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Joe Ross
06-24-2004, 11:13 PM
Welcome to the Invite only division for IRI, subtitled "Help America get its pride back". After that rascally Canadien, Karthik, ran away with the Battlecry division, we see 5 returning challengers and 4 newcomers to try to take the title.

The participants are:

Karthik
Joel J.
Joe Ross
Andy Grady
Koko Ed
JVN
Andy Baker
Travis Hoffman
Chris
HHSJosh

Draft order is as follows:

Round 1 (Random)
1. Koko Ed
2. Joel J.
3. Andy Baker
4. Joe Ross
5. Chris
6. Andy Grady
7. Karthik
8. HHSJosh
9. Travis Hoffman
10. JVN

Round 2 (Round 1 reversed)
11. JVN
12. Travis Hoffman
13. HHSJosh
14. Karthik
15. Andy Grady
16. Chris
17. Joe Ross
18. Andy Baker
19. Joel J.
20. Koko Ed

Round 3 (Random)
21. Joel J.
22. Chris
23. Koko Ed
24. Karthik
25. HHSJosh
26. Andy Baker
27. Travis Hoffman
28. Joe Ross
29. JVN
30. Andy Grady

The team list is here: http://indianafirst.org/IRIteams2004.php However team 830 is not on the list, but is coming, so you may draft them.

For those who missed the Battlecry round, see this thread: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28937

Let the games begin!

Koko Ed, you're up.

Koko Ed
06-25-2004, 05:06 AM
Gimmie team 71.

Joe Ross
06-25-2004, 08:55 AM
Joel, you're up.

Joel J
06-25-2004, 01:02 PM
I'll take team 45. Andy, you're up.

Joel J
06-25-2004, 01:20 PM
Oh and Draft Picks (http://joelster.com/draftpicks.php) is set up for this division again.

Tom Schindler
06-25-2004, 01:41 PM
From what i learned in the battlecry division.... based on the draft positions, Chris has the best shot at winning this division... he has the #5 pick, teh #10 pick, and hte #2 pick... 2 solid first and second round draftpicks, and an incredible third round steal will win it for him...

time will tell...

Good luck ya'll

Tom

Andy Baker
06-25-2004, 01:41 PM
I'll take team 45. Andy, you're up.

Well, crap. I kinda like those guys.

Oh, well... I'll have to take team 469. They have never lost IRI in their last 3 years.

AB

Joe Ross
06-25-2004, 01:44 PM
And I'll go for style, because the northeast is all about stylllle.

571

Chris, you're up.

Joe Ross
06-25-2004, 01:53 PM
Oh, well... I'll have to take team 469. They have never lost IRI in their last 3 years.

Isn't 469 also the only team to win IRI after winning a national championship?

Chris
06-25-2004, 02:02 PM
I'll take 494 the Martians.....


Mr. Grady your up....


Chris Carnevale

in my heart i really wanted to pick 308 they always seem to have good luck at IRI..anyone know why there not going?

Andy Grady
06-25-2004, 02:09 PM
I'll take 494 the Martians.....


Mr. Grady your up....


Chris Carnevale

in my heart i really wanted to pick 308 they always seem to have good luck at IRI..anyone know why there not going?


Youuuu dingleberry, you took them out from right under me! Well done! I will take the ever present team number 33, Killa Beez!

Karthik, its your turn...do your worst!

Karthik
06-25-2004, 02:27 PM
Can I have 1114? What about 188?

Sigh. Since there aren't any Canadian teams, I'll take team 27.

HHSJosh is up.

Joshua May
06-25-2004, 02:28 PM
The northeast may be all about style, but the West Coast is all about winning.

I'll take Team 980, The Thunderbots.

Travis Hoffman, you're up.

Travis Hoffman
06-25-2004, 03:13 PM
Dang, that went fast...I checked at lunch and there were only two picks. Don't any of you guys actually WORK for a living? :p

I'll take Dr. Joe and Co. - Team 47, Chief Delphi.

JVN - your fan club is watching. Don't let them down with your first pick! Yer up.

Joshua May
06-25-2004, 03:15 PM
Dang, that went fast...I checked at lunch and there were only two picks. Don't any of you guys actually WORK for a living? :p

Nope, I'm still a HS student, so I have a bit of an excuse. :D

Andy Grady
06-25-2004, 05:21 PM
Ya know, for someone so popular, JVN is awfully darn slow with his Fantasy FIRST picks. How dare he think that he can run a real life and balance his Fantasy FIRST team at the same time! Maybe he's just scared that he'll end up in last place again ;)

As for the rest of you, Battlecry was a warmup. Now, its the Evil Empire's turn to show that even with midwest teams to pick from, I am still strategy king! Karthik is going down this time!!!

