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<p>I can see that we have an issue brewing regarding sandbagging and points. </p>
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<p>I bet every one of us has been guilty of incorrectly estimating our badassery level at one time or another.  Sometimes we lose our mojo and don't rack up the points we thought we would, or a race has really beat us down and the post race running isn't what we thought it'd be.  We've probably all done some "sandbagging" at one time or another for various reasons - not intentional, it just happens. I think the biggest contributor is estimating what we think we can do and when the contest begins oh BOY! those competitive juices start a-flowing!  So I want to point out that trailz92 is new and could have easily underestimated the motivation that the VRAA provides.  Obviously, badassery levels cannot be changed mid stream, so it is what it is. I'm sure that in VRAA Round 24 trailz92 will be more aware of what badassery level would be appropriate and will sign up accordingly.  I mean, as long as we all keep our heads and don't scare anyone off with accusations and disrespectful posts.</p>
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<p>Let's all take a step back, breathe deep and relax. Yes, the VRAA winners title is important and the spirit of competition is what makes this game so fun and motivating - but in the end, it is <em>a game</em>.   It's not going to increase your income or carry off your kids.  Please, enjoy the spirit of the competition and the motivation that the VRAA provides us and don't let it get your blood pressure up.</p>
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<p>Please feel free to PM me with any questions or concerns.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>BigGahoona</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69738/important-notice#post_1938911"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> Yes, the VRAA winners title is important and the spirit of competition is what makes this game so fun and motivating - but in the end, it is <em>a game</em>.   <strong>It's not going to increase your income</strong> or carry off your kids. </p>
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Unless you got 5 large riding on it.....</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Better than yesterday</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69738/important-notice#post_1938974"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><p><br><br>
Unless you got 5 large riding on it.....</p>
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You do know that the Commissioner gets a 10% cut of any VRAA side bet winnings, right?<br>
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<p>Keep in mind, when you threw in the bonus for stretching that could have drastically increase your daily points.  For someone that never counted stretching nor stretched that often that would add atleast 8 points a day.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Boyerdavea</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69738/important-notice#post_1939140"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Keep in mind, when you threw in the bonus for stretching that could have drastically increase your daily points.  For someone that never counted stretching nor stretched that often that would add at least 8 points a day.</p>
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<p>That would be me, and it would also be the only reason I signed up as Super Mega. <br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mmoonptdeux</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69738/important-notice#post_1939150"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I bet on Team C...I guess I'm screwed royally, eh?</p>
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Have faith.  Team C may just not have entered their points yet.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>RandMart</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69738/important-notice#post_1939066"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Neither did I</p>
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Um, Coach. *AHEM* Would like to see less of this self-defeatist crap, please!!! *wags finger like a teacher at RandMart*</p>
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<p>And, um, let's just say it's nice to have a little bit of an equalizer in the teams! It's much more fun when it's a close race, not a runaway because of top heavy teams. (No offense to anyone!)</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>maccabeth</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69738/important-notice#post_1939164"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><p><br>
Um, <em>Coach</em>.</p>
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That's "Captain" if you please!!!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Better than yesterday</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69738/important-notice#post_1939125"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
BAIT: 0 to 60 points per week. Titanium: 40 points per day, 7 days a week. Just for context.</div>
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<p>Gobi: 40 points ... <em>every six hours!!! <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif" title=""></em></p>
 

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<p>as somebody that has scored points well beyond the lower limits of titanium in the past I know it's possible for gobi to score 70/day, as has been the case so far ... but with 40/day being the lower threshold for titanium I also reassert my belief that we really need to add a couple levels of badassery to keep the game fair in the future ....</p>
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<p>I will withhold comment/judgment on my teammate's faux pas on naming the right level of badassery  ...</p>
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<p>I will say, in public, that this is the type of thing(s) that almost kept me from playing this round if not for wanting to show support for our new commish ... those falling way outside their estimated goals as well as those that cannot even honestly state their true estimated goals are equally uninspiring as a competitor in this thing, imho ...</p>
 

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<p>After being a runner for the last 12 years I do not need the VRAA for motivation.  I use it for fun.  But lately it hasn't been much fun.  I'm sure Big Gahoona had the best of intentions but the way the VRAA has evolved in its last few runnings it is so full of imbalances it's bordering on the unfair and illogical.  I don't stretch.  A lot of recent studies have shown that stretching is neither beneficial nor harmful, so if you do it, fine, but if you don't there's no sense in rewarding one for starting it.  So someone who posts the stretching bonus seven days per week gets the equivalent of a 14 mile run bonus.  That's a pretty tough handicap for me to match with only running.  The run bonus is cheap points:  8 points for 15 minutes of stretching is the equivalent of running two miles in 15 minutes.</p>
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<p>I can't give blood because I had heptitis A 25 years ago.  Right now I'm only racing marathons so there's no race bonus for me.  And sand bagging?  It's bad sportsmanship.  So there, I got it off my chest.  This is not meant to be a criticism of Big Gahoona.  This is a job I wouldn't want and I am grateful she is carrying the torch.  But this will be my last VRAA unless we lose the gimmicks or at least offer a hard core option.</p>
 

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I have also posted in your teams' thread ...</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>gobi</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69738/important-notice#post_1939577"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I have posted in my teams thread, nothing else to add</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Better than yesterday</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69738/important-notice#post_1939542"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>For me the VRAA is both fun and motivational and continues to be both.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/occasion14.gif" title=""></p>
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I'm with <em>him</em> ... cheers, bro <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/occasion14.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>[it was actually <em>more fun</em> when we were losing; but what <em>goes</em> around ...]</p>
 
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