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IronFisk
09-03-2005, 10:56 PM
Let's get this posted as an official countdown-o-meter (or whatever) on the front page!

Make it so!

Palehose13
09-03-2005, 11:02 PM
Let's get this posted as an official countdown-o-meter (or whatever) on the front page!

Make it so!


It's been discussed and is in the process of being worked on.

LuvSox
09-03-2005, 11:10 PM
I'll celebrate by drinking 20 beers tonight!

Hey, as a matter of fact, I'll drink the magic number every night I possibly can. :gulp:

Of course as it gets smaller the drinks will get stronger!!!!!

:)

Wsoxmike59
09-03-2005, 11:16 PM
Where's the guy who used to post the "Count" from Sesame Street along with each Sox victory this season? I think he should be in charge of the Magic Number.

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:MEIx9-VDrTsJ:photos1.blogger.com/img/215/2600/320/Count%2520von%2520Count.jpg

The Magic Number is "Twenty"......
Ha! Ha! Ha!

P.S. This was my 503rd post at WSI, and let me make this perfectly clear.... I have NEVER used steroids in any of my posts! :D:

DaleJRFan
09-04-2005, 03:14 AM
Where's the guy who used to post the "Count" from Sesame Street along with each Sox victory this season? I think he should be in charge of the Magic Number.

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:MEIx9-VDrTsJ:photos1.blogger.com/img/215/2600/320/Count%2520von%2520Count.jpg

The Magic Number is "Twenty"......
Ha! Ha! Ha!

P.S. This was my 503rd post at WSI, and let me make this perfectly clear.... I have NEVER used steroids in any of my posts! :D:

Could we use the count from Greg the Bunny instead???

http://www.ifctv.com/ifc/img/p_blah.jpg
"The magic number is down to 19 BLAH!"

D. TODD
09-04-2005, 03:32 AM
We don't believe in magic numbers, only magic in October from "Da Gooch" our Japanese magician. Come on guys don't you follow the grinders rules.

chisoxfanatic
09-04-2005, 03:34 AM
We don't believe in magic numbers, only magic in October from "Da Gooch" our Japanese magician. Come on guys don't you follow the grinders rules.

Apparently one plane didn't and was hit by a towering home run by Carl Everett!

Mr. White Sox
09-04-2005, 12:28 PM
Folks, the RIOT! (http://riot.ieor.berkeley.edu/%7Ebaseball/american_league.html) number is at 19! What is the RIOT! number? Read this convolluted mathematical explanation (http://riot.ieor.berkeley.edu/%7Ebaseball/detail_calc.html) to find out! All I know is, it's the "true" magic number, and it's smaller than the magic number, so let's use it!

mjharrison72
09-04-2005, 01:09 PM
Where's the guy who used to post the "Count" from Sesame Street along with each Sox victory this season? I think he should be in charge of the Magic Number.

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:MEIx9-VDrTsJ:photos1.blogger.com/img/215/2600/320/Count%2520von%2520Count.jpg

The Magic Number is "Twenty"......
Ha! Ha! Ha!

P.S. This was my 503rd post at WSI, and let me make this perfectly clear.... I have NEVER used steroids in any of my posts! :D:
The magic number "count" has always been someone else's responsibility... and this "Count" has always just counted victories... perhaps when it gets to ten, we'll count backwards... ah, ah, ah!

EDIT: Ah, what the hell... the Count will now also count the magic number!
And I'll try to post more often, too... at least every post-game thread!

FielderJones
09-04-2005, 01:19 PM
Folks, the RIOT! (http://riot.ieor.berkeley.edu/%7Ebaseball/american_league.html) number is at 19! What is the RIOT! number? Read this convolluted mathematical explanation (http://riot.ieor.berkeley.edu/%7Ebaseball/detail_calc.html) to find out! All I know is, it's the "true" magic number, and it's smaller than the magic number, so let's use it!

It's not quite the "true" magic number. Since RIOT is biased more toward eliminating teams, the RIOT clinch (http://riot.ieor.berkeley.edu/%7Ebaseball/detail_numbers.html#clinch) number guarantees at least a tie for first place in the division. I'm not interested in which day we might have to play an extra game against the Jndjans. I'm interested in the day that the Jndjans and Twinkies are done, finished, out of it. For this reason, you always have to add +1 to the RIOT number to have the division clinched without a tie. Right now, that concurs with the magic number 20.

Chips
09-04-2005, 10:41 PM
18

SABRSox
09-04-2005, 11:23 PM
I'm interested in the day that the Jndjans and Twinkies are done, finished, out of it. For this reason, you always have to add +1 to the RIOT number to have the division clinched without a tie. Right now, that concurs with the magic number 20.

Well, it looks like the "RIOT" number has eliminated the Twins.

I wonder if Gardenhire has seen this thing? My fantasy team needs Francisco Liriano to get some starts...

Ol' No. 2
09-04-2005, 11:27 PM
Well, it looks like the "RIOT" number has eliminated the Twins.

I wonder if Gardenhire has seen this thing? My fantasy team needs Francisco Liriano to get some starts...This doesn't make any sense. How can the Twins be eliminated? If they were to win out they could easily pass the two teams in front of them.:?:

CubsfansareDRUNK
09-04-2005, 11:31 PM
nobody really understands the riot number

A. Cavatica
09-04-2005, 11:33 PM
Well, it looks like the "RIOT" number has eliminated the Twins.

I wonder if Gardenhire has seen this thing? My fantasy team needs Francisco Liriano to get some starts...

Look again, I think you're misreading the table.

In point of fact, it was sucking that eliminated the Twins.

voodoochile
09-04-2005, 11:34 PM
This doesn't make any sense. How can the Twins be eliminated? If they were to win out they could easily pass the two teams in front of them.:?:

I don't know what they are reading, but the Twins are not shown as eliminated...

IronFisk
09-04-2005, 11:56 PM
It's been discussed and is in the process of being worked on.

Thanks for the update, but how hard can this be? :dunno:

Sure sounds like a government response (I should know since I work in it).

Daver
09-05-2005, 12:02 AM
Thanks for the update, but how hard can this be? :dunno:

Sure sounds like a government response (I should know since I work in it).

Shouting about it in huge font is not going to speed up the process.

Patience is a virtue.

FielderJones
09-05-2005, 12:05 AM
I don't know what they are reading, but the Twins are not shown as eliminated...

They have misinterpreted the clinch * as being eliminated. That is not the case. All the clinch * means is that there is no scenario where winning all the rest of your games guarantees a 1st place or wildcard berth. You need to get some help from other teams.

SABRSox
09-05-2005, 12:21 AM
They have misinterpreted the clinch * as being eliminated. That is not the case. All the clinch * means is that there is no scenario where winning all the rest of your games guarantees a 1st place or wildcard berth. You need to get some help from other teams.

Ah, I see. I only gave it a cursory glance, as their explanation sounded pretty pretentious. I'll stick with the magic number...

Chips
09-05-2005, 03:32 PM
17

Chips
09-06-2005, 11:08 PM
16

chisoxmike
09-06-2005, 11:09 PM
16

The magic number is going to be counted down on the Totally Bias Game Recaps starting tonight.:)