Tuesday, December 29, 2009

DeuceBowl X

Eddy McBroom vs. Lori Beirne for a name on the Brook DeRamus Championship Plate

DeuceBowl X Games

The Outback Bowl, Tampa, FL, January 1st, 10am
Northwestern Wildcats (8-4) vs Auburn Tigers (7-5)

Konica Minolta Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, FL, January 1st, 12pm
West Virginia Mountaineers (9-3) vs Florida State Seminoles (6-6)

Capital One Bowl, Orlando, FL, January 1st, 12pm
Penn State Nittany Lions (10-2) vs LSU Tigers (9-3)

International Bowl, Toronto, January 2nd, 11am
South Florida Bulls (7-5) vs North Illinois Huskies (7-5)

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Tempe, AZ, January 4th, 7pm
TCU Horned Frogs (13-0) vs Boise State Broncos (12-0)

NFL GAMES (all on Sunday, January 3rd)
Pittsburgh Steelers (8-7) at Miami Dolphins (7-8), 12pm, CBS

Green Bay Packers (10-5) at Arizona Cardinals (10-5), 315p, Fox

Philadelphia Eagles (11-4) at Dallas Cowboys (10-5), 315p, Fox

Tiebreak Game:
TCU vs Boise State (if tie still exists after this game, then we go to next game)

Tiebreak Game II:
Philadelphia at Dallas (only used if tie is not broken after first Tiebreak game)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

DeuceBowl X: Eddy vs Lori

Deuce Final Four Game Results
BYU 44, Oregon State 20
Utah 37, California 27
Pittsburgh 19, North Carolina 17
Kentucky vs Clemson
San Diego 42, Tennessee 10
Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 20
Houston 27, Miami 20
Denver at Philadelphia


It was over Saturday for Trey Cartledge, as his 2nd Final Four appearace in three seasons ends just shy of the coveted spot in the DFC Title Week, DeuceBowl X.  That means that Big Eddy McBroom, 9 season vet of The Deuce Football Championships, is making his return to the DeuceBowl--his first appearance, in DFC V, was a thrilling battle against Wookiee Fulaytar--they both went 5-3, but Wookiee won virtue of the TieBreak.  His 41 points was closer to 38 than Big Eddy's 45 points--still the closest DeuceBowl in history.

On the other side, DFC Champ The Mighty Mark Gainey's bid for a 2nd straight championship ended with Baltimore's 23-20 loss to Pittsburgh.  That capped off a terrible Final Four week for Mark, putting him at 1-5 (with 2 games left) for the week--after a great 15-1 run in the first two weeks of the postseason.  Lori's average 3-3 record is now an insurmountable lead for her, placing her in her first championship, and making her the first chick to make the DeuceBowl since Jennifer Ernst's loss to Tad Roose in DeuceBowl IV in 2003.  Even with a 6-2 record, she lost to Tad's 8-0 week.

This sets up a classic DeuceBowl match between two long time DFC'ers.  There are 1081 victories between the two, with 17 years combined. 

Sunday, December 20, 2009

DFC X Final Four

It's Time.  It's On.  It's the Tenth Deuce Football Championship Final Four...

The MAACO Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
Oregon State Beavers (8-4) vs BYU Cougars (10-2), Tuesday, 12/22, 7pm

The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsetta Bowl (San Diego, CA)
Utah Utes (9-3) vs California Bears (8-4), Wednesday, 12/23, 7pm

The Meineke Car Care Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
Pittsburgh Panthers (9-3) vs. North Carolina (8-4), Saturday 12/26, 330pm

The Gaylord Hotels City Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
Kentucky Wildcats (7-5) vs Clemson Tigers (8-4), Sunday 12/27, 730pm

San Diego Chargers (11-3) at Tennessee Titans (7-7 ), Friday, 12/25, 630p, NFL Network

Baltimore Ravens (8-6) at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7), Sunday, 12/27, 12p CBS

Houston Texans (7-7) at Miami Dolphins (7-7), Sunday, 12/27, 12p, CBS

Denver Broncos (8-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (10-4), Sunday, 12/27, 315p, CBS

TieBreak Game
Oregon State vs BYU, total points scored

Saturday, December 05, 2009

DFC X Divisional Playoff Results

(16) Oregon Ducks 37, (7) Oregon State 33
(5) Cincinnati Bearcats 45, (15) Pitt Panthers 44 (tiebreak game, 99 points total)
(2) Alabama Crimson Tide 32, (1) Florida Gators 13
UConn Huskies 29, South Florida Bulls 27
NYJets 19, Buffalo 13
Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
Baltimore Ravens at Green Bay Packers

(1) Eddy McBroom, 4-1... picked Philly, Indy, Green Bay (TB 49)--advances to DFC Final Four
(2) Trey Cartledge, 4-1... picked Philly, Indy, Green Bay (TB 45)
(5) Drew Morris, 4-1... picked Philly, Indy, Baltimore (TB 51)
eliminated: Tommy McLeod, 2-3... picked Philly, Indy, Green Bay (TB 49)

If Baltimore wins, Eddy McBroom and Drew Morris advance to DFC Final Four
If Green Bay wins, Eddy McBroom and Trey Cartledge advance to DFC Final Four

(4) Mark Gainey, 4-1... picked Philly, Indy, Green Bay (TB 56)--advances to DFC Final Four
(1) Yours Truly, 3-2... picked Philly, Tenn, Baltimore (TB 47)
(2) Lori Beirne, 3-2... picked Philly, Indy, Green Bay (TB 35)
eliminated:  James Hawbaker, 2-3... picked Philly, Indy, Green Bay (TB 59)

If Indy & Green Bay both win, Mark Gainey and Lori Beirne advance to DFC Final Four
If either Tenn or Baltimore win, Mark Gainey and Yours Truly advance to DFC Final Four

Monday, November 30, 2009

DFC X Divisional Playoffs

1. Eddy McBroom
2. Trey Cartledge
3. Matt Latta OR 4. Tommy McLeod (pending outcome of NE/NO game)
5. Drew Morris
eliminated: Brad Latta

1. Yours Truly
2. Lori Beirne
3. James Hawbaker
4. Mark Gainey
eliminated: Jonny Osborne, Gina Roose

16. Oregon State Beavers (8-3) at 7. Oregon Ducks (9-2), THURSDAY, 8p, ESPN

5. Cincinnati Bearcats (11-0) at 15. Pittsburgh Panthers (9-2), 11am, ESPN2

1. Florida Gators (12-0) vs. 2. Alabama Crimson Tide (12-0), 3p, in Atlanta, GA
so, ABC is choosing to show Texas against Nebraska, a game that, while it might be good, is overwhelmingly predicted to have Texas romp in the Big XVII Title game... and the SEC Championship Game, a game featuring two teams with 24 wins between them, a game that there is no consensus on who might win this game, a game featuring a former Heisman winner (SuperTim) against a Heisman hopeful (Ingram) is relegated to a middle-of-the-afternoon, non-primetime game?  Really?  Just sayin'.

South Florida Bulls (7-4) at UConn Huskies (6-5), 7p, ESPN2


NYJets (5-6) at Buffalo Bills (4-7), 720p, Thursday, NFL Network

Philadelphia Eagles (7-4) at Atlanta Falcons (6-5), 12p, Fox

Tennessee Titans (5-6) at Indianapolis Colts (11-0), 12, CBS
You know the Colts are going to lose one at some point... and come on... you are debating about whether the Titans can do it... you know you are...

Baltimore Ravens (6-5) at Green Bay Packers (7-4), 730p, Monday Night, ESPN

TieBreak Game
Cincinnati/Pittsburgh total points scored (the SEC game is too easy--hard?--and this is a game that everyone is likely to pick Cincy--so let's make it a game worth something)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

DFC X Wild Card Results

DFC Picks
Oklahoma 27, (12) Oklahoma State 0
Tennessee 30, Kentucky 24
(15) LSU 33, Arkansas 30 OT
Stanford 45, Notre Dame 38
NYJets 17, Carolina 6
Tennessee 20, Arizona 17
Baltimore 20, Pittsburgh 17 OT
New England at New Orleans (also Tiebreak game)

Drew Morris advances
Matt Latta advances IF New England wins
Tommy McLeod advances IF New Orleans wins

Mark Gainey advances
James Hawbaker advances

Sunday, November 22, 2009

DFC X Wild Card Weekend Games

DFC X Playoffs

(1) Big Eddy McBroom, 61-35 (14.03) (West Division Champion, First Round Bye)
(2) Trey Cartledge, 58-38 (13.75) (Wild Card, First Round Bye)
(3) Matt Latta, 57-39 (12.92) (North Division Champion)
(4) Tommy McLeod, 56-40 (14.38) (Central Division Champion)
(5) Drew Morris, 56-40 (12.5) (Wild Card)
(6) Brad Latta, 54-42 (15.52) (Wild Card)
Just missed... (7) Joey Thornell, 54-42 (16.4)... (8) Tom Johnson, 54-42 (21.67)... (9) Dan Sellers, 53-43 (13.08)... (10) Sarah Hasha, 53-43 (13.5)... (11) Jennifer Ernst, 53-43 (16.93)

(1) Yours Truly, 61-35 (13.45) (East Division Champion, First Round Bye)
(2) Lori Beirne, 58-38 (12.3) (Central Division Champion, First Round Bye)
(3) James Hawbaker, 58-38 (13.55) (South Division Champion)
(4) Mark Gainey, 58-28 (13.25) (Wild Card)
(5) Jonathan Osborne, 56-39 (14.77) (Wild Card)
(6) Gina Roose, 55-41 (12.0) (Wild Card)
Just missed... (7) Scott Latta, 54-42 (12.23)... (8) Jason Roberts, 54-32 (16.28)... (9) Tyler Campbell, 53-43 (11.58)... (10) Eddy Jr, 53-43 (12.0)... (11) Steven Ray 53-43, (14.0)

RULES... Eight games sent out, top two records of week advance in their respective conferences.  TBA from regular season discarded.  If there is a tie after tiebreak game, higher seed gets tie. 

12. Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-2) at Oklahoma Sooners (6-5), Saturday, 1130a

Tennessee Volunteers (6-5) at Kentucky Wildcats (7-4), 6p, ESPNU

Arkansas Razorbacks (7-4) at 15. LSU Tigers (8-3), ESPN

Notre Dame Fightin' Weis' (6-5) at Stanford Cardinal Harbaughs (7-4), 7p, ABC

Carolina Panthers (4-6) at NYJets (4-6), 12p. Fox

Arizona Cardinals (7-3) at Tennessee Titans (3-6), 315p, Fox
fyi... don't be fooled by the records of these two teams...

Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) at Baltimore Ravens (5-5), 720p, NBC

New England Patriots (7-3) at New Orleans Saints (10-0), 730p, ESPN (MONDAY NIGHT)

TieBreak Game
New England/New Orleans, total points scored

Thursday, November 19, 2009

DFC X Week Twelve Results

Texas Tech 41, Oklahoma 13
North Carolina 31, Boston College 13 (Tiebreak score 44 pts)
California Bears 34, (14) Stanford Cardinal 28
Nebraska 17, Kansas State 3
Miami Dolphins 24, Carolina Panthers 17
Detroit 38, Cleveland 37
NYGiants 34, Atlanta 31 OT
Philadelphia 24, Chicago 20

The Week That Was
Capping off a that was almost a disaster, Chris Croyle chalks up 7 wins in the final week of the season to get his first career win, and get his second straight 50+ win season.  Coming in second, and narrowly missing the playoffs is Tom Johnson, also getting a 7-1 record, while Zack Graves returns to the DFC after missing a few weeks nursing a groin injury (his own, we hope) to finish in a tie for 3rd with Jonny Osborne, both at 6-2.  Drew Morris is gaining momentum heading into the postseason, finishing 5th at 6-2.

In 6th place, Lt Dan finishes his season at 6-2, while in 7th is Young Garrett Cheney at 5-3.  In 8th place, rookie Stevie Ray and Trey Cartledge tie up for 8th and rounding out the top ten is Jason Turnbow, at 5-3.

