USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-20: For Memorial Day Weekend: Week Ending 24 May 2015

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Good morning, everyone…welcome to Memorial Day Weekend in the USA!

For those that don’t know what Memorial Day weekend means…it is similar to what ANZAC Day is in Australia, where we remember our fallen veterans here in the USA. For that reason, the USAFL doesn’t play on this weekend, or during the 2 other summer holidays. But, with that said, it was still a full weekend last weekend…so with that…let’s see what’s “ON TAP”:

  • Last Weekend’s Games: Week 7

     

    This past weekend, we had scheduled 2 tourneys plus the Atlanta vs. Baton Rouge full game. Well, we added a last minute addition and a postponement…the addition was Seattle vs. BC Eagles outside of Seattle, but the postponement was in Houston. The first round of the Texas Cup was postponed due to 11″ of rain in a week in Houston that made Veterans Park unplayable. Just 3 years ago, Houston and the state of Texas was in a Stage 3 Drought. Now, they have received 11-17″ of rain during the month of May, including the USAFL Nationals HQ in Austin, where the league will be in just 5 months from now. The Texas Cup Round 1 has been rescheduled for a week from Saturday, 30 May, which will coincide with several other games as well. With that, here’s the stops for last weekend’s games, including extended tournament coverage of the Harrell Cup.

     

    Stop One: @ Gerrard Landing Park in Marietta: #18 Baton Rouge @ (#24 USAFL) #13 Atlanta

     

    Our first stop of the weekend takes us to Marietta’s Gerrard Landing Park for the first of the home-and-home series between Baton Rouge and Atlanta. The game was a tight battle most of the way until the final quarter of the game, when Atlanta finally took control. Even though the scoring chances were 25 to 22 in favored of Atlanta, the Kookaburras won the game easily.

    Final score: Atlanta 16.9.105 Baton Rouge 9.13.69

     

    With the win, Atlanta moved all the way up to #5 with 5 points while Baton Rouge also moves up, even with the loss, to 17th, even though they still hasn’t got their first win. Atlanta’s next game will be on June 13th @ North Carolina while Baton Rouge’s next game will be on June 27th, the home opener against the Nashville Kangaroos.

     

    Stop Two: @ Sedro-Wooley outside of Seattle: (#25 USAFL) #16 Seattle vs. BC Eagles

     

    The second stop of the weekend took us to outside of Seattle to Sedro-Wooley Park outside of Seattle, near Everett as the Seattle Grizzlies took on the BC Eagles in the second of back-to-back weekends with the Canadian BC Teams. After the heartbreaker of last weekend to Vancouver, the Grizzlies needed a comeback and they got it as the battle with BC was back and forth for the majority of the match with Seattle kicking the winning goal with less than a minute to go to pull out the win.

    Final score: Seattle 10.8.68 BC 9.8.62

     

    With the win, Seattle goes to 1-1 with 4 points and move 7 slots to #9. The next game for Seattle will be June 20th @ Vancouver against the Vancouver Saints in Round 3 of the I-5 matches.

     

    Stop Three: @ Champions Park, Louisville: The John Harrell Cup

    Teams Involved:

    (#12t USAFL) #2 Nashville Kangaroos

    (#9t USAFL) #3 Columbus Jackaroos

    (#21 USAFL) Cincinnati Dockers

    Indianapolis Giants

     

    Our final stop of the weekend takes us to the hallowed grounds of Champions Park, home of 3 USAFL Nationals (Last played in 2010) for the 2015 John Harrell Cup. As the teams had gathered for the annual event, it marked the first time in 4 years that Nashville had made it back to the Harrell Cup, but they have won all 4 times they had gone to the Cup. With that, here are the recaps of the series:

     

    Game One: 10:45 am: Columbus vs. Indianapolis

     

    First game of the day had the Columbus Jackaroos and the Indianapolis Giants in their 1st of several games against each other. The weather at the 1st game was moderate heavy rain with a temperature at 75. The first half was one sided as Columbus outmarked Indianapolis by a 16-5 and lead at the half by a 6.4.40 to 0.4.4. The second half was more of the same with Columbus outmarking Indianapolis by a 13-3 and overall 29-8.

    Final score: Columbus 9.6.60 Indianapolis 1.4.10

     

    Game Two: 11:55 am: Cincinnati vs. Nashville

     

    Game #2 was two of the founding members of the USAFL in the Cincinnati Dockers and the Nashville Kangaroos as they renewed their rivalry. The last time the Dockers played against the Kangaroos was right after the 2010 floods in Nashville, in which Nashville won the game by more than 120 points in a blowout. As the game began, the rain had turned heavy, but no thunderstorms meant the game went on as planned, even with the field conditions. The first half was surprising one-sided in the favor of Cincinnati as they had a 11-5 edge in marks and lead at half 5.6.36 to 1.1.7. The second half was more vintage Kangaroos ball as they won the marks 13-4 to win the marks 18-15, but the lead was too great for them to overcome and for the first time in 7 years, Cincinnati upset Nashville.

    Final score: Cincinnati 8.7.55 Nashville 4.2.26

     

    Game Three: 2:00 pm: 3rd Place Game: Nashville vs. Indianapolis

     

    The surprising 3rd Place game was Indianapolis vs. Nashville. Surprising is that for the first time, the Kangaroos wouldn’t be playing in the final. However, it also marked the first time that Indianapolis and Nashville played on the field. By the time of the 3rd Place Game, the rain had lessened, but still was moderate raining on the field. The first half started with a behind in the first 2 minutes by the Giants. That would be the only lead of the game by the Giants as the Kangaroos went on the attack, outmarking the Giants 15-2 in the first and going to the half leading 3.2.20 to 0.1.1. The second half was more of the same through the first 10 minutes as the Kangaroos added 2 more goals before Indianapolis added 3 behinds with 4 minutes left, but by then, the game was in hand. Nashville outmarked the Giants in the second half 14-2 to win the marks 29-4.

    Final score: Nashville 6.7.43 Indianapolis 0.4.4

     

    Game Four: 3:25 pm: Grand Final: Columbus vs. Cincinnati

     

    The Grand Final brought the Battle of I-71 down to Louisville. This marks the 9th contest since Columbus came onboard with Columbus winning the last 4 straight. However, as the rain ended in time of the Grand Final, it was the Dockers coming out with the first goal in the opening minute and outmarking the Jackaroos in the first 13 minutes 11-6 before a flurry in the last 7 minutes saw the Jackaroos coming back to have a battle in the second half. The marks were 15-14 in favored of Cincinnati at the half with the Dockers leading 2.1.13 to 1.4.10. The second half was the Jackaroos in a clampdown of the Dockers in the final 20 minutes as they outmarked the Dockers 16-2 and outscored them 22-2 in the final 20 minutes to win their 1st Harrell Cup.

    Final score: Columbus 4.8.32 Cincinnati 2.3.15

     

    With the Harrell Cup completed:

    Columbus 2 wins moves them to 3-0 with 8 points and are the new leaders in the USAFLWR standings.

    Cincinnati’s win against Nashville will be @ 1-1 with 2 points and will be in 12th.

    Nashville’s win against Indianapolis will put them @ 3-2 with 8 points and will be in 3rd.

