December 21, 2007

2008 World Junior Championships: It's that time of the year again. Ten countries will get a group of kids under the age of twenty years old together, hand them a twig, throw them on a sheet of ice, and make them play a game with a frozen piece of rubber. What does that mean for us? Look inside.

posted by MrFrisby to fantasy at 01:30 PM - 17 comments

Confidence Pool! This is the easiest kind of pool there is. Rank the teams from 10 (the team that you predict will have the most wins) down to 1 (the team you predict will have the least amount of wins). For more information on how it works, click here. Deadline to enter picks will be at the drop of the first puck, December 26, 2007 10:00 a.m. (click here for schedule)

posted by MrFrisby at 01:38 PM on December 21

In! Thanks Fritsy.

posted by NoMich at 02:22 PM on December 21

How about a backyard hockey rink? Or just buy one? Sorry for going somewhat off-topic, but thought it was appropriate, being Friday and all. Note: I don't make any money off this. Just remember seeing it on someone's blog. Crazy.

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:39 PM on December 21

Hockey link dump? How about all of the Bud Light Hockey Falls ads? You've gotta love Bill Clement combing out the mullet.

posted by holden at 03:20 PM on December 21

I'll see your Hockey Falls campaign and raise you the Bud Ice Penguin ad campaign! dooby dooby doo...

posted by NoMich at 03:27 PM on December 21

I'll raise you by a Sundin Nike commercial.

posted by MrFrisby at 03:41 PM on December 21

Holy crap, I forgot all about that awesome commercial. Thanks for diggin it up.

posted by NoMich at 09:03 PM on December 21

I'm in. Many thanks, Mr F.

posted by Howard_T at 07:16 PM on December 22

Spofi Collective's picks (rank - team - average pick): 10 - Canada (CAN) - 9.833 9 - United States (USA) - 7.5 8 - Russia (RUS) - 7.417 7 - Czech Republic (CZE) - 6.667 6 - Sweden (SWE) - 6.417 5 - Finland (FIN) - 6.0 4 - Slovakia (SVK) - 4.5 3 - Kazakhstan (KAZ) - 2.33 2 - Switzerland (CHE) - 2.25 1 - Denmark (DNK) - 2.083

posted by MrFrisby at 10:59 AM on December 26

We have two games completed. Click here for pool standings.

posted by MrFrisby at 12:16 PM on December 26

I've entered the last two games from today. It's getting crowded at the top of the standings.

posted by qbert72 at 11:46 PM on December 27

Who's this Costanza guy, anyway?

posted by Howard_T at 11:47 AM on December 28

Sweden opened up a can of whoopass on Denmark, winning 10-1. Could Sweden become the first team to score against Canada this year? We'll have to wait until tomorrow to see.

posted by MrFrisby at 03:09 PM on December 28

Well the first round of the tourney is over. The perfect picks so far would have been: (9-10) Sweden/USA (7-8) Canada/Russia (5-6) Czech Republic/Finland (3-4) Slovakia/Kazakhstan (1-2) Switzerland/Denmark for a total of 300 points. Chris2sy is the current leader so far with 294 points while rumple sits in last with only 262. There are 11 games in the playoff/relegation round though, so there are still a lot of points to hand out.

posted by MrFrisby at 07:41 PM on December 31

Congrats go out to holden and apoch. Good/terrible prognostication fellas.

posted by NoMich at 08:25 PM on January 06

Maybe we should reconsider calling the Costanza the apoch award. I sure win it a lot. Gah.

posted by apoch at 06:05 AM on January 07

Apoch, you are like the frog choking the pelican, you are doomed but you don't give up. You have my respect, sir. A big congrats to Holden as well, very nice prognostication. And a hearty congrats to the Collective as well.

posted by MrFrisby at 10:40 PM on January 08

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