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Everything posted by mort1237

  1. Tournament Abundance

    That's why I said a minimum. I know that some dates are set for a reason. And some dates work better than other dates. For example in Buffalo we had a great date at the last week of April or first of May. Now tecmo Madison is to close and it's not easy finding a new date. It makes you appreciate it when you have a date that works year in and year out for the usual participants at your event.
  2. Tournament Abundance

    It would be nice to have no tournament overlapping in 2019. That's the year I plan to play in every tecmo tourney. Or a bare minimum.
  3. You gotta try the sex panther suit head. Just be careful not to let it drive you wild. If I kept it on any longer I would be in jail.
  4. Against any rookie or new player I will be playing at a disadvantage. Unless you pick a tier 1 team. But if they pick a tier 2 I will use the bottom half of tier 3 or tier 4. If they pick a tier 3 I will use a tier 4 or 5. Finally if they pick a tier 4 I will use a tier 5 team. In fact I will even post what teams I will use. KC wash, den Chi Tb Rai Pitt Phi wash, tb Mia den, wash, tb Cin wash, tb minn jets Det pitt, phx Rams atl Sd, phx, no Wash phx Tb jets Den atl Dal no Pitt cle Phx gb Jets ne Atl sea No ind Ne ind Gb, ind Sea, ind Cle, ind Ind SF
  5. I will be bringing my amazing Technicolor dream pants to the twin cities.
  6. I was thinking something similar with Mario. See who can get the furthest with one life. You could even do it as a team relay. You couldn't use any warp zones. If it was Mario 3 the stages would need to be played in numerical order. it would entice non sporting fans to play.
  7. Avon Lake, OH - 08/05/17 - Tecmo Cleveland

    How much did it cost to rent the legion hall?
  8. Avon Lake, OH - 08/05/17 - Tecmo Cleveland

    By grand prize you mean 1st place. Or the total prize pool?
  9. I'm driving up to burning mort and leaving Chicago around 10 am to noon. Depends on when Lou's train arrives.
  10. Chicago Tecmo meetup

    https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Tecmo-Super-Bowl-meetup/ I talked to a few of you guys at Madison about having a monthly get-together and play Tecmo. I also put it on Meetup as I had a friend use it successfully to gather a lot of traffic for his group. Anyways if you live near Chicago or just want to come we will be having our first Meetup in the first or second week of May. Right now we are shooting for a ride, wed or Thurs night. 6 to 10. Tom has a potential location that we can use and we will confirm an exact date. If your interested and can bring equipment send me an email to fbuennagel@gmail.com. Also if you have any questions. Also take a moment to sign up for the group on MeetMe. That will help recruit new people.
  11. https://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Tecmo-Super-Bowl-meetup/events/239317550/ When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM Where: Michael Anthony's 6434 Ogden Ave, Berwyn, IL Our first Tecmo super bowl Meetup in the Chicago area. Michael Anthony's has an awesome menu and great prices. The 3 dollar baby pizza is a steal of the deal. This a great local bar with awesome food and amazing prices. Our first Tecmo super bowl Meetup in the Chicago area. Michael Anthony's has an awesome menu and great prices. The 3 dollar baby pizza is a steal of the deal. This is Tom's local bar. So if you come out represent. Buy some great food and tip well. They have plenty of room for up to 30 in a back room. It is 10 mins from the blue line station and near a metra. I can pick you up and drop you off if needed. Format is open Tecmo. We might have a mini tourney part of the night that can have optional prizes. If your serious about coming out, hmu. I need 10 people to show up in order to keep having the bar available to us. This place is nice and could easily host a 30 to 60 person event. Equipment for those new we only use crt TV's for better gameplay. We ideally want 1 system for every two players. Of you can voulenteer equipment please message me. Mort 2 tv 1 system Tom 2 tv 2 systems
  12. Chicago Tecmo meetup

    We might have to do NBA jam too at these.
  13. Northeast Ohio Tecmo Quarterly Meetup Group

