NY Mets Sometimes Annual Song Parody Contest

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NY Mets Sometimes Annual Song Parody Contest

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:31 pm

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Who wants to be the next George Gerwshin of Mets songs?

If anyone's interested in playing in one of those year end NY Met themed song parody contests that's been missing these past few years, I'll volunteer to run it. I'll seed it, organize it, format it, come up with a system to hand out first round byes if needed and whatever else.

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Postby LeiterWagnerFasterStrongr » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:34 pm

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Postby Ceetar » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:19 pm

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Postby Zvon » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:21 pm

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Postby metirish » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:04 pm

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Postby Fman99 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:18 pm

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Re: NY Mets Sometimes Annual Song Parody Contest

Postby themetfairy » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:38 pm

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I'd like to know this year's rules before I throw my hat into the ring.
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Postby Benjamin Grimm » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:18 pm

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Figure it will go one or two rounds and then die from lack of interest.

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Postby Edgy MD » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:14 pm

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Re: NY Mets Sometimes Annual Song Parody Contest

Postby MFS62 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:25 pm

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themetfairy wrote:I'd like to know this year's rules before I throw my hat into the ring.

Me, too.
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Re: NY Mets Sometimes Annual Song Parody Contest

Postby TransMonk » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:26 am

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Re: NY Mets Sometimes Annual Song Parody Contest

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:14 am

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Oh, it adds to the adventure to learn the rules at the starting line. What? I gotta perform the song in a video with my underwear on my head? Well, that's... oh, look, everybody's forfeited me into the semi-finals.
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Postby Benjamin Grimm » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:32 am

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I suggest that there should be some kind of forfeit provision. I think this contest has failed to complete the last few times around because some players never got around to submitting an entry, which caused the whole thing to languish. Maybe a ten-day deadline after each matchup is set would solve that.

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Postby d'Kong76 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:06 am

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Re: NY Mets Sometimes Annual Song Parody Contest

Postby MFS62 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:30 am

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I'm not in until I learn more about the controls on the vote count.
There have been some contests decided by a flood of votes at the last minute, sort of like a Chicago election.

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Re: NY Mets Sometimes Annual Song Parody Contest

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:45 am

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Re: NY Mets Sometimes Annual Song Parody Contest

Postby metirish » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:51 am

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Seems like MFS62 is insinuating shenanigans are afoot.

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Re: NY Mets Sometimes Annual Song Parody Contest

Postby Edgy MD » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:53 am

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MFS joined this forum like a decade ago in order to participate in this contest and immediately declared the results suspicious. #holdingouthopefortheappeal
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Re: NY Mets Sometimes Annual Song Parody Contest

Postby MFS62 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:01 am

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Edgy MD wrote:MFS joined this forum like a decade ago in order to participate in this contest and immediately declared the results suspicious. #holdingouthopefortheappeal

Immediately?
Hardly.
I did win one contest.
Are you talking about a few years later, when I recommend a solution to plug what I saw as a loophole in the rules?
It was ignored.

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Re: NY Mets Sometimes Annual Song Parody Contest

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:05 am

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MFS62 wrote:I'm not in until I learn more about the controls on the vote count.
There have been some contests decided by a flood of votes at the last minute, sort of like a Chicago election.

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OK. No one's gonna be allowed to vote close in time to the previous voter. How about one vote per day per contest? Is that OK with you?

Re: NY Mets Sometimes Annual Song Parody Contest

Postby batmagadanleadoff » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:08 am

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Benjamin Grimm wrote:I suggest that there should be some kind of forfeit provision. I think this contest has failed to complete the last few times around because some players never got around to submitting an entry, which caused the whole thing to languish. Maybe a ten-day deadline after each matchup is set would solve that.


Agreed. A generous amount of time will be allotted to submit your entry ... and a strictly enforced deadline that will result in a forfeit if not met. I'll run this thing like a 19th century schoolteacher would have. Or Dallas Green. You'll hate me. But you'll love me, too.
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