Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

P-F09: Week 4 NFL Results

(Updated 9/29/09 3:43PM)

NFL WEEK 4 SCOREBOARD

Wanna hear some stats? Here we go....

Props to, like, the entire league sans myself and Rich for scoring double digit NFL Pick'em scores this week. That means Dave and Amy/Carrie notched double doubles. Cain scored 12, so it's time for a collective moan, since he's on top again.

Week 4 NFL bonus points went like this: Highest score (Kyle, Jess with 13 of 16) = 3, 12 or higher (AN, KW, KH, CC, GF, JHa, A-C, JN, JHo) = 3, Romo INTs (0) (Only Amy/Carrie) = 3.

Now on to my random NFL weekend thoughts...



I thought the idea of alternate uniforms was a sell more merch.

Eh?



Brett Favre pulled out some late game heroics. I'm not saying that it wasn't an awesome play, but I've gone on record with the two following wishes for Favre:
1. He succeeds big time and wins a Super Bowl. Brett Favre is the greatest story of the year and cements himself as the greatest QB of all time... no question.
2. This year is a fantastic failure for Favre and he embarrasses himself into permanent retirement.

I honestly want one of those two things to happen. Whichever does, I will be a very happy sports fan. If anything in between happens, this will be a disappointing year.

So where does this past week's last second TD throw put him in my two dream scenarios? Nowhere. Talk to me half way through the season. Right now we are queued up for another crappy Favre season like last year with the Jets.

Here is that play.





Looks like Pennington is out for the season... expect to see a whole lot more Wildcat. I'm indifferent... the Dolphins are on TheFerm's banned list.



NFL WEEK 4 SCOREBOARD

Monday, September 28, 2009

P-F09: Week 4 NCAA Results

(Updated 9/28/09 10:10PM)

NCAA WEEK 4 SCOREBOARD

How about I lead with some league stats this week... Props to Dave and Amy/Carrie for scoring 10 each this week, but it was Justin's 9 that earned him the top spot in the standings this week. I should mention his last minute changes netted him +3, something that didn't work out as well for Kevin (-2).

Vandy finished with 268 passing yards, so Kirby wisely spared his liver during post game tailgating after watching his Commodores (everyone's favorite intramural team) fry Rice.

Week 4 bonus points went like this: Highest score (Dave, Amy/Carrie) = 3, Double Digits (Dave, Amy/Carrie) = 3, Vandy Passing > Kirby's ounces (GN, DW, KH, KS, KZ, GF, RH, JHa, A-C, BD, RK, JC) = 2.

Now on to my random NCAA weekend thoughts...



I'd like to start off with the University of Houston... and I will.

Remember this guy?

Thanks to his weirdness, he's on TV more than Leave It To Beaver reruns. Thanks to his fascination with social media, sideshow Bob..er Brandon Carter will be watching games from the stands now. After the game, dude tweeted this (and yes, there are some typos in there):
"This is not how I saw our season, I just cried like am idiot. I want us to be so good my last year and I feel like I'm letting everyone down."
Eh, cheer up buddy. All that crying will make your mascara run. And then there was this one from SR LB Marlon Williams...
"Wondering why I'm still in this meeting room when the head coach can't even be on time to his on meeting"
Uh oh.

Carter also wrote:
"I am not a captain anymore and will not be playing this week. Good luck red raiders ill still be cheering on my family from the stands!!:)"
Emoticons from guys with tattoos on their skull are so cute. Care to wager who is going to get more TV time in the crowd now, that freak or Tebow's parents? (not that Tech will be getting a lot of prime time this year).

For everyone that would like to relive the greatness of the UH final drive, Youtube once again proves that it is one of the greatest inventions of our lifetime.





Should Alabama be ranked #1? Eh, maybe. 4 AP voters thought so.



Tebow got knocked out. Expect bad things to happen to the state of Kentucky if he doesn't fully recover. I'm just saying.



