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USA World Cup Tiebreaker Scenarios in Group G

800px-Tim_Howard_USAWow, things can get quite complicated in the World Cup in just a matter of seconds. With the USA losing a win in the last seconds, the scenarios for tiebreakers in the next round are quite complex.

Using this guide of World Cup Tie Breakers, I’ve tried to summarize the potential scenarios for each team. This is a work in progress so if I got it wrong expect an edit or update.

Germany is into the next round if:

Germany Wins, or

Germany draws, or

Portugal and Ghana draw, or

Germany loses and Ghana wins, with the change in goal difference being +6 to Ghana (i.e. Ghana wins by 3 & Germany loses by 3, etc), or

Germany loses and Portugal wins, with the change in goal difference being +9 to Portugal (i.e. Portugal wins by 5 & Germany loses by 4, etc, or

Germany loses, and Portugal or Ghana do not win by enough to overtake Germany on goal difference AND on total goals scored.

Germany loses and Portugal wins and all other tiebreakers are equal, Germany would progress on the fact they already beat Portugal.

Germany loses and Ghana wins and all other tiebreakers are equal, then they would flip a coin.


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USA is into the next round if:

USA Wins, or

USA draws, or

Portugal and Ghana draw, or

USA loses and Ghana wins, with the change in goal difference being +3 to Ghana (i.e. Ghana wins by 2 & USA loses by 1, etc), or

USA loses and Portugal wins, with the change in goal difference being +6 to Portugal (i.e. Portugal wins by 5 & USA loses by 1, etc, or

USA loses, and Portugal or Ghana do not win by enough to overtake the USA on goal difference AND total goals scored.

USA loses and Ghana wins and all other tiebreakers are equal, the USA would progress on the fact they already beat Ghana.

USA loses and Portugal wins and all other tiebreakers are equal, then they would flip a coin.

Ghana is into the next round if:

Ghana wins and Germany loses,  with the change in goal difference being +6 to Ghana (i.e. Ghana wins by 3 & Germany loses by 3, etc), or

Ghana wins and the USA loses, with the change in goal difference being +3 to Ghana (i.e. Ghana wins by 2 & USA loses by 1, etc, or

Ghana wins and the USA or Germany loses, with the change in total goals scored enough to overtake the losing USA or Germany on total goals scored.

Ghana wins and Germany loses and the tiebreakers even out and Ghana wins a coin toss.

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Portugal is into the next round if:

Portugal wins and Germany loses,  with the change in goal difference being +9 to Portugal (i.e. Portugal wins by 5 & Germany loses by 4, etc), or

Portugal wins and the USA loses, with the change in goal difference being +6 to Portugal (i.e. Portugal wins by 2 & USA loses by 1, etc, or

Portugal wins and the USA or Germany loses, with the change in total goals scored enough to overtake the losing USA or Germany on total goals scored.

Portugal wins and the USA loses and the tiebreakers even out and Portugal wins a coin toss.

 

More ships past the window.

Couple interesting vessels today. The first was a destroyer leaving Annapolis and making its way back toward Norfolk. Turns out it was the USS Cole, famous from the attack in Yemen a few years back. It was in Annapolis for the homecoming game (which Navy lost miserably to Pitt).

The second is the Gazela Primerio, a barquentine heading toward Baltimore for the annual clipper race which will be in a few days.

After the Cole was attacked it was ferried back to the US for repairs.

After the Cole was attacked it was ferried back to the US for repairs.

What the hell is the A-11 offense?

It’s a new football formation making the rounds in the high school game. The New York Times is writing about it and there are quite a few links on Google.

By placing one of the quarterbacks at least seven yards behind the line of scrimmage, and no one under center to receive the snap, the A-11 qualifies as a scrimmage kick formation — the alignments used for punts and extra points. Thus interior linemen are granted an exception from having to wear jersey numbers 50 through 79. (The exception was intended to allow a team’s deep snapper not to have to switch to a lineman’s jersey if he was a back or an end.) Any player wearing jersey numbers 1 through 49 and 80 through 99 is potentially eligible to receive a pass.

Here is some video:

Navy wins but I need a nap.

Navy’s slot back ran for 348 yards on 19 carries. Navy won 41-13 or so, but quite honestly, I’m exhausted. Towson State threw the ball nearly every play and dropped it nearly every other time, so the clock moved about as slowly as humanly possible for a football game. Socked in the heat and humidity, and eventually playing to the point that the lights had to be turned on, many of the 31,000 didn’t even stay past halftime.

I’m off to bed now.

Four F-18s for tomorrow’s flyover at Annapolis

Go Navy!

Go Navy!

From the Annapolis Capital re: tomorrow’s home game against Townson.

I like seeing the C/D and E/F variants flying together. You get a good idea of the size difference between the two when they fly side by side.

PREGAME FLYOVER: FA-18F Super Hornets from Oceana, Va., will be featured at 3:30 p.m. Piloting the lead aircraft is Lt. Nate Spurr (Class of 2000) and his weapons system officer is Lt. Cmdr. Joe Ruzicka (1996). The wing aircraft is piloted by Lt. Melanie Byrd (2002) and her weapons system officer is Lt. jg. Jessie Grove (2003). The flyover also features two Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornets from the Knighthawks of Strike Fighter Squadron 136 out of NAS Oceana. The pilot of the lead aircraft is LT Pete Scheu (2002). The pilot of the wing aircraft is Lt. Ryan Segrest (2004).

The Knighthawks just recently returned from two back-to-back combat deployments with Carrier Air Wing One on board the USS Enterprise. During both deployments, the Knighthawks expended more than 15,000 pounds of ordnance in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Georgia Tech to run triple option?

One of the Bowden kids is talking about the potential for former Navy coach Paul Johnson to utilize the triple option next year with Georgia Tech. What worked so well for the highly disciplined, but physically smaller Navy football has always been regarded as basically impossible at the BCS level (or the NFL). (Basically, in the pros, the cornerbacks and linebackers are simply too fast and can cover a larger area of real estate, thus negating the ‘unknown’ quality that the triple option brings to the game).