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 4 0 0 0 -0 13
Luton Town (0) 15 15 5 0 0 0 -0 20
Fulham (1) 160 27 5 0 0 0 -0 32
Bournemouth (1) 33 24 6 0 0 0 -0 30
Nottingham Forest (1) 42 18 6 0 0 0 -0 24
Burnley (1) 55 9 4 0 0 0 -0 13
Crystal Palace (2) 100 21 7 0 0 0 -0 28
Everton (2) 19 24 7 0 0 0 -0 31
Wolverhampton (2) 32 33 5 0 0 0 -0 38
West Ham United (3) 41 33 6 0 0 0 -0 39
Brentford (3) 38 21 4 0 0 0 -0 25
Tottenham Hotspur (4) 62 42 5 0 0 0 -0 47
Brighton & Hove Albion (4) 69 30 9 0 0 0 -0 39
Aston Villa (4) 36 48 4 0 0 0 -0 52
Chelsea (5) 111 30 5 0 0 0 -0 35
Newcastle (5) 135 33 3 0 0 0 -0 36
Liverpool (6) 128 54 6 0 0 0 -0 60
Manchester United (6) 86 42 2 0 0 0 -0 44
Arsenal (8) 79 54 4 0 0 0 -0 58
Manchester City (10) 177 54 5 0 0 0 -0 59
Champions League Group Stage
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Bayern Munich (0) 83 40 3 12 0 0 0 55
Manchester City (0) 252 48 0 12 0 0 0 60
Real Madrid (1) 133 48 0 12 0 0 0 60
Inter Milan (1) 23 24 9 12 0 0 0 45
Atletico Madrid (1) 8 32 6 12 0 0 0 50
Barcelona (1) 53 32 0 12 0 0 0 44
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 0 0 0 47
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 0 0 0 42
Paris St-Germain (2) 88 16 6 12 0 0 0 34
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) 151 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Lazio (2) 93 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Porto (3) 51 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Real Sociedad (4) 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Napoli (4) 77 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
RB Leipzig (4) 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Atletico Madrid (5) 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Borussia Dortmund (5) 29 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Inter Milan (6) 52 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Barcelona (6) 36 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Paris Saint-Germain (7) 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Arsenal (8) 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Madrid (8) 99 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Bayern Munich (9) 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Manchester City (10) 183 5 0 0 0 0 0 5

