FanDuel - WFBC

July 18, 2006

Lindros Over/Under: : Reading this discussion got me thinking...how long will it be before Lindros' next campaign is ended by a concussion-causing sneeze, a melonballing accident, or a bathtub fall? Do you feel lucky, punk? Well...do ya?

posted by The_Black_Hand to navel gazing at 01:28 PM - 36 comments

From the cited discussion, I got: cbjack with 50 games; wingnut4life with 60; and qbert72 with 40 games and 30 points. I would like to see guesses cover games and points; I'm going with 45 games and 40 points.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:31 PM on July 18

Oooo.... Ummmm..... (processing)... 37 games 23 points

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:04 PM on July 18

so, is this like the "price is right" where if you go over you lose?

posted by goddam at 02:09 PM on July 18

32 Games 23 Points The injury will be off ice.

posted by 2bnamedl8r at 02:14 PM on July 18

He gets injured in training camp avoiding Turco's Mercedes in the parking lot. Misses all of 2006 and comes back in late January 2007. Plays in 25 games and snaps his ankle chasing a long Turco pass up the Boards. Misses the rest of the regular season. So I got him with 25 games -9 with 6 goals and 16 pts. Are we counting playoff games? Just wondering.

posted by skydivedad at 02:31 PM on July 18

In that same thread, I called 25 games this season & 17 goals/40 points, but I'm thinking that point total might be a little high by half. I'll stick with what I said, though. I wish no ill on the Stars specifically. Turco kept me out of the basesment in the Fantasy pool last year, so go him.

posted by chicobangs at 02:45 PM on July 18

42 games 28 points

posted by fabulon7 at 02:49 PM on July 18

Do we win a prize? Having been with spofi a mere 7 months I have learned so much and now enjoy watching hockey because of you people. Well, that and the Prizes. 45 games but only 23 pts.

posted by Folkways at 03:18 PM on July 18

22 games 27 points

posted by goddam at 03:18 PM on July 18

so, is this like the "price is right" where if you go over you lose? It is like the Price is Right, in that I urge you to spay and neuter Bob Barker. And, yes, I'm going with "up to and including," but not "over." Are we counting playoff games? Nope, just regular season, although I will give you a "never makes it through the preseason" option. Do we win a prize? I will provide you with a spiffy "Lindros Over/Under" award for your SpoFi profile.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:33 PM on July 18

57 gp, 44 pts.

posted by garfield at 04:40 PM on July 18

In game 2 of the season the Devils go down to Georgia Dallas. Under the tutelage of Scott Steves, White trys to replicate the events of 2000 and hurts himself. Lindros thinks he has nothing to worry about and throws caution to the wind. He doesn't see little Gionta and trips over him injuring the aforementioned wrist. Eric misses a month and plays a few games when they meet the Hurricanes. Taunted by former teammate Rod, he gets overzealous and trips over the boards and gets up amazingly unscathed. However, the embarrasment causes him to take a stupid penalty which gets him suspended for 7 games. Big E comes back, goes on a tear, and reaches the all star break with 38 points in 29 games. The next 10 games he only scores 3 points when he sustains an "upper body injury". He spends the rest of the season on the injured list under the speculation that he could be back in time for the playoffs. So that would be 39 games and 41 points.

posted by MrFrisby at 05:41 PM on July 18

45 games 37 points

posted by HATER 187 at 07:12 PM on July 18

65 games, 48 points.

posted by Samsonov14 at 07:20 PM on July 18

68 games, 39 points

posted by grum@work at 12:56 AM on July 19

I'm going with "up to and including," but not "over." I'd like this to be totally clear. Weedy has 37 games, I have 40 and HATER has 45. Supposing we're the only three competitors, I'd expect to win if Lindros plays from 38 to 40 games inclusively. So it's actually bizzarro Price is Right. Right? Also, are the points and games two different guesses leading to two winners, or are they related? If so, how?

posted by qbert72 at 07:56 AM on July 19

I think we need a confidence pool. Add in some other injury prone players like Samsonov, Belfour, Jason Allison, Hasek and away we go.

posted by gspm at 08:19 AM on July 19

We need to establish a Clue-style "cause of inevitable injury" category as well. Call it the wild card. Right now, my instinct tells me: 1 - Could be an injury getting nailed coming across the blueline. 2 - Hit in the corner. 3 - Hit getting off the bench. 4 - Concussed by slap on the back from assistant coach after decent shift. 3 - but I'm going to have to go with - seperated shoulder in the kitchen, making waffles.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:09 AM on July 19

I think we need a confidence pool. Speaking of which, do you plan to post a final standings thread for the World Cup pool, gspm? Some baseball and hockey fanatics have bragging to do.

posted by qbert72 at 09:53 AM on July 19

Well, waffles are dangerously delicious.

