Sunday, January 29, 2012

All Star Break Winners

Below is a breakdown of the winners of the annual All Star Break Contest and their runners up.  You can click the image to make it bigger.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mover and Shaker - Week 16

Since the end of week seven, King Flamehead has held the number one spot and No Homers has held number two, which is now 10 strait weeks in those positions. Just behind them is last years champ, Ploughman's Posse, who has held onto the third spot for three strait weeks. These facts, combined with the knowledge that the next closest team is currently 20 points behind third, solidifies the thought that this years championship is now a three way race... as of right now. With the flurry of massive trades that took place this week, combined with trade deadline day looming in just over a month (should there be anything left to be traded by then) and the fact that there is still just under half the year to go, makes this race far from a completely sure one.

In moving and shaking we saw a pretty tight battle with ten of the sixteen teams rising in points. The champ from two years ago held off the pack behind him in the end with his 7.5 point gain. The inTIMidators is the winner this week as he pushes into a tie for fourth overall. With the win, his max moves drop from 15 used down to 14.

Please note that next week is all star break meaning we won't have a mover and shaker award next Sunday and the one in two weeks time will be a combination of the two broken up weeks. Don't fear however, you can still look forward to the All Star Break awards next week.

The stats, including average rank over the month (click to make bigger):

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Mover and Shaker - Week 15

We are now past the half way mark for the 2011-2012 season and it appears to be a 3 way race to the finish at this point. There's lots of game left yet of course, but as it stands now, King Flameheads, No Homers and last years champion Ploughman's Posse are in the best positions to take home the top prize. They essentially sit alone within their own tier on top. In their tier below them stands 5 teams: Roly Snipes, Milltown Moose, Flames, KapitänMachtElch3.0 and The InTIMidators. This tier is at most only 56.5 points behind the number one position and can conceivably finish in any of the top 3 ranks, should they pick up steam. Beyond that, it's not looking good for the final 8 teams who at the very least sit almost 100 points back from number one. Some incredible miracles would have to happen at this point for either of them to even move into the 2nd tier, let alone the top 3.

In analysis of moving and shaking this week, the clearest thing to notice is that very few points were actually gained in the 7 days. 8 teams did indeed gain some points, but in total only 29 points were captured with the top gainer only grabbing 7.5 points. Caribous, the 2nd last place team, was this top gainer and while he really has no chance to win any big prizes, he can perhaps smile about reaching 100 points again. This leaves ZZZ to be the only team below that mark (way way below). As mover and shaker this week, Caribous gains a move dropping him from 7 used to 6.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mover and Shaker - Week 14

As the top few teams settle into their respective positions, hoping to not be toppled by anyone below them, the teams further down continue to battle hard. It's unclear how much of a battle these teams are actually consciously doing but regardless, they all are fighting for positioning. The biggest fight this week was between Figjam and Greatness who both gained more than 10 points over the 7 days and were extremely close to each other come the final bell. In the end, Greatness had a bigger push by a mere 0.5 points and with his 11.5 overall, he takes home this weeks Mover and Shaker award. The win brings his total moves down to 8.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mover and Shaker - Week 13

Thirteen weeks have now passed and while it's been quick going for most of the league, there is one team who has likely found it to be an extremely long one so far. After being pegged as one of the top teams on paper at the start of this year, Untrust has suffered badly in the first dozen weeks. In week thirteen however, things appear to be turning around for him. After gaining 16 points over the 7 days, he is crowned mover and shaker for the week which perhaps gives him a slimmer of hope for the rest of the year. It'll take more than hope to win this thing though, as he currently sits in 10th spot and over 90 points behind first place. He does gain a free move to help him along the way however, dropping him from 15 used to 14.