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  1. I think it's a great that people had to decide "am I doing Cleveland or Dallas this weekend?". So many tournaments in Ohio over a relatively short span(for example) may lend to there being less top level competition in general at each event, and making them less prestigious. The weaker field may indeed be good to help the less experienced player have a decent showing...and perhaps provoke them to return the next time.
  2. I was happy to see Ashman doing well and making a run here. I watched him in the stream vs Gats(?). I competed vs him last summer at the Retro World Series (original Tecmo tourney). Pretty good at that version, and a guy who's made the round of 64 in back to back year at Madison.
  3. Below is a semi- tutorial type video of me running Cleveland's offense vs Chicago in the final game. https://youtu.be/U0eepqHvlFE Playing the CPU isn't really a great test in most cases, but the top D-end dropping into coverage sort of replicates playing another human. And the CPU also has some nice cheat speed that late in the season. At worst it's a decent training exercise to sharpen your skills on offense, and occasionally you get a good glipse of the size of windows you would see vs a human defender. This takes a look at Denver's offense, and spends a decent amount of time discussing run blocking schemes. Later breaks down the pass coverages that occur vs Denver and how I can tell which plays my opponent called based on the defensive reactions. https://youtu.be/CrCzkNDCMO8 I don't think I mentioned it in the video, but Denver is a pretty easy team to do pre-snap reads with, based on which defender the opponent has chosen. Couldn't illustrate it because the CPU always has the top D-end as the primary defender. The pre-snap reads would be more for 2 player games.
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    Easley last played in the NFL in 87, but still made his way onto the original TB roster which was released in Feb of 1989. That's a guy who's career was cut short by a medical condition, but slipped under the radar of the Japanese programmers as they finalized the Tecmo roster some 4-6 months after he had retired.
  5. Alignment for Season 7. We played week 1 recently. San Fran. Denver, Washington, LA, New York, and Minnesota all collected wins.
  6. LOL. Nice run there! Shifty cut back for sure. In our circle of 2 players games, we don't allow the offense to gain yards, when the defense picks the same play as the offense.
  7. I've already discussed this with a buddy in Perry. It's on our to do list!
  8. Great article. Unfortunately, most of the action I caught on the stream was pre-final 8 before some of the guests came on. It was an incredibly professional broadcast. Great work by all. With this tourney under his belt and reading all the research he put into it, I'm confident Jimmie would be even greater next year.
  9. Commentators were really good, but I think it would be great to have some players sit in to commentate after they were eliminated through out the night. Even if its just in a moderate role breaking down a few things or getting asked some questions about what just happened on a particular play.
  10. Video from tourney taken during elimination round with 16 players.
  11. is there any streaming of this today?
  12. Thanks ODT. I was reading a facebook exchange between Mort and Bruddog recently. It was discussed how calling Run 3 or 4 invoked / enabled the best/most coverage by drones on WRs during pass plays. There was some lingo attached to that which I didn't understand, but seemed clear to me the combination of calls between the defense and offense creates some absolute or definite re-occuring defensive reactions. That principle is a staple in our playcalls, when we play OG Tecmo Bowl. Definitely learned something there. I know very little about TSB, and really never play it. I occasionally attend the TSB tourney in Lincoln NE, so every little bit of knowledge I can get here helps!
  13. Mort, what's your record in these games you've put on youtube recently? The few I've watched, your opponent has hung in there, but he hasn't been able to get over the hump and win one. About Elway and his ratings....does that mean he has trouble hitting WRs that are running slants(for example) across the field? As in his accuracy is way off and he throws wild passes off target if his WR isn't running a deep go route, or the WR is completely stationary? The other thing I found interesting was that Mort looked very unimpressive with Green Bay, but that was a methodical offensive approach to control the game. Very interesting to see that approach being used in TSB! I don't know enough about TSB as I only play TB, but I'm starting to see the intricacies being used here by mort. Good stuff. I'm used to seeing bad players trying to chuck it deep all game, but the reward doesn't seem to come often enough.
  14. MIA vs NY. In Season 6 I find myself controlling the Giants. I whoop ass with the Giants and go 10-1-1. With a modified rom we use, we're able to implement ties after 1 qtr of OT. I have the top seed (NY) in my conference, and would be home(Player 1) all the way through Tecmo Bowl 6 with them. While my buddy is smashing his way to the title game with Chicago in the other conference and beating me in those games by 14-17 points, I face Miami with NY in their conference championship game. Chicago went through Cleveland and Seattle to reach Tecmo Bowl 5, and obliterated both of them by double digits. Miami by the way was merely a .500 team and one of the weakest division champs of all time. Back and forth defensive struggle. I take a 3-0 lead into the early 4th qtr. Joe Morris gets a horrendous spot by the ref(CPU) and puts me in a 4th and pixel to go. Totally looked like I should have been given the 1st down. Frustrated, I decide to punt from about my 30. I'm literally just a 1st down or 2 away from sealing this damn game, because time is a factor. Miami takes over around their 20 with about 45-50 seconds to go. Just a little bit too much time for my comfort. The problem in the match-up for NY is that they lack a dominant defender from the middle of the field. Banks and LT have a lot of ground to cover against Marino. I manage to get Miami twice to 4th and short, and both times fail to land a play-pick to end the drive/game. My buddy Nate is playing pretty aggressive here, and is flinging it around. Eventually he gets inside the 10 yardline and I pretty much know it's going to take a miracle to stop him. Marino tosses a TD with about 10 seconds left. During the drive on a couple plays, I switched around between LT and Banks trying to anticipate which WRs would be open, based on the CPU coverage that occurs between my call and his. Each time I was the wrong defender for the situation, so he had easy completions. Just couldn't get into the right defensive call with correct defender. Had I guessed right, I would have really been in good position on a couple of those throws to either get an INT or perhaps scare him off of making the throw, and either taking a sack or him QB running for a short gain....which ultimately would have eaten up valuable clock. Horrible time to have bad luck and get out maneuvered. At this point trailing 6-3 (blocked the pat) I need Phil McKonkey to save the season, but he blows as a return man. I believe he got it out to about 40, but my buddy had a good read on him and there was no way I was taking it to the house. That is how the upset finally went down. When we do a season with the 81 games, it usually takes us about a year to complete it since we don't get together very often. When you lose with your best team in the conference championship game....especially in a major upset, its completely crushing. You've done everything to position yourself with the easiest path possible to the title game and then it all collapses in a few moments. Chicago and Miami were both of his teams in the championship game. He choose to be Chicago, and I got pummel 20-0 in the title game. Singletary is the last guy that you want to go against when you have Miami as Player 2. Match-ups are paramount in Tecmo Bowl. While NY can usually lean on Chicago all game and typically wear them down, Miami is the team/offense that can offer some tough challenges for New York's defense. Miami in hindsight was the perfect team to take down the Giants that day.
  15. Indy vs NY. When a buddy and I play a "2-player Season", we each draft 4 teams, and then the remaining 4 are called Rovers and we take turns controlling them. Randomly put teams into 4 divisions, make a 12 game schedule for each team, and it takes 81 games total to reach the championship. Quite a bit invested in each season. When we reached the Conference title game in Season 5, I had Indy vs his NY. NY had swept 2 games vs Indy that season. Didn;t look good for me that day. Other conference game was Seattle vs Cleveland. If NY won, they would be heavy favorites vs whoever the opponent was. I had won the title in the previous 4 seasons, but he was clearly the favorite to finally win the title with NY. The game trudges on scoreless into the 4th qtr. I'm playing defense out of my mind, but can't get passed the 50 and have to keep punting. Early in the 4th qtr I make up my mind I'm going to take a shot with Indy. On 3rd and long around the 50, I call Indy's Pass 1. The plan is to cycle to Dickerson over the middle and wait, and wait, and wait as long as I can, then switch up and throw deep to Matt Bouza. Hopefully he'll get antsy off screen, and start to cheat up to try and prevent the 1st down pass. If so, I'll hit the bomb over the top for the dagger. Instead he picked my play and I get sacked and have to punt. Really feeling like I missed my chance to land the knockout blow. Game goes to overtime. I get the ball back after a punt and find myself in a similar situation. This time I get the result I want. However instead of making a blind throw deep, I actually catch him cheating up and running back onto the screen. 2 clicks and a throw later, Matt Bouza hauls in the pass and runs in the final 10 yards for the win! BOOM! As a guy who has won 5 Tecmo tournaments in various cities, I can honestly say that game in my basement against my friend was easily the biggest win of my career. I love Indy, and to take down the Giants, controlled by a guy with skills equal to mine, in that fashion was one of the greatest finishes I've been a part of. I went on to defeat Seattle with Indy in Tecmo Bowl 5 and retain the title. However a year later he would return the favor, at the same junction of the season....