Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Welcome to the annual introduction to the Football God participants.  Here are this years' faggots and list of Former Champions.

Football God Championship History

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


2015 Football God Champion:  Jim Rowing

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

After years of 3rds, 4ths, and 5ths, Jim finally got over the hump and won the Championship last year. Jim took a dominant fantasy season and a stellar performance in the Preseason Predictions and led that to victory.

And, to be honest, it wasn't even close.  Jim won by more than 50 points overall.  The big storyline for him is obvious, can he repeat?

2015 Runner-Up:  Adam Johnson

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

After a couple of middling years, I came in 2nd in 2015.  This was mostly because of the bonus that came with winning the Survival Pool.  If it wasn't for that I would have finished in 4th, out of the money.  However, 2 firsts and 2 runners up are pretty good.  That would be the most total top 2 finishes in the league.

2015 3rd Place:  Colin Reilly

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

After a rough start, Colin has turned into a perennial contender.  He's sort of the Buffalo Bills of our league, finishing in the money year after year, but not able to get over the hump.  Considering Colin lives in Buffalo, I think his best chance of ever winning the league is to move back to Pittsburgh, where we trip over Lombardi Trophies in the street.

2 Time Champion:  Anthony Folden

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

Folden  was the winner of the 1st and 3rd Football God, like Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania.  And like Hulk Hogan, he won't go away and I hate his guts.

I kid.  Folden took some varied finishes over the last few years and finished on the money bubble in 4th.  Folden's has a history of either being near the top or near the bottom.  He takes big swings and either connects or misses.  Expect more of the same this year as he looks for his 3rd championship.

2 Time Champion:  Joe McLane

2009: 5th
2010: 5th
2011: 2nd
2012: 4th
2013; 1st

2014: 1st
2015: 5th

Joe has hands down been the most consistently successful person in this league over the years.  2 championships, a runner up, and 4 other finishes in the top half of the standings.  Joe's always drafting well, predicting well, and pick'eming well...That's a word...

2011 Champion:  Shawn Voyten

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

Shawn's basically fallen in love with 8th place.  In his 7 years of Football God participating, he's finished in 1st, 2nd, 6th.  Other than that he has four 8th place finishes.  Predicting him to finish anywhere other than 8th seems foolish.  But, Shawn's finally not picked against Alabama in College Football, so it looks like he may have learned his lesson and i ready to move back up in the standings.

Daniel Geissler

2008: 2nd
2009: 7th
2010: 9th
2011: 6th
2014: 9th
2015: 9th

Geiss has the same affinity for 9th as Shawn does for 8th.  After a runner-up in the first year of Football God, it's been tough sledding.  Three 9ths in the last four years is calling out for a big year.  Also, Geiss is the last founder of the league who is still looking for a Championship.

Chris Coldsmith (Munez)

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

Munez  is always flying around the standings.  It's hard to predict year in and year out how bold his predictions will take him.  Last year they hurt him.  He's still looking for his first championship or cash.  Last year he was the only one who predicted Houston to win the AFC South when the rest of us had Indi in or around the Super Bowl.  A few predictions like that this year will get him up higher in the finishers.

Rob Klingensmith

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

Last year, Rob finished out of the money for the first time since 2012.  He finished in 7th last year, but was only about 30 points out of 4th.  He'll look to rebound from that and finish a little higher this year.

Gary Yingst

2014: 3rd
2015: The John McLane

Gary took a stellar debut and used that momentum to nose dive into last place. Gary tanked some at the end to secure himself the first pick, which pretty much led to future rule changes.  So let's see if Gary's 2015 strategy leads to a positive 2016.

David Eplin

2015: 6th

Eplin took his first year in the league and settled into the middle.  Now that he knows how things works we may see a jump in the standings.  If his college predictions are any indication, sink or swim, he certainly isn't afraid to take chances.

Expansion Team

Chris Hale:

Chris Hale is a robotic fantasy expert, whose dry humor and calm demeanor are hard to interpret when you're hammered drunk.  Nobody knows where he comes from or where he's going, or if he even actually exists.

2016 Top 3 Predictions

#1  Rob
#2 Voyten
#3 Geiss

No reason inparticular.  Just going on gut.  8==============D

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