Monday, October 25, 2010

DFC XI Week Eight Results

(4) Auburn Tigers 24, (6) LSU Tigers 17
(13) Wisconsin Badgers 31, (15) Iowa Hawkeyes 30
(16) Nebraska Cornhuskers 51, (14) Oklahoma State Cowboys 41
(18) Missouri Tigers 36, (3) Oklahoma Sooners 27
Washington Redskins 17, Chicago Bears 14
Tampa Bay Bucs 18, St. Louis Rams 17
Oakland Raiders 59, Denver Broncos 14
Green Bay Packers 28, Minnesota Vikings 24

For the second time this season, and for the sixth time in his career, Mikey Nipp pulls out all the stops in finishing first for the week--his 6th weekly win all time.  This is a huge week for said Nipp, after going 0-8 last week (something we'll discuss in Lies, Darn Lies & Statistics below).

Coming up short on Yours Truly's quest for an unprecedented third straight weekly win, Yours Truly does in fact get 2nd place, at 6-2.  In 3rd, its rookie David Tuck, also at 6-2.  For 4th for the week, Big Eddy McBroom goes 5-3, Tommy McLeod in 5th and Tyler Campbell in 6th, both at 5-3.

For 7th for the week, Ryan Sherman, at 8th is Joey Thornell, and in 9th is Young Garrett Cheney, all at 5-3.  Rounding out the weekly top ten is DMOsborne, finishing 4-4.

Also Finishing:
4-4:  Drew Warren, Tebershaw, Sarah Hasha, Trey Cartledge, Chris Croyle, Jonny Osborne, Stevie Ray, Hawbaker, Tad "The Dynasty" Roose, Daniel Powell
3-5: Matt Halpert, Jenn Ernst, Dan Sellers, Tom Johnson, Mark "The (un)Mighty" Gainey, John Wolf, Lori "Gonna Have a Baby" Beirne, gRandy Latta, Eddy Jr, The Big Wasyluka
2-6:  Hurricane Rhett, Brad Latta, Drew Morris, Jason Roberts
1-7: Scotty Latta, Matta Latta, Zack Graves 

Joey Thornell, 42-22 (14.5)
Zack Graves, 37-27 (9.5)
DMOsborne, 36-28 (16.3)
Matt Halpert, 35-29 (8.83)
Drew Warren, 35-29 (11.5)
Rhett Barnett, 32-32 (14.5)
Matt Latta, 31-33 (9.83)

Tebe Shaw, 38-26 (11.8)
Tommy McLeod, 36-28 (9.33)
Brad Latta, 34-30 (11.0)
Jennifer Ernst, 33-31 (7.0)
Justin Fisher, 30-34 (13.3)
Sarah Hasha, 29-35 (17.5)

Tom Johnson, 40-24 (14.30)
Big Eddy McBroom, 39-25 (10.7)
Dan Sellers, 38-26 (9.0)
Trey Cartledge, 36-28 (13.3)
David Tuck, 35-29 (16.0)
Drew Morris, 32-32 (7.5)

(1) Joey Thornell, 42-22 (14.5) (North Division champ, first round bye)
(2) Tom Johnson, 40-24 (14.3) (West Division champ, first round bye)
(3) Big Eddy, 39-25 (10.7) (wild card)
(4) Tebe Shaw, 38-26 (11.8) (wild card)
(5) Dan Sellers, 38-26 (9.0) (wild card)
(6) Zack Graves, 37-27 (9.5) (wild card)
On the Bubble... Tommy McLeod (36-28/9.33)... Trey Cartledge (36-28/13.3)... DMOsborne (36-28/16.3)... Matt Halpert (35-29/8.83)... Drew Warren (35-29/11.5)... David Tuck (35-29/16.0)

Yours Truly, 46-18 (12.3)
Chris Croyle, 39-25 (14.8)
Ryan Sherman, 36-28 (11.8)
Garrett Cheney, 35-29 (16.7)
Tyler Campbell, 34-30 (10.8)
Mark Gainey, 33-31 (10.7)
John Wolf, 31-33 (9.0)

Randy Latta, 39-25 (9.83)
Jon Osborne, 37-27 (7.83)
Steven Ray, 37-27 (11.0)
Jason Roberts, 33-31 (10.5)
Lori Beirne, 32-32 (11.7)
Scott Latta, 31-33 (8.17)

