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  1. So, what the heck, right? Yea, Tecmo Madison (TM) is back from the dead. Well, never really died. After receiving numerous emails, PMs, tweets, and etc from you all, we sat down to discuss where do we go from here. In a nutshell, Chet's and Josh's families + commitments outside of Tecmo have needed more attention and rightfully so. Without being able to give TM the time it deserves and needs, they decided it would be better to walk away then put out a half-baked effort. *Enter davefmurray* I am taking over the overall directing and promoting of the tournament. I have a team of awesome dudes helping out -- @Knobbe, @qb_browns, @tecmoaz & my bud Casey. qb_browns has been the tournament event director for many years and will continue to do so. Your tournament day will be just as smooth (if not smoother) as it has always been. Knobbe is helping out on the tech side. We are going to sync the TM site and T-Borg. Your records, profiles, and stats will be brought into the T-Borg world. TecmoAZ is a stream & broadcast professional in the college sports world. He will help take our media offerings up a few notches. You will see a few more cameras floating around. Casey is an event coordinator and marketing professional in the Tampa area as well as a personal friend of mine. He will be helping me with all higher level decisions and be making sure all of our offerings are top notch. Chet & Josh will still be involved. Josh will still be your MC. The book of LT is not going anywhere. All the familiar faces you've come to know will still be around. There is just a change of hands behind the scenes so we can carry the TM torch. There are lots more updates to come. As we finalize things, we will announce them. For those that want the information first, we have an email list that you can sign up for on TecmoMadison.com. Those on the list will get updates first and will get hit up directly with sign-up info when the time arrives. #TecmoXIII is going to be awesome. Let's celebrate Return of the Mack. -davefmurray Let's all be bros and talk on FB. I made a group for those interested. Join here and let's riff about the greatest tourney on Earth -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/tecmomadison
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  2. ragu0012

    Interview with Tecmo Super Bowl creators

    Enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions. http://louraguse.com/2016/02/the-fathers-of-tecmo-super-bowl/
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  3. Here's a few of my quick thoughts on TecmoXII. Read Psycho's blog if you want a good one. His recap is always great and this year was no exception. Good: Gats winning it & playing lights out all day. "The Kid" & Kyle coming out of nowhere! Sega's Bo-igi Board (full beers only please) Meeting Leif Powers, super nice guy. Hopefully a bunch of you guys got to chat him up. The large number of tight pants & attractive girls around the tourney for once (JimSock's friend's old lady wins, blonde TV gal 2nd, tight pants TV 3rd, pregnant orenga posse member was a serious darkhorse as well) Luke having a 20 minute convo with our cab driver while piss drunk discussing (our fictional 2nd & 3rd place finishes, kids, astrology, college life, & other amazing topics) Wish I had recorded it! Dave hugs (duh) Late night gyros with Luke, Coco, & Beefy (probably saved our lives, no food would have been a bad choice) #BurningMort - just watching the mail now for my July 23, 2016 "save the date" magnet. Casey's breakfast pizza (seriously how can Wiscy have no Casey's? #EPICFAIL) Thankfully we made Dubuque by around 10. Knobbe bringing his "9 incher" so we could play tecmo during the car ride up. It was awesome meeting a bunch of new guys (Flash, Raguse, DT, SuperDuper, Invader, Grip, Laz, probably missing a few) and seeing all the old friends again. Looking over late Friday night, realizing I'm in a room playing Gats while Mort plays Bruddog on the other TV. (Tecmo heaven?) The whole tourney and the way it was always ran through the years. Just an awesome job again everybody that helps out!!! Bad: No sleep friday night Forgetting my "eat shit orenga" bracelet at home Iowa's speed limits from the 1970s Bailey having to leave early & not getting to chat at the Plaza (hope everything's cool now) Knobbe bailing on us and flying home so we couldn't play tecmo on the way back Thinking Flo was short for some reason Super 8 TV being smarter than me My photo/camera bomb of Orenga's ESPN interview that never made air. My ebay ordered Moulds jersey not making it in time (dude says he "lost it", wtf) No Butt Douglas or Lodgefather to watch the Elite 8 games with. Ugly: Cute bartender (aka fancy pants) Friday night after I ask if she was working during the tourney, "yeah, but I heard you guys are kinda smelly" (she's not wrong) Dotdon's intoxication level (love you man, but you were in rare form!) Toolie's playbook vs Mort Lou on Friday night (Chris Pike blows that shitty reverse up everytime!) Sorry I was drunk and giving you so much shit. (not really sorry) Tick "holding" Regulator to 49 points. One of the better tweets of the day! Sega forgetting his Mydol and not going out Saturday night Not getting out of bounds to attempt a FG in the winner's bracket champ game, then losing the OT coin toss & game. (GG Matt) Two non-drinkers and (probable) virgins playing in the finals (maybe its for the best to shut this thing down now) - jk Thanks for the memories and hangovers Madtown!!!!
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  4. regulator088

    The Ugly Truth: Season 36 preview

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly coming at you...... perspective from a Beautiful (Tecmo) Mind. This post better get 27 likes if you want a playoff preview AFC East New York Jets: Not familiar with the Hock, but his lifetime record of 12-24 leaves me not shocked at his team. Heavy pass threat, and minimal running ability with a 1 1/2 man defense. This is a team that will accidentally win some games because Bills is bound to connect to Monk/Sanders more than a few times. The question is can they hold offenses under 21 to squeak a few W's out? I don't disagree with dirty Tecmo's beard, but I disagree with his draft grade on this team. Draft Grade: C Prediction: 4-12 Buffalo Bills: I've never been a fan of Krieg, but I love the compliment Barry..... Strong Rec help in Clark/Clayton will offset that horrendous PS (is everyone familiar with how useful PS is?) Anyway, minus picked plays, this offense should have no troubles scoring. The defense is..... suspect. The saving grace is the one man wrecking crew named Prime. The whole field can be covered, it's just a matter of if he brings his sticky fingers. Not sure of Hoff's talent, but he has a solid team. Draft Grade: A- Prediction: 8-8 Indianapolis Colts: Another name I'm unfamiliar with, Drake brings a pretty solid team to the table. Running threat with Vinny along with a serviceable RB in Thomas. The crappy OL is forgivable with Testicles mobility. The defense is pretty stout with LT leading the way and 2 usable DB's in Walls/Collins. You have to know how to utilize Vinny in order to make this team successful..... a fast WR would have been the icing on the cake here.... Draft Grade: B+ Prediction: 6-10 (Vinny is a special breed..... it's hard to score inside the 10 with running QB's) Miami Dolphins: KampTuna or TurboTuna leads the Tuna into season 36 with what I would consider an average Joe's squad. No real superstar minus Butts, who will have to carry the load for this offense to put points on the board. The defense will be strong against the run, but struggle against passing teams (hello Bills and Jets) Kamp has improved drastically over the years and has the capability of leading the fins to the playoffs. He will undoubtedly need some luck along the way though. Draft Grade: C+ Prediction: 9-7 New England Patriots: This team is essentially the same as the Dolphins except their stud is on defense instead of offense. A lack of speed on the offense is going to put some pressure on Dukesta to be efficient and minimize mistakes. Points will be few and far between.... on both sides of the ball. The defense is stout boasting a Millard/Browner combo effectively able to stop any offensive combination out there..... This will be a fun team to watch. Draft Grade:B- Prediction: 12-4 AFC Central Pittsburgh Steelers: I see a lot of single digit scoring games in the future of Steel city...... Good land o' liven that offense is wretched and that defense is DYN-O-MITE. The only question is will the defense outscore the offense this year? Seriously, if Ninja can figure out how to move the ball with his discombobulated band of misfit 44 MS players, he could be a real force. The defense led by...... everyone?..... will keep him in contention every game. Draft Grade: C (I'll have what you were smoking when you passed on Eagles/Jackson) Prediction: 5-11 Cincinnati Bengals: That beautiful beard boasts what I consider to be the best team in HSTL this year. That offense will make defenses bend over and grab those ankles all season long. Run it up the middle.... bend over. Throwin it deep..... bend over. Offerdahl/Johnson/Williams are just enough to get the 1 or 2 stops needed each game to get the W. Fuck this team.... thank you for being in the AFC Draft Grade: A+ Prediction: 12-4 Cleveland Browns: Mitchell -> Hill = garbage. OK, we all know how I feel about this type of offense, but it is actually a well put together team. The Mitchell/Hill combo along with 2 44MS RB's gives Jfag some flexibility to what he wants to do on offense. He can grind or pop it deep at any time. The defense again has 2 solid pieces in Byrd/McMillan. Jfag is good enough to make this defense work. Key point of the season will be the 2 games against Cincinnati. I think the Brownies have to sweep the series to win the division. Draft Grade: B+ Prediction: 10-6 Houston Oilers: The AFC Central could easily be considered the most talented division in HSTL. Another well put together team. Stalll built a great offense with a running QB complimented by a decent RB and fast WR. Lethal.... the defense is backed by Francis/Spielman/Fulcher, a perfect combination to nullify any and all offensive threats. The only thing holding this team back is Stalltalk himself. We have seen him go 13-3 and win Superbowls in other leagues, and we have seen him go 5-11 and look like a Tecmo noob. Which version shows this season? Draft Grade: A- Prediction: 8-8 (only cause this division is lit with juice) AFC West Denver Broncos: WOOF.... This team is in rough shape. I would be hard pressed to pick pass on defense. Yes Tim Brown is fast which is nice to create a downfield threat, but Elkins/Strom throwing to him? Leaves a lot to be desired. I would understand the lackluster offense if the defense boasted more than DT/Oliver. They have the potential for creating havoc on offenses, but a great passing team will eat this D up. Draft grade: D Prediction: 5-11 Kansas City Chiefs: For the strong defense this team put together, the offense is quite adequate. A good balance of a fast RB and mixed with the deep JJ threat gives Coco the slight edge over Cincinnati for my AFC favorite right. A Haley/Lake/Waymer combo on defense allows for strategic placement and options on defense. With the tapping advantage over most, running will be difficult. I don't see many teams putting up over 14 on Josh this season. If he can average 20/game, I think you have your #1 seed. Draft Grade: A Prediction: 13-3 Seattle Seahawks: I have to admit that I look through teams one at a time as a write reviews..... HSTL beware.... This team rocks. The Ware/Byner/Clark combo on offense is right up Gonicks's grind out yards mentality. Personally, I have always had difficulty with Gonick's disciplined approach towards offense. Gonick with Ware will make you pull your hair, I know, I have none down the middle of my head (the real reason i quit tecmo 6 months ago. I was always in a division with him). Back to Seattle, even if the offense falters, the defense will pick up the slack. Scary scary defense with I Had Dicks patrolling. Draft grade: A- Prediction: 11-5 Oakland Raiders: I keep waiting to see a terrible team to balance things out...... found one! OK, so the offense is totally workable. Although Young -> Rice is not your typical connection, the speed and REC threat allows for great use of Young's MS. Include 50 MS Craig in the mix and the offense has great potential. Ohhhhhhh but the defense...... it looks like a combination of epsilon semi morons (A Brave New World anyone?) Stinson is workable, but the lack of speed on this defense will be its downfall. Teams with decent running ability should be able to work the Raiders. Question of the year for Oakland: Can they match their opponents score for score to win games? Draft Grade: C- Prediction: 7-9 San Diego Chargers: Oh how glad I am I'm not in this offensive powerhouse division. Eagles/Gray/Jackson is just as bad as Deberg/Jackson/Gault. I don't even care that the defense is sub-par, the Chargers only need 1 stop/game to win. Mecklenburg/Lippett should be good for that. QB Eagles is like art: you create a masterpiece or a disaster. We'll find out if game high is an original Van Gogh or if he belongs in the MOBA (Museum of Bad Art). Draft Grade: B+ Prediction: 8-8 A conference a day keeps the critics away...... To be continued
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  5. regulator088

