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#1 2009-03-17 21:44:44

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The Bird League: Weekly (Maybe) Pro A Rankings

After an approximated one-week hiatus, the Bird rankings are back! This 4,700+ word, 30,000 character ranking should give users a pretty good idea of precisely what is going on with each and every team in Pro A.

Welcome to the hopefully-regular Pro-A (maybe it'll be expanded later) ranking. There are eight different categories of rankings on a scale from 0-10 (pretty much always above 7), and are as follows:
Inside (Objective): Forward and Center play by statistics.
Outside (Objective): PG and SG play by statistics.
Offense (Objective): A rating based upon points per game, assists per game, (only slightly) offensive rebounds per game, and turnovers per game. It takes into account the team's statistics, not an individual player's.
Defense (Objective): A rating based on points allowed per game (with a very, very, very slight correlation to average win margin), rebounding as a whole, and the two measured defensive stats, stealing and blocking.
Flow: The team's rhythm or ability to control the court through assists, turnovers, steals, rebounds, and blocks. Points for and against are not considered and I simply don't have access to the leadership amounts of each team. tongue
Inside (Subjective): In order not to make this completely stat-based, I provide my own ranking based on Forward and Center play by statistics, both offensive and defensive, relative to other members in the team as well as other teams. This has less weight than the first five categories.
Outside (Subjective): Same as subjective inside rating, except with guard play. There is more emphasis on stealing, assisting, and ball control (turnovers). This has slightly less weight than the first five categories.
Balance (Subjective): How does the team cohere as a whole? Is there an even distribution of scoring between guards and forwards, for example? This has slightly less weight than the other categories.

Pro A

Detroit Pistons +3
Inside (Objective): 9.0/10
Outside (Objective): 8.7/10
Offense: 8.8/10
Defense: 7.5/10
Flow: 8.0/10
Inside (Subjective): 9.5/10
Outside (Subjective): 9.9/10
Balance (Subjective): 10.0/10
Overall: 9.0/10
Comments: The Pistons were just waiting for a chance to lunge for the top, and nineteen days later they have their wish granted. In a string of wins over the Purefoods TJ Giants (132-106, 126-119), the Premiers (114-99, 121-100) and ex-number-one Team Shaq (131-116), the Pistons appear to be thriving – however, various times the number one team has gone down directly after the release of these rankings; this trend will have another shot at being broken tonight when the Pistons face off against Team Mbenga. They’re an excessively strong team, winning by an average margin of 11.8 points per game despite having one of the toughest schedule (as well as the best rating and highest winning percentage in all of Pro. The team’s captain’s agent is none other than user Scatman Duse, who has a plethora of players. Amongst his players is Season 5 First Teamer Josh Smith, who currently averages 3.8 apg, 9.1 ppg, and 18.0 rpg for the College A Orlando Magic.
Approximately midway through the season, guard Arron Afflalo appears to be making a magnificent run for First- or Second-Team CR, shooting a magnificent 24.5 points per game through a great deal of 3 point shooting, in which he clocks in at 45.8%. His best performance as of recent appears to have been a 32 point performance in which he shot 58.8% from beyond the arc; he sparingly turns the ball over as well with just 1.0 tpg. He’s a second-team veteran, of course, having gotten an award in Season 3. Approximately two weeks ago, he reached the 5,000 point career mark, a feat reached only by 155 other players in the history of Court Rivals. He’s rather efficient with his shooting and makes various shots for himself, but he shines at the charity stripe as well, making 93.3% of his free throws.
    The team doesn’t appear to focus all of its defensive intensity onto a pair or quartet of players, however, and the team has very few outside defensive standouts – it should be noted that midway through the season that Sweet Ums has 4.5 bpg and 1.1 spg, and could be a fringe candidate for the All-Defensive Team.

