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GOG Season 2013: Preparing a Crew

For any newbies out there - and there's lots of you, I know - GOG stands for "Guess the Outcome Game," the most fun you can have at AN with your clothes on. Each series, an appointed GOGger (that is a technical term) will post 6 or 7 questions regarding expected performance of players and teams, with associated point values. After the series, they will post answers and GOGgers will score their own predictions. Someone keeps a running tab of scores and folks jostle for position all year long.

From the non-specific personal references, you might worry that I am preparing not to act as GOG-Master this coming season, and you would be right. After two years of posting answers, preparing GOGs, and keeping the running tally, I am taking this season off.

In the comments section, I hope that some especially committed previous GOGgers are able to pipe up and begin a discussion about ways to distribute the tasks: soliciting GOG-preparers, designating a scorekeeper, keeping schedules, checking scores for wayward GOGgers. Also, we might want to think about where on the new page the GOG should rest. It can be in the FanPosts, of course, but also might make a nice story-stream.

Here are a few links to view, and of course, any AN search for GOG is going to turn up a lot of history!

A random GOG about the Stankees

Last Year's GOG #00, the "just-for-fun" season prediction, where I also referenced some additional back history:

In last year's GOG 2011 #00 post, Colin offered a nice history of the GOG, and you can see some representative samples by cuppingmaster (2011 #14) or me (2011 #48).

And I admit, one of my very favorites is this one: The Rime of the Mariners, set to Coleridge's tale, back in August of 2010.

Ok, now that I tooted my own horn a bit, feel free to remind me in the comments of any other noteworthy points. And let's hear from you'all! You in?

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