by Gerald Udowiczenko
Many thanks must go to Brucey for the information he has been able to provide. As you will see, the Crystal Ball now has the current winning steak for each team, as well as the results for the last time they met. I haven't been able to it for sometime, as my main (in truth only) source of information Jon Heath has been too busy to do it. Which after working for only three months, I know how hard it can be to find time to do anything, especially if you doing some really unsociable hours, like Jon. So many thanks to Bruce & his StatsGenerator V 1.1.1. You never know, in a couple of years the newsletter may even write itself? What do you think Bruce?
Thanks to Graham, Jon, Richard & Brucey for their contribution this week, as always I am lost without them.
MD (3-9, L1) @
SS (6-6, W1)
Last time : wk 1, 2002 (35 - 22)
W16) @ DB (9-3,
W6) Last time : wk 15, 2002 (32 - 10)
W1) @ PS (7-4-1,
L2) Last time : wk 9, 2002 (44 - 24)
W3) @ CI (2-10,
L3) Last time : wk 13, 2002 (11 - 31)
W6) @ KC (5-7,
W3) Last time : wk 13, 2002 (8 - 22)
W1) @ OR (3-9,
L5) Last time : wk 9, 2002 (26 - 0)
W7) @ SF (7-4-1,
L3) Last time : wk 13, 2002 (17 - 20 OT)
W12) @ SR (12-0,
W14) Last time : wk 13, 2002 (23 - 31)
L7) @ TB (1-11,
L10) Last time : wk 7, 2002 (24 - 21)
L9) @ MV (6-6,
L2) Last time : wk 13, 2002 (10 - 36)
W2) @ NS (4-8,
L1) Last time : wk 15, 2002 (17 - 13)
L2) @ AF (4-8,
L1) Last time : wk 1, 2002 (28 - 31)
Gerald to Richard : Very humble of you to say that the Rams, Eagles & Redskins are the three best teams in the league. I would however point out your Bills have a not too shabby record.
Gerald to Graham : I think it's a two horse race for the Diddley. Between you and me, and at present, I think I'm just ahead?
Gerald to Richard : Glad to hear you're back at work. How's the leg?
Gerald to All : At least our offence scored last week. I missed it the first time I read the results, it was only on a second read that I noticed we did. Well can you blame me? It's a rarity.
Gerald to Paul G : Welcome to AB. It's going to be an interesting game, between us this week. Noticed that you're in NFLB as well (Saints isn't it?). Perhaps we'll meet there as well?
Gerald to All : Not that a lot of you will care, but I'm happy so I thought I'd put it in the newsletter. As of last week, my probationary period (3 months) is over and I now have a full contract (and a nice pay increase). Well for as long as I can put up with all the bleeps, wails & flashing lights (alarms).
Jon to Pat : At least you were coaching this time. Mind you, I think it was closer when your daughter was in charge! ;-)
Jon to Graham : This is one hell of an important game, though there are some pretty damn vital ones to come against the 'Skins as well.
Jon to Paul : Welcome to the league. You've inherited a team that used to be pretty good & hasn't been through a PC draft.
Graham to Paul G : Welcome to AB!! Hope you have man years of fun Bungling (sorry, Bengalling)
Graham to Jon : It's that time again. Remember, the loser will probably triumph if we meet in the playoffs. It's always a great game, so here's to another.
Richard to Graham : I missed our game this year as I always enjoy it if not the result.
Richard Dave J : I had a very similar start to you, getting the third overall draft pick (Rob Johnson) and had the worst coaching record in the league during my first two season. It may take time but it is worth the wait. My problem was the opposite to yours, I could get the ball into the other half it was the speed it came back which triggered all my losses.
Richard to Jon & Paul S : Excellent duel, whoever comes second will be the wildcard team from hell.
Richard to Gerald : You will be pleases to know I have a very difficult run in.
Richard to Neil : Pleased to see you back in AB.
Richard to Paul, Stewart and Martin : Welcome to the league and good luck with your new teams.
Richard to Bruce : Managed to visit the site, excellent detail it must have taken months, it is absolutely vast!.
View from Orchard Park
By Richard Ogg
It was excellent news that Marv Levy was elected to the Hall of Fame. He was a great guest commentator on Channel Four and the Bills performance in the early 1990ís were awesome. The award shows one missed field goal does not destroy a coaching reputation.
On to AB I am surprised and happy about how prolific the Bills offence has been but the stats might be a little flattering. The Pats closed the offence down in week 2 and weeks 13 to 16 (especially 13 and 14) will be testing. The real story in AB is the incredible three-way battle between the Rams, Eagles and Redskins. The competition there is unbelievable with these teams being in my opinion the three best in AB. The playoffs in the NFC will be very interesting especially when the Vikings or Bears may well make an impact.
Well that's another three pages done and it feels like I've been doing the newsletter for years. Which in fact I have. I dug out all the old newsletters for Brucey's web site and found copies back to the 1998 season. There would have been a lot more if the newsletter hadn't been corrupted. Hadn't realised I'd been doing it so long. Doesn't time fly.............?
The next issue is going to be iffy, as I'm off on a skiing holiday somewhere in France (don't know where, as it's a present from my girlfriend) next week. I leave Saturday (03.03.01) and I'm back the following Saturday (10.03.01). So if you do sent me anything via e-mail, please use my home address (see below) and not the work one (for this week only). As I won't get anything (at work) until the Monday the newsletter needs to be sent, which will probably mean it won't be used. So with luck I should get time on the Sunday to do something and for a change I'm giving notice that there may not be a newsletter for week 14, which is unusual for me, as I don't plan that far ahead. But I will try my best to get something out to you.
And finally, just a reminder to votes on when you the newsletter to go live on Bruceys web site. Let me know if you want it before or after/at the same time, as you get your results?
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