Giant Yellow Little Bus +-0
Inside (Objective): 7.9/10
Outside (Objective): 9.8/10
Offense: 8.5/10
Defense: 8.8/10
Flow: 9.7/10
Inside (Subjective): 8.5/10
Outside (Subjective): 10/10
Balance (Subjective): 8.3/10
Overall: 8.9/10
Comments: The Giant Yellow Little Bus is in question after a single point loss to ADAA despite having a four-win streak before; the team has had four losses in its past ten games, and they were each quite sizable aside from the previously-mentioned ADAA game. They have, however, had some crushing wins over the Pwnstars (140-103), Team Mbenga (136-111), and Team Shaq (121-100) thanks to the efforts of a strong outside game, which are rated at a maximum possible 10/10 subjectively and 9.8 from pure statistics. They are led by user Narkolepse, who has various players other than scoring standout Rain Maker. He also manages Damarcus Gavros, who possesses a Second Team Court Rivals Award thanks to a good deal of assists, inside standout Crash the Boards who averages 22.7 rpg, and free-throw line fantasista Chairty Stripe.
    There is no question in anyone’s mind that Guard Rain Maker is going to be on the First Team – or is going to be MVP – of Pro. With a ludicrous 36.4 ppg, the best in all of Pro by four points and a couple of 50+ point games, this man has established himself as THE premier scorer in Pro, hands-down. He does so at a respectable rate, no less, at 51.5% overall despite shooting a couple dozen shots a game. He is among the best pure shooter of all time, and scores from the three point line and beyond – despite not being the most talented overall player, he absolutely overwhelms all defensive guards and is an absolute nightmare matchup for every single defensive team in Pro with his scoring. Fans from all other 15 teams in Pro A come to stadiums that they have no relation to in order to see his marvelous scoring and really deserves better competition. He is an absolutely legendary scorer – Maker has well over 5,000 points in his career despite not having played a game until Season 3.
    Maker is not the only record-breaking player on his team. Defensive guard Jack Jackson stands at six-foot four and is the very epitome of guard play. His agent, Goatboy, responded humbly (we’re talking about “I’m so humble I’m probably ten miles under ground” humble) when questioned as to how his player manages a record 5.7 steals per game with the following: “I don’t want to give too much away. It really isn’t just my player. Nark[olepse, the team’s captain] puts our players in great spots to make plays. The lineups he puts out are great and the plans he comes up for each player every [season] are just amazing.” Jackson took a one-year hiatus from the All-Defensive team after receiving an award in Season 6, but is an absolute lock for the team and perhaps even has a shot at First-Team or MVP because he’s got such outrageous statistics; one would think that his ball-hawking detracts from other parts of his play, but thus far he’s also got 1.1 turnovers per game, 7.5 points per game, and has yet to miss a free throw. He’s one of the greatest defensive players of all time with 800 steals and has helped make Giant Yellow Little Bus what it is today.

Wagga Wagga Wombat Collective -2
Inside (Objective): 7.7/10
Outside (Objective): 9.5/10
Offense: 9.2/10
Defense: 8.3/10
Flow: 9.7/10
Inside (Subjective): 8.2/10
Outside (Subjective): 9.5/10
Balance (Subjective): 8.4/10
Overall: 8.8/10
Comments: The Wagga Wagga Wombat Collective (pronounced “wogga wogga”) continues to be a team of extremes with three wins and four losses over their past seven games. Their most recent was an impressive win over Pigs Boot Camp (134-92) but they managed to beat the Scottish Superstars to a pulp, 160-99. Their two losses were within ten points, as they lost by 9 to ADAA and by 3 to GYLB. They are led, of course, by premier Aussie Camel, who manages a varied number of beasts and critters – amongst them Sexual Harass ment Panda, Blood Sucking Chinchilla, The Ultimate Wombat of DOOM, Caramello Koala, and Malevolent Mongoose.
    The team’s ex-leading scorer Portly Portly Platypus appears to be making a slow return to form despite a hindering 37.7% efficiency from beyond the arc. He now averages 20.6 points per game despite the recent shock of fifteen thousand Eastern Australians attempting to get his head for display in their homes. The team continues to play well offensively thanks to offensive catalyst Chazz-Michael Michaels, who has been getting plenty of press as of recent. The player has various double-doubles and averages 9.8 apg with 9.4 ppg, and may be one of the first (if not the first) to average a double-double in Pro with these two statistics. He is remarkably efficient with the ball, and has pin-point passing as well as supreme ball-handling skills (1.2 tpg, 9.8 apg) and also has remarkable accuracy from the charity stripe (93.3%). He is a front-runner for First-Team Court Rivals after getting the award last year, and doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.
    Ex-defensive specialist Sun Wen Kingdun is another player that may get some consideration for Second-Team (though likely has an outside shot at best) with 6.5 ppg, 2.4 spg, and just 0.6 tpg. He is not a terribly good scorer but is a well-rounded player in most other aspects. Big men Big Cox and Po Hsieh have quite strong résumés, as they both are quite close to averaging a double-double. Hsieh has 14.5 rpg and 8.1 ppg, while Cox has 17.7 rpg and 7.5 ppg.

