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toolie last won the day on March 6

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  1. I a bit far to make the meet-ups, but if there will be a journal Northeast Tecmo Quarterly I will probably take a subscription.
  2. @OL' Dirty Tecmo had a 28-0 loss as TB in a CIN-TB match this weekend. When I asked what happened he said Tampa let him down, but I didn't get the full story. Care to share the details? Did it poke a hole in your "good match-up" feeling or was the game pretty fluky?
  3. The games we streamed have all been uploaded to YouTube and may be viewed here. Results Pages Preliminary (Swiss) Rounds Championship Bracket Consolation Bracket
  4. Diaz looks like he's flashing Tecmo gang signs...
  5. Fantastic weekend in Detroit; thanks mainly to a lot of hard work from O'Dell, with myself and a few others playing supporting cast, we were able to pull off a very fun event. Bringing it back downtown, specifically to the Detroit Beer Co., was a good move. We had a very nice space (the third floor of the joint to ourselves) and enough equipment / tech to keep things moving and people in the loop. Facilities could not have been better. As far as my day: I played OK during preliminary rounds, but nothing to hint that I might walk away the winner. My first game I lost to Moskwa 21-10 (14-10 with a fumble TD on a last play punt), then bounced back with a 21-0 win over a fellow from Cleveland and a 14-7 win over Jaimen Allison (thanks to the Allison Bros. for making it from Ontario) where I had to hang on late. Then I got smoked by Louis and finished with a pretty comfortable win over Ryan McKay (who called kind an outside the box matchup in NO/DAL). If I had lost that last game I would not have finished in the top 16. Winning that game got me up to #7 overall. This is where things broke my way. I got a pretty good draw as the #7, as the #2 was a local player who found us on Craig's List and showed up to our pre-Kumite event and had a 4-1 day beating Diaz soundly, Rico closely, and then getting waxed by Coco. Jaimen as my first opponent was no pushover, and Rico or Hendershot were the known guys I could face in the semis. The other half of the bracket was more stacked, IMO. Then the unthinkable happened and the Raiders fell to me as six teams were chosen ahead of them (SF, BUF, GIA banned to begin with). I think the order was HOU-WAS-KC-CHI-PHI-MIA-RAI. Plus the local guy took the Skins, so if I could get past Jaimen I'd at worst be playing against WAS. From here the games were not incredibly memorable. I got up big on Jaimen (CIN) with some stops and big plays. Round 2 I faced Nick D. with his Skins and won 24-7. Against Rico (KC) I got a stop right away and then built a 10 point lead. He kicked a FG with about 2:30 to go and got me to punt, but I was able to get an interception and took a safety to hang on 17-12. This game was the closest I played in single elimination. In the championship, I won the toss and took P1, Diaz took the Vikings. Had we not done the pre-determined final match-up of MIN-DET we would have played CHI-RAI, so still a very even game. We traded stops to open, then I got a TD, a stop, and hit a FG before the half. The second half opened with a sack-fumble-TD to all but seal the deal. Diaz got a TD at the end of the 3rd quarter to make it 20-7, but then a strange play happened. I broke a long run with Barry where his defender appeared to get chop blocked by the WR, but neither of us thought he touched one of my guys. When watching the playback the stream messes up there, so it must have been some "Contact"-esque alien intervention. Shortly after I punched it in. It was funny, because I was handling a lot of the mic duties all day and had been ribbing Diaz over the P.A., so it was funny we had to play in the final. Watching the stream games with the chat replay is hilarious. People made fun of my "tap face" (the face I make while tapping), which is ridiculous. I think everyone should have a candid shot of their tap face posted to the site. <-------------- dude, you're not going to win; you may as well stop making that face... The event on the whole was a blast. O'Dell put together a really sweet raffle portion that sent a lot of people home with some goodies. Thanks to Dave Murray for hooking us up with some Retron systems that allowed us to add a couple of stations. The venue and all their staff were lights out and we didn't get squeezed by ravenous Pistons fans this year. They had great setups for audio and visual and a nice WIFI connection for the stream. If we can have next year's tournament in the same place I'll be thrilled. Many thanks to all that made it out and those who watched on the stream (I hope you make tap face for your next drivers license photo). One month to go until Madison, the ultimate Tecmo party.
  6. That @Nos lag switch is back!
  7. Brother, I wish the league was still running, but alas!
  8. The garage for the Detroit Opera house is very close to Detroit Beer Co. Also, there is a People Mover stop close by, so that is an option as well.
  9. My buddy Nick and I are staying at a Doubletree downtown on Friday night. Ready for the Moskwa Motown Experience! We should have a lot of fun this year, and no getting squeezed out by Pistons fans like last time!
  10. Had a lot of fun checking in on the stream. Looks like it was a great time! Well done.
  11. So here's the idea. You have N guys playing, where (N-1) divides 28 evenly. So this could be played with 2, 3, 5, 8, 15, or 29 guys. (Any number would work, but this ensures a balanced schedule). Each TSB28 game has 28 rounds of Tecmo games (potentially). Every round you play one game. Player 1 chooses his team first, then player 2 chooses his team. You can be each team only once. A win gets you 1 point, a tie gets you 0.5 points. Whoever has the most points at the end of the 28 games is the winner. The game can also end when one player has first place locked up. For example, in a 2-player game, the first person to 14.5 points wins (but this wouldn't be the case with more people). If P2 can choose a team different than whoever P1 chose then he must. If he cannot, then the game is automatically a draw (this could only happen in the 28th round). So it's simple, games could be uploaded to TPC, and all you'd need is a shared Google Doc to keep track of points and who has chosen which teams. Some interesting things about this setup are... 1. The dynamic of team choosing would be new and some out-of-the-box matchups would get played. 2. The best player wouldn't necessarily be favored, since his opponents would try and give themselves a leg up (team advantage) when they're P2. Conversely, a weaker player would play more games with a better team and would receive sort of a built-in handicap. But it's dynamic, because if that player starts to lead in the standings the other players would start policing him. 3. Games could be immediately conceded to save time; say I'm playing somebody and he takes SF as P1, I could, say, take IND and concede if I felt like not burning one of my good squads in an attempt to beat SF. Of course it would take some commitment from the players, but that goes with anything beyond basic TPC. You could also choose a subset of the 28 teams for a shorter game. Anyone interested in trying this out let me know and I'll try and organize it!
  12. I'll play! Any team will do.
  13. If winner goes a) or b), then coin flip loser gets his choice of controller AND a ) his pick of team from the winner's matchup choice or b ) has to call the matchup, and then coin flip winner gets his choice of team. If winner goes c), then loser either calls the matchup (and winner gets his choice of team) or forces coin flip winner to call the matchup and loser gets his choice of team.