    I got that weekend off. I'm down for some Tecmo.
  14. New Orleans Saints The Saints went 8-8 in 1990 and made the playoffs as a wild card. They would follow that up with a division win in 1991 going 10-6. Unfortunately Tecmo did not reflect this good time in the Saints history. The Saints have tons of great players but not the standouts to get them out of the bottom end of the teams. Key Players (for entire roster go to tecmogeek.com/teams/saints/) QB John Fourcade 13 ms 44 Pc RB Dalton Hilliard 50 MS RB Craig Hayward 94 hp (use as kr) RB Ruben Mayes 44ms RB Gil Fenerty 44ms WR Eric Martin 38 ms 69 REC DL Ronaldo Turnbull 44 rp 50 MS 63 hp DL Jim Wilks 44 rp 50 MS 56 hp LB Pat Swilling 44 rp 50 MS 63 hp LB Vaughn Johnson 44 rp 50 MS 63 hp DB Robert Massey 50 MS 44 hp 56 in DB Brett Maxie 50 MS 44 int Team Strengths: kick off returns, running game, run defense. Team weaknesses: Qb play, slower wr’s pass defense Best matchup Vs. Nyj, gb, cle Other possibilities Vs ari, atl, ne, sea, pitt View the full article
  15. Los Angeles Rams The Rams had great talent on offense in 90 and 91 but did not perform well on the field. Five wins followed by 3 wins. Tecmo was kind to the reflect the talent on offense which makes up for a subpar defense. The best thing about the rams is there offense makes it so they can beat better teams if you play a perfect game Key Players (for entire roster go to tecmogeek.com/teams/rams/) QB Jim Everett 13 Ms 56 ps 63 pc RB Cleveland Gary 50 MS 38 bc RB Buford McGee 44 ms 50 rec Wr Willie “Flipper” Anderson 56 ms 75 rec Wr Henry Ellard 56 ms 81 rec LB Kevin Greene 50 rp 56 ms 69 hp lb4 lurch DB Bobby Humphrey 50 MS 56 int DB Vince Newsome 50 MS 56 int Team strength passing, fast wr’s plus good RB core Team weaknesses bad kicker, slow db’s despite the high int. lb4 is just hard to use every down because of sweep plays. Best matchups. Vs Den, Minn, Det, Wash, Tb, Sd, Dal, Mia Other possibilities PHX, PITT, Cin, Oak, Stretching it CHI, KC Watch the video below as we go further in depth on the Rams View the full article
  16. San Francisco 49ers The 49ers went 14-2 in 1990 and lost in the NFC championship to the eventual super bowl champion Giants. The next year they would miss the playoffs with a 10-6 record. The 49ers dominated the 80’s and Tecmo super bowl. They are the best team in the game and almost unstoppable. Don’t call the 49ers in any matchup in tecmo Madison. You never get them and it never works out. Key Players (for entire roster go to tecmogeek.com/teams/49ers/) QB Joe Montana 19 MS 81 PC RB Roger Craig 50 MS 44 REC RB Tom Rathman 25 MS 94 HP 56 REC WR Jerry Rice 69 MS 81 REC 81 BC WR John Taylor 50 ms 63 REC TE Brent Jones 38 ms 69 HP LB Bill Romanowski 44 RP 50 MS 50 HP LB Matt Millen 50 MS 31 INT LB Charles Haley 50 Rp 56 MS 63 HP can do linebacker 4 lurch Db Ronnie Lott 56 RP 69 MS 50 INT DB Dave Waymer 50 RP 63 MS 69 INT Team strength: Passing. Joe Montana to Jerry Rice is almost unstoppable. Pass defense and a good lb4. Solid players on both sides of the balls besides the stud players. Team weakness: Roger Craig only has 50 ms. Jerry Rice will drop 1 out of 10 balls. Best matchups. Vs NYG, Hou Other possibilities BUF Stretching it KC Watch the video below as we go further in depth on the 49ers. View the full article
  17. Seattle Seahawks The Seahawks went 9-7 in 1990 and just missed the playoffs. The next year they would go 7-9. Unfortunately Tecmo was not to kind to the Seahawks. Despite having a better record than the Chargers they are one of the worst teams in the game. Still Sea vs. NE is a popular call and it is good to be somewhat ready to use them. The Seahwaks are best known in Tecmo for a fictional event involving there QB Dave Krieg and a pro form pass. Key Players (for entire roster go to tecmogeek.com/teams/seahawks/) QB Dave Krieg 25 PS 69 PC 13 MS DL Jacob Green 50 RP 63 MS 56 HP DB Dwayne Harper 50 MS 50 INT DB Nesby Glasgow 50 MS 25 INT Team strength: Passing deep. Team weakness: No one in the skill positions has more than 38 ms, the two best defenders are hard to use. Dave Kriegs’ 25 ps often negates his good pc. Best matchups. Vs NE, GB, IND Other possibilities Cle, NO Stretching it JETS, Watch the video below as we go further in depth on the Seahawks. View the full article
  18. Q&A: Better QB play

    Feel free to send me any questions you have about game play before or after Madison. I will try to answer asap and as best as I can. Mitch Dohm in Madison wants to know how to improve his QB play. Here is my answer: I was asked about improving Qb play today and I wanted to get a little more in depth on the subject. This goes all the way back to my first post. Run the ball with the QB. https://tecmo101.wordpress.com/?s=Run+qb&submit=Search Now I think it’s time to expand on where you run and why. First of all, your goal in pass play is to create as much separation as possible between the manned defender and the QB and as much separation as possible between your target WR and the manned defender. The first step on any pass play is to identify which receivers are open and which ones are not open. This needs to be done quickly because you need to scramble based on who is open and what route they are running. If everyone is covered by drones, you can drop back and JJ or quickly scramble away from the defender. These are rare moments. Most plays only one receiver is open and in those situations the human defender will cover that receiver. This brings up two scenarios: -The deep wr is open - One of the short button hooks is open If the deep wr is open, scramble to his side of the field. If a short button hook is open, scramble away from the receiver. Now you need to move towards the line of scrimmage and try to go as long as possible without crossing the line. Doing this will exploit an opening. Either a running lane will open, or a pass attempt. Most likely an opportunity to run. The lower your QB PC or the higher the defenders INT will determine what risks you can take. Next consider when there are multiple receivers open: -If both are going deep, scramble to the side of the better receiver. -If both are open short scramble away from the easier wr. -If one is short and one is deep,scramble away from the short route. The longer you can keep your QB by the line of scrimmage the greater your chance to exploit that deep wr. These situations with one short and one deep can often be big plays if you are patient. Another thing that can help you pass is your playbook selection for your passes. There are certain plays the computer is really bad at defending. Example: R AND S pass 2, the normal shotgun in pass 3 and the red gun shotgun in pass 4. If you are good with these plays, you will help your passing game a lot. Even when your opponent guesses pass the cpu will often leave a short and deep route open. The final lesson for learning to to pass better is to recognize burn routes. The cpu isn’t good at covering receivers. Burn routes are possible on almost every route and play, yet the human has limited time to recognize them. The first thing to look for is mismatches on the field: -phi has slow safeties -det has a terrible top CB -den has a terrible top CB Yet even good and above average defenders will give up burn routes at time. I get most of my burn routes on the top CB. I study the movement of the CB and notice that the CB is moving up or standing still. Finally, if you get a mismatch but the CPU covers right at the line of scrimmage, that superior receiver might burn the DB later on in the route. https://tecmo101.wordpress.com/?s=Cross&submit=Search View the full article
  19. San Diego Chargers The Chargers went 6-10 in 1990 winning 6 games for the third year in a row. The next year in 1991 they would only win 4 games. Tecmo made the chargers a far better team than there record. Led by Marion Butte and Gill Byrd they are one of the most popular teams in live competition. Key Players (for entire roster go to tecmogeek.com/teams/chargers/) QB BJ Tolliver 81 ps 31 Pc QB Mark Vlassic 38 pc RB Marion Butts 63 ms Wr Anthony Miller 44 ms 69 Rec K John Carney 75 KA LB Leslie O’Neal 50 RP, 56 MS, 63 HP DB Sam Seale 44 RP 56 MS 50 INT DB Gill Byrd 50 RP 63 MS 69 INT Team strength Running, balanced defense with plenty of good drones. Team weaknesses bad Qb play, slow wr’s and the best player on defense in a hard to use position Best matchups. Vs Den, Minn, Det, Wash, Rams, TB Other possibilities Dal, Pitt, Mia, Cin Stretching it Rai, Watch the video below as we go further in depth on the Chargers. View the full article
  20. Los Angeles Raiders The Raiders went 12-4 in 1990 and 9-7 in 1991 l, making the playoffs each year. In Tecmo they are led by Bo Jackson. Bo certainly knows Tecmo with his 75 ms. The Raiders have plenty of speed, NFL hall of fame Marcus Allen is the teams backup running back. The Raiders are fast on offense and defense. Key Players (for entire roster go to tecmogeek.com/teams/raiders/) QB Jay Schroeder 69 ps 31 Pc QB Steve Beuerlein 38 pc RB Bo Jackson 75 ms 81 bc RB Marcus Allen 56 ms Wr Willie Gault 63 ms 56 REC Wr Tim Brown 56 ms 50 REC Wr Mervyn Fernandez 50 MS 63 REC Wr Sam Grady 63 ms 19 REC TE Ethan Horton 44 ms 50 hp 44 REC DL Greg Townsend 50 RP, 56 MS, 63 HP, 31 INT DL Howie Long 50 RP, 56 MS, 69 HP, 31 INT DB L. Washington 56 MS, 38 INT DB Terry McDaniel 56 MS 38 INT DB Eddie Anderson 50 RP, 63 MS, 50 INT Team strength Running, speed in the skill positions, best DL in Tecmo and good speed in defensive backfield. Team weaknesses bad Qb play, low int, slow lb’s. Best matchups. Vs Chi, KC, Cin, Mia, Phi Other possibilities Minn, Det, Hou, Wash, Rams, Sd Stretching it Buf, Pitt, Den Watch the video below as we go further in depth on the Raiders View the full article
  21. Denver Broncos A year after a super bowl appearance the 1990 Broncos went 5-11 and finished in last place. They would bounce back a year later to go 12-4 and win the division. In real life the Broncos were led by John Elway. in tecmo there standout players is Bobby Humphrey. Denver has a nice collection of pieces but a few holes here and there preventing them from being a great team. Key Players (for entire roster go to tecmogeek.com/teams/broncos/) QB John Elway 25 ms 75 ps 31 pc RB Bobby Humphrey 63 ms 38 rec Wr Vance Johnson 50 MS 56 REC Wr Mark Jackson 44 ms 69 rec K David Treadwell 69 KA 31 AKB LB Karl Mecklenburg 44 RP 50 MS 56 HP LB4 Simon Fletcher 50 RP 56 MS 38 HP DB Dennis Smith 44 RP 56 MS 44 INT Team strength Qb Mobility, running the ball and Simon Fletcher can do the lb 4 lurch. Team weaknesses Qb ball control and pass defense. Best matchups. Vs Dal, Wash, Pitt, Rams, TB, SD Other possibilities Minn, Det, Mia, Ari, Atl Stretching it Jets, Cin, Oak Watch the video below as we go further in depth on the Broncos View the full article
  22. Training videos

    I’m posting a couple videos that I think will help you get better for Madison. First is on Tom and I made last week. It had some play by play anylsis and more. Next up I’ve been following Trojan up in Green Bay for a few weeks. I really like how he is doing analysis with his streaming. It really forces him to admit to mistakes and try to find better strategies. In this game I noticed a lot of improvement compared to a few weeks ago. The main improvement is Trojan is guessing pass more often on defense. Slowly but surely learning to contain runs on his own. Which was something I had mentioned when reviewing an earlier game. I highly recommend you follow him if your training for Madison and are new at this. Watch several of his games and you will get an ideal of what you need to break into the win column at these tournaments. View the full article