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Tina Fausey takes home PFCC Gold; Hailraisers Top Group

by: Sugar (February 14, 2018)


Let's kick off the PFCC 2017 wrap-up with a fun dirty-dawg fact. Just a little under 10% of dirty-dawgers are of the fairer sex. However, after the ladies took 2 out of the 3 top CFCC positions for 2017, two more take home bones in the PFCC. Veteran Tina Fausey, from Dillsburg, PA is our 2017 PFCC Champion, followed by runner-up Linda Kunches from Niwot, CO. Great job, ladies! For those of you keeping score at home, that's 4 out of 6 bones for the women in 2017!

Tina has played dirty-dawg since any of us can remember and she finally strikes gold in 2017. She was in 2nd place after 17 weeks of PFCC play, but scored 223 points for the Super Bowl Blowout to take the championship. Tina had a stellar record of 163-75. And Tina, even though she is from Pennsylvania, actually had 12 on New England and only 7 on Philly, yet she still pulled off the trophy. Great job, Tina. You will forever live in the annals of dirty-dawg history.

Linda Kunches moved from 6th place to the runner-up position after the Super Bowl Blowout and finished with 1219 points, just 2 points off the championship pace. Linda knocked down 248 bowl blowout points. Another dirty-dawg veteran and perennial powerhouse, John Leibold, from Fenton, Michigan, scored 284 blowout points to jump from 25th place after the regular season all the way into 3rd place, to add the 2017 Bronze Bone to his 2013 Bronze Bone. Excellent work, John! And another dirty-dawg vet, Jason Runyen of New Braunfels, TX, finished in 4th place after a stellar blowout score of 283. Jason was also up 22 spots only to fall 3 points short of a bone. Nate McGinnis was another 3 points back in 5th place while Robert Tarr, playing from tomorrow in Perth, Western Australia was yet another 3 points back in 6th place. Melissa Harrall, Brandon Bigelbach, who led some of the year's contest, Jeff Raberding and Asam Michael round out the Top 10 for 2017. Great job folks. The PFCC is a marathon where just getting picks in on-time for 18 weeks is quite an accomplishment, but figuring out the NFL enough to end up in the Top 10 is very impressive! Congratulations on a game well played.

A couple of former champions ruled the Super Bowl Blowout this year. Our 2006 champion Mary Drobnik, from Albuquerque, New Mexico won the blowout with an impressive 299 points. And that's right, Mary had 12 on Philadelphia and 11 on New England. And yes, Mary is another dirty-dawg lady showing the dudes how it is done. Andrew Schmidt, the 2015 champion was the blowout runner-up with 290 points. Andrew also had 12 on Philly with 10 on New England. Andrew Tucci and, no kidding, Sam Lucci finished 3rd and 4th. Dan Luyk, who won the CFCC Bowl Blowout this year, flexed his PFCC muscle to wrap-up 5th place in the Super Bowl Blowout. Dan Noirot, John Sikora, John Leibold and our old friend Ray Sondag tied for 6th place with 284 points. Jason Runyen rounds out the Top 10.

On the Group Play front, we see first time winners, Hailraisers, taking home the championship with an average score of 1093.5 points. Hailraisers is a group open to Penn Staters, which is a departure from many past group winners which are hand-selected by their leaders specifically to compete in group play. Very impressive folks! Harvey Crusaders was the group runner-up with an average score of 1081.8, also very impressive since these folks dealt with Hurricane Harvey just before the season and with the aftermath once the season began. Traditional group powerhouse BoomerBacks finished 3rd, followed by our favorite 2017 PFCC group name, The Juice is Loose and We're Here to WOW Ya.

That's a wrap on the 2017 football season here at dirty-dawg.com, our 18th season on the Internet. If all goes well, we will be back in September 2018 for another shot at some entertainment for all of our loyal dirty-dawgers. And don't forget the College Basketball Confidence Contest coming up in March. Enjoy the off-season!

Tina Fausey takes home PFCC Gold; Hailraisers Top Group

by: Sugar (February 14, 2018)


Let's kick off the PFCC 2017 wrap-up with a fun dirty-dawg fact. Just a little under 10% of dirty-dawgers are of the fairer sex. However, after the ladies took 2 out of the 3 top CFCC positions for 2017, two more take home bones in the PFCC. Veteran Tina Fausey, from Dillsburg, PA is our 2017 PFCC Champion, followed by runner-up Linda Kunches from Niwot, CO. Great job, ladies! For those of you keeping score at home, that's 4 out of 6 bones for the women in 2017!