    The Ugly Truth Part 2: Season 36 Preview

    Get ready NFC, it's your turn to show your brilliant and idiotic draft choices! NFC EAST Dallas Cowboys: Jesus sports a high PC/REC combo with a decent rushing threat mixed with the mobility of Kosar..... Used correctly, this offense should be able to sip and dunk there way down the field mixing the running skills of the QB/RB positions. The defense is run stop heavy. This boasts a problem come playoff time as decently high PC QB's are typically present. I like the thinking behind putting this team together, but I don't see it coming together the way Jesus plans. Draft Grade: B Prediction: 7-9 New York Giants: Dolo with the real deal Neal? Yikes....... Not so fast my friend! The rest of this offense is wretched. Like, probably the worst offense in HSTL (did I really just say like?). If you pick pass against this offense..... well you can figure it out from there (or can you? Ginder reference!) Onto what should be a super stacked defense..... Bueller? Bruce? great. Bennet? great. Anyone with interceptions...... anyone..... hello? Dolo is good enough to somehow turn this pile of chocolate cherry diarrhea team into an above average team. Draft Grade: D- (Neal saves an F) Prediction: 9-7 Philadelphia Eagles: OOOOOOOOOK! Great draft sir. Fast mobile QB, Fast RB, decent downfield threat with Collins/Irvin. Well put together offense.... Again minus picked plays, this should be another dip and dunk offense. The greatest difference between stats is a 50ms RB and a 56ms RB IMO. The compliment of Emmit with Ware is great (OK i won't say it again). The defense is not lacking either. Oneal/Byrd is a good 1-2 punch that will allow MattyD to be flexible and play bend don't break defense. The big question with mobile QB teams is always can you score inside the 10? If so, look for a very successful season. If not, well, poopy flavored lollipops for everyone! Draft Grade: A- Prediction: 8-8 Phoenix Cardinals: Another well put together team here. Eff, where are all the shitty ones? Boomer/Rozier/Rison blah blah eff eff eff. 19ms is huge IMO on a QB and Boomer is just the right amount of mobility and PC to make him super dangerous paired with Rison. Good Luck NFC East.... Another offense is used correctly and efficiently, they should have no problem moving the ball and scoring. Rison presents a great option to score in the red zone with JJ and CC capabilities. The one problem I can see if the OL.... 2 38hp ol's is scuuuuurrryyy. The defense is serviceable with multiple LB options and Mcdonald trolling the secondary. They should have multiple stops a game against most offenses. Look for Vmoe to make a run this year. Draft Grade: B Prediction: 10-6 Washington Redskins: Ahhhhh the ugly swan of the NFC East. B-hump.....check. Wilson to.....slaughter? Jordan? ........ Vance Johnson? Errr I'll pass. This offense is a train wreck..... a championship team really requires a balance of running/passing. You're going to run into a defense that is heavy against one or the other and you have to be flexible. That is not this team. The defense isn't much to brag about either with Cofer/White heading this lackluster unit. Don't get me wrong, those 2 alone can be good for defensive stops, but the less than stellar offense will put this unit on the field to much to win a majority of his games. Draft Grade: D Prediction: 4-12 AFC Central Chicago Bears: Oh my god..... this offense..... Jeb's games will be like 28-35. You do know you have to play defense right? I struggle with grading teams that stack heavy on one side of the ball. A great tecmoer could make Manny Hendrix a one man defense with some luck due to his 44 INT, but Jeb? Not so sure....... Points will be score, and stats will be tallied. Who ends up on the winning side will come down to the Tecmo Gods. Draft Grade: C Predictions: 6-10 Detroit Lions: Bad luck to do your own review? Fuck that, I've been spitting in the Tecmo God's face since Madison X....(maybe that's why I've only won once?) Back to the team, I got my main man Tiki Tiki Billy Joe. Would have liked to have a faster WR or at least 2 50ms WR's for burn route threats, but it didn't work out. Brooks is a nice compliment to the high PS. I'm going to struggle if I get in long down situations, so continuously moving the ball for positive yards will be key. The defense provides options with Lloyd/Seale/Rod. Minus those bastards who throw JJ's all game, this defense should have little struggles stopping opposing offenses. Draft Grade: B+ (I would totally give anyone else who drafted this team a worse grade than this. I'm BJT biased) Prediction: 13-3 (Damn you 31 PC in advance) Green Bay Packers: Zuir brings the best weapon to HSLT..... lag. OK, maybe he's past those days, but he still sports the bomb it deep strategy with Everett/Reed combo. Thurman will allow Zuir to keep defenses guessing. Pick pass and thurmal runs it down your throat.....pick run and everette connects with Reed and you pull your hair out. Pick your poison! The defense..... what defense? Ben......Smith...... looks to troll the field to provide......stops? If the pack attack is going to be successful this year they need to post league high type points. Draft Grade: B- Prediction: 8-8 Minnesota Vikings: Kierre brings a common theme offense to HSTL: QB/WR JJ combo with a fast RB to keep balance. Great addition Rathman is for some popcorn power on low HP LB which really helps the run game. Minor note of consequence also is the decently high REC of all offensive player. Could be key in reducing a few INT's throughout the season. Defensively, this unit is serviceable. Mayhew leads the way with Fletcher as run stopping support. Another overall solid team whose success will depend on how Kierre performs himself. Draft Grade: B+ Predictions: 9-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Suicide king did the right thing in surrounding Joe with high REC targets essentially allowing him to throw to whoever/wherever on the field. Now, let me tell you why this team will go 3-13. No running game, and the defense couldn't stop my balls from dropping. Joe and company will literally have to score every possession to win games.... how often does that happen even with Joe Montana?? This will be your league worst defense. Even a 44ms RB is dangerous to a defense with a 50 max MS defender. The only teams this D will have success against are those who decide to chuck it up every play and let Stinson spin the INT roulette wheel. Draft Grade: D Prediction: 3-13 NFC West Atlanta Falcons: Prime brings a very respectable and balanced offense to HSTL 36. Nothing to flashy, but skill at every position. The weak point is the O line. Running into teams with high DL/LB HP will essentially nullify the running game with 2 44hp and 1 38hp OL's. This should have really been rethought as it could cost the Falcons the season. The defense is extremely solid with the Childless Dick heading it up. Positioned correctly, the duo allows Prime to counter all offensive styles. I'm not sure what it would have cost to draft a better OL, but that seems to be the main hindrance on paper. Draft Grade: B Prediction: 6-10 Los Angeles Rams: Daboy's offense is very unlike what I've seen in the past. The Obrien to Ellard combination is scary for a player of this caliber. Knowing if you pin him to a 3rd and long that he can just go deep and get out of a jam is a less than pleasant thought. Add in 50ms Gary to the mix and trouble is brewing in the now current home of LA. All great players have a weakness, and here is Daboys this season. Max 56 INT. Fools, you better throw on this secondary, cause you ain't runnin'. Daboy always finds a way to win with superior or inferior teams, good or bad match-ups. His offense will overcompensate for a defensive weakness in the secondary. Draft Grade: B+ Prediction: 12-4 New Orleans Saints: Nos and his N.O.S bring a Marino/Sharp connection to the table. I did title this the ugly truth right? This is no playoff team. Yes that is a solid connection, but to many 69 INT DB out there can shut it down. No one is scared of a 44 ms RB when there is passing power like that. To boot, the defense is run heavy, and by run heavy, I mean that's the only thing they have a chance of stopping. Teams like the Rams could throw it deep 100% of the time and win vs this group of leather hands. I don't like it..... This team may resemble the real life saints where 80% of games totals over 50 points. GL NOS..... This is one squad I'm not jealous of! Draft Grade: D Prediction: 5-11 San Fransisco 49ers: I have one question for this team..... why? Moon.....yup. Givens.....yup. Jeffries...... WHY?? It's clear what your entire offensive season will consist of. You didn't need 2 WR's to do it man! You could have picked a solid DB option in which you might have had a chance at stopping Mrs.Plum in the Conservatory with the candlestick. SMH..... Well, at least you get to have fun throwing the ball 100 yards every play..... have to look at the bright side right? Draft Grade: D- Prediction 5-11
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  6. player121xk

