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P-F10: Week 5 Cards

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P-F10: Week 4 NCAA Bonus Results - Mascot on Mascot Violence

After Rufus v. Brutus , I wasted a half hour or so on YouTube watching mascot fights. And if look up mascot fights, you are probably going to start watching related videos. And if you start watching related videos, you are going to eventually move on to animals fighting in the wild. And if you are watching videos of animals fighting in the wild, you are probably going to move on to videos of animals attacking people in cars. And if you are watching animals attacking people in cars, you will start watching big booty cheerleaders dancing. And if you are watching big booty cheerleaders dancing, you will most likely decide to make a Pick'em Bonus question asking which on-field costumed mascot would get his booty kicked by the opposing team's mascot. The Match-ups: Mike the Tiger vs The Mountaineer ANo - Northmen: I'd say the LSU Tigers could give that ole Mountaineer a run for his money! (Actually there are a lot of little guys vs big buys here.) I have been to both citi

P-F10: Week 4 NFL Results

(updated 9/30/10 9:57 AM)   No matter what happens today, Cowboy fans will still annoy me. It's cool, but just saying. (click link below to see the full scorecard) WEEK 4 NFL SCORECARD Leaderboard: No, how *YOOUU* doin'. Stuff: This... funny. The rest of the Texans game... not so funny... to me at least. For the record, 1-2 Cowboy fans aren't nearly as bad as I thought they would be. I think they have too many issues with their own team to be bothered with what I think of mine.  Point summaries for Week 4: The Kentucky Snowman (GF) had a HUGE week (13) against STIFF competition (9.6 avg) that CLIMAXED with a him becoming the new leader (+3 spots). Well done... have a smoke. Weekly Stats: Weekly Winner(s): GF - Kentucky Snowman (13) +3 bonus points NFL dubs (12+): GF (13), DC  +3 bonus points Bonus Question: Texas or Cowboys. ANSWER: Cowboys. DW, KH, KS, GF, CCo, DD, JM, JN, MN, ANe, RK +10 Paid: KW, DW, KH, WH, KZ, KS, JN, ANe, Lo, AP +1 2D

P-F10: Week 4 NCAA Results

(updated 9/29/10 3:25 PM)   Ugh. Still drinking the day away. But just for the kids, I'm updating today's scores. I got a text from KW after UCLA spanked Texas' arse on our home field. I was walking from the stadium back to my tailgate. After rubbing it in, he says: "I'm not trying to rub it in, I just know how it feels to lose... a lot." But I don't think Aggies really know how it feels. My people aren't used to sucking. :) Anyway, maybe my picks were good this week.......... crrraaaaap. (click link below to see the full scorecard) WEEK 4 NCAA SCORECARD Leaderboard: No, how *YOU* doin'. Point summaries for Week 4: Being the frontrunnering smack talker that I am, I won't bag on a lot of people this week for their performances. I may have noticed that only 4 of the 25 players in our league scored above .500 with their picks. Gary's (GF) 3 kind of stands out, but it's forgivable given Curtis' (CG) 2. Two of Fifteen. Bu

P-F10: Week 4 Cards

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P-F10: Week 3 NFL Bonus Results - Catch?

Is this a catch? The refs say no. You say... YES. ANo - Northmen: It was totally a catch, give me a break. Hey Ref...TSO...TSO...TSO! (TSO... nice. +2) ???. - GN - Ferments-A-Lot: This crap is exactly why I wish the NFL had instant replay. Oh wait. (How do I objectively score myself? +2) NO.   KW - The Swinging Richards: OK, here's the deal, CJ should have focused a little more on showing off how awesome he catch the ball by show boating the ball over his head in his hand instead of just dropping it and running off.  This is the NFL, you have rules to follow, you have to do everything you can and give every effort to do what you can to demonstrate that you maintained control throughout the play.  Others in the league should learn from CJ's mistake.  Incomplete. (Kyle hates showboating, but you should see him dance after breaking wind... no wait, that's me. +2) NO. DW - Bevo XIV: No catch according to the rule.  However, the rule should be changed.  Hedging I know,

