Good luck to Changsha and Akashi in the playoffs. I’ll see you next year because…
I SURVIVED! I staved off relegation yet again. Next year will be my 19th consecutive season in the USA.
My team underachieved all year and my players were mad because they were all slackers without a leader. At the end of the season, I experimented by adding several players with a good work ethic and high leadership. They rode the bench but a few players were thankful to have leaders on the roster. I’m not sure if that’s why I went 4-2 in the last sim but something made my team play well. I held off Xi’an by one game.
By the numbers, my team was a lot better than Xi’an. We were eight games better than them in pyt. record but going 12-30 in one run games killed me. This certainly wasn’t a good team, but it wasn’t really a last place team either. The first overall pick awaits me.
The Rough Riders won’t be competitive next year but I’ll once again try to avoid relegation while rebuilding. I have a lot of respect for the teams in the second tier and I don’t want to fight my way back up to the USA.
It’s become clear that the LOD can’t handle the awesomeness that is the first place Rough Riders. This team has been dominating and nothing will stand in our way.
Just kidding. The team is still terrible and I have no idea how I’m in first. It looks like I’m riding a couple hot players and they’re surrounded by a bunch of awfulness. Hopefully I can run up some wins early and then hold on to avoid relegation. Unfortunately I still doubt that’ll happen because I’m only three games out of last.
Thanks! Honestly wasn’t expecting it this season, but the team did just barely enough to squeeze by. We were 0 for 3 against Maracaibo in the USA championships (2040, 2043, 2044) so we’re glad the fourth time finally worked out in our favor. It may be the end of our competitive window as several major pieces are expected to hit FA this offseason and our farm has been coming up dry over the years.
We’ll try to do our best to retain enough pieces to stay in the USA while looking towards building for the future, but we anticipate that being a daunting challenge. Big props to the Rough Riders for their continued presence at the top of the hierarchy!