    Indianapolis 2 losses will put them @ 0-2 and will put them in 21st.

     

  • USAFLWR New Ladder

     

    With all of the games in the books from last weekend, we have a new leader in the USAFLWR, the Columbus Jackaroos after the clean sweep in Louisville. Here are the new standings leading into Memorial Day Weekend (No games next weekend):

     

    Men

     

USAFL Ranking

USAFLWR Rankings

Team

W-L-T

PF

PA

Pct.

Points

9t

1

Columbus Jackaroos

3-0-0

176

32

550.00

8

19

2

Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids

2-2-0

102

160

63.75

8

12t

3

Nashville Kangaroos

3-2-0

212

119

178.15

7

9t

4

Houston Lonestars

2-1-0

177

72

216.00

6

24

5

Atlanta Kookaburras

2-2-0

165

212

77.83

5

3

6

Austin Crows

2-0-0

96

20

480.00

4

7

7

Golden Gate Roos

1-0-0

41

15

273.33

4

11

8

Dallas Magpies

1-0-0

109

52

209.52

4

2

9

New York Magpies

1-1-0

86

68

126.47

4

25

10

Seattle Grizzlies

1-1-0

108

130

83.08

4

5

11

Minnesota Freeze

3-0-0

177

96

184.38

3

4

12

Denver Bulldogs

3-3-0

357

238

150.00

3

21

13

Cincinnati Dockers

1-1-0

70

58

120.69

2

 

14

Des Moines Roosters

1-2-0

137

90

152.22

1

 

15

Kansas City Power

1-2-0

123

183

67.21

1

 

16

Tulsa Buffaloes

1-3-0

140

337

41.54

1

15

17

Boston Demons

0-1-0

69

101

68.31

0

 

18

Baton Rouge Tigers

0-2-0

116

228

50.88

0

 

19

North Carolina Tigers

0-2-0

50

115

43.48

0

16

20

Sacramento Suns

0-1-0

15

41

36.58

0

 

21

Indianapolis Giants

0-2-0

14

103

13.59

0

 

22

Cleveland Cannons

0-1-0

7

84

8.33

0

               

 

Women

 

USAFLWR Ranking

Team

W-L-T

PF

PA

Pct.

Points

1

New York Lady Magpies

2-0-0

55

22

250.00

4

2

San Francisco Iron Maiden

1-0-0

22

16

137.50

4

3

Sacramento Lady Suns

0-1-0

16

22

72.73

0

 

  • The Road To Austin Update: Week #19

     

    This past week was supposed to be the week to finally say goodbye to I-40 and begin the transition to I-30. I needed to do 19 miles during the week….so what happened, here are the stats:

     

    Weight: 258.8

     

    Distance last week: 17.69 mi.

    Total Distance: 361.06 mi.

    Pace: 343.44 mi.

    +/-: +17.52 mi. (Days ahead of schedule: 7)

    Distance to go: 553.94 mi.

    Days to go: 228

     

    On the map:

     

    I’m on the outskirts of LITTLE ROCK, AR, as I’m literally 2 miles east of the turnoff to I-440 West to I-30 West, which happened…yesterday (Monday). I begin the transition to I-30 this week, which will be a quick one…I-440 is only 11 miles, so I should make short work of that section…most likely Friday and then begin the next segment (I-30) to Dallas, which will be nearly 300 miles and at least 15 weeks before switching over in Dallas toward I-35. The next milepost: Texarkana, TX. Distance from Sunday’s mark: 152 miles. On pace: 2 months (July 15th).

     

    More next Sunday…

     

  • Panelists Picks

     

    This past week, the panelists come storming back, with the director winning 7-2 and had the tiebreaker to win Week 7. Second was Stephen Kerbow, also with 7. Third was Carolyn Poulos with 6 and Lisa Albergo was last with 5. Going into Week 8:

     

Position

Panelist

W-L

Points

1

Stephen Kerbow

42-21

260

2

Carolyn Poulos

41-22

358

3

Lisa Albergo

40-23

404

4

Alex Benjamin

38-25

324

 

  • This Week’s Show

     

Our show this week will be a little shorter one than normal as this is Memorial Day Weekend in the USA, so there won’t be any games here, but we will recap Week 8 of the AFL, Week 4 and 5 in the VFL and have some news on the USAFL with the naming of the new coach of the Revolution for Parallel Cup ’15 and ’16 and IC17 along with reports from Carolyn Poulos on the Women’s side of the board as well. Showtime will remain the same…4 pm CDT on YouTube. As always, you can go under WFN to ask a question in the comments, on USAFL Weekly Report on Facebook, @USAFLWR on Twitter, on the blog and during the show via Chat on YouTube. See you Sunday…and to our Veterans in the USA…we appreciate your service and have a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend…

USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-19: For the Week Ending 17 May 2015

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Good morning, everyone…

As we get to USAFL/AFL Week 7 of the season, we are in the 2nd of back-to-back weekends where tournaments are in play…so with that…here’s what “ON TAP”:

  • Last Week’s Games

     

    Last week, we had a plethora of games as 3 cities had games taking place: Toronto, Des Moines and Seattle. The match between Columbus and Toronto was cancelled.

     

    Stop One: @ Montreal for the Montreal Women’s Tournament

     

    The first stop takes us to Montreal for the Montreal Women’s Tournament, but it also included a men’s game as well with the Quebec Saints take on the Boston Demons as well. First though, the women. The New York ladies took on the Quebec ladies teams. How did they fare, actually, they took the table…and the tournament going 2-0-0.

     

    Game 1: New York 1.6.12 Hamilton 0.2.2

    Game 2: New York 5.13.43 Toronto 3.2.20

     

    As far as the men go…well…it was a battle for 3 quarters between the Saints and the Demons before the Saints pulled away in the final 20 minutes.

     

    Final score: Quebec 15.11.101 Boston 10.9.69

     

    With New York’s 2 wins @ Montreal, the Lady Magpies are 2-0-0 with 4 points and will be in 1st going into Week 7. Boston’s loss puts them at 0-1-0 with 0 points and will be in 16th in the men’s standings.

     

    Stop Two: @ Des Moines for the I-80/35 Tournament

     

    The 2nd stop of the weekend takes us to Des Moines Veterans Park for the I-80/35 Tournament where the Tulsa Buffaloes, Denver Bulldogs, Minnesota Freeze, Kansas City Power and the host Des Moines Roosters took to the field. This tournament was in the 9s format, so each game counted 1 point and the Denver Bulldogs fielded 2 teams in the battle. Here are the games in order:

     

    Game 1: Minnesota vs. Denver B

    The first game of the day had Minnesota play against Denver’s B team. The game was pretty much one sided as the Freeze pretty much manhandled the B squad.

    Final score: Minnesota 10.7.67 Denver B 4.1.25

     

    Game 2: Des Moines vs. Tulsa

    The second game had the Roosters take the field for the first game against Tulsa. This game was a pretty tight battle in the first half before Des Moines took over in the 2nd half to pull away.

    Final score: Des Moines 11.12.78 Tulsa 4.2.26

     

    Game 3: Kansas City vs. Minnesota

    Minnesota took the field for game 3 against Kansas City. This game was a knock down battle royale as it was nip and tuck through the game until 4 minutes left when Minnesota took the final kick for goal.

