Weeks 19-21 Recap and FINAL WEEK OF THE SEASON!

August 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Before we look at the final week of the 2011 IFB season, here’s a look back at Weeks 19, 20, and 21 in the form of the weekly leaders.

  • Bugs Bunny Best Record
    • Week 19 – Quiet TheRiot (10-1-1)
    • Week 20 – PujolsalwaysCardinal (10-2-0)
    • Week 21 – All Balls No Strikes/Quiet TheRiot (10-2-0)
  • The Simpsons Runs Leader
    • Week 19 – Good Wood Gang (38)
    • Week 20 – Muse Academy Muses/NIU Huskies (40)
    • Week 21 – Quiet TheRiot (41)
  • Josie and the Pussycats Hits Leader
    • Week 19 – Good Wood Gang (67)
    • Week 20 – PujolsalwaysCardinal (81)
    • Week 21 – Quiet TheRiot (67)
  • Homer Simpson Home Runs Leader
    • Week 19 – Good Wood Gang (11)
    • Week 20 – Muse Academy Muses/Funky Cold Molina (11)
    • Week 21 – Funky Cold Molina (14)
  • Fat Albert RBI Leader
    • Week 19 – South Side Cubs Fan (37)
    • Week 20 – SouthSideSluggers/South Side Cubs Fan (42)
    • Week 21 – Funky Cold Molina/BooBooCubs/Muse Academy Muses (37)
  • Speedy Gonzalez Stolen Base Leader
    • Week 19 – Triple Crown (10)
    • Week 20 – NIU Huskies (9)
    • Week 21 – NIU Huskies/All Balls No Strikes (7)
  • Heather Average Leader
    • Week 19 – Good Wood Gang (.309)
    • Week 20 – NIU Huskies (.356)
    • Week 21 – BooBooCubs (.315)
  • Rainbow Dash Wins Leader
    • Week 19 – SouthSideSluggers (5)
    • Week 20 – Good Wood Gang (6)
    • Week 21 – All Balls No Strikes/The Chosen People
  • Timmy Turner Loss Leader
    • Week 19 – NIU Huskies (0)
    • Week 20 – PujolsalwaysCardinal/Most Daring/NIU Huskies (1)
    • Week 21 – SouthSideSluggers/Triple Crown/Quiet TheRiot (0)
  • Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers Saves Leader
    • Week 19 – NIU Huskies (8)
    • Week 20 – NIU Huskies/All Balls No Strikes (6)
    • Week 21 – The Chosen People/South Side Cubs Fan/Most Daring/All Balls No Strikes/Quiet TheRiot/Good Wood Gang/SouthSideSluggers (3)
  • Herbert Walks Leader
    • Week 19 – NIU Huskies (4)
    • Week 20 – PujolsalwaysCardinal/All Balls No Strikes/Quincy Dirtbags (10)
    • Week 21 – SouthSideSluggers (5)
  • Wile E. Coyote Strikeout Leader
    • Week 19 – Bad News Bears (83)
    • Week 20 – Good Wood Gang (63)
    • Week 21 – Muse Academy Muses (56)
  • Peppermint Patty ERA Leader
    • Week 19 – SouthSideSluggers (2.14)
    • Week 20 – South Side Cubs Fan (2.19)
    • Week 21 – Funky Cold Molina (1.80)

And now a look at the overall standings, minus the division races:

Teams highlighted in green have clinched a playoff spot, and teams in red have been eliminated.

Four teams have clinched playoff spots so far.  South Side Cubs Fan, All Balls No Strikes, and Quiet TheRiot have clinched spots by winning their divisions.  PujolsalwaysCardinal has not won their division, but is far enough ahead of the 8th-placed overall team that they can not miss the playoffs.  The worst PaC can do is 7th overall, and needs to win at least 5.5 games this week to clinch the Grant Division without any help.

The three teams that have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention are FernandoVinas Goatee, Bad News Bears, and Triple Crown.  FVG will finish in dead last this season, and thus have the first pick in the 2012 IFB Draft.

Nine teams are mathematically alive for the four wild card slots.  The nine does not include the PaC, who can still finish in the wild card, or as a division champion.  Here is a look at the range in which each of the nine teams can finish after Week 22:

  • (5) Good Wood Gang: 5th place to 11th place
  • (6) SouthSideSluggers: 3rd place to 11th place
  • (7) Funky Cold Molina: 4th place to 11th place
  • (8) The Chosen People: 5th place to 13th place
  • (9) BooBooCubs: 5th place to 13th place
  • (10) Most Daring: 5th place to 13th place
  • (11) Muse Academy Muses: 5th place to 13th place
  • (12) Quincy Dirtbags: 8th place to 14th place
  • (13) NIU Huskies: 8th place to 15th place

FCM and SSS can climb higher than 5th, because both teams are still alive in the race to win the Grant Division, which would give them a top 4 seed.  The other places were determined by where they could go by winning or losing all 12 stats for the week, and what teams they could potentially jump with it.

