Monday, November 29, 2021

DeuceBowl XXII

The games for DeuceBowl XXII...

11. Oregon Ducks (10-2) vs 19. Utah Utes (9-3)

Pac12 Championship, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas NV
Friday Night, 7p, ABC

8. Baylor Bears (10-2) vs 7. Oklahoma State Cowboys (11-1)
Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship, AT&T Stadium, Arlington TX
11a, ABC

Kent State Golden Flashes (7-5) vs Northern Illinois Huskies (8-4)
Rocket Morgage MAC Championship, Ford Field, Detroit MI
11a, ESPN

Appalachian State Mountaineers (10-2) vs Louisiana Ragin Cajuns (11-1)
Sun Belt Championship, Cajun Field, Lafayette LA
230p, ESPN

17. Pittsburgh Panthers (10-2) vs 18. Wake Forest Devil Pastors (10-2)
ACC Championship, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte NC
7p, ABC

USC Trojans (4-7) at Cal Bears (4-7)
Crap of the Week, Cal Memorial Stadium, Berkley CA
10p, FOX Sports 1

Dallas Cowboys (7-4) at New Orleans Saints (5-6)
Thursday Night, 720p, Fox/NFL Network

San Diego Chargers of Los Angeles (6-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (7-4)
12p, CBS

New York Football Giants (4-7) at Miami Dolphins (5-7)
12p, FOX

New England Patriots (8-4) at Buffalo Bills (7-4)
Monday Night, 715p, ESPN

Total Points Scored - New England vs Buffalo, total points scored


Iowa State 48, TCU 14
Florida 24, Florida State 21
Michigan State 30, Penn State 27
Virginia Tech 29, Virginia 24
(9) Oklahoma State 37, (13) Oklahoma 33
Buffalo Bills 31, New Orleans Saints 6
Cincinnati Bengals 41, Pittsburgh Steelers 10
New England Patriots 36, Tennessee Titans 13
Green Bay Packers 36, LA Rams 28
San Francisco 34, Minnesota Vikings 26


Short and sweet... Defending DFC Champ Steven Ray and DFC VIII Champ Drew Morris dominated.  Rookie Garrison Ryfun fell way short, and newly crowned DFC Hasha MVP winner Tim Wasyluka couldn't get it together one more week...

Both Drew & Steven finished with an 8-2 record, tied exactly on the TB at 14 off (though this will remain tied as it doesn't affect anything headed into DeuceBowl XXII)

Big Wasyluka's season ends in the semi-finals, this in his 8th playoff appearance (but first since DFC XVI), and actually his very first final four appearance in his 19th overall season. He finished the week at 6-4.

Kudos to Garrison Ryfun, for a great rookie season, and his bid to be the first rookie champion since Shawn Sharp in DFC I (there's a name I haven't typed in a DFC Email in a long time). He finished his week at 5-5, but his 11-9 overall playoff run this season moves him from 57th to 44th in the playoff standings -- among current DFC'ers, he's right behind Michael Nipp's 12-12 career playoff record. 

In the 22nd edition of the DFC Championship, we have Drew // Morris (the // being the nod to Slash, who himself holds Drew's guitar skills in high regard), winner of DFC VIII.  He's in his 21st year in the league, 7 time West Division Champion, MVP winner in VIII and XIV, and with his 24-6 run in the postseason this year, before we even get to next weekend, he's now #1 on the all time Playoff Win list, and is now #2 not only on the Regular Season win list (1233-771) but also #2 on the All Time Win List (1409-855)... behind... Yours Truly. Boo ya. A win next weekend would not only give Drew his 2nd championship, he would then hold the record for most seasons between titles (13 seasons, besting Mark "The Mighty" Gainey's 8 years between titles, from IX to XVIII)

Finally, Steven Ray, the humble, quiet principal who keeps showing his football prowess by not only grabbing his 2nd championship last year (the first being in DFC XV), but now has a shot to do two historic things -- be only the 2nd DFC'er to win 3 titles (Tad "The Dynasty" Roose won II, IV, and VII), but the very first to ever go back to back.  Essentially, Steven Ray is on the verge of becoming one of the all time greats. 

Full results and seasonal recap coming after DeuceBowl XXII!  

Yep, we've done this for going on 2 1/2 decades.

Monday, November 22, 2021


Your final four... The new, reigning DFC MVP Tim Wasyluka... the Defending DFC Champ Steven Ray... The Young Rookie and Pride of Ellijay Garrison Ryfun... and the Classic Veteran and former DFC Champ Drew Morris.  

Best two records compete in DeuceBowl XXII... Ties are broken by traditional tiebreak score. Seeds will not break a 2nd tie, as we will go to another tiebreak specific to those DFC'ers within the tie. 

