Great game last night!
I was hoping for an interesting, entertaining, competitive, non-blowout game, and that's exactly what we got.
Some argue that the holding call on Bradberry was incorrect, but I didn't think so.
Bradberry admitted after the game the held the jersey and hoped they would let it slide.
It was a fun year and also a fun post-season contest.
I've missed chatting with everyone here like we did during the season, as that seemed to end once the post season contest got underway.
I hope everyone is enjoying a healthy and happy new year.
I'll see you guys again when spring training and the NFL the draft roll around...
I don't think the new format helped with increased interest. Maybe to many of the regulars zigged when the 1/1 seeds was the money play and were eliminated. The previous contest cuts generated a lot of discussion. In this format many teams were dormie after week one with the Super Bowl 6 locked in.
What was surprising and should give us hope for next year is that the teams that took home money had some serious flaws. This was more about team pronositcation and less about individual player performance than I expected.
Your displeasure with the new format is well documented. But I think I've heard more positive comments on the post-season contest than negative ones.
Winning this contest was just like any other, in that it involves a careful scrutiny of the specifics of the rules, and then the careful application of a strategy that one feels gives them the best chance to be successful.
The statement that the winning entries had serious flaws seems illogical to me. If "serious flaws" resulted in winning a prize, then perhaps they were not serious flaws. I might re-state that comment to say that the winning entry had fewer flaws than the rest of the entries did.
A simple reading of the rules makes it obvious that the most important element required to score the most points is having active and productive players still avilable and earning points in the weeks with the highest multiplers. That, in turn, requires accurately predicting which teams will win their games in each round. So whomever won the costest obviously did a better job at that than you and I did. If you are saying in hindsight that the winner might have done even better, then I agree with you.
That will always be true because it's probably impossible to guess which teams will win every game, and also guess exactly which players will score the most in each game.
It will be interesting to see what unfolds for next season. That time can't come soon enough.
At least we have hockey.