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#1 spinowner

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 07:20 AM

I am asking for TD posters to contact me via private message.

I have the honor of opening the game thread for game 162, Sunday, October 1. I have decided to use the time-honored 5-item format, with the 5 items being plays, events, or other occurrences from the 2017 season. I am asking for TD posters to send me suggestions for these 5 items via private message.

I'm not necessarily looking for the most spectacular plays, events, or other occurrences, but rather the most interesting ones. If you have a link to video of the play, event, or other occurrence you suggest please include that. I hope to incorporate that into my post.

I will review all suggestions, assign a weighted rating to each suggestion, do a statistical analysis of the results, and then throw out all the ones I don't feel like including. Or something like that.

Please don't make suggestions of plays, events, or other occurrences by posting here. Instead, please contact me ​via private message. I look forward to seeing the suggestions and I thank everyone in advance.

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#2 ashburyjohn

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:58 AM

I will review all suggestions, assign a weighted rating to each suggestion, do a statistical analysis of the results, and then throw out all the ones I don't feel like including.

Ah, a fellow SABR member, I see. :)

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#3 DaveW

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 05:48 PM

So you want us to post our ideas in this thread, right?
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#4 goulik

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:48 AM

As an American High school teacher, I am surprised by the responses (or should I say lack there of) to this OP. Are Americans actually capable of following directions or has the OP received a total of 0 PMs? I'm so stunned right now...

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:20 AM

That one time, when Buxton (or was it Sano?) did that one thing! Come to think of it... it was Mauer. Yes, that thing for sure.

 

Edited by Sssuperdave, 25 September 2017 - 06:20 AM.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:35 AM

As an American High school teacher, I am surprised by the responses (or should I say lack there of) to this OP. Are Americans actually capable of following directions or has the OP received a total of 0 PMs? I'm so stunned right now...


Well, either that or no one can think of an example right now.

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#7 GCTF

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:49 AM

 

So you want us to post our ideas in this thread, right?

It says private message. You know, like a phone call.

Get Ry Cooder to sing my eulogy.


#8 Oldgoat_MN

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:46 AM

 

As an American High school teacher, I am surprised by the responses (or should I say lack there of) to this OP. Are Americans actually capable of following directions or has the OP received a total of 0 PMs? I'm so stunned right now...

Um, I think the point of a Private Message is that it is private. We don't know what the OP has received.

 

Got to admit, the first two comments were pretty funny.

 

Edit: and comment #5. (not going to keep doing this)

Edited by Oldgoat_MN, 25 September 2017 - 08:48 AM.

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#9 Oldgoat_MN

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:50 AM

 

That one time, when Buxton (or was it Sano?) did that one thing! Come to think of it... it was Mauer. Yes, that thing for sure.

That was pretty cool.

I'll be very disappointed in him if he omits that one!

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 08:51 AM

Does anyone other than Chief remember playing "telephone"?

 

PM your idea to someone other than spinowner with each recipient doing the same for nine times before finally handing it off to spinowner. Then post the original idea and spinowner's last version on the game 162 thread. 

 

First idea: Ervin Santana's 2-hit shutout in May set the tone

 

spinowners version: stick a fork in DanSan

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#11 ChiTownTwinsFan

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:26 PM

 

It says private message. You know, like a phone call.

If you want spin's phone number, just PM me.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:27 PM

 

Does anyone other than Chief remember playing "telephone"?

 

PM your idea to someone other than spinowner with each recipient doing the same for nine times before finally handing it off to spinowner. Then post the original idea and spinowner's last version on the game 162 thread. 

 

First idea: Ervin Santana's 2-hit shutout in May set the tone

 

spinowners version: stick a fork in DanSan

I remember this. I also remember some kids intentionally misinterpreting the message when they passed it along.

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#13 spanman2

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:52 PM

 

So you want us to post our ideas in this thread, right?

IALTO

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#14 Vanimal46

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 01:12 PM

I want at least one Chief-quality joke. 


#15 Oldgoat_MN

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:14 PM

 

I want at least one Chief-quality joke. 

Or he could just post a funny, tasteful joke.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:56 PM

I want at least one Chief-quality joke.


But he said he wanted the most interesting ...
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#17 Dave The Dastardly

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:06 PM

What's an OP? Offensive Person? Otherwise Pusillanimous? Obdurate Personality? Odiferous Piscator?

 

Just your basic MC. (Merely Confused)


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:52 PM

What's an OP? Offensive Person? Otherwise Pusillanimous? Obdurate Personality? Odiferous Piscator?
 
Just your basic MC. (Merely Confused)


Yes.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:14 PM

I want at least one Chief-quality joke.


I'll settle for an oximoron...

This a good teaser to tide us over a gamethreadless day.
Thanks!

#20 goulik

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:12 AM

 

Um, I think the point of a Private Message is that it is private. We don't know what the OP has received.

 

Got to admit, the first two comments were pretty funny.

 

Edit: and comment #5. (not going to keep doing this)

Um, I think I forgot to put;) in my response to the OP or something...

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