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Around The Horn 2014 - Discussion Thread

  • 23-09-2014 4:01pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭


    Yes Ladies and Germs, Around The Horn is back, brought to you by Myself and Bounty Hunter. Last year was my first year and I loved it and was eager to get it going again. So after some discussions with BH, we are both running it this year.

    For those of you guys who know what ATH (Around The Horn) is, then great. For those of yous who dont....heres a short summary.

    Quote:
    Simplified version of the rules:

    I will post a topic and you have to post your response including why you made that choice within a given time limit (before the next match is scheduled to begin), take care while making your responses however as the other contestant can counter your arguement i.e pointing out possible flaws in what youve said.

    *you can only counter an arguement two times so make sure your point is worth making. If someone's defense of their arguement isnt good it will count against them.

    *You can use the same answer as your opponent if you wish i.e you agree with their choice however its hard to win a debate when your making the same points someone has already made

    Any questions, just ask Myself or Bounty Hunter



    Thats generally how it's been done before, with two posters pitted against each other answering opened ended (i.e ones that could have a number of correct answers) such as:

    Example 1: Who is the most under-utilized / underused person on the WWE Roster and what would you suggest should be done with them? Why is your choice better than your oponents?

    Example 2: "Pitch to Vince" - Vince McMahon wants to debut a new stable on WWE TV in the next few months. Using only current WWE employees who would you suggest for this new stable and how would you pitch the group to Vince?

    The latter part of that (example 1) however should only be referred to after your first answer as otherwise the person who answers first would be at a distinct disadvantage being unable to refer to their opponents argument in their opening post.

    If you want to get further examples:
    Quote:
    ATH1 - http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...p?t=2055176157
    ATH2 - http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...p?t=2055187277
    ATH3 - http://boards.ie/vbulletin/showthrea...7#post54765837
    ATH4 - http://boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055236240
    ATH5 - http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...p?t=2055286903
    ATH6 - http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...p?t=2055328650
    hope those links still work,

    It will follow a King of The Ring style format as before and as highlighted below:

    1 Boardsie no.1
    Boardsie no.2
    QF1:W1 vs W2
    2 Boardsie no.3
    Boardsie no.4
    SF1:WQF1 vs WQF2
    3 Boardsie no.5
    Boardsie no.6
    GF1:W3 vs w4
    4 Boardsie no.7
    Boardsie no.8
    Final:
    5 Boardsie no.9
    Boardsie no.10
    QF3:W5 vs W6
    6 Boardsie no.11
    Boardsie no.12
    SF2:WQF3 vs WQF4
    7 Boardsie no.13
    Boardsie no.14
    QF4:W7 vs W8
    8 Boardsie no.15
    Boardsie no.16

    What is Around The Horn you say? well here is the explanation i usually included when i used to run the standerd version of this game on here.

    Quote:
    Around The Horn(ATH) is an american show on ESPN where a number of panelists/experts make arguments an a certain topic. The host awards points for each response depending on how well argued their point is, not neccesarily if he agrees with their point (although that helps) but how well they back up their argument. Obviously the winner is the person with the highest number of points at the end of the show. This format should work quite well here if anyone is interested, afterall there are a number of people here who like to think of themselves as experts on all things wrestling related, here is a chance to prove it.
    Previous champs are:
    Vince135792003, Rosie1977, Fozzyx2, Charlie Mchugh & Bubs101 one was shared between cactus col and Machismo fan. Omackeral was last years champ, beating Bostoncrab in the Final. Lets hope he returns to defend his crown.

    so who want's in? We need 16 so, the first 14 posters (I'm in as is BH) to say they are in here get a spot, then we will be looking for a few for a backup list ideally (as some drop out for various reasons often in games like this).

    ATH Final : How should it go happen? 4 votes

    regular ATH match : 1 question, 1 match, 1 poll
    0% 0 votes
    2/3 falls match : 3 questions, 3 matches, 3 polls.
    100% 4 votes


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,785 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Sure can add me to see if I can get less votes than last year. :)


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,396 Mod ✭✭✭✭Lord TSC


    In!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,417 ✭✭✭WinnyThePoo


    I'd love to do this!.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    Winnie, Lord TSC, Caster, Bounty and myself makes 5 so far.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,159 ✭✭✭mrkiscool2


    Oh god me! I wanted to do this last year but never had a chance!

