2016 Preview – Resolutions and Predictions

by Troy M. Olson

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2016 Resolutions:

  1. The “Agreeing Loudly” Podcast will continue on a weekly basis with some breaks for the holidays with your co-hosts: Jered Weber, Pat Meacham, and Bill Nentl, with the occasional fill-in host, guest, or contributor. There may also be the occasional one-off special podcast that goes more in-depth on a specific topic area.
  2. This site will produce more written content than it did in 2015, and there will be more contributors added to the fold.
  3. New written content to includeMeach’s Links (semi-annual)
  4. The Grift Machine (written by Carson and Troy, semi-annual) Examples: 1. For-profit colleges, 2. For-profit law schools, 3. Wounded Warrior Project, 4. Unpaid Internships
  5. More Carson Starkey articles and material (ex: “Conversations from the Iraq War” and “Live Tweets from Carson Starkey”)
  6. An American History Series as told through the lens of consequential Presidential Election campaigns and results (starting with 1800 and concluding with 2008, hopefully before the 2016 Presidential Election).
  7. Historical anthology series of “Tales from…” (ex: New York City, Minnesota, as needed…)

2016 Predictions:

Democratic Primary Campaign

Winner of the Iowa Caucus: Hillary Clinton

Winner of the New Hampshire Primary: Bernie Sanders

Winner of the Democratic Primary and 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate: Hillary Clinton

Abbreviated Shortlist of potential candidates for the bottom of the ticket:

* = prediction for who the choice is if the top of the ticket is Clinton

  1. Fmr. Gov. Martin O’Malley (MD)*
  2. Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT)
  3. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN)
  4. Sen. Al Franken (MN)
  5. Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH)
  6. Sen. Tim Kaine (VA)
  7. Sec. of HUD Julian Castro (TX)
  8. Gov. Jay Nixon (MO)
  9. Gov. John Hickenlooper (CO)
  10. Gov. Tom Wolf (PA)

Republican Primary Campaign

Winner of the Iowa Caucus: Ted Cruz

Winner of the New Hampshire Primary: Donald Trump 

Likelihood of a GOP brokered convention: now up to 35 percent

Likely GOP establishment candidate for the “stop Trump” movement: Marco Rubio, unless he finishes behind Chris Christie or  John Kasich in the NH primary, then it becomes Christie or Kasich.

Who the GOP is calling every other night as a compromise/emergency establishment candidate?   Willard “Mitt” Romney

* = prediction for who the choice is if the top of the ticket is Trump

  1. Gov. Nikki Haley (SC)*
  2. Gov. Terry Branstad (IA)
  3. Gov. Rick Snyder (MI)
  4. Gov. Brian Sandoval (NV)
  5. Gov. Susana Martinez (NM)
  6. Gov. John Kasich (OH)
  7. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (NH)
  8. Sen. Tim Scott (SC)
  9. Sen. Orrin Hatch (UT)
  10. Sen. John Cornyn (TX)

Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election: Hillary Clinton, unless the GOP nominee is Marco Rubio, then it is in 50-50 toss-up/2000 Bush-Gore territory.

Bold Prediction: whoever wins the 2016 Presidential Election will be a one-term President.

Not-so-bold prediction: 2016 will not be the most important election of our lifetimes (in fact, I predict lower turnout than 2012).

The GOP will narrowly retain the Senate 52-48 (with Democratic pick-ups in WI, IL, and either NH or OH, and Republican pick-ups in either NV or CO).

The U.S. House will see almost no change (give or take 5 seats) in its composition and still be more or less comprised of a 247-188 GOP advantage.

The State of Minnesota will get a new Michelle Bachmann–Jason Lewis, who will win the Minnesota 2nd Congressional District and replace retiring congressman and “professional profiteer off of millennial veterans” John Kline. Lewis, the firebrand radio host will become a minor footnote in American political history by becoming the first Limbaugh-esque radio shock jock to put their money where their mouth is, and enter the political fray.

