First, he owned the JFF Seattle Seahawks during the Preseason, and a few days later, he was the Owner / Coach of the JFF San Francisco 49ers. Finally, a week or two before the Regular Season began, he settled on the JFF Kansas City Chiefs as his league team for the Summer 2015 season, and now you can call him and his JFF Chiefs Super Bowl Champions. Trevor Bush, known in the Madden Community as ‘Shady,’ made up for the surprise loss he suffered last season in JFF Super Bowl XI to the JFF Seattle Seahawks by defeating the JFF Tampa Bay Buccaneers easily in JFF Super Bowl XII 48-28.
The victory marked the first trip to the Super Bowl for Kansas City as a team, and the second consecutive trip to the Super Bowl for Shady. Last season, Shady’s AFC #1 Seed JFF Buffalo Bills (16-0-0) were knocked off by Shane Farrar’s NFC #1 Seed JFF Seattle Seahawks (13-3-0) 34-31 in JFF Super Bowl XI.
For the second time in the last three seasons, the Super Bowl contest actually had to be re-started after technical difficulties took place. During the Fall 2014 season, the JFF Carolina Panthers and JFF Indianapolis Colts had to play a second game after the first game froze just before Halftime with the score 28-14 in favor of the JFF Panthers. The Natural’s JFF Panthers went on to win the second game 34-10 after Air’s JFF Colts allowed Carolina to score two uncontested touchdowns at the beginning of the First Quarter to give them a 14-0 lead, and then Carolina proceeded to outscore Indianapolis 20-10 the remaining three-and-a-half quarters.
In the first of two JFF Super Bowl XII games played on Monday evening, August 10, 2015, the score was tied 7-7 with Top Dawgg’s JFF Tampa Bay Buccaneers with possession of the ball at their own 43-yard line with 3:31 remaining in the Second Quarter. Tampa Bay was facing 3rd and 27 at the time, but there appeared to be a high degree of lag on Tampa Bay’s end, and the game was subsequently quit and re-started.
In the second game of the night, just about everything went Kansas City’s way. The First Quarter ended with Kansas City on top 7-0. JFF Chiefs HB Knile Davis rushed 6 times for 28 rushing yards on the opening drive, and QB Colin Kaepernick – acquired in a trade with San Francisco at the beginning of the season – used his feet as well, and it was Kaepernick who scored on a 1-yard Quarterback Sneak play to give Kansas City their first lead, 7-0. The opening drive used up 3:51 of the opening quarter, and covered 76 yards in 11 plays. Tampa Bay moved from their own 19-yard line to Kansas City’s 41-yard line in their opening drive, but they were forced to punt on Fourth Down after failing to convert on a 3rd & 12 situation. Kansas City began their second drive of the game on their own 20-yard line, and then five plays and roughly two minutes later, Davis caught a pass coming out of the backfield at Tampa Bay’s 38-yard line, and he ran about 36 yards to score his first touchdown of the game to give Kansas City a 14-0 lead with 7:17 remaining in the Second Quarter.
Tampa Bay started their first drive of the Second Quarter at their own 24-yard line, but just three plays later, the JFF Bucs were forced to punt on 4th & 2, and they gave the ball back to Kansas City. The JFF Chiefs began their next drive at their own 9-yard line, but also three plays later, they were forced to punt after Kaepernick misfired on a pass on 3rd & 13 situation. Tampa Bay began their second drive of the quarter on Kansas City’s 45-yard line. Unfortunately, three plays later, they were forced to punt once again.
Kansas City began their next drive of the quarter on their own 17-yard line, but a few plays later, facing 3rd & 11, Kaepernick’s attempted pass was intercepted by JFF Bucs SS Major Wright. Tampa Bay took over possession of the ball at their own 45-yard line, but three plays later, it was JFF Bucs QB Jameis Winston who was being intercepted by JFF Chiefs CB Sanders Commings and Commings returned the pick 51 yards for a touchdown to give Kansas City a commanding 21-0 lead with just under three minutes remaining in the Second Quarter.
