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Wayne, NJ - 05/19/18 - The Jersey Cup

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Tomorrow Tecmo returns to the Northeast! 

Just a reminder we will be downstairs in the "private party room". Registration is from 11-12 with the action starting at 12. When you get there you can register with Schoe, more than likely the only girl there haha She will get you checked in and set up with your t-shirt, raffle, etc. 

Venue has a great new menu and over 50 beers on tap, as well as 100 HD TV's, not including our CRT's.

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.
 

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Gl to everyone. Sorry i could not attend. The logistics of getting to columbus worked better plus i won it the last year and mort is going from chicago. I will be checking in on stream. P.s. Don't Let Matty D. win Lol!!!!

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1 hour ago, red98sethuthut said:

Gl to everyone. Sorry i could not attend. The logistics of getting to columbus worked better plus i won it the last year and mort is going from chicago. I will be checking in on stream. P.s. Don't Let Matty D. win Lol!!!!

Gl to you and everyone at Tupa Bowl! Hope you guys have a great tournament and gl defending your crown lol 

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Congrats to Brian! I think he is probably the most deserving of hosting this with all the years' he has been in the finals and fell a bit short.

 

Also, Greg--you crushed it with hosting your first tournament. Trophy, custom coins and venue were all great! It was good to see some new faces and some familiar ones from years' past. 

 

Ray- Great job with the stream! You da man!

 

Erik M. was also extremely helpful as always and brought a lot to the tournament. He does an awesome job with helping out and ensures everything goes smoothly. Good job to Erik as well!

 

I told Brian probably about 3 games before the final it was his day. I predicted Shawn and him to be in the final (again) about four years' ago in NJ they both played in the final with Brian falling short in a SD vs TB match-up, I believe. 

 

I was disappointed in my defensive performance on the day. Was pretty rusty and fell short to Okalahoma Bo in  a CLE-GB match-up. He played very well. 

 

These tournaments get tougher and tougher every time we play, i think the amount of reps we all have versus one another by now is pretty up there. Can't wait for more tournaments throughout the year. 

 

See (some of you) in Philly.

Edited by MattyD

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I'm not exactly a wordsmith but I thought I'd give it a try. 

First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who made it out Saturday. I couldn't ask for a better showing to a first time tournament.

 

Erik, thanks for taking me under your wing and helping this thing run smoothly. With 9 tournaments under your belt yourself, I definitely appreciated all the advice and tips. Not to mention all the equipment, set-up, break down. Hope you were able to enjoy yourself. 

 

In the eleventh hour, Ray really came through and did an amazing job with the stream. Top notch. I was able to go back and watch and its phenomenal. Had me cracking up with some of the commentary. 

 

Also thanks to everyone else who brought equipment, or helped set-up/break down, anyone who shared a post, etc

 

The day itself started out like the previous 3 days in NJ, a lot of rain. Thankfully it was not too heavy and didn't make unloading the equipment too troublesome. Pool Play went smooth and my initial nervousness about running a tournament for the first time was just subsiding when the power cut out on the whole street! Think Ravens-49ers super bowl. My heart dropped and I immediately thought this tournament was doomed.Thankfully it was right after the first batch of bracket games so we didn't need to replay games once it came back on 20 minutes later. I had a nice win in the Sweet 16 with a last second Butler 50+ FG, tied at 10 with DT bearing down on me for the block. Lost in the Elite Eight to Barletti, 0-3 against him now, just can't seem to beat that guy haha 

 

But the man of the hour was Brian. He lost his first Pool Play game to Eddie Z pretty handily, and then did not lose again. Ripped off 7 W's in a row. Had to beat Erik, Barletti, and finally Shawn all in a row to win the Cup. I definitely enjoyed going back and watching those last two games. They were great, tight contests. Its funny the last time there was a tournament in NJ it was the same final with Shawn coming out on top. Couldn't be happier for Brian, the first tournament I ever attended was one of his in 2012 and he was very welcoming and introduced me to this awesome Tecmo community. Its so much more than just the game. Happy I can be a part of it. 

 

Oh and did I mention he also won the grand prize in the raffle, the Joe Montana signed poster? Yeah he had a pretty good day! Congrats champ. Your name will be the first to be engraved on the Jersey Cup!

Thank you guys for all the compliments, the main thing I want is for all of you to have a great time. Hopefully we can just keep making it better every year. Got some cool ideas for next years tournament brewing already. Hope I see some of you at the other Northeast tournaments this year. 

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We here at Tundra Bowl are excited to announce that we have decided to retroactively award the winner of the Jersey Cup free entry into Tundra Bowl VI in January! The decision was made on a number of different factors for the tournament outcome, and we wanted to congratulate both @Bad Moon Rison and @Deviled Greg on such a successful tournament! Nice work gentlemen! Congrats on becoming an official 2018 Tundra Bowl Qualifying Tournament!

 

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Edited by RetroNathan

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Do you guys have any Twitch Clips or Youtube uploads from your broadcast?

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On 5/28/2018 at 10:37 AM, trojan1979 said:

Do you guys have any Twitch Clips or Youtube uploads from your broadcast?

Ray will be putting them up on YouTube at some point. 

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I want to thank Greg for running an outstanding first tournament.  From the space, to the raffle prizes, to the little Tecmo touches that add so much more to the day.  It was a lot of work and having to survive a power outage just added more to the day!  Also, looking at that f'n trophy!

 

It's hard for me to have an adequate description of all the day's events, but maybe I can at least recap it from my perspective.  I'm still in a bit of shock that I survived the day as the last man standing.  Especially the way it happened.

 

Here's my best summary of the day.

 

Group Play- First I want to say that I really enjoyed my group.  I thought it was fun, and I think it's always fun when everyone in the group wins a game. Also, I think everyone ended up winning 2 games on the day, so double win!

 

Game 1: Rams - 21 vs. Det - 38: Lost to Ed's Lions 38-21.  This was a case of a couple of unlucky breaks and complete dominance on Ed's part.  He amassed over 400 yards.  He ran the ball well with Barry and I gotta say it was one of the best Rodney Peete performances I've seen.  I couldn't stop him. I think 38 points is the most I ever gave up in a tourney.  At that point, I thought it was going to be a long day. I didn't know it was going to be my only loss.

 

Game 2: Raiders 31 vs. KC 7: Angelo called the matchup and I picked the Raiders, not knowing his playing style. I didn't want to give him Bo in case I couldn't out-tap him or if he was a good runner. It ended up being the right call as the Raiders defense did enough to stop Okoye and Co. early.

 

Game 3: Chargers 21 vs. Min 7: I called the matchup and Andrew picked Minny.  Again, not knowing someone's style means you could be putting a good defense into their hands.  Luckily, I was up big early by two scores.  Andrew adjusted pretty well and I think we exchanged TDs second half.

 

The Bracket- I won my group, but being 2-1, I was a #8 seed. Looking ahead, I knew I would have to face the #1 seed (Erik), but I tried not to think about it.

 

Round of 32: Browns - 14 vs. N.O. - 0 (forfeit): Unfortunately, this game never really got completed.  I won the coin toss vs. Bryan and figured I would call a lower tier matchup since he was new to tournaments. In the one and done bracket, I wanted to give myself any advantage I could.  Thanks to QB Browns, I was up 14-0 in the second quarter when POW! the power went out.  After a 10 minute outage, the power in the place came back on. Bryan unfortunately told me he was leaving and I ended up taking the forfeit win.

 

Round of 16: Raiders - 14 vs. Chi. - 7: Ray and I always seem to face in any tournament we both attend. He called the matchup and I'm guessing it's because he felt like he could run the ball with either team. Having played earlier with the Raiders worked in my favor as I was able to get ahead with the first score.  It was a tense fourth quarter, but the Raiders held on.

 

Quarterfinals: Chargers - 17 vs. Den. -14: Erik, the number 1 seed, knocked me out of the New York tournament in the round of 8 last October on a last second play that still rung in my head.  That tourney was my best performance in the last two years and to have it slip away in that fashion stung a lot.  I like both teams, but stuck with S.D. and the magic of Billy Joe.  The Chargers started the game ferociously, breaking out to a 14-0 lead until late in the 2nd quarter.  Erik had the ball at half, but he wanted to make sure to be within striking distance.  Too much time was left on the clock before the half and the Broncos cut the deficit to 14-7 at halftime.  Broncos had the ball and Erik marched down the field methodically and next thing I knew it was tied 14-14.  I had the ball in the 4th quarter and after a hard-fought first down, Butts cut inside and fumbled the ball.  Broncos recovered in Chargers territory.  All I could think was that I couldn't believe I blew a 14-0 lead and was about to lose.  Luckily the Tecmo gods were smiling upon me as Erik marched inside the 30 and then Humphrey fumbled the ball!  Chargers recovered with about 3 minutes to go.  I knew that I couldn't risk turning the ball over again, so I was able to run the clock down and march into FG range.  John Carney nailed the kick with less than 10 seconds to go and down went the #1 seed.  Another crazy tight contest with Erik as usual.

 

Semifinals: Chiefs - 23, Mia - 21: From what I gather, people think of this as a bait matchup for me, being that I like Dan and the Dolphins. That being said, so does Barletti as I found out.  It's another matchup where I don't mind either team but I felt I would have a more balanced attack with KC so I picked them.  This was another tight game and I really felt Barletti had the edge, especially early on.  He's a good passer and the Dolphins are a top tier passing team so it was hard to stop. With Miami up 14-7 late in the second, I was faced with 4th and 7 in my own territory. I decided to go for it and KC converted the first down. This allowed Lowery to kick a FG before half to make it 14-10.  KC scored on their first possession of the second half to take the lead 17-14. There was a bit of a misstep on Miami's part in the 3rd quarter, putting in Scott Mitchell and throwing a bomb to try to go for a homerun ball.  KC picked off the pass and helped turn the game in KC's favor.  The Chiefs were up 17-14 when they had to settle for a Lowery FG to go up 20-14.  On Miami's next drive they moved the ball quickly and Marino caught the bottom receiver (Duper) who broke a tackle and outran my guy for a score to take the lead 21-20. I truly believe that it was a blessing that he scored because I didn't think I could stop the pass at that point. The clock would have ticked down too much and I wouldn't have had enough time for Lowery to do his thing.  There was about 3 mins left on the clock when I got the ball and the Chiefs got into FG range pretty quickly.  There was under 30 second on the clock when DeBerg spotted "Chicken Alfredo" Roberts wide open over the middle. The ball bounced two pixels in front of Roberts, but if he would have caught it, it would have been a TD. It was a risky play, but I thought to try it because who knows what happens on a FG, especially under pressure. Luckily, Lowery is almost always money, and the Chiefs won this one in the final seconds.

 

Finals: Cowboys - 16, Jets - 13: This was the third time I was playing Shawn in a Tournament Final.  Needless to say, I was 0-2 against him in Finals and 0-2 against him in tournaments all-time.  In the last NJ Tournament, 4 years ago, Shawn and I faced off in a SD-TB matchup in which Haddix made a clutch INT to seal the deal. I also lost to Shawn two years ago in NYC against Tampa (again) with Minnesota, scoring a measly 3 points.  Shawn called the matchup again this time and went Cowboys-Jets. I snatched up the Cowboys and their defense came up big.  After squandering an opening possession, the Cowboys kept the Jets out of the endzone on a goalline stand and forced a FG.  It was 3-0 Jets in the second when I was able to finally score my first TD against Shawn in four years. The Jets kicked a FG to make it 7-6 at half. I was happy just to have the lead at halftime.  While the Jets had the ball to start the 2nd half, the tide turned when O'Brien threw a pick on a called play.  Emmitt and the Cowboys then marched down the field and scored to give Dallas a two score lead.  In the 4th, with the Jets near midfield and just out of field goal range, they went for it on 4th and 10.  With a called play, the Cowboys took over on downs and it seemed all but sealed with under 4 minutes to go.  Just then, with 3 minutes left, Aikman threw his first pick.  Jets got a quick JJ to bring them inside the 5 and punched it in with 2 minutes to go. Not getting the onside kick, it seemed like the Cowboys had this in the bag.  But, on a called play and a remarkably ill-conceived toss across the field, the Jets got the ball back with 23 seconds to go. One final play. I called pass 4 (shotgun). Jets called the other shotgun.  Eason drops back... but too far back. The Cowboys D-Line swarms him and sacks him in the endzone for the safety and a Dallas victory.  16-13 final score.  gg Shawn

 

Final Comments: It has been 11 years since I last won an in-person tournament.  That was the first ever tournament I ran in NYC and the venue closed a few months later. After Erik hosted a tourney in CT the next year in '08, I didn't really think Tecmo was going to be a thing in the Northeast.  But slowly the Tecmoers started coming out of the woodwork.  Finally winning one again, after finishing second five times, definitely means something to me.  While I participate these days more for the camaraderie, I feel happy winning one again. Thank you Greg for a great tournament and thank you to all the Tecmoers for keeping the game alive so that I can continue to have the "Tecmo experience."

 

 

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