Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Resolute

1. Lose weight. Target is 225.
2. Get my mug from growlers.
3. Finish 2 bathrooms.
4. Trim out interior of house.
5. Finish poker room.

More to come.......
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

FFF Quiz Answers

Dawn states that she only missed 12 out of 57. Shows that the randomness of the pool aspect of the quiz worked in her favor.
  1. How many Superbowls have the Patriots played? Six
  2. How Many Superbowls have the Patriots won?Three
  3. What was the name of the Patriots previous Stadium? Foxboro Stadium
  4. How many NFC championships have the Patriots won?Zero, they play in the AFC.
  5. Name any Patriots head coach other than Belichick. John Mazur, Phil Bengtson, Chuck Fairbanks, Ron Erhardt, Ron Meyer, Raymond Berry, Rod Rust, Dick MacPherson, Bill Parcells, Pete Carroll.
  6. What Patriot player was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008?
    Andre Tippett
  7. Who did Tom Brady usurp to become starting QB for the Patriots?
    Drew Bledsoe.
  8. Who was the last/most recent player in NFL history to successfully complete a drop kick? Doug Flutie in 2005.
  9. What was the name of the team's former logo, found on helmets prior to 1993? (Pat Patriot)
  10. Name two of the three teams that have defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl (Giants, Packers, Bears)
  11. Where did the Patriots compete before joining the American Football Conference of the National Football League? (American Football League)
  12. Who holds the Patriots franchise record for career receptions? (Troy Brown)
  13. What non-football injury nearly ended Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi's career in 2005? (he had a stroke)
  14. Who is the Patriots' all time leading scorer? (Adam Vinatieri)
  15. How many offensive players must be on the line of scrimmage at the snap? Seven.
  16. There are more than 19 infractions that result in a 15 yard penalty. Name 5.
    1. Chop block. 2. Clipping below the waist. 3. Fair catch interference. 4. Illegal crackback block by offense. 5. Piling on. 6. Roughing the kicker . Roughing the passer. 8. Twisting, turning, or pulling an opponent by the facemask. 9. Unnecessary roughness. 10. Unsportsmanlike conduct. 11. Delay of game at start of either half. 12. Illegal low block. 13. A tackler using his helmet to butt, spear, or ram an opponent. 14. Any player who uses the top of his helmet unnecessarily. 15. A punter, placekicker, or holder who simulates being roughed by a defensive player. 16. Leaping. 17. Leverage. 18. Any player who removes his helmet after a play while on the field. 19. Taunting.
  17. How long is a NFL football field? 120 yards
  18. On what yardline is the ball placed for kickoff? 30 yard line.
  19. How many players is each team allowed to field for a play? 11
  20. What's different about a kick after safety (safety kick) compared to a kick after a touchdown or a field goal (kickoff)? (a punt may be used for a safety kick; also acceptable - safety kick is from the 20 yard line, kickoff the 30)
  21. When can a team attempting an onside kick gain possession? (when the ball goes 10 yards or is touched by the receiving team)
  22. From what yard line is an extra point or two point conversion attempted? (two yard line)
  23. How many players are on an NFLregular season roster? 53, with 45 dressing for a game.
  24. There are seven named positions for NFL game officiants. Name 2 of them.
    Referee, Umpire, Head Linesman, Line Judge, Field Judge, Side Judge, Back Judge.
  25. Name 6 defensive positions.
    Nose tackle, guard, tackle, end, linebacker (Inside, outside, middle), safety, corner back.
  26. Name 7 offensive positions
    Quarterback, running back (includes halfback and fullback), tight end, wide receiver (includes wideout, flanker, split, slot), tackle, guard, center.
  27. How many team make the playoffs each year? 12 (6 NFC 6 AFC)
  28. Who won the first Superbowl? Green Bay Packers over the Kansas City Chiefs.
  29. Which teams have won the most superbowls? Dallas, San Francisco, Pittsburg with 5 each.
  30. What prize is awarded to the winner of the Super Bowl? (Lombardi Trophy)
  31. Prior to the 2007 Patriots, what was the last NFL team to have an undefeated regular season record? (1972 Dolphins)
  32. What division do the Patriots play in?
    AFC EAST
  33. Name the teams in the Patriots division.
    Bills, Dolphins, Jets and yes, Patriots
  34. Who is the owner of the Patriots?
    Robert Kraft
  35. Who was the Patriots first draft choice in 2007?
    Brandon Meriweather
  36. Who was the Patriots first draft choice in 2008?
    Jerod Mayo
  37. Where did Tom Brady play college football?
    Michigan
  38. How many Superbowl MVP's has Tom Brady won?
    Two
  39. Name any two current assistant coaches. There are 15.
    Dante Scarnecchia, Josh McDaniels, Ivan Fears, Bill O'Brien, Pete Mangurian, Dean Pees, Pepper Johnson, Matt Patricia, Dom Capers, Brad Seely, Mike Woicik, Harold Nash, Josh Boyer, Brian Flores, Shane Waldron.
  40. Who do the Patriots play week 16? Arizona
  41. Who do the Patriots play week 17? Buffalo
  42. Name the 5 teams that the Patriots have lost to this year. Miami, San Diego, Indianapolis, NY Jets, Pittsburg
  43. As 12/10 the Patriots were in second place, although the top three teams in the division have the same record. What tie-breaker puts the Patriots in second place? Divisional record. The Jets split the season series with the Patriots, but the Jets have a better division record.
  44. What two teams did the Patriots defeat in the 2007 playoffs? Jacksonville and San Diego.
  45. Who was the MVP of Superbowl XXXIX? Deion Branch
  46. In what category did Wes Welker lead the NFL in 2007? (receptions, tied with T.J. Houshmanzadeh)
  47. What was the penalty for "Spygate", where the Patriots were found to have to have illegally videotaped signals used by the New York Jets? (forfeited first round draft pick, also technically accurate: fines for team and Belichick)
  48. Who is the Patriots' leading rusher so far in 2008? (Kevin Faulk)
  49. Name the/a 2008 starting center. Dan Koppen
  50. Name two 2008 running backs.Morris, Jordan, Faulk, Green-Ellis, Evans
  51. Name a 2008 cornerback.O'neal, Hobbs, Sanders, Wilhite, Richardson.
  52. Name three wide receivers. Welker, Aiken, Slater, Moss, Gaffney, Washington
  53. Name the 2008 punter. Chris Hanson
  54. Name the 2008 left guard. Logan Mankins
  55. Where did the current starting QB play college football? USC
  56. What position does Vince Wilfork play? Nosetackle
  57. What position does Lonie Paxton play? Long snapper



