2002 MLS WPL Prediction Thread #29 (with table) (August 10)

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by jlo, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. jlo

    jlo New Member

    May 18, 2000
    Baton Rouge, LA
    MLS WPL Table for games through July 20, 2002.

    This week was challenging. There were nine games, with one blowout, so
    there were 28 points available. Only two people got more than 50% of
    that total. The median score for our 39 participants was 9.

    The Weekly Cup - DenverFan1, who only a few weeks ago threatened to
    boycott the WPL because of the technical problems that have plagued this
    year's competition, had another strong week to finish second in the Weekly
    Cup. Fanaddict and soccertom continued strong late-season surges to
    finish in a tie for 3rd.

    <BIG><PRE>
    1. jlo 17.5
    2. DenverFan1 14.5
    3. Fanaddict, soccertom 13
    5. dred, goyette82, JBlazini24 12.5
    8. Jose L. Couso 12
    9. empennage, SocrStopr13, Up The Metro 10.5
    </BIG></PRE>
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    .
    The First Division - In the most exciting stretch run in the history of
    the WPL, empennage and IASocFan have been joined by two other posters in
    a four-way battle for the championship. This week the mercurial
    DenverFan1 takes over the top spot with a strong performance. Only 2.5
    points, less than a single game, separate first from fourth, and there is
    a 13 point gap separating the top four from the field. Our champion could
    still come from farther down the table, and soccertom in particular has
    shown what he is made of over the years, but anyone below 4th has his work
    cut out for him.

    5 of our top 7 finished in this week's cup. Apparently the stretch run is
    bringing out everyone's best. We've already discussed DenverFan1's
    relentless drive to the top. empennage continues a strong campaign, as
    well, although he has (at least temporarily) relinquished the top spot.
    soccertom has rebounded well from a slow start and continues to surge up
    the table. dred seems to be fully recovered from a recent dry spell.
    Fanaddict and JBlazini continue their recent string of successes.

    tolbuck and whirlwind were promoted to the First Division this week, as
    the revolving door in the relegation zone continues to spin new posters
    into the mix.
    .
    <BIG><PRE>
    1 (3) DenverFan1 14.5 118.5
    2 (4) jlo 17.5 117.5
    3 (1) empennage 10.5 117
    4 (2) IASocFan 10 116
    5 (9) soccertom 13 103
    5 (6) The Perfesser 10 103
    7 (8) dred 12.5 102.5
    7 (6) Northside Rovers 9.5 102.5
    9 (5) scaryice 7 100.5
    10 (11) Hal 10 97.5
    11 (10) sljohn 4.5 94
    12 (16) Fanaddict 13 92.5
    13 (13) FlashMan 9 92
    13 (14) hornonmyankle 9.5 92
    13 (16) JBlazini24 12.5 92
    16 (20) babytiger2001 9 86.5
    17 (18) Scribe and Son 6.5 85.5
    18 (12) MetroFanCP 0 83.5
    18 (21) tolbuck 9 83.5
    20 (22) Whirlwind 8.5 82.5
    </BIG></PRE>
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    The Second Division - NNC Red appears poised to reclaim a spot in the
    First Division. SocrStopr13, our co-leader after Week 2, has put that
    clash with soccertom behind and has been quietly moving up the table
    in recent weeks, apparently recovered from the problems that plagued
    the middle part of the season. Up The Metro and goyette82 had good weeks
    to move up to the middle of the pack.

    <BIG><PRE>
    21 (22) NNCRed 8 82
    22 (24) SocrStopr13 10.5 81
    23 (15) Alf 0 80.5
    24 (19) Port Qaz - 78.5
    25 (26) MadSirAlexxx 6.5 76.5
    25 (27) quicksand 8 76.5
    27 (30) Jacen McCullough 10 74.5
    28 (31) NateP 9.5 73.5
    29 (29) MajikMouse 7.5 72.5
    30 (28) Out of Touch 5 71.5
    30 (33) Up The Metro 10.5 71.5
    32 (35) goyette82 12.5 71
    33 (24) guinho - 70.5
    34 (32) WildKitten 5 67.5
    35 (36) LMoroney 7.5 64
    36 (38) dawgpound2 9.5 63
    36 (34) encinitas 2.5 63
    38 (37) goatnutsgoal 6 60
    39 (39) deimos 4 50.5
    40 (40) themrs. - 46
    </BIG></PRE>
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    Lower Divisions - Only two active posters in the lower divisions this
    week. Joker20 is now only a single point from promotion to the Second
    Division. Jose L. Couso continues an impressive late-season showing, and
    is rising quickly through the lower divisions. Another cup appearance has
    moved Jose up to the middle of the Third Division.
    .
    <BIG><PRE>
    41 (43) joker20 2 45
    51 (57) Jose L. Couso 12 32.5
    </BIG></PRE>
    ...
    ...
    ...
    Honor Roll:

    2002 Weekly Cup Winners:

    2 Cups: DenverFan1 (6; 15); dred (12; 14); empennage (10; 16)

    1 Cup:

    Hal (Week 1), IASocFan (2), kennytt (2), Fanaddict (3), encinitas (4),
    Northside Rovers (4), The Perfesser (5), NateP (6), scaryice (7),
    Ffan (8), NNCRed (9), guinho (10), tolbuck (10), MetroFanCP (13),
    WildKitten (17), JBlazini24 (18), jlo(19)