Tina has played dirty-dawg since any of us can remember and she finally strikes gold in 2017. She was in 2nd place after 17 weeks of PFCC play, but scored 223 points for the Super Bowl Blowout to take the championship. Tina had a stellar record of 163-75. And Tina, even though she is from Pennsylvania, actually had 12 on New England and only 7 on Philly, yet she still pulled off the trophy. Great job, Tina. You will forever live in the annals of dirty-dawg history.

Linda Kunches moved from 6th place to the runner-up position after the Super Bowl Blowout and finished with 1219 points, just 2 points off the championship pace. Linda knocked down 248 bowl blowout points. Another dirty-dawg veteran and perennial powerhouse, John Leibold, from Fenton, Michigan, scored 284 blowout points to jump from 25th place after the regular season all the way into 3rd place, to add the 2017 Bronze Bone to his 2013 Bronze Bone. Excellent work, John! And another dirty-dawg vet, Jason Runyen of New Braunfels, TX, finished in 4th place after a stellar blowout score of 283. Jason was also up 22 spots only to fall 3 points short of a bone. Nate McGinnis was another 3 points back in 5th place while Robert Tarr, playing from tomorrow in Perth, Western Australia was yet another 3 points back in 6th place. Melissa Harrall, Brandon Bigelbach, who led some of the year's contest, Jeff Raberding and Asam Michael round out the Top 10 for 2017. Great job folks. The PFCC is a marathon where just getting picks in on-time for 18 weeks is quite an accomplishment, but figuring out the NFL enough to end up in the Top 10 is very impressive! Congratulations on a game well played.

A couple of former champions ruled the Super Bowl Blowout this year. Our 2006 champion Mary Drobnik, from Albuquerque, New Mexico won the blowout with an impressive 299 points. And that's right, Mary had 12 on Philadelphia and 11 on New England. And yes, Mary is another dirty-dawg lady showing the dudes how it is done. Andrew Schmidt, the 2015 champion was the blowout runner-up with 290 points. Andrew also had 12 on Philly with 10 on New England. Andrew Tucci and, no kidding, Sam Lucci finished 3rd and 4th. Dan Luyk, who won the CFCC Bowl Blowout this year, flexed his PFCC muscle to wrap-up 5th place in the Super Bowl Blowout. Dan Noirot, John Sikora, John Leibold and our old friend Ray Sondag tied for 6th place with 284 points. Jason Runyen rounds out the Top 10.

On the Group Play front, we see first time winners, Hailraisers, taking home the championship with an average score of 1093.5 points. Hailraisers is a group open to Penn Staters, which is a departure from many past group winners which are hand-selected by their leaders specifically to compete in group play. Very impressive folks! Harvey Crusaders was the group runner-up with an average score of 1081.8, also very impressive since these folks dealt with Hurricane Harvey just before the season and with the aftermath once the season began. Traditional group powerhouse BoomerBacks finished 3rd, followed by our favorite 2017 PFCC group name, The Juice is Loose and We're Here to WOW Ya.

That's a wrap on the 2017 football season here at dirty-dawg.com, our 18th season on the Internet. If all goes well, we will be back in September 2018 for another shot at some entertainment for all of our loyal dirty-dawgers. And don't forget the College Basketball Confidence Contest coming up in March. Enjoy the off-season!

Becky Pritt; Bucknutz 2017 CFCC Champions

by: Sugar (January 15, 2018)


Raise your hand if you thought Mr. Handsome, Nick Saban, would bench his starting QB with a career 26-2 record, in favor of a freshman, to start the 2nd half of the championship game? That's what I thought. Zero. Georgia beat Alabama at their own game for one half, but unfortunately for Georgia fans, there was another half to play and, perhaps, the best college football coach of all time had something up his sleeve that no one was prepared for. Great call by Saban and now he has more National Championships than all other active coaches combined. Think about that for a minute. And reports indicate that he is still not happy.

We do, however, have some happy people that just finished up the 2017 CFCC at dirty-dawg.com. Big congratulations to Becky Pritt, our 2017 CFCC Champion! Becky finished with 927 points and a record of 152-67 to bring the Golden Bone home to Elizabethton, TN. If you follow the contest closely, you will know that Becky actually had this thing wrapped up before the final with a great Bowl Blowout performance, scoring 122 points on 17 victories, and by playing it safe in the final. Great job, Becky, you have joined some very elite dirty-dawg company and will forever be celebrated by dirty-dawgers everywhere. Sure, a new car would have been great, but these words are even better.

