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  1. 7 points
    davefmurray

    Random Thoughts

    BROS - I passed my last lung test with flying colors. No more lung dr appts, I am dropping the meds and I am cleared to full exercise/lift again!
  2. 7 points
    I’m gonna run through this by draft order. I’ll give a breakdown, a draft grade, and then a contender rating (new this year)! Contender rating will reflect what I think the team and owner’s chances are to make the playoffs and potentially go all the way. Rating will be on a 1-10 scale with “1” meaning no chance/basement-dweller and “10” probable HSTL champ. Here goes picks 15-28 (with the 1st 14 included too)! 1. PHX (JPBowler) It’s hard to screw up the first pick, but you did. Bo over QB Eagles? Maybe if you have elite running skills and pair him with at least a decent OL, but you didn’t (DET). Aikman to Fernandez and Martin isn’t going to scare anybody away from focusing on Bo. BTW, the overdrafting of Troy F’ing Aikman must stop!! Aikman in the 3rd round?! W…T…F! I’m sorry, but I don’t get the defense either. Drones for DBs (KC), more drones at LB (DAL), and one of the worst DLs (RAMS) that was paired with the worst kicker in the game. Ouch. The first overall pick needs to do much, much better than this. Draft Grade: F Contender Rating: 1 2. PIT (Flash) I think it’s great that a nice guy like Flash gets QB Eagles to fall in his proverbial lap with the 2nd pick. Super sweet. Then adding Emmitt and Flipper – wow, what an offense! Philly OL isn’t ideal, but Eagles is used to that. Obviously, the tradeoff here is the defense. Below average drones for DBs (GB) with only marginal players like Harvey at LB and a couple useable DL from the Saints will make stops hard to come by. Flash will have to rely on unstoppable offense and clock management to pull out the wins, but I like his chances. Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 6 3. IND (QBLions) The Giants LBs are simply tantalizing. It would be difficult for me to resist as well, but you better be able to do some serious LB work. The low INT of the DEN secondary may become a problem. Adding Jerry Ball makes this a high HP front 7 that should disrupt below average O-Lines. Majik and Marcus Allen should be a plus offense, especially behind a good BUF OL. I would have liked a little bit faster target to stretch the field for Majik scrambles, but Carrier is still a decent JJ target with Majik’s slower PS. Overall a solid draft on both sides that will rely on elite LB play to succeed. Draft Grade: B Contender Rating: 4 4. SD (Gamehigh) Super cooling with AC and Cool Joe! That was the same combination on a certain HSTL championship team **cough, cough**. Probably could have went more defense instead of one of the other CC targets for Joe, but Bentley and Brooks are nice to have. The defense is all on the MIN LBs that provides Millard for run stopping and Merriweather for pass coverage. Really just drones for DBs (NO), so stops may be tough. I would expect high scoring games, and the first to get a stop wins. Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 5.5 5. TB (Ol’ Dirty Tecmo) How did Diaz get the 5th pick? And how in the hell did the CHI DBs fall to him? Good gracious. Then he somehow adds Offerdahl and that defense is not only complete, it’s scary. The offense must not be as good right? Um, no. It’s amazeballs. Landing Okoye at the end of the 2nd round was sweet. The Nightmare gets to run behind the really good Saints OL (KR bonus) plus Holman and Hall, because Diaz loves his tight ends (both literally and figuratively). The Raiders’ BU’s give him two WRs with speed to burn with really the only limitation being the QB position. Diaz can still play conditions with Rypien and Beuerlein and make it work. This is easily the best team in this rom. Draft Grade: A+ Contender Rating: 9.5 6. DET (CasualT) Another nice offense here. QB Bills throwing to CC targets Jeffries and Dick-Dick2 is great, but people will also have to contend with a 56ms RB as well (Bailey). All this behind the stout CHI OL (50ms KR bonus), so really no weaknesses on offense here. I hope you can play defense with a DL, because Jacob Green is almost all you got back there. Odomes from the BUF secondary is certainly controllable as a DB, which will help, but his INT is low (just like his fellow Bills teammates). Like other offense heavy teams, whoever gets that first stop will really grab control of the game. Draft Grade: B Contender Rating: 4.5 7. GIA (Drake) Mmmmm, the PIT DBs…tasty. Mike Johnson and the SF DL provide a heck of a lot of HP up front too. Very nice! Rod and his super drone friends should be able to do some work in this defense. The offense is interesting. Landing James Brooks was huge, and I like that speed paired with Drake’s sweet running moves. Love the speed with Willie Gault, too, and then BJ to zip it to him. Trudeau is the back up, so conditions could play a huge key at the QB position. Obviously, limiting mistakes with BJ will play a huge part in this team’s success, but the defense should at least keep them in games. Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 6 8. SEA (Barletti) Dave Krieg comes home to Seattle, and he talks Jerry Rice into coming with him! We’ve seen Rice-Krieg before, and it’s been very successful (and annoying). Adding Walker at RB should provide a little balance when not doing the back-n-B thing. Proehl also adds another nice CC target as well as spacing with his low MS. The GB OL isn’t ideal, but it should hold long enough for you to run back 15 yards and press B. The defense is pretty bare, so Eric Allen will have to be a one man show to hold offenses in check. With no LB to use, stopping the run may prove challenging. Draft Grade: B Contender Rating: 4.5 9. PHI (Bo) Bo gets Barry! Awesome. He wisely puts him behind the Rams OL, so that’s good. Even Art Monk should help out with the running game with his 38hp and avoiding popcorns from beefy DBs. I would expect a lot of people to be picking run, though, because the passing game is a bit punchless. Monk and Hassan Jones catching passes from Wild Jay could spell disaster in obvious passing situations. The defense is solid at all levels with Agnew, Childress, and Easy Mac. I would expect a fair amount of “grind ‘em out” wins for this club. Draft Grade: B- Contender Rating: 5.5 10. DEN (Jebigred) Haddix and the solid TB drones plus the PIT LBs…well alrighty then! Now that’s some defense. The LBs may have been a bit of a luxury since you’ll be using Haddix almost all the time. You could have gotten a solo run stopper for LB4 later and been just fine. So the offense suffers a little there with no speed for Elway to throw to. Adding Wilhelm was smart to play conditions and situations (late half/game JJ attempts) with Elway. Ottis running behind the Cincy OL should provide some balance and hopefully keep people off picking pass vs Elway. So it’s a cautious, grinding plus offense with a great defense. That’s complimentary football fellas, but will it be enough to get Jeb over the playoff hump? Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 6.5 11. ATL (Prime) The SF DBs make sense and provides versatility having both Lott and Waymer. After that, not much makes sense to me. The name Ken O’Brien generates polarizing opinions, but taking him in the 2nd round before Krieg and Majik? If you really wanted the passing speed, you could have gotten Elway in the 4th round instead. Then there’s the homer pick of Mike Rozier in the 3rd when much better 50ms RBs were available (see Byner, Craig, & G. Anderson). Landing the Mark’s brothers at WR was some decent value, but it came at the expense of being stuck with the TB O-Line. Ouch! This team could have been much better. The defense should be able to get some stops, but this offense could be painful to watch in some matchups. Draft Grade: D Contender Rating: 5.5 12. WASH (Cubsfan) Warren Moon at pick 12? Yes please! I love the additions of the Muffin Man (Baker) and Mark Jackson for targets. Throw in 44ms Blair Thomas and a couple 38ms RBs for conditions, and you have just enough balance. However, Moon will have to beat teams primarily picking pass. The defense is pretty solid with the speedy Raider secondary and Tim Harris for run stopping. I wouldn’t expect a lot on INTs, though, so play calling will be key. Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 6.5 13. CIN (Arncoem) Dick-Dick and the HOU DBs at pick 13 is just sweet. All you had to do then is add a LB later for run stopping (Francis) and your defense is set. Then you shift your focus to offense and land Meggett, who should perform well with your elite tapping and running skills. Gary Clark is a nice get, but Rathman was a bit of a luxury. The solid RAI OL should provide plenty of protection plus a nice KR. You’ll be playing conditions with two 44pc QBs (Timm Rosenbach and Marc Wilson), but both have less than optimal PS so be careful. Overall a very well-constructed team here, but in a very tough division IMO. Draft Grade: A- Contender Rating: 7 14. CLE (TecmoBo) Bernie comes home to Cleveland at tremendous value at pick 14! Reed, Toon, and Byars make perfect targets for this high flying offense. Dalton Hilliard provides a nice balanced threat behind the great SD OL. It’s beautiful…at least on that side of the ball. Actually, getting the Jets LBs is a bit of a saving grace here, because the Indy DBs are just awful and not useable. Byrd can stop the run and Clifton will have to help patrol the secondary with his 50int. TecmoBo is certainly talented enough to pull this off even in this loaded division, but the offense will be fun to watch regardless. Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 7.5 15. MIN (Odell) Eric has my beloved Vikings, and he lands Dan Marino with the 15th pick. Dan in Odell’s hands should be magical with his elite passing skills. Unfortunately, his fastest target is only the 44ms Anthony Miller and then the super slow Irving Fryar and Pete Holohan. I actually like having a couple super slow guys with high PS QBs because it creates better spacing and you can sneak in some hot routes before they get to the coverage. Anyway, Dan is protected by the strong HOU OL and complimented with the pale pixelated backfield of Johnny Johnson and Brad Muster (so even the run 2 dive will be disguised – smart!). The defense is solid with the Bills LBs and William White in the secondary. The rest of the DET secondary can be exploited, but overall not bad. Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 7.5 16. CHI (Rico) Wow, I like this team. The Redskin DBs gives Rico two great options in the secondary, but then he adds Haley at LB and Bob Nelson, too! I’m going to guess that Bob will end up being a bit of a luxury since a DB or Haley will be used the majority of the time. Another nice target could have been had instead when Bob was taken (Mark Clayton, Steve Jordan, etc). The offense didn’t suffer that much though thanks to the DET backups. Ware and Gray provide a plus offense by themselves, and adding Novacek as the top target was key. The 49er OL provides more than ample protection as well. This is a team a player like Rico could take a long way. Draft Grade: A- Contender Rating: 7.5 17. NYJ (Hock) This looks like a typical Hock team to me. High flying offense with DeBerg to Sharpe and Brent Jones, so I would expect a lot of points to be generated by this team and owner. Landing the MIN DBs this late was really a great get as well. Browner and Lee should provide all the defense needed to stay in games, although a run stopping LB would have been a nice add. This team build should give Hock enough to compete in the top heavy AFC East. Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 6.5 18. RAMS (RMM) Love the defense here. Getting Fulcher this late is ridiculous even if he comes with less than desirable drones. Fulcher is an absolute monster and a game changer, so great pick. There’s also elite defenders at every level with Reggie on the DL and his buddy Jerome Brown at LB. The offense was essentially assembled with one pick – the SF backups. Aside from the addition of 50ms Vance Johnson, this whole offense is an assembly of a bunch of 44ms guys and Steve Young. The idea of playing conditions with these guys and shifting them around during the game sounds fun, but this offense will likely prove to have trouble scoring lots of points and it lacks comeback potential. Additionally, this team is one Steve Young scramble away from having to play Harbaugh (excuse me…I just threw up in my mouth a little bit). The defense will need to carry this team, and the offense will have to be patient and grinding. Draft Grade: C+ Contender Rating: 4.5 19. RAI (Ziur) Got the last really elite DB in Byrd – so that’s a huge score. I like the addition of Cofer as well for a run stopping option, so the defense is solid and has what it needs. The offense is essentially the Henry Ellard version of the Back-n-B. Pretty cool that you were able to get two 44/44 QBs to make sure you are always operating at optimal “JJ” levels. Only a singular 44ms RB running behind the mediocre Seattle OL (44ms KR bonus) doesn’t provide much balance, but who cares, right? Just commit to that Back-n-B, annoy all your friends, and enjoy your “well earned” victories… Draft grade: B Contender Rating: 6.5 20. NO (Nos) Nos loves his DB2, and he also prefers to have a DB1 or DB3 to go with them. He has that in Walls and Collins from the Giants secondary. Through in Kevin Greene at LB and Nos has all he needs to make opponents pull their hair out in frustration. The offense is balanced with Vinny Test scrambling around, throwing to Steph Paige, and handing off to Cleveland Gary (careful…). Overall a pretty complete team without any truly elite players, but I think it has what Nos needs to take the NFC West. Draft Grade: B Contender Rating: 8 21. GB (Dolo) It’s hard for me personally to not like this defense. Having DT and Snow at LB gives me wet dreams. Throw in the 63int Lippett and you’re really looking good. The offense is never one that I would want to have, though. It’s a smattering of a couple 50ms guys with a few 44ms guys, but it is all behind the beautiful Miami OL. But let’s be real here – all a Dolo style offense really needs is a 44/44 QB, and he has that. If anyone can make 44/44 magic out of this offense, it’s Dolo. If Fourcade goes down though, all bets are off, because in comes the Grogan… Draft Grade: C+ Contender Rating: 7 22. MIA (Randywags) Good get with the Cardinal DBs! Lonnie Young and McDonald provide some great options on the back end with Chris Doleman providing drone pressure up front. The defense is missing a run stopping LB, but the DB versatility should help with that. The offense is interesting with Peete, Byner, and Bad Moon Rison. There are options to grind or go for the big play downfield. The Denver OL could prove problematic at times, but you could always do worse (see Prime’s team). This is a well assembled team, but it will be tough in this division against talented and experienced owners. Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 5 23. KC (Gats) It’s hard not to love all the HP that Joey has up front with the Raiders DL and Leslie O’Neal from SD – yikes! Then there’s Prime Time patrolling the backend, and Gats has more than enough on defense to stifle most offenses. Offense will be a little bit trickier for this team though. Marion Butts will certainly do some work, and Robert Clark is a nice target to have. The trouble is at QB with the platoon of Frank Reich and Jeff George. It could work with some nice kick returns from Haddix and the Pitt OL. Otherwise, Joey could return to his Back-n-B with Reich to Clark. Certainly not an ideal offense, but it is Joey. Draft Grade: B- Contender Rating: 8 24. NE (Toolie) Ok, so there may be a record number of TEs on this team (Keith Jackson, Don Warren, Walter Reeves, and Jim Jensen). Those 4 TEs plus bruiser Kevin Mack and the Dallas OL will certainly pave the way for Thurman Thomas to have a big year. Nice to see two 44pc QBs to play conditions with as well. The defense gets the safety twins from Miami and BRUCE up front. Gotta love that, but no help from the Indy LBs. As Thurman Thomas goes, so does this team. I think this is enough to stay on top of the AFC East. Draft Grade: B Contender Rating: 7.5 25. HOU (Stalltalk) Boomer, Neal Anderson, John Taylor, and the MIN OL (50ms KR bonus)…wow! Even Tony Paige, Irvin, Boyer, and Pagel are nice role players to have, too. There’s really no reason a talented owner like Stall shouldn’t be able to move the ball at will. Then I look at the defense…LMFAO! Chargers DL, Tampa LBs, and Cleveland’s DBs – that’s hilarious. At least the DL has a little speed and comes with one of the best kickers in the game (Carney). Basically, Stall is going to have to pick a lot of plays and Frank Minnifield will need to have his best season ever. This is really tough to grade with an offense this tasty (A+) and defense this laughable (F-). Defense is overrated in this league, but you can’t completely ignore it. Draft Grade: C Contender Rating: 7 26. BUF (Hoff) I think we’ve all seen offenses like this from Hoff before. Phil Simms to Drew Hill (at Hoff’s patented WR2 spot) will have opponents doing plenty of face palms. Double Hill? Well then there’s other CC targets in John L. Williams and Kelvin Martin. What I don’t get is that there’s only one 38ms RB on this team. It’s going to be hard to make people pay for picking pass with only that (especially if conditions go bad). The defense boasts the entire Chicago Bears front 7 and then the SeaChicken’s DBs. I just don’t get that, especially for Hoff who’s always been a DB guy. Maybe he’s going to try to harness the hidden stats of Nesby Glasgow? Um, no. I think he’ll have to make due with what Dwayne Harper can do and use Dent (44int) to help out when he can while Singletary helps out with the run. Major flaws on both sides of the ball here. Draft Grade: C- Contender Rating: 6 27. DAL (Jesus) The quick tapping Peterson has B-Humps fall in his lap and puts him behind the beefy KC OL and Marv Cook. Nice! More speed was added with Mark Ingram, but the Rams backups were probably a bit of a luxury. Sure, McGee makes a nice 44/50 WR target but will he get enough catches to make it worth it? The Jets Bus would have made more sense because they provide a 44/44 QB. You can make due platooning two 44/38 QBs, but it’s not ideal. The defense isn’t spectacular, but the Dallas DBs have speed in Hendrix and Holt plus decent drones. Other than that Sean Jones could occasionally be a factor. I don’t know, this team isn’t bad, but it could have been better. Draft Grade: C+ Contender Rating: 7 28. SF (Rockman) So I’ll start with the PHX OL. This is always a tough one for me. I’d love to have the 50ms KR it provides, but the two 38hp guys on this line can really be a problem. It shouldn’t matter too much for this high flying team though. Jim Everett tossing the pill around to Givins and Duncan is gonna be sweet. A 44ms RB (Woodside) and three 38ms backups should be enough to at least do something in the run game – especially with Darth’s tapping skills. The defense could be tough with the slower Rams DBs (although two with 56int) and then just Jeff Cross on the DL to use. That will take some creativity to get stops. Fortunately, no one in the NFC West drafted very well, so he’s still got a chance. Draft Grade: B Contender Rating: 6.5 Thanks guys and enjoy the season!! Love, VikingMoe
  3. 5 points
    We all know Aaron Rodgers is amazing. He is the true g.o.a.t, with T Brade being a moderately close second. That said, there is still plenty of precedence for the Packers to make a run. 12 reasons Green Majik believes the Packers' season is not over without number 12: 1) I'm typing this at a coffee shop, and Phil Collin's "In the Air Tonight" is playing on coffee shop fm. Could an amazing Rodgerless run be "In the Ware Tonight" for the Pack? 2) I'm a homer (apparently with a huge Patriots complex, like most Packer fans), so I believe the Pack can always find a way to win. 3) The Packers lost a winnable game last week against the Vikings, whose defense was beastly against Brett Hundley. With a week to game plan, Hundley and coach McCarthy will be ready for the Vikes next time at Lambeau. 4) This is back-up QB Hundley's third year in Mike McCarthy's offense. He was built for this moment -- not to take over the franchise, but to carry the team if Rodgers went down. 5) Crissakes, back-up QB Hundley's first name is "Brett." 6) As several of you have mentioned in this forum, this has been a topsy-turvy year in the NFL already. The only thing that seems definite is that the Chiefs are fierce, #Okoye. Would the Packers making a deep run really be out of the norm for this crazy season, in which the BILLS could legitimately break their 17-year playoff drought? 7) The Packers are 4-2 and no one looks like they want to run away with the NFC north, which is precisely what the Packers were looking to do before Rodgers went down. It's a wide open race, fellas. Once you're in the playoffs, it's a brand new season. Especially if they get the division and that home playoff game, they could make a deep run. For now, the Packers WR core is healthy in Adams, Cobb and ~Nelson. There are points to be scored. 9) Coach McCarthy's 2016 campaign -- last year the Pack ripped off ten straight wins to the NFC championship. A LOT of that had to do with Rodgers' greatness, but credit is also due to McCarthy and other coaches for helping the team bounce back from that 4-6 deficit. 10) Packers 2013 campaign - The Packers win the division despite needing four quarterbacks to do it. Rodgers gets hurt in a week 10 match-up vs. the Bears early in the game. Their back-up, Seneca Wallace, is injured the next game. After their third stringer Scott Tolzein is benched mid-game in wk 12, Matt Flynn (who started the season on the Raiders) keeps the season alive so Rodgers can steal the division from the Bears in wk 17. 11) Guys named Kaepernick, Brady, Hostetler -- supported by that ferocious Niners defense, in week 12 of 2012 Harbaugh goes with his back-up QB even with Alex Smith healthy. Kaep almost wins the Super Bowl. Brett Hundley is not Tom Brady, but T Brade, like Kaep, was promoted over the natural starter Drew Bledsoe in week 11 in 2001. And won the Super Bowl. You know who else won the Super Bowl: Tecmo Giants natural back-up Jeff Hostetler. Supported by that ferocious 1990 Giants defense, Host helped lead the Giants to Super Bowl XXV. 12) A guy named Flynn, again, in 2011 -- Sitting at 14-1 with the no. 1 seed clinched, the Packers rest Rodgers and several key starters in week 17 against the Lions. The Lions have the #5 seed to gain -- meaning they would be at the 9-7 Giants in the playoffs instead of the 13-3 Saints. Stafford played an incredible game, but back-up Flynn passes for 480 yd and 6 TD, and made hay in the offseason because of it. Hundley wants to make hay, too, and will be motivated to put good film for the league to see.
  4. 5 points
    Hey Yo! So I didn't write about this after last year's tournament, because I got sidetracked. Shame on me. Just wanted to write that I am pumped to once again participate in this year's Raven's Head tournament. Brian and dudes do an exceptional job setting up a great tournament. As a tournament host, Brian is awesome. I can imagine it is not an easy thing to keep all of the moving pieces organized throughout the tournament, so I want to show Brian and crew the love they deserve. THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN for setting this shit up. We players truly do appreciate your efforts. See all of you f*ckers next weekend, where I will not make the same amateur mistake this year by giving someone Deion Sanders to run all over me... and yes, I'm still pissed about that.
  5. 5 points
    vikingmoe02

