clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

RTT Guessing Game: South Carolina edition

New, 15 comments

Chaos reigns again this week and causes not only a lead change, but a change in the weather. That, and Chris Pendley proves an exception to an old piece of conventional wisdom. All in this week's RTT Guessing Game.

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Lots of action at the top with another lead change this week. SmallsVFL and newcomer volseoc both got taken out by a blue shell, everybody but two people got hit by an all-out lightning storm that was so bad it made the gamemaker reduce the effectiveness of thunderbolts, and yrekacavol emerged from the chaos as the sole leader.

To play this week, go to the form and submit your answers to our three questions. When you're done, come back here and paste your responses in the comments section for discussion purposes. DON'T FORGET TO HIT THE SUBMIT BUTTON. Here are my answers:

If your RTT screen name is on the list below, choose it. Otherwise, choose NEW PARTICIPANT and type your screen name in the box that magically appears.e? (Defensive or special teams) Joel Hollingsworth
Does Josh Dobbs complete a pass that nets over 50 yards? No
Which is greater, the Vols' net rushing yards or the Gamecocks' net total yards? The Gamecocks net total yards
Do the Vols score 50 points or more? No

And now for the play-by-play of last week's action. Reminder, here's what's happening after every question:

Mushroom. Plus one point. Two of these per round, randomly distributed.

Banana. Minus one point. Two of these per round, randomly distributed.

Blue Shell. 25% chance each round of the person in last place getting one of these. Once received, it's automatically released and will travel one place (I changed this to four places in Week 7 due to it moving too slow and realizing that a player could otherwise stay ahead of it by getting all questions right. No leader escapes the blue shell in Mario Kart.) each round until it reaches the highest point total at which point it will blow up the player(s) then in first place. They'll lose two points.

Thunderbolt. 25% chance each round of someone in the bottom half of the standings getting this. When received, it's automatically released, and everyone loses two points except for the person who received and used it.

Round 1

Question: Which is greater, Tennessee's net rushing yards or Kentucky's net passing yards? Answer: Tennessee's net rushing yards. Nineteen people got it right.

Mushrooms: Falconnuke and DCVFL.

Bananas: NickDrake87 and Chris Pendley.

A new blue shell is launched from the bottom, and The_German draws a thunderbolt, and everybody but him loses two points. Everybody's mad.

Round 2

Question: How sacks does Tennessee get? Answer: 2. Only three people got this right.

Mushrooms: PrideoftheSouthlandFam and RavenVol.

Bananas: expuppy and DRose.

No new blue shells, but there is another stupid thunderbolt, this one drawn by volYourBase, who loses no points but becomes everyone's enemy because he just cost them all two points. The gamemaker decides there are too many negative numbers and so decides to increase the mushrooms and bananas and decrease the effect of thunderbolts by half. The one pending blue shell advances to within three spaces of the top.

Round 3

Question: Do the Vols score 40 points or more? Answer: Oh, yeah. Twenty-one people got this right and laughed while doing it.

Mushrooms: Heerb, LTVol99, RockyTop5, and USOCRZY.

Bananas: chuckiepoo (narrowly missing Chris Pendley again), Chris Pendley (hahahahaha), Joel Hollingsworth (ahem), and DBres14.

Thankfully there are no new blue shells or thunderbolts, because those things are hard to tabulate and keep track of. The pending blue shell does advance -- and strikes the two leaders: SmallsVFL, who's been there for some time, and newcomer volseoc. They lose two points, and yrekacavol takes sole possession of the lead. SmallsVFL falls back to a pack of seven tied for second.

Current standings this week:

Participant W7Q3T W8Q1 W7Q1 W7Q1S W7Q1GT W7Q2 W7Q2ST W7Q2S W7Q2GT W7Q3 W7Q3ST W7Q3S W7Q3GT
yrekacavol 3 1 4 -2 2 1 3 -2 1 1 2 2
volseoc 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 3 -2 1
SmallsVFL 5 1 6 -2 4 0 4 -2 2 1 3 -2 1
volundore 4 1 5 -2 3 0 3 -2 1 0 1 1
VolFanatETSU 4 0 4 -2 2 1 3 -2 1 0 1 1
Will Shelton 3 1 4 -2 2 0 2 -2 0 1 1 1
heerb 3 0 3 -2 1 0 1 -2 -1 1 0 1 1
rockyboy 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1
Master Jedi Starkiller 2 1 3 -2 1 0 1 -2 -1 1 0 0
LTVol99 2 1 3 -2 1 0 1 -2 -1 0 -1 1 0
acrawf 3 3 -2 1 1 -2 -1 -1 -1
Smokin Turkeys 3 0 3 -2 1 0 1 -2 -1 0 -1 -1
SmokeyX 2 1 3 -2 1 0 1 -2 -1 0 -1 -1
NickDrake87 2 1 3 -3 0 0 0 -2 -2 1 -1 -1
jfarrar90 2 0 2 -2 0 0 0 -2 -2 1 -1 -1
VolinDenver 1 1 2 -2 0 0 0 -2 -2 1 -1 -1
Erik.Hancock.35 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 -1 -1 0 -1 -1
Incipient_Senescence 2 0 2 -2 0 0 0 -2 -2 0 -2 -2
keefedog 2 2 -2 0 0 -2 -2 -2 -2
mariettavol 2 0 2 -2 0 0 0 -2 -2 0 -2 -2
utkjmitch 2 0 2 -2 0 0 0 -2 -2 0 -2 -2
MasonW 1 1 2 -2 0 0 0 -2 -2 0 -2 -2
falconnuke 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 -2 -2 0 -2 -2
Caban 1 0 1 -2 -1 0 -1 -2 -3 1 -2 -2
daetilus 1 0 1 -2 -1 0 -1 -2 -3 1 -2 -2
bmwaller 0 1 1 -2 -1 0 -1 -2 -3 1 -2 -2
huge alien head 0 1 1 -2 -1 0 -1 -2 -3 1 -2 -2
PrideoftheSouthlandFam -1 1 0 -2 -2 0 -2 -1 -3 1 -2 -2
RockyTop5 1 0 1 -2 -1 0 -1 -2 -3 0 -3 1 -2
LouisvilleVol 1 1 -2 -1 -1 -2 -3 -3 -3
63vet 0 0 0 -2 -2 0 -2 -2 -4 1 -3 -3
chuckiepoo 0 0 0 -2 -2 0 -2 -2 -4 1 -3 -1 -4
AeroVol 0 0 -2 -2 -2 -2 -4 -4 -4
brewer2111 0 0 -2 -2 -2 -2 -4 -4 -4
memphispete 0 0 -2 -2 -2 -2 -4 -4 -4
RollerVol 0 0 -2 -2 -2 -2 -4 -4 -4
Captennmike 0 0 -2 -2 -2 -2 -4 -4 -4
TennVol95 in 3D! -2 1 -1 -2 -3 0 -3 -2 -5 1 -4 -4
RockyTopinKY -2 1 -1 -2 -3 0 -3 -2 -5 1 -4 -4
DCVFL -2 0 -2 -1 -3 0 -3 -2 -5 1 -4 -4
Chris Pendley 1 1 -3 -2 -2 -2 -4 -4 -1 -5
Joel Hollingsworth 0 0 0 -2 -2 0 -2 -2 -4 0 -4 -1 -5
aurabass -1 -1 -2 -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -5
bhibb37 -1 -1 -2 -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -5
bulldurham -1 -1 -2 -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -5
HomeSweetHomeToMe -1 -1 -2 -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -5
JHH -1 -1 -2 -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -5
LexVol -1 -1 -2 -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -5
mmmjtx -1 -1 -2 -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -5
stopha -1 -1 -2 -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -5
Bruce in Louisville -1 -1 -2 -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -5
codman19 -1 -1 -2 -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -5
pjmatthevill -1 -1 -2 -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -5
RavenVol -2 -2 -2 -4 -4 -1 -5 -5 -5
VolinSucktucky -2 0 -2 -2 -4 0 -4 -2 -6 1 -5 -5
volsohard16 -3 1 -2 -2 -4 0 -4 -2 -6 1 -5 -5
volYourBase -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 0 -5 -5 -5
USOCRZY -2 -2 -2 -4 -4 -2 -6 -6 1 -5
atthejabbok -2 -2 -2 -4 -4 -2 -6 -6 -6
Azvol -2 -2 -2 -4 -4 -2 -6 -6 -6
DailyVol -2 -2 -2 -4 -4 -2 -6 -6 -6
Raven17 -2 -2 -2 -4 -4 -2 -6 -6 -6
The_German -4 -4 0 -4 -4 -2 -6 -6 -6
DBres14 -2 -2 -2 -4 -4 -2 -6 -6 -1 -7
damcglade -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -2 -7 -7 -7
goobervol -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -2 -7 -7 -7
PrescottAZVol -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -2 -7 -7 -7
expuppy -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -3 -8 -8 -8
DRose -3 -3 -2 -5 -5 -3 -8 -8 -8
NashVol -4 -4 -2 -6 -6 -2 -8 -8 -8
smokydog -4 -4 -2 -6 -6 -2 -8 -8 -8
ChuckieTVol -4 -4 -2 -6 -6 -2 -8 -8 -8
Coach799 -4 -4 -2 -6 -6 -2 -8 -8 -8
GiantCornelius -4 -4 -2 -6 -6 -2 -8 -8 -8
VFLinOregon -4 -4 -2 -6 -6 -2 -8 -8 -8
Andrew Cooper -5 -5 -2 -7 -7 -2 -9 -9 -9
sjpetterson -5 -5 -2 -7 -7 -2 -9 -9 -9