The vincent victors entered the ESFFL in 2012. Team owner Raj Singh was recruited into the league by Dan Shilkitus, then owner of the kemblesville express. Raj was a professional colleague of Dan’s who became interested in the ESFFL after Dan described the league’s uniqueness. Ten years later, Raj continues to be one of the ESFFL’s toughest competitors, while Dan and his express exited the league following the 2015 season. Raj initially chose the name “vincent ohval” for his team. He name was homage to both his home state of Ohio (oh), and the company for which he worked (DuPont, whose company logo is in the form of an oval). The ohval had a successful first season, going 7-5-1 and earning a berth in the Johnson Cup Playoffs. They followed that up by going 11-2 in their sophomore season, but unfortunately, like in their inaugural season, they were not able to advance in the playoffs. In 2014, the ohval had an even more successful year, going 12-1 and earning the league’s top seed. They advanced all the way to the ESFFL’s Final Four, but ultimately lost to the eventual league champion, wilmington penthouse. Following the 2014 season, Raj witnessed DuPont reorganize their corporate structure, creating the Chemours spinoff, of which Raj was a part. Since he was no longer a DuPont employee, Raj decided to drop the ohval team nickname. He chose “victors” as his new team nickname in reference to the “Hail to the Victors,” fight song of his beloved Michigan Wolverines. The name change seemed a bit presumptuous for a team without a title to-date, and many ESFFLers felt that the immodest naming was a bit of a curse on the team after they struggled to a record of 7-6 in 2015, missing the Johnson Cup Playoffs for the first time. The victors saw regular season success once again with division titles in 2016 and 2018, but again they were not able to close the deal with a championship. They won just a single playoff game between those two seasons. It all changed in 2020, however. Despite a regular season record of just 5-6, the victors reached the Johnson Cup Playoffs via the Bowen Statute. Once in the playoffs they went on an impressive four-game run to capture the Johnson Cup Trophy and justify their team nickname seven years following the change. They followed up their championship with another trip to the playoffs in 2021 and appear poised to continue their winning ways into the 2022 season.
(capsule last updated on 5-July-2022)
|Years Active:||2012 to Present|
|All-Time Record (through 2021):||92-57-2|
|Championships Won:||1 (2020)|
|Fantasy Bowl Appearances:||1|
|Johnson Cup Playoff Appearances:||7|
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