Monday, December 29, 2014

Fame or Shame Week 17 Results

The Bronco's just made this race interesting.
Of course some really crappy picks by teams in position for the money also threw a monkey wrench into things.

We are now into the Playoff Portion where there are less games to choose from and less opportunity for actual blowouts and the top 4 teams are all separated by less than 20 points.
Lets Get Ready To Rumble people

RavensW20-1020 373 Serge
BroncosW47-1443 362 Craig O
SeahawksW20-624 356 Nick G
BroncosW47-1443 356 Craig T
CowboysW44-1737 336 Mauri
ColtsW27-1027 321 Jake
RavensW20-1020 299 Joe G
BearsL9-13(4)296 Sergio
DolphinsL24-37(13)293 Randy
ColtsW27-1027 286 Bill R
BroncosW47-1443 285 Stephanie
RavensW20-1020 284 Bosko
BroncosW47-1443 275 Steph T
BroncosW47-1443 231 Jason R
BroncosW47-1443 218 Old Man
SeahawksW20-624 191 Rob L
RavensW20-1020 178 Claudia
DolphinsL24-37(13)147 Mike T
SeahawksW20-624 136 Spank
65 Carnell
59 Bill M
12 Jason D
7 Tony V

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Fame or Shame Week 17

I'm missing over half of the team picks for this week so far so I am not publishing this until that is rectified.

I am on my way to work in a few minutes so when I start getting an inflow of picks I will post them in the comments section and then update the post later tonight, probably before the Steelers game.

Remember that we are taking this the whole way to the Super Bowl!  We don't quit before the season ends like those pansy fantasy football leagues out there.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Getting Ready Before the New Year

The year is about to end very suddenly and without much notice, at least that is the way it feels like.

I can tell the coke nail on my left pinky finger is a bit too long because it's getting a bit harder to type using that finger which means I should totally bite it clip it.  Totally meant clip it, with nail clippers like the rest of the normal functioning world.

I've got a dog resting comfortably on my lap and my boy sleeping about 4 feet from me on a huge pillow so now is better than later.  Nail bitten off, lets go.

In preparation for next year I withdrew approximately 6 grand from my company stock account.  I have paid off a three thousand dollar debt and all that is left is debt from the wedding and honeymoon and the plan is to have that vanish by the end of 2015.

My goal is to get myself ahead so that I am not living month to month but I am living one month ahead.  So, All of my bills for January will be paid with Decembers money.  This will give me more focus and I will be working with set figures.  I already know what I made in December so while I am shopping or deciding to get an extra Big Mac for lunch I will be able to see how much money I have left until the end of the month.  I like this idea a lot an think it is going to help me focus and help me pay off the remaining of my debt faster.

I also am setting aside some of that money as Poker Money so that I can get back out and play once in a while, specifically during the Super Bowl and March Madness.

2014 was by far the most exciting year I have ever been a part of so that means I must be getting better with age right?  Getting married and enjoying my wonderful,but crazy, family has fulfilled me more than I ever thought possible.

2015 can only get better thanks to the birth of my spawn and pending one year wedding anniversary.  Nothing can top our Honeymoon (which I still daydream about lustfully to this day) but I'm hoping to be able to come up with something for the anniversary to make it special.  I've never been so in love in my life.

Today is Xmas Eve which means we will be heading to my parents house for Xmas Part 1, then tomorrow is with the in-laws for Xmas Part 2.

I will have my annual new years revolutions post of stuff I want to accomplish but I'm not going to look back on last year because this past year was freaking amazing and none of my goals actually matter compared to what actually happened.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Life and Video Gaming

As life actually starts to come into some sort of balance (I know that I am jinxing myself by saying that just a mere month before my spawn is scheduled to be born) I find myself being able to balance out my hobbies as well.

I think this is coming mostly in the form of handheld gaming (and reading comic books which I'm a bit behind in).  With playing my DS or Vita or PSP or whatever I am finding that I can play more games because I'm still in the same room with the family and spending time with them and having conversations with them, all at the same time.  It also helps that the boy has a DS as well that he likes to play now and then and that the wife has started to get into basic mobile games (candy crush, etc) now that she has upgraded her phone to a Note 4.

So, I can sit there and play Pokemon or Persona Q (my next DS purchase) while she bitches and moans about running out of lives in whatever candy game she happens to be playing.  It is truly a win/win.

With that being said I created a games tab above (I've created so many and follow through with so few) just so that I can track what I have been playing and what I actually beat, etc.

I've got to sit down and come up with my new years revolutions shortly, some basic and simple things which I should be able to follow through with over the course of the year.  I've had such good intentions the last couple of years but life has come at me fast and furious and everything I know has changed.

