GWJFL3: Week 13

"Grumpicus" wrote:
"Poppinfresh" wrote:
"Certis" wrote:
I should be free anytime after 6 EST on Wed. or Thursday

Let''s say 6PM EST (5 CST) tomorrow (Wednesday) for our game.

6:00 is fine, as long as I''m actually actively in the league. When I last checked Grumpicus was having a problem sending me an invite. Hopefully that will be solved by then...

I finally got the invite to go through. You''re good to go as soon as you accept.

Excellent. I''ll accept when I get home. Thanks!

Certis: Looks like the weather here is shaping up to be miserable around the end of the day, so there''s an outside chance that I''ll be a little late for our 6EST game. I''ll try hard to make it, but if I''m not there just give me 15 minutes and I should be around. If there''s some bigger problem, I''ll post on here.

Ruthlessmuffin - be forewarned, you might want to call your momma to hold you after the ass-whuppin'' in this game...cuz the Falcons are coming to town!!! (NOTE for BB - 3 exclamation points intentional to denote excissive mocking) AND we are leaving Vick and my two wide receivers at home...yeah, thats right...I mock you with no quarterback or wide receivers to play...) YOU here me boy! I''m laughing...yeah...its laughter you hear...damn you...no, its not sobbing - stop that...its laughter...

Wanna play baseball instead?

Certis: Looks like the weather here is shaping up to be miserable around the end of the day, so there''s an outside chance that I''ll be a little late for our 6EST game. I''ll try hard to make it, but if I''m not there just give me 15 minutes and I should be around. If there''s some bigger problem, I''ll post on here.

Noted!

"Certis" wrote:
Certis: Looks like the weather here is shaping up to be miserable around the end of the day, so there''s an outside chance that I''ll be a little late for our 6EST game. I''ll try hard to make it, but if I''m not there just give me 15 minutes and I should be around. If there''s some bigger problem, I''ll post on here.

Noted!

Gotta love the weatherman! Looking out the window, I see what passes for blue sky here in cloudville. So, I should get there just fine, barring any troubles with signing up for the league.

By the way, I have a decent sore throat going, so if I''m somewhat quiet, it''s not because I hate you. I''ll wait ''til after the game for that...

By the way, I have a decent sore throat going, so if I''m somewhat quiet, it''s not because I hate you. I''ll wait ''til after the game for that...

Also noted, see you online shortly.

Argh. I''m online, but I don''t see a league request. I may just be lacking in intelligence, though. I assume I''d go to the Online Desk and then Messages, or whatever it''s called. Am I wrong?

Argh. I''m online, but I don''t see a league request. I may just be lacking in intelligence, though. I assume I''d go to the Online Desk and then Messages, or whatever it''s called. Am I wrong?

Try and join the league manually through ESPN on your Xbox. The name is GWJFL3 and the password is ""stan"" I think.

I honestly have no idea as I only ever had to send the invites, not received them. Sorry. Just to be sure, I just resent the invitation.

"ESPN Videogames Online Leagues" wrote:

Your invitation to join this league has been successfully sent to poppinfresh 2k5.

Well, I tried to join manually and it said, ""cannot find open league with this name"" or something like that. I guess the key word there is ""open."" I''ll hang around a bit more and see if I can get the latest invitation. Thanks for the effort, sorry for the trouble.

You on now pigpen then we see if you got what it takes

Heya grump, you''re going to have to just award me the win against warlock. I was up 30 something to 7 when he asked to abort the game. I assumed ESPN would still record the results of the game and just hit yes. But of course, it doesn''t do that.

He was apparantly getting as frustrated as I''ve been the last few games, and I felt bad for him.

Anyway, yeah.

Yeah... Thin_J and I just played our game, but I got pissed and quit. He picked quit too, not knowing that would mean it wouldn''t report. So, give him the win.

I really hate this game sometimes. I don''t know if it''s the settings or if it''s just that I suck, but I feel like the computer totally arbitrarily decides whether or not you''re going to catch the ball.

The first quarter was even enough - 10-7 with Thin_J in the lead, but after that, I could do NOTHING. Thin_J switched to man-to-man, which is great - I''m sure that had somehting to do with why I was catching less passes, but at one point, Plummer threw 11 incomplete passes in a row - I had like 4 interceptions. I can take fault for one, maybe two of those (stupid pass decision) but others were these completely lucky over-the-shoulder, oh-look-I-just-happened-to-turn-the-right-way interceptions in single coverage. Then, the next play, Thin_J would throw directly to one of my linebackers, with NO ONE around him, and it would bounce off his chest and he would drop it.

Like I said, I can attribute maybe 50% of this to my own not being good at the game, but I refuse to believe that my relative lack of skills is what''s causing my team to just arbitrarily do better or worse depending on what play/down/quarter it is.

