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  1. _DEBERG

    NFL 2018-2019 Season Discussion

    Now that the schedules have been released, we all have a better outlook on predictions. Ingram's suspension for the Saints makes those first 4 games a bit harder, unless Kamara makes us completely forget about him all together. I won't complain if that happens cause it took Ingram until the last two years to finally start living up to all that hype and the trade to get him in the 2011 draft. Kamara is the first Saints player in a few years that makes me want to run out and spend a ridiculous amount of money on a new jersey. Funny note, did you know the Saints are 4-1 all time vs the new Browns? That's right, since 1999 the Browns have posted a winning record vs the Saints. Of those games include the gut wrenching Tim Couch hail mary in '99, the beat down game in 2010 and the Brian Hoyer last minute drive hail mary in 2014. The Saints lone win vs the expansion Browns is from 2006 which was Drew Brees' first game in a Saints uniform. I can almost guarantee us fucking around and losing to the Browns in week 2 while everyone is hyping us up as a SB team. It would be the most Saints thing ever.
  2. _DEBERG

    Winning a SB with every team

    I play a season similar to that where I pick all the teams every week during the season, constantly switching them. I try to follow the winners in the real life 1992 season with my picks to try and see how close I can replicate the real results.
  3. That's what makes it so amazing though. It's the only Tecmo game with jacked up difficulty to make it challenging. If you're struggling with TSB 2, I'd recommend trying TSB 3. The difficulty is much lower and it can help you master the plays better.
  4. _DEBERG

