GWJFL 2005: Week 8

Great game Psycho. I mean great second game. During our first league attempt the game w ... e ... n ... t ... v ... e ... r ...y ... s ...l ...o ... w .... and then we diconnected and it gave me a win. So we play outside the league and I pulled out a victory. Thanks for the game Psycho. .

You had a great game, Highlander. My Browns were proud to be witness to it. Lord knows they didn''t accomplish much on their own.

So who needs a reset?

Well, eJay, I was there at 10:15 and left my xBox on until 11. Did you get there at 10 and just get tired of waiting, or not show up altogether?

So, I hate to ask this question, but will we be extension-izing at all this week? ejay''s internet connection went down last night, and the next time he can play is wednesday evening.

I give full decision on a reset to Psycho.

Reset? No go. You won the game fair and square.

Ok, I didn''t know if you were counting the extra-league game or if that was just for recreation.

I thought there might have been another but apparently that was in the other league.

Fletcher, I have something for you.

Don''t take it Fletcher. There are strings attached.

Fletcher.... fleeeeetcherrrr, your name is close to felcher..... come out now damn you.....

Well with fully half the games unplayed, I have little choice but to grant a 1-day extension. Please get your games played.

No word from Dutty, I fear the worst.

Yeah, he missed our game, too...

Ok ejay, I can play tonight from about 6:30 to 8, or after 10... you still in?

"*Legion*" wrote:

Fletcher.... fleeeeetcherrrr, your name is close to felcher..... come out now damn you.....

This one fell through the cracks and I take full responsibility. Thin_J was supposed to be taking over the Giants when the week rolled over but since I hate to wait for the new week, it slipped my mind. Anyway, Legion, I''ve sent Thin_J an ""Oh crap, I forgot, can you play Legion tonight?"" PM so hopefully you guys can get it played. I''ll be dropping Fletcher and inviting Thin_J (Cabbot) as soon as I get home this evening... but if you guys need it done before that, I can probably call home and get the wife to do it...

I''m pencilling in Dutty as a no-show and the JAX/NYG game is explained in the previous paragraph but what about the rest of you guys? Ejay? Warlock? Bagga? Opti? I guess I''ll send you all PM reminders.

Edit: Ok, Warlock obviously doesn''t need one. Three reminders to go, please. Thanks.

Edit2: Well I scanned the thread and it looks like Warlock and Ejay are scheduled to play tonight... and Bagga has posted but I haven''t seen anything from Opti. I think he flaked out of GWJFL3 and has missed 4 of his last 5 game. One more and I''ll be looking for a new owner. I guess I won''t bother with the PMs.

Legion, I''m free to play until 9pm EST tonight, and then free again probably around midnight.

Don''t have anything to get up early for tomorrow, so I can stay up late tonight

*edit*
So, in an effort to learn at least a little bit about the Giants, I played a game against the Jaguars with them, matching the league settings. I was more than a little outraged.

Barber fumbled the ball out of six of four carries. What the hell is that?

Also, I had never bothered trying any run plays from the shotgun as they sounded like a bad idea. I tried a couple of today, and I have to ask.. do they ever work? The ones I tried failed miserably.

I''ll be sending you that invite in 20-30 minutes, Cabbot.

Still no word from eJay... I sent him a PM saying I could play this evening, or later tonight, but he didn''t respond.

Your invitation to join this league has been successfully sent to cabbot.
"Grumpicus" wrote:
Your invitation to join this league has been successfully sent to cabbot.

And successfully accepted!

But I think Legion''s going to miss my available to play window for now.

Legion, if you want to play late tonight, I''m good for that. Don''t know what time though. It will likely be after 11 at the earliest, but more likely around midnight.

I''m around now

EDIT: Just FYI, I won''t be using the headset. I''ve been sick for the last couple of weeks, and my vocal cords are so strained from constant coughing that I can barely talk. Half the sounds I try to make just don''t come out. So I''ll be silent.

Quit postin'' in other threads and pay attention over here sumbitch!

"*Legion*" wrote:

Quit postin'' in other threads and pay attention over here sumbitch! :)

Shaddup your hole already! I sent you the ready message in the league lobby on Xbox Live like a whole minute ago!

"Thin_J" wrote:

Shaddup your hole already! I sent you the read in the league lobby on Xbox Live like a whole minute ago!

LOL - yeah, right after I posted that, you showed up and went Ready.

Nice game. My receivers had trouble with the rain in the first half, but everyone just got in sync and exploded in the second.

"*Legion*" wrote:
"Thin_J" wrote:

Shaddup your hole already! I sent you the read in the league lobby on Xbox Live like a whole minute ago!

LOL - yeah, right after I posted that, you showed up and went Ready.

Nice game. My receivers had trouble with the rain in the first half, but everyone just got in sync and exploded in the second.

Nice game? Beh.

I got pounded again. I had resigned myself to going with whatever play the coach recommended for part of the third and all of the fourth quarter. I was just picking at random and hurling the ball. I''m sure you noticed. When the third started all I really wanted was to score just one more time. That would have made me happy. Instead.. I got rolled, despite my best efforts at the short passing game.

The running game seemed ok at first, but you started stopping that short too that later on. Barber''s little fatigue bar was down to like a quarter of full, so I was afraid he''d fumble or something if I kept giving it to him.

Seeing as how that was my second game with the Giants I guess it wasn''t all too terrible, but still.

"Thin_J" wrote:

I got pounded again. I had resigned myself to going with whatever play the coach recommended for part of the third and all of the fourth quarter. I was just picking at random and hurling the ball. I''m sure you noticed.

Yeah, that made things easier for the scout team when they came into the game. It''s easy to predict what the computer''s going to do.

When the third started all I really wanted was to score just one more time. That would have made me happy. Instead.. I got rolled, despite my best efforts at the short passing game.

Shockey was becoming a thorn in my side. Even if you threw it four yards short of the first, if he was able to turn his hips upfield, he bowled through his defender and fell over the first down.

The running game seemed ok at first, but you started stopping that short too that later on. Barber''s little fatigue bar was down to like a quarter of full, so I was afraid he''d fumble or something if I kept giving it to him.

Don''t be afraid to sub Dayne in. Hit ""X"" and sub him in when you want to power run.

Yeah, it was obvious you''re still learning the Giants because your play calls were mostly out of a small group of plays. When I picked up on the different running plays, Barber had no room to run with. It always takes time to learn a new team''s playbook, that''s just the way it goes.

League advanced to week 9.

Warlock and Ejay both appeared to try to get their game played but due to technical and scheduling issues, we unable to do so. The coin toss went to Warlock.
Baggachipz gets the win over the apparently AWOL Optimistic (who has been posting on the site but did not make an appearance in the thread this week).
Certis gets the win over Dutty for the same reason. Dutty has been placed on probation for missing 3 consecutive games. With 4 total misses, another unplayed game will result in his removal from the league. He has been sent a PM apprising him of his status.
Highlander and Psycho has their connection drop 2:44 into the game and decided to play the make-up game outside the league instead of waiting for a reset. Considering that the stats are mostly hosed anyway, this is no big deal. Highlander won that game and so the win automatically awarded to him by ESPN stands. (Just FYI, in addition to resetting the game, had Psycho won, I could have reversed ESPN''s decision.)