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Halloween Weekend CFCC & PFCC Roundup

by: exRegionalWeenie (11/3/21)


A lot of scary stuff happened on Halloween weekend. Things were so bad that you may not have totaled 50 points combined even if you played CFCC and PFCC. Ouch.

College Stuff
Scary examples from last week? Well, Michigan had a nice lead over rival Michigan State... until collapsing in the 4th quarter. Favored Georgia Tech was lifeless in a home loss to Virginia Tech. Even worse was 7.5 point favorite Iowa State giving up two 4th quarter touchdowns and losing at West Virginia. And if you want true gore, how about 16.5 point favorite Arizona State getting demolished at home by Washington State? Yikes.

Week 9 CFCC Studs & Duds
Radford, Virginia's, Will Perry won Week 9 with 76 points, narrowly edging Anthony Cavallucci by two points. Gary Goggins lives in Alabama so he knows football, so he took third place last week with 72 points. Nice job fellas!

For every winner, there are plenty of losers - and we're about to shine the light on some awful scores. Something went wrong in Tennessee last week because the four worst scores were from the Volunteer State. Darrin Burchette bagged a -34 last week but was outdone by fellow Tennesseans Bruce Comer and Ian McNeil who both scored -38. The Worst of the Week Award goes to Dale Keene and his -40. Dudes, come on!

CFCC Season Standings
Tom Schomaker kept his #1 ranking despite last week's carnage. He now has a 14 point lead over John Allen who is followed by Cindy Boyd and Steve Hiller (both are tied for third place). The overall Top 5 is rounded out by Nathan Patrick.

CFCC Group Play Standings
Things are tight in the group play standings. In fact, the top 4 teams are separated by just two and a half points. Dawgzilla has the lead with BuckNutz, High Plain Drifters and The Florida Dummies close behind.



Let's switch gears and move over to the NFL

There was scary crap in the NFL, too. Just when you bought into Cincinnati being for real, they lost to the hapless NY Jets. The all-mighty Tom Brady lost at New Orleans. The Saints have actually won 3 of their last 4 games against Brady. They appear to have TB12's number which, by the way, is 12. The Dallas Cowboys were playing on the road as an underdog with a backup QB - and yet beat the Vikings. Finally, many of us had to sweat out the MNF game as the KC Chiefs barely slipped by the NY Giants. At home. Sheesh.

Week 8 PFCC Studs
The PFCC winner almost pulled off the rare feat of outscoring the CFCC winner. Ej Leche won the week with a 71. Nice work, Ej! Bob Wagner took second place with 69 points while Alan Rezek and Amanda Fanning were tied for third.

PFCC Season Standings
Mike Murphy is your year-to-date leader in PFCC. We're talking about the Binghamton, NY, Mike Murphy, not the tens of thousands of other Mike Murphy's scattered across every town in the USA. Jake Herty and Scott Overpeck swapped places last week and are now in second and third place, respectively.

PFCC Group Play Standings
WFT or WTF? The Washington Football Team is possibly the longest team name ever used by dirty dawg players. It's also the name of the first place team in the group play standings at mid-season. WFT/WTF has a nice lead over the Tulsa Twisters (second place) and The Passing Wind (third).



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Halloween Weekend CFCC & PFCC Roundup

by: exRegionalWeenie (11/3/21)


A lot of scary stuff happened on Halloween weekend. Things were so bad that you may not have totaled 50 points combined even if you played CFCC and PFCC. Ouch.

College Stuff
Scary examples from last week? Well, Michigan had a nice lead over rival Michigan State... until collapsing in the 4th quarter. Favored Georgia Tech was lifeless in a home loss to Virginia Tech. Even worse was 7.5 point favorite Iowa State giving up two 4th quarter touchdowns and losing at West Virginia. And if you want true gore, how about 16.5 point favorite Arizona State getting demolished at home by Washington State? Yikes.