Hillary Clinton makes history and becomes the first female United States President. Lost on most Democrats in the exuberance of this victory will be the fact that she faces a hostile GOP Congress, the majority of gubernatorial mansions belong to the GOP, the GOP holds a majority of state legislative bodies, and the upcoming usual mid-term backlash against the party that holds the White House will ensure that the Democratic Party reaches its lowest point electorally in 100 years, despite poll after poll showing a Republican Party that is resoundingly unpopular with the American people as well.

Episode 16: A Spoilery Star Wars Holiday Special

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Before taking a week off for the holidays, the Agreeing Loudly crew takes a break from its regular routine and dedicates an entire episode to revel in the greatness of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Also, due to a self-imposed exile by Troy, Jered takes up the mantle of Force Awakens Office Pool Master and walks through the results in order to crown an Agreeing Loudly Star Wars Champion of the Galaxy.

A warning to those who have yet to come to the light side of the force and see this movie, this episode is full of SPOILERS.

In other words: SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT.

Still here? Good. Listen now! 

Or Direct Download this week’s episode here.

Intro 0:00-1:53

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Initial Reactions 1:55- 21:06

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Agreeing Loudly Office Pool Results 21:50-42:00

Outro/Where to Find Us 42:03-43:17

Live Tweets from Carson Starkey (#GOPDebate edition)

The following Live Tweets are written by Carson Starkey (Combat Veteran and J.D. Candidate, 2016).

The italicized intro to the real (future) Dr. Carson has been the pleasure of Troy M. Olson (Army Veteran and J.D., 2014).

Out of respect for those who love freedom and Bruce Springsteen, the tweets appear exactly as they were written.

“Black women in Chicago will kill your children.” Marco Rubio lays out his domestic vision. Prediction for the ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

The ‪#‎GOPDebate‬ starts now. ‪#‎ReleaseTheBigotry‬ https://t.co/qG4e2NPOue

Lots of different white people in the ‪#‎GOPDebate‬ audience tonight. ‪#‎ConservativeDiversity‬

What’s an “Ayla Brown”? Had to Google it, and got redirected to a pile of mashed potatoes. ‪#‎TalentlessWhitePeople‬

Rand Paul proposes radical proposal of not invading countries filled with Muslims. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

John Kaisch gives a powerful opening statement that appeals to all 4 of his supporters. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Chris Christie wants to fight terrorism…as long as doing so entails a sizable snack budget. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Carly Fiorina has been told “no” all of her life…specifically by voters in California. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Jeb Bush vows to defend freedom with the help of Super PACs. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Marco Rubio is an eloquent voice for the early 19th century. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Ted Cruz speaks gibberish to power. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Angry Dr. Huxtable falls asleep at podium, calls it a “strategic foreign policy move.” ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Donald Trump offers unqualified praise for Donald Trump’s policies. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Finally, a candidate has the courage to attack a powerful, entrenched majority like Muslims and immigrants. ‪#‎gopdebate‬

Jeb Bush throws it back to 2002 by proposing an invasion of Iraq and Syria, calls Donald Trump “unserious.” ‪#‎GOPDebate‬ ‪#‎TheBarIsLow‬

Marco Rubio delivers powerful monologue/non-answer in order to deflect attention from conservative voters’ bigotry. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Consider…Hugh Hewitt is held up as “intellectual” among conservatives. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬ ‪#‎BizarroUniverse‬

Carly Fiorina has a vision for America that includes stories about Carly Fiorina. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Carly Fiorina claims employment with NSA, along with video of abortions performed by Hillary Clinton. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

INTERMISSION: Comment From a Facebook user: “Carson Starkey is literally my entire newsfeed.”

