Monday, April 1, 2013

Goat Parade

So how bout them Chivasesessss huh? Pretty crazy stuff. I think, so far, they've got to be the surprise performance of the season, more so even than the poor start for San Jose. I love it.

Anyway, we've just about achieved normalacy as far as getting everyone to five games goes. Anything you still can't cope with is your own problem.. Next week things should start to look normal.

LA ties and brings them down to earths somewhat. LA has actually been riding that first game four goal pasting to keep their #1 spot, so once that drops off they should start to settle down, unless they manage to do it again... Will they be better with Donovan? Who knows. Chicago hasn't budged from the cellar. Kansas City some how manages to put in a dominant performance and drop a spot (it makes sense mathamatically, just trust me) and Vancouver is starting to drop off after a hot start. Here's the full table.

I think we're just about at the point in the season where we can start making some general statements about teams. I generally think that 5 games is a trend and 10 games is a good enough sample to give you a good idea of what a team is capable of performance wise.

Oh, right, I owe you a graph too, don't I? Here it is.


  1. Love what you're up to here. Is there anything you can do to diversify the colors on the graphs. I know you're a Chivas blogger, so I get the dotted line for you guys, but maybe something similar to differentiate all the red, blue, and even the two greens? At any rate, keep it up. I'll be back!

    1. Thanks for the feedback! Yes, I'll try to get the graph straightened out in the coming weeks. It's hard to coordinate 19 colors. Really I'd like to figure out an easy way to do an interactive graph so I/others can toggle teams on and off for easy comparison. I'm sure there's widgets and such out there, I just haven't had time to go hunting yet.

      And, yeah, not a Chivas blogger, but quickly becoming a Chivas fan (I've always had a sort of soft spot for them anyway, so I think it's cute they're acutally doing well this year).

      Anyway, again, thanks for the feedback, I'll definitely work on it.

  2. False alarm, thought you were a Chivas blogger. So now you have no excuse for the colors ;-)