Streak for the Cash December winner: Flagan!

In another great SFTC competition, Flagan (Franc Jones) pulled out a victory on the very last game of the month.

With Flagan picking Washington to win by double digits and J. Osterberg selecting Oregon to lose by single digits in college hoops Saturday night, the Huskies won by 16 to give Flagan his sixth overall victory in our little game. Although both finished with 84 victories in December, Flagan gets the win by percentage — .515 to .497.

Flagan — get in touch with me and we’ll get you something cool.

You know you want to play, too! You can do so by going here and joining – it’s free!

December’s top 10

1. Flagan — 84-79

2. J. Osterberg — 84-85

3. R. Capps — 81

4. J. Irvin — 76

5. C. Pollock — 67

6. D. Pollock — 66

7. Hanks — 65

8. L. Walker — 58

9. Hot Blonde — 54

10. S. Jones — 46

All-time blog winners

2009

February: Flagan (F. Jones) – 43 wins

March: B. Pelletier – 60 wins

April: Flagan (F. Jones) – 59 wins

May: Flagan (F. Jones) – 57 wins

June: B. Pelletier – 53 wins

July: Flagan (F. Jones) – 69 wins

August: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

September: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

October: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 62 wins

November: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 83 wins

December: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) & D. Guido – 91 wins

2010

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 71 wins

February: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 68 wins

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 82 wins

April: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 77 wins

May: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 75 wins

June: P. Howard (WolfpackPete) – 69 wins

July: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 80 wins

August: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 87 wins

September: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 73 wins

October: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) — 79 wins

November: R. Capps (Randy Capps) — 79 wins

December: J. Osterberg — 79 wins

2011

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 81

February: D. Guido — 71

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 96

April: Flagan (Franc Jones) — 90

May: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 90

June: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 81

July: Bryan Hanks — 78

August: J. Osterberg — 85

September: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 84

October: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 75

November: Bryan Hanks — 100

December: Flagan (Franc Jones) — 84

Streak for the Cash November winner: Hanks

Oh yeah — I’m bad and stuff.

Anyhoo, I got pretty lucky in November and pulled away in the final day from Flagan and Killdozer to win the SFTC. However, I did set the blog record for wins in a month with 100, so I have that going for me. The previous record was 96, set by BealeStBuc (Seth Jones) in March.

My boss has been out of the office the past few days, so I’m going to get someone to let me into his office and I’m going to take something purdy for myself. Don’t say anything to him about it, OK?

So … if you’d like to play our little game, visit this awesome site for your chance for great prizes and awesome competition. Or something like that.

November’s top 10

1. Hanks — 100

2. F. Jones — 94

3. J. Osterberg — 93

4. J. Irvin — 90

5. R. Capps — 81

6. D. Pollock — 75

7. C. Pollock — 73

8. Hot Blonde — 46

9. L. Walker — 44

10. S. Jones — 38

All-time blog winners

2009

February: Flagan (F. Jones) – 43 wins

March: B. Pelletier – 60 wins

April: Flagan (F. Jones) – 59 wins

May: Flagan (F. Jones) – 57 wins

June: B. Pelletier – 53 wins

July: Flagan (F. Jones) – 69 wins

August: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

September: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

October: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 62 wins

November: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 83 wins

December: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) & D. Guido – 91 wins

2010

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 71 wins

February: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 68 wins

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 82 wins

April: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 77 wins

May: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 75 wins

June: P. Howard (WolfpackPete) – 69 wins

July: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 80 wins

August: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 87 wins

September: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 73 wins

October: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) — 79 wins

November: R. Capps (Randy Capps) — 79 wins

December: J. Osterberg — 79 wins

2011

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 81

February: D. Guido — 71

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 96

April: Flagan (Franc Jones) — 90

May: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 90

June: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 81

July: Bryan Hanks — 78

August: J. Osterberg — 85

September: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 84

October: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 75

November: Bryan Hanks — 100

Streak for the Cash October winner: David Pollock!

David Pollock has become the new dominant force in our little game as he came away with his fourth win in six months. His 75 victories in October were nine better than four-time winner Jackson Irvin and 11 more than two-time winner J. Osterberg.

David — email me at bhanks@freedomenc.com and we’ll hook you up with something nice.

As for the rest of you, if you’re not playing, you’re not living. Join us by clicking here for a chance to win cool stuff!

