Monday, May 24, 2021

Place Yer Bets!

This upcoming weekend is the long Memorial Day holiday weekend that traditionally kicks off Murder Season in our cities, so I am going to see who among my handful of readers can come the closest to the actual number for Chicago in the categories of:

1. Total Shootings
2. Murders

I am going to say 87 total shootings and 17 murders. That is a pretty lofty goal. 

In the spirit of full information, here is the current weekend forecast for the Windy City for Memorial Day weekend...



Not great weather for large gatherings on Friday and Saturday but better on Sunday and Monday. 

Sure this seems macabre but what else are we going to do? Thoughts and prayers that they won't shoot each other? 

What are your guesses, the winner gets....well nothing other than being right.

11 comments:

  1. 101 shootings
    21 deaths (lucky 21)

    do we have to guess the race too or is that pretty much a given? also is it price is right rules (closest without going over) or just closest?

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    1. I think we can safely assume the race, and no PIR rules given the extreme variability of the weather and other conditions.

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  2. Positing 70 as my estimate for total shot, seeing as how it's predicted to be 70 degrees Sunday and Monday, and 70 is about the average IQ of the contestants in this game. And only 14 dead, unless the EMTs pull up a little on the response efficiency.

    Yeah, on the low side, but I'd rather not get my hopes up too high.

    The Barbarian Contrarian

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    1. The weather is the big factor, some chilly weather and rain could cause the numbers to go way down versus last year.

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  3. Rain or shine. The usual blood bath.

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  4. I'll say 94 shot, 13 dead. The locals of Chicongo seem to be piss poor marksmen, generally speaking. Unfortunately.

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    1. That might be a better ratio than mine, I was being optimistic.

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  5. Bison sighting 5/24. Totally unrelated but I get excited when he chisels out a tablet.

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    1. I saw that too, was going to toss up a link.

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  6. Imma go with 90/20...nice round numbers.

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