Baylor QB, Robert Griffin III, was injured this weekend and will be out for the season. Besides the Big 12 losing one of its best and most exciting QBs, Tech and A&M fan have to be a little more excited. Baylor is now Baylor again.



DVR Alert! The University of Houston/Sand Pirate game will be replayed early Wednesday morning at 2:30AM on ESPN2. I've got that queued up already.




NCAA WEEK 4 SCOREBOARD

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Get Yo Entry Fee On

[old school beat]

You can’t play for free
'Round here there’s a fee
Pay 25 to me
I’m sure you’ll agree
This game’s hot you see
Worth your first baby every penny
Go Pick'em, Get Money, Go Pick'em, Get Money
Go Pick'em, Get Money, Go Pick'em, Get Money
Go Pick'em, Get Money, Go Pick'em, Get Money


Best Ways to Pay Your $25 Entry Fee:
  1. PayPal – I always keep our league’s pot over in my PayPal account, so paying directly to it is the easiest for me. If you are interested in this option, let me know and I’ll send you a request. They make you pay extra for credit card payments, so if somehow you’ve made it to 2009 and have never set up an account linked to your bank...
  2. Check – This is the next easiest option for me. It’s pretty easy for me to transfer your money into the PayPal account from my bank.
  3. Cash – If you give me cash, I’m most likely going to blow it on beer or beef jerky. However, it still counts and I’ll take it if this is the best option for you.
  4. Services – I’ll take your proposals.
I don't *need* payments until the season is over. However, I don't suggest waiting that long. Trust me, that $25 feels like $100 once it is a done deal that you will be donating your money to someone else. Also keep in mind that the football season wraps up around the holiday season, where $25 to Pick'em means your Mom isn't getting that gift certificate you planned because you've got to pay for Chris Cain's dinner.

I will be hooking up those of you that pay early with some bonus points. Starting next Monday, anyone who has paid will accumulate 1 bonus point per contest per week. The bonus points will start on the week of the payment and will continue until the 20th person has paid. This should give a slight advantage to those of you who square up early (assuming everyone doesn't pay between now and the end of next week).

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

P-F09: Week 3 NCAA Results

(Updated 9/21/09 1:32PM)

WEEK 3 NCAA SCOREBOARD

I understand that my views don't necessarily represent the views of the league, but this is my post. You can have your own ! :) (seriously, just let me know)

Texas made things right again... USC lost... Florida St. remembered what it was like to win and reminded BYU that they were BYU (making that ou loss sting a little more). What a Saturday!

As a football fan, I was disappointed in the VT/Nebraska game and (to a much lesser extent) the Florida/Tennessee game. Kiffin can spin it all he wants, there ain't no such thing as a moral victory... especially in Div-1A BCS Conference play. I haven't heard a sand pirate play the "at least the game was under the spread" card yet, but if I do, it will be quickly followed by a "Child Please!"

Damnit... I've got a scratch in my throat. If I were speaking this post instead of typing it, you guys would be really annoyed with me throat clearing already.

I'm no VT or Nebraska fan, but this play was pretty sweet. I bet we see this again as a contender for a play of the year ESPY or something.



Aggie basketball > Aggie football?





Get yo 'stache on!











WEEK 3 NCAA SCOREBOARD

P-F09: Week 3 NFL Results

(Updated 9/21/09 11:08AM)

WEEK 3 NFL SCOREBOARD

I understand that my views don't necessarily represent the views of the league, but this is my post. You can have your own ! :) (seriously, just let me know)

Texans beat the Tits... the Cowboys lost in what was a pretty exciting game (as long as you aren't a Cowboys fan)... Red Raider fan went back to the desert... what a Sunday!

Jets win! Mark Sanchez is going to Disney World!!!!!!! Wait, no... seriously?!

...from the Sports Pickle:
"This is an amazing feeling," said Sanchez. "And it all happened so fast. It seemed like just weeks ago we were at camp, and now we're celebrating our Super Bowl win. I don't even know what to do next. I guess take a few weeks off and then start getting ready for next season."

