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Updated Nov. 12, 2014

2014 WBC Report   

 2015 Status: pending 2015 GM commitment

Harry Flawd, PA

2014 Champion

Event History
1993    Kurt Litscher    16
1994    Mark Potter    16
1995    Mark Potter    16
1996    Harry Flawd    19
1997    Harry Flawd    15
1998    John Ellmann    16
1999    Harry Flawd    20
2000    Harry Flawd    30
2001    Devin Flawd    20
2002    Bill O'Neal    28
2003    Harry Flawd    42
2004    Harry Flawd    38
2005    Devin Flawd    38
2006     Devin Flawd    41
2007     Devin Flawd    38
2008    Devin Flawd    40
2009     Bruno Passacantando    49
2010     Harry Flawd    46
2011    Jacob Hebner     52
2012    Mike James    43
2013    Jacob Hebner    46
2014    Harry Flawd    42

 Laurels

Rank  Name               From  Last  Total
  1.  Harry Flawd         PA    14    252
  2.  Devin Flawd         PA    09    200
  3.  Jacob Hebner        CO    13     90
  4.  Bill O'Neal         NY    14     58
  5.  Bruno Passacantando CT    14     53
  6.  Derek Landel        NJ    14     46
  7.  Mike Destro         NJ    07     36
  8.  Chad Gormly         MA    13     33
  9.  Mike James          MD    12     30
 10.  Barry Shoults       MI    08     24
 11.  John Ellmann        MD    01     22
 12.  Jordan Flawd        PA    08     21
 13.  Jeremy Billones     VA    10     18
 14.  David Tianen        WI    09     18
 15.  Dave Buchbinder     PA    03     18
 16.  Ray Stakenas II     MI    03     18
 17.  Dan Dolan Jr        NJ    05     15
 18.  Bill Place          PA    05     13
 19.  Tim Dolan           NJ    13     12
 20.  Jeff Finkeldey      OH    13     12
 21.  John Shaheen        VA    10     12
 22.  Joe Yaure           PA    10     12
 23.  Mark Love           MD    10     12
 24.  Sean McCulloch      OH    14      9
 25.  Ron Pisarz          VA    12      9
 26.  Dale Long           NJ    09      9
 27.  Paul O'Neil         MD    06      9
 28.  Jason Levine        NY    03      9
 29.  Scott Nerney        RI    14      6
 30.  Terry Coleman       CA    12      6
 31.  Brian Conlon        CT    11      6
 32.  Andy Lewis          DE    06      6
 33.  Pete Putnam         PA    04      6
 34.  Greg Berry          VA    01      6
 35.  Michael Cook        VA    01      4
 36.  Steve Scott         CA    11      3
 37.  Daniel Long         NJ    10      3
 38.  Dennis Nicholson    NY    03      3
 39.  Bruce Reiff         OH    00      2

2014 Laurelists
Repeating Laurelists:

Derek Landel, NJ
2nd

Bruno Passacantando, CT
3rd

Bill O'Neal, NY
4th

Scott Nerney, RI
5th

Sean McCulloch, OH
6th

Past Winners

Mark Potter, PA
1994-95

Harry Flawd, PA
96-97, 99-00, 03-04, 10, 14

John Ellmann, MD
1998

Devin Flawd, PA
2001, 2005-08

Bill O'Neal, NY
2002

Bruno Passacantando, CT
2009

Jacob Henbner, CO
2011, 2013

Mike James, MD
2012
   

Johnny Wilson and Scott Nerney head a row of gridders in the AFC heat.

Harry Flawd wins his 8th title despite the efforts of Derek's cheerleaders.

Old Fogeys Rule! ...

Paydirt 2014 saw the Old Guard make a comeback, and a new time slot (although just for a year), drop the numbers a bit. Moving the NFC Heat really seemed like a good idea at the time.....but listening to Bruce Reiff is like buying a lottery ticket.....seems like a great idea to be a millionaire....but in the end you are just $30 poorer - although Bruce gets the commission for selling you the ticket. I digress......back to the field.....the AFC heat kicked off Wednesday with 34 excited coaches trying to claim the Paydirt title...since Jacob Hebner, who had won two of the last three titles, was off enjoying the excitement of Army boot camp! Everyone from the Paydirt community and I'm sure WBC in general wishes Jacob well in his endeavors, and are certainly proud of his service to our country!