And, here’s some other tidbits on the final week of the season.

  • South Side Cubs Fan currently sits at 155-82-15.  They can not match or top the league’s top record from last season, Sparland Hilltopper’s 165-79-20.  The best they can do is come within a half-game of the mark.  But they have clinched the top overall seed for next week’s playoffs.
  • As mentioned earlier, FernandoVinas Goatee will finish with the league’s worst record, and pick first in next year’s draft.
  • The matchups for next week’s playoffs are as follows:
    • South Side Cubs Fan vs. 4th Best Wild Card
    • 2nd Best Division Champ vs. 3rd Best Wild Card
    • 3rd Best Division Champ vs. 2nd Best Wild Card
    • 4th Best Division Champ vs. 1st Wild Card

And if you need a reminder on the matchups and why they are what they are, click here.  Good luck to everyone!

Week 22 Matchups Announced

August 26, 2011 1 comment

Before the season began, it was announced that Week 22, the last week of the Illinois Fantasy Baseball League season, would be a wild card week.  That meant that matchups would be coordinated to make as many matchups as possible matter in the final week of the season.

Well, it’s Friday of Week 21.  So it’s time to announce next week’s matchups.

There was one criteria that was set in place while developing these matchups.  No matchup could have occurred for a third time this year.  That means no inter-division matchups in Week 22, and teams from other divisions that you’ve played twice would not happen for a third time.

The data I used is what the projected standings would be is if the results as of this morning stand.  Now, here’s the matchups, with projected overall standings, as of this morning, next to them:

Weekly Updates Delayed…Again

August 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Once again…real life has overtaken the blog.  Time and resources have to be focused on a job hunt right now.  Stay tuned.

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Liveblogging/Open Threads?

August 15, 2011 Leave a comment

The weekly update is being worked on, but I want to go semi-off-topic for a moment before I got that up.

There’s an idea that I’ve always wanted to toy around with, and that’s the idea of running a liveblog for an event.  If you’re not familiar with the concept, the moderator basically puts up a post, and everyone comes in to comment on said post for their thoughts and reactions to the event, while the moderator constantly updates the post to reflect what is going on.

I’ve signed up for an account at Cover It Live, which one of the standard bearers of covering live events, but haven’t had a chance to put it to use yet.  And the account was mine in March.  So I’m hoping to get some use out of this, especially during the football season.

So here’s some potential ideas for live blogs that we can shoot for:

  • Sunday Night/Monday Night Football – As much as it would be fun to go for the whole day, these two games would have the highest potential traffic without the chance of a burnout, and most everyone would be watching it.  You could chat about the games, and I’ll provide commentary and score updates on the week’s matchups.
  • College football/Illini games – Same concept.  We could all have a place to vent our frustrations about Ron Zook and why we can’t reach the Rose Bowl every year.  Other teams and games could be done too.
  • ‘The League’ – Pretty much everyone I know loves this show.  We could set up a liveblog and chat about the episode as we all watch it together.  This could have the highest potential of fun and hijinxs.
  • ‘My Little Pont: Friendship is Magic’ – Because…why not?  Bronies pretty much took over the blog.  I don’t get The Hub, so we’d all have to come together the next day and sync up a Youtube stream, and pretend it’s live.  I would play apologist for whatever evils Rainbow Dash does.

Any other ideas or suggestion, let me know.  But the basic idea is to gather interest and find out if you guys would want to do this.  So…

Categories: Off-Topic

IFL Road Trip #2: Chicago/Milwaukee

August 11, 2011 3 comments

IFL Road Trip #1: Busch Stadium

With my wife and child in Europe on a vacation to visit family for nearly two months, it gives me opportunities that might not be entirely possible if they were around the area.  One of them is a road trip to visit friends over multiple days, with activities galore.  I recently took part in one of those endeavors, with photo evidence below the jump…

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Week 18 Review

August 8, 2011 Leave a comment

My work schedule can delay it, but for once, the Week in Review is on a Monday!  Here’s a look at the past week in the Illinois Fantasy Baseball League:

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Week 17 Review

August 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Week 17’s review is a couple days late, but there’s a good reason for that.  I spent the weekend in Milwaukee with Most Daring for another edition of IFL Road Trip.  That post will be tomorrow or Friday.  But for now, a recap of Week 17.

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