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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/
    17 Points
  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. My brother Mike and I will be making our Tecmo Madison debuts this weekend. Neither of us has ever played in a tournament, so we figured we'd start with the biggest and best. In fact, we've probably played 95 percent of our Tecmo games over the years head-to-head against each other. We are fully prepared for the possibility of going 0-2 and spending the rest of the day cheering on the field, although we are actively hoping to defy the odds and make a surprise run. Either way, this trip is a dream come true. I'm traveling from Erie, PA, and meeting my brother in Chicago before heading to Wisconsin. We will be staying with friends just outside of Madison, so I'm not sure if we'll make the Friday early registration, but we will definitely be there on Saturday. I recently found a letter I wrote to Santa at age 8 asking for "Super Tecmo Bowl or Tecmo Super Bowl" (apparently I wasn't sure on the official name.) Santa came through in the Christmas of '92, and more than 20 years later, my brother and I still spend time over holidays playing our own mini Tecmo tournaments against each other. When I first saw the documentary piece a few years ago, my brother and I joked that we should go someday. Then when I heard this was our last shot, we decided to make it happen. I am a high school English teacher. When I tried to explain to my students why I was not going to be in school on Friday, I got a mix of enthusiasm, support, and "What is Tecmo Super Bowl?" questions. After explaining to a generation of kids who do not know a pre-Madden world of football video games about Tecmo's historical significance and the legend of Tecmo Bo Jackson (he's the reason I am a Raiders fan, after all), they're pretty excited for me. Anyway, I look forward to meeting and competing against others who have grown up with Tecmo like my brother and me. Here's to a fun weekend! We'll see you all soon! Sincerely, Matt Hubert
    17 Points
  5. 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
    15 Points
  6. bruddog

    TECMO XII Preview (Favre Region)

