Monday, March 1, 2010

Power Rankings Week 4

25 comments:

Jack said...

Grifter, correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought you missed spring 09. I'm standing by my Bush administration comment until Grifter refutes it.

Geoff said...

Good to see the Ballics moving back up!

Rob said...

Are you kidding me, a drop to 4th? The VBDI still has the shockers at #2 behind BND. Just as Kentucky didnt fall far after losing #1 earlier in season this Shocker team shouldnt fall far. They were missing some of their best players to a bachelor party hangover style in vegas, another was sick, and 2 others were on the 15 day DL retroactive to Feb 17th. They were also setup by Sherrif Nate and his all left footed kickin team to play a reverse game right into their strenghts. This team now has their extra motivation to do serious damage, so my friends the VBDI doesnt lie.

Signed,
Dick Vitale

Chandler said...

In an 8 game season... you need to beat the shit teams.

FRANK said...

Hell we won, and got moved down three spots. We do random order and are still winning or tying some of the best teams.

Chandler said...

Yes, yes. But that random order stuff is a huge wild-card. Hard to put faith that you'd win/tie against any of the teams above you doing it. Sure, it could happen like with the TJ's... but your first win was close and not against a quality opponent.

FRANK said...

so that would make the TJ move down some spots then right, since they tied with their best squad

Chandler said...

The game was incomplete. The computer apparently doesn't think too highly of the 5-5 tie.

Also, you were ranked #4 with an 0-1-1 record. Most of that is speculation of how good the team would be if it wasn't "random."

FRANK said...

And winning with random order should mean more since we are a more well rounded team. You see what happens when the Shockers are missing one or two players and they get beat by the beer nutz.. who does that? Just kidding btw since we really dont care how good we are. You should have a power ranking for most fun team.. Like, ToeJammers did slip n slide this week, they move up a spot. Or Balls n Dolls have never done a theme game, they go to the end of the standings.

FRANK said...

Not to start any neg vibes, but the league is supposed to be a social league, and everyone claims that all they want to do is have fun, yet they play every inning while making the "not so good" players sit the bench for 4 innings. I think the regular season should be all about fun, then put your best lineup in the playoffs. We all know the playoff seeding is a bunch of crap anyway, so why dont you let your players play every position, and become more well rounded at the game.

Chandler said...

Negative vibes! Superbad moves down 2 spots in the "Fun Rankings!"

FRANK said...

Come on man, thats all you got for a response.. I think this is a good topic for debate.. I think most people, who dont really have a voice in their team would support the issue. And I am honestly one of the most competitive people in the league, and believe me, it's hard for me not to start yelling over a call, but as a captain, I try to have my team in the best interest

FRANK said...

And I think it'd bring the whole league closer to each other, than having childish bickering every game.

Chandler said...

Yeah that's all I had at the moment.

I 100% agree with you. Our approach is a little different... going out there trying to win but setting the teams expectation that we won't. And I believe Souder has been shifting the top-middle of the line-up (spots 5-10) each night to get some other people the chance to kick more.

I do think as a league we usually are successful promoting "fun" well over "competitiveness." You see that with the desire for theme games almost every week. And some of the themes are getting more creative. But you can't regulate it.

I do applaud you for the random idea all regular season. Hopefully the kids on your team enjoy it and are having a blast.

FRANK said...

That's good.. I guess everyone has their way to doing it. BTW we got BND to do their first theme game this week, and they claim they are going to do random order the whole game. We'll see. May be able to get TJ back to their coveted 1st place in the division.

Geoff said...

I think it would be great if the whole league did random order/position. We always have fun in our seasonal game against supa, but we're not nearly as well-rounded and my ego wants us to have more wins!

Chandler said...

I thought BnD did a random order every week... as in... "randomly" shifting their kicking order while the game is going on.

haha

FRANK said...

Thats why it takes the whole league for it to work, it's a good idea, until you get crushed by every team that doesn't do random positions. Pretty happy with our results so far though.

FRANK said...

lol chan.. BTW camel toes 2.0 asked to see our lineup the first game, and I just laughed at them.

FRANK said...

Before we started the game

Smithkey said...

Anytime I have seen two teams play against each other it has been a blast to watch. I applaud Superbad for doing it and also wish more teams would follow.

FRANK said...

And when you lose with random order, you at least have a decent excuse as to why. It's a win win!

Ryan said...

Mike your post makes no sense.

Ligers down two spots in the PR!

SarahB said...

Frank has good points

SarahB said...

PS - dont be sore losers Rob lol