Last year for the Buffalo Bounty tournament I introduced the match-up card system. https://tecmo101.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/how-to-make-matchup-cards/ This year I want to make this system work better. The basic goal of the match-up cards was to take away the disadvantage of choosing match-ups. It was also designed to remove some of the headache of picking match-ups. Those two goals where achieved however, new problems became apparent.
The variety of match-ups used is the only way to make a system like this fair. However, some match-ups are more attractive to the eye than other match-ups. Yet no match-up used was so unfair that it should be removed. As I had early posted it stuck to this list. https://tecmo101.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/domain-of-valid-matchups/
I had hoped a large variety of match-ups would be fair however not all match ups are as even as other. You could say that is a list of playable match-ups that could be called. It does not mean they should be called. A lot of the controversy revolved around the Dal vs. Rams match-up. Which is a tough game. Yet one Dallas should be able to do well in on offense. I am a firm believer that to be a true champion a player should face some adversity at least once on his way to a title.
In the title match I intentionally choose this match-up as the Rams had been winning it all day. I wanted to show that Dallas could win the game. Furthermore due to some sort of quirk of luck Jason Palazzo had the amazing luck of not only getting this match-up but also getting the Rams each time. Keep in mind each match-up is on two cards. On one card Rams is player 1 and the other the Rams are player 2.
Although I did win the game I did not think that win solved the problem. It merely proved that the game could be won by Dallas. Yet when looking back at the cards there where too many cards that are on the edge of a fair match-up. Then I came up with a solution. If I knew the top twenty match-ups in TSB I could add additional cards on those match-ups. It would make it more likely that a game was played on a closer match-up. However it would also not take away the challenge of being at a minor disadvantage. I still feel quite strongly that facing adversity (not the online player although he is quite tough online or live) is a test of a true champion that should be out there.
Anyways what I need is your list of the top twenty match-ups in Tecmo Super Bowl. You can explain if you want to or not. You can submit them in a comment on this blog, the post for this topic on tecmobowl.org or email them to me at email@example.com. This will be a contest. The person that submits a list that is closest to the aggregate list will win the prize. The prize will be one free entry into the Buffalo Bounty Tournament being held in Cheektowaga, NY in May. (If you can’t make it I will hold it for a future tourney for those I consider in range. For those out of range of my tourney I will put $20 bucks to another event for you.)
Your entry should look like this. A list of match-ups 1-20.
Your name and online handle or email address
your general location. (City or State you live in)
1. Dal vs phx
2. sd vs minn
…………….(the other 16 in order)
19. Nyj vs Ari
20. Dal vs Den
Bonus. Should we ban Montana and Rice to make SF a viable team in tourneys. If so name three teams you would match-up the Young to Taylor 49ers with. Best choices will win in event of a tie.
Any comments you would like to make about your selections put below the list. Maybe even reasons why you did not include certain matchups. Please number them. Don’t put the same match-up down twice. Even if you already paid for the tourney you can still win. There is a bonus question for tie breaker.
This contest will run from now to Sat April the 12th at midnight eastern time. One entry per player. Below I have a few choice selections to give you an ideal or two.
Phx vs Dal
This has been a title match up in several tourneys I have played in. Phoenix just seems to have the right combination of players to produce an even game with Dallas.
SD vs DET
A matchup of great running backs. One side gets a mobile qb and the other one has Gill Byrd.
MINN vs SD
Another great match-up. Both sides have great defenses. Passing attack of AC up against the running of Butts.
KC vs Chi
This match-up features two strong defenses. KC is more balanced on defense yet Chicago has got the big offensive weapons.
Mia vs KC
Miami seems to have a magic formula for coverage catches that can put them on the same level as KC. At the same time the Mia defense is well designed to go against Deberg to Paige.
SEA vs IND
It might be more of a toilet bowl but it is a pretty fair match-up call. This one comes down to garbage a lot
Pitt vs Dal
Defense versus offense in this match-up. If you can get anything out of the Pitt offense you will probably win. Yet at times you can get nothing out of that sorry group.
NYj vs NO
The championship game of Tecmo 6. The Saints running game and special teams are well designed to challenge a good NYJ defense. On the other side of the coin the Saints D has a lot of options.
Bills VS Hou, Bills Vs Giants, Giants vs Houston
If you want to bust out the top teams all of these matchups are viable.
OAk vs CIn, Oak vs Chi, Cin vs Chi
Another triangle of good matchups. Lots of running in these. Lots of defense as well.
Wash vs Minn, Wash vs TB, wash vs rams, rams vs tb
A series of great mid level passing games.
Den vs Dal, Den vs Sd, Den vs Pitt, Den vs TB, Den vs, Wash, DEN vs det
If your good with Denver these are for you.
Cle vs Pitt, Cle vs Atl, Cle vs ari, cle vs dal, cle vs tb, gb vs cle
Its all about what can QB Browns do for you.
Gb vs No, cin vs det, nyj vs ari, atl vs jets, chi vs phi, ne vs (sea or Ind), mia vs cin,
best of the rest.