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texasdave
04-01-2009, 03:43 PM
Fellow SunDeckers,

Now is not the time to embrace the past, but, rather, time to forget it. Last year we accepted a challenge, but were found lacking. ORG members thumped Sundeck members by an average of 3.5 games in a contest to see which group truly could foresee with greater clarity and vision the fortunes of our beloved 2008 Reds team. Speaking as one fellow Sundecker to another fellow Sundecker, using words which only a Sundecker can truly relate to - THAT SUCKS!!

But a plan has been revealed to me by the Gods of Baseball themselves. For they are as shook up as we that ORG bested Sundeck and they wish to see the baseball universe put back in order. Last year's humiliation (fluke?) was so momentous that the Gods of Baseball gathered together just outside a small, dark cave and offered sacrifices to the Oracle of Cooperstown. After months of wailing and beating of chests ,the Oracle of Cooperstown appeared and said just one word "TSATWASWS". The Gods of Baseball rejoiced for they knew that revenge would be had. They visited me in my dreams and repeated the plan "TSATWASWS".

And that, fellow members of this learned baseball community, is how we shall have our revenge against the legion of ORG. We shall "Throw Something Against The Wall And See What Sticks!"

So between now and the first pitch on Opening Day every Sundecker, each in his own fashion, should pray, fast, chant, beseech, beg, conjure, entreat and implore. We shall shuffle tarot cards, consult astrologers, make use of Ouija Boards, burn incense, offer live sacrifice, roll stones and bones and dice, invent time machines, shake up magic-8 balls and use whatever means is necessary to divine the Sacred Number.

And when your Sacred Number has been revealed to you, make haste and write it down in this thread for safekeeping.

And when the numbers are tallied on both sides and the games have been played it will be known far and wide that SunDeck > ORG!

My Sacred Number: 82
How number was divined: This is the year I got married. (Aww)

CarolinaRedleg
04-01-2009, 04:07 PM
I'll go with 85 (the year I first really got into baseball and the Reds).

I was going to go with 88 (the year of my first Reds game) but thought it to be a tad too ambitious and scaled things back a wee bit.

bgwilly31
04-01-2009, 04:10 PM
shouldnt this be like a poll or something>?

Who keeps track of this.

Anyway my number is 71

DaytonFlyer
04-01-2009, 04:13 PM
81

I think we go .500.

texasdave
04-01-2009, 04:14 PM
shouldnt this be like a poll or something>?

Who keeps track of this.

Anyway my number is 71

I will add up all the predictions and post the results. Then this thread will probably be moved to the Predictions Archives if anyone wishes to revisit it.

Ghosts of 1990
04-01-2009, 04:32 PM
Mark me down. I say 80 wins even.

OesterPoster
04-01-2009, 04:36 PM
Two months ago, I'd have predicted lower...but I'm feeling a positive vibe. Or maybe that's just my lunch.

I'm going with 82 wins.

TheBigLebowski
04-01-2009, 04:41 PM
I am throwing 84 wins against the wall. Let's hope they all stick like well-done spaghetti.

Cant Touch This
04-01-2009, 04:41 PM
As Rickey Henderson said on the 1990 World Series video: "This must be they year or somethin..."

90 wins. That's right. I said it.

NastyBoy
04-01-2009, 04:42 PM
82-80... first winning season in like forever! :)

REDblooded
04-01-2009, 04:51 PM
86.... you have it here.

JohnCocktoasten
04-01-2009, 05:15 PM
81 wins. How did I divine that number? That's the top speed of fastball. Yes... I could bring it.

Slyder
04-01-2009, 05:16 PM
70 wins. Were just not going to score enough runs and play enough defense to win that many 2-1 type games.

freestyle55
04-01-2009, 06:18 PM
78. We'll be like 75-76 with around 2 weeks left and blow it due to lack of hitting.

Root Down
04-01-2009, 06:35 PM
I'm with Cant Touch This, I'll go 90. There will be a winner in the Reds' near future, I guess I'm banking on this being that year.

Shawn_RedsFan
04-01-2009, 07:34 PM
i'll go with 87..take that to the bank everyone

redsfanmia
04-01-2009, 07:47 PM
85 wins

Jerome
04-01-2009, 08:42 PM
81 wins

speed + defense + pitching - offense - Josh Fogg

http://jeromesredscare.blogspot.com

Gunner44
04-01-2009, 08:57 PM
ill go with 90 wins as well

JBChance
04-01-2009, 10:19 PM
76 wins.

Pitching - Good. Fielding - OK. Hitting - Bad.

:(

fourrunhomer
04-01-2009, 11:00 PM
83

Jack Burton
04-01-2009, 11:12 PM
79 W's

jmac
04-01-2009, 11:18 PM
82-80

BearcatShane
04-01-2009, 11:39 PM
88 wins.

Nasty_Boy
04-01-2009, 11:40 PM
77 wins... with a pitching staff good enough to push a team with a decent offense into the playoff picture.

RED VAN HOT
04-02-2009, 12:09 AM
84

RSNtransplant
04-02-2009, 09:29 AM
91.

ChatterRed
04-02-2009, 12:01 PM
My number is....................

84

$1 Hot Dog
04-02-2009, 01:57 PM
90 wins.

Eric_the_Red
04-02-2009, 05:43 PM
81 wins and a return to .500 (!)

terminator
04-02-2009, 07:26 PM
71 wins.

Kingspoint
04-03-2009, 02:36 AM
87 Wins. (I said 76 wins last year, I think, so I'm not some over-optimistic person.)

