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Congrats to the playoff teams!

By jdavidbakr - Site Admin
8/01/2013 6:16 am
Good luck to everyone in the playoffs! Looking forward to seeing who comes away with the very first MFN Championship!

Re: Congrats to the playoff teams!

By Firefly
8/01/2013 10:35 am
I sweated that one out. The game said I had already locked a playoff spot, but I'm pretty sure I hadn't. Now we'll have to repeat the win against the Bengals to continue.

Btw, are the tiebreaking procedures up to date? I'm asking because the division title apparently came down to strength of victory in the North, so just wondering.

About the schedules, though, I did catch they don't work like NFL schedules do. Is that a first season thing?

Re: Congrats to the playoff teams!

By jdavidbakr - Site Admin
8/01/2013 11:01 am
Firefly wrote:
I sweated that one out. The game said I had already locked a playoff spot, but I'm pretty sure I hadn't. Now we'll have to repeat the win against the Bengals to continue.

Btw, are the tiebreaking procedures up to date? I'm asking because the division title apparently came down to strength of victory in the North, so just wondering.

About the schedules, though, I did catch they don't work like NFL schedules do. Is that a first season thing?


The tiebreakers don't have quite as many layers as the NFL tiebreakers, but you have to go pretty deep before it goes away and the ones it doesn't do are extremely obscure (and really hard to write an algorithm for). The clinching algorithm actually goes through all the permutations of the remaining schedule to see if it's possible for a team to be eliminated, although it's possible that if it falls to the strength of victory that could fail.

I'm not sure what you're asking about the schedules, are you referring to the playoff schedules or the regular season schedules? There shouldn't be anything odd about it being the first season (other than there was no previous season to determine what teams were in what place for the divisional games). What are you seeing that's not what you were expecting?

Re: Congrats to the playoff teams!

By Phinsfan
8/01/2013 12:10 pm
Yes, congrats and good luck to all playoff teams

Re: Congrats to the playoff teams!

By Firefly
8/01/2013 12:22 pm
jdavidbakr wrote:
Firefly wrote:
I sweated that one out. The game said I had already locked a playoff spot, but I'm pretty sure I hadn't. Now we'll have to repeat the win against the Bengals to continue.

Btw, are the tiebreaking procedures up to date? I'm asking because the division title apparently came down to strength of victory in the North, so just wondering.

About the schedules, though, I did catch they don't work like NFL schedules do. Is that a first season thing?


The tiebreakers don't have quite as many layers as the NFL tiebreakers, but you have to go pretty deep before it goes away and the ones it doesn't do are extremely obscure (and really hard to write an algorithm for). The clinching algorithm actually goes through all the permutations of the remaining schedule to see if it's possible for a team to be eliminated, although it's possible that if it falls to the strength of victory that could fail.

I'm not sure what you're asking about the schedules, are you referring to the playoff schedules or the regular season schedules? There shouldn't be anything odd about it being the first season (other than there was no previous season to determine what teams were in what place for the divisional games). What are you seeing that's not what you were expecting?


That's odd, cause I was only a game ahead of Baltimore and Indy before week 16 and tied with Denver, with only a 3-3 division record had I lost. I'd be surprised if I had truly locked a ticket.

As far as the regular season schedules, I noticed my four interconference games were against teams from two different divisions, instead of just one.

Re: Congrats to the playoff teams!

By jdavidbakr - Site Admin
8/01/2013 12:29 pm
Firefly wrote:
As far as the regular season schedules, I noticed my four interconference games were against teams from two different divisions, instead of just one.


Well, that's interesting, you're right. That shouldn't have happened, I wonder why. I'll have to look into that.

Re: Congrats to the playoff teams!

By jdavidbakr - Site Admin
8/01/2013 12:48 pm
Firefly wrote:
As far as the regular season schedules, I noticed my four interconference games were against teams from two different divisions, instead of just one.


I can't believe in all the seasons in the test league that none of us caught this. I'll get it fixed before the 2014 schedule is created.
Last edited at 8/01/2013 12:49 pm

Re: Congrats to the playoff teams!

By Firefly
8/01/2013 1:04 pm
lol yeah. I only noticed cause I was checking the common games tiebreaker.

Re: Congrats to the playoff teams!

By nero
8/02/2013 7:07 am
jdavidbakr wrote:
Firefly wrote:
As far as the regular season schedules, I noticed my four interconference games were against teams from two different divisions, instead of just one.


I can't believe in all the seasons in the test league that none of us caught this. I'll get it fixed before the 2014 schedule is created.
You should have gotten real beta testers

Re: Congrats to the playoff teams!

By lordscarlet
8/02/2013 5:57 pm
I hope I can pull off some wins in the playoffs. My QB has become an INT-throwing machine over the last quarter of the season.