Thursday, September 27, 2012

Football God Week 4 Update

What up my nerds.  We're 4 weeks into Football God 5, and things are developing slowly.  I'm going to start today by talking about a few suprises in regards to our predictions.

Early in the college season, Arkansas completely imploded and USC has an early loss, which does not bode well for all of us.  However, in our championship game losers, all of us (other than Folden) are having good luck with our teams. LSU, Fl St, Georgia, and Alabama are all undefeated and in the top 5.

First red out of the year.

So if you guys look at the preseason predictions at the end of the year, I use red to show a prediction you did not get correct.  I update these throughout the year whenever I'm bored.  Not suprisingly, Folden's pick of Arkansas to win the National Championship is the first red out of the year.

On another side, Folden's the only person to pick Kansas St in a BCS game.  Admittedly, the Big 12 season is just starting, but after a win on the road against Oklahoma, that pick is looking pretty good.

In the NFL, there aren't too many picks that are looking bad so far.  NE, GB & Pittsburgh are out to 1-2 starts, and Buffalo & Minnesota are out to  2-1 starts.  The Arizona Cardinals are the best team on the planet, and the Falcons are looking pretty unstoppable.  Those are out of character, but there is a ton of season left to play.

My New Orleans pick to make the NFC championship is the only one that's truly looking worrisome so far. They have started 0-3 and play the Packers on the Road this week.  They could easily be looking at 0-4 this time next week.

Fantasy Football

3 weeks into the fantasy season and we are down to 2 undefeated teams; Colin and myself. John, Joe, and Munez are both at 2-1.  Jim, Andrew, and Shawn are 1-2.  Rob and Anthony are both 0-3.  For those of you at 0-3 you shouldn't lose hope.  After what turned out being an oversight by me, 6 teams will be making the playoffs this year, with the top 2 teams having a first round bye.

Hard luck fantasy player of the year so far.

 I know it's easier to pick someone who is 0-3, but I'm giving it to Andrew so far.  Andrew's opponents have scored, on average, 30 points more a week than the next closest person to him.  His opponents are averaging 138 points a week against him, while Me, the next closest person to him is having only 112 put up against him a week.

Our week 4 match ups show some interesting match ups.

Jim (1-2) vs Andrew (1-2)
Might as well start with Andrew to start.  Andrew and Jim are both trying to get to .500.  Andrew is predicted to beat Jim right now by about 20 points.  With Andrew's luck so far, Drew Brees and Colston will probably hook up for about 300 yards and 4 td's between the 2 of them for Jim.

Folden (0-3) vs Rob (0-3)
This game is the first road of recovery for one person and what could be a nail of sorts for another.  Remember, last year, I started 0-5 and fought only to be out of contention for the playoffs in the last game of the regular season.

Munez (2-1) vs Joe (2-1)
Great game to see which of these two is going to make an early push for supremacy.  If it's anything like the time they played beer pong together, the game will last 6 hours and their livers will equally lose.

Voyten (1-2) vs Colin (3-0)
Colin is cruising and Voyten is losing.  I think this is the closest thing to a lock we have this week.  Colin is scoring nearly 40 points more a week than Shawn right now.

Adam (3-0) vs John (2-1)
This is an EXTREMELY even match up this week.  My team has scored exactly 1 point more than John's has this season.  If he and I had played last week, I would have beat him by 18/100ths of a point.  If things go as they are now, this should be a crazy game.

College Pick 'em

Week 3 Pick 'em results.

Munez jumped out an impressive 16 correct in college that week and followed it up with getting 3 out of 16 in pros.  Didn't get it done.  Shawn scored 14 in college and 10 in the NFL giving him 24 points and the 10 point bonus for week 3.

In week 4,  Shawn put up 11 in college and 9 in the NFL giving him another 10 point bonus.  4 weeks into the Pick'em season and only 2 players have accrued any bonus points.  Shawn has taken down 25 and Munez 15.

Overall total scores below

(Pro + College + Fantasy +(bonus))

1. Munez 17+57+ 20+ (15)=109
2. Shawn 23+52+ 10 +(25) = 108
3. Adam 18+48+30=96

4. Colin 20+45+30=95
5. Joe 24+34+20=78

6. Jim 14+54+10=78

7. Andrew 22+45+10=77

8. John 21+30+20 =71
9. Rob 25+41=66

10.Folden 18+44=62

That's our scores so far, we're only four weeks into what abouts to a 21 or 22 week season so don't get discouraged.  Colin was our leader through most of the year last year, but fell off hard when his predictions ended up being eatin asshole.

Until next week.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FOOTBALL GOD 2012 Prediction Show

Defending Football God Champion Shawn Voyten

Previous Football Gods
2009: 2 of 10
2010: 8 of 9
2011: 1 of 12
2012 Prediction 8 of 10

2 Time  Champion - Anthony Folden

Folden won both the inaugural season of Football God, as well as the 2010 season.  He sandwiched a 3rd place finish in the 2009 season.

