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Arena The "I called that one!" Upset Prediction Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by DT421, Sep 28, 2010.

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  1. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Ever call an upset that transpired and nobody believed that you called it beforehand?

    It can be any sport.

    It's nothing more than a bit of fun based on nothing more than a gut feeling.

    Right now I'm calling Tennessee over LSU.

    Anybody else got an upset prediction?
     
  2. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    I called Tipsarevic over Roddick this year at the US Open.


    and not an upset but on a Clemson fan forum I picked the exact score of the Clemson/North texas game correctly (35-10)
     
  3. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    rech, I think calling an exact score is much tougher than calling an upset. Especially in football and basketball games.
     
  4. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Upsets are not so difficult...are they?
     
  5. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Then call one and see if it happens. Hell, even predict the score of the upset if that raises the difficulty to folks satisfaction. :p

    EDIT: And on that note then - Tennessee 24, LSU 20
     
  6. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I predict that the Buffalo Bills will win 3 games this season.

    [hl=purple]They beat Boston!: 2009-2010 L.A. Lakers: Back-to-Back World Champions [/hl]:cool:
     
  7. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I predict the Panthers will win one division game this season. At the rate they're going, that will be a major upset indeed. 8-}

    And in other NFL news, I'll just go ahead and call Washington sweeping Dallas this year. We can dream, anyway. :(
     
  8. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm going with the Buccos over the Cardinals tomorrow night.
     
  9. Trika_Kenobi

    Trika_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    Well, there's a reason we don't play Streak of Upsets for Colors. lol... Sports folks do love a good upset, but picking a sure thing (at least in our minds) is probably the more practiced method of doing things. :p

    I think we've all had a moment where we knew something was going to happen when no one else seemed to believe us. "Going against the grain" with reasoning like "the other team is just due for a win right now" makes it hard to convince folks, too. :p
     
  10. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Probably the easiest time of year to call for upsets is March Madness. Looking at the statistical breakdowns of match ups between seeds, you have a decent shot at calling them.
     
  11. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think it also bears mentioning that not every game where the team which isn't favored wins is an upset. Calling a true upset is much harder.

    Incidentally, when I said picking an exact score was even harder, I wasn't trying to diminish the impressiveness of calling an upset correctly - but just noting that getting an exact score when several dozen points are involved is exceptionally difficult.
     
  12. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Well, we've got one win over them so far. Surely we can get the second one. :)

    As for me, I called Denver beating the Packers in the Super Bowl. I got to see Titanic for free courtesy of my sister out of that one. :p
     
  13. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I wish this thread had existed a long time ago. I'm pretty good at predicting upsets. Will definitely post here as my intuition speaks to me.
     
  14. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Milwaukee Bucks win the Central.
     
  15. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    I don't think there is anyway Tennessee beat LSU. Things are ugly in Knoxville at the moment.

     
  16. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'll be pulling for LSU (my dad's an LSU alum) but its not out of the question. LSU has not looked good this year either, and while Tennessee has struggled as expected, its not a done deal. Its a very real possibility.
     
  17. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

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    My dad is also an LSU alum. But I will be pulling against them
     
  18. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  19. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think he means in some future year.

    Because yes, the Reds did. :p
     
  20. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    UCLA over USC
     
  21. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    In that case, the Pirates winning the division within my lifetime. :p


    I wouldn't be too surprised of UCLA topped USC...and I wouldn't be upset either.
     
  22. New_York_Jedi

    New_York_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Considering the Milwaukee Bucks play in a different sport than the Cincinnati Reds, he's probably talking about this year.

    He's still wrong though.
     
  23. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oops, I managed to read "Brewers" instead of "Bucks" :oops:

    I wouldn't be too surprised of UCLA topped USC...and I wouldn't be upset either.

    [face_laugh] Agreed.
     
  24. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, I thought the same thing, R...J. My mind's not ready for NBA teams not named the Lakers, Celtics, or Heat. :p
     
  25. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm also calling a Memphis Grizzlies regular season 2-game sweep of the Miami Heat this upcoming season.
     
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