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Soapbox Oracle - Final 2019 Season

With the final game played for the US/Canadian leagues now in the books here are the final totals for 2019!

Here’s this week’s stats:

ORACLE OF THE WEEK: Zzyzx gets second win with 18 points!

  • Participation: 9
  • Bonus Picks: Zzyzx earned the 10 point bonus (1st substitute) to win the week, four people earned the 4 point bonus (number of cards); and everyone picked up points on the remaining three questions!

Season Totals

  • Most Points: Yoursangoma with 618.
  • Most Oracle of the Week wins: Stu Pedasol with 8
  • Highest % of points earned (over 100 games played): Zzyzx at 41%. Four players were higher but played less than 20 games.
  • Most Points Per Game: Latecomer Zzyzx with 1.23 from only 181 played. As with % there were four players with better PPG but with under 20 games.
  • And a special perfect attendance award goes to: RSLMountainMan for participating every week - all 527 picks!

Here’s the scoring spreadsheet for each week if you’d like the full effect!


Soapbox Oracle Standings

Player OotW Picks Points PPG
Player OotW Picks Points PPG
Brandon Wilde 27 31 1.15
Carverb11 1 27 33 1.22
Ch3wbacca77 27 22 0.81
Cmartinez5 27 34 1.26
COSRSL 6 5 0.83
Frisky Niblet 27 30 1.11
Ian Priest 14 12 0.86
Jared Nethery 3 193 199 1.03
LITRZ 6 3 0.5
KTAC 207 216 1.04
Lord Admiral 0 0 0
Macho Mangoes 27 22 0.81
MayorMcBalls 6 8 1.33
Meganrsl 1 151 140 0.93
Miles Dunn 27 32 1.19
Molgress 6 4 0.67
NSchneebly 1 27 44 1.63
RealFC 13 11 0.85
Rinn014 13 15 1.15
RSLfan4ever 1 36 37 1.03
RSLMountainMan 171 159 0.93
Scott Hatfield 13 13 1
Shizaz 27 30 1.11
SKCSUX 44 31 0.7
Stockton Mair 27 26 0.96
Stu Pedasol 6 3 0.5
Svenwheeler 27 29 1.07
Takeyabue 6 190 233 1.23
WWWendler 13 9 0.69
Yellow 14 16 1.14
yoursangoma 33 38 1.15
zrho3 27 28 1.04
Zzyzx 5 207 238 1.15

Thanks to everyone who played along, and congratulations to Yoursangoma, Stu Pedasol and Zzyzx for being the top winners in each category, and special thanks to RSLMountainMan for his consistency!

We started this season picking all MLS matches, and only Royals and Monarchs games. We ended with both MLS and NWSL league games, and only Monarchs. And extended into the playoffs. My question for next year is would you like to see any changes such as:

  1. Continue to include all of NWSL or return to just Royals?
  2. Continue to pick just Monarchs games, include all USL Championship games, or drop?
  3. Extend Oracle picks into the playoffs, or stop at regular MLS season end?
  4. Include USMNT/USWNT games as bonus points or as regular picks?
  5. Additional suggestions for bonus/tiebreaker other than total goals scored (first sub in specific game, total cards from all games, etc...)? (I’ll try to randomize to keep you thinking).
  6. Any other comments or suggestions are welcome!