Arena The 2010 Arenies - Winners announced!

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  1. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Yes, we missed last year, but we've decided to bring back the Arena Awards for this year!

    Rules are essentially the same as before. Nominations will be open for 2 weeks. You can only post a nomination once, however you can nominate up to 2 options for each award (eg. Best Team - LA Lakers, SF Giants). If possible try to include links to videos, news reports or threads that demonstrate why you nominated what you did. You may not nominate yourself for the in forum awards, and any nominating or voting with socks will see you and your vote disqualified. After the two week period, the top 3 or 4 nominated options for each award will be collated (ties will be determined at the discretion of the moderators), and voted on via PM over a week long period, after which the results will be announced. The winner of the Forum Most Valuable Poster will receive one week of colors.

    Nominate for the following categories:

    [In Forum]

    - Forum MVP
    - Best Thread
    - Issue of the Year
    - Supporter of the year
    - Least likely to see their team win a championship
    - Funniest Poster
    - Most Accurate Predictor

    [Sporting World]

    - Best Athlete
    - Best Team
    - Best Coach
    - Best Game
    - Best Moment
    - Best Rant
    - Biggest Issue
    - Biggest Fall from Grace
    - Most Improved (can be Player or Coach)
    - Best Rookie
  2. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    [In Forum]

    - Forum MVP - Darth McClain, DarthTunick
    - Best Thread - March Madness Live Chat; The Soccer Thrad
    - Issue of the Year - NCAA Conference Realignment
    - Supporter of the year - Rogue...Jedi, DarthTunick
    - Least likely to see their team win a championship - xblackout
    - Funniest Poster - KenKenobi
    - Most Accurate Predictor - KnightWriter, rx_sith

    [Sporting World]

    - Best Athlete - Josh Hamilton, Drew Brees
    - Best Team - Spanish National Soccer Team,
    - Best Coach - Brad Stevens
    - Best Game - Duke 61, Butler 59 (April 5th),
    - Best Moment - "Donovan has scored! Oh, can you believe this? Goal, goal, USA! Certainly through! Oh, it's incredible! You could not write a script like this" (No Need to nominate anything else. Category over. Thread Over)
    - Best Rant - Derek Anderson, Dan Gilbert's Lebron Letter
    - Biggest Issue - Tiger Woods now sucks (and so do his women),
    - Biggest Fall from Grace - Lebron James, Brett Favre
    - Most Improved (can be Player or Coach) - Gene Chizik,
    - Best Rookie - Stephen Strasburg
  3. Darth Tunes SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    [In Forum]

    - Forum MVP- xblackout, RX_Sith
    - Best Thread- The Arena Social Thread
    - Issue of the Year- Parity in the NBA/LeBron's decision
    - Supporter of the year- Rogue...Jedi, Rew
    - Least likely to see their team win a championship- xblackout & Inty (not for football, anyway)
    - Funniest Poster- Juli
    - Most Accurate Predictor- KnightWriter, RX_Sith


    [Sporting World]

    - Best Athlete- Drew Brees, Steve Nash
    - Best Team- New Orleans Saints/Spanish National Soccer team
    - Best Coach- Phil Jackson/Mike Krzyzewski
    - Best Game- Celtics 79, Lakers 83: Game 7 of The Finals: June 17th, 2010
    - Best Moment- Tracy Porter's interception of Peyton Manning in the late 4th quarter of Super Bowl XLIV
    - Best Rant- Gilbert's letter sticking it to Lebron
    - Biggest Issue- An 18 game NFL schedule?
    - Biggest Fall from Grace- LeBron James
    - Most Improved (can be Player or Coach)- Kevin Durant
    - Best Rookie- Stephen Strasburg


    They beat Boston!: 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: Back-to-Back World Champions :cool:
  4. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    [In Forum]

    - Forum MVP - DarthTunick
    - Best Thread - March Madness Live Chat thread
    - Issue of the Year - NCAA Conference Realignment
    - Supporter of the year - Rogue...Jedi, Rew
    - Least likely to see their team win a championship - xblackout, Boba_Fett_2001
    - Funniest Poster - Juli
    - Most Accurate Predictor - KW, RX_Sith

