The TQBR Prediction Game Hall of Champions has a new enshrinee today, alongside historical fantastical immortals of the past like Spidershark, Pretty Toney, mig(g)s88 and David Schraub: BenOlson, also known as Ben Olson, has emerged victorious in 3.0.
For most of 3.0, the game was all bunched up, where only accuracy separated anyone at all. You can trace the moment of BenOlson’s ascension to his call of Dmitry Pirog in an upset of Daniel Jacobs two weekends ago, which gave him an extra 700 points nobody else had. All he had to do was correctly pick the victors in Saturday’s two fights — Devon Alexander over Andriy Kotelnik, Tavoris Cloud over Glen Johnson — and he would be king. That’s what he did. Now he’s the king.
Words can’t accurately convey how awesome BenOlson is right now. So here’s a picture (from here) to symbolize it.
I’m not comparing the rest of us to Nazis, by the way. And statistical analysis of last weekend’s fight for the rest of us is somewhat irrelevant right now — several people wisely made picks they didn’t believe in for the purposes of trying to secure a victory. The gamble almost paid off, even for the people who picked Kotelnik.
So that wraps it up for 3.0. Thanks for playing, everyone. Gird thy loins for 4.0, which begins THIS WEEK with Chad Dawson-Jean Pascal. Your slate is clean. Go forth and become an immortal. Or join in fresh if you haven’t played before. And start thinking about those new team nicknames, if you want a new one.
Your final standings are below. If you see a tabulation error, let me know so I can adjudicate, even if it’s only for honor’s sake.
KO Onan (Tim Starks) 6350
David Schraub 6350
Arthur Billette 6200
Frankie Topanga (ScottB) 6050
the legend 5900
Geordie Dancer (Andrew Harrison) 5750
Pew Pew Pew PJ 5700
Da Legend Killa (cNcEDDIE) 5600
team individuality 5600
Not Sure (Jay Ari Yin) 5550
Sad Keanu (ALEXMAC) 5400
The Fire In The Flint (Apemantus) 5110
Mean Eugene (Eugene Dammrod) 5000
Hit Dog 4950
Eu-ro-pe, Eu-ro-pe! (Dobbler) 4800
ShortFuse (rowyn) 4400
Drederick Tatum (Scott Kraus) 4400
Team Judge Smails (willfrank) 4350
Team Vuvuzela (edub) 3800
Da Weasel (FunkyBadger) 3150
Grillmaster (indiebass) 2800
Queensberry Wench 2700
Paul Kelly 2300
Basque Country 600
The Royal Marcus 600
Malignant Narcissism (Eric Naff) 600
Burbank Baker 550
PI Joe (Irvin Ryan) 500