Arena The Arena's Streak For Colors: Part II

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  1. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    Hello & welcome to the re-start of The Arena's Streak For Colors! :D :) I will be your new host. If you're not familiar with the rules, here they are:


    Playing this game is simple. There are no sign-ups.

    Each week, on Saturday or Sunday (or Monday), athletic (and sometimes, other random) events will be posted for the coming week. Simply pick up to one selection per day to enter. The idea is to build as long a streak of correct picks as possible. You don't need to make a pick every day, and not picking will not count against you.

    So, how do you win? And, what can you win?

    Well, there are two ways to win.

    Pick twelve correct in a row, and you win 48 hours of colors. Extend this streak, and win even more! Every time this streak goes an extra three consecutive correct picks, you add another 24 hours of colors, up to a maximum of 7 days of colors. The colors will start when you streak ends or you reach the maximum possible prize.

    The second way to win this is to get the greatest number of picks correct in a month, regardless of how many you get in a row. The user who does this will win 48 hours of colors as well. Longest single streak will be the tiebreaker.

    Please note that a tie does not end a streak, nor does it extend it.

    And that's it. Just pick one thing right every day, and you win! Get a long streak, and you get colors.



    Now, in accordance with tradition, the game will not begin until Wednesday July 1st, in order to start this off with a new month. What I will do in the meantime is post the picks for that day (picks for the rest of the week will be posted tomorrow). So, if you're ready, let's streak for colors!


    Records and Hall of Fame:

    Longest Winning Streaks:

    1. rechedelphar: Streak of 13. January-February 2009
    2. darth_gersh: Streak of 12. November 2008



    Top Wins in a Month:

    1. Armenian_Jedi 23-8 (January 2009)
    2. Boba_Fett_2001 21-7 (December 2008)
    3. rechedelphar 20-6 (January 2009)
    4. RX_Sith 20-10 (January 2009)
    5. darth_gersh 19-5-3 (January 2009)
    6. Boba_Fett_2001 19-8-1 (February 2009)
    7. rechedelphar 18-9 (December 2008)
    8. Armenian_Jedi 17-12-1 (December 2008)
    9. RX_Sith 17-13 (December 2008)
    10. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey 16-11 (January 2009)


  2. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    Games for Wednesday, July 1st:


    MLB Pick The Winner: NY Mets at Milwaukee

    MLB Pick The Winner: Philadelphia at Atlanta


    MLB Pick The Winner: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh


    MLB, number of games (out of 15 total games) that are decided by 1 run: over/under 3


    The schedule for Wimbledon matches for the 1st have yet to be set, so that's why they aren't here (not sure how many tennis fans we've got around here, though). Once they're available, I will post some here.
  3. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    You'll definitely want the Wimbledon matches when they're announced :)

    Also, I'm thinking you meant "over or under 3" for the 1-run games?
  4. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    Yes, and I've already re-edited the post to reflect that.:p:D
  5. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Ok, the light blue is horrible to read. Can you please do black text for the game?

    Plus, the blue correct has to contrast so we know if we got it right or not.
  6. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    Everything that was blue has now been switched to black. I'm sure it's now easier to read, Lisa.
  7. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Thank you!!! Much better and more player friendly. [:D]

    Also, I expect to see horse races for me to pick and lose at!
  8. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    Are there even any major horse races for the rest of this year?:p
  9. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Yes! The Breeders Cup races in October! The Woodward is in August I think and I thought there was one in July but I could be wrong.
  10. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    There's at least the Breeder's Cup later this year (November?) I'm sure there's more too, but I don't know them :p

    EDIT: Dang it, October. Well, I was close!
  11. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    When the time comes, I will look for those races, Lisa.:)
  12. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Actually the month changes. It is sometimes held in Nov and sometimes held in October. :p

    I think the recent ones have been the first week of Nov. actually.
  13. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Hey, that means I was really pretty close :p

    Clearly, I've learned a lot about horse racing from working with you ;)
  14. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Updated top wins in a month:

    1. Boba_Fett_2001 23-4 (April 2009)
    2. Armenian_Jedi 23-8 (January 2009)
    3. Obese_1_Ka-Blooey 22-7 (March 2009)
    4. Boba_Fett_2001 21-7 (December 2008)
    5. rechedelphar 20-6 (January 2009)
    6. RX_Sith 20-10 (January 2009)
    7. darth_gersh 19-5-3 (January 2009)
    8. RX_Sith 19-8-1 (May 2009)
    9. Boba_Fett_2001 19-8-1 (February 2009)
    10. RX_Sith 19-12 (March 2009)
  15. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    Yeah, I had forgotten that you tied the all time record for wins a month............................sorry.
  16. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Yeah I did it just to put my name at the top. Seriously, if it's not gonna be updated then there's no point of having it.
  17. MasterMonkey13 Jedi Knight

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    Yay! Glad to see this game back! I'm looking forward to winning! :p
  18. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    For Wednesday:

    MLB Pick The Winner: NY Mets at Milwaukee

    EDIT: also, pulling for me to be wrong [face_laugh]
  19. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    Dually noted.
  20. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    My goal is going to be to make it onto the list of winners.

    Wed:

    MLB Pick The Winner: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh
  21. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    I think I'm already on the list of losers for this game :p [face_laugh]
  22. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Yeah me too. I hope they don't ever come up with that stat.

    Tunick - are you going to post the whole week at once?
  23. DarthTunick Arena Streak for Colors Commissioner

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    Yes (save for Wimbledon matches, as they maybe not announced when I do), sometime tonight.
  24. rechedelphar Force Ghost

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    Tomorrow's Wimbledon quarterfinals are as follows:

    6 Roddick vs Hewitt
    3 Murray vs Ferrero
    4 Djokovic vs 24 Haas
    2 Federer vs 22 Karlovic

  25. big_boss_nass Force Ghost

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    MLB Pick The Winner: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh
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