Monday, June 17, 2013

Relocation Prospects: The Fix Is In? Edition

Well it looks like the Rush aren't going to be welcomed to the playoffs if this rumor is true. Mostly since they would be playing more games in Rockford and after two weeks there it's not looking so good. Chicago builds their lead as they once again only get 3,800+ to come out to Rockford. New Orleans wasn't too far behind with another sub 5,000 game followed by Utah and Pittsburgh which help the league get it's 2nd worst weekly attendance average for the year.

This week's is smaller than last week's as the Iowa Barnstormers got a season high 9,072 which raised their average high enough to get off the list by a good margin after falling deeper into the hole two weeks ago. The other teams that played this week got over 10,000, so that kept the league average from being the worst one of the year.

League average for week 13 - 7,282 (2nd worst in 2013)
League average on the season - 7,843 (+2 over 2012)

In deep trouble  
1. Chicago Rush
Week 13 attendance: 3,856
Difference from week 13 league average: -3,426
7th game in 2012:  6,202
2013 Chicago average: 4,580 (5 games)
2013 Rockford average: 3,873 (2 games)
2013 Combined average: 4,378
Difference from league season average: -3,465
2012 average: 6,885
Record: 7-6 First Place NC Central
Playoff chances mathematically: Alive
Playoff chances realistically: Alive

2. New Orleans VooDoo
Week 13 attendance: 4,758
Difference from week 13 league average: -2,524
7th game in 2012: 5,629
2013 average: 4,744
Difference from league season average: -3,099
2012 average: 6,113
Record: 3-9 Last Place AC Southern
Playoff chances mathematically: Alive (4 1/2 GB in Division)
Playoff chances realistically: Alive (1 GB of 2nd Wild Card)

3. Pittsburgh Power
Week 13 attendance: 6,059
Difference from week 13 league average: -1,223
7th game in 2012: 4,421
2013 average: 5,802
Difference from league season average: -2,041
2012 average: 5,163
Record: 3-9 Second Place AC Eastern
Playoff chances mathematically: Alive
Playoff chances realistically: Alive (1 GB of 2nd Wild Card)

4. Utah Blaze
Week 13 attendance: 5,109
Difference from week 13 league average: -2,173
6th game in 2012: 8,093
2013 average: 6,169
Difference from league season average: -1,674
2012 average: 8,840
Record: 5-7 Last Place NC Western
Playoff chances mathematically: Alive (3 GB of 2nd Wild Card)
Playoff chances realistically: Not really (Eliminated for Divsion)

On the bubble
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Out of the blue
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