P-F10: Week 3 NFL Results

(last updated 9/22/10 7:55 PM) Ron Mexico was QB1 this week. I'm #1 b!tches (click link below to see the full scorecard) WEEK 3 NFL SCORECARD Gig'em is NFL-Pick'em-1, b!tches. What you see right there is the leaderboard (below). Point summaries for Week 3: Nothing really stands out to me except that five of you were outscored by a baby (WH, 7)! Gig'em (AP) didn't score 14 this week, but he filed a nice 10 of 16, which was good enough to stay on the top of the leaderboard. For those of you that are in to this kind of thing, Aggies hold the top spots in each contest. Weekly Stats: Weekly Winner(s): CG - 13 National Championships (12) +3 bonus points NFL dubs (12+): CG (2nd straight week)  +3 bonus points Bonus Question: Catch? (Results to be posted) Paid: KW, KH, WH, KZ, KS, JN, ANe, Lo +1 Some thoughts while watching football this weekend: Mike Vick *is* #1. Damn. AP is a beast. He is forgiven for going to OU. Every kid makes a bad d

P-F10: Week 3 NCAA Results

(updated 9/22/10 2:09 PM)   FWIW, I semi-live blogged my game watching experience this Saturday . (click link below to see the full scorecard) WEEK 3 NCAA SCORECARD Leaderboard: Scroll down to see it in the live blog post. The top 5 spots stayed the same. Dave's Bonus (DD) and Bevo XIV (DW) were the biggest gainers, moving up 9 spots each. Football is Fun (MN) was the biggest loser, losing 12 spots... mostly because of a 4 of 15 week with the picks. Point summaries for Week 3: Five of you guys tied for the top score this week, unfortunately no one scored over 9 of 15 picks. After a commissioner screw-up in entering the MSU/ND score, Bevo XIV (DW) won the week with the only double digit card (10)... h/t RK on the mistake. It was a tough week for picks ATS this week and a huge difference compared to the scores we saw in Week 2. The Swinging Richards (KW) still sits on top. Weekly Stats: Weekly Winner(s): DW, WH, CCo, DD, AP (9) +3 bonus points NCAA dubs (10+): DW

The Weekend That Was - NFL Edition (September 19, 2010): Wrastlin'

last updated  9/20/10 4:23 PM Welcome to TWTW, Wrestling edition, er I mean NFL edition. Look closely at these videos. Looks fake to me. .

The Weekend That Was - NCAA Edition (September 18, 2010): Losing Builds Character

last updated  9/21/10 11:59 PM Welcome to another week of TWTW, NCAA edition. I spent the entire day watching 4 to 5 TVs simultaneously. It was man-tastic. I didn't take a picture, but I attempted to build a TV tray and pillow fortress around my La-z Boy, but the kids still found a way to infiltrate. ARG! I updated the website throughout the day, but below are a few items I missed. Now kids, cheaters never for some reason always win, but losing builds character. What an awesome play... too bad time had already run out. Does that disqualify it for an ESPY? And to prove to you guys that cheating is wrong, God struck MSU head coach Mark Dantonio with a heart attack after the game. He should have told the refs the truth. Just saying. Speaking of the ESPYs... This shouldn't have counted either. A puppy died after this dishonesty. Hey, don't shoot the messenger. I don't make these kind of karmic micro-managerial decisions. Alls I'm saying is that it looks li

P-F10: Week 3 Pick'em Dash Center

I'll be home all day today, so this post will be your exclusive conclusive single place to mingle about the goings on during the college football day that is the 18th of September, 2010. Or just check out the scoreboard, yo. (click link below to see the full scorecard) WEEK 3 NCAA SCORECARD Check out what is hap'nin on the Leaderboard. 8:18 AM: DW reminds us of the reason to watch the Gameday preshow on ESPN U: EAPMF   9:01 AM: ESPN has been using the same song for College Gameday since at least 2005 (that's as far back as I can remember). Are Big & Rich even together anymore. I once heard Big say that he would kill for country. Maybe Rich was like, "whoa dude, I just like to entertain, be mysterious, and get that paper." And the Cowboy Troy character? He be rhyming all the clock. He gets in on till the break of morning. I really miss Bubba Sparxxx's customized weekly song, and I'm going to post my feelings about ESPN's crappy intro e

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P-F10: Week 3 Cards

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P-F10: Week 2 NCAA Bonus Results - Fun with Analogies

