Friday, July 30, 2010
The Draft and Teams
We live blogged the draft via twitter but I'll record the picks in order here.
Snooki (off the board)
The Situation (off the board)
DJ Pauly D
Jwoww (off the board)
Ronnie (off the board)
DJ Pauly D
DJ Pauly D (off the board)
Angelina (off the board)
Vinnie (off the board)
Sammi (off the board)
I'm going to acronym these to protect identities. The teams are listed in order from the first draft pick to the eighth pick.
HL: Snooki, DJ Pauly D, Sammi
NP: Snooki, DJ Pauly D, Vinnie
MS: The Situation, Ronnie, Vinnie
MMS: Snooki, Jwoww, Angelina
BG: The Situation, Ronnie, Angelina
WCM: Jwoww, Sammi, Angelina
CK: The Situation, DJ Pauly D, Vinnie
PS: Ronnie, Jwoww, Sammi
I was surprised by how quickly Snooki went. My thinking going in was that the guys (excepting Jwoww) would be putting up more points than the girls on a regular basis and that The Situation, DJ Pauly D, and Ronnie would be obvious picks over first round picks. Given my bias towards those three players I can't help but thinking MS, BG, and CK have the strongest teams.
WCM is in a tough spot with Sammi and Angelina in places 2 and 3 after Jwoww. I don't see them putting up many points.
PS has a punchers chance (literally) with Jwoww and Ronnie on his team. If Ronnie and Sammi start hooking up again and she fights Jwoww (because Jwoww hooks up with Ronnie?) it's a Jersey Shore Fantasy League trifecta. In that instance the difference maker between PS and MS is whether the Situation can balance their numbers.
MMS has a strong chance with Snooki, Jwoww, and Angelina. Not only will MMS get points for the Jwoww fight just mentioned but we also know from the teaser preview that Snooki and Angelina fight (over Vinnie). Anytime there is a scoring opportunity that takes place between roommates we multiply the total x1.5.
Finally, DJ Pauly D is a bit of a wild card. You can rely on him to say "Situation" a few times an episode but I'm not sure I remember him hooking up that often or fighting last season. Like Snooki, I think he may be the most likeable and the most characteristically Guido-ish but I'm not sure he scores the points.