Jets officials say they are working with New York City and New Jersey officials to help schedule a parade for the team later this week.

T.O.'s Schadenfreude... well kinda. I know, it's just a retweet, but still.

Speaking of the Cowboys, who had more picks, Romo or Jerry Jones?

A Giant Pick (via Deadspin)

Ochocinco's Lambeau Leap



WEEK 3 NFL SCOREBOARD

Thursday, September 17, 2009

39 - 33. It Still Hurts

I don't think you have to be a Texas fan to appreciate the damage Tech did to the college football scene last year. I'm not sure I'm ready to let it go or laugh it off yet, but this article from the Barking Carnival sure helped a little. I was going to tweet this, but I figured there was less of a chance that you would read it, therefore missing out on its hilarity. I've copied a small portion here, but follow the link below to read the whole thing. It gets much funnier.

Playing Texas Tech is basically like playing basketball with your girlfriend. At first it’s all casual: you’re each holding a drink, you cover her by squeezing a tit when she tries a jump shot, giggling when she bounces the ball off of her ankles out of bounds. It’s clear that you’re better than her and the power balance is respected. You don’t call her for traveling or double dribbles because of chivalry. Good fun until she fucks it up.

She scores somehow on a bullshit fadeaway while you’re pretending to nap on the free throw line and she begins to really celebrate. She starts running around the sport court like an asshole raising a ruckus and seeking attention. You see the help start to smile and call out to her with encouragement: “Nice shot Meeeeesus!” and “Chew scorrrre ball on heeem!”

Then the mood of the game changes. You know you have to do something because both she and the help are getting above themselves at your expense.

39-33, right?

[Link to the entire post]

P-F09: Week 3 Cards Are Ready

NFL Week 3 Card:
NCAA Week 3 Card:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

P-F09: Week 2 Weekend Wrap-up

Week 2 is in the books. Here is a summary of Week 2 action here at the website.

NCAA Contest:
Crystal (Beelzebubbles) won week 2 with the only double digit score (10). Her performance vaulted her from 7th to 1st place.

I semi-live blogged Saturday. In addition, I retro-posted some recap stuff at the end. I think my normal routine will be to open up and official post for the scores and general bs that goes along with each contest.

If you haven't noticed, I added the contest leaderboards in the left column of the blog. They update as the scores come in. My plan is to resort them every Tuesday night.

NFL Contest:
Did you guys know Sunday was Grandparents' Day? I didn't until Disney channel told me early in the morning. Luckily, a visit to the in-laws to see the Grandparents got in the way of some of my early day football watching. I heard that Mike Lombardi likened the Texans to a marshmallow covered with Charmin and dipped in drawn butter. On Sunday and Monday I put together a post with some random recap items. As for the scores, the first week turned out to be predictable as there was a 4-way tie for first with 14 of 16 correct picks. 18 of 20 people had double digit pick'em scores... which means... Crystal had a double double this week. Congrats!

Other Items on the Website:
I'll work on getting the cards together Tuesday and Wednesday.

-G*

P-F09: Week 2 NFL Results

(updated 9/15 6:45 AM)

No live opening week comments... Texans suck. Great.

LINK TO SCORECARD



OTHER ITEMS FROM AROUND THE INTERNETS:


Did any Comcastians check out their new NFL channel this weekend? I tuned in for the late games. Why the bleep isn't NFL Red Zone not offered in HD?! The channel kinda works though, especially if you aren't interested in a particular game. They just switch back and forth between whatever is interesting, and they even will use downtime to catch you up on the game they are presenting (i.e. they toss you into the coverage with the team on the 10 yard line, but then they go back and show you the big play(s) that got them there).

I was able to catch this play with the Red Zone coverage (great play and "entertaining" announcing):



Brian Urlacker is done for the season (wrist). Since I don't care about the Bears, it doesn't bother me much. One thing that I do know, MUCH less work is going to get done at the United Way. That dude was a beast! I'm also assuming his badminton career is over.



