Friday, October 31, 2008

Big Buck Players: Is there ANYTHING they can't do?

We all know that Big Buck Hunter Players are clearly the upper tier of manhood, virility and machismo. But besides being the 'go-to' section of the gene pool, Big Buck Hunter players have an often overlooked sensitive side.

This can be evidenced by the fact that their advice is sought out on a number of domestic issues. Recently, the webzine sought out some Big Buck Hunter players for their wise and thoughtful approach to some delicate issues regarding dating and relationships.

Click HERE to see the dating tips from Big Buck Hunter players.

p.s. We recognized 2 of our World Champion finalists there in the mix. Daniel Mundschau and Jaron Anderson - way to go guys!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ultimate Dream Tournament Sites - Jerad Style

Is there such a thing as the perfect tournament?

What would your 'Dream' Tournament be? (Okay, besides the frog in the log).

Jerad Berg, the 2008 Big Buck Hunter World Champion, has hand-picked the sites and bonuses for this month's National Tournmment. Pure Premium-Select, Grade A lovin' from the frozen tundra of Minnesota.

Also, this tip from the Champ:

"This tournament is designed to be played, optimally, while enjoying a fine pitcher of ice cold beer. Preferably paid for by your brother."

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Treks We'd Like to See

As the popularity of the Big Buck Hunter series continues to rise to a fever pitch, other forms of media hope to tie-in with the Big Buck Hunter series, as a way to re-ignite their dwindling buzz.

We at the porch, would like to recommend some possibilities for new treks for Big Buck Hunter Pro and Big Buck Safari. I'm sure any other license would be willing to pay big buxxx, to have a cross-licensing with the Big Buck Hunter juggernaut.

Just remember folks, you heard it here first!

'LOST' Adventure (Big Buck Safari)
A little visit to everybody's favorite hapless islanders.
Keep an eye out for the Smoke Monster Trophy Animal

Grand Theft Auto Adventure
(Big Buck Safari)
They've got drug dealers & hookers...
but WE'VE got moonshine and shrunken heads.

Ice Planet Hoth Adventure
(Big Buck Hunter)

Hobbiton Adventure
Try not to hit the hobbits...(please)

(Big Buck Hunter)

North Pole Adventure
(Big Buck Hunter)

Planet of the Apes Adventure
(Big Buck Safari)

Got any other ideas?

Let us know in the comments!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jerad Berg comes on the porch

This year's 2008 Big Buck Hunter World Champion sauntered on over to Pappy's Porch, and we had a chance to talk with him about his recent world championship, Nintendo Duck Hunt, Beauty Queens and more.

Pappy's Porch: Jerad, when did you first learn about your 'Big Buck' special powers? Have you had them since birth, or did they come on you later in life?

Jerad Berg: I'm fairly certain they have been around since birth, I've always had an oversized left forearm and a very itchy trigger finger, but they weren't evident until Duck Hunt came out with the first Nintendo.

PP: Tell us how you started with Big Buck.

JB: My brother Nick and I were at the bar after a long day of pheasant hunting when we realized neither one of us had brought our wallets. My brother was enjoying a fine Leinenkugel's Summer Shanty, and we'd racked up quite the bar tab. The gentleman at the table next to us overheard our dilemma and offered a friendly wager. If either my brother or I could beat him in the new Shootout Mode of the new Big Buck Hunter Pro, he'd take care of our tab. But, if he beat us, one of us would drive home 50 miles, come back and pay both his tab and our tab. My brother and I love both challenges and gambling, so this suited us just fine. Nick played the guy first and even though he had the skills to win, shooting one too many ewes left us on the wrong side of the wager. Then the bet was extended to me. He wanted to play Rams again which was good since although I'd never played it, at least I'd just seen Nick play it. The game started, and it was like I was the only one shooting critters. I ended up nearly doubling his score, and I went home without paying our tab, and a new favorite pasttime.

PP: Now you only took 5th place in your regional qualifier, were you sandbagging, or had you not peaked yet?

JB: No, sandbagging isn't my style. Anyone who watched the qualifier would have known to watch out for me. The match I lost at the qualifier was to my ultra-nemisis Trevor 'Kryptonite' Floren. I ended the qualifier with two strong victorys sending me to Chicago on a high note.