Hover over Category Titles to view Description and Point Multipliers

 
LEADERBOARD: SOCCER

#   Team Points
1   Do Wrong Right 562
2   Sacrifice Blunts 555
3   irishby21 549
4   Dad Boner 546
--   SoHoGoat 546
6   Send Paul, Alphonse, and Andoni Pix 544
7   Hawks 541
--   Tundra Prius 541
9   Edwin Jackson is Immaculate 537
10   Chicks Dig The Long Ball!! 536
11   Darkness Retreat 533
--   GOAT 533
--   POKER BOYS 533
--   Sexy Rexy Grossman 533
15   BushwoodBlaster 531
16   Creepy n Pervy 530
--   The Joe West Show 530
--   West Virginia Party Boy 530
19   Stat Arb 4 DumDums 529
20   JJBC All-Stars 528
--   Kissing Cousins 528
--   The Hatchmen 528
23   Dangerous Midge and the PissAnts 527
24   One Eyed Monsters 525
25   Casual Craigslist Connections 522
--   Go Bulldogs! 522
--   JustFly 522
--   Thing Two 522
--   Twice As Nice 522
30   Bye Shane 521
--   Not Ivan Toney 521
--   Postcards from Sean 521
33   Eddie and the Cruisers 520
--   Johnny Backpacks 520
--   Scouse Poets 520
--   Shart Garfunkel 520
--   Tequila Howie 520
38   The Caine-Hackman Theory 519
--   TrueSpartan 519
40   1HitWonderz 518
--   Fightin' Amish 518
--   Thor's Hammers 518
--   You Might Win 518
--   ZFG 518
45   Big Ragu 517
--   Favre's Dick Picks 517
--   Valimorons 517
--   VFL's 517
49   Not Your Average Joel 514
50   HMD Industries 513
--   The 209 513
--   The Catch 513
53   Sock finger 512
--   Sslefton 512
--   The Acorn Army 512
--   Warr 512
57   DingleBerries 511
--   Edge Best 511
--   Kick Names Take Ass 511
--   Pinche Gringos 511
61   Gronkey Kong 510
--   P.Swayze 510
63   Killer B's 509
64   BooneBetterBeGoneByTheEndOfThisDecathlon 508
--   Super Cody Bros. 508
--   The Hameltoes 508
--   Uff 508
68   Decanterthon 507
--   Don’t Get Dead 507
--   Heinz Kitzvelvet 507
--   In play out(s) 507
--   Nax Squared 507
--   The Godfather 507
74   BarEviction 505
--   Famous Potatoes 505
--   Russell The Muscle 505
--   Rusty's Raiders 505
--   The513 505
79   Atlantic City Knights 504
--   Miami vice 504
--   SHTigers 504
82   Arsenal 503
--   Brick’Shithouse 503
--   Project Badass 503
--   The Rodfather 503
86   Faceless Man 501
--   MyWifeHidMyBonerPills 501
--   Picks out for Harambe 501
--   soccerdan 501
90   Ashley Remembered 500
--   Chuckleheads 500
--   Let's Go Mets! 500
--   The Bizuation 500
94   Big Red 499
95   Barkley's Boyz 498
--   KP8 MVP 498
--   NonameBret 498
--   Wasted Tacos 498
99   David Hasselhoff 497
--   Golden Earrings 497
--   Hondo 497
--   JDE 497
--   StevieFranchise10 497
--   Team Quack 497
105   Brodermp 496
--   Nova 2014 496
--   The Yellow Sheet 496
108   Desantis 2024 495
--   New Miami Patfins 495
110   G.B.G. Campaign 494
--   Jake Picks Winners 494
--   Seventh Heaven 494
113   Fifth Wheel 493
--   RunForrestRun 493
--   Telemarketing Aces 493
--   That Ain't Mayo 493
117   Krudler 492
--   NY Jets Are Killing Me 492
--   Shorties Revival 492
120   Attack Each Day 490
--   Boopers McGee 490
--   CzechMate 490
--   Jimmy Dugan 490
--   Milertim3 490
--   Nostradumass 490
--   Seven21 490
--   Tasty Waves 490
--   Walton's World 490
129   Fonzinoons 489
--   Fully Krausened 489
--   Sleehrats 489
--   The Redskins 489
133   DEATH ROW 488
--   Juan 488
--   Just Win Baby 488
--   Nerd Alert! 488
137   SportsFanatic 487
138   Stankford 485
139   Favre's Prick Picks 484
--   Four Loko 484
--   Little Yerry Stackhouse 484
--   Meow Meow Meow 484
--   NatiFish 484
--   Team Devlin 484
145   C.O.S.T.A system 483
--   phart 483
147   Mikes Dec Pics 482
--   The Corporate Elbow 482
--   The Driving Crooners 482
150   Benson-Marcus All Stars 481
--   Caffeine Achiever 481
--   JoeRobbieStadium 481
153   EtAl 480
--   Low Expectations 480
--   MarsExplorer2023 480
--   The Usual Suspects 480
157   Pare La Musica 479
--   ppschwa 479
--   SLOMIKE 479
160   3 IN THE STINK featuring FOTS 478
--   Team Beno 478
--   The C.O.S.T.A. System 478
163   AFC East Beasts 477
--   Go Gamecocks 477
--   Johnny Utah 477
--   Steven Seagal 477
--   Syosset Shysters 477
--   The Salty Dogs 477
169   Big Red Leopards 476
--   DRM2023 476
--   HenryDoy 476
172   3 girls 1 schmuck 475
--   fallfromgrace 475
--   Zander FC 475
175   ScudderRoad 474
--   ShipWrecked 474
177   LucCon2024 473
--   MudsharkInvestments 473
--   NIASKOS 473
180   TRYAN43 472
181   Greatpoint 471
--   Gyros & Souvlaki 471
--   Party Like It's 09 471
--   Triple H 471
185   17-0 470
--   Five Oompa Loompas 470
--   Killerkash 470
--   Philly Dawgs 470
--   Van Buren Boys 470
190   Goetta Gang 469
--   The return of 655 Stanley 469
192   Red Deaths 468
--   Ron Barr All Stars 468
194   Crowndawg likes tacos 467
--   DOCK ELLIS 467
--   idontrecall 467
--   KwazeyBonez 467
--   Rounders 467
--   Special K's 467
200   Apparentlyretired 466
--   Shadynasty's 466
202   Managing Managers 465
203   ATHLETICS 464
--   Fox Mulder 464
--   Truffle Butter Express 464
206   #1 Joe Flacco Fan 463
--   Password is Taco 463
208   #1 Seed Killers 461
--   Chudley Cannons 461
--   HBro's 461
--   Here for The Feeding 461
--   Horn Dogs 461
213   Literally Joe Sheisty 460
--   Spread the Love 460
--   The Dancing Bears 460
216   Cinghiale 459
--   Super Sloth 459
218   Art Vandelay 458
--   Brooklynboyz 458
--   EssoTMB 458
--   Sixth Sense 458
222   Car Ramrod 457
--   CoLo for the win 457
--   DumpsterFire23 457
--   We Don't Talk About Bruno 457
226   Comeback Kid 456
--   DoubleDown11 456
--   literal lee 456
--   Los Birdos 456
--   The Lazer Show 456
231   Brandon Scott’s Tots 455
--   Junior Stargazers 455
233   I am Kenough 454
--   The Fighting Tuckmans 454
235   Boo-Yah! 453
--   Degenerates 453
--   Ramblers 453
--   Third Wheel 453
239   Off the Handle 452
240   Make America Gronk Again 451
--   Patatas 451
242   johnlb470 450
--   Philly 450
244   Gambling$$ 449
--   Longmires 449
--   WarOtto 449
247   Drool Monkeys 448
--   GutterTrojans 448
--   San Jose State Superfan 448
--   Straw boys 448
--   Tycats Litterbox 448
252   The Saucemen 446
253   Painted Balls 445
254   Dirty Sanchezs 444
--   EZ Winners 444
256   JumpingBrook 443
--   The Dude Abides 443
258   Always Next Year 442
--   Solo's Roast Beef 442
260   Sportwonks 439
261   Magic Fountain 437
--   NoelG27 437
--   Prophesee 437
--   Shake N Bake 437
265   Fargin Iceholes 436
--   Handsy Docs 436
267   A2MT 433
--   BigB 433
--   SubwayHero 433
270   Pepe Silvia 431
--   Sleepy 431
272   Bearvers 429
273   Hard Rock’s $$$ 428
274   Aces4U 426
--   Famous Jewish Sports Legends 426
276   Pitter Patter 425
277   bmac 424
--   The Regular Guy Look 424
279   92%ers 423
--   Kenyon’s Not So Great Picks 423
281   Smarties-National Champs 21'&22' 420
282   SF49ers 419
283   Boiling Hot Dog Water 418
284   I’ll think of one later 417
--   RaymondBabbitt 417
--   The Wild Bunch 417
287   Total Devastation 416
288   Grey Horse Shelby 414
289   Buckle Up 410
--   Stacey's Momz Got it Going On 410
291   The Fast Cheetas 365
292   Tables 216