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WannaBe
Member since Oct-20-04 · Last seen May-23-18
World Cup Prediction Contest is conducted in two stages, group winners and match-play winner.

<Stage 1>

You have to pick 2 teams that will advance out of group play (does not matter first place or second place)

For each correct pick, you will be awarded (handsomely) <ONE POINT>.

16 points possible for this round.

<Stage 2>

Knock out!! Once the bracket is set, you will be asked to predict each game's winner, all the way to the final. (Round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final game)

https://goo.gl/images/eaPgUJ

Round of 16 <TWO POINTS> for each correct pick

Quarter Finals <FOUR POINTS> for each

Semi-Finals <EIGHT POINTS> for each

Final <SIXTEEN POINTS> for picking the winner

In other words, 16 possible points will be up for grabs for each round, for a total of 80 points.

*** *** *** *** *** *** *** ****

Sample Prediction:

Group A: Egypt, Saudi
Group B: Iran, Morocco
Group C: France, Australia
Group D: Iceland, Nigeria
Group E: Serbia, Switzerland
Group F: Sweden, Mexico
Group G: Tunesia, England
Group H: Japan, Colombia

<You do not pick knock out winners until bracket is final>

Round 16: Iran, Morocco, Australia, Nigeria, Switzerland, Mexico, Tunesia, England

Quarter-Finals: Morocco, Australia, Mexico, Tunesia

Semi-Finals: Australia, Tunesia

Final: Tunesia

<Group play prediction must be made before Russia-Saudi Arabia game starts>

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   May-23-18 Jeremy Lim (replies)
 
WannaBe: Between WAS and LV, home ice will go to the team in Nevada! Will post some odds and numbers tomorrow from vegasinsider.
 
   May-23-18 Penguincw chessforum
 
WannaBe: TB losing at home (game 7) 3-0 with about 11 minutes left in the game. I'd say pull the goalie when the situation is right... Whaddayagottalose? =))
 
   May-23-18 Golden Executive chessforum
 
WannaBe: Learned something new today, rounding to odd. =))
 
   May-23-18 WannaBe chessforum
 
WannaBe: Finished Bad Blood. The book ends about 4 or 5 month ago when Theranos got another 100M fund and moved across the Bay to Fremont and that 100+ employee layoff Book is a solid A+, the sheet Theranos lawyers did was absolutely unethical. Threats and law suits filed... Ugh
 
   May-21-18 Kenneth S Rogoff (replies)
 
WannaBe: I would like to introduce this article, from 2015 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news... (Gee, who was in the White House at that time? Hmmmmmmm....) Why not an executive order and make it paid position??
 
   May-21-18 TheAlchemist chessforum (replies)
 
WannaBe: Just curious, have you heard, or are you familiar with American TV show 'Breaking Bad'?
 
   May-21-18 Louis Stumpers (replies)
 
WannaBe: No, I mean I am lost, I was looking for the Kenneth Rogoff page. Knew I shoudda made a left turn at Albuquerque.
 
   May-21-18 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
WannaBe: <cg.com> http://norwaychess.no/en/program-20... Altibox starts next week. Looks like Wesley is doing a simul on Saturday, and Sunday will be rapid (to determine seeding and schedule?) Can we have a page open?
 
   May-21-18 lostemperor chessforum (replies)
 
WannaBe: My (newly purchased) Ouija board says: 1. Mamedyarov 2. Vachier-Lagrave 3. Caruana 4. Carlsen 4. So 6. Karjakin 6. Nakamura 8. Aronian 8. Anand 8. Ding
 
   May-21-18 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
WannaBe: <<ATTENTION>> There is a World Cup Prediction Contest (WCPC) being held at my forum, click on the Wabbit and full details in the Profile Section.
 
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Feb-13-12
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  WannaBe: #12 is deeply disturbing...

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/westmi...

Feb-15-12
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  WannaBe: And they are good eatin'!!

http://news.yahoo.com/worlds-tinies...

Feb-15-12
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  WannaBe: #3 is just hilarious.

http://www.networkworld.com/slidesh...

Feb-15-12
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  Travis Bickle: Here's a song for you.

http://youtu.be/3HUGeA2lur4

Feb-15-12
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  WannaBe: <Travis Bickle> Did you know, that at least 2 songs by the Ramones, have the words Wanna Be in the title?!