    DISCLAIMER: The numbers next to each player posted below are derived using an SRS iterative method from past tourney results. I used only the last 3 Madison tourney's with the following weightings (10%,30%, 60%) There are no subjective adjustments. They are merely ONE TOOL in evaluating a players past madison performances and relative skill. They can be thought of as the average number of points a player would beat an average Madison participant based on past results. A couple examples of ratings from 3 different players over the last 3 tourneys. low to high (-3.9, 12.3, 16.0) Consistent (14.0,13.8, 12.2) high to low ( 17.2, 13.1, 9.5) But appease the Tecmo Gods and ye may be rewarded with glorious endzone to endzone JJ's. Anger them and feel their fumble wrath destroy your tecmo hopes! Favre Region Group 1- Two-time champion Chet is the powerhouse here. If you are in this group your chance of a Cinderella 64 appearance goes down considerably. Given tourney history I expect a 3-0 performance from Chet who is looking to get back to the final 8 after losing narrowly to daboys in an epic game last year where daboys pulled off one of the jukes of the tourney. Having played Ryan.S online recently he has definitely improved his game from the last go around and has been training hard and the rating number highly likely doesn't do him justice and would be my choice to emerge from the losers bracket as knocking off Chet is a tall task few have been able to do. Ryan is also looking to avenge an epic battle that resulted in a 3pt loss to gripsmoke in OT. Scott S. has made it out of group play two years in a row and will definitely give this group a run for their money. Group 2- Should be a battle between Tecmo veteran O'Delle and another tourney vet David T. (Ashman) for the automatic berth. Odelle looking to get back to the elite 8 like he did in Tecmo X. Meanwhile Ashman lost to a hot Lefty in the round of 32 last year. Group 3- Tourney local Lucas S (Breaker) appears to be the favorite here assuming he's not super rusty. His last Madison appearance was Tecmo X where he made a run to the Elite 8 before losing to mort and bgboud. Ryan K (Hoigarrd) looks to reverse a downward trend of wins in Madison form 3 to 2 to just 1 last year but has mostly been losing close games. Site founder Matt Knobbe has lost in the round of 64 the last two tourney's and will be hoping to improve on that. Group 4- Matt DeGeorge is making his first Madison appearance but is no stranger to tournament play or Tecmo having won multiple northeast tourney titles and will be looking to make his mark on Madison and should be he favorite in this group. Two Jay's phillyopish and birdhas uwl will be his primary competitors. birdhas uwl nearly made the Elite 8 in Tecmo after a one pt win vs skunker in the round of 32 but lost to Jeff B in the round of 16. In Tecmo X his last appearance he failed to make it out of pool play as did the other Jay philyophish. Group 5- Tourney vet Rico (ryan33fulcher) looks to be the favorite of this group that is currently light a player that will assumedly be filled in from the play in tourney on Friday. Whoever earns that spot will definitely have a chance. Leif Powers (Nameless Loser) the creator of likely the most in-depth Tecmo FAQ to date will make his first Madison appearance. I know little of the current state of his gaming skills but he would be my other choice to escape this group given how little I know of the rest of this group. There are 2 other newcomers I know little about. Group 6- Louis brother of Mort has to be the favorite of this group light on players with tourney experience and or positive results. He will be hoping to break through to the round of 16 after losing to two quality players in the round of 32 including last years dreaded SEA/NE matchup loss to Gats. The rest of the group looks like a crapshoot to me but the next best player appears to be Justin L who do not escape group play the last 2 years going 2-2 both years. Group 7 - This group features two primetimes and a grogan. Advantage Primetime? Local tourney vet Troy H (Primetime) looks to be the cream of this group. He had a rough draw in the round of 64 drawing Vogt brother Jimmy V (Lefty) who narrowly missed the elite 8. He's also been eliminated buy Regulator twice in past tourney's so I'm sure he's hoping for some better matchup fortune. The other Primetime (Paul. G) has been trending up (-5.4 to 5.5). He had a very solid tourney last year knocking off Mort in the round of 64 and then losing it what appears to be an OT game vs Skunker. Brian R (Grogan) has also been trending up with each tourney ( -27, 3.7, 9.1). He nearly won his group last year losing by a mere 3 pts to online powerhouse Gats. He ultimatly lost to Louis in the roundof 64 . He should be dangerous with another year of tournmanet experiance under his belt. Group 8 - Local player Justin G (Lamefest) will be making his 5th straight appearance in what looks to be a group with a number of solid if unspectacular players. He will be hoping to turn things around with a number of double digit losses to top players. It should be a close battle for the 2nd spot between two Ben P, Ben B(Rockman) and tourney vet and good guy Kevin C.. I know Rockman has been getting his practice in online so he would could be a darkhorse that wins the whole group.
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. gripsmoke

    HSTL 36 SIG WAR

    My favorite goddamn time of the season! Let's get weird.
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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.
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  14. Recap: http://tecmopsycho.blogspot.com/2016/02/tecmo-madison-xii-theres-something.html
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  15. I'm going to break precedent here and reveal that yes, for the 5th year running, Flo was the #1 overall seed. Good luck Group 26! In unrelated news, we're happy to report that there will be an ESPN presence at this tournament. As of now, they're sending only a writer, but hopefully the mothership will course-correct and send a camera crew. Who wouldn't want to see Mort perform cunnilingus on a cartridge again?
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  16. War Machine