Also finishing:
5-3:  Matt Latta, DMOsborne, Matt Halpert, Hawbaker, Sarah Hasha, Eddy McBroom
4-4: Mark Gainey, Yours Truly, Rhett Barnett, Eddy Jr, JustFish, Jenn Ernst, Joey Thornell, Tommy McLeod, Brad Latta, Tyler Campbell, Scott Latta, Michael Nipp
3-5: Gina Roose, Jason Roberts, Daniel Powell, Lori Beirne
1-7: Tad Roose, Jason Duren
0-8: Ryan Sherman, Tim Wasyluka


(X-Playoff berth;  Y-Division Winner;  Z-First Round Bye)
XY-Matt Latta, 57-39 (12.92)
DMOsborne, 52-42 (11.58)
Jason Turnbow, 52-44 (18.33)
Rhett Barnett, 451-45 (12.18)
Chris Croyle, 50-46 (17.67)
Zack Graves, 42-41 (22.92)

XY-Tommy McLeod, 56-40 (14.38)
X-Brad Latta, 54-42 (15.52)
Joey Thornell, 54-42 (16.4)
Sarah Hasha, 53-43 (13.5)
Jennifer Ernst, 52-43 (16.93)
Justin Fisher, 48-48 (15.2)

XYZ-Eddy McBroom, 61-35 (14.03)
XZ-Trey Cartledge, 58-38 (13.75)
X-Drew Morris, 56-40 (12.5)
Tom Johnson, 54-42 (21.67)
Dan Sellers, 53-43 (13.08)
Tad Roose, 46-50 (11.25)

XYZ-Yours Truly, 61-35 (13.45)
X-Mark Gainey, 58-38 (13.25)
X-Gina Roose, 55-41 (12.0)
Jason Roberts, 54-32 (16.28)
Tyler Campbell, 52-43 (11.58)
Ryan Sherman, 43-53 (17.50)

XYZ-Lori Beirne, 58-38 (12.3)
X-Jonathan Osborne, 57-39 (14.77)
Scott Latta, 54-42 (12.23)
Steven Ray, 53-43 (14.0)
Garrett Cheney, 49-47 (19.73)
Jason Duren, 45-51 (19.75)

XY-James Hawbaker, 58-38 (13.55)
Eddy Jr, 53-43 (12.0)
Matt Halpert, 52-44 (12.45)
Daniel Powell, 49-47 (12.83)
Tim Wasyluka, 48-48 (18.3)
Mikey Nipp, 40-56 (12.33)

1. Yours Truly, 61-35 (13.45) (1)
2. Eddy McBroom, 61-35 (14.03) (4)
3. Lori Beirne, 58-38 (12.3) (2)
4. Mark Gainey, 58-38 (13.25) (3)
5. James Hawbaker, 58-38 (13.55) (7)
6. Trey Cartledge, 58-38 (13.75) (8)
7. Matt Latta, 57-39 (12.92) (6)
8. Drew Morris, 56-40 (12.5) (9)
9. Jon Osborne, 57-39  (14.77) (NR)
10. Tommy McLeod, 56-40 (14.38) (11)
11. Gina Roose, 55-41 (12.0) (5)
12. Scott Latta, 54-42 (12.23) (NR)
dropped out:  Tyler Campbell (12)... Eddy Jr (10)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

DFC X Week Eleven Results

Ole Miss 42, Tennessee 17
(11) Ohio State 27, (10) Iowa 24 in OT
Georgia 31, Auburn 24
(9) Oklahoma State 24, Texas Tech 17
Cincinnati 18, Pittsburgh 12
Green Bay 17, Dallas 7
San Diego 31, Philadelphia 23
New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts, Tiebreak Game

Scott looks like he's peaking at just the right time, winning the 4th week of his career by going 6-2, edging out Big Eddy by a tiebreak score, The McBroom finishes 6-2 for second, and Trey Cartledge gets 3rd, also at 6-2.   In 4th, rookie Brad Latta goes 5-3, tied for 5th is DFC Finalist Joey Thornell and Jason Turnbow, and in 7th is Jonny Osborne.

In 8th is James Hawbaker (if New England wins, James goes from 8th to winning the entire week... one game sometimes means that much), in 9th is Jason Roberts and in 10th place for the week is Jennifer Ernst.

Also Finishing:
5-3: Tommy McLeod, Sarah Hasha, Daniel Powell
4-4: Matt Latta, DMOsborne, Justin Fisher, Lt Dan, The Mighty Gainey, Gina Roose, Stevie Ray, Jason Duren, Matt Halpert
3-5: Hurricane Rhett, Croyle, Drew Morris, Tad "The Dynasty" Roose, Tom Johnson, Yours Truly (boo!), Ryan Sherman, Tyler Campbell, The Big Wasyluka, Mikey Nipp
2-6: Young Garrett, Eddy the Junior


Matt Latta, 52-36 (13.517)
DMOsborne, 47-41 (11.9)
Rhett Barnett, 47-41 (12.6)
Jason Turnbow, 47-41 (19.433)
Chris Croyle, 43-45 (18.917)
Zacky Graves, 37-39 (20.833)

Tommy McLeod, 52-36 (14.383)
Brad Latta, 50-38 (16.0)
Joey Thornell, 50-38 (16.4)
Jennifer Ernst, 49-39 (16.933)
Sarah Hasha, 48-40 (14.083)
Justin Fisher, 44-44 (15.0)

Big Eddy McBroom, 56-32 (14.6)
Trey Cartledge, 54-34 (14.917)
Drew Morris, 50-38 (12.90)
Tom Johnson, 47-41 (21.05)
Dan Sellers, 47-41 (13.433)
Tad Roose, 45-43 (11.933)

(1) Eddy McBroom, 56-32 (14.6) (West Div Champ, first round bye)
(2) Trey Cartledge, 54-34 (14.917) (wild card, first round bye)
(3) Matt Latta, 52-36 (13.517) (North Div Champ)
(4) Tommy McLeod, 52-36 (14.383) (Central Div Champ)
(5) Drew Morris, 50-38 (12.9) (wild card)
(6) Brad Latta, 50-38 (16.0) (wild card)
On the Bubble... Within 2 games
(7) Joey Thornell, 50-38 (16.4)
(8) Jennifer Ernst, 49-39 (16.933)
(9) Sarah Hasha, 48-40 (14.083)

Mathmatically eliminated:  Zack Graves
It Would Take a Miracle:  Chris Croyle, Tad Roose, JustFish
Stranger Things Have Happened...: DMOsborne, Rhett Barnette, Jason Turnbow, Lt. Dan, Big Tom Johnson

Yours Truly, 57-31 (15.458)
Mark Gainey, 54-34 (14.2)
Gina Roose, 52-36 (12.483)
Tyler Campbell, 49-39 (13.125)
Jason Roberts, 51-37 (17.8)
Ryan Sherman, 43-45 (17.55)

Lori Beirne, 55-33 (13.0)
Jonathan Osborne, 51-37 (15.6)
Scotty Latta, 50-38 (12.8)
Stevie Ray, 48-40 (14.967)
Jason Duren, 44-44 (19.75)
Garrett Cheney, 44-44 (20.9)

James Hawbaker, 53-35(14.3)
Eddy Jr, 49-39 (12.75)
Tim Wasyluka, 48-40 (16.3)
Matt Halpert, 47-41 (13.0)
Daniel Powell, 46-42 (13.517)
Mikey Nipp, 36-52 (13.05)

(1) Yours Truly, 57-31 (15.458) (East Division Champ, First Round Bye)
(2) Lori Beirne, 55-33 (13.0) (Central Division Champ, First Round Bye)
(3) Mark Gainey, 54-34 (14.2) (wild card)
(4) James Hawbaker, 53-35 (14.3) (South Division Champ)
(5) Gina Roose, 52-36 (12.483) (wild card)
(6) Jonathan Osborne, 51-37 (15.6) (wild card)
On the Bubble... Within 2 Games
(7) Jason Roberts, 51-37 (17.8)
(8) Scott Latta, 50-38 (12.8)
(9) Eddy Jr, 49-39 (12.75)
(10) Tyler Campbell, 49-39 (13.125)

Mathmatically Eliminated: Michael Nipp, Ryan Sherman
It Would Take a Miracle: Daniel Powell, Jason Duren, Garrett Cheney
Eh... Stranger Things Have Happened...: Matt Halpert, Stevie Ray, Tim Wasyluka

1. Yours Truly, 57-31 (15.458) (1-last wk)
2. Eddy McBroom, 56-32 (14.6) (4)
3. Lori Beirne, 55-33 (13.0) (2)
4. Mark Gainey, 54-34 (14.2) (3)
5. Trey Cartledge, 54-34 (14.917) (8)
6. James Hawbaker, 53-35 (14.3) (7)
7. Gina Roose, 52-36 (12.483) (5)
8. Matt Latta, 52-36 (13.517) (6)
9. Tommy McLeod, 52-36 (14.383) (11)
10. Jonathan Osborne, 51-37 (15.6) (NR)
11. Jason Roberts, 51-37 (17.8) (NR)
12. Scott Latta, 50-38 (12.8) (NR)
dropped out:  Drew Morris (9)... Eddy Jr (10)... Tyler Campbell (12)

The College Title Race
1) Lori Beirne, 34-16
2-tie) Yours Truly, 32-18
2-tie) Big Eddy McB, 32-18
3) Mark Gainey, 31-19

The NFL Title Race
1-tie) Trey Cartledge, 26-12
1-tie) Jason Roberts,26-12
3-tie) Gina Roose, 25-13
3-tie) Yours Truly, 25-13

TBA Title Race
1) DMOsborne, 11.9
2) Tad Roose, 11.933
3) Gina Roose, 12.483
4) Rhett Barnett, 12.6
5) Eddy Jr, 12.75

Rookie of the Year Race
  • Brad Latta, 50-38 (16.0) (26-24 college) (24-14 NFL), Avg Rank 9, Highest Seasonal Rank 4, Weekly Top Ten Appearances 3, Weekly Wins 0
  • Stevie Ray, 48-40 (14.967) (26-24 college) (22-16 NFL), Avg Rank 25.2, Highest Seasonal Rank 19, Weekly Top 10 Appearances 2, Weekly Wins 0
  • Rhett Barnett, 47-41 (12.6) (26-24 college) (21-17 NFL), Avg Rank 11.5, Highest Seasonal Rank 4,  Weekly Top 10 Appearances 3, Weekly Win 1
  • Dan Sellers, 47-41 (13.43), (27-23 college) (20-18 NFL), Avg Rank 22.27, Highest Seasonal Rank 14,  Weekly Top 10 Apperances 3, Weekly Win 1
Edge:  The award is Brad Latta's to lose...

  • Lori Beirne, 55-33, (13.0) (34-16 college) (21-17 NFL), Avg Rank 5, Highest Seasonal Rank 2, Weekly Top Ten Appearances 6, Weekly Wins 0
  • Eddy McBroom, 56-32 (14.6) (32-18 college) (24-14 NFL), Avg Rank 3.5, Highest Seasonal Rank 1, Weekly Top Ten Appearances 6, Weekly Wins 0
  • Yours Truly, 57-31 (15.5) (32-18 college) (25-13 NFL), Avg Rank 1.5, Highest Seasonal Rank 1, Weekly Top Ten Appearances 7, Weekly Wins 1
Edge: Unless I bomb out in Week 12, Yours Truly would earn Yours Truly's 2nd straight MVP title

  • The Mighty Gainey has one more week to do something that no one has ever done--get a weekly win in four straight seasons.  He won Week 4 in both DFC VII and VIII and then Week 11 in IX.  Currently, he's part of a very small group that has done it three seasons in a row--Lori Then-Smith-Now-Beirne (DFC III-V)... Matt Latta (DFC VI-VIII)... Mikey Nipp (DFC I-III)... Tom Johnson (DFC IV-VI)... and actually, Gainey did it once before, in DFC III, DFC IV and V.
  • There is also one more week for an undefeated week to happen.  Since DFC I, we've had at least one 8-0 week per season, and in the case of DFC VIII, we had 5 happen.  However, its been since Ryan Sherman did it in DFC IX, Week 9 since someone has chalked up 8 wins in a single week... that's 14 weeks.
  • The current longest drought between undefeated weeks was 15 weeks. 
  • It was a miserable week for Yours Truly--a 3-5 meltdown stopped the 5-3+ weekly record at 15 weeks, 2 shy of tying Matt Latta's 17 week record. 
  • The next longest current streak now?  No joke.  Sarah Hasha at 5 weeks.
  • Gina Roose continues her 4-4+ streak, now at 18 weeks.  She's 2 weeks away from hallowed ground... only 5 DFC'ers have ever gone 20 or more weeks with at least a 4-4 record.
  • The defending DFC Champion, The Mighty Gainey, is set to clinch his 8th straight postseason appearance, not only the longest consecutive streak, but also the most playoff berths ever.  Drew Morris, former champion, would get his 7th appearance if he can get in this year, while Yours Truly and Big Eddy both had 4 season consecutive berth streaks, in 2nd place.

