The pool round is complete including some dives into the odd rules of FIFA for breaking ties (hint: it shouldn’t rely on the number of yellow cards issued). There’s some changes in the standings as we go into the bracket rounds.
|#1 Dr. J||22 pts||Phillies are 2.5 games back and playing almost as good as Croatia and Uruguay are for Dr. J’s picks. With 4 of his 5 countries moving onto the bracket rounds, Dr. J is sitting pretty for the contest. Uh, Dr.J? Hello? Are you even….ah forget it.|
|#2 ‘Puter||17 pts||‘Puter moves up to second place. Technically he tied with Mandy with 17 points. The second tiebreaker is number of countries thru to the bracket round – both Puter and Mandy have 3 times going on. So the Castle Gormogon third tier tiebreaker is the number of hours since you tortured Sleestak. Surprise, surprise, ‘Puter won with 0.0001 hours|
|#3 Mandarin||17 pts||Mandy dialed in on a 1200 baud modem to scroll through the site to see where he stood. Once he saw that ‘Puter moved ahead of him, he gut booted the modem across the room and we haven’t heard from him since.|
|#4 GorT||16 pts||GorT is chasing the leaders and is pinning his hopes on the strengths of Brazil, Argentina, and England in the bracket rounds.|
|#5 Volgi||11 pts||Volgi and Czar tie with 11 points but with Japan and Denmark moving onto the bracket rounds, Volgi takes 5th place. Panj!|
|#6 Czar||11 pts||
Czar: Help me, Sweden, your my only hope.
‘Puter: Suck it, Czar. Suck it hard.
|#7 Sleestak||2 points||With Germany exiting the tournament in an epic failure, Sleestak is done, capping off at 2 points.|
|#8 Dat Ho||0 points||Dat Ho nets 0 points for the tournament. Sure, he only drew one team instead of five like the rest of the Gormos. The Czar laughed heartily and said, “Figures. Soccer and you score zero points. Ha!”|