ADAA +1
Inside (Objective): 9.0/10
Outside (Objective): 8.4/10
Offense: 8.8/10
Defense: 8.1/10
Flow: 8.0/10
Inside (Subjective): 9.4/10
Outside (Subjective): 8.9/10
Balance (Subjective): 9.1/10
Overall: 8.7/10
Comments: Despite a string of losses earlier in the season, ADAA has a lot to look forward to following wins over top Pro Teams Wagga Wagga Wombat Collective, Pwnstars, and Giant Yellow Little bus, but with a few losses in the past ten games they’ve got to up their standing in order to have a top-two seed for the tournament. They have the #3 rating, but their strong play earlier in the season and their rapidly improving play overall as of recent has contributed to that. They are headed by none other than barcelonafan8, the notorious point-enthusiast and fire-starter of forum renown. His player is remarkably well-rounded, as he averages 4.2 assists per game, 2.5 blocks per game, and just 0.7 turnovers a game.
    The obvious candidate for First Team – or maybe even MVP – this season is guard God Shammgod, who has a magnificent 27.6 points per game despite playing in one of the top five most difficult schedules in all of Court Rivals. He is an absolutely explosive scorer but has top-flight efficiency, as he scores at 58.3% overall and a breath-taking 56.7% three efficiency. He also performs remarkably well at the Free Throw line, all things considered, with precisely 90.0%. These offensive qualities are only supported further with an impressive 1.1 turnovers per game and 2.6 assists per game; he may not be a defensive stalwart but certainly increases the margin for his team with a constant scoring rhythm – he has failed to reach twenty points just twice this season. His most impressive performance as of recent came just three nights ago, with an 84.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc for 39 points – fans were perceived as shouting “M-V-P!” from the stands all throughout the game as Shammgod rallied his team to an astounding 129-95 win over Team Jengga.
    Defensively, ADAA does not have the same kind of stalwarts it has on the other end of the floor – it should be noted, however, that the team as a whole has 14.1 bpg. Guard Drazen Petrovic has an outside shot at getting onto the defensive team with 2.1 spg but a more likely candidate might be Killa Cam, who has 1.6 bpg and 18.2 rpg or Forward-Center Abdulius Machinus, who has a remarkable 17.4 rpg and 2.3 bpg.