Just bring it!

-Andy Grady

JVN
06-25-2004, 06:52 PM
Sorry fellas, some of us have to WORK for a living! ;)

I guess I get 2 picks? (cue the drumrolls folks)

How about the best college team in FIRST......... 461!
And (that's not all)... the best Delphi team.......... 48!

What a pairing!
Gotta love it!


John

Joshua May
06-25-2004, 06:55 PM
So, then, Hoffman's on the clock.

Travis Hoffman
06-25-2004, 07:49 PM
Sorry fellas, some of us have to WORK for a living! ;)

I guess I get 2 picks? (cue the drumrolls folks)

How about the best college team in FIRST......... 461!
And (that's not all)... the best Delphi team.......... 48!

What a pairing!
Gotta love it!


JohnHeh....48....riiiight....good luck with that crazy outfit....especially if a certain Canadian weasels his way into coaching their drive team. Crazier things have happened.... :)

Boy this is a tough one. I got two teams in mind, but I'm gonna pick the battle-tested, 51-19-0, postseason vets and PARC Champions - Team 222. After a last minute status report from one of their team members, I've been assured their robot is ready to rock and their drive team is ready to kick some butt anew after their uncharacteristic showing at WPI.

HHSJosh, may your next pick send a dagger through Karthik's black heart and forever dash his hopes of a repeat FF victory against the walls of Lawrence North High School! :rolleyes:

Joshua May
06-25-2004, 08:30 PM
HHSJosh, may your next pick send a dagger through Karthik's black heart and forever dash his hopes of a repeat FF victory against the walls of Lawrence North High School! :rolleyes:

I will try, and so I pick Team 808, they're not west coast, but they are #1 rank.

Karthik, I dare you to make a stronger alliance, none of your Canadian teams here!

Travis Hoffman
06-25-2004, 08:51 PM
I will try, and so I pick Team 808, they're not west coast, but they are #1 rank.

Karthik, I dare you to make a stronger alliance, none of your Canadian teams here!
Karthik sez "Nana nana boo boo, eh!" to your challenge and authorizes me via cell phone to pick WildStang, Team 111, on his behalf.

Yo Dark Side, you're next!

Andy Grady
06-25-2004, 10:11 PM
For its next pick, the dream team of the Evil Empire will add team number 65, the Huskie Brigade!

Chris, you're up next!

Karthik
06-25-2004, 10:59 PM
I will try, and so I pick Team 808, they're not west coast, but they are #1 rank.

Karthik, I dare you to make a stronger alliance, none of your Canadian teams here!
I'm a little busy right now, give me a call in two weeks, then we'll talk. ;)

JVN picked 48 eh? I guess he caught wind of who may be doing the field coaching for them. Apparently this pinch hitter knows what he's doing...

JVN
06-25-2004, 11:37 PM
JVN picked 48 eh? I guess he caught wind of who may be doing the field coaching for them. Apparently this pinch hitter knows what he's doing...
Travis told me immediately after I posted.
Unfortunately, he said it would be unsporsmanlike for me to change my decision.

God help me, my FF dreams are now in the hands of a silly Canadian who likes his hair.

Travis Hoffman
06-25-2004, 11:52 PM
Travis told me immediately after I posted.
Unfortunately, he said it would be unsporsmanlike for me to change my decision.

God help me, my FF dreams are now in the hands of a silly Canadian who likes his hair.Don't forget about his singing voice. You may have to bear witness to that *amazing talent* at IRI as well....

But then again, you've never heard me sing....

It seems multiple Canadians are infatuated with their hair (Steve!). Hmm, Karthik was originally a Woburner like Steve W for many years. Maybe it's just a condition that develops after being affiliated with 188 so long? When can I expect to see Mark Breadner sporting a permanent wave? Perhaps a Disco Stu 'fro? :D

Karthik
06-26-2004, 01:17 AM
Travis told me immediately after I posted.
Unfortunately, he said it would be unsporsmanlike for me to change my decision.

God help me, my FF dreams are now in the hands of a silly Canadian who likes his hair.
Yes, but what hair it is. Wow. The four step regiment of wax, gel, finishing polish and hair spray does wonders.

Let's not forget that voice as well...

"You never close your eyes, anymore when I kiss your lips..."

Andy Baker
06-26-2004, 02:06 AM
"You never close your eyes, anymore when I kiss your lips..."

... you make us all feel like dyin', Karthik... :)

The young Mr. Carnivale is up. He must have a hot date tonight.

