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Commentary: Don’t Take Me To Vegas


A couple of weeks back I wrote a column for offshoreonly.com called, “Embracing The Worlds” in which I picked winners for various classes of race boats at the 2013 Super Boat International Key West Offshore World Championships. I based my choices on several factors such as the number of races the team entered during the season, the number first-, second- and third-place finishes the teams acquired, the experience levels of the folks in the cockpit and such.

But still, even with whatever knowledge base I brought to the table as an observer of the sport, it was mostly guesswork done mostly for fun—not sure how fun the teams I didn’t pick thought it was but those I spoke with in Key West last week seemed to take it in the good-natured spirit in which it was given—and to provoke a few conversations.

So how’d I do? Not too well. Actually—to put a fine point on it—I stunk. I picked five races, which means there were five points possible in my elementary scoring system. Here’s how it went down.

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