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comment scoring

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Whoa, a curve ball - when we

Whoa, a curve ball - when we have seen a steady diet of fastballs...

That will have you way out in front of the ball and looking goofy, won't it?

I have not started studying it yet, but I am sure we will figure it out.

I feel sure there is a method to the madness, however!!

Best of luck men... I see the same guys - and a lot of new "faces" - could we have a new CVC in our midst????

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I will be here posting, but

I will be here posting, but just for the sake of posting.  Not trying to win the contest this month. I am going to enoy being a spectator and not a participant per se.

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Congrats on winning the

Congrats on winning the rifle, CVC! Thumbs up

But I'm glad you're not trying to win this month with all that time you have on your hands. Thanks for stepping aside.

If I could figure out a way for the boss to pay me for posting or some more paid vacation, then I'd be in business. lol Yes

Jim, you do a heck of a job for having to work 50+ hours a week. I commend you on your success! Thumbs up

Good luck this month!

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thank you ecu part off that

thank you ecu

part off that time i  was off for hunting so that helped

i will not have that luxury in december

best of luck to all

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Thanks.  I wish i could take

Thanks.  I wish i could take credit for not competing for the rifle because I am stand up guy and wanted to let someone else win, but the truth is winning last month was hard work.  I am happy with winning just one nice prize and don't feel the need to live on the computer for a month.

Truth is, I would have made the rule that once you won first prize you couldn't win another first prize.  Share the wealth.

Watching the contest this month tells me I made the right decision.  The competition is really tough this month.  The new rules will make it a real challenge to accumulate a lot of points.  Ca-Vermonster however, seems intent on moving beyond his reoccurring 4th place finishes, but it is still anyone's game.

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