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The 2018 CFCC Week 11 Wrap-up:
Status Quo--All the way Around


by Shudda, Cudda, Wudda



Coming into Week 11 it didn't look like it would offer much hope of a big shakeup with the CFP Top 4 (as well as the "first two out") all having double digit point spreads in their games. And sure enough all six won, although #6 Oklahoma almost succumbed to !Bedlam! vs. Oklahoma State. OU has struggled in its rivalry games this year, falling to Texas a few weeks ago. So should OU slip? Who would threaten? LSU had to hold on a little at the end to ensure a 7-point victory over bottom-dweller Arkansas, but #8 Washington State made a slight statement with a commanding performance over mediocre Colorado. What probably will help Wazzou the most was playing a good game when the East Coast was awake--a 3:30 pm EST start, rather than a 10:30 pm EST start, and Gardner Minshew looked great (and okay, the 'stache looked great too--getting a lot of media coverage!). So, the CFP Top 4 will likely stay the same this week, and Georgia should hold at #5, but #6 might be interesting Tuesday night.

For Dirty Dawg play, it was Status Quo as well with the Top 4 players, Seth Binau, Alisha Mize, Mr. Red, and Trinna Patterson, holding their places. As a matter of fact, these four players have placed in the same order 1, 2, 3, 4 after Weeks 9, 10, and 11. Jeff Ward, Charlottesville, VA cracks into the Top 5 for the first time this year, moving up 3 places from #8 last week.

For Week 11, the results were kind of ho-hum with an average score of 72.4, and ten players with scores >= 100. Top Dawg for the week is Chelsea Kryston, from Las Vegas, yes Las Vegas! Hey Chelsea, did you go into town and do something useful with these picks? Chelsea was 13-2 with the top score of 110, nailing the Tennessee upset over #11 Kentucky. Funny how the Kentucky Football team struggles after Basketball season Tips Off! There was a tie for 2nd Place this week with Fernando Salas (Tuscaloosa, AL) and William Moseley (Davenport, FL) at 106.

In Group Play, "Do We Really have Time for This" continues at #1 for the fourth week in a row, with "All in the Family" continuing at #2. "The Family" has been in the Top 2 since Week 3. "High Plains Drifters" surged up from #7 last week to #3 now, holding the slimmest of margins (0.05 point) over #4 "Morass of Ordinary Effort".

As we look ahead to Week 12, not too many big games lined up (gotta wait for Rivalry Week in Week 13), but we do have #3 Notre Dame taking on #13 Syracuse at Yankee Stadium Saturday afternoon.

All for now--Best of Luck to all of you in Week 12!

The 2018 CFCC Week 11 Wrap-up:
Status Quo--All the way Around


by Shudda, Cudda, Wudda



Coming into Week 11 it didn't look like it would offer much hope of a big shakeup with the CFP Top 4 (as well as the "first two out") all having double digit point spreads in their games. And sure enough all six won, although #6 Oklahoma almost succumbed to !Bedlam! vs. Oklahoma State. OU has struggled in its rivalry games this year, falling to Texas a few weeks ago. So should OU slip? Who would threaten? LSU had to hold on a little at the end to ensure a 7-point victory over bottom-dweller Arkansas, but #8 Washington State made a slight statement with a commanding performance over mediocre Colorado. What probably will help Wazzou the most was playing a good game when the East Coast was awake--a 3:30 pm EST start, rather than a 10:30 pm EST start, and Gardner Minshew looked great (and okay, the 'stache looked great too--getting a lot of media coverage!). So, the CFP Top 4 will likely stay the same this week, and Georgia should hold at #5, but #6 might be interesting Tuesday night.

For Dirty Dawg play, it was Status Quo as well with the Top 4 players, Seth Binau, Alisha Mize, Mr. Red, and Trinna Patterson, holding their places. As a matter of fact, these four players have placed in the same order 1, 2, 3, 4 after Weeks 9, 10, and 11. Jeff Ward, Charlottesville, VA cracks into the Top 5 for the first time this year, moving up 3 places from #8 last week.

For Week 11, the results were kind of ho-hum with an average score of 72.4, and ten players with scores >= 100. Top Dawg for the week is Chelsea Kryston, from Las Vegas, yes Las Vegas! Hey Chelsea, did you go into town and do something useful with these picks? Chelsea was 13-2 with the top score of 110, nailing the Tennessee upset over #11 Kentucky. Funny how the Kentucky Football team struggles after Basketball season Tips Off! There was a tie for 2nd Place this week with Fernando Salas (Tuscaloosa, AL) and William Moseley (Davenport, FL) at 106.

