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Becky Pritt; Bucknutz 2017 CFCC Champions

by: Sugar (January 15, 2018)


Raise your hand if you thought Mr. Handsome, Nick Saban, would bench his starting QB with a career 26-2 record, in favor of a freshman, to start the 2nd half of the championship game? That's what I thought. Zero. Georgia beat Alabama at their own game for one half, but unfortunately for Georgia fans, there was another half to play and, perhaps, the best college football coach of all time had something up his sleeve that no one was prepared for. Great call by Saban and now he has more National Championships than all other active coaches combined. Think about that for a minute. And reports indicate that he is still not happy.

We do, however, have some happy people that just finished up the 2017 CFCC at dirty-dawg.com. Big congratulations to Becky Pritt, our 2017 CFCC Champion! Becky finished with 927 points and a record of 152-67 to bring the Golden Bone home to Elizabethton, TN. If you follow the contest closely, you will know that Becky actually had this thing wrapped up before the final with a great Bowl Blowout performance, scoring 122 points on 17 victories, and by playing it safe in the final. Great job, Becky, you have joined some very elite dirty-dawg company and will forever be celebrated by dirty-dawgers everywhere. Sure, a new car would have been great, but these words are even better.

Becky held off Daniel Lamb from Brandon, MS, who had a big, fat 25 on Alabama. That still wasn't enough to overtake Becky, but good enough to get him the Silver Bone, just 8 points behind the champion. Daniel scored 136 Bowl Blowout points on 15 wins. Excellent run, Daniel! And, Penny Zabel from Portland, Texas made it 2 out of 3 for the dirty-dawg ladies, by taking home the Bronze Bone for 2017. Penny had a great Bowl Blowout scoring 146 points and climbing 31 spots into number 3. She finished with 905 points, 22 off the championship pace. Very impressive Penny. You will see that Bronze Bone next to your name forever.

I predicted right here before the Bowl Blowout that Johnny Vegas, despite leading after 13 weeks, would not bone. And I was right, barely. JV finished in 4th place with 893 points and a contest high 154 wins. By far, the best season for JV ever. Will be interesting to see if that trend continues in 2018, or if the Wise Guys in Vegas just had a particularly good year? Since JV is just a metric player, the real 4th place goes to Brett Williams, who tied JV anyway with 893 points. That's just 12 points from 3rd place, Brett. Go back and look at a missed 6 point confidence play during the season for the one that prevented you from getting that Bronze Bone. The rest of the Top 10 go by the names of Kent Kuyper, Linda Kunches, Phil Grigsby, 2009 Champ David Schomaker, Stephen Storts and Simin Binau. Excellent job, dawgs. It is a long contest with lots of excellent players and to finish in the Top 10 is definitely something to be proud of!

As we always point out, wins don't really matter in dirty-dawg contests, except as tie breakers. But we still like to give a shout-out to those that picked the most correct throughout the season. Besides Johnny Vegas, Phil Grigsby and Mary C Embry also notched a season best 154 wins. Phil finished 4th overall and Mary finished...84th. Just another example to show that the confidence factors are the name of the game.

We already mentioned that 2009 Champion, David Schomaker finished in 9th place, but how about other past champions? Last year's champ, Aidan Binau, wrapped up in 41st place. Albert Greenhut (2015) finished in 72nd, Ken Gribek (2012) in 73rd, Cyndi Pulis (2008) in 110th. The 2001 Champion, Larry Vannozzi, finished up in 130th, Eric Coleman (2011) in 150th, Derek Eisentrout (2006) in 221st. Robert Barritt (2005), Roger Bryan (2014) and Brent Ryder (2004) finished 254th, 290th and 364th respectively. Yes, dirty-dawg giveth and dirty-dawg taketh away.

The Bowl Blowout is always a challenge, allowing for huge gains and (in my personal case) huge losses. Daniel Luyk, one of our longest tenured dirty-dawgers had the best Blowout of all players scoring a whopping 238 points on an incredible 21-4 record. Joe Kunches was the Bowl Blowout runner-up 222 points and a 17-8 record. That 222 point performance vaulted Joe 221 spots to number 53 overall. Another dirty-dawg vet, Lee Crowley was third with 190 points climbing 174 spots to number 124. Nate McGinnis was 4th, Aidan Binau 5th and Laura Jones 6th. Felecia Bowser finished the Bowl Blowout 7th, Penny Zabel was 8th while Doug Schneider and Zaaren Allen rounded out the Top 10 Bowl Blowout performances. All of these 10 players but 2 (Luyk and McGinnis) had Alabama winning the championship. That helps your score.

In the popular Group Play portion of the contest, it once again was a two team competition between Bucknutz and The Florida Dummies (v16.0) with Bucknutz prevailing once again this year. We don't keep group stats from year to year, but suffice it to say that these two teams have won, by far, the most group competitions. If your last name isn't Binau or Schomaker, you aren't a member of Bucknutz and if you aren't a Moseley, you aren't in The Dummies either. Congratulations to Bucknutz for another year of dominance from top to bottom! All in the Family (mainly the Jones') finished 3rd in Group Play, followed by The Border War Still Lives On and Dawgzilla. As always, we hope Group Play, which enables several contests within the contest, was enjoyable even if you didn't challenge for the overall championship.

And that will put a bow on another CFCC. A big thanks to those shadowy figures known as the dirty-dawg Directors, that keep this contest running throughout the year with hardly ever a mistake, and with zero compensation, other than some dirty-dawg love from all of you. Remember, we still have the PFCC going and we will be back in March and April for the NCAA Tournament. Otherwise, we will see you all back in August 2018 for the start of another great season of college football!

Becky Pritt; Bucknutz 2017 CFCC Champions

by: Sugar (January 15, 2018)


Raise your hand if you thought Mr. Handsome, Nick Saban, would bench his starting QB with a career 26-2 record, in favor of a freshman, to start the 2nd half of the championship game? That's what I thought. Zero. Georgia beat Alabama at their own game for one half, but unfortunately for Georgia fans, there was another half to play and, perhaps, the best college football coach of all time had something up his sleeve that no one was prepared for. Great call by Saban and now he has more National Championships than all other active coaches combined. Think about that for a minute. And reports indicate that he is still not happy.

We do, however, have some happy people that just finished up the 2017 CFCC at dirty-dawg.com. Big congratulations to Becky Pritt, our 2017 CFCC Champion! Becky finished with 927 points and a record of 152-67 to bring the Golden Bone home to Elizabethton, TN. If you follow the contest closely, you will know that Becky actually had this thing wrapped up before the final with a great Bowl Blowout performance, scoring 122 points on 17 victories, and by playing it safe in the final. Great job, Becky, you have joined some very elite dirty-dawg company and will forever be celebrated by dirty-dawgers everywhere. Sure, a new car would have been great, but these words are even better.

Becky held off Daniel Lamb from Brandon, MS, who had a big, fat 25 on Alabama. That still wasn't enough to overtake Becky, but good enough to get him the Silver Bone, just 8 points behind the champion. Daniel scored 136 Bowl Blowout points on 15 wins. Excellent run, Daniel! And, Penny Zabel from Portland, Texas made it 2 out of 3 for the dirty-dawg ladies, by taking home the Bronze Bone for 2017. Penny had a great Bowl Blowout scoring 146 points and climbing 31 spots into number 3. She finished with 905 points, 22 off the championship pace. Very impressive Penny. You will see that Bronze Bone next to your name forever.

I predicted right here before the Bowl Blowout that Johnny Vegas, despite leading after 13 weeks, would not bone. And I was right, barely. JV finished in 4th place with 893 points and a contest high 154 wins. By far, the best season for JV ever. Will be interesting to see if that trend continues in 2018, or if the Wise Guys in Vegas just had a particularly good year? Since JV is just a metric player, the real 4th place goes to Brett Williams, who tied JV anyway with 893 points. That's just 12 points from 3rd place, Brett. Go back and look at a missed 6 point confidence play during the season for the one that prevented you from getting that Bronze Bone. The rest of the Top 10 go by the names of Kent Kuyper, Linda Kunches, Phil Grigsby, 2009 Champ David Schomaker, Stephen Storts and Simin Binau. Excellent job, dawgs. It is a long contest with lots of excellent players and to finish in the Top 10 is definitely something to be proud of!

As we always point out, wins don't really matter in dirty-dawg contests, except as tie breakers. But we still like to give a shout-out to those that picked the most correct throughout the season. Besides Johnny Vegas, Phil Grigsby and Mary C Embry also notched a season best 154 wins. Phil finished 4th overall and Mary finished...84th. Just another example to show that the confidence factors are the name of the game.

We already mentioned that 2009 Champion, David Schomaker finished in 9th place, but how about other past champions? Last year's champ, Aidan Binau, wrapped up in 41st place. Albert Greenhut (2015) finished in 72nd, Ken Gribek (2012) in 73rd, Cyndi Pulis (2008) in 110th. The 2001 Champion, Larry Vannozzi, finished up in 130th, Eric Coleman (2011) in 150th, Derek Eisentrout (2006) in 221st. Robert Barritt (2005), Roger Bryan (2014) and Brent Ryder (2004) finished 254th, 290th and 364th respectively. Yes, dirty-dawg giveth and dirty-dawg taketh away.

The Bowl Blowout is always a challenge, allowing for huge gains and (in my personal case) huge losses. Daniel Luyk, one of our longest tenured dirty-dawgers had the best Blowout of all players scoring a whopping 238 points on an incredible 21-4 record. Joe Kunches was the Bowl Blowout runner-up 222 points and a 17-8 record. That 222 point performance vaulted Joe 221 spots to number 53 overall. Another dirty-dawg vet, Lee Crowley was third with 190 points climbing 174 spots to number 124. Nate McGinnis was 4th, Aidan Binau 5th and Laura Jones 6th. Felecia Bowser finished the Bowl Blowout 7th, Penny Zabel was 8th while Doug Schneider and Zaaren Allen rounded out the Top 10 Bowl Blowout performances. All of these 10 players but 2 (Luyk and McGinnis) had Alabama winning the championship. That helps your score.

In the popular Group Play portion of the contest, it once again was a two team competition between Bucknutz and The Florida Dummies (v16.0) with Bucknutz prevailing once again this year. We don't keep group stats from year to year, but suffice it to say that these two teams have won, by far, the most group competitions. If your last name isn't Binau or Schomaker, you aren't a member of Bucknutz and if you aren't a Moseley, you aren't in The Dummies either. Congratulations to Bucknutz for another year of dominance from top to bottom! All in the Family (mainly the Jones') finished 3rd in Group Play, followed by The Border War Still Lives On and Dawgzilla. As always, we hope Group Play, which enables several contests within the contest, was enjoyable even if you didn't challenge for the overall championship.

And that will put a bow on another CFCC. A big thanks to those shadowy figures known as the dirty-dawg Directors, that keep this contest running throughout the year with hardly ever a mistake, and with zero compensation, other than some dirty-dawg love from all of you. Remember, we still have the PFCC going and we will be back in March and April for the NCAA Tournament. Otherwise, we will see you all back in August 2018 for the start of another great season of college football!

PFCC Week 17 Wrap: Regular Season Ends; Time for Super Bowl Blowout

by: exRegionalWeenie January 5, 2018



Seventeen NFL weeks. You made it seventeen weeks. Seventeen weeks of entering your picks before the deadline (usually), flipping coins to pick your winners and being surprised when a heavy favorite was upset by a crappy team that had no business winning. Congrats and thanks for sticking it out, but you're not quite done.

Super Bowl Blowout
Here's the easy part. Your final Dirty Dawg act of the season is to put a confidence factor from 1 to 12 on each of the playoff teams (1 on the crappiest team; 12 on the team you think will win the Super Bowl). For every game each team wins, you will get your points. Your confidence factors are multiplied by a given factor as we go deeper into the playoffs. And the best part is that you can't get a negative score, so be as wreckless as you want! CAUTION: Your Super Bowl Blowout picks are due by 3:35pm CST on Saturday, January 6.

Regular Season Standings
Congrats go to Brandon Bigelbach who is in first place after 17 weeks. Brandon has been excellent and consistant because he has been in the Top 5 since November. Brandon lives in Glasgow, MT, pop. 3,000. What the heck are the odds that the best Dirty Dawg of 2017 hails from such a puny place? Anywhoooo, another top contestant is Tina Fausey. She is in second place and just 5 points out of first. Next up is Brian Boyd (he's in third and just 10 points out of first place). Nate McGinnis is fourth while former leader Jerry Bailey is fifth. These guys are 18 and 30 points, respectively, behind overall leader Brandon Bigelbach.

The rest of the Top 10 are within striking distance of the overall lead. They are (from #6 to #10): Linda Kunches, Tim Oram, Tylen Preston, Jason Straub and Ted Champney.

Top Performers of Week 17
Scores were pretty crappy in Week 17 as the average was just 5 points. This is a little misleading, though, because this counts the 70 people who bailed on us before Week 17. These 'players' were assigned the same score as the week's lowest score, which was a NEGATIVE 38, thanks to Joe Kunches. So let's review. We have Linda K in the Top 10 and Joe K cranking out a -38. We're pretty sure Linda and Joe know each other because they both live in Niwot, CO. Just imagine the dinner conversations if these two live in the same house. Awkward!!

