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    Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    To help pass the time until ST starts, I've decided to conduct a prediction contest of sorts.

    Disclaimer: This isn't anything close to the popular contests Lou and John put together in the past. Don't get your hopes up too much.

    This contest consists of 50 questions, plus 4 tie-breaker questions ... all posted as polls. You will have until February 18th to vote on each poll. Below are the links to the questions. Questions in red denote clarifications/corrections which are posted in the poll threads.

    Question #1: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...est-Question-1
    Question #2: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...est-Question-2
    Question #3: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...est-Question-3
    Question #4: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...est-Question-4
    Question #5: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...est-Question-5
    Question #6: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...est-Question-6
    Question #7: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...est-Question-7
    Question #8: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...est-Question-8
    Question #9: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...est-Question-9
    Question #10: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-10
    Question #11: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-11
    Question #12: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-12
    Question #13: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-13
    Question #14: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-14
    Question #15: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-15
    Question #16: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-16
    Question #17: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-17
    Question #18: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-18
    Question #19: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-19
    Question #20: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-20
    Question #21: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-21
    Question #22: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-22
    Question #23: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-23
    Question #24: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-24
    Question #25: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-25
    Question #26: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-26
    Question #27: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-27
    Question #28: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-28
    Question #29: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-29
    Question #30: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-30
    Question #31: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-31
    Question #32: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-32
    Question #33: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-33
    Question #34: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-34
    Question #35: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-35
    Question #36: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-36
    Question #37: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-37
    Question #38: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-38
    Question #39: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-39
    Question #40: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-40
    Question #41: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-41
    Question #42: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-42
    Question #43: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-43
    Question #44: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-44
    Question #45: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-45
    Question #46: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-46
    Question #47: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-47
    Question #48: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-48
    Question #49: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-49
    Question #50: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...st-Question-50

    In case of a tie for first place, four tie-breaker polls will try to break the tie. Each tie-breaker poll allows for multiple selections. One must get all five parts correct to get credit. If there is still a tie, the number of tie-breaker questions with four correct parts will be counted. Then three parts correct if a tie remains, then two then one.

    Tie-Breaker Question #1: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...ker-Question-1
    Tie-Breaker Question #2: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...ker-Question-2
    Tie-Breaker Question #3: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...ker-Question-3
    Tie-Breaker Question #4: http://www.nyyfansforum.com/showthre...ker-Question-4
    Last edited by Gusto; 01-09-17 at 01:26 PM.

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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gusto View Post
    To help pass the time until ST starts, I've decided to conduct a prediction contest of sorts.

    Disclaimer: This isn't anything close to the popular contests Lou and John put together in the past. Don't get your hopes up too much.

    This contest will consist of 30 questions that will be posted as polls ... five questions (polls) every Sunday for six Sundays. Pitchers and catchers report a few days after the final Sunday's questions. You will be given about 7 days to vote on each poll. I decided five at a time so Inside the Lines didn't get inundated by 30 new threads all at once.

    I came up with the idea last night, so I didn't have time to gauge interest. Hopefully, enough of you are as bored as I am with this part of the offseason to participate. I'll be posting the first five questions later today. I may or may not even tally the results but intend to make the polls public so we can see the votes.

    Who's game?


    Edit: Decided to leave all polls open until Saturday, February 18th, so more people can vote on all 30 questions.
    Cool. I'm in.
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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    Will there be prizes? In case of a tie, will duplicate prizes be awarded?

    Yes, I'll gladly participate.
    Let the kids play.

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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    Sounds good. I'm in

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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    In. John and Lou's dynamic duo prediction polls were awesome. Good luck gusto - I'll keep an eye out for it.

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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bub View Post
    Will there be prizes? In case of a tie, will duplicate prizes be awarded?

    Yes, I'll gladly participate.
    The winner will receive:

    1) Explict acknowledgement as the winner with a congratulatory post in this thread
    2) One year of bragging rights
    3) Exclusive right to put "2017 Poor Man's Prediction Contest Winner" in their sig
    4) Anything Bub decides to donate

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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gusto View Post
    The winner will receive:

    1) Explict acknowledgement as the winner with a congratulatory post in this thread
    2) One year of bragging rights
    3) Exclusive right to put "2017 Poor Man's Prediction Contest Winner" in their sig
    4) Anything Bub decides to donate
    Wow - such prizes will absolutely generate participation.

    I am game.
    Forgive me for taking the Contrarian view

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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    I found an old Kevin Maas authographed ball in the archives last week. I'll throw that in for the winner too.

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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    Who can resist a Kevin Maas autographed ball?

    I think I found a way to post all questions at once (the original plan) without disrupting Inside the Lines. I'm going to post all the polls (bumping the existing threads periodically so they don't get smothered), then place a link to each poll in the top post of this thread so they can be found easily without searching. As long as nobody posts in the poll threads, they should stay dormant.

    1. People can vote on all questions from the start.
    2. All polls can be closed on the same day (February 18th)
    3. The question list expands to 50 plus tie-breaker questions (Tie-breaker questions!)

    Hmm, how long will it take to post 50+ polls?

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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    Bump to top

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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    Cool. I'm in.
    Me too!
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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    Bump to top

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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    Bump - Last time

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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    Cool. I'm in.
    Me, too.

    "But what people tend to forget...is that being a Yankee is as much about character as it is about performance; as much about who you are as what you do."
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    Re: Poor Man's Prediction Contest?

    Errata: Found a few places where a question needed correction/clarification. The below texts have been placed in the poll threads. If you notice more, please let me know. Sorry for the botches.

    Question 30: For clarification: This question pertains to throwing runners out, not running the base paths.

    Question 36: For clarification: "Beyond 2017 season" means after the Yankees fill their vacant manager and GM positions

    Question 44: For clarification: Question should read: "How many times will a Yankee player or member of the coaching staff be ejected in 2017?" This includes the manager.

    Question 46: For clarification: Question should read: "How many Yankees will be assigned a uniform number above #65 in 2017?"

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