Tampa Bay began their next drive on their own 19-yard line, but a few plays later, they were forced to punt the ball after failing to convert a 3rd & 6 pass attempt. Kansas City began their final drive of the First Half on their own 8-yard line, but ended up just taking a couple of quarterback kneels to end the Half.
In the Third Quarter, Tampa Bay received the ball first and began their first drive on their own 19-yard line. A few plays later, Winston misfired on a pass attempt, and was intercepted by JFF Chiefs MLB Patrick Willis at the Tampa Bay 32-yard line, and Willis returned the interception to the Tampa Bay 12-yard line. Three plays later, Kaepernick scored his second touchdown of the game on another 1-yard quarterback sneak play to give Kansas City a very decisive 28-0 lead with 6:56 remaining in the Third Quarter.
Tampa Bay began their next drive at their own 21-yard line, and they were able to move downfield to the Kansas City 40-yard line, but they ended up turning the ball over on downs after a failed Fourth Down conversion attempt in a 4th & 4 situation at the Kansas City 40-yard line. Kansas City then took over the ball at their own 40-yard line, and then Davis took over, He had two big runs – one for 45 yards and then another for 15 yards – that resulted in his second touchdown of the game to give the JFF Chiefs a 35-0 lead with just under five minutes remaining in the Third Quarter. On Tampa Bay’s next drive, Kedren “Top Dawgg” Parsons took his biggest gamble in the game. His JFF Bucs were facing a 4th & 7 situation at their own 27-yard line. QB Jameis Winston attempted to scramble for the First Down, but came up approximately a half-yard short to turn the ball over to Kansas City in great field position. Three plays later, Davis scored yet another touchdown – his second rushing touchdown and third overall – to give Kansas City their largest lead of the game, 42-0 with 2:47 remaining in the Third Quarter.
Finally, on Tampa Bay’s next drive, the JFF Buccaneers got their high powered passing attack in sync, and scored on a one play, 77-yard pass from Winston to WR Vincent Jackson to make the score 42-7 with 2:34 remaining in the Third Quarter.
The JFF Buccaneers went on to outscore the JFF Chiefs 21-6 in the Fourth Quarter, but it was a case of “too little, too late.” At that point, the damage had already been done. The league’s #1 overall offense and #1 passing offense was just not able to be productive in the first three quarters at all. In the end, it was Tampa Bay’s second loss of the season against a rival from the AFC Conference. During the Regular Season, Shane’s JFF Cincinnati Bengals defeated Top Dawgg’s JFF Buccaneers 34-14 in Week Thirteen. Tampa Bay was undefeated against all of their NFC rivals.
This was the second loss for Top Dawgg’s JFF Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. During the Fall 2013 season, the NFC #1 Seed JFF Bucs (16-0-0) lost 21-18 to Clifton “Cliff” Spencer’s AFC #1 Seed JFF Baltimore Ravens (16-0-0) in JFF Super Bowl IX. Top Dawgg joins former league member Eddie “The Dean” Yancy and Alan “Air Attack” Currie as the league’s only two-time Super Bowl Runners-Up. Yancy’s JFF Denver Broncos (12-4-0) lost to ShowBiz’s JFF San Francisco 49ers (10-6-0) 24-21 in JFF Super Bowl I, and Yancy’s JFF Tennessee Titans (14-2-0) lost to Wacavelli’s JFF New Orleans Saints (13-3-0) 35-14 in JFF Super Bowl III. Air’s JFF St. Louis Rams (8-8-0) lost to Wacavelli’s JFF Denver Broncos (15-0-1) 21-0 in JFF Super Bowl II, and as mentioned already, Air’s JFF Indianapolis Colts (12-4-0) lost to The Natural’s JFF Carolina Panthers (13-3-0) 34-10 in JFF Super Bowl X.