AB

Travis Hoffman
06-26-2004, 08:21 AM
Yes, but what hair it is. Wow. The four step regiment of wax, gel, finishing polish and hair spray does wonders.

Let's not forget that voice as well...

Yes, with Karthik, you get the best of both worlds - the singing AND the hairdo. It's only a matter of time before the stars align for this budding star and the whole world gets to experience the amazing talent that only we fortunate FIRST few currently enjoy.

The following is what happens when you wake up too early for your team paintball outing and you have a little too much time on your hands....

Chris
06-26-2004, 01:50 PM
... you make us all feel like dyin', Karthik... :)

The young Mr. Carnivale is up. He must have a hot date tonight.

AB

Surprisingly i was actually on a date....i didn't mean to hold everybody up though, so without further ado i will select ...... ...... ...................................This one was a toss up but i'll take 190

Joe Ross Your up next

Karthik
06-26-2004, 03:08 PM
The following is what happens when you wake up too early for your team paintball outing and you have a little too much time on your hands....
Trav,

You really, really scare me some times. Well at least we now know that scientists should never try and combine my DNA with John Travolta's.

Joe Ross
06-26-2004, 04:17 PM
I'll go for 716. Andy B., you're up.

Karthik
06-26-2004, 05:57 PM
I'll go for 716. Andy B., you're up.
With the 17th pick, that's a steal and a half. I'm very surprised that they lasted this long.

Solace
06-26-2004, 06:06 PM
looks like Joe is singlehandedly attempting to represent the east coast here...

Andy Baker
06-26-2004, 08:37 PM
My goodness... does this mean that I get to pick yet another team from the FIRST Championship Runner-Up alliance? Say it ain't so! Oh... and they are a Delphi team also! My, they must've had a good mentor team a few years ago.

My friends to the south... team 868 from Carmel HS, Delphi and Rolls-Royce. Go Tech-Hounds!

Joelster is up.

Andy B.

Joe Ross
06-26-2004, 08:41 PM
looks like Joe is singlehandedly attempting to represent the east coast here...

I've just been concentrating on Connecticut ;)

Joel J
06-26-2004, 09:00 PM
292. Koko Ed, you are up!

Koko Ed
06-26-2004, 09:29 PM
I'll take a very good and underrated Delphi team 378 from around Buffalo.

Travis Hoffman
06-26-2004, 10:02 PM
I'll take a very good and underrated Delphi team 378 from around Buffalo.
Great pick. 378 is underrated by many, but not me. I've respected them for quite some time and was thrilled they picked us in Cleveland. We had wanted to work together for the longest time.

Joel J
06-26-2004, 10:05 PM
93. Next player, you are up!

Greg Ross
06-26-2004, 11:51 PM
93. Next player, you are up!

Chris, then Koko Ed.

Chris
06-27-2004, 12:50 AM
I'm gonna round off my alliance with a team that has been impressing me for a few years... Team 447..

Best of luck to everyone,


Chris C.


PS. I predict Joel J is gonna win..

Koko Ed
06-27-2004, 07:23 AM
I want team 1038.

Karthik
06-27-2004, 09:10 AM
With the 24th pick in draft, Karthik proudly selects the Great Lakes Regional Champion and Curie Division Finalist, Team 66.

HHSJosh is now on the clock.

Joshua May
06-27-2004, 10:27 AM
To finish my alliance I would like to pick team 1272, Archimedes finalists and the Highest Rookie Seed for that division.

Travis Hoffman
06-27-2004, 10:36 AM
To finish my alliance I would like to pick team 1272, Archimedes finalists and the Highest Rookie Seed for that division.
Andy Baker, founder of the sport of swine-powered mud skiing, is on the clock.

Bill Beatty
06-27-2004, 11:10 AM
Before the fantasy alliances start trading, you should be aware that Team 71 has never won the IRI. We got #1 seed a couple of times, but that is it.

Our high school basketball teams from NW Indiana have the same trouble when going down state. We are beginning to think it is something in the drinking water.

Thought you folks should know.

Mr. Bill

Koko Ed
06-27-2004, 11:40 AM
Before the fantasy alliances start trading, you should be aware that Team 71 has never won the IRI. We got #1 seed a couple of times, but that is it.

Our high school basketball teams from NW Indiana have the same trouble when going down state. We are beginning to think it is something in the drinking water.

Thought you folks should know.

Mr. Bill
Now he tells me. :rolleyes:

JVN
06-27-2004, 05:26 PM
Now he tells me. :rolleyes:
There are lots of teams who have "never won IRI", somehow I'm still thinking 71 is a safe bet for scoring you some FF points. ;)

Andy Baker
06-28-2004, 08:41 AM
Oh, the dilemma. There are gobs of great teams remaining. 2 of the host teams are still available, as are 3 teams who won regionals. OK... I'll pick...