Chris Christie has strong opinions about terrorism and Hillary Clinton being evil. Consumes entire cheesecake post-answer. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

John Kaisch offers bold, original vision for a military invasion of Middle Eastern countries and massive surveillance state. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Ted Cruz is forced to fend off characterization as a liberal. ‪#‎Confusing‬ ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Why are the book burners attacking Ted Cruz as a lefty? Because he’s not in favor of a larger surveillance state? ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Rand Paul accuses Marco Rubio of open border enthusiasm and amnesty. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Marco Rubio fends off attack from Rand Paul, universe implodes from absurdity supernova. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Chris Christie says Americans don’t care about Senate legislation, fails to mention that nobody cares about his campaign. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Angry Dr. Huxtable demands that Americans reject political correctness, endorses “war footing.” ‪#‎Sigh‬ ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Carly Fiorina identifies a larger surveillance state to make government more effective. ‪#‎CognitiveDissonance‬ ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have legitimate points. America hasn’t been serious about fighting wars in the Middle East. Um… ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Trump remembers his purpose for campaigning-bullying Jeb Bush. ‪#‎Hilarious‬ ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Jeb Bush reminds voters that he’s serious…by arguing with intellectual heavyweight Donald Trump. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Angry Dr. Huxtable is still not competent on foreign policy, but very strong on imaginary solutions to non-problems. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Carly Fiorina demands speaking time, accuses Wolf Blitzer of performing partial-birth abortions. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Carly Fiorina belittles 1st-term senators, sets aside memory of losing senate election. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Angry Dr. Huxtable demands that Americans stop being squeamish about expensive wars in Middle East, forgets about past 15 years. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Wolf Blitzer accuses Ted Cruz of supporting dictators, desperately seeks approval from audience of bigots. ‪#‎GopDebate‬

Marco Rubio quietly describes Iraq War as successful in fascinating alternative history. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Trump proposes $4 trillion jobs bill, makes accurate statement that Iraq-Afghanistan wars were disastrous failures. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬ ‪#‎Trump2016‬

Trump is demolishing the competition with Iraq-Afghanistan war denunciations. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Bush denounces failed foreign policy, reaffirms support for Iraq War. ‪#‎SatireIsMeaningless‬ ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Chris Christie is right. We need to focus on invading Iran. Hugh Hewitt wants to be right, but instead is boring. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

The “reasonable” candidate, John Kaisch, demands a war with Russia. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Republican candidates keep talking about a no-fly zone to fight ISIS…despite ISIS lacking an Air Force. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Rand Paul and Chris Christie sparring on stage, both polling at less than 3 percent. ‪#‎NotAllowedAtTheAdultTable‬ ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Jeb Bush acknowledges that he is widely lacking in knowledge in a desperate attempt to insult Trump. ‪#‎SadFaceJeb‬ ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

All of the minor candidates shriek their outrage that Trump is beating them senseless. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Angry Dr. Huxtable demonstrates policy knowledge by avoiding discussion of policy. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Marco Rubio will not be defined as pro-immigrant in a party of cross burners. ‪#‎Brave‬ ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Ted Cruz mentions amnesty, crowd surges with rage, begins smashing windows, building walls spontaneously. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Ted Cruz vs. Marco Rubio doing ferocious battle to claim title of most hysterical cable news commentator. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Carly Fiorina demands speaking time, begs voters for attention by holding breath, turning blue. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Jeb Bush bravely denounces Barack Obama, pretends that 2001-2009 didn’t happen. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Angry Dr. Huxtable endorses good choices over false choices. ‪#‎Profound‬ ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Rand Paul claims existence of imaginary army of food stamp-addicted illegal immigrants. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Chris Christie is hostile because the snack bar is subpar, seeks better access to fresh jumbo shrimp cocktails. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

We’re getting a rare opportunity to see conservative candidates not calling for a war in this North Korea moment. ‪#‎GopDebate‬

Angry Dr. Huxtable asserts that economic power is better than military power…but still strongly in favor of a war in Iraq. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

It’s been a long, painful night for Jeb Bush if he’s going back to Hillary email. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Trump-Cruz is going to be a ferocious team in the White House. Poor Hillary Clinton will never see the West Wing again. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Hugh Hewitt is sweating while speaking to future President Trump. The fear is real. ‪#‎GOPDebate‬

Episode 15: Moral Victories

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Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast is back with another exciting episode. This week your favorite podcast discusses whether or not millennials are truly hypocritical when it comes to war, the possibility of a brokered convention for the GOP presidential nomination, the recent Paris Agreement on climate change and how excited they are that Star Wars is less than one week away.

