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Posted: 8/2/2018 2:58:24 AM

DAY 3

CENTRALFLAGUY GOES BERSERK!

He may be a Battle Forum Rookie but CentralFlaGuy is kicking tail like a veteran Gladiator. CFG went 6-0 capping a perfect day with a 600 point gain. CFG has exploded his lead over 2nd Place from 82 to 482 points. Wow! Grambus kept up his steady pace marking his 3rd straight day of going 3-1 and gaining 200 or more points each day. Grambus is Battle Forum vet now and knows how to set his pace in this 1st Round. Upset City continued his upward climb. He is now in 5th Place after his slow start. Masterone has now claimed the 8th spot after posting a 2-0 day and gaining 200 points. Masterone is the only Gladiator to make consecutive appearances in the Finals so he is always dangerous.

After Day 3 it's becoming apparent that you will need to do some serious winning to get in the top 8. Unlike the last couple of Battle Forums where the 8th spot had a losing record until the last few days, this year you will have to be on point if you want to make it to the next round. 

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Posted: 8/4/2018 4:44:37 AM

Sat...8/4/18:

BERRIOS(Minn) won 16/19 at home with no 2 straight OVERS in 22.

MAEDA(LA) Has had 9/10 UNDER at home!!!

NOVA(Pitt) had 15/17 go UNDER at home!!!

PAXSON(Sea) sucks on SAT going 1-2 with a 6.20 ERA!!!

SNELL(TB) is 3-0 with a .89 ERA on SAT!!!

COL is 65-42 in the first 5 innings this year!!!!

OAK won 12/14 at home!!!!

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Sat 8/4/18 take:

TB...Minn...UNDER with LA, Pitt, Minn!!!



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Posted: 8/4/2018 11:38:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy-S:

Sat...8/4/18:BERRIOS(Minn) won 16/19 at home with no 2 straight OVERS in 22.MAEDA(LA) Has had 9/10 UNDER at home!!!NOVA(Pitt) had 15/17 go UNDER at home!!!PAXSON(Sea) sucks on SAT going 1-2 with a 6.20 ERA!!!SNELL(TB) is 3-0 with a .89 ERA on SAT!!!COL is 65-42 in the first 5 innings this year!!!!OAK won 12/14 at home!!!!=============================================Sat 8/4/18 take:TB...Minn...UNDER with LA, Pitt, Minn!!!

Good info. Keep'em coming Andy!

 

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Posted: 8/8/2018 12:08:34 PM

DAY 9

DEGOSFINEST BUSTS OUT!

Degofinest had the 2nd best day in the Tournament so far. Degosfinest gained 731 points after going 6-2 yesterday. That's 2nd only to Crush's 835 point gain on Monday. Degosfinest made the jump all the way to 12th Place only 303 points behind DDG9 the 8th Place Gladiator. 

The field has really tightened up now as most of the Gladiators had good solid days. It's shaping up to be a great battle for the last Playoff spots. The only safe Gladiators at this point appear to be the frontrunners Centralflaguy and Upset City. CFG has 1685 points while Upset City has 1202 points. It would take a complete meltdown by them not to make it to the Quarterfinals. But the race for the 6-8 spots is wide open. Only 350 points separate 6th Place Atlanta from 11th Place Thedeakon. Thedeakon had a rough day yesterday losing 524 points, half of that on Cleveland. So now we enter Day 10 and the pressure is on as the race for the Playoffs spots is increasing. Which Gladiators will make it to the Quarterfinals and which ones will be on the outside looking in? We will learn more in the next couple of days that's for sure.

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Posted: 8/11/2018 1:23:02 PM

1ST ROUND FINAL TWO DAYS

The race for the final Playoff spots is intensifying as the 1st Round enters it's final 2 days. The 7th and 8th spots are up for grabs. Currently DDG9 has the 7th spot at 475 points. Phillyfan has the last spot at 325 points. But in the rearview mirror is a quartet of Gladiators. Atlanta leads the quartet at 243 points and is only 82 points behind Phillyfan. Manhands, Brackson and Teelocke are within striking range as well. Teelocke the only female Gladiator has gone from Last Place to 13th and she a good shot at stealing a spot in the Playoffs. 

Crushalot, Degosfinest and Smoothd all had made a move earlier in the week but have fallen back again. Smoothd had a exceptionally bad day yesterday going 2-6 and 644 points. Degosfinest also had a bad day going 2-6 and losing 405 points. Crush lost 257 points while going 2-3. Crush still has a decent shot of making the Top 8 while Degofinest and Smoothd would have to gain around 1000 points to have a shot. 