There is a Thursday night game -- so yes, you can submit the Thursday night game and the rest on Friday, but ALL games must be in by Friday kickoff at 430p


TCU Hornady Froggys (5-6) at Iowa State Cyclones (6-5)

430p, FOX Sports 1

Florida State Seminoles (5-6) at Florida Gators (5-6) 
12p, ESPN

Penn State Nittany Lions (7-4) at 7. Michigan State Spartans (9-2)

330p, ABC

Virginia Tech Hokies (5-6) at Virginia Cavaliers (6-5)

345p, ACC Network

13. Oklahoma Sooners (10-1) at 9. Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-1)
730p, ABC

Buffalo Bills (6-4) at New Orleans Saints (5-5)

820p, NBC

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-4-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (6-4)

1p, CBS

Tennessee Titans (8-3) at New England Patriots (7-4)

1p, CBS

LA Rams (7-3) at Green Bay Packers (8-3)
425p, FOX

Minnesota Viking (5-5) at San Francisco 49ers (5-5)
425p, FOX

Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State... total points scored

Sunday, November 21, 2021

DFC XXII: Division Playoffs RESULTS


Clemson 48, (12) Wake Forest 27
West Virginia 31, Texas 23
Colorado 20, Washington 17
Missouri 24, Florida 23 OT
UCLA 62, USC 33
California 41, Stanford 11
Miami 38, Virginia Tech 26
Miami Dolphins 24, NYJets 17
Cincinnati Bengals 32, Las Vegas Raiders 13
LA Chargers 41, Pittsburgh 37

(11) Drew Morris - 8-2 (advances to Final Four)
(1) Tim Wasyluka - 8-2 (advances to Final Four)
(2) Steven Ray - 6-4 (advances to Final Four)
(4) Garrison Ryfun - 6-4 (advances to Final Four)

(6) Tommy McLeod - 6-4 (eliminated)
(5) Yours Truly - 6-4 (eliminated)
(3) Eddy Mc Jr - 5-5 (eliminated)
(9) Brad Ashby - 5-5 (eliminated)

Monday, November 15, 2021

DFC XXII Divisional Playoff GAMES

And here are the games for the next round... remember that the top four records advance, using the tiebreak game to break any initial tie. Any tie remaining refers to higher seed. These rules are for this week only (DFC Final Four rules cease using seeding as a tiebreak)

All games must be sent at same time, and must be in by Saturday at kickoff.  You can change your picks as needed until Saturday morning, when all games are locked in.

College games are decent, NFL games are terrible, hence a 7/3 split... 


12. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-1) at Clemson Tigers (7-3)
11a, ESPN

Texas Longhorns (4-6) at West Virginia Mountaineers (4-6)
11a, ESPN2

Washington Huskies (4-6) at Colorado Buffaloes (3-7)
2p, PAC12

Florida Gators (5-5) at Missouri Tigers (5-5)
3p, SEC Network

UCLA Bruins (6-4) at USC Trojans (4-5)
3p, FOX

California Bears (3-6) at Stanford Cardinal (3-7)
6p, PAC12

Virginia Tech Hokies (5-5) at Miami Hurricanes (5-5)
630p, ACC Network

Miami Dolphins (3-7) at NY J-E-S-T Jest Jest Jest (2-7)

12p, CBS

Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) at Vegas Raiders (5-4)
305p, CBS

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3) at LA Chargers (5-4)
720p, NBC

UCLA vs USC, total points scored

Sunday, November 14, 2021

DFC XXII: Wild Card Weekend RESULTS

(6) Michigan 21, Penn State 17
(13) Baylor 27, (8) Oklahoma 14
Louisville 41, Syracuse 3
SMU 55, UCF 28
(15) Ole Miss 29, (11) Texas A&M 19 (48 pts in tiebreak)
(12) Wake Forest 45, (16) NC State 42
(25) Arkansas 16, LSU 13 OT
New England Patriots 45, Cleveland Browns 7
Green Bay Packers 17, Seattle Seahawks 0
Kansas City Chiefs 41, Las Vegas Raiders 14

As happens sometimes, several games had one team picked by everyone -- Mich/Penn St... Green Bay/Seattle... and New Eng/Cleveland ultimately didn't matter, but that still left 7 games in play.

In order of finish this weekend:
Drew Morris 8-2 (advances to Divisional Round)
Yours Truly 8-2 (advances to Divisional Round)
Tommy McLeod 7-3 (advances to Divisional Round via TB score of 1)
Brad Ashby 7-3 (advances to Divisional Round via TB score of 3)

Matthew Pinkerton, 7-3 (eliminated with TB score of 8)
DMOsborne, 7-3 (eliminated with TB score of 11)
Wookiee Fulaytar, 6-4 (eliminated)
Rhett Barnett, 6-4 (eliminated)

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

DFC XXII Playoffs: Wild Card Weekend

 Tim * Steven * Eddy Jr * Garrison - Congrats, you have the weekend off. See you next weekend.

