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    Default 2009-2010 Final Results: All Hail Herkey#1

    Distinguished Gentlemen of Contest,

    The 2009-2010 fantasy wrestling season has been a blast, but has come to a close. Most of us had up-and-down seasons, and the last few spots for the playoffs were hotly contested. From the perspective of a commissioner, it's been a lot of work. More so than I expected, and I'm sorry if I haven't always been as timely as you (and I) would have liked. However, one thing is quite certain: I wouldn't have gotten anything done nearly as quickly, and things wouldn't have ran nearly as smoothly if it weren't for the help of several people. I'll take time to thank those people now.

    Thanks to:
    • R.payton for helping keep the draft running smoothly, helping keep the rosters up-to-date, and helping keep track of the free agency. Without him, I would have gotten way behind on all the record keeping and it would probably be a mess.
    • Gobigred and kr1963 for doing all of the scores for the last couple months. This was a HUGE help. I don't think you can fully appreciate how much of a pain it is to look up all the scores by yourself until you've done it. I learned to dread scoring early in the year, but GBR and KR stepped up big time in the end and split the scores each week. Saved me many hours.
    • Vaisforlovers for helping keep the draft running smoothly. The draft is a crazy time, and I wasn't always able to text people when it was their turn to pick. Vais picked up my slack to keep it going.
    • Zapp Brannigan probably hasn't posted over here all year, but I'd like to give him a thanks and shout out. Zapp was the guy who decided to start this league and was our commish last year. Several parts of our league (most notably the free agency) were new ideas that were not copied from JensenS's league. Things got rocky at times (just as they did this year), but ultimately he blazed this trail and I learned a lot from last year. Thanks Zapp.
    • JensenS obviously started fantasy wrestling here at TWT, and a lot of our league is originally based off his league. I looked at their rules for a few different things when I was writing ours in the fall, and he introduced me to the NWCA College Scorebook, which made scoring much easier (though still a dreadful task).


    Those are the "Special Thanks," but the thing that makes fantasy wrestling fun is active members. Thanks to everyone who took time to post a lineup each week, participated in auxilliary discussions, talked a little smack, or participated when we discussed the rules.

    Now, for the results...

    1. Herkey#1: 153.5
      The man was the favorite coming in, but I think he did far better than anyone thought anyone would do this weekend. 6 finalists?? Craziness. He even outdid r.payton in the other league, and Russ's team was incredibly stacked. Congrats Herkey.
    2. vaisforlovers: 121.5
      He cheated, and that's the only reason he got this high of a score. By the way, yes, this includes your 3 points bonus for Ness taking OW.
    3. GAGE: 107
      UGLY drafted a good team with several guys I'd never heard of. Those guys ended up being pretty good, and got him some big points. Gage took over midseason, and his persistence landed him a very good performance at NCAAs.
    4. Gold: 97.5
      Sigh... Not exactly what I'd had in mind. As I look back, I probably would have been better off if I'd never traded. I drafted Varner, Palmer, and Vallimont, and I picked McDonough up out of the free agency. That's 4 finalists. I had high hopes for all of them, but I traded Palmer, Vallimont, and McDonough at various times to strengthen weak spots in my lineup. Anyway, that's 2 years in a row I've drafted 4 finalists, and next year will be no worse!
    5. thaxton: 83
      The man had a great team that scored him boatloads of points in the regular season, but they underperformed at NCAAs. A fine season, nonetheless.
    6. gobigred: 81.5
      After the draft, GBR's lineup looked like quite formidable--perhaps the best of anyone's. Then injuries came along and wiped out his first 2 picks: Jordan Burroughs and Nick Gallick. Not many teams could withstand that type of a blow, but he still managed to have a pretty good season and make the playoffs. Hopefully his luck improves next year.



    In addition to the 6 playoff qualifiers, KR and accboy also submitted lineups to be scored. Both of them did pretty well. Accboy got 109 to beat out GAGE, and kr1963 netted 99 to edge me.

