Lakers NewsSurge Guess the Score Game Announcement (P. 2)

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JJCali
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Congrats guys

TheLegendaryDino
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Dave wrote:
Here are the winners of the Lakers Guess the Score game:

  1. LakerZip (170 pts)

  2. TheLegendaryDino (134 pts)

  3. Kannaps (102 pts)

Congrats guys, and please PM me the email address you want the Amazon Gift Card claim code to be sent to!

Thanks Dave! Its a fun game. I expected a lot of members to play but due to the lakers bad season, most of the members don't bother participating or not active. If this game was on during lakers winning season, I have a feeling that almost all members might participate. Congrats to all the members who participated and the winners as well!

TheLegendaryDino
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JJCali wrote:
Congrats guys

Thanks and its good to see very active members like you!

JJCali
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Thank you!

Shaq
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I really liked Dave's idea and the game had fun, but I stopped writing after a point early because the bonus thing clause made the game somehow unfair for us who cannot / do not want to make 20 posts in the last 7 days. I think this should be something to consider for next year, but again the game is really a good idea!

Kannaps
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Game was really fun. Hope it comes back next season. Thanks again Dave.

Dave
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GC has been sent to all the winners- thanks guys for participating and your support!

Dave
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Shaq wrote:
I really liked Dave's idea and the game had fun, but I stopped writing after a point early because the bonus thing clause made the game somehow unfair for us who cannot / do not want to make 20 posts in the last 7 days. I think this should be something to consider for next year, but again the game is really a good idea!

Shaq- that was to reward top posters, and also the ones who make exceptional posts (you get the +1 for a rep as well). But as a compromise I think I will slightly devalue that bonus if I do bring the game back for next season. I will probably do this by increasing the points participants get for getting the right scores/spread. Also I will likely have the system give extra points for those who guess the right winning team (but not the right score/spread) .

A "jackpot" bonus that accumulates as along as no one guesses the perfect score is also under consideration as well.

JJCali
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If you do the game next season I will partake. I don't know what the bonus was by I'm usually the top poster, so I like the idea of that lol!

Dave
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Hey guys the new season is upon us, and I'm happy to announce that Guess the Score is returning! Starting in game 2 of the pre-season, you can make your guesses and earn points towards winning top 3 prizes. Few minor changes:

  1. Guessing 1 score right is now worth 5 (vs 4 before)

  2. Getting the winner correctly + right difference in points = 4 points (it was 3 before)

  3. Getting the exact score right = 15 points (vs 10 in the past)

Have fun!

TheInfamous55
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87-103 Warriors

Dave
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^^You have to enter the scores here:

http://lakers.newssurge.com/guess-the-score.php

Dave
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I've just added a new way to get more points- if you picked the right winning team, you get 2 points despite not getting the scores or spread right.

Shaq
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Dave will there be again a bonus for those who post in the forum most regularly? if yes, i beg you to re-consider it!

Dave
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Shaq wrote:
Dave will there be again a bonus for those who post in the forum most regularly? if yes, i beg you to re-consider it!

There is but as you can see above I've significantly increased the points for guessing right. E.g. 15 points for getting all scores right, and 2 points for just getting the right winning team. So the effect is lessened, though certainly I still want to reward those who post more frequently or get reps.

Dave
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The Lakers season is over, but *congratulations* to the 2015 LTB Guess the Score winners:

  1. AChad92 (253 pts)

  2. kkennon1 (241 pts)

  3. Skyeword (234 pts)

It was a tight finish, and there was some strategic maneuvers down the stretch! AChad gets the grand prize of $20 Amazon gift certificate, kkennon gets $10, and Skyword $5. Look for the Amazon.com GC code in your PM in the next 24 hours.

Thanks to everyone who participated this year, and I anticipate bringing the game back for next season, which will surely will be a more positive one for the Lakers.

Super clapping clapping-hands kickass jam party2 music3 cheer hello1 headbang wav

AChad92
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Woo! Thank you very much, Dave. Been a loong year.

Tempy
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clapping-hands least I was the 1st loser!

kkennon1
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AChad92 wrote:
Woo! Thank you very much, Dave. Been a loong year.

Way to go AChad92. And thanks Dave!

AChad92
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kkennon1 wrote:
Way to go AChad92. And thanks Dave!

You too! I was scared you were going to get one of the scores right in the last few games haha

Tempy
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Dave, next season I have an idea/suggestion for a rule change.

Those that predict early are at a clear disadvantage to those that wait until the last minute, you can wait to see what other people have predicted (and copy) and can also see who is actually going to play when a player is a game time decision.

My idea would be for scores to be locked in, so if I predict Lakers win 102-100 both of those scores are locked as is the spread of 2. This would bring a whole new element of strategy and fun to the game.

Dave
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You're welcome guys- enjoy the gift certificates, and thanks for using the Support LTB page:

http://lakers.newssurge.com/support

@Tempy- do you mean that once someone makes a specific score, that becomes unique and no one else can claim that exact score? I have no problem with that, but would like to hear some input on it.

Tempy
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Dave wrote:
You're welcome guys- enjoy the gift certificates, and thanks for using the Support LTB page:

http://lakers.newssurge.com/support

@Tempy- do you mean that once someone makes a specific score, that becomes unique and no one else can claim that exact score? I have no problem with that, but would like to hear some input on it.

Yes that score becomes unique so if you predict early you have the advantage of picking possibly any score you want. Where if you wait till the deadline and see who will/won't be playing you have an advantage of knowing if a teams best scorer/defender is going to be out so it may be a higher scoring game than normal, but the disadvantage would be your spread or score may already be taken by a person who predicted the scores early.

This would also make the final table a lot closer in points, if the score of 105 is taken, the person who was going to pick that score is now more than likely to go with 104 or 106. So with that the range of people picking up points would increase making the game more competitive.