    My Kid's 1st Birthday Party

    Because I don't see any evidence that one year olds like anything other than, like, things to throw on the floor or bouncy balls or breasts for sucklin', my wife let me plan the kid's first birthday. So I went Tecmo themed. Just thought I throw this stuff in here for your enjoyment. The invites:
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  7. gripsmoke

    HSTL 36 SIG WAR

    My favorite goddamn time of the season! Let's get weird.
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  8. toolie

    Final Season of HSRL (1974)

    It is with a somewhat heavy heart that I am announcing this will be the final season of the High Speed Retro League. I have decided I can no longer dedicate the time and brain space to running the league. Given his contributions to the league, I asked War Machine if he would be interested in taking over, but as he is currently running ATA he, understandably, doesn't feel he has the time and resources to take over here as well. I'd offer the job to somebody else, but I think it's doubtful that anyone would have the drive to do it given the current number of vacant teams they'd be inheriting. Some reasons for the decision: I'm looking to use my time on other things and reduce my Tecmo footprint online, we currently have four vacancies and several people staying that I feel are dicey (I would also be leaving the league), keeping a 26-man league going has been a challenge and in 1976 the teams jump to 28, turnover and general commish "problems" have worn me down, and about a week ago I was staring down about five drafts in a row, one which I would have to run. I give mad love to guys who commish leagues and have been doing so for a long time. It's rewarding but definitely a challenge. I want to say thank you to all the people that have helped me get this league off the ground, supported the league through hosting (Knobbe), awesome website and tech (Brooks), Google-doc construction and player face and number entry (War), draft modding (War, hoff, jesus, drake, gats), hype (War, Manyo, drake, hoff), dummy teams, and general advice (kamp). Also a big thank you to all the owners that have made these five seasons a blast, especially the guys who played all five seasons (War, kamp, Duke, brad, jesus, Nos, hock, kweh, GOD). I enjoyed the defensive feel to this ROM and felt it captured a style of years gone by. One less league, hopefully, will mean greater demand for the fine leagues that remain. We've got a good playoff ahead of us to close things out; best of luck to the players that remain. Send us out in style! -Toolie
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  9. Hey Guys -- NEWS MAN here. I want to thank Josh and Chet -- it was great to meet you guys. I am so glad I was able to make it to the last tourney. Thanks for everything you've done over the years to revive and keep alive the game's popularity. It was awesome to see my Buffalo pals again, as well as the others I met at Lou and Mort's tourney. And it was surreal and a pleasure to meet face-to-face a lot of the people I've played online over the last three years. My article with the TSB creators is 99% complete and I'll share a link here as soon as I can in the coming days. The only hold-up is that I'm trying to add more color to it, and there are some serious cultural differences between Americans and Japanese. Questions we don't think twice about, such as concerning each other's personality, come off as very personal to these guys.. but I'm trying to provide more than just a Q and A of the dry facts. They understand and continue to open up more and more but with the time difference, they end up answering my questions overnight and each answer raises another question so the days keep going by..... ANYWAY --- I plan on dropping it in the next day or two here regardless. Just wanted to provide an update for everyone who was aware of this project and looking forward to it.
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  10. My thoughts about this and that. Joeygats----Well done sir i'm happy 4 ya. I hope everything works out 4 u beyond tecmo in ur life. Hell i guess i could play sum online pick games vs u every once in while. I prefer console but online tecmo is still tecmo in the end. The kid---Way to go. What a story. I want to play him. Hopefully i draw him in a upcoming tournament ( if possible ) Chet h. --- I'll never that forget that instant classic we had. His talents are endless. I was on fire playing the game of my life but he had an answer everytine i scored. I'll never forget that clutch run you ripped off at the of game. As i got to greedy going 4 lb4 lurch on run2 proset. Did u like that 3rd run in row? Hell yeah man but Somehow grenne caught brooks from scoring. And A int 2plays later saved the day. The game could went either way. Ty 4 putting up with my antics. Ty for running the tourney all these years. Till we cross paths again man. Josh h. Congrats on ur Elite 8 appearance. Ty also for running the tourney 4 all these years. Tony o. I didn't get to see ur games and the Possee. Ty all the work u do. Bailey....I loved the suit. Nice work. Ty for all work u did too. 1 oakland a's fan to another. Dynasty De- U out played me. Besides the woodside burner drop i think just did not play well. Congrats man on ur run. Mort- My favorite moment came when he showed up friday at 1030 just as Josh was going shut it down. Then i hear all these cheers. ENTER MORT was a cool moment. Keep in mind i havent seen him since Xmas. Sure beefjuice was 1st one to see him. Mort's 2nd game was wild. His opponent missed an easy kick near end 1sr ot period. Time 4 1 bomb. Mort chucks it deep to carrier but browner picks it. Browner gets garpple where he cant get free. Mort yells out fumble. Browner fumbles..mort scoops it scores as Ot period expires. Wow. Nice job on elite 8 run too. He sounds like he wants to get back in playing some more tournaments. Reg --- I suck at norh dakota tecmo rules. Tecmo slappies lol. Srry about the low blow. North Dakota tecmo crew- u guys are so much fun. U guys can party man. Tecmo slappies lol. Knobbee - We had great game. Could of went either way. Such a classy dude. Murray- Ty for doing the stream. Ty hanging out with us Thursday evening. The bars were fun. Ty u for tecmo shirts and the rounds of beer. I cant believe it took us an hour to find ur car aftwr going out thursday nite ( witg Grip, manyo, bruddog, coco, Grip - My bad about skipping the halftime show TwIcE. Gigglss. Bru- It was so fun to play vs u. And ty 4 the pizza thu night. Coco- I really enjoy hanging out. Very talented player. Yw in buffalo anytime my man. O'Dell - My fantasy football buddy. The beard ia coming in nicely. Another classy talented tecmoer. LuckyTool #ThetrickEmDickaem tecmo game. Moulds dont know. Being a vet means u can bust out any playbook at any time in any game. War Pike Suicide king. May be the bestnplayer from the south ( Ashman too). He is quickly rising. Too bad they were out of the Mort's pot toast huh. Went 1-1 vs dt. Bear me in ct 2 out 3 games and win the ct tourney. Ashman cometh...it was nice too see that mule train made it to madtown. Oklahoma-- Nice talking to y sunday. Laztlain- the orenga of the east. Way to play. He such a classy nice dude. Him and jimsocka had great 2otgame. Im proud of ya. He also won the Cpu vs Cpu sim season for $16 pot fruday. The luck of laztlain strikes again. The bills win thw super bowl over the viks ib the sim bt thw way. Blue luigi Manyo- Im going to a west coast tourney this year ir next. This man is dangerous with Bhump. Duece - Way to play man. Beat me twice in scrimma. I was impressed with his game. Keep at it man. D.t. Nice run im really proud of ya. I wish i would got to see the mort vs dt game. I love how dt will ru. Any playbook any time. ArtVandely - Your defense is tuff man. Im glad i got to scrimm vs u. Moulds- how did Viking moe think u were black lol. Nice to see y again. 513 boys- we all missed u guys. Diaz- ty for letting me rock ur barry sanders jersey. I was going to keep it ifni won. Neerm- played him 5 times. Very underrated tough player.He bearly beat joeygats in elimination round. I got ur browns shirt somehow. Lou R. (Newsman) great to seee u again buddy. Hia story about interviewing the man that programmed tecmo was G.O.A.T. Ones11 - grear run man. The most consistent player around tecmo. The total opposite of me in game playing styles when u think about it really. Rico - Nice to see u again. Rikster --- i was rooting 4 him too. Because i love how the madison tecmoers have loads of fun whike playing. Phillabusters lol . Keeps u loose too. Well done. Great run man. Noonan - didn't get chance to say much but we got play 1 day. Arncoenm- I still owe you a atleast a beer at next tourney. Classy guy. Brian r. Of nyc. Great seeing u again. Ty for the tournies u run in Nyc . Tecmo Physcho- what a guy. I didnt see a lot of ur games. I liked ur recap. Pizza was good. Ryan Stewart- I didn't to get 2 talk to u a lot. Hopefully i see ya next tourney. Leifpowers- I'm glad i got to meet u. LONG LIVE TECMO.the wind cries barry with whispers of 1 MORE YEAR
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  11. Congratulations for Joey Gats.... I don't think this could have meant more to anyone else in that room on Saturday. He played spectacular and was the best player as evident by his undefeated record. Mega props to Aaron T as well.... this was the first time since playing Chet 3 years ago I felt like the inferior player in our game. Amazing run and an amazing player; "the Kid' has real talent. Thanks so much to Chet and Josh and the rest of the crew.... my only regret of the day was not being able to have some time to conversate with you guys and make my appreciation known for all you did/do for the tecmo community with this tournament. Hopefully this will portray that feeling. Another great year in Madison. It was great to see so many guys again, meet new guys like invader and dueceloose. My sadness for the last Tecmo Madison is not so much Tecmo related itself, but of the loss for the camaraderie of 256+ guys that have the same hobby in common. It's always a great pleasure and a privilege to participate in this great tournament. Thanks to everyone who showed up and made this possible.
    12 Points
  12. Recap: http://tecmopsycho.blogspot.com/2016/02/tecmo-madison-xii-theres-something.html
    12 Points
  13. Atomic Bomb #1 I AM HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT..... Tecmo Madison has officially partnered with the Bo Jackson Give Me A Chance Foundation!! We will be offering raffle tickets for $1 per entry to win various prizes involving Bo Jackson and the Bo Jackson Foundation. Raffle Prize Winners: 2x – Meet & Greet with Bo Jackson and other celebrities 1x – Signed Jersey 5x – Signed Poster -- Meet & Greet winners, plus 1 guest will spend an evening with Bo Jackson and various other sports celebrities at a cocktail party prior to the annual Bo Jackson Foundation golf tournament in the Chicago area. Winners are guaranteed a photo-op and will spend the evening having a great time. Last year’s celebrities included Jerry Rice, among others. Travel is not covered, but a one-night hotel stay will be provided. -- There will be a jersey signed by Bo up for grabs for one lucky winner! -- There will be five custom posters up for grabs. We hope to have them Tecmo themed, but the design is not finalized yet. The raffle is open to EVERYONE. You can buy tickets here: https://tecmobowlers.com/products/bo-jackson-foundation-raffle-ticket/ Winners will be drawn April 10th, 2017.
    11 Points
  14. Part 1 Atlanta Prime has a huge dick on his team, not the DB, Phil Simms is a dick. Buffalo I'd love to see Hoff air it out Krieg to Sanders every play. No runs. Chicago Fantastic offense and a decent defense, but Majik always chokes. Cincinnati Bo Jackson and Gault: The name of the game is SPEED! Keanu Reeves style. Cleveland This is the first time Lorenzo White got drafted in the second round. Dallas I heard QB Browns' daughter has some porno flicks. By 'heard', I mean 'watched.' Denver Derrick Thomas will be a huge disappointment. Much like Ted's seasons. Detroit regulator's back. Missing draft times, game deadlines. Still will win it all. Green Bay Everett and Thurman: An offense straight outta hell. Defense? LOL. Houston Elway is the key. Will Stall use him correctly? Or bench him for Reich? Indianapolis L.T. and Teste Lobbin' bombs to Sir Al Toon. Fun team to play with. Kansas City coconuts is back, and he joined my division. No halftime skips here! Miami Picked my beloved Bob Nelson. Will probably never control him. Minnesota This team is OK. No great weaknesses or strengths. 8-8 sounds right.
    11 Points
  15. George aka the People's Champ- My intro to this dude was him coming up to me and Lou barely holding onto THREE mixed drinks in shoddy plastic cups without any segue telling us "HEY, I saw a BITCH that looked like MARINO." It didn't take much longer for me and Lou to realize a new Madison Legend had been born. I didn't realize he was in my group until my first game is underway and I'm taking the kickoff back with Barry Sanders and I hear a familiar voice behind me exclaim "HEY! WHERE'S MEL GRAY!? You can't put BARRY at kick return man... you're gonna USE UP HIS JUICE!!" I'll never forget that voice. I'll never forget this tourney!
    11 Points
  16. It's difficult to even begin to describe how much fun I had at my first ever Tecmo Madison tournament. A huge thanks to all of those involved! Without a doubt, my absolute favorite thing about any live Tecmo tourney is that pretty much every single competitor is there to have fun and is a good sport no matter the outcome. This makes for a full day of nothing but smiles and pure fun. This picture pretty much sums it up - I was playing against JimSocks for the last spot in the field of 64 and the pic was snapped as I hit a FG off the post and in for a 3 point win in DOUBLE OVERTIME! Take a look at JimSock's face - BIG OL' SMILE!! It isn't possible for someone to be a better sport than Jim right there. That's live Tecmo at its best. Jim you and your crew were fantastic the entire time. Thanks for helping remind me just how much fun playing this game live can be!
    11 Points
  17. kamphuna8