Becky held off Daniel Lamb from Brandon, MS, who had a big, fat 25 on Alabama. That still wasn't enough to overtake Becky, but good enough to get him the Silver Bone, just 8 points behind the champion. Daniel scored 136 Bowl Blowout points on 15 wins. Excellent run, Daniel! And, Penny Zabel from Portland, Texas made it 2 out of 3 for the dirty-dawg ladies, by taking home the Bronze Bone for 2017. Penny had a great Bowl Blowout scoring 146 points and climbing 31 spots into number 3. She finished with 905 points, 22 off the championship pace. Very impressive Penny. You will see that Bronze Bone next to your name forever.

I predicted right here before the Bowl Blowout that Johnny Vegas, despite leading after 13 weeks, would not bone. And I was right, barely. JV finished in 4th place with 893 points and a contest high 154 wins. By far, the best season for JV ever. Will be interesting to see if that trend continues in 2018, or if the Wise Guys in Vegas just had a particularly good year? Since JV is just a metric player, the real 4th place goes to Brett Williams, who tied JV anyway with 893 points. That's just 12 points from 3rd place, Brett. Go back and look at a missed 6 point confidence play during the season for the one that prevented you from getting that Bronze Bone. The rest of the Top 10 go by the names of Kent Kuyper, Linda Kunches, Phil Grigsby, 2009 Champ David Schomaker, Stephen Storts and Simin Binau. Excellent job, dawgs. It is a long contest with lots of excellent players and to finish in the Top 10 is definitely something to be proud of!

As we always point out, wins don't really matter in dirty-dawg contests, except as tie breakers. But we still like to give a shout-out to those that picked the most correct throughout the season. Besides Johnny Vegas, Phil Grigsby and Mary C Embry also notched a season best 154 wins. Phil finished 4th overall and Mary finished...84th. Just another example to show that the confidence factors are the name of the game.

We already mentioned that 2009 Champion, David Schomaker finished in 9th place, but how about other past champions? Last year's champ, Aidan Binau, wrapped up in 41st place. Albert Greenhut (2015) finished in 72nd, Ken Gribek (2012) in 73rd, Cyndi Pulis (2008) in 110th. The 2001 Champion, Larry Vannozzi, finished up in 130th, Eric Coleman (2011) in 150th, Derek Eisentrout (2006) in 221st. Robert Barritt (2005), Roger Bryan (2014) and Brent Ryder (2004) finished 254th, 290th and 364th respectively. Yes, dirty-dawg giveth and dirty-dawg taketh away.

The Bowl Blowout is always a challenge, allowing for huge gains and (in my personal case) huge losses. Daniel Luyk, one of our longest tenured dirty-dawgers had the best Blowout of all players scoring a whopping 238 points on an incredible 21-4 record. Joe Kunches was the Bowl Blowout runner-up 222 points and a 17-8 record. That 222 point performance vaulted Joe 221 spots to number 53 overall. Another dirty-dawg vet, Lee Crowley was third with 190 points climbing 174 spots to number 124. Nate McGinnis was 4th, Aidan Binau 5th and Laura Jones 6th. Felecia Bowser finished the Bowl Blowout 7th, Penny Zabel was 8th while Doug Schneider and Zaaren Allen rounded out the Top 10 Bowl Blowout performances. All of these 10 players but 2 (Luyk and McGinnis) had Alabama winning the championship. That helps your score.

In the popular Group Play portion of the contest, it once again was a two team competition between Bucknutz and The Florida Dummies (v16.0) with Bucknutz prevailing once again this year. We don't keep group stats from year to year, but suffice it to say that these two teams have won, by far, the most group competitions. If your last name isn't Binau or Schomaker, you aren't a member of Bucknutz and if you aren't a Moseley, you aren't in The Dummies either. Congratulations to Bucknutz for another year of dominance from top to bottom! All in the Family (mainly the Jones') finished 3rd in Group Play, followed by The Border War Still Lives On and Dawgzilla. As always, we hope Group Play, which enables several contests within the contest, was enjoyable even if you didn't challenge for the overall championship.

And that will put a bow on another CFCC. A big thanks to those shadowy figures known as the dirty-dawg Directors, that keep this contest running throughout the year with hardly ever a mistake, and with zero compensation, other than some dirty-dawg love from all of you. Remember, we still have the PFCC going and we will be back in March and April for the NCAA Tournament. Otherwise, we will see you all back in August 2018 for the start of another great season of college football!