    Draft Review (Picks #1-14)

    I’m gonna run through this by draft order. I’ll give a breakdown, a draft grade, and then a contender rating (new this year)! Contender rating will reflect what I think the team and owner’s chances are to make the playoffs and potentially go all the way. Rating will be on a 1-10 scale with “1” meaning no chance/basement-dweller and “10” probable HSTL champ. Here goes picks 1-14! 1. PHX (JPBowler) It’s hard to screw up the first pick, but you did. Bo over QB Eagles? Maybe if you have elite running skills and pair him with at least a decent OL, but you didn’t (DET). Aikman to Fernandez and Martin isn’t going to scare anybody away from focusing on Bo. BTW, the overdrafting of Troy F’ing Aikman must stop!! Aikman in the 3rd round?! W…T…F! I’m sorry, but I don’t get the defense either. Drones for DBs (KC), more drones at LB (DAL), and one of the worst DLs (RAMS) that was paired with the worst kicker in the game. Ouch. The first overall pick needs to do much, much better than this. Draft Grade: F Contender Rating: 1 2. PIT (Flash) I think it’s great that a nice guy like Flash gets QB Eagles to fall in his proverbial lap with the 2nd pick. Super sweet. Then adding Emmitt and Flipper – wow, what an offense! Philly OL isn’t ideal, but Eagles is used to that. Obviously, the tradeoff here is the defense. Below average drones for DBs (GB) with only marginal players like Harvey at LB and a couple useable DL from the Saints will make stops hard to come by. Flash will have to rely on unstoppable offense and clock management to pull out the wins, but I like his chances. Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 6 3. IND (QBLions) The Giants LBs are simply tantalizing. It would be difficult for me to resist as well, but you better be able to do some serious LB work. The low INT of the DEN secondary may become a problem. Adding Jerry Ball makes this a high HP front 7 that should disrupt below average O-Lines. Majik and Marcus Allen should be a plus offense, especially behind a good BUF OL. I would have liked a little bit faster target to stretch the field for Majik scrambles, but Carrier is still a decent JJ target with Majik’s slower PS. Overall a solid draft on both sides that will rely on elite LB play to succeed. Draft Grade: B Contender Rating: 4 4. SD (Gamehigh) Super cooling with AC and Cool Joe! That was the same combination on a certain HSTL championship team **cough, cough**. Probably could have went more defense instead of one of the other CC targets for Joe, but Bentley and Brooks are nice to have. The defense is all on the MIN LBs that provides Millard for run stopping and Merriweather for pass coverage. Really just drones for DBs (NO), so stops may be tough. I would expect high scoring games, and the first to get a stop wins. Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 5.5 5. TB (Ol’ Dirty Tecmo) How did Diaz get the 5th pick? And how in the hell did the CHI DBs fall to him? Good gracious. Then he somehow adds Offerdahl and that defense is not only complete, it’s scary. The offense must not be as good right? Um, no. It’s amazeballs. Landing Okoye at the end of the 2nd round was sweet. The Nightmare gets to run behind the really good Saints OL (KR bonus) plus Holman and Hall, because Diaz loves his tight ends (both literally and figuratively). The Raiders’ BU’s give him two WRs with speed to burn with really the only limitation being the QB position. Diaz can still play conditions with Rypien and Beuerlein and make it work. This is easily the best team in this rom. Draft Grade: A+ Contender Rating: 9.5 6. DET (CasualT) Another nice offense here. QB Bills throwing to CC targets Jeffries and Dick-Dick2 is great, but people will also have to contend with a 56ms RB as well (Bailey). All this behind the stout CHI OL (50ms KR bonus), so really no weaknesses on offense here. I hope you can play defense with a DL, because Jacob Green is almost all you got back there. Odomes from the BUF secondary is certainly controllable as a DB, which will help, but his INT is low (just like his fellow Bills teammates). Like other offense heavy teams, whoever gets that first stop will really grab control of the game. Draft Grade: B Contender Rating: 4.5 7. GIA (Drake) Mmmmm, the PIT DBs…tasty. Mike Johnson and the SF DL provide a heck of a lot of HP up front too. Very nice! Rod and his super drone friends should be able to do some work in this defense. The offense is interesting. Landing James Brooks was huge, and I like that speed paired with Drake’s sweet running moves. Love the speed with Willie Gault, too, and then BJ to zip it to him. Trudeau is the back up, so conditions could play a huge key at the QB position. Obviously, limiting mistakes with BJ will play a huge part in this team’s success, but the defense should at least keep them in games. Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 6 8. SEA (Barletti) Dave Krieg comes home to Seattle, and he talks Jerry Rice into coming with him! We’ve seen Rice-Krieg before, and it’s been very successful (and annoying). I think taking Rice here was too early, but if he's your guy, he's your guy. Adding Walker at RB should provide a little balance when not doing the back-n-B thing. Proehl also adds another nice CC target as well as spacing with his low MS. The GB OL isn’t ideal, but it should hold long enough for you to run back 15 yards and press B. The defense is pretty bare, so Eric Allen will have to be a one man show to hold offenses in check. With no LB to use, stopping the run may prove challenging. Draft Grade: B Contender Rating: 4.5 9. PHI (Bo) Bo gets Barry! Awesome. He wisely puts him behind the Rams OL, so that’s good. Even Art Monk should help out with the running game with his 38hp and avoiding popcorns from beefy DBs. I would expect a lot of people to be picking run, though, because the passing game is a bit punchless. Monk and Hassan Jones catching passes from Wild Jay could spell disaster in obvious passing situations. The defense is solid at all levels with Agnew, Childress, and Easy Mac. I would expect a fair amount of “grind ‘em out” wins for this club. Draft Grade: B- Contender Rating: 5.5 10. DEN (Jebigred) Haddix and the solid TB drones plus the PIT LBs…well alrighty then! Now that’s some defense. The LBs may have been a bit of a luxury since you’ll be using Haddix almost all the time. You could have gotten a solo run stopper for LB4 later and been just fine. So the offense suffers a little there with no speed for Elway to throw to. Adding Wilhelm was smart to play conditions and situations (late half/game JJ attempts) with Elway. Ottis running behind the Cincy OL should provide some balance and hopefully keep people off picking pass vs Elway. So it’s a cautious, grinding plus offense with a great defense. That’s complimentary football fellas, but will it be enough to get Jeb over the playoff hump? Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 6.5 11. ATL (Prime) The SF DBs make sense and provides versatility having both Lott and Waymer. After that, not much makes sense to me. The name Ken O’Brien generates polarizing opinions, but taking him in the 2nd round before Krieg and Majik? If you really wanted the passing speed, you could have gotten Elway in the 4th round instead. Then there’s the homer pick of Mike Rozier in the 3rd when much better 50ms RBs were available (see Byner, Craig, & G. Anderson). Landing the Mark’s brothers at WR was some decent value, but it came at the expense of being stuck with the TB O-Line. Ouch! This team could have been much better. The defense should be able to get some stops, but this offense could be painful to watch in some matchups. Draft Grade: D Contender Rating: 5.5 12. WASH (Cubsfan) Warren Moon at pick 12? Yes please! I love the additions of the Muffin Man (Baker) and Mark Jackson for targets. Throw in 44ms Blair Thomas and a couple 38ms RBs for conditions, and you have just enough balance. However, Moon will have to beat teams primarily picking pass. The defense is pretty solid with the speedy Raider secondary and Tim Harris for run stopping. I wouldn’t expect a lot on INTs, though, so play calling will be key. Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 6.5 13. CIN (Arncoem) Dick-Dick and the HOU DBs at pick 13 is just sweet. All you had to do then is add a LB later for run stopping (Francis) and your defense is set. Then you shift your focus to offense and land Meggett, who should perform well with your elite tapping and running skills. Gary Clark is a nice get, but Rathman was a bit of a luxury. The solid RAI OL should provide plenty of protection plus a nice KR. You’ll be playing conditions with two 44pc QBs (Timm Rosenbach and Marc Wilson), but both have less than optimal PS so be careful. Overall a very well-constructed team here, but in a very tough division IMO. Draft Grade: A- Contender Rating: 7 14. CLE (TecmoBo) Bernie comes home to Cleveland at tremendous value at pick 14! Reed, Toon, and Byars make perfect targets for this high flying offense. Dalton Hilliard provides a nice balanced threat behind the great SD OL. It’s beautiful…at least on that side of the ball. Actually, getting the Jets LBs is a bit of a saving grace here, because the Indy DBs are just awful and not useable. Byrd can stop the run and Clifton will have to help patrol the secondary with his 50int. TecmoBo is certainly talented enough to pull this off even in this loaded division, but the offense will be fun to watch regardless. Draft Grade: B+ Contender Rating: 7.5 Second half of the draft to come soon! Love, VikingMoe
  6. 4 points
    Tickets on sale January 5th, 2018!Sign-up to be notified! ➡️➡️ http://tecmomadison.com/mailing-list/
  7. 4 points
    Looking forward to another fun NYC Tourney. I'm enjoying retirement, and like last year, will be focused only on organizing and keeping things flowing day-of. Like last year, we'll throw a link out that morning for people to view our tracking/score sheet. That means live, constant, fast score updates for all those following along or checking in remotely. I'll also pause tweeting anti-Trump stuff that day and replace it with observations and silly shit from around the tourney.
  8. 4 points
    This is a new level of tournament flaking for you. Normally you just RSVP and then back out within 24 hrs of the event. Props to playing half the event this time!
  9. 4 points
    The Tailback King Memorial Challenge $25 from Team Tecmo Madison for each victory in single elim play with PHX (Max $100) cough @regulator088 cough
  10. 4 points
    Bodom

    NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    I didn't think it was groovy at all.
  11. 4 points
    Knobbe

    NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    This 2 pt conversion worth checking out. You'll have to watch it a couple of times if this is your first time seeing it.
  12. 4 points
    keithisgood

    Tecmo Legend: Drew Hill

    Given the power to build a perfect Wide Receiver, few would make Drew Hill. WRs are meant to be towering, spidery men, all arms and legs, with an eagle’s wingspan and the ability to fly over defenders. Drew Hill stood 5’9” on his tiptoes. He barely cleared 170 soaking wet. Yet for 15 years, Drew dominated the gridiron. What Drew Hill lacked in physicality, he redoubled with work ethic and and ability. Andrew “Drew” Hill was born October 5th, 1956 in the affluent town of Newnan, Georgia1. Founded in 1828, Newnan earned a reputation as home to Georgia’s rich and powerful. That pedigree and wealth survived into the 1980s. “There are still a lot of rich people [in Newnan],” Hill told the LA Times in 1979, “…[my family isn’t] among them.”2 Hill grew up poor, one of 11 siblings. His parents, almost children themselves3, left the rearing to Drew’s grandmother, Ruth Dix4. At Newnan high, Drew excelled at football, basketball and track. Though he wanted to focus on basketball, Drew chose football at the urging of his father5. It proved a fruitful decision. Hill slashed defenses as Newnan’s running back. His sprinter’s speed and keen ability to move the football earned Drew collegiate attention. Just up Interstate-85, Georgia Tech’s young coach, Pepper Rodgers, needed world-class rushers to execute his triple-option offense. Rodgers offered Hill a scholarship. Hill accepted. Sting Like a Yellow Jacket Drew Hill smilin’ at Georgia Tech (image courtesy of the Trading Card Database)Drew Hill struggled at Georgia Tech. Though he quickly gained a reputation as a quiet, confident workhorse, Tech’s roster overflowed with talented rushers. Drew Hill faced a choice: change positions or warm the bench. Never one to back from a challenge, Drew Hill remade himself as a wide receiver. Tech’s triple-option offense had little need for receivers, though. In Drew’s freshman season, Georgia Tech threw a total–a total–of 46 passes. The Yellow Jackets infamously defeated Notre Dame in 1976 without throwing once6. For most of his time at Tech, Drew served as an option decoy and kick returner. Coach Rodgers finally opened the playbook in Drew Hill’s final season. The Jackets threw more passes in 1978 than they had in the previous five years combined. Drew ran with the opportunity. By season’s end, Drew Hill stood among Georgia Tech’s all time leaders in receptions, reception yards, yards per catch, kick return yards, and kick return touchdowns. Drew still holds Georgia Tech records for return yards, return touchdowns, yards per return, and longest return. And even though Tech’s football history boasts a wealth of names like Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas, Hill still sits third in yards per reception and 8th in total career yardage7. The NFL didn’t know what to make of Hill. He showed electric ability, but few owners wanted to gamble on a 5’9” receiver. Scouts crudely labeled Hill as just “another midget who could run fast.” The Los Angeles Rams, though, needed a kick returner. Given latitude to use the Rams’ final 1979 Draft Pick Draft however he pleased, team VP Harold Guiver used the 328th overall pick (out of 330), on Georgia Tech WR/KR Drew Hill. Rammed by the NFL Hill wowed Rams coaches from the start. Despite being an undersized 12th round pick, he made the team’s roster as a kick returner. After an injury-plagued 1982 season, Hill set a Rams franchise record with 1,170 return yards in 1983. Even better, he began to see time at WR. Struggling against poverty, struggling for playing time in college and the pros, it looked like Drew Hill was about to overcome and truly make his mark in the NFL. A series of disastrous choices put all Drew’s work at risk. At 2 AM on Monday, December 21st, 1981, Drew Hill was arrested for the rape of a 16-year-old girl. Drew met the girl following the Rams’ season-ending loss to Washington and invited her to the house Hill and some teammates shared. Hours later, the girl and her boyfriend arrived at the Fullerton, CA police department to report Hill had raped her at the party.8 At his arraignment, though, Hill was not charged with felony rape. Instead, the District Attorney brought misdemeanor charges of unlawful attempt to commit sexual intercourse, assault, battery, and contributing to the delinquency of the minor. It turns out the girl was known to Rams players. She was a football groupie, hanging around Rams practices, trying to befriend players. Further, a medical examination showed no rape occurred. Pressed with the facts, the girl changed her story a number of times. Investigation also showed it was the boyfriend, not the girl, who filed the initial report.9 What actually happened lives in the grey area between allegations. Hill initially pled not guilty to all charges. He eventually changed his plea and plead guilty to one just count of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The other charges were dismissed. The maximum penalty for delinquency of a minor carried jail time; Hill received three years informal probation and 400 hours community service.10 In 1983, the Rams drafted sprinter Ron Brown 41st overall. Even though Brown sat out the 1983-84 season to complete in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, his arrival signaled the beginning of the for Hill in LA. After Brown’s 4×100 relay squad won gold in world record time, he joined the Rams. Hill and Brown shared kick return duties in 1984, but after the season ended, the Rams, not needing two undersized speedsters, traded Drew Hill to the Oilers for 4th and 7th round draft picks11. Hill Strikes Oil in Houston On the surface, the trade looked disastrous. With a recent Super Bowl appearance, two straight playoff seasons and Rookie RB Eric Dickerson, LA looked poised to win a championship. The Oilers, on the other hand were the league’s lovable losers. Journalists laughed that Houston bungled the 1983 Draft, trading away the pick which LA eventually used on Eric Dickerson. The situation in Houston wasn’t as glum as some said. When Canadian Football All-Star QB Warren Moon decided to jump to the NFL, the Oilers won a bidding war for his services. Better for Hill, Oilers coaches didn’t see Drew Hill as a kick returner. They saw Hill’s nose for the football, his ability to catch anything in a three-yard radius. The Oilers removed the “/KR” from Hill’s “WR/KR” duties and installed Drew as Warren Moon’s #1 target. Embed from Getty Images It was like the opening of Georgia Tech’s offense all over again. Between 1979-1984, Drew caught 60 passes total for the Rams. In 1985, with Warren Moon slinging passes, Drew caught 65. Hill finished the season with 1169 receiving yards, 5th best in the NFL. The talent had been there all along. News coverage of the Rams’ 1979 training camp praised Drew’s speed, his strength, and his fearless ability to catch balls over the middle of the field, where most WRs fear to tread12. It took Houston’s staff to finally accept that 6’5” of WR talent can live in a 5’9” body. In 7 years in Houston, Hill racked up nearly 7,500 yards receiving. Only a strike in 1987 and a broken vertebrae in 1989 (which only sidelined for two weeks13) kept Drew from eclipsing 1,000 yards receiving each year in Houston. His astounding performance earned Drew trips to the 1988 and 1990 Pro Bowl. Hill had an even better year in 1991–catching 90 passes for 1,100 yards–but the league picked Buffalo verteran James Lofton in his stead. Hill joked, “I figure [The Pro Bowl] didn’t want to take two 35-year-old guys.”14. Pro Bowl or no, 1991’s Tecmo Super Bowl shows the 35-year-old Hill outgunning kids ten years his junior. His 63 Max Speed puts Hill second, behind only Jerry Rice15. Hill’s insane 75 Receptions score recognizes Hill’s enduring ability to catch anything within his reach. Taken together, Drew Hill’s TSB stat line make him a no-brainer choice as the game’s 2nd best-WR, behind only Jerry Rice (who was 8-plus years younger). Drew Hill: This Guy Catches.A crowded AFC kept Houston from the promised land. No matter how well Drew’s Oilers played, another squad edged them in December or January. Teams like Cleveland, Denver and Buffalo crushed the