Also, for my own sanity, I think I might have to adopt the Certis ""if you don''t have voice, I won''t play you"" play-style. I don''t know if it was Thin_J''s connection or mine, but we didn''t have any voice. Links worked for me last night, and all the GWJFL2K5 games I''ve played have had voice, so I''m not sure. But, I guess what I''ll do in the future is quit right away, retry, and if we still don''t have voice, just not play the game. I was getting WAY too pissed for my own good. If I have a guy who I can bitch to, at least to share my frustrations on play selection or ask a question if there''s some sort of problem, then I can get through a game (even if it''s a huge loss) with no problem. But I was honestly ready to cause physical pain to someone after tonight''s game, which is not the reaction you want.

Again, sorry to crap out on you, Thin_J. I''m sure that if we were talking, I would have enjoyed myself much more. Let me know if you want to play for fun sometime.

Good game Thin_J when you use that team right they can be very dangerous

ruthless...you have xfire up?

Fletcher? Fletcher? Hello? Anyone home? McFly?

you on now we can play

"Highlander" wrote:

I play Fletcher. When can you play Fletch?

Tonight, tonight toni-i-ight. O-oh. We''re gonna make it right ... tonight, tonight, toni-i-ight. O-oh.

Anytime after 7pm EST.

After that I''m free on Friday. And probably Saturday as well. Sunday ... yep. Monday too, even. All day in fact ...

By tonight, do you mean Thursday night? To me, right now that''s tomorrow night. I am in tonight, tonight.

So if tonight means tomorrow night, how about 9 p.m. central?

Hey Grump, Poppin and I played an off-league game (with league settings) and I won 28 - 3. If we can get the man into the league in good time we''ll play a ""real"" game, otherwise I''ll take the win so we don''t hold up the week.

I really hate this game sometimes. I don''t know if it''s the settings or if it''s just that I suck, but I feel like the computer totally arbitrarily decides whether or not you''re going to catch the ball.

I feel your pain as i am sure few others of us do.

Thin_J: As I assume you know now, if you consent to aborting the game, it''s like it never happened. If you guys want to try again, feel free. If the end of the week comes and you still haven''t played, I''ll be sure to give you the win.

Certis: I don''t know what the deal is. I got an invite out and accepted to/by Thin_J with no trboules tonight. Can someone tell Poppinfresh where to go to accept the invite? I''ve never been on that side of the deal.

You have to log in to the ESPN website, and there should be a little flashing envelope next to ""Private Messenger"" in the menu on the left. Click on it, and the invite should be in there.

"Highlander" wrote:

By tonight, do you mean Thursday night? To me, right now that''s tomorrow night. I am in tonight, tonight.

So if tonight means tomorrow night, how about 9 p.m. central?

Thursday night is the night. 9pm of your ""central"" time, then. Why you don''t all convert to the One True Time, EST, is beyond me.

Frankiemumbles and I played our game the other evening as well. tampa managed to win one. Frankie is good people - was a fun game.

"Thin_J" wrote:

You have to log in to the ESPN website, and there should be a little flashing envelope next to ""Private Messenger"" in the menu on the left. Click on it, and the invite should be in there.

Son of a gun. A)That was easy, and B)Apparently I am as dumb as they say.

I found the invitation there (two, in fact) and joined the league.

My ass will be sore for a week from that last game (the rest of you can take that as you like...), but do you want to try again, Certis? I think I may have a little ego left for you to snuff out.

Today isn''t good, nor is Friday, but Saturday, especially 12EST-2EST, or Sunday before 8EST is good, as is Monday after 8EST.

My next step will involve scoring a touchdown. Plus, I''d like to limit the number of 50-yard touchdowns you get...

He has sold his soul (Certis that is) - so dont feel bad. The Patriots are the debil....

Played a pickup game with Grump last night...wow, always nice to learn how much one truly sucks. Think it was like 72-0 in the first quarter - in the second quarter, I think he started punting on first down to avoid scoring a touchdown on me - to give me practice that I apparently badly need. How good was the game - well, vick dropped back for a short route over the middle, he tossed it, batted back to a 475 lb DL behind Vick, who caught it and rumbled for like the 14th score of the game. I think I finally got a 1st down in the 3rd quarter - haha - Even the god of karma was so sad, at the beginning of the 4th, he shut down one of our networks for a disconnect...

good game Grumps, and thanks for the oodles of tips, especially on reading defenses (and may an eternal pox set in on Taylor and Heap!).

Grump sold his soul as well. I need to work on reading D''s and O''s - his ability to throw on me at will can be quite frustrating.

Good game, Grumpy. Lucky for me your rally fell short thanks to Mr. Boerichter''s hands on that onside kick. Thanks, and as always a pleasure to play with you.

Hey Pigpen when do you want to play. Come on I''ve only been asking for a couple of days now but no answer when you want to.