DFC X Week Twelve Games

Just a note... think carefully about your picks.  Once they are submitted, THEY CANNOT BE CHANGED.  

There is a Thursday NFL Game... you can send in your pick for this early, then send the rest in by Saturday morning.  But when the first game kicks off on Saturday morning, all picks are locked.  Any picks submitted after Saturday, 11a (which is when the first game starts) will be disregarded.

As picks are submitted, playoff spots and divisional races will be decided, and when playoff spots and division titles are confirmed, I'll try to announce them on this site...

COLLEGE GAMES (a very low grade schedule of games this week...)
North Carolina Tarheels (7-3) at Boston College (7-3), 11a

Oklahoma Sooners (6-4) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-4), 1130a

California Bears (7-3) at 14. The Stanford Cardinal (7-3), 630p

Kansas State Wildcats (6-5) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-3), 645p

Miami Dolphins (4-5) at Carolina Panthers (4-5) THURSDAY NIGHT GAME, 720p, NFL Network

Cleveland Browns (1-7) at Detroit Lions (1-8)... Crap O'the Season, 12p, CBS

Atlanta Falcons (5-4) at NYGiants (5-4), 12p Fox

Philadelphia Eagles (5-4) at Chicago Bears (5-4), 720p, NBC

TieBreak Game
North Carolina/Boston College game, total points scored

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

DFC X Week Ten Results

The Week That Was
I wasn't sure if he'd ever taken a week or not (talking to Matta Latta earlier tonight, I told him I couldn't remember).  Look in my big stat sheets and found out that DMOsborne has won twice previously... but not since Week 1 of DFC V, over five years ago.  As it is, a 7-1 record this weekend gives The DMO another win.

DMOsborne won via tiebreak, edging out Chris Croyle, with his best showing of the season, finishing 2nd.  Tied for third is former DFC champ Matt Latta, and three time former champ Tad Roose, both at 6-2, and in 5th is rookie Lt. Dan Sellers.  In 6th is Young Garrett Cheney at 6-2.

In 7th place is former DFC Champ Drew Morris at 5-3, in 8th is Gina "Wife of Tad 'The Dynasty' Roose" Roose, and tied for 9th is Yours Truly and Tom Johnson, both at 5-3.

Also finishing:
5-3: Sarah Hasha
4-4: Matt Halpert, Hawbaker, The Big Wasyluka, Daniel Powell, Jason Roberts, Scotty Latta, Jonny Osborne, Stevie Ray, Jason Duren, Big Eddy Mac, Little Eddy Mac, Trey Cartledge, The Mighty Gainey, Hurrican Rhett Barnett, Jenn Ernst, Joey Thornell, Tommy McLeod
3-5: Brad Latta, Tyler Campbell, Lori Beirne, Ryan Sherman, Mikey Nipp
2-6: Jason Turnbow, JustFish
0-8:  Zack Graves

Matt Latta, 48-32 (13.042)
Rhett Barnett, 44-36 (11.85)
DMOsborne, 43-37 (10.0)
Jason Turnbow, 42-38 (19.458)
Chris Croyle, 40-40 (17.917)
Zacky Graves, 37-39 (20.833)

Tommy McLeod, 47-33 (12.083)
Joey Thornell, 45-35 (16.0)
Brad Latta, 45-35 (17.35)
Jennifer Ernst, 44-36 (15.333)
Sarah Hasha, 43-37 (11.208)
Justin Fisher, 40-40 (15.325)

Big Eddy McBroom, 50-30 (13.7)
Trey Cartledge, 48-32 (14.292)
Drew Morris, 47-33 (11.55)
Tom Johnson, 44-36 (22.5)
Dan Sellers, 43-37 (13.458)
Tad Roose, 42-38 (10.833)

(1) Eddy McBroom, 50-30 (13.7) (West Division Champ, First Round Bye)
(2) Matt Latta, 48-32 (13.042) (North Division Champ, First Round Bye)
(3) Trey Cartledge, 48-32 (14.292) (wild card)
(4) Tommy McLeod, 47-33 (12.083) (Central Division Champ)
(5) Drew Morris, 47-33 (11.55) (wild card)
(6) Joey Thornell, 45-35 (16.0) (wild card)
On the Bubble... Within 2 games
(7) Brad Latta, 45-35 (17.35)
(8) Rhett Barnett, 44-36 (11.85)
(9) Jennifer Ernst, 44-36 (15.333)
(10) Tom Johnson, 44-36 (22.5)
(11) DMOsborne, 43-37 (10.0)
(12) Sarah Hasha, 43-37 (11.208)

Yours Truly, 54-26 (15.458)
Mark Gainey, 50-30 (13.575)
Gina Roose, 48-32 (11.833)
Tyler Campbell, 46-34 (13.75)
Jason Roberts, 46-34 (17.45)
Ryan Sherman, 40-40 (16.875)

Lori Beirne, 50-30 (11.8)
Jonathan Osborne, 46-34 (14.975)
Scotty Latta, 44-36 (12.525)
Stevie Ray, 44-36 (13.667)
Garrett Cheney, 42-38 (18.525)
Jason Duren, 40-40 (19.0)

James Hawbaker, 48-32 (13.8)
Eddy Jr, 47-33 (11.625)
Tim Wasyluka, 45-35 (15.5)
Matt Halpert, 43-37 (13.075)
Daniel Powell, 41-39 (11.417)
Mikey Nipp, 33-47 (11.25)

(1) Yours Truly, 54-26 (15.458) (East Division Champ, First Round Bye)
(2) Lori Beirne, 50-30 (11.8) (Central Division Champ, First Round Bye)
(3) Mark Gainey, 50-30 (13.575) (wild card)
(4) James Hawbaker, 48-32 (13.8) (South Division Champ)
(5) Gina Roose, 48-32 (11.833) (wild card)
(6) Eddy Jr, 47-33 (15.5) (wild card)
On the Bubble... Within 2 Games
(7) Tyler Campbell, 46-34 (13.75)
(8) Jonathan Osborne, 46-34 (14.975)
(9) Jason Roberts, 46-34 (17.45)
(10) Tim Wasyluka, 45-35 (15.5)

1. Yours Truly, 54-26 (15.458) (1-last wk)
2. Lori Beirne, 50-30 (11.8) (2)
3. Mark Gainey, 50-30 (13.575) (4)
4. Eddy McBroom, 50-30 (13.7) (3)
5. Gina Roose, 48-32 (11.833) (7)
6. Matt Latta, 48-32 (13.042) (12)
7. James Hawbaker, 48-32 (13.8) (6)
8. Trey Cartledge, 48-32 (14.292) (5)
9. Drew Morris, 47-33 (11.55) (11)
10. Eddy the Junior, 47-33 (11.625) (9)
11. Tommy McLeod, 47-33 (12.083) (10)
12. Tyler Campbell, 46-34 (13.75) (8)
no one new in, no one dropped out

Monday, November 09, 2009

DFC X Week Eleven

Wow.  Two weeks and the playoffs begin. 

All ranking from AP Poll, all times Central


Tennessee Volunteers (5-4) at Ole Miss Runnin' Rebels (6-3), 11am

10. Iowa Hawkeyes (9-1) at 11. Ohio State Buckeyes (8-2), 230p, ABC

Auburn Tigers (7-3) at Georgia Bulldogs (5-4), 6pm, ESPN2

Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-3) at 19. Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-2), 7pm, ABC


Cincinnati Bengals (6-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2), 12p, CBS

Dallas Cowboys (6-2) at Green Bay Packers (4-4), 315p, Fox

Philadelphia Eagles (5-3) at San Diego Chargers (5-3), 315p, Fox

New England Patriots (6-2) at Indianapolis Colts (8-0), 720p, NBC

TieBreak Game
New England/Indianapolis, total points scored

Sunday, November 01, 2009

DFC X Week Ten Games

(9) LSU Tigers (7-1) at (3) Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0), 230p, CBS
The Gators finally had their "big game" coming out party last week, albeit against a defenseless Georgia team, and its time for Bama to do the same. Even being jumped by Texas in the AP Poll and the standings, as long as Bama can get to the SEC title game, they've got a shot at the whole shebang, but this is the biggest test of the year. LSU got good all of a sudden.

Florida State Seminoles (4-4) at Clemson Tigers (5-3), Time TBA
Hard to tell in this game. Depends on which FSU team shows up. FSU's defense stinks, Clemson's is mediocre at best. Where's the game, Clemson? Eh, FSU in a shootout. -- Sez 2 time DFC Champ & Hall of Famer Wookiee Fulaytar. Its also worth noting this game will help shape the outcome of the Atlan... er, the Coas... er, the Coaslantic Divi... uh... no one knows who is in what division in the ACC.

(17) Ohio State Buckeyes (7-2) at (12) Penn State Nittany Lions (8-1), 230p, ABC
The Big Ten has lost a lot of its luster in recent years, mainly due to the inability of Ohio State to win the big games. It's easy to forget that even with 2 losses, OSU still controls their own destiny and can return to the Rose Bowl if they find a way to win out. Penn State's defense has been very stingy this season at Happy Valley, giving up an average of only 7 points per game at home. The real question will be can Terelle Pryor step up and lead the "Buckeyes" in their latest "big game" or will the Nittany Lions stifle the potential phenom? -- Sez James Hawbaker, a member of the Big Ten/Iowa faithful

Oregon State Beavers (5-3) at (24) California Bears (6-2), 6p
Personally, I think this will be the "toss up" of the weekend, and don't let that #24 in front of Call fool you. Only one game separates these two teams, and OSU is not that bad, while Cal is really not that good. Pick 'em!

Baltimore Ravens (4-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-2), 12p, CBS
I would have totally gone Cincy on this one, but the Ravens dismantled the Broncos on Sunday, and truly--they looked really good. And how much stock can you put into the Bengals? However, lest we forget Cincy is one freak Bronco foot bounce away from being 6-1.

Kansas City Chiefs (1-6) at Jacksonville Jaggywires (3-4), 12p, CBS
And, I would have totally gone Jax this week... except they lost to the 0-344 Titans. Badly. Really badly. But the Chefs... well, they suck.

Dallas Cowboys (5-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-2), 720p, NBC
I see the Boys as down, the Eagles as climbing, and somehow, McNabb is not only healthy, but actually playing well. Go figure.

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) at Denver Broncos (6-1), Monday Night, 730p, ESPN
Sadly, all I can think of is, the shine is coming off the Broncos now. Especially after getting slaughtered by the Ravens.

LSU/ALABAMA... two of the best defenses in the country. Total points scored.

DFC X Week Nine Results

Auburn 33, (25) Ole Miss 20
(1) Florida 41, Georgia 17
(3) Texas 41, (14) Oklahoma State 14
(10) Oregon 47, (5) USC 20 (tiebreak game--67 points)
Houston 31, Buffalo 10
Philadelphia 40, NYGiants 17
Tennessee 30, Jacksonville 13
Minnesota 38, Green Bay 26

His other 3 weekly wins came at a solid 7-1, 7-1 and 8-0 records, and this week, Tim "The Big" Wasyluka takes his 4th weekly win going... 7-1.

Coming up just short this week, though still impressive, is Tom Johnson at 6-2, while rookie Stevie Ray gets 3rd also at 6-2. Lori Beirne gets 4th at 6-2, and tied for 5th is Eddy Jr and Matt Latta, and in 7th is Young Garrett. In 8th is Gina Roose, in 9th is Jennifer Ernst and in 10th is Sarah Hasha, all at 6-2.

