2023 Event Summary: Soccer

Status: Locked

RULES: SOCCER

Q1 English Premier League
The EPL is comprised of 20 teams; these teams have been seeded and you must select five teams totaling no more than 22 seed points. The EPL season is a home-and-home round robin; each team will play 38 games. There are no playoffs altho 5-6 teams will receive berths in the UEFA Champions League or the Europa League at the conclusion of the season. Furthermore, 3 teams will be relegated to the EFL Championship.

Your five teams will earn points as follows:
...3 points for every EPL* win
...1 point for every EPL* draw
..15 point bonus for the champion
..12 point bonus for a group stage berth** in the 2025 UEFA Champions League
...8 point bonus for a group stage berth** in the 2025 Europa League
..10 point penalty for any team that is relegated

* During the EPL season, teams will play friendlies and in tournaments; points are not awarded for those wins/draws

** Points are only awarded for a group stage berth in either the UCL or UEL (a qualifying round berth earns no points)

Picks are not due until after each team plays one game. Picks will lock Aug18 1145a Pacific.

Q2a UEFA Champions League - Group Stage
There are 32 teams in the Group Stage. We have divided them into 4 tiers; you must pick 2 teams from each tier (restriction: you may only pick one of Bayern Munich, ManCity, PSG, Chelsea from Tier1).

Your 8 teams will earn points as follows:
...8pts: Group Stage win
...3pts: Group Stage draw
..12pts: Advance to knockouts
...8pts: Knockout round victory *
..12pts: Advance to final
..20pts: Champions League Title

* This means your team advances to the next round of knockouts. Winning one leg (game) of a knockout round does not guarantee advancing and does not earn points.

Picks will lock Sep 6, 945a Pacific prior to the first kickoff.

UCL play will run through Jun 2023 and we will repick for Knockouts, starting Mar 2023.

Q2b UEFA Champions League Knockouts
16 teams remain alive in the UCL. Knockouts will run from Feb13 thru Jun1, with the teams playing 2-leg knockouts for three rounds and then a single-game Championship at a neutral site (London). We have seeded the teams, and you must select 4 teams totaling at most 22 seed points.

Your 4 teams will earn points as follows:
...5pts: Game Victory*
...1pt: Game Tie
...3pts: Round Advance*
...7pts: Finals Berth
..15pts: Championship

Note that teams will play 2 games vs the same opponent in each of the first three rounds and our scoring reflects the difference between game results and round results.

* The Championship game does count as a game victory, but does not count as a round advance.

Final note - Like the NFL, the 16 UCL teams are not drawn into a bracket; once the winners of each round have been determined, there will be a draw to determine the matchups of the next round. We feel your pain over the chaotic aspect this adds to making picks.

Picks will lock at the first knockout kickoff: Tue Feb13 12n Pacific

 
POINT RECAP: SOCCER

English Premier League
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Sheffield United (0) 42 9 7 0 0 0 -10 6
Luton Town (0) 15 18 8 0 0 0 -10 16
Fulham (1) 160 39 8 0 0 0 -0 47
Bournemouth (1) 33 39 9 0 0 0 -0 48
Nottingham Forest (1) 42 27 9 0 0 0 -0 36
Burnley (1) 55 15 9 0 0 0 -10 14
Crystal Palace (2) 100 39 10 0 0 0 -0 49
Everton (2) 19 39 9 0 0 0 -0 48
Wolverhampton (2) 32 39 7 0 0 0 -0 46
West Ham United (3) 41 42 10 0 0 0 -0 52
Brentford (3) 38 30 9 0 0 0 -0 39
Tottenham Hotspur (4) 62 60 6 8 0 0 -0 74
Brighton & Hove Albion (4) 69 36 12 0 0 0 -0 48
Aston Villa (4) 36 60 8 0 12 0 -0 80
Chelsea (5) 111 54 9 0 0 0 -0 63
Newcastle (5) 135 54 6 0 0 0 -0 60
Liverpool (6) 128 72 10 0 12 0 -0 94
Manchester United (6) 86 54 6 0 0 0 -0 60
Arsenal (8) 79 84 5 0 12 0 -0 101
Manchester City (10) 177 84 7 0 12 15 -0 118
Champions League Group Stage
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Bayern Munich (0) 83 40 3 12 16 0 0 71
Manchester City (0) 252 48 0 12 8 0 0 68
Real Madrid (1) 133 48 0 12 24 12 0 96
Inter Milan (1) 23 24 9 12 0 0 0 45
Atletico Madrid (1) 8 32 6 12 8 0 0 58
Barcelona (1) 53 32 0 12 8 0 0 52
Manchester United (2) 50 8 3 0 0 0 0 11
Sevilla (2) 5 0 6 0 0 0 0 6
Arsenal (2) 209 32 3 12 8 0 0 55
Benfica (2) 23 8 3 0 0 0 0 11
Napoli (2) 88 24 3 12 0 0 0 39
Borussia Dortmund (2) 11 24 6 12 24 12 0 78
Paris St-Germain (2) 88 16 6 12 16 0 0 50
Porto (2) 27 32 0 12 0 0 0 44
RB Leipzig (2) 31 32 0 12 0 0 0 44
Copenhagen (3) 23 16 6 12 0 0 0 34
PSV Eindhoven (3) 55 16 9 12 0 0 0 37
RB Salzburg (3) 57 8 3 0 0 0 0 11
Braga (3) 5 8 3 0 0 0 0 11
Feyenoord (3) 37 16 0 0 0 0 0 16
Lazio (3) 81 24 3 12 0 0 0 39
AC Milan (3) 157 16 6 0 0 0 0 22
Shaktar Donetsk (3) 17 24 0 0 0 0 0 24
Crvena Zvezda (3) 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
Galatasaray (4) 89 8 6 0 0 0 0 14
Lens (4) 75 16 6 0 0 0 0 22
Union Berlin (4) 83 0 6 0 0 0 0 6
Real Sociedad (4) 181 24 9 12 0 0 0 45
Celtic (4) 108 8 3 0 0 0 0 11
Newcastle (4) 240 8 6 0 0 0 0 14
Young Boys (4) 15 8 3 0 0 0 0 11
Antwerp (4) 20 8 0 0 0 0 0 8
Champions League Knockouts
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Copenhagen (1) 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PSV Eindhoven (2) 156 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Lazio (2) 94 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Porto (3) 52 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Real Sociedad (4) 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Napoli (4) 79 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
RB Leipzig (4) 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Atletico Madrid (5) 34 10 0 3 0 0 0 13
Borussia Dortmund (5) 29 20 1 9 7 0 0 37
Inter Milan (6) 53 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Barcelona (6) 37 10 1 3 0 0 0 14
Paris Saint-Germain (7) 25 15 0 6 0 0 0 21
Arsenal (8) 69 5 1 3 0 0 0 9
Real Madrid (8) 100 15 3 9 7 0 0 34
Bayern Munich (9) 71 10 2 6 0 0 0 18
Manchester City (10) 185 10 1 3 0 0 0 14

Hover over Category Titles to view Description and Point Multipliers

 
LEADERBOARD: SOCCER

#   Team Points
1   KP8 MVP 788
2   Sacrifice Blunts 787
3   Dangerous Midge and the PissAnts 780
--   SoHoGoat 780
5   Chicks Dig The Long Ball!! 776
--   irishby21 776
--   The Catch 776
8   Send Paul, Alphonse, and Andoni Pix 774
9   BushwoodBlaster 773
10   Do Wrong Right 771
--   JJBC All-Stars 771
12   Edwin Jackson is Immaculate 768
13   POKER BOYS 766
14   Postcards from Sean 761
15   David Hasselhoff 760
--   Shart Garfunkel 760
17   Desantis 2024 759
18   JustFly 758
19   Creepy n Pervy 756
20   Super Cody Bros. 753
--   West Virginia Party Boy 753
22   Sslefton 751
23   Favre's Dick Picks 748
--   Thing Two 748
25   The Redskins 747
26   Bye Shane 746
27   Brick’Shithouse 744
28   Johnny Backpacks 743
--   Not Your Average Joel 743
30   GOAT 740
31   Kissing Cousins 739
32   Hawks 738
--   Tundra Prius 738
34   Darkness Retreat 737
--   Stat Arb 4 DumDums 737
36   Not Ivan Toney 735
--   Sock finger 735
38   New Miami Patfins 733
--   Russell The Muscle 733
--   The Hameltoes 733
41   BarEviction 731
--   Dad Boner 731
--   Scouse Poets 731
44   Tequila Howie 730
45   Sexy Rexy Grossman 729
46   Pinche Gringos 727
47   Mikes Dec Pics 726
48   Fightin' Amish 725
49   Edge Best 724
--   Heinz Kitzvelvet 724
51   Seven21 723
--   The Hatchmen 723
--   Wasted Tacos 723
54   ZFG 722
55   Brodermp 721
--   Project Badass 721
--   SHTigers 721
58   In play out(s) 720
--   You Might Win 720
60   Four Loko 718
61   BooneBetterBeGoneByTheEndOfThisDecathlon 717
62   Literally Joe Sheisty 716
63   NonameBret 715
64   1HitWonderz 714
--   DingleBerries 714
--   VFL's 714
67   Gronkey Kong 713
--   The Joe West Show 713
69   Picks out for Harambe 712
--   StevieFranchise10 712
71   Eddie and the Cruisers 711
--   MyWifeHidMyBonerPills 711
--   Nax Squared 711
--   The Caine-Hackman Theory 711
--   TrueSpartan 711
76   Krudler 710
77   Decanterthon 709
78   Caffeine Achiever 708
--   Drool Monkeys 708
--   Kick Names Take Ass 708
--   Killer B's 708
82   G.B.G. Campaign 706
--   NIASKOS 706
--   One Eyed Monsters 706
--   The Bizuation 706
86   Pare La Musica 705
--   Seventh Heaven 705
88   Hondo 704
89   Don’t Get Dead 702
--   Ron Barr All Stars 702
--   ShipWrecked 702
--   soccerdan 702
93   Let's Go Mets! 701
--   The Acorn Army 701
95   Just Win Baby 699
--   Nostradumass 699
--   Twice As Nice 699
98   17-0 698
--   Favre's Prick Picks 698
--   Uff 698
101   NatiFish 697
--   Shorties Revival 697
103   DOCK ELLIS 696
104   AFC East Beasts 695
--   Fifth Wheel 695
--   The Salty Dogs 695
--   Van Buren Boys 695
108   Chuckleheads 694
--   Greatpoint 694
--   HMD Industries 694
--   The Usual Suspects 694
112   Famous Potatoes 693
--   Team Devlin 693
--   The 209 693
--   Warr 693
116   Arsenal 691
--   Boopers McGee 691
--   CzechMate 691
--   Faceless Man 691
--   Philly 691
--   Team Quack 691
--   The Godfather 691
--   The513 691
124   Gyros & Souvlaki 690
--   Johnny Utah 690
126   The Yellow Sheet 689
127   Atlantic City Knights 687
128   I am Kenough 686
--   Valimorons 686
130   phart 685
131   MarsExplorer2023 684
132   Go Gamecocks 683
--   Jimmy Dugan 683
134   Rusty's Raiders 682
135   Benson-Marcus All Stars 681
--   Big Red Leopards 681
--   Five Oompa Loompas 681
--   Jake Picks Winners 681
--   The C.O.S.T.A. System 681
140   Casual Craigslist Connections 680
--   Los Birdos 680
--   LucCon2024 680
--   Managing Managers 680
