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BECW3: The Birds and the BE's- League Structure and Draft Announcement

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via karenswhimsy.com

"This is blood for blood and by the gallon. These are the old days, the bad days, the all-or-nothing days. They’re back! There’s no choice left. And I’m ready for war."

Hello again, you freaky fucks. Everything's set. The T's have been crossed, the I's have been dotted and the roster is set. Despite the best efforts of the diplomats and backroom political fixers, negotiations have come grinding to a standstill. Words have failed and diplomacy has faltered. This leaves only one solution: all out WAR! Mothers are crying, little siblings are giving their older brethren and sistren their favorite toys as endearing yet useless good luck charms while daddy's setting his jaw and lying through his teeth, telling baby that "everything's going to be ok" as he trawls craigslist for good deals on caskets in preparation for the next time they see their child returning from battle.

First item of business, the event of the season: the BECW draft. THE BECW DRAFT WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY. 4/30 AT 7:30 PM EASTERN/STANDARD TIME. Be there, or be Subbevil.

First off, all of us need to thank zakkree and wonderfulspam. I cannot and will not take sole credit for this, as these new ideas are the result of intercontinental email conversations fueled by kilos of blow, ginkgo biloba, non-pretentious space rock, anorexic Swedish chicks addicted to ketamine and self-mutilation and Swiss chocolate. We brainstormed and sent epic email threads back and forth until we came up with the final product seen below.

Now, I realize that creating this post and asking most of you to actually comprehend the information contained herein is about as useful as masturbating on painkillers, but I'm gonna do it anyway. Alright, so here's how it's gonna work, but first, I want to explain the rationale behind the changes and the problems that we were attempting to mitigate (p.s., this is gonna be longer and more drawn out than necessary, but I'm an idiosyncratically verbose mutherfuker. If you don't like it, hit the bricks. I'd rather have Damon O. and moll in the game more than you anyway):

- The biggest problem that I've found over the original format of the BECW was that while basing scoring on overall, cumulative team score may have been the most parsimonious, perhaps accurate metric of overall team performance, if your team got off to a bad start, you could pretty much kiss the rest of the season goodbye, as even modest deficits were nearly impossible to overcome.

- When you're simply judging performance based on overall team scores, you end up in a competition in which you're essentially competing against every team for every event. This results in a watering down of specific rivalries and thus, the overall competitive feel of the entire event. Sure, maybe the team in first and the team in second have some fun talking shit to each other, but what we ended up getting most was the top team building an insurmountable lead rather quickly, then just being blustery and kreally-ish towards no one in particular. Maybe you got some of the individuals going for the top spot getting into it, but for the most part, the sense of competition was reduced by not having enough specific entities to focus your laser like hatred on. This needed to be fixed. Here's how:

STRUCTURE:

* We have 12 teams overall.

* Teams will be divided into 3 divisions, each with 4 teams (see? Only 3 teams to hate. 36 people to loathe. That's doable, right?).

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REGULAR SEASON:

* The regular season will consist of the first 7 events.

* Each team will play their divisional rivals twice, taking us through the first 6 events.

* Standings for the regular season will be based on win/loss records of the head-to-head matchups within the divisions, regardless of each team's cumulative point totals. (side note: any player caught using the word "irregardless" in any BECW-related comment will be perma-banned from the contest and publicly executed, but I digress...)

* The 7th event will be the intra-divisional playoff week, with #1 vs. #2, and #3 vs. #4 teams facing off in a third matchup between those teams and battling for playoff spots and positioning.

END OF REGULAR SEASON

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8 TEAM PLAYOFFS, SINGLE ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT (FINAL 3 EVENTS): BECW GRAND PRIX

* The top 2 teams in each division automatically qualify for the playoffs. (6 total)

* The two teams of the remaining field with the highest cumulative point total regardless of W/L records are the wildcard teams.

* Playoff seeding will be based on point totals with: #1 vs. # 8, #2 vs. #7, #3 vs. #6 and #4 vs. #5

* Winners advance until there is only one Highlander, er, Champion.