In Group Play, "Do We Really have Time for This" continues at #1 for the fourth week in a row, with "All in the Family" continuing at #2. "The Family" has been in the Top 2 since Week 3. "High Plains Drifters" surged up from #7 last week to #3 now, holding the slimmest of margins (0.05 point) over #4 "Morass of Ordinary Effort".

As we look ahead to Week 12, not too many big games lined up (gotta wait for Rivalry Week in Week 13), but we do have #3 Notre Dame taking on #13 Syracuse at Yankee Stadium Saturday afternoon.

All for now--Best of Luck to all of you in Week 12!

CFCC Week 10 and PFCC Week 9: No-Shave November

by: exRegionalWeenie (November 7, 2018)

We're saving internet space this week and combining all of last week's College & Pro action into one story. But first, I understand this is No-Shave November. If you're not shaving this month and decided to donate all your "skip-grooming" savings to cancer awareness, then kudos to you. However, if you're growing a raggy beard just because you think you'll look cool, then we have news for you.

Long beards. Dense beards. Gray beards. Scraggy beards. Absolutely none of these are cool. I realize gross beards are all the rage in hockey, (this pains me) baseball, and occasionally basketball, but they're just not cool, especially when attempted by the non-athletic types. In fact, let's judge a few examples:

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ANALYSIS: What's this? And it's red. Gross.
VERDICT: Sometimes, even pro athletes aren't cool in beards


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ANALYSIS: If toenails trap toe jam, what does this beauty trap?
VERDICT: Disgusting



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ANALYSIS: No, weird facial hair does NOT distract us from your cue ball
VERDICT: Get lost



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ANALYSIS: (jaw drops)
VERDICT: Get away from me!!


Clearly, beards are not cool. Have you seen David Letterman recently? Not cool. Saddam Hussein had an epic beard and look where he ended up. It's pretty well established that big long beards only work for God, Santa Claus, Dumbledore and a few characters from Game of Thrones. If that's not you, then please, just say no.

College/CFCC Action
Damn. Week 10 is already in the books.

So much for the showdown between Alabama and LSU. Can we just skip the bowls and playoffs this year? Elsewhere, Mizzou upset whipped the Gators at The Swamp, Michigan took Penn State out to the woodshed and West Virginia's gutsy 2-point play at the end of the game stunned Texas. And I think they're still scoring touchdowns in the OU-Texas Tech game.

Matthew O'neill of Buda, TX, took this week's honors with 106 points. Nice job! Tennessee's red-hot George Mathews was second with 102 points. Greg Waller and Carl Lindercrantz were tied for third with 96 points. Four players were tied for fifth with 92 points.

Week 10 was exciting on the field but not in our overall standings. Out Top 4 remained unchanged and featured, in order, Seth Binau, Alisha Mize, Mr. Red, and Trinna Patterson. George Mathews used his big week to jump into fifth place. Do We Really Have Time for This? is in first place in the Group standings.

We noticed that Matthew and Alisha both live in Buda, TX. If they're married and if they end up with kids who play dirty-dawg some day, we may have to bring this 20-year old game to an end. Our plea to Matthew and Alisha - please stay far away from each other, for the love of dirty-dawg.

Speaking of no change or being consistent, Fort Worth's Kurt Van Speybroeck has been in the Overall Top 10 at the end of EVERY week so far this season. Apologies to Kurt for any jinx that just occurred. Mr. Red has been in the Top 10 ever since Week 2. Alisha Mize has been in first or second place for five straight weeks. Sometimes, though, consistent players lose their touch. It looks like that is happening to formerly consistent Hank Bauer. Hank was in the Top 5 for four consecutive weeks earlier this year, but he has fallen through the 30s, 40s and now 50s for the past few weeks as the USS Bauer takes on water. Hank better fix those leaks or he'll become an also-ran like most of us.

NFL/PFCC Action
Just 9 weeks are complete in the NFL. That's good news and doesn't sound as bad Week 10 (CFCC). But we switched to Standard Time and it's dark an hour early, so damn it anyway.

Hey, this is timely. Today, it was reported that Pittsburgh Steeler holdout Le'Veon Bell was spotted in a Pittsburgh gym. Maybe his holdout is almost done. In a related note, dirty-dawg cannot confirm nor deny that Le'Veon was spotted filling out his CFCC and PFCC picks for the coming week.

Week 9 featured an great shootout between the Rams and Saints as well as the 12 vs. 12 showdown between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. We also saw the Cowboys banished to the 3-5 scrap heap, the 8-1 KC Chiefs roll to another win and an embarrassing Thursday Night game between the 1-7 Raiders at the 2-7 SF 49ers. I guess that game looked better to the TV planners months ago when Jimmy G was supposed to QB the 49ers and before Jon Gruden dismantled the Raiders.

