Gameballs and Goats: Year-to-date Totals

By popular demand, and thanks to a couple of veiled threats via bricks through our front window, we've added up the gameball and goats votes for the first six weeks. Here are the year-to-date leaders in Gameballs and Goats!

Methodology: BerniesInsiders.com has been doing Gameballs and Goats since the site's previous incarnation as BTNG in 1999. Each year, we take a week during the summer, and head to a secluded cabin in the woods, away from all modern media and other distractions, and we brainstorm ways to make our year-end MVP calculations more obscure and incomprehensible. After four days of eating bark, berries, and various fungi, we came up with this year's approach.

This year, we're going to take into account total votes. Here's how it will work. Each week, we will take the top seven gameball and goat vote getters. We will add the votes they got that week to their total for the season. If you finish in eighth place... nada, just the seven top goats and the seven top gameballers. Players finishing in the top seven gameballs get their votes added, players in the top seven goats get votes subtracted from their total.

Sound simple? Ha! Just wait until the numbers get really, really big.

Total To Date:

Here are the results through Week 6 of the voting. Tim Couch and Courtney Brown are on top of the gameball voting, and Andra Davis has been accumulating enough points each week (while never finishing first) to wind up in third place. One the opposite end of the spectrum, Bruce Arians play-calling has been frequently questioned during the early-going, while Butch Davis and the offensive line accumulated a lot of goat horns during the first four weeks of the season.

  Gameballs Goats Grand Total
Tim Couch 424 0 424
Courtney Brown 388 0 388
Andra Davis 265 0 265
---Entire Defense--- 232 0 232
Kevin Johnson 215 0 215
William Green 223 21 202
Andre Davis 173 0 173
Phil Dawson 118 56 62
Kenard Lang 55 0 55
---LB Unit--- 43 0 43
Kevin Bentley 40 0 40
Ben Taylor 29 0 29
Jeff Faine 28 0 28
Barry Stokes 25 0 25
Chris Gardocki 21 0 21
Anthony Henry 21 0 21
Fans 39 22 17
Dave Campo 14 0 14
Kelly Holcomb 156 166 -10
Jerry Rosburg 0 13 -13
Paul Zukauskas 0 14 -14
Carmen Policy 0 15 -15
Gerard Warren 0 19 -19
All Coaches 0 23 -23
Chaun Thompson 0 27 -27
---Entire Offense--- 0 27 -27
---Officiating Crew--- 0 33 -33
Melvin Fowler 0 34 -34
Dennis Northcutt 47 87 -40
Robert Griffith 0 42 -42
Steve Heiden 0 49 -49
---D Line--- 0 51 -51
Quincy Morgan 16 78 -62
---Special Teams--- 0 64 -64
---O Line--- 75 181 -106
Butch Davis 0 143 -143
Bruce Arians 0 264 -264

 

 


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