    HSTL 39 Top 5 Offenses and Defenses

    Top 5 offenses 1. NY Giants-Drake: Montana to Flipper, Marcus Allen, Richard Johnson and John L, NE OL 2. NO Saints-NOS: Marino to Jeffires, Rozier, Muster, Hassan Jones, RAI OL 3. Minn Vikings-Moe: Everett to Rice, Lo White and NO Backups , Buffalo OL 4. Detroit Lions-Casual T: QB Eagles to Marv Cook, Johnny Bailey, Eddie Brown, Reggie Cobb, PHX OL 5. Aikman to Tim Brown, Graddy, Okoye, Novacek, CHI OL Honorable Mention of my Beastquake Dolphins - Moon, OJ , Anthony Miller, Webster, Holman, GB OL Darth 49ers - Jay Schray/Coco B Ware, Roger Craig, Givins Duncan Rams OL Flash80 Steelers- QB BILLS, RiGGy, monk, Kmart, Kelvin Bryant, JETS OL Arncoem Bengals- Peete, Thurmal, BHump, Bill Brooks, Holohan, PHI OL Top 5 Defenses Dolo - Browner, Millard, Jarvis, Jeff Cross, Sean Jones, Kinard Jebigred- Rod God, Lloyd, Bruce, Biscuit, Odomes, Mecklenburg, Atwater, BigHock- DT, McMillian, Dennis Byrd, Woolford , Fridge, Ross, Clay Matthews Stalltalk- Haddix, Fletcher, Dennis Smith, Pepper, Greg Jackson, Bussey Cubsfan- Dick Dick, Childress, Clifton, Everett, Hinkle
    10 Points
  18. Sorry, the only correct answer to that question is "dat ass"
    10 Points
  19. DrFrolf