Oilers’ Super Bowl dreams year after year. Hill played the final two seasons of his career with his hometown Atlanta Falcons. Even without Warren Moon, Hill put up respectable numbers. He caught 60 passes as Atlanta’s slot receiver in 1992. During the 1993 season, Hill’s grandmother, who had raised young Drew, passed away. Drew also wanted to branch out into the business world. So in January of 1994, after 15 seasons in the NFL, Drew Hill called it a day. He finished with 634 total receptions, then 9th-best in NFL history16. Had the Rams not wasted 5 years of Drew Hill’s career returning kicks, he’d undoubtedly have a bust in Canton. “When I first went out to Los Angeles, I expected I’d be coming back on the first bus out of there,” he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 1994. “What I’ve accomplished — well, it’s not too bad for a scrawny kid out of Newnan, I guess.”17 Will the Real Drew Hill Please Stand Up? In September of 2009, a reporter for the Santa Monica Daily Press wrote about a phenomenal artist working on the Santa Monica pier. The artist, down on his luck and near-homeless, produced amazing, kinetic portraits of Jimi Hendrix, Julius Erving and Kobe Bryant. The artist’s name? Drew Hill.18 Hill claimed years of alcohol, drug and steroid abuse had taken their toll on his body. Numerous health issues and lingering injuries from his NFL days kept him in constant pain. Only painting brought Drew Hill any measure of relief. The art of “Drew Hill”The Santa Monica Daily Press brought Drew back into the limelight. The art world took notice. Susan Wienberg, owner of a nearby art studio, called Hill, “the best painter I’ve ever seen in my life. [His work displays] a lot of emotion. Everything he does is very intense.” She offered Drew Hill money, set up a website to sell his work and gave him a full exhibition at her gallery. Hill repaid her by picking up crack cocaine. Hill, desperate to fuel his habit, was arrested for robbery and landed in LA’s Men’s Central Jail. Even imprisoned, Hill used art as therapy, turning skittles, envelopes and coffee grounds into masterpieces.19 The story, a former-NFL All Pro, ground down to nothing by his time behind the Shield, only to find redemption in art, sounds too good to be true. Turns out, it was. While “Drew Hill” the homeless artist painted in Santa Monica, Drew Hill the former Oiler was building a business in Atlanta. “It’s mind-boggling,” the real Hill told the Los Angeles Times. “You’d think he’d want to make a name for himself.” The artist’s real name is Broderick “Drew” Hill. “Drew” claimed excessive partying ruined his NFL Career. He claimed to have clashed time and again with NFL ownership. He claimed he’d dated a number of celebrities. He claimed his art dated back to his playing days, that only a select handful of teammates knew about his true passion. Perhaps most damning, the fake “Drew Hill” claimed he’d abused steroids in the NFL. It made for entertaining news copy, but was entirely false. “I’ve never picked up a paintbrush,” Drew Hill joked to the LA Times. Not even to paint the walls of his house. And steroids? Another joke. “Believe me, if I used steroids,” Drew laughed, “I’d have weighed more than 170 pounds.”20 “Drew Hill’s” height should have been a dead giveaway. The real Drew famously stood 5’9”. “Drew Hill” the artist? 6-plus feet and pushing 280 pounds. After the LA Times published a piece debunking “Drew Hill,” the Santa Monica Press issued a half-hearted apology. All the information “Drew Hill” gave reporters was public record; when the reporter fact-checked the fake Drew’s story, everything seemed to match. Everything except “Drew Hill’s” towering height, which the Daily Press never looked into.21 Forever a Tecmo Legend After Drew Hill quit football, he found another love: golf. It meshed his business interests and competitive nature. Deals often occur on the 18th green. On March 17th, 2011, Drew Hill went out for a round of golf in Atlanta. Something wasn’t right, though. He described feeling ill. Drew checked into nearby Piedmont Hospital, where he suffered two massive strokes. Oilers great Drew Hill died on Friday March 18th, 2011. He was only 54 years old.22 In the wake of The Santa Monica Daily Press’ faulty reporting, a number of obituaries for Hill erroneously attributed his illness to drug use. This is false. There is no proof of any such drug use. To the contrary, outside of his youthful indiscretion in 1981, Drew Hill lived an upright life. After his passing, friends and teammates spoke only of Drew’s work ethic, his kindness, and his faith. “[Drew Hill] was one of the toughest players I ever played with,” Oilers teammate Mike Munchak said. “He wasn’t a big guy, but he wasn’t afraid of anything and loved going over the middle making big catches for us. He was made for our run and shoot system. As a person, he was a quiet guy and a real pro.”23 Tecmo Super Bowl echoes the praise of Hill’s teammates. Even facing the game’s top defenders, Hill finds a way to come down with the football just when you need him to. Drew Hill lived a life exponentially bigger than his 5’9” frame. He battled adversity at every step, and, when given his chance, he shone. That is his legacy: a man who fought adversity and won. A Tecmo Legend, Drew Hill. NOTES: [1] There must be something in Newnan’s water. Though the town counted only 16,000 citizens in the 2000 census, Newnan is home to a slew of current and former NFL players, including GOAT WR Calvin Johnson. [2] “The Rams are Full of Hills.” Green, Ted. The Los Angeles Times [Los Angeles, CA] 01 Aug 1979: F1 [3] “Celebrating Drew Hill’s Life.” Winklejohn, Matt. Sting Daily, 25 Mar 2011; http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/032511aaa.html ) Retrieved 9-8-2017 [4] http://www.memorialsolutions.com/sitemaker/sites/Seller1/memsol.cgi?user_id=334642 [5] http://www.ajc.com/sports/college/memorial-service-for-former-tech-player-drew-hill/IfysKPhAnFhQFgi43es8oL/#4 [6] “Beat Notre Dame without throwing a pass? Georgia Tech did it in 1976.” Newberry, Paul. St. Louis Post – Dispatch; [St. Louis, Mo] 27 Aug 2006: D.12. [7] All Georgia Tech records per their 2017-18 Media Guide: http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/geot/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2017-18/misc_non_event/17_fb_info_guide.pdf [8] “Rams Player Charged with Rape.” UPI Newswire; 22 Dec 1981. http://www.upi.com/Archives/1981/12/21/Rams-player-charged-with-rape/4273377758800/?spt=su; retrieved 9/10/2017 [9] “Rams’ Drew Hill Arraigned on 4 Reduced Counts.” Roberts, Rich. Los Angeles Times [Los Angeles, Calif] 12 Jan 1982: d1. [10] “Drew Hill of Rams Placed on Probation.” Los Angeles Times [Los Angeles, Calif] 07 May 1982: f4. [11] “PRO FOOTBALL ’87 An Unexpected Catch Wide Receiver Drew Hill Is Best Gift Oilers Could Have Received From Rams.” Wojciechowski, Gene. Los Angeles Times [Los Angeles, Calif] 12 Sep 1987: 15. [12] See Note 2 [13] “No Surgery, Just Rest Necessary for Hill.” Buck, Ray. Houston Post; [Houston, TX]15 Nov 1989: C1 [14] “Oilers top Pro Bowl selections.” McClain, John. Houston Chronicle [Houston, TX] 19 Dec 1991: 1. [15] Ironically, Ron Brown, who the Rams chose over Hill because of his speed, did not make the Rams TSB roster. [16] “So they say . . .” Austin American Statesman [Austin, TX] 06 Jan 1994: C2. [17] “Drew Hill, 54, Receiver For Run-and-Shoot Oilers.” Goldstein, Richard. New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast); [New York, N.Y] 21 Mar 2011: A.23 [18] “Ex-NFL Star Turns Artist.” Neworth, Jack. The Santa Monica Daily Press [Santa Monica, CA] 25 Sep 2009. http://smdp.com/ex-nfl-star-turns-artist/75042; retrieved 9/11/2017. [19] “CROWE’S NEST: Artist ‘Drew Hill’ paints an interesting picture, but it isn’t real.” Crowe, Jerry. The Los Angeles Times [Los Angeles, CA] 26 Sep 2010 [20] See Note 19 [21] “An Artist Imitates Life.” Neworth, Jack. The Santa Monica Daily Press [Santa Monica, CA]. 01 Oct 2010. http://smdp.com/an-artist-imitates-life/77295; retrieved 9/11/2017. [22] “Former Oilers Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Hill Dies at 54.” AP Newswire. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81ed79e7/article/former-oilers-pro-bowl-wide-receiver-hill-dies-at-54; retrieved 9/11/2017 [23] See Note 22. The post Tecmo Legend: Drew Hill appeared first on TECMO BOWLERS. View the full article
  13. 4 points
    Everyone should be afraid of sober @regulator088, especially @joeygats & @Coconuts .
  14. 4 points
    davefmurray

