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Intro for first time players

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(Reverse) Sheep is a game that is part Family Feud, part trivia game. The object of the game is to outwit other players through a series of questions that are usually united in theme. There are two types of questions.

The first, Sheep, is one where you try to think like everyone else and match their answers. The more people you match, the better you do. Let's say we have a game of six players (A through F). A Sheep question might be something like "Name a great color." Sheep questions never have right or wrong answers. Let's say our five players answered like this:

Players A, C, and E said "Blue"
Players B and D said "Green"
Player F said "Chartreuse"

Scoring in Sheep games is like golf: the lower your score, the better. The "Blue" players get -3 points (and the best answer). The "Green" players get -2 points. Player F did not match anyone and gets 0 points.

The second type of question, Reverse Sheep, is the exact opposite. You want to avoid matching other players. A Reverse Sheep question might be something like "Name a state on the Atlantic Coast." Reverse Sheep questions always have right or wrong answers. Let's say our players answered like this:

Players D and E said "Delaware"
Players F and B said "Maine"
Player C said "Texas"
Player A said "South Carolina"

Player A gets zero points, unless unique bonuses are in play (refer to the Game-Specific Rules). The "Delaware" players get +2 points (a penalty, since you want to have a low score). The "Maine" players also get +2 points. Player C's answer might be debated among the players to see if it is considered correct or not. Wrong answers always score above the most common answer. You're always better off going for something obvious than for something obviously wrong. If "Texas" is ruled incorrect, player C gets +4 points (two above the most common correct answer).

That's the gist of it. Each person running a game adds little rules here and there but those are the basics.


General Rules

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  • The object of the game is to out-think everyone by picking answers to questions that are the most common (Sheep) or least common (Reverse Sheep), but still correct.
  • Example Sheep question: "Name a confusing sci-fi TV series." A good answer might be Lost and a bad answer might be Land of the Giants.
  • Example Reverse Sheep question: "Name a Clippers draft pick." Blake Griffin might be a bad answer, but Yaroslav Korolev might be a good answer. (Unless everyone is trying to go as obscure as possible).
  • Scores are tallied according to the number of players answering that question. Sheep answers are tallied as negative. Reverse Sheep answers are tallied as positive. The lowest score wins.
  • There is no such thing as wrong answer for a Sheep question. Wrong answers in Reverse Sheep are scored two points above the most common answer.
  • You may not cheat by using Google, Wikipedia, basketball-reference.com, etc. Use only what's in your head.
  • Please send in your answers to me via PM. Place only one answer per line, without numbers, set info, or the question itself. Add {sd} to the end of the answer, not the beginning. Those who do not do this will be penalized 20 points right off the bat.
  • Note: Be creative with your answers, but don't be stupid.
  • Sheep questions are marked by an S:, Reverse Sheep questions are marked by an R:.


Game-Specific Rules

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  • Unique Bonus: Reverse Sheep questions will generate additional bonus (negative) points according to the following:

    1 Unique is awarded -15
    2 Uniques are awarded -10 each
    3 Uniques are awarded -6 each
    4 Uniques are awarded -3 each
    5+ Uniques are awarded -1 each

  • Slam Dunks {sd} Players have the power of multipliers in their hands. Each player is given five (5) Slam Dunks ({sd}s) which they use by adding {sd} to the end of their answer. Slam Dunks have different effects depending on the question you use them in:

    • In Sheep questions, the {sd} adds 1 to the Multiplier. You are allowed to use up to TWO of your {sd}s on any given question.

    • In Reverse Sheep questions, you can use a single {sd} to turn the question into a sheep question for you. A second then acts as a multiplier. However, if your answer is wrong, it does nothing. I will answer any questions you have about Slam Dunks.


  • The game is now closed to new entrants and will commence sometime on Thursday, May 16.

    Answers pertain to the National Basketball Association--no ABA, WNBA, D-league, European league, Olympics, etc.