    Edit:That mean I'm in


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,846 ✭✭✭Moneymaker


    In.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,627 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Fair play to BeakerJoe for bringing this back, ran all (the ones that went to completion anyway) these before but no way I would have time to do so this year. Will be taking part though, coming up with questions and BeakerJoe can't obviously set his own question etc looking forward to reading this as always and seing which regulars and non regulars take part


  • Registered Users Posts: 129 ✭✭Sin Eater


    I'd like to throw my name in if that's cool...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,448 ✭✭✭Garseys


    I'm in :) Need to get past round 1 this time :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    That's the first 9. 7 more and We shall start.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,800 ✭✭✭ShagNastii


    Anseo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    beakerjoe wrote: »

    Previous champs are:
    Vince135792003, Rosie1977, Fozzyx2, Charlie Mchugh & Bubs101 one was shared between cactus col and Machismo fan. Omackeral was last years champ, beating Bostoncrab in the Final. Lets hope he returns to defend his crown.


    The Champ is here! Put me in brother.

    Ps Welcome back beakerjoe, you were missed around these parts.


  • Registered Users Posts: 84,800 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


    I'll give it a go again too


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,146 ✭✭✭Kankan14


    If you can't fill it. I'll play.

    First reserve kinda thing. I half assed it last year and tonked in round one. Don't have a lot of time to spare but would make some if ye are stuck!


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    The current ATH contenders Bracket

    Winnie
    Garseys
    QF1:W1 vs W2
    Lord TSC
    Shagnasti
    SF1:WQF1 vs WQF2
    Caster Troy
    Omackeral
    GF1:W3 vs w4
    Bounty Hunter
    JP Liz
    Final:
    MrKisCool
    Boardsie no 13
    QF3:W5 vs W6
    BeakerJoe
    Boardsie no.14
    SF2:WQF3 vs WQF4
    MoneyMaker
    Boardsie no.15
    QF4:W7 vs W8
    Sin Eater
    Boardsie no.16


    RESERVE 1: KanKan14

    4 MORE SPOTS available and we will go start with the first match as soon as all 16 combatants are confirmed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    Omackeral wrote: »
    The Champ is here! Put me in brother.

    Ps Welcome back beakerjoe, you were missed around these parts.


    Baby is 7 weeks away so been getting ready for it.

    Drafts gonna be a nightmare in January with Night feeds


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    Also guys, if any of you have any ideas for questions, any at all, pass them on to either myself or Bounty Hunter via PM. Have a few new ones lined up already :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    Me please!

    Can't believe it's been a year since the last round!


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    3 spots left.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,448 ✭✭✭Garseys


    Curtain Jerker again :pac:


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,396 Mod ✭✭✭✭Lord TSC


    Garseys wrote: »
    Curtain Jerker again :pac:

    You ready to step into the danger zone? :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    Garseys wrote: »
    Curtain Jerker again :pac:


    Ah no pressure so. I promise Ill give you a new question this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,448 ✭✭✭Garseys


    beakerjoe wrote: »
    Ah no pressure so. I promise Ill give you a new question this year.

    In fairness I lost to TBC one of the finalists so. :)

    looking forward to this quite a lot :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,800 ✭✭✭ShagNastii


    Did everybody get the PM from Beakerjoe saying the winner gets the baby named after them?

    Such a wonderful prize. Thanks Joe.

    Fingers crossed myself and Sin Eater can do the business. Both beautiful names for a tot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    Gerry is getting a ton of easy questions so.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    Winnie is a lovely name too. I know a few Winnies. They're all called McDonagh, Joyce and Connors funnily enough. Choose that!


  • Registered Users Posts: 753 ✭✭✭Legend_DIT


    I'll enter this (with no confidence!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    2 more spots left, The next participant is Legend DIT, who was to fill the bracket vs me, but since we faced eachother in the first round last time round Im slotting him in to face Moneymaker

    CURRENT BRACKETS :


    Winnie
    Garseys
    QF1:W1 vs W2
    Lord TSC
    Shagnasti
    SF1:WQF1 vs WQF2
    Caster Troy
    Omackeral
    GF1:W3 vs w4
    Bounty Hunter
    JP Liz
    Final:
    MrKisCool
    GerryBBadd
    QF3:W5 vs W6
    BeakerJoe
    Boardsie no.14
    SF2:WQF3 vs WQF4
    MoneyMaker
    Legend DIT
    QF4:W7 vs W8
    Sin Eater
    Boardsie no.16

    First reserve Kankan14

    Any sign of Hastag Heel who did well last year and TBC who is a former winner perhaps?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭LeeJM


    I'll throw my name in the hat.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    Good stuff Lee, 1 more spot up for offer ......


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