My 2 cents anyways

Dave
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^^I like that rationale- though I think it should be okay to pick the same score for one team but the set of 2 scores would be unique.

I'm also thinking of adding a top scorer option (i.e. you get extra points if you guess the top scorer for the Lakers & even more if you guess the # of points he gets). Though the possibility exists that could become a separate game as well....

Dave
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Hey guys the 2015-16 season of Lakers Guess the Score game has started! Here are the changes:

  1. You now get 6 points (vs 4 in the past) for getting the right winning team + exact spread

  2. You get 3 points (vs 2 in the past) for just getting the right winning team

  3. You cannot pick the same exact combination of scores as someone else. For instance, if user A picks Lakers 105, Clippers 104, then no one else can pick the same score afterwards. Someone else can pick the same score for one of the teams, however, as long as the unique combination of the 2 teams score is not already taken. E.g. Lakers 105, Clippers 100 would be fine.

Have fun everyone- the game starts in a few days with the first pre-season game!

AChad92
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Woo! Let' goo

kkennon1
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AChad92 wrote:
Woo! Let' goo

AChad92, you got me last year, so I'm coming after your crown. Won't miss playing this time around. Let's go! !!!!

Dave
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Ah yeah- even though my standing won't count towards the prizes, I'll be doing my share to try and get #1!

Tempy
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Dave wrote:
Ah yeah- even though my standing won't count towards the prizes, I'll be doing my share to try and get #1!

Lies! lol Thanks for putting on the competition though.

AChad92
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kkennon1 wrote:
AChad92, you got me last year, so I'm coming after your crown. Won't miss playing this time around. Let's go! !!!!

Oh I saw you creepin on up me with your score! I rarely missed any games, they are way too costly to miss

kkennon1
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AChad92 wrote:
Oh I saw you creepin on up me with your score! I rarely missed any games, they are way too costly to miss

Yeah, I found that out!! Lol

kkennon1
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Hey, I think I got the spread right. 1st place!!!

kkennon1
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Wow, this next game is going to be tuff to pick. Don't know anything about this team, except they played Memphis pretty tuff tonight.

Dave
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kkennon1 wrote:
Hey, I think I got the spread right. 1st place!!!

Nice- you were just a basket from each team away from a perfect guess- good call tonight!

lakerdude
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It's obvious we need to get rid of Sacre, keep Upshaw and Jonathon Holmes. If we don't keep Upshaw I will lose it. He showed 10 times what Sacre could dream of. Jonathon Holmes was solid. He showed in just one preseason game Sacre has never showed me. My bottom line is, we need to keep Upshaw 100% and we need to to keep Holmes.

AChad92
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Kkennon, so close on that guess tonight. Good one. I'll catch up, though.

kkennon1
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Dave wrote:
Nice- you were just a basket from each team away from a perfect guess- good call tonight!

Thanks Dave, that perfect guess is what I'm shooting for. Maybe a few of them. Lol

kkennon1
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AChad92 wrote:
Kkennon, so close on that guess tonight. Good one. I'll catch up, though.

Bring it!!!!! LOL

Dave
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The Lakers season is over with a bang thanks to Kobe. Here are the winners for the LTB Guess the Score game:

  1. kkennon1 (357 pts)

  2. Tempy (342 pts)

  3. Skyeword (316 pts)

Congrats to kkennon for kicking butt as this season's champion with an amazing 357 points! Tempy also was fantastic not far behind with 342, while Skyeword does great again with a another 3rd place finish. Excellent job guys, and thanks to everyone who participated!

Kkennon1 gets the grand prize of $20 Amazon gift certificate, Tempy $10, and Skyword $5. Look for the Amazon.com GC code in your PM in the next few hours.

I will likely bringing the game back for next season, and hopefully it will be one that extends into the playoffs!

Tempy
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Congrats Kk. I missed 2 games but I doubt it would have made a difference.

Hopefully it's harder next year when every prediction is not an automatic Lakers loss lol.

userpete1037
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Nice job kkennon.....nice job indeed.

MAGICLAKEZ
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Well done you got the first Pick on ltb at least...lol.

Now let's get the top pick for LAL on May 17th. Haha

Tempy
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Thanks Dave for hosting the competition.

kkennon1
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Tempy wrote:
Congrats Kk. I missed 2 games but I doubt it would have made a difference.

Hopefully it's harder next year when every prediction is not an automatic Lakers loss lol.

Thanks Tempy, Dave and everyone. Yeah Tempy I'm hoping that next season is not about guessing Lakers lose every game, and game becomes more unpredictable with lakers having better seasons going forward. Look to defend my title next season!!! Go Lakers!!!

AChad92
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You're lucky I retired early. Lost internet for a week and that screwed me up so I quit lmao!

I'll see you next year Wink

Tempy
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AChad92 wrote:
You're lucky I retired early. Lost internet for a week and that screwed me up so I quit lmao!

I'll see you next year Wink

Kk and I missed a bunch of games last season, we didn't give up :p

kkennon1
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AChad92 wrote:
You're lucky I retired early. Lost internet for a week and that screwed me up so I quit lmao!

I'll see you next year Wink

Yeah, last year I missed 10 to 13 games and still was right there with you till the end. So bring it!!!! See you next year. Lol

FrankBecerra
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We should create a new game named "Guess if Byron Scott will return"'.

Dave
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Surprise! The new season of the Lakers Topbuzz Guess the Score Game starts in 3 days with the first Lakers 2016 summer league game- make your guesses today and be on your way to one of 3 Amazon Gift Certificates at the end of the season!

http://lakers.newssurge.com/guess-the-score.php

userpete1037
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Thanks Dave.


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