BattleBots 2021/22

It’s robot fighting betting time!

Loser buys Winner his favorite snack!

There are 32 teams in the single-elimination tournament, all ranked based on prior performance in the group stage.


RULES

For each day of competition, pick the winners of each battle.

If your bot wins, you score points!

Points Scored = (contestant rank difference) / 4 rounded to nearest integer – so root for the underdogs when it makes sense!

PLOT TWIST! If we pick the same robot to win a battle…
… if the robot loses, the point leader after the round cannot pick the winner to win in the next round.
…if the robot wins, the point leader after the round MUST pick that bot to win in the next round.
…if the point leader has conflicting rules in a battle, the rules are all invalidated.

Round of 32

Ep11 Mike Skorpios Minotaur Copperhead Glitch/WitchDoctor Hijinx P1 Huge Riptide
Ep11 Dan EndGame Bloodsport Lucky Glitch/WitchDoctor Sawblaze Hypershock Huge Riptide

Ep12 Mike Ribbot MadCatter Blip Tombstone Whiplash Yeti Rotator Tantrum
Ep12 Dan Hydra/Defender BlackDragon Blip Tombstone IceWave Cobalt CaptainShredderator Gigabyte

Dan2 – 2 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 4 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 8 – 8 – 8 – 15 …
Mike2 – 4 – 5 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 7 – 7 – 7 – 7 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 11 …

Round of Sixteen

Dan EndGame WitchDoctor SawBlaze UpperCut Hydra Blip Cobalt Tantrum
Mike Minotaur Copperhead SawBlaze Riptide BlackDragon Blip Cobalt Tantrum

Dan15 – 15 – 18 – 21 – 22 – 25 – 25 –
Mike11 – 15 – 15 – 15 – 16 – 19 – 23 –

Quarterfinals

Dan Minotaur Sawblaze Blip Cobalt
Mike Minotaur Riptide Hydra Tantrum

Dan25 – 26 – 26 – 26 – 26 – 26 –
Mike23 – 23 – 24 – 30 – 31 – 31 –

Semifinals

Dan WitchDoctor Hydra
Mike Sawblaze Tantrum

Finals

Dan WitchDoctor
Mike Tantrum

Dan26 – 26 – 31 – 31
Mike31 – 32 – 32 – 33

Amazing Race 33

DAN WINS 7 to 1!

Even Covid can’t stop it.

  • Pick the team you think will win, and pick the team you think will be eliminated next.
  • For winners, if your winning team wins, you score a point.
  • For losers, if your losing team is eliminated, you score a point, and get to pick another.
  • Contest winner is the one with the most points after the final episode!

Lululemon

Head coach

Terrorists

Lumberjacks

Newark

Franchise

Love Island

Prison

Normcore

Balladeers

Attendants

SCORE

Ep01Ep02Ep03|Ep04Ep05Ep06Ep07Ep08Ep09Ep10Ep11
Dan00000234457
Mike00123334321
LEGEND
+1Winning choice won this leg of the race
+1Losing choice was eliminated (pick again)
+2Winning choice won, and losing choice was eliminated – PERFECT!
-1Winning choice was eliminated – pick again, loser…
-1Losing choice won this leg – just… sad…

WIN PICKS

Ep01Ep02Ep03|Ep04Ep05Ep06Ep07Ep08Ep09Ep10Ep11
Dan
Mike
Winner

LOSE PICKS

Ep01Ep02Ep03|Ep04Ep05Ep06Ep07Ep08Ep09Ep10Ep11
Dan
Mike
Loser(none)(none)(none)

FULL LEG RESULTS

Ep01
Ep02
Ep03
(reset)
Ep04
Ep05
Ep06
Ep07
Ep08
Ep09
Ep10
Ep11

Kayaking the Roanoke River at Jamesville

Stephen and I drove out to his home town of Jamesville to check on his family’s properties there. It’s about 3/4 of the way from Raleigh to OBX. Classic old town America.

After we visited his parcels, we hit the Roanoke, and saw fish jumping, a great blue heron, a kingfisher, turtles among the natural lily pads (beautiful), what looked to be a copperhead fall from a tree and take a gentle upstream swim, and a pack of turkey vultures enjoying a catfish head on the shore, ha. A beautiful natural river.

Hyperdrive season 1

This hot mess is a lot of chaotic fun, just don’t expect anything to be Olympic-level quality. Vroom vroom!

Rules: Watch all the qualifiers. Once the final 12 are named, each contestant ranks them first to last. Upon show completion, each contestant gets 12 points for each player, minus the number of slots you were “off”; e.g., 12 points if you picked the winner as the winner, and 1 point if you picked the winner as the loser.

RACERS

Dan picks:
1. Joao
2. Atsushi
3. Brittany
4. Alex
5. Corrina
6. Sara
7. Diego
8. Fielding
9. Faruk
10. Axel
11. Alexandre
12. Jordan

Mike picks:
1 Joao
2 Diego
3 Brittany
4 Atsushi
5 Faruk
6 Jordan
7 Sara
8 Axel
9 Fielding
10 Alex
11 Corinna
12 Alexandre

SCOREBOARD

EliminatedAlexandreFarukFieldingJordanSaraBrittanyAlexCorrinaJoaoAtsushiAxelDiego
Dan score1121314050586879.58899103109
Mike score1218293849576571.5809197106

DANNO WINS!!

He gets a website with user authentication, done by Mike.

9.0 Promising Young Woman

I found my militant feminist movie last night, after Hustlers failed hard to deliver on every level. Damn, some intense manhating. Good stuff, hahaha. Carey Mulligan continues to steal my heart.

About as dark as I Care A Lot, but with a solid theme: men are disgusting lustful gluttons.