    Random Thoughts

    #NEVERFORGET
  15. 3 points
    It's a Divisional game; in Oakland; 0-4 - in their previous 4 - Raiders were hungrier than GIANTS. Don't even sweat it (your endless pompous rhetoric), Krebs.
  16. 3 points
    We also know that it wasn't the conjurer based on performance alone.
  17. 3 points
    player121xk

    HSTL Waiting List

    Oh, I have been in there this whole time. You can't feel it either, huh?
  18. 3 points
    My thanks to @segathonsov for the T-shirt and 2 Carts!!!
  19. 3 points
    Well if you told me you were bombing, I would not give a damn I've seen this play before my friend, but I don't know if you know ‘bout dem Rams Well I was there and I saw what you did, the whole act made me sick So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you've been It's all been a bomb to Dick Dick.
  20. 3 points
  21. 3 points
    The one thing i learned from that weekend is to Never eat dennys after midnight. Most my tourney gamss were played from the toilet lol. Great weekend as me mort were out in the northwest for a wedding and got a chance to play some tecmo in between.
  22. 3 points
    ^ But that's in yahoo-Group-play, and gojiphen's not party to that. He is a party to WEEK 5 Winning Quick-Recap o' WEEK 5 1. @gojiphen malor 10-4 2. @kamphuna8 / @buck / @Mike Gordan / Bolt 7-7 77 games have been played, so far... Overall leadership skeels: 44-33 buck / Mike; & 42-35 Bodom
  23. 3 points
  24. 3 points
    What's New in Version 1.09 Updated "L.A. Chargers" and "L.A. Rams" to "Los Angeles Chargers" and "Los Angeles Rams" in the two game files. Other misc. edits.
  25. 3 points
    bighock4you18

    New York Jets HSTL S41 Recaps

    Where to begin........ So I win the toss and kickoff. He's starting from around his 20. I picked his play 3 times in a row and he was forced to punt. I drove a little and then hit an open JJ to Ed "Smooth Criminal" West in the end zone from 47 out. He drives on his next possession to my 5, I pick his play and it's a FUMBLE! I should have scored but made a mistake not zigging enough and was tackled on his 40. I stall and attempt a fg which I ding off the upright no good. LT was in Gary Anderson's face. He gets ball and throws a pick to Reggie "Rough Hands" Rutland on my 40. I drive and score on a Roger Craig sweep and then hold Majik Man's JJ attempts before the close of the half with a Browner Int. I got the ball in the 2nd half and my whole offense was in bad exception of Reggie Cobb in Excellent and Jim "Mad Dog" Mcmahon in excellent. Deberg in bad gets the ax despite being 100 % completions with a score in the 1st half. Mcmahon gets wamboozled byt the LB core led by LT and a punt is forced. He gets the ball and drives up the field and puts in a TD pass to Arthur "Cold Hands" Cox. I get pinned inside my 10 on the kickoff despite Mr. Cobb being in Super Excellent. A few picked plays later I am punting again and he is driving with Marcus Allen and scores for the tie with 2 minutes 3 minutes left. I get ball and once again get swamped by the LT and company and forced to punt with 1:24 on the clock. Dan Stryzinski hits the punt of his life all the way to the 25 of the Colts. 46 seconds left and he gets about 15 yards before one final heave to the end zone which falls harmlessly at Browners feet. ITS OVERTIME!!!! I receive and put together a drive on the back of Roger Craig inside his 5 before a picked play that forces me to kick the 30 yard fg. LT flies in but Hall of Famer Gary Anderson nails the clutch fg for the 17-14 Victory. Jets 1-0 GG QB Lions Video is on the site
  26. 3 points
    randywags25

    Miami Dolphins HSTL S41 Recaps

    What a great game between @joeygats and myself. Could have gone either way. Joey stops me on my first drive and then he scores a TD on his first. From there, I was able to stop him (including an interception on my own 1 yard line), but all I could do was get in FG range and get 3 FGs. I'm up 9-7 with about 30 seconds left to go in the game and I'm at Joey's 25 yard line. It's 4th and 1 so I have a decision to make. After much thought, I go for the FG which gets blocked. Joey recovers and has time left for one more play. I'm unable to pick his play, I see both his deep guys are double covered so I rush in, he gets the pass off, gets a JJ at the 3 yard line, but gets dive tackled by a drone right away. Game over! I think I shat myself.
  27. 3 points
    hoffnasty9

    Round 0 Vote

    I'm making an executive decision. Due to the interest in implementing Round 0, we will do it for ONE SEASON (read ONE) and then will vote again. The vote will be a short time frame and will need 14 yes votes to be implemented. Am I not kind? Am I not merciful?
  28. 3 points
    FBDukesta

    1989 signups...