In addition, Pat leads a discussion on sports that eventually meanders its way into a spirited discussion on Daily Fantasy Sports and whether or not they should be considered gambling.

Will Troy hijack another episode with an unrelated rant? Who is going to be the first member of the Podcast to see The Force Awakens? Will Donald Trump continue to defy the odds and win the Republican Presidential nomination?

For answers to these questions and more listen now! Or be different and Direct Download the episode.

Intro 0:00-3:50

Millennial Musings: War, Outsiders, and the Problem with Polls 3:55-14:25

Political Parrots: A GOP Brokered Convention: How it Could Happen 14:35-39:12

Pop Goes the Culture: The Force Finally Awakens 39:16-52:59

Sports Round Up: Daily Fantasy Sports Silliness 53:05-1:08:15

Outro/Where to Find Us 1:08:19-1:11:39

Minnesota Twins Offseason (Part 2 of 50)

by Troy M. Olson

My monthly check in on the Minnesota Twins offseason…so far.

The Good

Byung Ho Park signed to play DH 

While this complicates matters in terms of where Miguel Sano is going to play, I think it is important to have him play a position until he proves otherwise. Park has hit a video game level amount of home runs the past few season in the Korean Baseball Organization. Twins fans looks ridiculous in allowing comparisons to Nishioka (a bust of an international signing to try and fill out shortstop hole 4 years ago after foolishly trading J.J. Hardy for next to nothing). First, Nishioka was a shortstop and had a completely different skill set. Second, he played professional baseball in Japan. Third, he had less of a successful track record compared to Park. Finally, Park could end up being a steal, and while he is unproven at the MLB-level, lets say the KBO is equivalent to AA or AAA: I think just about every Twins fan would get excited over a prospect who has hit 173 home runs over the last 4 seasons. That’s right, 173 home runs, and a batting average of .343 last season. Park not only replaces Torii Hunter’s bat in the lineup, it is conceivable he could immediately be an upgrade.

Aaron Hicks-J.R. Murphy swap with the Yankees.

The Twins dealt from a position of relative strength (organization depth in the outfield, especially at CF) to fill a position of organizational weakness (catcher). I was always a big Aaron Hicks fan, and I am worried about our ability to get on base going forward, and how much we strike out. However, we still are bringing back our two best on base guys (Sano by a mile, followed by Mauer), and despite Hicks fundamentally sound plate approach, he had always seemed a bit timid and lacked aggressiveness at the Major League level. I still think Hicks will have a nice career as he has historically been slow to adjust to each new level in his professional career but he appears to have turned the corner this past year. That being said, whatever we would have received from Hicks playing CF and potentially leading off someday we should also get (and hopefully, then some) from the top prospect in baseball, Byron Buxton.

J.R. Murphy meanwhile, not only matches the likely output of most catchers we could have had on the open market (who disappeared quite quickly and forced Terry Ryan’s hand in making a move to fill this positional need), Murphy differs in that he is just entering his age-25 season. In conversations locally with Yankee fans, they liked Murphy a lot and viewed him as a future long time starting catcher. In 2015, his first significant amount of plate appearances at the major league level, Murphy hit .277/.327/.406. If he can replicate that over 350-400 plate appearances, he should be a great fit. It also should be noted that his defense profiles as better than anyone in the Twins system. Expect a positional platoon with Suzuki in 2016, and Murphy taking over as full time starter after that. Also of note, Murphy is not arbitration eligible until 2018, and is not a free agent until 2021. So we will have him for his prime years. Solid trade. Should work out well in the long run for both teams.

