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PFCC Kruse-ing with Ties

by: Sugar (September 22, 2018)


Not very many things stand the test of time. Ties are one exception. Ties make for crappy Christmas gifts, or gifts in general, and they make for really crappy game outcomes. Whomever said "ties are like kissing your sister" had the right idea. Despite the NFL shortening the pseudo-suddendeath format overtime by 5 minutes last year, it had been so long since there was a tie in an NFL game that the dirty-dawg directors had to look up their own scoring rules for ties. Turns out, everyone gets the points. Despite it being quite a while without a tie, we have had two ties in the first 2 weeks of the PFCC. During Week 2, the Packers and Vikings tied 29-29. How improbable is that? Games should not end in ties. Everyone knows that, except for the NFL. The NHL even has it figured out. The NFL OT format is horrible and when no one goes home a winner, it makes it even worse. They should adopt the college football OT format and be done with it. There has to be a winner.

We have winners at dirty-dawg. For Week 2 that winner is in the form of Christine Kruse of Salt Lake City. Christine scored 92 points with an 11-4 record to take home the Week 2 honors. Christine was 18 points better than runner-up Jane Banks who knocked down 72 points on 12 wins. Great job lady dawgs! Christine's performance launched her into first place overall with 140 points. Last week's leader, Karen Hatfield is in 2nd place with 136 points and Mark Linhares is in 3rd with 126. D. Simmington and Dick Wagenmaker hold down the 4th and 5th spots.

Perennial powerhouse Boomerbacks are now in 1st place in PFCC Group Play with an average score of 86.22 points. Johnny Canucking Football is in 2nd place with 77.2 points and Desert Dawgs are in 3rd with 74 points.

That's a wrap for Week 2 PFCC. Here's hoping for a tie-free Week 3! Good luck.

PFCC Kruse-ing with Ties

by: Sugar (September 22, 2018)


Not very many things stand the test of time. Ties are one exception. Ties make for crappy Christmas gifts, or gifts in general, and they make for really crappy game outcomes. Whomever said "ties are like kissing your sister" had the right idea. Despite the NFL shortening the pseudo-suddendeath format overtime by 5 minutes last year, it had been so long since there was a tie in an NFL game that the dirty-dawg directors had to look up their own scoring rules for ties. Turns out, everyone gets the points. Despite it being quite a while without a tie, we have had two ties in the first 2 weeks of the PFCC. During Week 2, the Packers and Vikings tied 29-29. How improbable is that? Games should not end in ties. Everyone knows that, except for the NFL. The NHL even has it figured out. The NFL OT format is horrible and when no one goes home a winner, it makes it even worse. They should adopt the college football OT format and be done with it. There has to be a winner.

We have winners at dirty-dawg. For Week 2 that winner is in the form of Christine Kruse of Salt Lake City. Christine scored 92 points with an 11-4 record to take home the Week 2 honors. Christine was 18 points better than runner-up Jane Banks who knocked down 72 points on 12 wins. Great job lady dawgs! Christine's performance launched her into first place overall with 140 points. Last week's leader, Karen Hatfield is in 2nd place with 136 points and Mark Linhares is in 3rd with 126. D. Simmington and Dick Wagenmaker hold down the 4th and 5th spots.

Perennial powerhouse Boomerbacks are now in 1st place in PFCC Group Play with an average score of 86.22 points. Johnny Canucking Football is in 2nd place with 77.2 points and Desert Dawgs are in 3rd with 74 points.

That's a wrap for Week 2 PFCC. Here's hoping for a tie-free Week 3! Good luck.

The 2018 CFCC Week 3 Wrap-up:
Some Performers; Some Floppers


by Shudda, Cudda, Wudda



Some of the upsets that fans feared in Week 3 came to fruition as FSU continued their downward spiral and the Men from Troy (and not the USC variety!) traveled to Nebraska, handing the Cornhuskers a humbling defeat.

Ok, so I guess you noticed on your Pick Sheet last week, the little comments beside the CFCC games. Ex-Regional Weenie started this for Week 2, and I couldn't resist jumping right in. Do you like the idea, hate it, don't care? Well, it doesn't really matter, because we pretty much don't plan anything we do, and we don't have a feedback mechanism. Any of these impulses are up to the individual author, whether on the Pick Sheet or here in the write-up. A little glimpse behind the D-Dawg curtain--usually the person who picks the games for that week, also does the write-up for that week as well, so yes, I picked the games and the brilliant/stupid quips beside the games. If you didn't "get" the "Frost Warning"--the Scott Frost reference should have been obvious, but much more importantly, you MUST absolutely watch the "Frost Warning" video on You Tube, a tongue-in-cheek lashing of uber-hyped weather events.

