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The 2018 CFCC Week 7 Wrap-up:
Week 7, Not So Lucky--AGAIN!


by Shudda, Cudda, Wudda



For the second year in a row, College Football Week 7 has shown four upsets in the Top 10. In 2018 Week 7 we had six Dirty Dawg upsets overall including the #2 Georgia, #6 West Virginia, #7 Washington, and #8 Penn State. Might wanna schedule your Bye Week for Week 7 next year, like Clemson and Oklahoma did this year.

Catching up on the Dirty Dawg Standings for Weeks 6 & 7, Alisha Mize, Buda, TX moved into 1st Place in Week 6 and held onto the top spot this week. Mr. Red, SFO, after holding #2 in Weeks 4 & 5, slipped to 5th place in Week 6, but bumped up to #2 again for Week 7. Matthew O'Neill, also Buda, TX, continues in the Top 3 for three straight weeks. Ross Allen who was 3rd after Week 6, still hangs in the Top 10 at #6 for Week 7.

For Week 6 scores, as mentioned before Alisha Mize, moved into 1st place; well she did so by posting the High Score for Week 6 at 103, the only triple-digit score, blasting her from #13 to #1. Speaking of blasting, Herman Rice was 2nd Place in Week 6 with 99 and blasted up 181 places, now it #62, and tied for third were Kendrick Peters and Michael Pulis at 95, with Kendrick's high score vaulting him into the Top 10 at #6.

For the scores in Week 7, whew, kinda smelly, but not surprising with four Top 10s falling. The average score was 20.9, but Andy Patrick, Lake Charles, LA, placed his Confidence numbers with great skill. Andy missed five picks, but with Confidence factors of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8, for a week's high score of 84. Yes, for Dirty Dawg Rookies, your Confidence placement is just as important as your Winner. We have had lots of blown 15s lately! For Week 7, Jerald Meadows, Vaisala, CA was #2 with 78, and Tom Hurley, Gulf Shores, AL, was #3 with 72.

In Group Play, All in the Family, has shown amazing consistency, being in the Top 2 since Week 3, and holding #1 for Weeks 6 & 7. Behind "Family", there has been a minor shake-up. For Week 6, Dawgzilla was #2 and the High Plains Drifters were #3, but both of them got jumped by Morass of Ordinary Effort who jumped from #4 in Week 6 to #2 now.

Just realized something...you might not want me picking the games any more--not because of the games, but the only two weeks I've had the responsibility for picking games resulted in Major Hurricanes striking the U.S. We sincerely hope that those of you affected by Florence are now finding some normalcy in your lives, and that those of you affected by Michael, will have a speedy recovery.

Looking ahead to Week 8--good games--including Clemson hosting NC State, LSU hosting Miss St, Michigan at Michigan St, and Oregon visiting the Pirate, Mike Leach, at Washington St. Remember, careful distributing your Confidence factors!

The 2018 CFCC Week 7 Wrap-up:
Week 7, Not So Lucky--AGAIN!


by Shudda, Cudda, Wudda



For the second year in a row, College Football Week 7 has shown four upsets in the Top 10. In 2018 Week 7 we had six Dirty Dawg upsets overall including the #2 Georgia, #6 West Virginia, #7 Washington, and #8 Penn State. Might wanna schedule your Bye Week for Week 7 next year, like Clemson and Oklahoma did this year.

Catching up on the Dirty Dawg Standings for Weeks 6 & 7, Alisha Mize, Buda, TX moved into 1st Place in Week 6 and held onto the top spot this week. Mr. Red, SFO, after holding #2 in Weeks 4 & 5, slipped to 5th place in Week 6, but bumped up to #2 again for Week 7. Matthew O'Neill, also Buda, TX, continues in the Top 3 for three straight weeks. Ross Allen who was 3rd after Week 6, still hangs in the Top 10 at #6 for Week 7.

For Week 6 scores, as mentioned before Alisha Mize, moved into 1st place; well she did so by posting the High Score for Week 6 at 103, the only triple-digit score, blasting her from #13 to #1. Speaking of blasting, Herman Rice was 2nd Place in Week 6 with 99 and blasted up 181 places, now it #62, and tied for third were Kendrick Peters and Michael Pulis at 95, with Kendrick's high score vaulting him into the Top 10 at #6.

