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BECW4: UFC 153 Spider vs. Bonnar Recap

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Holy crap. So that event was really awesome. I mean, the prelims had plenty of dull moments, and an absolutely mindfucking decision that led to Christiano Marcello somehow winning a fight inside the octagon. But once it became time for the main card, it started with a bang and never let up. The only bout that didn't have a stoppage was awarded fight of the night. Fitch's only other 'of the night' award came out of pity from Dana for 5-rounds of stubbornly getting mauled by Georges St. Pierre, so it's sort of a big deal. On a normal night, that fight, or Davis' anaconda choke, or Maia's rear-naked choke would have easily been my favorite moment, but nope. Anderson Fucking Silva. It's gotten to the point to where I just can't put into words how awesome of a fighter the guy is. He transcends elite and sits alone on a level where no one may ever reach in this sport. Stop bitching because he doesn't want to fight Bones and just sit back and enjoy the end of the most illustrious MMA career ever.

Anyways, a few teams really got their asses handed to them last night, including one team that lost by 108 points. And they didn't even have anyone who missed picks. The average margin of victory was over 50 points. I've run out of useless filler to round out the top of this post, so here's some meaningful stats instead.

Individual Event Rankings

Rank Name Score
1 #67 Earl Montclair 106
2 #18 clayguidashair 100
3 (C) POW 98
3 #68 Patrick Tenney 98
5 #32 Sugel Mendoza 97
5 #79 KMcCaig 97
7 #75 Fraser Coffeen 96
8 #82 PelvicThrust 93
9 #93 BROCKLESNAR!!!!!! 92
10 (C) kreally 91
10 #36 1N87 91
12 (C) benten20 89
12 #3 swiftman 89
12 #30 DirtyML 89
12 #47 phantasma475 89
16 #11 sun yue 87
16 #39 cmons 87
16 #48 -Neil- 87
19 #103 Waristotle 86
20 #38 PDG27 85
21 #66 milk72 84
23 #2 Magaca 83
23 #42 Jeremy Couturier 83
25 (C) 19miles 82
25 (C) Sweet Scientist 82
25 #107 Body Triangle 82
28 #101 duck 81
29 (C) lanky6 80
29 #6 Zachary Kater 80
29 #35 Snatchl 80
29 #81 sday420 80
29 #87 lukustra 80
34 #54 SteveevaD 79
35 #1 DetroitDrew1980 78
35 #4 Dangalvan 78
35 #10 John Danaher's Hair 78
35 #41 Pat Tzu 78
40 #22 Ben Bauman 77
40 #70 Josh Hall 77
40 #89 Imaginary_Enemy 77
40 #99 jason18 77
44 #21 HurricaneHeron 76
45 #14 thuggis 75
45 #16 ScoreCardOTN 75
45 #96 ThirdParty 75
48 #13 LBO 74
48 #50 IRodC 74
48 #62 OurBovinePublic 74
51 #12 Tim Burke 73
51 #20 brutalbobbyt 73
51 #73 KatGirl 73
51 #95 LYHL 73
55 #76 RStephen4 72
35 #17 Dave Strummer 71
56 #33 Brad Ackerson 71
56 #58 RonSwanson 71
56 #59 gxc 71
59 #26 discoandherpes 70
59 #40 40Cal 70
59 #51 MaZZacare 70
59 #55 Chris Groves 70
63 #25 skeebop 69
63 #57 forkboy 69
63 #86 DarthRevan 69
66 #69 NickaG 68
67 (C) Tim Bernier 67
67 (C) Violent Newt 67
67 (C) wonderfulspam 67
67 #19 StevenGiles 67
67 #45 tomvale13 67
72 (C) sklart 66
72 #88 bonesthebaptist 66
74 #53 trice 65
74 #72 TitanFan2K 65
76 #90 KGNLuc 64
77 #100 manch1ld 64
78 #15 Patrick Wyman 63
78 #46 Ak.Death 63
78 #49 Mookie Alexander 63
78 #94 inthepipes 63
82 #23 MJB! 62
82 #83 Fedorable 62
82 #97 Andy Anderson 62
85 #9 jafotinatos 61
85 #43 GreyedOut 61
85 #61 juanchoD 61
88 #60 Farthammer 60
89 (C) Paulo Filho's Psychiatrist 59
90 #34 IvanIllich 58
91 #24 Tats16 56
91 #31 KNOWLEGE 56
91 #80 HaterSlayer 56
94 #27 Brent Ducharme 55
94 #52 Jeffigatame 55
94 #84 Robert Cowan 55
94 #92 Andy Davis 55
98 #8 afrotikiman 54
98 #56 sgiblin 54
98 #74 Bookhouse 54
98 #104 gugabe 54
102 #28 George Halvatzis Jr. 53
102 #65 Pookie_Gnome 53
102 #98 UK MMA MAN 53
102 #102 memitim 53
106 #5 triangled 50
106 #63 Matt Bishop 50
108 (C) Horselover Fat 48
108 #29 dribblebib 48
110 #108 mlzybaby 44
111 #7 hardy's in your face 43
111 #44 T.C. Engel 43
113 #78 Marcu$ 42
114 #105 CJD2502 40
115 #77 BuddyRevell 36
116 #91 Rob Young 35
117 #37 DreamingOfFighting 0
117 #64 Seth Smiley 0
117 #71 Luke Nelson 0
117 #106 Rutager 0

So how about that? Our good buddy Earl, who was once really awesome at picking fights when he was still a black dude and not a decrepit old man, is back on top of the world again. Well, sorta. He was #3 overall on Playground out of 1948 with a 106 point score. Congrats! I can't remember the last time anyone scored over 100, and my personal computer wonderfulspam isn't available right now, but suffice it to say it's pretty rare. clayguidashair took second place, and Patrick Tenney and Cock Guys' captain POW tied for third to round out the top spots. On the other side of things, without mentioning the awful pick-missers, Rob Young had the worst score. I wouldn't have brought it up to be nice, but you're on the same team as me. Step it up.


Individual Season Rankings

(Because Eliott just came into the season and hadn't made picks for half the earlier events of the season, I just left him off the rankings. Manch1ld had a similar situation where it didn't recognize his stats, so I just manually added his data, but since he wasn't in the competition for Week 1 and didn't make picks on PG, he's gonna be hanging out at the bottom of this for a while.)

Rank Name Score Change
1 #79 KMcCaig 332 +3
2 #82 PelvicThrust 319 +8
3 #38 PDG27 317 +3
4 #4 Dangalvan 315 -1
5 #42 Jeremy Couturier 314 +3
6 #93 BROCKLESNAR!!!!!! 312 +13
7 #6 Zachary Kater 309 +2
8 #1 DetroitDrew1980 302 +7
8 #32 Sugel Mendoza 302 +38
8 #51 MaZZacare 302 -2
11 #14 thuggis 301 -1
12 #98 UK MMA MAN 300 -11
13 #3 swiftman 299 +20
14 #2 Magaca 296 +16
14 #15 Patrick Wyman 296 -9
16 #80 HaterSlayer 295 -14
17 #67 Earl Montclair 294 +57
18 #25 skeebop 293 -3
18 #48 -Neil- 293 +22
20 #20 brutalbobbyt 292 +1
21 #62 OurBovinePublic 291 +3
22 #13 LBO 290 +3
22 #30 DirtyML 290 +33
22 #45 tomvale13 290 -5
25 #16 ScoreCardOTN 288 +5
25 #95 LYHL 288 +1
27 #10 John Danaher's Hair 287 +8
27 #11 sun yue 287 +30
27 #75 Fraser Coffeen 287 +41
30 (C) kreally 286 +33
30 (C) Violent Newt 286 -9
30 #59 gxc 286 -4
30 #87 lukustra 286 +10
34 #18 clayguidashair 284 +46
34 #41 Pat Tzu 284 +6
34 #47 phantasma475 284 +29
37 #34 IvanIllich 283 -23
37 #81 sday420 283 +14
37 #107 Body Triangle 283 +18
40 #31 KNOWLEGE 282 -30
41 #9 jafotinatos 281 -22
41 #99 jason18 281 +7
43 #74 Bookhouse 280 -33
44 #58 RonSwanson 279 -7
44 #89 Imaginary_Enemy 279 +8
46 (C) Sweet Scientist 278 +16
47 #12 Tim Burke 277 +1
48 (C) Tim Bernier 276 -13
48 #40 40Cal 276 -8
50 (C) wonderfulspam 275 -13
50 #24 Tats16 275 -29
50 #53 trice 275 -17
50 #55 Chris Groves 275 -4
54 #65 Pookie_Gnome 274 -36
55 #86 DarthRevan 273 -7
56 (C) lanky6 272 +11
57 #73 KatGirl 270 +2
58 (C) POW 269 +35
58 #46 Ak.Death 269 -18
60 #22 Ben Bauman 267 +12
60 #27 Brent Ducharme 267 -28
62 #70 Josh Hall 266 +11
62 #96 ThirdParty 266 +6
62 #101 duck 266 +17
65 #66 milk72 264 +18
65 #103 Waristotle 264 +22
67 (C) sklart 263 -8
67 #29 dribblebib 263 -41
67 #39 cmons 263 +23
67 #61 juanchoD 263 -15
71 #104 gugabe 262 -34
72 #57 forkboy 260 -4
73 (C) 19miles 258 +17
73 #19 StevenGiles 258 -5
75 #52 Jeffigatame 257 -23
75 #78 Marcu$ 257 -49
77 #21 HurricaneHeron 256 +6
77 #23 MJB! 256 -12
79 #36 1N87 254 +23
80 #8 afrotikiman 251 -21
81 #35 Snatchl 250 +14
82 #5 triangled 249 -24
82 #44 T.C. Engel 249 -42
82 #76 RStephen4 249 +6
82 #92 Andy Davis 249 -17
86 #26 discoandherpes 247 +2
87 #54 SteveevaD 246 +12
88 (C) benten20 245 +17
88 #94 inthepipes 245 -7
90 #33 Brad Ackerson 242 +3
91 #28 George Halvatzis Jr. 241 -17
92 #88 bonesthebaptist 240 0
93 (C) Horselover Fat 236 -19
94 #84 Robert Cowan 235 -11
95 #72 TitanFan2K 233 +3
96 #83 Fedorable 232 -1
97 #49 Mookie Alexander 230 +2
98 #50 IRodC 229 +8
99 #105 CJD2502 228 -25
100 #43 GreyedOut 226 +1
101 #7 hardy's in your face 224 -19
101 #90 KGNLuc 224 +3
103 #100 manch1ld 223 +1
104 #91 Rob Young 221 -25
105 (C) Paulo Filho's Psychiatrist 213 +4
106 #102 memitim 208 +1
107 #108 mlzybaby 205 -3
108 #56 sgiblin 199 +3
109 #68 Patrick Tenney 197 +9
110 #17 Dave Strummer 189 +4
111 #77 BuddyRevell 185 -1
112 #69 NickaG 179 +3
112 #106 Rutager 179 -25
114 #37 DreamingOfFighting 170 -18
114 #60 Farthammer 170 +2
116 #63 Matt Bishop 158 +1
117 #97 Andy Anderson 157 +2
118 #64 Seth Smiley 128 -6
119 #71 Luke Nelson 125 -6

UK MMA MAN's reign has ended as he drops 11 spots to 12th place. Not sure why the rivalry between kreally and KMcCaig died down, but this is your chance to be a loudmouth slimdigg, you've earned it so far. He leads the camp for the season, with PelvicThrust (terrible user name btw) and PDG27 (sounds like an ink cartridge model) at his heels. 1st round draft picks are starting to perform as expected, at least 5 of them, who all find themselves in the top 15. The bottom of this list is just riddled with people who at some point missed picks and didn't get replaced because their captains are spineless. Oh, and I'm in 7th place. That's pretty cool.


Individual Performance Evaluation

(How you're ranked for the season compared to your draft pick. Negative numbers are bad. Manch1ld and Eliott are excluded, as they weren't drafted.)

#1 DetroitDrew1980 -7
#2 Magaca -12
#3 swiftman -10
#4 Dangalvan 0
#5 triangled -77
#6 Zachary Kater -1
#7 hardy's in your face -94
#8 afrotikiman -72
#9 jafotinatos -32
#10 John Danaher's Hair -17
#11 sun yue -16
#12 Tim Burke -35
#13 LBO -9
#14 thuggis 3
#15 Patrick Wyman 1
#16 ScoreCardOTN -9
#17 Dave Strummer -92
#18 clayguidashair -16
#19 StevenGiles -54
#20 brutalbobbyt 0
#21 HurricaneHeron -56
#22 Ben Bauman -38
#23 MJB! -54
#24 Tats16 -26
#25 skeebop 7
#26 discoandherpes -60
#27 Brent Ducharme -33
#28 George Halvatzis Jr. -63
#29 dribblebib -38
#30 DirtyML 8
#31 KNOWLEGE -9
#32 Sugel Mendoza 24
#33 Brad Ackerson -57
#34 IvanIllich -3
#35 Snatchl -46
#36 1N87 -43
#37 DreamingOfFighting -76
#38 PDG27 35
#39 cmons -28
#40 40Cal -8
#41 Pat Tzu 7
#42 Jeremy Couturier 37
#43 GreyedOut -57
#44 T.C. Engel -38
#45 tomvale13 23
#46 Ak.Death -12
#47 phantasma475 13
#48 -Neil- 30
#49 Mookie Alexander -48
#50 IRodC -48
#51 MaZZacare 43
#52 Jeffigatame -23
#53 trice 3
#54 SteveevaD -33
#55 Chris Groves 5
#56 sgiblin -51
#57 forkboy -15
#58 RonSwanson 14
#59 gxc 29
#60 Farthammer -53
#61 juanchoD -6
#62 OurBovinePublic 41
#63 Matt Bishop -52
#64 Seth Smiley -53
#65 Pookie_Gnome 11
#66 milk72 1
#67 Earl Montclair 50
#68 Patrick Tenney -40
#69 NickaG -42
#70 Josh Hall 8
#71 Luke Nelson -47
#72 TitanFan2K -23
#73 KatGirl 16
#74 Bookhouse 31
#75 Fraser Coffeen 48
#76 RStephen4 -6
#77 BuddyRevell -33
#78 Marcu$ 3
#79 KMcCaig 78
#80 HaterSlayer 64
#81 sday420 44
#82 PelvicThrust 80
#83 Fedorable -13
#84 Robert Cowan -10
#86 DarthRevan 31
#87 lukustra 57
#88 bonesthebaptist -4
#89 Imaginary_Enemy 45
#90 KGNLuc -11
#91 Rob Young -12
#92 Andy Davis 10
#93 BROCKLESNAR!!!!!! 87
#94 inthepipes 6
#95 LYHL 70
#96 ThirdParty 34
#97 Andy Anderson -19
#98 UK MMA MAN 86
#99 jason18 58
#101 duck 39
#102 memitim -3
#103 Waristotle 38
#104 gugabe 33
#105 CJD2502 6
#106 Rutager -5
#107 Body Triangle 70
#108 mlzybaby 2

UK MMA MAN is also no longer the biggest overachiever, that title now belongs to the 93rd draft pick and current 6th place season total holder BROCKLE SNAR. 7th draft pick hardy's in your face is the biggest underacheiver, much to the delight of John Danaher's Hair, I imagine.