Week 9 CFCC Studs & Duds
Radford, Virginia's, Will Perry won Week 9 with 76 points, narrowly edging Anthony Cavallucci by two points. Gary Goggins lives in Alabama so he knows football, so he took third place last week with 72 points. Nice job fellas!

For every winner, there are plenty of losers - and we're about to shine the light on some awful scores. Something went wrong in Tennessee last week because the four worst scores were from the Volunteer State. Darrin Burchette bagged a -34 last week but was outdone by fellow Tennesseans Bruce Comer and Ian McNeil who both scored -38. The Worst of the Week Award goes to Dale Keene and his -40. Dudes, come on!

CFCC Season Standings
Tom Schomaker kept his #1 ranking despite last week's carnage. He now has a 14 point lead over John Allen who is followed by Cindy Boyd and Steve Hiller (both are tied for third place). The overall Top 5 is rounded out by Nathan Patrick.

CFCC Group Play Standings
Things are tight in the group play standings. In fact, the top 4 teams are separated by just two and a half points. Dawgzilla has the lead with BuckNutz, High Plain Drifters and The Florida Dummies close behind.



Let's switch gears and move over to the NFL

There was scary crap in the NFL, too. Just when you bought into Cincinnati being for real, they lost to the hapless NY Jets. The all-mighty Tom Brady lost at New Orleans. The Saints have actually won 3 of their last 4 games against Brady. They appear to have TB12's number which, by the way, is 12. The Dallas Cowboys were playing on the road as an underdog with a backup QB - and yet beat the Vikings. Finally, many of us had to sweat out the MNF game as the KC Chiefs barely slipped by the NY Giants. At home. Sheesh.

Week 8 PFCC Studs
The PFCC winner almost pulled off the rare feat of outscoring the CFCC winner. Ej Leche won the week with a 71. Nice work, Ej! Bob Wagner took second place with 69 points while Alan Rezek and Amanda Fanning were tied for third.

PFCC Season Standings
Mike Murphy is your year-to-date leader in PFCC. We're talking about the Binghamton, NY, Mike Murphy, not the tens of thousands of other Mike Murphy's scattered across every town in the USA. Jake Herty and Scott Overpeck swapped places last week and are now in second and third place, respectively.

PFCC Group Play Standings
WFT or WTF? The Washington Football Team is possibly the longest team name ever used by dirty dawg players. It's also the name of the first place team in the group play standings at mid-season. WFT/WTF has a nice lead over the Tulsa Twisters (second place) and The Passing Wind (third).



Welcome Back to dirty-dawg 2021!

by: Sugar (August 14, 2021)


Welcome back dirty-dawgers to our 22nd year online. Yes, our web design is from 2010, but we have successfully administered this contest through world disasters such as 9/11, numerous wars and civil unrest, COVID-19 and Justin Bieber. Like everyone, we were hoping for things to be back to normal, whatever that is, this season, but our friend the Delta COVID-19 variant is having something to say about that. We will forge ahead as we always do, using the great sport of football (the United States version, for you Ted Lasso fans out there) as a way to hopefully unite us all and maybe try to forget about what is going on for several hours on Saturdays and Sundays. We are trying to keep our under-funded and over-worked staff safe, and we certainly wish the same for all of you.

So far, the football schedules for 2021 remain full and we are ready to kick off the 2021 version of CFCC on Saturday, September 4 with the PFCC to follow on Sunday, September 12. College football officially kicks off the weekend before Labor Day, but we will skip those initial games in favor of a larger and better selection the following week. And remember, we rarely play any Thursday/Friday college football games outside of Thanksgiving week.

For now, it is time to get your groups formed and populated. Remember, you have to have at least 5 active players in a group for the group to be included in the group standings each week. Starting July 1, we are allowing all dirty-dawgers to fully profit from their name, image and likeness!

