Sunday, November 30, 2008

DFC IX Divisional Playoffs Results

Well... after clinched the Most Valuable Player award for the year, Yours Truly becomes another in the long line of DFC'ers who have a tremendous season... and then watch someone else take the prize.

Advancing to the DFC Final Four, even with one game left in the weekend...

Top Seed Joey Thornell and wild card (7) Big Eddy McBroom in the Gainey Conference AND Mark Gainey (3rd) and James Hawbaker (8th) advance.

Left out, done for the year...
Matt Latta... Jennifer Ernst... Barney... Yours Truly... Scott Latta... B-Pinky

I guess... wait til next year?

Anyway, no offense to Joey and James... but I'm personally rooting for an old school showdown between Big Eddy and The Mighty Gainey...

Full results and next games coming Monday night

Sunday, November 23, 2008

DFC IX Divisional Playoffs

Making it through Wild Card Weekend...

East Division Champion Jason Barnette and Wild Card Big Eddy Mac made it in the Gainey Conference... eliminated are West Division Champ Tim Wasluka, wild card Ryan Sherman and wild card Trey Cartledge

In the Morris Conference, 8th seeded James Hawbaker pushes through, as does South Division Champ (and newly winning Rookie of the Year) Bradley Pinkerton, while done for the year is North Division Champ Zack Graves, wild card Jon Osborne and wild card Lori Beirne.

Now... for the next round, this includes, in the Gainey Conference...
Joey Thornell, Matt Latta, Jennifer Ernst, Jason Barnette and Eddy McBroom

In the Morris Conference
Yours Truly, Scott Latta, Mark Gainey, Bradley Pinkerton and James Hawbaker.

West Virginia Mountaineers (7-3) at 25. Pitt Panthers (7-3), 11am, ABC
This is an early Friday game, the day after Thanksgiving. If Cincinnati loses their game, either one of these teams can swoop in and take the Big East. Least.

1. Alabama Crimson Sabans (11-0) at 83. Auburn Tireds (5-6), 230pm, CBS
I know, I know, this is almost a gimme. But I can't win. If I put it on the game sheet, everyone says, "This is a gimme!". If I don't, then the Sabanation gives me the, "Oh, you're gonna leave that game off now that Bama is good, huh??". So, here it is. But for kicks and giggles, THIS is our tiebreak game.

23. Oregon Ducks (8-3) at 17. Oregon State Beavers (8-3), 6pm
Aw, its hard to pick a Ducks game when there is no Mikey Nipp to pick it... but if I waited for him to make the postseason, it might be years... so there we are. Personally, I love the Ducks, but I'd love to see the Beavs go to the Rose Bowl.

Vanderbilt Commodores (6-5) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-5), 6pm, ESPNU
This one? Just for the heck of it. Pick 'em!

Carolina Panthers (8-3) at Green Bay Packers (5-5), 12pm, Fox
Green Bay and New Orleans play Monday Night, so adjust their records accordingly... Its easy to see the records and say that the Panthers have this... but don't forget, they are playing on the Froo-zen Tun-Druh of Lambooooow Field...

New Orleans Saints (5-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3), 12pm, Fox
Green Bay and New Orleans play Monday night, so adjust their records accordingly... how great is it to put the fate of all involved in the DFC in the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3) at New England Patriots (7-4), 315pm, CBS
What the...? Don't look now! Matt Cassel might actually be a good QB!

Kansas City Chiefs (1-10) at Oakland Raiders (3-8), 315pm, CBS
We don't do it every week... but sometimes... The Crap O'the Week!!

Alabama/Auburn, total points scored

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Wild Card Weekend Results

With less than a minute, Indy & San Diego are tied at 20-20... and the outcome of this game decides the fate of some in the playoffs

Gainey Conference
Standing, (seed), record (# off TB guess) (remaining picks)
1. (6) Jason Barnette, 7-1 (11) (Indy) -- advances
2. (7) Eddy McBroom, 6-2 (6) (Indy) -- advances
3. (4) Tim Wasyluka, 6-2 (14) (Indy) -- eliminated
4. (8) Ryan Sherman, 5-3 (18) (Indy) -- eliminated
5. (5) Trey Cartledge, 5-3 (26) (San Diego) -- eliminated

Morris Conference
Standing, (seed), record (# off TB guess) (remaining picks)
1. (8) James Hawbaker, 7-1 (14) (Indy) -- advances
2. (5) Bradley Pinkerton, 6-2 (34) (Indy) -- advances
3. (4) Zack Graves, 4-4 (0) (Indy) -- eliminated
4. (7) Jon Osborne, 4-4 (6) (San Diego) -- eliminated
5. (6) Lori Beirne, 3-5 (4) (San Diego) -- eliminated

Monday, November 17, 2008

DFC IX Playoff Rules

Each conference has 8 participants, based on record. The top three records, regardless of division status, get a first round bye. However, in the event of a tied record (ie, both at 60-36), the tie goes to a division winner, regardless of tiebreak average. If both records are tied, and both are division winners, the lower tiebreak average gets the higher seed.

Wild Card Weekend--The remaining five per conference compete in Wild Card Weekend. Out of the five, the best TWO records from each conference during the weekend advance to the Divisional Playoffs. Tiebreak scores determine the winners between the same record, but if the TB is equal (ie, one person picks 48, the next picks 52, the final points scored is 50, leaving both off 2 points) the tie then goes to the higher seed.

Divisional Weekend--The two survivors of WCW join the 3 top seeds in the next round in each conference. Again, the top TWO records advance to the DFC Final Four. Tiebreak scores are in done in the same manner as WCW.

Final Four--This is one-on-one battle per conference to determine the two finalists. Each will be given the 8 games, and two tiebreak scores. The first will be the determining tiebreaker used, unless there is a tie in the "tiebreaker", in which it will defer to the next one.

Deuce Bowl IX--Finally. The chance to have your name engraved on the Brooke DeRamus Championship Plate as DFC Champion. Yes, it does exist. Yes, there are 8 names on it now.

The Deuce Bowl will be held later in December, after a few weeks, when the bowl season picks up, to avoid having straight NFL games. If by chance Yours Truly makes the Deuce Bowl, a pool of three--Chris "Wookiee Fulaytar", Michael Nipp and Matt Halpert--will determine the games that will decide the DFC Champion. If Yours Truly falls in battle before such time, I'll do the games.

Eight games, two tiebreakers, best record wins the DFC Championship.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

DFC IX Wild Card Weekend

If you have a first round bye, then you can disregard this... enjoy the games. For those 10 in Wild Card Weekend, here goes...

Washington Huskies (0-11) at Washington State Cougars (1-10), 2pm

14. BYU Cougars (10-1) at 7. Utah Utes (11-0), 5pm

20. Pittsburgh Panthers (7-2) at 19. Cincinnati Bearcats (8-2), 615pm, ESPN2

Florida State Seminoles (7-3) at 25. Maryland Terrapins (7-3), 645pm, ESPN

2. Texas Tech Red Raiders (10-1) at 5. Oklahoma Sooners (9-1), 7pm, ABC

NFL Games
New England Patriots (6-4) at Miami Dolphins (6-4), 12pm, CBS

Philadelphia Eagles (5-4-1) at Baltimore Ravens (6-4), 12pm, CBS

Indianapolis Colts (6-4) at San Diego Chargers (4-6), 715pm, NBC

TB Game
Texas Tech vs Oklahoma, total points scored

Saturday, November 15, 2008

DFC IX Week Twelve Results

Games Done:
Cincinnati 28, Louisville 20
Oregon State 34, California 21
Boston College 27, Florida State 17
Vanderbilt 34, Kentucky 24
Green Bay 37, Chicago 3
Tampa Bay 19, Minnesota 13
Dallas 14, Washington 10
Cleveland 29, Buffalo 27 (tiebreak game, total points scored 56)

Gainey Conference
1) North Division Champ Joey Thornell
2) Wild Card Matt Latta
3) South Division Champ Jennifer Ernst
4) West Division Champ Tim Wasyluka
5) Wild Card Trey Cartledge
6) East Division Champ Jason Barnette
7) Wild Card Big Eddy Mac
8) Wild Card Ryan Sherman

