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Bell and AB: But… but… but… it was all Ben’s fault!!

Posted by on Wednesday, 4 September, 2019

2019 Season Predictions

Posted by on Sunday, 25 August, 2019

Well I think we’ve seen enough of preseason to stake out our positions regarding season results, so let’s get to it.

It’s that time of year where Steel Ballers put their reputations on the line to make their season predictions. Let me remind you of the rules of engagement:

Rules:

  1. Lowest score wins.
  2. Points are based on accuracy. An exact prediction yields zero points.
  3. Categories include:
    • Final regular season record for each AFCN team.
    • Divisional positioning of AFCN teams.
    • Number of Steelers playoff wins (first round bye counts as a win)
  4. Tie breaker: first, accuracy of game-by-game predictions, then earliest submission

If you are too lazy to provide predictions in any of the above categories, you will get maximum points for that category.

Predictions will be accepted until Midnight ET September 7. You may change your predictions up until that time without penalty.

Good luck!

RIP Darryl Drake

Posted by on Sunday, 11 August, 2019

Let’s Get Metaphysical, Metaphysical… Off Season Off Topic

Posted by on Tuesday, 2 July, 2019

Some feedback on alien visitations, in response to a chat inquiry… Read the rest of this entry »

Walshlieve!

Posted by on Saturday, 8 June, 2019

Maybe not pretty but at least they’re clean.

2019 Draft Predictions Winner

Posted by on Sunday, 12 May, 2019

After bit of a delay due to traveling, I’m pleased to present the trophy to the winner of our 2019 Draft Predictions contest: Earl. Earl kicked major butt by correctly guessing 2 names and 4 position / round combinations, giving him 6 points – twice the points of our second place finisher MWalsh26 who nailed 2 named selection and 2 position / round combos. EstimatedProphet was the only other participant to hit on a named selection. Here are the final results:

Baller Name Pos/Round Trade Total
MWalsh26 2 2.0 0 4.0
Earl 2 4.0 0 6.0
copanut 0 2.5 0 2.5
malsor 0 1.0 0 1.0
steelerfan58 0 1.5 0 1.5
EstimatedProphet 1 2.0 0 3.0

In honor of Earl’s achievement I’m presenting a special version of the Steely McBeam trophy. Congratulations Earl!

Dane Brugler on Day 3 Picks

Posted by on Saturday, 27 April, 2019

Benny Snell, picked 4-122


 

Zack Gentry, picked 5-141

 

Sutton Smith, picked 6-175

 

Isaiah Buggs, picked 6-192


 

Ulysees Gilbert, picked 6-207

 

Derwin Gray, picked 7-219


Dane Brugler on Justin Layne

Posted by on Friday, 26 April, 2019

Projected pick: #40. Actual pick #83.


Dane Brugler on Diontae Johnson

Posted by on Friday, 26 April, 2019

Projected pick: 4th round. Actual pick: #66.

Dane Brugler on Devin Bush

Posted by on Friday, 26 April, 2019

From Dane Brugler’s “2019 NFL Draft Guild” available via subscription to The Athletic, here is his view of the Steeler’s new #1 pick.

Dane rated Devin as top linebacker in the class and projected him as the #10 pick overall, exactly where the Steelers snagged him. Given the eerie accuracy of that prediction I need to give Dane’s impressive draft guide a lot of respect from here on out.

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