Done! Not really. Actually, it’s a squeaker!
Going into the last weekend, Jeff Zimmerman is nine games ahead of Brent Hershey in the Head to Head portion of the schedule, a seemingly insurmountable lead. But this week Zimmerman is losing to Andrea LaMont, 2-3 in hitting, 2-3 in pitching, and 4-6 overall, which would give him a weekly record of 0-6.
Hershey, meanwhile, has strong leads in eight categories over Paul Sporer, which would give him a weekly record of 6-0 if it holds up.
Here are the current standings:
If the current results hold up, Zimmerman finishes the head to head part of the contest at 84-48, while Hershey will 81-51.
Of course, these teams are also competing in 5×5 roto contests, for the first half, second half, and full season. These are converted to W-L records.
In the first half Hershey was 12-0, while Zimmerman was 11-1. Uh-oh.
In the second half Hershey is in first place again (through Thursday’s games). Double uh-oh.
That’s another 12-0 for Hershey and an 11-1 for Zimmerman. And it’s hard not to assume that the overall full-year standings will tell a similar story, which puts our projected finish at:
Jeff Zimmerman: 117-51
Brent Hershey: 117-51
You can bet that Zimmerman is rooting hard against Andrea LaMont this weekend, and Hershey is rooting for her.
(In case of a tie in total points, according to the Tout Wars Constitution, the team that wins in more categories is designated the winner. If neither team wins more categories, the glory—and the title—is shared.
In the second half, Hershey is up six cats to four, and in the first half Hershey led by five cats to four, so Zimmerman’s best bet to win is to edge LaMont over the weekend in at least one more category, to go 5-1 for the week.)