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The Madness Returns

by: The Cold Hard Truth


March Madness started a little early this year. It was two weeks ago when 7 of the Top 10 teams lost. That trend has continued during conference tournament play. As of the writing of this story, Virginia Tech just won its 4th ACC game in 4 days, a victory over Duke, to earn an unlikely ticket to the Big Dance. Texas A&M fans are holding their breath. Wins over Florida, Auburn, and Arkansas have the Aggies on the brink of something considered impossible just a month ago. A win over Tennessee on Sunday ensures their place in the 68. A loss leaves them 23-12 and on the bubble. I personally think they've earned a spot. The SEC is the 3rd highest rated conference this year and the Aggies have won 8 or 9.

A special shout-out to Kent State! They had won 14 in a row after a win over Ohio in the semifinals of the MAC tournament. Some of the players got confused and thought the Big Dance was a "song and dance". Whoops! Four suspensions later after a classless video and the Golden Flashes are Flashes in the Pan, the Zips the beneficiary of this increadible stupidity.

When I look through the teams and rankings this year, one thing I notice is the lack of dominant teams. Murray State, South Dakota State, Gonzaga, and Arizona appear to be the shortlist of teams with less than 5 losses. There are some really good teams with 6 or 7 losses this year, and that balance makes this year's tournament one of the most difficult to predict in recent memory. The biggest surprise for me has to be Arizona. Pre-season Pac-12 predictions had the Wildcats finishing tied for 4th with Oregon State. Arizona is 31-3 with a 19-game winning streak. Oregon State lost 18 in a row to finish the season at 3-28. I am hoping to see some similar quality predictions from my CBCC competitors this year!

The tournament is full of dangerous teams. Who makes the run this year? Is it Kansas or Texas Tech? Maybe an injured but experienced Baylor team puts it together? Does Duke win it for Coach K or does a hot North Carolina team continue their excellent play that we've seen during the past couple months? Kentucky has been lurking under the radar all season long and I feel like UCLA is just patiently marking time, waiting for an opportunity to remind us how good they are. Was Auburn's regular season an anomaly or are they for real? Let's not forget teams like Purdue, Wisconsin, and Arkansas. All these teams could do damage in the tournament.

Finally, it wouldn't be the Big Dance without the Loyola Ramblers and Sister Jean. They have quietly got themselves back into the tournament with a win over Drake. Are they an early exit or do they have something special planned this year?

It is going to be a great tournament. Best of luck to all our CBCC competitors. March Madness has arrived!
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The Madness Returns

by: The Cold Hard Truth


March Madness started a little early this year. It was two weeks ago when 7 of the Top 10 teams lost. That trend has continued during conference tournament play. As of the writing of this story, Virginia Tech just won its 4th ACC game in 4 days, a victory over Duke, to earn an unlikely ticket to the Big Dance. Texas A&M fans are holding their breath. Wins over Florida, Auburn, and Arkansas have the Aggies on the brink of something considered impossible just a month ago. A win over Tennessee on Sunday ensures their place in the 68. A loss leaves them 23-12 and on the bubble. I personally think they've earned a spot. The SEC is the 3rd highest rated conference this year and the Aggies have won 8 or 9.

A special shout-out to Kent State! They had won 14 in a row after a win over Ohio in the semifinals of the MAC tournament. Some of the players got confused and thought the Big Dance was a "song and dance". Whoops! Four suspensions later after a classless video and the Golden Flashes are Flashes in the Pan, the Zips the beneficiary of this increadible stupidity.

When I look through the teams and rankings this year, one thing I notice is the lack of dominant teams. Murray State, South Dakota State, Gonzaga, and Arizona appear to be the shortlist of teams with less than 5 losses. There are some really good teams with 6 or 7 losses this year, and that balance makes this year's tournament one of the most difficult to predict in recent memory. The biggest surprise for me has to be Arizona. Pre-season Pac-12 predictions had the Wildcats finishing tied for 4th with Oregon State. Arizona is 31-3 with a 19-game winning streak. Oregon State lost 18 in a row to finish the season at 3-28. I am hoping to see some similar quality predictions from my CBCC competitors this year!

The tournament is full of dangerous teams. Who makes the run this year? Is it Kansas or Texas Tech? Maybe an injured but experienced Baylor team puts it together? Does Duke win it for Coach K or does a hot North Carolina team continue their excellent play that we've seen during the past couple months? Kentucky has been lurking under the radar all season long and I feel like UCLA is just patiently marking time, waiting for an opportunity to remind us how good they are. Was Auburn's regular season an anomaly or are they for real? Let's not forget teams like Purdue, Wisconsin, and Arkansas. All these teams could do damage in the tournament.

Finally, it wouldn't be the Big Dance without the Loyola Ramblers and Sister Jean. They have quietly got themselves back into the tournament with a win over Drake. Are they an early exit or do they have something special planned this year?

It is going to be a great tournament. Best of luck to all our CBCC competitors. March Madness has arrived!

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!!

CFCC Top dawgs

Final Standings

Place Player Pts W L
1 Rick Miner 852 143 71
2 Karl Neering 849 142 72
3 Steve Hiller 799 139 75
4 Ray Sondag 791 140 74
5 Charlie Smith 786 137 77
6 Nathan Patrick 784 142 72
7 Bryan Tilley 777 134 80
8 Dan Berc 774 140 74
9 Graham Whitin 771 127 72
10 Scott Franke 769 138 76
Full CFCC Standings

PFCC Top dawgs

Through Week 19

Place Player Pts W L
1 Jon Zeitler 1142 165 90
2 Mike Seaman 1132 161 94
3 Matt Kennedy 1123 163 92
4 Asam Michael 1086 166 89
5 Ken Drozd 1086 166 89
6 Bob Fogarty 1081 160 95
7 Tim Webber 1080 162 93
8 Greg Story 1068 162 93
9 Andrew Kennedy 1061 163 92
10 Chris Charters 1055 164 91
Full PFCC Standings

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2022 Contest

Place Player Points
1 Robert Ricks 7656
2 John Sikora 7651
3 Tom Fannin 7472
4 Paul Todis 7461
5 Ken Swiney 7429
6 Todd Sander 7402
7 Mark Didrick 7396
8 Howie Moseley 7387
9 Pat Vesper 7376
10 Mark Searcy 7364
Full CBCC Standings

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