Power Rankings: MLR Round 13

1. New England Free Jacks (1) 8 wins in a row. Their biggest rival could be complacency. ( Ex: NOLA @ LA 2021) 2. Austin Gilgronis (2) A wild playoff could be fun. An Austin-New England Final could be much more fun. 3. LA Giltinis (4) At this point, they could have a prop play … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 13

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 13

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1521173694915047424 In Control 1. Austin Gilgronis Next Four: @ LA, BYE, @ UTAH, v. SD 2. LA Giltinis Next Four: v. AUS, @ SD, @ DAL, @ UTAH 3. Houston SaberCats Next Four: @ SD, v. UTAH, @ DC, @ SEA In The Hunt 4. San Diego Legion Next Four: v. HOU, v. LA, @ … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 13

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 13

A 5-1 week pushes us up to 48-21 on the year. Its a five game slate this weekend as we enter the back third of the season. Quick picks this week. Eventual winners are in bold below. Bye(s): Houston SaberCats, Old Glory DC, Toronto Arrows Rugby ATL v. LA Giltinis New England Free Jacks v. … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 13

Power Rankings: MLR Round 12

1. New England Free Jacks (1) Sometimes the result is a statement regardless of the style. 2. Austin Gilgronis (2) Keep rolling against Seattle and LA and they'll have one hand on the top seed in the West. 3. Rugby ATL (3) Traveling to California and beating the Legion reiterates that its a four team … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 12

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 12

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1518625413723004928 In Control 1. Austin Gilgronis Next Four: v. SEA, @ LA, BYE, @ UTAH 2. LA Giltinis Next Four: @ ATL, v. AUS, @ SD, @ DAL 3. Seattle Seawolves Next Four: @ AUS, v. DAL, v. NY, BYE In The Hunt 4. Houston SaberCats Next Four: BYE, @ SD, v. UTAH, @ DC … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 12

3 Things: MLR Round 12 (and RAN 7s)

Contender List Runs Four Deep An expanded MLR playoff means that two more teams will have a chance at postseason glory. That may not matter. In the West, Austin and LA look well ahead of the pack. In the East, New England and Atlanta have a shot at the Shield. Everyone else is vying for … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 12 (and RAN 7s)

Dallas Should Avoid Cleaning House

When Dallas postponed their inaugural season from 2021 to 2022, they assumed it would be a less daunting task than kicking off in the height of a pandemic. They might have been wrong. To call Dallas's 2022 season even moderately successful would require some suspension of reality. The Jackals take an 0-10 record into Round … Continue reading Dallas Should Avoid Cleaning House

Power Rankings: MLR Round 11

1. New England Free Jacks (1) The path to the Shield in the East goes through New England. 2. Austin Gilgronis (2) The path to the Shield in the West goes through Austin. 3. Rugby ATL (3) They feel much closer to New England above them than New York below them. 4. LA Giltinis (4) … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 11

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 11

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1516070961455448074 In Control 1. Austin Gilgronis Next Four: @ NOLA, v. SEA, @ LA, BYE 2. LA Giltinis Next Four: BYE, @ ATL, v. AUS, @ SD 3. San Diego Legion Next Four: v. ATL, @ DAL, v. HOU, v. LA In The Hunt 4. Seattle Seawolves Next Four: @ UTAH, @ AUS, v. DAL, … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 11

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 11

A second consecutive 5-1 round has us feeling better than we should. That 38-20 run for the year isn’t too bad though. Another week of quick picks. Winners are in bold below. Bye: New England Free Jacks, Rugby New York, Rugby ATL Old Glory DC v. Utah Warriors Two teams in a bit of disarray, … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 11