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    Challenge 38: Ride or Dies



    Does the title of this season bother anyone else? I understand that it is supposed to be the plural of "Ride or Die," but it just sounds ... wrong to me. Should just be "Ride or Die." Oh well, at least that's the worst, most game affecting decision the producers of The Challenge have made in a long time.

    Premieres October 12, which is two weeks from today, so I guess we'd better get this party started.

    Headspace, Xno and Vil are in, but I have not heard anything from Moss. Sent him a couple of e-mails, plus a PM here. Doesn't look like he has been on BG since March, so I think I'm just going to move on, unless he chimes in before we figure out the order.

    Here's the Cast List, with women listed first and then their Ride or Die:
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    Amber B - Chauncey
    Analyse - Tommy
    Aneesa - Jordan
    Colleen - Kim
    Emmy - Nam
    Kailah - Sam
    Kaycee - Kenny
    Laurel - Jakk
    Michele - Jay
    Moriah - Fessy
    Nany - Johnny Bananas
    Nurys - Nelson
    Olivia - Horacio
    Ravyn - Johnny Middlebrooks
    Tamarra - Turbo
    Tori - Devin
    Veronica - Darrell


    No CT or Kyle for the first time in a while, but Bananas is back.

    Once again, over half the cast is rookies, so I don't know who almost half of them are. This whole season gives me Bloodlines vibes all over again, but at least the teams are all M/F. I'm sure if you look around, you can find some additional information on who all of these people are for drafting purposes.

    Also, judging by the trailer, some of these people come in after the start but are still in the official cast list. If they're not in the first episodes, they don't get Episode Participation points until they're potentially eligible for the Elimination in that episode (i.e. if they come in at the end of the episode, they don't get it for that).

    Trying to find a randomizer, there's not a lot of great options for sporting events right now, as scores for current sports tend to be pretty low. So let's use MLB attendance tomorrow (9/29) - that'll give Moss one more day just in case he wants to keep playing (and I value tradition more than UCLA and USC do). Picking games that aren't likely to be sold out:

    Royals @ Tigers announced attendance
    White Sox @ Twins announced attendance
    Athletics @ Angels announced attendance
    Rockies @ Giants announced attendance

    We'll stack the 5 contestants by alphabetical order, figure out the remainder on the attendance numbers, and then establish the draft order based on that. Same basic process I've done in recent years. With 34 contestants, that should leave 2 left over in the free agent pool for if someone leaves (for good reason).

    Let me know if you have any questions, otherwise I'll post the Draft Order probably some time Friday morning and we can get started.

    EDIT: Moss is in, so we'll have five Team Owners and six players each with four left over.

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    Setup Order:

    0. Byrd
    1. Headspace
    2. Moss
    3. Vil
    4. Xno Kappa

    Royals @ Tigers = 13,137 announced attendance. 13,137 / 5 = 2,627 R2. Moss gets first pick.

    0. Byrd
    1. Headspace
    2. Vil
    3. Xno Kappa

    White Sox @ Twins = 23,397 announced attendance. 23,397 / 4 = 5,849 R1. Headspace gets second pick.

    0. Byrd
    1. Vil
    2. Xno Kappa

    Athletics @ Angels = 31,293 announced attendance. 31,293 / 3 = 10,431 R0. Byrd gets third pick.

    0. Vil
    1. Xno Kappa

    Rockies @ Giants = 24,112 announced attendance. 24,112 / 2 = 12,056 R0. Vil gets fourth pick.

    That leaves Xno Kappa with the fifth (and sixth) pick.

    Order:

    Moss
    Headspace
    Byrd
    Vil
    Xno Kappa

    I'll shoot out an e-mail, but let's get started.

    Cast List, listed in pairs with the women first:
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    Amber B - Chauncey
    Analyse - Tommy
    Aneesa - Jordan
    Colleen - Kim
    Emmy - Nam
    Kailah - Sam
    Kaycee - Kenny
    Laurel - Jakk
    Michele - Jay
    Moriah - Fessy
    Nany - Johnny Bananas
    Nurys - Nelson
    Olivia - Horacio
    Ravyn - Johnny Middlebrooks
    Tamarra - Turbo
    Tori - Devin
    Veronica - Darrell

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    Bananas

    Also hope all of you dudes have been well

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    I will keep this post updated until we hit page two.

