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March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby aterford » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:12 pm

Hi all,

Put together a small survey/bracket for just a bit of mindless fun - take your mind off of all the coronavirus craziness for a few minutes, especially with many of us now being mostly stuck at home for the foreseeable future.

It's a 64-participant March Madness-style bracket, only it's pitting 64 footballers against each other.

I took the top-64 most valuable players on Transfermarkt to populate the field. The first through fourth-most valuable players were given 1-seeds; fifth- through eighth-most valuable given 2-seeds, and so on, all the way down to 60th-64th getting 16-seeds.

Once those blocks of four-per-seed were established each one was randomized and inserted into the bracket. 1-seeds play 16-seeds, 2-seeds play 15-seeds, and so on.

So, it's pretty arbitrary, based just on TM value, but I couldn't think of any other 'objective' way to get a 64-player field that wouldn't take ages to compile, so it is what it is. Anyways, like I said, just for fun, so nothing to take too seriously anyways.

Here's the link for the first round of the "tournament". I'll let it run for a day or so before updating for the second round, just like NCAA tournament format.

Have fun and stay safe out there.

https://forms.gle/wpFkYyguepq6yhAJ6
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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:32 pm

Fun idea, great to have something football related ongoing.
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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby aterford » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:26 pm

Round Two!

https://forms.gle/myeqCChfmtKvA5Zu9

Down to 32 players left. Like yesterday, will let it run for approx. 24 hours before moving on to "Sweet Sixteen". Enjoy!
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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby ramsej84 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:32 pm

aterford wrote:Round Two!

https://forms.gle/myeqCChfmtKvA5Zu9

Down to 32 players left. Like yesterday, will let it run for approx. 24 hours before moving on to "Sweet Sixteen". Enjoy!
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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:29 pm

Same here
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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby IsiahRashad » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:59 pm

Yep, with me also..

It looks like aterford is using some corruption methods. :P
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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby aterford » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:16 am

Oh man! Rookie mistake. I had copied over the format from the first 'round', which I closed off for responses at the 24hr mark. It should be open for submission now.
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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby aterford » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:28 pm

We're on to the sweet sixteen. This time it shouldn't be locked, though....https://forms.gle/xqibk9NrZ52nhzbp6

Some big upsets (IMO)!
Varane over Kane (I really rate Varane, but that surprised me!), Havertz over Silva, Dybala over Trent?
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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby Dumbledore7 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:41 am

aterford wrote:Havertz over Silva, Dybala over Trent?

Absolute disgrace these. You all should be ashamed.
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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:57 am

Hahaha I voted for none of the upsets.
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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby aterford » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:51 pm

Down to just the final eight now. Unfortunately one of Lewy/Alaba must go.

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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby aterford » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:33 pm

Here is your Final Four.... https://forms.gle/MEwQNogbSxTA8HWB8
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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby Dumbledore7 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:23 am

People picked De Bruyne over Neymar now?
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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby #12 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:31 am

Dumbledore7 wrote:People picked De Bruyne over Neymar now?
Is it a rolling on the floor contest?
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Re: March Madness - Footballers' Edition!

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:38 am

Dumbledore7 wrote:People picked De Bruyne over Neymar now?
Why are you surprised?
One is football player the other is a cunt
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