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The FFF Quiz

So going from what I called "Guiding Principals" which were CK's points in the original challenge, the committee create, reviewed, critiqued and put forward to Alceste a list of 60 questions. 3 were cut and the remaining 57 were placed into a pool for a random draw to create the 25 questions.

Here are the guiding principles:


1. If you haven't made it through a full season as a fan of your adopted team, then you are not a REAL football fan.

2. If you don't understand the game, then you can't be a REAL football fan. We're not talking about being able to break down the Tampa 2 defense. Just the basics. Like the names of the positions and whether or not they are offensive or defensive positions. Or whether a false start penalty is 5 yards or 10 yards.

3. If you can't name the key personnel of your team, then you are not a REAL football fan. If you only know the name of one player, then you are a fan of that player, not the whole team. (So that means that if your player gets knocked out during Week 1 with a season-ending injury, you have NO football team to root for.)

4. If you don't understand some of the key points in your team's history, then you are not a REAL football fan. You can't claim your team's history, yet know absolutely nothing about it.

Here is the entire pool of questions:

  1. How many Superbowls have the Patriots played?

  2. How Many Superbowls have the Patriots won?

  3. What was the name of the Patriots previous Stadium?

  4. How many NFC championships have the Patriots won?

  5. Name any Patriots head coach other than Belichick.

  6. What Patriot player was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008?

  7. Who did Tom Brady usurp to become starting QB for the Patriots?

  8. Who was the last/most recent player in NFL history to successfully complete a drop kick?

  9. What was the name of the team's former logo, found on helmets prior to 1993?

  10. Name two of the three teams that have defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl

  11. Where did the Patriots compete before joining the American Football Conference of the National Football League?

  12. Who holds the Patriots franchise record for career receptions?

  13. What non-football injury nearly ended Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi's career in 2005?

  14. Who is the Patriots' all time leading scorer?

  15. How many offensive players must be on the line of scrimmage at the snap? .

  16. There are more than 19 infractions that result in a 15 yard penalty. Name 5.

  17. How long is a NFL football field?

  18. On what yardline is the ball placed for kickoff?

  19. How many players is each team allowed to field for a play?

  20. What's different about a kick after safety (safety kick) compared to a kick after a touchdown or a field goal (kickoff)?

  21. When can a team attempting an onside kick gain possession?

  22. From what yard line is an extra point or two point conversion attempted?

  23. How many players are on an NFLregular season roster?

  24. There are seven named positions for NFL game officiants. Name 2 of them.

  25. Name 6 defensive positions. (not players, positions)

  26. Name 7 offensive positions (not players, positions)

  27. How many teams make the playoffs each year? 12

  28. Who won the first Superbowl?

  29. Which teams have won the most superbowls?

  30. What prize is awarded to the winner of the Super Bowl?

  31. Prior to the 2007 Patriots, what was the last NFL team to have an undefeated regular season record? (1972 Dolphins)

  32. What division do the Patriots play in?

  33. Name the teams in the Patriots division.

  34. Who is the owner of the Patriots?

  35. Who was the Patriots first draft choice in 2007?

  36. Who was the Patriots first draft choice in 2008?

  37. Where did Tom Brady play college football?

  38. How many Superbowl MVP's has Tom Brady won?

  39. Name any two current assistant coaches. There are 15.

  40. Who do the Patriots play week 16?

  41. Who do the Patriots play week 17?

  42. Name the 5 teams that the Patriots have lost to this year.

  43. As of December 10 the Patriots were in second place, although the top three teams in the division have the same record. What tie-breaker puts the Patriots in second place?

  44. What two teams did the Patriots defeat in the 2007 playoffs?

  45. Who was the MVP of Superbowl XXXIX?

  46. In what category did Wes Welker lead the NFL in 2007?

  47. What was the penalty for "Spygate", where the Patriots were found to have to have illegally videotaped signals used by the New York Jets?

  48. Who is the Patriots' leading rusher so far in 2008?

  49. Name the 2008 starting center.

  50. Name two 2008 running backs.

  51. Name a 2008 cornerback.

  52. Name three wide receivers.

  53. Name the 2008 punter.

  54. Name the 2008 left guard.

  55. Where did the current starting QB (Cassle) play college football?

  56. What position does Vince Wilfork play?

  57. What position does Lonie Paxton play?


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

High on Poker Free Roll!!


I want my mobneys.

NOW!!!

Full Tilt. Good43.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Picture time


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