Monday, November 28, 2011

DFC XII Divisional Playoffs

(1) Jennifer Ernst
(2) Brad Latta
(3) Dan Sellers
(5) Matt Halpert
(8) Drew Morris
eliminated... (4) Eddy McBroom... (6) Tommy McLeod... (7) Matt Latta

(1) Jonathan Osborne
(2) Randy Latta
(3) Tyler Campbell
(4) Daniel Powell
(7) James Hawbaker
eliminated.... (5) Scott Latta... (6) Jessica Hawbaker... (8) Mark Gainey


The Syracuse Orangemen (5-6) at Pittsburgh Panthers (5-6)
11am, ESPN

22. Texas Longhorns (7-4) at 17. Baylor Bears (8-3)
230p, ABC

10. Oklahoma Sooners (9-2) at 3. Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-1)
7p, ABC

15. Wisconsin Badgers (10-2) vs. 13. Michigan State Spartans (10-2)
The Inaugural Big Ten Championship Game, 717p, FOX


Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3)
12p, CBS

Atlanta Falcons (7-4) at Houston Texans (8-3)
12p, FOX

Tennessee Titans (6-5) at Buffalo Bills (5-6)
12p, CBS

Detroit Lions (7-4) at New Orleans Saints (7-3)
720p, NBC

Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma State Cowboys, total points scored

Sunday, November 27, 2011

DFC XII Wild Card Weekend Results


25. Texas 27, Texas A&M 25
1. LSU 41, 3. Arkansas 17 (tiebreak game, 58 total points)
13. Georgia 31, 23. Georgia Tech 17
12. South Carolina 34, 17. Clemson 13
The Baltimore Harbaughs 16, The San Fran Harbaughs 6
Arizona 23, St. Louis 20
Denver Broncos 16, San Diego 13 OT
NYGiants at New Orleans

(5) Matt Halpert, 6-1 (12 off of TB) (ADVANCES)
(8) Drew Morris, 5-2 (52 off) (ADVANCES)
(7) Matt Latta, 5-2 (10 off) (eliminated)
(6) Tommy McLeod, 4-3 (9 off) (eliminated)
(4) Eddy McBroom, 4-3 (16 off) (eliminated)

(7) James Hawbaker, 5-2 (9 off) (ADVANCES)
(4) Daniel Powell, 5-2 (34 off) (ADVANCES)
(6) Jessica Hawbaker, 4-3 (11 off) (eliminated)
(5) Scott Latta, 3-4 (picked TB exactly) (eliminated)
(8) Mark Gainey, 3-4 (5 off) (eliminated)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

DFC XII Wild Card Weekend Games


25. Texas Longhorns (6-4) at Texas A&M Aggies (6-5)
Thursday, 7p, ESPN

3. Arkansas Razorbacks (10-1) at 1. LSU Tigers (11-0)
Friday, 130p, CBS

13. Georgia Bulldogs (9-2) at 23. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-3)
Saturday, 11am, ESPN

17. Clemson Tigers (9-2) at 12. South Carolina Gamecocks (9-2)
Saturday, 645p, ESPN


San Francisco 49ers (9-1) at Baltimore Ravens (7-3)
Thursday, 720p, NFL Network... Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh!!

For Old Time's Sake... Some Crap O'the Week...
Arizona Cardinals (3-7) at St. Louis Rams (2-8)
Sunday, 12p, FOX

Denver Tebows (5-5) at San Diego Chargers (4-6)
Sunday, 315p, CBS

NYGiants (6-4) at New Orleans Saints (7-3) 
Monday, 730p, ESPN

Tiebreak Game
Arkansas at LSU, total points scored.  Any tie beyond this tiebreak goes to higher DFC seed.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

DFC XII Playoff Standings

What a final weekend of the regular season... matching the craziness of the BCS and the college football weekend, in the DFC we saw a guy who had never made the postseason--Tyler Campbell--storm to his first division title... we saw a all-but-assured-top-seed--Dan Sellers--stumble to a 3-5 record and barely get that coveted 3rd spot... we saw another guy finish a dominating season with a record setting 70 wins... we saw a thrilling North Division bout between two Matts come down to a 4 point TBA decision... and out of 42, 16 DFC'ers move on to the "second season".


(1) Jennifer Ernst, 64-32 (17.40)... Central Division Champ, first round bye
(2) Brad Latta, 62-34 (15.7)... first round bye
(3) Dan Sellers, 61-35 (13.6)... West Division Champ, first round bye
(4) Eddy McBroom, 61-35 (16.7)... wild card
(5) Matt Halpert, 60-36 (13.0)... North Division Champ
(6) Tommy McLeod, 60-36 (16.3)... wild card
(7) Matt Latta, 60-36 (17.6)... wild card
(8) Drew Morris, 58-38 (14.8)... wild card

(1) Jonathan Osborne, 70-26 (16.1)... Central Division Champ, first round bye
(2) Randy Latta, 65-31 (16.3)... first round bye
(3) Tyler Campbell, 62-34 (17.0)... East Division Champ, first round bye
(4) Daniel Powell, 62-34 (20.7)... South Division Champ
(5) Scott Latta, 62-34 (18.2)... wild card
(6) Jessica Hawbaker, 61-35 (14.2)... wild card
(7) James Hawbaker, 60-36 (13.9)... wild card
(8) Mark Gainey, 60-36 (14.7)... wild card

It did him no good when it came to the postseason, but DFC IX Rookie of the Year Bradley Pinkerton, who made a decent comeback after a two year layoff, got his first career win in the last week of the regular season.  Pinky headed up a slew of 7-1 records, which included Jonathan Osborne (2nd)... Big Eddy McBroom (3rd)... Scott Latta (4th)... and Tyler Campbell (5th).