Team Shaq -2
Inside (Objective): 8.7/10
Outside (Objective): 8.6/10
Offense: 8.7/10
Defense: 7.4/10
Flow: 7.7/10
Inside (Subjective): 9.1/10
Outside (Subjective): 9.4/10
Balance (Subjective): 9.4/10
Overall: 8.6/10
Comments: Team Shaq has had a couple of speed bumps along the way to a tied-for-second 15-4 record in Pro A, but distinguishes itself with its rigorous schedule. Amongst their recent games were a large win over Team Jengga (131-111), which was temporarily a Pro A team until Shaq had a word with them, and a loss that was probably equally embarrassing as the win over Team Jengga was amazing as they lost by 15 in a 116-131 game. Notably, they had an absolutely obliterating win over the C.E. Nurses as they won by a humongous 49 points, 138-89. Their Captain’s agent is the user warlordss.
    Team Shaq is a remarkably balanced team, and it shows on most of their players’ stat lines. Their guards are either scorers or assisters, and their forwards rebound or score – but this style of play makes it easier to win games, not to have standout performers. Defensively, Shaq’s most impressive player is Marcus Camby, who has 3.8 bpg, so an All-Defensive Player is an unlikely thing this season. However, the team has several candidates worth a look for Second-Team such as Forward Mad Mal Jabbar, who scores in bunches and has 52.0% shooting efficiency – quite frankly, he is one of the best shot-by-shot players in Pro A, and has 8.7 rebounds per game to go along with it. His one weakness at this point is probably 2.4 turnovers per game, but such a thing is probably expected with the number of touches he gets per game. He’s not impressive from the charity stripe (75.0%), but that likely comes from physical atrophy over the course of a game from exhaustion and physical contact. He isn’t too shabby defensively (though he’s hardly impressive), blocking 1.7 shots per game with 0.7 steals per game on a team that gets just 6.8 spg. Another player up for consideration is Shooter From Afar, who averages 25.5% from the field; he differs from Jabbar in that he does not shoot quite as efficiently, but he is an impressive scorer nonetheless. He is more efficient from the free throw line (83.3%). Over his career he has been a renowned scorer despite his lack of awards, as he has just crossed the 4,000 career points mark. His most impressive game may have been his most recent; while he did not shoot from the field at the highest possible clip, he did have 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 100% efficiency from the foul line. He is not a lock for the team but makes a strong case on the high-scoring Team Shaq.

C.E. Nurses +3
Inside (Objective): 7.6 /10
Outside (Objective): 9.2/10
Offense: 9.1/10
Defense: 7.6/10
Flow: 8.8/10
Inside (Subjective): 8.2/10
Outside (Subjective): 9.3/10
Balance (Subjective): 8.7/10
Overall: 8.6/10
Comments: The Civil Engineers Nurses are in trouble after a series of alternating wins and losses. Their losses have come with large deficits, as they lost to Team Shaq by 49 points (89-138) and Pwnstars (107-154) by huge amounts. On the bright side, they did have an eleven point win over Team Mbenga, but their weakness has become even more exposed, as they are pulling down just 50 boards a game. They are led by shooting guard Marl Maghuyop, whose agent is Reverend Funkadelic, who isn’t really well-known on the forum but has a very creative name nonetheless.
    As midseason approaches, the previously-mentioned Maghuyop makes a strong case for the First Team Court Rivals with 30.6 points per game. He makes his dough through plenty of jump-shooting and laying up and has had various thirty-plus point games throughout the season. He is quite efficient with the ball at just 0.9 turnovers per game but does not pass well. He can sometime throw up three dozen shots a game, a likely contributor to his 48.2% shooting efficiency; on everything other than scoring, Maghuyop is below-average but nonetheless deserves a shot at First Team. A sure-fire candidate for the First Team is Felix Francis Judilla, a premier pure-point guard of Pro A. He may not be quite the combo guard Chazz-Michael Michaels is but averages 10.5 assists per game, making him one of the top 3 point guards in Pro A. In addition, he picks his shots well, as he scores at 57.8% despite scoring just 4.3 points per game.
    Defensively, the Nurses have two standouts who have decent shots at making the Defensive Team: Kristiyan Sanchez, who averages 3.0 steals per game, and Jayden Mojar, the former of which probably has a slightly better chance than the latter. Sanchez has demonstrated his quick hands throughout the season, while Mojar shoots perfectly from the free throw line and shoots 55.7% from the field in addition to his 4.5 blocks per game. However, this team is perhaps hindered in awards by its team play, as statistics (especially steals) are quite well-spread throughout the team.

