- If you are looking for the other Dave, He can be found here: David Pate.
|Team Name||The Dillywop Guild|
|Best Season||12-1 (2015)|
|Worst Season||5-8 (2013)|
|Divisional Titles||4 (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017)|
|Conference Titles||1 (2014)|
|KSL Championship||1 (2014)|
In 2009 Dave joined a very tough division that had Andy Hughes and Kevin Smith in it. Dave was able to win 4 of his first 6 matches to put himself on top of the division. However, Dave had problems in the middle of the season and dropped 5 in a row. Dave was able to secure a playoff spot that year but he didn't go very far. He beat Andy in the first round but lost to the eventual champion, Ty Palmer. Dave's first year of 5-7 was on par for what we had seen in the previous year.
In 2010 Dave had a rough start by only winning 1 of his first 7 games. However, he came back strong and won 5 of 6. Eventually he was in the middle of the pack but barely missed the playoffs by one game.
2011 saw Dave battling Kevin Smith for the leader of their division. Dave won his first 4 games to give him the edge. He stayed on top for most of the year and finished with a 9-4 record. Dave ended up on top and secured the #2 seed in the playoffs. Dave had a rough playoff run that saw him go from second place down to last. He lost to Mike, Kevin and Oberg in the playoffs.
Dave started off the 2012 Season as the man to beat. He won 6 in a row before finally losing his first game to bitter rival Kevin Smith. After that loss, Dave started to have some bad games. He ended up losing 3 of his next 4 games and in week 13 his divisional title was on the line against Kevin. This week, Dave was able to stop him and secure the 3rd seed for the playoffs. Moving into the post season, Dave put up monstrous numbers to take down division rival Ty Boardman. However, in the second week, Dave was unable to defeat Ty Palmer. Dave was happy to make it past the first round this year but he wants to finally win a KSL Championship.
Dave had a pretty good start to 2013 by going 2-1 but he lost his next 2 to be 2-3 before handing Kevin his first loss of the season. Dave was 3-3 and in the driver seat for a playoff push. He traded wins over the next 4 weeks but was still 5-5. However, he had three straight losses to cap off his season and finish 5-8. Dave finished with the most points against and missed the playoffs by 1 game.
Dave came back strong in 2014 and drafted one of the best teams in the league. However, after winning his first game, he went on a 3 game losing streak and dropped to the bottom of the league. He came back to win 3 straight and move up into contention for the division before losing 4 of his next 6 games. Despite his streakyness, Dave went into the playoffs and took down divisional rival Kevin Smith and Jon Oberg. He went on to face Dave Pate in the finals and he was able to finally win his match and become the 2014 KSL Champion.
2014-2015, Championship Run
In 2014 Dave was determined to get back to the playoffs but he started out 2014 with a 1-4 record and was last not only in his division but in the bottom rung of the league. Dave was able to win 5 of his next 6 to move back up into playoff contention but he lost 3 straight including 2 big divisional games. Dave went into the playoffs as the 6th seed and took on an under-performing Kevin team. Dave defeated him in the first round and moved on to the second against Jon Oberg. These two teams have never made it to the finals and they had never won the second week of the playoffs. This meant at least on of them would move on to take on either Aaron or Dave Pate who were both 2 time champions. Both Dave's moved on to the finals to take each other on in what would be a matchup for the ages. Dave Nanninga won his first ever KSL Championship when he defeated Dave Pate in the 2014 Championship match.
In 2015 Dave's division was joined by Dave Pate which made his division especially tough. Amazingly enough, Dave Nanninga went on to win 9 straight games before losing to Ty Boardman who has a knack for stopping win streaks. Dave went on to win his next 3 to finish the year at 12-1. This was a record for KSL and Dave went into the 2015 playoffs against none other than Ty Boardman. Much like their earlier matchup, Ty had a great day and Dave's team unperformed. Dave went on to finish 5th that season and may have become a back to back Champion had it not been for Ty.
The 2016 wasn't kind to Dave. He started off losing 4 straight and was last in his division. Luckily he was able to win 4 of his next 5 to get back into the playoff hunt. Heading into the final game, he was in danger of being eliminated but luckily he had some owners lose to give him a spot in the playoffs. However, Kevin defeated Dave for a third time that season to end his chance of making it to the finals.
2017 was a better year for Dave. Dave won 5 straight games but they were bookended by loses to divisional rival Aaron. Ultimately Dave went on to take the division and secure the #2 seed for that season.