Miguel Sano is going to be moved to the outfield. 

I’m mixed on this, but I have to grade this out as a good move at the moment. Miguel Sano is already, easily, the best hitter in the Twins lineup (sorry Joe Mauer, just get on base at a good clip and I’ll be happy), but he spent nearly every game of his rookie season at DH. While it is reasonable to look at certain players as DH-only from the start, Sano is too athletic to be considered one of those players.

It would be preferable that he plays the position that he has been playing throughout the latter half of his minor league career, but that isn’t in the cards right now. Because…

Trevor Plouffe will more than likely, not be traded.

Plouffe is what he is at the plate. He flashes the occasional power outbursts, has decent on-base skills, but his low-average will always keep in the serviceable, but not great category of player. He is a wait and see player. Where Plouffe brings the most amount of value to the Twins right now is that he has become one of the better defensive third baseman in the league. It’s preferable to keep what has become a decent defensive infield intact, and keep both bats that at worst grade out as league average. The Twins were right to look at this as a good problem to have. There was no need to trade Trevor Plouffe just because Miguel Sano plays 3B. Defense is a big part of the game, and for a pitching staff like the Twins, it should always be half of the focus. Twins pitchers do not strike out a lot batters which places a lot of pressure on their fielding. There is no guarantee that Sano figures out RF (with Rosario likely in left) right away but that matters a lot less with someone like Byron Buxton in CF, who will cover a lot of ground from day one even if his bat isn’t quite MLB-ready.

Twins seem to be going all-in with the youth movement.

Replacing the retired Torii Hunter with still-in-his 20’s Byung Ho Park and swapping out a 25 year old CF for a 24 year old C, as well as resisting the urge to go after proven mediocrity in the free agent market as they often have the last few off-seasons shows me that Twins GM Terry Ryan gets it. He knows the resurgence of the team last year was primarily youth-oriented. Going all-in on a talented youth movement is preferable to adding to rotational logjams of mediocrity or corner OF/1B/DH-type power hitting, low defense, low speed logjams.

Which brings me to…

The Bad

Doing nothing about our corner OF/1B/DH-type logjam so far.

Between Sano, Park, Mauer, Rosario, Oswaldo Arcia (remember he is a season removed from 20 homers in 350 or so at bats), and Kennys Vargas, the Twins have a lot of corner OF/1B/DH-players but only 4 positions in which to play them. Once again, not a bad problem to have per se, but they do need to figure out what role everyone fits into. It’s possible that Arcia and Vargas never take that next step forward but it would be a shame to see them go elsewhere for nothing and see them flourish.

The key to this problem not festering is leaving all options on the table. One option that is surely not on the able though is potentially considering Mauer a bench player role. While he is not there yet, and hopefully never will be during the life of his current contract, any further regression from Mauer at 1B should at the very least, result in batting him 7th or 8th and at most, making him a part-time player. Bad contracts happen. Unforeseen injuries happen. Scholarships are avoidable though. I still think Mauer is the best player to play 1B for the Twins right now, and the best to bat 2nd even (mostly be default), but players like Ricky Nolasco should have to earn their spot no matter how much they are getting paid in 2016. The Twins should put the best team on the field based on the talent they have available.

Going further away from defense and speed (with the trading of Hicks).

I alluded to this earlier, I’m a bit worried about any regression in their team defense or speed. Aaron Hicks provided both defense and speed which made him a near-five tool player during that 6 week stretch of solid hitting from him in 2015. The great thing about players like Hicks is even when they don’t hit they still provide defensive value and speed to the team. Buxton in CF, Plouffe at 3B, and Murphy in C should help mitigate this a bit defensively, but two of those players are unproven at the MLB-level offensively, and Plouffe is proven to be a very streaky hitter that grades out to either league average offense with slightly above league average power.

Not signing a RP yet, and many of the top relief arms are already off the market. 