The last two days of this 1st Round will be exciting as the Battle intensifies and the Gladiators go all out in an effort to advance to the next stage. 

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Posted: 8/12/2018 11:37:21 AM

nice upcoming picks to the top of the leaderboard..JBx11 has a streak of 17 going and his next pick is when...WTF!! i wouldn't laugh pamboo..you're right there!!!!

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Posted: 8/12/2018 1:18:25 PM

1ST ROUND FINAL DAY

This may be the first Battle Forum where we don't have a mad battle for the final Playoff spots. Most of the drama will be between the Gladiators already in the Top 8 trying to avoid finishing 7th and 8th. Currently Atlanta and DDG9 hold the 7th and 8th spots with Atlanta having 831 points and DDG9 having 661 points respectively. Taylorsallstars has 902 points in the 5th spot and Sixbankz has 863 points in the 6th spot. Atlanta will make a push to get out of the 7th spot no doubt. Meanwhile Masterone has to make 3 picks today minimum. He currently has 990 points. So if he goes winless he could fall all the way down to the 8th spot or be out completely depending on what the few Gladiators on the outside looking in do today. 

That group of outsiders is led by Phillyfan sitting in the 9th spot at 300 points. Phillyfan could steal a spot but he will have to have an exceptional day and not lose more than 2 games to have a decent chance. He also has to wonder what DDG9 will do. Will he stand pat or gamble and make picks to avoid be overtaken? WBellhaven has done a nice job of making a late charge but the Gladiator who has always made it to the Quarterfinals will need lots of luck if he wants to continue that streak. WBellhaven has 111 and will need to go undefeated today and get some help to advance. Teelocke has also done a good job making a late charge but she is facing long odds of advancing. Teelocke has 43 points and will need some upsets to have even the smallest of chances of gaining a Top 8 spot. The rest of the field is pretty much eliminated and would need a miracle from the Virgin Mary to advance.

So today will have some definite drama and thanks to this new format the main drama will be avoiding the 7th and 8th spots. So get your popcorn ready. It's going to be a long day in the Battle Forum. 

 

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Posted: 8/12/2018 1:25:01 PM

I'm going with the S.F. Giants for that W6! Who's riding with me!

Let's go! an_horsean_horsean_horse

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Posted: 8/12/2018 5:51:42 PM

HIGH DRAMA IN THE BATTLE FORUM!

Battle Forum VI has turned into a Telenovela (That's those Hispanic Soap Operas for those not in the know) Crush has gone 5-0 and has gained 500 points to do the unthinkable. He's trying to steal DDG9's spot and leave Teelocke on the outside looking in like a jilted bride. But wait there's more. Here comes Phillyfan like a SWAT team on a hostage rescue. Phillyfan is blazing his way into the picture and chaos is reigning in the Battle Forum. We have 4 Gladiators fighting for one spot as we head into the final games of the day. Don't forget we have the night game with Washington and Cubs. That game could decide this epic 4 way battle.

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Posted: 8/13/2018 12:35:24 PM

TEELOCKE TAKES THE FINAL SPOT!

It was the most dramatic finish arguably in Battle Forum history. It was even crazier than the finish we had in Battle Forum IV. Teelocke secured the final spot literally on one swing of the bat by PH David Bote. Bote hit a Grand Slam with 2 strikes and 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th. That Grand Slam allowed Teelocke to leapfrog over 3 Gladiators to take the 8th and final spot to advance to the next round. Teelocke went 7-1 on the day and gained 600 points. She literally went from Last Place to the 8th spot in one week. What a fantastic job.

The night went to Teelocke because Crush took Washington, DDG9 had Washington and the Over. Phillyfan had Washington and the Under. So if Bote didn't hit the HR Phillyfan would have indeed took the 8th and final spot. But what these Gladiators didn't realize was that the lone lady Gladiator was a step ahead of them. Teelocke didn't even pick the Washington-Cubs game. She had already maxed out on her picks and that was a good thing because she didn't have to make that difficult choice. So the Battle Forum Gods shined on Teelocke and now she will face Atlanta in a head to head battle to see which Gladiator will advance to the Quarterfinals. Congratulations to Teelocke!