It is also time to recruit the newest members of dirty-dawg.com! There is nothing like crushing your friends, relatives, neighbors or co-workers in a contest concerning a subject they know so much about with such an easy concept. We will have the Week 1 CFCC Game Form up and ready for action by Sunday, August 29. Until then, brush up on the latest football news, predictions and scuttlebutt. Good luck with dirty-dawg 2021!!

My Love of Basketball

by: The Cold Hard Truth


Long ago, I fell in love with basketball. I was 5 years old and living in Columbia, Missouri. My neighbor was an elderly woman named Mrs. Rice. In reality, she probably wasn't elderly - probably the same age I am now. One day while playing outside, Mrs. Rice approached me and handed me a brand new Voit basketball. It was a rubber ball. I didn't know anything about basketball and was not yet a connoisseur of basketballs and their quality. I just thought it was cool. She gestured towards a rim that was attached to her old, wooden garage and explained that I needed to dribble the ball and then throw it into the basket. It was love at first sight.

Now as I look back on it, I realize that the rim wasnít 10 feet high. The court was undersized and made of gravel. There was no place to run fast - like I ever could anyway - and mysteriously, that net would always get replaced as it wore out. There was no place to play an entire game. There was only room to shoot the ball, and shoot I did for hours. One thing that was plentiful was time, and there was plenty of room to think about ďstuffĒ as I practiced shooting. It was on that court that I developed a habit of shooting baskets and thinking about life, and I have carried that habit with me for 50 years.

I wore that ball out, until it was bald and I could see the under-threads on the seams. I never thought about why Mrs. Rice had this brand-new ball. I donít think she had kids, and if she did, they were all grown-up and long gone from their home by them. I bought my first basketball to replace Mrs. Rice's ball, another Voit, and wore it out too...and then another...and another. I think Mrs. Rice probably gave me one of the great gifts anyone has ever given me.

I moved away from Columbia in 3rd grade. I left Missouri a Tiger fan and a big basketball fan. I did return once to say hi to Mrs. Rice and to see my court, but it was only for a moment. Every place I have lived since then, I have had the pleasure of playing basketball and making friends. I have probably made more lasting friendships because of this great sport than with any other activity in my life. I also was lucky enough to coach my two sons in Upward Basketball. I have enjoyed battling my two sons playing 1-on-1 until they finally grew into adults and gained the pleasure of finally beating me. I still play them close and claim a moral victory for even competing. I don't know what I would do without basketball in my life.

Then on March 13, 2020, I learned what that might feel like. March Madness was cancelled. It was a tough year for many reasons for all of us. I still shot baskets and played ball privately with my boys during the summer on our home court. My court does have regulation height goals and an area probably 6 times the size of Mrs. Riceís driveway. I got to watch the NBA play in a "bubble" which was fun. However, there is just something special about March Madness. It is a time friends come together and share the great moments experienced in college basketball, and when it's missing, there is a part of me that's missing too.

Then, incredibly, we started playing college basketball again in November. It was empty gyms, weird and altered schedules, and no promise of a finale in March and early April. I watched Luka Garza, the center for Iowa, outscore the opposing team for an entire half. I felt like I was watching Wilt Chamberlain again. In the Missouri Valley Conference, they had made the decision to play opponents back-to-back, which is really a tough thing to do. I was excited to watch two really good teams, Drake and Loyola-Chicago clash. On February 13, surprising Drake (19-1) led Loyola of Chicago (17-3) by 3 at halftime. However, in the second half of that game, Loyola outscored Drake 50-20 and won by 27. The very next day on the very same court, Drake held Loyola to 50 points for an entire game and won 51-50. As a coach or player, how do you lose by 30 in the second half one day and win the next day by 1 against the same team? That is what makes college basketball so special. Both teams made the tournament - they each deserve their spots and will be fun to watch.