Also finishing:
6-2: Trey Cartledge
5-3: Rhett Barnett, Chris Croyle, Jonny Osborne, Matt Halpert, Justin Fisher, Yours Truly, Ryan Sherman, Jason Roberts, Daniel Powell
4-4: Zack Graves, James Hawbaker, Tyler Campbell, Scotty Latta, Jason Duren, Drew Morris, Tad Roose, Lt Dan, The Mighty Gainey, DMOsborne, Joey Thornell, Brad Latta
3-5: Tommy McLeod, Eddy McBroom, Mikey Nipp
2-6: Jason Turnbow


Matt Latta, 42-30 (14.58)
Jason Turnbow, 40-32 (15.83)
Rhett Barnett, 39-33 (12.77)
Zack Graves, 37-35 (18.33)
DMOsborne, 36-36 (11.33)
Chris Croyle, 33-39 (17.083)

Tommy McLeod, 43-29 (13.42)
Brad Latta, 42-30 (17.93)
Joey Thornell, 41-31 (18.0)
Jennifer Ernst, 40-32 (16.67)
Sarah Hasha, 38-34 (11.42)
Justin Fisher, 38-34 (15.03)

Big Eddy, 46-26 (15.03)
Trey Cartledge, 44-28 (15.58)
Drew Morris, 42-30 (12.63)
Tom Johnson, 39-33 (23.58)
Dan Sellers, 37-35 (14.83)
Tad Roose, 36-36 (12.0)

(1) Big Eddy McBroom, 46-26 (15.03) (West Division Champ, first round bye)
(2) Trey Cartledge, 44-28 (15.58) (wild card, first round bye)
(3) Tommy McLeod, 43-29 (13.42) (Central Division Champ)
(4) Matt Latta, 42-30 (14.58) (North Division Champ)
(5) Drew Morris, 42-30 (12.63) (wild card)
(6) Brad Latta, 42-30 (17.93) (wild card)
On The Bubble (within 2 games):
(7) Joey Thornell, 41-31 (18.0)
(8) Jason Turnbow, 40-32 (15.83)
(9) Jennifer Ernst, 40-32 (16.67)

Yours Truly, 49-23 (16.42)
Mark Gainey, 46-26 (15.7)
Gina Roose, 43-29 (12.58)
Tyler Campbell, 43-29 (12.92)
Jason Roberts, 42-30 (18.53)
Ryan Sherman, 37-35 (15.58)

Lori Beirne, 47-25 (12.47)
Jon Osborne, 42-30 (16.77)
Scott Latta, 40-32 (13.9)
Stevie Ray, 40-32 (14.83)
Garrett Cheney, 36-36 (19.15)
Jason Duren, 36-36 (20.75)

James Hawbaker, 44-28 (15.8)
Eddy Jr, 43-29 (13.25)
Tim Wasyluka, 41-31 (17.33)
Matt Halpert, 39-33 (14.7)
Daniel Powell, 37-35 (12.92)
Mikey Nipp, 30-42 (12.08)

(1) Yours Truly, 49-23 (16.42) (East Division Champ, first round bye)
(2) Lori Beirne, 47-25 (12.47) (Central Division Champ, first round bye)
(3) Mark Gainey, 46-26 (15.7) (wild card)
(4) James Hawbaker, 44-28 (15.8) (South Division Champ)
(5) Gina Roose, 43-29 (12.583) (wild card)
(6) Tyler Campbell, 43-29 (12.917) (wild card)
On the Bubble (within 2 games)
(7) Eddy Jr, 43-29 (13.25)
(8) Jonny Osborne, 42-30 (16.77)
(9) Jason Roberts, 42-30 (18.53)
(10) Tim Wasyluka, 41-31 (17.33)

1. Yours Truly, 49-23 (16.42) (1-last week)
2. Lori Beirne, 47-25 (12.467) (4)
3. Big Eddy Mc, 46-26 (15.03) (2)
4. Mark Gainey, 46-26 (15.7) (3)
5. Trey Cartledge, 44-28 (15.583) (9)
6. James Hawbaker, 44-28 (15.8) (6)
7. Gina Roose, 43-29 (12.58) (12)
8. Tyler Campbell, 43-29 (12.92) (7)
9. Eddy Jr, 43-29 (13.25) (NR)
10. Tommy McLeod, 43-29 (13.42) (5)
11. Drew Morris, 42-30 (12.63) (8)
12. Matt Latta, 42-30 (14.58) (NR)
dropped out: Brad Latta (10th)... Jason Turnbow (11th)

Monday, October 26, 2009

DFC X Week Nine Games


25. Ole Miss Rebels (5-2) at Auburn Tigers (5-3), 1121a, ESPN360
Seriously, can Auburn be this bad? They started the season 5-0, and yeah, I could see a big loss to LSU, but they gave away that Kentucky game. The Rebels were completely overrated at #4, and might be overrated at #25. Pick 'em.

Georgia Bulldogs (4-3) vs 1. Florida Gators (7-0), 230p, CBS, in Jacksonville, Florida
Let's be realistic... at what point do the Gators run out of chances? An almost-loss to the Razorbacks, struggling against Mississippi State... this Georgia game scares me, really. If the Bulldogs don't beat themselves, they could pull the upset. Or... this might be the game the Gators win by 45, saying "Hey, we are the defending national champions. Reh-cah-nize." I hope for the latter.

5. USC Trojans (6-1) at 10. Oregon Ducks (6-1), 7p
I think Michael Nipp might have just peed himself, awaiting this game. This is going to be a fantastic game to watch... and its our tiebreak game.

3. Texas Longhorns (7-0) at 14. Oklahoma State (6-1), 730p
The 'Horns win blowout of Missouri, and for the first time this season, look like a championship contender. And now they face a former "flavor of the week" in OK State, who is much, much better than the Mizzou Tigers.


Houston Texans (4-3) at Buffalo Bills (3-4), 12p, CBS
I was one of 7 people who picked the Bills to win their game last week against the Panthers, and got it right. Cause really, Buffalo stinks, but they are one of the least smelly teams of the ten or so that stink in the NFL right now.

NYGiants (5-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-2), 12p, Fox
The New York Football Giants, after starting undefeated, are on a 2 game skid. Then again, after starting 5-0, here's who they played... Washington. Kansas City. Tampa Bay. Oakland. And yeah, they beat Dallas, the only good team on those first five games. Philly played some of the same teams, yet lost to Oakland. (they play Washington tonight)

Jacksonville Jaguars (3-3) at Tennessee Titans (0-6), 405p, CBS
If they are going to win, why not now? At some point, shouldn't the Titans win? Shouldn't all the fans be wearing Manning jerseys, just to feel like a winner?

Minnesota Vikings (6-1) at Green Bay Packers (4-2), 315p, Fox
If you can remember back this far, Favre started his career with the Packers... and does anybody else but me remember several years ago when the Vikings started like, 7-0 or something, and everyone was talking Super Bowl and how good they were, and then they collapsed, finished like, 9-7, and missed the postseason? I see this happening here with Favre at the helm.

Tiebreak Game
USC/Oregon, total points scored

Saturday, October 24, 2009

DFC X Week Eight Results

Ole Miss 30, Arkansas 17
(20) Pittsburgh 41, South Florida 14
(13) Pennsylvania State 35, Michigan 10
Notre Dave 20, Boston College 16
(8) TCU 38, (16) BYU 7 (tiebreak game--45 points)
Oklahoma 35, (25) Kansas 13
Cincinnati 45, Chicago 10
Buffalo 20, Carolina 9

It had been 96 DFC weeks, dating back to 2001 to last week, between Tommy McLeod's 2nd and 3rd Weekly Win... he didn't wait nearly that long this time around, cause this time he only waited one week. Tommy takes his 2nd win in a row, becoming only the 7th player in DFC History to win 2 in a row.

He took a 7-1 win, and Matt Latta followed up in 2nd place, also at 7-1. Big Eddy gets 3rd, and The Mighty Mark Gainey takes 4th, both at 7-1.

In 5th place for the week, Drew Morris goes 6-2, and also nails the TieBreak (45), becoming the first DFC'er to do so this season. In 6th, was Young Garrett, in 7th is Jay Turnbow, in 8th is Lori Sunshine Beirne, in 9th is Matt Halpert and Yours Truly round out the weekly top ten, all at 6-2.

Also Finishing:
5-3: Jennifer Ernst, Hawbaker, Wasyluka, Daniel Powell, Mikey Nipp, Joey Thornell, Ryan Sherman, Brad Latta, Tom Johnson, Sarah Hasha, Trey Cartledge, Jason Roberts, Tyler Campbell, Jason Duren
4-4: Zack Graves, Eddy Jr, DMOsborne, Stevie Ray, Tad Roose, Gina Roose, Lt Dan
3-5: Rhett Barnett, JustFish, Scotty Latta, Jonny Osborne
2-6: Croyle

Jason Turnbow, 38-26 (15.33)
Matt Latta, 36-28 (13.42)
Rhett Barnett, 34-30 (12.1)
Zack Graves, 33-31 (18.08)
DMOsborne, 32-32 (8.75)
Chris Croyle, 28-36 (17.42)

Tommy McLeod, 40-24 (10.83)
Brad Latta, 38-26 (15.1)
Joey Thornell, 37-27 (16.75)
Jennifer Ernst, 35-29 (13.833)
Justin Fisher, 33-31 (13.95)
Sarah Hasha, 32-32 (7.33)

Eddy McBroom, 43-21 (13.95)
Drew Morris, 38-26 (11.55)
Trey Cartledge, 38-26 (11.92)
Dan Sellers, 33-31 (12.08)
Tom Johnson, 33-31 (27.5)
Tad Roose, 32-32 (10.33)

1) Eddy McBroom, 43-21 (13.95) (West Division Champ, first round bye)
2) Tommy McLeod, 40-24 (10.83) (Central Division Champ, first round bye)
3) Jason Turnbowe, 38-26 (15.33) (North Division Champ)
4) Drew Morris, 38-26 (11.55) (wild card)
5) Trey Cartledge, 38-26 (11.92) (wild card)
6) Brad Latta, 38-26 (15.1) (wild card)
On the Bubble (within 2 games): Joey Thornell, 37-27 (16.75)... Matt Latta, 36-28 (13.42)

Yours Truly, 44-20 (16.33)
Mark Gainey, 42-22 (13.7)
Tyler Campbell, 39-25 (13.0)
Gina Roose, 37-27 (10.083)
Jason Roberts, 37-27 (18.7)
Ryan Sherman, 32-32 (14.25)

Lori Beirne, 41-23 (12.55)
Jonny Osborne, 37-27 (16.6)
Scott Latta, 36-28 (13.15)
Stevie Ray, 34-30 (14.667)
Garrett Cheney, 30-34 (14.15)
Jason Duren, 29-25 (19.75)

James Hawbaker, 40-24 (15.05)
Eddy Jr, 37-27 (8.5)
Matt Halpert, 34-30 (13.95)
Tim Wasyluka, 34-30 (16.75)
Daniel Powell, 32-32 (8.92)
Mikey Nipp, 27-37 (12.25)

1) Yours Truly, 44-20 (16.33) (East Division Champ, first round bye)
2) Mark Gainey, 42-22 (13.7) (wild card, first round bye)
3) Lori Beirne, 41-23 (12.55) (Central Division Champ)
4) James Hawbaker, 40-24 (15.05) (South Division Champ)
5) Tyler Campbell, 39-25 (13.0) (wild card)
6) Eddy Jr, 37-27 (8.5) (wild card)
On the Bubble (within 2 games): Gina Roose, 37-27 (10.083)... Jonny Osborne, 37-27 (16.6)... Jason Roberts, 37-27 (18.7)... Scotty Latta, 36-28 (13.15)

(Rank) Record (TBA) (LW)
1. Yours Truly, 44-20 (16.33) (1)
2. Eddy McBroom, 43-21 (13.95) (2)
3. Mark Gainey, 42-22 (13.7) (5)
4. Lori Beirne, 41-23 (12.55) (4)
5. Tommy McLeod, 40-24 (10.83) (9-tie)
6. James Hawbaker, 40-24 (15.05) (6)
7. Tyler Campbell, 39-25 (13.0) (3)
8. Drew Morris, 38-26 (11.55) (NR)
9. Trey Cartledge, 38-26 (11.92) (8)
10. Brad Latta, 38-26 (15.1) (12)
11. Jason Turnbow, 38-26 (15.33) (NR)
12. Gina Roose, 37-27 (10.083) (9-tie)
dropped out: Jon Osborne (7th)... Scott Latta (11th)