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Posted: 8/13/2018 6:26:05 PM

ATLANTA VS TEELOCKE

Wild Card Round action as these two Gladiators face off. Atlanta takes on Teelocke. Atlanta started off slow but steadied the ship and is now back in the Playoffs. His pedigree is unquestionably good. He will battle Teelocke who has made it to the 2nd Round in the most thrilling fashion in Battle Forum history. Can she keep the magic going facing a battle tested Gladiator like Atlanta? We will certainly find out as this battle begins today and ends on Sunday. The winner will face the Champ Mondo and the loser will be eliminated and hear crickets. Good Luck to both Gladiators. Remember the rules, 21 picks minimum. This is the Battle Forum.

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Posted: 8/16/2018 1:24:21 PM

ATLANTA INFLICTS SOME DAMAGE

Atlanta wasted no time in giving Teelocke some body blows. It was the first time in this battle that Teelocke is actually being tested. As we approach Day 4 in this Wild Card battle Atlanta realizes that he can't afford to let Teelocke get to far ahead in points, especially with the crowd decidedly in her favor. Teelocke will look to respond today as this battle is really close now. Will the crowd spur her on or will the pressure that Atlanta is putting on her be too much for this Gladiator to handle. We will find out right here in the Battle Forum.

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ATLANTA-363

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Posted: 8/20/2018 11:50:43 AM

  ATLANTA SHOCKS TEELOCKE!

It was another night of drama in the Battle Forum as Atlanta and Teelocke's battle came down to the last game. This was all possible because Atlanta staged an incredible comeback. Atlanta was down by 436 points to start the day but his capping skills was on point as he reeled off 5 wins against only 1 loss heading into the night game. Meanwhile Teelocke was 2-1 and trying to hold on to her slim lead. It was a perfect storm of drama as Atlanta took the Mets and Over while Teelocke took Philadelphia and the Under. The Mets pulled out the victory and with that victory Atlanta advances to the Quarterfinals with one of the best comebacks since Crush broke Smoothd's heart in Battle Forum I.

For Teelocke it was a bitter pill to swallow. Her fans were dejected at this sudden turn of events but Teelocke can hold her head high. She is a definite force in the Battle Forum and has blazed the way for future female Gladiators. Now Atlanta will take on the 2 time Battle Forum Champ Mondo. That will be a great battle for sure. 

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Posted: 8/21/2018 3:18:51 PM
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Originally Posted by MIZUNO22:

Every selection on the board is a coin flip.  There is no system.  I guess this time of year, you could lean toward the offerings on -130 hockey, because logically, everything else is -110, but even that won't cash.  It's coincidental luck, plain & simple.  What's Tuppy done since his epic run, bet he hasn't even qualified for a hat.  Heck, I have 1,200+ picks and haven't gotten a hat.  Believe you me, the day I get a hat, it'll be the most cherished item in my wardrobe.

  777-734-35 is my record and ive gotten a hat in 15' 16' and 17' 

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Posted: 9/3/2018 7:38:45 PM

Oh what a great Semifinal battle this will be as we have the Champ Mondo taking on Sixbankz in a epic matchup. Sixbankz is one of those Gladiators hitting at a 68% clip just like his son Taylorallstars. We could see a Father-Son clash in the Championship match. But not so fast my friend. If Sixbankz wants to make it to the Finals he will have to go through the Champ Mondo. Mondo has fought many high profile battles and this is really Sixbankz first time in the spotlight. How will this battle turn out? Well we know that both of these Gladiators are capable of hot runs. Mondo's run in Battle Forum V where he defeated the reigning Champ Masterone in a no rules Tournament is what legends are made of. He dedicated that Championship to his late friend Irisheyez who was also a great Gladiator. The emotion of Battle Forum V may not still be there but the drive for greatness resides in our current Champ. It will take an extraordinary effort from SixBankz to defeat him. We look forward to the Battle right here in the Battle Forum. The best contest on Covers. 

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Posted: 9/3/2018 7:39:31 PM

  Centralflaguy will battle Taylorsallstars in what should be an exciting Semifinal matchup here in the Battle Forum. CFG is a protege of the Masterone style of battling while Taylor is a sharpshooter. The action may be a little slow in this one but it's going to be intense. Can CFG afford to sit back and wait while Taylor continues his hot streak. Taylor is 12-2 in his last 14 picks. That is something that CFG will have to consider if he's going to sit back and wait. On the flip side Taylor has to keep up his sharp shooting ways because falling behind CFG early plays right into his hands. So it's going to be an interesting battle between these two Gladiators who are in the Semifinals for the 1st time. 