For the scores in Week 7, whew, kinda smelly, but not surprising with four Top 10s falling. The average score was 20.9, but Andy Patrick, Lake Charles, LA, placed his Confidence numbers with great skill. Andy missed five picks, but with Confidence factors of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8, for a week's high score of 84. Yes, for Dirty Dawg Rookies, your Confidence placement is just as important as your Winner. We have had lots of blown 15s lately! For Week 7, Jerald Meadows, Vaisala, CA was #2 with 78, and Tom Hurley, Gulf Shores, AL, was #3 with 72.

In Group Play, All in the Family, has shown amazing consistency, being in the Top 2 since Week 3, and holding #1 for Weeks 6 & 7. Behind "Family", there has been a minor shake-up. For Week 6, Dawgzilla was #2 and the High Plains Drifters were #3, but both of them got jumped by Morass of Ordinary Effort who jumped from #4 in Week 6 to #2 now.

Just realized something...you might not want me picking the games any more--not because of the games, but the only two weeks I've had the responsibility for picking games resulted in Major Hurricanes striking the U.S. We sincerely hope that those of you affected by Florence are now finding some normalcy in your lives, and that those of you affected by Michael, will have a speedy recovery.

Looking ahead to Week 8--good games--including Clemson hosting NC State, LSU hosting Miss St, Michigan at Michigan St, and Oregon visiting the Pirate, Mike Leach, at Washington St. Remember, careful distributing your Confidence factors!


PFCC Week 5 Wrap: What's Worse: Dirty-dawg NFL or Fantasy NFL?

by: exRegionalWeenie (October 11, 2018)


Fantasy football is frustrating. One of the biggest irritators is injuries. Injuries complicate your start-or-bench decisions (especially those infamous game-time decisions). Injuries can also derail a great week. Joe Blow may score a TD one play then miss the rest of the game with a pulled hammy on the next play. Damn.

Just look at last week. WR Brandin Cooks - concussed. WR Cooper Kupp - concussed. And they're teammates on the LA Rams, so that sucked for Rams fans. It also sucked for fantasy owners who have both of those receivers, such as my close friend. He declined to be outted as a fantasy geek in this artcile, so let's call him Harry. Harry Buttnozzi. Harry is usually very calm (co-workers occasionally check him for a pulse) but I absolutely guarantee that Harry was super PO'd when those two stars were taken to the locker room. Week = Over. Too bad, Harry, but like my college roommate used to say, "Life sucks and then you die."

Picking NFL dirty-dawg games is frustrating, too. Every week, there's at least one game that makes zero sense. A while back we had the lame Buffalo Bills travel to Minnesota as two-touchdown underdogs. A guaranteed 15, right? Nope. And last week, another 15 candidate, Carolina, needed an incredible 63-yard field goal to beat the hapless NY G-men (whew!). And now you can add a rash of OT games to our list of dirty-dawg-NFL stressors. There were two last week and three the previous week. Ugh.

Congrats to Drew Brees. He broke Peyton Manning's record for most yardage in the NFL and now has thrown for over 72,000 yards. That's over 40 miles! Congrats, Drew!


Top Performers of Week 5
The average score was 23. Just another day in the park for NFL standards but at least we gained points on average this week. Nick Webb won Week 5 with 79 points. Congrats, Nick! It seems appropriate this week to point out that Nick is from Hurricane, WV. North Carolina's Mike Lowder and New Mexico's Kerry Jones tied for second place with 75 points each. Hank Bauer is having an incredible year with his college and NFL picks and he was at it again last week by bagging 73 points and sole ownership of fourth place. There was a 3-way tie for fifth place with Kent Ross, John Crafter and Brian Boyd scoring a 69. Yes, this is a great chance for immature humor - but I'm taking the high road today.


Year-to-Date Overall Standings
The previously mentioned Hammerin' Hank Bauer scored 22 points more than Christine Kruse last week which brings them to a tie for first place after 5 weeks of NFL action. So let's review. Hank is tied for third place in the college standings and tied for first in the NFL. Wow, Hank. Just wow. There's no way he can keep this up, right?

The next few people are interesting. First, we have Robert Tarr in third place. Robert is from Perth. Yes, that Perth. Next we have two ladies tied for fourth place - Melissa Harral and Loretta Harral. They may have copied last names but they're not copying picks because they had different scores last week and they have different overall records. However, they have the same number of points, so they're tied. And that's not all. Remember Brian Boyd and that 3-way tie for the week? Well, he's at it again. With 236 points so far this year, he's in another 3-way tie...this time, he is tied with the Harral ladies for fourth place. We officially discourage Brian from any additional 3-ways the rest of this season.