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:29 AM on July 19

qbert: Yes on the BPIR theory. You would win in that scenario. Also, there will be two different Lindros Over/Under awards...one for games played, one for points. And, speaking of final standings, whatever happened to the hockey pick'em?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:56 AM on July 19

And, speaking of final standings, whatever happened to the hockey pick'em? mkn updated the final standings, but never posted a thread. I placed in the top ten in that and the World Cup, but no final threads. Coincidence?

posted by MrFrisby at 11:10 AM on July 19

qbert: Yes on the BPIR theory. You would win in that scenario. OK, thanks. Except MrFrisby has gone and picked 39 games, so I have to be dead on if I'm to win. This is what I get for bidding (almost) first. I fully expect the last bidder to go with 82 games, in classic 1$ TPIR fashion.

posted by qbert72 at 11:40 AM on July 19

I see there is a 42 and a couple 45's. Well crap. I guess I should have paid more attention to other peoples picks. Oh well, my imagination was running wild and I'll stick with my story. Do I have to be more specific than "upper body injury". Hockey fans should know what I mean by that. What kind of people are we to be betting on the misfortune of another human being?

posted by MrFrisby at 11:57 AM on July 19

What kind of people are we to be betting on the misfortune of another human being? I take bets on how long marriages will last during the wedding and get disapointed when I don't hear breaking glass and crunching metal after hearing schreeching tires. So I guess I'm alright with betting on Big E's eventual lackluster preformance and season ending injury.

posted by HATER 187 at 12:07 PM on July 19

I'll come back October 3 with my pick, if he hasn't injured himself in training camp.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:19 PM on July 19

I placed in the top ten in that and the World Cup, but no final threads. Coincidence? I looked over both final standings and realized that I finished in 26th place in both. Weird. I guess mediocrity is just my forte.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:10 PM on July 19

I guess mediocrity is just my forte. It's good that you learned that at such an early age. You'll save yourself years of anguish and hard work if you just give up now. Really, it's for the best.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:36 PM on July 19

I'll come back October 3 with my pick, if he hasn't injured himself in training camp. Pussy! C'mon - factor in the notion of him starting the season on the IR. Figure it will take him 20 games to get over a hangover, and go from there. In the Big E's defense - that is a red wine hangover. The worst.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:53 PM on July 19

It's good that you learned that at such an early age. You'll save yourself years of anguish and hard work if you just give up now. Really, it's for the best. In that case I shall devot myself entirely to the World of Warcraft. I may be mediocre in life, but that shouldn't include videogames.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:48 PM on July 19

Well, on the other side of the equation, Koo Koo Bananas is closed down, so that's one less obstacle for him.

posted by chicobangs at 01:58 AM on July 20

58 games ... 42 points Skinny Joey Merlino sends a goon after him for failure to settle past gambling debts ... or for messing with his wife. (Though she apparently likes one-legged men... Only in Philly.) Seriously, it'll be in practice. Always happens in practice.

posted by SummersEve at 08:24 AM on July 20

82 games...110 points.

posted by NoMich at 08:48 AM on July 20

I placed in the top ten in that and the World Cup, but no final threads. Coincidence? Well, the lack of the final thread in the World Cup pool would be related to the Spofi outage that happened before the World Cup final and lasted long enough for me to forget that I was running that. Oops.

posted by gspm at 11:34 AM on July 20

so, is this like the "price is right" where if you go over you lose? I'll bet a dollar, Bob. So everyone wants to throw in points, eh? I'll say 40 points to go with those 60 games, mmmmmkay!

posted by wingnut4life at 08:42 PM on July 21

I am going with 48 games and 39 points. Have really no idea what I am talking about being a new fan but what the heck.

posted by skydivemom at 05:06 PM on July 25

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