    Top-Ten Favorite NFL Teams

    #1. 2009 New Orleans Saints - obvious reasons. I never thought I'd live to see the team make the Super Bowl, let alone win it. Nothing will ever top that season for me. #2. 1991-1992 New Orleans Saints - I put these two teams together cause it was the peak of the Jim Mora coached Dome Patrol defenses. Growing up a Saints fan, back in those days it was all defense while the offense did just enough to win. The real sin of this franchise is wasting the primes of Rickey Jackson, Pat Swilling and Sam Mills by never winning a playoff game together. One more thing, if you were a fan back then, I promise that you hated the 49ers more than anything cause playing in the same division as them while they were a dominant juggernaut, losing to them was painful (and hence why the 2011 playoff loss stings the way it does. It brings back all those awful memories of Montana and then Steve Young ripping our hearts out). I hope Sam Mills finally gets his due and is inducted into the Hall of Fame. I strongly believe that had this team won at least a few playoff games, then he'd already be in there. #3. 90's Brett Favre Green Bay Packers - Favre was local hero to my area and thus many of us grew up rooting for him. My favorite Packers teams are the 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999 ones. I hold the 1995 team dear to my heart cause they were something of an underdog that surprised us all. Had they not ran into Dallas in the NFC Title game, they probably reach the SB and repeat back to back for '95 and '96. Younger fans today may poke fun at Favre for all the INTs he threw late in his career, but back in 1995 he deserved that MVP. These Packers teams had a lot of memorable play makers on them like Sterling Sharpe, Robert Brooks, Mark Chmura, Reggie White, LeRoy Butler, and Edgar Bennett. I mentioned the 1999 Packers because despite a disappoint season, that was one year Favre had a bunch of thrilling comeback wins. #4. Bernie Kosar and Marty Schottenheimer Cleveland Browns - I've always had a soft spot for Cleveland teams cause they struggle and are have been historically known as losers. I can relate to that since my favorite team used to always be known as epic losers and I was so happy for them when LeBron delivered the championship a few years ago. 1986 and 1987 is undoubtedly the peak for Browns in the modern era, as they were one John Elway led drive and an Earnest Byner fumble away from reaching the SB. These Browns teams were a lot of fun and I feel bad for Byner cause looking at his numbers and the 1991 season he had in Washington, he don't deserve to be remembered as a fumbler. #5. 1991 Washington Redskins - The only dominant juggernaut on this list of mine. I could write pages arguing that this Redskins teams is a top 3 all time Super Bowl winning team and I'd probably pick them as the greatest team of the modern era. Watching their old games and going through them, it's amazing how thoroughly they dominated their opponents, many of whom were playoff teams that they stomped all over. Their defense was hard hitting and the offense had one of the best o-lines ever and the 3 receiver attack. In the SB, they could've easily run the score up badly on Buffalo similar to how Dallas did, if they didn't take their foot off the gas in the 4th quarter. #6. 1990 New York Giants - I feel this team is underrated historically and don't get the credit they deserve all because of Scott Norwood missing that field goal in the SB. This Giants team was dominating all through the regular season with a #1 ranked defense and it was the last hurrah for LT and Parcells' Giants teams. If not for them, the 49ers most likely have a 3-peat. The regular season game between the Niners and Giants is a classic and then the SB was quite possibly the best SB ever. Beyond the Norwood missed field goal, the Giants ran the clock so badly on the Bills and played up to disrupting their high tempo fast offense. The Bills still could've won and that's what makes that SB so magical to go back and re-watch over and over. #7. 2010 New Orleans Saints - You may be wondering why I choose this team over 2011, and the reason is simple; the 2011 Saints were doomed going into the playoffs and many fans just don't want to accept that they would've lost the SB that year. I never felt confident about the 2011 team since they had a bottom 4 ranked pass defense and before they even played the 49ers, they let Stafford carve them up (if they beat the 49ers, I have no doubt Eli carves them and/or Brady carves them up in the SB). The 2010 Saints are a weird story cause they were one Garrett Hartley missed field goal vs Atlanta from being 12-4 and would've had the #1 seed. This team meant a lot to me cause of the comeback wins and how Brees just got it done with game winning drives. The one against the 49ers is my favorite but there's also the Dallas game, Cincy (in the snow) and the Falcons game that all had a big game winning drive. #8. 1992-1995 Pittsburgh Steelers - This is an odd selection for me, and part of it is influenced by using the Steelers so heavily in TSB 2 and 3. It's amazing what these Steelers teams achieved in the 90's with less of an offense compared to the modern Super Bowl winning Steelers. They don't have a great quarterback and the offense did just enough to win while the defense was the driving force. Watching their old games is pretty amazing. They owned the Run-N-Shoot Oilers and were the one team who could make that offensive scheme look useless when they played them, forcing Moon to have some of his worst career games. Their secondary was amazing in those years and even Tecmo knows Neil O'Donnell is going to doom them with INTs. #9. 2006 San Diego Chargers - It's really a shame and a sin to see the Chargers leave for L.A. and yet they still have never won a SB. I feel this team probably wins it all if they don't stumble into all the bad luck they had vs the Patriots in the playoffs. This was Marty Schottenheimer's best team and Marlon McCree became the new Earnest Byner. This Chargers team was fun to watch and fans are probably still angry about McCree's fumble since this was their best team of the last decade and they could've won it all that year. #10. 2000 New Orleans Saints - The one Saints team who won a playoff game. Back in the day, that one playoff win was like a SB to me. After seeing all those heart breaking playoff losses with the Mora teams, I didn't care just as long as I got to see them finally win a playoff game and they did. It's funny looking back cause this Saints team had over 60+ sacks for the season with a peak La'Roi Glover and still had Sammy Knight in the secondary. There was a time when we thought Haslett was going to be a great coach and Aaron Brooks looked like a descent QB those first few years.
  5. _DEBERG

    The most TDs w/ no INTs?