PFCC Week 17 Wrap: Regular Season Ends; Time for Super Bowl Blowout

by: exRegionalWeenie January 5, 2018



Seventeen NFL weeks. You made it seventeen weeks. Seventeen weeks of entering your picks before the deadline (usually), flipping coins to pick your winners and being surprised when a heavy favorite was upset by a crappy team that had no business winning. Congrats and thanks for sticking it out, but you're not quite done.

Super Bowl Blowout
Here's the easy part. Your final Dirty Dawg act of the season is to put a confidence factor from 1 to 12 on each of the playoff teams (1 on the crappiest team; 12 on the team you think will win the Super Bowl). For every game each team wins, you will get your points. Your confidence factors are multiplied by a given factor as we go deeper into the playoffs. And the best part is that you can't get a negative score, so be as wreckless as you want! CAUTION: Your Super Bowl Blowout picks are due by 3:35pm CST on Saturday, January 6.

Regular Season Standings
Congrats go to Brandon Bigelbach who is in first place after 17 weeks. Brandon has been excellent and consistant because he has been in the Top 5 since November. Brandon lives in Glasgow, MT, pop. 3,000. What the heck are the odds that the best Dirty Dawg of 2017 hails from such a puny place? Anywhoooo, another top contestant is Tina Fausey. She is in second place and just 5 points out of first. Next up is Brian Boyd (he's in third and just 10 points out of first place). Nate McGinnis is fourth while former leader Jerry Bailey is fifth. These guys are 18 and 30 points, respectively, behind overall leader Brandon Bigelbach.

The rest of the Top 10 are within striking distance of the overall lead. They are (from #6 to #10): Linda Kunches, Tim Oram, Tylen Preston, Jason Straub and Ted Champney.

Top Performers of Week 17
Scores were pretty crappy in Week 17 as the average was just 5 points. This is a little misleading, though, because this counts the 70 people who bailed on us before Week 17. These 'players' were assigned the same score as the week's lowest score, which was a NEGATIVE 38, thanks to Joe Kunches. So let's review. We have Linda K in the Top 10 and Joe K cranking out a -38. We're pretty sure Linda and Joe know each other because they both live in Niwot, CO. Just imagine the dinner conversations if these two live in the same house. Awkward!!

Week 17's top score belonged to David Broxton. David bagged 70 points and barely edged out Martha Hilgeman by just 2 points. Michael Boyer was third while John Zittel and Justyn Jackson were tied for fourth/fifth place with 52 points a piece. Nice job, Dawgs!

Group Standings
No changes occurred at the top of the Group Standings last week as the Hailraisers continued to flat out own first place. The Boomer Backs are a distant second, just barely ahead of the Harvey Crusaders.


REMEMBER... YOUR FINAL PICKS FOR THE SUPER BOWL BLOWOUT ARE BUE BY 3:35PM CST JANUARY 6TH!!

CFCC Top dawgs

Final Standings

Place Player Pts W L
1 Becky Pritt 927 152 67
2 Daniel Lamb 919 152 67
3 Penny Zabel 905 151 68
4 Johnny Vegas 893 154 65
5 Brett Williams 893 148 71
6 Kent Kuyper 891 149 70
7 Linda Kunches 867 145 74
8 Phil Grigsby 865 154 65
9 David Schomaker 859 148 71
10 Stephen Storts 854 151 68
Full CFCC Standings

PFCC Top dawgs

Through Week 18

Place Player Pts W L
1 Tina Fausey 1221 163 75
2 Linda Kunches 1219 164 74
3 John Leibold 1209 162 76
4 Jason Runyen 1206 162 76
5 Nate McGinnis 1203 169 69
6 Robert Tarr 1200 165 73
7 Melissa Harral 1198 163 75
8 Brandon Bigelbach 1193 163 75
9 Jeff Raberding 1192 165 73
10 Asam Michael 1192 158 80
Full PFCC Standings

CBCC Top dawgs

2017 Contest

Place Player Points
1 Justin Weaver 7993
2 Bob Fogarty 7959
3 David Broxton 7941
4 Mike Lowder 7918
5 Brian Boyd 7866
6 Jeremy Buckles 7863
7 Otto Binau 7862
8 Dave Ratzlaff 7861
9 Brian Gregory 7850
10 Mike Zwier 7845
Full CBCC Standings

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