GTS: 2020-2021 Season

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GTS: 2020-2021 Season 

Post#1 » by Jazz Dog » Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:54 pm

GTS is coming back this year. After dying out last season because of the lack of interest in the bubble.

This year I am going to do it a little differently because of time constraints.

I will submit two weeks of game on one thread. Each of you can come in give your scores in one posts or continue to do one post per game. I hope this allows more people to participate in all games, since you would only need to respond once every two weeks. Let’s get ready to rumble.

Inigo please sticky for me.
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Post#2 » by FJS » Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:24 pm

I sticked it.

Nice to begin it another year.
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Post#3 » by TNJazz » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:23 pm

Looking forward to another season of GTS. Nice to hear about the small format change, hopefully it allow for more participants. The Jazz are ready to rumble, I can almost hear it warming up in the garage like a beautifully piped up Morotcycle!
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Post#4 » by Jazz Dog » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:24 pm

Are we all ready for the new season of Jazz basketball?

After the disappointing covid stricken season I hope each of us and our families are in good health.

A few changes from last year to this year in the scoring and how I will administer the questions. I hope that these changes will get more to participate throughout the year.

First the scoring:

Each game I will ask for the winner, point spread and a bonus question.

Bonus question is always worth 5 points.

If you guess the winner and correct point spread, you get 10 points.
If you guess the winner and point spread is off 1 to 3 points, you get 7 points.
If you guess the winner and point spread is off 4 to 7 points you get 5 points.
If you guess the winner and point spread is off 8 or more points, you get 3 points.
If you guess the loser you get -3 points.

Example, in the last game against Clippers, Utah won 125-105. If I would have asked leading scorer, either team? If my guess was Utah by 18 and Clarkson I would have received 7 points for being off 2 points and 5 points for getting the bonus question right. Total points for the game would have been 12 points.

How I will administer the game by game this year.

Every two weeks or so I will posts the next 5-6 games in one post. You can immediately post your responses in one post or you can do it up to when each game is played in multiple posts. If you happened to post by accident two posts for the same game I’ll take your latest guess. Hopefully this allow those who are busy an easier time to get in for each game.

This year Jazz Dog is not going to be homer Jazz Dog, I’m throwing down the challenge to all players. Last year I voted against Utah maybe once, this year I want the title.

Everyone let’s get excited for this team, I think we are going to surprise a lot of people including some of our own fans. I’m calling this year the year of the 3’s.
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Post#5 » by Inigo Montoya » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:33 pm

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Post#6 » by Jazz Dog » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:37 pm

GTS first edition is coming from Cabo San Lucas. Merry Christmas to Jazz nation.

Dec 23rd, Utah at Portland.
Bonus question: which team makes more 3’s?

Dec 26th, Minnesota at Utah.
Bonus question. Better stats, KAT or Gobert?
Stats include points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and minus turnovers.

Dec 28th, Utah at OKC.
Bonus question. Highest +/- for Utah?

Dec 31st, Phoenix at Utah.
Bonus question. Who scores more points, Mitchell or Booker?

Jan 1st, LA Clippers at Utah.
Bonus question. Which team gets more steals + blocks?

Jan 3rd, Utah at San Antonio.
Bonus question, Who scores the most off the bench, either team?
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Post#7 » by Jazz Dog » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:39 pm

Inigo Montoya wrote:We were all dominated by red4hf last season. We all need to pick up our game.


Thanks for posting the reminder about red4hf. Domination.
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Post#8 » by Jazz Dog » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:43 pm

One more item I forgot. Since I am posting some games two weeks in advance, if a player who is involved in a bonus question misses the game, all participants who guessed for that game will get the bonus question right and earn 5 points.
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Post#9 » by Jazz Dog » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:46 pm

Dec 23rd at Portland
Utah wins by 6 and makes more 3’s.

Dec 26th Minnesota
Utah wins by 13 and Gobert better stats.
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Post#10 » by red4hf » Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:09 am

Thanks Jazz Dog for doing this again this season......

Dec 23rd at Portland
Jazz by 7, Jazz.......

Dec 26th Minnesota
Jazz by 11, Towns......
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Post#11 » by TNJazz » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:51 pm

Dec 23 at Portland
Jazz by 5, Jazz

Dec 26 Minn
Jazz by 14, Towns
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Post#12 » by vryadli » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:59 pm

Tanks, JD,

1. Utah +12 and more 3
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Post#13 » by FJS » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:06 pm

Dec 23rd, Utah at Portland.
Bonus question: which team makes more 3’s?

Jazz by 17, Jazz
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Post#14 » by Gert42 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:57 am

Does it matter how many games we pick when we post? Do you want the full two weeks of games at one time? Thanks for doing this again, BTW!
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Post#15 » by Jazz Dog » Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:35 am

Post all at once or do each game or somewhere in between. What ever makes it easier for you. I want to give more people the chance to guess each game.
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Post#16 » by Inigo Montoya » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:04 am

Jazz Dog wrote:One more item I forgot. Since I am posting some games two weeks in advance, if a player who is involved in a bonus question misses the game, all participants who guessed for that game will get the bonus question right and earn 5 points.

I think that would put people who post their guesses close to game day at a disadvantage and knows who will play because this system guarantees 5 points to anyone whose player didn't even get to play. I know we're all on the honor system and no one will take advantage of it but it's still creates a considerable imbalance.
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Post#17 » by Inigo Montoya » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:07 am

Dec 23rd, Utah at Portland.
Bonus question: which team makes more 3’s?

Jazz by 10, Jazz.
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Post#18 » by Gert42 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:54 am

December 23rd - Jazz at Blazers Blazers by 4 (ugh), Jazz.
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Post#19 » by ForeverRDjazz » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:35 am

Game on Jazz by 15 jazz more 3s
Game 2 game by 7 jazz more 3s again.
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Post#20 » by Denizfeital » Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:30 am

Dec 23rd, Utah at Portland.
Bonus question: which team makes more 3’s?

Jazz by 13 Jazz

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