Finishing in 6th for the week is Jennifer Ernst at 6-2, James Hawbaker gets 7th at 6-2 and Young Garrett Cheney in 8th place.  Tied up for 9th is Tebe Shaw, Matt Halpert and Michael Nipp, all at 6-2.

Also Finishing:
6-2:  Matt Latta... Rhett Barnett... Brad Latta... Randy Latta... Lori Beirne... Daniel Powell...  
5-3:  Zack Graves...  Trey Cartledge... Tommy McLeod... Greg Graves... Tom Johnson... Mark Gainey...
4-4:  Joey Thornell... Eddy Jr... Big Tim Wasyluka... DMOsborne... Drew Morris... Drew Warren... Stamper... David Tuck... Sarah Hasha... Ryan Sherman... Chris Croyle... Steven Ray... Jessica Hawbaker... Mark Warner...
3-5:  Justin Fisher... Dan Sellers... Yours Truly... John Wolf...
0-8:  Tad Roose...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

DFC XII Playoff Updates

Updated Saturday, 1145p, after the BCS completely imploded

Unofficial results tells us:

JOHN WOLF wins Seasonal TieBreak Title with a 12.5 TBA.  Matt Halpert and Tim Wasyluka tied for 2nd with a 13.0.

JONATHAN OSBORNE wins the Regular Season College Title with a 42-14 record.  Brad Latta in 2nd with a 40-16 record.  Matt Latta, Jennifer Ernst and Randy Latta tie for 3rd at 39-17


Here is a by-conference top to bottom ranking in the DFC.  Each is listed with their record and TBA, by ranking.  The top 8 get into the postseason, and the current standings, and whether they would get a first round bye, is listed.  

An X denotes a playoff berth, and it is mentioned if a division or first round bye is clinched.  

X-1) Jennifer Ernst, 61-31 (17.4)... Central Division Champion, clinches first round bye
X-2) Dan Sellers, 58-34 (13.6)... West Division Champion, first round bye
X-3) Brad Latta, 58-34 (15.7)... 2nd place in Central, first round bye
4) Matt Latta, 57-35 (17.6)... leads North Division
5) Big Eddy McBroom, 57-35 (16.7)... 2nd in West Division
6) Matt Halpert, 56-36 (13.0)... 2nd in North Division
7) Tommy McLeod, 56-36 (16.3)...3rd place in Central
8) Drew Morris, 55-37 (14.8)... 3rd in West Division
9) Rhett Barnett, 55-37 (17.6)... 3rd in North Division
10) Trey Cartledge, 55-37 (19.1)... 4th in West Division
11) Justin Fisher, 55-37 (19.6)... 4th in Central Division
12) Joey Thornell, 54-38 (16.2)... 4th in North Division
13) Drew Warren, 53-39 (17.6)... 5th in North Division
14) Tebe Shaw, 52-40 (17.1)... 5th in Central Division (eliminated from postseason)
15) Bradley Pinkerton, 52-40 (20.5)... 5th in West Division (eliminated from postseason)
16) Sarah Hasha, 50-42 (15.2)... 6th in Central Division (eliminated from postseason)
17) Tom Johnson, 49-43 (22.3)... 6th in West Division (eliminated from postseason)
18) Zack Graves, 47-45 (14.5)... 6th in North Division (eliminated from postseason)
19) David Tuck, 46-46 (14.4)... last in West Division (eliminated from postseason)
20) DMOsborne, 43-49 (20.0)... last in North Division (eliminated from postseason)
21) David Stamper, 35-57 (18.7)... last in Central Division (eliminated from postseason)

North Division... Jacksonville beats Cleveland, Matt Latta wins division.  If Cleveland beats Jacksonville, Matt Halpert wins division.

