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MagillFFL: One Week to Go; Four Playoff Spots Clinched

11/27/12

By Ken Magill

As of this week, four teams can breathe a little easier knowing they’ve got a playoff spot: The TowerData Validators, Return Path’s GOLIATHS, Movable Ink’s Inkredibles and PL Marketing’s Lakeland Hawks.

TowerData beat Victor Printing’s (Who the hell let a printer in this league?) Browns 131.26 to 116.44.

Having won their last five games in a row, TowerData’s record is a league-best 9-3.

The Browns’ record is 2-10.

Return Path’s GOLIATHS beat Responsys’s Always in the Inbox 151.54 to 93.6. Return Path’s record is 8-4. They’re tied for second place in Division 1 and have clinched a playoff spot.

The other second-place team in Division 1 is PL Marketing’s Lakeland Hawks, who lost to eWay Direct’s Avengers 96.72 to 137.34.

The Hawks have also secured a playoff spot.

The Avengers’ win moved them into second place in Division 2 with a record of 7-5, one game ahead of FreshAddress and Responsys’s Always in the Inbox, who are tied for third.

Meanwhile, there’s no joy in Newton, MA.

After a spectacular turnaround to their season on a six-game win streak, Newton, MA-based FreshAddress’s @men lost their third game in a row this week, taking them out of the playoffs, at least temporarily.

The @men lost to division rival Movable Ink’s Inkredibles 89.28 to 129.16.

The win put the Inkredibles solidly atop Division 2 with a record of 8-4. FreshAddress’s record is 6-6.

The Inkredibles have now clinched a playoff spot.

Omeda’s Oh My! Omeda was the league’s top scorer this week.

Omeda beat the Marketfish Sharks 162.84 to 113.86.

Marketfish leads Division 3 with a record of 7-5 but has yet to clinch a playoff spot, according to the league board.

[Editor’s note: If I understand how the system works, Marketfish should have clinched a playoff slot by now. They lead Division 3 with no chance to lose the top spot. But the league board doesn’t show them as having clinched. If anyone out there can tell me why, I’d love to hear it.]

e-Dialog’s e-D’s TDs beat Message Systems’ MS Destroyers 106.44 to 80.92. e-Dialog’s record is 6-6. Message Systems’ record is 3-9.

The NetAtlantic TidalWave recorded its third win of the season, beating Living Social's Illegal Use of Hands 125.04 to 57.75. Living Social's record is 5-7.

With four playoff spots clinched, two are left.

If the playoffs began today, TowerData and Return Path would have byes, the Inkredibles would play the Sharks and the Hawks would play the Avengers.

The two teams in that scenario who have yet to lock up a playoff berth are eWay Direct and Marketfish.

However, if the comment from FreshAddress below is correct, e-Dialog, FreshAddress, Omeda and Responsys are still in the hunt.

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Posted by: Ken Magill
Date: 2012-11-27 18:09:03
Subject: Check that

I meant Omeda, e-Dialog and Responsys. Pay no attention to the idiot behind the keyboard.
Posted by: Ken Magill
Date: 2012-11-27 18:02:57
Subject: Playoff Seeding

That's the only explanation that makes sense, which means I got it all wrong saying Omeda, Living Social and e-Dialog are out. Sorry folks! I will fix the story. This is turning out to be a nailbiter of a season!
Posted by: FreshAddress
Date: 2012-11-27 17:36:55
Subject: Playoff Seeding

According to the league Playoff Seeding Options: All teams are seeded according to overall standings. So I *think* this means that the divisions are irrelevant. eWay Direct and Marketfish hold the last two playoff spots, but eD's TD's, Oh My Omeda, FreshAddress, and Always in the Inbox are still alive, with the tiebreaker being Overall Points. Should be an exciting last week!

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