Previous Football Gods
2008 - 1 of 4
2009 - 3 of 10
2010 - 1 of 9
2011 - 9 of 12
2012 prediction - I think it will be a bounce back year for Folden, who has always done well in Football God.  I don't think he's going to make it in the money though, just outside of it.
5 of 10.

2009 Football God Champ - Adam Johnson

Previous Football Gods

2008: 4 of 4
2009: 1 of 10
2010: 2 of 9
2011: 8 of 12
I usually either hit big or finish small.  Last year felt like a down year for me, but this year feels like a better one for me.  I like close to the money, but not quite
2012 prediction: 4 of 10.

Now, the best of the rest.

2011 Runner UP: Joe McLane

Previous Football Gods
2009 - 5th of 10
2010 - 5th of 9
2011 - 2nd of 12
2012 Prediction
I don't think Joe has it this year.  Missed picks already, got killed in fantasy football.  I'm going to put him a little low this year.  8 of 10.

Jim Rowing
Previous Football God's
2008: 3 of 4
2009: 6 of 10
2010: 4 of 9
2011: 3 of 12
2012 Prediction:  I gotta be honest.  Jim has been building towards a money season for years.  He made his money back last year, but this year I think he takes it one step forward...just not the ultimate step
2 of 10

John McLane

Previous Football Gods

2010 - 6 of 9

2011- 12 of 12
  Last year, I predicted everyone's finishing spot, and I predicted 3 of the 12 people. Not great. But John's was the easiest one to pick.  I knew he wouldn't do all of his picks, and he has started off this year the same way.  So, until things change...
2012 Prediction 10 of 10

Previous Football Gods

2009 8 of 10
2010 7 of 9
2011: 4 of 12
Fuck, it.  This year he finally didn't put in a weird thing like USC for national championship when they had a bowl ban or pick Darren Mcfadden for his National championship.  And trust me, growing up with the guy; he wins games. 
2012 Prediction: 1 of 10. 

Chris Coldsmith

So here it is. The idiot I think will win this year. I don't know why.

2009: 4 of 10
2011: 11 of 12

I had him predicted at #1 last year.  I just forgot to put an extra 1 in there.  Munez has told me repeatedly that he is gonna win this year.  But I'm gonna play it safe based off of last year. 
2012 Prediction 9 of 10

Rob Klingensmith

Previous Football God
2010 9 of 9
Rob will do ok, but needs to get back into it a little slowly.  I see him coming in at 69.
2012 Prediction 6 of 9
Previous Football Gods

2009 - 9 of 10
2011 - 10 of 12
2012 Prediction - Colin could really use a good year.  I've looked over his team and his predictions and I feel like this may be his year.  I have him coming in at 
3 of 10.

So those are my predictions for the year guys. Payouts this year will be

1st $400
2nd $100
3rd $50

2012 Predictions

1. Andrew
2. Jim
3. Colin
4. Adam
5. Folden
6. Joe
7. Munez
8. Shawn
9. Rob
10. John

Football God first update 2012

Hey guys, I've decided that for the first part of the season, I'm not going to write updates every week.  I appreciate that most of you guys read it every week, so I'm going to still do a point update most weeks, but I won't be doing a long update every week until we're about half way through the college season.  So, for now, let's start with a couple of updates.

Arkansas lost this weekend to Division 1AA Louisiana Monroe, which is Folden's national champion pick.  It's unusal for us to have a national championship pick taken out of the running this early in the year.  Folden will probably be hoping for a team outside of USC & LSU to win the national championship this year.  As it's shown in the past, picking the national champ doesn't always make the difference between the winner or losers.

Other than that, everybody is looking good in Predictions, given that it's only the 2nd week of the Football God season


Week 1 of College Pick 'em ended with Shawn & Munez tying for the most points that week.  That gives them each a 5 point bonus for week 1.

In Week 2.  Here's a rundown

Munez scored 22 points to earn a 10 point bonus to go along with his 5 point bonus from week 1.
Jim put up a huge 16 points in college and only scored 3 in pros.
Joe & John proved themselves to be the kind of twins with ESP by both not making ANY PICS FOR THE WEEK IN COLLEGE.


Fantasy Football

Last year was legitimately the best year of fantasy football I've ever played in my life.  12 teams last year and nobody was out of it with still 2 weeks to go in the season.  This year we have 10 teams, and I really hope it's as fun and interesting as it was last year.

So for this week.

Munez scored the most posts this week beating defending champion Voyten.  This has been a great start for Munez this year.

Andrew took it to Rob, keeping alive his tradition of making draft picks that I have no understanding of, however he always ends up in the championship game or at least the playoffs.

Jim beat John, starting off the year on the right track, two teams who made the playoffs last year.

I beat Folden, the person who has beaten me the most over the last few years, finally got a win over him.

And, Colin put a royal beat down on last year's runner up Joe.


Munez 62 (15 bonus points)
Jim 43
Adam 42
Andrew 41
Colin 41
Shawn 36 (5 bonus points)
Rob 30
Folden 29
Joe 20
John 17