Tim Wasyluka, 38-26 (10.5)
James Hawbaker, 36-28 (9.83)
Eddy Jr, 36-28 (11.0)
Michael Nipp, 34-30 (13.8)
Tad Roose, 34-30 (14.0)
Daniel Powell, 29-35 (17.0)

(1) Yours Truly, 46-18 (12.3) (East Division champ, first round bye)
(2) Randy Latta, 39-25 (9.83) (Central Division champ, first round bye)
(3) Chris Croyle, 39-25 (14.8) (wild card)
(4) Tim Wasyluka, 38-26 (10.5) (South Division champ)
(5) Jonathan Osborne, 37-27 (7.83) (wild card)
(6) Steven Ray, 37-27 (11.0) (wild card)
On the Bubble... James Hawbaker (36-28/9.83)... Eddy Jr (36-28/11.0)... Ryan Sherman, (36-28/11.8)... Garrett Cheney (35-29/16.7)...

Playoffs... Remember, top six in each conference go to postseason.  Top two records get first round bye, remaining four participate in "Wild Card Weekend", sending the top two of that group into the next round.  Ties are broken via TieBreak Average, but division winner always gets higher seed regardless of TBA. 

Rank, DFC'er, Record (TBA) (Last Week)
1. Yours Truly, 46-18 (12.3) (1)
2. Joey Thornell, 42-22 (14.5) (2)
3. Tom Johnson, 40-24 (14.3) (3)
4. Randy Latta, 39-25 (9.83) (5)
5. Eddy McBroom, 39-25 (10.7) (10)
6. Chris Croyle, 39-25 (14.8) (8)
7. Dan Sellers, 38-26 (9.0) (6)
8. Tim Wasyluka, 38-26 (10.5) (7)
9. Tebe Shaw, 38-26 (11.8) (9)
10. Zack Graves, 37-27 (9.5) (4)
11. Steven Ray, 37-27 (11.0) (NR)
12. Jonathan Osborne, 37-27 (7.83) (11)
dropped out... Eddy Jr (12th)

Aaaaaand... the bottom five...
(33) John Wolf... (34) Matt Latta... (35) Justin Fisher... (36) Daniel Powell... (37) Sarah Hasha

Thanks to a few of you who have responded in kind with various ways to improve the flow of DFC information... I had several spreadsheets and formulas sent my way, and spent time looking at all of them.  Like the NFL or NCAA, I'm a little slow to adopt the necessary actions to improve my life... but suggestions like an email where you just click on a winner, and sheets where All-Time info can be kept easier will be seriously considered. 

  • There have been a number of 0-8 weeks in the history of The DFC, and almost all of them are due to the lack of picks being sent in.  Before last week, only twice has someone actually gone all the way through the week and missed every.  single.  game... First, it was done in DFC II, Week Three by one Ross Kingrey.  
  • The next time was by Michael Nipp, in DFC VI, Week 9.  And not until last week had it happened again...
  • Wanted to mention this last week, but didn't get to write out the LDL&S... Michael Nipp became the first DFC'er to legitimately lose all eight games in a single weekend--twice.
  • But, its important to note this week for Mikey, as he has another connection with the long since retired Ross Kingrey--the biggest week-to-week turnaround, going from 0-8 to 7-1, which both Ross did in DFC II and Michael did last week to this week.
  • All Time Wins... Congrats to DMOsborne who passed 600, and Tad Roose, who is 1 shy from that mark.  Daniel Powell is at 587, and Big Tom Johnson is at 584.  Bear in mind that "All Time" includes playoffs.
  • Tim Wasyluka recently crossed 500 (at 509), while Ryan Sherman hit the 300 mark (at 311).  Trey Cartledge needs but one win to go to 300.  Justin Fisher rolls to 200, while Brad Latta needs 7 more to get to 100 all time wins. 
  • Since its getting close to that time, let's check out some playoff stats...  Mark Gainey (94-51), Drew Morris (93-58) and Eddy McBroom (84-36) are the top three when it comes to playoff victories.  From third to fourth is a huge dropoff, as Matt Latta only has a 58-31 record.  This is important for Eddy McBroom, as unless there is a huge surge from Gainey or Drew, Eddy might be the only one to make the postseason this year out of those top three.  With a strong run, this would give Eddy a chance to become the number one playoff winner of all time.
  • Could it be the end of a true dynasty?  Mark Gainey is having what will possibly be the worst season he's ever had in his 9 season career.  His lowest win total came last season with 58, but with a 33-31 record currently, he's going to have to coast to a 25-7 in the final four weeks.  Not impossible, but not likely.  This is important because Gainey has one heck of a streak going--he's made the postseason nine straight years.  The next longest streak is Matt Latta, currently at five, but that also seems as if that will end this year.
  • If Jonathan Osborne or James Hawbaker make this postseason this year, they will own the longest active streak at four seasons.  Otherwise, three is the magic number, from Yours Truly--if Yours Truly makes it. 