    North Dakota - 07/16/16 - Burning Mort

    Burning Mort The Premier Tecmo Experience of 2016 July 16, 2016 This will be a Tecmo experience like no other -- a completely outdoor extravaganza -- the first of its kind. Burning Mort will be a Tribal (team) event, but forming a team will not be necessary. Your team will be chosen by the Tecmo Gods at the Burning Mort Experience. Friday, July 15 Tecmo Social Downtown Fargo Pounds - - (612 1st Ave N, Fargo ND 58102) Starts at 7:30 Tecmo, drinks and shenanigans Meet and greet the Tecmo Greats Play some Free NBA Jam Saturday, July 16 Burning Mort Leonard, North Dakota Location: 46°39'13.48"N; 97°18'31.03"W (https://goo.gl/maps/GyKiTFQAW732) Play starts at 2:00 PM Play ends at 8:00 PM Experience extends until dawn and ends only when you want it to Cost will be $40. Included in the cost: Player's pack, Playing Time, 1 Meal (Meat), All the Beer You Can Drink, Snacks, The Experience Player List: (Absolutes) 1. Flo 2. Louis 3. Holzbauer, Josh 4. Orenga 5. Bailey 6. Durch 7. TecmoNoob 8. Bryce M 9. Leonardite 10. Dr. Frolf 11. Bob Nelson (Probables) Rikster Coconuts Grogan Testaverde DotDon (Blind Shot in the Dark) Heechy Segathon Regulator Manyo Wes L (Fuck Burning Mort) Bruddog Mort Luke Carlberg Moulds Knobbe Butt Douglas Gabelikesbutts Dave Fucking Murray Holzbauer, Chet All info will be shared here, but more importantly will be visible at: Burningmort.com Burning Mort is an outdoor Tecmo "Experience". Mark it on your calendars as such.
    10 Points
  20. Guys, I'm happy to announce that Tomczak Bowl has received it's first ever sponsor, EatShitOrenga.com!
    10 Points
  21. Tampa Bay Tecmo is happening REAL soon! Sign up for notifications here: http://tecmo.cc/TBTecmo The first go will be a small gathering either at my house or a local bar in the Tampa/Clearwater area.
    10 Points
  22. Well. Another Midwest Tecmo in the books. I'll be giving the weekend rundown from my perspective. Ended up finishing the route early on Friday night in order for my wife and I to help out at our parish festival for a couple hours before we dove into the Tecmo festivities. TecmoPsycho made his way to my house during that. Left the festival around 8:45 p.m. and Psycho was literally minutes behind. Hooked up 2 stations in the living room. Expected others to come. Psycho and I played numerous games. Lefty and Moskwa (Detroit) ended up coming over for some games as well. Moskwa had to adjust to Lefty's horrible attempts at smacktalk. By the week's end, Moskwa and Lefty were immense buddies. Played until around 2:30 a.m. Didn't remember going to bed. Wife wakes me up at 7:55 a.m.; had my alarm set for 6 a.m. Yikes. Rick's Tavern expected us at 8 p.m., but we got there at roughly 8:30 a.m. This year's setup was probably the quickest and easiest. TecmoPsycho, Lefty, 513boy, Fullam and plenty of others took control of the game play stations. I manned the setup for live stream. Not one single drop in the connection this year on the stream, as I hardwired it to their router which was a comfortable 4 feet away under one of the server stations. My wife, my daughter, my mom, my wife's friend Kim, BigMV's wife -- they all helped the last 4 years) arrived to help put together Yuengling goodies bags for the registration table and eventually accept registration. The bags consisted of t-shirts, Keychains, a pack of 1991 football cards, and some other items. Registration lasted until 10:30 a.m. I configured the pool play groups according to preregistration. Not one no-show. And we had an additional show up. Four alternates were available to fill in pool play groups of 5. We had 45 players, for 9 groups. 10 TV's were set up. The live stream TV didn't have a specific group assigned to it. As we were able to spread out the No. 1 and No. 2 seeded pool play games accordingly on the stream. Ashley, BigMV's wife, and Kim began accepted money for raffle tickets. $1 per ticket. $5 for 6 tickets. Yuengling supplied a golf bag, a neon, hockey stick picture frame, a mug case, 30 t-shirts, a parking sign, a winter coat, and much more. BigMV donated his signed Fulcher jersey from the 2013 tourney to be raffled off. 4 Reds tickets also donated. Kevin Cabarello and Fullam each donated a tshirt to be raffled off. We ended up raising $400, putting Midwest at over $3,000 raised for the Fulcher Foundation since 2008. Practice games still took place as I panned out the final prep to begin pool play. Introduction to the tourney took place at 10:40 a.m. and play began. Fulcher showed up roughly a half an hour later. He accepted the head football coaching position at Cincinnati Christian University and this is the team inaugural season. 110 players were reporting to campus on this day. So we were fortunate to even have him with us for a portion of the day. Fulcher spoke when he arrived. Always enjoy his presence. He also donated a signed jersey for the winner. Pool play saw some of the best games I've ever witnessed: A fill-in, Kenny Brunner, also my best friend, battled it out with John R. in a 4 overtime game. John won 23-17 on a Marino touchdown pass. ... Louis B., Arncoem, BigMV and Regulator went 4-0 in pool play. ... 4 groups saw three 3-1 players in each. ... BigMV received the overall No. 1 seed. ... Every No. 1 seed in each group either finished 4-0 or went 3-1 to claim all or a portion of the group's top spot. ... There was contemplation on someone picking AFC-NFC in pool play. Those teams are not on the list of teams MW posts with its printout of rules. The idea was quickly dropped by tournament organizers. Bracket play: All 45 participants entered the single elimination tournament. ... Elite 8 was double elimination. ... MV was ousted in round of 32 against Kyle K, the brother of Eric K, who won this year's satellite. ... I beat Arncoem in Sweet 16 to advance to Elite 8. Arncoem knocked me out of 3 other Midwest tournies. ... Ones11fahzu lost to Jordan W. in the round of 32. ... Fullam a fill-in and decent Tecmoer to boot, downed a sloppy drunk Regulator in Sweet 16. Fullam planned on leaving at 4 p.m. ... He was forced to stay until around 7:30 to claim fourth place and $50. ... TecmoPsycho was downed by Diaz in the final three matchup. TecmoPsycho won the third place trophy along with $100. ... JimSocks filtered his way through Jason S. (Wisconsin), Joey V, Arncoem, his best bud Jordan W, and Psycho to reach Diaz in the overall finals. ... Diaz had to beat Socks twice. ... Diaz lost to Psycho in Final four of winners, before beating Chris V, Fullam and then Psycho in the double elimination losers bracket. ... Diaz does the unthinkable. ... JimSocks took home second place and $200. ... Diaz grabs the title and $400. Clean up wasn't all that bad. We got out of Rick's Tavern around 10 p.m. ... As I'm getting in my car, the owner of Rick's chases me down and asks me when we would like to schedule #MWTecmoX. ... I told him we would meet up and talk, and plan on marketing the tourney together. Hoping to blow it out of the park next year. ... Nicki, our server last year, had a long day again this year. Thinking that with 100-plus people off and on watching/playing, I'm figuring she was well to do in the end. My tab was roughly $100. Summer Shandy was my choice this year. Along with 5 bloody Mary's to start the day. My wife, who is always patient on this day every year, asked her niece to watch our kids after the tourney. Her niece said yes. Psycho, BigMV, myself, Mv's wife, Lefty and few others met at McKinley's Pub, the satellite MW tournament site, at around 11 p.m. ... We left to go to a clubbish type bar called Cobblestone to enjoy a louder evening. ... We closed it down. ... Psycho, my wife and I swung by Taco bell at 3 a.m., went home and ate it. We talked until about 4 a.m. Went to bed around 4:15 a.m. Set my alarm for 6:30 a.m. because I had to get up and deliver Amazon packages on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ... I didn't wake up until 7:50 a.m. The wife had to wake me up. ... I hated life for the next 6 hours. The help from many people during Midwest Tecmo weekend does not go unnoticed. Plenty of things have to happen in order to make sure players do not see any glitches. It was a perfect weekend. Thank you all. We will announce the date for MWTecmoX at the start of the new year. ... Again, Tecmo still continues to intrigue me every tournament. The thing I took away from this weekend: Many Tecmoers at Midwest were talking about how you really shouldn't use the word "upset" any more. I agree. Just describe how you won, or how you lost. We will get it. There are no more upsets. There are no more guarantees. This is Nintendo football's chess match. Set yourself up. Don't make mistakes. The End *Photos and results to be posted soon.*
    10 Points
  23. segathonsov

    My Kid's 1st Birthday Party

    Can you throw a bday party for me next?
    10 Points
  24. Part 2 New England Built team in 3 rounds, then drafted a bunch of Saints and Andre Waters New Orleans Must point out Nos's New Orleans Saints' acronym is N.O.S. Noice! New York Giants Add discdolo's lag with "Neo" Anderson's speed: you have The Matrix. New York Jets Call pass every play Kelvin Bryant scares no one Poor pairings with Bills Oakland Will Rice and Graddy find harmony in Oakland? Grogan's best season Philadelphia No major bad spots This team is quite well-rounded like Scott Mitchell now Phoenix Why does vikingmoe play with the Phoenix Cardinals? Somebody fix this. Pittsburgh At last, the Steelers! Went all D, not even good. Worst offense ever? Los Angeles Rams Hoss Sauce and Ellard Fuck Ken O'Brien. Bench him. Long Live Hostetler! San Diego Got QB Eagles. I have to face this team twice. Thanks a lot, Ninja. Seattle Gats held league hostage, drafting for somebody else. Still couldn't decide. San Francisco Rob has Houston's O, but Kyle Clifton's his D. High-scoring losses. Tampa Bay Niners QB paired with a Niners receiver. Hey, just like my team! Washington This team? Good not great. Diaz gave it A minus. Which draft did he see?
    10 Points
  25. drake

