2002 MLS WPL Prediction Thread #37 (with table) (Sept. 7)

Discussion in 'MLS: Rumors' started by jlo, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. jlo

    jlo New Member

    May 18, 2000
    Baton Rouge, LA
    MLS WPL Table for games through September 1, 2002.

    There were 31 active participants this week. The median score was 5 out of a possible 19. Scribe and Son was the only participant to correctly predict LA's blowout of the Metrostars.

    The Weekly Cup - guinho becomes our fourth two-time cup winner of the year, adding this week's cup to the victory back in Week 10. It's likely that guinho would be near the top of the First Division if it hadn't been for some sporadic mid-season absences. IASocFan, DenverFan and empennage, our top 3, continue their seemingly obligatory appearances in the Weekly Cup.

    1. guinho................................11
    2. IASocFan..............................10
    3. DenverFan1, dred, Scribe and Son.......9.5
    6. sljohn.................................9
    7. Up The Metro...........................8.5
    8. empennage, NNCRed......................7.5
    10. NateP, soccertom, themrs., WildKitten..7
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    The First Division - The WPL has experienced its 10th lead change in 24 weeks. For the third time this season, IASocFan has taken the lead (in part because of the spectacular collapse of last week's leader). The tight grouping of the top four posters has eased dramatically, as there are now 7 points between first and fourth. With time running out in the 2002 campaign, it now appears that we are down to three legitimate contenders for this year's crown. IASocFan, DenverFan1and empennage all made the Weekly Cup this week, and seem poised to battle it out down the stretch. dred has eased past soccertom for fifth spot (despite soccertom's cup appearance), and FlashMan has, at least temporarily, acheived his stated objective of regaining the top 10. Scribe and Son and NNC Red also performed well this week to move up the table. Congratulations to quicksand, who moved back into the First Division.

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    1 (2) IASocFan 10 150
    2 (4) DenverFan1 9.5 148
    3 (3) empennage 7.5 146.5
    4 (1) jlo 2 143
    5 (6) dred 9.5 130
    6 (5) soccertom 7 129.5
    7 (8) sljohn 9 126.5
    8 (8) Northside Rovers 4 121.5
    9 (12) FlashMan 6.5 120
    9 (7) The Perfesser - 120
    11 (15) Scribe and Son 9.5 119.5
    12 (10) Hal 4.5 119
    13 (10) Fanaddict 4 118.5
    14 (14) babytiger2001 2 115
    15 (12) JBlazini24 - 113.5
    16 (16) scaryice - 109.5
    17 (17) Whirlwind 4.5 108.5
    18 (20) NNCRed 7.5 108
    19 (22) quicksand 5 105
    20 (19) tolbuck 2 104.5
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    The Second Division - Five posters in the Second Division made this week's Weekly Cup. Congratulations to Guinho, our Cup winner, NateP, WildKitten, Up The Metro, and themrs.
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    21 (18) hornonmyankle - 103.5
    22 (20) MadSirAlexxx 2 102.5
    23 (24) Out of Touch 6.5 102
    24 (25) NateP 7 100
    25 (29) guinho 11 99
    26 (23) SocrStopr13 - 96.5
    27 (25) Alf - 93
    27 (25) Jacen McCullough 0 93
    29 (28) MetroFanCP - 92
    30 (30) goatnutsgoal 4 91
    30 (31) WildKitten 7 91
    32 (34) Up The Metro 8.5 90.5
    33 (31) goyette82 5 89
    34 (33) LMoroney 4 87
    35 (37) dawgpound2 4.5 78.5
    35 (35) Port Qaz - 78.5
    37 (36) MajikMouse - 75
    38 (40) themrs. 7 70.5
    39 (38) encinitas - 67.5
    40 (39) deimos - 66
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    Lower Divisions - Jose L. Couso now carries the banner for the lower divisions
    alone. He'll need a late season surge to make up the 11.5 point difference
    between him and the bottom of the second division, but there is still time.
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    42 (42) Jose L. Couso 4.5 54.5
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    Honor Roll:

    2002 Weekly Cup Winners:

    2 Cups: DenverFan1 (6; 15); dred (12; 14); empennage (10; 16);
    guinho (10; 24)

    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), tolbuck (10), MetroFanCP (13), WildKitten (17),
    JBlazini24 (18), jlo(19), quicksand (20-21), goatnutsgoal (22),
    Out of Touch (23)

    2002 Standings Leaders:
    Week 10-15, 17, 24: IASocFan
    Week 5-9: The Perfesser
    Week 19-21: DenverFan1
    Week 2-4: Scribe
    Week 22-23: jlo
    Week 16, 18: empennage
    Week 2: socrstopr13
    Week 1: Hal
     
