MBWBA Longest Playoff Drought

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MBWBA Longest Playoff Drought

Post by JimBob2232 » Sun May 29, 2016 9:58 am

There are 30 teams in the BBA, and all of them (except 2 of the the 8 expansion teams) have made the Playoffs at one time or another. In this feature, we look at those with the longest drought.

2008 - Des Moines - The longest Drought in the league at 32 years. This had largely been a function of very dominant New Orleans and Indianapolis teams in the FL-MW, but has continued to this day. Des Moines has had 8 100+ loss seasons over this span. It looked like things were finally looking up for this franchise as they finished over .500 in 2030 for the first time since 2014. But then they sunk back to 67-95 in 2032. Des Moines has been very bad for very long.

2025 - Nashville - 15 years now. Almost made .500 in 2036. .500 in 2039. Getting closer!

2031 - Chicago, Vancouver
2034 - Charm City
2036 - Atlantic City, Montreal,
2037 - Brooklyn, Twin Cities, Madison,
2038 - Seattle, San Antonio Outlaws, Valencia
2039 - Mexico City, Phoenix, Hawaii
2040 - Rockville, New Orleans,Las Vegas, Edmonton, Yellow Springs,Omaha, California, Louisville, Jacksonville, Calgary, Long Beach, San Fernando

Never - Wichita, Boise, Charlotte, Witchita

Record for longest playoff Drought (since tracked in 2032) -
32* - Des Moines (2008-Present)
16 - Havana (2017 - 2033)
14 - Valencia (2023-2037)
15* - Nashville (2025 - Present)
11 - Hawaii (2027-2038)
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Re: MBWBA Longest Playoff Drought

Post by Lane » Sun May 29, 2016 10:11 am

Nice feature. I feel like this points to some decent parity in the league. At least for playoff appearances. Different story when talking about Landis appearances/championships.


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Re: MBWBA Longest Playoff Drought

Post by RonCo » Sun May 29, 2016 10:12 am

How quickly they forget.

YS9 played three extra games this year. :)
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Re: MBWBA Longest Playoff Drought

Post by RonCo » Sun May 29, 2016 10:17 am

Lane wrote:. Different story when talking about Landis appearances/championships.
Unless I'm missing something, the past seven seasons have seen seven different Landis participants in each league. That data suggests the parity level of the MBWBA is pretty solid all around.
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Re: MBWBA Longest Playoff Drought

Post by Lane » Sun May 29, 2016 10:45 am

RonCo wrote:
Lane wrote:. Different story when talking about Landis appearances/championships.
Unless I'm missing something, the past seven seasons have seen seven different Landis participants in each league. That data suggests the parity level of the MBWBA is pretty solid all around.
Absolutely agree with this. However there are still multiple clubs with no Landis championships, and even one or two that have no Landis appearances.


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Re: MBWBA Longest Playoff Drought

Post by JimBob2232 » Sun May 29, 2016 10:46 am

Lane wrote:
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Lane wrote:. Different story when talking about Landis appearances/championships.
Unless I'm missing something, the past seven seasons have seen seven different Landis participants in each league. That data suggests the parity level of the MBWBA is pretty solid all around.
Absolutely agree with this. However there are still multiple clubs with no Landis championships, and even one or two that have no Landis appearances.


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Re: MBWBA Longest Playoff Drought

Post by JimBob2232 » Sun May 29, 2016 10:50 am

RonCo wrote:How quickly they forget.

YS9 played three extra games this year. :)
Fair point...I forgot about the Gegohan Round! Although 10/24 teams making the playoffs makes Des Moines and Tucon's streaks even more (ahem...) impressive.
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Post by RonCo » Sun May 29, 2016 10:56 am

That is true, of course. I'm actually a bigger proponent of smaller playoffs, but what do I know? :)
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Post by Lane » Sun May 29, 2016 11:36 am

RonCo wrote:That is true, of course. I'm actually a bigger proponent of smaller playoffs, but what do I know? :)
In a league with 24 teams, 10 playoff spots seems high. But I'm just a new guy so I also know nothing.


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Re: MBWBA Longest Playoff Drought

Post by udlb58 » Sun May 29, 2016 3:54 pm

Lane wrote:
RonCo wrote:That is true, of course. I'm actually a bigger proponent of smaller playoffs, but what do I know? :)
In a league with 24 teams, 10 playoff spots seems high. But I'm just a new guy so I also know nothing.


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Post by RonCo » Sun May 29, 2016 4:04 pm

Is this where I should add in "You forgot to include YS9's consecutive Landis appearances in 2027 and 2028?"
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Post by JimBob2232 » Sun May 29, 2016 4:15 pm

RonCo wrote:Is this where I should add in "You forgot to include YS9's consecutive Landis appearances in 2027 and 2028?"
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Post by bschr682 » Sun May 29, 2016 5:22 pm

RonCo wrote:Is this where I should add in "You forgot to include YS9's consecutive Landis appearances in 2027 and 2028?"
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Post by RonCo » Sun May 29, 2016 5:39 pm

bschr682 wrote:
RonCo wrote:Is this where I should add in "You forgot to include YS9's consecutive Landis appearances in 2027 and 2028?"
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Re: MBWBA Longest Playoff Drought

Post by agrudez » Tue May 31, 2016 11:31 am

Wow... how long is 19 seasons in real life years - 3? That is some impressive fortitude - plugging in and exporting ~500 times (every other day over 3 years) with no payoff.
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udlb58 wrote:
Lane wrote:
RonCo wrote:That is true, of course. I'm actually a bigger proponent of smaller playoffs, but what do I know? :)
In a league with 24 teams, 10 playoff spots seems high. But I'm just a new guy so I also know nothing.


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Re: MBWBA Longest Playoff Drought

Post by agrudez » Tue May 31, 2016 11:52 am

Lane wrote:In a league with 24 teams, 10 playoff spots seems high. But I'm just a new guy so I also know nothing.
Constricted playoffs breeds nothing but disinterest in online OOTP leagues. More teams "out of it" at the deadline. More teams "out of it" before the season even starts. Etc.
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Post by Lane » Tue May 31, 2016 11:54 am

agrudez wrote:
Lane wrote:In a league with 24 teams, 10 playoff spots seems high. But I'm just a new guy so I also know nothing.
Constricted playoffs breeds nothing but disinterest in online OOTP leagues. More teams "out of it" at the deadline. More teams "out of it" before the season even starts. Etc.
An excellent point that I did not think of.


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Re: MBWBA Longest Playoff Drought

Post by udlb58 » Tue May 31, 2016 2:06 pm

Lane wrote: I wish I understand this...


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Post by Lane » Tue May 31, 2016 2:07 pm

udlb58 wrote:
Lane wrote: I wish I understand this...


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Oh I'm plenty nerdy I think. Just have never gotten into Game of Thrones.


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