X-1) Jonathan Osborne, 67-25 (16.1)... Central Division Champion, clinched first round bye
X-2) Randy Latta, 62-30 (16.3)... 2nd in Central Division, clinched first round bye
X-3) Daniel Powell, 59-33 (20.7)... South Division Champion, clinched first round bye
X-4) Scott Latta, 59-33 (18.2)... 3rd in Central Division
5) Mark Gainey, 58-34 (14.7)... leads East Division, first round bye
6) Jessica Hawbaker, 58-34 (14.2)... 4th in Central Division
7) Tyler Campbell, 58-34 (17.0)... 2nd in East Division
8)James Hawbaker, 56-36 (13.9)... 2nd in South Division
9) Greg Graves, 56-36 (14.3)... 3rd in South Division
10) Tad Roose, 55-37 (17.4)... 4th in South Division
11) Chris Croyle, 55-37 (19.8)... 3rd in East Division
12) Garrett Cheney, 55-37 (20.0)... 4th in East Division
13)  John Wolf, 54-38 (12.5)... 5th in East Division
14) Steven Ray, 54-38 (18.2)... 5th in Central Division
15) Eddy McBroom Jr, 54-38 (20.40)... 5th in South Division
16) Tim Wasyluka, 53-39 (13.0)... 6th in South Division (eliminated from postseason)
17) Michael Nipp, 51-41 (15.1)... last in South Division (eliminated from postseason)
18) Yours Truly, 51-41 (15.3)... 6th in East Division (eliminated from postseason)
19) Ryan Sherman, 51-41 (15.4)... last in East Division (eliminated from postseason)
20) Lori Beirne, 50-42 (19.2)... 6th in Central Division (eliminated from postseason)
21) Mark Warner, 41-51 (21.5)... last in Central Division (eliminated from postseason)

East Division... If Seattle AND Cleveland win, Tyler Campbell wins division.  If Seattle OR Cleveland wins, Mark Gainey wins division.

Monday, November 14, 2011

DFC XII Week Eleven Results

10. Virginia Tech 37, 21. Georgia Tech 26
19. Nebraska 17, 12. Penn State 14
West Virginia 23, 23. Cincinnati 21
15. Georgia 45, 20. Auburn 7
TCU 36, 5. Boise State 35
Florida State 23, Miami 19
7. Oregon 53, 4. Stanford 30 (tiebreak game, 83 total points)
Nevada 42, Hawai'i 28

Its been over four full seasons since Matt Latta took a Weekly Trophy home (like, Week 1 of DFC VIII), but he gets one this week.  At 7-1, he bests a slew of 6-2 records, like Jonathan Osborne in 2nd, Michael Nipp in 3rd, Justin Fisher in 4th and Scott Latta in 5th.

Matt Halpert gets 6th at 5-3, while The Big Wasyluka and Jessica Hawbaker tie for 7th at 5-3.  In 9th place is a tie between Dan Sellers and James Hawbaker.

Also Finishing:
5-3:  Joey Thornell... Brad Latta... Jennifer Ernst... Yours Truly... Tyler Campbell... Chris Croyle... Randy Latta... Tad Roose... Greg Graves... Daniel Powell...
4-4:  Zack Graves... Hurricane Rhett... Drew Warren... David Stamper... Sarah Hasha... Defending DFC Champion Trey Cartledge... Big Eddy... Drew Morris... David Tuck... The Mighty Gainey... John Wolf... Garrett Cheney... Lori Beirne...
3-5: DMOsborne... Tommy McLeod... Tebershaw... Bradley Pinkerton... Tom Johnson... Ryan Sherman... Steven Ray... Marky Mark... Eddy Jr...


Matt Halpert, 54-34 (14.0)
Matt Latta, 54-34 (19.11)
Joey Thornell, 53-35 (17.44)
Rhett Barnett, 52-36 (17.89)
Drew Warren, 52-36 (19.22)
Zack Graves, 45-43 (15.0)
DMOsborne, 41-47 (21.56)

Jennifer Ernst, 58-30 (18.89)
Brad Latta, 56-32 (15.44)
Tommy McLeod, 55-33 (17.78)
Justin Fisher, 54-34 (20.56)
Tebe Shaw, 50-38 (18.87)
Sarah Hasha, 48-40 (15.44)
David Stamper, 35-53 (19.89)

Dan Sellers, 58-30 (14.0)
Drew Morris, 54-34 (15.56)
Eddy McBroom, 54-34 (17.89)
Trey Cartledge, 53-35 (19.89)
Bradley Pinkerton, 48-40 (22.56)
Tom Johnson, 47-41 (24.56)
David Tuck, 44-44 (14.56)

(1) Dan Sellers, 58-30 (14.0)... Would win West Division, first round bye
(2) Jennifer Ernst, 58-30 (18.89)... Would win Central Division, first round bye
(3) Brad Latta, 56-32 (15.44)... Would get Wild Card, first round bye
(4) Tommy McLeod, 55-33 (17.78)... Wild Card
(5) Matt Halpert, 54-34 (14.0)... Would win North Division
(6) Drew Morris, 54-34 (15.56)... Wild Card
(7) Eddy McBroom, 54-34 (17.89)... Wild Card
(8) Matt Latta, 54-34 (19.11)... Wild Card
On the Bubble:  Justin Fisher, 54-34 (20.56)... Joey Thornell, 53-35 (17.44)... Trey Cartledge, 53-35 (19.89)... Rhett Barnett, 52-36 (17.89)... Drew Warren, 52-36 (19.22)

Eliminated from the postseason:  Zack Graves... DMOsborne... David Stamper... David Tuck