  • With 96 weeks between weekly wins, Tommy McLeod now has a record all his own--longest drought between weekly wins. The previous record was held by Daniel Powell, when he went 87 weeks between his weekly in 2001's DFC 2, Week 1 to last season, DFC 9, Week 3.
  • Crossing 500! Regular season wins, congrats to Big Eddy Mac (509), Drew Morris (505) and Michael Nipp (502). Up next? Tad Roose (497), Scotty Latta (492), Eddy Jr (488) and Jonathan Osborne (488).
  • Sarah Hasha is the latest to cross 400 (408), and it might be another season before Jason Duren gets to 400... he's at 350.
  • All of the Top 20 are active, except for Justin Glenn, who sits at #20 with 317 wins. The next in line is #21, Tyler Campbell, who has 296 wins all time. Trey Cartledge just crossed the 200 win mark (209) and Turnbow is next (195).
  • The Top Fifty has Scott Burks single season of 44 wins at #50. Brad Latta looks likely to make it into that Top Fifty, as he's at 38 wins now.
  • When we rearrange the spreadsheet to rank it from Regular Season + Playoff wins, it changes a little bit. The only ones above 600 All Time Wins are Jennifer Ernst (614) and Yours Truly (611), but that will change in the coming weeks. Matt Latta (597) and Drew Morris (585) are up next. And Eddy Jr? Cincinnati's beatdown of Chicago gave him his 500th win.
  • Chasing history, Gina Roose still has the longest active .500 streak at 15 weeks. Remember, its the hubby, Tad, who has the record--45 weeks of at least 4-4.
  • We've mentioned that record numerous times, but here's the rest of the list... Gary "The Idol" Eubanks at 24 weeks, followed by Justin Glenn (21), Lori Beirne (20), then Daniel, Trey and Tommy McLeod, all at 19 weeks.
  • Matt Latta holds the record for 5-3+, as he didn't have below a 5-3 mark between DFC VIII, Week 8 and Week 12 of last year.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

DFC X Week Seven Results

Holy crap... the season is well past half finished! We've just finished our 56th game of the season, and for the original DFC'ers--Mikey, Latta, DMO, Tom, Yours Truly, Jennifer (Daniel & Tommy came in a week or two late)--our 912th game ever. And for me? I just crossed 25,000 games entered in over the course of 9 years. DFC Season X indeed.

Game Scores:
(3) Texas 16, (20) Oklahoma 13 (tiebreak game--29 points)
California 45 , UCLA 26
Kentucky 21, Auburn 14
(16) OK State 33, Mizzou 17
Minnesota 33, Baltimore 31
New Orleans 48, NYGiants 27
Kansas City 14, Washington 6
Atlanta 21, Chicago 14

Eleven people took a 6-2 record from this weekend... but only 10 can make it in the Weekly Top Ten. Who was left out?

First, its been over 7 years since I've been able to say this, but... congrats to Tommy McLeod for winning his 4th week of his career, but the first since DFC II, Week 7. He actually tied Jason Quinn for the win, but two weeks earlier (Week 5), he won it outright. Been a long time since he's hoisted that weekly trophy, but its all yours Tommy.

The Self-Proclaimed "Sexy Beast of the DFC", Tyler Campbell keeps his dream-season going, finishing 2nd, and what better way to be 2nd than to tie with a good friend and roommate, Trey Cartledge, which he did. In 4th, Matt Halpert and Yours Truly tied, and in 6th, Big Eddy continues his DFC Resurgance.

Coming in 7th for the week was former DFC Champ Drew Morris, while in 8th, a tie between two of the three competing Latta Brothers, Scott and Matt, and rounding out the top ten, rookie Stevie Ray. All at 6-2.

Also finishing:
6-2: James Hawbaker
5-3: Zack Graves, Croyle, Jenn Ernst, Tom Johnson, The Mighty Gainey, Gina Roose, Joey Thornell, Brad Latta, Sarah Hasha, Tad Roose, Lori Beirne, Jon Osborne, Daniel Powell, Mikey Nipp
4-4: DMOsborne, JustFish, Lt. Dan, Jason Roberts, Garrett Cheney, Tim Wasyluka
3-5: Jason Turnbow, Hurricane Rhett, Jason Duren, Eddy Jr

IF THE PLAYOFFS STARTED TODAY is a returning segment now that we are five weeks from the postseason... top two records get first round byes, the other four compete in "wild card weekend". Seeds determined by record, then by TieBreak Average. Division winners get advantage over same records, regardless of TBA.

Jason Turnbow, 32-24 (17.33)
Rhett Barnett, 31-25 (17.1)
Matt Latta, 29-27 (18.42)
Zack Graves, 29-27 (25.83)
DMOsborne, 28-28 (10.0)
Chris Croyle, 26-30 (23.92)

Tommy McLeod, 33-23 (13.58)
Brad Latta, 33-23 (19.6)
Joey Thornell, 32-24 (22.0)
Jennifer Ernst, 30-26 (16.33)
Justin Fisher, 30-26 (16.7)
Sarah Hasha, 27-29 (6.083)

Big Eddy McBroom, 36-20 (18.2)
Trey Cartledge, 33-23 (13.42)
Drew Morris, 32-24 (16.8)
Tad Roose, 28-28 (13.33)
Tom Johnson, 28-28 (32.75)
Dan Sellers, 29-27 (15.83)

First Round Byes
1. Eddy McBroom 36-20 (18.2) (West Division Champ)
2. Tommy McLeod, 33-23 (13.58) (Central Division Champ)
Wild Card Weekend
3. Trey Cartledge, 33-23 (13.42) (Wild Card)
4. Brad Latta, 33-23 (19.6) (Wild Card)
5. Jason Turnbow, 32-24 (17.33) (North Division Champ)
6. Drew Morris, 32-24 (16.8) (Wild Card)
On the bubble (within 2 games)... Joey Thornell, 32-24 (22.0)... Rhett Barnett, 31-25 (17.1)... Jennifer Ernst, 30-26 (16.33)... Justin Fisher, 30-26 (16.7)

Yours Truly, 38-18 (17.08)
Tyler Campbell, 35-21 (13.75)
Mark Gainey, 35-21 (17.7)
Gina Roose, 33-23 (13.58)
Jason Roberts, 32-24 (22.2)
Ryan Sherman, 27-29 (18.25)

Lori Beirne, 35-21 (15.8)
Jonathan Osborne, 34-22 (20.1)
Scott Latta, 33-23 (17.9)
Stevie Ray, 30-26 (20.17)
Jason Duren, 25-23 (23.75)
Garrett Cheney, 24-32 (26.8)

James Hawbaker, 35-21 (20.3)
Eddy Jr, 33-23 (25.25)
Tim Wasyluka, 30-26 (22.0)
Matt Halpert, 28-28 (15.7)
Daniel Powell, 27-29 (7.917)
Mikey Nipp, 22-34 (16.25)

First Round Bye:
1. Yours Truly, 38-18 (17.08) (East Division Champ)
2. Lori Beirne, 35-21 (15.8) (Central Division Champ)
Wild Card Weekend
3. James Hawbaker, 35-21 (20.3) (South Division Champ)
4. Tyler Campbell, 35-21 (13.75) (Wild Card)
5. Mark Gainey, 35-21 (17.7) (Wild Card)
6. Jonny Osborne, 34-22 (20.1) (Wild Card)
On the Bubble (within 2 games)... Gina Roose, 33-23 (13.58)... Scott Latta, 33-23 (17.9)... Eddy Jr, 33-23 (25.25)... Jason Roberts, 32-24 (22.2)

Rank., Record, (TBA) (Last Wk)
1. Yours Truly, 38-18 (17.08) (1)
2. Eddy McBroom, 36-20 (18.2) (5)
3. Tyler Campbell, 35-21 (13.75) (6)
4. Lori Beirne, 35-21 (15.8) (2)
5. Mark Gainey, 35-21 (17.7) (3)
6. James Hawbaker, 35-21 (20.3) (7)
7. Jonny Osborne, 34-22 (20.1) (8)
8. Trey Cartledge, 33-23 (13.42) (NR)
9. Gina Roose, 33-23 (13.58) (11)
10. Tommy McLeod, 33-23 (13.58) (NR)
11. Scott Latta, 33-23 (17.9) (NR)
12. Brad Latta, 33-23 (19.6) (NR)
dropped out: Eddy Jr (4)... Jason Turnbow (9)... Rhett Barnett (10)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

DFC X Week Eight Games

Because of a plethora of intriging games this weekend, we're doing 6 college and 2 NFL...


South Florida Bulls (5-1) at 20. Pitt Panthers (6-1), 11am, ESPN360

Arkansas Razorbacks (3-3) at Ole Miss Rebels (4-2), 1121a, ESPN360

13. Penn State Nittany Lions (6-1) at Meeeeechigan Wolverines (5-2), 230p

Boston College Golden Eagles (5-2) at Notre Dame Fightin' Irish (4-2), 230p, NBC

Oklahoma Sooners (5-1) at 25. Kansas Rock Chalk Jayhawks (3-3), 230p, ABC

8. Texas Christian Toady Frogs (6-0) at 16. Brigham Young Fightin' Mormons (6-1), 630p

This Week's Crap O'the Week...
Buffalo Bills (2-4) at Carolina Panthers (2-3), 305p

Chicago Bears (3-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (4-2), 315p

TieBreak Game
TCU/BYU... total points scored

Monday, October 12, 2009

DFC X Week Seven Games

Thanks to Lt. Dan the Rookie for some game suggestions when I was struggling with the college picks...

20. Oklahoma Sooners vs. 3. Texas Longhorns, 11am, ABC
This game is played at Fort Jerry, the new stadium in Dallas, a "neutral site", and its always our TieBreak game--it was the game that created the "Drop"

California Bears (3-2) at UCLA Bruins (3-2), 230p, ABC
Weren't these teams supposed to be good?

Kentucky Wildcats (2-3) at Auburn Tigers (5-1), 630p, ESPNU
I know Auburn is a 15 point favorite, but Auburn was also a heavy favorite against Arkansas, and we see what happened there. Still, most people will pick Auburn, but if you pick the Cats and you win, its a great way to gain a game.

Missouri Tigers (4-1) at 16. Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-1), 815p, ESPN2
Yeah, OK State is 16th, but first, what does that even mean this year, and secondly, OK State might not be that great... and Mizzou isn't that bad either.

NFL Games
Baltimore Ravens (3-2) at Minnesota Vikings (5-0), 12p, CBS
Seriously, though? Is Favre still this good? Or is it going to fall apart really, really soon, a la the 2008 NYJets?

The New York Football Giants (5-0) at The New Orleans Football Saints (4-0), 12p, Fox
So, I'm going to be the first of about 68,000 people to say "this is the biggest game of the weekend"

Kansas City Chiefs (2-3) at Washington Redskins (0-5), 12p, CBS
The other game I was considering was the Panthers and the Bucs, but I was afraid that one of the teams might not show up, and then what would we do with our game picks?

Chicago Bears (3-1) at Atlanta Falcons (3-1), 720p, NBC
ATL looked really good Sunday. Cutler is fun because you never know what you'll get (much like Romo). You could get 400 yards and 4 Tds or 100 yards and 4 INTs. Sez Dan Sellers.

Tiebreak Game
Oklahoma & Texas, total points scored

DFC X Week Six Results

21. Nebraska 27, 24. Missouri 12
Tennessee 45, Georgia 19
9. Ohio State 31, Wisconsin 13
1. Florida 13, 4. LSU 3 (tiebreak game--16 pts)

Cleveland 6, Buffalo 3
Cincinnati 17, Baltimore 14
Arizona 28, Houston 21
Denver 20, New England 17 OT

It's been a busy few weeks, so make sure your records and my records match up.

Well... its like Week One all over again. Some sort of record was set when 7 people actually went winless in the NFL games. 8 people's NFL record makes up 0-28. Just thought you should know.
Big ups to our winner this week, taking his 2nd win in 3 weeks... Jason Roberts gets it with a 5-3 record, only the 4th time that's happened (and the 2nd time this season--you're welcome). Also coming up with a 5-3 mark for 2nd is Yours Truly, while in 3rd is Joey Thornell. In 4th is the defending DFC Champ The Mighty Gainey, and in 5th place for the week is Jason Duren, all with 5-3 records.