Purefoods TJ Giants +3
Inside (Objective): 8.0/10
Outside (Objective): 8.9/10
Offense: 9.1/10
Defense: 7.4/10
Flow: 8.7/10
Inside (Subjective): 9.2/10
Outside (Subjective): 8.8/10
Balance (Subjective): 8.6/10
Overall: 8.6/10
Comments: The suddenly-offensively-reborn Giants have begun to struggle defensively and have, as a result, lost to three of the previously-top ranked teams (one of them, the Detroit Pistons, are ranked #1) in a row. The margins were not large by any means: 7 points, 10 points, and 2 points, and the Giants hope to rebound despite sharing the worst record in the league with a game against the C.E. Nurses. They are led by the relatively low-profile agent_saging, who manages Guard Kirk Hinrich.
    The thing that may prevent some of the Giants’ members ability to win awards is the sometimes too-equitable distribution of statistics, such as the balance in scoring. They are led by Jaime Poser, who averages 24.3 at a fantastic 56.6% efficiency. However, Poser does not perform well otherwise in any area aside from ball-handling, as he averages 1.1 turnovers per game. Forward LeBron James averages 23.7 and shoots well as well, as he averages 53.1% overall, but has a slightly stronger defensive record with 1.1 steals per game. He is a slightly weaker ball-handler and is slightly less effective from the free throw line. (Sorry I skimped on this one, guys; there wasn't really a whole lot to write and I'm soooo braindead)

Pwnstars -2
Inside (Objective): 8.6/10
Outside (Objective): 8.4/10
Offense: 8.3/10
Defense: 7.0/10
Flow: 7.8/10
Inside (Subjective): 8.9/10
Outside (Subjective): 9.4/10
Balance (Subjective): 9.4/10
Overall: 8.5/10
Comments:  The Pwnstars continue their “75% offense, 25% defense” tactic, and have never scored below 100 points in a game for the entire season – their highest point total thus far has been 154 (in consecutive games, no less) against Team Mbenga and the C.E. Nurses. They average 123.8 ppg and are led by the unmistakable WFUnDina, who manages 9 other players, amongst them defensive standout Squeeky Kleen, who was a lock for the Season 7 All-Defensive Team and continues to perform in a stellar manner with 3.7 spg.
    The Pwnstars get contributions from their entire team but are led in points offensively by guard Bitches Luv Me, who scores 21.9 at an impressive 53.1% shooting efficiency. He’s got some work to do on free throws (61.0%) but handles the ball like the professional he is, averaging 0.9 turnovers per game. He demonstrates his offensive capacity further with 3.6 assists per game. He has a shot at Second or First Team, but must improve his free throw percentage for the greatest deal of consideration – there’s still plenty of time for that, considering he has twenty more days left in the regular season.
    One of the apparent locks for a Second- or First-Team Court Rivals bid is forward Harry Peratasticals, who is a monster inside with 21.8 rebounds and 9.2 points every game – this regular double-double man is not only powerful, but has a masterful stroke from the charity stripe with 91.3% efficiency. He is one of the most energetic defenders around after a shot, but cannot prevent the constant triple digits by the opposition. He’s far and away the most impressive big man around, as he is #3 in rebounds for all of Pro and is in the top third of Pro for points – something that can’t really be said by anyone else on any Pro A team. He has an equally likely chance for Second and First Team, but definitely deserves an award for his outstanding work nonetheless. He has been commended before with a Second Team Court Rivals, something that was accrued last season. Though he is not a good passer by any means, his scoring efficiency and sheer willpower under the boards make him a front-runner for any award.