DFC XI Week Nine Games

Week Nine in The Deuce Football Championships... four weeks left until playoff time... all college ranks are from the AP Poll, all times Central times.

7. Missouri Tigers (7-0) at 14. Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-1), 230p, ABC

Florida Gators (4-3) vs. Georgia Bulldogs (4-4), in Jacksonville, 230p, CBS

California Bears (4-3) at Oregon State Beavers (3-3), 230p,

Michigan Wolverines (5-2) at Penn State Nittany Lions (4-3), 7p, ESPN

Denver Broncos (2-5) at San Francisco 49ers (1-7), 12p, CBS

Tampa Bay Bucs (4-2) at Arizona Cardinals (3-3), 315p, FOX

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-1) at New Orleans Saints (4-3), 720p, NBC

Houston Texans (4-2) at Indianapolis Colts (4-2), 730p, ESPN

Michigan vs. Penn State, total points scored

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DFC XI Week Seven Results

7. Auburn 65, 12. Arkansas 43
USC 48, California 14 (tiebreak game, 62 points)
Texas 20, (5) Nebraska 13
(18) Wisconsin 31, (1) Ohio State 18
Miami Dolphins 23, Green Bay 20 OT
New England 23, Baltimore 20
Philadelphia 31, Atlanta 17
Tennessee 30, Jacksonville 3

So, here's the deal.  The problem with being successful in the regular season is that when I crash and burn in the postseason, its all the more horrific and hilarious.  Toss in the slight suspicion that I'm sure someone out there is having deep down inside that perhaps I'm rigging it a little, and its a two fold curse.  Its very difficult being this awesome.

All that is to say, Yours Truly took the second week in a row, at 7-1.  And Chris Croyle is a bridesmaid again, for the second time this season, coming in 2nd with a 6-2 record.  Jenn Ernst gets 3rd at 5-3, with Drew Warren taking 4th, also at 5-3.

The Mighty Gainey makes what is turning out to be a rare appearance in the weekly top ten this week, at number 5, at 5-3, while Joey Thornell gets 6th.  Finishing up the week is Big Tom Johnson in 7th, Trey Cartledge in 8th, Tad "The Dynasty" Roose in 9th, all at 5-3, and tying for 10th is The Big Wasyluka and Jonny Osborne.

Also finishing:
4-4:  Hurricane Rhett Barnett... Zack Graves... JustFish... Tommy Mac... Brad Latta.. Eddy McBroom... Drew Morris... Dan Sellers.. Tyler Campbell... Ryan Sherman... Garrett Cheney... Steven Ray... Randy Latta... Eddy McBroom Jr...
3-5:  DMOsborne... Matt Halpert... Tebershaw... Scotty Latta... Jason Roberts... Hawbaker... Daniel Powell
2-6:  Matt Latta... David Tuck... John Wolf... Lori Beirne...
1-7:  Sarah Hasha
0-8:  Mikey Nipp (more on this later)

Joey Thornell, 37-19 (14.2)
Zack Graves, 36-20 (9.4)
Matt Halpert, 32-24 (9.6)
DMOsborne, 32-24 (18.8)
Drew Warren, 31-25 (11.0)
Matt Latta, 30-26 (10.4)
Rhett Barnett. 30-26 (13.6)

Tebe Shawn, 34-22 (10.4)
Brad Latta, 32-24 (12.0)
Tommy McLeod, 31-25 (10.0)
Jennifer Ernst, 30-26 (7.0)
Justin Fisher, 29-27 (15.8)
Sarah Hasha, 25-31 (16.6)

Tom Johnson, 37-19 (15.2)
Dan Sellers, 35-21 (8.8)
Eddy McBroom, 34-22 (11.6)
Trey Cartledge, 32-24 (13.8)
Drew Morris, 30-26 (6.8)
David Tuck, 29-27 (12.2)