    We are now keeping track on page two.

    Draft:
    1) Moss - Bananas
    2) Headspace - Kaycee
    3) Byrd - Jordan
    4) Vil - Fessy
    5) Xno Kappa - Laurel
    6) Xno Kappa - Turbo
    7) Vil - Tori
    8) Byrd - Nany
    9) Headspace - Devin
    10) Moss - AmBer
    11) Moss - Analyse
    12) Headspace - Nelson
    13) Byrd - Kailah
    14) Vil - Michele
    15) XK - Darrell
    16) XK - Nurys
    17) Vil - Olivia
    18) Byrd - Horacio
    19) Headspace - Chauncey
    20) Moss - Aneesa
    21) Moss -
    22) Headspace -
    23) Byrd -
    24) Vil -
    25) XK -
    26) XK -
    27) Vil -
    28) Byrd -
    29) Headspace -
    30) Moss


    Cast list, with those highlighted in bold who have already been selected:
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    Amber B - Chauncey
    Analyse - Tommy
    Aneesa - Jordan
    Colleen - Kim
    Emmy - Nam
    Kailah - Sam
    Kaycee - Kenny
    Laurel - Jakk
    Michele - Jay
    Moriah - Fessy
    Nany - Bananas
    Nurys - Nelson
    Olivia - Horacio
    Ravyn - Johnny Middlebrooks
    Tamarra - Turbo
    Tori - Devin
    Veronica - Darrell

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    I'll take Jordan. Not sure when he comes in, but I doubt he'll be leaving anytime soon. Plus, looks like he'll argue with Tori a bunch.

    Vil is up, then Xno Kappa for two.

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    Does the title of this season bother anyone else? I understand that it is supposed to be the plural of "Ride or Die," but it just sounds ... wrong to me. Should just be "Ride or Die."
    Agreed. Kind of like plural of compound nouns. Some of them people use the wrong thing so much that it just gets "also acceptable".

    I'll pick Fessy here.

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    Shit. Lot of tough choices with these picks.

    Think I’m going to roll with Laurel and Turbo.

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    Damn, man. Those were the next two people that I wanted and looking at this list now, I'm not jumping for joy at any of these people.

    There's some highly combustible elements that could involve her, so I'll go with Tori.

    Jordan is still listed available, but I was thinking that it may be easier soon if the partners are listed even if they're picked. I'm not going to remember who half of these people are once their partner is off the board. Could you have the available ones in bold or something? I don't know. Maybe it's just an issue for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vil
    Jordan is still listed available,
    Fixed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vil
    I was thinking that it may be easier soon if the partners are listed even if they're picked. I'm not going to remember who half of these people are once their partner is off the board. Could you have the available ones in bold or something?
    Yup, but I put those were are already selected in bold, since it's easier at this point in the draft to pick eight entrants instead of twenty-six or whatever.

    I'll take Nany, which means we have one team that has been completely selected.

    Headspace is up.

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    We've got to get this going - we only have a few days left.

    I'm out of town this weekend, so it will be harder for me to update from my phone, so whatever we can get done in the next 12 hours would be great. If Moss doesn't pick by bed time tonight, he's just going to get the default options (alphabetical order, so Amber and Analyse).

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    I will take Kailah.

    Vil up, then XK with two.

    And unless Moss chimes back in here, he will just auto draft Aneesa when it gets back to him. Or whoever is at the top of the alphabet.

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    Gonna go with Michele here.

    Spies Lies and Allies was so long ago that I thought there was a season between that she wasn't cast on between that one and now. Maybe that's a product of there being two spin-offs during the long layoff, including one that she would have fit in on, idk.

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    So, should I just do my 3rd round pick or what?

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    Shit my bad

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    Lemme get Darrell and my cousin Nurys!

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    Hmm. Could go with a safer pick, but I'm going to take a shot on Olivia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xno Kappa View Post
    Lemme get Darrell and my cousin Nurys!
    Your what? Is that figurative or literal?

    Also, I will take Horacio. Headspace up, then Moss for two.

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