Morris Conference
1) East Division Champ Yours Truly
2) West Division Champ Scott Latta
3) Wild Card Mark Gainey
4) North Division Champ Zack Graves
5) South Division Champ Bradley Pinkerton
6) Wild Card Lori Beirne
7) Wild Card Jonathan Osborne
8) Wild Card James Hawbaker

Sunday, November 09, 2008

DFC IX Week Twelve Games

Remember this... in Week Twelve, once your picks are sent in, they are LOCKED in. There is no changing. This is due to the fact that playoff spots will be clinched all during the week as picks are sent in by various people.

College Games... lots of crappy games to choose from, so I picked the best I could...

22. Cincinnati Bearcats (7-2) at Louisville Cardinals (5-4), 7p, ESPN2
So, how good is Cincy, anyway? That had most of us fooled a few weeks ago against UConn...

California Bears (6-3) at Oregon State Beavers (6-3), 230p, ESPN2
The Beavers win out, and its they, NOT the USC Trojans, who go to the Rose Bowl. I kid you not. But can they get past the Fightin' Tedfords?

Boston College Golden Catholics (6-3) at 22. Florida State Seminoles (7-2), 8p, ABC
In what might be one of Bobby Bowdoin's final games, its a showdown for the Coastal... er, Atlantic Division in the ACC. Is that right? Atlantic? Who cares. Pick 'em.

Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4) at Kentucky Wildcats (6-4), 8p, ESPN2
The official "Who Wants To Go to a Crappy Bowl Game More" Bowl

Chicago Bears (5-4) at Green Bay Packers (4-5), 12p, Fox
Should we lay odds on when Aaron Rodgers gets benched for some old QB like Hogeboom or Testaverde?

Minnesota Vikings (5-4) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3), 12p, Fox
For all you who have trouble with the Bucs--I say you must earn your way to the playoffs

Dallas Cowboys (5-4) at Washington Redskins (6-3), 715p, NBC
The Cowboys might be more disfunctional that the McCain campaign right now. And they are on the road.

Cleveland Browns (3-6) at Buffalo Bills (5-4), 730p, ESPN
I picked this because the Browns suck, the Bills started sucking last week, and its a toss up game that will be the final game of the DFC IX regular season. And its our tiebreak game too.

Tiebreak Game
Cleveland vs Buffalo, total points scored

Updated results coming soon... Gainey & Drew make history this week, while Scott, Matt, Joey, Jennifer and Yours Truly clinch the DFC postseason berths... find out who else has been eliminated.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

DFC IX Week Eleven Results

The Week That Was
I went back to the DFC Archives to pull up the weekly winner sheet, go through it and make sure it was correct. And it was then I discovered the record breaking weekend Mark Gainey and Drew Morris had...

There will be more of their great weekend in Lies, Darn Lies & Statistics, but for right now, Drew and Mark split the weekend at 7-1, and each take--at least a share of--their 8th weekly win in their careers, breaking the tie they had with Jennifer Ersnt.

Tim "The Big" Wasyluka took 3rd place for the week, at 7-1, while Scott Latta and Joey Thornell went 6-2, both clinching playoff berths, and tying for 4th. In 6th, Bradley Pinkerton, still vying for Rookie of the Year, went 6-2, and in 7th, Matt Halpert.

Rounding out the weekly top ten, all at 6-2, in 8th was Clif Render, 9th was Trey Cartledge and in 10th, Daniel Powell.

Also Finishing
5-3: Tom Johnson, Matt Latta, Yours Truly, Michael Nipp, Big Eddy McB, Sarah Hasha, Zack Grave, Tad Roose, Barney, Gina Roose, Tyler Campbell, Ryan Sherman, JustFish
4-4: DMOsborne, Mackey, Tebe Shaw, The Spawn of Wookiee, Chris Croyle, Hawbaker, Tommy McLeod, Jenn Ernst, Lori Beirne, Jason Duren
3-5: Jason Turnbow, Jason Roberts, Jon Osborne
2-6: Garrett Cheney, Eddy Jr
0-8: Jon Lenning

X - Clinched Playoff Berth
Y - Clinched Division
X-Joey Thornell, 61-27 (10.91)
X-Matt Latta, 61-27 (13.2)
DM Osborne, 55-33 (14.45)
Clif Render, 50-38 (12.7)
Justin Fisher, 50-38 (16.3)

Jason Barnette, 58-30 (18.64)
Ryan Sherman, 55-33 (12.4)
Eddy Jr, 53-35 (12.64)
Tad Roose, 52-36 (13.2)
Garrett Cheney, 45-43 (15.64)

X-Jennifer Ernst, 61-27 (13.55)
Tommy McLeod, 54-34 (13.7)
Tebe Shaw, 51-37 (18.64)
Jonathan Lenning, 49-39 (17.09)
Tom Johnson, 48-40 (14.3)

Tim Wasyluka, 58-30 (12.1)
Trey Cartledge, 58-30 (14.91)
Eddy MacB, 55-33 (12.36)
The Spawn of Wookiee, 54-34 (13.4)
Drew Morris, 52-36 (14.2)

If The Playoffs Started Today
Top Three Records Get First Round Bye, Tie Goes to Division--Division Winners are "If Playoffs Started Today"
1) North Division Champ Joey Thornell, 61-27 (10.91)
2) Wild Card Matt Latta, 61-27 (13.2)
3) South Division Champ Jennifer Ernst, 61-27 (13.55)
Wild Card Weekend, Next Five Records, Tie Goes to Division Champ
4) West Division Champ Tim Wasyluka, 58-30 (12.1)
5) East Division Champ Jason Barnette, 58-30 (18.64)
6) Wild Card Trey Cartledge, 58-30 (14.91)
7) Wild Card Big Eddy McB, 55-33 (12.36)
8) Wild Card Ryan Sherman, 55-33 (12.40)
On the Bubble, Within 2 Games
DMOsborne, 55-33 (14.45)... AJ Fulaytar, 54-34 (13.4)... Tommy McLeod, 54-34 (13.7)... Eddy Jr, 53-35 (12.64)...

X - Clinched Playoff Berth
Y- Clinched Division
Zack Graves, 57-31 (10.0)
James Hawbaker, 56-32 (12.1)
Jason Turnbow, 56-32 (18.91)
Sarah Hasha, 54-34 (16.2)
Mackey, 42-46 (19.64)

X-Yours Truly, 64-24 (10.64)
Mark Gainey, 58-30 (10.6)
Matt Halpert, 56-32 (12.4)
Jason Roberts, 51-37 (10.82)

Daniel Powell, 57-31 (11.7)
Bradley Pinkerton, 56-32 (12.2)
Jason Duren, 52-36 (14.55)
Mikey Nipp, 46-42 (10.45)
Chris Croyle, 46-42 (22.36)

X-Scott Latta, 64-24 (12.27)
Lori Beirne, 57-31 (12.0)
Jonathan Osborne, 54-34 (12.9)
Tyler Campbell, 50-38 (17.2)
Gina Roose, 49-39 (14.6)

If the Playoffs Started Today
First Round Bye
1) East Division Champ Yours Truly, 64-24 (10.64)
2) West Division Champ Scott Latta, 64-24 (12.27)
3) Wild Card Mark Gainey, 58-30 (10.6)
Wild Card Weekend
4) North Division Champ Zack Graves, 57-31 (10.0)
5) South Division Champ Daniel Powell, 57-31 (11.7)
6) Wild Card Weekend Lori Beirne, 57-31 (12.0)
7) Wild Card James Hawbaker, 56-32 (12.1)
8) Wild Card Bradley Pinkerton, 56-32 (12.2)
on the bubble... Matt Halpert, 56-32 (12.4)... Jason Turnbow, 56-32 (18.91)... Jon Osborne, 54-34 (12.9)... Sarah Hasha, 54-34 (16.2)

