|Up-to-date as of: 10/6 8:00AM (10/8 Bird's Eye View)|
Ligers Win Championship Playoff Brackets
OCTOBER 6, 2006 -- The Ligers took advantage of their Winners Bracket status by soundly defeating the SF Free Agents, who had to first survive the Last Losers' Bracket game against the Elephants.
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But that's how the double-elimination bracket game is played. Sometimes, the "real" championship was the week before and the Ligers 3-point squeaker over SFFA last weekend on 9/24 on SFFA's homecourt proved to be the more exciting, pivotal game of the playoffs.
We'll have more in a forthcoming recap of highlights of this past season, as soon as the stats are all done by the statcrew.
Playoff Matchups for 10/1
SEPTEMBER 28, 2006 (2:00PM) -- The schedule is finalized because it is now on the SCHEDULE/SCORES page. Please see the bird's eye view schedule (link above) for the detailed explanation.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2006 (8:00AM) -- We're still finalizing the schedule and it should be up by today (Thu) afternoon. For now, check the bird's eye view (link is above) and the updated playoff brackets.
Playoff Matchups for 9/24
SEPTEMBER 19, 2006 -- Pretty straightforward playoff brackets from here on out. Elephants survived the doubleheader in the Losers Bracket, now face latest victim of Winners Bracket, the Blazers. Game will probably be at EHSA, since both teams are Eastern.
Ligers advanced to face SFFA, to be played most likely in SF, homecourt of SFFA. Loser would face the winner of Ele/Blzr on 10/1, then the winner of that faces winner of SFFA/Ligr for championship (also on 10/1).
Playoff Matchups for 9/17
SEPTEMBER 13, 2006 -- We have 7 teams still alive with the Elephants and PDST having fallen to the Losers Bracket. Since we need an even number of teams to play and we wouldn't want to give SFFA yet another free pass to the next round, we will have the following matchups for this Sunday:
#9 WCB at #1 SFFA: This one's basically lowest vs highest seed. WCB loss = elimination.
#5 Ligr at #4 Blzr: By virtue of what's left over. See below.
#3 PDST at #2 Ele: Losers Bracket. Winner advances to a doubleheader below.
Winner-Ele/PDST at #7 Last: This will eliminate all other teams with one life.
Please note that under normal single-elim playoffs (found in other leagues), PDST and Ele would have already been eliminated, so they should just take their possible doubleheader on the chin.
We can't really force Last into a doubleheader despite their low #7 seed and even though they only had single-elim status to begin with, because they simply beat their first round opponent, whereas Ele and PDST did not. Sure, it was #7 beating #8, but then again #2 Ele lost to #9 WCB.
So the only team that can really make a valid protest over the playoff scheduling might be PDST since they were #3 getting knocked down to the LB by #5 Ligers. However, PDST did have homecourt advantage and squandered it. There also wasn't that much separation between the 5-3's and 4-4's. PDST did have double-elim status and now has their backs against the wall as do the #2 Elephants, but such is the fate of high-seeded teams that drop to the LB, just as we are seeing in the NL where last season's championship teams are now facing an elimination game in Round 2. When everyone is about the same in terms of wins and losses, you just gotta somehow beat your next opponent and expect the same caliber the following week, no matter what they happen to be seeded at.
So anyways, with 7 teams remaining, we gotta go with something and the 2nd round matchups above seem to be the most equitable. We'll post a bracket soon, but it still won't be final because WCB could upset SFFA, causing SFFA to go to the Losers Bracket and throw another curve into it.
Playoff Picture for 8/27
AUGUST 25, 2006 -- Doing a schedule for a league of nine teams with 3 geographical locations each about 30 minutes apart has been quite a challenge... More info
Scheduling Notes for 8/27...
T-SHIRT UPDATE: Superstar kid scorekeeper EJ and Commish spent 4 hours last night sorting out the t-shirts. All t-shirts owed should be passed out by this Sunday at your respective gyms. Please see a scorekeeper. Also, the quantities for the New t-shirts were messed up, so we gave the Circle or Gothic version to those of you whom we think have not been in the league as long as others.
Payment Auto-Forfeits as of 8/23
AUGUST 23, 2006 -- There's only one issue remaining and no auto-forfeits will be imposed:
SF FREE AGENTS: Ho Sun Kim needs to pay for his spot. He is injured and will not play the rest of the season. SFFA will pickup a new 8th player who will pay $5 per game played.
Team Payments and Preferences (as of 8/23)
# LOCALE TIPOFFS TEAM NAME/CAPTAIN STATUS BYE(S)
1 OAK 1p-7p Ligers/P.Nguyen PAID = 8 6/25
2 SFO/SAM 11a-6p W.C.Ballaz/M.Hum PAID = 10
3 OAK 9a-3p LastMinute/D.Dizon PAID = 8
4 OAK 10a-4p Elephants/R.Her PAID = 10
5 OAK 10a-7p Blazers/R.DeLeon PAID = 8
6 OAK 10a-7p HungOver/T.Yu PAID = 8 6/18
7 SAM 1p-7p PDST/W.Mok-J.Lassit PAID = 8
8 SAM 10a-1p Pen.FreeAgents/TBD PAID = 8
9 SFO 10a-5p SF.FreeAgents/TBD PAID = 7