Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Update 11/7

Things have certainly moved along in the past two weeks.

FANTASY FOOTBALL

With four games to play, we have four of each 6-3, 5-4, 4-5, and 3-6.  Munez has won 2 in a row when he needed to to bring himself back from the dead.  Rob has lost two in a row, turning his 99% playoff chance to drop to around 80%.  This is as close as it's going to be all year.   Right?  It can't stay this tight can it?  Here are your week 10 matchups.

Adam 4-5 vs Jim 5-4
Hale 5-4 vs Gary 5-4
Joe 4-5 vs Folden 6-3
Eplin 6-3 vs Munez 3-6
Colin 4-5 vs Shawn 3-6
Rob 6-3 vs John 3-6

If Joe, John, and Munez are able to win this week, we'll have a two game difference between 1st and 12 place. 

The 5 point bonus in week 8 went to folden, and hale in week 9.

SURVIVOR POOL

Sometimes abstaining is a solid strategy; however, it is not smart in a survivor pool.  John decided to kick back and relax, not making a pick and getting eliminated.  He was able to split the 10 points that go to 4th place though, as Folden's Seattle Pick got Kirk Cousined. 

In week 8 those two each earned the 5 point bonus for making it this far, with Jim, Gary, and Joe joining them.

Your survivor pool points now look like this.

John & Folden 10
Joe, gary, jim 5.

20 points will go to 3rd, 40 to 2nd, and 60 to first.  Or they will be split, in any manner of tie.  Survivor Pool points will be included only in the scoring of bonus points.

COLLEGE PICK'EM  & PRO PICK'EM

With only 4 weeks to play, Munez holds a 1 point lead over Joe, and a 6 point lead over Jim.    Eplin and Shawn sit 8 back.

Jim leads the Pro pick'em with 84.  Joe, Gary, John, and Folden are 3 back.  Rob and Hale 4 back.  The rest of us a few back. 


As far as our bonus's go.  Hale, folden, and munez each earned the 10 point bonus in week 9 in the pick'em.  And Joe, and John earned it in week 10.


OVERALL TOTALS AS OF  11/7

Fantasy (15pts) + pro pick'em + college pick em + bonus points = total score

Rob 90+80+99+0=
Eplin 90+78+103+20=
Folden 90+81+101+25=
Hale 75+80+86+25=
Jim 75+84+105+35=
Gary 75+81+98+15=
Adam 60+76+98+15=
Colin 60+75+99+0=
Joe 60+81+111+25=
Shawn 45+77+103+0=
Munez 45+76+112+30=
John 45+81+98+35=


Jim 299
Folden 297
Eplin 291
Joe 277
Gary 269
Rob 269
Hale 266
Munez 263
John 259
Adam 249
Colin 234
Shawn 225

There's your order.  I'll try to do an update weekly starting in two weeks. 


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

2nd Update

Hey, time for another update now that we're 8 weeks into the season.  I'll try to be as thorough as possible.

COLLEGE PREDICTIONS

8 weeks in and another one bites the dust.  USC got a big time spanking from Notre Dame this weekend, which will end their CFP hopes.


Everyone but Gary had them in the CFP, adding to FSU who most people had as well.  Nobody has all of their 4 teams left in the mix, but some are better off then others.  Everyone has Alabama, so that's a wash acros the board.

Me, Shawn, Joe, Munez, Hale, and Gary still have 3 teams left in the running, while Jim was hit the hardest, with Michigan, USC, and Florida State already out.

For those with 3 teams left, most of them are a loss away from being elimated, whether it's Oklahoma, OK State, or Ohio State.  Other than Alabama, my Wisconsin pick and Rob's Penn state pick are the only two undefeated teams left in the mix, other than Alabama.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The easiest way to do this is to speak of who is eliminated already as opposed to who is still in it.

ACC - Florida State is done, making John's Miami pick the only one left.

PAC-12 & SEC Everyone had alabama and usc so it's irrelevant

Big 10 - Jim's Michigan pick is likely done.  Everyone else's Penn st, Wisconsin, and Ohio st picks are still in the mix.

Big 12 - Munez's Texas pick seems a year early and is done.

Sunbelt- Everyone took Applachian state who is undefeated, except Munez and Eplinw ho took troy and are 2-1.

American, MAC,  - everyone's picks are still relevant

MWC - SDSU has lost 2 games in conference, and Fresno is 4-0 in conference play, including a win over San Diego st.  So it's looking more like Colin, Hale, and Gary's pick is done for.

