Sunday, June 23, 2013

Relocation Prospects: VooDoo VooDon't Edition

Well another week and more additions to the list. Two teams join the list this week and only because the league had a season record breaking day as the top 6 teams in attendance and New Orleans host games this past weekend which ended up being the highest average of the year. The league average jumped by 90 which was enough to get Iowa and San Antonio back on the list albeit temporarily since week 15 has some stinkers coming up if the averages are to be believed.

As for this weeks title nothing really stood out aside from the VooDoo stinking it up again with their 7th sub-5000 performance which continues their downward trend from 2011 to now. What was one of the league's premier teams is looking no more than a shell of its former self. They got one home game left but that's not going to change what is going to be a rough off-season.

League average for week 14 - 9,030 (Best of 2013)
League average on the season - 7,933 (+92 over 2012)

In deep trouble  
1. Chicago Rush
Last game attendance: 3,856
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: -3,555
2012 average: 6,885
Record: 8-6 First Place NC Central
Playoff chances mathematically: Alive
Playoff chances realistically: Alive

2. New Orleans VooDoo
Week 14 attendance: 4,326
Difference from week 14 league average: -4,704
8th game in 2012: 6,029
2013 average: 4,692
Difference from league season average: -3,241
2012 average: 6,113
Record: 3-10 Last Place AC Southern
Playoff chances mathematically: Alive (Can't win the division)
Playoff chances realistically: Not really (2 GB of 2nd Wild Card)

3. Pittsburgh Power
Last game attendance: 6,059
7th game in 2012: 4,421
2013 average: 5,802
Difference from league season average: -3,131
2012 average: 5,163
Record: 3-10 Second Place AC Eastern
Playoff chances mathematically: Alive (2 GB of 2nd Wild Card)
Playoff chances realistically: Not really (5 GB of division)

4. Utah Blaze
Last game attendance: 5,109
6th game in 2012: 8,093
2013 average: 6,169
Difference from league season average: -1,764
2012 average: 8,840
Record: 5-8 Last Place NC Western
Playoff chances mathematically: Alive (4 GB of 2nd Wild Card)
Playoff chances realistically: Not really (Can;t win the division)

On the bubble
5. San Antonio Talons
Last game attendance: 8,047
7th game in 2012: 8,258
2013 average: 7,393
Difference from league season average: -560
2012 average: 7,321
Record: 7-6 Second Place NC Central
Playoff chances mathematically: Alive (2 GB of 2nd Wild Card)
Playoff chances realistically: Alive (1/2 GB in division)

6. Iowa Barnstormers
Last game attendance: 9,072
6th game in 2012: 7,698
2013 average: 7,411
Difference from league season average: -542
2012 average: 8,564
Record: 6-8 Last Place NC Central
Playoff chances mathematically: Alive (3 1/2 GB of 2nd Wild Card)
Playoff chances realistically: Alive (2 GB in division)

Out of the blue
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