So, now--on with the show--the games this weekend had no overall theme to me--not a "Separation Saturday", and not the blood bath we've seen where average CFCC scores hover around zero--maybe "chaos" works the best for this week or "muddied waters". I think Alabama was the only fully clarifying moment by smoking Ole Miss, and Oklahoma State made a surprisingly convincing statement, but other winners pretty much only took care of business or even struggled mightily. And then there are the few, not so proud, shamed losers from Saturday, that no amount of church can fully heal on Sunday.

For the week we had five upset games, including the aforementioned Troy over Nebraska, and Syracuse over Florida State, but we also had LSU over Auburn, Texas Tech over Houston (mild upset win, but the Red Raiders pulled away in the 4th quarter), and in our Night Cap, early surprise team this season, Arizona State and Coach Herm Edwards ("You play to win the game!") came back to Earth, dropping an away game to San Diego State.

Let's talk Dirty Dawg performance, with Will ("The Fridge") Perry, Radford, VA hanging onto 1st place for his second week, and Ryan Husted, Goodland, KS still holding 2nd place. Mr. Red surges up from #7 to #3, and Hank Bauer and Anthony Cavallucci, move up into the Top 5. For the week, Jenn Varian, Las Vegas, led the way with 88 points, closely followed by Carl Lindecrantz and Kevin Oram with 86.

For Teams, Au Gratin Potatoes, also hangs onto #1 for a second week, while Archie Bunker and "All in the Family" leapt from #7 to #2. Last week's #2, "Morass of Ordinary Effort", slipped into #3.

Lastly, for those of you suffering or working your butts off from Hurricane Florence--we're thinking about you. Hopefully, you can get a little relief this weekend with some college football.

Good Luck with your picks in Week 4, everybody!

Karen Hatfield Kicks Off PfCC with Week 1 Victory

by: Sugar (September 14, 2018)


After the CFCC had already wrapped up two weeks, the real men that play football finally got the PFCC underway. The PFCC is the marathon of all contests, running 18 weeks, well through the holidays and finally wrapping up in February. 2019. So in other words, we have a long way to go!

And for a game dominated by a bunch of over-testosteroned dudes, it never ceases to amaze me how the ladies tend to dominate the PFCC! Week 1 was no different with Karen Hatfield of Owasso, OK winning Week 1 with an impressive 84 points on 12 victories. In addition to Karen's performance, 2016 Bronze Boner Heidi Holland of Fayetteville, NC finished 3rd with 78 points and Gail Hartfield from Raleigh, NC was 5th with 72 points. Way to go dirty-dawg ladies! Timothy Misciwojewski from Felton, DE was the Week 1 runner-up in score with 80 points and 11 wins, but he does win the week for the most letters (13) in his last name. Great Week Tim.

Finally, the Carolina Reapers (led by Gail Hartfield) with an average score of 49.6 lead group play after Week 1. The name 'Carolina Reapers' seems appropriate with Hurricane Florence ravaging the Carolinas late this week. Of course our best wishes for dirty-dawger's (and everyone else's of course) safety throughout the storm in that part of the country. Wet Microbursts and Tulsa Twisters occupy the 2nd and 3rd places in Group Play.

One quick note that we are hearing from several dirty-dawgers that are experiencing problems submitting picks via an iPhone. We have no idea what the problem could be and will troubleshoot when we have time. Which means, no time soon. So, we recommend avoiding the iPhone for now until we can get a hold of the issue. Good luck as we quickly head into PFCC Week 2!

CFCC Top dawgs

Through Week 4

Place Player Pts W L
1 Hank Bauer 240 42 18
2 Mr Red 234 41 19
3 Ross Allen 226 44 16
4 Dan Valle 224 38 22
5 Emma Mims 218 43 17
6 David Lemons 210 41 19
7 Scott Overpeck 210 40 20
8 Kurt Van Speybroeck 208 41 19
9 Matthew O\'Neill 208 40 20
10 David Shuler 206 40 20
Full CFCC Standings

PFCC Top dawgs

Through Week 2

Place Player Pts W L
1 Christine Kruse 140 20 10
2 Karen Hatfield 136 22 8
3 Mark Linhares 126 22 8
4 D Simmington 118 21 9
5 Dick Wagenmaker 116 20 10
6 Andrew Tocci 114 21 9
7 Joe Kunches 114 20 10
8 Hank Bauer 112 22 8
9 Craig Shoemaker 112 20 10
10 Timothy Misciwojewski 112 20 10
Full PFCC Standings

CBCC Top dawgs

2018 Contest

Place Player Points
1 Bill Gargan 7824
2 Pat Vesper 7770
3 Nicole Ventimiglia 7757
4 Steve Beaver 7705
5 Tim Tinsley 7688
6 Chris Charters 7670
7 Zach Sefcovic 7659
8 Keith Sherburn 7654
9 Scott Carpenter 7645
10 Ken Gribek 7597
Full CBCC Standings

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