    Thunderdome VIII Final Thoughts

    Here are some final thoughts as I wrap this baby up. The CHAMP What more can be said of your Thunderdome VIII Champion Regulator? After another live tournament championship, he came out of online retirement to participate and showed why he is hands down the best player right now. He was put to the test by Coconuts and got a little lucky in the NYJ-PIT game, but the great ones always find ways to win. He is just on another level. Madison is on the horizon and it would be difficult to take anyone else to win. Congratulations! You deserved it. The MVP's 1. Coconuts: Not many can go toe to toe with Regulator and play as well as Coco did. He had the NYJ-PIT game won and in the bag and lost in possibly the craziest sequence of events. It was amazing how he was able to put that kind of loss aside and beat DT twice in that same night. His determination and ability to focus on the task at hand was phenomenal as many wouldve just crumbled in the aftermath of that crazy game. He seems primed for another deep Madison run and maybe we can get a Thunderdome rematch with Regulator? If it happens, the call has to be NYJ-PIT! 2. DT: There was a lot of chat in the thunderdome discord chat room about the perceived underselling of DT's ability. As the person who created the seeds, I have egg on my face for that. Going in, everybody including myself knew he was a great player but being new to the online world, that had to play a factor. BUT, to beat heavyweights like (3) Carnage (2) TSBGOD and (1) Daboy was an incredible performance. No other person went through this gauntlet of great players to get to the point he did. He just ran into a buzzsaw. Respect to DT, that was quite the performance! 3. Prime/Storksdaman: The two Cinderella's spoiled many tournament dreams. They combined to knock out a 3, 4,5, and 6 seeds throughout their deep runs. Prime gave Coco a scare in round 3 and just ran out of time after making a comeback. And he almost didnt join the tourney! Storksdaman beat two live tournament veterans in VikingMoe and Ryan11 which was an impressive accomplishment. Unfortunately, Regulator was next in line but storks put up a valiant effort in defeat. Great job guys, you definitely opened up some eyes! The LVP's 1. The West region high seeds outside of Coconuts and Tecmo Psycho: This region was a complete bloodbath. (3) GoNick, (4) Kamp, and (5) Manyo all suffered first round upsets. (6) Gripsmoke lost to (14) Prime in round 2 which really opened up the region for Coco and Psycho. 2. TSBGOD: For choking! See below 3. The final 3 format: I goofed, sorry! Games of the Tourney 1. Regulator (NYJ) vs Coconuts (PIT): The game of the tournament with two of the best players delivered in spades. A heavyweight fight that came down to some fortunate events leading to a miraculous ending. When i got the nsv to make the video, my jaw was on the floor with that ending. http://tecmobowl.org/forum/topic/67676-thunderdome-viii-final-3-video-recaps-and-information/?do=findComment&comment=465876 2. TSBGOD (MIN) vs DT (Rams): An entertaining game that featured two great players. The game went deep into overtime and featured two epic choke jobs by TSBGOD! :). DT was able to capitalize on the choke and complete his 2nd upset of the tournament. Somewhere, Blair Walsh is smiling. http://tecmobowl.org/forum/topic/67528-thunderdome-viii-video-recaps-round-3-det-min-rams-sd-deadline-23/?do=findComment&comment=465362 Final Thoughts Not going to lie, I have a big sense of relief that this tournament is over as this has been a busy month! I know some people have praised me for running a nice tourney (thanks by the way) but honestly, its because all of you were great participants. My #1 goal was to have no sims/forfeits and full participation and you guys delivered. We also finished before Madison which was a long shot when I looked at the timing of each round. But everybody played their games and met deadline well in advance. The Thunderdome room in discord was also very active and it seemed like there was interest outside of the remaining participants. It made my job easier and fun so THANK YOU! I will run more tournaments this year with the next one likely in April-May timeframe. I will try to keep the formats different from each other to keep things fresh. More to come in the coming months. Again, thank you!
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  17. 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.
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  18. 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.
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  19. 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!
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  20. 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!
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  21. 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.
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  22. Guys, I'm happy to announce that Tomczak Bowl has received it's first ever sponsor, EatShitOrenga.com!
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  23. 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.
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  24. 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.*
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  25. segathonsov

    My Kid's 1st Birthday Party

    Can you throw a bday party for me next?
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  26. 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?
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  27. drake

    HSTL 36 SIG WAR

    Hopefully some Chappelle fans in da house.
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  28. 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
  29. DrFrolf

    North Dakota - 07/16/16 - Burning Mort

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

    Congratulations Bruddog!