    Final score: Minnesota 8.9.57 Kansas City 7.5.47

     

    Game 4: Denver A vs Tulsa

    This game was the blowout of the entire tournament…Denver took it to the Buffaloes and stampeded them.

    Final score: Denver A 19.13.127 Tulsa 0.2.2

     

    Game 5: Denver A vs Des Moines

    The penultimate game of the round robin had Des Moines retake the field against Denver B team. This game was a dogfight throughout before the Denver B Squad took the final 2 goals in the last 6 minutes.

    Final score: Denver A 8.8.56 Des Moines 6.4.40

     

    Game 6: Denver B vs Kansas City

    The final game of the unusual round robin had the Kansas City Power take the field against Denver B. The game was a dogfight once again before Kansas City won the game in the final minutes.

    Final score: Kansas City 10.8.68 Denver 4.4.28

     

    5th Place: Tulsa vs. Denver B

    The 5th place game was Tulsa vs. Denver’s B team after a good rest after the blowout against Denver A. Tulsa won the game going away against Denver.

    Final score: Tulsa 8.5.53 Denver B 3.5.23

     

    3rd Place: Minnesota vs. Des Moines

    The semi-final game was Minnesota vs. Des Moines, after a good rest, came storming back and won the game going away against Des Moines.

    Final score: Minnesota 8.5.53 Des Moines 2.7.19

     

    Grand Final: Denver A vs. Kansas City

    This Grand Final wasn’t much of one as once again the Denver A team went in another rout.

    Denver A 14.14.98 Kansas City 1.2.8

     

    So, after all of that, here’s how the teams fared and where they will stand:

     

    Denver’s 4 wins in the tournament will put them at 3-3 with 3 points and will put them in 10th.

    Minnesota’s 3 wins will put them at 3-0 with 3 points and will put them in 9th.

    Des Moines 1 win will put them at 1-2 with 1 point and will put them in 11th.

    Kansas City’s 1 win will put them at 1-2 with 1 point and will put them in 12th.

    Tulsa’s 1 win will put them at 1-3 with 1 point and will put them in 14th.

     

    Stop Three: @ Seattle: Full game vs. Vancouver Saints

     

    The final stop was in Seattle as the Grizzlies played against the Vancouver Saints in their season opener. From the outset, the Grizzlies were in a dogfight for the 1st 3 quarters before Vancouver took over the 4th quarter and won going away.

    Final score: Vancouver 9.8.62 Seattle 6.4.40

     

    With the loss, Seattle will be at 0-1-0 and will be sitting in 16th.

     

  • USAFL Standings

     

    With all 11 games in the books for the past week, there are now 20 teams in the men and 3 in the women that have played at least 1 game. This week, we will have 2 more teams start their season in earnest, making it 22. So, the standings will be quite jumbled for the next couple of weeks. But, for now…as we prepare for the 2nd weekend of tournaments, here are the new standings:

     

     

    Men

USAFL Ranking 

USAFLWR Ranking 

Team 

W-L-T

PF 

PA 

Pct. 

Points 

19

1 

Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids 

2-2-0

102

180

63.75

8

9t

2 

Houston Lonestars

2-1-0

177

72

216.00

6

12t

3 

Nashville Kangaroos

2-1-0

143

60

238.33

5

9t

4 

Columbus Jackaroos

1-0-0

84

7

1200.00

4

3

5 

Austin Crows

2-0-0

96

20

480.00

4

7

6 

Golden Gate Roos

1-0-0

41

15

273.33

4

11

7 

Dallas Magpies

1-0-0

109

52

209.62

4

2

8 

New York Magpies

1-1-0

86

68

126.47

4

5

9 

Minnesota Freeze

3-0-0

177

96

184.38

3

4

10 

Denver Bulldogs

3-3-0

357

238

150.00

3

 

11 

Des Moines Roosters

1-2-0

137

90

152.22

1

 

12 

Kansas City Power

1-2-0

123

183

67.21

1

24

13 

Atlanta Kookaburras

1-2-0

60

143

41.96

1

23

14 

Tulsa Buffaloes

1-2-0

140

337

41.54

1

15

15 

Boston Demons

0-1-0

69

101

68.31

0

25

16 

Seattle Grizzlies

0-1-0

40

62

64.52

0

 

17 

North Carolina Tigers

0-2-0

50

115

43.48

0

 

18 

Baton Rouge Tigers

0-1-0

47

123

38.21

0

16

19 

Sacramento Suns

0-1-0

15

41

36.58

0

 

20 

Cleveland Cannons

0-1-0

7

84

8.33

0

 

Women

USAFLWR Ranking 

Team 

W-L-T 

PF 

PA 

Pct. 

Points 

1 

New York Lady Magpies 

2-0-0 

55 

22 

250.00 

4 

2 

San Francisco Iron Maiden 

1-0-0 

22 

16 

137.50 

4 

3 

Sacramento Lady Suns

0-1-0 

16 

22 

72.73 

0 

 

 

  • This Week’s Games

     

    This week is the 2nd week of the tournaments as we gear up for 2 tournaments involving 7 teams, including the #2-5 and #7 in the USAFLWR and 5 of the top 13 teams in the USAFL Top 25. Total number of games this weekend will be 8 games, 7 of them tournament that will count 2 points each, with the 8th game being a full game counting 4 points. By the end of the weekend, there will be a new #1 in the USAFLWR. The question is who… With that, here’s the previews:

     

    Stop One: @ Champions Park, Louisville: John Harrell Cup: Expected weather: 40% of Thunderstorms and 77f (25c)

    Teams Involved:

    (#12t USAFL) #3 Nashville Kangaroos

    (#9t USAFL) #4 Columbus Jackaroos

    Indianapolis Giants

    (#21 USAFL) Cincinnati Dockers

     

    Our first stop takes us to the hallowed grounds of Champions Park, the site of 3 USAFL Nationals in their history as the John Harrell Cup will be played. Here’s the schedule for the games on Saturday (All times CT):

     

    10:30 am: Columbus vs. Indianapolis

    First game will face the battle of I-70 as Columbus will take on newcomers Indianapolis. This game will be a battle as the Giants are rising up while the Jackaroos, coming off a convincing win against Cleveland, go for 2 in a row. Columbus has never lost to Indianapolis in their series.

     

    11:30 am: Cincinnati vs. Nashville

    The 2nd game doesn’t need introduction. The two founding teams of the USAFL square off for the 20th time, but the first in nearly 3 years. Nashville is coming off an overpowering win against Atlanta while Cincinnati begin their 2015 campaign. Nashville has won the last 5 meetings, including a drubbing by over 100 points in Nashville the last time they played. These two teams will face each other @ Nashville on August 8th along with Baton Rouge in the Nashville Round Robin.