Get this - who won PFCC Week 9, you ask? Well, it was Rusty Painter. Seriously. Rusty has two sisters (Anita and Ima) but they don't play dirty-dawg. Rusty had 100 points. Brad Bryant, Phil Stiegman and Zaaron Allen were second, third and fourth, respectively. Andrew Kennedy and Walter Kolczynski were tied for fifth with 92 points each.

Hank Bauer might be leaking oil in CFCC but he is dominating PFCC this year. He is in first place overall with a 40 point lead over Jason Hess. Jon Zeitler and Gary Petti are in third and fourth, respectively, while Mike Lowder rounds out the Top 5. GOING UP 4 the TD leads the overall Group standings.

PFCC Week 8: Quitter Alert

by: exRegionalWeenie (November 2, 2018)


Do you quit a lot of stuff? Do you like quitters? Nah, I didn't think so. Do you know how I knew? Because Americans are not quitters and our society doesn't like quitters.

The fact that quitting isn't cool apparently eludes a couple dozen NFL/pro dirty-dawgs (PFCC). I know - isn't that nuts? All quitters were lucky to receive a -25 last week thanks to Jacob Ventimilia's last place score for the week. That's right - you skip the college contest and you get a zero, but skip the Big Boy contest and you're assigned the same score as the worst score of that week. Take THAT, quitter!

So, who are these quitters? I'm glad you asked. Here's a sampling to wet your appetite. You can see the full list at the bottom of the weekly standings at dirty-dawg.com.
- Aaron Hill
- Cuss Rodder (yes, that's his name - we checked a few years ago)
- Dick Wagenmaker (Hey, wait, Dick? What are you doing here?)
- Eric Carpenter
- Tim Destri
- Tim Oram
- Marty Mullen

Do you know any dirty-dawg quitters? You have our permission to GIVE 'EM HELL! Thank you.

Week 8: Easy Peazy
Now that the nasty stuff is out of the way, we'll move on with the nice stuff. Nice stuff, as in recognizing the many outstanding players from Week 8. Four players were PERFECT by earning 117 points on 13-0 records. Wow! Ryan Ellis, Andy Patrick, Rich Webber and Mark Plate were the studs of Week 8.

Six other people were close behind with 111 points including Eddie Sams, Hank Bauer (yes, the same Hank Bauer that you see in the college AND pro standings, and read in our articles almost every week in 2018 - amazing!), Bob Wagner (not Bobby Wagner, the Seattle Seahawks linebacker, just plain 'ol Bob Wagner), Patrick McCullough, Ed "Don't call me Ryan" Tannehill, and Jerry Bailey.

So, add all that up and you'll see that this week's entire Top 10 had at least 110 points. In fact, the average score for ALL players, even including the two dozen quitters, was 70. I don't know if that's a record and I'm too lazy to find out, but it sure is impressive. And this is the NFL/PFCC for goodness sakes! Nice job, people - or was it simply an easy week? Hmmm.....

Overall and Group Standings as of November 2
Surprise, surprise... Hank Bauer is still in first place. What a year that guy is having. Ed Tannehill is second followed by Gary Petti, Jon Zeitler and Joel Veeneman. That's your Top 5.

In Group Play, GOING UP 4 the TD has a 12 point lead over Au Gratin Potatoes. BoomerBacks and Johnny Canucking Football are pretty close by in third and fourth place. The rest of the teams are much further back and better start making their moves before it gets too late.



CFCC Top dawgs

Through Week 11

Place Player Pts W L
1 Seth Binau 653 112 52
2 Alisha Mize 649 118 46
3 Mr Red 637 114 50
4 Trinna Patterson 632 115 49
5 Jeff Ward 609 115 49
6 Matthew O\'Neill 605 112 52
7 George Mathews 597 112 52
8 Richard Miner 589 113 51
9 Kurt Van Speybroeck 589 109 55
10 Steve Hiller 587 114 50
Full CFCC Standings

PFCC Top dawgs

Through Week 9

Place Player Pts W L
1 Hank Bauer 579 91 34
2 Jason Hess 539 86 39
3 Jon Zeitler 529 88 37
4 Gary Petti 524 88 37
5 Mike Lowder 523 87 38
6 Joel Veeneman 523 87 38
7 Ed Tannehill 517 85 40
8 LORETTA HARRAL 503 82 43
9 Craig Sullivan 499 91 34
10 John Zittel 499 87 38
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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