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Old 05-26-2016, 10:09 PM   #1
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A twitter friend invited me to this promotion/relegation trivia league. I think it fits some of the folks here and wasn't sure if anyone had played in it or had heard of it. I never had until he invited me.



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Old 05-27-2016, 10:49 AM   #2
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sounds tempting/fun and I do watch Jeopardy religiously. However, I didn't do THAT well in the test questions though.

Plus, there's this:

To join, one must be referred by a current member in good standing, and receive an invitation from Commissioner Thorsten A. Integrity.
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Old 05-27-2016, 02:37 PM   #3
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it's kinda fun but the questions are really all over the place. got bored of it after awhile. But if you have an in, definitely take it.
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:31 PM   #4
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it's kinda fun but the questions are really all over the place. got bored of it after awhile. But if you have an in, definitely take it.

I'm in my rookie season at the moment and yes, this is precisely how I feel about it. Lots of bizarrely random questions and the schedule seems like it's geared to a certain kind of person.

The most attractive thing is the crazy stats, the promotion/relegation and head to head matchups. I dig that.

I can imagine it'll get old pretty fast, especially having to pay for it after the rookie season, but right now I just do the questions in the morning before I leave the house, we'll see how long I can sustain that.

Anyway...once my rookie season is over, I'll refer anyone who wants in.
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:22 AM   #5
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I'm in my rookie season at the moment and yes, this is precisely how I feel about it. Lots of bizarrely random questions and the schedule seems like it's geared to a certain kind of person.

The most attractive thing is the crazy stats, the promotion/relegation and head to head matchups. I dig that.

I can imagine it'll get old pretty fast, especially having to pay for it after the rookie season, but right now I just do the questions in the morning before I leave the house, we'll see how long I can sustain that.

Anyway...once my rookie season is over, I'll refer anyone who wants in.

I was lucky enough to get in before they started charging for it. THen they started bugging me for money. I said no I don't have money to spend on this. So they let me continue free. But even free I got bored with it. I did dig the head to head for awhile. The mini leagues within were much more fun since they are about one specific thing while the general learned league things are all over the map. But the mini leagues and day leagues were too few and far between...so much so that I just didn't check anymore.
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Old 03-25-2017, 07:51 AM   #6
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I have a referral available if anyone is interested in checking this out. I'm heading into Season 4. Challenging and I enjoy it.
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:14 AM   #7
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Wow, those sample questions are not easy.
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Old 03-25-2017, 12:30 PM   #8
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Wow, those sample questions are not easy.

Some are easier than others. I feel like you could hang and the first season is free. Plus there are tons of stats. It's basically IWS though in a sense. I stopped after my rookie year (and winning my Rundle, (::brushes shoulders off: but that was largely because I didn't like having to remember to play everyday.
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:19 PM   #9
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Yeah the stats and relegation component are what keep me in it. I'm a very average player. There is a fun strategy component too in setting defensive points.

It's part of my morning routine to lie in bed check e-mail and do my learned league questions.
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Old 03-25-2017, 03:03 PM   #10
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ill take a referral.
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:05 PM   #11
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:54 AM   #12
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The end of another season, and I have another referral. The new season starts mid-August. Clap, you're up if you want it.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:16 AM   #13
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had a good first season. Didn't have the best percentages but looks like I'm going to make Rundle B. And the guy in 1st was over 80% correct *smells fishy*