The following games are for Yours Truly... Tommy... Wookiee... Rhett... Brad A... DMO... Drewski... Matty Pinky...  you are able to change your picks during the week, but ALL picks, both college & NFL must be submitted by kickoff of first game, otherwise you will forfeit that game. I'll make my picks Thursday, submit to a third party so when I go 10-0, it'll be legit. 

Good luck. We're all counting on you. 

6. Michigan Wolverines (8-1) at Penn State (6-3)

11a, ABC

8. Oklahoma Sooners (9-0) at 13. Baylor Bears (7-2)
11a, FOX

Syracuse Orangemen (5-4) at Louisville Cardinals (4-5)
11a, ESPN3

UCF Golden Knights (6-3) at SMU Mustangs (7-2)
11a, ESPNU

11. Texas A&M Aggies (7-2) at 15. Ole Miss Rebs (7-2)
6p, ESPN

16. NC State Wolfpack (7-2) at 12. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-1)
630p ACC Net

25. Arkansas Razorbacks (6-3) at LSU Fightin O's (4-5)
630p, SEC Net

Cleveland Browns (5-4) at New England Patriots (5-4)

12p, CBS

Seattle Seahawks (3-5) at Green Bay Packers (7-2)
325p, CBS

Kansas City Chiefs (5-4) at Las Vegas Raiders (5-3)
720p, NBC

TieBreak Game
Texas A&M vs Ole Miss.... total points scored


Boston College 30, Virginia Tech 3
(13) Texas A&M 20, (12) Auburn 3
Arkansas 31, Mississippi State 28 (Tiebreak game - 59pts)
Tennessee 45, (18) Kentucky 42
Iowa State 30, Texas 7
Arizona State 31, USC 17
Cleveland Browns 41, Cincinnati Bengals 16
New England Patriots 24, Carolina Panthers 6
Miami Dolphins 17, Houston Texans 9
Tennessee Titans 28, LA Rams 16

Perhaps it was a little too late, but perhaps the greatest DFC'er of all time (to be fair, Tad "The Dynasty" Roose has 3 titles, as opposed to two, but comparing overall careers may put Gainey in the top spot) had a grand week to finish the season overall. And yet, I had to check three times to confirm, Mark "The Mighty" Gainey has not won a DFC Week in 13 years -- 139 weeks -- since DFC IX in 2008... but congrats to Gainey for his 10th Weekly Win of his career, finishing the season at 8-2.

Coming in 2nd for the week, another legend that will fail to make the postseason, Big Eddy finishing up at 7-3, while Drew // Morris and Grandy Latta tie for 3rd at 7-3.

Brad "Lawdawg" Latta takes 5th, Brad "The Bald One" Ashby and Matt "Pinky the Eldest" Pinky tie for 6th, Garrison "Spawn of Macon" Ryfun and Lil Eddy Jr tie for 8th, and Jonny Oz and Tad "The Dynasty" Roose tie for 10th to round out the Top 10 -- all at 6-4.

Also finishing
6-4: Tommy "The Highlander" McLeod... Young Garrett... 

5-5: Defending DFC Champ Steven Ray... Zack "The Attack" Graves... Bradley "Pinky the Wisest" Pinky... Wook-Fu... Hurricane Rhett... Tyler "SPSBotDFC" Campbell... Big Tom J... James "Not a Playoff Maker" Hawbaker... DMO... David "What Tha" Tuck... Mikey "High" Nipp... 

4-6: Lt Dan "Magic Legs" Sellers... Chris "The Collapse" Croyle... Trey "The Wrong Answer" Cartledge... Drew "Grassman" Warren... Jenni Ersnt

3-7: Pinky "Pinky the Pinky" Pinky... Yours Truly... The Big Wasyluka... Danny P... Mitchell "Pinky the Youngest" Pinky... 


YOUR 2021 DFC XXII Official Playoff Rankings
1. Tim Wasyluka, 60-36 (10.2) - South Division Champ, First Round Bye
2. Steven Ray, 57-39 (6.7) - SouthCentral Division Champ, First Round Bye
3. Eddy Mac Jr, 57-39 (10.7) - Wild Card, First Round Bye
4. Garrison Ryfun, 57-39 (12.9) - Wild Card, First Round Bye

5. Yours Truly, 56-40 (9.7) - East Division Champ
6. Tommy McLeod, 56-40 (11.2) - MidCentral Division Champ
7. Chris Fulaytar, 56-40 (12.3) - Wild Card
8. Rhett Barnett, 55-41 (14.0) - North Division Champ
9. Brad Ashby, 55-41 (14.0) - Wild Card
10. DMOsborne, 54-42 (9.9) - Wild Card
11. Drew Morris, 53-43 (8.7) - West Division Champ
12. Matthew Pinkerton, 52-44 (8.8) - Wild Card


Out of the entire league, the top 12 records will get playoff berths.  All division winners are guaranteed a spot -- if a divisional champion's record is outside of the top 12, the division winner in particular will be the 13th seed. 

