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Matt Ottinger

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« Reply #150 on: August 24, 2006, 11:57:35 PM »
[quote name=\'sshuffield70\' post=\'129043\' date=\'Aug 24 2006, 11:39 PM\']
[quote name=\'PYLdude\' post=\'129041\' date=\'Aug 24 2006, 10:31 PM\']
I think you:

a) missed the joke
b) didn't read earlier in the thread where Matt said they're two separate shows.
[/quote]Yep, I missed the :P[/quote]
I'm guessing b) is also true.
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« Reply #151 on: August 25, 2006, 02:47:42 PM »
I finally got around to submitting my list today.

I just went through the EoTVGS, 2nd edition, and made a list of all the shows I thought deserved to be on the list, remembering afterward to think of shows that have come out since the book was published.  Some of the last ones I picked were a bit dicey, and I picked one personal favorite that I only know from its radio incarnation, though I gather that the original TV incarnation was practically the same as the radio version.

Ranking the shows was the tough part, and I don't think I would ever be satisfied with any ranking I came up with, so I finally gave up and just started putting things in the list in some rough kind of order, not worrying too much about getting everything exactly "right."  I tended to give preference to long-running shows.  Also, because I am not a tape trader, a small number of the shows on my list I have never seen or have only seen in clip form, but I chose them by reputation.  I didn't feel comfortable putting them too high on the list, so most of those shows ended up in the bottom 20.

I'll be interested to see the full list and how everything ended up being ranked, just to see how far off my rankings are (Matt says all but a few of my choices are in the top 50 right now) from everyone else's.

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« Reply #152 on: August 26, 2006, 01:56:44 AM »
My criterion was: If these two shows were on at the same time, which one would I watch? It led to some surprising results.
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« Reply #153 on: August 27, 2006, 12:16:42 PM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'126768\' date=\'Aug 9 2006, 05:41 PM\']
 Balloting will end on Monday, August 28 so that I can have time to compile the results and announce them when GSN gets to their #1 choice on Thursday, August 31st.
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Matt, how many are we up to?
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« Reply #154 on: August 27, 2006, 09:11:40 PM »
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'129301\' date=\'Aug 27 2006, 12:16 PM\']
Not to be Matt's promo guy...but there's only 24 hours or so left.
Matt, how many are we up to?[/quote]
Holding at about 70.  I'm still really hoping that a few more of you were waiting until the last minute to get yours in, and I know we get a lot more traffic on Sundays so those of you who may have forgotten, now's the time to do it.  I'll take lists as short as 25, and your votes will definitely make a difference.  Right now, the numbers 2, 3 and 4 shows are separated by a single point (out of thousands), that's how close it is near the top.

I'll take lists all day Monday, and then Tuesday I'll start releasing the results.  If you still want to send me a list, check out the firts post in this thread for instructions on what to do.
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« Reply #155 on: August 28, 2006, 11:55:10 AM »
So if someone has not voted yet and can make an educated guess on 2  3 and4 they can place them in the countdown such that they can effect the order.

How's that for incentive to vote.

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« Reply #156 on: August 28, 2006, 01:32:08 PM »
[quote name=\'Chuck Sutton\' post=\'129437\' date=\'Aug 28 2006, 10:55 AM\']
So if someone has not voted yet and can make an educated guess on 2  3 and4 they can place them in the countdown such that they can effect the order.

How's that for incentive to vote.
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« Reply #157 on: August 28, 2006, 01:34:18 PM »
[quote name=\'Chuck Sutton\' post=\'129437\' date=\'Aug 28 2006, 10:55 AM\']
So if someone has not voted yet and can make an educated guess on 2  3 and4 they can place them in the countdown such that they can effect the order.
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And by giving the show ranked #28 a first place vote, they could affect the order too.
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« Reply #158 on: August 28, 2006, 03:16:30 PM »
[quote name=\'Modor\' post=\'129446\' date=\'Aug 28 2006, 01:34 PM\']
[quote name=\'Chuck Sutton\' post=\'129437\' date=\'Aug 28 2006, 10:55 AM\']
So if someone has not voted yet and can make an educated guess on 2  3 and4 they can place them in the countdown such that they can effect the order.
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And by giving the show ranked #28 a first place vote, they could affect the order too.
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Hell, the order could be affected in any way with a few misplaced first place votes. And I'm sure there's plenty of those on the list.

What I'm looking forward to seeing, now that there's a discussion on first place votes affecting the countdown order, is how many shows that got first place votes didn't make the top 50. I doubt that there's gonna be any that would fit the category, but stranger things have happened...
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« Reply #159 on: August 29, 2006, 12:56:30 AM »
I'm really anxious to see the list.  It'll definetly take away some of the bitter taste after the practically-inevitable double-shot of Cram that we'll probably wind up with sometime over the next three days.

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« Reply #160 on: August 29, 2006, 03:32:16 AM »
I'm anxious to see if the #1 show gets fewer first-place votes than the #2 show.  It sometimes works in college polls so I wouldn't be surprised to see something like that happen here.  However, with a tight battle between #2,#3 & #4, I think #1 will most likely get a good chunk of those first-place votes.

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« Reply #161 on: August 29, 2006, 05:25:34 PM »
[quote name=\'CountdownRound\' post=\'129565\' date=\'Aug 28 2006, 11:56 PM\']
I'm really anxious to see the list.  It'll definetly take away some of the bitter taste after the practically-inevitable double-shot of Cram that we'll probably wind up with sometime over the next three days.
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Oh, come on...

Not to defend GSN, but you know damn well that the top 3 will all be known and generally-agreed-upon titles.  They're not going to make a 105-eps-and-out series that they aren't even repeating anymore their number one.

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« Reply #162 on: August 29, 2006, 05:36:31 PM »
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'129643\' date=\'Aug 29 2006, 02:25 PM\']
Not to defend GSN, but you know damn well that the top 3 will all be known and generally-agreed-upon titles.  They're not going to make a 105-eps-and-out series that they aren't even repeating anymore their number one.
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« Reply #163 on: August 31, 2006, 01:08:31 AM »
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'129643\' date=\'Aug 29 2006, 05:25 PM\']
[quote name=\'CountdownRound\' post=\'129565\' date=\'Aug 28 2006, 11:56 PM\']
I'm really anxious to see the list.  It'll definetly take away some of the bitter taste after the practically-inevitable double-shot of Cram that we'll probably wind up with sometime over the next three days.
[/quote]

Oh, come on...

Not to defend GSN, but you know damn well that the top 3 will all be known and generally-agreed-upon titles.  They're not going to make a 105-eps-and-out series that they aren't even repeating anymore their number one.
[/quote]

Someone wanna buy this cat a sarcasm detector?

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« Reply #164 on: August 31, 2006, 01:21:47 AM »
[quote name=\'CountdownRound\' post=\'129891\' date=\'Aug 31 2006, 12:08 AM\']
[quote name=\'uncamark\' post=\'129643\' date=\'Aug 29 2006, 05:25 PM\']
[quote name=\'CountdownRound\' post=\'129565\' date=\'Aug 28 2006, 11:56 PM\']
I'm really anxious to see the list.  It'll definetly take away some of the bitter taste after the practically-inevitable double-shot of Cram that we'll probably wind up with sometime over the next three days.
[/quote]

Oh, come on...

Not to defend GSN, but you know damn well that the top 3 will all be known and generally-agreed-upon titles.  They're not going to make a 105-eps-and-out series that they aren't even repeating anymore their number one.
[/quote]

Someone wanna buy this cat a sarcasm detector?
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Excuse you?  You were attempting sarcasm?
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