In 6th place for the week is JustFish at 5-3, while taking 7th is DMOsborne, at 4-4. In 8th place is Eddy Jr, and finally, tying for 9th is Gina "Wife of Tad 'The Dynasty' Roose" Roose and Matta Latta, all at 4-4.

Also Finishing:
4-4: Jason Turnbow, James Hawbaker, Lori Beirne, Jon Osborne, Jennifer Ernst, Trey Cartledge, Drew Morris, Tommy McLeod,
3-5: Hurrican Rhett, Big Eddy Mac, Stevie Ray, Chris Croyle, Tad Roose, Dan Sellers, Tom Johnson, Ryan Sherman, Tyler Campbell, Tim Wasyluka, Daniel Powell
2-6: Sarah Hasha, Scott Latta, Garrett Cheney, Matt Halpert, Brad Latta
1-7: Mikey Nipp

Name, record, (TBA) (Conf Rank)
Jason Turnbow, 29-19 (21.67) (2)
Rhett Barnett, 28-20 (12.2) (3)
DMOsborne, 24-24 (9.33)
Zack Graves, 24-24 (17.67)
Matt Latta, 23-25 (14.83)
Chris Croyle, 21-27 (21.83)

Brad Latta, 28-20 (20.5)
Tommy McLeod, 27-21 (15.17) (4)
Joey Thornell, 27-21 (19.0) (6)
Justin Fisher, 26-22 (14.2)
Jennifer Ernst, 25-23 (19.67)
Sarah Hasha, 22-26 (9.17)

Eddy McBroom, 30-18 (20.67) (1)
Trey Cartledge, 27-21 (13.83) (5)
Drew Morris, 26-22 (15.67)
Dan Sellers, 25-23 (12.67)
Tad Roose, 23-25 (12.67)
Tom Johnson, 23-25 (29.5)

Yours Truly, 32-16 (16.17) (1)
Mark Gainey, 30-18 (13.4) (4)
Tyler Campbell, 29-19 (14.5) (5)
Gina Roose, 28-20 (13.17)
Jason Roberts, 28-20 (17.4)
Ryan Sherman, 27-21 (20.5)

Lori Beirne, 30-18 (12.0) (2)
Jonathan Osborne, 29-19 (17.2)
Scott Latta, 27-21 (13.8)
Jason Duren, 25-23 (21.5)
Steven Ray, 24-24 (16.33)
Garrett Cheney, 20-28 (26.67)

Eddy the Jr, 30-18 (14.5) (3)
Jimmy Hawbaker, 29-19 (16.83) (6)
Timmy Wasyluka, 26-22 (21.0)
Daniel Powell, 22-26 (9.83)
Matt Halpert, 22-26 (13.4)
Mikey Nipp, 17-31 (16.5)

(rank), record, (TBA) (Last Wk)
1. Yours Truly, 32-16 (16.17) (1)
2. Lori Beirne, 30-18 (12.0) (6)
3. Mark Gainey, 30-18 (13.4) (7)
4. Eddy Jr, 30-18 (14.5) (4)
5. Eddy Sr, 30-18 (20.67) (2)
6. Tyler Campbell, 29-19 (14.5) (3)
7. James Hawbaker, 29-19 (16.83) (11)
8. Jon Osborne, 29-19 (17.2) (8)
9. Jason Turnbow, 29-19 (21.67) (12)
10. Rhett Barnett, 28-20 (12.2) (9)
11. Gina Roose, 28-20 (13.17) (NR)
12. Jason Roberts, 28-20 (17.4) (NR)
dropped out: Scott Latta (10th)... Brad Latta (5th)

Lots and lots happening to the DFC membership! First... Jenny Ernst, the all time winningest DFC'er (though not for long) just had another munchkin. Welcome Elizabeth! Next... The Big Wasyluka got himself a little Wasyluka. No, not a kid, but a woman. Happy days to you and the missus! Jason Roberts, winner of Week Four and Week Six this year, is having a baby Thursday morning. Good luck and best wishes to you, KT and Baby Kaylee. DFC IX Rookie of the Year Matt Halpert is awaiting the birth of his own daughter as well in December. Finally, rookie Brad Latta is also anxiously awaiting his own little girl in the spring. Oh yeah, and there's one more of you expecting a baby--though I don't know if its public knowledge yet, but there's another baby coming to the world in May. Congratulations to all and your big events...

Don't forget... in a new tweak this year, the first six weeks of TBA are locked as one single number. Week 7 starts a new number, through Week 12, for the 2nd number, which are combined to make your overall TBA. Just so you know, I will display your overall TBA, not multiple numbers.

Who has used their TB drop so far?
Week One: Mark Gainey, Jonathan Osborne, Matt Halpert
Week Five: Jason Roberts
Week Six: Hurricane Rhett, Scott Latta

After last week's 13-3 debacle of a TieBreak Game, you still have until this Saturday morning to drop your TieBreak.


  • And now, America's favorite segment of stats, numbers and name drops, returns with an all new edition of the DFC history.
  • Due to the fact that just about everyone's Week One was so horrendous, its not hard to imagine that any successful record streaks will be pretty low. The much heralded (mostly by me because it amazes me) .500 record, that being 4-4 or more, is held by The Mighty Gainey at over more than 40 weeks.
  • The longest current streak? Yours Truly, at 18 weeks, follwed by Gina Roose, at 13 weeks in a row.
  • Scott Latta had a great streak going himself--22 weeks--until this week's 2-6 splat.
  • For years and years, the top spot in Overall Wins and College Wins has been held by Jennifer Ernst. Tom Johnson held the NFL record until last season when Jennifer overtook him. Now, Yours Truly is 4 games away from tying Jennifer in both Overal and College, and is currently tied in NFL.
  • Jennifer does get praise, though as Nebraska's win over Missouri allowed her to be the first DFC'er ever to cross 600 wins all time. That's 600 games she's picked correctly, counting both regular season and playoffs. That's impressive.
  • Reaching 500 wins (regular season) so far has been Tommy McLeod, DMOsborne, Daniel Powell and Tom Johnson. Up next is Big Eddy McBroom (496), Drew Morris (493) and Michael Nipp (492).
  • Tim Wasyluka crossed the 400 win mark this season, while Sarah Hasha is only 2 away from doing it. Behind her is Jason Duren, way back at 346.
  • In the 200 win column, Zack Graves writes his name. Going 1-7 this week, though, it was 2 weeks ago when he did it. He's currently at 201.
  • Trey Cartledge is 2 away from 200, while Jason Turnbow is at 186 overall.
  • When does a rivalry cease to become a rivalry because one surpasses the other completely? That's the question between Garrett Cheney and Tyler Campbell. Garrett, due mostly to his monster 64 win season in DFC V, has owned Tyler in all catagories... until this season. This season, Tyler is now a full 8 games ahead overall, including 7 of those in college.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

DFC X Week Six Games

NOTE: I will be out of email contact from Wednesday night until late Sunday night. I will try and send a DFC "Reminder" email on Wednesday before I leave, but I can't promise.

All times are Central, all rankings via the AP Poll

21. Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-1) at 24. Missouri Tigers (4-0), 8p, ESPN
I looked at the GameDay schedule for this coming weekend, and while watching CSI on DVD, I spent a good 20 minutes staring at games... and after the Saturday games, this is the best one I could come up with. It should be a dandy, even though it is on Thursday night.

Georgia Bulldogs (3-2) at Tennessee Volunteers (2-3), 1220p
This is dangerously close to being the Crap O'the Week. Seriously... weren't these teams supposed to be pretty good?

Wisconsin Badgers (5-0) at 9. Ohio State Buckeyes (4-1), 230p
Yeah, its an unranked team versus a top ten team... but remember Wisconsin is undefeated, and the 9th ranked team is the Ohio State Buckeyes. Just an FYI, the Coaches Poll does rank 'em #25.

1. Florida Gators (5-0) at 4. LSU Tigers (5-0), 7p, CBS
Let's face it... this game comes down to two questions--will Tebow play, and if so, will he be effective? Cause really, LSU just ain't that good...

Cleveland Browns (0-4) at Buffalo Bills (1-3), 12p, CBS
And this is why UGA and Tennessee can't be Crap O'the Week. Because the Browns and the Bills are.

Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) at Baltimore Ravens (3-1), 12p, CBS
The Ravens couldn't handle the Patriots, and took their first loss of the season, while the Bengals are one fluke play--the Immaculate Deflection--away from being undefeated. That's right, the Bungals get it right every now and again.

Houston Texans (2-2) at Arizona Cardinals (1-2), 315p, CBS
Is Warner just having a bad year? Or is it he's actually playing normal for a 54 year old?

New England Patriots (3-1) at Denver Broncos (4-0), 415p, CBS
Whats more surprising? The Pats being 3-1, after Tom Brady misses an entire year, or the Broncos being undefeated after being... well, the Broncos?

Florida vs. LSU... what else? Total points scored.

DFC X Week Five Results

4. LSU 20, 18. Georgia 13
Notre Dame 37, Washington 30 OT
Auburn 26, Tennessee 22
17. Miami 21, 8. Oklahoma 20
New England 27, Baltimore 21
Washington 16, Tampa Bay 13
New Orleans 24, NYJets 10 (tiebreak game--34 pts)
Minnesota 30, Green Bay 23

It took him into his 3rd season to do it, but finally, Justin Fisher has won himself a week in the DFC--and just in time, too, as his 7-1 record is one game shy of the combined win total of Weeks One (2-6), Two (3-5) and Four (3-5).

The Thornell South put in four players in the Top Ten, starting with #2 Eddy Jr at 6-2, and #3, The Big Wasyluka, tying with Jason Turnbow, both at 6-2. In 5th for the week is James Hawbaker and 6th is Tom Johnson, both at 6-2.

Tied for 7th is Daniel Powell and Tyler Campbell at 5-3, in 9th is Sarah Hasha, and 10th is Hurricane Rhett Barnett, at 5-3.

Also Finishing:
5-3: Zack Graves, Lori Beirne, Jon Osborne, Stevie Ray, Jennifer Ernst, DMOsborne, The Mighty Gainey, Yours Truly, Ryan Sherman, Gina Roose, Tad Roose, Scott Latta, Brad Latta, Drew Morris, Big Eddy, Garrett Cheney, Matt Halpert
4-4: Croyle, Joey Thornell, Jason Roberts, Mikey Nipp, Tommy McLeod, Lt. Dan, Trey Cartledge
3-5: Matta Latta, Jason Duren

Rank, Record, (TBA) (Last Week)
1. Yours Truly, 27-13 (15.2) (1)
2. Eddy McBroom, 27-13 (16.4) (2)
3. Tyler Campbell, 26-14 (10.8) (4)
4. Lori Beirne, 26-14 (8.6) (3)
5. Eddy McB Jr, 26-14 (12.6) (5)
6. Brad Latta, 26-14 (18.2) (6)
7. Mark Gainey, 25-15 (9.5) (7)
8. Jonathan Osborne, 25-15 (10.15) (8)
9. Rhett Barnett, 25-15 (12.2) (9)
10. Scotty Latta, 25-15 (13.8) (10)
11. James Hawbaker, 25-15 (14.6) (11)
12. Jason Turnbow, 25-15 (17.2) (NR)
dropped out: Ryan Sherman (12)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

DFC X Week Five Games

All times Central, all rankings from AP Poll

4. LSU Tigers (4-0) at 18. Georgia Bulldogs (3-1), 230p, CBS
What is fun about this game is LSU's #4 ranking... its not so much they are a Top Five team, its more that the pollsters couldn't figure out how to rank anyone beyond Florida, Texas and Alabama.

Washington Go You Huskies (2-2) at Notre Dame Fightin' Irish (3-1), 230p, NBC
I know, I know, another Irish game... but I'm intrigued not just by the Irish, but also about whether Washington & QB Jake Locker are actually decent, or just lucked out over USC. This looks to be the weekly Most Important Game of Weis' Career.

Auburn Tigers (4-0) at Tennessee Vols (2-2), 645p, ESPN
Maybe its quality of wins, maybe its how they are winning, but really--what more does Auburn have to do to get ranked?

