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Postby Metroid » Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:45 am

I can shotgun a can of beer in 3 seconds or less. Or at least I used too I havent tried in a long time. I'm sure I can still do it pretty fast though, no more than 5 seconds probably. I used to race people for money or free beer or just for fun. I have never lost, never. Its a great icebreaker when you show up to a party and dont know alot of people. For some reason people think drinking beer really, really fast makes you cool. Consequently it also makes you very, very drunk which late in the evening can make you not cool. :-b
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Postby Nfl Fan » Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:42 am

Metroid wrote:I can shotgun a can of beer in 3 seconds or less. Or at least I used too I havent tried in a long time. I'm sure I can still do it pretty fast though, no more than 5 seconds probably. I used to race people for money or free beer or just for fun. I have never lost, never. Its a great icebreaker when you show up to a party and dont know alot of people. For some reason people think drinking beer really, really fast makes you cool. Consequently it also makes you very, very drunk which late in the evening can make you not cool. :-b


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Postby BrutallyHuge » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:01 am

I really don't have any weird talents. I can do a few magic tricks, but then I tell people how I did immediately afterward. I have to stop doing that.
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Postby knapplc » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:21 am

skibrett15 wrote:I'm amazingly good at fantasy football.


If the last three years of fantasy football have taught me anything, it's that the world of fantasy football relies equally as much on luck as skill.

I've had the best team statistically over the past three seasons in my league and I've amassed 14 losses out of 39 games over that period. Teams with much, MUCH worse players have much, much better records than I over that span. Why? Vagaries of the schedule, lucky breaks, quirky injuries, etc. You name it, it's happened to me.

All I can say is, no matter what you do to put yourself in a position to win, it doesn't mean a thing.
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Postby josebach » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:29 am

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skibrett15 wrote:I'm amazingly good at fantasy football.


If the last three years of fantasy football have taught me anything, it's that the world of fantasy football relies equally as much on luck as skill.

I've had the best team statistically over the past three seasons in my league and I've amassed 14 losses out of 39 games over that period. Teams with much, MUCH worse players have much, much better records than I over that span. Why? Vagaries of the schedule, lucky breaks, quirky injuries, etc. You name it, it's happened to me.

All I can say is, no matter what you do to put yourself in a position to win, it doesn't mean a thing.


I almost responded to that comment as well. There's a very low skill ceiling in fantasy football. The closer the members in the league are to that ceiling, the more luck is involved. If you were to play in a cafe league comprised of nothing but members where everyone spends the same amount of time studying and researching as you do, it's almost completely luck. Of course, some people absolutely refuse to see the truth in that, so I usually don't bother even trying.

It is kind of amusing to hear the same person credit skill as the reason for their success and bad luck as their reason for failure. :-b
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Postby knapplc » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:52 am

josebach wrote:I almost responded to that comment as well. There's a very low skill ceiling in fantasy football. The closer the members in the league are to that ceiling, the more luck is involved. If you were to play in a cafe league comprised of nothing but members where everyone spends the same amount of time studying and researching as you do, it's almost completely luck. Of course, some people absolutely refuse to see the truth in that, so I usually don't bother even trying.

It is kind of amusing to hear the same person credit skill as the reason for their success and bad luck as their reason for failure. :-b


I see the humor in that too. There is skill involved in fantasy sports – in the league I’m referring to, probably ten of the twelve owners really know what they’re doing. They know how to find talent, how to draft well, how to play the waiver wire, etc. Despite, that, I’ve amassed a team that has a starting roster where every player is in the top ten at their position. That’s the skill I’m talking about. I give myself a little mental pat on the back for building this team – but that’s where my control ends. Then luck takes over.

And I have no luck. Despite this roster of all-stars, I’ve lost five games out of 13 weeks each of the last two seasons. I had the lead in my division both seasons, only to see it get frittered away in losses to teams who aren’t even close to my team’s talent levels on weird flukes over and over.

I think luck trumps skill in that equation – far too often for my comfort, too. :,-(
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Postby Redskins Win » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:52 am

yeah once the players take the field you're at the mercy of their performance. Skill in FF is in drafting and not sleeping early on for possible colstons, robbie gould and now romo
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Postby knapplc » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:19 am

Redskins Win wrote:yeah once the players take the field you're at the mercy of their performance. Skill in FF is in drafting and not sleeping early on for possible colstons, robbie gould and now romo


I have both of them. :-b

I just missed out on Colston, too. I put my claim in but someone on a losing team got him first. :-[
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Postby houstonherdfan » Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:28 pm

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steelerfan513 wrote:i completely suck at Halo on XBox, but im really good on the PC.

other than that, i dont have any. i have always lacked cool and useless talents

edit: also, i basically have the monopoly board memorized. you give me a space and a roll, and ill tell you where youve landed and what you have to do depending on the situation


I can actually vouch for that


not only that but I can tell you how much you owe in rent for any spot on the board with any number of houses/hotel.

I can also hang a spoon off my nose and chin.
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Postby The_Captain » Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:15 pm

I'm not sure this would be considered "weird", but I'm pretty good at Cryptograms....
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