    I did a "live" scoring during the tournament, and then tabulated the official scores based on the brackets and this spreadsheet. The bracket results and spreadsheet results don't match up perfectly in some cases, but I don't think it was ever more than a point difference for anyone's total score, and it doesn't affect the final standings.

    Anyways, that's about all I've got for now. Thanks again to everyone I listed above. Congrats to Herkey. To the rest of us, better luck next year!

    Thanks for a fine season,

    --Gold
    Last edited by Gold; 03-25-2010 at 11:07 AM.


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    Thanks to Gold for being a great commish who governed fairly and judiciously! Thanks to all the people who PLAYED and corresponded and made this league really fun. I learned a lot about wrestling and watched more random matches that I never would have seen if it werent for fantasy.

    I will now begin to strategize for the 1st overall pick(Herkey and Rpayton both had them) that will clearly be the last piece to my success puzzle.
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    Thanks for all the time and effort Gold. Fantasy wrestling has been a blast. I payed more attention to it this year than I did the previous year and it payed off in the end. It also made the season alot more fun. Especially because I had so many Hawkeyes on my team. That's double the fun for me! I cant wait for next year.

    VA, I don't think the number one pick is going to matter much next season. Metcalf is gone and I don't see anyone as a clear cut favorite like he was. Oh and remember when you were giving me shit for drafting all three of Iowa's 141lbers? Whahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ah!
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    Default Re: 2009-2010 Final Results: All Hail Herkey#1

    Now that you mention it, I had the #1 pick last year and I won it. Maybe it makes a bigger difference than I thought! I did trade Metcalf right before NCAAs though (what great timing was that?)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkey#1 View Post
    Thanks for all the time and effort Gold. Fantasy wrestling has been a blast. I payed more attention to it this year than I did the previous year and it payed off in the end. It also made the season alot more fun. Especially because I had so many Hawkeyes on my team. That's double the fun for me! I cant wait for next year.

    VA, I don't think the number one pick is going to matter much next season. Metcalf is gone and I don't see anyone as a clear cut favorite like he was. Oh and remember when you were giving me shit for drafting all three of Iowa's 141lbers? Whahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ah!
    Don't act like you predicted Marion to get 2nd(I did) you had him at like 8th. McD is a clear favorite next year in my opinion. Dude had like 10 wins that werent bonus and his only loss graduated. Here are the people that he decisioned: Sanders(who he later majored twice), Long x3, Kjar, Pataky Sounds like he'll be back at 125 too. 37-1. Lots of matches, I can't imagine who I would take instead of him honestly.

    Caldwell might be worth a shot, but ya never know he may miss some time and NC st. Schedule is pretty bad. Lewnes was a good guy for me, scored lots of bonus, but not at the rate of Mcd. Burroughs is great but not a big time bonus like these dudes. Anyone else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Pataky Sounds like he'll be back at 125 too. 37-1.
    Pataky is back again?!?!? It seems like that guy has been around since I was in junior high...


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    [QUOTE=vaisforlovers;311461]Don't act like you predicted Marion to get 2nd(I did) you had him at like 8th. QUOTE]

    Your right, in my end of the year predictions I had him getting eighth or seventh, I don't remember. But when I was drafting I knew that whoever manned the 141 spot at Iowa was going to be a force. So I used three spots on my roster all year long until it was finally settled, which took forever, but it was worth it.

    I do remember you saying something along the lines of if this is how I am going to play the game you were happy I was in the league... Wahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold View Post
    Pataky is back again?!?!? It seems like that guy has been around since I was in junior high...
    Ben ,
    Pataky , I believe , took a red shirt year as well as an Olympic training year (a la Mike Miller )-Hell, by the time Hochstrasser graduates he'll be 25-26 as are a lot of BSU guys as they have to take their 2 year Mormon missions .

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    Great Job Gold and Russ! Thanks for your work this season. It was fun

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