Mark Gainey, 55-33 (15.44)
Tyler Campbell, 55-32 (17.89)
Chris Croyle, 53-35 (21.0)
Garrett Cheney, 53-35 (22.0)
John Wolf, 52-36 (13.11)
Ryan Sherman, 50-38 (15.22)
Yours Truly, 50-38 (16.44)

Jonathan Osborne, 63-25 (17.67)
Randy Latta, 59-29 (17.33)
Jessica Hawbaker, 56-32 (15.44)
Scott Latta, 55-33 (19.44)
Steven Ray, 52-36 (19.22)
Lori Beirne, 48-40 (18.67)
Mark Warner, 40-48 (22.78)

Daniel Powell, 56-32 (21.56)
Tad Roose, 55-33 (15.89)
James Hawbaker, 54-34 (15.0)
Eddy Jr, 54-34 (18.67)
Greg Graves, 53-35 (14.78)
Tim Wasyluka, 51-37 (13.89)
Michael Nipp, 49-39 (16.44)

(1) Jonathan Osborne, 63-25 (17.67)... Would win Central Division, first round bye
(2) Randy Latta, 59-29 (17.33)... Wild Card, first round bye
(3) Daniel Powell, 56-32 (21.56)... Would win South Division, first round bye
(4) Jessica Hawbaker, 56-32 (15.44)... Wild Card
(5) Mark Gainey, 55-33 (15.44)... Would win East Division
(6) Tad Roose, 55-33 (15.89)... Wild Card
(7) Tyler Campbell, 55-33 (17.89)... Wild Card
(8) Scott Latta, 55-33 (19.44)... Wild Card
On the Bubble:  James Hawbaker, 54-34 (18.67)... Eddy McB Jr, 54-34 (18.67)... Greg Graves, 53-35 (14.78)... Chris Croyle, 53-35 (17.89)... Garrett Cheney, 53-35 (22.0)... John Wolf, 52-36 (13.11)

Eliminated from the postseason:  Mark Warner...

(1) Jonathan Osborne, 63-25 (17.67) (#1 three weeks)
(2) Randy Latta, 59-29 (17.33) (#2 three weeks)
(3) Dan Sellers, 58-30 (14.0) (#3, four weeks)
(4) Jennifer Ernst, 58-30 (18.89) (#4, four weeks)
(5-tie) Brad Latta, 56-32 (15.44) (6th)
(5-tie) Jessica Hawbaker, 56-32 (15.44) (8th)
(7) Daniel Powell, 56-32 (21.56) (9th)
(8) Mark Gainey, 55-33 (15.44) (7th)
(9) Tad Roose, 55-33 (15.89) (12-tie)
(10) Tommy McLeod, 55-33 (17.78 (5th)
(11) Tyler Campbell, 55-33 (17.89) (NR)
(12) Scott Latta, 55-33 (19.44) (NR)
dropped out:  Drew Morris (11th)... Eddy McBroom Jr (10th)... Eddy McBroom (12-tie)

(38) Zack Graves, 45-43... (39) David Tuck, 44-44... (40) DMOsborne, 41-47... (41) Mark Warner, 40-48... (42) David Stamper, 35-53


  • The Most Valuable Player... The MVP Award.  Typically, its given to the player with the best record, and though you can make an argument for Randy Latta (spent the entire season 1st or 2nd in the Power Poll, not a single 3-5 or worse record), but can you give the MVP to someone who doesn't win their own division?  Its Jonathan Osborne's award to lose.
  • The MVP Awards, from DFC I to DFC XI... Shawn Sharp... Tommy McLeod... Mark Gainey... Jennifer Ernst... Gainey again... Gainey yet again... Tad Roose... Drew Morris... Yours Truly... Yours Truly... and last season, Yours Truly.  
  • Who has won the MVP and the DFC Championship in the same season?  Only Shawn Sharp in DFC I... Tad Roose in DFC VII... and Drew Morris in DFC VIII
  • As far as The Rookie of the Year Award goes, it looked early like Greg Graves was going to run away with it.  Huge splash in the standings, ranked near the top of the DFC Power Poll.  However, its a clear cut case of Jessica Hawbaker being just that good, at least this season.  Like Osborne with the MVP, the RotY Trophy is Jess Hawbaker's to lose this next week.
  • The Rookie of the Year Award winners... because we were all rookies in DFC I, there was no award. So starting with DFC II, here's the winners... Tad Roose... Mark Gainey... Jason Duren... Garrett Cheney... Angie Mark Osborne... Gary "The Idol" Eubanks... Matt Halpert... Bradley Pinkerton... Brad Latta... Randy Latta
  • Only Tad Roose in DFC II managed to win both Rookie of the Year and the championship in the same season.  As a matter of fact, besides Tad Roose and Mark Gainey, no other RotY winner has even won a championship in their following years.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

DFC XII Week Twelve Games

This is the final week of the DFC's regular season.  Once you send your picks in, they are locked, and you cannot change them--so pick carefully.

16. Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-2) at 18. Michigan Wolverines (8-2)
11am, ESPN and ESPN3

Louisville Cardinals (5-5) at UConn Huskies (4-5)

Vanderbilt Commodores (5-5) at Tennessee Volunteers (4-6)
6p, ESPNU and ESPN3D

13. Kansas State Wildcats (8-2) at 23. Texas Longhorns (6-3)
7p, FX

Seattle Seahawks (3-6) at St. Louis Rams (2-7)
305p, FOX

Cincinnati Bengals (6-3) at Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
12p, CBS

Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) at Cleveland Browns (3-6)
12p, CBS

Tennessee Titans (5-4) at Atlanta Falcons (5-4)
315p, CBS

Vanderbilt at Tennessee, total points scored

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

DFC XII Week Ten Results

1. LSU 9, 2. Alabama 6 (tiebreak game, 15 points total)

It took a sophomore season, a total of 22 weeks of competition, but Drew "The Grassman" Warren finally has a helmet sticker... a weekly win to call his own, at 7-1.  And as you'll see, one solid week can sometimes throw you right back in the midst of a playoff run... and Drew is on the verge.

Late comer rookie Marky Mark Warner gets his best finish of the season thusfar, at 2nd with a 6-2 record, while Danny Powell gets 3rd at 6-2.  JustFish takes 4th, Ryan Sherman is 5th and Tyler Campbell is 6th, all at 5-3.

Finishing up the Weekly Top Ten, all at 5-3, is Jonathan Osborne at 7th, Drew Morris in 8th, Michael Nipp in 9th and Big Tom Johnson at 10th place.

Also finishing:
4-4:  James Hawbaker... Tad "The Dynasty" Roose... Eddy the Junior... The Big Wasyluka... Yours Truly... John Wolf... Croyle... Zacky Graves... Hurricane Rhett... Brad Latta.. Tommy McLeod... Jennifer Ernst... Tebershaw... David Stamper... Defending DFC Champion Trey Cartledge... Big Eddy McBroom... Dan Sellers... Scotty Latta... Randy Latta... Lil Stevie Ray... 
3-5:  David Tuck... Young Garrett Cheney... Lori "Sunshine" Beirne... Mark "The (un)Mighty" Gainey... Sarah Hasha... Greg Graves... Jessica Hawbaker... Joey Thornell... Bradley Pinkerton... DMOsborne... Matt Latta... 
2-6:  Matt Halpert...

James Hawbaker had a question about his TBA a week or so ago, concerned that the numbers I had and the numbers he had didn't quite match up.  Now, its customary for to start combing through everything about week 11, look for mistakes in typing, trying to catch anything I didn't see earlier in the season because when less than 1 point can make the difference in a postseason spot and sitting home, its important to be exact.  And I noticed two mistakes, rather large ones, actually.  In one, the Florida/Auburn game, I had the total number of points as 20 and not 23 (the final score was 17-6, Auburn) in the Tiebreak Spreadsheet--that is to say, on the "game page" I have, I had the correct score, and therefore the Weekly Top Ten was correct.  But TBAs overall were off a little.  And this past week, I had the Florida/Georgia total points correct--44--but the issue was, the tiebreak game was actually Michigan State/Nebraska.  After double and triple checking, the Weekly Top Ten was still unaffected, but again, the TBAs were slightly altered.  

So for these mistakes, I do apologize, and I continue to invite you to help me make the necessary corrections.  As for anything that should have been changed in those affected weeks, like the over all Power Poll standings and such... I'm going to leave as-is.  Chalk it up to a blown call by the refs.  Let's move on.

Matt Halpert, 49-31 (15.38)
Joey Thornell, 48-32 (17.75)
Rhett Barnett, 48-32 (18.88)
Drew Warren, 48-32 (19.38)
Matt Latta, 47-33 (17.88)
Zack Graves, 41-39 (13.0)
DMOsborne, 38-42 (16.75)

Jennifer Ernst, 53-27 (17.13)
Tommy McLeod, 52-28 (15.75)
Brad Latta, 51-29 (14.25)
Justin Fisher, 48-32 (19.25)
Tebe Shaw, 47-33 (17.63)
Sarah Hasha, 44-36 (13.88)
David Stamper, 31-49 (20.38)

Dan Sellers, 53-27 (14.0)
Drew Morris, 50-30 (15.38)
Eddy McBroom, 50-30 (15.88)
Trey Cartledge, 49-31 (19.0)
Bradley Pinkerton, 45-35 (20.63) 
Tom Johnson, 44-36 (23.50)
David Tuck, 40-40 (14.63)

(1) Dan Sellers, 53-27 (14.0)... Wins West Division, first round bye
(2) Jennifer Ernst, 53-27 (17.13) ... Wins Central Division, first round bye 
(3) Tommy McLeod, 52-28 (15.75)... Wild Card, first round bye
(4) Brad Latta, 51-29 (14.25)... Wild Card
(5) Drew Morris, 50-30 (15.38)... Wild Card
(6) Eddy McBroom, 50-30 (15.88)... Wild Card
(7) Matt Halpert, 49-31 (15.38)... Wins North Division
(8) Trey Cartledge, 49-31 (19.0)... Wild Card
On the Bubble... Joey Thornell, 48-32 (17.75)... Rhett Barnett, 48-32 (18.88)... Justin Fisher, 48-32 (19.25)... Drew Warren, 48-32 (19.38)... Tebe Shaw, 47-33 (17.63)... Matt Latta, 47-33 (17.88)

