Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Football God: Week 16: Tis the season baby

Sorry the update is late this week, I've had my hands full with lots of shit. But, I'll try to get to it now. I'm going to talk briefly about fantasy football first.

So, John has somehow pulled himself into the semi-finals with a low scoring win over Geiss. Jim's team put up a respectable number of points, while Colin put together a thousand point week to destroy his way into the semis. So, this week the playoffs look like this

(1) Andrew
(5) John

(6) Colin
(2) Joe

My predictions for this week, Andrew's team is projected to lose to John, and although John is a one man wrecking crew, Andrew's team has won whenever I assumed he wouldn't all year. I'm taking Andrew 110 - John 94

In the other game, Joe has been scoring an unbelievable pace recently, and lucky for Colin, his team has shown that they can score like that too. Looking at matchups, I like Joe's team better this week. Gonna take him 543 - 489.

Total scores for Fantasy Football look like this.

Each team that's in the semi finals gets a 20 point bonus

Andrew 110
Joe 100
John 100
Colin 90
Jim 80
Geiss 80
Adam 70
Simon 60
Shawn 60
Folden 60
Munez 60
Bono 50

Pro Pick 'em looks like this right now.

Colin 154
Folden 146
Jim 145
Shawn 143
Simon 142
Geiss 141
Andrew 140
Bono 140
Adam 133
Munez 130
Joe 127
John 84

It's looking pretty for sure now that Colin is going to win this, it would take a pretty big fall in the last two weeks of the season for him to lose.

Before we get into anything else I want to add some total scores, then I'll get into the predictions and where we are with that.

Totals (College total score + pro pick'em + fantasy score + (bonus) =

Shawn 342+143+60+(15)=560
Geiss 307+141+80=528
Adam 293+133+70+(10)=506
Jim 264+145+80+(10)=499
Folden 286+146+60+(10)=502
Joe 274+127+100+(10)=511
Simon 271+142+60+(5)=478
Andrew 266+140+110+(10)=526
Munez 261+130+60=451
Bono 258+140+50+(15)=463
Colin 232+154+90+(15)=491
John 175+84+100=359

So the standings changed in those catagories to.

Shawn 560
Geiss 528
Andrew 526
Joe 511
Adam 506
Folden 502
Jim 499
Colin 491
Simon 478
Bono 463
Munez 451
John 359

Now, before we get to the total scores, we have some predictions that have came in. First off, Les Miles has won the AP Coach of the year award, which none of us had. However, there are some official points in for the NFL predictions, so let's do those now.

AFC North - still pending

AFC South - Texans
20 pts for -Jim, Geiss, Andrew, Joe, Bono, and Munez

AFC East champs - Pats
20 pts for - everyone but Shawn, Andrew, and John

AFC West Champs, still pending

NFC East Champs, still pending

NFC North Champs -Green Bay
Points for everyone

NFC West Champs - 49ers
Points for nobody

NFC South Champs - Saints
Points for everybody but Folden, Geiss, Joe, and John.

Totals for Football Predictions right now + whatever points you have gotten in the first 5 bowl games. Remember, these bowl games are worth 2 points each

Munez 80+6= 86
Bono 80+4=84
Jim 80+2=82
Geiss 60+10=70
Simon 60+8=68
Andrew 60+6=66
Adam 60+4=64
Colin 60+4=64
Joe 60+4=64
Shawn 40+4=44
Folden 40+4=44
John 20+6=26

This weekend, the Broncos could win the AFC west, the Cowboys the AFC east, Balt the AFC North, and both Atl and Detroit could lock up wildcard spots with wins. Now for your total scores

Shawn 560+44 = 604
Geiss 528+70=598
Andrew 526+66=592
Joe 511+64= 575
Adam 506+64= 570
Folden 502+44=546
Jim 499+ 82= 581
Colin 491+64= 555
Simon 478+68= 546
Bono 463+84= 547
Munez 451 + 86 = 537
John 359+26= 385

Overall Rankings

1. Shawn 604 (even)
2. Geiss 598 (even)
3. Andrew 592 (+4)
4. Jim 581 (even)
5. Joe 575 (+1)
6. Adam 570 (-3)
7. Colin 555 (+1)
8. Bono 547 (+2)
t9. Folden 546 (-4)
t9. Simon 546 (even)
11. Munez 537 (even)
12. John 385 (even)

Wow, what a swing. Now there are only 8 points between first and third, and only 67 points between first and 11th. The only person it's safe to say is out of it this year is John.

Also, big fucking suprise that Simon and Folden are tied.

Keep in mind that out of Andrew, Joe, John, and Colin. One of the four will get 20 more points for making it to the championship game, and whoever wins will add 50 points to their total. So if you aren't Andrew, Colin, or Joe, you probably want to route for John to win.