    Congratulations on your engagement sir!!
    10 Points
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. +1 Allow me to elaborate. We do our best, guys. There are a lot of tournaments. We can't upload them all. We have to use our judgment on which tournaments we enter, based on our experience with those tournaments, the number of players, the talent of the field, and expected crossover between the players in that field and the players in our field. As Dave mentioned, even if documented really well (which many are not) and sent to us promptly (which many are not), it's not easy to enter them into our site. It takes time. We're all busy people, so we don't get to them all. We prioritize. We know who did well in all of the tournaments this year (like, say, Nebraska), and we'll try to take that into account with seeding, to the degree it's feasible. The person who wins #TecmoXII will not win it because of how he was seeded. He'll win it because he was the best player in the room that day, as Derek was last year.
    10 Points
  34. 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
  35. Way to grab the tecmo torch Murray but it should be called Tecmo XIII: Balls of Murray
    9 Points
  36. DrFrolf

    North Dakota - 07/16/16 - Burning Mort

    Burning Mort is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
    9 Points
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. hoigaard

    Tecmo XII Vegas Bets

    Here is a mid-week look at (fake/theoretical) bets Vegas is taking for Tecmo XII. As a reminder and boring disclaimer: These are for entertainment purposes only, blah blah blah. If we didn’t mention someone as part of a category, Vegas apologizes (A lot of names to go through). Tecmo XI Champion’s State: Indiana/Michigan/Ohio/IL 2:1 Wisconsin 5:1 States that touch an Ocean (for clarity- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastal_states): 12:1 Field: 15:1 (For the first time since Vegas opened up bets on Tecmo many years ago, Wisconsin is NOT the favorite to hoist the trophy. With defending Champion Psycho and Tecmo X Champ (who technically never "lost" his crown, either) Regulator leading the charge, this group is loaded. Throw in Matt M (Ind), O'Toole/O'Dell (MI), Mort (IL) and whatever Ohio contingency shows up, the depth here is stronger than it ever has been, even without the Vogt clan. Wisconsin's drop is more aligned with the rise of the other group. Wisconsin is still incredibly formidable, with Chet always at the top of the list, followed by Coconuts (Tecmo XI runner up), Josh H, Orenga, Jeff B, Lucas S, Rico R, Kevin M and Troy H all claiming multiple deep runs in past years. There may be some good value in the Coastal States cluster, though. You get Manyo, Gripsmoke and Bruddog, three west coast guys who are due for a string of big TecmoMadison wins. Arncoem, Louis B, DT, Brian R and many more I'm surely forgetting are also included in this group. The Field bet also has some value. Luke C, Matty D, possibly Gats, 8-Bit, Gerald S, Ashman, Seth B and Noonan are all capable of beating any player in tournament. You also get any international entries, so that's fun.) Will the Winner of Tecmo X be a Repeat Champion? No +600 Yes -400 (Despite last year featuring a first time winner, Regulator was not in the field. He's back this year and joins previous winners Psycho, Chet, Josh H, Mort, and Kevin M as former champions hoping to claim the last title. This is only a list of 6 guys vs 260+, but betting against this list takes some guts.) 0.5 Groups with NEITHER the #1 AND #2 Seed advancing: Over +1000 Under -800 (Interesting value bet here. We've seen as the years have gone on the field has clearly started to level out, with more unknowns able to show up and win immediately, and some top-tier guys capable of early exits. However, many of those results come in bracket play. Dumpster fires in group play are hard to come by. A good number of 2 seeds fall each year, and we've definitely seen some 1's fail to make it out. But would you bet on a group where both the 1 and 2 fail? If you look at Bruddog's metrics, the demarcation between (at least) the #1 and the rest of the groups is noticeable. Based on the metrics, your *best* chance of hitting this bet based on lack of distance between top and the rest of the group would appear to be in Group 23. Behind that group, the numbers suggest you could see chaos in 8, 21, and 29.) 