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PFCC/NFL - Week 15: Widespread Mediocrity Pays Off

by: exRegionalWeenie (12/20/22)


According to this low level observer, there are just three outstanding teams in the NFL (Philly, KC and Buffalo). A debate expert might convince me to add Cincy to that list. Three other teams have good records but they are paper tigers. Minnesota is one of the worst 11-win teams in history despite their EPIC comeback after falling behind the Colts 33-0. The 49ers impressed with a 10-4 record but they are playing with their 9th string QB and the 10-win Cowboys.... eeewww, what a stinker they laid against the Jags this week. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are just two truly horrific teams (the 3-win Bears and 1-win Texans).

That leaves almost two dozen mediocre teams. That's right - there is a whole lot of Average Joe football being played in most NFL stadiums. The good aspect of widespread mediocrity is that it can set the stage for close games - and wow did we have a ton of close games in Week 15. Five games were decided by just 3 points, three games went to Overtime, and don't even get me started on the wild ending of the Raiders/Patriots game. What an awesome weekend!

Winners & Losers
What do Jeff Graschel, Tim Tinsley and Chris Liscinsky have in common? They won the PFCC in Weeks 13, 14 and 15, respectively. Nice job, guys!! Guess what else they have in common. None of them are in the overall Top 50 and they're each at least 125 points behind the overall leader. Weekly wins are awesome but you can't be a one-week pony and compete for a gold, silver or bronze bone. Following Chris in Week 15 were Eric Jones (second place) and Robert Ricks (third place). The average score in Week 15 of 33 points was dragged down by Keith Goolsby. He was in last place by going 4-11 to "earn" a -66. As you probably know, the lowest score of the week is assigned to all the people who didn't turn in picks that week. So, Keith's -66 was applied to almost 50 (non)players. Thanks, Keith!

Overall Standings after Week 15: Dale Paid his Dues
Dale Dues was the overall leader after Week 14 and he held on to the top position in Week 15. John Banghoff's strong Week 15 performance allowed him to take over second place and push Dan Valle into third (actually, they both have 742 points but John has one more win than Dan). Desiree Meadows and Steve Friend maintained their fourth and fifth place rankings, respectively. The rest of the overall Top 10 players are Jared Lee, Alisha Mize, Pat Spoden, Mark Fuhs and Steve Travis.

Group Play Standings: Tight Race between the Canes and Boomers
The BoomerBacks sit atop the Group Play standings after 15 weeks of NFL action. The have little more than a 1-point lead over Hurricane Elvis. Meanwhile, Sunday Funday is in third place - but they're about 25 points back in the standings.




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PFCC/NFL - Week 15: Widespread Mediocrity Pays Off

by: exRegionalWeenie (12/20/22)


According to this low level observer, there are just three outstanding teams in the NFL (Philly, KC and Buffalo). A debate expert might convince me to add Cincy to that list. Three other teams have good records but they are paper tigers. Minnesota is one of the worst 11-win teams in history despite their EPIC comeback after falling behind the Colts 33-0. The 49ers impressed with a 10-4 record but they are playing with their 9th string QB and the 10-win Cowboys.... eeewww, what a stinker they laid against the Jags this week. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are just two truly horrific teams (the 3-win Bears and 1-win Texans).

That leaves almost two dozen mediocre teams. That's right - there is a whole lot of Average Joe football being played in most NFL stadiums. The good aspect of widespread mediocrity is that it can set the stage for close games - and wow did we have a ton of close games in Week 15. Five games were decided by just 3 points, three games went to Overtime, and don't even get me started on the wild ending of the Raiders/Patriots game. What an awesome weekend!

Winners & Losers
What do Jeff Graschel, Tim Tinsley and Chris Liscinsky have in common? They won the PFCC in Weeks 13, 14 and 15, respectively. Nice job, guys!! Guess what else they have in common. None of them are in the overall Top 50 and they're each at least 125 points behind the overall leader. Weekly wins are awesome but you can't be a one-week pony and compete for a gold, silver or bronze bone. Following Chris in Week 15 were Eric Jones (second place) and Robert Ricks (third place). The average score in Week 15 of 33 points was dragged down by Keith Goolsby. He was in last place by going 4-11 to "earn" a -66. As you probably know, the lowest score of the week is assigned to all the people who didn't turn in picks that week. So, Keith's -66 was applied to almost 50 (non)players. Thanks, Keith!

Overall Standings after Week 15: Dale Paid his Dues
Dale Dues was the overall leader after Week 14 and he held on to the top position in Week 15. John Banghoff's strong Week 15 performance allowed him to take over second place and push Dan Valle into third (actually, they both have 742 points but John has one more win than Dan). Desiree Meadows and Steve Friend maintained their fourth and fifth place rankings, respectively. The rest of the overall Top 10 players are Jared Lee, Alisha Mize, Pat Spoden, Mark Fuhs and Steve Travis.

Group Play Standings: Tight Race between the Canes and Boomers
The BoomerBacks sit atop the Group Play standings after 15 weeks of NFL action. The have little more than a 1-point lead over Hurricane Elvis. Meanwhile, Sunday Funday is in third place - but they're about 25 points back in the standings.




CFCC Week 12: Champney Pitches No Hitter!

