Toughest Road and Strength of Schedule

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  1. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    So I suck. And because of this, I needed to come up with something that made me feel better. I needed a way to manipulate the numbers enough to make sure that a) Weave is a cheater and b) I'm amazing despite my terrible performance and record. I thought, hey, aside from Weave, we all suck and could probably use this sort of thing!

    At the same time, Bonner and I were chatting and both trying to, in our suckiness, prop our own teams up by arguing over who had the worst team and hardest schedule. It was fun.

    Well we got off the phone and I immediately spent entirely too much time putting this little gem together. And now I feel better. I mean, I am still absolutely terrible, and Bonner technically won the argument (I know, I was shocked too), but hey, at least I'm not Bowling Green or ULL according to this chart. Then I might just end it all.

    Anyways, what I did was I wrote down every single teams schedule and then went to each teams overall ranking (which it team has a specific OVR number). I filled out the schedule and took the average overall ranking to get the plain S.O.S. Then I took each of our teams OVR rankings to see who literally was terrible and how different the teams were. Finally, for the final "Toughest Road" analysis, I simply took the difference to come up with who had the biggest discrepancy between the team they field and the schedule they have to play. And voila! I feel better. Not much better. But better.

    And I had a blast doing it. Enjoy!


    Notes:
    -Akron is horrid. Absolutely horrid.
    -Surprisingly, San Jose State (not W KY...isnt even close really) is the 2nd and most impressively horrid team; and give me my token second to say that UNLV and Rice are not far behind in their "horridness"
    -There IS a bit of solace in some of these numbers. Like our records on some level line up with the "Toughest Road" analysis when you look at it
    -I freakin love that we have one guy just dominating, a bunch of guys struggling with hope, and a couple that plain suck, lol. This league is way too much fun
    -Weave has a decent team.. But even factoring numbers in it is crazy to me that Weave is 7-1. He has figured something out. Historically (and we have a lot of history), I'd def give Weave the age in user-user talent, but maybe him 55 to my 45 or him 60 to my 40. But this? No way I go 7-1 with his team. And seriously. I mean, seriously. Has anyone literally seen how many yards rushing he has given up? Like literally 190yds... ON THE ENTIRE YEAR!!! That is stupid good.
     
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  2. krbonn76

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    Ha victory is mine!
     
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  3. AndyVanSlyke

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    This is brilliant. I honestly have ZERO explanation for my team. I admit that I'm not this good. For some reason my defense completely blankets other teams. It's actually quite ridiculous.
     
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  4. LeatherHelmets

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    Wow!....this tells me what I already had figured out....you don't have enough to do at work!.....Nice work, although having some kind of color would have been nice!

    Being brutually honest here.......If my game skills were better then this would have more relevance, but reality is I struggle to average on my best day..so any type of rankings, ratings etc....have less substance for me as compared to anyone else in the league...will just continue to work on my skills, do my best!
     
  5. Goose

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    That's exactly what we usually tell the guys that suck. ;) I love ya gramps.
     
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  6. mmullen8

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    Well done Commish.
     
  7. TJM

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    Nice. Weave is the real deal! Feel good for losing to him in 3 quarters of play.
     
  8. TJM

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    Some of us have tough end of the year schedules. Looks like we'll be clawing for Ws. lets advance and get this slide going! Sim Plague as he Simmed make-up sex with his blow up doll last night to miss the game!
     
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  9. ThePlague0208

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    I knew I saw you up in our tree in the backyard! Ya peepn tom
     
  10. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    lol, awesome
     
  11. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    and plague, you really are missing out on some golden potential for the swami. way to suck at that. like no longer has it become a prediction over who wins but rather a prediction over just how bad we will get taken to the woodshed by our opponents!
     
  12. Goose

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    I've got three hard games and an easy win against Kent, lol I mean Buffaloe. If I can sneak a win against Miami U, Kent or WMU I might get a shot at a bowl in week one. Some one should do some bowl senarios for all of us, or something like that.
     
  13. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    think bowl projections come out week 11 or 12
     
  14. bamagrad

    bamagrad Back to Back British Amateur Champion

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    Bowl Projections come out Week 13 VaTech.
     
  15. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    well there ya go
     
  16. Goose

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    How does that stop someone from doing there own. Just for our league. Figure out which bowls are tied to our conferences and figure out which teams have chances at which spots. I don't care about who we'd play just which bowls we have a shot at. I think this could be rad.
     
  17. ThePlague0208

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    Ya I've been sucking on that bigtime. Next year I think I will write out the whole schedule in the beginning of the year so we all know when the user vs user games are.
     
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  18. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    it could be rad. but as the plaque in our locker room says, radness takes time. someone do it!
     
  19. mmullen8

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    I say we just assign it to someone.....its easier that way.

    and btw still looking at week 5 player spotlight krbonn76 and we are in week 10
     
  20. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    well then assign it to someone that doesnt suck
     
  21. mmullen8

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    when I said we....i meant you
     
  22. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    you are the special content manager. so stop sucking at that and pick someone that doesn suck to make this bowl thing non-sucky
     
  23. mmullen8

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    well the possible canidates have already proven that sucky-ness is right up their alleys. Can you imagine the colors

    Bulldog, Gramps, Sceptic....one of you do this now....please
     
  24. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    bulldog, lol... good one.
     
  25. mmullen8

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    yeah I laughed when I typed that
     

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