* Playoff losers will continue playing through the very end to determine finishing positions 3-8.

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CONSOLATION TOURNAMENT: BECW BLAND PRIX

* The 4 teams that did not qualify for the playoffs will play each other once in a round robin league to determine best of the worst and, obviously worst of the worst.

So that's it. What do you guys think? I know there will be question from some of you more slingblade-y dolts, so feel free to excrete them in the comments.

Final roster and captain list after the jump, including a last minute change to the captains.....

Captains:

wonderfulspam
T.C. Engel
Our Bovine Public
IRodC
kreally
krcampbell
gspmademegay
Horselover Fat
Paulo Filho’s Psychiatrist
Violent Newt
benten20
Tim Burke

Complete Roster:

Returning players
Neil (Some_Guy)
19miles
afrotikiman
Ak.Death (AkDeath)
alicks (alicksB)
Andy Davis (Andy_Davis)
av1o3
bcpjkell
benten20
Body Triangle (bodytriangle)
bonesthebaptist
Bookhouse
BROCKLESNAR!!!!!! (Brock_Lesnar)
brutalbobbyt
chamiehawk (luvthehwks)
Chris Hall (chris81203)
cmons
crazybones
Dave Strummer (Montefisto)
diazhomiez
DirtyML
discoandherpes
DreamingOfFighting
dribblebib
duck
Earl Montclair (MostDiabolicalHater)
Farthammer
Fedorable
FightingFighting
Fullcircle
gspmademegay
gugabe
halitosis
hardy’s in your face (hardysinyourface)
Horselover Fat (Horselover_Fat)
HurricaneHeron
Imaginary_Enemy
inthepipes
IRodC
IvanIllich
jason18
Jeffigatame
John Danaher’s Hair (JohnDanahersHair)
KatGirl
KGNLuc
kingofthedogs
KJ Zametov St-Pierre (KJ_ZametovStPierre)
KMcCaig (slimdigg)
KNOWLEGE
krcampbell24
lanky6
LBO
ludakrish
Luke Nelson (LukeNelson)
LYHL
manch1ld
MaZZacare (MrMazz)
memitim
MJB! (Marc1055)
mlzybaby
mountaineers101
NickaG (nickagisawesome)
Noahwob
OurBovinePublic
Patrick Tenney (AboveThisFire)
Patrick Wyman (fightinghistorian)
Paulo Filho’s Psychiatrist (inadvertentgroinstrike)
PDG27
PelvicThrust
Pookie_Gnome
POW
Robert Cowan (RobertCowan)
RonSwanson
Rutager
sday420
Seth Smiley (SethSmiley)
skeebop
Snatchl (Snatchl_BE)
SSReporters
SteveevaD
StevenGiles
StiffJab
Sugel Mendoza (sMendo7)
sun yue (sunyue)
Sweet Scientist (tokitok)
T.C. Engel (TCEngel)
Tats16 (Tats)
Tim Bernier (chicubs23)
TitanFan2K
trice
Unabomberman
ViolentNewt
wonderfulspam
Zachary Kater (zakkree)

Prospects
1N87
Bar Belle (BarBelle)
Bobillarious
Brent Ducharme (dutchbaby)
BuddyRevell
clayguidashair
DetroitDrew1980 (DetroitDrew)
flibit
forkboy
GregTheRangerStott
GreyedOut
gxc
HaterSlayer
jafotinatos
Josh Hall (JoshHall)
kreally
Marcu$ (Marcus27)
OwMyArm
RashadsLeftNipple (RLN)
sgiblin
sklart
swiftman
thuggis
Tim Burke (Beermonster)
tomvale13
triangled

Tier 3 players
Jim America (JimAmerica)
balrog
Sebastiaan Tauran (naantje)
Chris Groves (Chris_Groves)
Magaca
Dangalvan (Dgalvan)
40Cal
Scabby Knuckle (Scabby_Knuckle)
Waristotle
juanchoD
Matt Bishop (TheBoss)
Fraser Coffeen (FraserCoffeen)

\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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