Thursday, September 7, 2017

NFL Preview

Hey, quick up date from the first week of the College Football season before we get into the NFL.

The week one 5 point bonus went to Me, John, and Eplin who each got 13 right in the first week of the college pick'em.

The only other thing to speak about is how everyone that picked Florida St in the final four are preeeeeetttty much fucked after their starting qb tore his patella tendon this past weekend.




As you can see above we have some more variance than we do in the College side of things.

I don't really have time for a long preview today, but I wanted you guys to get a look at this before the season started if you wanted it.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Football God College Predictions

Thanks to everyone for getting me the college predictions.  I wanted to give you guys an update on where everyone landed.  Hope you guys are ready to bang some erasers, because there's a lot of chalk this year.

We'll start with the unanimous conferences.

Every person had Alabama and USC winning their conference.  And, everyone had Alabama in the Final Four this year.  So, no points will be won by anyone on those. So

SEC - Boring
PAC 12 - As Fuck

The Near Unanimous

ACC - Florida State - 11/12 have them winning the ACC, John being the lone wolf, picking Miami.

 AAC - South Florida - 11/12 have USF, with Munez picking SMU.

MAC -  Toledo - 11/12 have them winning, with again, Munez, picking Western Michigan.
If you're starting to gather a theme, you're going to see Munez's name a lot in the list of outliers.

Sun Belt - App State, 10/12.  Munez and Eplin picking Troy.


The most Diverse Picks

Conference USA - Conference USA has 3 teams picked.  Western Kentucky with 6, Louisiana Tech with 5, and oddly as fuck, Old Dominion with 1.  

Big 10 - Four different teams are predicted.  Ohio State leading the way with 7.  Followed by Wisconsin with 3, and Michigan and Penn State each getting a single vote.  Oddly, more people have OSU in the college football playoff then they do winning their conference.

Big 12 -There are three teams picked to win the Big 12 this year.  Oklahoma St surprisingly leading the way with 6.  Oklahoma is right behind with 5.  Texas getting one vote by who other than Munez.

Mountain West - This was the best this year as far as parody goes.  There were 4 teams picked, Boise St with 6, San Diego St with 3, Colorado st with 2, and Wyoming with 1.


The Final Four

National Champion - Alabama.  10/12 people have them winning it all this year.  Munez picking USC and Folden picking Ohio State.
Final Four - The top 4 teams in the early polls are Alabama, USC, Ohio State, and Florida St.  There are 48 predictions between the 12 of us, and 40 of the 48 go to these 4 teams.

Alabama 12/12
USC 11/12 - everyone but Gary
Ohio State 10/12 everyone but Rob and Jim.
Florida State 7/12

The people who picked the chalk top 4 are Folden, John, Eplin, and Munez.


So, where were the other 8 picks represented?

3 of these 8 went to Oklahoma St, being picked by Voyten, Gary, and Joe.

2 of the 8 went to Oklahoma, being picked by Hale and Munez.

1 pick each went to Wisconsin (me), Michigan (Jim), and Penn State (Rob)


First Red out of the Year

Finally, I want to give credit to Hale, for getting a red X through one of his picks already.  He picked Texas to finish the highest in the coaches poll, even though they started the season ranked.  Thanks, Hale.  There's always one.







Monday, August 14, 2017

FOOTBALL GOD: X PARTICIPANTS

Welcome to your annual presentation of the participants. Hard to believe we're a decade into this.  nutso.  Let's start with the usual, the list of previous champions

2008: Folden
2009: Adam
2010 Folden
2011: Shawn
2012: Adam
2013: Joe
2014: Joe
2015: Jim
2016: Adam


LAST YEAR'S TOP 3

2009, 2012, &; 2016 Champion:  Adam Johnson


2008: 4th
2009: 1st
2010: 2nd
2011: 8th
2012: 1st
2013: 7th
2014: 6th
2015: 2nd
2016: 1st

Three time, Three time, Three time champ.