     

    1:00 pm: 3rd place game

    2:00 pm: Grand Final

     

    Thoughts: Considering that all 4 teams know each other in one way or another, expect tight battles. I figure Cincinnati vs. Indianapolis battle for 3rd while expect a battle royale for the title in Columbus vs. Nashville. In the 4 times that the Kangaroos have gone to the Harrell Cup, they have never left without the trophy. Expect a dogfight with the winner of the Grand Final be leading in the USAFLWR standings. If Nashville clean sweeps the Harrell Cup, they will be the new leaders. If Columbus wins both games, depending on what happens in Houston, could be the new leader. However, if either Indianapolis or Cincinnati sweep the Harrell Cup, then the winner of Texas Cup will be the new USAFLWR leaders.

     

    Stop Two: @ Houston: Texas Cup Round 1: Expected Weather: Thunderstorms with a high of 79f (26c)

    Teams Involved:

    (#9 USAFL) #2 Houston Lonestars

    (#3 USAFL) #5 Austin Crows

    (#11 USAFL) #7 Dallas Magpies

     

    The second stop of the weekend takes us to Houston for the first of the 3 legs in the Texas Cup rounds. This will be a major battle and depending on what happens in Louisville, the winner of the Texas Cup could be the new leader. Game times (All times CT):

     

    Noon: Austin vs. Dallas

    1 pm: Dallas vs. Houston

    2 pm: Houston vs. Austin

     

    Stop Three: @ Atlanta: #18 Baton Rouge vs. (#24 USAFL) #13 Atlanta: 11:30 am CT: Expected weather: Cloudy with a high of 87f (31c)

    The final stop of the week is the only full 4-quarter battle this week will take place @ Gerrard Landing Park in Marietta when the Atlanta Kookaburras take the field against the Baton Rouge Tigers. This will be the first of the home-and-home series.

     

    Recaps of all of the games next week…

     

  • The Road To Austin Update: Weekly Edition #19

     

    This past week was a slow week as I took a step back on the walking in preparation for a very busy week…the first ROAD TRIP week…LOUISVILLE! So, with that, here’s this week’s stats:

     

    Weight: 258.4

     

    Distance this week: 14.78 mi,

    Distance overall: 343.37 mi.

    Pace: 325.89 mi.

    +/-: +17.48 mi. (Days ahead of schedule: 7)

    Distance to go: 571.63 mi.

    Days to go: 235

     

    On the map:

    This week could be the week that we finally say goodbye to I-40 as I am now at I-40 West approaching the city of Carlisle, AR (MM 188) (how ironic that I’m near that city the same week that my beloved wife, Jennifer, saw one of the main characters in her favorite movie and book series, Twilight, in the Ladies Women’s Show @ Nashville City Center with the same first name).

    I’m just 19 miles to go to arriving in LITTLE ROCK…and the transition to I-30! And… this week is TOURNAMENT ROAD TRIP week…to the John Harrell Cup @ Champions Park on Saturday.

    Could this be the week? We will find out…. more next Sunday!

     

  • Panelists Picks

     

    This past week was another disastrous week for the USAFLWR panelists as no one had better than a 5-4 record. For the week, Stephen Kerbow and Lisa Albergo had a 5-4 record, but Stephen won the week by 6 points in the tie breaker. The director was 4-5 and Carolyn Poulos was last @ 3-6. It’s a battle now after Week 6 as there’s a tie for the lead. The new standings:

     

Position 

Panelist 

W-L 

Points 

1 

Stephen Kerbow 

35-19 

246 

2 

Carolyn Poulos  

35-19 

356 

3 

Lisa Albergo

35-19 

397 

4 

Alex Benjamin 

31-23 

317 

 

 

  • This Week’s Show

     

    This week’s edition will be starting at a later time this week due to the road trip to Louisville, 4:30 pm CT instead of the usual time of 4 pm CT. We will recap Week 7 of the USAFL and the AFL, including recaps of the Texas Cup in Houston and the John Harrell Cup in Louisville. We will recap our predictors picks from Round 7 and do our picks for Round 8. There are no games next week in the USAFL as we will be celebrating Memorial Day weekend in the USA (the equal to ANZAC Day). We will have our Q & A session, so please, send your questions through via WFN, the blog, on Facebook or on Twitter with #USAFLWRQA. See you Sunday @ 4:30 pm!


     

USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-18: For The Week Ending 9 May 2015

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Hello, everyone…

As we celebrate Mother’s Day here in the USA, we wish all mothers around the world a Happy Mother’s Day.

We have a lot to cover this week as multiple breaking news has happened just in the last few days. So, with that…here’s what “ON TAP”:

  • USAFL Revolution Training Coming To Nashville

    As of yesterday evening, it was announced on the USAFL website that the USA Revolution team will have their Training Camp being held in Nashville, most likely @ the home grounds of Elmington Field @ Vanderbilt and Ted Rhodes Park @ Metrocenter. The dates are 6 and 7 June 2015 as they prepare for the Parallel Cup in August, which hasn’t been announced on where it would be. There might be a chance that there might be a chance of a scrimmage in place during the weekend. We will keep you abreast on the situation.

     

  • This Week’s Games

    This week, several of the USAFL teams will be playing several of the Canadian teams this weekend. With that, here’s our games this week:

     

    Stop One @ Montreal: Boston vs. (#18 USAFL) Quebec (Men) and New York vs. Quebec (Womens)

    The first stop will take place @ Montreal as the Boston Demons will take on the Quebec Saints. Quebec finished 1-2 in the Nationals and will be facing their 1st USAFL team this year. Meanwhile, the Lady Magpies will face the Quebec team as well during the tournament. The Men’s game will count as 4 points, meanwhile, the New York Lady Magpies will have 3 games, so they will count as much as 6 points.

     

    Stop Two @ Des Moines: I-80/35 10s Rocky Mountain Tournament

    Teams in the tournament: (#20 USAFL) Des Moines Roosters, Kansas City Power, (#5 USAFL) Minnesota Freeze and (#23 USAFL) Tulsa Buffaloes

    Our 2nd stop of the week will be the I-80/35 10s Tournament as the Des Moines Roosters will host Kansas City, Minnesota and Tulsa. The games are important in the standings as they can tell an early start for the teams in the Rocky Mountain Region of who could be a factor against the powerhouse Denver Bulldogs. Games will count 1 point.

     

    Stop Three @ Columbus: (#9 USAFL) #4 Columbus Jackaroos vs. Toronto Blues (Men) and Columbus Jillaroos vs. Toronto Blues

    The third and final stop for this week will be in Columbus as the Jackaroos and Jillaroos welcome Toronto. This will mark the 3rd time is a many years that the two teams face either other, but the 2nd time being in Columbus. Both games will be full 4-quarter rounds counting 4 points.

