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Rock, Paper, Scissors?

Unread postby mswerb » Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:19 am

I actually caught some of this tournament on ESPN yesterday. After about 5 minutes I could not believe that this was taking place. The stage was set almost like an arm wrestling tournament. This was an ACTUAL event! it took place in Vegas and bets were being taken. What has the sporting world come to :?:
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Unread postby leadpipe » Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:50 pm

No more ridiculous than competitive eating.

Incidentally, I saw a recent interview with Chuck Baras and he was talking about an idea he had of a game show where if you lose, you die. He said that he feels, this very day, he would easily get contestants to play, just that, obviously, the networks wouldn't allow it.

When I take a step back and look at the sheer number of morons in the country at this stage, I agree with the guy 100%.
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Unread postby mswerb » Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:23 pm

I would watch something like that.
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Unread postby Guest » Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:55 pm

If there was a show like that, it would probably get the highest ratings ever.
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Unread postby Greener » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:59 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Greener were in Vegas at the time that the RPS championships were taking place back in May. We actually happened to be in the casino on the Saturday of the "tourney" and watched about an hour, it was hilarious.

As far as the play until you die competition, I am not in law enforcement or anything, well maybe I am, but still I find that to be a bit on the illegal side, considering assisted suicides are not consider Kosher and all.
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Unread postby intenso » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:18 pm

Lead Pipe wrote:No more ridiculous than competitive eating.



competitive eating at least takes some form of athleticism.
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Unread postby leadpipe » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:17 pm

Greener wrote:Mr. and Mrs. Greener were in Vegas at the time that the RPS championships were taking place back in May. We actually happened to be in the casino on the Saturday of the "tourney" and watched about an hour, it was hilarious.

As far as the play until you die competition, I am not in law enforcement or anything, well maybe I am, but still I find that to be a bit on the illegal side, considering assisted suicides are not consider Kosher and all.


Greener, you ARE in law enforcement. Which means, you've seen many, many more morons than the rest of us. And, well, that's a lot of morons. Chuck's idea was hypothetical, but his thought of being able to get contestants was, I'm afraid, factual. Not to mention, as Fight said, it would get huge ratings.

By the way Greener, was it Rocks,paper scissors in Vegas, or did they call it by the official name of ro-sham-bo?
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Unread postby leadpipe » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:19 pm

intenso wrote:
Lead Pipe wrote:No more ridiculous than competitive eating.



competitive eating at least takes some form of athleticism.


Let's see, pounding your hand twice and then throwing out a sign on your third movement vs. moving your jaws really fast, opening your throat....

Looks like a draw.
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Unread postby intenso » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:29 pm

Lead Pipe wrote:
intenso wrote:
Lead Pipe wrote:No more ridiculous than competitive eating.



competitive eating at least takes some form of athleticism.


Let's see, pounding your hand twice and then throwing out a sign on your third movement vs. moving your jaws really fast, opening your throat....

Looks like a draw.



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Unread postby Greener » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:07 pm

Mike,
Those RPS folks, really took their profession seriously. As a matter of fact, one of reason that we left was because I was requested (by an official/contestant/fan) to tone down my voice because I was laughing too loud near one of the matches and the contestants could not concentrate. I wanted to stay a bit longer, check out the field and make a few plays but Karen said I was on the clock as far as my gaming time went, so out the door I flew.

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Unread postby leadpipe » Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:34 pm

As to the degree of seriousness, you just know there were cats scoping out their next opponent in hopes of talking to them and getting to know their personality. All this in hopes of trying to decipher if they would be proponents of the "Rock" or the "Paper". Outstanding.
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