NFL fans are a different breed.

Texans fans keep it classy

Kevin Kolb got some PT when McNabb left the game with a rib injury. It was a good weekend to be a Houston Cougar.

I hear Dallas looked good, but don't expect any Cowboy commentary from me. They are too awesome for me to like (he says, while imitating a Texans fan greeting Thomas Jones in the endzone).

Chances are, if you've been trolling the interwebs recently you already have seen this video, but for those reading this post for the Cliff Notes version of the news... I present to you... an old Cris Collinsworth video:




Monday, September 14, 2009

P-F09: Week 2 NCAA - Semi-Live Bloggin' It

(updated 9/14 11:07 PM)

LINK TO SCORECARD


7:05AM: Baby alarm... awesome.

7:15AM: Any attempts to get any more sleep are futile with kids chatting.

8:15AM: Amanda heads off to some we-help-you-cook-your-food-and-you-bring-it-home-and-freeze-it pyramid scheme party thing. Now it is just me, this one, this one, and football.

8:52AM: Wrapped up getting the living room set up. Madison used a squirt bottle to "clean" one of my TVs. Now the controls don't work. Sweet.

8:58AM: Ollie drops a deuce... really?!? 2 minutes before Gameday starts? TiVo is my friend.

9:01AM: Ollie beats me out of the room (since I have to do some post wiping cleanup), grabs the remote, and changes the channel. So much keeping my spot paused on ESPN.

The Scene

9:02AM: Gameday starts slightly late. I'm greeted with the same crappy, barely retooled Collage Gameday intro. WTF is up with that thing?! I don't want any tings in my tang tang, thank you very much. If all Disney Sports can get is irrelevant music stars, can't they still do better? I miss Bubba Sparxxx.

He put that hat on... makes me proud

9:15AM: Irrelevant was probably a little harsh. Mr. Big and Mr. Rich are icons to rednecks and tweeners everywhere. I saw that one that seems to have more talent on a CMT reality show. If he wasn't called Big before, he should be the one called Big now. He said he would kill for country... not kill *for* his country... kill for country. We'll just assume he's Big, even if that other guy thinks he all Big.

9:37AM: Off to start prepping some afternoon "tailgate" food.

Hunk-o-meat

11:53AM: Finished (most of the) prep and cleanup afterward for 3 dishes: Crock-pot roast beef (to be served on crusty Italian bread), blue cheese and bacon dip (partly to be used to sperad on the bread, part for dipping veggies), and a vinegar horseradish coleslaw. Food porn pictures later on in the 2 or 3 o'clock hour.

11:58AM: TV Update: I have Penn St./Syracuse (on card) on my main TV , North Carolina/Connecticut (on card) on the TV Maddie broke earlier (now it's a black & white TV apparently), Iowa/Iowa St. (on card) on one small TV, and Florida/Troy on the other small TV. I haven't watched much of anything... may reshuffle.

B&W... seriously!?!

12:35PM: Time to feed the kids.

Toddler food porn

1:15PM: Is playing fetch with your 15 month old wrong? Because he sure digs it...

1:28PM: #19 North Carolina could be in trouble... and I'm watching a Billy Mays commercial. I miss that guy. Too bad he had an affinity for the cocaĆ­na.

1:40PM: Time for a beer update. I just polished off a Real Ale Full Moon Pale Rye. Before that it was a Magic Hat #9. Before that... Magic Hat Roxy Rolles Autumn Amber.

1:43PM: Why the bleep doesn't Comcast offer ESPNU in HD?!

2:27PM: Central Michigan upsets Michigan State (-15) 29-27 in the final seconds!! Too bad that wasn't on the card. North Carolina, who was on the card, came back to take care of business. Too bad I was on the wrong side of that pick. Card has been updated.