144   EZ Winners 679
--   SportsFanatic 679
--   Thor's Hammers 679
147   Big Ragu 678
--   P.Swayze 678
149   Shake N Bake 677
--   Special K's 677
151   JDE 675
152   ATHLETICS 674
--   The Rodfather 674
154   Comeback Kid 673
--   Go Bulldogs! 673
--   Miami vice 673
--   The return of 655 Stanley 673
158   Meow Meow Meow 672
--   Patatas 672
160   Ashley Remembered 671
--   JumpingBrook 671
--   Little Yerry Stackhouse 671
--   Low Expectations 671
--   Zander FC 671
165   Brooklynboyz 670
166   Juan 669
--   Team Beno 669
168   3 girls 1 schmuck 668
--   Nova 2014 668
--   NY Jets Are Killing Me 668
171   Smarties-National Champs 21'&22' 667
--   Third Wheel 667
173   Barkley's Boyz 666
--   The Corporate Elbow 666
175   idontrecall 665
--   Walton's World 665
177   Degenerates 664
--   Password is Taco 664
179   Sportwonks 663
--   Telemarketing Aces 663
--   The Driving Crooners 663
182   Killerkash 662
--   Triple H 662
184   Apparentlyretired 661
--   ppschwa 661
--   Rounders 661
187   fallfromgrace 660
--   JoeRobbieStadium 660
--   That Ain't Mayo 660
190   Brandon Scott’s Tots 659
--   The Dude Abides 659
192   Stankford 658
--   Tycats Litterbox 658
194   C.O.S.T.A system 657
--   Golden Earrings 657
--   Straw boys 657
197   literal lee 656
198   DEATH ROW 655
--   DoubleDown11 655
--   Fox Mulder 655
201   Fully Krausened 654
--   Goetta Gang 654
--   HenryDoy 654
--   Milertim3 654
--   RunForrestRun 654
206   Pepe Silvia 653
207   Attack Each Day 651
--   Horn Dogs 651
--   KwazeyBonez 651
--   Super Sloth 651
211   HBro's 650
--   Ramblers 650
--   ScudderRoad 650
--   WarOtto 650
215   Here for The Feeding 649
--   Sleehrats 649
217   Fonzinoons 648
218   Big Red 647
--   Nerd Alert! 647
--   The Lazer Show 647
221   EssoTMB 646
--   Junior Stargazers 646
--   Tasty Waves 646
--   TRYAN43 646
225   #1 Seed Killers 645
--   CoLo for the win 645
--   Syosset Shysters 645
--   The Dancing Bears 645
229   Party Like It's 09 644
230   MudsharkInvestments 643
--   Sleepy 643
--   SLOMIKE 643
233   Red Deaths 641
--   Spread the Love 641
235   Steven Seagal 639
236   Car Ramrod 637
--   Truffle Butter Express 637
238   Always Next Year 635
239   johnlb470 634
--   NoelG27 634
241   Make America Gronk Again 633
242   Hard Rock’s $$$ 632
--   We Don't Talk About Bruno 632
244   Chudley Cannons 631
--   Shadynasty's 631
246   The Fighting Tuckmans 630
247   Gambling$$ 629
248   SF49ers 628
249   Boo-Yah! 627
--   Crowndawg likes tacos 627
251   Kenyon’s Not So Great Picks 626
--   Sixth Sense 626
253   #1 Joe Flacco Fan 625
--   EtAl 625
255   Cinghiale 623
256   Philly Dawgs 619
257   Bearvers 617
258   Art Vandelay 615
--   GutterTrojans 615
260   Aces4U 614
261   Painted Balls 612
262   DRM2023 611
--   Handsy Docs 611
--   I’ll think of one later 611
265   San Jose State Superfan 610
266   Solo's Roast Beef 608
267   Boiling Hot Dog Water 606
268   Famous Jewish Sports Legends 605
269   bmac 603
270   A2MT 602
--   BigB 602
272   Grey Horse Shelby 599
273   3 IN THE STINK featuring FOTS 598
--   Dirty Sanchezs 598
275   DumpsterFire23 595
276   Fargin Iceholes 590
277   The Saucemen 589
278   Pitter Patter 587
279   SubwayHero 586
280   Off the Handle 585
281   Longmires 580
282   RaymondBabbitt 579
--   Total Devastation 579
284   Magic Fountain 578
--   The Regular Guy Look 578
286   Stacey's Momz Got it Going On 574
287   Buckle Up 569
--   Prophesee 569
289   The Wild Bunch 568
290   92%ers 541
291   The Fast Cheetas 527
292   Tables 346