|Office pool part Deux.||Sintesi|
Jul 3, 2002 12:46 PM
|Well we got the pool together and $180 on the line. We each pick 10 guys from a predetemined list of contenders. You receive points for each stage in which one or more of your guys comes in the top 10. 15 points if you pick a winner 9 points for second, 8 for third, etc, etc.. Guy with the most points at the end of the Tour wins the loot.
I've got a pretty good idea whom I'm gonna pick but thought I'd throw it at my favorite peanut gallery to see what they think. Which ten would you pick? They are roughly divided into three categories, sprinters, all-rounders/escape artists, and climbers. You can pick whatever combo you want as long as you end up with 10 guys. Who do you like you would be director sportifs?
Fred Rodriguez - might belong in all-rounders.
Fabio Baldato - Sprinter?
Igor G.D. Galdeano
Lance was excluded because everyone would pick lance and thus cancel him out of the contest.
BTW if you want to play along keep track and we'll compare points after the 28th. : )
Jul 3, 2002 12:54 PM
|Here's where I'm going:
Reasoning: I've done this a few times before, and the lesson learned is that true specialists (sprinters or climbers) have a much better chance of consistantly finishing at or near the top than do all-arounders who you think are good. I don't think anybody on my list will contend in the G.C.- but since there are no bonus points for GC, I'm picking all specialists, plus Jaja, who's always good for a win.