2:31PM: Texas game is on... expect less frequent updates :)

Game day food porn...
Brown chicken, brown cow

6:14PM: Back again. The Longhorns (eventually) disposed of Wyoming and I disposed of a Real Ale Fireman #4, another Roxy Rolles, and a Dogfish Punkin Ale. I found myself more interested in the UH/OSU game, I must admit... and UH pulled off the upset! Question: Does ou fan feel the Schadenfreude Texas fan enjoyed last week with this Cowboy loss?

6:46PM: Getting geared up for the USC/tOSU game. LSU/Vandy, NASCAR, and South Carolina/UGA also tuned on the televisions.

That USC Frosh QB... he's one LA d-bag cool cat.



My evening updates slowed dramatically because I was putting together the video above and an even better one that I'll post when it finishes uploading.

8:26PM: Nearing the end of the 3rd quarter, Kansas State 2, U-La-La 14. Ragin' Cajuns. Ayeeeeeeee!

8:30PM: Now is as good of a time as ever to point out the new scoreboards I added to the left column of the blog. The formatting isn't perfect, but they are generated and updated automatically, so I am willing to deal with the unwanted text that shows up. The number on the left is the overall Pick'em points and the number on the right is the current week's scores. I'll have it do a resort after the week is over, but leave it unsorted as scores are updated so you can see how you did relative to your closest competitors.

9/13 9:49AM: Picks are final.

Enjoy my video of the script Ohio before this weekend's USC/tOSU game. I suggest you watch the whole thing, so you can soak in the awesomeness of the script Ohio. But, if the thought makes you dry heave a little, skip to about the 2:45 mark. I can't get enough of this video.



LINK TO SCORECARD


OTHER ITEMS FROM AROUND THE INTERNETS:

Great College Gameday sign (via Collagegameballs.com)

Click to enlarge. Don't miss the O.J. sign

My favorite Pammy of the week:
"I gotta think that the USC Trojans are going to eat that one out."- Ray Bentley

Would Barkley still be considered the greatest freshman ever if tOSU had scored on that last drive? I don't think so. The fact is, USC played better as a team and Barkley didn't lose the game for them. On the other side of the field, who is ready to have that "Terrelle Pryor is not the next VY, he's better than VY" conversation. VY would have won that game. If you disagree, lets go put the film on bro.
(for the record, I think Pryor is a better quarterback, but not better when it comes to what counts: winning... at least on the college level. In some ways, not even close)

In tattoo news...


Week 1 NCAA Bonus: What will your winning strategy be this year?

Wikipedia points out that a strategy is winning if the player following it must necessarily win, no matter what his opponent plays. Yes, I copied that correctly. I know... whatever. Nerds.

The Pick'em football season is long. To win you guys will need some sort of strategy. The following are your submissions for how you will make it out on top.

Dan (Fighting Farmers) is going to keep it simple by "picking the winners" (+1). Justin will be utilizing "alcohol" (+1). Bob (Los Tigeres) says, "I've learned over the years it's not really a pick, but a guess. So, I am going to guess better than everybody's picks" (+1). As a winning strategy, I do not endorse that... and neither does Gary (Six Six in Shoes). He proposes to "Try to figure out what Bob will pick, and do the opposite" (+1). Jess (I will beat Bob and Gary) seems to have a clear mission this year: "Doesn't take much to beat Bob and Gary, but I will continue to use the least amount of time to correctly pick the winning teams" (+1).

Amanda (The MotherLoad) subscribes to a similar mantra and said she will "pick the right teams and get more points that way" (+1). Makes sense. Kimsey (Suck it #15) is "actually sending in all of [her] picks. That should help" (+1). Agreed, but I'll still be looking forward to those 3AM cards. Jay (Demons) is going to "play the spread" (+1) and Amy/Carrie is going to "be aggressive" (+1). No fear, y'all. Dave (Bevo XIV) one ups the picking correctly idea with his strategy: "Use my Best Bets to maximize the bonus pointage. Wait...what? [grrrrr]" (+2). Sorry man... no Best Bets this year... and there is always someone who gets frustrated that the bonus points aren't worth jack until the end of the year.