8. Oklahoma Sooners (2-1) at 17. Miami Hurricanes (2-1), 7p (how is this game not listed on TV?)
Perhaps their loss to Va Tech was the best thing for the Miami Hurricanes. It seems becoming the "darling of the BCS" is a curse (see: Oklahoma State, then BYU, then Miami) because it dooms you to fail. If Miami had come in 3-0, the guys on ESPN Gameday might have had their heads explode.

Baltimore Ravens (3-0) at New England Patriots (2-1), 12p, CBS
I'll be honest--I was surprised the Pats handled the Falcons the way they did... so maybe this is the real test this week for Brady.

Tampa Bay Bucs (0-3) at Washington Redskins (1-2), 12p, Fox
Its one of the DFC's old favorites... ladies & gentlemen, the Crap O'the Week!

New York Football Jets (3-0) at New Orleans Saints (3-0), 305p, CBS
If you were told before the season that marquee game of the NFL's Week 4 that didn't include Brett Favre would include the Jets and Saints, you wouldn't believe it.

Green Bay Packers (2-1) at Minnesota Vikings (3-0), Monday night, 730p, ESPN
Admit it. Your curious. Whether you root for Favre, or you want to see the Packer fans throw batteries at Favre's head, your curious.

Tiebreak Game
NYJets at New Orleans Saints... lets see Sanchez & Brees go at it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

DFC X Week Four Results

Its just one of those weeks were I struggled to find four compelling college games, which means by the week's end, I'll know of at least 2 games with great storylines and great matchups that we should have chosen... but as it is...

Georgia Tech 24, 22. North Carolina Tarheels 7
11. Virginia Tech 31, 9. Miami 7
NC State 38, Pittsburgh 31
15. TCU 14, Clemson 10

Tennessee Titans (0-2) at NYJets (2-0), 12p, CBS
Atlanta Falcons (2-0) at New England Patriots (1-1), 12p CBS
Denver Broncos (2-0) at Oakland Raiders (1-1), 315p, CBS
Indianapolis Colts (1-0) at Arizona Cardinals (1-1), 720p, NBC

For one of the only times (might be the only time, as I didn't see it in the DFC Archives) we have a first time weekly winner for the 3rd week in a row. In his 2nd season in the DFC, Jason Roberts takes his first weekly win with a solid 6-2 record. Sunshine Lori Beirne also continues her strong season, tying with rookie Stevie Ray in his best week for 2nd, both going 6-2.

Yours Truly takes 4th, while veteran James Hawbaker takes 5th, Jonny Osborne in 6th and Big Eddy McBroom is in 7th, all at 6-2. Rookie Dan Sellers goes 5-3, good enough for 8th, while rookie Brad Latta ties with Jason Turnbow at 5-3, to round out the Top Ten at 9th.

Also Finishing
5-3: Zack Graves, Tommy McLeod, Trey Cartledge, Tom Johnson, The Mighty Gainey, Ryan Sherman, Gina Roose, Tyler Campbell, Garrett Cheney, Eddy McB Jr, The Big Wasyluka
4-4: DMOsborne, Hurricane Rhett, Chris Croyle, Jenn Ernst, Scott Latta, Jason Duren, Daniel Powell
3-5: Matt Latta, JustFish, Joey Thornell, Sarah Hasha, Drew Morris,
2-6: Matt "What Happened?" Halpert, Mikey Nipp, Tad Roose

(Conf Rank), Playa', Record (TBA)
(3) Rhett Barnett, 20-12 (14.5)
(6) Jason Turnbow, 19-13 (18.7)
Zack Graves, 18-14 (13.0)
Matt Latta, 16-16 (11.75)
DMOsborne, 15-17 (8.5)
Chris Croyle, 14-18 (15.0)

(2) Brad Latta, 21-11 (18.75)
(5) Tommy McLeod, 19-13 (14.25)
Joey Thornell, 18-14 (18.75)
Jennifer Ernst, 16-16 (21.0)
Sarah Hasha, 15-17 (8.75)
Justin Fisher, 14-18 (14.75)

(1) Eddy McBroom, 22-10 (14.0)
(4) Trey Cartledge, 19-13 (12.25)
Dan Sellers, 18-14 (11.5)
Drew Morris, 17-15 (13.0)
Tad Roose, 15-17 (9.0)
Tom Johnson, 14-18 (24.25)

(1) Yours Truly, 22-10 (16.75)
(3) Tyler Campbell, 21-11 (13.25)
(6) Mark Gainey, 20-12 (9.0)
Gina Roose, 19-13 (10.25)
Jason Roberts, 19-13 (17.75)
Ryan Sherman, 19-13 (18.5)

(2) Lori Beirne, 21-11 (9.75)
(5) Jon Osborne, 20-12 (8.67)
Scott Latta, 20-12 (14.5)
Jason Duren, 17-15 (19.75)
Steven Ray, 16-16 (12.75)
Garrett Cheney, 13-19 (27.75)

(4) Eddy Jr, 20-12 (14.75)
James Hawbaker, 19-13 (15.0)
Tim Wasyluka, 17-15 (21.0)
Matt Halpert, 15-17 (10.33)
Daniel Powell, 14-18 (9.75)
Mikey Nipp, 12-20 (12.25)

Rank, Playa', Rec (TBA) (Last Wk)
1. Big Eddy, 22-10 (14.0 (1)
2. Yours Truly, 22-10 (16.75) (5)
3. Tyler Campbell, 21-11 (13.25) (2)
4. Brad Latta, 21-11 (18.75) (6)
5. Lori Beirne, 21-11 (9.75) (8)
6. Mark Gainey, 20-12 (9.0) (7)
7-tie) Scott Latta, 20-12 (14.5) (3)
7-tie) Rhett Barnett, 20-12 (14.5) (4)
9. Eddy Jr, 20-12 (14.75) (9)
10. Jonny Osborne, 20-12 (8.67) (11)
11. Gina Roose, 19-13 (10.25) (12)
12. Trey Cartledge, 19-13 (12.25) (NR)
dropped out: Joey Thornell (10)

DFC X Week Three Results

College Games
Oregon 31, 18. Utah 24
13. Virginia Tech 16, 19. Nebraska 15
Notre Dame 33, Michigan State 30
Auburn 41, West Virginia 30

NFL Games
New Orleans 48, Philadelphia 22
Atlanta 28, Carolina 20
San Francisco 23, Seattle 10
NYGiants 33, Dallas 31

The Week That Was
Welcome to the DFC, Hurricane Rhett Barnett. For the second week in a row, a rookie takes the weekly win, as Rhett goes 7-1, and does something no one else has ever done... nailed the tiebreak (55) in his weekly win.

The successfuly week continues as James Hawbaker takes 2nd, The Mighty Gainey takes 3rd, Joey Thornell is in 4th and Big Eddy takes 5th, all with 7-1 records. In 6th, Eddy the Younger also goes 7-1.

In 7th, Jason Duren has a 7-1 record, with 8th going to Scotty Latta at 6-2. Older brother Matt with 6-2 finishes 9th, and rounding out the Weekly Top Ten, Tad Roose with 6-2

Also Finishing:
6-2: Zack Graves, Turnbow, Tommy McLeod, Gina Roose, Brad Latta, Sarah Hasha, Trey Cartledge, Tyler Campbell, Jason Duren, Jon Osborne, Sunshine Lori, Justin Fisher, Tim Wasyluka
5-3: DMOsborne, Yours Truly, Ryan Sherman, Jennifer Ernst, Jason Roberts, Drew Morris, Lt Dan, Garrett Cheney, Stevie Ray
4-4: Tom Johnson, Matt Halpert, Mikey Nipp
3-5: Croyle, Daniel Powell

(2) Rhett Barnett, 16-8 (15.33)
(6) Zack Graves, 14-10 (13.33)
Jason Turnbow, 14-10 (23.67)
Matt Latta, 13-11 (13.0)
DMOsborne, 11-13 (9.33)
Chris Croyle, 10-14 (13.67)

(3) Brad Latta, 16-8 (23.67)
(4) Joey Thornell, 15-9 (18.0)
Tommy McLeod, 14-10 (15.67)
Sarah Hasha, 12-12 (8.67)
Jennifer Ernst, 12-12 (20.67)
Justin Fisher, 11-13 (15.67)

(1) Eddy McBroom, 16-8 (11.0)
(5) Trey Cartledge, 14-10 (11.0)
Drew Morris, 14-10 (14.0)
Tad Roose, 13-11 (10.33)
Dan Sellers, 13-11 (15.0)
Tom Johnson, 9-15 (19.33)

(1) Tyler Campbell, 16-8 (12.33)
(4) Yours Truly, 16-8 (18.67)
(5) Mark Gainey, 15-9 (5.0)
Gina Roose, 14-10 (10.67)
Ryan Sherman, 14-10 (18.33)
Jason Roberts, 13-11 (21.67)

(3) Scott Latta, 16-8 (15.0)
(6) Lori Beirne, 15-9 (10.0)
Jon Osborne, 14-10 (6.0)
Jason Duren, 13-11 (21.67)
Stevie Ray, 10-14 (14.0)
Garrett Cheney, 8-16 (31.67)

(2) Eddy Jr, 15-9 (13.33)
Matt Halpert, 13-11 (12.5)
James Hawbaker, 13-11 (16.0)
Tim Wasyluka, 12-12 (19.33)
Daniel Powell, 10-14 (10.0)
Michael Nipp, 10-14 (10.0)

Rank, Rec, (TBA) (Last Week)
1. Eddy McBroom, 16-8 (11.0) (5)
2. Tyler Campbell, 16-8 (12.33) (2)
3. Scott Latta, 16-8 (15.0) (3)
4. Rhett Barnett, 16-8 (15.33) (7)
5. Yours Truly, 16-8 (18.67) (1)
6. Brad Latta, 16-8 (23.67) (4)
7. Mark Gainey, 15-9 (15.0) (NR)
8. Lori Beirne, 15-9 (10.0) (10)
9. Eddy Jr, 15-9 (13.33) (11)
10. Joey Thornell, 15-9 (18.0) (NR)
11. Jon Osborne, 14-10 (6.0) (NR)
12. Gina Roose, 14-10 (10.67) (NR)
dropped out: Drew Morris (6)... Ryan Sherman (8)... Matt Halpert (9)... Zack Graves (12)

LIES, DARN LIES & STATISTICS (the shortened, just got back from vacation edition)
  • Perhaps its a jinx I'm throwing on him, but stand up for Big Eddy McBroom. Fifth on the All Time Win List, and in the DFC for his 9th season this year, he now sits atop the DFC Power Poll for the first time. The DFC Power Poll began in DFC IV, and Eddy has never come in at #1 in the overall poll.
  • In fact, in DFC IV, Big Eddy spent the entire season in the Top Five, including 2 weeks at #2 (sitting behind his own son, Eddy Jr) and 1 week at #2 behind Sunshine Lori Beirne... and since then, he's fallen on harder times. In DFC V, he only could get to 10th place, in DFC VI, VII, VIII and XI, he spent a total of 2 weeks out of the 48 in the Top 12. Is he back? We'll see.
  • Another uprising that was even less expected was Tyler Campbell, who has spent a grand total of 5 weeks out of his career 60 weeks (five seasons). He got to #3 once, Week 10 of DFC VII, but hasn't seen the Top 12 since. Considering he's in my division, let's hope that he doesn't continue this success.

Monday, September 14, 2009

DFC X... Week Three

Note... I'll be out of the state from Thursday night to Monday night, so you won't see any updates until late Monday night, or possibly Tuesday morning. I will send out a 'reminder' email on Thursday, but after that, you forget, you go 0-8!

18. Utah Utes (2-0) at Oregon Ducks (1-1), 2:30p, ESPN
Michael Nipp's pick... Another huge non-conference game for the Ducks early in the season. They got quacked by Boise State in their first game and was able to cause the Boilermakers to lose some steam last weekend. Autzen Stadium can be a daunting place for many an opponent but the Utes have proven to many a team that they mean business (Roll Tide.. what???)

19. Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-0) at 13. Virginia Tech Hokies (1-1), 230p, ABC
Am I the only one who really wants the Cornhuskers to be good again? I mean, really? Who gives a rip about the Irish, I want Nebraska to be relevant again, and when they Oklahoma, for it to be a really big deal, not a stepping stone on their way to play Texas or whatever. Like, Solich should still be there, I give you that, but even now, I want them to be better. Oh, they play Va Tech here.

