The VGCC

The VGCC

by Big Dave » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:31 pm

Hi everyone,
The time of year is fast approaching when football is on all our minds. The regulars on this board know that the Virtual Grey Cup Challenge is a part of that.

Since 1999, I've been running the unofficial "pool'. Most of that time it has been hosted on this board, but in the early years it was on other sites.

We've always gotten a good turnout, with lots of people making picks and some lively discussions. I've had a good time doing it, and I hope everyone has had as good a time participating.

That said, I feel the time has come for me to retire. Now that I am older, I no longer have the energy to enter picks and post standings, week in and week out. So I will no longer be running the VGCC.

I'm aware that some of you have been keeping track of the picks yourselves, and some have been doing a better job at it than I have. So I would be proud if someone else took over my position, and kept this thing going for years to come. I leave it to you to make the decision as to who will take on this role.

The rules are available at http://home.sourcecable.net/~roddick/vgcc_rules.htm. These should give you a good starting point; download them, and feel free to make changes to them as you see fit. Also, the VGCC awards are at http://home.sourcecable.net/~roddick/vgcc_awards.htm. It would be nice if you could maintain them as well.

I will still come around the CFL forum from time to time, and may even participate in the VGCC.

Thank you all for participating,

"Big" Dave Roddick
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Re: The VGCC

by Dust » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:41 pm

You got me all excited and then I read that you're retiring :(

You've done a great job maintaining and keeping this going for 17 years (making me feel old). Well deserved retirement BigDave!
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Re: The VGCC

by cflisthebest » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:21 pm

We need to keep it going somehow
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Re: The VGCC

by papazoola » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:44 pm

......Sad to hear Dave.....Really enjoyed all of the years you put in keeping the board standings the way you did....and excellently done I might add...Well I support your decision I'm feeling something is going to be missing in 17 and can't help feeling a little sad :( I hope someone else takes it on... I'm glad you're going out a winner...(maybe not in the standings :wink: but as a great CFL fan and overseer of the VGCC)....
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Re: The VGCC

by Abendschan » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:35 pm

Big Dave wrote:I'm aware that some of you have been keeping track of the picks yourselves, and some have been doing a better job at it than I have. So I would be proud if someone else took over my position, and kept this thing going for years to come. I leave it to you to make the decision as to who will take on this role.

I will still come around the CFL forum from time to time, and may even participate in the VGCC.

Thank you all for participating,

"Big" Dave Roddick

Big piece of history the VGCC has on this forum is special I find. To keep this football pool up and running, one would need position rights with similar options that moderators have.
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Re: The VGCC

by MrLucky » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:05 pm

Big Dave, Really sorry to hear that, I enjoy the VGCC so much ... That being said, thank you once again for running this for us each year. After so much time, you deserve the break from running this event. Thank you for giving us all so much entertainment over the years! The VGCC was probably the most liked and participated in portion of this entire Forum.

Thank you Big Dave!

*Standing Ovation for you as you exit stage left*

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Re: The VGCC

by ArgoT » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:10 pm

Thank you very much Dave for all your hard work over the years.
Hope you still come around on a regular basis.
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Re: The VGCC

by rpaege » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:59 pm

Thanks for all you've done, Dave. You've made this forum always enjoyable, and at times the VGCC is the only thing enjoyable. I wish you well in retirement, and hope to see you win the thing some day! Good luck!

I hope we can find someone willing to take this on. I can help from time to time, but I can't commit to regular or long-term help.
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Re: The VGCC

by Red-Blacks-Girl » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:43 pm

Wah! Big Dave, our whole family is very sad -- Leorocks, Swahgade, joeyfootball, and me - Red Blacks Girl

Thanks for hosting the VGCC for these past few years. We have all enjoyed competing with each other on your platform.

I've made my picks on the CFL's pick-em site -- but it's JUST NOT THE SAME!

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Re: The VGCC

by Green Goddess » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:51 pm

Hey Big Dave,

A heart felt Thank You for all your efforts and hard work. Very much appreciated.

All the best to you and yours,

Cheers,
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Re: The VGCC

by LeBird » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:31 pm

I might be interested in taking it over if someone were to do it while I'm on holidays on September 11th. It would be two weeks as I don't get back until the 23rd. Wine tasting tour, visit friends in Vancouver, football and baseball games in Seattle.

Thanks BigDave for all the good work.
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Re: The VGCC

by ralfsnart » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:36 pm

My heart sunk when I logged in today and seen this thread instead of the one I was looking for Image


I can't thank you enough for all the years Dave, this was one of my biggest pleasures of the football season. I still credit your VGCC for keeping me involved with football after my dad passed in June '11.

I will forever be grateful for everything you have done. Thank you my friend!!!Image
I just wanted to interject here, to point out the tear ralfsnart has been on lately.
He was 8-16, and a lot of people might have given up at this point. But after picking TWENTY in a row, he now sits at 28-16, and in fifth place.
Just think about this for a minute: the last time he was incorrect was August 3, when he picked Hamilton over Winnipeg in Week 7. (Just as a matter of interest, 72% of us were wrong on that one.)
Though the records are apparently lost forever, I know for a fact that this is, by far, the longest streak in VGCC history. 23 Wins
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Re: The VGCC

by Green Goddess » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:54 pm

LeBird wrote:I might be interested in taking it over if someone were to do it while I'm on holidays on September 11th. It would be two weeks as I don't get back until the 23rd. Wine tasting tour, visit friends in Vancouver, football and baseball games in Seattle.

Thanks BigDave for all the good work.



Oh that would be great....hopefully someone will step up to help.
Thanks LeBird.
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Re: The VGCC

by LeBird » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:22 pm

Big Dave wrote:Hi everyone,
The time of year is fast approaching when football is on all our minds. The regulars on this board know that the Virtual Grey Cup Challenge is a part of that.

Since 1999, I've been running the unofficial "pool'. Most of that time it has been hosted on this board, but in the early years it was on other sites.

We've always gotten a good turnout, with lots of people making picks and some lively discussions. I've had a good time doing it, and I hope everyone has had as good a time participating.

That said, I feel the time has come for me to retire. Now that I am older, I no longer have the energy to enter picks and post standings, week in and week out. So I will no longer be running the VGCC.

I'm aware that some of you have been keeping track of the picks yourselves, and some have been doing a better job at it than I have. So I would be proud if someone else took over my position, and kept this thing going for years to come. I leave it to you to make the decision as to who will take on this role.

The rules are available at http://home.sourcecable.net/~roddick/vgcc_rules.htm. These should give you a good starting point; download them, and feel free to make changes to them as you see fit. Also, the VGCC awards are at http://home.sourcecable.net/~roddick/vgcc_awards.htm. It would be nice if you could maintain them as well.

I will still come around the CFL forum from time to time, and may even participate in the VGCC.

Thank you all for participating,

"Big" Dave Roddick


Hey BigDave, Were you using a spread sheet and if so could I have a copy?
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Re: The VGCC

by Kid_Wicked » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:39 am

thanks for all you've done dude
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