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Rundle R Delta Div 2 Rank Player W L T PTS MPD TMP TCA PCA UfPE OE CAσ Q% TPA CAA PCAA UfPA DE NUfP QPO QPO+ QPD QPD+ OPD QvH FW FL 3PT MCW STR 1 CoxP2 CoxP2 19 3 3 40 75 166 117 1.42 22 .349 1.22 .813 91 63 1.44 40 .540 -18 1.162 177 1.353 170 .889 -- 1 1 15 2 W4 2 VardaroR VardaroR 18 4 3 39 58 125 86 1.45 48 .462 1.02 .573 67 51 1.31 30 .620 18 1.035 153 1.194 129 1.082 -- 4 0 15 9 W1 3 McCreeryB McCreeryB 17 4 4 37 52 139 103 1.35 27 .318 1.14 .715 87 64 1.36 35 .602 -8 1.033 147 1.318 158 .920 -- 1 1 11 5 W2 4 McCarthyM McCarthyM 17 5 3 37 28 117 87 1.34 37 .366 1.02 .580 89 66 1.35 37 .606 0 .946 129 1.186 128 .973 -- 2 0 10 13 T1 5 DurazoN DurazoN 14 10 1 27 6 89 67 1.33 34 .374 1.43 .486 83 64 1.30 32 .644 2 .859 110 1.130 113 1.018 -- 1 2 5 12 F1 6 MeekJ MeekJ 14 11 0 25 19 83 70 1.19 24 .261 1.41 .530 64 53 1.21 24 .696 0 .791 90 1.227 131 .957 -- 0 3 6 19 W1 7 Garrone-ShufranS Garrone-Shufr. 10 10 5 25 -2 102 76 1.34 39 .382 1.15 .507 104 75 1.39 33 .602 6 .889 117 1.109 111 .985 -- 2 0 11 16 W2 8 MaguireA MaguireA 11 11 3 24 3 86 67 1.28 33 .347 1.32 .465 83 62 1.34 32 .619 1 .813 98 1.084 104 .966 -- 2 1 5 17 T1 9 FraymanI FraymanI 11 12 2 24 -4 65 52 1.25 34 .362 1.09 .347 69 58 1.19 18 .750 16 .708 75 1.097 98 1.112 -- 1 0 5 9 T1 10 ZustovichP ZustovichP 10 12 3 20 4 84 67 1.25 28 .315 1.49 .508 80 64 1.25 24 .700 4 .822 99 1.208 126 1.015 -- 0 3 5 11 W1 11 StoffelP StoffelP 7 12 6 20 -7 81 58 1.40 46 .442 0.93 .387 88 60 1.47 41 .523 5 .829 106 .910 71 .966 -- 1 0 8 9 T2 12 YunkerM YunkerM 8 13 4 20 -13 61 51 1.20 29 .326 1.22 .340 74 63 1.17 28 .711 1 .666 64 1.051 90 1.037 -- 1 0 4 20 L1 13 FraymanJ FraymanJ 9 14 2 20 -38 47 40 1.18 26 .333 1.10 .267 85 63 1.35 26 .634 0 .600 50 .900 61 .967 -- 4 0 2 5 L2 14 ZemanickA ZemanickA 8 14 3 19 -12 76 57 1.33 39 .402 1.11 .380 88 69 1.28 28 .678 11 .782 94 1.058 94 1.080 -- 0 0 7 12 L1 15 CristeT CristeT 8 14 3 19 -21 55 41 1.34 36 .424 0.93 .273 76 61 1.25 25 .691 11 .697 75 .965 72 1.115 -- 1 0 5 17 W1 16 AaronsA AaronsA 5 18 2 11 -61 19 15 1.27 15 .405 0.80 .104 80 58 1.38 35 .583 -20 .510 32 .687 17 .989 -- 2 1 1 22 L1 17 MellencampB MellencampB 4 18 3 10 -63 36 28 1.29 25 .403 0.99 .194 99 70 1.41 37 .570 -12 .598 52 .764 35 .973 -- 1 1 0 22 L1 18 MontgomeryLB MontgomeryLB 9 16 0 4 -24 62 41 1.51 22 .512 1.94 .621 86 59 1.46 39 .530 -17 1.133 177 1.151 125 1.042 -- 1 14 7 9 F12
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:55 AM   #14
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Bumping. It's time to submit referrals for the new season, which starts in September, I think. Shoot me a PM if interested.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:11 PM   #15
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same here. I have a couple to give out.
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Old 07-19-2017, 10:18 PM   #16
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Old 07-20-2017, 12:45 AM   #17
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:04 AM   #18
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I'd love one too!
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:07 AM   #19
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I'm out for this season. I'll refill next season--and hopefully those that like it will have some too. It's a lot of fun, even if humbling at times. Well, a lot of hte time.
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Old 07-25-2017, 01:24 PM   #20
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I might rejoin at some point, but almost entirely so that we could have a private rundle for FOFC + family folks. I'd prefer to play against you folks than the strangers over there.
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:04 PM   #21
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How many do we currently have in LL? Including us that are about to enter the fray?
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:41 PM   #22
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Bumping as the new season has started and we have more than a handful of participants now...

