Sunday, December 14, 2014

VPFL Week 14

114 Gilbert Gamma Rays (8-6-0)
93 Bane Cornshuckers (9-5-0)

91 Boot Hill Bogs (3-10-1)
49 Greenfield Grizzlies (9-5-0)

73 Texas Chili Eaters (8-5-1)
54 Mounds View Meerkats (8-6-0)

62 RR Redbeards (9-5-0)
57 Clerical Errs (2-12-0)

57 King (7-7-0)
46 Favre Dollar Footlongs (6-8-0)

One game out of first, 14 points from scoring the most points, and I miss the playoffs. Well, I can't complain. It was a MAJOR choke job by D. Thomas, G. Bernard, and A. Morris, who scored 0 points, 24 less than estimated and 20 less than I needed.

It rather reminds me of the playoff game the year I had both Daunte Culpepper and Jeff Garcia, obliterated the regular season, and agonized over which one of them to start. I don't remember with whom I went, because it turned out it didn't matter, both of them scored next to nothing and I went one-and-done.

In the 2014 VPFL playoffs, the Chili Eaters are favored by a single point over the regular season champion Cornshuckers, and the Redbeards are favored over the defending champion Grizzlies.

Ladies and gentlemen, JOHNNY FOOTBALL! This is not a quarterback who is ready for the NFL. His second (third) interception was one of the worst I've seen in a long time.



Anonymous Laz December 14, 2014 12:28 PM  

8 hours until the cowgirls start their losing playoff bid.

Anonymous Will Best December 14, 2014 12:48 PM  

Watching Bruce Arians win with his 4th QB, no running game (they average like 3 YPC), and without his best pass rusher just blows my mind. It can't fathom how he was allowed to leave Chicago without signing a HC contract when the Bears interviewed him.

It is the time of year I wish I had cable, as football games become more interesting for their overall implications rather than just watching who is playing. For example, Vikings @ Lions rather than the far more consequential and interesting Broncos @ Chargers.

Also, how is CBS deciding I should be watching the Colts beat up on the Texans rather than giving me what I can only surmise will be the first start of Johnny Football's short NFL career

Anonymous Laz December 14, 2014 1:05 PM  

Just because you have cable doesn't mean you get to watch the other games. Unless I buy the NFL package I'm watching the same games you are.

Blogger Vincent Castrillo December 14, 2014 1:11 PM  

Johnny Football will be a joke, but keep in mind Cleveland killed Cincy earlier with no one at QB.

Theonly thing that amazes me about the actual game (the league is a constant cluster) is that most people can see a good QB or potential good QB a mile away while seeing the frauds is even easier, yet guys paid to run teams consistently get this wrong?? Is it possible they have secret handshake affirmative action / mass media appeal picks that each team has to take one for the league every few years?

For instance Johnny Manziel. In college he looked like Superman against most teams. Against the two teams he consistently had to face that have NFL caliber defs (LSU and Bama) he was virtually shut out but for that one memorable Bama game. A terrible LSU team by their standards killed him twice. The point is how does a team even risk a flyer on him above the fourth round?? Yet Aaron Rogers went 23rd and Drew Brees 31st.

This though doesn't even touch the magic negro QB situation. Every year at least two are supposed to change the world!! Yet within 8-16 months they are out of the league, warming a bench, or "sort of the best option" in a mediocre football town. Griffen and Vick were always going to be flash in the pan. The fact Vick has made it this long is amazing.

Cam Newton? Vince Young? The JETS QB lololololololThat clown basically told of the local press and fans the DAY he was drafted and yet he was going to be special?? Here's a rule of thumb, if the QB cannot read at a 9th grade level AND cannot play a pressure packed game of Operation don't draft him! That's my rant for the weekend.

Anonymous Laz December 14, 2014 1:37 PM  

Cleveland is getting their butts whipped so far.

Anonymous Daniel December 14, 2014 2:47 PM  

It sucks when your best guys underperform, but that's not a coaching problem. A coaching problem is leaving Julio Jones on the bench because you are sick of his inconsistency...and his 7 extra points or whatever being the difference between the playoffs and going home.

Regarding real football: Andy Reid is the worst two-minute coach working today. The Chiefs would be a serious threat if they knew how to run that thing without somehow scoring for the other team. It is also why the Raiders aren't a joke even though they are bad: Raiders actually care about the clock despite the fact that they are consistently behind on talent.


Tennessee needs to trade their #1 pick for a batch of defensive backs, linemen, and receivers, and wait for the #1 pick next year to get a QB to suit.

Because, yes. Tennessee is impossibly bad. They can almost count on picking 1st two years in a row. They might not beat the Jets.

Anonymous Jack Amok December 14, 2014 3:17 PM  

...most people can see a good QB or potential good QB a mile away while seeing the frauds is even easier, yet guys paid to run teams consistently get this wrong?? Is it possible they have secret handshake affirmative action / mass media appeal picks

I'd say no, because idiot coaches have the same problem with Running Backs, and there's no AA issue there. I think coaches just get caught up in "their guys" and assume they can't back down on choices they make without losing face.

Anonymous RJ December 14, 2014 4:01 PM  

"...he was virtually shut out but for that one memorable Bama game."

Check the video. He lit up Bama twice, but A&M had no defense the second time...

And Johnny Bust is an excellent example of a good college QB who doesn't have the tools to succeed in the NFL...

Anonymous Will Best December 14, 2014 5:12 PM  

Bills went 4-0 against NFC North teams. Jim Schwartz's revenge is complete with an utterly embarrassing performance by Rodgers and Jordy Nelson.

Looks like week 17 @ Lambeau will be featured on SNF this year. Then again the Lions are looking to squander this gift wrapped opportunity.

Anonymous Daniel December 14, 2014 7:23 PM  

Knew Kyle Orton would beat the Packers.

Kyle Orton always beats the Packers. I can't think of a working QB with a better record against them.

Anonymous Will Best December 15, 2014 1:21 AM  

Colin Kaepernick is 3-0 against the Packers. Russell Wilson is 2-0, though every Packer fan will argue to death that one of those games was BS. Orton is 5-2.

Blogger CarpeOro December 15, 2014 11:00 AM  

If the Lions actually won at Lambeau, I'd expect them to make it through the first two play off rounds. I fully expect a loss however. Packers were still in pre-season mode for some reason the first game, plus injuries.

Anonymous Cail Corishev December 15, 2014 1:22 PM  

Is the NFL trying to eliminate sacks entirely? It's getting to the point where sacking the QB may be too big a risk of a personal foul. Maybe they could have the QB wear flags, so the defender can pull his flags to "tackle" him.

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