Curtis (12 National Championships) proposes "to beat the f**k out of my fellow competitors. I am kinfolk to the schwam..." (+1). I admire the spunk. I know that comes from the right place. However, I have no idea how to decode Crystal (Beelzebubbles) strategy: "Rohypnol and prayer...and Sunny Brook Canadian Whiskey...are their Brooks in Canada?" (+2 I guess... I had to Google to find out that was the date rape drug. I'm not sure who is getting date raped, but let's go ahead and assume it is Cain).

Kevin (DonkeyStyle) dipped into his playbook for the equivalent of a wide receiver screen for a safe completion on his bonus question answer. His winning strategy will be to "eat as many EA filled kolaches as possible" (+2... first down... I still appreciate the classic EA kolache answer reset). Kirby (Mr. Smokey Pants) will use "sideline view (a newsletter) plus haiku" (+2... based on the assumption that we will be getting some haiku this year... otherwise I'm taking away a point). For those of you looking for some entertainment, Kirby polished off a sixer and then peppered TheFerm.org with haiku comments spanning almost all of the posts. There is a good chance that will be up for Top Moment in the first year of our drinking blog.

Chris (Novacain) swept the Pick'em contests last year. He clearly subscribes to the "if it ain't broke" idiom. He says he'll use "the same strategy I used last year! ;)" (+1). He also digs emoticons. I'm on board though, my (Ferments-A-Lot) strategy is to "Wait for Cain to pick, hack into the Google Doc results, and steal those picks" (+1). Rich knows Chris is the one to beat too, and he premeditates an assault in his prediction: "I am going to Gillooly Cain next time I see him on campus" (+2... nice use of Gillooly as a verb).

Kyle (Dallas D-Bags) delivered some imagery with his strategy. "My winning strategy is simple, I plan on getting all up in that a$$. I plan on stepping into everyone's a$$hole close the door behind me and spray paint, 'Kyle was Here.' I'm going to f*ck everyone's a$$hole up. I'm going to ball up some newspaper and throw it on the floor, eat Snickers and leave garbage effectively f*cking up that a$$hole. Get out, open it up again and leave it wide open so that everyone knows that I was there" (+3). Everyone without HBO now thinks Kyle is weirder than they previously thought.

If I had to pick a winning strategy (oh yeah... I do), the commissioner's office is endorsing Jon's (Naked Bootleggers) strategy. He will be "waiting until the night before picks are due, chugging a beer as fast as possible and blindly picking teams based on how my gut feels. And if I don't pick well this week I'll add an additional beer each week until my gut gets it right" (+3). Awesome. I may try that.

Championship Predictions

On the first card for each of the contests, I asked you to make your Championship predictions. Usually I file these away until the end of the season, but now that we have ourselves a blog, I'm going to make the predictions a post.

If you hit on either one, it will be worth 15 bonus points toward that contest's associated post season contest (Bowl or Playoff).

FORMAT: Team Name, NFL Champ, NCAA Champ
RH Los Tigeres, Miami Dolphins, LSU Tigers
JC Justin's Team, Pittsburgh Steelers, Texas Longhorns
KH Mr. Smokey Pants, New England Patriots, Oklahoma St. Cowboys
DB Fightin Farmers, Dallas Cowboys, Florida Gators
Jha I Will Beat Bob and Gary, New England Patriots, Texas Longhorns
BD Bobs Bobcats, New England Patriots, Oklahoma Sooners
CJ Beelzebubbles, Dallas Cowboys, Florida Gators
KS DonkeyStyle, New England Patriots, Florida Gators
DW Bevo XIV, New England Patriots, Texas Longhorns
JN Naked Bootleggers, New England Patriots, Oklahoma Sooners
KZ Suck It #15, Chicago Bears, Florida Gators
KW Dallas D-Bags, Pittsburgh Steelers, Florida Gators
Jho Demons, Dallas Cowboys, Florida Gators
A-C Amy/Carrie's Team, San Diego Chargers, Texas Longhorns
GF Six Six in Shoes, Pittsburgh Steelers, Florida Gators
CG 12 National Championships, New Orleans Saints, Alabama Crimson Tide
AN The MotherLoad, Indianapolis Colts, Texas Longhorns
GN Ferments-A-Lot, New England Patriots, Texas Longhorns
RK BlitzKrieg, San Diego Chargers, Texas Longhorns
CC Novacain, New Orleans Saints, Texas Longhorns