1.5 Group Runners-Up in the Elite 8: Over +400 Under -350 (Prior to last year, Elite 8 members under this tourney format had gone 96-0 prior to the Elite 8. Psycho finally broke through last year and crashed the party as a group runner-up and won the whole damn thing. With this year's number, do you think the field has leveled off enough that we could see TWO runners-up make the Elite 8? History strongly says "no," but all it takes is for a strong 1-seed to drop a game in group play but make it out and all of a sudden you've got an elite player coming from that #2 line, see: Psycho 2015.) Who Goes Further in Tecmo XII? Mort or Lou (This bet holds a lot of intrigue. In Tecmo X and XI, Lou out-performed Mort, reaching the 32 and Sweet 16 respectively. Prior to those performances, Mort had been the monster of the two brothers. So for this bet, do you think recent history holds and Lou continues to rise (rumors continue to swirl that Mort rarely touches the game these days) ... Or does Mort find that extra gear he has had in past years in an attempt to go out on the highest possible note in Madison Tecmo play?) In the Championship-Clinching Game, Point Spread: Winner -7.5 (In clinching games of Tecmo VIII-XI, the winner won by 12, 11, 10, and 14 points. In games that you assume would be tight because it's the best two players in the world on that day, it appeared that fatigue may have come into play. Last year, however, Psycho won a tight game by just 3 pts over Coconuts. So Vegas puts the number right at the sweet spot. Do you think the clinching game is a 2-score deficit, or do we go out with a classic all-time close game to finish out the Madison run?) 0.5 Missed/Blocked Extra Points in Tourney Play: Over +200 Under -175 (Interesting bet. Extra Points are for the most part automatic, but let’s say there are, what, 486ish games in the tournament? No idea on the average # of TDs scored each game, but let’s be conservative and say 4. That’s 1,944 extra point attempts on the day. Will any be blocked? As guys consume more alcohol and get sloppy….) Largest Beatdown: +/-59.5 Pts (With some quick research help from Bruddog, it appears at least on a cursory glance at past results that Coconuts’ 66-0 win to open play last year is one of, if not the, largest margins of victory we’ve seen. This bet asks if anyone will come within a TD of hitting that number this year. Such a huge number to hit vs a human opponent.) Will any of the Tourney Organizers shed a tear at any point from 10am Saturday until the Plaza closes? Yes +650 No -750 (While our organizers have shown true professionalism through all 12 tournaments, knowing that this is the finale do you think they get a little misty at any point? This might be a fun bet to place on Yes and then spend the day really trying to lay it on thick about this being over when you talk to them throughout the day) What Will be the Ratio of Musky Scents at Wafting in the Badger Bowl at 9pm? (Beer/Balls/Breath) A) 40/30/30 30/40/30 C) 30/30/40 D) 100/100/100 E) Incalculable Who Will Be the Most Famous Celebrity to Make an Appearance? Barry Sanders +10,000 Markie Post +9,000 Chris Jacke +8,000 Jackie Harris +5,000 Jackie Joyner-Kersee +2,500 Some Guy Who Looks Like Mort +300 No Celebrities -6,000 (For the sake of the bet, any person who is not Barry Sanders, Chris Jacke, Jackie Harris, Jackie Joyner-Kersee or Some Guy Who Looks Like Mort will be labeled as “No Celebrity.” So if Aaron Rodgers shows up, too bad, he’s not a celebrity.) Of the 268 Competitors… Over/Under 250 with facial hair (Duh)
    9 Points
  42. Aaron Toner doesn't have an account on here, so he asked me to post this:
    9 Points
  43. gripsmoke

    Madison Madness!

