Monday, February 2, 2015

Mover and Shaker Month Four

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(Before we begin, it should be noted that the stats were indeed captured yesterday, as planned)

This last month of action was a very exciting one to watch unfold. For the first time since we began capturing data this season, we have a change in the top 8, and bottom 8 - the 2 steady tiers, up to this point. It's partially due to Flames continued decent down the latter, but also because of the current champ, Ploughman's Posse, rise up the ranks. He just recently swapped places with Flames, who now sits at the top of the 2nd tier, but it should be noted that he is still pretty close to the reigning champ, just 6 points behind.

With that said, we have another huge change in the tiers. In fact, we have a tier within a tier situation that has formed at the very top. Right now, 3 past champions currently sit in a sound podium position, all being a good 20 points ahead of 4th place. What's even more exciting to those paying attention is that the superpower that is Greatness has finally fallen from his command of the top, and in fact has now fallen two spots to 3rd overall. He and Jack Daniels Ghost are in a massive battle for 2nd and 3rd overall, just a point apart. FIGJAM is the real story this month though, sitting pretty in 1st overall, up 26 points ahead of his nearest competition. Wow.

Also within the top tier is another dogfight for 4th overall. King Flameheads, Zig Zag Zambonies, Caribous and No Homers are all only within 7 points of each other. Sure, they are still a ways behind even third, but in a league where bragging rights matter, the higher placement the better. It'll be interesting to see what happens in that fight, and how it affects the rest of the teams. At this point, we could write off the bottom 7 teams as having no chance to get anywhere near the podium at this point. Sellers maybe?

Moving and shaking is all about past champions this month, with 3 of this months point leaders - all past champs - having tremendous month, each gaining over 20 points. Ploughmans Posse eeked out Jack Daniels Ghost, but just a half a point, and with his 22 points overall is crowned victor of the free move. Currently commander of the entire league, FIGJAM, gained an impressive 24.5 points, and for the 2nd month in a row - plus 52 points total during that time - he has grabbed a mover and shaker award, and with it another free move. Very impressive turn of events. This is a race to keep an eye on.

The Stats: