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Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Season Over!

Postby Adam H » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:10 pm UTC

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This thread will be a simulation of a fictional intergalactic sports league. The actual sport is unimportant, of course; it's all just weighted random number generators anyways!

Your job, if you choose to accept it, is threefold. First, pick a team or two to root for! Second, guess the true abilities of the teams by posting a top 20 ranking. Third, try to predict the outcomes of upcoming games, either against the spread or straight-up winners. I will declare someone The Best Sports Commentator after the "season" is over (completely subjective).

Instead of a playoff at the end of the year, the two best teams (as determined partly by you) will play in a championship game.

I've actually put a decent amount of thought into the simulation. The preseason top 20 is where it starts. Then all teams are randomly bumped up and down to give their true power rating. From this, each team has a particular probability of winning against every other team. The scores of each game are based on the win probability. The only thing you'll see is the preseason rating, the estimated point spread from hypothetical "experts", and the results of the game.

I'll update the thread every few days with the results of a new set of games and the occasional color commentary.

Conferences:
Spoiler:
Inner Division:
  • Earth (11-1, 6-0 Conf)
  • Mercury (6-4, 4-2 Conf)
  • Mars (4-6, 2-4 Conf
  • Venus (4-6, 1-5 Conf)
Outer Division:
  • Jupiter (9-2, 5-1 Conf)
  • Saturn (6-4, 3-3 Conf)
  • Uranus (6-4, 2-4 Conf)
  • Neptune (2-7, 1-5 Conf)

Moons:
Jupiter Division:
  • Ganymede (8-3, 3-0 Conf)
  • Callisto(5-5, 2-2 Conf)
  • Io(5-5, 1-3 Conf)
  • Europa(5-5, 1-3 Conf)
Other Division:
  • Phobos(11-1, 5-0 Conf)
  • Triton(8-2, 4-1 Conf)
  • Moon(4-6, 2-2 Conf)
  • Deimos(1-8, 1-3 Conf)
  • Titan(2-7, 0-5 Conf)

Minor Planets:
  • 4942 Munroe(4-5, 2-1 Conf)
  • Pluto(5-4, 2-1 Conf)
  • Eris(1-8, 1-2 Conf)
  • Ceres (1-8, 1-2 Conf)

Stars:
  • Sun(8-1 Overall, 6-0 Star)
  • Betelgeuse(4-5 Overall, 4-2 Star)
  • Proxima Centauri(3-6 Overall, 3-3 Star)
  • R. Doradus(5-4 Overall, 3-3 Star)
  • Alpha Centauri(3-6 Overall, 2-4 Star)
  • Barnard's Star(4-5 Overall, 3-3 Star)
  • Sirius(2-7 Overall, 0-6 Star)

Teams:
Spoiler:
Mercury (6-4 Overall, 4-2 Planet)
#14 Europa, LOST 13-16
#9 Uranus, WON 9-5
#2 Mars, WON 10-8
#17 Neptune, WON 15-14
#1 Earth, LOST 0-26
#5 Saturn, LOST 4-11
Ceres, WON 10-4
#9 Venus, WON 7-5
#3 Sun, LOST 4-41
#11 Moon, WON 7-5

Venus (4-6 Overall, 1-5 Planet)
Barnard's Star, WON 13-8
#2 Jupiter, LOST 3-5
#1 Earth, LOST 6-10
#8 Saturn, LOST 4-6
#6 Mars, LOST 0-11
#17 Neptune, WON 11-10
#8 Moon, WON 2-1
#8 Mercury, LOST 5-7
#18 Titan, LOST 6-7
#12 Callisto, WON 12-10

Earth (11-1 Overall, 6-0 Planet)
4942 Munroe, WON 33-1
#10 Neptune, WON 27-4
#6 Venus, WON 10-6
#2 Jupiter, WON 12-10
#4 Mercury, WON 26-0
#13 Uranus, WON 13-5
#6 Sun, LOST 15-17
#6 Mars, WON 25-3
#12 Moon, WON 18-0
#4 Jupiter, WON 13-9
#3 Sun, WON 25-21
#1 Phobos, WON 12-11

Mars (4-6 Overall, 2-4 Planet)
#3 Moon, WON 10-8
#4 Saturn, WON 12-11
#8 Mercury, LOST 8-10
#13 Uranus, LOST 8-10
#10 Venus, WON 11-0
#2 Jupiter, LOST 11-12
Deimos, WON 22-1
#2 Earth, LOST 3-25
#1 Phobos, LOST 9-15
#8 Triton, LOST 25-32

Jupiter (9-2 Overall, 5-1 Planet)
#16 Ceres, WON 52-0
#6 Venus, WON 5-3
#5 Saturn, WON 18-4
#1 Earth, LOST 10-12
#16 Neptune, WON 28-7
#4 Mars, WON 12-11
#10 Callisto, WON 33-0
#15 Uranus, WON 16-8
#5 Ganymede, WON 16-7
#2 Earth, LOST 9-13
#10 Europa, WON 21-12

Saturn (6-4 Overall, 3-3 Planet)
#18 Pluto, WON 14-10
#3 Mars, LOST 11-12
#3 Jupiter, LOST 4-18
#6 Venus, WON 6-4
#11 Uranus, WON 10-9
#7 Mercury, WON 11-4
#13 Europa, WON 14-13
#16 Neptune, LOST 14-16
Titan, WON 20-4
#6 Ganymede, LOST 7-13

Uranus (6-4 Overall, 2-4 Planet)
#11 Ganymede, WON 13-12
#12 Mercury, LOST 5-9
#15 Neptune, WON 18-14
#4 Mars, WON 10-8
#7 Saturn, LOST 9-10
#1 Earth, LOST 5-13
Eris, WON 25-0
#3 Jupiter, LOST 8-16
#15 Pluto, WON 15-6
#14 Io, WON 28-12

Neptune (2-7 Overall, 1-5 Planet)
Eris, WON 62-12
#1 Earth, LOST 4-27
#13 Uranus, LOST 14-18
#5 Mercury, LOST 14-15
#2 Jupiter, LOST 7-28
#14 Venus, LOST 10-11
#16 Pluto, LOST 15-17
#5 Saturn, WON 16-14
#9 Triton, LOST 15-16


Moon (4-6 Overall, 2-2 Moon)
#6 Mars, LOST 8-10
Betelgeuse, WON 33-2
#11 Titan, WON 14-4
#10 Phobos, LOST 0-24
Deimos, WON 30-0
Ceres, WON 4-3
#11 Venus, LOST 1-2
#11 Triton, LOST 5-6
#2 Earth, LOST 0-18
#9 Mercury, LOST 5-7

Phobos (11-1 Overall, 5-0 Moon)
Alpha Centauri, WON 57-0
Deimos , WON 29-0
#10 Triton, WON 15-9
#3 Moon, WON 24-0
#19 Titan, WON 42-0
#12 Europa, WON 26-9
Sirius, WON 63-0
#18 Proxima Centauri, WON 22-19
#7 Mars, WON 15-9
#6 Ganymede, WON 34-10
#19 4942 Munroe, WON 33-5
#2 Earth, LOST 11-12

Deimos (1-8 Overall, 1-3 Moon)
Sirius, LOST 6-9
#17 Phobos, LOST 0-29
Barnard's Star, LOST 10-14
#14 Triton, LOST 1-23
#8 Moon, LOST 0-30
#16 Pluto, LOST 3-28
#5 Mars, LOST 1-22
#20 Titan, WON 16-12
#19 4942 Munroe, LOST 17-19

Titan (2-7 Overall, 0-5 Moon)
#2 Sun, WON 20-19
#16 Triton, LOST 10-16
#4 Moon, LOST 4-14
Alpha Centauri, LOST 15-17
#3 Phobos, LOST 0-42
#11 Callisto, LOST 8-24
#19 Betelgeuse, WON 33-12
Deimos, LOST 12-16
#8 Saturn, LOST 4-20

Triton (8-2 Overall, 4-2 Moon)
#20 R. Doradus , WON 13-12
#7 Titan, WON 16-10
#16 Phobos, LOST 9-15
Deimos, WON 23-1
Sirius, LOST 15-22
#9 Io, Won 10-9
#18 Proxima Centauri, WON 35-3
#10 Moon, WON, 6-5
#14 Neptune, WON 16-15
#7 Mars, WON 32-25

Ganymede (8-3 Overall, 3-0 Moon)
#9 Uranus, LOST 12-13
#18 Pluto, WON 19-9
#17 Callisto, WON 16-9
Ceres, WON 24-0
#9 Europa, WON 16-14
4942 Munroe, WON 19-16
#20 Alpha Centauri, WON 38-0
#17 Io, WON, 13-6
#4 Jupiter, LOST 7-16
#1 Phobos, LOST 10-34
#5 Saturn, WON 13-7

Callisto (5-5 Overall, 2-2 Moon)
Proxima Centauri, WON 22-19
Eris, WON 27-11
#9 Ganymede, LOST 9-16
Pluto, LOST 13-14
#5 Io, WON 13-12
#20 Titan, WON 24-8
#2 Jupiter, LOST 0-33
#13 Europa, LOST 17-18
Ceres, WON 14-8
#15 Venus, LOST 10-12

Io (5-5 Overall, 1-3 Moon)
Betelgeuse, WON 29-16
4942 Munroe, WON 41-2
#7 Europa, WON 16-15
Eris, WON 84-0
#20 Callisto, LOST 12-13
#18 Triton, LOST 9-10
R. Doradus, LOST 12-14
#7 Ganymede, LOST 6-13
#10 Venus, WON 7-6
#13 Uranus, LOST 12-28

Europa (5-5 Overall, 1-3 Moon)
#8 Mercury, WON 16-13
Ceres, WON 16-14
#14 Io, LOST 15-16
4942 Munroe, WON 41-2
#12 Ganymede, LOST 14-16
#3 Phobos, LOST 9-26
#4 Saturn, LOST 13-14
#12 Callisto, WON 18-17
Eris, WON 55-0
#4 Jupiter, LOST 12-21


Ceres (1-8 Overall, 1-2 Minor Planet)
#5 Jupiter, LOST 52-0
#11 Europa, LOST 14-16
Pluto, LOST 4-13
#11 Ganymede, LOST 0-24
4942 Munroe, WON 20-10
#6 Moon, LOST 3-4
#9 Mercury, LOST 4-10
Eris, LOST 15-18
#13 Callisto, LOST 8-14

Pluto (5-4 Overall, 2-1 Minor Planet) 2
#7 Saturn, LOST 10-14
#13 Ganymede, LOST 9-19
Ceres, WON 13-4
#16 Callisto, WON 14-13
Eris, WON 42-9
Deimos, WON 28-3
#17 Neptune, WON 17-15
4942 Munroe, LOST 19-20
#16 Uranus, LOST 6-15

Eris (1-8 Overall, 1-2 Minor Planet)
#10 Neptune, LOST 12-62
#14 Callisto, LOST 11-27
4942 Munroe, LOST 10-36
#7 Io, LOST 0-84
#18 Pluto, LOST 9-42
R. Doradus, LOST 7-67
#15 Uranus, LOST 0-25
Ceres, WON 18-15
#11 Europa, LOST 0-55

4942 Munroe (4-5 Overall, 2-1 Minor Planet)
#1 Earth, LOST 1-33
#15 Io, LOST 2-41
Eris, WON 36-10
#9 Europa, LOST 2-41
Ceres, LOST 10-20
#8 Ganymede, LOST 16-19
Barnard's Star, WON 19-17
#14 Pluto, WON 20-19
Deimos, WON 19-17


Sun (8-1 Overall, 6-0 Star)
#15 Titan, LOST 19-20
#20 Proxima Centauri, WON 37-21
#18 R. Doradus, WON 39-0
Sirius, WON 32-18
Alpha Centauri, WON 65-0
#19 Barnard's Star, WON 52-0
#1 Earth, WON 17-15
Betelgeuse, WON 1-0 (forfeit)
#6 Mercury, WON 41-4

R. Doradus (5-4 Overall, 3-3 Star)
#17 Triton, LOST 12-13
#19 Barnard's Star, WON 14-12
#12 Sun, LOST 0-39
#20 Proxima Centauri, LOST 18-21
Betelgeuse, LOST 20-23
Eris, WON 67-7
#12 Io, WON 14-12
#19 Alpha Centauri, WON 24-10
Sirius, WON 21-20

Betelgeuse (4-5 Overall, 4-2 Star)
#13 Io, LOST 16-29
#5 Moon, LOST 2-33
#19 Alpha Centauri, WON 26-24
#18 Barnard's Star, LOST 6-35
R. Doradus, WON 23-20
Sirius, WON 26-25
Titan, LOST 12-33
#4 Sun, LOST 0-1 (forfeit)
#17 Proxima Centauri, WON 25-24

Alpha Centauri (3-6 Overall, 2-4 Star)
#19 Phobos, LOST 0-57
Sirius, WON 19-18
Betelgeuse, LOST 24-26
#15 Titan, WON 17-15
#13 Sun, LOST 0-65
#15 Proxima Centauri, WON 19-18
#7 Ganymede, LOST 0-38
R. Doradus, LOST 10-24
Barnard's Star, LOST 9-17

Sirius (2-8 Overall, 0-6 Star)
Deimos, WON 9-6
Alpha Centauri, LOST 18-19
Proxima Centauri, LOST 22-23
#12 Sun, LOST 18-32
#14 Triton, WON 22-15
Betelgeuse, LOST 25-26
#3 Phobos, LOST 0-63
Barnard's Star, LOST 17-20
#20 R. Doradus, LOST 20-21


Proxima Centauri (3-6 Overall, 3-3 Star)
#12 Callisto, LOST 19-22
#8 Sun, LOST 21-37
#20 Sirius, WON 23-22
R. Doradus, WON 21-18
#15 Barnard's Star, WON 19-16
Alpha Centauri, LOST 18-19
#14 Triton, LOST 3-35
#1 Phobos, LOST 19-22
Betelgeuse, LOST 24-25

Barnard's Star (4-5 Overall, 3-3 Star)
#4 Venus, LOST 8-13
R. Doradus, LOST 12-14
Deimos, WON 14-10
#19 Betelgeuse, WON 35-6
#17 Proxima Centauri, LOST 16-19
#10 Sun, LOST 0-52
4942 Munroe, LOST 17-19
Sirius, WON 20-17
Alpha Centauri, WON 17-9
Preseason Rankings:
Spoiler:
  1. Earth
  2. Sun
  3. Moon
  4. Venus
  5. Jupiter
  6. Mars
  7. Saturn
  8. Mercury
  9. Uranus
  10. Neptune
  11. Ganymede
  12. Callisto
  13. IO
  14. Europa
  15. Titan
  16. Ceres
  17. Triton
  18. Pluto
  19. Phobos
  20. R. Doradus

Earth is a unanimous #1. That might have something to do with their large population, which is 7 billion more than the next most populous planet.

The Sun and the Moon are #2 and #3, respectively. The pollsters really seem to like their close proximity to Earth.

Numbers four through ten are the other seven planets. No surprise there – the Planet Conference has been the strongest conference in the sport for a few millennium now. And this year an astounding 8 teams are in the top ten. The depth of this conference really makes it an incredible conference to root for. If Earth can make it out of conference play undefeated, they'll definitely be the favorite to win the championship.

The four Jupiter Division moons are next in the rankings. This is always a fun division to watch, since the teams are so similar. It's always a dogfight. The Other Moons aren't far behind their Jupiter conference-mates. Of course, Moon is a heavy favorite to win its division and conference, but the others in the Other Division, led by Titan and Triton, should put up a fight. There is some resentment around the conference regarding Moon's name, and they would certainly like to show the universe that there's more than one moon in the Moon conference.

Ceres and Pluto are expected to compete for the Minor Planet conference title. Pluto has a chip on their shoulder after controversially getting kicked out of the Planet conference and would love to prove to the "big boys" that it's not so minor after all.

R. Doradus is the only other Star in the top 20. The Star conference is clearly the weakest of the four conferences and the Sun is an overwhelming favorite to win it.
Week 1 Schedule:
Spoiler:
The season starts off with non-conference games. Most of the games are expected to be blowouts, but there are a few gems, including #3 Moon vs. #6 Mars, and #9 Uranus vs. #11 Ganymede. And don't be surprised if there is at least one shocking upset!

  • #1 Earth (-30) vs. 4942 Munroe
  • #2 Sun (-21) vs. #15 Titan
  • #3 Moon (-2) vs. #6 Mars
  • #4 Venus (-25) vs. Barnard's Star
  • #5 Jupiter (-17) vs. # 16 Ceres
  • #7 Saturn (-12) vs. #18 Pluto
  • #8 Mercury (-5) vs. #14 Europa
  • #9 Uranus (-2) vs. #11 Ganymede
  • #10 Neptune (-20) vs. Eris
  • #12 Callisto (-19) vs. Proxima Centauri
  • #13 IO (-14) vs. Betelgeuse
  • #17 Triton (-3) vs. #20 R. Doradus
  • #19 Phobos (-12) vs. Alpha Centauri
  • Deimos (-4) vs. Sirius

The negative numbers in parenthesis mean that the team is favored by that many points. The spread is determined by a mysterious algorithm that takes into account preseason rankings along with the teams' actual strengths, and possibly a bit of randomness and other factors like recent game results.

You can bet against the spread - if the team you pick does better than the spread suggests, you double your bet, otherwise you lose your money.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby Izawwlgood » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:58 pm UTC

"Well Adam, I just have to root for that red jerk. He's just so tenacious, fighting against all odds. Atmospheric loss and planet wide cooling, no problem, I'll just develop the biggest volcano in system. Yeah, there may be bigger, may be brighter bodies, but there's nothing nothing quite like my boy wonder out there. I think he'll surprise us this season"
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby Vieto » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:05 pm UTC

"I'm not so sure Iz, that Io team has been kept pretty active this season. They also beat Gliese 581 c in the preseason, and so they appear to be quite the hot commodity right about now, and Betelgeuse being out of system has some worrying to do.

that said, they have been practicing against Jupiter, which has had a spotty record in the past, but they seem like they will have a good game against Ceres, who has been doing more travelling than practicing."

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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby Vytron » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:51 am UTC

Insider information has revealed that the Centauries, Proxima and Alpha, have developed new training techniques that will secure their victories against poor Callisto and Phobos, and will make them enter the top 20 in the Rankings.

Rumors say, however, that this is just lies and propaganda released by shady individuals with opportunistic interests. Whether those rumors were spread to increase the bets of people for the Centauries, or to intimidate their opponents, remains to be seen.

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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby blademan9999 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:13 pm UTC

Moon vs mars should be good. Then two half been fierce rivals for a long time. Always were the first places reached by earth. Former colonys, now rivals.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby Snark » Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:38 pm UTC

I gotta tell you folks, despite being poorly ranked in the preseason rankings, I've got a lot of money riding on Titan making it to the top 4 this year. A lot has been said about a moon's ability to bring together enough power players, but with Xrenald and Ghergleblasy looking like 2 incredible up-and-comers, I think this team has a real shot.

Here's my picks for this week's upcoming games.

  • #1 Earth (-30) vs. 4942 Munroe
  • #2 Sun (-21) vs. #15 Titan
  • #3 Moon (-2) vs. #6 Mars
  • #4 Venus (-25) vs. Barnard's Star
  • #5 Jupiter (-17) vs. # 16 Ceres
  • #7 Saturn (-12) vs. #18 Pluto
  • #8 Mercury (-5) vs. #14 Europa
  • #9 Uranus (-2) vs. #11 Ganymede
  • #10 Neptune (-20) vs. Eris
  • #12 Callisto (-19) vs. Proxima Centauri
  • #13 IO (-14) vs. Betelgeuse
  • #17 Triton (-3) vs. #20 R. Doradus
  • #19 Phobos (-12) vs. Alpha Centauri
  • Deimos (-4) vs. Sirius
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby thecamoninja » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:09 am UTC

Triton all the way, baby! They've been my team ever since childhood, and I got a feeling this year they're gonna take it to the finals.

Here's my predictions for week one:
Spoiler:
Earth (-30) vs. 4942 Munroe - No contest, Earth wins. Munroe might be a strong team, and I have a lot of respect for them, but they're no dark horse. I just wish they'd been paired up against a weaker team in their first game, so we'd get to see them play more. They're a lot of fun to watch, but they can't match up against the Pale Blue Dot.

Sun (-21) vs. Titan - Now, this might be a controversial call, but I think Titan might stand a chance against Sun. Sure, they might be a small team without much popular support, but if they make good use of their characteristic aggressive early offense, they might pull out ahead. I'm hesitant to call this game for either team - it's gonna be close, but this time I'll root for the underdog.

Moon (-2) vs. Mars - Mars, hands down. Whoever's supporting Moon in this matchup is fooling themselves - The Red Planet has faced up against Moon countless times before, and they always know how to exploit Moon's weaknesses

Venus (-25) vs. Barnard's Star - Barnard's Star, I can see being a dark horse. I've never quite understood Venus's popularity given the team itself, which has never much impressed me. It might have something to do with the 'goddess of beauty' connotation. Again, I'm hesitant to call it because I think the game will be close, but again, I'm all for the underdog, so I'll say Barnard's Star will win.

Jupiter (-17) vs. Ceres - I'll give the early advantage in this matchup to Ceres, but they'll never be able to pull ahead of Jupiter's sheer power by the end of the game.

Saturn (-12) vs. Pluto - Pluto needs to stop complaining about being kicked out of Planets. They held a prestigious spot, sure, but they never belonged there - most of the planets can offer some sort of competition to each other, but putting Pluto in the company of Ceres and Munroe makes a lot more sense in my mind, and they'll be hard pressed to beat the juggernaut that is Saturn

Mercury (-5) vs. Europa - I like Europa this season. In the past, I haven't, but things have really been looking up for them recently. Mercury as well, actually. This is another matchup I wish had happened later in the season; it's a shame one of these two teams will have to lose their first game, I was looking forward to watching both of them. I'll have to call in favor of Mercury, though, simply because of their solid history as compared to Europa's rather dodgy past

Uranus (-2) vs. Ganymede - Ganymede may be small, but they're spunky, and Uranus hasn't been looking so hot since they lost their star player at the end of last season. They're still a strong team, sure, but strong enough to defeat Ganymede's sheer tenacity? I don't think so

Neptune (-20) vs. Eris - This will be my third highly controversial call, I think. I'm going for the underdog Eris over Neptune. I don't care how popular Neptune is, Eris beats them. Normally, in any other matchup, I would be dubious, but Eris's brilliant team cohesion more than make up for any mechanical shortcomings in this instance, it's the perfect counter to Neptune's playstyle.

Callisto (-19) vs. Proxima Centauri - I feel like the stars don't get enough love. I mean, sure, most teams are better than most of them, but they're not necessarily bad, and they normally put up a pretty good fight. Proxima might even win this one! But probably not.

IO (-14) vs. Betelgeuse - Betelgeuse definitely looks better than Proxima right now, but I'm not sure if that's necessarily good enough to beat IO. My guess is no, but it's close enough in my mind that I'll pick the underdog again, just for the sake of it, and call this game for Betelgeuse.

Triton (-3) vs. R. Doradus - No contest, of course. Triton's climb to the top will begin by stepping on the defeated bodies of Doradus :)

Phobos (-12) vs. Alpha Centauri -Alpha Centauri is highly underrated, but Phobos is simply one of the best moons there is. Tough call. I really want the stars to succeed, but I really can't see it happening against this kind of competition. Let' say Phobos.

Deimos (-4) vs. Sirius - This matchup is very similar to the above, but in this case, I think the Dog Star has it in the bag - they have a history of winning tough matchups by pulling something out of their sleeve at the last moment. Sorry, Deimos.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby Vieto » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:25 am UTC

Week 1 predictions:
Spoiler:
#1 Earth (-30) vs. 4942 Munroe
#2 Sun (-21) vs. #15 Titan
#3 Moon (-2) vs. #6 Mars
#4 Venus (-25) vs. Barnard's Star
#5 Jupiter (-17) vs. # 16 Ceres
#7 Saturn (-12) vs. #18 Pluto
#8 Mercury (-5) vs. #14 Europa
#9 Uranus (-2) vs. #11 Ganymede
#10 Neptune (-20) vs. Eris
#12 Callisto (-19) vs. Proxima Centauri
#13 IO (-14) vs. Betelgeuse
#17 Triton (-3) vs. #20 R. Doradus
#19 Phobos (-12) vs. Alpha Centauri
Deimos (-4) vs. Sirius

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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby blademan9999 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:42 am UTC

Week 1 predictions.
#1 Earth (-30) vs. 4942 Munroe
#2 Sun (-21) vs. #15 Titan
#3 Moon (-2) vs. #6 Mars Mars has really beefed out its game recently and I am sure they will do brilliantly
#4 Venus (-25) vs. Barnard's Star
#5 Jupiter (-17) vs. # 16 Ceres Ceres will be an interesting one to watch, after being out rivals Vesta and Pallas in to brilliant games I am sure they will go far.
#7 Saturn (-12) vs. #18 Pluto No contest, Pluto lost its place as a planet for a good reason and all it does now is complain, unlike with Ceres, who have worked hard to improve.
#8 Mercury (-5) vs. #14 Europa
#9 Uranus (-2) vs. #11 Ganymede
#10 Neptune (-20) vs. Eris
#12 Callisto (-19) vs. Proxima Centauri
#13 IO (-14) vs. Betelgeuse
#17 Triton (-3) vs. #20 R. Doradus
#19 Phobos (-12) vs. Alpha Centauri
Deimos (-4) vs. Sirius
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby Odilo » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:24 pm UTC

Week 1 Predictions:

#1 Earth (-30) vs. 4942 Munroe
#2 Sun (-21) vs. #15 Titan
#3 Moon (-2) vs. #6 Mars
#4 Venus (-25) vs. Barnard's Star
#5 Jupiter (-17) vs. # 16 Ceres
#7 Saturn (-12) vs. #18 Pluto
#8 Mercury (-5) vs. #14 Europa
#9 Uranus (-2) vs. #11 Ganymede
#10 Neptune (-20) vs. Eris
#12 Callisto (-19) vs. Proxima Centauri
#13 IO (-14) vs. Betelgeuse
#17 Triton (-3) vs. #20 R. Doradus
#19 Phobos (-12) vs. Alpha Centauri
Deimos (-4) vs. Sirius
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby Vytron » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:34 pm UTC

Predictions
Spoiler:
#1 Earth (-30) vs. 4942 Munroe
#2 Sun (-21) vs. #15 Titan
#3 Moon (-2) vs. #6 Mars
#4 Venus (-25) vs. Barnard's Star
#5 Jupiter (-17) vs. # 16 Ceres
#7 Saturn (-12) vs. #18 Pluto
#8 Mercury (-5) vs. #14 Europa
#9 Uranus (-2) vs. #11 Ganymede
#10 Neptune (-20) vs. Eris
#12 Callisto (-19) vs. Proxima Centauri
#13 IO (-14) vs. Betelgeuse
#17 Triton (-3) vs. #20 R. Doradus
#19 Phobos (-12) vs. Alpha Centauri
Deimos (-4) vs. Sirius


Spoiler:
Ranking prediction
  1. Earth
  2. Sun
  3. Venus
  4. Moon
  5. Jupiter
  6. Mars
  7. Saturn
  8. Mercury
  9. Uranus
  10. Neptune
  11. Ganymede
  12. Proxima Centauri
  13. IO
  14. Callisto
  15. Europa
  16. Titan
  17. Ceres
  18. Triton
  19. Pluto
  20. Phobos
  21. Alpha Centauri

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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby blademan9999 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:35 am UTC

(So when will the first round happen?)
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby Adam H » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:46 pm UTC

Sorry, for the last couple days I've unexpectedly been away from the computer with all the info on it. Expect results tomorrow... :)
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby Adam H » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:33 pm UTC

*cough cough* tomorrow *cough cough*

Week 1 Scores:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Earth 33, 4942 Munroe 1
  • #15 Titan 20, #2 Sun 19
  • #6 Mars 10, #3 Moon 8
  • #4 Venus 13, Barnard's Star 8
  • #5 Jupiter 52, #16 Ceres 0
  • #7 Saturn 14, #18 Pluto 10
  • #14 Europa 16, #8 Mercury 13
  • #9 Uranus 13, #11 Ganymede 12
  • #10 Neptune 62, Eris 12
  • #12 Callisto 22, Proxima Centauri 19
  • #13 Io 29, Betelgeuse 16
  • #17 Triton 13, #20 R. Doradus 12
  • #19 Phobos 57, Alpha Centauri 0
  • Sirius 9, Deimos 6
Top Stories:
Lowly Titan holds on to beat #2 Sun by one point.
#6 Mars gets big win over #3 Moon.
#5 Jupiter unloads on hapless Ceres.
Top-ranked Earth too much for upstart 4942 Munroe.
Uranus proves clutch in win over Ganymede.
#8 Mercury upended by Europa.

Adam's Subjective Week 2 Top 20 Rankings:
Spoiler:
  1. Earth
  2. Jupiter (+3)
  3. Mars (+3)
  4. Saturn (+3)
  5. Moon (-3)
  6. Venus (-3)
  7. Titan (+8)
  8. Sun (-6)
  9. Uranus
  10. Neptune
  11. Europa (+3)
  12. Mercury (-4)
  13. Ganymede (-2)
  14. Callisto (-2)
  15. IO (-2)
  16. Triton (+1)
  17. Phobos (+2)
  18. Pluto
  19. Barnard's Star (New)
  20. Proxima Centauri (New)

Week 2 Schedule:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Earth (-15) vs. #10 Neptune
  • #2 Jupiter (-19) vs. #6 Venus
  • #3 Mars (even) vs. #4 Saturn
  • #5 Moon (-20) vs. Betelgeuse
  • #7 Titan (even) vs. #16 Triton
  • #8 Sun (-31) vs. #20 Proxima Centauri
  • #9 Uranus (-6)vs. #12 Mercury
  • #11 Europa (-9) vs. Ceres
  • #13 Ganymede (-5) vs. #18 Pluto
  • #14 Callisto (-29) vs. Eris
  • #15 Io (-17) vs. 4942 Munroe
  • #17 Phobos (-26) vs. Deimos
  • R. Doradus (-3) vs. #19 Barnard's Star
  • Alpha Centuri (even) vs. Sirius
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby Adam H » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:09 pm UTC

Week 2 Scores:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Earth 27, #10 Neptune 4
  • #2 Jupiter 5, #6 Venus 3
  • #3 Mars 12, #4 Saturn 11
  • #5 Moon 33, Betelgeuse 2
  • #16 Triton 16, #7 Titan 10
  • #8 Sun 37, #20 Proxima Centauri 21
  • #12 Mercury 9, #9 Uranus 5
  • #11 Europa 16, Ceres 14
  • #13 Ganymede 19, #18 Pluto 9
  • #14 Callisto 27, Eris 11
  • #15 Io 41, 4942 Munroe 2
  • #17 Phobos 29, Deimos 0
  • R. Doradus 14, #19 Barnard's Star 12
  • Alpha Centuri 19, Sirius 18


Top Stories:
-Earth dominates #10 Neptune
-#2 Jupiter edges Venus in defensive struggle
-Mars 2-0 against top-five teams
-Triton tops Titan, Sun fans befuddled*
-Mercury upsets Uranus
-Sun picks up conference win despite porous defense.
-Phobos pounds rival for second straight shutout.

*How did Sun lose to Titan back in week 1? Before yesterday, everyone assumed it was because Titan was an elite team. Well, newsflash: they aren't. Not even close. They lost yesterday to Triton, and lost badly. The final score of 16 to 10 doesn't do justice to Titan's ineptitude in every phase of the game. Triton barely squeaked by R. Doradus in Week 1 - most people can't even find R. Doradus on a map of the Universe! If Titan couldn't even beat Triton, how could they have possibly beaten a good Sun team? Well, I've got the dirty secret for you: they can't, because this is not a good Sun team. It's going to be a long year, Sun fans.

Adam's Subjective Week 3 Top 20 Rankings:
Spoiler:
  1. Earth
  2. Mars (+1)
  3. Jupiter (-1)
  4. Moon (+1)
  5. Saturn (-1)
  6. Venus
  7. Europa (+4)
  8. Mercury (+4)
  9. Ganymede (+4)
  10. Triton (+6)
  11. Titan (-4)
  12. Sun (-4)
  13. Uranus (-4)
  14. IO (+1)
  15. Neptune (-5)
  16. Phobos (+1)
  17. Callisto (-3)
  18. R. Doradus (New)
  19. Alpha Centauri (New)
  20. Sirius (New)


Week 3 Schedule:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Earth (-7) vs. #6 Venus
  • #2 Mars (-3) vs. #8 Mercury
  • #3 Jupiter (-5) vs. #5 Saturn
  • #4 Moon (-14) vs. #11 Titan
  • #7 Europa vs. #14 Io (-1)
  • #9 Ganymede (-2) vs. #17 Callisto
  • #10 Triton vs. #16 Phobos (-1)
  • #12 Sun (-24) vs. #18 R. Doradus
  • #13 Uranus (-3) vs. #15 Neptune
  • #19 Alpha Centauri vs. Betelgeuse (-1)
  • #20 Sirius (-3) vs. Proxima Centauri
  • Eris vs. 4942 Munroe (-1)
  • Ceres (-1) vs. Pluto
  • Deimos (-5) vs. Barnard's Star

Will Earth finally get tested? Can Mars beat their third straight top-ten opponent? Is Sun really as bad as they've looked? Can Europa continue their dream start to the season? All these questions will be answered!
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby thecamoninja » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:20 pm UTC

Triton to the Top, baby!
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby Vieto » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:44 am UTC

Io has won their first 2 games handily, but those were small-fry teams. This week, they face off against their rival team, Europa, for the ultimate duel of ice and fire! Europa appears to have the advantage, having proven themselves against both the planet Mercury and the dwarf planet Ceres, but I believe that Io may prove to triumph over the now exhausted iceball team.

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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby blademan9999 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:28 am UTC

#1 Earth (-7) vs. #6 Venus Clear victory for Earth, it's a top team and venus has been under performing a little.
#2 Mars (-3) vs. #8 Mercury Mars has been doing incredibly lately and has a decent chance of winning this competition, solid victory for mars.
#3 Jupiter (-5) vs. #5 Saturn Close game but I'm going with Jupiter here.
#4 Moon (-14) vs. #11 Titan After Titan's victory against the Sun we thought they were an elite team, but after a loss against triton they have shown they aren't, Moon wins here.
#7 Europa vs. #14 Io (-1) Europa has performed brilliantly here.
#9 Ganymede (-2) vs. #17 Callisto
#10 Triton vs. #16 Phobos (-1) Phobos is a decent moon, I'm sure they'll do well.
#12 Sun (-24) vs. #18 R. Doradus The sun isn't going so well here but I still think they can beat R doradus.
#13 Uranus (-3) vs. #15 Neptune
#19 Alpha Centauri vs. Betelgeuse (-1) Alpha centauri's a good star.
#20 Sirius (-3) vs. Proxima Centauri
Eris vs. 4942 Munroe (-1)
Ceres (-1) vs. Pluto Pluto has done better then Ceres so far, I'd say they can win this.
Deimos (-5) vs. Barnard's Star Deimos is a week moon, and has performed worse the Barnard's Star.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary

Postby Adam H » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:44 pm UTC

Week 3 Scores:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Earth 10, #6 Venus 6
  • #8 Mercury 10, #2 Mars 8
  • #3 Jupiter 18, #5 Saturn 4
  • #4 Moon 14, #11 Titan 4
  • #14 Io 16, #7 Europa 15
  • #9 Ganymede 16, #17 Callisto 9
  • #16 Phobos 15, #10 Triton 9
  • #12 Sun 39, #18 R. Doradus 0
  • #13 Uranus 18, #15 Neptune 14
  • Betelgeuse 26, #19 Alpha Centauri 24
  • Proxima Centauri 23, #20 Sirius 22
  • 4942 Munroe 36, Eris 10
  • Pluto 13, Ceres 4
  • Barnard's Star 14, Deimos 10


Top Stories:
-#2 Mars falls to Mercury
-#3 Jupiter dominates #5 Saturn
-Sun blows by conference opponent
-Earth, Jupiter, Phobos, and Io final four unbeaten teams

Adam's Subjective Week 4 Top 20 Rankings:
Spoiler:
  1. Earth
  2. Jupiter (+1)
  3. Moon (+1)
  4. Mars (-2)
  5. Mercury (+3)
  6. Venus
  7. Io (+7)
  8. Saturn (-3)
  9. Europa (-2)
  10. Phobos (+6)
  11. Ganymede (-2)
  12. Sun
  13. Uranus
  14. Triton (-4)
  15. Titan (-4)
  16. Callisto (+1)
  17. Neptune (-1)
  18. Barnard's Star (new)
  19. Betelgeuse (new)
  20. Proxima Centauri (new)


Week 4 Schedule:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Earth (-3) vs. #2 Jupiter
  • #3 Moon (-13) vs. #10 Phobos
  • #4 Mars (-3) vs. #13 Uranus
  • #5 Mercury (-2) vs. #17 Neptune
  • #6 Venus (-2) vs. #8 Saturn
  • #7 Io (-17) vs. Eris
  • #9 Europa (-15) vs. 4942 Munroe
  • #11 Ganymede (-8) vs. Ceres
  • #12 Sun (-32) vs. Sirius
  • #14 Triton (-7) vs. Deimos
  • #15 Titan (-11) vs. Alpha Centauri
  • #16 Callisto (-6) vs. Pluto
  • #18 Barnard's Star vs. #19 Betelgeuse (-2)
  • #20 Proxima Centauri vs. R. Doradus (-11)

Cross-divisional week in the Planet conference is highlighted by #1 Earth vs. #2 Jupiter, but Venus vs. Saturn, Mars vs. Uranus, and Mercury vs. Neptune are all predicted to be close, hardfought games. Outside the Planet conference, Phobos vs. Moon will likely decide the winner of the Moon Other Division.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 5

Postby Adam H » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:49 pm UTC

Week 4 Scores:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Earth 12, #2 Jupiter 10
  • #10 Phobos 24, #3 Moon 0
  • #13 Uranus 10, #4 Mars 8
  • #5 Mercury 15 vs. #17 Neptune 14
  • #8 Saturn 6, #6 Venus 4
  • #7 Io 84, Eris 0
  • #9 Europa 41, 4942 Munroe 2
  • #11 Ganymede 24, Ceres 0
  • #12 Sun 32, Sirius 18
  • #14 Triton 23, Deimos 1
  • Alpha Centauri 17, #15 Titan 15
  • Pluto 14, #16 Callisto 13
  • #18 Barnard's Star 35, #19 Betelgeuse 6
  • #20 Proxima Centauri 21, R. Doradus 18


Top Stories:
-Earth beats Jupiter in battle between top two teams
-Surprising Phobos dominates #3 Moon to take control of division race
-Io sets scoring record in rout
-Uranus upsets Mars to stay in hunt for division title
-Venus suffers third loss in yet another close, low-scoring game
-Titan, Callisto both lose to unranked teams

*the #2, #3, #4, and #6 teams all lost this week, which begs the question: who is the second best team? Is it Io or Phobos, two undefeated teams with flimsy resumes? Should it be Mercury, who just gutted out a win to move to 3-0 in the Planet Conference? Perhaps Jupiter should maintain their #2 spot despite their recent loss?

Adam's Subjective Week 5 Top 20 Rankings:
Spoiler:
  1. Earth
  2. Jupiter
  3. Phobos (+7)
  4. Mercury (+1)
  5. Io (+2)
  6. Mars (-2)
  7. Saturn (+1)
  8. Moon (-5)
  9. Europa
  10. Venus (-4)
  11. Uranus (+2)
  12. Ganymede (-1)
  13. Sun (-1)
  14. Triton
  15. Barnard's Star (+3)
  16. Neptune (+1)
  17. Proxima Centauri (+3)
  18. Pluto (new)
  19. Titan (-4)
  20. Callisto (-4)


Week 5 Schedule:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Earth (-11) vs. #4 Mercury
  • #2 Jupiter (-15) vs. #16 Neptune
  • #3 Phobos (-14) vs. #19 Titan
  • #5 Io (-12) vs. #20 Callisto
  • #6 Mars vs. #10 Venus (-3)
  • #7 Saturn (-2) vs. #11 Uranus
  • #8 Moon (-18) vs. Deimos
  • #9 Europa vs. #12 Ganymede (-1)
  • #13 Sun (-28) vs. Alpha Centauri
  • #14 Triton (-13) vs. Sirius
  • #15 Barnard's Star (-6) vs. #17 Proxima Centauri
  • #18 Pluto (-28) vs. Eris
  • R. Doradus (-8) vs. Betelgeuse
  • Ceres (-9) vs. 4942 Munroe
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 5

Postby Adam H » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:19 pm UTC

Here's a rundown of the Planet Conference: Every team has 3 conference games left, two divisional games and 1 cross-divisional game. The division champion is determined by the following tiebreaker rules:
1) The best conference record
2) The best division record
3) The winner of the head-to-head matchup
4) The overall record
5) Adam's Subjective Top 20 Ranking

Inner Division:
Earth: Beat Mars and Mercury. If they lose to Mercury, they'll have to win out (Uranus and Mars), and hope Mercury loses both of their final conference games against Saturn and Venus.
Mercury: if they beat Earth and win at least 1 game against Venus or Saturn, they win the division.
Mars: They have to win out (Venus, Jupiter, Earth), Mercury must lose to both Earth and Venus, and Earth must lose to Uranus (as well as lose to Mars and beat Mercury) Then Mars and Earth would be tied with a 4-2 conference record and a 2-1 division record, but Mars would have the head-to-head tiebreaker. So Mars fans: root for Mercury to lose!
Venus: mathematically cannot win the division because at least one of Mercury and Earth are guaranteed to go at least 4-2 in conference, better than Venus's best case 3-3 record.


Outer Division:
Jupiter: Beat Uranus, beat either Neptune or Mars.
Uranus: Beat Jupiter and Saturn.
Saturn: Win out (Uranus, Mercury, Neptune) and Jupiter must lose two out of their final three games (Uranus, Neptune, Mars).
Neptune: Win out (Jupiter, Venus, Saturn), Jupiter must lose to Mars and beat Uranus, and Saturn must lose to Mercury and beat Uranus (Uranus must lose to Saturn and Jupiter). All four teams finish with 3-3 conference records; Uranus and Saturn finish with 1-2 division records while Neptune and Jupiter both finish with 2-1 division records; Neptune beat Jupiter head-to-head.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 5

Postby blademan9999 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:42 am UTC

Are draws possible?
Also, wouldn't it be 2 cross-divisional games, as each of the planets has only played against 2 of teams in the other division in their conference.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 5

Postby Adam H » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:28 pm UTC

blademan9999 wrote:Are draws possible?
Also, wouldn't it be 2 cross-divisional games, as each of the planets has only played against 2 of teams in the other division in their conference.

Draws are for the weak! And the Planets only play 3 cross-divisional games because the schedule makers are stupid morons who can't get it right (also because I thought it would be funny if the conference champs were decided by something stupid like their arbitrary schedule, i.e. if Saturn wins the division only because they play Venus instead of Earth. Sports are awesome/stupid :) ).
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 5

Postby Adam H » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:17 pm UTC

A little info on the Moon Conference: the divisions here are really unbalanced. The Jupiter Moon division has 4 teams but the Other Moon division has 5 teams. Therefore some teams play one cross-divisional game and others don't play any. The division champs are determined by the following rules:
1) division record
2) head-to-head result
3) cross-divisional record (1-0 > 0-0 > 0-1)
4) overall record
5) Adam's Subjective Top 20 Ranking

Jupiter division: The only two games so far were Ganymede beating Callisto and Io beating Europa. For Europa (or Callisto) to win the division, they need to win out and for Io (or Ganymede) to lose both of their remaining games. It's also possible for there to be a 3-way tie between Ganymede, Io, and either Europa or Callisto, where each team has gone 1-1 against the other division leaders. In that case the cross-divisional record will come into play. Ganymede doesn't have a game against the Other division, Callisto plays Titan, Io plays Triton, and Europa plays Phobos.

The Other division is all wrapped up, though. Phobos (3-0 division record), has just 1 more division game, against Titan. A loss to Titan means that Phobos finishes 3-1 in the division, potentially tied with either Moon or Triton. But Phobos owns a win against both those teams, so Phobos would win the head-to-head tiebreaker and therefore win the division even if they lose their cross-divisional game against Europa and their division matchup with Titan.


After this week we'll have a better picture of the Star and Minor Planet conference races as well as the Jupiter Moon division.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 5

Postby blademan9999 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:37 am UTC

I thought all teams played all other teams?
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 5

Postby Adam H » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:14 pm UTC

blademan9999 wrote:I thought all teams played all other teams?

27 sets of games? I don't have the endurance for that...

Only 9 weeks, then maybe a few exhibition games or something. :)
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 6

Postby Adam H » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:18 pm UTC

Week 5 Scores:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Earth 26, #4 Mercury 0
  • #2 Jupiter 28, #16 Neptune 7
  • #3 Phobos 42, #19 Titan 0
  • #20 Callisto 13, #5 Io 12
  • #6 Mars 11 vs. #10 Venus 0
  • #7 Saturn 10, #11 Uranus 9
  • #8 Moon 30, Deimos 0
  • #12 Ganymede 16, #9 Europa 14
  • #13 Sun 65, Alpha Centauri 0
  • Sirius 22, #14 Triton 15
  • #17 Proxima Centauri 19, #15 Barnard's Star 16
  • #18 Pluto 42, Eris 9
  • Betelgeuse 23, R. Doradus 20
  • Ceres 20, 4942 Munroe 10


Top Stories:
- Earth crushes #4 Mercury to move to 5-0
- Io, Europa lose to divisional foes, Ganymede takes control of Jupiter Moon division

Adam's Subjective Week 6 Top 20 Rankings:
Spoiler:
  1. Earth
  2. Jupiter
  3. Phobos
  4. Mars (+2)
  5. Saturn (+2)
  6. Moon (+2)
  7. Mercury (-3)
  8. Ganymede (+4)
  9. Io (-4)
  10. Sun (+3)
  11. Callisto (+9)
  12. Europa (-3)
  13. Uranus (-2)
  14. Venus (-4)
  15. Proxima Centauri (+2)
  16. Pluto (+2)
  17. Neptune (+1)
  18. Triton (-4)
  19. Barnard's Star (-4)
  20. Titan (-1)


Week 6 Schedule:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Earth (-13) vs. #13 Uranus
  • #2 Jupiter (-9) vs. #4 Mars
  • #3 Phobos (-18) vs. #12 Europa
  • #5 Saturn (-3) vs. #7 Mercury
  • #6 Moon (-21) vs. Ceres
  • #8 Ganymede (-26) vs. 4942 Munroe
  • #9 Io (-5) vs. #18 Triton
  • #10 Sun (-25) vs. #19 Barnard's Star
  • #11 Callisto (even) vs. #20 Titan
  • #14 Venus (-7) vs. #17 Neptune
  • #15 Proxima Centauri (-14) vs. Alpha Centauri
  • #16 Pluto (-4) vs. Deimos
  • Sirius (-8) vs. Betelgeuse
  • R. Doradus (-30) vs. Eris
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 6

Postby Adam H » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:11 pm UTC

Minor Planet conference: with only 4 teams, this is straightforward.
1) conference record
2) head-to-head record
3) overall record
4) Adam's Subjective Top 20 Ranking

-Pluto can clinch the conference by beating 4942 Munroe in Week 8.
-Eris is mathematically eliminated because they have lost 2 conference games.
-Ceres and 4942 Munroe can tie up the standings if Ceres beats Eris and 4942 beats Pluto. Pluto would still likely win the conference; the tiebreaker would be the overall record and it's very unlikely for Pluto to end up with a worse record than Ceres or 4942 Munroe (though technically possible, especially with 4942 Munroe's relatively easy schedule).


Moon conference, Jupiter division:
-Ganymede (2-0 Div) wins the division if they beat Io.
-Io and Callisto can win the division but the tiebreakers are complicated. Winning out is a good start for both teams.
-Europa is out of the running with 2 division losses.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 6

Postby blademan9999 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:44 am UTC

(But I really like this…)
There's been some great games so far.
Callisto won a great underdog victory to top team Io ending the patters undefeated record.
The Sun smashed Alpha Centauri showing them what it's like to be a true star.
We have an exciting high scoring game between Betelgeuse and R. Doradus with both teams getting ablest 20 points.
I'm really looking forward to further matches so far.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 7

Postby Adam H » Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:55 pm UTC

Week 6 Scores:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Earth 13, #13 Uranus 5
  • #2 Jupiter 12, #4 Mars 11
  • #3 Phobos 26, #12 Europa 9
  • #5 Saturn 11, #7 Mercury 4
  • #6 Moon 4, Ceres 3
  • #8 Ganymede 19, 4942 Munroe 16
  • #18 Triton 10, #9 Io 9
  • #10 Sun 52, #19 Barnard's Star 0
  • #11 Callisto 24, #20 Titan 8
  • #14 Venus 11, #17 Neptune 10
  • Alpha Centauri 19, #15 Proxima Centauri 18
  • #16 Pluto 28, Deimos 3
  • Betelgeuse 26, Sirius 25
  • R. Doradus 67, Eris 7


Top Stories:
- Mars, Mercury lose; Earth clinches division championship
- Moon struggles offensively in tight win over Ceres
- Sun crushes yet another conference opponent
- Io loses second straight

Adam's Subjective Week 7 Top 20 Rankings:
Spoiler:
  1. Earth
  2. Jupiter
  3. Phobos
  4. Saturn (+1)
  5. Mars (-1)
  6. Sun (+4)
  7. Ganymede (+1)
  8. Moon (-2)
  9. Mercury (-2)
  10. Callisto (+1)
  11. Venus (+3)
  12. Io (-3)
  13. Europa (-1)
  14. Triton (+4)
  15. Uranus (-2)
  16. Pluto
  17. Neptune
  18. Proxima Centauri (-3)
  19. Betelgeuse (New)
  20. Alpha Centauri (New)


Week 7 Schedule:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Earth vs. #6 Sun (-4)
  • #2 Jupiter (-20) vs. #10 Callisto
  • #3 Phobos (-26) vs. Sirius
  • #4 Saturn (-2) vs. #13 Europa
  • #5 Mars (-23) vs. Deimos
  • #7 Ganymede (-19) vs. #20 Alpha Centauri
  • #8 Moon (even) vs. #11 Venus
  • #9 Mercury (-12) vs. Ceres
  • #12 Io (-13) vs. R. Doradus
  • #14 Triton (-9) vs. #18 Proxima Centauri
  • #15 Uranus (-39) vs. Eris
  • #16 Pluto vs. #17 Neptune (-3)
  • #19 Betelgeuse vs. Titan (-8)
  • 4942 Munroe vs. Barnard's Star (-12)

Earth vs. Sun is not the monster game we expected it to be coming into the season, but one-loss Sun is actually slightly favored against the top ranked Earth. Will Earth's imposing defense hold against Sun's high-powered offense?
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 7

Postby Adam H » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:27 pm UTC

The Jupiter Moon division race is over: Ganymede has clinched it! If Ganymede beats Io, then Ganymede will have gone 3-0 in division play, winning the division outright. And if Io beats Ganymede, then Callisto, Io, and Ganymede will have identical 2-1 divisional records and each would be 1-1 against the other two. Therefore the conference records come into play, where Io has 2 losses (the most recent to Triton this past week) while Ganymede and Callisto only have 1 loss. Therefore Io is eliminated from consideration. Ganymede beat Callisto head-to-head, so Ganymede wins the division, even if they lose to Io in Week 8.

Therefore the Moon Conference Championship game will be Ganymede vs. Phobos in Week 10.

Also, Jupiter has clinched the Outer Planet Division. The Planet Conference Championship Game will be a rematch between Earth and Jupiter in Week 10.

The Star Conference comes down to the matchup between Sun and Betelgeuse in Week 8. If Sun wins, they will have gone undefeated in Star conference play. If Betelgeuse pulls off the shocking upset (hey, it can happen, and Titan gave them the perfect gameplan for doing it) then Betelgeuse will have to beat Proxima Centauri in Week 9 to win the conference. If Betelgeuse loses to Proxima Centauri, Sun wins the conference outright with a conference record of 5-1.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 7

Postby blademan9999 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:17 am UTC

Phobos is an amazing team, they stated at 19th but have managed to climb there way to 3rd and have not lost a single of their first 6 games. Their total score for points is 193 to 18.
even no 1 Earth has only managed 121 to 26.

Betelgeuse one a brilliant 26-25 win against Sirius, that match was amazing as is my current favourite, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The team seemed to have a knack for pulling off exciting victories in their 3rd 5th and 6th matches Betelgeuse has played in, both the winner and loser have achieved ad least 20 points. I'll be excitedly watching their next game against Titan and will be cheering them on, I hope that game will be as good as the last one.
The sun's spectacular win show us that their first loss was probably a fluke, and they are clawing their way back up the rankings. Jupiter's close win against Mars was great, no one new who was going to win till the very end.
Moon vs Ceres was a good one, with Ceres putting up a great fight when nearly everyone was predicting an huge loss.

There are some exciting games coming up. Betelgeuse vs. Titan, Earth Vs Sun and Moon vs Venus are good examples, but I'm sure the other games will also be great!
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 7

Postby Adam H » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:38 pm UTC

Hmmmm... wait a second, Io can still win its division. If Europa beats Callisto and Io beats Ganymede, then Callisto and Europa would each have 2 division losses, and Io and Ganymede would each have 1 division loss. Then the tiebreaker between Io and Ganymede is head-to-head which Io would win.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 8

Postby Adam H » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:45 pm UTC

Week 7 Scores:
Spoiler:
  • #6 Sun 17, #1 Earth 15
  • #2 Jupiter 33, #10 Callisto 0
  • #3 Phobos 63, Sirius 0
  • #4 Saturn 14, #13 Europa 13
  • #5 Mars 22, Deimos 1
  • #7 Ganymede 38, #20 Alpha Centauri 0
  • #11 Venus 2, #8 Moon 1
  • #9 Mercury 10, Ceres 4
  • R. Doradus 14, #12 Io 12
  • #14 Triton 35, #18 Proxima Centauri 3
  • #15 Uranus 25, Eris 0
  • #16 Pluto 17, #17 Neptune 15
  • Titan 33, #19 Betelgeuse 12
  • 4942 Munroe 19, Barnard's Star 17

Top Stories:
- Sun shocks Earth, chaos at top of rankings
- Venus edges Moon in defense-oriented snoozer
- Pluto beats Neptune, claims bragging rights over former conference rival
- Former #5 Io in tailspin after loss to unranked R. Doradus

Adam's Subjective Week 8 Top 20 Rankings:
Spoiler:
  1. Phobos (+2)
  2. Earth (-1)
  3. Jupiter (-1)
  4. Sun (+2)
  5. Saturn (-1)
  6. Mars (+1)
  7. Ganymede
  8. Mercury (+1)
  9. Venus (+2)
  10. Moon (-2)
  11. Triton (+3)
  12. Callisto (-2)
  13. Europa
  14. Pluto (+2)
  15. Uranus
  16. Neptune (-1)
  17. Io (-5)
  18. Proxima Centauri
  19. Alpha Centauri (+1)
  20. Titan (new)

    Earth's close loss to Sun bumps them down to #2. I wasn't comfortable pushing either Jupiter or Sun ahead of Earth into the top spot, however. Even though Jupiter dominated a good Callisto team, Earth beat Jupiter head-to-head just a few weeks ago, and Sun still has an inexplicable loss to Titan on their resume. Therefore Phobos, ranked just 19th out of 28 teams in the preseason, takes the top spot as the last undefeated team in the universe.


Week 8 Schedule:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Phobos (-36) vs. #18 Proxima Centauri
  • #2 Earth (-10) vs. #6 Mars
  • #3 Jupiter (-16) vs. #15 Uranus
  • #4 Sun (-38) vs. Betelgeuse
  • #5 Saturn (-6) vs. #16 Neptune
  • #7 Ganymede (even) vs. #17 Io
  • #8 Mercury vs. #9 Venus (-4)
  • #10 Moon (-2) vs. #11 Triton
  • #12 Callisto vs. #13 Europa (-7)
  • #14 Pluto (-16) vs. 4942 Munroe
  • #19 Alpha Centauri vs. R. Doradus (-12)
  • #20 Titan (-10) vs. Deimos
  • Ceres (-29) vs. Eris
  • Barnard's Star (-2) vs. Sirius

Io has a chance to salvage its season with a win over Ganymede, but to win the division it has to hope Europa beats Callisto. The Europa/Io rivalry is so intense that Europa might just throw the game out of spite!

The Planet Conference is already decided, but there are still some good divisional rivalry games including Earth vs. Mars and Mercury vs. Venus.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 8

Postby blademan9999 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:13 am UTC

Well it looks like Earth's undefeated streak is over.
Phobos is now the only team to still be undefeated.
They have climbed their way up from 19th all the way to 1st. My money is on them to win this tournament, they deserve it.
They have done incredible, all 7 games have been wins, in only 2 out of them the opponent has scored any goals and only against Triton was the the win at all close. Their minimum points gained is more then their maximum points gained by the opponent. They have an incredible total point score of 256 to 18!
With the Sun's brilliant game against Earth they have really regained their former glory after their embarrassing first round defeat, form their performance so far, it seems to me that it was simply a fluke.
Pluto also won a great game against Neptune, proving that they really are worthy of being called a planet.
Betelgeuse's defeat against Titan was disappointing, but you can't play games like the one before every time. Still, Titan performed brilliantly there.

Upcoming highlights include Earth vs Mars, Mercury vs Venus, Moon vs Triton and Ganymede vs Io. I hope Betelgeuse vs Sun will be good, but by looking at their relative rankings I'd say Betelgeuse stand little of a chance, however, we could be in for a repeat of Sun's first round game.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 8

Postby Adam H » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:26 pm UTC

I just don't know about Phobos, blademan. Sure, they've been blowing out their opponents better than anyone, but who have they played? Moon, Triton, and Europa are the only decent teams on Phobos schedule, and those three teams are mediocre at best. And if you examine those games closely, you can see there are mitigating circumstances for the losing teams. Phobos caught Europa immediately after Europa lost their 2nd division game, eliminating them from the division race. How motivated could Europa have been in a meaningless loss to Phobos? And Triton was coming off an emotional win against then #6 Titan.

I want to see how Phobos responds when an elite team matches them blow for blow. Will they lie down and quit?
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 8

Postby blademan9999 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:56 am UTC

Phobos's wins weren't just wins, they were complete curb stomps. In only two of their matches did the opponent score any points.
Earth only managed that in 1 of their games. Phobos wins against mid ranked teams were by far greets margins then Earths.
When medium strength teams beat other medium strength teams you gets scores like 15-12 and 8-5, not 26-9 or 42-0.
Earths greatest margin of victory was a 33-1 against an unranked team. Phobos's average score against unranked teams has been 50-0.
Phobos wins are of to great a margin to be simply a mid strength team getting lucky by being matched up against weak teams.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 8

Postby Adam H » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:13 pm UTC

Phobos seems set up to crush weak opponents. They play so fast that when they have an advantage they exploit it over and over. Whereas teams like Earth and Jupiter have a more grind-it-out philosophy. Once they take a lead they slow down and play methodically. That's just how it seems to me, though.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 9

Postby Adam H » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:00 pm UTC

Week 8 Results:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Phobos 22, #18 Proxima Centauri 19
  • #2 Earth 25, #6 Mars 3
  • #3 Jupiter 16, #15 Uranus 8
  • #4 Sun ERR#DIV/0, Betelgeuse 0
  • #16 Neptune 16, #5 Saturn 14
  • #7 Ganymede 13, #17 Io 6
  • #8 Mercury 7, #9 Venus 5
  • #11 Triton 6, #10 Moon 5
  • #13 Europa 18, #12 Callisto 17
  • 4942 Munroe 20, #14 Pluto 19
  • R. Doradus 24, #19 Alpha Centauri 10
  • Deimos 16, #20 Titan 12
  • Eris 18, Ceres 15
  • Barnard's Star 20, Sirius 17

Top Stories:
- Scoreboard explodes in high-scoring Sun game, falls on entire Betelgeuse roster. Sun clinches conference by "winning the game".
- Phobos holds off surprisingly tough Proxima Centauri
- Earth smashes #6 Mars
- Neptune pulls off upset of Saturn
- Ganymede wins division by beating Io
- Venus's stingy defense can't bail out hapless offense in loss to Mercury.
- Moon falls to Tritan, Europa squeaks by Callisto
- 4942 Munroe wins conference by beating Pluto, shocks universe*

*4942 Munroe, a tiny asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter, was practically unheard of until this week. By beating Pluto, they've won the Minor Planet Conference and earned a spot in the elite four team Intergalactic Playoff. With just a 3-5 overall record though, 4942 Munroe's unlikely conference championship is an indication that the Minor Planet Conference is the weakest of the four conferences.

Adam's Subjective Week 9 Top 20 Rankings:
Spoiler:
  1. Phobos
  2. Earth
  3. Sun (+1)
  4. Jupiter (-1)
  5. Ganymede (+2)
  6. Mercury (+2)
  7. Mars (-1)
  8. Saturn (-3)
  9. Triton (+2)
  10. Venus (-1)
  11. Europa (+2)
  12. Moon (-2)
  13. Callisto (-1)
  14. Neptune (+2)
  15. Pluto (-1)
  16. Uranus (-1)
  17. Proxima Centauri (+1)
  18. Io (-1)
  19. 4942 Munroe (new)
  20. R. Doradus (new)


Week 9 Schedule:
Spoiler:
  • #1 Phobos (-15) vs. #7 Mars
  • #2 Earth (-16) vs. #12 Moon
  • #3 Sun (-23) vs. #6 Mercury
  • #4 Jupiter (-12) vs. #5 Ganymede
  • #8 Saturn (-12) vs. Titan
  • #9 Triton (-3) vs. #14 Neptune
  • #10 Venus vs. #18 Io (-1)
  • #11 Europa (-36) vs. Eris
  • #13 Callisto (-10) vs. Ceres
  • #15 Pluto vs. #16 Uranus (-6)
  • #17 Proxima Centauri (-16) vs. Betelgeuse
  • #19 4942 Munroe (even) vs. Deimos
  • #20 R. Doradus (-8) vs. Sirius
  • Barnard's Star (-11) vs. Alpha Centauri


It's the last week of the regular season, and there are some good rivalry games to close us out. Earth vs. Moon, Mars vs. Phobos, Sun vs. Mercury, and Jupiter vs. Ganymede highlight the slate.
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Re: Intergalactic Sports Commentary - Week 9

Postby blademan9999 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:28 pm UTC

What happened with the div by zero error?
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