Captains' Table

30 (C) kreally 286 +33
30 (C) Violent Newt 286 -9
46 (C) Sweet Scientist 278 +16
48 (C) Tim Bernier 276 -13
50 (C) wonderfulspam 275 -13
56 (C) lanky6 272 +11
58 (C) POW 269 +35
67 (C) sklart 263 -8
73 (C) 19miles 258 +17
88 (C) benten20 245 +17
93 (C) Horselover Fat 236 -19
104 (C) Paulo Filho's Psychiatrist 213 +4

Well, how about that. kreally is better at picking fights than wonderfulspam, and every other captain aside from Newt. POW also jumped up 3 spots among captains. benten20's rise among the leaderboard is the equivalent of watching a glacier move. PFP is 100% dedicated to ensuring no one will take his last-place spot from him.


Week 5 Match-Ups Recap

(Full album can be viewed here, but you should really just check out Dallas' fanpost on the browser plug-in for viewing photos by hovering over the thumbnails.)

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Division Standings/Playoff Picture

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Remember that the next event will mark the end of the two round-robins each division has had. The following event, Week 7, and the last event of the regular season, will take place with the #1/#4 and #2/#3 teams from each division playing each other, contrary to last season where #1 played #2 and #3 played #4. This was something all the captains agreed on before the season. I also just noticed that the total points by division isn't sorted. Pretend that's not there.

As for the current playoff landscape, things are pretty hectic. 3 teams in the Sexysassy division have identical records at the moment, and the top two teams face each other for Week 6. In the Intellegence division, the Cock Guys have a firm grip and are tugging away from their competition, leaving nothing but clean-up duty in their path. I've now hit my terrible masturbation joke quota for the day. For the Ketchup division, the middle teams will face off next week to decide who's closer to landing one of the playoff spots for their division. The craziest thing right now though, is that SO BILL NAI and Team BECWandDietPepsi are both out of the playoffs with winning records, due to low scoring.


Xmas Tree Tables/Week 6 Preview

(Full album can be viewed here)

Event Averages: Week 1 - 48.3, Week 2 - 48.78, Week 3 - 58.12, Week 4 - 41.24, Week 5 - 70.33

Season Average: 266.77

EDIT: The red/green based on average for Week 5 is incorrect with these. See the Week 5 match-up recap above for the correct representation.

EDIT 2: The issue was that each person's score was being compared to the average score of the first event, rather than the correct event for the last four of them. So only week 1 in these snapshots is accurate in terms of whether it should be green or red, but you do have the data to see whether you were above or below the mean score. Issues have been fixed for the next event. I'm not re-uploading more pictures. In layman's terms, you probably suck more than this currently makes you appear to.

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Alright. UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le, UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le, UFC on Fuel TV 6 or whatever you'd like to call it is the next event. It's not until November 10th, however, so don't forget you're in the competition in the meantime. Also, it starts at some absurd time like 7 or 8 AM EST, absurd for Americans anyways, so expect Playground to lock out super early and get your picks finalized within 24 hours of the event. Unless you're on Horselover's team. Then feel free to miss all the picks you want.

If you're a captain of the people who missed picks this week, feel free to contact Spam, Horsey, or I about the steps to confirm a replacement player. Remember that once the regular season ends, you don't get that opportunity anymore. You're lucky to have a month-long break in between events, so use it wisely.

Congratulations to disco for picking up a win on the first event as captain, and sklart, if you're out there somewhere reading this, thanks for following through on making your picks still even though you're not a member here anymore.

Also, I should thank JDH, the creator of this shindig, whose initiative is not forgotten; Horselover, for carrying the burden of doing live spreadsheets now; Spam for the awesome spreadsheet I have to update data for recaps and for dealing with my slow learning curve; and all of you (except pick-missers) for being patient while we worked out all the kinks to try to make this game as enjoyable as possible for people. See you guys in a month.

P.S. I haven't forgotten to make fun of you Tiki, I'm just starting to genuinely feel bad about how terrible you are this season.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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