14 games into the season, and all of our teams that we chose to win the Superbowl are still in the playoff hunt. John and I's choice of San Diego and Bono's choice of Philadelphia are long shots, but still possible.

Another prediction that's almost all but certainly over foll all of us is the top 3 draft picks of next year. Indi is guaranteed one of them, while Minnesota or the Rams would have to win out. I don't know how the tie break would work then. But it's looking like it's going to fall in that way somehow.

That's it for this week. Everyone have a nice Christmas, and I'll get back at you all next week. Until then, I love you all

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Football God: Week 15...Adam's Lament

So, now that the college regular season is over, I'm back to only doing one post a weekend. There is a quick update I want to do on College predictions first. Trent Richardson won the Doak Walker award this year, which means that several people will be adding 15 points to their total college score. Those are as follows:

Shawn 327+15= 342
Simon 256+15= 271
Andrew 251+15 = 266
Munez 246+15= 261
Bono 243+15=258
John 160+15=175

So the new overall College Football Total Scores look like this.

Shawn 342
Geiss 307
Adam 293
Folden 286
Joe 274
Simon 271
Andrew 266
Munez 261
Bono 258
Colin 232
John 175

There are still a couple of predictions that can still change the college football total score. One, is the AP coach of the year, which still hasn't come in. Second, is if Alabama wins the national championship.

The Bowl pick'em will also be added into the college total score, eventually. Last note on this, John and Colin still need to sign up for the bowl pick 'em.

Onto Pros. Let's start with some predictions. There are a couple that are official right now.

NFC North winner - Packers...we all had this +20 points for all of us
NFC West Winner - 49ers...none of us had this
AFC South Winner - Texans. +20 points for the following people: Jim, Geiss, Andrew, Joe, Bono, Munez

Almost Predictions:

New England is 10-3, one game away from clinching there division, which will give points to everyone but Andrew, Shawn, and John.

New Orleans is 10-3, one game away from clinching as well.
That will be points for everyone except Geiss, Folden, and Joe.

The AFC wildcard teams right now are the Steelers and the Jets.
As Jim pointed out to me yesterday, he currently has the AFC playoff picture predicted exactly right.

In the NFC East, the Cowboys are still in first, meaning the only people who can still get points there are me, Simon, and Shawn.

The AFC west is Denver and Oakland's to lose, with San Diego trying to hang around.

Now that all of that is taken care of, I'm taking this week as Adam's Lament, where I sit alone in my room, pouting over missing the fantasy football playoffs, despite putting up the 3rd most points this week, and losing to Geiss, who put up the 2nd most points.

So Congrats to Andrew, Jim, Joe, Geiss, Colin, and John on making the playoffs. New total scores next week, when I'm not being a bitch.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Week 14 Pro & Total

Hey guys. So, we are one more week closer to the end of Football God season, and things are starting to shape up a little bit more. We'll start with Pro Pick 'em. Andrew came out with 12 correct predictions this week to lead the pack. However, Jim with 11 in pro pick 'em and 8 in college pick 'em had 19 for the week, giving him the 5 point bonus. This is the last bonus we're giving away for the year. So congrats to Jim on earning it. Let's see the totals for Pro Pick 'em for the year now.

Colin 134
Folden 128
Shawn 126
Jim 123
Simon 123
Bono 122
Andrew 121
Geiss 120
Joe 115
Adam 110
Munez 109
John 84

Colin is one week closer to getting that crucial +25 bonus for winning the pro pick'em. Folden and Shawn are the only two who can realistically win this thing other than him. However, a few other people could win if they go pretty close to perfect for the last 64 games.

Fantasy Football - Week 13 results

Before I get into this, I want to start by saying well done to everybody in the league this year. There is only one week remaining in the regular season, and we just had teams get eliminated from playoff contention. That's pretty amazing.

John 6-6 vs Munez 5-7

Munez came into this came needing a win to have a shot at the playoffs. However, The Glove just didn't have it. Eli, Foster, and Helu put up big numbers for John, while Munez's team sputtered. It was a nice run for Munez, who started 1-6 before making a late season run for the playoffs. John improves to 7-6, and is fighting for a playoff spot.

Geiss 6-6 vs Shawn 6-6

This was a do or die game for both of these guys, especially Shawn, who isn't going anywhere in a tie break situation. Matt Forte went down in the first quarter, and Geiss STILL put up over 130 points. Geiss improves to 7-6, Shawn to 6-7.

Andrew 7-5 vs Colin 7-5

Two of the big dogs come into this with a guaranteed playoff spot on the line. Aaron Rodgers put up a obscene 45 points to lead Andrew to another big win, while Pierre Garcon put up 33 as well.
Andrew will make the playoffs, moving to 8-5, while Colin will be fighting for a playoff spot next week, dropping to 7-6.

