Predicting Pistons Game....How good is you?

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by BillLaimbeer, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. BillLaimbeer

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    You have probably noticed that at the top of each Pistons game thread is a poll in which you can predict who will win the game. I started wondering the other day...."If this was some sort of contest, who would be doing the best at calling these games?"

    Well, today Rascoe, raxrets, Walter and Mogilny all predicted correctly that the Pistons would beat the Bucks. Ernie and myself both thought Milwaukee would win this one.

    The Pistons have now played 25 games (5-20). Only 2 of those game threads did not have a poll. One of the 23 polls was not made "public", so I don't know who picked what. Looking at the 22 polls, there were 34 different PistonsForum members that took part in at least one poll.

    Walter has taken guesses in 20 of the 22 polls. Fifteen PF members guessed in 5 or more polls. Here are the current "standings":

    Rank Name Correct Wrong Pct.
    1 billlaimbeer 13 2 87%
    2 balldontlie 5 1 83%
    3 s.j. 4 1 80%
    4 max 4 1 80%
    5 alexa032 7 2 78%
    6 linwood 5 2 71%
    7 nemo 7 3 70%
    8 woody 7 3 70%
    9 ernie slow adult 8 4 67%
    10 walter 13 7 65%
    11 basketbills 2 3 40%
    12 slippy 2 4 33%
    13 mogilny 3 8 27%
    14 roscoe 3 10 23%
    15 dba 2 12 14%

    Looking at the bottom of the standings, it's obvious that some PF members are loyal to our Detroiters through thick and thin. Irregardless, it was a fun exercise.

    Anyways, keep on picking and I'll update the totals again in a couple of weeks!!!
     
  2. Mogilny

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    I'm almost twice as good of a predictor as dba!
     
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    What polls? They must be located in some obscure part of the forum so I can't find them. I plan to start participating in them immediately after I take care of a couple of other pressing needs. Now I don't feel so bad wasting MY days doing trivial stuff.

    Amazing statistics by the way.
     
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    The way I see it, I'm just as good at predicting the outcome as billy.
     
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    I thought those polls were jokes.
     
  6. BillLaimbeer

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    You only say that because you are 0 for 2 in your picks....not that anyone is counting... :ner-ner:
     
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    I must have gotten a DNPCD (Did Not Predict: Concern Diminished).

    Also, the purpose of my post is to point out that "irregardless" is not actually a word. And with that, I'm out.
     
  8. BillLaimbeer

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    Laimbrane, you have a perfect record (1-0) with your picks so far. Irregardless, you need at least 5 picks to be eligible for the standings.

    Try searching for the word "irregardless" in the search box in the top right corner of the web site. Before you do, though, take a guess how many threads contain that word. I'd be willing to wager that you will guess on the low side.
     
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  9. Ernie the Slow Adult

    Ernie the Slow Adult All-Star Forum Donor

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    Mr Laimbeer, you most definitely have a certain flair for predictions (and self promotion). Nice work!
     
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    :) :) :) :) :)
     
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    In mother Russia, Pistons game pick YOU!
     
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    You're kidding, right?

    Do not rock the boat

    You've got five apes in a cage. You've got a banana hanging by a string in the middle of the cage. You've got some stairs going to the banana. Now pretty soon one of those apes is going to go for the banana and as soon as he hits the stairs you take a hose and you spray all five apes with freezing cold water for five minutes. Now, some time passes and pretty soon another one of the apes is going to make the same attempt with the same result. All five apes get sprayed with a cold water. Now you turn off the cold water. You never use it again. One of the apes is going to go for the banana. He hits the stairs, the other four apes pounce on him and beat the crap out of him. Right? Okay, understandable. Now you replace one of those original apes with a new ape. After a while that new ape is going to spy that banana and when he goes for the stairs, the other four apes are going to jump on him and beat the crap out of him. Right? Now, time passes, you replace another one of the original apes with a new ape. That new ape is going to go for the banana. The other four apes beat the crap out of him. Right? Including the first new ape who has no idea why he's so enthusiastically beating the crap out of this poor guy nor why he himself had the crap beat out of him. Okay? Now you keep replacing these original apes with new apes until finally you've got a cage filled with fives apes who have never had the freezing cold water sprayed on them and never the less not one of those apes will never attempt to climb those stairs again. Why not? Because that's the way it's always been done around here.
    Jackson Evans, The Contender

    So Laimbrane...You know, like...that's the way it's ALWAYS been done around here. :bounce:
     
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    I see the polls every day, but don't choose to not vote until the Pistons can put together a 5 game win streak, which means I will ignore voting until possibly the 2013-14 season..:bs:
     
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    I was 13-1 until this 2-game win streak for the Pistons became a 2-game prediction losing streak for me (13-3 now). Thanks!

    The word "irregardless", by the way, has been used in 199 different Piston forum threads. I would guess that number will continue to grow.
     
  15. Laimbrane

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    But, but... it's a delicious banana and there's nobody spraying cold water...
     
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    You go first...



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    I don't even..
     
  18. BillLaimbeer

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    Panda, you missed your first 3 picks. Don't give up, though. You are right behind DBA.
     
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    I surely surely did. Maybe I misread the question?

    YOU WILL NEVER KNOW.

    And while we are on topic. You picked 13-2. Assuming that this was for the first 15 games, you picked 1 better than Detroit actually won. A whopping 6.6% difference from picking losses every game. It's barely even significant, less an achievement to look down on other upon. As a fan I swing wildly between breathless optimism and endorphinless pessimism. That is all that those picks reflect.
     
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    What you since had done with them spraying devices ? Left for the apes to see or moved them away ?
     

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