The DFC Power Poll Top 12
1) Yours Truly, 64-24 (10.64) (1-8wks)
2) Scott Latta, 64-24 (12.27) (2-3wks)
3) Joey Thornell, 61-27 (10.91) (5)
4) Matt Latta, 61-27 (13.2) (4-3wks)
5) Jennifer Ernst, 61-27 (13.55) (3)
6) Mark Gainey, 58-30 (10.6) (NR)
7) Tim Wasyluka, 58-30 (12.1) (NR)
8) Trey Cartledge, 58-30 (14.91) (10)
9) Jason Barnette, 58-30 (18.64) (7)
10) Zack Graves, 57-31 (10.0) (9)
11) Daniel Powell, 57-31 (11.7) (12)
12) Lori Beirne, 57-31 (12.0) (6)
dropped out: James Hawbaker (11)... Jason Turnbow (8)

Lies, Darn Lies & Statistics
  • As reported, a number of things happened this weekend... Mark and Drew split the weekly win, the 6th time thats happened in DFC history. Its also the only time that the previous Deuce Bowl competitors split a week the following year.
  • Mark and Drew both chalk up their 8th career weekly win, though its a little misleading. Much like LSU won the BCS title in 2004, and claim it fully even though they had a "split" title with USC, I would look at it the same way.
  • Jennifer won 7 weeks lifetime, one of those she split with none other than Mark Gainey, in DFC VII, Week 4. The other six she won outright. Gainey also has the pleasure of claiming 6 outright, while splitting the one mentioned with Jennifer, he also now shares this week with Drew.
  • Drew has also won 6 outright... and one he split with Gainey (again, this week), and DFC VIII, he split Week 12 with Trey AND Mackey.
  • Anything can happen in the final week... but its pretty thrilling to watch in the Morris Conference, conference ranks 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, with TBAs being Hawbaker's 12.1, Pinky's 12.2, Halpert's 12.4 and Turnbow's ghastly 18.9. Jon Osborne and Sarah Hasha (!) sits 2 games back as well.
  • Defending DFC Champion Drew Morris finds himself in an interesting position as well. He's the champ, and still the champ until a new one is crown (Yours Truly, probably), but he's 13th in the conference, 6 games out of a divisional race, 3 games out of the playoff race and stands a good chance at missing the postseason.
  • Only 2 DFC Champions have missed the postseason the year after they won it... Shawn Sharp won DFC I, and never saw the playoffs in his few continuing years. Tad Roose won DFC II, missed the postseason in DFC III, returned and won DFC IV, then missed the playoffs in DFC V and VI. Wookiee Fulaytar missed the postseason in DFC IV and VI after winning the previous year, but that was due to injury and missing those years entirely.
  • Eliminated from the postseason thusfar? Tom Johnson, Mikey Nipp, Mackey and Croyle.
  • On the verge, meaning at least five games out? JustFish, Clif Render, Tyler Campbell and J Roberts.
  • The most spectacular playoff bomb ever? Garrett Cheney, who needed but 2 wins in DFC V to make the postseason. He went 1-7. Wookiee needed to go undefeated. He went 8-0. Out goes the 64 game winning Garrett, who's never come close to that total, ever, and Wookiee goes in, winning DFC V.
  • Potential for Career Years, meaning the best regular season ever? Matt Latta, who is at 61-27, and is 1 away from his career best in DFC VII, 62-26. Its the only other time he had won 60+ games.
  • Scott Latta has already beaten his career best, 60-36 in DFC VIII. Joey Thornell has far and above beaten his 41 wins from last year, and Daniel's 57-31 is 6 away from his career best of 63-33 in DFC VII.
  • Zack Graves has finished his two previous seasons in the DFC with exactly the same record, 58-38. With 57 wins so far this season, it would be a Cheneyesque tumble to stay at 58 wins for the third consecutive season.
  • Though he probably won't get into the postseason (and I'm hoping it might happen, for his sake) Tyler Campbell's best record is 55 wins in DFC VI. He's at 50 now, so he's five from tying. Sarah Hasha is in the same boat, with her best being 58 wins in DFC V. She's at 54 wins currently.
  • The Big Wasyluka only has one 60 win season to his name--in DFC VII, when he lost the divisional title to Daniel Powell. He won three division titles with under 60 wins, the most ever. He's at 58, and likely to cross into 60+ terratory next weekend.
  • The DFC Playoff start... NEXT WEEKEND!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

DFC IX Week Ten Results

The Week That Was
Another "two out three weeks" winner, as Jason Barnette wins his 2nd week out of the last 3, going a solid 7-1. Looks like he's building some momentum heading into the postseason...

