Sunday, March 17, 2013

Football Contest: Week 1

At any point during the next few month, you can find the latest standings and results links on the Football Contest page on the sidebar or by clicking here.

Let's get started on Week 1!

To kick off the season, I picked up a discounted blaster of 2012 Topps Football. The blaster consists of 10 packs (8 cards per) and 1 Captain "C" Patch. 

The majority of these posts will have some cards shown up front, and some cards shown with the individual matchups.  My standard scoring rules are: 1 points for a base card.  2 points for a base rookie, and 2 points for an insert.  I'll note any other points with each matchup.

Let the games begin:


I'm not really sure why Topps decided to not just save this design for a base set.  They make no mention on either the front or back as to what insert set they're from. For that reason, these are only worth 1 point.




Those tallboys are so freaking sweet. In fact, these three cards are worth 3 points each.  Flacco makes an appearance on two inserts in the first week.  I guess he's the early favorite for MVP.

NEW YORK GIANTS 8, DALLAS COWBOYS 3
>>> This one just wasn't close. I subtracted one point from the Cowboys because Dez is a punk, but the added a point because he was a beast toward the end of the season. The Giants, though, landed 2 QB Immortals inserts and a David Wilson (former Hokie, +1 bonus) RC.




CHICAGO BEARS 10, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 3
>>> While the Colts did land an Andrew Luck RC (+1 bonus for being #1 pick), it wasn't enough to overcome the best card in the blaster. I awarded 10 points for the Captain patch.  I think these are some of the best looking manupatches out there.  I may have to find another of these blasters.



CLEVELAND BROWNS 3, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 3
>>> Our first tie...however, the Browns get the win because one of their base cards was on my want list.

ST. LOUIS RAMS 5, DETROIT LIONS 5
>>> Each team hit 1 base and 2 RC, but the Rams get the win because Ndamukong Suh is dirty.

MIAMI DOLPHINS 6, HOUSTON TEXANS 1
>>> Miami originally scored 7, but I subtracted 1 because it took 3 QBs (Garrard, Tannehill, Moore). Regardless, the Texans' 1 base card was a pitiful showing.

ATLANTA FALCONS 4, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 1

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 3, MINNESOTA VIKINGS 3
>>> Jags take the win since I needed one of their cards.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 5, WASHINGTON REDSKINS 3
>>> The Paramount Pairs insert makes the difference in this game.

NEW YORK JETS 4, BUFFALO BILLS 2
>>> The Bills hit an insert, but nothing else. Sanchez was a no show for the Jets, which likely helped them win.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 8, TENNESSEE TITANS 5
>>> This was a pretty good matchup, but the Tallboy and a QB reprint were just too much for the Titans to handle.

ARIZONA CARDINALS 1, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 0
>>> Both teams landed a single base card, but the Seahawk was Matt Flynn.  No points are awarded for a multi-multi-multi-multi-million-dollar benchwarmer.

GREEN BAY PACKERS 6, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 3
>>> The Packers got 6 points on 6 base cards.  Impressive.

CAROLINA PANTHERS 3, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 1

DENVER BRONCOS 2, PITTSBURGH STEELERS 2
>>> 2 base cards versus 1 RC.  What to do, what to do. Well, 2>1, so congrats to the Broncos.

BALTIMORE RAVENS 8, CINCINNATI BENGALS 3
>>> Flacco owned the Bengals.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 4, OAKLAND RAIDERS 1


Standings: (I'm not perfect, so let me know if anything is wrong)





8 comments:

Fuji said...

Go Pack Go!

Hackenbush said...

Love Peppers. Definitely deserves to be a captain.

Kevin said...

I want a re-count!

cardboardhogs.com said...

the 'skins could have won if the commissioner didn't take their cap money!

that's the excuse i'm going to use for the next 9 months.

HTTR!

Spankee said...

Just found my first mistake. The Jags beat the Vikings, but I have their records flipped in the standings...correction coming soon.

Robert said...

LOL so much for 0-16!!

Go Jags!

Greg Zakwin said...

You have the Chargers winning, so nothing could be wrong.

Play at the Plate said...

Stoopid Giants.