Monday, May 16, 2016

Lottery Draft Results 2016

10 GMs took part in this past weekends' year-end bash, and it was a fun ol' time as per normal. It actually may have been the most we have ever had at one of these things, so that was special to be part of. We could have taken the opportunity to make a variety of changes, but we didn't - drinking was too much fun. We did, however, change one thing regarding the weight of the pre-lottery. It will now be a descending order of balls from 6 to 1, according the to how the teams placed, giving better odds to the team with the 9th pre-lottery pick.

As always, we did indeed conduct the lottery to determine the order of picks for next season. Not too many huge surprises this year, with the 3 teams with the best odds retaining their pre-lottery positions at 1, 2, 3. Here's how it all turned out:

The draft lottery page has been updated to include a whole new sheet for the 15 teams that will now be drafting. Everything has been adjusted accordingly after the loss of Zig Zag Zambonies (aka THE DEAD ZONE) this past season.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Mover & Shaker January

The month of January was King Flamehead's month, evidenced by the fact that you can count on one hand the number of days that this team didn't hold onto the number 1 spot. The analysts in the league are quick to note that KF has at least 20 games played - up to 70 for some of his top competitors - more than of any other team, however, meaning this command could potentially be inflated. There are 3 other teams within the top tier - Flames, No Homers, and Milltown Moose - who are all hoping that their games in hand eventually topple King Flamheads, but time will tell if the games yet to be played are as productive as those which KF has already locked in. With the top 4 teams being at most 17 points away from each other, this is still very much a heated race.  Even the extremely tight second tier - 4 teams within 3.5 point of each other - is remaining competitive, with any of them them having potential to climb that ~30 point gap to enter the top tier and push for the win. They have work to do, but the potential is indeed there. Fading, yes, but there.

In moving and shaking we have the GM-less team taking one of the prizes - again. That's two months in a row that THE DEAD ZONE has taken one of the mover and shakers; their 17.5 point gain this month solidified it. And proving again that January was King Flamehead's month, he wins the other award, with an impressive 26 point gain since January 1st. With that, he wins a free transaction.

The stats:

Friday, January 1, 2016

Mover & Shaker December

Never before have we had such parity in this league. In the past month, no less than 5 teams have started the day in number one position on different days, and right now there is less than 20 points separating the top 5 teams. It's an all out battle between more teams for a longer duration than ever before. But the battle that highlights this roundup is the one between No Homers and Milltown Moose. Through some contentious jibber-jabber throughout the season, the gauntlet was thrown down, and a side bet was born between the two; whoever finishes higher than the other, gets his dues paid for the year, by the loser. As it stands at the moment, these two teams are in the top two positions, with No Homers having an ever so small lead of only 1.5 points. If this positioning keeps up to the end, their dues will be paid for by winnings. Who gets the name on the cup, and the bragging rights, is yet to be determined... if it's even these two that hold out. As we've mentioned, there is a tight race this year.

In moving and shaking this month, we had 2 teams that made 30+ point gains. Here's the kicker though; one of these teams is under control of the league, having it's GM recently take a hike. That free move will be nullified, but the top gainer of points this month, Omar Epps Nipples, will indeed gain his reward. The 33 point upwards movement this month deserves it.

The Stats: