Pro Bowl Tournament 2022

Pro Bowl XIX Tournament 2022

Pro Bowl XIX Champs Tuna Generations (3-0)

First RoundFinal FourPro Bowl
(7) Daddy & His Boys 44
(2) McTriple Play 24(7) Daddy & His Boys 67
(6) Tough Puffins 43(1) Gridiron Guardians 47(7) Daddy & His Boys 57
(3) Tuna Generations 55(4) The Hulkamaniacs 36(3) Tuna Generations 64
(5) Wild Animals 40(3) Tuna Generations 65
(4) The Hulkamaniacs 40

(The Pro Bowl Tournament is a single elimination tournament.  Win and your team moves on, lose and your team is eliminated.  Higher seed means your team has home field advantage and advances in case of a tie.)

Team Information:

Daddy & His Boys (Drummer Boy, Hoosier Daddy & MJD Hogg)
The Gridiron Guardians (Captain Jack Sparrow, Mr. T & Rad Dad)
The Hulkamaniacs (Captain Insano, NYC Sewer Rat & Shaylene)
McTriple Play (Bob Swerski, Nighthawk & Stinkerbell)
Tough Puffins (The Sad Salmon, Slick Chick & Viking Blood)
Tuna Generations (Fearless Tuna, Young Tuna & Roadrunner)
Wild Animals (Double-Double, My Wife Loves Jimmy G & The Rickster)

Pro Bowl XIX Match (Week 12):

Rookie Pro Bowl Team Champs – Third-seeded Tuna Generations have defeated seventh-seeded (but more highly regarded) Daddy & His Boys to win their first team title during their first year of playing together.  This is an absolutely stunning result that nobody in the club could see coming.  With a final score that was very similar to the Pro Bowl final result from one year ago, Daddy & His Boys once again lost by one touchdown.  Last season, they lost to Wild Animals 61-54 and this season they lost to Tuna Generations 64-57.  That must be a frustrating result for Daddy & His Boys, but making it to the final is still a very respectable result.  Five other teams wish they could have made it that far.  So how did Tuna Generations pull off the impossible and suddenly become our 2022 Pro Bowl Team Champions?  Let’s take a brief look back at how both teams performed during the championship game.  As the match got started with the three Thursday games, Daddy & His Boys took a commanding 15-7 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter.  That was because all three members of Daddy & His Boys picked perfectly on the Thursday games and they had all selected TJ as well.  That was quite an impressive start.  But things looked even better when the week ended with a win for Pittsburgh, helping MJD Hogg to claim the Week 12 MVP Award with 30 Points.  Now that’s how you step up and try your best to carry your team to victory.  Of course, with a team competition, you usually can’t win the match all by yourself.  You need help from your other teammates.  And Hoosier Daddy (14 Points) and Drummer Boy (13 Points) combined to contribute less Points than MJD Hogg had posted all by himself.  Even so, 57 total Points is a fairly strong showing, and it would take an average score of 19.4 Points by the members of Tuna Generations in order to beat them.  Taking over as quarterback, Young Tuna, the youngest player in Football Club history, stepped up and delivered a performance worthy of a seasoned veteran.  Young Tuna posted 27 Points to claim the Week 12 MVP Award Runner-Up.  Fearless Tuna added 19 Points and new club #1 Roadrunner added 18 Points in order to bring their team total to 64 Points.  And that was enough to win the thrilling final by a touchdown and earn a permanent spot in the Hall of Fame as the 2022 team champs.  At a press conference after the match, Fearless Tuna reflected back on the past three weeks.  He said: “When I decided to put the team together of myself, Roadrunner & Young Tuna, my biggest concern was that we would likely lose in the First Round.  I wasn’t sure if we were good enough to survive it.  I thought if we could make it to the Final Four that would be a big accomplishment.  But I also thought that it was more important to play together as a family than to worry about the end result of how well we would play and how far we could make it.  So, in keeping it real, I am in total shock that our team actually won this tournament.  As the weak link on our team, I’d like to thank Roadrunner & Young Tuna for carrying us to victory.  And I’d like to thank Daddy & His Boys for making it a memorable final.”