Coming in 2nd this time is Jason Turnbow, followed closely by Scott Latta, both 7-1.

Mark Gainey and Tommy McLeod tied for 4th, at 6-2, while Hawbaker is also rolling at 6-2, for 6th, tying with The Spawn of Wookiee. In 8th place, Tad Roose is desperately trying to salvage his season, in 9th is Zack Graves. Round out the Weekly Top Ten is Tebershaw, all at 6-2.

Also Finishing
6-2: Joey Thornell, Yours Truly, Matt Halpert, Lenning, Drew Morris, Jennifer Ersnt, Trey Cartledge
5-3: DMOsborne, Ryan Sherman, Matt Latta, Big Eddy, JustFish, The Big Wasyluka, Sarah Hasha, Jason Roberts, Pinky, Tyler Campbell, Jason Duren, Jonathan Osborne, Sunshine Beirne
4-4: Eddy Jr, Tom Johnson, Daniel Powell,
3-5: Garrett Cheney, Gina Roose
2-6: Clif Render
0-8: Mackey, Croyle

Matt Latta, 56-24 (14.44)
Joey Thornell, 55-25 (11.5)
DMOsborne, 51-29 (13.7)
Justin Fisher, 45-35 (17.89)
Clif Render, 44-36 (12.78)

Jason Barnette, 53-27 (19.9)
Eddy Jr, 51-29 (13.3)
Ryan Sherman, 50-30 (13.22)
Tad Roose, 47-33 (13.67)
Garrett Cheney, 43-37 (16.0)

Jennifer Ernst, 57-23 (14.2)
Tommy McLeod, 50-30 (14.78)
Jonathan Lenning, 49-31 (13.4)
Tebe Shaw, 47-33 (20.5)
Tom Johnson, 43-37 (15.67)

Trey Cartledge, 52-28 (12.33)
Tim Wasyluka, 51-29 (14.2)
Big Eddy Mac, 50-30 (13.4)
AJ Fulaytar, 50-30 (15.1)
Drew Morris, 45-35 (15.33)

Top Three Records Get First Round Bye, Tie Goes to Division Winner
1) South Division Champ Jennifer Ernst, 57-23 (14.2)
2) North Division Champ Matt Latta, 56-24 (14.44)
3) Wild Card Joey Thornell, 55-25 (11.5)
Wild Card Weekend, Tie Goes to Division Winner
4) East Division Champ Jason Barnette, 53-27 (19.9)
5) West Division Champ Trey Cartledge, 51-29 (14.2)
6) Wild Card Eddy Jr, 51-29 (13.3)
7) DMOsborne, 51-29 (13.7)
8) The Big Wasyluka, 51-29 (14.2)
On the Bubble (within two games): Ryan Sherman, 50-30 (13.22)... Big Eddy, 50-30 (13.4)... Tommy McLeod, 50-30 (14.78)... AJ Fulaytar, 50-30 (15.1)

Jason Turnbow, 53-27 (20.4)
Zack Graves, 52-28 (10.89)
James Hawbaker, 52-28 (12.89)
Sarah Hasha, 49-31 (16.89)
Mackey, 38-42 (20.6)

Yours Truly, 59-21 (11.3)
The Mighty Gainey, 51-29 (11.33)
Matt Halpert, 50-30 (12.78)
Jason Roberts, 48-32 (10.7)

Daniel Powell, 51-29 (10.89)
Bradley Pinkerton, 50-30 (12.89)
Jason Duren, 48-32 (15.1)
Chris Croyle, 42-38 (22.1)
Mikey Nipp, 41-39 (10.6)

Scott Latta, 58-22 (13.0)
Lori Beirne, 53-27 (11.0)
Jon Osborne, 51-29 (13.89)
Tyler Campbell, 45-35 (18.56)
Gina Roose, 44-36 (16.1)