    HSTL 36 SIG WAR

    Hopefully some Chappelle fans in da house.
    10 Points
  26. HSTL Superbowl XXXV Cleveland Browns Media day: Highlights from the interviews: QB #19 Scott Mitchell J.P. Sanders Wala-Wala News: "Scott your journey back to the playoffs in HSTL has been a long one, hows it feel to be back in the big game?" SM: I've been with a lot of teams, felt good to be with a coach for a 2nd time around again (Mitchell played with Fagundes in Oakland S31). Haven't been with the same coach twice other than the 3 times with Psycho and the Colts." JPS: "Critics have said your body looks like it will blow up to 300+ Pounds in not taken care of, how do you respond to the critics?" SM: "My family tends to eat when depressed. As long as I dont have long seasons stuck behind Dan Marino or in Detroit or something, I think I'll be fine. Worst case I can go on a TV show and be the biggest loser, which will be a good thing for once in my career!" Mark Rypien: Danny Snider Washington press: "Mark, back in the superbowl how have things been going for you these last couple seasons?" MR:"Been with this staff 2 years in a row,get some chances to come in a play. Mainly got a firm grip of the clipboard, won this thing a couple years back with Gats' Bears." DS: "Mark whats up with the face?" MR: "I love my man Seal, kiss from a Rose baby." Anthony Carter: Flynn White New Mexico Ledger :"So Anthony, back to back years in the superbowl....can you compare the two years? AC:"Well last year was wonderful, winning it all with Joe Montana felt like our offense couldn't be stopped. This years team in Cleveland looked on paper to be tough, Scott Mitchell is a good QB, but he's no "Joe-Cool." But man, we;ve got a Joe on defense and Browner and the boys have made it a really balanced team this season. Looking forward to playing for the HSTL title again. This year hasnt been as many targets, but the staff here likes efficiency, I've score 21 tds on 24 catches....doing my part." Carter said with a laugh. FW : "You get controll of the drug problems and life issues thats plagued you?" AC" Um, thats Chris Carter.....don't see him ever being as good as this Carter! Running Backs: Boyd Dalla - Wisconsin Press: "A lot of attention has been paid to the Mitchell/Carter combo and the defense, how do you guys feel the ground attacks been in Cleveland for season 35? Herschel Walker: We don't mind being unheralded. We do our thing man, its been a team effort me and B (Albert Bentley) do most of the running, but Metcalf stepped up in a couple games too. BD: "Whats your favorite day of the week? HW: "Sunday, thats an easy one man." Erick Vaginason: "Albert you've had to share carriers with another stud running back before, how do you handle that? Albert Bentley: "I'm all about the team man, what ever it takes to win. Kind of always liked catching the ball anyway, maybe I was meant to be a receiver?" EV: "Eric, you're the youngest with this team. Have you learned from watching the other guys? EM: "I've learned to be a better receiver from watching AB!" Defense: LB Ed Reynolds: Lon-Dre Lipptippit: "So its been a very good year for you, 8 sacks much more production than people predicted for you. After being a late round draft pick, what do you contribute to all the success this season? Ed Reynolds: Belief man, the staff here believed in me from day 1. Put me in the LB3 spot and just let me play my game. LL:- "you combine time was one of the lowest in HSTL history, but man you get after it eh? ER (Laughing): "Yeah, 40 times arent with the pads. Give me a helmet and some gear and I find another gear. LL: "Or is it HSTL hidden stats, the ol Danny Peebles special? ER: "Maybe, maybe.....thats for us to know though. DB Joey Browner: Richonne Grimes Atlanta Journal: "Youre a 7 time all HSTL DB, got a ring with Joey Gats back in season 24, how do you stay motivated to keep at the top of your game? JB: "Well theres a lot of talented DBs in HSTL. David (Fulcher), them Bears, Roddy (Woodson), Haddix....I Think we all push eachother to be the best we can each and every year. It will be an honor going against the great David Fulcher in the superbowl, I highly respect his game. RG: "Smores or DQ Blizzards? JB: Reese Peanut Butter cup Blizzards all day man! I played a lot of ball in Minnesota, we like the cold treats. DB Frank Minnifield Jack N Boxx: "Frank, that interception in the game against Seattle was fantastic, take us through that?" FM: "I've also been with this staff 2 years in a row, I feel i let them down with 0 interceptions the last two seasons. Was due for a big one, could have picked a better time to get one." JNB: "Yeah could be the highlight of your career, picked off a good QB in Phil Simms too." FM: "I do have a career INT Td, that was pretty exciting too. One more win for the city of Cleveland, that will be the life highlight." K Pete Stoyanvich Ray Finkle Miami Hearld: "What happen in season 22? your only career missed FG and it was before the LB1 being allowed to blitz? PS: "Dont really remember that one, must have been a slip up or maybe laces in?" RF: "Big kick in overtime of the nfc championship game, how do you handle the pressure?" PS: "Well that one was from the 1 yard line, felt pretty good about that chance." The Browns survived media day! The players hope this a magical year for them. "We just felt something this year, the teams under new management, the Browns have never won a HSTL playoff game....just felt like this could be a year of destiny. This is the first time GM Fagundes drafted a HSTL team with 0 double numbers! Every thing just seems to fit in its right place for this season. We have 1 extremely tough game to go against a legend of a coach and legend to the community of tecmo. Would be a huge accomplishment to win one more game for the Browns fans.....Theyre starving for a title in Cleveland. Superbowls looking to be on Sunday,hopefully it another good HSTL game, and Clevelanders are hoping for one more win, just one more win.
    10 Points
  27. DrFrolf

    North Dakota - 07/16/16 - Burning Mort

    Behold the site of Burning Mort!
    10 Points
  28. hoffnasty9

    Congratulations Bruddog!

    Congratulations on your engagement sir!!
    10 Points
  29. Made a quick video from the few minutes of footage I got this year. Sorry it took so long, just been pretty busy. Thanks again to not only Josh, Chet, and the whole Madison crew but the entire Tecmo community as well. “It was a train full of strangers, and they were all the same.”
    10 Points
  30. Thanks to everyone for joined us this year, either at Badger Bowl in Madison, or on the stream. Congrats to our Elite 8 finishers: 1. Joeygats 2. Aaron T. (The Kid) 3. Rikster 4. Kyle N. (thegamer1185) -- Noonan's half brother T-5th: Josh H. (sonofpatbeach), Matt D (MattyD) T-7th: Mort, Flo It was a crazy one. None of the 4 top-seeded players (Regulator, Chet, Coconuts, Psycho) made the Elite 8, and only one (Coconuts) made the Sweet 16. Here is a link to the quick and dirty results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10H152Fs8ipN0PFkk0sJHGqWzvyIzNEff-rcydN-VSRo/edit?usp=sharing. Also, here's a link to some photos from the tournament (not a permanent link): http://1drv.ms/1QuKQjo Within the next few weeks, we will get something more polished up on our site.
    10 Points
  31. Congratulations to Shawn S. @stalltalk for his impressive win in this year's New York City Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament. He led the Bucs to a 17-3 win over Brian R. @Bad Moon Rison in the final. Jim T. @powerade took down Louis B. @red98sethuthut in the third-place game. We were unable to stream from the event this year, but @suicideking81 recorded a lot of games and is planning to make those available soon, so look for that forthcoming. Here is an interview I did with the champ and runner-up: I did a few other interviews throughout the day that I'll follow up with as I get them uploaded. Here also is the final bracket: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oCDiyPhMO6ETU9dIN6EtxcPyO9H-pLhVVMjZmQxlV8M/edit?usp=drive_web Thanks to everyone who participated, both those fellow NYers who joined us and those who traveled to be with us. Thanks to Brian, Ryan K. @hoigaard, and everyone else who put in the work to make this event so much fun. And lastly, thanks to Raven's Head Public House (http://www.ravensheadpublichouse.com/) for both saving our butts at the last minute and for providing a great new venue for our event.
    9 Points
  32. Way to grab the tecmo torch Murray but it should be called Tecmo XIII: Balls of Murray
    9 Points
  33. DrFrolf

    North Dakota - 07/16/16 - Burning Mort

    Burning Mort is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
    9 Points
  34. player121xk

    My Kid's 1st Birthday Party

    The posters I hung around the room: This last one was also on a shirt we made for him.
    9 Points
  35. I erred on a VERY IMPORTANT rom question that someone asked me..what is the probability of the panty shot. I think i said 33%. Its acutally 50%. In one halftime is the final scene and in another it comes before the kiss. @moulds33 @gripsmoke @manyo360
    9 Points
  36. Thanks to everyone who played a role in putting this tournament on over the years! It is a pleasure reading this and seeing respect being paid to The People's Champ, George. Here are a few moments from last weekend that you may have missed: 1. The People's Champ captivated a small audience with an enthusiastic speech about his upcoming armwrestling tournament. With a victory, he would start his own trucking company and get custody of his son. 2. While walking by a car occupied by three females, the Champ quipped, "I'm f#%#ing all three of you tonight!" While these words were being spoken, a man was walking his four young daughters into the bowling alley. The children's innocence lost, the man stated, "No you will not." 3. While impressing the local crowd at Nig's Bar (Wisconsin Dells) with the sweater taken from his grandmother's closet, the Champ took to the dance floor where he proceeded to put both hands behind his head while grinding on every woman over the age of 42. While Cam Newton dabs, the Champ prefers to do "The Swayze." Not everyone drinks Scotch at 7:30 a.m., but those that do become legends.
    9 Points
  37. player121xk

