MLS WPL Playoffs!!!! [R implied] O.k., Those of you who want another crack at silverware, here’s a format for the playoffs: We’ll have 4 groups of 4 (one of 5), each predicting the outcome of ONE of the semifinals series. The top 2 in each group at the end advance to a semi final group of 4, with the group winner following the winner of that quarterfinal series, and the #2 jumping to the other semi final groups. Also, if you predict the series goes to pks (ahem, dred), you must pick a winner of the series. Am I just being mean? yeah. What will dred do if LA isn't in the final? I fear one of those exploding short circuits they used to do on the old Star Trek! Points are determined as usual, although we’ll need tie breakers: Tie Breaker 1: Net goal differential. If two players are tied, the one that got the closest to the actual differences goes ahead. For example, if the first game ends with a GD of +1 (say chicago 1 DCU 0), but a player predicted a draw (GD of 0), the difference in GDs is –1, if the second game ends CHI 2 DCU 0 and the player predicted a +1 GD chicago win, the player would sit at –2. However, if the player predicted a 3-0 (i.e. predicted one MORE GD than actual), then the player would sit at a net GD of 0, (one too low the first time, one too high the second). Tie Breaker 2: If the absolute values of the net Goal differentials are the same, the player over predicting goals by the winning team goes through. Tie breaker 3: total goals scored by the winning team (or the losing team, you’ll get the same result if their net goal differentials are the same. Tie break 4: random draw SEND ME YOUR PICKS BY PM! When I have all the picks for a group, I’ll post them. I am of course open to suggestions and debate.