Team Mbenga +3
Inside (Objective): 8.8/10
Outside (Objective): 8.4/10
Offense: 8.8/10
Defense: 7.4/10
Flow: 7.2/10
Inside (Subjective): 8.4/10
Outside (Subjective): 9.4/10
Balance (Subjective): 8.4/10
Overall: 8.4/10
Comments: Team Mbenga’s position in Pro A looked to be in jeopardy after three consecutive losses and four losses in six games, but rebounded with a 36-point win over Animation Domination. Their recent losses have been against Giant Yellow Little Bus (111-136), C.E. Nurses (121-132) and Pwnstars (154-141). This innocent ten-person team is led by and managed by mr. meeogy, of some forum fame. The team does not have the most impressive record in Pro, as it sits at 12-7, and yet it manages to have the sixth-best ranking in Bird. The team continues to use its strong guard play and up-tempo scoring to defeat their opponents.
    The first, most immediate reaction to Team Mbenga’s team statistics page is astonishment at guard trung nguyen’s scoring – he is second in Pro with 32.4 ppg. While he is not the most efficient player (46.6% overall, 43.4% from beyond the arc), he is likely one of the top twenty scorers in Court Rivals history. Unlike Rain Maker from Giant Yellow Little Bus, nguyen performs with almost absolute consistency and less explosiveness; his 52-point game is clearly excellent but he appears to have games that are typical – 30-35 points; Maker appears to have the more occasional 45-50 point game, though the two scorers are quite clearly impressive nonetheless. Nguyen should expect a Second-Team award at the very least, and has a pretty good shot at the First Team depending on its size.
    Sabre-Toothed Slug, the famous critter managed by the forum celebrity of sorts Camel, is  the defensive standout of this team with 6.7 blocks per game, a feat that allows him to stay at the very, very top of the list in Pro. He also shoots a ridiculous 60.8% overall, but that is because of his ability to select his shots (he averages just 5.2 ppg). He is a front-runner for the All-Defensive Team, but the same cannot really be said of any of his other teammates, especially the guards – the team averages a menial 5.0 spg.

Premiers +2
Inside (Objective): 8.6/10
Outside (Objective): 8.1/10
Offense: 8.1/10
Defense: 8.0/10
Flow: 7.5/10
Inside (Subjective): 8.9/10
Outside (Subjective): 8.5/10
Balance (Subjective): 8.4/10
Overall: 8.3/10
Comments: The Premiers take a slide in the rankings due to a four-loss streak that has only recently been sent upward by a 6 point win over the Norman Sooners. While the games were not blowouts (15 points, 21 points, 12 points, 10 points) the Premiers have failed to keep pace with their Pro A counterparts but are still in Pro A themselves. They are captained by guard Devin Harris, whose agent is atw0001, a man whose reputation varies based on the person who speaks to him.
    The Premiers have a surprising number of award candidates on their team, regardless of their status in Pro A. Captain Devin Harris is an offensive catalyst, averaging 13.2 points per game and 7.5 assists per game, much like a shoot-more version of Chazz-Michael Michaels. He also has a decent defensive game, as he averages 1.1 spg and 1.1 bpg but also provides a court presence with his leadership; he occasionally receives double-doubles, which should probably qualify him for Second Team at least. Next is Phuckin’ Legend, the double-double man for the Premiers. He averages 10.3 ppg and plays well in the post, averaging 11.5 rebounds for a team that has the statistic quite equitably distributed. Legend also has 1.2 steals per game, demonstrating his versatility, but can overwhelm the opponent defensively with pure skill – he may not be a “Phuckin’ legend” quite yet, but he’s getting there.
    Last but not least is forward-center Phi Slamma Jamma, who averages 7.3 points per game as well as 18.2 rebounds per game. He is not the same defensive stalwart his teammates are but puts up extremely strong performances on the glass for a team that is rather average otherwise. As of recent he has been getting plenty of points, helping him get a good deal of double-doubles and should be a solid pick for Second Team.