    Muthafuckin Dukie #Lewis and the news is back baby!
  29. 3 points
    Elite 8 (8th place) at Tecmo XII. Flo gets the most shit from everyone because he talks the most shit out of everyone. Flo is one of my best Tecmo friends and has the respect of everyone to the nth degree. He was my date to meet Bo after all. As a player, sober Flo is great. Drunk Flo is even saucier.
  30. 3 points
    Knobbe

    Random Thoughts

    I like the idea of cooking with cast iron but am unwilling to put in the effort to do so.
  31. 3 points
    I'm happy to share some of this year's raffle prizes. Special thanks to George, Scott, and Patrick with their donations this year! #12 Jersey: QB from some NY team Autographed OJ Anderson glossy RetroN HD: Play NES games on HDTV!
  32. 3 points
    While everyone is talkin' about players not named Todd Gurley, I'm just gonna say that Todd Gurley is gonna single handedly dismantle the Cowgirls this weekend getting him ever closer to winning the league MVP which he undoubtedly will deserve by the end of this season.........quote me on that...and that's comin' from the best 'True' tailback scout this site has EVER seen. (sorry @buck)
  33. 3 points
    buck

    NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    ho lee shit. that trevathan hit...wtf. that was one of the most vicious things I've ever seen. rocky IV shit.
  34. 3 points
    QB Lions

    Indianapolis Colts HSTL S41 Recaps

    They heard the snickering in the offseason, who takes the Giants LB crew that early... soon the pundits forgot about the pick and the ridicule died down thanks to Troy Aikman and Ken O'Brien, but LT and company... they never forget! With 8 sacks in their first 2 games the Colts LB crew were looking to add to that total when the Chargers came into town. Albert Bentley wasn't striking fear into anyone in Indy so it was time to pin their ears back and get after Joe Montana. Get after him they did, hats off to Gamehigh for avoiding so much pressure as this could have easily been a 6 or 7 sack game. Marcus Allen shined on offense with 3 TDs and Majkowski did just enough to keep the D honest. A Jerry Ball safety had it 16-0 closing out the half until Montana hit AC in a pack in the endzone making it 16-7. The Chargers methodically drove down the field then sputtered out in the red zone and had to settle for a FG making it 16-10. The colts answered midway through the 4th making it 23-10 and all but sealing up the victory. A Montana interception to LT in the end zone closed it out and the Colts. After 3 weeks one thing is for certain in Indy... Better bring an offensive line!
  35. 3 points
    rmm1976

    Did someone say sig wars?

  36. 3 points
    OL' Dirty Tecmo

    Did someone say sig wars?

    3 sigs? You guys are lame. Guess I'll be forced to annoy you with more of my own.
  37. 3 points
    Bodom

    Random Thoughts

    Are you shitting me?? I hope no one ever takes offense to anything I say here and didn't mean for my post to come across that way. I knew you were a Giants fan prior to meeting you and Amy for a beer last time. If that didn't stop me, nothing will! Just name the time and place.
  38. 3 points
    shmue

    NCAA 2017/2018 TSB

    Version 1.2

    373 downloads

    College football at its finest! All the teams, all the players and all of the drama! This is my first submission, so please let me know how I can improve the rom. Enjoy!
  39. 3 points
    SBlueman

    (NES) SBlueman's Tecmo Super Bowl 2017

    Update time, here's what's new: What's New in Version 1.08 Adjusted the COM juice on the full edit (v1.08) Note: I also added a "vanilla" version of the edit with only the following SET commands added: More NFL like QB rating value Player 2 Conditions Fix Prevent schedule from being random Road team plays as player 2 vs COM Randomize sound loop used for each play QB backpedal animation hack Change Touchback To 25-Yard Line No IPS patches have been applied. Players can customize the game to their liking by adding SET commands from the hack list file to the rom with TSBTool.
  40. 2 points
    Added intrigue for this one: If the Yankees lose tonight you get to see some of the local players on edge all day tomorrow before game 7 (which we can all watch together at Studio Square). Brian may throw up.
  41. 2 points
    You've already signed up for the next decade... to my heart. 💜💜
  42. 2 points
    I'm sorry about my first commentator. He is a local friend that follows my channel and I took a risk on him because he's a funny dude, but he was out of control from the get go. Once we are done today, I will take the video down and edit out all the BS. His views don't reflect mine obviously. He's off the stream now. 2nd CPU/ capture card was not cooperating for twitch stream.
  43. 2 points
  44. 2 points
    Knobbe

    WEEK 5 Predictions

    Thursday, 10/5 8:25pmE.T. New England @ Tampa Bay -------------------------------------------- Sunday, 10/8 1:00pmE.T. San Francisco @ Indianapolis NYJets @ Cleveland Jacksonville @ Pittsburgh LAChargers @ NYGiants Buffalo @ Cincinnati Carolina @ Detroit Tennessee @ Miami Arizona @ Philadelphia 4:05pmE.T. Baltimore @ Oakland Seattle @ LARams 4:25pmE.T. Green Bay @ Dallas 8:30pmE.T. Kansas City @ Houston -------------------------------------------- Monday, 10/9 8:30pmE.T. Minnesota @ Chicago
  45. 2 points
    ^^^ Answering before you post is a good idea... *BUMP*ing after 25 minutes is even better. And I'm gonna say "JJJ" - Jimmy Jam Jensen
  46. 2 points
    drake

    New York Giants HSTL S41 Recaps

    Giants start with the ball and drive hard right into the red zone...where it appears they will be stopped? 3rd and goal, Giants pick pass...BJ sees Ernie "Muthaphucka" Jones in the lower corner open, but defenders are in the neighborhood. Should we try it? Fuck it. BJ unloads a laser and hits Ern in the chest, much to the dismay of coach Cubs. 7-0 NYG Next series Moon throws into Woody's house and he yanks it for a pick, his 3rd in 3 games. Brooks promptly stuffs it in without permission. 14-0 NYG From here it gets a bit muddy in my memory, but I'm pretty sure the Skins and my old fumbling buddy Blair coughs it up next possession for another turnover, but the Skins D holds NYG to a FG. WAS would score on the next drive after 2 long consecutive CCs. But then either accidental, or intentional, WAS onsides it. But who should get it? Willie Gault, but of course. Willie breaks the pack, gives Jerry Kauric a twisted ankle and puts up NYG 24-7 before half. Not much else exciting to discuss. WAS would cough up another fumble. Moon would complete a bunch more CCs into good defense, but I couldn't complain. Willie Gault would end the game on a needless 40 yard toss, a little cheap payback for the throttling Cubs gave me in WTF earlier. 38-21 NYG 2-1 Onto the next!
  47. 2 points
    He was probably in the top 3 most graceful backs I've seen, along with Eric Dickerson and Marcus Allen. He was decisive when he ran and didn't dance around a whole lot. His ability to cut back against the grain was exceptional. This was usually shown whenever USC would run their patented draw play. He obviously had amazing stamina and durability, since he would get 35 carries a game and he didn't get injured. I thought that sometimes OJ would go down just a tad bit too easily, but that may've had to do with his workload. If he knew he was getting 30+ carries every game, then he probably wanted to pace himself whenever possible. Of course he had freakish speed, but I think that everyone already knew that. If he got into the open field, it was lights out for the defense. His pass-catching ability was decent but nothing to write home about, since he had his share of drops despite not being targeted often. Was that a good enough write-up?
  48. 2 points
    PockyCandy

    Random Thoughts

    @Bodom @buck @Knobbe @bruddog @Maynard_G_Krebs @OL' Dirty Tecmo Thanks for all of the advice about movie and dinner dates. I think that I agree with Knobbe about time being an important factor; since I'm trying to go to an early-time movie around 5, then dinner afterwards would be good. But if I can only see a late movie, then maybe just a movie and no dinner is the way to go. And in regards to the girl, I would never ask a girl out to a movie for a first date. It would definitely be dinner only. Now I guess you guys can go back to talking politics again.
  49. 2 points
    PockyCandy

    Random Thoughts

    I have a question for you: If you're taking a girl out on a date, should you go out to eat somewhere before OR after you see a movie? I've heard there are pros and cons to both scenarios.
  50. 2 points
    View File Nestopia_Unlimited_Sprites_Netplay This build of Brudtopia includes the previous anti-cheat measures for online league play as well as the following change. 1. The unlimited sprite option will no longer be set to disabled by Nestopia during netplay. This will allow leagues to take advantage of ROMs with the no sprite flickering hack added during netplay. Submitter bruddog Submitted 09/24/2017 Category Emulators
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