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.