We know how difficult it is to complete a sports board game project, whether it's a single-team replay or a full-blown league schedule. So, to honor your persistence and celebrate your accomplishment, we present--The PLAAYCOM Cup!
We'd like to recognize YOU! Just let us know of your completed PLAAY Games project, and as many of the details as you'd like to share. We'll post your name here, and send you your own, personalized PLAAYCOM Cup, to display on your desk or game table! (Actual size, approximately 5 inches tall, made of 100% genuine chrome-plated polystyrene plastic!) We'll keep an ongoing, permanent record here on the PLAAY.com website. You can earn multiple cups--[indicated in brackets below]--just let us know anytime you finish a project.
Be a part of PLAAY.com lore, by earning your own PLAAYCOM Cup! Here's a list of our honorees...
 BERNIE WYATT, Burlington, ON • Playing the 2009 Saskatchewan season with COLD SNAP, Bernie's Riders finished 11-6-1, concluding the regular season with a stirring 35-34 come-from-behind win over Calgary. They then went all the way to the Grey Cup, where they lost to Montreal 43-28. Bernie picked up a second PLAAYCOM Cup (2/11) with a replay of the 1971 Saskatchewan Roughriders' CFL season. Bernie's '71 Riders finished regular season at 10-4-2, ending the season with a four-game winning streak. They defeated Calgary in the semi-finals, then lost a heart-breaker to Toronto in the Grey Cup 29-27. Bernie added a third PLAAYCOM Cup (4/11) with the completion of his 1960 Toronto Argonauts CFL season. Bernie's Argos put on quite a show, with QB Tobin Rote tossing 51 TD passes (he threw 38 in real-life), leading Toronto to a 12-1-1 record and a berth in the Grey Cup. And (5/11), a fourth PLAAYCOM Cup, as Bernie replayed the 1968 Roughrider's CFL season--[can you tell he's a Riders fan?] Bernie piloted the '68 Riders to an 11-5 mark, including a perfect 8-0 record at home. Bernie earned his FIFTH cup (10/11) with a replay of the 2010 Riders season, guiding them to a 12-6 mark behind Darian Durant's almost 6000 yards passing. Bernie earned a sixth cup (6/12) by completing a replay of the '60 Winnipeg Blue Bombers; they matched their real-life record of 14-2 in Bernie's replay.
 GEORGE MULLINS, Clinton, TN • George created a six team league using the fictional IPFC teams for COLD SNAP, the Dog River Mutts finished third in the standings, but upset top-seeded Quebec 50-25 in the opening round, and won the league championship with a 44-29 win over the London Meteors. George has earned three PLAAYCOM Cups for completing his 2010, 2011 and 2012 United Roller Derby League seasons with ROLLER RUMBLE. The 2010 title was won by the Canadian Braves, who defeated the Kansas City Ramblers 56-37 in the decisive seventh game of the championship series. In the 2011 season. The Kansas City Ramblers returned to the championship series, but were upended by the Denver Buckaroos in the seventh game of the championship series. The 2012 URDL title was a rematch of 2011, and again the Denver Buckaroos won it all, this time in five games. George earned a fifth cup with the completion of his 2011 People's Football League, a 12-team league powered by SECOND SEASON. The Lawndale Knights won the Eugene Debs Trophy as PFL champions, defeating the New York Hornets 8-7. George picked up a sixth Cup (7/12) by completing a time-bending "showdown series" between geographic rivals from the1960 NFL and 2010 Football America. George's 2012-13 United Roller League earned him a seventh cup (2/13) with the Brooklyn Red Devils capturing the Leo Seltzer Cup, defeating the Denver Buckaroos in an exciting game seven, 50-32. He's currently working on hockey and football projects, so more cups will be added to his collection--he's one busy table-top gamer!
 STEVEN TOWER, Canton, MA • Steve replayed the 2009 New York Jets season using SECOND SEASON. In real-life, the Jets made it to the AFC championship game before losing to the Colts. In Steve's replay, they made it all the way to Miami and registered a thrilling 30-27 overtime win over the Saints! Steve earned a second PLAAYCOM Cup (4/11) with his fictional 2010 Rivals Hockey League season, using the World Hockey League cards for HOCKEY BLAST. The Plattsburgh Blast took the RHL title, upsetting the Syracuse Power in the New York Division playoff, and then knocking off the Canton Bulldogs in for the Rivals Cup! Steve earned a third Cup (12/12) by completing a SECOND SEASON replay of the 1984 New York Jets season, Steve's Jets finished 10-6, but missed the playoffs in a strong AFC playoff field--Steve quick-played the rest of the '84 season using the Instant Results chart that comes with the '84 season. Steve's fourth cup went out 2/13, in honor of his 2012 SCRAM stock car season, with #99 Wayne Montana winnning the points championship.
 BILL WENTWORTH, New Albany, OH • Bill created the '58 pro football season using the "how-to" guide for SECOND SEASON, and then played the entire season game-by-game! The Giants and Colts won their respective divisions with 10-2 records, then Baltimore claimed the title with an exciting 20-17 victory. Bill earned a second PLAAYCOM Cup (4/11) with the completion of his 1971 Canadian Football League season using COLD SNAP. Bill's '71 season played out very much like the real '71 season, with Toronto (10-4) winning the East, and Calgary (10-6) capturing the west. Calgary took advantage of four Joe Theismann interceptions to win Bill's '71 Grey Cup, 35-11. Bill earned a third Cup (5/12) for finishing a full twelve-team replay of the 1956 NFL season. As in real-life, Bill's title game featured the Giants defeating the Bears. But Bill's game was much closer (20-17) than the actual score, 47-7.
 JOHN HOCHMUTH, Bridgewater, NJ • John replayed the 1968 Canadian pro season, with COLD SNAP. His results were similar to the real-life '68 season, except Calgary(14-2) bested Saskatchewan(10-5-1) for the West title. Ottawa(13-1) easily claimed the East. Hamilton was the surprise team of the playoffs, making it all the way to the Grey Cup, where Calgary ended the Cinderella story with a 30-13 thumping! John earned a second PLAAYCOM Cup [8/11] by completing a full season project with the original 2000 Football America teams. Bay Area finished with the league's best record at 9-3, and went on to win John's championship with a hard-fought 17-12 victory over Philadelphia in the title game.
 BILL HILD, Aberdeen, SD • Bill ran a 16-race short season with RED WHITE & BLUE RACIN' using the '80s Stars Card Set. Dale Earnhardt finished first in the points standings, followed by Darrel Waltrip and Kyle Petty.
 LENNY LAFRANCE, Fortuna, CA • Lenny has completed two full seasons coaching the Golden Bay club from the Football America set. Lenny's Golden Bay Knights finished the 2010 season with a record of 8-8, but dipped to a 5-11 record for the 2011 season. RB Jerrick Spann-Daniels cleared the 1000-yard rushing mark on the final day of the 2011 season! Lennyearned his third Cup 2/13 with the completion of his home-brewed "City League" roller derby, won by the Eight Wheelers, who defeated the Orange Peels in a low-scoring affair, 14-13.
 JEFF HALE, Chandler, AZ • Jeff created and completed a remarkable full-season ROLLER RUMBLE roller derby project, the 1960 Texas Plains Roller Derby, complete with full statistics amd even team profit and loss financial statements! The Abilene Cowpunchers won the 1960s title with a 37-32 victory over the Wichita Falls Cascades, in front of 7, 387 fans at the Cattle Coliseum!
 BRIEN MARTIN, DeKalb, IL • Brien completed a full 24 race season with his home-brewed RaceAmerica stock car association, using RED WHITE & BLUE RACIN'. Chris Cain's #32 Pizza Hut Dodge won the points title, followed by Ricky Jacobs and Clinton Sandoval. Brien earned a second Cup 3/12 for a BOWL-O-RAMA bowling league based on his growing-up years in Bucks County, PA, using the City League card set. In Brien's championship series, Penn Fruit defeated Greenwood Dairies in the decisive game three, 902-801. Brien got a third cup for another BOWL-O-RAMA project, using the fictional Bowling America Congress cards, and a six team league set-up. Chicago, led by Don Rhoda and Bill Correll, defeated Buffalo for the Pro Bowler's league title.
 JOHN ROTHLEY, Flint, MI • Jon created the Michigan Hockey League, using the fictional WHL card set for HOCKEY BLAST. John's inaugural 2010-11 MHL season was won by the Petosky Phantom, beating the Kalamazoo Knights in a dramatic game seven of the championship series. The 2011-12 MHL season was completed 6/12, with Petosky again facing Kalamazoo, except this time the Knights won the series 4 games to 1.
 BOB JINKERSON, St. Louis, MO • Bob conducted a NASCAR season with RED WHITE & BLUE RACIN' and the 2000s driver card set. Ryan Newman won Bob's "Decade Cup," followed by Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart.
 JOHN DUNN, Buffalo, NY • John completed a full-season project based on the 2010 CFL season. John expanded his CFL to include the Ottawa and Quebec clubs from the fictional IPFC set. He played each of the Hamilton Tiger Cats' games, and quick-played the rest of the schedule. John's Ti-Cats finished 9-9, just as in real-life.
 MARK STRAHLENDORF, Indianapolis, IN • Mark completed a full replay of the 2011-12 NCAA college hockey tournament with HOCKEY BLAST, including replays of all five major Division I conferences, leading to four eight-team regionals. The Maine Black Bears were Mark's champions!
 MITCH STERN, Harrisburg, PA • Mitch finished a full race schedule using the 2000s Stars cards for RED WHITE & BLUE RACIN' with Jimmie Johnson edging out Tony Stewart in his points total!
 AL WILSON, Oceanside, CA • Al completed a truly EPIC table-top project with RED WHITE & BLUE RACIN', a full race schedule using a customized version of the 2012 SCRAM cards. Al's race roster was filled with actual PLAAY Gamers who also own the game. You can read about the final race here. Smokin' Joe Roberts AKA Joe Eich from Elizabeth, NJ won the championship by a single point, on the final race of the season!
 MARK ZIGLER, Concord, CA • Mark grew up in NE Ohio, close to Sharon Speedway, and decided to use the SCRAM card set with RED WHITE & BLUE RACIN' to re-kindle some of those memories from the Steel Valley Thunder Racing Series. He used the home-brew tracks, created one of his own for Sharon Speedway, and ran a 17-race season. Stu Yurich led for most of the season, but Wayne Montana made a late-season charge to take Mark's inaugural points title.
 DENNIS ZIMMERMAN, Staten Island, NY • Dennis completed a full season of racing using the 2011 Pro Season cards for RED WHITE & BLUE RACIN', with Jimmie Johnson taking the points championship over Carl Edwards by 24 points. It was a tense finish, as Johnson trailed Edwards by six points going into the final race at Homestead, with A.J.Allmendinger, Dale Junior, Brad Keselowski and Paul Menard all in the mix.
 MATT CRAWFORD, San Francisco, CA • Matt hit the PLAAYCOM Cup "Daily Double," completing two projects at about the same time, 4/13. Matt's 2012 SCRAM season with RED WHITE & BLUE RACIN' was won by Tom Rossi, who had a comfortable points lead going into the final race, but then had to sweat it out after wrecking early in the race! Matt's second Cup was for completion of a 1965 college football playoff using SECOND SEASON and a set of his own home-brewed teams, available here. Nebraska was Matt's National Champion, defeating Alabama in the Orange Bowl.
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 JEFF ROBINSON, Hollywood, FL • In an amazing display of patience, grit, and determination, Jeff replayed the entire 2005 pro football season--every team, every game--with SECOND SEASON! It took him almost four years to complete, with the championship game played 8/11; a last-second field goal lifted Seattle past Carolina 23-20!
 TIM CHANDLER, Ft. Pierce, FL • Tim's first cup was for a 2011 NASCAR replay with RED WHITE & BLUE RACIN' and he earned a second cup for a full-season replay of the '66-67 New York Rangers season with HOCKEY BLAST.
 THOMAS COX, Rio Rancho, NM • Thomas created the Universal Hockey Association as a hockey alternative to the fictional baseball league presented in the classic table-top sports book from Robert Coover, Thomas' UHA produced a memorable season of "old-school" hockey! The Greywolves ran wild all year long, winning the Year One Cup with a 15-1-4 mark. Their closest rival was the Old Crowes, at 12-7-1.
 MIKE SAGLIANO, Mililani, HI • Mike's REgional Demolition Derby finished a complete season of events, fueled by Mike's endless imagination and DEMO DERBY SMASH-DOWN. Events ranged from the season-opening Saltport Slamjam," to the "Bridgewater Damage-By-Design Derby," and "Marbleledge Motor Madness."
 ALEX DANIEL, San Ramon, CA • Alex played the ENTIRE 1984 USFL season, with SECOND SEASON! His results were quite similar to real-life, with Philadelphia storming through the regular season at 16-2 and winning the league championship.
 GARY BROWN , Aubrey, TX • Gary took the fictional World Hockey League card set for HOCKEY BLAST and created his OWN league, the International Hockey Blast Association. The St. Louis Archers won the Iron Division, and matched up with the Long Island Hellcats, champions of the Empire Division, in the league championship series. St. Louis won a dramatic 7-4 decision in game seven, and the Archers captured the league title!
 RON BURGESS, Gettysburg, PA • Playing in the "participant mode" of BOWL-O-RAMA Championship Bowling Game, Ron chose his eight favorite bowlers from the various card sets, and used the 205 average generic card to represent his own bowling abilities. He then arranged the bowlers into three teams, and played out a 12-game tournament. Ron's team of himself, Parker Bohn III and Walter Ray Williams won the team championship, with a gaudy 227.5 average. Williams averages 243.5 in this short series, and he and Chris Barnes won individual honors with twin 8-4 records. Ron finished with an individual record of 5-7, and an average of 207.7.
 MARTY KLESTADT, Houston, TX • Marty was able to coax a couple extra wins out of his beloved Texans in this SECOND SEASON replay of the 2010 season; they finished 8-8, tied with Indianapolis for the division lead, losing out on tie-breakers. Marty earned a second cup 8/12 with the completion of a one-of-a-kind project: a ROLLER RUMBLE roller derby league populated by cartoon characters! The L.A. Quakes, led by Yogi Bear and Schroder from "Peanuts," won Marty's Cartoon Network League by coming back from a 3 games to 1 deficit to defeat the Great Fondoo's New York Enforcers in seven games!
 DAVE GAMBRILL, Toronto, ON • Dave's replay of Edmonton's 2010 "nightmare season" featured a memorable early-season upset of Calgary and a late-season winning streak that allowed Dave to almost match the Eskimos' real-life 7-11 record--Dave's Eskies finished 6-12.
 GIORGIO SALVADEGO, Venezia, Italy • Using SECOND SEASON, Giorgio took his Raiders into the playoffs as a Wild Card team, finishing 12-4. Then came road playoff wins over Baltimore, New England(in a snow storm, no less) and Kansas City, sending Giorgio and his Raiders to the Big Game against Chicago! Giorgio earned a second Cup with the completion of his home-brewed Swiss Racing League season, the cards and tracks are posted on the "free stuff" page!
 ERIK HOLDWAY, Salt Lake City, UT • Erik re-visited the Rams of his youth in this replay of the 1973 Los Angeles season, and the delivered a perfect 14-0 regular season(they were 12-2 in real-life). Alas, the dream season ended with a 38-13 playoff loss to Dallas. Erik earned a second cup [6/12] with a complete replay of the 2009-10 NHL playoffs, 68 games in all. The San Jose Sharks won Erik's Cup, with a dramatic seventh game victory over the New York Rangers.
 CHRIS SCHEEL, Marana, AZ • Chris completed a "Great Teams, Great Games" tournament with SECOND SEASON, which ended with a classic "what-if" match-up, the '72 Dolphins against the '85 Bears. The Bears rallied late but came up short, losing 26-24, and the Dolphins were perfect--again!
 PATRICE COROUGE, Paris, France • Pat put together his own twin ROLLER RUMBLE leagues, featuring skaters from the WIRL card set. Pat's Boston club, led by Stan "The Man" Sterchak, went undefeated to win the East League title. Sterchak was named men's MVP, Buffalo's Betty Hefko was named women's MVP. Vancouver, led by Dan Van Meter, won the West League crown, but was defeated by Boston 41-24 in the Super Cup Game! The East League made it a clean sweep, as their All-Stars defeated the West 37-32 in Pat's All-Star Game. Pat earned a second Cup (10/12) with the second completed roller derby season, this time won by Toronto's Smokin' Track Wheelers 20-17 over Clagary's Thrashin' Squad. Pat's third Cup (12/12) was his North Eastern Hockey League mini-season, with the Boston Blades defeating the Milwaukee Admirals for the title. Halifax's Christiaan Thygessen won the NEHL MVP Award.
 BRUCE SCOTT, Sterling, CO • Bruce played out an entire NCAA college hockey tournament with HOCKEY BLAST, using Andy Lewis' 2009-10 card set. RIT defeated Yale in the championship game, 2-1. Bruce earned a second Cup (4/13) for the completion of his North American Hockey League season, which used the fictional WHL cards. The Ft. William Pirates won Bruce's NAHL title, defeating the Boise Bears in the FD Scott Memorial best two-of-three championship series.
 RON RENZINI, Colbert, WA • Ron replayed the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2010-11 season with HOCKEY BLAST, with results very close to what happened in real-life. Ron's Pens finished 45-28-7, compared with 47-25-8 in real-life! Ron earned a second Cup (9/12) with the completion of his Calgary Stampeders season using COLD SNAP, and a third (11/12) with the completion of a second Penguins replay, this time using the 1969-70 season! Ron's fourth Cup (12/12) was for his 2011 Philadelphia Eagles replay with SECOND SEASON. Ron's Eagles finished 7-9 compared to 8-8 in real-life. Ron's fifth Cup was for another HOCKEY BLAST project, a full replay of the 2011-12 NHL playoffs, every series! In Ron's project, it was the NY Rangers defeating the St. Louis Blues for the Stanley Cup. Ron's currently working on his sixth Cup, a full-season schedule using the ADDL cards for DEMO DERBY SMASH-DOWN!
 VINNEY P, West Bend, WI • Vinney played out the 1963 San Diego Chargers season with SECOND SEASON and a set of 1963 "home brew" teams he created himself. Vinney's Chargers finished the regular season at 14-1, and steamrolled Boston in the championship game 49-10. (Real-life score: 51-10!) Vinney earned a second Cup (7/12) by playing out the Chargers' '64 season--again, using teams he created himself--leading the Chargers to a 10-4 record, and defeating Buffalo in the championship game. Vinney's third Chargers replay, from 1965, resulted in another San Diego title--a three-peat!
 RON ARNST, Winnipeg, MB • Ron completed the official 2012 SCRAM race season, presented by RONCO TV Sports, all 32 races, with week-by-week race details on the PLAAY Games Delphi Forum! Vic Holder won the championship, with Stu Yurich, Pete Fred Shaver and Wayne Montana following behind.
 TOM KERWIN, Pflugerville, TX • Tom replayed the entire 2011 NASCAR season with RED WHITE & BLUE RACIN'. Carl Edwards won Tom's "Chase" leading in points for most of the season, just like in real-life!
 DAVID GRAY, Deerwood, MN • David created all the pro teams for the 1970 football season, then played the entire schedule of his beloved Minnesota Vikings. Dave's Vikings finished with a record of 9-3-2, finishing first in the Central Division!
 JERRY MINKS, Mountain City, TN • Jerry replayed the 1989 NASCAR season, which featured 10 different winners in the first 10 races. Mark Martin won the Winston Cup with consistent finishes and 2 victories. Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte led the way with 5 wins each, but could not overtake Martin in the standings.
 GARY PICKERING, Simi Valley, CA • Garyplayed out a complete season using the 1976 World Indoor Lacrosse League card set, reporting every game on the PLAAY Games Delphi Forum! Montreal had the best record in the league at 12-2 and won the league title with a 13-9 win over New York.
 JOE PRITCHARD, Waunakee, WI * Joe just finshed(5/13) his second full season of the Miidwest Football League, using the fictional Football America teams for SECOND SEASON. The 2012 season saw the St. the Louis Stallions trample the Michigan Panthers 40-7 for theinaugural MFL title. In 2013, Madison Mustangs won the championship, defeating the Kansas City Monarchs 22-15. Read more about Joe's MFL exploits!