Jim 7-5 vs Folden 5-7

Jim came into this game with the chance to clinch a playoff spot, too. Folden came in needing to win out and get lots of help. It came down to the Monday Night Football game, with Mike Tolbert vulturing a touchdown from Ryan Matthews to keep Folden in the fight. However, Jim pulled away at the end. Folden drops to 5-8, dropping his 5th straight, and officially knocking him out of the playoffs. This is a bit of a suprise, considering 8 weeks in, Folden was 5-3 and in good position to make the playoffs. Jim makes the playoffs and will be fighting for a first round bye next week.

Joe 6-6 vs Simon 6-6

This was the shootout of the week, as Simon put up 129 points and still lost by 35 points! Joe's team picked a good week to wake up, giving him the win. This sucks for Simon. It's pretty disappointing when your team puts up a huge number and still loses. Joe moves to 7-6, Simon to 6-7.

Adam 6-6 vs Bono 5-7

Bono came into the game needing a win to stay alive for the playoffs, and I needed a win to stay in the playoff picture. Following this game yesterday and today, this game was close from beginning to end. At no point did either of us go up by more than 15 points, and I bit my fingernails all night hoping that Vincent Jackson wouldn't get over 100 yards. Luckily for me, Antonio gates did just enough to get me past Bono. I move to 7-6, Bono to 5-8, knocking him out of the playoffs.

Record -----------Pts
1. Jim 8-5 --------- 1544
2. Andrew 8-5 ----1524
3. Colin 7-6 ------1577
4. Joe 7-6 -------1511
5. Adam 7-6-----1448
6. Geiss 7-6 -----1429
7. John 7-6-----1266
8. Simon 6-7---1394
9. Shawn 6-7----1341
10. Munez 5-8---1279
11. Bono 5-8------1214
12. Folden 5-8----1132

That's our standings with one week to go. Let's look at next week's matchup so we can discuss the scenarios for the playoffs


11. Bono 5-8 vs 10. Munez 5-8

This is the one game that doesn't have an effect on the playoffs. Just playing for the 10 fantasy points for the overall score. Finish off the season strong guys.

2. Andrew 8-5 vs 9. Shawn 6-7

Shawn is not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. However, his team would essentially need to score 200 points to have a chance. Most likely, Shawn is done. Andrew is in the playoffs and is playing to get a first round bye in the playoffs. He can lose, and as long as he out points Colin, Joe, Me, and Geiss he would still have the bye, no matter which of us wins.

3. Colin 7-6 vs 12. Folden 5-8

Folden has nothing to play for, but if he wins it could determine who gets the first round bye. If Colin wins, and Andrew or Jim loses he will likely have a first round bye, based off of how many points he has. If he loses, he will be jockeying for position in the playoffs.


5. Adam 7-6 vs 6. Geiss 7-6

This game here is going to confuse everything. Because of this game here, there are a lot of different wrinkles that can still play out for the playoffs. Whichever one of us wins is in, for sure. That's without a doubt. Whichever one of us loses is not out of it, but need some things to go our way. This is the game of the week, specifically because the fact that we play each other changes a whole lot for the playoff picture. For instance...

1. Jim 8-5 vs 4. Joe 7-6

Joe had a huge week points wise, which basically gave him enough points to win any tie breaker. So, since Geiss and I play, Joe is in the playoffs. It's just a matter of which seed. Joe could fluctuate anywhere from 1st to 6th. If he wins and puts up big numbers, Colin loses, and Joe out points Jim or Andrew he will get a bye. If he loses he will have one of the wildcard spots.
Jim needs to win to get the first round bye, or a loss by Colin and a close game with Joe would give him a bye, regardless of what Andrew does.

7. John 7-6 vs 8. Simon 6-7

Now this is where it gets confusing. If John wins he is in. Simple enough. And, Geiss and I's game becomes a winner in and loser out. If John loses though, he will be eliminated, because he will lose any tie breaker. If that happens, Simon will be tied at 7-7 with whoever loses me and Geiss's game. Simon would need to score 55 points more than me, or 35 points more than Geiss.
So, we basically have 4 teams in, fighting for first round byes. And, four teams fighting for playoff spots, with Shawn as a huge huge huge outside chance of making the playoffs.

Overall Score

Total College Score + Pro Pick'em + Fantasy points + (bonus)= Total Score

Shawn 327+126+60+(15)=528
Geiss 307+120+70=497
Adam 293+110+70+(10)=483
Folden 286+128+50+(10)=474
Joe 274+115+70+(10)=469
Jim 264+123+80+(10)=477
Simon 256+123+60+(5)=444
Andrew 251+121+80+(10)=462
Munez 246+109+50=405
Bono 243+121+50+(15)=429
Colin 232+134+70+(15)=451
John 160+84+70=314

So here's the big shake up in the overall standings.