(1) Joey Thornell, 37-19 (14.2) (North Division Champion, first round bye)
(2) Tom Johnson, 37-19 (15.2) (West Division Champion, first round bye)
(3) Zack Graves, 36-20 (9.4) (wild card, in Wild Card Weekend)
(4) Dan Sellers, 35-21 (8.8) (wild card, in Wild Card Weekend)
(5) Tebe Shaw, 34-22 (10.4) (Central Division Champion, in Wild Card Weekend)
(6) Eddy McBroom, 34-22 (11.6) (wild card, in Wild Card Weekend)
On the Bubble--within 2 games:  Brad Latta (32-24/12.0)... Trey Cartledge (32-24/13.8)... DMOsborne (32-24/18.8)

Yours Truly, 40-16 (13.0)
Chris Croyle, 35-21 (15.0)
Ryan Sherman, 31-25 (12.8)
Mark Gainey, 30-26 (10.6)
Garrett Cheney, 30-26 (13.6)
Tyler Campbell, 29-27 (11.8)
John Wolf, 28-28 (6.8)

Randy Latta, 36-20 (9.6)
Jonathan Osborne, 33-23 (7.6)
Steven Ray, 33-23 (11.2)
Jason Roberts, 31-25 (9.2)
Scott Latta, 30-26 (8.6)
Lori Beirne, 29-27 (13.4)

Tim Wasyluka, 35-21 (9.2)
Eddy McBroom Jr, 33-23 (9.6)
James Hawbaker, 32-24 (9.2)
Tad Roose, 30-26 (15.2)
Mikey Nipp, 27-29 (15.0)
Daniel Powell, 25-31 (19.2)

(1) Yours Truly, 40-16 (13) (East Division Champion, first round bye)
(2) Randy Latta, 36-20 (9.6) (Central Division Champion, first round bye)
(3) Tim Wasyluka, 35-21 (9.2) (South Division Champion, in Wild Card Weekend)
(4) Chris Croyle, 35-21 (15.0) (wild card, in Wild Card Weekend)
(5) Jonathan Osborne, 33-23 (7.6) (wild card, in Wild Card Weekend)
(6) Eddy McBroom Jr, 33-26 (9.6)
On the Bubble, within 2 game... Steven Ray (33-23/11.2)... James Hawbaker (32-24/9.2)... Jason Roberts, (31-25/9.2)... Ryan Sherman (31-25/12.8)...

Rank, Playaplaya, Rec, (TBA), (Last Wk)
1. Yours Truly, 40-16 (13.0) (1st)
2. Joey Thornell, 37-19 (14.2) (4th)
3. Tom Johnson, 37-19 (15.2) (5th)
4. Zack Graves, 36-20 (9.4) (2nd)
5. Randy Latta, 36-20 (9.6) (3rd)
6. Dan Sellers, 35-21 (8.8) (7th)
7. Tim Wasyluka, 35-21 (9.2) (8th)
8. Chris Croyle, 35-21 (15.0) (NR)
9. Tebe Shaw, 34-22 (10.4) (6th)
10. Eddy McBroom, 34-22 (11.6) (9th)
11. Jonathan Osborne, 33-23 (7.6) (10th)
12. Eddy Jr, 33-23 (9.6) (12th)
dropped out:  James Hawbaker (11th)

Aaaaaaaaaand... the bottom five...
(33) Justin Fisher... (34) John Wolf... (35) Michael Nipp... (36) Sarah Hasha... (37) Daniel Powell

Got an email earlier this week, with Drew Morris asking:  "I wonder what the longest streak of 3-5 or better is.  I also wonder how many weeks in my career I've done worse than 3-5."

That answer will be coming next week, but I also wanted to open it up to the DFC League... if you your own Lies question, a Darn Lies question or a Statistic question, about records or games or weeks or streaks or anything else, send it to me!  I'll be happy to look and find out!

Thought I'd share a bit... how The DFC comes together, week by week... 

Before the beginning of the season, a few weeks before Game One, the spreadsheet is built.  The standings list is slowly filled in, based on who responds to the invitation.  Decisions have to be made in filling up divisions, who gets moved where, and so on and so forth.  As Week One approaches, I send out emails to get just that--email addresses.  Making sure that I have everyone's email address correct, though sometimes it takes a while (Hawbaker!). 