First Round Bye
1) East Division Champ Yours Truly, 59-21 (11.3)
2) West Division Champ Scott Latta, 58-22 (13.0)
3) Wild Card Lori Beirne, 58-22 (13.0)
Wild Card Weekend
4) North Division Champ Jason Turnbow, 53-27 (20.4)
5) Wild Card Zack Graves, 52-28 (10.89)
6) Wild Card James Hawbaker, 52-28 (12.89)
7) South Division Champ Daniel Powell, 51-29 (10.89)
8) The Mighty Gainey, 51-29 (11.33)
On the Bubble (within two games): Jon Osborne, 51-29 (13.89)... Matt Halpert, 50-30 (12.78)... Bradley Pinkerton, 50-30 (12.89)... Sarah Hasha, 49-31 (16.89)

The TieBreak Title Top Five
1-tie) Daniel Powell - 10.89
1-tie) Zack Graves - 10.89
3) Lori Beirne - 11.0
4) Yours Truly - 11.30
5) Gainey - 11.33

The College Game Top Five
1) Jennifer Ernst - 36-12
2) Joey Thornell - 35-13
3-tie) Lori Beirne - 34-14
3-tie) Ryan Sherman - 34-14
5) Scott Latta - 33-15

The NFL Title Top Five
1-tie) Matt Latta - 25-7
1-tie) Scott Latta - 25-7
1-tie) Yours Truly - 25-7
4) James Hawbaker - 23-9
5-tie) Tim Wasyluka, AJ Fulaytar, Barney, Turnbow, Zack Graves - 22-10

1) Yours Truly, 59-21 (11.3) (1-7wks)
2) Scott Latta, 58-22 (13.0) (2-2wks)
3) Jenn Ernst, 57-23 (14.2) (3)
4) Matt Latta, 56-24 (14.44) (4-2wks)
5) Joey Thornell, 55-25 (11.5) (5-3wks)
6) Lori Beirne, 53-27 (11.0) (6-2wks)
7) Jason Barnette, 53-27 (19.9) (NR)
8) Jason Turnbow, 53-27 (20.4) (NR)
9) Zack Graves, 52-28 (10.89) (9-2wks)
10) Trey Cartledge, 52-28 (12.88) (NR)
11) James Hawbaker, 52-28 (12.89) (10)
12) Daniel Powell, 51-29 (10.89) (7)
dropped out: Eddy Jr (8th)... DMOsborne (12th)... Tim Wasyluka (11th)