    Hey everyone, after talking to a few peeps figuring out logistics, I'm letting y'all know there will be Madison Madness this year, and I have volunteered to run it. The basics The bracket will consist of the Sweet 16 Entry is free, one entry per person A URL to fill out a bracket will be announced and displayed once the bracket is confirmed and I've updated the settings. You will be required to provide some information, probably your tecmo name / email address to register and fill in Only one bracket per registrant you fucking cheaters Once the Sweet 16 starts, the website will lock new entries and convert into a scoreboard style website. As games are played and winners advance, I will update the website to indicate the advancements, and the scoreboard will also update. After the final game, the scoreboard will show who won the bracket, and that person will win some swag Swag to be provided by nice people donating to the cause. The URL will be mobile-friendly for the most part, as long as you have a non-shitty phone. iPhones, Androids, maybe even Windows phone who knows. Blackberrys and flip phones can GTFO. Find a laptop or borrow someone else's phone. You may not borrow my phone. The URL will not be announced until the Sweet 16 is announced, so don't ask me for it ahead of time. Edit 1: You will probably need to be AT the event when the tournament is over to collect the prize. Shipping the prize probably won't happen. Edit 2: Due to logistics and my programming laziness, you will not be able to fill out the winner's bracket and loser's bracket simultaneously. You must fill out the winner's bracket, then you can click a button to go to the loser's bracket. You will not be able to go back to the winner's bracket after pushing the button. Ditto with not being able to edit the loser's bracket once you push the button to pick the champion.
    9 Points
  44. Trophy topper came in! #ReturnoftheMack
    8 Points
  45. 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+
    8 Points
  46. Jfagundes04

    Cleveland Resigning...

    Just dont have the passion or time to keep up with tecmo these days. Have a baby due next month, trying to find a new job and Sharks/Warriors playoff runs are taking up most to all my time. Still haven't really gotten over the Superbowl loss last season either, so chalk the reap up to brud if you must :). Thanks to Hoff, kamp, manyo, Diaz, Gats, Randy, all the commishes/helpers who have made this league awesome. Fantastic to think this game still lives 20+ years later. Always will remind me of wonderful childhood times. Hopefully I can get a set schedule in the future with a new job and Daddy duties and make a return. I hope to check in on forums "Sega-style" and still be around in spirit. Just not fair to all the owners who can never find me regularly these days. Good luck to all, thanks to everyone for being such Tecmo nerds like myself.
    8 Points
  47. player121xk

    My Kid's 1st Birthday Party

    And finally the food name plates: ^ That's what the drinks were in.
    8 Points
  48. Funniest thing i seen wasnt something i seen live but rather the stream.. Flo goes through his conditions in ne vs ind and someone in crowd shouts grogan and he actually put him in lmfao.. Flo and rickster are the best to watch play. Invaderstar and duce were the 2 of the smoothest people i meant. They are great. Grip gave me the scoop on The Kid (ty man). Dont wanna miss any names but here is all the people i owe a special thanks to for playing a part on either getting me there or having a chance to win with either words of encouragement or just prep games. Mort, red, bru, dave, knobbe, ziur, duece, invaderstar, both bos, laz, kweh aka neerm, kevin carbello, manyo, luckytool, coco, reg, rickster, flo, moulds, grip and last but not least hank the tank!! Without him by side and daves magic water no chance in hell i win... Also a huge thanks to orenga, chet, josh, john bailey for running the best thing to happen for tecmo and for being so nice. The pics of the kid vs orenga are the most epic pics i seen. If anyone knows the kid please tell him online needs him.. If i missed anyone im sry..
    8 Points
  49. Matt DeGeorge here. I will keep this short and brief. Tecmo Madison was definitely worth my 30 hour total drive to and from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania. I am glad I "manned up" and decided to attend. Everyone I met was cool and I had a ton of fun. There are lots of thanks to be handed out here but for everyone who participates and runs the tournament--thank you 1000x for giving me a trip/memory to remember for the rest of my life. Long Live Tecmo.
    8 Points
  50. 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.
    8 Points