(If you're looking for an explanation of Prognostikeggers, check out the Full Rules for Prognostikeggers.)
Week 3 is done. How are you feeling? Are you feeling confident? Have you had very little success so far in the competition? Are you flourishing so far? After three weeks, are you feeling optimistic or pessimistic?
We are starting to see people separate themselves. Contenders are emerging. People are making a name for themselves. Some have already given up. Others have had limited success but continue to press on. New participants are emerging, hoping to at least make a name for themselves in the weekly standings. All of it comes down to one simple fact. Prognostikeggers is at full strength and going strong.
In Week 3, MrLeam finally got the weekly win that he had been fighting for. After tying for 6th place in week 1 and then taking a 5th place finish in week 2, his predictions finally got him a win in week 3. Scoring 7 points in 2 days on Tuesday and Wednesday got him into the lead, and then a solid 5 points over the weekend series kept him in control. Dulzy made a hard push on Sunday with a record five-point day, but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit incurred from two scoreless days. Icecreamman and gavitron9 both scored daily to keep up, but didn't have a strong enough day to get the lead.
In the overall standings, MrLeam's strong weeks have propelled him to a lead. Officer Jim Lahey and icecreamman have kept up, but have performed better during the home weeks. That has hurt them so far.
Here are the final top five in the weekly standings for week 3.
Through three weeks, here are the overall top five.
|2||Officer Jim Lahey||27|
Check out full standings, more talk about the competition, and the series prediction (with an extra wrinkle) for the Yankees series after the jump.
Week 1 - Officer Jim Lahey, icecreamman
Week 2 - ddloml
Week 3 - MrLeam
Final Standings for Week 3
|T5||Officer Jim Lahey||10|
|T25||Infield Fly Rule||5|
Current Overall Standings
|2||Officer Jim Lahey||27|
|T27||Infield Fly Rule||7|
I'm still unsure about how to do the standings during the week. Would you rather have the suspense of waiting until each series post to find out what the standings are, or do you want to know those standings each day and make predictions based on how far behind you are each day? I'd like to hear your thoughts on this.
Also, what do you think about the overall format of the competition so far? Are there any changes you want to see? I'm still willing to make changes, and I want to know if you have any ways to improve the competition. The biggest improvement I'm looking for is what to add to series posts each week. Is there anything you would want me to talk about each week?
Extra Prediction for the Series: How good are you at figuring out when runs will score? That's your challenge for this series. Predict the inning that the winning run will score in for each game. To clarify what I'm asking for, here's an example. If the final score of the game is 6-3, in which inning does the winning team score their fourth run? That's what you are trying to predict here. I'm not asking you to predict who will win the game, just when the team that wins scores the run that puts them ahead for good. Everyone who predicts the correct inning gets one point.
I'm also going to give you a one-time shot here with the prediction for this series. If you predict the winning run comes in extra innings and pick the correct inning, I will triple that to three points. This is a one-time prediction for this series only. I won't guarantee that I will do this again. It's a reward that matches the risk factor. In 79 games, only 7 have gone to extra innings. Not only does the game have to go to extra innings, but you still have to figure out which inning has that winning run. What do you think? Is that a fool's gold prediction, am I trying to trick you into not scoring points, or are your powers of prognostikeggeration (that word may not catch on) so powerful that you can actually predict that?