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. 

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

Totals:

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.




Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Update and reminder before the coming weekend.

REMINDER TO PICK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND NFL PLAYOFFS IN PICK'EM.

Shawn has won the bowl pick'em bonus of 30 points.  So, I wanted to update everyone's points before the weekend.

Here are everyone's points based off of the January 2nd games.

Shawn 17
Gary 17
Geiss 17
Joe 17
Adam 15
Rob 15
Hale 12
Colin 12
Folden 12
Munez 10
Jim 10
Eplin 5


Add that to your Bowl Pick'em Number gives us this total.

Shawn 73+ (30 point bonus) =103
Munez 63
Geiss 61
Hale 60
Joe 59
Jim 58
Folden 55
Adam 54
Rob 53
Gary 52
Eplin 52
Colin 52

2nd and 3rd place are still up for grabs with one game to play.

Updated total scores:

Adam 941
Shawn 872
Colin 828
Joe 822
Rob 769
Geiss 765
Folden 761
Gary 700
Jim 680
Munez 633
Hale 630
Eplin 557


Monday, January 2, 2017

And, now we've come. To the End of the Road



So, another week and another bunch of point updates to do.  And, the NFL season has hit it's logical end.

A lot of predictions were finalized this week, but first we'll start with Professional Pick'em first.

PRO PICK'EM

I was able to get 14 of 16 to pass Geiss and finish in 1st in the pro pick'em.

What's even more surprising was Gary jumped up into a tie for 2nd with Geiss.  That means I won the 60 point bonus, and Gary and Geiss are splitting the 2nd and 3rd place points, which equal out to 30 points a piece for them.  Good season guys.

Also, Gary and I each earned  one more 5 point bonus for the last weekly pick'em bonus of the year.


BOWL PICK'EM

Bowl Pick'em is looking like Shawn's to lose.  He has a 3 bowl lead with only 5 bowls left to play.  Eplin and Munez are in 2nd and 3rd, while Hale and Jim are in 4th.

The  6 NYE bowls are worth 5 points per prediction.  So, let's see what our totals are.

Shawn 56
Munez 53
Hale 48
Jim 48
Eplin 47
Geiss 44
Folden 43
Joe 42
Colin 40
Adam 39
Rob 36
Gary 35

PREDICTIONS

So, lots of predictions to go over, but let's start with college first.

Alabama beat Washington and Clemson beat Ohio State to give us a rematch of last year's CFP final.
Joe and Rob are the only two who had both of these teams in the finals.  Both with Alabama winning it.

Colin and Folden and Gary had Clemson winning it. Me, Shawn, Munez, and Geiss also had Alabama winning it all.

Jim is out of it with Ohio State winning it, but does still have Alabama losing the National Championship.

Onto the NFL, let's start first with the finalized predictions we made of the stats leaders.

Receiving Yardage TY Hilton
Rushing Yards Zeke Elliott
Sacks Vic Beasley
Interceptions Casey Hayward

Folden was the only person to get any of these, when he picked Elliott.

Division Champions

Last night, KC won their game, while Oakland lost theirs.  This led to KC being the AFC West Champion, and scoring 15 points for everyone but Geiss, Hale, Eplin, and Shawn.

Colin, Eplin, and Gary all received 15 points for choosing Oakland in the AFC wildcard.  Surprisingly, those were the only Wildcard points that anyone got this year.  Noone had Detroit, the Giants, or Miami.

Mike McCoy was fired by San Diego last night,  this gave 15 points to everyone but Munez and Voyten.  The cut off for fired coaches is tonight at midnight, so there's still time for someone's sadness to make you happy.

Green Bay won last night, which gives everyone the NFC North Champion.

Finally,  the bears locked up the #3 pick in the draft.  This gave 15 points to Geiss and Eplin.

OVERALL POINT UPDATE

Pro Score -  There is a new number to signify our totals.  This is done to simplify things in the end.  The Total Pro Score will take the Predictions + Fantasy Football Score + Pro Pick'em Score (with the 60 point bonus for me and 30 for Geiss and Gary)

Predictions

Colin 150 + 140+ 164=454
Rob 150 + 80 +154=384
Adam 135 + 70 + 230 =435
Folden 155 + 20 + 156=331Jim 135 + 100 + 138=373
Joe 135 + 120 + 164=419
Geiss 120 + 50 + 198=368
Hale 105 + 50+142=297
Voyten 105 + 90 + 153=348
Munez 105 + 60 + 156=321
Gary 105+ 80+ 198=383
Eplin 90+ 40 +156=286

Total overall Score

Pro Score + College Score+ Bowl Pick'em + Bonus

Colin 454+302+40+(20)=816
Adam 435+367+39+(85)=926
Joe 419+324+42+(20)=805
Rob 384+269+36+(65)=754
Gary 383+240+35+(25)=683
Jim 373+249+48=670
Geiss 368+326+44+(10)=748
Shawn 348+391+56+(30)=825
Folden 331+305+43+(70)=749
Munez 321+244+53+(5)=623
Hale 297+268+48+(5)=618
Eplin 286+214+47+(5)=


1 Adam 926
2 Shawn 825
3 Colin 816
4 Joe 805
5 Rob 754
6 Folden 749
7 Geiss 748
8 Gary 683
9 Jim 670
10 Munez 623
11 Hale 618
12 Eplin 552

Big Change since last week.  My lead has jumped to nearly 100 points over Shawn at 2nd.  Shawn has the lead in the Bowl Pick'em though, and can make a dent in the lead by next week.

Honestly, you guys all know what remaining predictions you have and can figure out what you need to happen to finish in the top 3.  It's probably  between Shawn and I now for the championship, but Joe and Colin still probably have an outside chance.

Happy New Year.  We'll talk later bitches.