We’re at halftime of this season’s Fantasy Snowfall contest, and the race is heating up! Or…is it cooling down? Just what *IS* the correct phrase for a close snow competition? Anyway, with January now in the books, it’s time to take a look at how the four competitors fared for the last month. The table below shows snowfall totals for each of the cities chosen for the Fantasy Snowfall contest.
|GSG Fantasy Snowfall 2014|
|Starters (Full Credit)|
|Worcester||20.0||Rochester(NY)||20.8||Salt Lake City||10.1||Minneapolis||22.7|
|Bench (Half Credit)|
In this season’s contest, all four competitors are given the option to start Syracuse for one month as a bonus 5th starter. Brent and Mike have used that option for January, while Pat and Steve have it for either February or March.
As expected, Brent and Mike, who picked Syracuse for the month, were both ahead of the two that didn’t. But, Pat and Steve were able to get good totals out of Buffalo and Grand Rapids to somewhat make up for that. Here’s a look at the season totals after two months.
|GSG Fantasy Snowfall 2014 Standings|
Brent, who has finished second in both months, currently has the lead. Mike has made a nice turn around, going from last to second place. As an interesting note, had Pat used Syracuse for January, he’d currently have the overall lead by 0.1! Obviously, it’s still anyone’s contest, especially since some big snow-getters will have to be on the bench soon.
Here’s a look at the starters for February:
|February 2014 Starters|
|Erie, PA||Ann Arbor, MI||Buffalo, NY||Akron, OH|
|Milwaukee, WI||Boston, MA||Cleveland, OH||Anchorage, AK|
|Sioux Falls, SD||Flint, MI||Rochester, MN||Grand Rapids, MI|
|Worcester, MA||Rochester, NY||Spokane, WA||Hartford, CT|
|Syracuse, NY||Syracuse, NY|
Each city must start, and be benched, in at least month. To meet this requirement, Brent must bench Erie and Worcester, Mike must bench Rochester, Pat must bench Bufalo and Cleveland, and Steve must bench Grand Rapids in March. This means Brent and Pat’s starters are locked in for March, while Mike and Steve have their options for 4 out of 5 cities.
Depending on how much snow the cities get, the next Fantasy Snowfall update will be around the 10th. Stay tuned!