According to some really smart educators, analogies are excellent thinking activities. This may be why you hate them so much. The SEC is to Mickey Mouse as… What would you fill in that analogy with? What the heck does that even mean? Whatever your answer, you get an A on this test. If you filled in something, I'm going to assume that little hamster in your head got the propoer amount on exercise in the wheel (+2). My subjective favorite got +3. Feel free to pick your favorite in the comment section. Gooooo brains! Northmen - ANo : The SEC is to Mickey Mouse as… the Big XII is to Bevo.   Ferments-A-Lot - GN : The SEC is to Mickey Mouse as… a dog is to a chain.   The Swinging Richards - KW : The SEC is to Mickey Mouse as… the Norris family is to Texas Tech.  They are both located in the same state but neither wants to admit it. Smokey's Bandits - KH : The SEC is to Mickey Mouse as… Richard Gere is to Gerbil.   Kentucky Snowman - GF : The SEC is to Mickey Mouse as… Coach

P-F10: Week 2 NFL Bonus Results - Two MNF games... OMG WTF?

In the most confusing Pick'em bonus question since the once popular "What did Gary mean when he said...", we got a variety of answers (and some non-answers). This week the NFL treated us with two Monday Night Football games. The "question" prompted you to take a side: 1. OMG I just j'ed in my p's 2. WTF, one is enough Ha! You thought this was an open ended bonus question. I really enjoyed your responses, but I want to let you know, there is only one correct answer: One is enough. Seriously, the second game was the clear dog. Sure, we had an upset, but who the fk cares!? Honestly, who was even up? After midnight thirty and my fifth (or so... who really counts past four), I accidentally fell asleep. When I woke up in the morning, I forgot there even was a 2nd game. It wasn't until an hour or so ago that I went and added the score to our Pick'em Scorecard. Let's get games on more weekday evenings, but we don't need an evening double he

P-F10: Week 2 NFL Bonus Results - Favorite & Least Favorite Teams

Similar to the NCAA contest, everyone cashed in on the bonus points last week (+2) by filling out the bonus questions. That is, everyone but Bob, who decided to take Week 2 off to blow dry his hair. Who you like? P-F10 Favorite Teams P-F10 Least Favorite Teams Extra Credit: Bevo XIV - DW : Favorite Team = Oilers (I'm not sure if Dave meant the Oilers or he just doesn't recognize that they are now the Titans) noteworthy, but +0 Nothing to Lose - JH : Least Favorite Team = Any team with TO (I just added this b/c I felt like Crystal would disapprove of cousin Jess' response) +1 BlitzKrieg - RK : Least Favorite Team = NFL Officials. (You and all other Detroit fans ) +1

P-F10: Week 2 NFL Results

(updated 9/15/10 10:07 AM)   The Texans beat the Colts. Time to book a hotel room in Dallas y'all. (click link below to see the full scorecard) WEEK 2 NFL SCORECARD Leaderboard: One leader... twenty-five followers. Point summaries for Week 2: Gig'em (AP) scored more picks in one NFL week than two weeks against the spread in NCAA. He also picked the Chiefs to be the Chargers and the Texans to beat the Colts. Either he's got his finger on the pulse or we'll have a new leader next week. :) Weekly Stats: Weekly Winner(s): AP - Gig'em (14) +3 bonus points NFL dubs (12+): GN, KZ, GF, CG, AP (14)  +3 bonus points Bonus Questions: 1 & 2. Favorite and least favorite teams. 3. Two MNF games (Results to be posted) Paid: KW, KH, WH, KZ, KS, JN, ANe, Lo +1 2Do List: Week 2 bonus: Favorite and Least Favorite Teams  Week 2 bonus: Two MNF games Week 2 Weekend Thoughts - NFL Week 3 NFL Card

P-F10: Week 2 NCAA Results

(updated 9/14/10 3:02 PM)   I sweated for 11 hours today. No lie. But you are probably more interested in scores. (click link below to see the full scorecard) WEEK 2 NCAA SCORECARD Leaderboard: This will show up each week in these results posts until someone at Google answers my question about why it the code doesn't work in the right column of the blog anymore. I'm leaving the scar error over to the right in protest... and because I'm stubborn. Point summaries for Week 2: Duffy (KZ) was thuggin it and lovin it this college football weekend. She went DUFFY on her picks, scoring 13 of 15 correct against the spread! I've been running this thing for a decade, and I can tell you that this kind of accuracy is very rare... like maybe once in a year. If you want something to shoot for though, don't set your goals too low. Amanda aka AN aka Northmen aka Teach aka the wife has scored the only perfect 15 of 15 that I can remember... and she's done it twice!