Week 17's top score belonged to David Broxton. David bagged 70 points and barely edged out Martha Hilgeman by just 2 points. Michael Boyer was third while John Zittel and Justyn Jackson were tied for fourth/fifth place with 52 points a piece. Nice job, Dawgs!

Group Standings
No changes occurred at the top of the Group Standings last week as the Hailraisers continued to flat out own first place. The Boomer Backs are a distant second, just barely ahead of the Harvey Crusaders.


REMEMBER... YOUR FINAL PICKS FOR THE SUPER BOWL BLOWOUT ARE BUE BY 3:35PM CST JANUARY 6TH!!

Becky Pritt Will Win CFCC 2017

by: Sugar (January 2, 2018)


For everyone but fans of Alabama and Georgia, it's all over but the cryin'. That goes for all dirty-dawgers but one as well. We fired up the TRS-80 computing array here at dirty-dawg World HQ and it appears that overall leader, Becky Pritt of Elizabethton, TN, cannot be caught. Becky has had a great Bowl Blowout with a 16-8 record and 120 points to move from 4th place after Week 13 into the overall lead. She has 1 point on Alabama in the final, so her final score will range from 923-927. Well played, Becky! Brett Williams in in 2nd place, but 30 points back and has 1 on Georgia, so he is out of contention. The next challenger is Jeff Graschel from Slidell, LA. Jeff has crushed the Blowout with 134 points and is up 33 spots to #3. However, he had 25 on Oklahoma, so he is finished for the season. Johnny Vegas is next, but with 9 points on the Tide and 50 points back, he is out as well. It will be interesting to see if JV can bone up when the smoke clears next Monday night. The last challenger is Daniel Lamb from Brandon, MS. Daniel is in 5th place overall with 25 on Alabama. If the Tide "rolls", Daniel will finish with 915 points, which will still leave him short of Becky Pritt.

For the Bowl Blowout overall, our old friend and dirty-dawg vet Dan Luyk will run away with the title as he sits on 240 points and a 21-3 record! Yeah, only 3 losses. Hard to believe. Dan missed 25 on A&M, 15 on Memphis and 2 on Clemson. He has 1 on Georgia in the final, so great job Dan! And for Group Play, perennial powerhouse Bucknutz leads the way with an average score of 757.44. The Border War Still Lives in KC is in 2nd place with 737.67 and The Florida Dummies version 16.0 is in 3rd with 726.50. It is always hard to predict how the group scores will shake-out with so many points still left on the board, so only time will tell.

So, get ready for what should be a great College Football National Championship final between Georgia and Alabama. If you are an SEC fan, you love this. If you aren't an SEC fan, you don't. But in any event, we will be back here next week after the champion has been crowned for a complete wrap-up of the 2017 CFCC and a promise to be back again later this year. Enjoy the championship!

CFCC Top dawgs

Final Standings

Place Player Pts W L
1 Becky Pritt 927 152 67
2 Daniel Lamb 919 152 67
3 Penny Zabel 905 151 68
4 Johnny Vegas 893 154 65
5 Brett Williams 893 148 71
6 Kent Kuyper 891 149 70
7 Linda Kunches 867 145 74
8 Phil Grigsby 865 154 65
9 David Schomaker 859 148 71
10 Stephen Storts 854 151 68
Full CFCC Standings

PFCC Top dawgs

Through Week 18

Place Player Pts W L
1 Tina Fausey 1151 163 75
2 Brandon Bigelbach 1143 163 75
3 Nate McGinnis 1133 169 69
4 Linda Kunches 1129 164 74
5 Jerry Bailey 1115 164 74
6 Jason Straub 1111 165 73
7 Robert Tarr 1110 165 73
8 Melissa Harral 1108 163 75
9 Tylen Preston 1104 165 73
10 Tim Oram 1103 163 75
Full PFCC Standings

CBCC Top dawgs

2017 Contest

Place Player Points
1 Justin Weaver 7993
2 Bob Fogarty 7959
3 David Broxton 7941
4 Mike Lowder 7918
5 Brian Boyd 7866
6 Jeremy Buckles 7863
7 Otto Binau 7862
8 Dave Ratzlaff 7861
9 Brian Gregory 7850
10 Mike Zwier 7845
Full CBCC Standings

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