Saturday, September 15, 2018

College Football Week 3 (for real)

OK Now we play a real week 3. It's kind of fitting too, last week's slate was a little meh, but this week looks fantastic. I mean, look at that slate of Top games. We've got some potential for big / fun upsets (looking at you TCU & Boise State), and of course top teams that will hold serve (Washington!)...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

College Football Week 3 (2?)

Why do we have to have that weird week one! 4 games between teams no one has heard of but it messes up my model naming conventions and creates all kinds of possibility of bugs.

Plus it feels like such an anti-climatic way to start the season.

But good news, the season is underway. We have excellent set of week 3 game to look forward to, and I've got my dashboard tool back up and running. Click on the link over in the right hand column, type and your team's name, and behold.

Friday, August 31, 2018

College Football is back!

Who's ready for some football??

It's a short post today because I'm in Vegas, but college football is back. Let's get it.

Needless to say kickoff week is huge for every team in those top 4 games. None more, perhaps, than my Washington Huskies. GO DAWGS

Sunday, July 15, 2018

World Cup Final! France vs. Croatia

Hello dear readers, I have been remiss in updating the last few games. The long story short is that my kids started getting up with me and really enjoying the games with me, and I preferred that to doing in game updates. But I'm back for the final. Also during the final I'll do some backfilling of the games I missed :)


Thursday, June 28, 2018

World Cup: England vs. Belgium & Tunisia vs. Panama

These games are almost meaningless. Panama and Tunisia are out; England and Belgium are in.

But, the LOSER of England vs. Belgium has a slightly better chance of winning the World Cup.


  • If they lose: 6% to win the world cup
  • If they win: 9%
  • If they lose: 11%
  • If they win: 9%
So I'll track that game on its own as we wind down pool play with a whimper.

World Cup: Japan vs. Poland & Senegal vs. Colombia

The last sweat of the group stage. Poland are out but any of Japan, Senegal, and Colombia can advance with a win. Japan and Senegal will both advance with draws. Other scenarios get more complicated could include all the FIFA tiebreaking scenarios, down to fair play rules and the drawing of lots.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

World Cup: Brazil vs. Serbia & Switzerland vs. Costa Rica

Has everyone taken a few deep breaths after the crazy Group F games? Good. It's time for two more in a group that has been very balanced if you don't count Costa Rica.

Each of Brazil, Switzerland, and Serbia can advance with a win. Brazil can also advance with a draw (vs. Serbia). Any other scenario and we start to get into messy tiebreakers, but once again no worries; I've got them all coded up.

As a refresher, here are the tiebreaking procedures:

  1. Goal differential in the group
  2. Goals for (aka goals scored) in the group
  3. Points in matches between the tied teams
  4. Goal differential in matches between the tied teams
  5. Goals for in matches between the tied teams
  6. Fewest disciplinary points (i.e. who's had fewer red/yellow cards)
  7. Coin flip