Kansas City QB Colin Kaepernick completed 3 of 9 passes for 81 passing yards and 1 touchdown. Kaepernick also rushed 9 times for 18 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. JFF Chiefs HB Knile Davis rushed 31 times for 247 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. Davis also caught a 2-yard pass and ran it 36 yards for a touchdown. CB Sanders Commings, voted the game’s MVP, finished with two tackles and one interception that was returned 51 yards for a touchdown. MLB Patrick Willis had 3 tackles and 1 interception. SS Tyvon Branch had 3 tackles (including one for a loss of yardage) and 1 sack.
Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston completed 11 of 28 passes for 281 passing yards and 2 touchdowns. Winston also rushed once for 7 rushing yards. JFF Bucs HB Chris Johnson rushed 14 times for 49 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. WR Mike Evans, who led the league in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns during the Regular Season, finished with 4 receptions for 124 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. WR Vincent Jackson had 2 receptions for 107 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. SS Major Wright finished with 2 tackles and 1 interception.
The team stats from JFF Super Bowl XI are below.
Past JFF Super Bowl Champions and scores:
Fall / Winter 2002-03 Season – JFF Super Bowl I
JFF San Francisco 49ers (ShowBiz) 24, JFF Denver Broncos (The Dean) 21
Spring 2003 Season – JFF Super Bowl II
JFF Denver Broncos (Wacavelli) 21, JFF St. Louis Rams (Air Attack) 0
Fall 2003 Season – JFF Super Bowl III
JFF New Orleans Saints (Wacavelli) 35, JFF Tennessee Titans (The Dean) 14
Spring 2004 Season – JFF Super Bowl IV
[Contest was canceled due to both of the Super Bowl participants committing scheduling violations]
Fall 2004 Season – JFF Super Bowl V
JFF New York Giants (Cadillac) 41, JFF Cleveland Browns (Mike Harley) 14
Fall 2005 Season – JFF Super Bowl VI
JFF Minnesota Vikings (Wacavelli) 17, JFF Buffalo Bills (n9tmre) 13
Fall 2006 Season – JFF Super Bowl VII
JFF San Francisco 49ers (The Natural) 62, JFF San Diego Chargers (Wacavelli) 48
Spring / Summer 2013 Season – JFF Super Bowl VIII
JFF Houston Texans (Pasadena Soldier) 37, JFF New York Giants (Mike Ruiz) 31 OT
Fall 2013 Season – JFF Super Bowl IX
JFF Baltimore Ravens (Cliff) 21, JFF Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Top Dawgg) 18
Fall 2014 Season – JFF Super Bowl X
JFF Carolina Panthers (The Natural) 34, JFF Indianapolis Colts (Air Attack) 10
Spring 2015 Season – JFF Super Bowl XI
JFF Seattle Seahawks (Shane F.) 34, JFF Buffalo Bills (Shady) 31
Summer 2015 Season – JFF Super Bowl XII
JFF Kansas City Chiefs (Shady) 48, JFF Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Top Dawgg) 28
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JFF League Commissioner ‘retires’ for now, but leaves the possibility open for a Spring 2016 season
The JFF League Commissioner announced recently that there will be no Fall 2015 season of The JFF Madden NFL (PS4) Online League, but the man known as ‘Da Commish’ did leave a crack of the door open by saying that there is a “.001% chance” that he may decide to do a Spring 2016 season that would begin in late January or early February of 2016, or a Spring / Summer 2016 season that would begin in late March or early April of 2016.
The JFF is one of the nation’s longest running online Madden leagues, establishing its first season in mid-October of 2002. The JFF League Commissioner retired once before after the Fall 2006 season, but then resurrected the league in March 2013. The league just wrapped up their twelfth season, with JFF Super Bowl XII completed last night.
Da Commish has cited a desire to devote more time to his career as a big factor, as well as the desire for a more substantial stipend, as reasons for his retirement.