October’s top 10

1. D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 75

2. J. Irvin — 66

3. J. Osterberg — 64

4. Hanks — 62

5. C. Pollock — 59

6. R. Capps — 57 (Chargers)

7. S. Jones — 53 (Chargers)

8. L. Walker — 45

9. Hot Blonde — 39

10. F. Jones — 37

All-time blog winners

2009

February: Flagan (F. Jones) – 43 wins

March: B. Pelletier – 60 wins

April: Flagan (F. Jones) – 59 wins

May: Flagan (F. Jones) – 57 wins

June: B. Pelletier – 53 wins

July: Flagan (F. Jones) – 69 wins

August: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

September: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

October: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 62 wins

November: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 83 wins

December: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) & D. Guido – 91 wins

2010

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 71 wins

February: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 68 wins

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 82 wins

April: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 77 wins

May: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 75 wins

June: P. Howard (WolfpackPete) – 69 wins

July: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 80 wins

August: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 87 wins

September: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 73 wins

October: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) — 79 wins

November: R. Capps (Randy Capps) — 79 wins

December: J. Osterberg — 79 wins

2011

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 81

February: D. Guido — 71

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 96

April: Flagan (Franc Jones) — 90

May: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 90

June: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 81

July: Bryan Hanks — 78

August: J. Osterberg — 85

September: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 84

October: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 75

Streak for the Cash September winner: David Pollock!

After never winning our little version of Streak for the Cash, David Pollock has now won three of the past five months. In September, he dominated the entire month and finished with 84 victories, three ahead of me and Jackson Irvin.

David — email me at bhanks@freedomenc.com and we’ll hook you up with a prize.

Want to join our little bloggy family? Go here — it’s a blast and you can win valuable prizes, maybe even $50,000 from ESPN!

September’s top 10

1. D. Pollock — 84

2. Hanks — 81 (.638)

3. J. Irvin — 81 (.600)

4. C. Pollock — 80

5. J. Osterberg — 67

6. R. Capps — 63

7. L. Walker — 51

8. Hot Blonde — 44

9. F. Jones — 39

10. D. Becton — 38

All-time blog winners

2009

February: Flagan (F. Jones) – 43 wins

March: B. Pelletier – 60 wins

April: Flagan (F. Jones) – 59 wins

May: Flagan (F. Jones) – 57 wins

June: B. Pelletier – 53 wins

July: Flagan (F. Jones) – 69 wins

August: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

September: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

October: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 62 wins

November: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 83 wins

December: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) & D. Guido – 91 wins

2010

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 71 wins

February: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 68 wins

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 82 wins

April: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 77 wins

May: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 75 wins

June: P. Howard (WolfpackPete) – 69 wins

July: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 80 wins

August: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 87 wins

September: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 73 wins

October: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) — 79 wins

November: R. Capps (Randy Capps) — 79 wins

December: J. Osterberg — 79 wins

2011

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 81

February: D. Guido — 71

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 96

April: Flagan (Franc Jones) — 90

May: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 90

June: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 81

July: Bryan Hanks — 78

August: J. Osterberg — 85

September: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 84

Streak for the Cash August winner: J. Osterberg!

 Congrats to J. Osterberg, who wins for the second time in our little game. He pretty much dominated the month, although C. Pollock made a good run there at the end.

Osterberg also won in December. Contact me at bhanks@freedomenc.com and we’ll hook you up with a valuable prize from The Free Press prize closet.

Want to join our little streaky family? Go here — it’s a blast and you can win valuable prizes, maybe even $50,000 from ESPN!

August’s Top 10

1. J. Osterberg — 85

2. C. Pollock — 82

3. J. Irvin — 75

4. Hanks — 73

5. M. Moon — 71

6. D. Pollock — 70

7. R. Capps — 69

8. E. Moon — 60

9. Hot Blonde — 56

10. L. Walker — 52

All-time blog winners

2009

February: Flagan (F. Jones) – 43 wins

March: B. Pelletier – 60 wins

April: Flagan (F. Jones) – 59 wins

May: Flagan (F. Jones) – 57 wins

June: B. Pelletier – 53 wins

July: Flagan (F. Jones) – 69 wins

August: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

September: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

October: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 62 wins

November: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 83 wins

December: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) & D. Guido – 91 wins

2010

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 71 wins

February: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 68 wins

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 82 wins

April: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 77 wins

May: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 75 wins

June: P. Howard (WolfpackPete) – 69 wins

July: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 80 wins

August: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 87 wins

September: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 73 wins

October: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) — 79 wins

November: R. Capps (Randy Capps) — 79 wins

December: J. Osterberg — 79 wins

2011

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 81

February: D. Guido — 71

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 96

April: Flagan (Franc Jones) — 90

May: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 90

June: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 81

July: Bryan Hanks — 78

August: J. Osterberg — 85

Streak for the Cash July winner: Me!

