WC '14 BIF

Discussion in 'Beer-It-Forward' started by Duffman929, May 21, 2014.

  1. Duffman929

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    Looking to get a few people together for some WC '14 fun. I have two ideas and am open to either one.

    Idea one: We get 8 or 16 people and they are randomly assigned 4 or 2 teams. Team that wins will get a prize from 4 or 9 people and second place will get a prize from 2 or 5 people. What to be sent, bottle/oz wise can be discussed.

    Idea two: We get between 4 to 7 people and we do a fantasy style draft of players scoring goals. Each team would field 6 to 8 players and whoever gets the most goals would win boxes from the other players.

    Would like to get this hammered out by the end of the month, so let me know who is interested and which you prefer.
     
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  2. gregkoko

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    Would probably be in for Idea One
     
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  3. Brez07

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    I would be down for either. Another option is bracket style (there's one through ESPN or we could do our own).
     
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  4. ABSTRACTlegend

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    I'm down for anything involving the world cup
     
  5. ABSTRACTlegend

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    They have a fantasy type bracket system on yahoo. Where you get points for choosing the correct team to win and you get bonus points for picking the correct score. We can do something like that as well
     
  6. sliverx

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    In for option #1 but only of the team draw is set up like the Finals draw (cant be in the same group type stuff).
     
  7. ABSTRACTlegend

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    Teams are too lopsided for option 1. We all know certain teams will not get out of the first round.
     
  8. sliverx

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    Yea this was claimed last time on that other site when one of these was run. Uruguay blew that to hell...
    If you get 16 participants and divide the teams into A and B pools, everyone gets a team expected to move on and a team that's cannon fodder.
     
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  9. ABSTRACTlegend

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    We all knew Uruguay was going to at least get out of the first round. I'm talking about teams like Iran and certain African teams.

    I see what you're saying though. And I'm all for whatever op decides to do.
     
  10. aml42000

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    In & vote for option 1.
     
  11. Don

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    Id be down and for option 1, or some sort of pickem thing
     
  12. Duffman929

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    Well, lets do option 1 and get 8 ppl. At least with 4 teams, chances are minimal you will get all stinkers.
     
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  13. SwoldierBoiTellEm

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    In for option 1
     
  14. flexabull

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    I'm interested, but what are the shipping requirements?
     
  15. Brez07

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    Everyone ships to whoever gets Brazil and Spain ;)
     
  16. Duffman929

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    Well, if we limit to first 8, we have:

    Me
    Greg
    Brez
    Abstract
    Sliverx
    Aml
    DonFrap
    Mjpotter

    If we want to do 16 people, we need 7 more on top of Flex.

    If we do 8 teams, I say that each person gets 4 teams, but cannot have more than 2 from one bracket. Winner gets minimum of 66 oz per person plus a cool item from the country loser supported in the WC (a hat, beads, flag, scarf, etc) from other 7 people. The fun part when I went was trading items with other fans. I got a really cool Aussie floppy hat and sweet pins for one of my US scarves.

    If we do 16 teams, the group will agree on the 16 best and 16 worst teams via a vote and then each person will get one team from each side (best and worst). Overall winner will get to select 8 boxes, second place will select 4 boxes, third place will select 1 box. Same requirements as above.

    You can also do side bets with people, if your teams match up. I am also open to ideas based off of everyone getting some beer, if anyone wants to come up with a way to make that happen.
     
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  17. gregkoko

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    I feel like the majority of us are going to be US supporters though
     
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  18. Duffman929

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    We could also do two brackets: best of the best and best of the worst. Team who has the team that wins will win 8, second will get 4, and team that goes the longest from the worst will get a box.

    Then we can have it so you send something from one of the teams you were given randomly. Very open to ideas.
     
  19. Indytruks138

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    I would be in for option 1 if it were random assignment of teams. I like the random chance of it.
     
  20. flexabull

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