Miami 42, Georgia Tech 36 OT
11. Notre Dame 13, 18. Michigan 6
15. Kansas State 24, 6. Oklahoma 19
4. Florida State 49, 10. Clemson 37
Tennessee Titans 44, Detroit Lions 41 OT
Cincinnati Bengals 38, Washington Redskins 31
Arizona Cardinals 27, Philadelphia Eagles 6
Baltimore Ravens 31, New England Patriots 30
THE WEEK THAT WAS
Big Teber has done it again, this time going 6-2 for his 5th career weekly win. Always understated, always somewhat of a sneaky, didnt-see-him-coming approach, congrats to Tebershaw for getting it done again.
Tad "The Dynasty" Roose takes 2nd for the week, while Matt "The Great Bear of the North" Latta comes in 3rd, all at 6-2. At 5-3, Daniel Powell is in 4th, while Defending DFC Champion Tyler Campbell takes 5th, and James Hawbaker takes 6th. Lt Dan is in 7th, Yours Truly in 8th and D-Stamper is 9th, all at 5-3, and rounding out the Weekly Top Ten is Jennifer Ernst at 4-4.
4-4: DMOsborne... Brad "Lawdawg" Latta... Bradley Pinkerton... Lori "Sunshine" Beirne... Doc Alex Whitley... Magic Mark Warner... Greg Graves... The Big Wasyluka...
3-5: Matt Halpert... Zack Graves... Scott Latta... Lil Stevie Ray... Grandy Latta... Mikey Nipp... Eddy Jr... Stephanie Latta... Tommy McLeod... The Mighty Gainey... Brad Ashby... JustFish... Big Eddy McBroom... Trey Cartledge... Drew "Slash" Morris... Sarah Hasha... Big Tom Johnson... John "Hungry Like The" Wolf
2-6: Hurricane Rhett... Jessica Hawbaker... Shawn Sharp... Chris Croyle... Young Garrett Cheney... Reigning MVP Jonathan Osborne...
1-7: Drew "The Grassman" Warren... Ryan Sherman...
TIEBREAK BEST/WORST DROPPED
The TBA now has your best and worst TB from this season dropped. Your TB score is how many points you are off from the actual total number of points in a specified game. These numbers are added week to week, then divided by the total number of weeks thus far. For example, Mark Warner has missed the TB by 1, 6, 1 and 25 in Weeks 1 - 4, respectively. Added up to 33, divided by 4, equals 8.25. The best week missed by 1 (he's done this twice, but we only remove it once), and the worst week missed by 25, therefore they are dropped. New numbers are 6+1, divided by 2, for present TB of 3.5... If in coming weeks, he gets a 0 on the TB, the 1 will be added back in, likewise, if he missed the TB by a 26 or more, that number will be dropped as his worst, and the 25 is added back in.
THE DFC POWER FIFTEEN
Mark Gainey (t-10th)... Steven Ray (t-8th)... Stephanie Latta (14th)... Ryan Sherman (15th)
AAAAAAAND.... the bottom five...
(40) Jonathan Osborne... (41) Sarah Hasha... (42) Alex Whitley... (43) Garrett Cheney... (44) Michael Nipp
LIES, DARN LIES & STATISTICS
- Just in terms of sheer numbers, this past week in the DFC was arguably the worst week in the history of the league. Out of 44 particpants, 26 finished at 3-5 and lower. Only 9 more managed a 4-4, leaving 9 with a winning record. So for those you who had a terrible week, just remember you weren't alone.
- So now this begs the question, who withstood the onslaught? The current leader in 4-4 or better is The Big Wasyluka, which, at 17 weeks, is 11th all time. Daniel Powell comes in at 16 weeks, while Defending DFC Champ Tyler Campbell has gone 15 weeks without a 3-5 or worse.
- The current 5-3 and better streak is owned by Yours Truly, but its nothing to really get excited about--its 4 weeks in a row. That's it.
- Taking a glance at all time records, rookies Brad Ashby, Stephanie Latta and Alex Whitley can all be proud of themselves... no matter what, they have all passed The Willis Milestone. Whats that, you ask? Willis Watkins participated in The DFC for a few weeks in DFC V, mustering up 12 wins. So no matter what happens, Brad, Stephanie and Alex, with 18, 19 and 16 wins repectively, won't be at the bottom of the all time list, ever. Good job team!
- Quick stats... Matt Latta is 7 wins away from 700 Regular Season Wins... Lori "Sunshine" Beirne is 13 away from 600... congrats to James Hawbaker who just logged his 400th and 401st regular season win... Ryan Sherman is 13 away from 400... Matt Halpert just passed 300 (at 307) in the last few weeks... Lt Dan is 10 away from 200, Brad Latta is 12 away and Steven Ray is 16 away...
- Glancing at All Time Wins (regular season + playoffs), Yours Truly is 10 away from 800... Daniel Powell is 3 from 700... Tim Wasyluka just passed 600 (at 607) last week... Ryan Sherman, 13 from 400 regular season wins, is only 2 away from 400 all time... Justin Fisher is 9 away from 300... and Jessica Hawbaker is next up for 100, at 82.
- There are 9 original DFC'ers still active, minus Hall of Famer and two time champ Wookiee Fulaytar and DFC Pioneer Brook DeRamus, and 6 of those have made it past 700 all time wins. Daniel Powell has not, but that will likely be remedied on Saturday or Sunday, as he sits at 697. Shawn Sharp missed 7 seasons before DFC XIII, so 700 is a long, long way off--though he did make it past 200 all time this past weekend.
- And that leaves Mikey Nipp, who sits at 15th on the all time list. Those ahead of him include folks like Drew Morris, Scott Latta, Big Eddy, Eddy Jr and Tad "The Dynasty" Roose, who all started in DFC II. And also Mark Gainey, who started in DFC III, giving Mikey a full TWO season head start. And if his 12-20 record stays consistant, he's on pace for a 36-60 record, which would be worse than the worst records ever in the DFC, a record currently held by both Josh Crosby and David Stamper, both who finished at 39-57.
- Stamper is doing significantly better than last year--he only needs 21 more wins in the next 8 weeks--averaging 3-5 for the rest of the season would do it--to surpass his rookie season win total. And if he keeps his pace up, he is looking at a 57 win season this year.
- After four weeks of the season, also on pace to beat their win total last year: Zack Graves, went 50-44 last season, on pace for 54... Tad Roose, 55-41 last year, on pace for 60... DMOsborne, 45-51, pace for 57... Lori Beirne, 54-42, on pace for 60... Bradley Pinkerton, 55-41 last season, on pace for 66 wins... and Tyler Campbell, 62-34 last season, will win 66 if he keeps it up.
- Among those who need to pick it up a little, Sarah Hasha won 52 last season, though a duplication of her first four weeks of DFC XIII will get her only 48 wins... Garrett Cheney's wins will fall from 59 last year to 42 this season... Grandy Latta would see his total go from 65 last year to 57 if he doesn't step it up... Drew Warren would see a fall from 56 to 48... and Jonathan Osborne won 70 last season and is on pace for a playoff-missing 48-48 record.