     

  • USAFL Standings

     

  • Since there was no games this past weekend, here are the current standings along with the new USAFL Top 20 (Men) standings that was released earlier tonight (Wednesday Night USA Central Time):

     

    Men

     

USAFL Poll USAFLWR Ranking Team W-L-T PF PA Pct. Points
19 1 Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids 2-2-0 102 160 63.75 8
9T 2 Houston Lonestars 2-1-0 177 72 216.00 6
12T 3 Nashville Kangaroos 2-1-0 143 60 238.33 5
9T 4 Columbus Jackaroos 1-0-0 84 7 1200.00 4
3 5 Austin Crows 2-0-0 96 20 480.00 4
7 6 Golden Gate Roos 1-0-0 41 15 273.33 4
11 7 Dallas Magpies 1-0-0 109 52 209.62 4
2 8 New York Magpies 1-1-0 86 68 126.47 4
24 9 Atlanta Kookaburras 1-1-0 60 143 41.96 1
23 10 Tulsa Buffaloes 0-1-0 59 109 47.71 0
26 11 North Carolina Tigers 0-1-0 50 115 43.48 0
12 Baton Rouge Tigers 0-1-0 47 123 38.21 0
13 Sacramento Suns 0-1-0 15 41 36.58 0
14 Cleveland Cannons 0-1-0 7 84 8.33 0

Women

USAFLWR Ranking Team W-L-T PF PA Pct. Points
1 San Francisco Iron Maiden 1-0-0 22 16 137.50 4
2 Sacramento Lady Suns 0-1-0 16 22 72.73 0

With multiple games and more teams starting their 2015 schedule this weekend, expect the standings to be jumbled up come next week.

  • Next Week’s Games

     

    Next week, our 2nd weekend in a row of tournaments comes into place with multiple teams beginning their season in earnest. Here’s the early previews for next week with final schedule times next week:

     

    Stop One: @ Louisville: Louisville John Harrell Cup 10s Tournament

    Teams scheduled to play:

    #3 (#12T USAFL) Nashville Kangaroos

    #4 (#9T USAFL) Columbus Jackaroos

    #14 Cleveland Cannons

    (#21 USAFL) Cincinnati Dockers

    Indianapolis Giants

    Kentucky Fury

    Louisville Kings

    Saint Louis Blues

     

    The first stop of next weekend will take us to Champions Park, home of several USAFL Nationals in the last decade (Last Nationals was in 2010) and home turf of the Louisville Kings as they welcome teams from the Ohio Valley as they play for the John Harrell Cup. The Harrell Cup is honored for one of the founders in Louisville Kings and, for that matter, the USAFL. Several of the teams have played in the Cup before, but for Kentucky and Cleveland, this is their 1st and for the Kangaroos, it’s their first in 3 years. However, every time that the Kangaroos have made the trip to the Harrell Cup, they have taken home the hardware. Can that happen again next weekend? Only time will tell. The schedule will be announced for them on Monday and schedule will be up next Wednesday on WFN and on the blog. The games for this tournament will count 1 point.

     

    Stop Two: @ Houston: Round One of the Texas Cup @ Lonestar Park

    Teams to play:

    #2 (#9T USAFL) Houston Lonestars

    #5 (#3 USAFL) Austin Crows

    #7 (#11 USAFL) Dallas Magpies

     

    The second stop will take us to Houston as the first of the Texas Cup Triangle Matches begins. Houston is coming off a blowout win against Baton Rouge while Austin and Dallas are coming off perfect weekends in their only contest. The combined records of the teams are 5-1, making this the match of the weekend next week. Get set for a royal battle between the teams. The matches are full team tournament, which would count 2 points.

     

    Stop Three: @ Atlanta: #12 Baton Rouge vs. #9 (#24 USAFL) Atlanta

     

    Our final stop next weekend will take us to Atlanta for the first of the home-and-home series between Atlanta and Baton Rouge. Lately, this battle has been a lot tighter than in past years as Baton Rouge has taken 2 of the last 5 games. Expect another battle. This game will count 4 points in the standings.

     

    We will have the games in full preview with the times next week…

     

  • AFL Picks

     

    This past week, our USAFLWR team had a great week in the picks with one exception, me. For Week 5, both Lisa and Carolyn went 8-1, but Carolyn won the week by just 3 points in the tiebreaker. Stephen finished 3rd with a 7-2 and I finished last with a 4-5. With that, here are the standings going into Week 6:

     

Position Panelist W-L Points
1 Carolyn Poulos 32-13 280
2 Stephen Kerbow 30-15 225
3 Lisa Albergo 30-15 262
4 Alex Benjamin 27-18 269

  • The Road To Austin

     

    Here’s the latest on The Road To Austin:

    The Road To Austin: Weekly Update #17

     

    This past week has been another week where I have been very busy at work along with everything else. So, with that, here’s this week’s stats:

    Weight: 262.2

    Distance this week: 22.92 mi.

    Distance overall: 328.59 mi.

    Pace: 308.34 mi.

    +/-: +20.25 mi. (Days ahead of schedule: 8)

    Distance to go: 586.41 mi.

    Days to go: 242

     

    On the map:

     

    I’m screaming west on Interstate 40 as I’m now just 2 miles east of Fredonia, AR (MM 203), just 44 miles away from ending I-40 and beginning the transition to I-30. At current pace, I will be moving to I-440 in East Little Rock by 17 May, which ironically enough will be the weekend of the Harrell Cup in Louisville where could be my 150th game as umpire. More next Sunday…

     

  • This Week’s Show

     

    This week’s show (15-17) will have our recap of Week 6 in the AFL, our look at Week 5 in the VFL with recaps from the games, our Picks for Week 7 and a look ahead to the rest of the month and the upcoming games in the USAFL next weekend. Our show will be on at its usual time: 4 pm USA Central Time via YouTube. As always, everyone, please like us on Facebook via USAFL Weekly Report, on Twitter @USAFLWR and always ask questions on Chat, Twitter and Facebook. We will answer them during our Q & A segment near the end of the show. We will see you Sunday @ 4!

USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-17: AFL Week 6/ USAFL Week 3: For The Week Ending 3 May 2015

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Evening, everyone..

As we turn the calendar to May and the flowers are really coming into bloom, the 2015 USAFL Season really comes into fruition. We got a lot to cover this week, so with that…let’s see what’s “ON TAP”:

  • Last Week’s Games

     

    Last weekend, the USAFL was supposed to have 5 games on the docket, however, the Metro tripleheader with the Cincinnati Dockers, the Louisville Kings and the Indianapolis Giants was postponed because of a major severe tornado threat and nearly 4 inches of rain had deluged Point Pleasant Park in Cincinnati. They will reschedule the games at a later date.

     

    Here are the other 2 games that did play last Saturday:

     

    Stop One: @ Houston: Baton Rouge Tigers @ (#9 USAFL) #7 Houston: ANZAC/Ruggles Cup

    This game has become now an annual tradition for the USAFL with the passing of one of Houston’s favorite players, Baton Rouge comes down I-10 to play against the Lonestars. This year, Baton Rouge brought nearly 20 players to face Houston. It was a battle for two quarters, but in the end the Lonestars win the game going away.

    Final score: Houston 18.15.123 Baton Rouge 7.5.47

    With the win, Houston goes to 2-1 and 6 points in the USAFLWR Standings, which is good for 2nd. Baton Rouge will start at 0-1 and will be in 12th.

     

    Stop Two: @ Cleveland: Columbus Jackaroos @ Cleveland Cannons

    The second and final stop takes is to Cleveland for the first time ever as the Cleveland Cannons host their 1st game ever in the USAFL as they face the powerhouse team down I-71, the Columbus Jackaroos. From the outset, the Jackaroos were serving notice to the USAFL, don’t discount them this season and be prepared for battle. Columbus wins the game in a rout.