    2002 Standings Leaders:
    Week 10-15, 17: IASocFan
    Week 5-9: The Perfesser
    Week 2-4: Scribe
    Week 16, 18: empennage
    Week 19: DenverFan1
    Week 2: socrstopr13
    Week 1: Hal
     
  2. jlo

    jlo New Member

    May 18, 2000
    Baton Rouge, LA
    These games will be played on August 10, after the All-Star break:

    Dal : Chi
    DC : KC
    Col : Clb
    LA : NE
     
  3. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
    Dal 1:1 Chi
    DC 2:0 KC
    Col 2:1 Clb
    LA 2:1 NE
     
  4. quicksand

    quicksand Member

    May 7, 2000
    Brooklyn
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dal 2:1 Chi
    DC 1:1 KC
    Col 2:1 Clb
    LA 3:1 NE
     
  5. jlo

    jlo New Member

    May 18, 2000
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Can a moderator explain why my codes didn't work, and perhaps fix them for me? Thanks.
     
  6. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    jlo, thanks again for your usual hard work and congratulations on catching me. :(
    No creativity with this week's choices:

    Dal 2:1 Chi
    DC 2:1 KC
    Col 2:1 Clb
    LA 2:1 NE
     
  7. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    Dal 1:2 Chi
    DC 3:2 KC
    Col 2:1 Clb
    LA 4:1 NE
     
  8. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    It's a result of the BigSoccer Apocalypse and Ressurection. In essence, codes now start with brackets (like [) rather than less-than/greater-than signs (like <).

    Check out the FAQ for more info:
    https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/misc.php?action=bbcode
     
  9. JoKeR20

    JoKeR20 New Member

    Oct 14, 2001
    Plano, TX
    Dal 2:0 Chi
    DC 1:2 KC
    Col 1:1 Clb
    LA 2:1 NE
     
  10. jlo

    jlo New Member

    May 18, 2000
    Baton Rouge, LA
    IASocFan, it's too soon for the blue faces. I expect this to be a dogfight to the bitter end of the season. Good luck to you, and to all of my adversaries. May you all experience the bittersweet pain of an honorable defeat.
     
  11. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...shhhhhh...I'm sandbagging. You all are going down. ;)
     
  12. SocrStopr13

    SocrStopr13 New Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Dal 2:1 Chi
    DC 1:2 KC
    Col 2:3 Clb
    LA 2:0 NE
     
  13. soccertom

    soccertom New Member

    Jun 2, 1999
    Dal 2:2 Chi
    DC 1:2 KC
    Col 1:2 Clb
    LA 2:1 NE
     
  14. Deimos

    Deimos Member

    Apr 23, 1999
    Louisville, KY, USA
    Dal 1:2 Chi
    DC 2:2 KC
    Col 1:2 Clb
    LA 2:1 NE
     
  15. NNCRed

    NNCRed Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Land-o-Spuds
    Dal 1:2 Chi
    DC 0:3 KC
    Col 1:0 Clb
    LA 2:0 NE
     
  16. themrs.

    themrs. New Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    Louisiana
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since I have now fallen to the third division, I thought it time to post again.
    Dal 1:3 Chi
    DC 0:2 KC
    Col 0:1 Clb
    LA 2:0 NE
     
  17. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    DAL 1:2 CHI
    DC 2:1 KC
    COL 1:2 CLB
    LA 2:1 NE
     
  18. goyette82

    goyette82 Member

    Jan 16, 2000
    Lowell, Ma
    Dal 2:2 Chi
    DC 1:3 KC
    Col 2:0 Clb
    LA 1:2 NE
     
  19. MajikMouse

    MajikMouse New Member

    Jul 28, 2000
    Tennessee
    Dal 1:3 Chi
    DC 2:1 KC
    Col 1:2 Clb
    LA 2:3 NE
     
  20. Scribe

    Scribe Member

    Mar 26, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Dal 1:2 Chi
    DC 1:1 KC
    Col 2:1 Clb
    LA 4:0 NE

    Scribe & Son
     
  21. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    Dal 1:2 Chi
    DC 1:3 KC
    Col 2:1 Clb
    LA 4:3 NE


    JMac
     
  22. MadSirAlexxx

    MadSirAlexxx Member

    Mar 21, 2002
    Dal 2:1 Chi
    DC 1:2 KC
    Col 3:2 Clb
    LA 5:1 NE
     
  23. alf

    alf Member+

    Jun 29, 1999
    Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Dal 1:2 Chi
    DC 2:3 KC
    Col 3:2 Clb
    LA 4:1 NE
     
  24. Dal 1 : Chi 2
    DC 2 : KC 2
    Col 3 : Clb 1
    LA 1: NE 2
     
  25. tolbuck

    tolbuck Member

    Sheffield Wednesday
    Jun 24, 2001
    toledo, oh
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Dal 1:2 Chi
    DC 0:1 KC
    Col 1:2 Clb
    LA 3:0 NE
     

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