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Thursday, March 1, 2012

SP Kennel 2012 Iditarod Fan Challenge

We all know we've got many sleepless nights and unproductive work days ahead of us. We also know that SP Kennel fans are the best and most knowledgable of all.

The question is: Are you ready to get an early start on your Iditarod obsession and show the world how well you know SP Kennel?

If so, here's a challenge that's perfect for you:

Aliy and Ryne have sent me their Iditarod team rosters.

While I'm writing all the HTML code for posting them tomorrow, can you predict which dogs will be on the teams?

Put your line-ups in the comments and we'll show the sled dog world just how well SP Kennel fans know their stuff!

Go ahead, "get after it!"… You know it'll be way more fun than doing your work or getting some sleep!

(Notes & Hints: There are 16 dogs per team. Aliy's "Red Team" is the "best-of-the-best" racing dogs. Ryne's "Red & Black Team" has plenty of "veteran experience" up front and "youthful enthusiasm" in the back. If you review previous race rosters and look closely at which dogs have been racing this year, you'll have a pretty good starting point for your rosters. There's no "prize" for this contest besides public recognition of your effort and expertise… Have fun!)

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

RED TEAM:
Biscuit, Nacho, Olivia,Quito, Rose, Boondocks, Scout, Beemer, Tony,Butterscotch, Willie, Tatfish,Tug, Bonita, Snickers and Nutmeg

Melissa K. said...

Wow, I had no idea posting rosters involved such complicated code.

This is a fun idea! Here are my picks.

Red Team
Quito
Boondocks
Olivia
Willie
Scooter
Biscuit
Tatfish
Nacho
Chica
Nutmeg
Malibu
Scout
Scruggs
Dingle
Beemer
Bonita

Black Team
Tony
Bullet
Butterscotch
Skittles
Lil Deb
Ranger
Elsa
Fang
Schmoe
Boris
Mac
Moxie
Rambler
Viper
Rose
JJ

Jeff Buddington said...

Wow! Ok Mac, here goes nothin': ALIY: Quito, Olivia, Scout, Nutmeg, Boondocks, Nacho, Biscuit, Tatfish, Chica, Pud, Puppet, Scooter, Schmoe, Viper, Bonita, Scruggs...RYNE: Butterscotch, Ranger, Stormy, Kipper, Skittles, Spicy, Lester, Beemer, Moonpie, Cutter, Boris, Mac, Rose, Tug, JJ, Rambler.

Macgellan said...

Wow!... You're off to a really good start!

Jeff: Red=12, R&B=11... Well done!... Solid consistency!

Melissa: Red=14, R&B=8... You really know your top dogs!... Here's your chance to learn about the "juniors"?

Anonymous: Red=10... Pretty good!... What about R&B Team?

Anonymous said...

YoLynn says:

Red Team:
Biscuit
Boondocks
Bemer
Chica
Dingle
Malibu
Nacho
Scrugs
Nutmeg
Olivia
Quito
Ranger
Scout
Tatfish
Willie
Waylon

R&B Team:

Bonita
Cutter
Mac
Boris
Little Debbie
Moonpie
Scooter
Schmoe
Elsie
Spoog
Sissy
Raffie
Stormy
Skittles
Rose
Rambler

Anonymous said...

Aliy, Red:
Quito, JJ, Olivia, Scout, Beemer,
Tatfish, Biscuit, Beemer, Scruggs, Nacho, Ranger, Stormy, Tony, Waylon, Dingle, Chica

Ryne, R&B:
Butterscotch, Skittles, Boondocks, Rambler, Nutmeg, Chemo, IV, Lester,
Cutter, Scooter, sissy, Puppet, Spicy, Rose, Schmoe, Moonpie

katkreek said...

Thanks, Mac. This is fun.
Red team/Aliy: Quito, Olivia, Scout, Nutmeg, Boondocks, Biscuit, Scruggs, Nacho, Viper, Bonita, Honda, Rose, Scooter, Chica, Roy and Rambler.
Black team/Ryne: Beemer, Dingle, Bullet, Butterscotch, Spoog, Kipper, Mac, Moonpie, Tug, Lester, Ranger, Boris, Cutter, JJ, Tatfish, and Tug.
Whatever--we love'em all. Good luck. Wish we could be there. Herb and Tonia

Macgellan said...

YoLynn: Red=12, R&B=4... You know your top dogs!...

Anonymous (11:22AM): Red=9, R&B=6... We wish Beemer could run in two positions!

All pretty good work... Surely someone can nail this!