The Weekend That Was - NFL Edition (September 12, 2010): The Worst Word

last updated  9/15/10 10:22 AM I spent most of Sunday in the car, but thank goodness for XM/Sirius radio. Did you know that they are the preferred satellite radio company of the NFL? Did you know that they are the only satellite radio company? /ad wizards The Worst Word Bernard Pollard is a bad @$$ man. I don't mind having him on my hometown team, as long as he isn't the gateway drug to becoming the Cowboys or Bengals. The very worst part about this play isn't that Pollard shouts some obsenities (I yelled the same thing at the refs in Austin on Saturday... twice), it's that the dude with his finger on the button completely missed the dump. You have 7 mthrfking seconds, mthrfker! Cuss the NFL So apparently the Lions were robbed of a win. There are several videos out there that show the play, but I like this one. (more worst words, just warning) He's either double jointed or...  ...aah sh!t favorite Deadspin comment: "Where is your underw

The Weekend That Was - NCAA Edition (September 11, 2010): Hot As Balls

last updated  9/13/10 4:10 PM I watch a lot of football, however, I normally choose to watch, drink, etc. instead of taking notes for a blog post. However, I also read a lot of Internets and listen to a lot of sports radio. Each week I'll try to drop a few items that I found interesting on the weekend or heard about afterward. Enjoy. "That's gonna air again, I got a feeling" It was hot as balls in Austin, TX this weekend, I can tell you first hand. But my words probably don't do justice to how hot it really was. Check out the video of Jim Knox for a visual. The Pammies My pick for Pammy of the week (from Awful Announcing ) "James Madison's best work since the Federalist Papers." -- Rece Davis

P-F10: Week 1 NCAA Bonus Results - Favorite & Least Favorite Teams

Everyone cashed in on the bonus points last week (+2) by filling out the bonus questions (which by the way are optional if you are feeling flat or need to go wash your hair). Consider this post your first date with this year's league and get to know our likes and dislikes. P-F10 Favorite Teams P-F10 Least Favorite Teams After reading through the responses, I've gone back and retroactively given some extra credit. 13 National Championships - CG : Least Favorite Team = Anyone else in the SEC (Thank you. Finally someone not sucking the conference teet) +1   Northmen - ANo : Least Favorite Team = Wisconsin (The Cheese are a decade old Pick'em card tradition because they are almost always on TV and they are seemingly unpredictable against the spread. Nice choice!) +1 The Cheerios - WH : Least Favorite Team = I'm not a hater. (this makes sense, since Will is a baby and all) +1

P-F10: Week 2 Cards

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P-F10: Week 1 NCAA Results (Final) - It's not fair to blame Google

(updated 9/13/10 1:56PM) The big boys struggled a bit (Florida, ou, Texas, etc.), LSU won me $7500 fake dollars, and 8 of 15 favorites on the Week 1 hit (Vegas stays happy). Leaderboard: Until I can figure out how to get it to show as a gadget on the website (it was there for over a year, but whatever), I'll post a copy in these update posts. The Google help forums seem to indicate that I'm doing something wrong. You probably won't be surprised that I disagree. Point summaries for Week 1: The average score from week to week in this thing is typically between 7 and 8, which is no surprise since we are picking against the spread and that's how Vegas stays in business. We have aggies at the very top and very bottom of the Week 1 standings. I'm sure there is some kind of sandwich joke that I could insert here if I was one more coffee deep. WEEK 1 SCORECARD (click to view) Weekly Winner(s): KW - The Swinging Richards (11) +3 bonus points NCAA dubs (1

P-F10: Week 1 NCAA Results

(updated 9/6/10 at 10:37 PM) 26 people registered at filled out the Week 1 card this year. Nice. Once I get the Google spreadsheet driving this whole thing up to speed, you guys should be able to access info on the front end a lot better. For now, in case you don't have the link yet: WEEK 1 SCORECARD (final) Since Google Docs is being a little b!tch right now and not publishing the overall scoreboard on the website (you can see the error on the top right of the page), here is the "legend" that links the initials on the scorecard with your team names: CG    13 National Championships CCo    Beelzebubbles DW    Bevo XIV DC    Cacti3 DD    Dave's Bonus KZ    Duffy GN    Ferments-A-Lot MN    Football is Fun AP    Gig'em JM    The Red Raiders KS    Large Donkey Circus RH    Let Us Prey! JN    Naked Bootleggers ANo    Northmen JH    Nothing to Lose CCa    Novacain JB    Pimp Possee GF    Kentucky Snowman KH    Smokey's Bandits A-C    Th

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