Back by popular demand: Hockey Pool 2013-2014

I just sent out a Rando that may be of interest to some of you:

IMG_4418Yup, it’s that time of year again, and Twitter is abuzz with talk of a new #VWXPool!

We’re using the same pool as last time, on the CBC website. The group name is “Puck Science”, and the password is “VWXYNot?” – all regular readers are very welcome to join! No knowledge of hockey is required, as I think we’ve proven every year since we started.

The deadline for pick submission is Tuesday October 1st at 4pm Pacific time – my apologies for the later notice than usual (and thanks to Lavaland for nudging me on Twitter!). I’m back on the grant application train again, so it’s my busiest time of year at work, combined with an unusually active social life over the last couple of weeks.

A note about updates: during the last two seasons, hosting and coordinating other hosts for the weekly update posts started to feel a bit like a chore, which made it less fun than usual. So, this year, I am decreeing that I will do updates whenever I damn well feel like it, which I think will be much better (for me, anyway, and it’s my pool, so there). There’ll definitely be an end-of-season update, and probably one at the all-star break, but other than that I’m not promising anything! We can always trash-talk on Twitter instead – and if any participants have blogs and would like to post updates more often than I’m managing, you are very welcome to do so, whenever you damn well feel like it!

About Cath@VWXYNot?

"one of the sillier science bloggers [...] I thought I should give a warning to the more staid members of the community." - Bob O'Hara, December 2010
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5 Responses to Back by popular demand: Hockey Pool 2013-2014

  1. chall says:

    sounds good! :) as for updates…. I have a sneaky feeling they will show up those weeks when it’s either horrendus or excellent :) (at least for me that’s when I feel the need to gripe/winning shout)

  2. Lavaland says:

    Thanks so much Cath! We look forward to this all summer. We are overdue for some beers btw!

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  4. Cromercrox says:

    I wish I had the remotest clue what any of this was about. I’m not sure that much of the preceding is even in English.

    • Cath@VWXYNot? says:

      This must be why Facebook allows people to set their language proficiency as both “English” and “Canadian English”