Wagenmaker Takes Overall Lead


by: Shudda, Cudda, Wudda



Week 12 Football Highlights
CFCC Week 12 looked like it would be only marginally interesting with several teams playing non-conference "directional teams" before next week's Rivalry Week, but the day offered many edge-of-your-seat games with 8 of the Top 14 CFP teams winning by 3 points or less and four of these teams outright losing. The biggest upset of the day was South Carolina over #5 Tennessee, but that one looked so unlikely it wasn't even on our sheet!

There were 4 upsets in our slate of games with two of them in the icy upper Midwest where Iowa upset Minnesota and Texas Tech upset Iowa State. The other two upsets were Arkansas bouncing back and upsetting Ole Miss 42-27 and #12 Oregon with a slight upset of #10 Utah. Now that we are into the latter half of November there is more "Football Weather" occurring. We looked for some cold weather games to include, with many of them being played below freezing, seeing every player's steamy breath. There were not any games with Heavy Snow on Saturday as seemingly all the snow in the Northern Hemisphere was dumping downstream of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

Dirty Dawg Play
For CFCC Week 12, Ted Champney had a No Hitter, going 14-0 and scoring a weekly max of 119 (with one point vacated from the cancelled Coastal Carolina v Virginia game). In 2nd Place this week was Kelly Sink with 113, and 3rd Place was Amber Hluchan with 110.

CFCC Year-to-Date Standings
In the overall standings, Dick Wagenmaker, Dirty Dawg Charter Member, slid into the lead moving from #2 to #1. Dick has been biding his time, being in the Top 5 for the past 6 weeks and in 2nd Place for the past three weeks. Pat Spoden bumped up from #3 to #2 and Alisha Mize surged up from #7 to #3. Todd Hamill (last week's #1) is still within striking distance, now at #6.

CFCC Group Play Standings
In Group Play, All in the Family still continues in 1st Place, with The Florida Dummies and the BuckNutz swapping places with BuckNutz now #2 and The Florida Dummies #3.

Looking ahead to Rivalry Week
Rivalry Week is already here, with the Egg Bowl (Miss State v Ole Miss) Thanksgiving Night, four games on Black Friday, but still a full 14 hours of games on Saturday headlined by #3 Michigan at #2 Ohio State. Good luck everyone!

2022 CFCC Week 11: Fear, Loathing, and We're All Running Out of Time

By Boda (11/16/22)

That title sounds much more foreboding than it really is. Only for a few of us is the end of the world actually imminent. But for all of us dirty-dawgers we are down to just 2 more weeks of college football picks followed by a massive Bowl Blowout. A lot of people still have a shot to win the overall CFCC. Eight people are within 50 points of the lead and sixty-one within 100 points of the lead. We expect everyone else will just start putting big points on crazy upsets.

Bruce Comer of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee was the CFCC Week 11 winner with a stellar 12-3 record for 96 points. Also of note were Robert and Nystrom (Broomfield CO) and Bill Cline (Elizabethton TN) for their 13-2 records for 84 points and 78 points respectively. Both had losses on Oregon and Tulane. Overall, Todd Hamill was able to stretch his lead from 2 points to 16 points thos week, and Pat Spoden moved up 4 spots within the top ten to 20 points behind the leader.

Fail
In week 11 game action, we through a solid 15 game out there as red meat for everyone with Tennessee and Missouri, but after that it was a relatively difficult week with consense 12 pick Oregon going down a a very good Washington team. LSU made everyone sweat it out as a consensus 8 pick on the road against Arkansas -- barely pulling it out. And TCU made believers out of us all beating touchdown favorite Texas on the road -- which was also a 6 confidence level pick amongst top 25 dirty-dawgers. For Week 12, we start the first of two rivalry weeks where Iowa continues it quest to capture every bronze statue with some sort of farm animal. This week's Iowa-Minnesota winner gets the Pink Floyd of Frogmoore. Michigan and Illinois renew their storied rivalry with the winner taking home a stack of folding chairs. In LA it's USC visiting UCLA with lot's of tickets available for that one. And in Norman they say it's a hubbub, or pandemonium, mayhem, or just general disorder. And last, don't forget the dirty-dawg World Cup edition starting next week. I have 15 on Tunisia to win the whole thing.

CFCC Top dawgs

Final Standings

Place Player Pts W L
1 Tom Fannin 960 144 75
2 Robert Nystrom 951 151 68
3 Dick Wagenmaker 947 150 69
4 Christopher Bannan 943 146 73
5 Jeri Adams 939 142 77
6 Nervous Jones 933 147 72
7 Dan Kozlowski 933 147 72
8 Alisha Mize 917 149 70
9 Judy Whaley 917 144 75
10 Pat Spoden 909 146 73
Full CFCC Standings

PFCC Top dawgs

Through Week 19

Place Player Pts W L
1 Dan Valle 1209 177 76
2 John Banghoff 1186 173 80
3 Desiree Meadows 1168 173 80
4 Dale Dues 1168 168 85
5 Alisha Mize 1143 169 84
6 Jason Gribek 1139 167 86
7 Jared Lee 1132 170 83
8 Steve Friend 1129 173 80
9 Mike Fuhs 1129 172 81
10 Daniel Noirot 1127 170 83
Full PFCC Standings

CBCC Top dawgs

2022 Contest

Place Player Points
1 Robert Ricks 7656
2 John Sikora 7651
3 Tom Fannin 7472
4 Paul Todis 7461
5 Ken Swiney 7429
6 Todd Sander 7402
7 Mark Didrick 7396
8 Howie Moseley 7387
9 Pat Vesper 7376
10 Mark Searcy 7364
Full CBCC Standings

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