I realize it’s been a couple of weeks since the season ended and I haven’t updated all of you on the various competitions we had. My bad. But I’ve been holding off on some of that stuff so that I could organize and write some of my other posts (this and this, for instance) and so that Kevin’s wrap-ups would have a chance to run on the front page, so to speak, for a while. Now it’s my turn and over the next few days I should have quite a bit of stuff to say about both the film festival I’m attending starting on Tuesday and my final 09-10 State of the Liga post. For now, though, enjoy the competition results.
In our Fantasy Football league, run through Yahoo!, we had one hell of a tight race all the way through the end. It was just like La Liga itself, though, with only 2 teams fighting it out for the top spot. In the end, Hat Trick was able to pull ahead of Mes Que Un Club and win it all (probably the first of 3 consecutive championships) with a score of 2,094,5. Compare that to my team’s 11th placed finish with 1,671.5 and you get an idea of how great an asskicking this really was. The prize, then, is either an epic poem or some MS Paint art that I will draw for the occasion. So, if you’re Hat Trick, email me — team[at]barcelonafootballblog[dot]com — and let me know what you’re interested in. Either would be killer to put on your living room wall, naturally.
As for our Table Position Prediction game, we had ourselves an absurdly tight race. It came down, in the end, to two small points in the table: Madrid ended up 17-1-1 in the second half while Barça ended up 16-2-1 and that flippy-floppy of the top two caused Helge to come out the winner after correctly predicting the top 4 teams. No one got Xerez even close to right (10th), but no one did very badly either. Everyone was within the “Not Too Shabby” range (40-49) and 4 players were sitting together in 3rd on 46 points. I came in just behind that with 44 points in 7th. I’ve published the final standings for all of you to see here.
Congratulations, Helge and Hat Trick! Email me and you’ll get your prize!
And next year we’ll be doing all of these over again, but for the whole year. I’ll set it up before the beginning of the season so that we can get a bunch of people involved. Woohoo!