    [Sporting World]

    - Best Athlete - Drew Brees, Josh Hamilton
    - Best Team - Spanish national team
    - Best Coach - José Mourinho
    - Best Game - NCAA Basketball Championship game
    - Best Moment - Donovan's goal that Inty linked to
    - Best Rant - Dan Gilbert
    - Biggest Issue - NFL 18 game schedule
    - Biggest Fall from Grace - LeBron James
    - Most Improved (can be Player or Coach) - Kevin Durant
    - Best Rookie - Stephen Strasburg
  5. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    I'm sure they did before as well.
  6. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    [In Forum]

    - Forum MVP - DarthIntegral
    - Best Thread - College Football Thread
    - Issue of the Year- World Cup Vuvzuelas
    - Supporter of the year - Rogue Jedi
    - Least likely to see their team win a championship - Tjace
    - Funniest Poster -
    - Most Accurate Predictor-

    [Sporting World]

    - Best Athlete - Rafael Nadal, 3 out of the 4 slams and completed to career grand slam
    - Best Team - UCONN women's basketball, Barcelona(basically the Spanish national team plus Messi)
    - Best Coach - Pep Guardiola
    - Best Game - John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in 5th set-
    Best Moment - Iniesta's winner to beat Holland-
    Best Rant
    - Biggest Issue - Tiger Woods
    - Biggest Fall from Grace - Lebron James
    - Most Improved (can be Player or Coach) - Drew Brees
    - Best Rookie -
  7. tjace Force Ghost

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    Probably >_>

    [In Forum]

    - Forum MVP - Rogue...Jedi
    - Best Thread -
    - Issue of the Year-
    - Supporter of the year -
    - Least likely to see their team win a championship -
    - Funniest Poster -
    - Most Accurate Predictor-

    [Sporting World]

    - Best Athlete -
    - Best Team -
    - Best Coach - Bob Bradley
    - Best Game - England vs USA
    - Best Moment - Donovan's goal
    - Best Rant -
    - Biggest Issue -
    - Biggest Fall from Grace - Lebron James
    - Most Improved (can be Player or Coach) -
    - Best Rookie - Jason Heyward

  8. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    [In Forum]

    - Forum MVP - Darth McClain, DarthTunick
    - Best Thread - The Soccer Thread
    - Issue of the Year - NCAA Conference Realignment
    - Supporter of the year - DarthTunick, Inty (for USA soccer)
    - Least likely to see their team win a championship - xblackout
    - Funniest Poster - ASG
    - Most Accurate Predictor - rx_sith

    [Sporting World]

    - Best Athlete - Landon Donovan
    - Best Team - New Orleans Saints
    - Best Coach - Mike Sherman (Texas A&M football coach)
    - Best Game - USA vs Algeria
    - Best Moment - "Donovan has scored! Oh, can you believe this? Goal, goal, USA! Certainly through! Oh, it's incredible! You could not write a script like this"
    - Best Rant - Dan Gilbert's Lebron Letter Mike Singletary Rant
    - Biggest Issue - Ref failure at the World Cup
    - Biggest Fall from Grace - Tiger Woods
    - Most Improved (can be Player or Coach) -
    - Best Rookie - Buster Posey, C / San Francisco Giants
  9. xblackout Force Ghost

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    [In Forum]

    - Forum MVP -- Inty, Tunick
    - Best Thread -- NFL thread
    - Issue of the Year -- The Decision
    - Supporter of the year --
    - Least likely to see their team win a championship -- Inty [not counting football WHICH I TRY TO FORGET ABOUT]
    - Funniest Poster -- KenKenobi, ASG
    - Most Accurate Predictor -- RX_Sith

    [Sporting World]

    - Best Athlete -- I'm being biased, but I'm giving some love to my man Peyton Hillis
    - Best Team --
    - Best Coach --
    - Best Game --
    - Best Moment --
    - Best Rant -- Derek Anderson
    - Biggest Issue -- possible impending lockouts?
    - Biggest Fall from Grace -- LeBron [face_plain]
    - Most Improved (can be Player or Coach)
    - Best Rookie --
  10. Jedi_Hood Force Ghost

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    [In Forum]

    - Forum MVP Darth McClain, s65horsey
    - Best Thread NFL thread
    - Issue of the Year
    - Supporter of the year Tunick for his LA teams
    - Least likely to see their team win a championship Darth McClain (lol at the Pirates :p )
    - Funniest Poster xblackout
    - Most Accurate Predictor KnightWriter (for many years now)


    [Sporting World]

    - Best Athlete Tom Brady (soon-to-be NFL MVP)
    - Best Team New England Patriots
    - Best Coach The man in the hoodie
    - Best Game 12/6 - Patriots crush Jets 45-3 in biggest regular season game of year
    - Best Moment Texas eliminates Yankees from MLB postseason
    - Best Rant
    - Biggest Issue potential NFL lockout
    - Biggest Fall from Grace Tiger, obviously
    - Most Improved (can be Player or Coach) Peyton Hillis, after watching him run over my Pats
    - Best Rookie Stephen Strasburg
  11. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    You may lol @ those Pirates, Hood, but you better watch out for those Penguins and Steelers. Especially the Pens. :p
  12. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Hey now.... :(
  13. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Well, it's certainly not going to come from the Blue Jays or Raptors. :p
  14. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    [face_laugh]

    Haven't decided on all of my nominations (which is why I haven't posted them...) but I can tell you who is a popular nomination here that I definitely won't be nominating (or voting for) - Strasburg. Sure, he showed some great talent. But he pitched in 12 games. That's it, just about a third of a season.

    Without even leaving the NL East, I could name a rookie pitcher (reliever) who threw more innings (than the starter), had more strikeouts, a lower opponent batting average, a much lower opponent slugging percentage, lower opponent OPS, and an ERA nearly a full run lower. In the same division. Now, am I saying that Venters (who was my example) is going to have a better career than Strasburg? Not necessarily, though if Strasburg continues on what I'll call the Mark Prior path its quite possible.

    Or hey, if you want to credit guys with just a small portion of a season, how about a guy that came in to pitch 21 games, averaging nearly 2 strikeouts per inning with a 0.44 ERA, less than one-sixth that of Strasburg. Not that I would argue that Kimbrel should win, either, but if you want to throw out the amount played, he's out there too.

    I'll probably end up putting Heyward and Posey as my nominations. There's a reason those two were the ones in the running for NL RoY at the end of the season, and not Strasburg.
  15. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    Even if he doesn't deserve the "award", he certainly belongs on the list.
  16. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Maybe. But would you be saying that if he hadn't had all the hype built up around him? I'd wager the majority of baseball fans would be a lot more apathetic if you took out the hype and just had a guy come up, have a solid two months with a bunch of strikeouts and a 5-3 record (admittedly for a bad team), then get hurt and miss the rest of the season.
  17. xblackout Force Ghost

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    Hey, I added one in there.
  18. tjace Force Ghost

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    Good point about Venters and Kimbrel, R...J. I would have nominated Venters if I wasn't trying to make sure Heyward got an Arenie to make up for the official RoY that he should have won.
  19. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Part of me does want to nominate Venters. But I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with Heyward and Posey (I remember watching Buster Posey down at FSU... that kid is incredible)
  20. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    i'd say bradford or suh are better rookies than strasburg too.
  21. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    On second thought, I'm going to have to leave off either Heyward or Posey. I can't not include Marcus Lattimore (freshman, rookie, same effect).
  22. Darth Tunes SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    Leave off Posey!:p

    They beat Boston!: 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: Back-to-Back World Champions :cool:
  23. Darth Tunes SfC Commish on an "All-Star" break

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    I am quite humbled by my being nominated from so many of you.

    They beat Boston!: 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: Back-to-Back World Champions :cool:
  24. KenKenobi Force Ghost

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    What's the time range for these-- 2009-2010 seasons, 2010-2011 seasons? Or something?
  25. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Basically January 2010 - December 2010.

    So you've got the end of last year's NBA and NHL Seasons combined with the start of this year. This year's NFL Regular season and last year's NFL Playoffs. Etc.
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