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  • johndoe 11:03 am on December 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Ground And Pound: Miami Over St. Louis 27-10 

    On Monday Night Football this past week, it was the Miami Dolphins putting on a clinic, racking up 440 yards of total offense in a 27-10 win over the Cardinals not as close as the score would even seem.  The defense did its part, holding St. Louis to 137 yards of offense, most of their yards coming when Gary Cuozzo was knocked out of the game in the third quarter.

    Miami improves to 10-1, St. Louis falls to 4-7.

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  • johndoe 4:07 pm on October 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    More Thoughts On OOTP 13 

    So I fired up OOTP 13 on the older and slower computer I have, a 2008 model running on Windows Vista, as my newer computer bit the dust and is on the stairway to computer heaven.  Pleased to report that the game runs well even on the old, reliable Vista.

    I have this idea I use on my universes, thought I would share it.  I call it the “Boy Genius GM” concept.  It’s one of many concepts you can create in the game.  Heck, if you want to run an American Baseball League filled with players from Thailand, you can do it.  That is what’s so great about the OOTP series.  If you can imagine it, you can probably do it, and if you can’t, there’s always the next version of the game that might make things easier.

    I pick a season as a starting point.  And I make myself, the “Boy Genius GM” 20 years or so younger.  I pick a team at random.  Most recently, I started a new “Boy Genius” universe in 1971, the year I was actually born in, and drew the St. Louis Cardinals, with Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, and Joe Torre.  What I do is watch the games go by super fast, let the in game manager do his things, and concentrate on trades, hires, and who to fire.

    One point on trading.  If a trade puts you a good sized amount of money to the bad, don’t be afraid to ask your trading partner for money.  For example: I picked up reliever Jim Brewer of the Los Angeles Dodgers to boost up my bullpen.  But I noted that the trade would result in picking up $32,000.

    Playing around with what I should ask back for in terms of cash, I got $24,000 from LA to minimize the initial cost of the trade.  And as a rule of thumb, you should try to ask the other team to help you recover 75% of your losses on the trade itself.  Won’t help you in the long term salary wise, but picking up a few thou here and there stretches what you can spend.

  • johndoe 6:55 pm on August 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NFL 1979, Week 16: Chicago 13, St. Louis 10 

    The Bears go to 11-5, St. Louis to 4-12. The Bears lock up at least the #2 seed in the NFC, and if the Saints lose by 6 points or more, the Bears would take the #1 seed.

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  • johndoe 1:58 pm on August 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NFL 1979, Week 15: St. Louis 23, NY Giants 0 

    The Cards go to 4-11, the Giants fall to 3-12.

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  • johndoe 5:44 pm on August 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NFL 1979, Week 14: St. Louis 43, San Francisco 37, OT 

    St. Louis moves to 3-11, the 49ers fall to 6-8.

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  • johndoe 7:54 pm on August 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NFL 1979, Week 13: Cincinnati 27, St. Louis 7 

    Cincinnati up to 5-8, St. Louis now falls to 2-11 after a promising start.

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  • johndoe 12:28 pm on August 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NFL 1979, Week 12: Philadelphia 31, St. Louis 20 

    For the second time this season, Wilbert Montgomery wins the Player Of The Week Award.

    The Eagles move to 8-4, the Cardinals fall to 2-10.

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  • johndoe 9:39 pm on August 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NFL 1979, Week 11: Washington 16, St. Louis 3 

    Washington to a 6-5 mark, while the Cards keep falling, now at 2-9.

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  • johndoe 11:08 pm on August 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NFL 1979, Week 10: Minnesota 37, St. Louis 7 

    It was another day not to remember if you a St. Louis, as the Cardinals are held to just 71 yards of net offense for the day in a 37-7 pummeling at the hands of Minnesota.

    Rickey Young was the game MVP on the strength of his 45 yards rushing and 75 yards receiving, scoring a TD each way.

    The Vikings move up to 4-6, St. Louis is 2-8, giving up 103 points in their last two games.

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  • johndoe 7:18 pm on July 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    NFL 1979, Week 9: Cleveland 66, St. Louis 28 

    After a first quarter that saw five touchdowns in a span of 4 minutes and 44 seconds, the Cleveland Browns kicked it into high gear to thrash the St. Louis Cardinals 66-28 after trailing 21-7.  This was the most points an NFL team has scored since the Washington Redskins defeated the New York Giants 72-41 in 1966.

    Brian Sipe had a field day and took player of the game honors.  He threw 6 TD passes, going 21 of 32 for 358 yards.  Even one of his two interceptions resulted in a Cardinal touchdown.

    The Cardinals now fall to 2-7, while the Browns are 4-5.

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