Mark Gainey, 51-29 (15.25)
Tyler Campbell, 50-30 (17.63)
Garrett Cheney, 49-31 (23.88)
John Wolf, 48-32 (14.13)
Chris Croyle, 48-32 (21.38)
Ryan Sherman, 47-33 (13.38)
Yours Truly, 45-35 (15.63)

Jonathan Osborne, 57-23 (19.5)
Randy Latta, 54-26 (17.38)
Jessica Hawbaker, 51-29 (16.38)
Scott Latta, 49-31 (17.88)
Steven Ray, 49-31 (18.38)
Lori Beirne, 45-35 (18.88)
Mark Warner, 37-43 (21.25)

Daniel Powell, 51-29 (18.75)
Eddy Jr, 51-29 (18.88)
Tad Roose, 50-30 (15.88)
James Hawbaker, 49-31 (15.13)
Greg Graves, 48-32 (14.63)
Tim Wasyluka, 46-34 (14.63)
Michael Nipp, 43-37 (16.38)

(1) Jonathan Osborne, 57-23 (19.5)... Wins Central Division, first round bye
(2) Randy Latta, 54-26 (17.38)... Wild Card, first round bye
(3) Mark Gainey, 51-29 (15.25)... Wins East Division, first round bye
(4) Daniel Powell, 51-29 (18.75)... Wins South Division
(5) Jessica Hawbaker, 51-29 (16.38)... Wild Card
(6) Eddy Jr, 51-29 (18.88)... Wild Card
(7) Tad Roose, 50-30 (15.88)... Wild Card
(8) Tyler Campbell, 50-30 (17.63)... Wild Card
On the Bubble... James Hawbaker, 49-31 (15.13)... Scott Latta, 49-31 (17.88)... Steven Ray 49-31 (18.38)... Garrett Cheney, 49-31 (23.88)... John Wolf, 48-32 (14.13)... Greg Graves, 48-32 (14.63)... Chris Croyle, 48-32 (21.38)

1. Jonathan Osborne, 57-23 (19.5) (1-two wks)
2. Randy Latta, 54-26 (17.38) (2-two wks)
3. Dan Sellers, 53-27 (14.0) (3-three wks)
4. Jennifer Ernst, 53-27 (17.13) (4-three wks)
5. Tommy McLeod, 52-28 (15.75) (6)
6. Brad Latta, 51-29 (14.25) (8)
7. Mark Gainey, 51-29 (15.25) (5)
8. Jessica Hawbaker, 51-29 (16.38) (7)
9. Daniel Powell, 51-29 (18.75) (NR)
10. Eddy Jr, 51-29 (18.88) (9)
11. Drew Morris, 50-30 (15.38) (NR)
12-tie. Tad Roose, 50-30 (15.88) (11)
12-tie. Eddy McBroom, 50-30 (15.88) (12)
dropped out:  Matt Halpert (10th)

(38) Zack Graves, 41-30... (39) David Tuck, 40-40 ... (40) DMOsborne, 38-42... (41) Mark Warner, 37-43... (42) David Stamper, 31-49