Roses are red
Cyber is Blue
with those sweet treads
they simply cannot lose

team 234


Travis, you're up.

AB

Travis Hoffman
06-28-2004, 09:19 AM
Travis, you're up.

ABI was thinking about "going with God" (they're a Christian school, get it?) and picking a very good 107 team (who performed really well at Canada's Wonderland, FYI), but I'm intrigued by a team who helped sweep an alliance of 494 and 67 to win a regional. Whether they're lucky or good or both, winning 17 times in a season is no easy feat, so they must be doing something right. I'm going to go with Team 1243. Win pretty, win ugly - I don't care. Just win, baby!

Joe Ross - you're up, and there aren't any more Connecticut teams left. ARRRGH, what are you going to do????????????

Joe Ross
06-28-2004, 09:43 AM
I guess I'll have to convince 175 to go to IRI ;)

Anyway, since I kind of wanted 1273, it will take me a little to figure out who I want.

Joe Ross
06-28-2004, 11:49 AM
Now, to pick a team that hasn't been picked already been picked...

I'll go with 107. Joel picked them at 18 in division 1, and they've fallen to 28 here, plus Travis likes them, so they can't be that bad.

I was considering keeping up the east coast thing with 1083, though.

Joshua May
06-28-2004, 11:52 AM
So it's JVN and then Andy Grady and we're done.

JVN
06-28-2004, 12:03 PM
Hmmm... decisions, decisions...This is a tough one.
First time I've been in an FF league and not been scraping the barrel at the end.

After much thought I'm going to go with team 217, the Thunderchickens.

I figure with Paul being the MC, he can't coach.
That "handicap" gives them their best chance at winning a competition this season. ;)

Joshua May
06-28-2004, 12:05 PM
Allright, Grady's up with the very last pick.

I just looked at the regular season and championship W-L-T results. And if those were to directly reflect the matches at IRI, which I'm sure they won't, Joel would get a definite 1st place. With myself and Koko Ed tied for second. Then come Grady/Hoffman/Karthik in about equal running, followed by Andy Baker and Joe Ross. Bringing up the rear would be Chris and John V-neun.

I can only hope that this does reflect the scores, since Karthik would surely not win! :D

Jessica Boucher
06-28-2004, 12:49 PM
Allright, Grady's up with the very last pick.

You might be waiting on this for a while, since he is now Internet-less after moving to ManchVegas this weekend.

Not like it's holding up the process or anything...but I thought I'd let you know. :rolleyes:

Travis Hoffman
06-28-2004, 12:54 PM
You might be waiting on this for a while, since he is now Internet-less after moving to ManchVegas this weekend.

Not like it's holding up the process or anything...but I thought I'd let you know. :rolleyes:LOL maybe you can be his proxy drafter - find out who he wants to pick and let the rest of the world know? The clods in this group who don't have vastly superior draft choices like mine may want to start the trade winds a blowin'.... :p

Jessica Boucher
06-28-2004, 10:41 PM
Yep, he wants 930.

Ryan Dognaux
06-28-2004, 10:48 PM
OK... I'll pick...

Roses are red
Cyber is Blue
with those sweet treads
they simply cannot lose

team 234

AB

You are awesome Andy :) We won't let you down.... hopefully :]

Chris
07-03-2004, 12:38 AM
Hey this is my first time in Fantasy FIRST...Am i allowed to maybe trade one of the teams i selected for a team that wasn't picked?
if not its not big deal i was just curious..i've started second guessing myself

Joe Ross
07-03-2004, 01:54 AM
Hey this is my first time in Fantasy FIRST...Am i allowed to maybe trade one of the teams i selected for a team that wasn't picked?
if not its not big deal i was just curious..i've started second guessing myself

Yep, that's fine. Who do you want?

Chris
07-03-2004, 02:09 PM
Yep, that's fine. Who do you want?

I'd like to drop team 447 and pick up team 269 Conney Quest Robotics...



Chris..


Note: Someone should pick up 447 cause with my luck now that i'm dropping them they'll be number one seed.

Joe Ross
07-03-2004, 02:28 PM
I'd like to drop team 447 and pick up team 269 Conney Quest Robotics...

I also thought about them with my last pick. Hard to argue against a team that can hang from halfway across the field.

Chris
07-16-2004, 12:18 AM
Any idea who won this division? I'm just curious, i wasn't at IRI so i don't even know how well different teams did.

Chris

Joshua May
07-16-2004, 10:58 AM
Any idea who won this division? I'm just curious, i wasn't at IRI so i don't even know how well different teams did.