Lies, Darn Lies & Statistics
  • With two weeks left, I'm in danger of jinxing what could be a phenomenal record that will topple. Remember how Maris' record of 61 stood for years and years, only to be finally surpassed many times over in recent years--steriods or not? The record I speak of is The Mighty Gainey's incredible DFC V season that gave him 68 wins in a single season.
  • With 16 games left in the regular season, 8 people have a shot at beating 68, and another three--Zack, Hawbaker and Trey--have a shot at tying it. Of course, they'll have to go 16-0 in the final 2 weeks, so that may or may not be feasible. Possible, but not feasible.
  • Out of the 8 who can pass it, Barney, Lori and Turnbow have to go 15-1, while Joey Thornell needs to have two 7-1 weeks.
  • Who's within real striking distance? Matt Latta, who needs 13 wins, which is a good, but possible 7-1 and 6-2 week, and Jennifer Ernst need 12.
  • However, it is in the hands of two--Yours Truly and Scott Latta--that are in the best position, needing only 10 and 11 wins respectvely to hold the once-unthinkable 68 win margin. Go us.
  • MVP Candidates? Most likely right now, Yours Truly and Scotty Latta, both who will easily pass 60 wins and even more, as listed above. Dark horse candidates include Jenn Ernst and Matt Latta
  • Rookie of the Year? I dunno, because earlier this year, it seemed as if Bradley Pinkerton would sweep this out of nowhere. However, mustering up 50 wins thusfar, he's been equaled by The Spawn of Wookiee, and J Roberts is only 2 back. Jonathan Lenning is another story, already missing one week and still has 49 wins.
  • Finally, The Osborne Award, given to the best player to not make the playoffs. Sort of a double edged sword, because if they were that good, why didn't they make the playoffs, right? Well, its those who just had an unlucky break here, or an unfortunate bounce there... previous winners include Tad Roose, DMOsborne (whom the award was named after), and last year, Jennifer Ernst picked it up. This season, I'm thinking of two names--Jonathan Osborne and Sarah Hasha.
  • With 16 games up in the air, its hard to pinpoint exactly who is "in" the postseason--it could happen that some of us go 0-16 over two weeks, though with people picking differently, the chances of more than one person going 0-16 is extremely remote.
  • Its more likely, however, to talk about who is NOT going to be in the postseason... right now, it would take one heck of a two week run to put Tom Johnson or Garrett Cheney in the postseason. Tom's already feasibly eliminated from the division crown, yet again.
  • Clif Render is also on the outs, needing a monumental finish to the season, while Justin Fisher also needs quite a finish. Mikey Nipp, Mackey, Croyle and Gina Roose is also just about out of it, while Tyler Campbell is on the bubble. This coming week will determine alot of postseason shuffles.
  • Concerning regular season wins, Matt Latta looks as if he'll join the 2-Member Regular Season 500 Win Mark... he's 2 away. Lori Smith needs 3 more to reach 400, while The Big Wasyluka needs another year to get to 400--he's at 380.
  • Passing Wookiee on the list, though, in recent weeks is Garrett (now at 22nd all time) and Tyler (23rd)
  • Hawbaker gets past 200 this weekend, and Clif Render and Justin Fisher stumble past 100 in the last two weeks. Joey is 4 out from 100, while The Spawn of Wookiee and Pinky each need 7 wins to pass Vic Paschal's 56 wins, the last remaining obsticle before reach the block of multi-year DFC'ers on the list.
  • Toss in the playoff victories, and Daniel Powell becomes the 9th player to reach 500 all time. Mark Gainey needs 10 more to do so, and this is significant because Tom Johnson and Mikey Nipp need 17 and 22 respectively--meaning it will be DFC X.
  • Isn't that a cool title? DFC X! Rock on.
  • The Big Wasyluka got his 400th All Time Win this weekend, and while Trey has 179 regular season wins, needing 21 for 200, he might pick up some in the postseason.
  • Let's talk college... Jennifer is still the only one over 300 (311), and Yours Truly and Matt Latta look to get there this weekend or next, needing 3 and 7. Wait 'til Next Year goes to Tommy (288), Daniel (288), and DMOsborne (285)
  • One college record that no one has even come close to is 45. As in, 45 college games won by Gainey in DFC V. Tad Roose had 43 in DFC VI, but was then the only one to hit 40 in DFC VII.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

DFC IX Week Eleven Games

College Games

19. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-2) at 20. North Carolina Tar Heels (6-2), TBA
Even though all the attention hs been on the Big 12 and SEC (and rightly so), the ACC is actually shaping up to be an interesting conference battle. Tech needs this to pretty much take the Coastal.

9. Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-1) at 2. Texas Tech Red Raiders (9-0), TBA
This is bound to be one heckuva game... especially if its anything like the Texas/TT game was. Trap game? Trap game?

1. Alabama Crimson Sabans (9-0) at 16. LSU Tigers (6-2), 230pm
My guess is, the only real story here is Saban's return to Death Valley. The fact its not a night game will probably mean it will be slightly easier--LSU Fans will only have 12 hours to drink, and not 18. And for the record, I expect just about everyone will pick 'Bama in this game.

Notre Dame Fightin' Irish (5-3) at Boston College Golden Eagles (5-3), 7pm
Here's a great toss-up pick 'em for ya...

NFL Games
New Orleans Saints (4-4) at Atlanta Falcons (5-3), 12p, Fox
The NFC South!

Green Bay Packers (4-4) at Minnesota Vikings (4-4), 12p, Fox
The NFC North!

Indianapolis Colts (3-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2), 315p, CBS
AFC South takes on the AFC North! Indy is currently playing New England, Pittsburgh plays Washington Monday night

NYGiants (5-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (7-1), 715p, NBC
The NFC East!

TieBreak Game
Atlanta vs New Orleans, total points scored!