For the first time in the 30 months we’ve been playing ESPN’s Streak for the Cash game … I won the damned thing. I … I am in shock, but thankful to finally win for the first time EVER.

It came down to Jackson Irvin, Randy Capps and I — and I had a lucky final day. Since I won, I get the Free Press prize package, so I’m going to raid my boss’ office tomorrow for something nice for me and the HB.

If you’d like to play along with us, go here. It’s a blast — and it’s FREE! How much better is it than that?

July’s top 10

1. Hanks — 79

2. Jackson Irvin — 76

3. Randy Capps — 75

4. J. Osterberg — 70 (.504 winning percentage)

5. David Pollock — 70 (.490)

6. C. Pollock — 69

7. J. Barrow — 63

8. Michael Moon — 56 (.589)

9. Kelly Rouse — 56 (.496)

10. Hot Blonde — 51

All-time blog winners

2009

February: Flagan (F. Jones) – 43 wins

March: B. Pelletier – 60 wins

April: Flagan (F. Jones) – 59 wins

May: Flagan (F. Jones) – 57 wins

June: B. Pelletier – 53 wins

July: Flagan (F. Jones) – 69 wins

August: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

September: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

October: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 62 wins

November: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 83 wins

December: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) & D. Guido – 91 wins

2010

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 71 wins

February: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 68 wins

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 82 wins

April: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 77 wins

May: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 75 wins

June: P. Howard (WolfpackPete) – 69 wins

July: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 80 wins

August: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 87 wins

September: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 73 wins

October: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) — 79 wins

November: R. Capps (Randy Capps) — 79 wins

December: J. Osterberg — 79 wins

2011

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 81

February: D. Guido — 71

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 96

April: Flagan (Franc Jones) — 90

May: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 90

June: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 81

July: Bryan Hanks — 78

Streak for the Cash back-to-back winner for June: David Pollock!

David Pollock won his first SFTC contest last month — and he followed it up with his second win this month. He did it in grand style, too — amassing a 17-game win streak at one point, ranking among the best in the country. He also shook off blog hall-of-famer Flagan for the second straight month in the last day to win by five games over Flagan and Jackson Irvin.

DP: Contact me and we’ll hook you up with some valuable prize-type stuff.

Don’t you want to play? Go here to enter and join our happy little group.

June’s top 10

1. David Pollock — 81

2. Jackson Irvin — 76 (.603 winning pct)

3. Flagan (Franc Jones — 76 (.555)

4. J. Osterberg — 73

5. Randy Capps — 69 (.539)

6. Hanks — 69 (.527)

7. C. Pollock — 66

8. Kelly Rouse — 53

9. J. Barrow — 51

10. Michael Moon — 37

All-time blog winners

2009

February: Flagan (F. Jones) – 43 wins

March: B. Pelletier – 60 wins

April: Flagan (F. Jones) – 59 wins

May: Flagan (F. Jones) – 57 wins

June: B. Pelletier – 53 wins

July: Flagan (F. Jones) – 69 wins

August: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

September: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

October: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 62 wins

November: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 83 wins

December: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) & D. Guido – 91 wins

2010

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 71 wins

February: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 68 wins

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 82 wins

April: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 77 wins

May: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 75 wins

June: P. Howard (WolfpackPete) – 69 wins

July: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 80 wins

August: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 87 wins

September: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 73 wins

October: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) — 79 wins

November: R. Capps (Randy Capps) — 79 wins

December: J. Osterberg — 79 wins

2011

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 81

February: D. Guido — 71

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 96

April: Flagan (Franc Jones) — 90

May: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 90

June: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 81

Streak for the Cash May winner: David Pollock!

Well, well, well: we had a first-time winner in our little version of the ESPN Streak for the Cash game — David Pollock, who finished with 90 victories in May. He came on strong in the final week to usurp blog hall-of-famer (and five-time SFTC winner) Franc Jones (Flagan) from the top spot.

He’s the ninth different winner in the 28 months we’ve played the game here on the blog. However, there’s been four different winners in the past four months.

David, contact me at bhanks@freedomenc.com and we’ll hook you up with some K-Tribe tickets or other goodies from around The Free Press office. And Flagan — haven’t heard back from you in our last email exchange to get your tickets to you!

The rest of you — get in our little game by going here.