BRM13
04-03-2009, 03:27 PM
77 wins

DannyB
04-04-2009, 09:56 AM
Still 87

as_v_1
04-04-2009, 11:51 AM
85

Fon Duc Tow
04-04-2009, 05:31 PM
80 wins

reds1869
04-04-2009, 06:14 PM
81--because I can't decide whether to be optimistic or pessimistic.

Rob387
04-05-2009, 08:56 AM
86- and hopefully that is enough to make the playoffs

nmculbreth
04-06-2009, 12:20 AM
78 wins.

Jefferson24
04-06-2009, 12:45 AM
75, just not enough bats in that line up.

UPRedsFan
04-06-2009, 02:02 PM
88 and the wild card by a nose over StL

CaliBuck
04-06-2009, 02:15 PM
95 wins.

fisch11
04-06-2009, 10:12 PM
83 big fat wins.

shredda2000
04-07-2009, 01:36 AM
84-78...one of these years I'm gonna be right!

leakbrewergator
04-07-2009, 04:41 PM
84 wins and barely missing the playoffs.

texasdave
04-08-2009, 11:21 AM
Here is a summary of the 2nd Annual TSATWASWS:

SunDeckers are a bit less optimistic this year than they were in '08. Last year, as a group, we predicted 85.1 wins. This year's average is 82.8. ORG posters are once again seeing the Reds' 2009 cup as being half empty. Their average came out to 79.0 wins per poster. This means the Reds are guaranteed to win at least 81 games, because the baseball universe will be made right in 2009! :beerme::beerme::beerme::beerme::beerme::beerme:


Prognosticator Prediction
calibuck 95
rsntransplant 91
canttouchthis 90
rootdown 90
gunner44 90
$1hotdog 90
bearcatshane 88
upredsfan 88
shawnredsfan 87
kingspoint 87
dannyb 87
redblooded 86
rob387 86
carolinaredleg 85
redsfanmia 85
asv1 85
thebiglebowski 84
redvanhot 84
chatterred 84
leakbrewgator 84
shredda2000 84
fourrunhomer 83
fisch11 83
texasdave 82
oesterposter 82
nastyboy 82
rocko 82
daytonflyer 81
johncocktoasten 81
jerome 81
ericthered 81
reds1869 81
jaybruce 80
fonductow 80
jackburton 79
freestyle55 78
nmculbreth 78
nasty_boy 77
brm13 77
jbchance 76
jefferson24 75
bgwilly31 71
terminator 71
slyder 70

OesterPoster
04-08-2009, 11:36 AM
I'd like whatever Calibuck is drinking. :D

texasdave
04-08-2009, 11:44 AM
I'd like whatever Calibuck is drinking. :D

I am hoping Calibuck's prediction turns out to be exactly like the lady who aced the first hole of golf she ever played. If his first-post-ever prediction of 95 holds true, he should just step away from the keyboard. He won't ever be able to top it. If that post holds true it should be archived immediately and for all time.

Eric_the_Red
04-08-2009, 11:48 AM
Maybe "calibuck" is really an ORG member infiltrating our ranks to skew our predictions? :eek::yikes::shocked:

terminator
10-04-2009, 02:57 PM
Here is a summary of the 2nd Annual TSATWASWS:

SunDeckers are a bit less optimistic this year than they were in '08. Last year, as a group, we predicted 85.1 wins. This year's average is 82.8. ORG posters are once again seeing the Reds' 2009 cup as being half empty. Their average came out to 79.0 wins per poster. This means the Reds are guaranteed to win at least 81 games, because the baseball universe will be made right in 2009! :beerme::beerme::beerme::beerme::beerme::beerme:


Prognosticator Prediction
calibuck 95
rsntransplant 91
canttouchthis 90
rootdown 90
gunner44 90
$1hotdog 90
bearcatshane 88
upredsfan 88
shawnredsfan 87
kingspoint 87
dannyb 87
redblooded 86
rob387 86
carolinaredleg 85
redsfanmia 85
asv1 85
thebiglebowski 84
redvanhot 84
chatterred 84
leakbrewgator 84
shredda2000 84
fourrunhomer 83
fisch11 83
texasdave 82
oesterposter 82
nastyboy 82
rocko 82
daytonflyer 81
johncocktoasten 81
jerome 81
ericthered 81
reds1869 81
jaybruce 80
fonductow 80
jackburton 79
freestyle55 78
nmculbreth 78
nasty_boy 77
brm13 77
jbchance 76
jefferson24 75
bgwilly31 71
terminator 71
slyder 70

Interesting to look back on this. All in all they were better than I expected especially considering the injuries.

Slyder
10-04-2009, 08:28 PM
I blame my prediction on Willy Tavares getting hurt, Alex Gonzalez getting traded and the Reds actually giving the people who should have been there to begin with a chance. Glad to been wrong but still this team could have been more competitive. Injuries or not.

BRM13
10-05-2009, 02:55 PM
Wow. The Reds weren't very good this year and yet only 7 people were too pessimistic! I was one, barely, and I felt like I was turning on my team at the time. Only 3 people really guessed much too low. Very biased, as I'd hope/expect on a Red's fan site.

If they hadn't had such a good last quarter of the season every single estimate would likely have been too optimistic. This is kind of a neat window on being fans. I kept wanting to think they'd win 85-90 games but I put in a guess of 77 because I couldn't really see how they'd score more than they'd give up over the course of the year. It really hurt to commit to that in writing because it forced me to acknowledge much earlier than I usually do that the team wasn't going to be good.