  • Amazingly enough, another season is beginning to dwindle to a close.  Ten weeks in, two weeks left, and the playoffs loom large... well, for many.  The longest DFC playoff streak is held by Mark Gainey, making the postseason from his rookie year in DFC III until DFC IX, two years ago.  The longest current streak is held by Trey Cartledge, the defending DFC champ, and Jonathan Osborne, both who have been postseason bound for four straight years.  Jonathan will have to have a monumental collapse to miss it this season, while Trey is on the edge.
  • As for those who are looking for their first playoff experience, look no further than Tyler Campbell.   In his 7th season, he's started strong many times, yet finished with a limp, though right now he's ranked 8th in the conference--and due to the expanded postseason, from 6 to 8 berths, he might get in.  Or not.
  • The longest DFC tenure without a playoff spot?  Sarah Hasha.  Ten years, including this one, and nary a game after Week 12.  While its not out of the realm of possibility to make it this season, being 5 games out of the 8th spot with only 2 weeks to go is quite an obstacle.
  • Speaking of miserable DFC performances, let's check out David Tuck this year... he's got four straight weeks, from Week 6 to Week 10, with an under .500 record... 3-5, 3-5, 1-7 and 3-5.  
  • While four weeks doesn't seem excessive, just more like a run of bad luck, its actually unusual to have such a streak.  Not counting weeks where people have gone 0-8 for lack of picks, only a few people have had 4 weeks of such failure--DMOsborne and Jason Duren in DFC VIII... both Ty Coffey and Big Eddy Mc in DFC VII... Mikey Nipp in DFC IX... Josh Crosby in DFC II... 
  • The kings of misery, though?  Tad Roose had five straight weeks of 3-5 and less in DFC III, and Garrett Cheney finished the last three weeks of DFC IX below .500, and had the first two weeks of DFC X at 1-7 and 2-6.
  • Looking at success streaks, though, first is the 4-4+ streak, finishing each week at 4-4 or better.  The current streak is Eddy McBroom, with 16 weeks.  He's getting closer to rarified air, as a number of people have gone 10 to 14 weeks, but only 11 times has it been done 16 weeks straight--his own personal best was 15 until now.  Only 5 have gone 20 weeks or more, including the unbreakable record of 45 straight weeks held by Tad Roose.
  • None other than the aforementioned Tyler Campbell holds the 5-3+ record.  He's gotten 8 weeks now of at least 5-3.
  • With a 96 game schedule each year, it takes 48 wins to go .500 for the year, and 49 to make it a winning season.  There's just something about winning 50 games, though, and 60 seems to be that special, "regardless of what happens, it was a great year" mark to make it. 
  • Those looking to beat their career high wins includes 2nd DFC'er Randy Latta (he's got 54 right now, he had 57 last season), Hurricane Rhett (51 wins in each of last two seasons, 48 right now), Brad Latta (won 54 in DFC X, at 51 right now), Tyler (won 55 in DFC VI, at 49 right now) and leading MVP candidate Jonathan Osborne, who won 62 in DFC VIII, and has 57 wins right now.
  • Osborne could feasibly make a run at the all time season win mark, that being 69, won by Yours Truly in DFC IX.  Going 7-1 and 6-2 would put him at the elusive 70 wins record, which might never be broken.
  • For those others who will likely get 60 wins this year (who are 8 wins or less away with 16 games remaining), that includes Jennifer Ernst (53 wins currently), Tommy McLeod (52), Dan Sellers (53) and Randy Latta (54) 
  • Finally, checking out our rankings overall, its always interesting to see who has remained in the Top 12, and who can't get there... Jonathan Osborne, Randy Latta and Mark Gainey have spent the entire season in that list, with Randy being #1 three weeks, and #2 seven weeks, which is impressive itself.
  • The list of those who haven't seen the Top 12 at all is longer... Chris Croyle, Tyler Campbell, Bradley Pinkerton, James Hawbaker, Scott Latta, Trey Cartledge, Joey Thornell and Hurricane Rhett have spent at least one week (and sometimes only one single week) ranked up to #13, but never higher.
  • And those who have not been in the Top 20 all season?  Drew Warren... Tom Johnson...  Lori Beirne... David Tuck... 
  • And finally, those who have languished ranked 30th and below all year?  Mikey Nipp... Sarah Hasha... DMO... Stamper... Mark Warner... 


Sunday, November 06, 2011

The DFC XII Week Eleven Games

Two weeks left in the season... 16 games remain... 13 DFC'ers have crossed that 50-win mark... 7 more could do it as soon as tomorrow night's Chicago/Philly game is over... and for some of us, we are just trying to finish the season with dignity...

We do it once per year... and this year, its right now... ITS A DFC ALL COLLEGE WEEKEND...


10. Virginia Tech Hokies at 21. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


19. Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-2) at 12. Penn State Nittany Lions (8-1)
11am, ESPN

West Virginia Mountaineers (6-3) at 23. Cincinnati Bearcats (7-1)
11am, ABC

20. Auburn Tigers (6-3) at 15. Georgia Bulldogs (7-2)
230p, CBS

TCU Horned Frogs (7-2) at 5. Boise State Broncos (8-0)
230p, Versus

Miami Hurricanes (5-4) at Florida State Seminoles (6-3)
(does anyone remember when this game mattered?  Like, I didn't even know it was this week until five minutes ago)
230p, ESPN

7. Oregon Ducks (8-1) at 4. Stanford Cardinal (9-0)
7p, ABC

Hawaii Warriors (5-4) at Nevada Wolfpack (5-3)
915p, ESPNU

Oregon at Stanford, total points scored

Friday, November 04, 2011

DFC XII Week Nine Results

13. Nebraska 24, 9. Michigan State 3 (tiebreak game, 27 point total)
11. Oklahoma 58, 10. Kansas State 17
22. Georgia 24, Florida 20
8. Stanford 56, 20. USC 48 3OT
Minnesota Vikings 24, Carolina Panthers 21
Buffalo Bills 23, Washington Redskins 0
Pittsburgh Steelers 25, New England Patriots 17
Philadelphia Eagles 34, Dallas Cowboys 7

Many in the DFC pick the same number week after week as their tiebreak game, with no regard for the teams actually playing... and many of those consistent numbers are between 40 and 50... so when a Tiebreak game has points that fall in that range, TBAs are changed dramatically, and there are load of ties in the Weekly Top Ten... and its remarkable that there wasn't a split for the week.

However, big Upz to the guy who does a repeat... winner in Week 8 and now Week 9, Young Garrett Cheney, pushing hard to the postseason.  He takes his third win of his career, this time at 6-2.