    Why I'm quitting online Tecmo

    Thanks for the kind words, guys! Most of that stuff is overstated just to match the Mad Men aesthetic (and it works on another level there, too, because Don Draper didn't want to write that letter; he just felt like he had to), but I just really don't have the time any more. It sucks. I still love playing, but now the new guy is 10 months old and my daughter wakes up crying two hours after she goes to bed, and she won't go back to sleep until I go lie down with her. Kids with special needs, man. That after-everyone-goes-to-bed time used to be my prime playing time, so, after losing that, I just can't make it work any more. Plus the business I started with the Kid, his brother, and their uncle is taking off and requires early mornings and evenings. All of that, I guess, to say: I want to make time; I just can't. Also, I played A LOT of Tecmo to prepare for Madison (at least 4 lunch-time games per day with the Kid and his brother, and we even played like six hours the Saturday before Madison), so I am feeling a little letdown after that tournament. I pretty much think about Madison all year, too. And Coco, that round of 32 game was a killer; I fumbled the opening kickoff, you got a touchdown and we played even after that - but I did get some nice CC love from Wilson to Fryar all game. Three years our of four to the round of 32; I just couldn't ever break through. And, Diaz, I'm pretty sure if there were vaginas lying around that we could just pick up whenever, all of us would be quitting. I do plan on trying to make it to the Vogt's tourney this summer and possibly some others close-ish to me still. Anyway, I have loved playing online against you queefs, and this community is the best, so I will still be around these boards with the hope of coming back when things slow down.
    9 Points
  38. Aaron Toner doesn't have an account on here, so he asked me to post this:
    9 Points
  39. sonofpatbeach

    Coin Toss Selection

    As the emcee of this year's tournament with no director responsibilities, I promise to be the same asshole to people complaining about the new coin flip rules as I was to the people complaining about the old coin toss rules. In my ceremonial role, consistency is paramount.
    8 Points
  40. davefmurray

    Need real quick help!!!!!!!

    This is amazing.
    8 Points
  41. keithisgood

    25 Years of Tecmo Super Bowl

    25 years ago today, Tecmo Super Bowl hit American stores. Video games would never be the same. It’s no understatement to say TSB is one of the most influential video games of all time. Tecmo Super Bowl stands beside Super Mario Bros. 3 as a title that defined the Nintendo Entertainment System. It sold hundreds of thousands of cartridges. Tecmo Super Bowl was the first sports title to feature a full license from a sports league and its players. It paved the way for juggernauts like Madden and shifted relations between the NFL and its Players Union. And still, the game endures. “Tecmo” has worked its way into popular vernacular, shorthand for athletes who seem to defy what is possible. The yearly Tecmo Super Bowl World Championships in Madison, Wisconsin draw players from all over the globe, not to mention coverage from the likes of CBS and ESPN. The fact I’m even writing this column is a testament to the lasting impact of Tecmo Super Bowl. You didn’t see any 25th Anniversary celebrations for John Elway’s Quarterback or Clu Clu Land, did you? Tecmo Super Bowl is more than bytes of code on a game cartridge. To a great many people, it has meant friendship, fun, and memories that stand tall 25 years later. JJ Birden – WR, Kansas City Chiefs “I think it’s pretty awesome to be associated with the game. I can recall being with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1991 when the game was released. The season before was a breakout year for me. I caught quite of few long passes and touchdowns demonstrating my world class speed. Fortunately, the designers of the game took note and gave me some nice skills. As players, we spent many off-season days, training camp lunch-breaks and the day before games having Tecmo Bowl tournaments. To think 25 years later the game is still around and going strong! I haven’t played for some time, yet I was not bad back in the day. Coincidentally I just found my original game and Nintendo in my garage. It will certainly be a keepsake item. I only had one complaint with the game. If you threw me the ball too many times in one game, I was known to get injured! I always blamed it on a programming glitch.” Christian Okoye – RB, Kansas City Chiefs “I was aware of Tecmo Super Bowl when it came out, but was surprised when I found out how I was in the game a few years after that. I think I am still associated with the game because of the role, or the Legend, of Christian Okoye. Watch out for me.” Owen Good – Journalist, Polygon Tecmo Super Bowl is a landmark work in video gaming. It is the first title licensed by both a professional sports league and its player’s union to launch in the United States on a console. It created the most fundamental expectation we have today of sports video games — every player, under his own name, on every team, wearing their own uniforms. In that sense, Tecmo Super Bowl is a father of today’s billion-dollar family of FIFA, Madden, NBA 2K, NHL, and all the rest. Yet Tecmo Super Bowl is my favorite video game of all time not for these historical distinctions or for any grand claim of lineage. It’s not because I play it that much, or even play it well when I do. It is my favorite video game for what it has meant and still means to the happiness and friendship of so many. That counts for something. It has to.” Keiji Yamagishi – Sound Designer and Composer, Tecmo Super Bowl “I’m shocked at the fact that there’s still people in the 21st century who continue to enjoy the games of the past. And at the same time, I’m really happy and honored. Of course, it wasn’t only my effort, but also the efforts of those programmers and artists who spared their sleeping hours in order to devote themselves to the development process.” Lou Raguse – Reporter, KARE 11 TV (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) “For me, TSB has always been about growing people closer. When I got the game as a 10-year-old, I got to play against my older cousins whom I all looked up to. They were star high school athletes and I couldn’t keep up in a pickup basketball game, but with TSB, we were on a level playing field and we all loved it and had so much fun. Then when I moved to Buffalo in ’12, I was able to make several good friends there through the local TSB tourneys held. In Fall ’99 and Spring ’00, I was an HS senior and started TSB tourneys in our study hall for last day of the semester. Was so much fun we still talk about it. And it started a tradition that continued at least until 06-07 when finally the HS kids were too young to have ever played the game.” **And in case you haven’t already, Lou’s interview with TSB director Shinichiro Tomie and lead programmer Akihiko Shimoji is an absolute must read.** Matt Knobbe – Founder, TecmoBowl.org “That 25 years later we’re still seeing interest in the game is a testament to Tecmo Super Bowl’s cumulative greatness in the pantheon of sports and NES games. To this day, we’re still trying to piece together how it was done. Here is a story I don’t know that I’ve ever told: Back in 1995 during my first year of college I purchased a used guitar because I thought it would be cool to play some songs on the guitar. It turns out that you actually need to try and practice a lot if you want to be good, which I did not. At the end of the year, I ended up trading that guitar that I had spent my time practicing on to my college roommate for an NES and a Tecmo Super Bowl cartridge . It’s quite possible I don’t start a Tecmo Super Bowl fan site if I had been more musically inclined.” Keith Good – Editor, Tecmo Bowlers “Tecmo Super Bowl, to me, is beautiful simplicity. It’s a game that demands no special skill. It’s just two buttons and a D-pad. It’s an emblem of a simpler time, of riding my bike down the street, leaning it on a tree, and playing a magical season where me and my friends could finally watch the Browns win it all. “Today, Tecmo Super Bowl continues to be a force of profound connection. TSB has provided me with the opportunity to talk with NFL Pro Bowlers like Wayne Haddix. I’ve picked the brain of master NES composer Keiji Yamagishi. I have the pleasure, through these columns, of talking with a wide Tecmo community. We share our stories, our memories, and together create connections which will hopefully last another 25 years.” Dave “Bruddog” Brude – Tecmo Super Bowl Hacking Genius “Tecmo Super Bowl has and still means a great deal to me over the years. It’s been a way to bond with friends and make new friends. It’s provided tons of entertainment, puzzles to solve, strategies to explore, and a way for me to express creativity through my ROM hacking and roster edits . Some of my best friendships were created from the simple love of this video game. It’s truly been one of the instrumental parts of my life. My life would be so much different without it. “I remember when my best friend got Tecmo, four of us got together at his house and had our first tourney. I won the tourney on a last second 40-yard pass from Montana to Craig. This moment and the whole game is actually on a VHS tape in my closet. This would be the first of many tourney’s and games we would play together. Then in college, I discovered the Tecmo online community. I found it so cool that people were playing with updated rosters. Then, attending Tecmo Madison for the first time was so cool. It gave me the chance to finally meet so many people who I had only talked to online.” Tony “Garbage Man” Orenga – Tecmo Madison Staff & Original Webmaster When I was a kid, I played this game mostly for the stat tracking and season simulation. I loved that aspect of the game. Gameplay-wise, I loved the flea-flickers – so that tells you the level of sophistication for this kid. In my 20s, I found an online community that appeared to love the simulation and stat-tracking aspect as much or more than me. It was awesome to find that world. There are some really passionate people who love volunteering their time to make leagues and websites to help facilitate those experiences. It has been great over the years to meet many of those people. During that time, I also moved to Madison and found a group of crazies that played the game religiously. I originally felt very out of place, but a shared love of the game kept me coming back. It was great to have a weekend ritual of playing the game with a group for a few hours and then enjoying the evening at the Plaza. Some of that group has become some of my best friends over the years. More recently, as some of us have matured (not quite sure I can say that for myself), we play the game less and less. However, these guys still remain some of my best friends. The game and its mythological-like characters have brought me joy and life-long friends. Also, it was pretty surreal to meet David Fulcher! Even more surreal may have been joining a group of North Dakota folks in the woods for an all-day Tecmo tournament! Dave Murray – Proprietor, Tecmo Madison XIII & Tecmo Bowlers “Tecmo Bowl means friendship. 25 years later I still play the same game with my friends. Ten-year-old me was freakin’ pumped when I got TSB. I had basically worn out my copy of Tecmo Bowl by Christmas 1991. I played TB solo 99% of the time. My crew wasn’t that into it. TSB became another story. Once TSB hit, it changed the ‘game’ for us. Already being on a Bo Jackson & Michael Jordan high, being able to overpower each other with the battle of taps and out thinking the other was the greatest feeling. My brother, my neighbor clan and I would play out seasons, keeping a spiral notebook full of stats and world records that we thought no one could beat. We would spend an obscene amount of time learning and playing football because of TSB. We played touch football in the streets and our sidewalk chalk plays were TSB plays. Sweeps were the favorite and easily the most ridiculous to re-enact in a 3v3 game. Fast forward 25 years, what do I do with my spare time? Play (or talk about) Tecmo Bowl. I’ve flown across our beautiful country to play in TSB tournaments. I have made lifetime bonds from this game. I’ve been invited to weddings because of this game. I’ve been on ESPN, Fox Sports and in numerous articles because of this game. I’ve been speaking to Bo Jackson because of this game. BO JACKSON! I can actually say that Tecmo has changed my life, for the better. Thanks to the Spring Lake crew and thanks to Knobbe for feeding my obsession. Thanks to Bruddog for all the hacks and becoming one of my best friends. Thanks to Casey for making Madison and Gridiron Heroes realities and for a lifelong friendship. Thanks to Josh and Chet for trusting me to carry the TSB World Championships’ torch and for being super great dudes. No thanks are given to Tony the Garbage Man. April 8, 2017, I am throwing the greatest Tecmo party that there has ever been – Tecmo Madison XIII. I am excited to show honor and respect to our favorite game in the greatest way possible. I will do my best to make this a lifetime memory for those who attend. Long live Tecmo.” Tecmo Super Bowl – 1991-2016 I suspect very few of us expected to mark December 12, 1991, one year later, let alone 25. For all the friendships which have lasted these past 25 years, we’d be remiss not to mention those few taken early. Junior Seau. Reggie White. Derrick Thomas. The friends and family we’ve shared controllers with. For them, we play on. Every game, every QB Eagles scramble and Bo Jackson run, keeps the memory alive. And every time we power on that NES deck, we create more of those memories. Tecmo Super Bowl continues to give us endless hours of fun. The Tecmo family has grown from friends up the street to an online community that spans the globe. Tournaments like Tecmo Madison create new friendships and bonds that defy geography. Every “Ready! Down! Hut!” both calls us back to 1991 and pushes us forward. Because when the NES lights up and that familiar opening song plays, we know, that for at least the next few minutes, we’re in for a treat. Thanks for 25 great years, Tecmo Super Bowl. Here’s to 25 more. ——— The post 25 Years of Tecmo Super Bowl appeared first on TECMO BOWLERS. View the full article
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  43. Trophy topper came in! #ReturnoftheMack
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  44. Coconuts