By my count...
me
Ramzavail
ntndeacon
Comey
radii
QuikSand

Did I miss anyone?
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:45 PM   #23
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Young Drachma has an account, I don't know if he is playing this season or not. He threatened to come back if we did a private rundle.
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:56 PM   #24
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Nah, he's inactive.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:16 PM   #25
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clap and thesloppy expressed interest here, but I don't know if either is in.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:38 PM   #26
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Young Drachma has an account, I don't know if he is playing this season or not. He threatened to come back if we did a private rundle.

Yeah, I haven't bothered to rejoin yet. The private rundle thing isn't possible unless everyone has an account at that level which is hella dumb (tm). But it's wild to me how many people I know online and IRL who have been talking to me about how they're joining.
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:15 AM   #27
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Time for referrals again. There are now several of us playing, so if you have interest in testing it out for a season, post here and one of us can probably take care of you. I'll keep an interest list below.

2018 Interest list
cuervo72
kurtism
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:29 AM   #28
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i'm interested
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:04 PM   #29
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I was in a trivia league at a local sports bar a while ago. One afternoon on the way I stopped at a record store and picked up a copy of "Business As Usual" by Men At Work. (so good).

The first question that night was "This was the debut album from 80s Australian band Men At Work". When it was answer time I pulled the CD out of my bag to show everyone the coincidence. I was asked to leave the league by the organizer because people complained that I was either getting the questions ahead of time or colluding. Fuck them.
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:58 PM   #30
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So...there seems to be a very decent chance that Mick Mulvaney is in my rookie rundle this season.

(well, kurtism and henry296's too)
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:40 AM   #31
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I have one referral. Others may have referrals available too.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:32 AM   #32
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I have one referral. Others may have referrals available too.

I'll take it.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:42 AM   #33
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I also have a referral to give. PM me if interested.
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Old 04-11-2018, 02:19 PM   #34
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Letter of Recommendation: Learned League - The New York Times
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:07 AM   #35
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I have a referral to give, PM or respond here, please. No scrubs.
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:03 PM   #36
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Thursday is when the season starts. Good luck to everyone!!
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:44 AM   #37
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Day One in my Rookie Season, A.K.A. I really suck at trivia.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:56 AM   #38
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I am also not good. Need to spend more time reading the questions.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:54 PM   #39
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I wasn't great either today.
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:03 AM   #40
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Somehow, my opponent did worse. I won! And at least today I'm in first. That will change soon I realize, but it feels nice today.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:39 PM   #41
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I narrowed one of today's questions down to 2 possibilities and picked the wrong one. I wasn't close to getting 4 of the other 6.

I tied day 1, today is a definite loss.
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:50 AM   #42
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I know nobody cares, but this person that runs the site is really good at creating questions. I'm 6 or 7 days in, and every day, just about every question I feel like I SHOULD know... whether or not I do is another question.

First couple of days, I got 2 right, last couple I've gotten 4. It has got to be hard to write questions that are not super easy, but also feel like you should get them right even when they are very hard.

Except Sfumato, I don't know wtf was going on there.
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Old 06-07-2018, 12:03 PM   #43
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I know nobody cares, but this person that runs the site is really good at creating questions. I'm 6 or 7 days in, and every day, just about every question I feel like I SHOULD know... whether or not I do is another question.

Totally agreed. I think it's the best font of good trivia questions I have ever seen, for that reason. Right in the correct channel of challenging, seemingly gettable, but not many giveaways.
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Old 06-30-2018, 03:17 PM   #44
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FYI, the godfather of FOFC Learned League has rejoined. I have two referrals.
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Old 07-01-2018, 04:17 PM   #45
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Congrats! Welcome back to the fold!
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:03 PM   #46
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I'm probably going to make the top 9 and make it to C level. I had an outside shot at top 3, but blew the last two days.

I handed the top guy his first loss of the season in week 18 or so. And I have the best defensive efficiency in my Rundle, so a couple of highlights.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:54 AM   #47
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Congrats! Several friends of mine are in C right now. And another has already earned a promotion into C for next season.
I'm having my best season yet with the TCA stat. I'll break 100 correct tomorrow! Previous best is 95.
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:47 PM   #48
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Oh, YOU'RE responsible for MurchieD!

(Dude did not belong in D-Rundle.)
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:12 PM   #49
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No but last season's R trundle was a complete and utter b*!$&
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:19 PM   #50
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I have a real chance to make A rundle. It's tight at the top of B. Today is vs. The person running away from every one in B. but hopefully I get close. The next 2 are from lower in the league. I hold my own fate currently in my hands.
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