Full Eclipse NEW!
Inside (Objective): 7.9/10
Outside (Objective): 8.2/10
Offense: 8.0/10
Defense: 8.2/10
Flow: 7.8/10
Inside (Subjective): 8.3/10
Outside (Subjective): 9.4/10
Balance (Subjective): 8.8/10
Overall: 8.3/10
Comments: New to Pro A are the I. Am. Legend-led Full Eclipse, a team that started off the season with a degree in defense but slowly found itself shifting towards a more balanced predisposition. They are led by the fresh young captain SwaggerJ, who has shown his potential as a Court Rivals captain by helping lead the Full Eclipse to a strong Pro A standing.
    Hoping to make a late bid for First Team is Lee Humpty-Dumpty, whose agent is none other than the experienced bheilman. Humpty-Dumpty averages 30.6 ppg and does so at a rather unremarkable clip of 48.5% efficiency. The player appears well-rounded beyond that, however, with 3.4 assists, 0.3 steals, 1.1 blocks, and 1.2 turnovers per game. He may not be quite the scorer as nguyen or Maker, but does have a 50-point game that came with 14-30 three-point shooting. Strangely enough, he does have 800 career assists and 5,000 career points. Forward Ursa Major may also receive an award this season, as he averages 6.0 blocks per game with 6.9 rebounds per game and has had a rather impressive season thus far, but just as impressive is the performance of Erick Strickland, who averages 3.6 steals per game and has an excellent chance of taking home an award come playoff time.

Norman Sooners NEW!
Inside (Objective): 8.4/10
Outside (Objective): 7.2/10
Offense: 8.3/10
Defense: 7.4/10
Flow: 7.8/10
Inside (Subjective): 8.5/10
Outside (Subjective): 8.9/10
Balance (Subjective): 9.2/10
Overall: 8.2/10
Comments: The Norman Sooners get their first few shots at Pro A with a rating of 956 and a cast of eager young players. Though their most recent games have been duds, with a seven-point loss to BUI and a 6 point loss to the Premiers, this generally strong, balanced team is both high-scoring and well-rounded defensively. Their most recent wins come against brief Pro A team Animation Domination (134-103), ex-Pro A team Crunch Time (127-88), and ex-Pro A team BLACK KNIGHT (117-107) – with beatings like these, there’s no wonder that these Sooners deserve to be here. Their captain is Season 3 veteran and defensive guard porco gordo, a well-rounded combo guard who averages 5.1 apg, 11.1 ppg, and 1.2 tpg. His agent of the same name is a virtual unknown on the forum, but that has not stopped the man from becoming one of the many successful coaches and captains of Court Rivals Pro.
    The team has several strong candidates that are hindered only slightly by an under-par schedule. The team has no defined point guard but makes it up with a good deal of combo guards, including the aforementioned gordo as well as guards Stephen Curry (7.1ppg, 4.4apg, 0.9 tpg) and eXecutioner No. 16 MajPain (20.7ppg, 4.8 apg, 1.1 tpg), the lattermost of which is also the team’s second most prolific scorer. The team has absolutely no defensive standouts aside from forward Turd Ferguson, who averages 4.8 bpg and also gets 8.1 ppg. While the former of these two statistics is good enough for #15 in Pro, it’s simply not good enough and Ferguson will have to continue his bid by either focusing more on blocking or improving generally in defense while giving up scoring. The before-mentioned No.16 MajPain has quite a decent shot at Second Team with his impressive offensive capability.

To Return: Team Jengga, Animation Domination, Balling Under the Influence, Pinoy Teamwork Pump Squad, Crunch Time, Honolulu LocoMoco, LA Defenders, Toon Squad, Black Knight

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#2 2009-03-17 21:51:04

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Excellent write up. Thanks for taking the time to do this, looks great.

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#3 2009-03-17 21:53:06

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I was meaning to do some commentary on important players, reasons for certain grades, etc. but I just don't have the time to! I may do it tomorrow or I'll skip it to next week.

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#4 2009-03-17 21:59:33

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Damn Reno. Great list! Very impressive.


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Too many players, too many teams!

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#5 2009-03-17 22:12:06

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Very cool!!!  I'm sure this took awhile.  Really appreciate it!


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I support this 100% and hope you keep it going.  I'll read and enjoy it every week.

If you get the time, more critique beyond just the numbers would make this go from A to A+ quality.  It would perfect it.  Comments on justifying your subjective ratings, and maybe pointing out some players to look for on each team.


