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Everything Was Going So Well Up to This Point…


(One blind punch can sure screw up a guy’s picks something awful. Photo courtesy of Fight Magazine.)

By now we’ve all had a chance to see how we fared in our individual FightPicker pools, and then follow that up with the appropriate amount of gloating/sobbing at the sight of the overall standings. I’ll admit that I wasn’t feeling too great about finishing third in my pool, but hey, that’s what I get for thinking Nick Diaz and Marius Zaromskis would take longer than a round to reach that level of reckless abandon. Third felt acceptable. It felt almost dignified. Then my wife pointed out that she beat me. By a lot. And not only did she win her pool, she’s tied for first overall.

I spent the next several hours sitting alone in a dark room, feeling bad about myself and reevaluating some life choices. If only Melvin Manhoef hadn’t gotten quite so overeager, I kept telling myself, things might have been different. But that’s not the way it worked out, thanks to Robbie Lawler’s Hail Mary right hook, and now I get to hear about it for the rest of my life. Or until I redeem myself with UFC 109.

Feel free to use the comments section below to curse your picks, brag about what a magnificent human being you are, complain about some perceived injustice, or do whatever you need to do to process the results.

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bobroode- September 14, 2011 at 8:15 am
What a great pic, looks like a one punch TKO.
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ShortBus- April 23, 2011 at 10:19 am
Damn it!
I might have to Google this sh1t.
ShortBus- April 23, 2011 at 10:18 am
Well that didn't work.

Let's see if this produces a double carriage return.
ShortBus- April 23, 2011 at 10:16 am
Please ignore this comment.
I'm just testing out some formatting.
BackbaconBilly- February 1, 2010 at 7:00 am
That just doesn't sound right, how about...

Thanks guys for the info on how to access the fightpicker, that sounds more appropriate.
BackbaconBilly- February 1, 2010 at 6:57 am
Thanks for the info on how to access boys...

@robthom, you're spot on about o'le Brock
omunto- February 1, 2010 at 6:15 am
Damnit stupid main event cost me big. Can I have my 3rd place chips in Salt and Vingar flavoring please? Those are my favorite.
mma samurai- February 1, 2010 at 2:16 am
I was blown away by that hail mary right hook. I thought for sure he was gonna get spanked the way he was just taking all those leg kicks like that. I was expecting his leg to get blasted into the crowd if he took too many more of them. Leave it to Robbie Lawler to pull a Scott Smith and get the out of nowhere KO. Kudos to him (even if he did screw up my fight picks). Tied with three people for third place.
inverted triangle poke- February 1, 2010 at 1:35 am
id love to know how i did in fightpicker but im not authorized. my guess is i either beat hte bens and they dont like to lose LOL or ur coding is sub par.
robthom- February 1, 2010 at 12:15 am
@ Canadianbacon,
Log out and log back in. You need to refresh your CP "cookie".
Nobody rejects you (except the Brock of course, but only when it suits him).
cpasley- January 31, 2010 at 10:36 pm
For everyone having problems with "Access Denied," log out and log back in. You need a new CagePotato cookie, and unfortunately there's no way to force it without you logging out first.
The_Dead_Cow- January 31, 2010 at 8:24 pm
I like the game, it's a lot cheaper than actually betting.

Curse u Lawler!!!!

5th like everyone else
Sunburned- January 31, 2010 at 7:44 pm
13th!
(Fightpicker)
BackbaconBilly- January 31, 2010 at 7:37 pm
@ robthom

I'm glad you're enjoying our rejection...tis a sad day indeed!!!!!

NastyGuido- January 31, 2010 at 7:10 pm
for real. its ganna be a sad March 21st for me.

:(
byebyestrikeforce- January 31, 2010 at 6:08 pm
Access denied. WTF is that. mmaplayground you are not.
robthom- January 31, 2010 at 5:56 pm
@ BackbaconBilly

A consistently easy bit of pleasure.
;)
KoPDanger- January 31, 2010 at 5:54 pm
Heh, the only thing I wasn't feeling was splitting the winnings with the three other people who came in third in my pool. Twenty chips immediately went to five... kind of made zero sense.
If I'm in Vegas and I bet, I don't have to share my winnings with everyone who bet the same way.
Awesome though. Manhoef and Diaz having killer instinct ruined my pools. Bastards.
BackbaconBilly- January 31, 2010 at 5:32 pm
Can't log in either, says access restricted... is this another thing denied to Canucks?
KimboSlice- January 31, 2010 at 5:24 pm
I got 10 out of 12 right

150 points
robthom- January 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm
Freedomfries + gravy = prooteen IMO.
Ed M- January 31, 2010 at 4:53 pm
@bold

This is who Wes meant when he said great wrestlers:

w w w.lowkick.com/UFC/Dan-Hardy-UFC111-Vlog-The-Outlaw-wants-to-become-a-Wrestling-phenom
mmaniac22- January 31, 2010 at 4:53 pm
Still sad about what happened to Manhoef, two advices for him, like everyone said "keep your hands up", and "keep using your gladiator black trunks", at k-1 heros dynamite! USA 2007 he wear the white trunks, now at strikeforce the long shorts made him look like marvin eastman at my bad quality stream. "And f#*k the sponsors!!"
Cmmon! Melvin you can win it the next time
Smitty- January 31, 2010 at 4:52 pm
Quad(ruple bypass) has been tryin like hell not to use any of Joe Rogans catch phrases at every Strikeforce event. He's come close a couple times, but last night he crossed the line by saying to one fighter "we hope to see you again in the future". You could almost see it in his face how bad he wished he could take it back. Fuckin loser.
roms15- January 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm
i would love for greg nagy to fight wes sims
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