The Greater Seattle Tabletop Pro Football League (GSTPFL), established in 1980, is currently a 24 team head to head competitive league using the most current updated version of the “Action PC” football game. The GSTPFL operates as a continuous player ownership league. Owners/Coaches reside in the Greater Seattle area between Marysville to the north, Alta Lake to the east and Redwood, California to the south. League Bylaws can be found on the link immediately below the current week's results.
TERRACE COMPLETES PERFECT SEASON
In a game with numerous storylines, the Terrace Tsunami won a hard fought Super Bowl XXXVI, 27-13 over the Puyallup Barracudas.
Could Tom Brady win his first GSTPFL Super Bowl? Could coach/GM Warren Blake lead his team to victory after a dominating season? Could Terrace three-peat, and in the process complete an undefeated season? Both teams and their fans were at fever pitch by the time kickoff came at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Puyallup won the coin toss and as has become custom, elected to defer to the second half. Terrace received the opening kick and at 10:00 am PST the game was underway. Starting at their own 25-yard line, the Tsunami offensive line sought to assert their dominance by rushing on seven straight plays. The last one saw Christine Michael run five yards to the end zone and Terrace took an early 7-0 lead. If the Barracudas were at all disheartened, it didn’t last long. Jordan Todman took the ensuing kickoff 102 yards to the house, and in the blink of an eye the score was knotted at 7 apiece.
The Tsunami offense then went back to work. Two Frank Gore runs resulted in a third and seven. The Barracuda defensive coordinator then called for tight man coverage on third down and after breaking into the clear, there was no one to stop Kenny Britt from going 72 yards, putting Terrace up 14-7. Following a Puyallup three-and-out, the Tsunami looked poised to strike again, until a Yannick Ngakoue sack forced Matt Bryant into a 54-yard field goal attempt that put Terrace up by 10.
At this point the defenses began to assert themselves. Both teams punted twice before two long Tom Brady passes brought Puyallup to the Terrace 11-yard line. The Tsunami defense held and a Jason Myers field goal narrowed the lead to 17-10 at the half. The third quarter brought similar results until Brian Orakpo strip-sacked Brian Hoyer and Ngakoue recovered the ball deep in Terrace side of the field. Puyallup drove to the Tsunami 2-yard line, where a false start, a tackle of DeMarco Murray in the backfield, and an incomplete pass forced a second Myers field goal. The third quarter ended with Terrace holding a slim 17-13 lead.
The fourth quarter saw Terrace finally complete another long drive. Christine Michael broke through a tight man pass defense on third down, running through two arm tackles to score from 12 yards out. Matt Bryant, who never missed an extra point all season, was true once again and Terrace took a commanding but not insurmountable 24-13 lead.
The Barracudas pulled out all the stops to bring the fans their first Super Bowl, but the Tsunami defense was at its best with the game on the line. A Puyallup three-and-out was followed by a nine-play drive that ended with Matt Bryant upping the score to 27-13. The Barracudas had two more chances but were unable to get the ball across midfield. Time ran out with no further change in score.
Sportswriters voted Kenny Britt the game’s MVP. But this was a total team victory. Frank Gore rushed 13 times for 84 yards, Christine Michael went 9-49 with two TD’s and Tim Hightower had 7 carries for 44 yards. Britt had 4 catches for 103 yards and Demaryius Thomas had 7 for 95. Puyallup’s best offensive weapon was DeMarco Murray, who ran hard all game and finished with 20 carries for 88 yards, catching 2 short passes for another 10.
As varied as the offensive contributions were, the real reason for the win was the Tsunami defense. In their 3 playoffs victories the pass defense held Kirk Cousins to 10-23-2 for 84 yards, Alex Smith to 15-30-1 for 128 yards and Tom Brady to 10-27-1 for 102 yards. The defense gave up 3 field goals and no touchdowns in those 3 wins.
Both Super Bowl coaches know that their teams have some significant holes to fill, holes that will probably keep them both out of next year’s Super Bowl. But that’s a worry for another day. For now, the champagne is flowing in the Terrace locker room.