All Pro Football 2k8 - Season 4 - Week 4

Guess we should roll the topic at least while we wait for Oldmanscene to get his 360 back from Microsoft and albo and Fye figure out when to play.

4 teams have already played week 4 games.

Here is the schedule currently.

Miami Game Fish 13, Virginia Beach Hornets 7
Kansas City (KS) Hawks 17, Gainesville Fishermen 14
Corvallis Badgers @ Fort Worth Gunslingers
New York Legends @ Charlotte Stallions
Kailua Sharks @ Irvine Sparrows
Syracuse S's @ Chicago Beasts

Do you want to play soon, firesloth?

Received the replacement 360 from UPS yesterday. I'm going to try to be on this evening, but I can't really guarantee any time until this weekend.

Yay! I'll be off and on all week. Let me know when you want to play.

Just in case you didn't read my Tournament thread. My X-Box has died, yes the three red rings again. This the 4th time in 4 years. You would like to think, that by now X-Box would have this figured out how to solve, this dam problem. Anyhow I will see you guys in a couple of weeks my games are up to date.

DS and I got in our game last night, which I pulled out 35-28 on a TD with 11 sec left. That capped a drive that ate up most of the last two minutes.

It was a tense back-and-forth affair. I went up by 14 early, including two early INTs of Otto Graham. However, DS roared back with 2 TDs inside the last minute of the first half that were direct results of INTs thrown by Bobby Herbert.

DS went up by 7 early in the second half after yet another Herbert INT. When I tied the score, he returned the ensuing kickoff 92 yards for a TD. I scored again at the beginning of the 4th to tie it up again and managed to get a stop of DS with 2:30 to go. DS missed a 36 yard FG attempt to set up my time-churning 9 play TD drive.

Barry Sanders ended up with 91 yards, though a lot of that was on the final drive. DS did a good job of keeping my running game in check. Bobby Herbert completed 21 of 23 passes...but, to be fair, 3 of those completions were to the opposing team. He did have 4 TD passes and 300 yards passing to go with those 3 INTs, giving him a reasonable 118 rating.

For DS, OJ Simpson had about 60 yards rushing and 17 receiving on his weekend work release. Otto Graham finished 12/27 for 238 yards with 2 TDs/2 INTs.

So, it is interesting that so far, 2 of the top 3 rated QBs are bronze (Herbert and Kosar), and the two highest completion percentages in the league are from those QBs (69%, 68%...next highest is 60%). Both of those bronze QBs are in the top 4 of number of attempts and TD passes thrown, as well, so it's not like they're just handing the ball off all the time.

To be fair, Herbert is helped by a lot of passes to Barry Sanders. On the other side, Bernie Kosar is handing off to Gale Sayers, who's averaging 10.5 yards a carry.

It'll be interesting to see the stats at the end of the season.

X-Box Update, I went and bought a new X-box.

Frankie,

Did you end up with a Jasper unit? I have been looking here in the Albuquerque area but have yet to find one

DSGamer wrote:

Guess we should roll the topic at least while we wait for Oldmanscene to get his 360 back from Microsoft and albo and Fye figure out when to play.

It's looking like Thursday at the earliest

I've got a class tonight and then will have to rush home to perform a production change for work. Rinse and repeat for tomorrow night.

I hate being a drag on the schedule and would understand if something must be done about it. I haven't played APF since the night of my last game. Haven't been able to!

THE S'S MUST PLAY THIS WEEKEND. FOR GREAT JUSTICE.

Fyedaddy,

I did not see you on last night. Any idea on a day/time?

F Y E D A D D Y ! ! ! ! !

Lets get this game out of the way

I have some time off work now and should be able to get this done late tonight. What does your evening schedule look like for the next few nights? I'm out of town Tuesday night (back late) but otherwise should be open. You will most likely get me without any recent APF practice but that will be my own fault

I haven't really played much either. I tried out some new players for Frankies tournament for about 1/2.

Other than that, lets play tonight.
Give me a time

ertic wrote:
Other than that, lets play tonight.
Give me a time

Let me see what I can do about keeping the SO occupied (it usually works out best when she has already gone to bed). Would a tentative 10 PM CST work?

Ill be there

Fye send me a message when yer ready to go. Ive been looking from here on my pc and says you were on 3 minutes ago.

Good Game Fye..

Lets get this league moving boys. What has t been 7 weeks?

The other thing we can do is we can decide now that weeks are a week long. If you can't get the game in your game gets forfeited. This is the downside of flex scheduling. It allows everyone to think that you don't have to put effort into getting your game in.

