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  • 2011 Hognostications Week 5


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    Congratulations to our Hognostication Week 4 winner, Redskin in Canada, with a very imprssive 12-4 record. Rounding out the top 6 are: Warmother, KazooSkinsFan, DesertSkin, MDSKINSFA and andyjens89 all with the same 13-3 record. Great job guys!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    2011 Hognostications Week 3


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    Congratulations to our week 2 Hognostication winner MDSKINSFAN with a very impressive 14-2 record! Rounding out the top four were Warmother, Countertrey and vwoodzpusha all with the same 14-2 record! Now that’s some Hognostication at it’s finest!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    2011 Hognostications Week 2


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    Congratulations to week one Hognostication winner Chris Luva Luva with a very impressive 12-4 start to the season! This score is tough enough to achieve midyear but to pull this off in the first week is outstanding!!
    Thanks to everyone who participated last week. With only a five point swing from first to last, this could be a very competitive year. Read the rest of this entry »

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    The Pending CBA Proposed Agreement


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    Today, a 25-page PDF summary pending agreement NFLPA reviewed with player reps, pre-owners `final’ document was released by Chris Mortnsen via @mortreport on Twitter.

    It is very difficult to read in it’s PDF form, so I have transcribed it in it’s entirety for your viewing pleasure.

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    2010 Hognostications Week 17


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    Congratulations to our week 16 winner, Deadskins, with an impressive 11-5 record. Rounding out the top 3 were Justice Hog at 11-5 and REDEEMEDSKIN with a 10-6 record. Great job guys!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    2010 Hognostications Week 16


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    Congratulations to our week 15 winner, SkinsJock, with an impressive 11-5 record. Rounding out the top 5 were: TincoSkin 11-5, Deadskins, RiC and TeeterSalad with a 10-6 record. Congrats guys!!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    2010 Hognostications Week 15


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    Congratulations go out to our week 14 hognostication winner, Justice Hog, with an impressive 12-4 record. Rounding out the top 5 were: KazooSkinsFan at 12-4, MDSKINSFAN, SAP_Pete and DesertSkin each with an 11-5 record. Congrats guys!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    2010 Hognostications Week 14


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    Congratulations go out to our week 13 hognostications winner, Countertrey, with a 13-3 record! Rounding out the top 4 are: SAP_Pete, Deadskins and DesertSkin with a 12-4 record. Congrats everyone!!! Read the rest of this entry »

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    Rule Tinkering… Bad for Football


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    This is NOT about the Redskins loss to the Detroit Lions… they did not deserve to win that game… while there were bad calls that influenced the outcome, a good team does not let the game fall into the hands of the officials to begin with.

    It’s probably happened for much of the league’s history, but sometime, probably in the early 70’s, the league decided that NFL offenses needed help.  Rather than waiting for the coaching form of natural selection to slowly work it’s evolutionary magic, the league decided to ban the bump and run technique that had begun to shut down many NFL passing attacks.  They knocked over a domino that began a chain reaction of increasingly complicated and situationally specific rule changes designed to increase scoring by hamstringing defenses. 

    I think it’s responsible for the incredibly complicated situation that NFL game officials find themselves in today… resulting in incredible inconsistency of officiating, missed calls, bad calls, blown calls… many of which are changing the outcomes of games. 

    Natural selection works in building coaching philosophies… there is forever a swinging pendulum of offensive dominance, to defensive dominance, and back again… the league erred in attempting to disrupt that swinging pendulum… and made a huge mess of the lot of the NFL Official…

    Want to fix it? BACK OFF… make tactics such as bump and run legal again… let the brilliant offensive coaching minds figure out how to beat it…

    They figured out how to beat the Tampa 2 without league help…

    The NFL needs to simply stop tinkering… let the game be the game.  The product that was on NFL fields in 1970 may not have been of the “quality” of the teams taking the fields today… but the game was a whole lot more pure… and officials made fewer mistakes… because their rulebook was simple…  clean… uncomplicated.

    HTTR

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    Hognostications Week 13


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    Congratulations to our week 12 winner, TincoSkin, with an 11-5 record. Rounding out the top 7 were: DesertSkin, RiC, jeremyroyce, Justice Hog, MDSKINSFAN and tribeofjudah each with the same 11-5 record. Great job everyone!! Read the rest of this entry »

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