Life is truly wonderful.

With that being said, last night I beat Pokemon Omega Ruby.  Well, at least beat the story mode.  I still have some fighters to challenge and I have not caught them all at this point.  In all honesty I am not sure how much more time I'll put into it right now before moving onto the next game.

I'm in the process of listing my "backlog" of games which I own and have to at least play.  I'm excluding some older games that I don't intend on going back to but I'm also trying to start instilling the discipline to not overbuy in games so that I don't end up with 50 games owned and only 8 beat with the rest waiting to be played.

Fame or Shame Week 16 Results

Week 16 saw a little shake-up

PackersW20-327 353 Serge
SeahawksW35-639 332 Nick G
PatriotsW17-1611 319 Craig O
PackersW20-327 313 Craig T
BillsL24-26(2)306 Randy
SeahawksW35-639 300 Sergio
PackersW20-327 299 Mauri
SteelersW20-1218 294 Jake
LionsW20-1416 279 Joe G
RavensL13-25(12)264 Bosko
PatriotsW17-1611 259 Bill R
PatriotsW17-1611 242 Stephanie
PackersW20-327 232 Steph T
PatriotsW17-1611 188 Jason R
PatriotsW17-1611 175 Old Man
PackersW20-327 167 Rob L
PackersW20-327 160 Mike T
BillsL24-26(2)158 Claudia
PatriotsW17-1611 112 Spank

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Fame or Shame Week 16 Picks

So it looks like there could be quite a shake up in the standings as the picks are all over the place for this week.

Everyone in the top 4 had a different pick 7 different teams picked in the entire top 10.

Still waiting on one persons pick but here is what we look like heading into our action today.

Craig OPatriots
Nick GSeahawks
Craig TPackers
Joe GLions
Bill RPatriots
Steph TPackers
Jason R
Old ManPatriots
Rob LPackers
Mike TPackers

Monday, December 15, 2014

Fame or Shame Week 15 Results

There were only two good picks of the Patriots and two bad picks of the Packers, everyone else stuck right in the middle with Ravens, Seahawks and Giants.
Oh, and the weirdo that picked the Lions.... wtf.

Two weeks left in the regular season to separate the men from the boys and then things get interesting with the playoffs and a whole lot less games to pick from.

Ravensw20-1218 326 Serge
Ravensw20-1218 308 Craig O
Ravensw20-1218 308 Randy
SeahawksW17-720 293 Nick G
Patriotsw41-1338 286 Craig T
LionsW16-1412 276 Jake
SeahawksW17-720 276 Bosko
Ravensw20-1218 272 Mauri
Ravensw20-1218 263 Joe G
Giantsw24-1321 261 Sergio
Ravensw20-1218 248 Bill R
Patriotsw41-1338 231 Stephanie
SeahawksW17-720 205 Steph T
SeahawksW17-720 177 Jason R
PackersL13-21(8)164 Old Man
Ravensw20-1218 160 Claudia
PackersL13-21(8)140 Rob L
Ravensw20-1218 133 Mike T
Ravensw20-1218 101 Spank

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fame or Shame Week 15

Still waiting on a few picks but here we go

Craig ORavens
Nick GSeahawks
Craig TPatriots
Joe GRavens
Bill R
Steph TSeahawks
Old ManPackers
Rob LPackers
Jason RSeahawks
Mike TRavens

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fame or Shame Week 14 Results

With 3 weeks left in the regular season to go the race is still pretty tight at the top.
However, remember that we still have the playoffs to go as well - so even if you think you are out of it your fortune could be won or lost based on how badly you pick the playoffs.
Last year the Superbowl determined the winner of the league I was in!

Joe with a 31 point downswing put his life into a difficult spot heading into these last few weeks.

PackersW43-3716 308 Serge
PackersW43-3716 290 Craig O
LionsW34-1727 290 Randy
49ersL13-24(11)273 Nick G
VikingsW30-2416 264 Jake
BroncosW24-1717 256 Bosko
CowboysW41-2823 254 Mauri
PackersW43-3716 248 Craig T
SaintsL10-41(31)245 Joe G
DolphinsL13-24(11)240 Sergio
GiantsW36-739 230 Bill R
PackersW43-3716 193 Stephanie
PackersW43-3716 185 Steph T
49ersL13-24(11)172 Old Man
PackersW43-3716 148 Rob L
PackersW43-3716 142 Claudia
141 Jason R
TexansW27-13115 Mike T
PackersW43-3716 83 Spank
65 Carnell
59 Bill M
12 Jason D
7 Tony V