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Post by moeron » April 11, 2007 11:14 am

It's Hockey time. There are 16 teams playing. How about that?
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Post by whitepelican » April 11, 2007 2:46 pm

[smilie=thatworks.gif] THANKS for all your efforts
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Post by Calypso Poet 99 » April 11, 2007 4:45 pm

What about a smaller tourney with all the Albums going against each other.

Just an idea to keep my mind off the snow........

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Post by job41475 » April 11, 2007 5:22 pm

How about if you had a series of "Conference Championship Tourneys" consisting of all songs on any particular album. Then you take the say top 2 or 3 songs off each album and enter them in a Grand Tourney. This will allow obscure songs, if BNers want it to, to make the cut even if they are not often or ever performed live. Of course much of Jimmy's appeal is live shows but it's the depth and variety in the songs on his albums that always struck a chord with me atleast. This way we can honor those songs as well.

I thought the tourney was a great time and alot of fun. Thanks for doing it!

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Post by Martyritaville » April 11, 2007 5:34 pm

Thanx for putting it all together - it was a hoot! [smilie=coolup.gif]

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Post by parrotsgirl » April 11, 2007 10:35 pm

Just wanted to say thanks for all you did to put this together...

and whatever you or others come up with i'm sure will phun!!!!!!
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Post by pojo » April 12, 2007 4:05 pm

This was awesome. It really made you think about voting for the songs.
Thank You :)
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Post by PA PAR8 HED » April 13, 2007 4:40 pm

I thought it was a great idea, thanks for doing all the work!

My only suggestions would be shake up the seeding and song selections a little. I like the idea of a selection "committee".

Maybe pick 16 albums and 4 songs off each and set it up that way.
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Post by LivingOutMy2ndChance » April 14, 2007 4:28 pm

Thanks for doing this! It was great fun! I kind of like the idea of having albums go up against each other.

Thanks again!
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Post by ragtopW » April 15, 2007 11:35 am

Calypso Poet 99 wrote:What about a smaller tourney with all the Albums going against each other.

Just an idea to keep my mind off the snow........
WHAT a great idea!!!

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Post by ragtopW » April 15, 2007 11:36 am

Or how about putting all the songs that haven't been played live
in at least.. 5 years against each other??

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Post by gr8hookipa » April 16, 2007 9:54 am

Thanks for running this - it was a blast!

You are probably right in assuming that the end results would be the same next year, but there might be some differences in the early rounds with different match-ups. I'm guessing OPH would battle APLAF in the finals, but I know that OPH knocked out a lot of great songs along the way (it had a tough road). Maybe some of those songs would have done some more damage in a different bracket?

I like the cover songs in there! Brown-eyed girl, Southern Cross and Scarlet Begonias are great! Jimmy puts his own touches on these songs and that's part of why they're special. But if the tourney is to determine "Jimmy's" best song, then I can see why we shouldn't include these songs.

Thanks again!

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Post by Nothin_But_A_Breeze » April 16, 2007 6:34 pm

Thanks for this. It was great. I was trying to think of a way that would keep OPH and APLAF in the final, but I don't see that happening unless you leave them out.

But what about 4 brackets of 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's. You can hear the progression through the years in Jimmy's music and it seems so many people like so many different "era's" of his music, we could at least find out his most popular song from each decade.

At least find a way to get Tin Cup Chalice and The Wino and I Know in there and I will be perfectly happy

Just a thought

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Post by Cincy'sOwnDrunk » April 17, 2007 8:32 am

This was a lot of fun. Of course there will always be songs that I would have included instead of others and I'm sure mine would be different than someone elses. Overall it was an excellent idea and we thank you for putting it together. I wonder if you'll have a different winner in future years. I kind of doubt it. I know for me, the best song won and will win in future years. If you changed up some of the lower seeds, you might knock off a few more popular but I would think it would end up pretty much the same. I also wonder if we do it again if people won't vote for the upset just to vote for it and not because they really like it better. The NIT idea sounds good for all of the more obscure favorites.

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Post by CaptainP » April 17, 2007 8:35 am

A few months ago, I did a survey that helped me identify the most popular Buffett songs among BNers. If you'd like I could get those results to you, we could use those as your starting point for a tourney, instead of the other method.

Or....do his entire catalog, add a couple rounds, use the SPLTM list for seeding only?
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Post by PA PAR8 HED » April 17, 2007 2:36 pm

Nothin_But_A_Breeze wrote:Thanks for this. It was great. I was trying to think of a way that would keep OPH and APLAF in the final, but I don't see that happening unless you leave them out.

But what about 4 brackets of 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's. You can hear the progression through the years in Jimmy's music and it seems so many people like so many different "era's" of his music, we could at least find out his most popular song from each decade.

At least find a way to get Tin Cup Chalice and The Wino and I Know in there and I will be perfectly happy

Just a thought

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You could probably do a complete 64 song tournament for each decade (may have to get creative with the 2000s, maybe add the soundtrack stuff in there).
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Post by jonesbeach10 » April 17, 2007 7:16 pm

CaptainP wrote:A few months ago, I did a survey that helped me identify the most popular Buffett songs among BNers. If you'd like I could get those results to you, we could use those as your starting point for a tourney, instead of the other method.

Or....do his entire catalog, add a couple rounds, use the SPLTM list for seeding only?
The entire catalog idea might take forever, and I'd only use songs on studio and live albums, but it might work. The only problem is that the results would be about the same in the end.

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Post by Grams » April 17, 2007 7:22 pm

I loved it!!! Thanks so much and whatever you decide to do next year will be great!!! [smilie=battingeyes.gif] [smilie=battingeyes.gif]

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Post by RainTree » April 18, 2007 8:44 pm

Thanks so much for doing this, it really is great fun!

I'd go with several of the suggestions, such as NIT, or songs that Jimmy wrote. I, too, am so very tired of BEG.
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Post by yes i am a » April 20, 2007 9:52 pm

Thanks for comming up with a great way for all of us to pass the time waiting for word of JIMMY'S next show , or the time when he is playing in a venue close to home. Here's to you :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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