June 27, 2016

Copa America Pick 'Em Champion: Rcade: With Chile's 4-2 victory over Argentina on penalty kicks after a 0-0 match, the SportsFilter Copa America Centenario Pick 'Em has been won by Rcade, followed by Billsaysthis in second and Tron7 in third. I congratulate you all, but mostly myself.

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:49 AM - 7 comments




Chile 0, Argentina 0 (4-2 PKs)

No goal scorers.

Yellow cards: Vidal (holden, billsaysthis, bender, tron7, rcade, grum@work, Goyoucolts), Mascherano (billsaysthis), Beausejour (billsaysthis), Diaz, Aranguiz, Messi, Kranevitter

Red cards: Rojo (holden, tron7, Goyoucolts), Diaz

posted by rcade at 11:55 AM on June 27, 2016

My first victory in a SportsFilter contest in the 14 years the site has existed. Wahoo!

I hope the scoring seemed fair to everybody. Points were doubled for picking winning teams each round after the first knockout round. The goal was to make roughly the same number of points available so that it was more competitive.

Props were kept low enough so that picking winners still mattered most. I'd like more points for goal scorers next time around.

The ref did his best to make our yellow and red card picks meaningful.

posted by rcade at 12:02 PM on June 27, 2016

I definitely agree that picking winners should be worth a good bit more than props, though doubling each round might be excessive **unless** we want to pick the entire knockout round right after group play ends, NCAA tournament style. That style adequately rewards you for correctly looking into the future through the rounds, but when we get to pick each round knowing who will be playing, doubling the scores each round favors the current round over the previous ones. I'm not saying that the points can't increase at all, but if we get to pick each round, one correct pick in the final should not get more points than 4 correct picks in the quarterfinals.

posted by bender at 01:01 PM on June 27, 2016

Mascherano also had a yellow, rcade. Not that it would change the result... congratulations!

Still reeling from Messi skying the PK!

posted by billsaysthis at 02:10 PM on June 27, 2016

tron7 and I both picked Rojo, rcade... won't change my outcome, but looks like it'll bump tron up to second place.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:25 PM on June 27, 2016

Congrats rcade!

posted by cl at 08:49 PM on June 27, 2016

Thanks, everyone.

I had the score right for Tron7 and Goyoucolts. I just forgot to note they also picked Rojo in the results. So the standings remain the same.

posted by rcade at 08:08 PM on June 29, 2016

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