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Posted: 9/3/2018 7:40:17 PM

It's time to say goodbye to some noteworthy Gladiators who fell in the Quarterfinals. We lost 3 ex Champs in Atlanta, Upset City, and Masterone. All performed nobly but fell short in their respective battles. We also lost Grambus who has been in several high profile battles and is a respected Gladiator. All of you have made this Tournament what it is today. We know we will see you in future Battle Forums. Swords up for these legendary Gladiators.

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Posted: 9/12/2018 2:11:07 PM

                    BATTLE FORUM

Sixbankz continues his incredible pace posting yet another positive day. Sixbankz gained 100 points yesterday. Sixbankz has the Champ on the ropes at this point as Mondo hasn't gained any ground since last Thursday. Mondo is facing one of his toughest battles since becoming the Battle Forum Champ. He will have to figure out a way to overcome Sixbankz sharpshooting style if he wants to advance to the Championship Round.

SIXBANKZ 652

MONDO 303

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Posted: 9/12/2018 2:12:21 PM

                                      BATTLE FORUM

  Both Gladiators posted triple digit gains on the same day for the first time in this battle. CFG was finally able to make a decent gain as he went 3-1 and gained 170 points. Taylor rebounded from a losing day on Monday to gain 200 points when he went 2-0. This battle is heating up as we enter the final 5 days.

CENTRALFLAGUY 441

TAYLORSALLSTARS 283

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Posted: 9/18/2018 12:06:48 PM

TAYLORALLSTARS DEFEATS CENTRALFLAGUY

Taylorsallstars defeated CFG as CFG had his worst day of the Tournament losing 569 points by going 1-5. It was a bitter end for CFG who fought a great battle. Taylor went 4-3 and only lost 3 points. It was enough thanks to CFG's meltdown to put Taylor in the Championship Battle against his Dad SixBankz.  Congratulations to Taylor.

TAYLORSALLSTARS 280

CENTRALFLAGUY -207

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Posted: 9/18/2018 12:08:42 PM

THEY LAID IT ALL OUT!

What a classic battle between Sixbankz and Mondo. Both Gladiators went all out and laid it all on the line. Sixbankz once again kept up his amazing sharp shooting. He finished the battle going a perfect 6-0 and picking up 656 points. It was definitely needed as Mondo went 4-0 and picked up 671 points. Mondo went down like a true Gladiator fighting till the very end. But it was Sixbankz's sharp shooting that was too much for Mondo to overcome. As the last day of the battle came down to the Sunday night game Mondo went with St. Louis and the Under but so did Sixbankz thus nullifying Mondo's bid to make a last minute steal. Nevertheless it was a classic battle and one of the highest scoring Battles in recent memory. Sixbankz will now advance to the Championship Match to face his son Taylor. 

SIXBANKZ 1393

MONDO 1170

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Posted: 9/22/2018 2:39:48 AM

 DAY 5

                TAYLOR IS IN CONTROL

Taylorsallstars continues his amazing run in the Battle Forum and now he's beating up his old man. Sixbankz doesn't know what has hit him as Taylor continues to pour on the points with a slow steady stream like a leaky faucet. Meanwhile Sixbankz is taking on water. He did slow the sinking a little today by finally posting a positive day but when you compare Sixbankz'x 85 points and Taylors 347, well you get the picture. The bottomline for this Championship Battle as we head into the first weekend is that Sixbankz will need to pick up the pace and find his groove he had earlier. If he doesn't this Battle could be over before we hit the next weekend. 

TAYLORSALLSTARS 547

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Posted: 9/23/2018 10:44:51 AM

One lesson we can learn from Cappers that wait a long time between picks is that by doing that your choices become limited. In other words you might pass up on a dozen good bets by waiting to pick on the last eligible day. It's something to keep in mind when you guys have your own long streaks.

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Posted: 9/26/2018 2:49:15 AM

WE HAVE DRAMA NOW!

The Championship Round has been a snooze fest up until now. Taylorsallstars has gone winless this week while Sixbankz has suddenly got hot. Taylor has lost 529 points in 2 days and has given up most of his big lead. Now Sixbankz is starting to smell blood in the water and is gaining ground. This Championship Battle might just be exciting afterall. So hold on to your swords boys and girls and don't change the channel. We just may have a fight on our hands.

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#14,000 Post! Wow what a great ride it's been. Thank you to all the $25 Dime Club members. 

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