I spend a few days looking at and to find the games that I think are worth picking.  I have to be careful not to pick games that would have everyone picking the same team--thus, in recent years, we've avoided the Alabama/Auburn game, mostly because it would be almost entirely Alabama.  I'd rather go Purdue/Northwestern and get somewhat of a split.

Typically on a Sunday night, games are posted to the website, and sometimes on Monday, they are sent via email.  I end up getting a few responses immediately--Brad Latta and Mikey Nipp are almost always neck-in-neck on who responds first.  Over the next few days, I get a dozen or more emails with games, and sometimes with the ominous "Hey, check my record..." email.  I make the corrections.

During the week, I listen to the PTI podcast daily, as well as the College Gameday ESPN podcast, which helps me pick the games for myself.  Thursday, it really kicks into high gear.  I make my own picks on Thursday, then go through each email and make sure I've got the games in, and work on a "Reminder" email to the DFC.  I list each person who has already sent (or sometimes needs to send) their picks in, then copy and paste the games from the website.  Usually, that elicits everyone else to jump on in and get their picks done.

The weekend is here!  Games start, are played and finish--sometimes, I have time to update through the weekend, at least on the DFC Spreadsheet.  I like to wait until all college games are played, then go through and add in 2-2 or 4-0 or 3-1 or 1-3 to corresponding records.  Its easier making the tiebreak game a college game, because it gives me time that evening or Sunday to take care of the TieBreak Average... one by one, I fix the formulas on each player, taking out the worst score and the best score, and doing a new game total. 

The next day, after NFL games are through, I add the records in to get a weekend picture.  I number the records, considering tiebreaks, 1 through 10 on the grid.  Then I travel to and once again to look at the next week's games.  Many times I'll post them online before the current weekend's slate of games is complete, especially if there is a Monday night game we are picking.  Monday, the games go out via email, and I begin to look at the just-finished results.

Monday night, sometimes Tuesday (and sometimes Wednesday) I begin to craft the Results email, sort the rankings any type it all up first. I open up the DFC ALL TIME MASTER spreadsheet with every possible stat you can imagine (and some you can't) and see if there are any lies, darn lies and statistics worth mentioning... this season, its been a once-every-two-weeks feature, just because it takes more time than I have sometimes. 

By Wednesday at the latest, the results are sent out--while I'm getting game pick emails for the next week... and it goes on for 12 weeks, until the playoffs, which are done slightly different.

You'd ask, "Where do you get all this time?" and I answer, "Just squeeze it in where you can..."

And that's how the Admin offices of the DFC have spent 16 weeks out of every fall!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

DFC XI Week Eight Games

Here are the next week's games... all times are central, all rankings are from the AP Poll

6. LSU Tigers (7-0) at 5. Auburn Tigers (7-0), 230p, CBS

10. Wisconsin Badgers (6-1) at 13. Iowa Hawkeyes (5-1), 230p, ABC

14. Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-1) at 17. Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-0), 230p, ABC

3. Oklahoma Sooners (6-0) at 18. Missouri Tigers (6-0), 7p, ABC

Washington Redskins (3-2) at Chicago Bears (4-2), 12p, FOX

St. Louis Rams  (3-3) at Tampa Bay Bucs (3-2), 12p, FOX

Oakland Raiders (2-4) at Denver Broncos (2-4), 315p, CBS

Minnesota Vikings (2-3) at Green Bay Packers (3-3), 720p, NBC

TIEBREAK GAMELSU vs Auburn, total points scored

Monday, October 11, 2010

DFC XI Week Seven Games

Can you believe the season is half over?  Onto the playoffs!!

12. Arkansas Razorbacks (4-1) at 7. Auburn Tigers (6-0), 230p

California Bears (3-2) at USC Trojans (4-2), 230p

Texas Longhorns (3-2) at 5. Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-0), 230p, ABC

1. Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) at 18. Wisconsin (5-1), 6pm, ESPN

Miami Dolphins (2-2) at Green Bay Packers (3-2), 12p, CBS

Baltimore Ravens (4-1) at New England Patriots (3-1), 12p, CBS

Atlanta Falcons (4-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-2), 12p, FOX

Tennessee Titans (3-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2), 730p, ESPN (Monday Night)

California vs USC, total points scored

Saturday, October 09, 2010

The DFC XI Week Six Results

Georgia 41, Tennessee 14
17. Michigan St. 34, 18. Michigan 17
12. LSU 33, 14. Florida Gators 29
23. Florida St 45, 13. Miami 17
Indianapolis 19, Kansas City 9
Washington 16, Green Bay 13 OT
NYGiants 34, Houston 10
Tennessee 34, Dallas 27

It would be easy to say "I Rule", with Yours Truly going 6-2 and taking home my 7th career win, but its had to say that not having any championship plates on my own shelf... so I'll just say I won.  Barely beating gRandy Latta, who came in 2nd, a week after a share of his first weekly win, at 5-3.  Coming in 3rd is Dan Sellers also at 5-3.