    Everett to Flipper Anderson and Henry Ellard, all day long.... It's a shame he's only ever remembered for the incident with Jim Rome. Everett was a good quarterback who probably would've been amazing had he been on better teams.
  6. For years, this has been the ultimate challenge to me with every Tecmo game. I want to try and win a SB with every last team. These days I mostly stick to TSB 2, but I still play this one as well as TSB 3 a lot. I've had some ups and downs in my journeys with all the teams. IMO the beautiful thing about these old games is that every team is truly unique with their own playbook and style of play that it truly is a personal experience to use every team. It's why I like to do full seasons playing every single game of the week. Through doing that over the years, I've learned the teams inside and out through these games. This game has an advantage over TSB 2 and TSB 3 being that you don't have to worry about defensive injuries or really adjusting defense. Those games have advanced defense, so it makes learning the teams a lot different with the formations and backup players. Anyways, here's how my journey has went so far with all the teams. Bills - 1 try. This was easy, even with playing the Oilers in the playoffs. I drew Dallas in the SB and crushed them 31-14. Colts - 1 try (extremely lucky and very frustrating. I could write in length how crazy this season was and the SB was easily the hardest one I've ever had vs the Cowboys). Dolphins - Not attempted yet Patriots - Not attempted yet Jets - 4 tries. I kept losing to Buffalo in the playoffs but when I finally did reach the SB I got to play the Eagles. The COM stupidly went pass happy with Cunningham and I won 21-7. Bengals - Not attempted yet but I want to cause I know how bad David Klinger is. He alone will make this a challenge worthwhile. Browns - 5 tries. Ohhhh my god...this was the hardest one yet. It took 4 tries to even get them to the SB and then a heart breaking loss to the 49ers. I beat them in the SB the next season. Oilers - 2 tries. It's really difficult to maintain a good run game with Houston, but if you can do it, it makes the ride easier. Steelers - Not attempted yet Broncos - Not attempted yet Chiefs - Incomplete. Out of 3 tries, they either lose to Buffalo in the playoffs, or the one time i made the SB, they got crushed by the 49ers. Raiders - Not attempted yet Chargers - Incomplete, 3 tries. I love this defense and I love Marion Butts, but I can't stand Stan Humphries. I always go with Friez and he isn't much better. Seahawks - Not attempted yet. This one will probably be the ultimate challenge though since their offense is so god awful. Cowboys - 1 try. Don't even have to go into details, since this is the best all around team in the whole game. I even went 15-1 with them. Redskins - Incomplete, 3 tries. I've gotten them to the NFCCG twice where they lost to Dallas and the 49ers. Another time they got blown out to Green Bay in the divisional round. Eagles - 3 tries and wow, this was quite a challenge. Had to face Dallas AND the 49ers in the playoffs before rolling a Dolphins team who posed no threat. Cardinals - Not attempted yet. Giants - Not attempted yet Bears - Not attempted yet. Lions - Incomplete, 3 tries. It's taken me a lot of practice but I've figured out how to use their defense. NFC is brutal and usually is why they don't go far in the playoffs. Packers - Incomplete, 3 tries. If it weren't for Favre and Reggie White, this would be one of the worst teams in the game. Try running the ball with them and you'll see what I mean. Vikings - Not attempted yet. Buccaneers - 2 tries. First time I lost in an upset to the Oilers in the SB. The second time, I beat the ever loving crap out of the Dolphins for my biggest SB blow out ever - 41-14 DeBerg MVP 49ers - 3 tries. This offense is so easy to score with but there are times when the defense is a problem. Needless to say, Dallas stopped me in the playoffs my first two tries. Rams - 2 tries. First time, lost the SB to Buffalo. Second try, I came back from a 14-3 deficit and mostly won due to Thurman Thomas getting injured and a fumble return for a TD. Saints - Incomplete. 4 tries. The most one dimensional good team in the whole game. The defense alone took me to the NFCCG and I always lose cause Wade Wilson is blah. Falcons - Incomplete. 2 tries. I like the Falcons offense a lot in this game, but Dallas just destroys me in the playoffs. Maybe some day.
  7. _DEBERG

    Tecmo Super Bowl 1

    This would be a dream come true. And if it could work on TSB 3, I think we'd see a lot of people busy replicating recent years into ROMs.
  8. _DEBERG

    The most TDs w/ no INTs?

    Wow, great stuff everyone. I sometimes play the SNES versions trying to do this. It's cool to see Jim Everett getting some love. He's one of my favorite Tecmo quarterbacks. He always blesses me with great luck when I use the Rams.
  9. _DEBERG

    Raiders vs 49ers Super Bowl tips?

    Great advice by everyone. I don't know how you are playing defense, but I usually always select running plays on defense.....except when playing the 49ers or Dolphins. The Niners and Dolphins are the two main teams in this game who usually pass more often than not, so it's safer to try and guess which pass play the CPU is going to select. This can help you when playing either of them, since you are going to want those moments where you get the blitz rush from guessing their play accurately.
  10. _DEBERG

    NFL 2018-2019 Season Discussion

    Here's to hoping the Saints don't fuck up everything from last season's success. Knowing their history in the Sean Payton era how they follow up winning seasons by going 7-9, I'm just praying that this isn't another year of Drew Brees' career wasted. R.I.P. Tom Benson. He leaves behind a rather complicated history in New Orleans. The SB win really changed everything with how he was viewed by pretty much everyone. The biggest issue is almost moving the team to San Antonio in the wake of Katrina. He did the right thing by keeping the team here, as well as rebuilding the Superdome after it's massive damage. I'm praying I never have to witness seeing the Saints move in my lifetime, cause it would be the one thing to make me give up the NFL all together. I remember back in the day, Benson used to be criticized and labeled a cheap owner. During the 90's, this was the reaction to how quickly the Dome Patrol defense was ripped apart in free agency and due to the lack of any splash signings on offense (This isn't even technically true, because they did sign Michael Haynes and Jim Everett, which everyone forgets about here cause they didn't work out). The major criticisms came with Sam Mills' departure and how badly that was handled by the organization. Mills said that he wanted to stay in New Orleans but felt unwanted when they didn't offer him a contract, and only did so after the Panthers offered him something. Today, Mills has a statue in Carolina and is seen as a hero to that organization (please for the love of everything, get this man in the Hall of Fame. My favorite Saints player back in my childhood, R.I.P.) The SB win really changed everything for his legacy here. Probably the best thing he did after that was buying the NBA team and then trying to get the rights to the old Jazz name back. Though he failed with the name, he did at least make sure we'd have an NBA team here along with our Saints. R.I.P.
  11. _DEBERG

    NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    Delhomme played amazing in that SB. Of all the Patriots SB wins, that one is my favorite. It was a back and forth game and very entertaining from start to finish. Carolina was a crazy team that year cause they pulled out so many clutch wins that were by 7 points or less. I thought for sure once that game was tied, it would go to OT and the Panthers would pull another clutch win out like they had done so many times that year. TO was phenomenal too in the Eagles SB you mentioned. I re-watched that game a few times last year and Andy Reid's clock management in the 4th quarter is still a sight to behold. Pats go up by 10 and he spent all that time fiddling, letting the clock run.
  12. On a lesser note, curious how this stat chart would view if the Ravens had the combined old wins from when they used to be the Browns and making CLE into an expansion team. I imagine the Ravens rank much higher with the old Browns' past.
  13. _DEBERG

    NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    That circus catch from the Seattle game you mention has been forgotten in time. Same thing with Julio Jones' clutch catch before the Falcons screwed it all up. That's the funny thing about losing a SB - those amazing plays are entirely forgotten. Makes you wonder if Mark Ingram Sr's tackle busting clutch play in the Bills/Giants SB would've been remembered if Norwood makes that field goal at the end.
  14. Awesome stuff. I am so happy that people are still playing these games all these years later. Miss the days I could come on here and chat with you all. These are the greatest football games ever, I hope we can pass them down to the next generation who seem to be really into retro gaming.
  15. I find it hilarious the Saints and Falcons are tied. Both teams have rarely ever had success at the same time and despite the rivalry having it's moments, it's only ever had a true sense of significance in a few years - 1991, 2010, 2011, and 2017 are the only times both teams made the playoffs and the divisional games between them were very important.