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0 Subject: Daily Blurb - July 18, 2011

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Mon, Jul 18, 2011, 10:36

Quote of the day
"I've not been to bed yet. I had quite a few pints and quite a few beers and quite a few glasses of red wine, and it all continued until about 30 minutes ago. Have to enjoy it when you can. It's been a very good night." -- British Open champion Darren Clarke, at his early Monday morning press conference

Daily blurb
Im back at RotoGuru World Headquarters for a few days, in between vacation jaunts to Ohio and New Jersey (Long Beach Island). Ive been away from cable TV for the past week, so I missed the home run derby and the entire British Open. Roughing it!

There were some post-ASB scoring formula changes in a couple of the affiliated contest sites. FanDuel reduced the points for a winning pitcher from 7 to 5, and added a point for a batter HBP. Draft$treet added a .75 scoring deduction for a blown save (both weekly and daily formats). I believe I have made the correct adjustments in my reports, but please let me know if you think otherwise. Note that pre-ASB points in the sortable stats were not adjusted they still reflect the rules in effect at the time of those contests. So trailing histories of points will be a bit of a mixed bag for awhile although neither scoring adjustment was so material that the trailing averages lose informational value.

In GuruGolf, British Open scoring was tougher this year than last, as the top best ball team was 8 strokes worse than in 2010, and the top worst ball score was 12 strokes higher. Here are the 2011 British Open prize winners:
Larceny (best ball, -38)
Rancid (worst ball, +63)

Since I was away last week, I also need to backtrack and announce the winners of the "Open Faced Sandwich contest":
LAMBES FORE HITS (best ball)
Knights (worst ball)

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