In 4th was Hurricane Rhett Barnett at 5-3, and in 5th is Matt Halpert at 4-4.  In 6th is John Wolf, in 7th is James Hawbaker and tied for 8th is The Big Wasyluka, and Drew Warren.  Finishing the Top Ten is David Tuck, all at 4-4.

Also finishing...
4-4:  DMOsborne
3-5: Matta Latta... Joey Thornell... JustFish... Chris Croyle... Scotty Latta... Tebershaw... Drew Morris... Ryan Sherman... Jonny Osborne... Stevie Ray... Jason Roberts...
2-6: Jenn Ernst... Lori Beirne... Tommy McLeod... Brad Latta... Sarah Hasha... Big Eddy... Trey Cartedge... Tom Johnson... The Mighty Gainey... Young Garrett... Mikey Nipp... Eddy Jr...
1-7: Zack Graves... Tyler Campbell... Tad Roose... Daniel Powell

Zack Graves, 32-16 (6.5)
Joey Thornell, 32-16 (15.0)
Matt Halpert, 29-19 (11.0)
DMOsborne, 29-19 (18.5)
Matt Latta, 28-20 (12.0)
Drew Warren, 26-22 (12.25)
Rhett Barnett, 26-22 (12.5)

Tebe Shaw, 31-17 (8.75)
Brad Latta, 28-20 (14.0)
Tommy McLeod, 27-21 (11.75)
Jennifer Ernst, 25-23 (8.25)
Justin Fisher, 25-23 (15.5)
Sarah Hasha, 24-24 (17.0)

Tom Johnson, 32-16 (16.75)
Dan Sellers, 31-17 (10.0)
Eddy McBroom, 30-18 (12.0)
David Tuck, 27-21 (12.8)
Trey Cartledge, 27-21 (13.67)
Drew Morris, 26-22 (6.75)

Yours Truly, 33-15 (13.75)
Chris Croyle, 29-19 (12.0)
Ryan Sherman, 27-21 (12.75)
Garrett Cheney, 26-22 (15.5)
John Wolf, 25-23 (8.25)
Mark Gainey, 25-23 (11.5)
Tyler Campbell, 25-23 (14.75)

Randy Latta, 32-16 (7.5)
Jon Osborne, 29-19 (9.0)
Steven Ray, 29-19 (11.75)
Jason Roberts, 28-20 (10.5)
Scott Latta, 27-21 (9.0)
Lori Beirne, 27-21 (14.25)

Tim Wasyluka, 31-17 (11.0)
James Hawbaker, 29-19 (10.25)
Eddy Jr, 29-19 (11.0)
Mikey Nipp, 27-21 (15.75)
Tad Roose, 25-23 (13.25)
Daniel Powell, 22-26 (19/75)

Rank, Record (TBA) (Last Week)
1. Yours Truly, 33-15 (13.75) (9th)
2. Zack Graves, 32-16 (6.5) (1st)
3. Randy Latta, 32-16 (7.5) (5th)
4. Joey Thornell, 32-16 (15.0) (3rd)
5. Tom Johnson, 32-16 (16.75) (2nd)
6. Tebe Shaw, 31-17 (8.75) (4th)
7. Dan Sellers, 31-17 (10.0) (10th)
8. Tim Wasyluka, 31-17 (11.0) (8th)
9. Eddy McBroom, 30-18 (12.0) (6th)
10. Jonathan Osborne, 29-19 (9.0) (12th)
11. James Hawbaker, 29-19 (10.25) (NR-16th)
12. Eddy Jr, 29-19 (11.0) (7th)
dropped out:  Matt Halpert (11th)

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The DFC XI Week Five Results

Well, it doesn't happen too often--the TieBreak score is a good preventative measure--but it does happen sometimes.  That is, two (or more) people tying for the weekly win, not just with record but also with TB.  Last time was DFC IX, Week 11 when Drew Morris and Mark Gainey tied up at 7-1. 

