Jul 15, 2005
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Wasn't sure where to post this - here or the gambling forum. Received the email for the "big pool" last night. After taking a year off, I think I'll be diving back in.

Did we have a SoSH entry last year? Is there interest in one this year? IIRC @tonyandpals relinquished control of the entries?
 

djbayko

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I think there's definitely interest from people like me. Unfortunately, I think the blow up between a few participants a couple years ago may have contributed to the group's demise last year. Hopefully cooler heads can prevail going forward.
 

tims4wins

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Looking back we actually haven't had a group entry since 2018, as Tony couldn't run our group entry in 2019. I think that was a bigger factor than the arguing in 2018.
 

tonyandpals

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I forget what year I gave up on it, but it was more of a resource thing for me. The infighting and the spinoff group didn't help, but really it came down to time. I'd participate in a group thing if someone managed. I still do my own (poorly) and like to watch how others do, but I just can't manage the beast anymore.
 

DJnVa

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I think there's definitely interest from people like me. Unfortunately, I think the blow up between a few participants a couple years ago may have contributed to the group's demise last year. Hopefully cooler heads can prevail going forward.
What happened?
 

djbayko

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What happened?
In a nutshell, a splinter group formed and it caused a ton of friction due to competitive advantages which were gained among other things. I don't mean to rehash things. I just think the whole spirit of the exercise is to have fun working together, so if we (hopefully) do this again let's all try to remember that.
 

DJnVa

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Dec 16, 2010
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In if we do a group thing. Voting and discussion were fun a few years back.
 

BaseballJones

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I think there's definitely interest from people like me. Unfortunately, I think the blow up between a few participants a couple years ago may have contributed to the group's demise last year. Hopefully cooler heads can prevail going forward.
What the heck happened? How could a survivor pool - which is pretty straightforward - result in a blowup?

EDIT - Oh I missed your explanation. No need to repeat.
 

Kenny F'ing Powers

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Nov 17, 2010
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In a nutshell, a splinter group formed and it caused a ton of friction due to competitive advantages which were gained among other things. I don't mean to rehash things. I just think the whole spirit of the exercise is to have fun working together, so if we (hopefully) do this again let's all try to remember that.
Wait, was I a part of that? I dont remember it, but it sounds like something Id be a part of.
 

glennhoffmania

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Wait, was I a part of that? I dont remember it, but it sounds like something Id be a part of.
No. If I recall correctly, there was a split between some people who only wanted to do a simulation-based approached and others who wanted to actually discuss the games and pick based on our collective knowledge and experience. And it got annoying.

I bought my own share. But I'd be up for doing a pool as well. This used to be in the gambling forum so I didn't notice this thread. Maybe a mod can move it there?
 

Kenny F'ing Powers

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I'm gonna buy my own (or a few) but I'd be down for:

A small group for discussion and picks.
A large group for discussion and picks.

I'm out on a simulation based approach. If I wanted that, I'd just update madden rosters every week and simulate the games.
 

glennhoffmania

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At a minimum a discussion thread would be helpful even if we don't do a pool. I always like to hear other strategies and thoughts.
 

SMU_Sox

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Jul 20, 2009
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How does one buy their own share? I’d like two. Hook a guy up, Ross?