PP: Now also, you lost an early match at the World Championships. What's up with that?

JB: My second match. Once again I ran into my kryptonite - Trevor Floren. I started out strong against him with a 4/2 split and a decent lead, but Trevor's steady style was too much for me and I was served a warm slice of humble pie.

PP: How did you feel going into the finals?

JB: I felt awesome, the crowd was behind me and when Caribou was drawn as the trek by the Big Buck Girl I knew we were going to be seeing round two otherwise Dan would have earned the title because nobody beats me at Caribou! After that I had to tone my aggressive style down a bit. I'm very good at elk too but with the amount of points available on each stage I knew I had to take care not to shoot any early cows. When it came down to the frog bonus stage and I only had a 19 point lead I thought I had pissed this one down my leg. My brother and I practice the game together and I have never beat him at frog hop, granted the game was never on the line, but I have usually tried to win just to shut down his little moral victorys. Fortunately for me I was able to channel all of those frog beatings into an awesome frog hop bonus. I never looked at the score until the end. I had noticed alot of frogs turning green, but couldn't believe it when I looked up and saw 45 to 25.

PP: In the Miss America pagaents, the newly-crowned beauty queens often champion a cause to speak out on, and help benefit mankind. Like a beauty queen, will you use your reign as world champion to benefit mankind in some way? If so, what cause will you speak out on?

JB: Well obviously, the right to bear (green & orange) arms, and the importance of population control of the (digital) deer population! Actually, in these days of leased land and hunting farms, we need to support public hunting land, so when my 4 year old grows up, he can transition his Big Buck Hunter Pro skills out into the hunting field.

PP: Now that you are World Champion, what's next for you? Will you go pro, will you 'hustle' more bar tabs, or will you retire into politics?

JB: Going out on top sounds like the safe bet, but I think I still have a few good treks left in me, and after the $10,000 win, Uncle Sam already consider's me a 'pro'. I was planning on running for president under the green party, since I was unhappy with both nominees. After Sarah Palin was nominated VP I chose not to move forward since I now had a fellow moose slayer to endorse.

PP: Did you bring anybody with you to the World Championships?

JB: My brother Nick and I both qualified, and his girlfriend Angela came with to watch the show.

PP: Would you like to give a shout-out to any bar or Big Buck location?

JB: Majors Sports Bar (in Blaine, MN) was instrumental in both practice rounds and diet.

PP: Is there any final message you would like to bestow on your constituents?

JB: I'd like to thank my brother Nick, for knocking Trevor Floren out of the mix, and also thank everyone who was there cheering me on. Also to Dan Mundshau for putting up a great fight and being an excellent sport. I'll be holding on to Pappy's Jug til next year when it is back up for grabs. In the meantime, I'd suggest getting practiced up, and trying to avoid getting hustled by players with Berg as their last name.

Thanks Jerad, take a break! You've earned it!

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Legend is Born

Now, folks, just sit back and let Pappy tell ya 'bout the legend of Jerad Berg...

The 2008 Big Buck Hunter World Championships started with 24 of the worlds top athletes deer killin' machines gathered at the Excalibur in downtown Chicago. Their huntin' & critterin' skills were honed to a tee. They showed up from all corners of this great land, they showed up by stagecoach, mule, dogsled & canoe from all parts far and wide. Throughout the afternoon and early evening, they competed to find out who was the best of the best. The competitors put such a pile of hurt on all them deers and critters that their guns nearly melted from the fury of their shootin'. And when the dust had settled, two men were still left standin'. Daniel Mundschau from Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and Jerad Berg from Montrose, Minnesota.

Now right about then, Davey Snipes grabs the microphone and announces the final match. But Ryan 'Kid' Cravens pulls out the rule book and sez "Since this here's a Dubble E-limin-ation tournament, we may have to run this final match twice!" See, Jerad Berg lost in the very first round to Trevor Floren, and battled his way all the way back to the finals. But Daniel Mundschau had never lost. So even if Jerad beat Dan in finals, Dan still couldn't be out, cause he hadn't lost twice! If Jerad beat Dan in the final match, they'd have to play a 2nd final match, because it was double elimination. A smile curled Dan's lips, all he had to do was win one of the two matches, and he ain't never lost yet!

But Jerad, didn't know how to say 'quit'. See, his momma never taught him what 'quit' means. So finally the two titans began their final match. Jerad was green and Dan was orange. They were playing the Caribou Adventure. They were trading sites, going back and forth, til finally Jerad built up a lead in the 3rd Trek and won the match. But even though Jerad won, they had to play again, because Dan ain't lost twice yet. So now was the final match of the day. Each competitor had lost once. Whoever won this match would be crowned Big Buck Hunter World Champion, and go away with $10,000 (and my jug!).

The final adventure would be Elk Adventure. Right off the bat, Jerad jumped out to an early lead by nailing 4 bucks at the first site and jugglin' the frog four times. But Dan stormed right back with more bucks the next site. Back and forth the battle raged on. One site Dan would get more bucks, then another site Jerad would get more bucks. Every now and then, somebody'd pop a doe, and the other would clean up some points. In the 2nd Trek Jerad built up a 2500+ pt. lead, but as soon as he'd done it, the next site, Jerad pop'd a doe and Dan stormed back with a 2300 pt site, that reduced the lead to less than 300 pts going into the final trek. Back and forth the sites went, after the 2nd to last site, Jerad had an 800 pt lead. But Dan stormed back on the very last site, out-shooting Jerad four bucks to two. When the final leaderboard before the bonus round came up, the crowd gasped...the score showed that Jerad's lead had been reduced to a razor-thin 19 pt lead. Everything would come down to the last bonus. The two hunter heroes had been battlin' for nearly half an hour and only 19 pts separated them. The previous bonus, the Wild Boar Bonus, they'd split exactly down the middle - 25 boars each. Now would they split again?

But when the final Frog Flippin' Bonus started, Jerad jumped on it like a duck on a june-bug! He lit up the screen with 'green' frogs, when the lillypads and frog-legs cleared, Jerad had triumphed! He had battled back to become the 2008 Big Buck Hunter World Champion!

And so the legend of Jerad Berg was born. Jerad, come on over to my porch, and let's celebrate. Don't forget to bring my jug!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thank You

Just wanted to thank eveyone who participated in the Big Buck Hunter Pro 2008 World Championship. It was a fun time and we could not have done it without the support of the fans. I would also like to thank Dave Snipes, Joe LeVeque and Joe Lucchese for making everything come off with out a hitch.

One last note, Jerad Berg and Dan Mundchau put on a great show for all of us. Conrgrats to Jerad.//rc 

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Jug of Champions - Sneak Peek

Here's a preview of the Trophy that will be bestowed on the 2008 Big Buck Hunter World Champion at tomorrow's BBH World Championships in Chicago. He or she will be the first ever Big Buck player to have their name engraved on the coveted 'Pappy's Jug'.

Git my gun, Ma!!!

Although the jug (rumored to be filled with pure white lightning moonshine) will reside at Play Mechanix in Glen Ellyn, IL. The winner will have his/her name engraved on a plaque on the side, world fame, various and assorted other accouterments, not the least of which is a giant check for $10,000 dollaz.

Here are the contenders, who's it gonna be?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Meet the Playaz!

Here are the winners of the Regional Qualifying Tournaments:

Southern Division:

1st Place: Manny Donato

2nd Place: Chris Fortune

3rd Place: Cynthia Bingham

4th Place: Matt Budzisz (No Photo Available)

5th Place: Nick Meyers

Western Division

1st Place: Eddie Blake

2nd Place: Jason Smith

3rd Place: Daniel Anen

4th Place: JP Luiggi

5th Place: Santino Filipeli

Eastern Division

1st Place: Nick Rossi

2nd Place: Shelley Maasdorp

3rd Place: Matt Ramey

4th Place: Dave Williams

5th Place: Jaron Anderson

MidWestern Division

1st Place: Trevor Floren

2nd Place: Brett Godsey

3rd Place: Daniel Mundschau

4th Place: Nick Berg

5th Place: Jerad Berg

Congratulations to these Hunter Heroes, they have won spots to the Big Buck Hunter World Championships in Chicago on Oct 18th, where the winner will win $10,000! These players will play against the top 4 placers from the Big Buck Hunter International Open Tournament held immediately before the World Championships. If these players are not able to compete for any reason, alternates will be appointed from other regional finalists.

Good luck players!!

Click HERE for more details.