This time around, Michael Nipp gets, at least a share of, his 6th career weekly win, while rookie gRandy Latta gets a share of his first weekly title.  Joey Thornell misses a three-way lock by 4 points, and all three are 8-0 this week.

For fourth place, we go the 7-1s of the group, which continues throughout the Weekly Top Ten... Zack Graves has another astounding week, this time for 4th, while in 5th is Ryan Sherman.  Tied up for 6th is DFC Legend Big Eddy Mac and also Teber Shaw, in 8th is Hurricane Rhett Barnett, in 9th is Tommy McLeod, and rounding out this weeks Top Ten is Brad Latta

Also Finishing:
7-1: Chris Croyle
6-2: Jay Rob, Hawbaker, Eddy the Junior, Matt Latta. Drew Warren, Trey Cartledge, Yours Truly, Lt. Dan, Big Tom J,
5-3: Young Garrett, Lori Beirne, Jonny Osborne, Stevie Ray, DMOsborne, Sarah Hasha, Drew Morris, Matt Halpert, Tyler Campbell, John Wolf,
4-4: Jenn Ernst, The Tuck Rule, The Big Wasyluka, The Mighty Gainey
3-5: JustFish
2-6: Daniel Powell

Zack Graves, 31-9 (5.0)
Joey Thornell, 29-11 (16.0)
Matt Latta, 25-15 (11.7)
Matt Halpert, 25-15 (12.7)
DM Osborne, 25-15 (18.0)
Drew Warren, 22-18 (12.0)
Rhett Barnett, 21-19 (11.0)

TeberShaw, 28-12 (9.0)
Brad Latta, 26-14 (14.7)
Tommy McLeod, 25-15 (10.0)
Jenn Ernst, 23-17 (6.33)
Justin Fisher, 22-18 (15.5)
Sarah Hasha, 22-18 (15.7)

Tom Johnson, 30-10 (17.7)
Eddy McBroom, 28-12 (10.3)
Dan Sellers, 26-14 (10.7)
Trey Cartledge, 25-15 (13.7)
Drew Morris, 23-17 (6.67)
David Tuck, 23-17 (10.3)

Yours Truly, 27-13 (11.7)
Chris Croyle, 26-14 (10.7)
Ryan Sherman, 24-16 (11.3)
Garrett Cheney, 24-16 (13.7)
Tyler Campbell, 24-16 (14.7)
Mark Gainey, 23-17 (11.0)
John Wolf, 22-18 (10.0)

Randy Latta, 28-12 (9.0)
Jon Osborne, 26-14 (11.0)
Steven Ray, 26-14 (12.7)
Jason Roberts, 25-15 (4.33)
Scotty Latta, 24-16 (8.0)
Lori Beirne, 24-16 (13.3)

Eddy Jr, 27-13 (9.0)
Tim Wasyluka, 27-13 (10.3)
James Hawbaker, 25-15 (10.0)
Mikey Nipp, 25-15 (15.3)
Tad Roose, 24-16 (12.0)
Daniel Powell, 21-19 (17.0)

(Rank) Playa, Record (TBA) (Last Wk)
1. Zack Graves, 31-9 (5) (1st)
2. Tom Johnson, 30-10 (17.7) (2nd)
3. Joey Thornell, 29-11 (16) (10th)
4-tie. Tebe Shaw, 28-12 (9) (5th)
4-tie. Randy Latta, 28-12 (9) (11th)
6. Eddy McBroom, 28-12 (10.3) (7th)
7. Eddy McBroom Jr, 27-13 (9.0) (6th)
8. Tim Wasyluka, 27-13 (10.3) (3rd)
9. Yours Truly, 27-13 (11.7) (4th)
10-tie. Dan Sellers, 26-14 (10.7) (NR-13th)
10-tie. Chris Croyle, 26-14 (10.7) (NR-18th)
12. Jonny Osborne, 26-14 (11) (9th)
dropped out: Steven Ray (8th)... Matt Halpert (12th)

Aaaaand... the bottom five...
(33) Drew Warren... (34) Justin Fisher... (35) Sarah Hasha... (36) Rhett Barnett... (37) Daniel Powell