2008 &; 2010 Champion, and 2016 Runner Up:  Anthony Folden


2008: 1st
2009: 3rd
2010: 1st
2011: 9th
2012: 3rd
2013: 8th
2014: 11th
2015:4th
2016 2nd

Folden had a rough go of it for a few years there, but has managed a 4th and 2nd in the past two years to really round out his resume.  He has 5 top 3's in the 9 years of FBG

2011 Champion &; 2016 3rd place finisher:  Shawn Voyten


2009:  2nd
2010: 8th
2011: 1st
2012 8th
2013: 6th
2014: 8th
2015: 8th
2016: 3rd

Shawn had a few rough years there in FBG, but he rebounded and got into the money this year for the 3rd time in 8 years.  Again, Shawn has 0 pictures on Facebook that you can find of him, so I typically pick something that embodies his soul.

2 Time champion:  Joe McLane



2009: 5th
2010: 5th
2011: 2nd
2012: 4th
2013: 1st
2014: 1st
2015: 5th
2016: 5th

Impressively, in Joe's 8 years in FBG he's never fallen below 5th place.  3 money finishes and 2 titles.  Consistent as ever.

2015 Champion Jim Rowing:  


2008: 3rd
2009: 6th
2010: 4th
2011: 3rd
2012: 9th
2013: 5th
2014: 5th
2015: 1st
2016: 10th

Last year was an odd off year for Jim.  He had only finishes lower than 6th once going into last year.  Probably an aberration.


Colin Reilly



2009: 9th
2011: 10th
2012: 2nd
2013: 2nd
2014: 7th
2015: 3rd
2016: 4th


The last few years, Colin has been about as steady as can be in the standings.  4 finishes in 5 years between second and fourth place.  Colin typically will lead or be in the top two for most of the season, but the predictions tend to fuck him out of a title.

Rob Klingensmith


2009: 10th
2012: 7th
2013: 3rd
2014: 2nd
2015: 7th
2016: 7th


A couple of money finishes for Rob over the past few years, but 7th place seems to be his comfort spot, finishing there twice in a row, and 3 times in the past 5 years.

Gary Yingst

2014: 3rd
2015: John Mclane
2016: 8th

All over the map for Gary at this point.  fluctuating between many different spots.

David Eplin

2015: 6th
2016: john Mclane

Eplin finishes in dead last in 2016, and he had to be the poor 1st son of a bitch to not get the #1 pick in the fantasy draft this year.


Chris Coldsmith




2009: 4th
2011: 11th
2012: 6th
2013: 9th
2014: 4th
2015: 10th
2016:  11th


A couple bad years for Munez in a row now.  He's due to crack into the moeny, with a couple of 4th places under his belt.


Chris Hale

2016: 9th

Hale had a pretty good year last year in a lot of ways, but his predictions were very bad.  2nd year usually course corrects some of the prediction stuff.  So, let's see how he does.

Welcome back to 4 time Last Place winner John McLane



2010: 6th
2011: last
2012: last
2013: last
2014: last

Welcome back, buddy.  It's didn't feel right having Gary and Eplin win last.  Glad you're back to reclaim your prize.



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Football God X Rules

Ten years in the making baby.  Let's jump in right away with the different categories that go into winning FoGo-X.

Fantasy Football
College Weekly Pick'em
Pro Weekly Pick'em
Preseason Predictions
Survivor Pool
Bowl Pick'em

Let's start with the changes

2017 CHANGES

Payment (Big change so pay attention)

Instead of doing check mailing this year, we're going to do online transfers through the VENMO app.  $50 per person, per usual.  This should help get the money to me quicker.

NOTE:  I'm not accepting money in person anymore.  It's a variable that I've always hated about football god.

Fantasy Football

15 points will be awarded per fantasy football win & 5 points will be awarded to the team that scores the most points, but loses.  This is being done to make Fantasy a bigger impact on the end of the season standings.

Survivor Pool

We're going to make a couple of changes to get more people in on the scoring.  This season if people make it past Week 4 they will receive 5 points.  If they make it past Week 8 they will receive 5 points.  If they make it past Week 12 they will receive 5 points.

Additionally, we will open scoring up a little bit more

1st 60 pts
2nd 40 pts
3rd 20 pts
4th 10 pts

This will provide the people who don't finish at the top to mitigate the damage a little bit.

2017 Rules:

Survivor Pool, College Pick'em, Pro Pick'em, Fantasy Football

1st place - 60 bonus points
2nd place - 40 bonus points
3rd place- 20 bonus points.
4th place - 10 bonus points.

If there is a tie, the points get split evenly, when they can't be split evenly they are rounded up to the nearest number.

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football will work the same as always

QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/TE/ RB/WR FLEX, WR/TE FLEX, DEF

Win worth 15 points, highest scoring loser gets 5 each week. 


Football God 10 Draft Order

1. Colin
2. Joe
3. Rob
4. Gary
5. Hale
6. Jim
7. Munez
8. Eplin
9. Shawn
10. Folden
11. Adam
12. John


Bowl Pick'em

The bowl pick'em is not against the spread.  You receive 2 points for each correct bowl prediction.  5 points for the New year's 6 bowls.  And 10 points for the Championship game.

However,  new to this year.  The person with the most overall correct predictions will win the 25 point bonus.  Make sure that you do the tiebreaker this year, as a tie in the overall standings will result in Yahoo! Tie breaker coming into play.

The bonus in the Bowl Pick'em will be 

1st 30 points
2nd 20 points
3rd 10 points


Pro & College Pick'em

You receive one point for each game you predict correctly.  College is done with the ranked teams against the spread, pros is straight up.  There is a weekly bonus given to the team with the highest total points between both pros and college of 10 points.  If there is a tie, everyone receives the full bonus.  The weeks where only one of the two leagues is playing results in a 5 point bonus.  

At the end of the season if two people are tied in one of the pick'ems.  They will divide the points equally (i.e tied for 1st and 2nd would result in each person getting a 50 point bonus instead of 60 and 40)  

PREDICTIONS

The predictions template will be sent out sometime at the beginning of August.  It's self explanatory.  It will remain mostly the same.  


Survivor Pool
The Survivor Pool point payout has already been listed above for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

The way this works is as follows.   You choose one team each week that you think will win the game.  If you get it right you move on to the next week.  If you're wrong you get a strike.  If you're wrong a second time, you're out.

5 point bonus's for remaining after week 4, 8, and 12
You can only use each team once a season. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Final Scores

So, in big time upset form, Folden has risen from the ashes of his pathetic Fantasy Football season to climb to 2nd overall.

Jonathan Allen won the Lombardi Award Saturday, earning Folden 25 points and $150.  Voyten falls to 3rd and wins $50.

I am your Football God champ and win the $400 prize.

Here are your final scores.

1. Adam 1030
2 Folden 920
3 Shawn 913
4 Colin 900
5 Joe 854
6 Geiss 792
7 Rob 783
8 Gary 756
9 Hale 737
10 Jim 728
11 Munez 657
12 Eplin 557

Thoughts on final standings

Adam- This is my 3rd title and 5th top 2 finish.  Pretty good in 9 years.  My other 4 years have been pretty shitty though.

 This is Folden's 4th top 3 finish and first since 2012.  His first time since 2010 finishing in the top 2.

This is Voyten's 3rd top 3 finish and first since he won in 2011.

Colin fell out of the top 3, but still has 4 top 4 finishes in the last 5 years.  Pretty impressive.

In what's probably the most impressive stat, Joe has finished in the top 5 for his 8th consecutive year.  In that time he has 2 championships, a runner up, a 4th, and now four 5th place finishes.

Folden and Shawn contact about your winnings.

Football God 10 Draft Order

1. Colin
2. Joe
3. Geiss
4. Rob
5. Gary
6. Hale
7. Jim
8. Munez
9. Eplin
10. Shawn
11. Folden
12. Adam


If anyone doesn't want to play next year, let me know.  We usually have 1 or 2 people who drop out and the sooner you let me know the better.



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Post Superbowl update

Hey party people.  Wanted to give you guys some updates as we have our final NFL points in.

I need to preempt though, that for the first time the Football God season isn't over.  The lombardi award isn't awarded until this weekend, so we will have a hold out before we get the final scores.

So, the faggy Patriots took advantage of a major choke job giving the the title.

That's 30 points for Hale.

Individual awards are sort of a wash for the most part.

NFL MVP - Matt Ryan

Offensive Rookie - Dak Prescott

Defensive Rooke - Joey Bosa

Coach of the Year - Jason Garrett

Noone had any of these people.

Jordy Nelson - Comeback player of the year.

predicted by Adam, Shawn, Folden Hale, and Joe

And for the pick'em.  New England was chosen by Folden, Colin, Hale, and Gary.

So your points for this week are

Hale 60
Folden 30
Joe 20
Adam 20
Shawn 20
Colin 10
Gary 10

Easy enough.  Add those to the totals and here's where we stand.

Adam 1030
Shawn 913
Colin 900
Folden 895
Joe 854
Geiss 792
Rob 783
Gary 756
Hale 737
Jim 728
Munez 657
Eplin 557

And in the most annoying move in Football God history, we need to wait 1 more week for the Lombardi Award to be handed out to the most fart mouth College Football Player of the year.

First off, what fucking college award comes out a month after the season?  Obviously someone who has a desperate desire to be noticed.  Insecure Rotary club.  Additionally, there website is SLIGHTLY more advanced then the angelfire page I made in highschool.

Ugh.  Anyway.  Even though I have beaten you all into submission, 2nd-4th are still up for grabs.

Finalists for this dumb award are Jonathan Allen, Lamar Jackson, Jabrill Peppers, and Myles Garrett.

Folden chose Jonathan Allen.

Myles Garrett is chosen by Me, Voyten, Joe, Hale, Eplin, and Gary.

This prediction is worth 25 points.  So, basically.

If Jonathan Allen wins, then Folden jumps from 4th to 2nd, pushing Shawn to 2nd, and Colin out of the money. Any other winner results in Shawn finishing in 2nd, and Colin in 3rd.

Other than that, no matter who wins, the standings are set.  So your Fantasy draft places, other than top 4 are as follows.

1. Folden or Colin
2. Joe
3. Geiss
4. Rob
5. Gary
6. Hale
7. Jim
8. Munez
9. Eplin
10. Colin or Shawn
11. Shawn or Folden
12. Adam

That's it for now.  Back next week for final standings.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Post championship update

So, let's start with what predictions we have left.

The superb owl champion can only be predicted by hale.

The NFL awards Will Be Given out eventually....So Those still Exist

And the Lombardi award isn't given out until the week after superbowl. So let's enjoy never picking that award again.

In the meantime. Nobody had the Falcons in the super bowl. And the people who repped the pats are me, folden, and hale. 20 points a piece

Also me and folden had the steelers losing the afc title game. So that's 15 points to each of us.

And, myself, jim, colin, and geiss had the Packers as nfc championship losers. That's 15 points a piece too.

Lastly each of the pick em were worth 5 points with me, jim, folden, colin, shawn, and hale eacheck getting 1 game right.

So here are the points earned this week.

Adam 55
Folden 40
Hale 25
Jim 20
Colin 20
Geiss 15
Shawn 5

That puts our season total at this point to this.

Adam 1010
Shawn 893
Colin 890
Folden 865
Joe 834
Gross 792
Rob 783
Gary 746
Jim 728
Hale 677
Munez 657
Epson 557

Really close between 2nd and 3rd. The superbowl pickem may be the decider there.

Also don't discount folden yet. If he's able to profit in one of the individual awards then he could jump into the top 2 as well.

And, it's official that I'm going to be the champion of football god 9.

That's it for today. Back for another update after the individual award finalists are named