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)

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

Power Rankings: MLR Round 10

1. New England Free Jacks (1) Scott Mathie is managing this team well enough to be the next coach fired for no reason next year after winning a Coach of the Year award. 2. Austin Gilgronis (3) Sam Harris has managed their mini-slump like a championship caliber coach. 3. Rugby ATL (2) Steven Brett has … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 10

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 10

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1513552436186824709 In Control 1. Austin Gilgronis Next Four: @ DAL, @ NOLA, v. SEA, @ LA 2. LA Giltinis Next Four: v. HOU, BYE, @ ATL, v. AUS 3. San Diego Legion Next Four: @ SEA, v. ATL, @ DAL, v. HOU In The Hunt 4. Houston SaberCats Next Four: @ LA, v. TOR, BYE, … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 10