I just realized that I did not purchase the quick play football games that I usually get for the college bowl games, or the NFL playoffs.

I simply no longer have time (or interest?) to play those quick-play games.

I’d rather play full games of football, which currently take longer than the time I can invest into playing.

To be honest, I’m close to paring down the number of games (sports and others) that I currently own.


Techno Bowl: First Play Impresssions

I watched this video, skimmed the rules, and tried to play a set of downs this morning.

It plays VERY much like Blood Bowl, with a few rules changed or added.  And it’s a lot of fun, even solo.  The cards make solo play feasible.

This was the field of play when I setup the game last night:

And this is how it looked this morning, when I had to leave for work:

Yes, this is a custom playmat field that I picked up for my team.

On the left side, Bighorns #6 was knocked down by Reapers #41 in the endzone,  but before he did, he managed to complete a pass to Bighorns #7, on the right side of the field, who is being chased down by Reapers #77.


I think I should just orient all the players so the numbers face me, like a video game.

My initial impression of this game is that I like it.

I’ll finish off this playthrough when I get home from work.

Stay tuned!

The Autumn Wind to Vegas

I have never, ever been a Raider Fan.  Becoming a Broncos fan in high school made that an impossibility.

I’ve rooted for some of their players, like Bo Jackson and Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott.

I like their theme song from NFL Films.  I think they’re the only team to have a theme song from NFL Films.

But I’ve had a dislike, bordering on hatred, for the Raiders for as long as I can remember.

That said, I am genuinely sad that they are moving to Las Vegas.  Screw the fans.  The business of businesses is to make money, and that’s exactly why they’re being moved.

I remember how upset folks were around here when they first moved to Los Angeles.  The simple fact that they were a Los Angeles team probably added to my lifelong animosity toward the team.

When they moved back, not everyone up here in NorCal welcomed them back.  Most of the folks I knew did, but there were a handful who had a feeling that this would happen again.

And it did.

This is why people have trust issues.

All joking aside, I feel bad for the Oakland Raiders’ fans, especially the ones who now see their team leave home for a second time.  The San Francisco Giants almost moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, after 1992, but didn’t, but I remember how gut wrenching that felt at the end of that season.

And with the Golden State Warriors moving to San Francisco in a couple of years, Oakland will be left with the A’s, unless they end up moving as well.

Football Replay

I need to find a way to play these football games in a shorter time period.

I’m only halfway through the Super Bowl LI replay, which I started around the coin toss of the actual game on Sunday.

Halftime score:
NE 10
ATL 21

I guess I can just put this aside for now, and play something else, like the new golf game.

Stay tuned!

Game Winning Drive Football: ’78 Steelers vs. ’16 Patriots

A few years back I bought the Super Bowl edition for Game Winning Drive Football by Downey Games.

GWD Football is a quick-play football game, with each roll of the dice representing a ‘drive’ by each team.  It is VERY abstract but plays satisfactorily when you don’t have time for one of the bigger football games.

I got the Super Bowl LI teams in email yesterday, and decided to play the 2016 Patriots against the 1978 Steelers instead of a Montana-led 49ers team.


1 2 3 4 OT Final
78 Steelers 0 0 0 0 0
16 Patriots 14 7 7 0 28

Hmph.  Perhaps I should pit them against a Montana-led 49ers team.

Stay tuned!


I started a Second Season football preplay of Super Bowl LI right before the game started.

I had finished the first quarter as the game ended.

And then I got the updated Super Bowl teams file from Downey Games for their Game Winning Drive Football game.

I may try to finish the Second Season one this week, while playing the GWD Football one as well.

Stay tuned!


I toyed with the idea of setting up a goal of finishing 50% of each of my current projects by the middle of the year.

But then I realized that this could turn this more into a chore than a hobby.

So I’ll make it a not-so-strict goal, with the baseball projects taking priority.

And I still plan to start the 1917 full season replay sometime soon.

Stay tuned!