I should get 'some' royalties out of it.

Feb-16-12
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  WannaBe: I want to go to this class/university.

http://www.lostlettermen.com/2-10-2...

Feb-16-12
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  Travis Bickle: I can name at least 2, I WanneBe Sedated & I WannaBe Well. I think you may have a case! ; P
Feb-16-12
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  tpstar: If the songs came out first, then <WannaBe> owes them royalties.

Same with Michael Jackson and the Spice Girls. :P

Feb-16-12
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  WannaBe: Most interesting interpretation of "The Ride of the Valkyries" that I have seen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPcr...

Have to do more diggin' into this...

Feb-16-12
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  WannaBe: Hellooooooooo Elina, my future-future ex-ex-ex-ex-wife!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGFU...

Feb-17-12
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  WannaBe: Uncle Joe would have been proud of this: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technol...
Feb-17-12
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  technical draw: <Hellooooooooo Elina, my future-future ex-ex-ex-ex-wife!!>

That's how men get hooked on opera. They go to see the pretty mezzo but stay for the music.

Feb-17-12  Stonehenge: Two future ex-wifes :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf42...

Feb-17-12
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  WannaBe: Is this why Target sent me buy one get one free Right Guard?

http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/...

Feb-17-12
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  TheFocus: <WannaBe> < Most interesting interpretation of "The Ride of the Valkyries" that I have seen...>

I'm partial to this one myself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2VM...

Feb-20-12
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  WannaBe: Bacon?!

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/...

Feb-21-12
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  WannaBe: http://espn.go.com/blog/poynterrevi...

The ESPN's ombudsman (Did I spell that correctly?) have written/posted about the latest 'incidents' regarding Jeremy Lin. The usage/phrase 'Chink in the Armour', and others.

Okay, being an Asian, and Chinese, who came to the U.S. in the early '80s, I think I 'can/allowed' say a few (serious) words upon this matter.

Media, if you stop spot-lighting Jeremy as Chinese/Asian/White-Men Can't Jump Mentality you'd not have this problem.

The issue(s) is/are self created, you, are your own worst enemy, end of story. If Jeremy does good, and is an 'undiscovered' gem, so be it, report it as such.

Don't report it as some Asian-American Smart Economist Harvard Graduate who made it to the NBA where the players are One and done from some basketball-player factory. You created this monster, now stop feeding it.

As far as the 'name' is concerned, Jeremy is born in the U.S. of A. and hence, he is American, do you (the media) write about Tiger Woods as Asian-African-American? No.

Do you write about S. Johansson as Scandinivian-European actress? No...

Why push the fact that Jeremy is Asian basketball player, and not just as NBA Player?

Feb-22-12
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  brankat: Well said Jim. Right on!
Feb-24-12  BadKnight: Thank you so much. I think i can handle manual pairing now. I am guessing all of the players will be unrated, so i will do random pairing.

Now the difficult part is handling odd number of players, in case final number is slightly more or less than eight.

<If after round 1, they are all 0.5, I'd just lock the door and go home. =))>

ha ha ha!! Probability of this happening is slightly more than 0 percent though, so i pray i do not fall for it.

Feb-24-12
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  WannaBe: Aliens have landed! Aliens have landed! http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/unplug...
Feb-24-12  NakoSonorense: Can you beat him? Please say you can!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA71...

I got to "myself," which is around 70 wpm, I guess. I did make one mistake, though.

Feb-24-12
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  WannaBe: <NakoSonorense> Can't watch while I am 'busy', will do so later.

As a side note, yahoo.com have been using this picture: http://l1.yimg.com/cv/ip/ap/default... for their http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/... article.

Notice that picture is really 'strange'???

Feb-24-12
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  WannaBe: I think the Raiders will draft a DB in the first round.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY TRADED THAT FOR CARSON PALMER!?!?

Feb-25-12
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  WannaBe: Some people just have too much time on their hand... (Vide on right hand side. =))

http://www.collectspace.com/news/ne...

Feb-27-12
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  WannaBe: I saw 'The Artist', and thought it was alright, cutesy movie, nothing too super-duper.

Then again, I did not see all the nominees, maybe it was a weak field this year?

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