Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Star Wars Films Ranked by Oregon Helmets

Oregon Helmets Star Wars Rankings

Like Oregon helmets, Star Wars has had some greats and not-so-greats through the years.

Episode I-  The Phantom Menace was the worst Star Wars film and is awarded Oregon's ugliest helmet of all time, the Vegas Bowl Dome.

Episode II-  Attack of the Clones was another terrible film and gets the Bubble Gum Breast Cancer Helmet award.

Episode III- Yet another terrible Star Wars Film.  2015 was the year of ugly Oregon helmets.  There were a lot of potential choices here.  None were quite as bad as the Vegas Bowl Dome or the Bubble Gum Top, but it's easy to see why the Duck is so angry on the 2015 Angry Duck Glitter Topper.  Congratulations Revenge of the Sith.

Episode IV - A New Hope.  This is a film that would become a movie juggernaut.  It's the way Star Wars should look and feel, and Oregon found that revolutionary look and feel with the help of HydroGraphics with the winged Chrome Helmet.  You can go blind from the glare of the reflection of the Death Star blowing up.

Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back is arguably the best Star Wars film made to date.  Keeping with the winged design, fans of Oregon love the inclusion of team color yellow to the winged-helmet family.

Episode VI - Return of the Jedi may not have been as great as the previous two films, but it's still cool and way better than episodes 1, 2, and 3.  It looks and feels like Star Wars, so it will get the winged design as well.  Most any of the other winged helmets could have fit here, but got to go with some Storm Trooper love on this.

Episode VII - The Force Awakens is meant to erase the catastrophe of the prequels.  It is meant to go back to the roots and please angered Star Wars fans.  Although it's not a winged helmet, the modernized throwback helmet of Oregon is a crowd pleaser, meant to pay tribute to the past.  The Force Awakens may have not been the most inventive of stories, but it reestablishes an old look and feel that fans can't stop raving about.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Week 2B Bowl Results

    Only one member beat the wisdom of the crowd score of 99.3 Saturday, which was Glenn at 77.  He jumps up 2 spots after today's games.

Wisdom of the Crowd

6bcs still leads for the $100 prize for the 2015 College Football Bowl Score Prediction Challenge.
  Best picks:
        St. Petersburg Bowl:  Glenn- Marshall 21 Connecticut 15 (actual MAR 16 UConn 10)
        Hyundai Sun Bowl:  tjasv- Miami(FL) 20 Washington State 21 (actual Miami 14 WSU 20)
        Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl:  wallowacountyduck- Southern Miss 24 Washington 42 (actual SM 31 UW 44)
        New Era Pinstripe Bowl:  bwenamai- Duke 43 Indiana 35 (actual Duke 44 Indiana 41)
        Camping World Independence Bowl:  bwenamai- Tulsa 35 Virginia Tech 48 (actual Tulsa 52 VT 55)
        Foster Farms Bowl:  Krsmqn- Nebraska 33 UCLA 34 (actual NEB 35 UCLA 29)

College Football Bowl Results 2B

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Week 2A Bowl Results

    Twelve games down, twenty-nine to go.  6bcs takes over the lead correctly picking five winners out of seven.  The entire field whiffed it on Akron vs Utah State and Bowling Green vs Georgia Southern.  The latest three games were rough score pickings as many of our participants were off by several touchdowns.
    Best picks:
        Miami Beach Bowl:  Glenn- USF 35 WKU 39 (actual USF 35 WKU 45)
        Famous Idaho Potato Bowl:  NW-Prophet- Akron 24 Utah State 28 (actual Akron 23 Utah State 21)
        Marmot Boca Raton Bowl:  Azgael- Temple 21 Toledo 28 (actual Temple 17 Toledo 32)
        SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl:  bwenamai- Boise State 55 Northern Illinois 35 (actual BSU 55 NIU 7)
        GoDaddy Bowl:  fifty 8- Bowling Green 42 Georgia Southern 37 (actual BG 27 GS 58)
        Popeyes Bahamas Bowl:  wallowacountyduck- Midd Tennessee 31 Western Michigan 49 (actual MT 31 WM 45)
        Hawai'i Bowl:  Azgael- Cincinnati 24 San Diego State 34 (actual Cincinnati 7 SDS 42)

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Week 1 Bowl Results

    Week 1 of the 2015 college football season has come to the end and it comes as no surprise to see a familiar name at the top of the list.  NittanyLion claims the lead after correctly picking the winners in all 5 bowl games.  The field got off to a great start the first three games with 9 participants picking all of the winners of the first 3 games, but the Georgia State vs San Jose State and Arkansas State vs Louisiana Tech games blemished 8 of the participants perfect records.
    Best picks:
        Gildan New Mexico Bowl:    Glenn-    Arizona 37 New Mexico 30 (actual AZ 45, NM 37)
        Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl:   AzGael-    BYU 21 Utah 35 (actual BYU 28, Utah 35)
        Raycom Media Camelia Bowl:     6bcs, skibrib, rob___1, tjasv (all missed by only 6 + picked winner)
        AutoNation Cure Bowl:    tjasv-    Georgia State 13 San Jose State 20 (actual GSU 16, SJS 27)
        R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl:    NW-Prophet-    Arkansas State 35 Louisiana Tech 42 (actual AS 28, LT 47)

There are still 36 games left to play.  Who will win the $100?

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

2015 Bowl Score Prediction Challenge

    Win $100 in Duckahead.com's first Bowl Score Prediction Challenge.  You might need to write down your scores beforehand on a sheet of paper, because there are 80 teams playing in FBS college football bowl games this year and 41 games to predict.  Finish with the fewest points, and win the cash.

    The scoring will be a little different than the past seasonal scoring method.  As always, the fewer points the better you are off.  The BSP Challenge will subtract points for choosing the correct winning team.

An example of the old method:
Predict the score between the Tigers and the Owls:
John picks Tigers to win 35-18
Terry picks the Owls to win 40 - 29
The final score is Tigers 33, Owls 30.
John is off by 2 on the Tigers and 12 on the owls, for a total of 14 points.
Terry is off by the Tigers by 4 points and Owls by 10 points for a total of 14 points.
Both John and Terry would have finished in a tie, even though Terry picked the wrong team to win.

    THE BSP Challenge will take the scores above and subtract 10 points for participants that correctly pick the winning team.  John would have 14-10 = 4 points as his result for the game, while Terry would have 14 points for the game.  Since the object of the challenge is to finish with the least amount of points, John would be better off than Terry in the Tigers vs Owls matchup.  75 points will be given to any matchup left blank in the prediction form at kickoff, even if only 1 of the teams is left blank.  The maximum score a participant can get for a really bad prediction is capped at 75 points.

   Feel free to fill out the prediction form all at once, or fill it out a few games at a time.  This form will take a while for you to fill out all 41 games.  Make sure that you at least have scores in for specific games before kickoff of that bowl game.  Your new or updated scores will show up initially at the bottom of the prediction tracker page, but Glenn will move those scores into your initial row eventually as his free time permits.

   Good luck!
 


See what has been predicted on the prediction tracker page.