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The Ultimate 50: Strat plays the 50 Super Bowl Champions
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And the Champion of Champions is ...

Do you agree?



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No way!

The 'Hawks didn't even get out of the first round! bleh



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I have been following this over the time of the "event". It brings back memories of my youth when I would play full seasons with my friends (we would have 16 teams, 4 of us would "own" 4 teams each).

One thing this replay reminded me of........unlike my baseball replays which historically increase offense, replays of the NFL I would do would enhance defensive tendencies.

No shock the Bears won.....I remember owning that season as a 20-something, and the coolest thing about that defense was.............

Back then for you footballers, defenses got verbal rankings against the run or pass. Very Poor, Poor, Average, Good, Very Good, Excellent.

The 85 Bears versus the run was rated........"Awesome".

In later versions, the ranking was changed to "Supreme". I however had one of the first print runs at the time. Wish I still had it!

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seajaw wrote:

No way!

The 'Hawks didn't even get out of the first round! bleh


 Hey, the Eagles didn't even get in it! disbelief



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nacster wrote:

I have been following this over the time of the "event". It brings back memories of my youth when I would play full seasons with my friends (we would have 16 teams, 4 of us would "own" 4 teams each).


That comment put a smile on my face, except there were just three of us.  Each of us would manage four teams and we would play the season.  Mostly baseball, some football.  Mark, Billy and me ... sitting at the kitchen table and rolling the dice for hours.  Go out shoot a game of hoops and come back in for the next set of games.  Two would play, one would be the scorekeeper.  Lots of fun.

Billy would sometimes get upset and say do you think we'll be doing this when were in our 50s.  I would always respond, "I don't see why not."  I wonder if Bill is having as much fun as I am in his 50s.  biggrinwink



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Tall Tactician wrote:
nacster wrote:

I have been following this over the time of the "event". It brings back memories of my youth when I would play full seasons with my friends (we would have 16 teams, 4 of us would "own" 4 teams each).


That comment put a smile on my face, except there were just three of us.  Each of us would manage four teams and we would play the season.  Mostly baseball, some football.  Mark, Billy and me ... sitting at the kitchen table and rolling the dice for hours.  Go out shoot a game of hoops and come back in for the next set of games.  Two would play, one would be the scorekeeper.  Lots of fun.

Billy would sometimes get upset and say do you think we'll be doing this when were in our 50s.  I would always respond, "I don't see why not."  I wonder if Bill is having as much fun as I am in his 50s.  biggrinwink


 As much as I played baseball, I completed numerous football seasons, both alone and with others.

I remember Kenny Stabler, the year they won the Super Bowl, completed 2/3 of his passes, which back then was unbelieveable.  His "Flat Pass" column, even guessed right, had NO incompletions (except for the defense cards and the interceptions on the "10" numbers).  They had Dave Casper, who I threw all Flat Passes too, and Cliff Branch, who averaged like 25 yards a catch, who I threw all deep passes to ( he had "Long Gain" all over the place.  Hardly ever ran the ball.  So basically my "playbook" had two pass plays and that was it LOL.



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"NACSTER'S HISTORICAL REPLAY"

34 REPLAYS IN THE BOOKS!

1876-1883

1896-1900

1906

1916-1917

1921, 1929

1936-1937

1943, 1946

1956-1963

1976

1986

1991, 1996

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I have been toying with the idea of running an NFL replay, similar to my baseball one........have been thinking about it for close to 2 years now.

A little different approach though. I would replay every year of the New York Giants (my favorite team since 1970, so 46 years now), and let the computer play the rest of the season (like GaryNJH did with his Vikings replay).

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"NACSTER'S HISTORICAL REPLAY"

34 REPLAYS IN THE BOOKS!

1876-1883

1896-1900

1906

1916-1917

1921, 1929

1936-1937

1943, 1946

1956-1963

1976

1986

1991, 1996

37,117 regular season games through 34 replays!

 

 



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I was reading the comments section below the article.  Looks like SOM took a few hits.

A number of people found fault in Joe Montana's throwing four picks.

But we all know how results can change.  A second playing might result in a very different set of teams advancing.



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Tall Tactician wrote:
seajaw wrote:

No way!

The 'Hawks didn't even get out of the first round! bleh


 Hey, the Eagles didn't even get in it! disbelief


Ya gotta win one first. wink

I feel your pain, though.  Imagine if they did this with all the World Series champs.

But then I'd be the one sitting on the outside, looking in. cry



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IMO You can't really do this without real coaching involvement. That is why the results really would be different each time this is run.

As we all know...the dice get a vote.

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One of the people involved in creating at least some of the SOM NFL teams observed that SOM in large part is based on luck. Real football is not. Except for the occasional bouncing football or bad call, I think that's true.

When I was in high school, chess was big (thanks to Bobby Fischer). No luck in that game. I tried to create a football game using chess pieces. Hard to do, as I figured out.

The tournament looks like fun, which is the point. I wonder if SOM is thinking of releasing a set of Super Bowl teams.

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DA BEARS! Love the result and really IMO the only way the 85 Monsters of the Midway would be defeated is if their opponent got some points via special teams or returning INTs as McMahon as much as I love him was NOT a very efficient QB and would turn the ball over. Granted he took shots deep, but that is the only way I could see them losing. Keeping the ball in Walter's hands would be the best strategy and with his OL being very good overall once they had a lead it was lights out. Trying to come back on that defense wasn't going to happen.

BTW I think the Montana 4 INT's was BS as well.

I'm from Chicago BTW.

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