Conference USA- Lousiana Tech was picked by 5 people, and they sit at 1-2 in conference right now.  They are a game behind 2 teams, and tied with many.  One more loss has them done...Also John's horrendous Old Dominion pick is done for.

As far as our Top 10 pick to fall out of the top 25 goes.  John's pick of Michigan is the only one looking good right now.

Team finishing highest in top 25 is close too.

Relevant picks

#4 TCU - me and folden
#10 Notre Dame - shawn
#15 NC state - Joe

The other picks of Nebraska, Boise St, UCLA, northwestern, minnesota, Texas, and Oregon are all looking like they won't happen.

College Awards.

According to ESPN's Hesiman watch it's pretty much a 3 person race at the moment between Barkley from Penn St, Bryce love from Stanford, and Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma.  Mason Rudolph is in the mix at 4th.

Assuming that's correct, that leaves Me with Barkley, shawn and rob with Mason Rudolph, and Joe, Folden, and Colin with Mayfield still in the mix.


I don't have the slightest fucking clue about the rest of the awards.

SURVIVOR POOL

Since the week 4 update Survivor Pool has been a BLOOD BATH.

After 4 weeks we had 4 strikes total.

Week 5 offered 8 strieks and eliminated Colin and Eplin.

Week 6 was even worse, eliminating Me, Hale, Munez, Rob, and Shawn.

This leaves after week 7 with Gary as the only team without a strike.  Amazing considering he only made it 6 weeks in the two years previous combined.

Still alive with 1 strike are John, Joe, Jim and Folden.

The top 4 finishers all earn points, so we're on the cutoff now.

PRO PICK'EM

Pro Pick'em is tied between Rob, Jim, and John at 64 each.  Last place is Colin with 55.  Still tons of time for people to make up ground.

COLLEGE PICK'EM   

College Pick'em is still pretty tight (except for Hale), with 6 weeks to go.

Joe has jumped into the lead and has 94 correct.  Munez sits one back, Jim is 3 back.

After that the rest of us (except for Hale) sit between 6 and 12 back.

That still leaves everyone (except for Hale) in the mix.  However, for those more than 10 back there needs to be some moves made in the next couple of weeks.

Hale is 27 back.

Bonus Points

Pick'em

 Week 1 adam, john, eplin (5 point)
 Week 2 John
 Week 3 Jim
 Week 4 Munez & Gary
 Week 5 Joe
 Week 6 Jim
 Week 7 Jim
 Week 8 Eplin

5 point fantasy bonus

Week 1 munez
Week 2 Munez
Week 3 Adam
week 4 Hale
Week 5 Adam
Week 6 Hale
Week 7 Eplin

This is how the bonus points have gone so far this year.  The people who survive next week in Survivor Pool will get a 5 point bonus as well.

Pro Predictions

Things are getting more desperate in the Pro Predictions.  The individual awards are already a shit show and Aaron Roodgers breaking his collarbone has knocked him out of MVP consideration, which fucked 5 people.

This also screws a lot of people in the playoff predictions.  Everyone except Eplim had Green bay winning their division, Rob and I have them winning the Superbowl.  Jim Joe, Munez, Colin and Hale have them losing the Superbowl.

Shawn, Folden, John have them losing the NFC Championship.

The Falcons, Bucs, Cowboys, Giants and Raiders have all been taken at least to Conference championship games all sit at .500 or worse.


Joe's pick of the NYG to win their divison and lose in the NFC Championship game has been obliterated.

In short, there are a lot of shitty picks in the NFL this year.

As far aas our bottom 3 picks go this year.  It's looking more and more like the Jaguars aren't going to be down there this year.  And the couple of people who took the Rams (like me) look foolish.  The Jets are about a win or two away from being out of that situation too.

FANTASY FOOTBALL

Looks like Rob is probably going to be in the playoffs.  He's 6-1 and has a pretty big lead on the most points scored in the league.  He's 3 up on 7th place in the playoffs. 

After that Folden and Hale sit at 5-2

Eplin, Jim, and Joe are at 4-3.  Thats the cutoff right at the moment. 

After that we have Colin, Me, Gary, at 3-4.  Shawn and John at 2-5.  Munez at 1-6.  Honestly, munez is going to need to probably win out from here to make the playoffs, being 3 back from all of these people.