May’s top 10

1. David Pollock — 90

2. Franc Jones (Flagan) — 86

3. Randy Capps — 78

4. Hanks — 77

5. Kelly Rouse — 69

6. J. Osterberg — 66

7. Jackson Irvin — 65

8. J. Barrow — 52

9. Hot Blonde — 48

10. C. Pollock — 41

All-time blog winners

2009

February: Flagan (F. Jones) – 43 wins

March: B. Pelletier – 60 wins

April: Flagan (F. Jones) – 59 wins

May: Flagan (F. Jones) – 57 wins

June: B. Pelletier – 53 wins

July: Flagan (F. Jones) – 69 wins

August: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

September: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

October: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 62 wins

November: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 83 wins

December: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) & D. Guido – 91 wins

2010

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 71 wins

February: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 68 wins

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 82 wins

April: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 77 wins

May: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 75 wins

June: P. Howard (WolfpackPete) – 69 wins

July: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 80 wins

August: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 87 wins

September: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 73 wins

October: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) — 79 wins

November: R. Capps (Randy Capps) — 79 wins

December: J. Osterberg — 79 wins

2011

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 81

February: D. Guido — 71

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 96

April: Flagan (Franc Jones) — 90

May: D. Pollock (David Pollock) — 90

Streak for the Cash April winner: Flagan!

It’s back to the future for our Streak for the Cash game as Flagan — Franc Jones — won it for the first time since July 2009. Franc dominated the first six months of our version of the game, winning four of the six months in 2009; this is his fifth overall victory.

And he simply owned all of us in April’s Streak for the Cash game. Flagan finished with 90 victories — 13 ahead of second-place Randy Capps (77) and 19 ahead of my third-place finish of 71. Wow.

Flagan, email me at bhanks@freedomenc.com and we’ll dig you up something at the office for a prize!

The rest of you crazy kids and join us and play by clicking here. You know you want to; it’s free, it’s fun, it’s crazy-addictive and you could earn the love and respect of your fellow bloggees!

April’s Top 10

1. F. Jones – 90

2. R. Capps — 77

3. B. Hanks — 71

4. D. Pollock — 69

5. K. Rouse — 66

6. J. Barrow — 55

7. S. Jones — 50

8. D. Guido — 48

9. D. Becton — 46

10. J. Irvin — 45

All-time blog winners

2009

February: Flagan (F. Jones) – 43 wins

March: B. Pelletier – 60 wins

April: Flagan (F. Jones) – 59 wins

May: Flagan (F. Jones) – 57 wins

June: B. Pelletier – 53 wins

July: Flagan (F. Jones) – 69 wins

August: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

September: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 69 wins

October: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 62 wins

November: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 83 wins

December: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) & D. Guido – 91 wins

2010

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 71 wins

February: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 68 wins

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) – 82 wins

April: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 77 wins

May: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 75 wins

June: P. Howard (WolfpackPete) – 69 wins

July: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 80 wins

August: R. Capps (Randy Capps) – 87 wins

September: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) – 73 wins

October: J. Irvin (Jackson Irvin) — 79 wins

November: R. Capps (Randy Capps) — 79 wins

December: J. Osterberg — 79 wins

2011

January: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 81

February: D. Guido — 71

March: S. Jones (Beale St. Buc) — 96

April: Flagan (Franc Jones) — 90

Afternoon News Report; May 2, 2011 (the “Burn In Hell, bin Laden” edition)

I’m off today after an awesome weekend spent in Pittsburgh and Cleveland with my brother and nephew … but I couldn’t let today pass without an MNR/ANR — especially with last night’s great news, so here goes:

BIN LADEN FOUND, KILLED, BURIED AT SEA

In a daring, brave operation committed yesterday in Pakistan, the USA’s Public Enemy No. 1, Osama bin Laden — the “mastermind” behind 9/11 and other terrorists attacks — was killed by U.S. troops.

My take: Hell, yeah!

I was driving back from Cleveland last night when Richard Clark texted me at 10:53 p.m.; I listened to President Obama’s press conference and the cheering crowds at Ground Zero and the White House … and I’m very proud.

I’m proud that we finally brought this bastard to a very, very American form of justice. This SOB killed thousands of us — not just on 9/11 — and had lived nearly a decade after that fateful day. I hope his death was painful and excruciating.

Like many of you, I’m extremely proud of our military and special forces for the fight they’ve been waging for the past decade against this douchebag. I’m also proud of President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama for never wavering and for hunting this cretin down — and killing his sorry ass.

I know there is going to be the fringe element out there who is going to attempt to denigerate this accomplishment — and it’s already started — but let’s enjoy this victory before we splinter again, OK?

The iPod shuffle

Comfortably Numb — Pink Floyd

Shorty Was Da Bomb — DMX

By Your Side — Sade

The Last Song — Poison

Let’s Go — Trick Daddy

P.S.: I have the final results and standings for the April Streak for the Cash contest, but I’ll post those either tonight or tomorrow.