Chris

AFAIK, the restults for IRI aren't even posted anywhere.

Andy Baker
07-16-2004, 11:07 AM
I'd like to drop team 447 and pick up team 269 Conney Quest Robotics...
...
Note: Someone should pick up 447 cause with my luck now that i'm dropping them they'll be number one seed.

Both did pretty well, as they were against each other in the finals.

Winner: 71, 980, 269
Finalist: 234, 45, 447

AB

Ricky Q.
07-16-2004, 11:50 AM
Yea, Chris sure showed you all...ha!

Travis Hoffman
07-16-2004, 12:13 PM
Joe Ross: 571, 716, 107
JVN: 461, 48, 217
Koko Ed: 71, 378, 1038
Joel J.: 45, 292, 93
Karthik: 27, 111, 66
Andy Grady: 33, 65, 930
Andy Baker: 469, 868, 234
Chris: 494, 190, 447
T. Hoffman: 47, 222, 1243
HHSJosh: 980, 808, 1272

If we use the Score = (2 * Wins) + Ties formula like the last invite only division, after performing seconds of extremely simplistic calculations in my head that do not require a score of 800 on the SAT math exam, I have officially determined that Karthik did not win. Let us all rejoice at this happy fact.

Even though they weren't there, I say we give Karthik and Joe the final records of 66 and 107 as determined by the teams substituting for them during the IRI. I'd be pretty happy with 107 as they were actually the 8th seed!

I'm looking forward to some concrete results.

Collin Fultz
07-16-2004, 05:14 PM
from the looks of things i'd say that HHSJosh came in first followed by Andy Baker...of course I have no idea of the actual numbers I'm just guessing from what I remember...but since he has the #2 and #4 seeds...i'd say he won.

Joel J
07-19-2004, 06:09 PM
Ok. To determine the scores of each player, I calculated the score of each robot chosen. The method used was nothing knew, I just doubled the number of wins and added any ties.

The spreadsheet I used is attached. You can check the results for yourself.Rank Player 1st Pick 2nd Pick 3rd Pick Score
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1 Koko Ed 71 378 1038 48
2 Joe Ross 571 716 107 46
3 HHSJosh 980 808 1272 44
3 Andy Baker 469 868 234 44
5 Chris 494 190 269 42
6 Joel J. 45 292 93 36
6 Travis Hoffman 47 222 1243 36
8 Andy Grady 33 65 930 35
9 JVN 461 48 217 31
10 Karthik 27 111 66 26Congratulations to Koko Ed for making it out on top. What a battle that was for the top spot!

Koko Ed
07-19-2004, 06:27 PM
WOO-HOO! YES!!!! http://smile.smilies.nl/503.gif

Travis Hoffman
07-19-2004, 06:35 PM
Poor Karthik....

Joshua May
07-19-2004, 07:43 PM
I will try, and so I pick Team 808, they're not west coast, but they are #1 rank.

Karthik, I dare you to make a stronger alliance, none of your Canadian teams here!

I'm a little busy right now, give me a call in two weeks, then we'll talk. ;)

JVN picked 48 eh? I guess he caught wind of who may be doing the field coaching for them. Apparently this pinch hitter knows what he's doing...

Ready to talk yet. ;)

Chris
07-20-2004, 12:33 AM
Wow.. The John-V Neun...Last in the battlecry Division, and second to last in the IRI division....Hey buddy i think its time to retire from Fantasy FIRST... ... Guess you'll have to listen to the 229er's that finished a respectable 5th and 6th when it comes to stratgey from now on..


Chris Carnevale

JVN
07-20-2004, 09:30 AM
Wow.. The John-V Neun...Last in the battlecry Division, and second to last in the IRI division....Hey buddy i think its time to retire from Fantasy FIRST... ... Guess you'll have to listen to the 229er's that finished a respectable 5th and 6th when it comes to stratgey from now on..


I think you might be right man.
Maybe it's time to rethink the way I play the FF game.

As far as actual match strategy goes -- stick to the pit crew kid, let the "pros" run the matches. Joel is more than capable of keeping me in line. ;) I didn't hear you complaining this season.


Ed,
I'll have a brand new 2005-229 shirt with your name on it, in Rochester next year. Good show.


This division was definitely a fun time. Hopefully we can do more "small" divisions next season. (Different competitions, "season long" competitions, etc). Fun stuff!

Thanks to Joe Ross for starting things up. Good idea Joe, I'll have a 229 shirt for you as well. (Jeez... it's August and already I owe like 5 of the not-yet-created shirts to people).


Take Care,

John