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#7 2009-03-17 22:19:56

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nice i like it especially the rating system good job man


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#8 2009-03-17 22:20:41

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TheGreatMon wrote:

I support this 100% and hope you keep it going.  I'll read and enjoy it every week.

If you get the time, more critique beyond just the numbers would make this go from A to A+ quality.  It would perfect it.  Comments on justifying your subjective ratings, and maybe pointing out some players to look for on each team.

Renomitsu wrote:

I was meaning to do some commentary on important players, reasons for certain grades, etc. but I just don't have the time to! I may do it tomorrow or I'll skip it to next week.

I really hope this goes from A to A+. wink

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#9 2009-03-17 22:22:09

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I read that.  Let me rephrase what I said to put it a better way:

Man, I would sure be happy if I came back in a few days and you had found time!  That would rock!

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#10 2009-03-17 22:30:25

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sweet deal man.


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#11 2009-03-17 22:31:55

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good job, obviously a ton of work went into this.  It is very much appreciated by all.

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#12 2009-03-17 22:32:15

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Cool nice job


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#13 2009-03-17 22:59:09

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Great man! Keep it coming! smile

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#14 2009-03-17 23:03:42

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manzkee wrote:

Great man! Keep it coming! smile

lol, you don't even have a bird player tongue


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great work. keep it up bro smile


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Re: The Bird League: Weekly (Maybe) Pro A Rankings

Renomitsu wrote:

I was meaning to do some commentary on important players, reasons for certain grades, etc. but I just don't have the time to! I may do it tomorrow or I'll skip it to next week.

Ren... why just Pro A?  I'd bet that the best 12 teams aren't all Pro A...


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malice wrote:

Renomitsu wrote:

I was meaning to do some commentary on important players, reasons for certain grades, etc. but I just don't have the time to! I may do it tomorrow or I'll skip it to next week.

Ren... why just Pro A?  I'd bet that the best 12 teams aren't all Pro A...

all i see missing is pwnstars and maybe team mbenga.


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#18 2009-03-17 23:20:50

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Great job, looks like it took you a while. Would be more than happy to get this once a week.

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eggrolls133 wrote:

malice wrote:

Renomitsu wrote:

I was meaning to do some commentary on important players, reasons for certain grades, etc. but I just don't have the time to! I may do it tomorrow or I'll skip it to next week.

Ren... why just Pro A?  I'd bet that the best 12 teams aren't all Pro A...

all i see missing is pwnstars and maybe team mbenga.

Maybe BLACK KNIGHT and BUI too.


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TheGreatMon wrote:

eggrolls133 wrote:

malice wrote:


Ren... why just Pro A?  I'd bet that the best 12 teams aren't all Pro A...

all i see missing is pwnstars and maybe team mbenga.

Maybe BLACK KNIGHT and BUI too.

oh, i forgot about BUI.  i thought they were pro a.


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eggrolls133 wrote:

TheGreatMon wrote:

eggrolls133 wrote:


all i see missing is pwnstars and maybe team mbenga.

Maybe BLACK KNIGHT and BUI too.

oh, i forgot about BUI.  i thought they were pro a.

In a few days perhaps.

Actually, mentioning that, Pwnstars and BLACK KNIGHT will both be Pro A tomorrow when the change happens.  Crunch Time and LA Defenders will duke it out for the final spot, one of them falling into B.  Toon Squad is also falling out of Pro A sad


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#22 2009-03-17 23:58:54

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We'll be in Pro A soon enough, I hope.


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Nice job Mitsu big_smile


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#24 2009-03-18 00:23:33

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We'll be in Pro A soon enough, I hope.

I don't care about what div we're in.  Just as long as we continue to do well.  Pretty happy with today's win.


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#25 2009-03-18 03:05:32

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without a graphic sim, one thing CR members can look forward to is quality posts such as this.  much thanks, Renomitsu.  PFTJG has a better record and rating than we do, so i'd bump them above us.


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