    When I say "since the 2000-2001 season inclusive or later," that means it happened during the 2000-2001 season, during the 2001-2002 season, etc.

    Any reference to or answer of a single year will be interpreted as the season that ended in that chronological year--e.g., "2008" = the 2007-2008 season

    And another reminder: Please send in your answers to me via PM. Place only one answer per line, without numbers or the question itself. If you are playing a slamdunk on a question, add {sd} to the end of the answer, not the beginning. Incorrectly formatted answers will be penalized 20 points right off the bat.

    However, slamdunk errors will be granted one "lane violation" and may be corrected via PM once with no penalty. However, revisions simply because you "thought of a better answer" will not be allowed. I may PM you for answer clarification; no response often brings about the least-desirable result.

    I will take somewhere in the vicinity of 20 participants (though will make special dispensations for anyone who has run a Sheep game in the past), and plan on starting some time before the 2013 NBA Finals ends.

    The Questions

    1. S: Which individual is most responsible for the Lakers' "three-peat" run in 2000-2002?
    2. S: Which individual is most responsible for the Lakers' 2012-13 failure?
    3. S: Who is the best player in Lakers history?
    4. S: Who is the Lakers' biggest waste of roster space over the last 10 years?
    5. S: Who is the Lakers' best draft pick in the last 10 years not named Bynum?
    6. R: Name a jersey number that the Lakers have retired.
    7. S: Who is the dirtiest Celtic ever?
    8. S: Who is the best active NBA player under 6 feet tall?
    9. R: Name a player at least 7'4" tall who played at least 10 games in the NBA.
    10. S: Who is the best player in NBA history not named Jordan?
    11. S: Who is the worst free-throw shooter in NBA history?
    12. R: Name someone who was the head coach of a team that won the NBA championship since the 2000-2001 season inclusive.
    13. R: Name a player who was named NBA MVP since the 2000-2001 season inclusive
    14. S: Who is the best active NBA head coach who hasn't yet been the head coach of an NBA championship team?
    15. S: Who is the biggest NBA playoffs goat failure?
    16. R: Name a player with at least 2,000 career steals.
    17. R: Name a player with at least 2,500 career blocks.
    18. R: Name a player with at least 25,000 career points.
    19. S: Which city or franchise have David Stern and the NBA screwed over the most in the last 10 years?
    20. S: Who is the most disappointing #1 overall draft pick since 2001 not named Oden?
    21. R: Name a player who started at least 60 games for the Chicago Bulls during their "three-peat" run of 1990-1991 through 1992-1993.
    22. R: Name a player who started at least 1 game for the Boston Celtics during their championship season of 1985-86.
    23. R: Name a player who started at least 60 games for the Houston Rockets during their championship run of 1993-1994 through 1994-1995

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    Re: Sports Talk (Reverse) Sheep: It's Sheeptime! (NBA Sheep)

    to the game.

    to all the Lakers questions, though I get it.

    and to #19
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    Re: Sports Talk (Reverse) Sheep: It's Sheeptime! (NBA Sheep)

    Sweet, I was actually pondering some questions for an NBA sheep. When I was thinking them up, I was deliberately trying to not post a lot of team specific questions. Wish I knew you were getting your game going, I would have sent you some of the questions I thought of instead of all those Laker ones
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    Re: Sports Talk (Reverse) Sheep: It's Sheeptime! (NBA Sheep)

    Originally Posted by Pharoh View Post
    to the game.

    to all the Lakers questions, though I get it.

    and to #19


    I actually can't stand the Lakers, but cater to your audience, right? At first I was thinking straight Lakers Sheep but cut some of those questions and made it a little more general.