1. Shawn 528 (^1)
2. Geiss 497 (^8)
3. Adam 483 (^4)
4. Jim 477 (^1)
5. Folden 474 (-1)
6. Joe 469 (^3)
7. Andrew 462 (-4)
8. Colin 451 (-7)
9. Simon 444 (-4)
10. Bono 429 (-3)
11. Munez 405 (even)
12. John 314 (even)

Obviously, Geiss and Shawn were the big winner from the College Predictions coming in, while Andrew and Colin took the biggest hit. Keep in mind, that there are still a ton of points to come in. Pro Predictions. Pro pick 'em bonus. College Bowl Pick 'em. Fantasy Football Bonus. So these could change a lot still, so nobody is out of this yet.

Finally, Green Bay and San Francisco clinched their divisions this week. We all had GB and none of us had SF, so I didn't add the predictions in for that yet. I did a shit load of math this weekend an didn't want to do anymore. Check your college scores if you haven't yet, and make sure I added them up correctly. Also, next week I'll start a new column in the overall scores for Pro Predictions. Until then, I love you all.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Week 14 College Predictions!!

Hey, Friends. College Predictons are in, and this weekend was a DOOZY! Two years ago, when I won Football God, I did so on the strength of prediction 7 of 11 conferences correctly. This year, there was a tie between a lot of us with 3. That's it. Fucking pathetic. Here are the results. But, first the champions of each conference

ACC - Clemson
Big 10 - Wisconsin
Big East - WVU
Pac 12 - Oregon
Big 12 - Ok St
Conf USA - Southern Miss
WAC - Louisiana Tech
Sun Belt - Arkansas St

BCS Teams

Va Tech vs Michigan
Oregon vs Wisc
WVU vs Clemson
Stanford vs Ok ST
LSU vs Alabama - National Championship

Shawn- Bama Champ – 30

Conf Champs Wis – 20, WVU – 20,Ore- 20

BCS games- Ore 15, Stan 15, Okla st 15, WVU 15

Total = 150


Ala Champ – 30

Conf Champs -WVU – 20, NO Ill – 20


Stan – 15, WVU – 15, Oregon – 15

Simon = 115


Alabama Champ – 30

Conf - WVU – 20, Oregon – 20,


WVU -15, Ore – 15, Ok St – 15, Va Tech - 15

Jim = 130

Folden = 30 Alabama

WVU – 20 Oregon – 20

BCS Games: WVU – 15, Wisc – 15, Ore – 15, Ok St – 15, Va Tech - 15

Folden = 145


Bama = 30

Conf - Wis – 20, WVU – 20, Ore – 20


Wisc – 15, WVU – 15, Oregon-15, Stan – 15, Ok St – 15

Geiss = 165


Bama – 30

WVU – 20, Wisc – 20, North ILL – 20

BCS WVU – 15, Wisc – 15, Ore – 15, Va Tech-15

Adam = 150


Alabama – 30

Wisc – 20, Oregon – 20

BCS- Oregon - 15, Stanford – 15

Andrew = 100


Bama – 30

Wis – 20, WVU – 20, Ore- 20


WVU – 15, Ore – 15, Wis – 15

Joe = 135


WVU – 20, Oregon – 20


WVU 15, Ore – 15, Wisc 15

John – 85


Ala – 30

Wis – 20, WVU – 20, Ore -20


Wis – 15

Bono = 105


Ala – 30

WVU – 20

BCS –Ore – 15, Stan – 15, Wis – 15

Colin – 95


Bama -30

Ore – 20, Wis – 20

BCS, Wis – 15, Ore – 15

Munez 100

So, our totals are

Geiss - 165

Shawn - 150

Adam - 150

Folden -145

Joe - 135

Jim -130

Simon 115

Bono - 105

Andrew 100

Munez - 100

Colin -95

John - 85

Good job Geiss.

In College Pick 'em, Shawn bested Andrew by one point to win the 25 point bonus. Nice Job Shawn. The final standings for College pick 'em are as follows. Shawn's will have the 25 point bonus built into it.

Shawn 177

Andrew 151

Munez 146

Adam 143

Geiss 142

Simon 141

Folden 141

Joe 139

Bono 138

Colin 137

Jim 134

John 175

For the rest of the year. I'm going to use a total College Score, which will count as a combination of College Pick 'em and College Prediction. This number could still change based off of if someone wins one of the individual awards. Total College Score is as follows

Shawn 177+ 150 = 327

Geiss 142 + 165 = 307

Adam 150 + 143 = 293

Folden 141 + 145 = 286

Joe 139+135 = 274

Jim 130+ 134 = 264

Simon 115+ 141 = 256

Andrew 100 + 151 =251

Munez 146+100 = 246

Bono 138+105=243

Colin 137 + 95 = 232

John - 75+85= 160

That will be your total college number for the time being. I'll let you guys know if anything changes. One Love