NBO: World CUP BIF

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by Syracuse12, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Disciple (353) Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    As a former frequent sports BIF participant and occasional OP, I'm making a brief return to the sports BIF world to run the World Cup BIF. I ran one the last time around and it's back by popular demand (ok, only 2 people asked about it, but that seemed popular enough.)

    Rules: If you sign up, you are committed to sending at least 60 oz of quality beer. Send beer you'd like to receive. Everyone should ship within one month of receiving a target.

    Link: https://bracketchallenge.fifa.com/bracket/leaguejoin/4f322084

    Sign up with your BA name and message me with your shipping information. If you cannot signup with your BA name, please include your bracket name in your message. Signups go until the website stop taking new brackets.

    Traders in good standing only.
     
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  2. soma27

    soma27 Initiate (74) Dec 18, 2014 New York
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    Was looking for a small BIF to join this summer. All signed up.

    In case anyone was having trouble - first you need to create bracket, then you need to join the league. League code is 4f322084 (the end of the link in the OP).
     
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  3. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,160) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I love your Profile Pic.
    I will be signing up
    Thanks for running this. I was just thinking that I would like to get in a World Cup Beer thingy.
     
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  4. oline73

    oline73 Poo-Bah (2,820) Sep 18, 2009 Maryland
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    I entered. Thanks for running this!
     
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  5. bstoos

    bstoos Initiate (40) Dec 7, 2017 New York
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    Joined. Should be an interesting tournament with some of the big name countries not qualifying. Is there a way to see everyone else’s brackets?
     
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  6. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Disciple (353) Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    I think not until tournament starts
     
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  7. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Disciple (353) Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    Bump! Let's get some more people signed up for this!

    Also, who is @vlachosc2?
     
  8. johnyb

    johnyb Defender (641) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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    I'm in my man!! Thanks for running this !!
     
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  9. soma27

    soma27 Initiate (74) Dec 18, 2014 New York
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    That would be me. Guess I already had an account, and it wouldn't let me change my username.
     
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  10. Beerchaeology

    Beerchaeology Initiate (151) Mar 22, 2012 New York

    This sounds great! So glad this has been set up. For clarification purposes what do you define by "quality beer"? Is there a certain rating we are going by? Thanks!
     
  11. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Disciple (353) Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    No, I live by the life rule of don't be a dick. Send a box you'd like to receive and everything works out fine. I don't like setting rules by rating because not everyone agrees with them. Take into account targets style preference and you'll be good.
     
  12. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (2,869) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    Ill probably sign up for this. How will recipients be determined? Winner take all?
    Thanks @Syracuse12 for setting up
     
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  13. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Disciple (353) Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    I'll divide up based on number of entries. I'll probably do a 2nd place, maybe 3rd depending on entries.
     
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  14. imyourhero21

    imyourhero21 Devotee (448) Oct 9, 2011 California
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    Im in as well, will fill it out later tonight. Crazy how many of the usual suspects arent playing this year.
     
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  15. ajaxbleach

    ajaxbleach Initiate (34) Dec 3, 2005 New York

    I'm glad we're doing this again. This will give me a reason to pay attention to the World Cup since Team USA isn't in it this time. I won 4th place last time and got a nice haul:

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Devotee (404) Jan 18, 2017 California
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    Im in!
     
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  17. swenny916

    swenny916 Aspirant (218) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Me too!
     
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  18. Theredflame2

    Theredflame2 Initiate (136) Jul 30, 2011 Illinois
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  19. CBrodbeck

    CBrodbeck Zealot (594) Nov 1, 2014 Florida
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    Count me in!
     
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  20. Beerchaeology

    Beerchaeology Initiate (151) Mar 22, 2012 New York

    Just joined!
     
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  21. swenny916

    swenny916 Aspirant (218) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    So Spain may have really put a wrench in that non-editable bracket...
     
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  22. jerryfreak

    jerryfreak Initiate (105) May 3, 2009 North Carolina
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    I'll join. I'll fill out the bracket later tonight. Thanks for setting this up
     
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  23. Beerchaeology

    Beerchaeology Initiate (151) Mar 22, 2012 New York

    I don't think you are alone. And Group B was one of the ones I was more confident about...
     
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  24. MakeBeerGreatAgain

    MakeBeerGreatAgain Initiate (196) Oct 5, 2016 North Carolina
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  25. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Devotee (404) Jan 18, 2017 California
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    I bounced them early in the knockout so I’m not feeling too bad about it. But wtf are they thinking?
     
  26. swenny916

    swenny916 Aspirant (218) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Yeah, I didn't have them going too far, but who knows now...
     
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  27. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Disciple (353) Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    Up to 13 entries, so we will pay out at least first and 2nd place.
     
  28. Beerchaeology

    Beerchaeology Initiate (151) Mar 22, 2012 New York

    I had them bowing out in the semis. They are a pretty experienced team, with some quality veterans on their side. It might not be tremendous detriment, as long as their new manager doesn't shake up the roster too much.
     
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  29. imyourhero21

    imyourhero21 Devotee (448) Oct 9, 2011 California
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    They had not lost with him as coach ,but i think they will be just fine still. Just doesnt make the most sense 3 days before it starts.
     
  30. swenny916

    swenny916 Aspirant (218) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Exactly, just some weird circumstances to put on your squad.
     
  31. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Meyvn (1,365) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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  32. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Initiate (94) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    still time to join? also never done a BIF is it just 60oz of good beer you send? Sorry if a dumb question
     
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  33. soma27

    soma27 Initiate (74) Dec 18, 2014 New York
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    @Syracuse12 figured out how to get it to display my BA name - so you don't have to track the idiot whose name didn;t match up.
     
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  34. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Disciple (353) Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    that's the minimum, often people send more, but the requirement is a requirement, anything extra is simply extra
     
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  35. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Initiate (94) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    ok cool but for this bif in particular you need to place in the bracket to get beer?
     
  36. Theredflame2

    Theredflame2 Initiate (136) Jul 30, 2011 Illinois
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    How did you guys do that
     
  37. MakeBeerGreatAgain

    MakeBeerGreatAgain Initiate (196) Oct 5, 2016 North Carolina
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    Is there a $ amount that is suggested for the 60oz of beer?
     
  38. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Devotee (404) Jan 18, 2017 California
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    Yea this one is a gambling BIF, so if you place in the top “certain number of places, based on how many entrants” you win boxes. If you don’t place, then you send a box.

    No amount is required for these types of things. When you box it all up, if you think to yourself, “I’d be happy if this package landed on my porch” your good to go.
     
  39. MakeBeerGreatAgain

    MakeBeerGreatAgain Initiate (196) Oct 5, 2016 North Carolina
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    Awesome, thank you. I did one for the EPL and we had a set $ amount so just wanted to make sure.
     
  40. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Disciple (353) Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    this