1. Yeah… Never Mind

    This was fun, and I do like this view of standings, but it’s time to give up on this.

    The first reason is that this approach doesn’t work as well outside the Bundesliga, which seems to stay pretty strictly to games every weekend. In the American leagues, there’s a lot of variation of when games are played. You wind up with numbers of games played all over the map, it’s a mess.

    Secondly, and relatedly, the data entry was a drag. I had a little help from a page-scraping script, but it was brittle and the results had to be reviewed carefully to be sure they were right.

    Lastly, the reception wasn’t quite what I’d hoped, even given the very modest amount of promotion I did.

    So I’m shutting down yet another side project. Maybe next time.

     


  2. Atlanta Silverbacks Win Inaugural NASL Spring Season

    See the NASL.com story, for details, but the Silverbacks came out on top in the end. If you want to see what two teams swapping first place looks like, feverchart-style, it doesn’t get much more swappy than this:

    The NASL teams have about a month off, and then they’ll be back for the fall season, with the bonus of an additional team: the New York Cosmos.

     

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