Group Standings
No changes occurred among the top teams in the Group Standings last week. Johnny Canucking Football (apparently a small group of fans of Manziel's Canadian exploits) increased its lead over second place's GOING UP 4 the TD (caps are theirs, not mine). GOING UP's motto is simply "Best Movers." Who do you guys work for... Paul Arpin? Two Men and a Truck?? BoomerBacks still own third place but watch out for this perennial Group Play powerhouse in the weeks ahead.


Will your name appear in next week's article? Go make those picks and we'll see how the chips fall!



PFCC Week 3 and 4 Wrap

by: Sugar (October 3, 2018)


It is time to catch up on the latest PFCC dirty-dawg action from Weeks 3 and 4. Kansas City and LA Rams are 4-0. Arizona is 0-4. That brings you up to date.

Veteran dirty-dawger Dale Lininger of Buda, Texas took home the Week 3 PFCC honors with a 56 point week on an impressive 11-4 record. Glasgow, Montana's Cory Mottice was the runner-up with 50 points, while Matt Entremont was third best with a 38 point week. Founding Father Dick Wagenmaker led the overall standings and Johnny Canucking Football continued to lead in group play after 3 weeks of PFCC play. The average score for Week 3 was an unimpressive -5.6.

Now turning to more current news, kind of, for Week 4. The PFCC dirty-dawg field redeemed themselves with an average score of 44.7 points and were led by Mr. Jake Herty of Covington, Louisiana. Jake knocked down a stellar 87 points on a 12-2 record. Stu Ostro from Decatur, GA was only 2 points off that pace with 85 points, also on 12 wins. And our old dirty-dawg friend, John Martynuk from Millstone Township, New Jersey was another two points back with 83 and 11 wins for Week 4.

We see you Christine Kruse, at the top of the overall leaderboard. Christine's 233 total points give her a 22 point lead over Hank Bauer from Spanish Fort, Alabama. Hank Bauer? Yep, that's the same dawg that is currently leading the CFCC over on the other channel. Hank must be feeling pretty good about his football predictive capabilities lately. Very impressive Hank. Jake Herty from the above paragraph is in 3rd place, and Week 3 leader Dick Wagenmaker has slipped to 4th. In Group Play, Johnny Canucking Football continues to have a sizeable lead of 8.4 points over GOING UP 4 the TD, followed by Boomerbacks.

There are a couple of adminstrative notes to be aware of as we head into CFCC Week 6 and PFCC Week 5. The first is that the our never ending battle with anti-spam filters continues to plague delivery of our emails to some dawgs. Remember, you can always check the Player Picks section of both the CFCC and PFCC before each week's deadline and look for a red check mark next to your name. If the check is there, then your picks are in. If the check isn't there, you're picks aren't in. Pretty simple. The other note is that one of our new Interns selected a Friday night game for the CFCC, yet our deadline is always Saturday at 11 AM Central Time. So, Georgia Tech at Louisville will remain on the schedule, but the points placed on that game will not be in play. And our new Intern will not be "in pay" after screwing that up. Of course, it is hard to punish volunteers, so we'll just have to cut him some slack. Good luck with Week 5 PFCC!

CFCC Top dawgs

Through Week 8

Place Player Pts W L
1 Alisha Mize 479 88 31
2 Matthew O\'Neill 467 83 36
3 Mr Red 461 84 35
4 Trinna Patterson 454 84 35
5 Kurt Van Speybroeck 443 83 36
6 George Mathews 437 83 36
7 Seth Binau 435 80 39
8 Lisa Dunn 423 82 37
9 Jeff Hovis 423 82 37
10 Johnny Vegas 419 83 36
Full CFCC Standings

PFCC Top dawgs

Through Week 6

Place Player Pts W L
1 Hank Bauer 331 61 26
2 Brian Boyd 327 57 30
3 Jim Sweeney 319 63 24
4 Gary Petti 313 59 28
5 Mark Didrick 313 56 31
6 LORETTA HARRAL 309 57 30
7 Melissa Harral 305 59 28
8 Christine Kruse 305 54 33
9 Ed Tannehill 303 56 31
10 Asam Michael 295 58 29
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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