  • I usually don't mention upcoming games in this section, unless its a milestone... and the Tennessee Titans visiting the Dallas Cowboys counts.  ITS OUR 1000TH GAME IN THE DFC.
  • That's right.  I just said ONE THOUSAND.  So, DMO, Matt, Mikey Nipp, Jennifer Ernst, Tommy McLeod and Yours Truly can all revel in this accomplishment.  (Daniel Powell started a few weeks late)
  • I mentioned that Mikey and Randy tying for the weekly win is a somewhat rare occurance, and its true.  Counting this past week, we've had 124 weeks of regular season play (11 weeks in DFC I, 12 weeks in every season after, 5 weeks completed this year) and a weekly tie between 2 DFC'ers has happened 5 times before this week.
  • DFC I, Wk 2, Hall of Famer Wookiee Fulaytar and Brooke DeRamus (of which our championship plate is named after) tied at 6-2.  In DFC II, Wk 7, Tommy McLeod and Jason Quinn tied up at 6-2.   DFC VII, Mark Gainey and Jennifer Ernst tied at 6-2 in Week 4 and in DFC VIII, Wk 11, Hawbaker and Ken Mackey tied up at 6-2.  Finally, in DFC IX, Drew Morris and Mark Gainey got a 7-1 tie in Wk 11.
  • A three way tie for the week is even more rare--its happened 2 times.  In DFC V, Eddy McBroom, Jonathan Osborne and Tad "The Dynasty" Roose tied with 7-1 in Week 10, and in DFC VIII, Wk 12, Drew Morris, Trey Cartledge and Ken Mackey all tied at 7-1.
  • Mikey Nipp went 8-0 this week, and in his 10+ year career, he's had a total of 2... including this week.  The other was DFC V, Week 5.
  • 8-0 is a pretty solid achievement, as its sheer undefeatedism, but winning a week at 8-0 actually happens more often than you'd think.  Including this week, 26 weeks have been won by the undefeated mark.  Shawn Sharp, Daniel Powell, Scotty Latta, Jenn Ernst, DMOsborne, Garrett Cheney, Wookiee Fulaytar, Tyler Campbell, Tebe Shaw, Zack Graves, Matt Latta, Hawbaker, Tim Wasyluka, Jason Barnette, Ryan Sherman,
  • Justin Glenn, Tad Roose, Lori Beirne and now Mikey Nipp have done it twice, and Mark Gainey has done it 3 times, once at 9-0, the only 9-0 week in DFC's history. 
  • Regular season wins... Jenn Ernst and Yours Truly just crossed 600 wins.  Matt Latta is up next at 590.  Lori Beirne is 13 wins away from 500.  James Hawbaker will hit 300 wins with 6 more, and Ryan Sherman will get there in a few weeks, at 288.  
  • Matt Halpert needs 1 more to hit 200, while Joey Thornell is at 191.   The race to 100 is heating up, with Brad Latta (80), Steven Ray (79), Dan Sellers (79) and Rhett Barnett (72) all in reach this season.
  •  All Time Wins (regular season + playoffs)... DMO has 594 all time wins, 6 from 600.  Tad Roose has 589, Daniel Powell has 579 and Tom Johnson has 574.  Up to 500, Tim Wasyluka has 498, while next to 300 all time wins, Ryan Sherman (299) and Trey Cartledge (288). 
  • Justin Fisher is 4 away from 200 (196), while Brad Latta's playoff run last year puts him at 85 all time wins, 15 from 100.

Monday, October 04, 2010

DFC XI Week Six Games

DFC XI Week Six games


Tennessee Volunteers (2-3) at Georgia Bulldogs (1-4), 1121a, ESPN3

17. Michigan State Spartans (5-0) at 18. Michigan Wolverines (5-0), 230p, ABC

12. LSU Tigers (5-0) at 14. Florida Gators (4-1), 630p, ESPN

23. Florida State Seminoles (4-1) at 18. Miami Hurricanes (3-1), 7p, ABC


Kansas City Chiefs (3-0) at Indianapolis Colts (2-2), 12p, CBS

Green Bay Packers (3-1) at Washington Redskins (2-2), 12p, FOX

The New York Football Giants (2-2) at The Texans of Houston (3-1), 12p, FOX

Tennessee Titans (2-2) at Dallas Cowboys (2-2), 315p, CBS

Florida State vs Miami, total points scored