(3) Tuna Generations def. (7) Daddy & His Boys 64-57

What’s at stake:  A spot in The Football Club Hall of Fame as the 2022 Pro Bowl Team Champions.

Pro Bowl Tournament history: The 2022 Pro Bowl Team Championship match is going to be an epic showdown between two teams battling it out to make history.  Being that there was no Pro Bowl Weekly team competition this season, team play didn’t get started until Week 9 when there was qualifying for tournament seeding.  Surprisingly, 3-time Pro Bowl team champs (2000, 2007 & 2010) Daddy & His Boys struggled mightily during qualifying, scoring the lowest total with 51 Points and thus getting the lowest seed at #7.  On the other hand, brand new team Tuna Generations punched their ticket to the #3 seed by scoring 69 Points.  Daddy & His Boys consists of (current ranking) #1 team captain Hoosier Daddy, #8 Drummer Boy, and #18 MJD Hogg.  Tuna Generations consists of (current ranking) #2 Roadrunner, #13 team captain Fearless Tuna, and #21 rookie Young Tuna.  That’s an average player ranking in the standings of 9th Place for Daddy & His Boys and 12th Place for Tuna Generations.  So the teams are kind of even with the two best players in the club, two middle-ranked players, and two lower-ranked players.  And when you look into the two tournament matches each team has played so far, it reveals a similar story.  For Daddy & His Boys, it reveals a team on a mission.  When Daddy & His Boys lost the Pro Bowl championship match one year ago to Wild Animals 61-54, it cost them a shot at making history.  Up until that point, each team had won three championships and the big question was which team would win their fourth?  Wild Animals did so and thus left Daddy & His Boys in the dust.  But here we are one year later, and Daddy & His Boys now have a chance to equal Wild Animals and even things out at four championships each.  So to say that Daddy & His Boys are going to be highly motivated to win this match would be an understatement.  Tuna Generations, on the other hand, want to make their own history by winning this championship.  Fearless Tuna put this team together to allow three generations of the Tuna family to play together.  We have Young Tuna, his dad Fearless Tuna, and his grandpa Roadrunner all together swimming on the same team.  That’s quite special just to have them playing together but Tuna Generations would love nothing more than to escape the cannery and swim off into the ocean as team champions.  So who has the edge?  Daddy & His Boys have won both of their tournament matches by 20 Points.  That’s clear team strength that appears to be unstoppable.  Tuna Generations won their first match by 12 Points and their second match by 29 Points.  So while Daddy & His Boys won their first two matches by a combined 40 Points, Tuna Generations did so by 41 Points.  Once again, that shows that we appear to have very evenly-matched teams.  But with Daddy & His Boys being a long-time veteran championship team, they will be going into this match as heavy 12 Point favorites over rookie upstarts Tuna Generations.  My prediction is that Tuna Generations’ dream run through the tournament ends in bitter disappointment, being snagged in fishing nets, and sent off to the cannery.  But in this unpredictable football season, you just never know what might happen.

Final Four Matches (Week 11):

(7) Daddy & His Boys def. (1) Gridiron Guardians 67-47
(3) Tuna Generations def. (4) The Hulkamaniacs 65-36

First Round Matches (Week 10):

(7) Daddy & His Boys def. (2) McTriple Play 44-24
(3) Tuna Generations def. (6) Tough Puffins 55-43
(4) The Hulkamaniacs ties (5) Wild Animals 40-40

Qualifying Round (Week 9):

(1) Gridiron Guardians (81 Points)
(2) McTriple Play (79 Points)
(3) Tuna Generations (69 Points)
(4) The Hulkamaniacs (67 Points)
(5) Wild Animals (65 Points)
(6) Tough Puffins (65 Points)
(7) Daddy & His Boys (51 Points)

First Round Bye Week (Week 10):

(1) Gridiron Guardians

Tournament Seedings:

(1) Gridiron Guardians
(2) McTriple Play
(3) Tuna Generations
(4) The Hulkamaniacs
(5) Wild Animals (tiebreaker of overall team rank/strength in Current Standings over Tough Puffins)
(6) Tough Puffins
(7) Daddy & His Boys