    S37 AFC East Draft Review

    Never done one of these for HSTL, so why not give back something in my last go-around? Let's start with the AFC East: Buffalo: Hoff goes with Moon at #8(!), and then follows it up with Lonnie in rd 2, and Sterling in 3. Great start, but then a couple not-so-great-but definitely serviceable picks in Rathman/Carter in rd 4, and then WAS OL in rd5. Personally, I'd have gone with a 38/50 lb in rd 4, because 44ms rbs can always be had later. Millard was available for the rd 5 pick as well. Although Hoff was able to fill out his defense with some serviceable drones(Spielman, Maxie) going with Byars when Ken Harvey was on the board yet, as you had Moon, Carter, and Sterling(which is all the offense you'll need) with just Lonnie on the defense was a move I didn't expect. Still with the decent drones and good offense, this is still a good team, just could've been better. Verdict: . B- Indianapolis: Can't go wrong with Eagles at 1. Meggett and DT falling to Drake at the bookends of round 2/3 is insane. The only problem is having no good WRs left at the next two picks, but Collins is a serviceable drone, and while I don't like the PHI OL pick, you got KJ, which was the best WR/TE left. I just think that's a bit early for them. Come back nicely with Carrier and Hurst the next set of picks, and the rest of the draft was moot at that point. Lo White late could be an asset somewhere for that value. Usually see Eagles paired with a fast WR, but Meggett may suffice in taking pressure off of the pass game. Verdict: B+ Miami: Personally would have went Moon at 7 instead of Haddix, but rebounded very nicely the next two picks, getting Flipper and Emmitt. This already looks kind of like my team from last year. Then O'Brien comes in round 4 which I don't like. I know you had reservations about Kenny's JJ ball, if you knew you were going to pick a 44/44 qb2, why not take an lb or db here? Haddix can't do it all. Leslie is a great pick there in 5, and the JJ QB comes in along with his buddies on the Oline. Good value in Morris in round 11. Dude knows how to catch those triple covered CCs. Miami would know... Verdict: A- New England: A skipped pick in round 1 hurts, as you lost Neal for Bobby. The Chiefs tandem comes the next two rounds in Deberg and Paige. Jesus. This is better than Rob's triplets. But it comes at a cost: The defense is going to be a sieve, but luckily you got White and Jacob Green. The rest of the draft is filled with no-names. Called plays and great DL play are going to have to come often. But I want that offense. Verdict: C- New York Jets: Hock passing on Moon, Bo, Browns for Carrier and Woolford at 4 is a huge reach. You don't even get a 38/50 defender, which If I'm picking defense that high, you best be sure they're faster than 56ms. Talley and Bennett are another curious pick. I'd rather have seen a 56ms back there. Majik is decent in rd 3, although having him as your first offensive pick is recipe for disaster. Could have gotten Meggett or Gray in rd 2, and come back with Snow/Hackett or Majik in round 3, and that would have made this team way better. Nova was a decent pick, and Bruce in rd 5 is great value! Getting Bryant that late was a steal, and the rest of the draft is meh. I must admit, this isn't a bad team after rebounding nicely in the middle rounds and getting great value picks. Although is 44ms enough to keep people from keying on the pass, allowing Majik to shine? We'll see. Verdict: C+
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  45. sonofpatbeach

    North Dakota - 07/16/16 - Burning Mort

    More pics. Louis' first keg stand: It got weird: Really weird: I think the grand burning ceremony didn't commence until after 3 am. But it was worth it. This is (a) how the site looked the morning after, and (b) a great metaphor for how my insides felt today.
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    My Kid's 1st Birthday Party

    And finally the food name plates: ^ That's what the drinks were in.
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  47. hoffnasty9

    HSTL S36 Update

    Draft is done. Site is rolled. Waiting on @drake to figure out how to get the site to generate a Preseason Rom. Please go on and set your alignments. I'll generate a Preseason ROM every morning until I drop Weeks 1 and 2 on Friday 4/15. You only have 1 week to chose your Fantasy Teams! Any and all Draft Write-Ups, Season Predictions, etc. are welcome....except from @Ol' Dirty Tecmo <3 I never want to look at a google doc again. Contact me if you have any questions or see any issues with your team! YOU ONLY HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING TO FIND ISSUES WITH YOUR TEAM. Thanks for all the draft help @kamphuna8 @SirTed @gripsmoke and anyone else who did some lifting. Special thanks to @Ol' Dirty Tecmo for being the normal dick that he is with his draft comments/grades. Stoked to shit the bed with my Buffalo Bills this season. Krieg's Beach Balls coming to a store near you soon!
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  48. Fantastic weekend. Great to see everyone, meet new people, and partake in the general shenanigans. After losing my rematch with Flo I proceeded to drink heavily, skip the Plaza (weak), pass out while eating pizza, wake up in the middle of the night hung over and finish the pizza, wake up again when O'Dell returned from the Plaza, wake up again due to some heavy snoring, wake up in the morning feeling better, then puking on the highway somewhere north of Chicago (SUBWAYYYYYYYYYYYY). My puke 'n' rally strategy almost worked in my NHL 96 game vs. DT but he schooled me in the end. It was a very entertaining final eight. A good mix of known and unknown players, a couple of guys who made a run after paying their Tecmo dues, and the absence of the smart-money elites made for great fun. Congrats to Joey and his Eagle Claw style on taking the title.
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  49. What an epic tournament. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped make it so and everyone who has contributed so much to Tecmo over the years, especially Chet and Josh who just like Barry are dipping out while still in their prime. Everyone knows Barry was the greatest. Nobody has done it better than the Holzbauers either. A couple extra yards wouldn't have convinced me otherwise (I'm looking at you Emmitt). Congrats to Gats and The Kid who rose above the rest and delighted the crowd with some big time Tecmo on the big screen and congrats to that dude George for being the real MVP of the weekend.
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  50. A tribute to Tecmo Madison
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