Before we do anything drastic, let's just all start trying to get games in now. Let's not worry about what week you are on. If you are ahead, keep pushing forward. The bulk of us will just need to push guys into getting their games in. I'm going to steamroll through my games now. I'd like to see others try to keep up, but waiting for everyone to play is causing as much of a drain as the couple of guys that aren't.

Actually, Fye got a game in just last week, so he's off the bad list. That just leaves Oldman, who seems to be off the reservation. If you have a game with him, keep trying to contact him, but move on to the next week.

DS do you want to try to get our game in tonight?

I think I have Firesloth the week after DS. I'm ready to just get to playing some games. I'm going to take advantage of the flex schedule to just play my games nd enjoy my season.

Elliot,

I believe you and I are due for a week 5 game. Are you available tonight or tomorrow/ Im ready to go ahead and push it out if you are.

Jayhawker -- DS and I already played our game. I've got Oldman and then you. I'm happy to fire up our game anytime.

I apologize for being the main guy dragging his feet on this. The last month or so has just been very busy. Between family gatherings, holiday events, illnesses (including one of my own), and just some random life issues any game time I've had has been sporadic and filled with interruptions. It looks like things have settled down some now. Tonight and tomorrow night are not good for me, but I will make myself available for some New Years Day action for those who I owe a game. Just give me a time and I'll do my best to be there.

oldman -- I'm often on after about 10 pm eastern time. I'd love to get in our game later this week. I think it's officially week 5, so I'll defer to folks that were to play you earlier if need be.

oldmanscene24 wrote:
I apologize for being the main guy dragging his feet on this. The last month or so has just been very busy. Between family gatherings, holiday events, illnesses (including one of my own), and just some random life issues any game time I've had has been sporadic and filled with interruptions. It looks like things have settled down some now. Tonight and tomorrow night are not good for me, but I will make myself available for some New Years Day action for those who I owe a game. Just give me a time and I'll do my best to be there.

I'll be online New Years day so that would be great. Are Bagga and Fyedaddy still around?

Firesloth, I got my loss to DS out of the way. So you are up next for me. Let me know when you want to get a game in.

The game between DS and I was pretty good. We traded TD's early, and 12 mph wins caused him to miss an extra point, so I was up 14-13. After a late first half TD by DS, and nailed a late 41 yard FG that I had to hook into the uprights. That was pretty sweet. I was now down 20-17. Looked like a barn burner.

But things slowed down. After I picked off Otto Graham, I had a chance to move the ball and take the lead. But Unitas threw a pick when I was at the 18 yard line of DS. He of course drove the field and then hit Novacek for a 50 yard TD.

I proceeded to move the ball down the filed, but settled for another hooking FG attempt, and nailed my 31 yard attempt. I was now down 27-20. I held DS to a missed 30 yard field goal attempt, and got the ball back with 2:24 left. I moved it all the way downfield. But on 3rd and 10 from 12, and 1:08 left, Unitas threw his second pick of the game, and that was that.

Earl Campbell was a beast for me, 14 carries for 139 yards. Bt OJ came up big for DS as well on 19 carries for 123 yards. The difference was the QB's. Otto beat JohnnyU.

DSGamer wrote:
I'll be online New Years day so that would be great. Are Bagga and Fyedaddy still around?

I'm still around. I took my beating last week like a good boy.

Well, I wasn't able to make it online yesterday, after all. Let me just say that I understand if you guys want to move along without me. I won't take it personally. I offer my sincere apologies for being the one dragging things out this long. Suffice to say that my life is a bit of a whirlwind right now and I can't really say ahead of time for sure when I can be on. If you want to keep things rolling, I'll try to get my past games played before this weekend is up. It's really whatever you guys want to do. Again, I'm sorry for being "that guy."

My preference for the rest of this season if for us just to try and play the games we can, and not worry about the order. So oldman, just try to get in games a little more diligently, but the rest of us should start trying to get in all of our games, and stop waiting for folks we can't get ahold of.

Hey, my schedule is kind of out of whack this week. But starting next week it will be the usual grind so I'll be free every evening from 5-7pm PST, just give me a day and I'll be on Xbox Live during that time.

Whats next week? Monday the 5th? If so I am good for the 5th, 6th, or 7th as I am off those days.

Lets see, I have my weekly game with you Elliott, a tourny game with Jayhawker, and a long time tourny game with Firesloth.

Luckily the kids go back to school here in a couple days and I will be able to get some Xbox time in. Getting my son off the damned box after Xmas is like prying teeth.