Simply put, we needed to address the back of the bullpen given Perkins’ health the last few years. We have depth and a lot of high quality, high upside arms in AAA but whether those arms materialize into high leverage, quality MLB relievers will be one of the big question marks entering spring training.

The Ugly

Leaving Zack Jones unprotected, off the 40-Man roster, which left him exposed to the Rule 5 Draft. Not surprisingly, he was drafted. 

Unfortunately, one of those high upside arms, Zack Jones was lost to the Rule 5 Draft for no reason. They had room for him on the 40-Man roster. There is just no excuse for this.

Hopefully, between (potentially) keeping Trevor May in the bullpen, and the emergence of one or two of the following RP prospects: Alex Meyer, Nick Burdi, Jake Reed, J.T. Chargois, or Mason Melotakis, the bullpen will be a strength again in 2016. Because if the Twins are going to take the next step forward, they will need a better bullpen and a healthy, full-season of play from Glen Perkins.

 

Episode 14: Millennials Rising

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This week Jered, Troy, Pat and Bill discuss whether the 2016 presidential election is as historic as some would like to think, whether or not Jeb Bush’s tax plan has what it takes to make Millennials rise above the mucky muck, the existential crisis facing college football and Minnesota sports in general. Also, Bill makes his segment hosting debut with a fun-filled Games of Thrones speculation spectacular.

Can Bill successfully moderate a discussion on Game of Thrones? Will Jered be able to successfully execute a Bane impression? Does anyone still care about the 2016 presidential election?

Answer these questions and more by listening to this week’s episode!
You can also get the direct download here. 

Intro 0:00 – 3:20

Millennial Musings: Millennials Rising? 3:25-11:17

Political Parrots: Is 2016 A Historic Election? 11:27-22:32

Pop Goes the Culture: Game of Thrones from Coast to Coast 22:35-40:28

Sports Round Up: Mediocrity, Money, and the Machine 40:32-58:44

Outro/Where to Find Us 58:47-1:01:40

The “Agreeing Loudly” Office Pool Awakens

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Note: all of the following questions are worth 1 point, unless otherwise noted.

Which character says “I have a bad feeling about this”?

Bill – Finn

Jered – Han Solo

Pat – Rey

Troy – Finn

Who, if any, gets their arm cut off?

Bill – Kylo Ren

Jered – Han Solo

Pat – Luke Skywalker

Troy – Finn

How many planets do we see?

Bill – 5

Jered – 3

Pat – 7

Troy – 6

Do Han or Leia say, “I know”?

Bill – Han Solo

Jered – Leia Organa

Pat – Both

Troy – Neither

Rey Random, Rey Solo/Organa, or Rey Skywalker?

Bill – Rey (Skywalker)

Jered – Rey (Solo)

Pat – Anakin?

Troy – Rey (Organa)

How many lightsaber fights?

Bill – 3

Jered – 3

Pat – 4

Troy – 2

Where is Luke Skywalker?

Bill – in self-imposed exile

Jered – he is a member of the Knights of Ren

Pat – he is secretly training Jedi

Troy – in self-imposed exile

Which major character, if any, dies?

Bill – Han Solo

Jered – Han Solo

Pat – Chewbacca

Troy – no one

Predict the Rotten Tomatoes score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

Bill – 79%

Jered – 85%

Pat – 80%

Troy – 89%

Within 10% (1 point)

Within 5% (2 points)

Within 2% (3 points)

Predict the opening weekend domestic (North American market) box office take for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Bill – 225 million

Jered – 250 million

Pat – 210 million

Troy – 215 million

Within 50 million (1 point)

Within 25 million (2 points)

Within 10 million (3 points)

BONUS QUESTION: If there is one-what is the plot twist?

Worth 5 points (I’ve got a bad feeling about this…)

Bill – Rey is an exiled, partially trained Jedi

Jered – Darth Plagueis is pulling the strings 

Pat – Yoda as a Force Ghost shows up

Troy – Luke Skywalker is already dead and is a Force Ghost