    Final score: Columbus 12.12.84 Cleveland 1.1.7

    With the win, Columbus goes to 1-0 and 4 points in the USAFL Standings, which is good for 4th. Cleveland will start at 0-1 and will be in 14th.

     

  • USAFLWR Standings

     

    With the games done last weekend, here are the new standings leading into this week:

     

    Men’s

     

USAFL Poll

USAFLWR Ranking

Team

W-L-T

PF

PA

Pct.

Points

20

1

Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids

2-2-0

102

160

63.75

8

9

2

Houston Lonestars

2-1-0

177

72

216.00

6

13

3

Nashville Kangaroos

2-1-0

143

60

238.33

5

8

4

Columbus Jackaroos

1-0-0

84

7

1200.00

4

3

5

Austin Crows

2-0-0

96

20

480.00

4

6

6

Golden Gate Roos

1-0-0

41

15

273.33

4

10

7

Dallas Magpies

1-0-0

109

52

209.62

4

1

8

New York Magpies

1-1-0

86

68

126.47

4

24

9

Atlanta Kookaburras

1-1-0

60

143

41.96

1

 

10

Tulsa Buffaloes

0-1-0

59

109

47.71

0

 

11

North Carolina Tigers

0-1-0

50

115

43.48

0

 

12

Baton Rouge Tigers

0-1-0

47

123

38.21

0

 

13

Sacramento Suns

0-1-0

15

41

36.58

0

 

14

Cleveland Cannons

0-1-0

7

84

8.33

0

 

 

For those that don’t know how the points in the standings are set for 2015, please read up via the online blog: www.usaflweeklyreport.com and look at Edition 15-16 as well on World Footy News on last’s week edition.

 

Women’s

 

USAFLWR Ranking

Team

W-L-T

PF

PA

Pct.

Points

1

San Francisco Iron Maiden

1-0-0

22

16

137.50

4

2

Sacramento Lady Suns

0-1-0

16

22

72.73

0

 

At present, there are no games in the USAFL Men’s or Women’s Divisions next weekend (2 May), but the next 3 weekends are packed on the schedule. I will preview that…next week.

 

  • USAFLWR Panelists Picks

     

    This past week was a disaster for the panelists as the ANZAC Week produced 3 upsets. The winner of last week was the director (Me) with a 5-4, 2nd was Stephen Kerbow, also at 5-4, but the tiebreaker was points in Friday Night Football, which I won by 11 points. 3rd was Lisa Albergo with a 4-5 and last was Carolyn Poulos with a 3-6.

     

    Going into Week 5:

Place

Panelists

W-L

Points

1

Stephen Kerbow

24-12

180

2

Carolyn Poulos

24-12

230

3

Alex Benjamin

23-13

200

4

Lisa Albergo

22-14

199

 

  • The Road To Austin

     

    This week, I finally got back to normal after what the last 3 weeks as I got back to work on a full week this past week. Here’s what happened in the past week on the road to Austin:

     

    Weight: 257.4

    Distance this week: 21.28 mi.

    Distance overall: 305.67 mi. (1/3 of the way through)

    Pace: 293.30 mi.

    +/-: +12.37 mi. (Days ahead of schedule: 5)

    Distance to go: 609.33 mi.

    Days to go: 249

     

    On the map:

     

    As the week ended, I had made it to the Big Creek Bridge on I-40 (MM 226) as I approach the city of Palestine, AR. As you see the +/-, I put a days ahead of schedule now in place as I have increased the pace lead of the last few weeks. At present, I am just 67 miles from ending the I-40 stretch and begin transitioning to I-30. At the pace that I have gone in the last 3 weeks, don’t be surprised if the change to I-30 will take place in less than 3 weeks (May 16th- Ironically enough when I have tournament duty in Louisville).

     

  • This Week’s Show

     

    We are back on our normal showtime this week @ 4 pm USA Central Time. Just a reminder, for everyone…those that like to send a question to us, do so via the blog, Facebook, Twitter and on World Footy News as well during the show via Chat. We will recap Week 5 of the AFL and do our picks for Week 6 and have our Q & A and our look ahead to the month ahead as well as the USAFL month ahead. Please note: We are now on YouTube and on UStream as well. On YouTube, look under USAFL Weekly Show and on UStream look under USAFL Weekly.

     

    Believe it or not, everyone…that’s it for this week. We’ll see you Sunday @ 4 pm USA Central Time.


     

USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-16: For AFL Week 4/USAFL Week 4: Week Ending 26 April 2015

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Good evening, everyone. Welcome to ANZAC Weekend…

After a very busy weekend in the USAFL and AFL last week, we go into ANZAC Week with just 3 games in the USAFL, but will get everyone up-to-speed on this week. Here’s what “ON TAP”:

  • USAFL Last Weekend

    What can I say about the Eastern Regional Weekend except…”Expect the Unexpected…” 2 Upsets and the USAFLWR standings are turned on its head, including the USAFL Top 20 as well. Here’s how the weekend’s games went:

    Eastern Regional Tournament: Fort Lauderdale

    Game #1: North Carolina 4.1.25 New York 10.8.68
    Game #2: Fort Lauderdale 6.7.43 New York 2.6.18
    Game #3: Fort Lauderdale 7.6.48 North Carolina 3.7.25

    Since Tampa Bay Larrikins didn’t attend, the games went to full 4 quarter matches, which would count 4 points in the USAFLWR standings. So, with the 2 upset wins, Fort Lauderdale is 2-2 with 8 points and will be 1st in the USAFLWR standings. New York’s win against North Carolina will put them at 1-1 and currently in 6th while North Carolina will be at 0-2 and will be 10th.

    The other 2 games:
    Nashville vs. Atlanta @ Ted Rhodes Park in Nashville:

    Despite being outmarked in all 4 quarters in the contest (a total of 63-47), the Nashville Kangaroos dominated the Atlanta Kookaburras and win going away 13.14.92 to 2.7.19. With the win, the Kangaroos are 2-1 with 5 points and will be in 2nd in the USAFLWR while Atlanta will be in 8th.

    Tulsa vs. Dallas @ Tulsa’s Veterans Park:

    Despite a valiant effort by the Buffaloes in the first half, the Magpies are on the comeback trail and dominated the game going away by a final score of 15.19.109 to 8.4.52. With the win, the Magpies are 1-0 with 4 points and will be in 5th while Tulsa is in 10th at 0-1.

     

  • USAFLWR Standings

    With that, here are the standings going into USAFL Week 5:

    Men’s

USAFL Poll Ranking USAFLWR Standing Team W-L-T PF PA Pct. Points
20 1 Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids 2-2-0 102 160 63.75 8
13 2 Nashville Kangaroos 2-1-0 143 60 238.33 5
3 3 Austin Crows 2-0-0 96 20 480.00 4
6 4 Golden Gate Roos 1-0-0 41 15 273.33 4
10 5 Dallas Magpies 1-0-0 109 52 209.62 4
1 6 New York Magpies 1-1-0 86 68 126.47 4
9 7 Houston Lonestars 1-1-0 54 25 216.00 2
24 8 Atlanta Kookaburras 1-2-0 60 143 41.96 1
9 Tulsa Buffaloes 0-1-0 52 109 47.71 0
10 North Carolina Tigers 0-2-0 50 115 43.48 0
11 Sacramento Suns 0-1-0 15 41 36.58 0

Note:

USAFL Poll Ranking: That’s the newly formed USAFL Top 20 Poll (for the men only) done by Brian Barrish that will be a factor in the 2015 Nationals. The rankings were released last Wednesday and will be updated each month. Those rankings will be shown first, but not in order. The USAFLWR standings will be in order. Remember the format:

 During the season:
Full games (4-quarter): Wins counts exactly like AFL, 4 points for win and 2 points for tie.
Tournament/Metro Games (Halves): Wins count 2 points for the win and 1 point for tie with exception of 18s, like last weekend in Full games, then they will count just as full games.
M
etro 10s (Halves): Wins counts 1 point for the win and ½ point for tie.