Top four seeds in record get a First Round Bye.

The Wild Card Weekend will consist of the remaining 8+ DFC'ers, in the playoff first round. After determining playoff seeds, the seasons TBA will be disregarded and will no longer count. The best FOUR records out of the 8+ will advance to the Divisional Round, the Conference Semi-Finals, joining those Four who had first round byes. 

Then, the best Four records out of those 8 will advance to the DFC Final Four. The best of the two that weekend will then go on to DeuceBowl XXII.

Thursday, November 04, 2021


(8) Michigan State 37, (6) Michigan 33
Virginia Tech 26, Georgia Tech 17
Clemson 30, Florida State 20
Purdue 28, Nebraska 23
(18) Auburn 31, (10) Ole Miss 20
Washington 20, Stanford 13
Carolina Panthers 19, Atlanta Falcon 13
San Francisco 49ers 22, Chicago Bears 22
Denver Broncos 17, Washington Football Team 10
Kansas City Chiefs 20, The New York Football Giants 17

It's his 9th win lifetime, but his first weekly win since Week 4 of DFC XVI (2015), and Big Tim Wasyluka is a Week 10 decent showing away from not only wrapping up the South Division title, but also the top seed in the playoff, and his first Most Valuable Player title... what a year for Big Tim -- so we'll see how he does in the postseason, as traditionally, he's struggled -- finished 8-2 this week.

Coming in 2nd for the week, also at 8-2, Bradley "Pinky the Wisest" Pinky, with Mitchell "Pinky the Youngest" Pinky in 3rd at 8-2. Yours Truly gets 4th at 7-3, with Zack "The Attack" Graves in 5th and Mikey "High" Nipp in 6th, at 6-4.

DMO and Big Wookiee tie for 7th, Young Garrett in 9th, and Brad "The Lawdawg" Latta in 10th, at 6-4.

Also finishing:
6-4: David "What tha" Tuck

5-5: Drew // Morris... Tommy "The Highlander" McLeod... Drew "Grassman" Warren... Mark "The Mighty" Gainey... Matthew "Pinky the Eldest" Pinky... Big Eddy... Lil Stevie Ray... Grandy Latta... Big Tom J... Garrison "Pride of Villa Rica" Ryfun... Lil Eddy... Jeni Ernst... Brad "The Bald One" Ashby... Trey "The Answer" Cartledge... Hurricane Rhett... Tad "The Dynasy" Roose... Danny P

4-6: Lt Dan "Magic Legs" Sellers... James "The Playoff Not Maker" Hawbaker... Tyler "SPSBotDFC" Campbell... Jacob "Pinky the Pinky" Pinky... 

3-7: Chris "The Flameout" Croyle

2-8: Jonny Oz

X - Playoff Spot... Y - Division Title... Z - First Round Bye

THE DFC TOP 12 POWER POLL, delivered by FTD Flowers


1. Tim Wasyluka, 57-29 (10.9) - secured South Division title, projected First Round Bye
2. Yours Truly, 53-33 (10.6) - secured East Division, projected First Round Bye
3. Steven Ray, 51-35 (7.5) - leads South Central Division, would get First Round Bye
4. Eddy Jr, 51-35 (11.5) - wild card, would get First Round Bye
5. Chris Fulaytar, 51-35 (13.5) - wild card
6. Garrison Ryfun, 51-25 (14.0) - wild card
7. Tommy McLeod, 50-36 (11.4) - leads MidCentral Division
8. Rhett Barnett, 50-36 (15.3) - leads North Division
9. DMOsborne, 49-37 (10.0) - wild card
10. Brad Ashby, 49-37 (15.4) - wild card
11. Dan Sellers, 47-39 (8.8) - leads South Division
12. Trey Cartledge, 47-39 (9.6) - wild card

On the Bubble
Drew Morris, 46-40 (9.3)... Matthew Pinky, 46-40 (9.5)... Tad Roose, 46-40 (11.4)... Randy Latta, 45-41 (11.4)... Zack Graves, 45-41 (12.8)... Jonathan Osborne, 45-41 (14.3)... Jenni Ernst, 45-41 (14.6)... Chris Croyle, 45-41 (21.6)