    In retrospect the questions now look too easy, but we'll see, I guess.
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    Re: Sports Talk (Reverse) Sheep: It's Sheeptime! (NBA Sheep)

    For #15, thats goat and not GOAT? In other words, shittiest guy, not best guy?
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    Re: Sports Talk (Reverse) Sheep: It's Sheeptime! (NBA Sheep)

    Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
    For #15, thats goat and not GOAT? In other words, shittiest guy, not best guy?
    The capping makes all the difference. But yeah, like the A-Rod of hoops. He's more of a lifetime achievement award, which wasn't my intention, but the Sheep can decide.
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    Too many fucking Laker questions.
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    Re: Sports Talk (Reverse) Sheep: It's Sheeptime! (NBA Sheep)

    Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
    The capping makes all the difference. But yeah, like the A-Rod of hoops. He's more of a lifetime achievement award, which wasn't my intention, but the Sheep can decide.
    I took it as being the worst of all time.
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    Re: Sports Talk (Reverse) Sheep: It's Sheeptime! (NBA Sheep)

    #20 - since 2001 inclusive?
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    I'm in.

    Good timing on the game!
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    Re: Sports Talk (Reverse) Sheep: It's Sheeptime! (NBA Sheep)

    Originally Posted by rocket1312 View Post
    #20 - since 2001 inclusive?
    2001 inclusive, yes. Must have missed that detail in revising.

    Originally Posted by Tarantino View Post
    Too many fucking Laker questions.
    Can't please the Sheep, well, any of the time. We'll see if that keeps people from playing. The irony would be if the Laker fans here don't play.
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    Answers sent.

    I don't follow the sports forum so I feel like I'm at a disadvantage. Especially because I assume that all of these Lakers questions have known 'forum accepted' answers. Oh, did I mention there were WAY too many Laker questions.
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    answers sent

    Hope I do well on this cause it's the sport I follow most.
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    Re: Sports Talk (Reverse) Sheep: It's Sheeptime! (NBA Sheep)

    In.
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    Count me in. I'll send answers later tonight.
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    It's probably killing Arpeggi that he can't submit answers.
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    Super. I'll submit answers tomorrow.
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    Originally Posted by Tarantino View Post
    It's probably killing Arpeggi that he can't submit answers.
    Oh man, that makes it SO much better! Thanks for brightening my day.

    Oh yeah, answers submitted.
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    In!

    Hate the fucking Lakers, hate having to answer some of these questions knowing that there are so many Lakers fans playing.
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    whoops, had to send a {sd} correction, hopefully it's a lane violation and not a penalty.
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    Re: Sports Talk (Reverse) Sheep: It's Sheeptime! (NBA Sheep)

    Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
    The capping makes all the difference. But yeah, like the A-Rod of hoops. He's more of a lifetime achievement award, which wasn't my intention, but the Sheep can decide.
    I took it as Greatest of All Time. can I send PM and ammend my answer?
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    Good to keep in mind for future games that the high percentage of Lakers posts in the Sports forum might not be reflected in the players of a Sheep game.

    11 14 players so far:

    devilshalo
    Tarantino
    feenst
    Howie2000
    rocket1312
    fumanstan
    Decker
    Krayzie
    LurkerDan
    Red Dog
    acubfaninmd
    Pharoh (will send)
    sleepyhead55
    orangecrush

    I'm not planning to play this game but might have to in order to reach a forum quorum, so I haven't read anyone's answers yet.

    Originally Posted by LurkerDan View Post
    Hate the fucking Lakers, hate having to answer some of these questions knowing that there are so many Lakers fans playing.
    I did throw you and myself a Celtics bone, LurkerDan!

    Originally Posted by LurkerDan View Post
    whoops, had to send a {sd} correction, hopefully it's a lane violation and not a penalty.
    I haven't read the answers yet but it should be fine.

    Originally Posted by acubfaninmd View Post
    I took it as Greatest of All Time. can I send PM and ammend my answer?
    I can see the confusion based on NBA lingo and one of the other questions, so go ahead and amend.

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    I will submit later this afternoon or evening.
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    I need to fix my answer to goat as well.
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    answers sent

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