At Nationals:

All Round Robin Games: 4 points for the win and 2 points for a tie.
The winners of the pool go to the Grand Final and the winner of those Grand Finals will take 8 points for the win.

Women’s

USAFLWR Standing Team W-L-T PF PA Pct. Points
1 San Francisco Iron Maiden 1-0-0 22 16 137.50 4
2 Sacramento Lady Suns 0-1-0 16 22 72.73 0

  • This Weekend’s Games

    This weekend, the ANZAC Weekend will put games in 3 cities, 2 in Ohio and in Houston. With that, here’s the previews:

    Stop One: (#9 USAFL) Columbus @ Cleveland: Saturday @ 2 pm CT
    The first of the 3 stops this ANZAC weekend takes us to Cleveland as the newly reformed Cleveland Cannons will take on the powerhouse Columbus Jackaroos. I expect a blowout by the Jackaroos in this game.

    Stop Two: Indianapolis @ (#18 USAFL) Cincinnati: Saturday @ 3 pm CT

    The second stop takes us at Point Pleasant Park in Cincinnati as the Dockers begin their 2015 season against the Indianapolis Giants. Both teams are coming off a decent year at the Nationals and I expect a tight game this Saturday.

     

    Stop Three: 2015 Ruggles Cup: Baton Rouge @ (#9 USAFL) #7 Houston

    The final stop has us to Houston as the Lonestars take on the Baton Rouge Tigers. As a team trying to right the ship after a very disappointing season, Baton Rouge is hopeful for a better showing in 2015 as they begin against the rising powerhouse in Houston. I expect an easy win for the Lonestars and for them to move to 1st in the USAFLWR.

    All 3 games are full 4-quarter games and will count 4 points in the USAFLWR standings. Recaps next week and on Sunday’s show.

  • USAFLWR Picks

    As we get into the 4th week of the AFL Picks by our panel, this past week was a very easy week for picks as Stephen Kerbow went perfect with 9-0, our newest correspondent, Carolyn Poulos, went 8-1 along with Lisa Albergo while I went 7-2. Here are the standings as we go into Week 4:

     

Place Panelist W-L Points
1 Carolyn Poulos 21-6 169
2 Stephen Kerbow 19-8 113
3 Alex Benjamin 18-9 144
4 Lisa Albergo 18-9 151

  • The Road To Austin

    As this is the first entry going to World Footy News for 2015, let me explain this section for everyone. At the beginning of the year, several of my friends gave me a challenge to bring down the weight from where I was last year, which was 276 lbs. (125.20 kg). So, last November, I began a new task to bring the weight down and so far, I have done a 5k (the Nashville Zoo Run Run on 25 January), a 10K (2 weeks ago @ Purity Moosic City 10K) and 15k (Hot Chocolate 15K on Valentine’s Day) on my way to do the distance between my home in Smyrna and the Division One field at this year’s Nationals @ Onion Creek Soccer Fields in Austin, TX, which is 915 miles (1472 km). Here’s the latest update as of last Sunday:

    After another busy week on the road, including a 2nd week in a row of a event (Nashville vs. Atlanta, yesterday), once again, I made it past 20 miles once again. With that, here are the week stats:

    Weight: 261.2 lbs.
    Distance this week: 22.73 mi.
    Distance overall: 284.39 mi.
    Pace: 273.25 mi.
    +/-: +9.14 mi.
    Distance to goal: 630.61 mi.
    Days to go: 256

    On the map:

    I am moving right along on I-40 as I’ve made it to Griggs, AR (I-40 Exit 247). Needless to say, I’m moving faster than the pace and now looking at the chance to maybe making the turn to I-440 in North Little Rock BEFORE Memorial Day as I’m now 88 miles away and with it pacing at 23 miles/week…that’s 4 weeks from today (17 May). We shall see if I can keep the pace…remember, everyone, the pace is to be at 17.57 mi. every week, so by the end of next week, I maybe a full week ahead of schedule. At present, I am now 4 days ahead of schedule.

    Update next Sunday….

    This Week’s Show

    This week, we will be on our normal 4th Sunday time @ 1 pm USA Central Time. Here’s our preview of this week’s show (Show 15-15):

    Segment One: AFL News (Lisa Albergo)

    The first segment will be our AFL News from the past week, which will include the MRP.

     

    Segment Two: Recap of Week 4 (Entire Team)

    Our recap of Week 4 in the AFL.

     

    Segment Three: AFL Picks for Week 5 (Entire Team)

    Our Picks for Week 5 in the AFL.

     

    Segment Four: USAFL Womens (Carolyn Poulos)

    Our newest segment this year as Carolyn recaps the Freedom and Liberty camp in Phoenix and will have updates from the USAFL Womens side.

     

    Segment Five: USAFL Mens (Alex Benjamin)

    The USAFL Mens will come in this segment as we recap the weekend’s games and look ahead to the games on 9 May.

     

    Segment Six: Q and A

    Our newest segment for this year as well. This is your segment, our fans. You can ask questions via USAFL Weekly Report’s Facebook page. You can also use the comment in World Footy News as well as Twitter. On Twitter you can use the #USAFLWRQA.

     

    Segment Seven: Preview of Next Week

    Our final segment is a preview of next week’s show, which will be on its normal time @ 4 pm CT.

     

    The show will be shown live via YouTube. To look for us, type in USAFL Weekly Show in the search on the main page.

 

That’s it….we’ll see you on Sunday @ 1 pm USA Central Time.

USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-15: For ANZAC and 7th Anniversary Week: Week Ending 19 April 2015

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Good evening, everyone..

Apologies to everyone on a very short blog last weekend. Due to the passing of Jennifer’s grandfather a week ago (Thursday 9 April), we have been in full on funeral mode. As a matter of fact, it was 2 funerals in a matter of a few days. So, let’s get started on this very big week as we go from remembrance to celebration. Here’s what “ON TAP”:

  1. Anniversary Week

     

    This week is a special week in the USAFLWR. Next Sunday, we will be celebrating being on the air 7 years. We started on Justin.tv and got a full time following, then unto UStream and now on YouTube as we began 2015. Despite on all of the changes in the channel and also changing blogs from Blogger to WordPress, which now we are now on for the last 3.5 years, needless to say, we have done a lot. Here’s the stats to give you an perspective of how much it has changed:

     

    First show: 25 April 2008: 11 hits on Justin.tv

    Year 1: 25 April 2009: 95,952 hits: 35 shows

    Year 2: 25 April 2010: 199,260 hits: 60 shows

    Year 3: 25 April 2011: 306,800 hits: 91 shows

    Year 4: 25 April 2012: 625,500 hits: 144 shows (Record 51 shows and 318,700 hits in the year, including 1st full year @ Nationals)

    Year 5: 25 April 2013: 799,925 hits: 206 shows (Record 62 shows and 174,425 hits in the year, including 19 shows @ Austin)

    Year 6: 25 April 2014: 909,900 hits: 229 shows

     

    As we get to this coming weekend, we are just under 55,000 hits to hit 1 million hits…That may happen in the next few days to few weeks. This week’s shows will be our 244th show…so our big 250th show is right around the corner…which will be May 31st. This week’s show will be on at a special time of noon CDT.