Michigan State Spartans (1-1) at Notre Dame Fightin' Irish (1-1), 230p, NBC
NBC and ESPN are almost in hysterics for the Fightin' Irish to be good. They took out a relatively decent Nevada team, and suddenly QB Jimmy Clausen was being touted as a possible Heisman candidate, and suddenly, they were destined not only for a BCS bowl, but possibly a BCS Championship slot and... then they lost to Michigan. As far as the Spartans go, they beat Montana State, as they should, but lost by 2 to Central Michigan, for the first time since 92. Forget Michigan--THIS will be a game Chuck Weis will be judged by.

West Virginia Mountaineers (2-0) at Auburn Tigers (2-0), 645p
Led by Pat White (?) last year, The WVU thrashed the Tigers last year, but these aren't your usual Tigers. Actually, after beating down La Tech and a possibly good, possibly terrible Missisippi State team, we don't know who these Tigers are. But who are the Mountaineers? They are a 2-0 team, but to get there, they beat Liberty by 13 and East Carolina by 15, but gave up 20 to both teams.

New Orleans Saints (1-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-0), 12p, Fox
Drew Brees, who had a monster game and threw for what, 2877 yards and 46 touchdowns, just happened to be the starting QB for the guy's fantasy football team that I happened to be against this past week. So yeah, I lost. But I picked Vick in my fantasy league... and I still hold by it. I said, "McNabb is going down in Week Five, Vick will take over with everything to prove." Okay, so it happened in Week One, and Vick can't play til next week...

Carolina Panthers (0-1) at Atlanta Falcons (1-0), 12p, Fox
Really? They were 12-4 last year, and Delhomme had a bad playoff game... can the Panthers really be this bad? And the Falcons? Yeah, they beat the Fins, but it is possible that Matt Ryan isn't a fluke? Really?

Seattle Seahawks (1-0) at San Francisco 49ers (1-0), 305p, Fox
Uh.... not a clue. I barely can speak coherently about other games, but this one, I really have no idea. Pick 'em.

The New York Football Giants (1-0) at Dallas Cowboys (1-0), 720p, NBC
Personally, I'm on Team Peyton and not Team Eli, but whatever. I just want to see the kicker put that ball in the scoreboard.

TieBreak Game... Utah vs Oregon, total points scored...
Its a foregone conclusion that 97% of the DFC will pick Utah over Oregon... so let's make it the TB Game.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

DFC X Week Two Results

College Games
Michigan 38, 18. Notre Dame 34
UCLA 19, Tennessee 15
Auburn 49, Mississippi State 24
3. USC 18, 8. Ohio State 15 (tiebreak game, 33 pts total)

NFL Games
Pittsburgh 13, Tennessee 10 OT
Atlanta 19, Miami 7
Philadelphia 38, Carolina 10

Green Bay 21, Chicago 15

The Week That Was
Welcome to the DFC, Lt Dan Sellers... he becomes the first rookie of the season to win a week in our league. Its the first time that a rookie has won a week since DFC VIII's Week 12, when Drew Morris tied with rookies Ken Mackey and Trey Cartledge to win, and the first time outright since Zack Graves won Week 12 in DFC VI. Dan went 6-2 in his win.

Second place was much better than last week's Top 10, speaking of Trey Cartledge, he took the 2nd spot, while Sunshine Lori Beirne took 3rd. All three were 6-2. Also at 6-2, in 4th for the week, was Tad "The Dynasty" Roose, and in a 2-way tie for 5th, Zack Graves and Matt Latta.

Coming in 7th, Big Eddy McBroom at 6-2, tying with his son, Eddy the Junior, and in 9th is Drew Morris. Rounding out your top ten this week is a three way tie between Matt Halpert, Scott Latta and Yours Truly.

Also finishing:
6-2: Jason Turnbow, Tommy McLeod, Brad Latta
5-3: DMOsborne, Hurricane Rhett Barnette, Croyle, Jenn Ernst, Joey Thornell, The Mighty Gainey, Ryan Sherman, Jason "punkin' Roberts, Tyler Campbell, Jon Osborne, Jason Duren, Hawbaker, Mikey Nipp
4-4: Stevie Ray, Gina Roose, The Big Wasyluka
3-5: JustFish, Tom Johnson, Daniel Powell
2-6: Young Garrett, Sarah Hasha

North Division (Conference Rank)
(4) Rhett Barnett, 9-7
(6) Zack Graves, 8-8
Jason Turnbow, 8-8
Matt Latta, 7-9
Chris Croyle, 7-9
DMOsborne, 6-10

Central Division
(1) Brad Latta, 10-6
Tommy McLeod, 8-8
Joey Thornell, 8-8
Jenn Ersnt, 7-9
Sarah Hasha, 6-10
Justin Fisher, 5-11

West Division
(2) Eddy McBroom, 9-7
(3) Drew Morris, 9-7
(5) Trey Cartledge, 8-8
Dan Sellers, 8-8
Tad Roose, 7-9
Tom Johnson, 5-11

East Division
(1) Yours Truly, 11-5
(2) Tyler Campbell, 10-6
(5) Ryan Sherman, 9-7
Mark Gainey, 8-8
Gina Roose, 8-8
Jason Roberts, 8-8

Central Division
(3) Scott Latta, 10-6
(4) Lori Beirne, 9-7
Jon Osborne, 8-8
Jason Duren, 6-10
Steven Ray, 5-11
Garrett Cheney, 3-13

South Division
(6) Matt Halpert, 9-7
Eddy Jr, 8-8
Daniel Powell, 7-9
Mikey Nipp, 6-10
James Hawbaker, 6-10
Tim Wasyluka, 6-10

**Note... Top six in each conference make postseason, top two in each conference get first round byes. TBA used to determine ranking and standings order. TBA released publicly after week three.

Rank, Name, Rec (Last Week)
1. Yours Truly, 11-5 (1)
2. Tyler Campbell, 10-6 (5)
3. Scott Latta, 10-6 (6)
4. Brad Latta, 10-6 (8)
5. Big Eddy, 9-7 (11)
6. Drew Morris, 9-7 (12)
7. Rhett Barnette, 9-7 (9)
8. Ryan Sherman, 9-7 (7)
9. Matt Halpert, 9-7 (NR)
10. Lori Beirne, 9-7 (10)
11. Eddy Jr, 8-8 (NR)
12. Zack Graves, 8-8 (NR)
dropped out: Gina Roose (4), Daniel Powell, (2), Sarah Hasha (3)

Coming soon

Sunday, September 06, 2009

DFC X Week Two Games

Something new starts this week... YOU get to pick a game. Well, I mean, you get to decide on a game that we pick. We'll loop around to everyone in the league, but we'll start with the original DFC'ers (this week is Matt Latta)... his game choice and his write up is below.

Notre Dame Fightin' Irish at Michigan Wolverines, 230p, ABC

UCLA Bruins at Tennessee Volunteers, 3p, ESPN

Mississippi State Bulldogs at Auburn Tigers, 6p

USC Trojans at Ohio State Buckeyes, 7p ESPN

Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers, 730p, Fox

Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons, 12p, CBS

Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers, 12p, Fox

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, 720p, NBC
Matt Latta writes... The first Sunday night game of the year gives the winner a quick advantage in the NFC North, where one of the wild card teams in the NFC will likely come from. For Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers is back after proving last year that he can hold his own against the history in Green Bay. The defense should be improved this year, but may struggle a little at first as they adjust to the new 3-4 scheme. Chicago somehow pulled off one of the most lopsided trades in NFL history sending Kyle Orton to Denver for Jay Cutler (if i was a Broncos fan, i would be so depressed- kinda like being a Mississippi State fan i guess...) who will have a dynamic RB Matt Forte and the typical strong Bears defense backing him up. For entertainment purposes only (of course) Vegas favors the Packers by 3.5 (home field is worth 3 points in vegas), but we all know Lambeau Field isnt as intimidating in September as it is in December.

Tiebreak Game... USC at Ohio State... total points scored in this game

Thursday, September 03, 2009

DFC X Week One Results

Leading the weekend going into Sunday... rookie Brad Latta and veteran Daniel Powell, both at 4-1....

Bowling Green 31, Troy Trojans 14
14. Boise St 19, 16. Oregon 8
9. Oklahoma State 24, 13. Georgia 10
20. BYU 14, 3. Oklahoma 13 (tiebreak game 27 pts)
5. Alabama 34, 7. VA Tech 24

Colorado State 23, Colorado 17
Cincinnati 47, Rutgers 15
Miami 38, 18. Florida State 34

Well, this week was horrible for just about everyone by a record margin--more on that in LDL&S below, but for now, Yours Truly is proud to say that I captured my 6th Weekly Win of my career with a slightly above average 5-3 record.

Coming in 2nd was Daniel Powell at 4-4, followed by Sarah Hasha, also at 4-4. Gina Roose took 4th, Tyler Campbell took 5th, Scott Latta was in 6th, Ryan Sherman was in 7th, and rookies Brad Latta and Rhett Barnett took 8th & 9th--all at 4-4. Rounding out the Top 10 was Lori Beirne at 3-5.

Rhett Barnett, 4-4
Chris Croyle, 2-6
Zack Graves, 2-6
Jason Turnbow, 2-6
DMOsborne, 1-7
Matt Latta, 1-7

Sarah Hasha, 4-4
Brad Latta, 4-4
Joey Thornell, 3-5
Tommy McLeod, 2-6
Jennifer Ernst, 2-6
Justin Fisher, 2-6

Eddy McBroom, 3-5
Drew Morris, 3-5
Trey Cartledge, 2-6
Dan Sellers, 2-6
Tom Johnson, 2-6
Tad Roose, 1-7

Yours Truly, 5-3
Gina Roose, 4-4
Tyler Campbell, 4-4
Ryan Sherman, 4-4
Mark Gainey, 3-5
Jason Roberts, 3-5

Scott Latta, 4-4
Lori Beirne, 3-5
Jonathan Osborne, 3-5
Steven Ray, 1-7
Jason Duren, 1-7
Garrett Cheney, 1-7

Daniel Powell, 4-4
Matt Halpert, 3-5
Eddy Jr, 2-6
Tim Wasyluka, 2-6
James Hawbaker, 1-7
Mikey Nipp, 1-7

  • Statistically, and record wise, this was the worst week in the ten year history of the DFC. Not only was it a record number of 1-7 records (8), it also marks the first time in DFC history that only one person (Yours Truly) finished above .500
  • Matt Latta has his worst week ever, finishing 1-7 for the first time in his 10 years. David Mark Osborne finished 1-7 for only the second time ever, the first since Week 12 of DFC IV in 2003.
  • Not only did three time world champion Tad Roose have his worst week ever, he's actually only had one single week that he went 2-6, back in Week 3 of DFC IV. Jason Duren has had 2 weeks of 1-7, but both were in his rookie season of DFC IV.
  • Even Garrett Cheney, who has been... well, bad, has only finished 1-7 once before (Week 8 of DFC VI).
  • And finally, here's a stat for you... NO ONE in the history of the DFC has ever started the season 1-7 or 2-6 and made the playoffs. With this many people this week, there is a good chance that stat will change, but there it is.
  • Only three times has there ever been a won by a 5-3 record... and who did it? DFC Hall of Famer Wookiee Fulaytar did it in Wk 10 in DFC I, and Yours Truly did it in Wk 7 of DFC VII... and then again, this week.
  • Among the streaks that ended this week was Matt Latta's +.500 streak (finishing at 5-3 or better in consecutive weeks) at 17. The current longest streak is now Yours Truly's at 5 weeks
  • Another streak that ended was Trey Cartledge's .500 streak (finishing 4-4 or better in consecutive weeks) at 19.
  • Rookie recap... hopping out to a very, very early Rookie of the Year lead (if they can pick Heisman candidates in August, then I can go RotY on ya) is Brad Latta and Rhett Barnett, who both finished a respectable 4-4. Others were not so lucky, as Dan Sellers went 2-6, while Steven Ray finished up 1-7, though he shares the Central Division cellar with Jason Duren and Garrett Cheney.
  • NFL starts next week... lets hope for some better results...