The tally marks have been ticked. The bribes have been cashed in. The palms have all been appropriately greased. America (Ferrara) has spoken (asking us to wipe that grease off our palms before manhandling her traveling pants). And the Razzball Commenter League 2011-12 season is finito.
After haven been ranked as low as 41st in the second week of the season, Mr. Duck Fat (managed by Matthew Brude) ended as this year’s champion. He spent four straight weeks in second place before taking over the top spot last week and staying there. MDF didn’t lead the league in any one category, but ranked second in PPG, fourth in RPG and ninth in FG%.
It’s also worth noting that MDF worked his roster right up until the end with a starting lineup on the final day of: Lawson, Klay Thompson, Evan Turner, Novak, Seraphin, Patty Mills, J-Smoove (his team MVP), Marion and Larry Sanders. There’s no way he drafted more than four of those guys. Kudos to you, Mr. Brude.
Also worth noting was the knock-down, drag-out between a pair of Dicks (er, Richards) in the All-Star Dance-Off ’08 Division’s champions. Team Rich (Richard S) and Teach Me How To Gortat (Richard Gintowt) tied for the top spot in the division. Gortat edged out Rich by the slimmest of margins overall because his per game averages were slightly better. Still, Gortat finished third overall and Rich finished fourth. I’m not sure how excited either of those managers were, but that was one helluva fight. You both deserve top five honors and spots in the RCL Premiere League (or whatever we end up calling it) next season.
And while we’re talking about the top 5, let’s round it out with the second and fourth-place finishers – One Piece (Tsung-Hao Chen) and Shock the Monkey (Gintowt, again) respectively – both from the Big Ball Dance Division. StM actually finished ahead of One Piece in the Division rankings, but played more games, which lowered his percentages a bit. Overall, I’m not feeling to bad for a guy who finishes third and fourth out of 60. Actually, perhaps Razzball should offer the guy a job. I will say that StM easily made the most roster moves throughout the course of the season. The average team made between 25-40 moves. Monkey made a whopping 136. Can’t argue with the results.
Congratulations to all who played and played well. “Go-get-’em-next-year-tiger” to them amongst you that played less well.
Here’s the final spreadsheet.
Thanks for playing. We’ll see you next season.