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Rules

Its never too late to add new rules!

Today's new rules deal with bonus points. In addition to any bonus questions included on the weekly cards, I will be giving the following points weekly:
  • 3 pts to all people scoring the highest amount of points
  • 3 pts to anyone scoring 10 or more in the NCAA picks or 12 or more in the NFL picks
Remember, bonus points do not count toward your overall score. They will give you an advantage in the post season contests.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

P-F09: Week 2 NCAA Card

Ex wrestler Jim Ross (Norman, OK resident and huge OU football fanatic) was doing his weekly OU report on 1560AM in H-town today. He likened the feeling after the loss to BYU to swimming in a lake naked and getting out only to have your Mother-in-law standing there. Awesome.

The Week 2 NCAA Card is ready. Only Saturday games, and I should be home all day... maybe I'll semi-live blog the day.

CLICK HERE FOR THE WEEK 2 NCAA CARD


CLICK HERE FOR THE WEEK 2 PRINTABLE NCAA CARD

-G*

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My dog killed yet another squirrel today.
It's really depressing when your pet's goals
in life are far more ambitious than your own.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

P-F09: Week 2 NFL Card

It's nice to be a 'Bama fan again... not so good to be a Sooner fan. I'd talk aggie football, but I don't think anyone can remember when they were any good. Kyle, how old were you in the late 80s/early 90s?

I've attempted to make some improvements to the Google Doc experience. Behind the scenes, the new cards are like a googolplex times better than the thing I threw together for Week 1. On the front end, hopefully you guys will find the cards familiar.

Since there is a Thursday night NFL game, I'm sending the NFL card out separate. The other motivation for this is that you won't have to make all your NCAA and NFL picks at once.

I've also put together (or created some web code that auto-populates from the Google form) something that looks a little like our old cards. For those of you who like to work with a hard copy, you'll be able to print this out and do your picks offline before filling out the online form.

My fingers are crossed that I pulled all this off without making any mistakes.

CLICK HERE FOR THE WEEK 2 NFL CARD


CLICK HERE FOR THE WEEK 2 PRINTABLE NFL CARD

-G*

ps- In case you are confused the "Week 2" title... the Weeks are in Pick'em years, er weeks, not NFL or NCAA weeks. Otherwise, the week numbers would be out of sync all year and that would be confusing.... for me.

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If I ever participate in a Civil War reenactment, I want
to be the guy who sits on the crapper, dying of dysentery.
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Monday, September 7, 2009

P-F09: Week 1 Card

The first week is in the books. Ohio St. and LSU won, but looked vulnerable. Oklahoma... well, *tear*.

In our pick'em league, Kirby, Bob, and Justin jumped to an early lead... with 8. No double digit pick points this week. Also, all of you that played last year should be a little excited that 2008's pick'em king started the NCAA week with 4 correct picks. Chris posted a Sooner-like performance. Can either bounce back and win a championship?

Like always, I've procrastinated some of the infrastructure requirements for the league, but expect some updates through the week and possibly an answer to the view-after-submission issue for the cards this week.

Oh yes, and the NFL gets going on Thursday. The Week 2 cards should go out tomorrow evening. Life is good again.


click to enlarge

updated: 9/7/09 10:54PM

PS- I learned a new (favorite) word this weekend: Schadenfreude (I think you can figure why this German word makes me a little happier)