Point Totals

Fantasy wins (15 pts) + pro pick'em + college pick'em + bonus points =

Rob 90+64+85+0
Hale 75+62+67+10
Folden 75+63+82+0
Eplin 60+62+88+20
Jim 60+64+91+30
Joe 60+59+94+10
Adam 45+57+86+15
Colin 45+55+83+0
Gary 45+61+82+10
Shawn 30+58+88+0
John 30+64+80+15
Munez 15+56+93+20

Totals

1. Jim 245
2. Rob 239
3. Eplin 230
4. Joe 223
5. Folden 220
6. Hale 214
7. Adam 203
8. Gary 198
9. John 189
10. Munez 184
11. Colin 183
12. Shawn 173

Here are your standings through 7 weeks of the season.  I'll do another update, probably around 11/14

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

1st Update

Hey, it's been pretty crazy busy for me the past month, so I haven't had a lot of time to update.  First thing's first.  I want to update who all owes dues

DUES

John $60
Colin $60
Munez $60
Gary $50
Jim $10
Folden $10

Download Venmo app and send that as soon as you can.


PICK'EMS 

So far the pick'ems are pretty tight.

Eplin has a 1 point lead over john and hale, and a 2 point lead over folden and rob.  The furthest person back is 7 back, which is me.

Munez is leading the college pick'em at 64 with Joe 2 back and Gary 3 back. Hale is already 17 back.

The bonus's have gone like this so far.

Week 1 Adam, John, Eplin (5 pts college only):
Week 2 John
Week 3 Jim
Week 4 Munez & Gary
Week 5 Joe

SURVIVOR

4 weeks in and noone is eliminated, which means everyone earned the first bonus of 5 points.  That being said, I'm not going to bother factoring it into the score, because it's a non issue.

That being said, 4 people have a strike already.

Folden and Munez for trusting Cutlerfucker in week 3, when the dolphins lost to the Jets.
Eplin for trusting the Jags against the Jets.
Colin for spotting all of us a strike and not making a week 1 pick.

Which fool is going to go against the Jets this week?

FANTASY

5 weeks in and we have a five way tie at 3-1 between Eplin, Hale, Rob, Folden, and Joe.

Shawn and Gary both at 2-2

Me, Jim, Colin at 1-3

Munez at 0-4.

Week 5 schedule

1-3 Colin vs 3-1 Hale
2-2 Shawn vs 1-3 Jim
0-4 Munez vs 2-2 Gary
1-3 Adam vs 3-1 Rob
3-1 Folden vs 2-2 John

Game of the Week
3-1 Joe vs 3-1 Eplin

Remember 15 pts go for each fantasy win and 5 pts to the highest scoring team that loses this year.

This bonus has gone as such in the first 4 weeks.

1. Munez
2. Munez
3. Adam
4. Hale

PREDICTIONS

A few people have had the dreaded Red highlight of doom already.

In the pros, Jim's pick of Adrian Peterson to win the comeback player of the year, and the rushing title look long lost.

Jim, Voyten, and Munez's pick of Dalvin Cook to win are dashed now that he's torn his ACL

My pick of Hue Jackson & Hale's of Ben Mcadoo to win the coach of the year are a combined 0-8.

John's pick of Deshone Kizer has been brutally bad for OROY, and Folden's pick of Corey Davis can't get on the field.

7 of us took Myles Garrett who finally appears ready to step on the field, so it's an uphill battle there.

Voyten's pick of Eric Berry to lead the league in Interceptions is out with a torn achilles, and his pick of David Carr might miss 6 weeks.

Add in Folden, Joe, Rob, and Eplin's David Johnson choice to win the rushing title, while he's out for the year.

Basically, this is the most fucked our individual awards have been this early in a long time.

Other than that,  there are a couple of people who took the Chargers and the Giants to win their divisions, and there's Joe who took both of them.  So, things are looking a little hairy so far for a lot of us.

College Predictions

This isn't quite as fucked, but a big change already in college.  Florida State is effectively done in the Final Four, and is one loss away from being done in the conference too.

Realistically, the conference schedule has just gotten going, and most conferences back load their good games, so Jack shit will be known about this for a bit still.


Scores

fantasy football wins (15 pts) + pro score + college score + bonus points.

Rob 45+39+58
Eplin 45+41+58+(5)
Hale 45+40+47+(5)
Folden 45+39+54
Joe 45+35+62+(10)
John 30+40+59+(15)
Gary 30+36+61+(10)
Shawn 30+38+58
Adam 15+34+55+(10)
Jim 15+38+57+(10)
Colin 15+36+57
Munez 0+35+64+(20)

Totals as of 10/3

Joe 152
Eplin 149
John 144
Rob 142
Folden 138
Hale 137
Gary 137
Shawn 126
Jim 120
Munez 119
Adam 114
Colin 108

Obviously really early still.  But here's an indication of where you stand now.

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.