For the first six or so years in the league we defaulted to however ESPN thought best with the schedule. Back in the message board era of Stats Corner I posted a head to head record matrix that showed that some league members had never played each other. It also showed some people play each other too much or too little, depending on whose side you take in the Regan-Harrington beatdown.
Welcome back to Stats Corner posts for the 2017 season! Better late than never. This is the first post on a new platform, as you can see. I have purchased the domain www.statscorner.com. I’ve gone back and incorporated posts from previous years dating back to 2014. You can find through the home page. Links to both the Advanced Standings and Record Book appear on the left hand side. So if nothing else statscorner.
RIP The Jimmy G Era Even though we still have the playoffs, we’ve likely seen the end of the Jimmy G Era in Bad Newz once this season ends. RJ has the second most team names of all time, coming in at 7 in 8 seasons. Only McShane is a perfect 8 for 8 in terms of seasons/different team names. So it’s unlikely we’ll see them next year.
“In honor of my 0.3 win over RJ, what is the smallest margin of victory we’ve had since the move to decimal scoring?” Back in 2009 before we had decimal scoring we had two ties, Ready and Shokunbi tied at 97 in Week 4 then Kane and Ready tied in week 11 at 123. In 2010 we went to decimal scoring and have had 12 games decided by less than a point, or almost two per season.
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Does Hartman Have a Shot at the Proportional Wins (PW) Record? Let’s take a look at the leaderboard of most PW through 10 weeks. Year Owner PW Through 10 Weeks PW Season Total All Time Rank 2011 Shokunbi 7.45 10.09 1 2014 Skrzyszewski 7.45 9.45 2 2013 Ready 7.18 9.18 4 2016 Hartman 7.09 NA NA 2015 Harrington 6.91 8.55 8 2009 Regan 6.
A New Points Record RJ set a new points record against Hartman in the toilet bowl semi-final. I thought he was a shoe-in for last place this year. His team stinks. But he shattered Hartman’s record against Hartman! That should teach Hartman never to set records again. So here is what the updated leaderboard looks like for most points in a game: Owner Team Year Week Points Thieneman 12.
Shout Out Congrats to Himmy Tarr, the only one to submit an answer to my trivia question last week. Jason Kidd is #2 all-time in both assists and steals. However when I wrote I had steals in mind. Nice job Tim. Also, Tim didn’t break the points record and made the playoffs. So all his fears were for naught. Playoff Probabilities Playoff season is here. That means another round of interpreting ESPN’s questionable tie-breaking rules, disappointments for D’Skae and Dan Ready and the #4 seed attempting to get off the schnide of having never won a first round game (it’s true).
Thanks Tim for the idea on the league message board for this post. I figure I’ll address it head on. For those of you who don’t know, even though to have clicked on this link you must have seen that he posted something, this is what he said: Can we get something on the likelihood that a team sets the single season point record and misses the playoffs?! Because it looks like we’re heading that way[.
Stats Corner There are three types of owners in our league: The owner who is plotting his keepers before the end of the previous regular season (Regan, Ready, Harrington, Olson, D’Skae). The owner who starts thinking sometime during the summer who he’s going to keep (Kane, McShane, Hartman, Higdon). The owner who decides the morning of the draft who he’s keeping (Thieneman, Matovina). Whoops, I’m sorry four types: