Monday, August 14, 2017


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


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
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


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


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)  


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

Monday, January 16, 2017

Little Update

Hey, small update after the weekend.

Next week, there are a good amount of points that will be distributed depending on which way the title games go.  Lots of people have the Pats, Steelers, and Packers lined up in someway, whether it's in the sb or losing their respective championship games.

Here's how things shook out from the 2 points for each game from last night.  Next week's pick's are worth 5 points a piece, fyi.

Gary 8
Shawn 8
Folden 6
Hale 6
Adam 6
Rob 6
Colin 6
Munez 6
Joe 6
Geiss 4
Jim 4
Eplin 0


Adam 955
Shawn 888
Colin 870
Joe 834
Folden 825
Rob 783
Geiss 777
Gary 746
Jim 708
Munez 657
Hale 652
Eplin 557

Seattle's loss hurt the placing chances of a few people out there. Let's see what happens next week.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Point Update

What's up guys.  Quick update now that the National Championship is over

Folden, Colin, and Gary each earned 30 points for picking Clemson to win it all.

Jim earned 20 points for picking Alabama as the runner up.

Folden and kentucky Hillbilly earned 10 points for picking Clemson in the bowl pick'em.

Folden, Hale, and Munez all finished tied for 2nd in the bowl pick 'em, so they split 2nd and 3rd place points, so 10 points a piece.

As far as the NFL pick'em went:

Folden, Geiss, Gary, Rob, Munez, and Shawn got 8 point.

Hale, Colin, Adam, and Joe got 6 points.

Jim got 4 points, and Eplin has apparently thrown in the towel.

For the week, the biggest mover was Folden, but here are your totals.

Folden 58
Colin 36
Gary 38
Jim 24
Hale 16
Munez 18
Dan 8
Rob 8
Shawn 8
Adam 6
Joe 6

Adam 947
Shawn 880
Colin 864
Joe 828
Folden 819
Rob 777
Geiss 773
Gary 738
Jim 704
Munez 651
Hale 646
Eplin 557

Compared to last week, Folden made the biggest jump.  He went from 7th to 5th, and while he was 67 points out of 3rd then with 4 people to pass, he's now 45 points out of 3rd with 2 people to pass.  And, he's only 9 points out of 4th.

This helped Colin a lot too, as Joe had Bama winning and Clemson as the runner up.  If Bama had won, Joe would be solidly in 3rd place, with the ability to catch Shawn for 2nd.

As it stands, Colin now only sits 16 points behind Shawn for 2nd.

I have a 67 point lead over Shawn and an 83 point lead over Colin.

So, let's start with this question.  Can I still be caught?

Colin & Shawn both had Arizona winning the Superbowl and Pittsburgh in the superbowl.  They both also had New England losing the AFC Championship.  Most points available to them here are 35.  Shawn also had Carolina losing the NFC title game, so no points for him.  Colin had Green Bay so there's 15 more points available to him.

Colin also had Aaron Rodgers as MVP and he's on the short list to win it.  I also had him, but Shawn had Jameis Winston.

Colin 85
Voyten 55
Adam 105

We all had Ezekiel Elliott winning OROY.

Colin had Jalen Ramsey and I had Leonard Floyd winning Defensive Rookie of the year, which are both still possibilites.  Shawn had Shaq Lawson who is not.

Shawn and I both had Jordy Nelson as comeback player of the year, Colin had Andrew Luck.  I'd say it much more likely that Jordy wins that.  But, they are still available to Colin as well.

There are also 28 points of predictions still available.

Also, the Lombardi award, which has not been awarded yet, is still up for grabs.  The 4 finalists are Jonathan Allen, Lamar Jackson, Jabrill Peppers, and Myles Garrett.

That's 25 more points available to me and Shawn.

So, with all that being said, here are the maxium amount of points that each of us can still get.

Adam 158
Colin 133
Voyten 108

I'd say it's unlikely and nearly impossible that I get caught down the stretch.  I think Colin has a better shot than Shawn, just because Shawn and I have so many of the same predictions left.

Otherise, it appears Folden and Joe are very much still in the running for 3rd or even possibly 2nd.

Geiss & Rob sit in 6th and 7th, and although it's unliley to see them jump to the money, they both still have their Superbowl teams and AFC & NFC championship losers still there.  So, it's not out of the question to see them jump into the money if a lot of things go right for them.

That's all for this week.  Take 'er easy...If she's easy take 'er twice.