BigSoccer Tyrant Draft Selection Thread

Discussion in 'History' started by GringoTex, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. HerthaBerwyn

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    Ill be inviting the following undrafted free agents to training camp.

    Tiglath-Pileser III of Assyria

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    Originator of the Jewish Diaspora. A tyrant classic through the ages.

    King Mithridates VI Eupator of Pontus

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    Enemy of Lucius Cornelius Sulla. One weekend he had every Roman in Asia Provence killed. 80,000 or so. Hes the guy who took a little of many poisons every day so as to be immune to them all.


  2. HerthaBerwyn

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    Alfredo Stroessner - Paraguay

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    Hey look Ma, 20th Century

    Richard M. Daley - Mayor of Chicago

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    Little Boss. Big Falsey.

    Woody Hayes - THE Ohio State University

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    'nuf said. But Woody loved his boys.

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    Good time this draft. Ill be looking up more about some of these vermin.
  3. Knave

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    I can't believe Mother Theresa got picked before me.
  4. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

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    Now that we are putting all our cards on the table, I also wanted General Rashid Dostum and Abraham Lincoln.


  5. argentine soccer fan

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    Surely she can be mentioned in the same breath as that other tyrant picked in an earlier round, Saint Paul of Tarsus. :D
  6. argentine soccer fan

    argentine soccer fan Moderator Staff Member

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    Here is one of my subs:

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    JUAN MANUEL DE ROSAS
    ARGENTINA
  7. argentine soccer fan

    argentine soccer fan Moderator Staff Member

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    And I have to pick an American. An Italian American:

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    AL CAPONE
  8. Horsehead

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    Here is the sixth round to date.

    argentine soccer fan - Ho Chi Min (Vietnam)
    nicephoras - Lucius Corenlius Sulla (Roman Empire)
    The Big Ticket -
    Dirt McGirt -
    blackjack - Hippias (Greece)
    DoyleG - Ferdinand Marcos (Philippines)
    SoFla Metro - Pedro Antonio Marin aka Manuel Marulanda Velez (Colombia)
    CrewDust - Sargon (Akkadian Empire)
    JeremyEritrea - John of England (uh... England)
    HerthaBerwyn - Sui Yang-Ti (China)
    dogface
    spejic - Mother Teresa
    GringoTex -
    BudWiser
    Panfilo
    IntheNet -
    ElJefe -
    Matt in the Hat -
    soccernutter - Salvatore Riina (Sicily)
    peledre -


    If someone says "when" I'll update the big board this weekend and voting can commence.


    BTW, Ombak=Fail@Tyrant. No stamina. :mad:
  9. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

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    Yes, with out the iron rule of a tyrant, this thread fell into horrible, horrible freedom and came apart.
  10. peledre

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    Kind of like Iraq.
  11. peledre

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    You bastard.
  12. soccernutter

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    My main alternate with this guy

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    Alberto Fujimori

    The main reason I like this guy as a tyrant is:
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  13. CrewDust

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    Here is who is left on my Big Board:

    Emperor Shōwa aka Hirohito
    Hannibal
    Leonid Brezhnev
    Nikita Khrushchev

    Still a lot of value left out there.
  14. Horsehead

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  15. soccernutter

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    As a student of Soviet history (university major/focus), I felt those two guys were pansies. I thought about them both, but couldn't justify the selection.
  16. peledre

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    I wouldn't have picked either of them, but of the two I'd take Khruschev.
  17. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator Staff Member

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    Agreed. Now, if we're talking incompetence...
  18. argentine soccer fan

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    I assume incompetence must be a factor, especially considering somebody picked George W. Bush.
  19. soccernutter

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    Would you call Hitler incompentent? Stalin? Mao? Mother Theresa?
  20. argentine soccer fan

    argentine soccer fan Moderator Staff Member

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    No. But I gave an example of somebody who could only have been picked if the criteria was incompetence.

    I find it interesting that we did a draft to pick the worst tyrants of all time, and after the picks are done I actually lived much of my life as a victim of the tyranny of two of the selections.

    Based on this draft, fourteen years of my life were spent under the yoke of two of history's worst tyrants. It is a wonder that I am still alive, and of sound mind and body. :D
  21. CrewDust

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    I thought about throwing in Yuri Andropov, mostley for his time at the head of the KGB.
  22. peledre

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    I finally thought of another one worthy of my list, i'll put in a reserve pick of:

    J Edgar Hoover.
  23. peledre

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    If incompetence is a main criteria, then with GWB on my list I should win by default.
  24. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

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    I think his successor did a lot more tyranny-wise (lots of new government departments, lots of new laws, tried to stack the Supreme Court, total control of the economy during war time...). I don't think Hoover did much as President. Some of his private dealings, maybe.
  25. peledre

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    I disagree, closet homosexuality is a x4 multiplier in the Tyrant rankings.

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