2013 was the year of the ladies, as Jessica Finkeldey and Samantha Berk made nice runs - leaving broken testosterone in their wake. This season however, the seasoned old grizzlies got their revenge. Barry Shoults, Harry Flawd, Dan Dolan, John Welage, Bill O'Neal, Scott Nerney, Derek Landel, and John Coussis earned Round 1 wins, along with Mark Love winning his annual game against Steve Scott, and Chris Bauch topping Greg Coulter in OT. Round 2 saw some very close games, with Bill holding off Josh Coyle 15-9, Derek squeaking out a 21-20 win over young Ryan Friedman, Dan Dolan holding off another young upstrat, Joe Yaure 16-10, and Barry sending KC further than they could in the NFL playoffs by topping Mark Love 21-18. 2002 champ Bill O'Neal defeated Dan Dolan with his Jets 20-18, Derek with the Titans cruised past Conal's Dolphins 29-7, Harry beat Scott N's Jets also despite Geno Smith destroying the Charger D with over 100 yards on QB scrambles! Derek then dismissed Barry's Chiefs 32-12, while Harry and Bill were again playing the Chargers-Jets matchup....again Geno Smith made a mockery of the Charger D, but Harry held on to top Bill 26-23. This set up the AFC title game between Harry (SD) and Derek (Tenn).

The NFC heat was much smaller and correspondingly quicker as the move to Thursday morning dropped the coaches to a low, albeit super number for a tournament director....16! Bruce Reiff stopped by after flailing at his specialty and netting our team 0 team tourney points in Football Strategy.....Paul O'Neill offered to give him some pointers there for next year..He won his first round game against Tim Dolan 36-10, Samantha topped Paul 38-17 with Tampa Bay, Ron Pisarz, game designer and chart provider....beat Conal 41-24, Sean M needed OT to beat Joe Y 30-27 with his Cowboys, Joe Betz and Harry were winners, while John Shaheen held off a furious comeback by Daniel Long as the Packers topped the Bears 38-37! In the last game, Bruno P defeated Chris Palermo 41-28 with the reigning Super Bowl champ Seahawks by negating two KO TD returns by Chris with his special teams chart. Round 2 saw all the games except one decided by a TD....Joe Betz topped Samantha 28-9 which should make for some interesting dating chatter back home.....Harry with New Orleans beat John Shaheen 27-21, Sean M beat Ron P 30-22, and Bruno had a tough go of it before pulling out a hard fought 25-22 win over Bruce and his Arizona Cardinals.
The semifinals had Harry against Sean and Bruno vs Joe B. Back and forth Harry and Sean went.....Sean was up, Harry came back...Sean retook the lead...in the end Harry earned the 32-25 win. Bruno was having just as difficult a time against Joe....the see-saw affair ended with Bruno on top, 31-29...setting up the NFC title game.

Flashback to 2009.....Bruno had defeated Jordan, Devin, and finally Harry to win the Paydirt title. Memo's went out to all involved....and the battle cry "Avenge the Flawd name" was rallied around. My wife even told me to sleep at the hotel instead of driving five miles home if I lost.....no pressure there....so Bruno and I sat down to play New Orleans vs Seattle. Chatting with other players, and looking at the charts.....it seemed that New Orleans was seriously overmatched......great offense, but couldn't stop a snail moving uphill with their defense. First half was really close, with Harry mixing up the run just enough to keep Bruno on his heels....and by halftime it was 11-6 New Orleans via the 8-point spread that Seattle was giving the Saints. The 3rd quarter had New Orleans tack on a TD to go up 18-6....then Seattle started a comeback....they scored on the second play of the 4th quarter to close within five. New Orleans scored again to go up 25-13, countered by another Seattle TD; 25-20. Bruno took the ball and with 5:40 left in the game....the play that sealed it....4th and 9 on their own 43....Seattle goes for it.....and finally the bending New Orleans D holds! A late rush for TD by the Saints capped a 32-20 New Orleans win......and some payback for Harry five years coming.

The AFC title game was Harry (SD) vs Derek (Tennessee) in a classic battle of point spreads. Tenn had a 10 point lead before kickoff......Harry drove the length of the field with the opening kick and promptly threw an interception...the first quarter ended 10-0 Tenn. SD scored on the first play of the 2nd to make it 10-7. The teams traded TD's after that, and by the half it was 17-14 Tennessee, and there was no defense to be had anywhere on the field. Each team's best defense was a white box! Derek drove the length of the field again to start the 3rd and scored, making it 24-14 Tenn. Harry countered with a deep TD pass by Rivers to close it to 24-21, but Derek again scored to close the 3rd quarter at 31-21 Tennessee. Harry scored on the fourth play of the 4th quarter to again pull within 3. With a little over 7 minutes left in the game, San Diego finally got a big sack on 3rd down, and took the ball down the field and scored to make it 35-31 SD. Down 4 with the ball.....Derek moved into SD territory but with 1:10 left threw the interception that would seal the deal for Harry, as it turned into a pick 6! 42-31 was the final score as Tennessee tossed another desperation pick with :20 left in the game.

The old men proved this year (yes, Derek - welcome to the geritol set - with a wife and two kids you now qualify as an old man!) that we still have a trick or two up our sleeves.......

 GM     Harry Flawd  [20th Year]  NA
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