     

  2. This Week in the USAFL

     

    This week is a big week in the USAFL as the Eastern Regional takes place @ Broward County Stadium in Fort Lauderdale plus 2 other games that are happening this weekend too. Here’s the times for all of the games: (ER=Eastern Regional/Fort Lauderdale, Tul=@ Tulsa, Full Game, Nas= @ Nashville, Full Game)

     

  • Noon: (Tul) Tulsa vs. Dallas
  • 1 pm: (ER) North Carolina vs. New York
  • 2 pm: (ER) Fort Lauderdale vs. Tampa Bay
  • 3 pm: (ER) Tampa Bay vs. North Carolina
  • 4 pm: (Nas) Nashville vs. Atlanta
  • 5 pm: (ER) Fort Lauderdale vs. North Carolina
  • 6 pm: (ER) Tampa Bay vs. New York
  • 7 pm: (ER) Fort Lauderdale vs. New York

All of the games in the Eastern Regional will count 2 points for the win, so if a team wins all 3 games can get a chance to be 1st in the USAFLWR standings as that would count for 6 points. The Tulsa and Nashville games are full games and will count 4 points. Here are the standings as they go into the weekend:

 

Men’s

W-L

PF

PA

Pct.

Pts.

  1. Austin Crows

2-0

96

20

480.00

4

  1. Golden Gate Roos

1-0

41

15

273.33

4

  1. Houston Lonestars

1-1

54

25

216.00

2

  1. Nashville Kangaroos

1-1

51

41

108.51

1

  1. Atlanta Kookaburras

1-1

41

51

92.16

1

  1. Sacramento Suns

0-1

15

41

36.58

0

  1. Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids

0-1

12

117

10.26

0

 

Women’s

W-L

PF

PA

Pct.

Pts.

  1. San Francisco Iron Maiden

1-0

22

16

137.50

4

  1. Sacramento Lady Suns

0-1

16

22

72.73

0

 

We will have all 8 games recapped in our USAFL Segment on Sunday.

  1. The Road To Austin Update

     

    I did the report on Monday, before the special Monday show:

     

    This past week has been a full week with the passing of Jennifer’s grandfather on Thursday as I have been extremely busy week in full scramble. Because of that, I broke the 10K step count 3 times this week (Wednesday 10,755, Saturday 16,151 (a new record on the new phone, 8.03 miles) and Sunday 11,063), which is a new record. Most times I usually do at most once a week breaking 10K steps.

     

    With that, I also broke 30 miles for the first time in a week, 30.56 miles. With that, here are the new stats:

     

    Weight: 263.4

    Distance this week: 30.56 mi. (New record: Old Record: 29.79 mi. on Valentines Week)

    Distance overall: 261.66 mi.

    Pace as of today: 255.70 mi.

    +/-: +5.96 mi. (Yes, that is a plus, ahead of pace for the first time)

    Distance to go: 653.34 mi.

    Days to go: 263

     

    On the map:

     

    As of yesterday, I finally crossed into Arkansas, right on schedule.

    I am now in the city of Crawfordsville, AR, 12 miles inside on Arkansas (I-40, MM 270, for those keeping along). I am now just 111 miles from the turn to I-440 in Little Rock.

     

    This week will be a full week once again as I will have another game week (Nashville vs. Atlanta, Saturday @ 4 pm). Expect to have another week nearing the 25 mile mark. Remember, everyone, the goal for each week is just under 18 miles. So, expect the lead to increase from the +6 today.

    ever in a week, 30.56 miles. Here’s the new stats of today:

  2. This Week’s Show
  3. Weight: 263.4

    Distance this week: 30.56 mi.
    (New Record, breaking the old record of 29.79 mi. on Valentines Week)
    Distance overall: 261.66 mi.
    Pace as of today: 255.70 mi.
    +/-: +5.96 mi. (Yes, that is a plus, ahead of pace for 1st time)
    Distance to go: 653.34 mi.
    Days to go: 263

    ever in a week, 30.56 miles. Here’s the new stats of today:

     

    This week, our show will be on at a special time of noon CDT as we celebrate the 7th anniversary of the show and will be on ANZAC week as well. So, get set….show Sunday @ noon!

     

     

    Weight: 263.4

    Distance this week: 30.56 mi.
    (New Record, breaking the old record of 29.79 mi. on Valentines Week)
    Distance overall: 261.66 mi.
    Pace as of today: 255.70 mi.
    +/-: +5.96 mi. (Yes, that is a plus, ahead of pace for 1st time)
    Distance to go: 653.34 mi.
    Days to go: 263

    On the map:

    As of yesterday, I finally crossed into Arkansas, right on schedule.
    I am now in the city of Crawfordsville, AR, 12 miles inside on Arkansas (I-40, MM 270, for those keeping along). I am now just 111 miles from the turn to I-440 in Little Rock.

    This week will be a full week once again as I will have another game week (Nashville vs. Atlanta, Saturday @ 4 pm). Expect to have another week nearing the 25 mile mark. Remember, everyone, the goal for each week is just under 18 miles. So, expect the lead to increase from the +6 today

    ever in a week, 30.56 miles. Here’s the new stats of today:

    Weight: 263.4

    Distance this week: 30.56 mi.
    (New Record, breaking the old record of 29.79 mi. on Valentines Week)
    Distance overall: 261.66 mi.
    Pace as of today: 255.70 mi.
    +/-: +5.96 mi. (Yes, that is a plus, ahead of pace for 1st time)
    Distance to go: 653.34 mi.
    Days to go: 263

    On the map:

    As of yesterday, I finally crossed into Arkansas, right on schedule.
    I am now in the city of Crawfordsville, AR, 12 miles inside on Arkansas (I-40, MM 270, for those keeping along). I am now just 111 miles from the turn to I-440 in Little Rock.

    This week will be a full week once again as I will have another game week (Nashville vs. Atlanta, Saturday @ 4 pm). Expect to have another week nearing the 25 mile mark. Remember, everyone, the goal for each week is just under 18 miles. So, expect the lead to increase from the +6 today.

USAFL Weekly: Edition 15-14a: For AFL Week 2: Week Ending 13 April 2015

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Good morning, everyone.

This is a short blog for this week. At present, our show for this Sunday is currently on hold and maybe cancelled outright as Jennifer’s grandfather passed away last night @ 4:30 pm. I will give everyone an updated blog coming up later today.