There were other surprises. I don't think anyone expected Michigan to be as good as they are this year. Cade Cunningham has put Oklahoma State on his back the last month of the season and the Cowboys are legitimate. That team deserves better than a 4 seed. I also think Loyola got ripped off with their 8 seed. This team is the #1 defensive team in the tournament and is in the Net Ranking and KenPom Top 10. I am very pleased that 101 year old Sister Jean gets to go to the game and cheer for her team. I understand that love for my team too!

The SEC was surprisingly deep and has very physical teams this year. I personally think Mississippi deserved an invite to the dance considering their tough conference competition. I also like the depth of the Big 10 and Big 12. On the other hand, the ACC seems a little overrated this year. The Pac-12 is again trending towards the weaker side. One early season example showed where Pac-12 champ Oregon lost to the SEC's 7th best team Mizzou. This will be a year without Kentucky or Duke. A year where Michigan State needed a late season surge to get in the tourney, and North Carolina is not themselves. This is a year where Virginia and Kansas enter March Madness having bowed out of their conference tournaments. Kansas may have doomed Oklahoma by having a COVID positive player. Now the Sooners are feeling the impacts of that situation leading into the first week.

My two biggest complaints other than some suspect seedings are the Committee making Drake play Wichita State and Michigan State play UCLA. Those 11-seed matchups could have been reversed. Give the "Mid-Major" teams an opportunity to beat a "Blue-Blood" team on a neutral court. What a wasted opportunity to make the tournament even more fun. The other big mistake - Belmont. They started the year 24-1...finished 26-4. No NCAA bid and No NIT bid. Yes, schedule matters, by their omission is so ridiculous.

Finally, we have some very interesting first round games. A talented Abilene Christian team goes against Texas; a very good Liberty team will play Oklahoma State, Arkansas plays a dangerous one loss Colgate team, and how good is Winthrop? Donít sleep on that team. I think having all these games played in Indiana is a really cool deal, and I definitely think it benefits Big 10 teams like Purdue and Illinois, who are very familiar with the area and donít have to travel very far. I also think the closeness will lead to some really fun and competitive games. A reduced crowd will take away advantages for larger schools. Something special is about to happen.

Actually, something special always happens whenever and wherever there is basketball. It was special for me at age 5 and it has been special every day of my life from 5 to 56. Last year cheated us a little bit. Something was taken away in 2020 that I always took for granted. This year we are lucky enough to get it back, and I for one am so very thankful. This is the sport I love, and I hope I can enjoy it with my friends until Iím 101 years old like Sister Jean! Best of luck to all my CBCC Dirty-Dawg friends. I hope your March Madness is as great as mine is about to be.


CFCC Top dawgs

Through Week 12

Place Player Pts W L
1 William Moseley 707 124 55
2 Steve Hiller 690 120 59
3 Tom Dang 681 117 62
4 Cindy Boyd 679 123 56
5 John Allen 665 122 57
6 Tom Schomaker 663 122 57
7 Nathan Patrick 663 120 59
8 Neal Rayburn 659 116 63
9 Candise Ryder 659 115 64
10 Dan Kozlowski 651 116 63
Full CFCC Standings

PFCC Top dawgs

Through Week 11

Place Player Pts W L
1 Mike Murphy 497 102 52
2 Nick Greenawalt 489 96 58
3 Chris Charters 472 95 59
4 Mark Linhares 469 98 56
5 Scott Overpeck 469 97 57
6 Mike Seaman 461 95 59
7 Eric Coleman 457 94 60
8 Jake Herty 455 98 56
9 Jonathan Guseman 455 96 58
10 Jon Zeitler 453 94 60
Full PFCC Standings

CBCC Top dawgs

2021 Contest

Place Player Points
1 Joe Kunches 7817
2 Seth Binau 7653
3 Mike Seaman 7650
4 Hank Bauer 7631
5 Brian Swinford 7624
6 Ryan Hamill 7623
7 Simon Binau 7622
8 Mary C Embry 7573
9 Andy Lesage 7570
10 John Martynuk 7566
Full CBCC Standings

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