And now the ties... tied up for 2nd place, its Justin Fisher and TeberShaw, both at 6-2, and in 4th place, a four way tie between James Hawbaker, Tad "The Dynasty" Roose, Jennifer Ernst and Scotty the Latta.  And in 8th place, a three way tie between Mark "The Mighty" Gainey, John "The Lone" Wolf and Chris "Insert Clever Rhyming and/or pop culture play on words Here" Croyle.

Also finishing:
6-2: Jonathan Osborne... Little Stevie Ray... Eddy the Junior... Tommy "The Highlander" McLeod
5-3: Joey Thornell... Zack "The Dead Horse" Graves... Drew "Grassman" Warren... Brad "Lawyer Up" Latta... The Defending DFC Champion Trey Cartledge... Eddy the Senior... Bradley Pinky... Jessica Hawbaker... Sarah Hasha.. Tyler "The DFC Sexy Beast" Campbell... Marky Mark... Tim "The Big" Wasyluka... Greg Graves... Matt Halpert
4-4:  Mikey Nipp... Danny Powell... gRandy Latta... Ryan Sherman"ator"... Yours Truly... Drew Morris... Lt. Dan Sellers... Matta Latta... DMOsborne... Hurrican Rhett...
3-5:  Stamper... Tom J... Lori "Sunshine" Beirne...
1-7:  The Tuck Rule


This week only, instead of "If the Playoffs Began Today", I'm just listing your conference rank by your record... the top 8, plus those "on the bubble", within 2 games.  Remember, the top two division winners get a first round bye, then the next highest record, division winner or not, gets the third bye.  The next five best records appear in Wild Card Weekend... records determine seeds, followed by TBA, though a division winner trumps a wild card, regardless of TBA.  

Matt Halpert, 47-25 (14.71) (4th in conference)
Matt Latta, 45-27 (17.43) (8th)
Joey Thornell, 45-27 (18.14) (9th)
Rhett Barnett, 44-28 (18.57) (10th)
Drew Warren, 41-31 (18.57)
Zack Graves, 37-35 (12.29)
DMOsborne, 35-37 (20.71)

Jennifer Ernst, 49-23 (17.43) (2nd in conference)
Tommy McLeod, 48-24 (15.71) (3rd)
Brad Latta, 47-25 (14.0) (5th)
Tebe Shaw, 43-29 (18.57) (11th)
Justin Fisher, 43-29 (23.0) (12th)
Sarah Hasha, 41-31 (15.14)
David Stamper, 27-45 (20.86)

Dan Sellers, 49-23 (14.14) (1st in conference)
Big Eddy McBroom (46-26) (6th)
Drew Morris, 45-27 (15.14) (7th)
Trey Cartledge, 45-27 (18.29) (10th)
Bradley Pinkerton, 42-30 (20.29)
Tom Johnson, 39-33 (22.57)
David Tuck, 37-35 (16.14)

Mark Gainey, 48-24 (15.43) (3rd in conference)
Garrett Cheney, 46-26 (24.29) (7th)
Tyler Campbell, 45-27 (18.57) (11th)
John Wolf, 44-28 (15.57) (14th)
Chris Croyle, 44-28 (21.43) (15th)
Ryan Sherman, 42-30 (14.14)
Yours Truly, 41-31 (16.71)

Jonathan Osborne, 52-20 (20.71) (1st in conference)
Randy Latta, 50-22 (17.71) (2nd)
Jessica Hawbaker, 48-24 (17.71) (4th)
Scott Latta, 45-27 (18.0) (10th)
Steven Ray, 45-27 (18.71) (12th)
Lori Beirne, 42-30 (20.57)
Mark Warner, 31-41 (22.0)

Eddy Jr, 47-25 (18.29) (5th in conference)
Tad Roose, 46-26 (15.57) (6th)
Greg Graves, 45-27 (15.57) (8th)
James Hawbaker, 45-27 (17.33) (9th)
Daniel Powell, 44-27 (15.43) (13th)
Tim Wasyluka, 42-30 (14.71)
Michael Nipp, 38-34 (16.14)

(1) Jonathan Osborne, 52-20 (20.71) (back at #1)
(2) Randy Latta, 50-22 (17.71) (2nd last week)
(3) Dan Sellers, 49-23 (14.14) (3rd, two weeks)
(4) Jennifer Ernst, 49-23 (17.43) (4th, two weeks)
(5) Mark Gainey, 48-24 (15.43) (9th)
(6) Tommy McLeod, 48-24 (15.71) (7th)
(7) Jessica Hawbaker, 48-24 (17.71) (5th)
(8) Brad Latta, 47-25 (14.0) (6th)
(9) Eddy McB Jr, 47-25 (18.29) (12-tie)
(10) Matt Halpert, 46-26 (14.71) (8th)
(11) Tad Roose, 46-26 (15.57) (NR)
(12) Eddy McBroom, 46-26 (18.17) (11th)
dropped out:  Drew Morris (10th)... Matt Latta (12-tie)