Macgellan said...

katkreek: Red=12, R&B=7... Good job!... Just a little off on which teams... e.g. Tatfish on the R&B Team?!?!? Aliy without the crazy twins (Biscuit & Tatfish)... Never!... ;-)

Anne said...

Red Team -
Quito
Olivia
Scout
Nutmeg
Boondocks
Biscuit
Puppet
Tatfish
Chica
Nacho
Pud
Schmoe
Scooter
Scruggs
Beemer
Willie

Red and Black
Butterscotch
Tony
Honda
Waylon
Elsa
Moxie
JJ
Sissy
Rambler
Roy
Viper
Bonita
Fang
Dingle
Tug
Stormy

Macgellan said...

Anne: R=12, R&B=7... Pretty good!... The 4 Red Team dogs you missed are on your R&B team... I'm sure Ryne wishes she was going to have them!

Anonymous said...

OK Mac, for the Red Team I Think:
Olivia, Quito, Scout, Beemer, Biscuit, Boondocks, Scooter, Tatfish, Nacho, Nutmeg, Ramler, Willie, Roy, Viper, JJ, and last but not least, Bonita.

Red & Black Team: Schmoe, Puppet, Stormy, Skittles, Waylon, Kipper, Spicy, Lester, Moonpie, Boris, Mac, Rose, Ranger, Honda, Chica and Dingle.
Edwin Le Doux.

Anne said...

OK, I'll try again.
Red team-
Olivia
Quito
Scout
Nutmeg
Boondocks
Biscuit
Puppet
Tatfish
Chica
Nacho
Scruggs
Beemer
Butterscotch
Dingle
Tug
Tony

Ryne-
Stormy
Moxie
Rambler
Roy
Viper
Bonita
Fang
Ranger
Bullet
Lester
Cutter
Pud
Schmoe
Scooter
Willie
Mac

Macgellan said...

Anon 1:51PM: R=13, R&B=10... Pretty good!

Anne Again: R=11... Bummer!... R&B=4... Ouch!... How about try #3!!!

Lynne d said...

Red:
Quito
Bondocks
Olivia
Tatfish
Biscuit
Nutmeg
Chica
Nacho
Scooter
Sissy
Puppet
Schmoe
Beemer
Pud
Ranger
Malibu

R&B
Bullet
Rose
Schmoe
Fang
Tony
Willie
Mac
Ranger
Elsa
Viper
JJ
Tug
Scout
Bonita
Scruggs
Boris

I will be looking for them in Kaltag where I will have on my SP gear!

Macgellan said...

Lynne d: Red=10, R&B=6... You have most of the dogs, just not the right teams!

You also have Schmoe on both teams... Though he is actually not running on either one... Bummer!

I hope you are all enjoying this little challenge... I know it's hard... But you can believe it's hard for the mushers, too... Which dogs to take? How to make sure you have a good balance? How to make sure you don't "double book" a dog? How to make sure there are enough good leaders for both teams?... It's a pretty complex set of equations!

Macgellan said...

You've all done really well with this!... In most cases, you've got almost all the right dogs, just not on the right teams... It's getting pretty late, so here's a hint to factor into your last minute roster predictions:

Red: Q-O-B-N-C-S-B-T-N-S-W-B-D-V-B-R

R&B: S-R-R-T-K-B-H-T-J-S-W-L-E-M-C-P

Does that help or hinder? I can't wait to see!

Melissa K. said...

OK, I'll try again, but the R&B team is hard to guess - too many choices!

Red Team
Quito, Olivia, Boondocks, Nacho, Scooter, Chica, Bisquit, Tatfish, Nutmeg, Scruggs, Willie, Viper, Beemer, Rambler, Dingle, Bonita

R&B team
Skittles, Ranger, Rose, Tony, Kipper, Boris, Honda, Tug, JJ, Spoog, Waylon, Lil Deb, Elsa, Mac, Chemo, Puppet

Macgellan said...

Melissa: R=16!!!!!

R&B=12!!!...

Dogs not on R&B team: Skittles, Boris, Spoog, LilDeb... Swap those dogs out and you'll have it!!!

So close!

Melissa K. said...

OK, last try on the R&B. Thanks for the hints. (and yay for Mac and Chemo for making the team!)

R&B team: Stormy, Ranger, Rose, Tony, Kipper, Bullet, Honda, Tug, JJ, Spicy, Waylon, Lester, Elsa, Mac, Chemo, Puppet

Deb said...

No Lil Deb? How sad for her. We will miss seeing her in Nome. And, of course, all the dogs that don't get to go on the Great Race. Aliy and Ryne, have s great race. We 'll be cheering you on.