  2. jlo

    jlo New Member

    May 18, 2000
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Only three games on the 7th:

    NE : DC
    Chi : LA
    SJ : Clb
     
  3. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
    NE 1:2 DC
    Chi 2:1 LA
    SJ 2:0 Clb
     
  4. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    NE 2:1 DC
    Chi 1:2 LA
    SJ 4:1 Clb

    JMac
     
  5. goyette82

    goyette82 Member

    Jan 16, 2000
    Lowell, Ma
    NE 3:0 DC
    Chi 2:1 LA
    SJ 1:0 Clb
     
  6. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The pressure is mounting, come and get me! :)
    NE 2:1 DC
    Chi 1:1 LA
    SJ 2:0 Clb
     
  7. Out_of_Touch

    Out_of_Touch New Member

    Mar 10, 2002
    Massachusetts
    NE 2:1 DC
    Chi 2:1 LA
    SJ 2:1 Clb
     
  8. soccertom

    soccertom New Member

    Jun 2, 1999
    NE 2:1 DC
    Chi 2:1 LA
    SJ 2:1Clb
     
  9. dred

    dred Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    Land of Champions
    The pro-dred hooligans are trashing local drinking establishments claiming their side actually earned a share of the weekly cup with 11 points!

    Rumours of referee conspiracy and kickbacks abound, they are calling for action from FIFA president jlo!
     
  10. jlo

    jlo New Member

    May 18, 2000
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Well, isn't this embarassing?

    dred actually got 11.5 points last week, not the 9 that I reported and not the 11 he asked for. That means that dred is actually the Weekly Cup winner outright, rather than guinho. I regret the error. Corrections will be made in next week's table.
     
  11. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    NE 2:1 DC
    Chi 1:0 LA
    SJ 3:2 Clb
     
  12. sljohn

    sljohn Member

    Apr 28, 2001
    Out of town
    For those of us with a weak memory, can you please repost the point system again?


    I'm thinking perhaps I should check my score as well... ;)
     
  13. tolbuck

    tolbuck Member

    Sheffield Wednesday
    Jun 24, 2001
    toledo, oh
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    NE 2:1 DC
    Chi 1:0 LA
    SJ 3:1 Clb
     
  14. jlo

    jlo New Member

    May 18, 2000
    Baton Rouge, LA
    sljohn:

    Here's the point system:

    2 points for a correct result (win or tie)
    half a point bonus for correct goal difference
    1 point bonus for exact score

    Also, there is the blowout rule. A blowout is defined as a victory by 3 or more goals. If you correctly predict a blowout, you get a 1 point bonus. This bonus is cumulative with the exact score bonus, but replaces the goal difference bonus.
     
  15. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In reviewing ALL of my picks dating back to March, I believe I'm owed EXACTLY 30.5 points as a result of "discrepancies", which, by my calculation, would put me squarely at the top of the table.

    I will gladly and patiently wait for the reposting of the table until next week. :)
     
  16. jlo

    jlo New Member

    May 18, 2000
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Thank you for your patience, FlashMan. I'll get right on that.
     
  17. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NE 2:1 DC
    Chi 1:2 LA
    SJ 2:0 Clb
     
  18. MadSirAlexxx

    MadSirAlexxx Member

    Mar 21, 2002
    NE 1:2 DC
    Chi 1:2 LA
    SJ 2:1 Clb
     
  19. WiLd_KiTtEn

    WiLd_KiTtEn New Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    SoCali chick here
    NE 1:2 DC
    Chi 1:2 LA
    SJ 2:3 Clb
     
  20. Fanaddict

    Fanaddict Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    streamwood IL USA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ne 2 : 1 dc
    chi 1 : 2 la
    sj 3 : 2 clb
     
  21. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    NER 0:2 DCU
    CHI 1:2 LAG
    SJE 3:0 CLB
     
  22. themrs.

    themrs. New Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    Louisiana
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NE 1:2 DC
    Chi 2:1 LA
    SJ 2:0 Clb
     
  23. Scribe

    Scribe Member

    Mar 26, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    NE 3:0 DC
    Chi 1:3 LA
    SJ 2:2 Clb

    Scribe & Son
     
  24. NNCRed

    NNCRed Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Land-o-Spuds
    NE 0:1 DC
    Chi 1:0 LA
    SJ 2:1 Clb
     
  25. jlo

    jlo New Member

    May 18, 2000
    Baton Rouge, LA
    NE 2:0 DC
    Chi 2:1 LA
    SJ 3:1 Clb
     

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