This game was just terrible on the whole. ND didn’t show up and USC brought their A game. I’ve mocked Kiffykins quite a bit over the years, but there is no doubting that he killed it this game. Dude coached a hell of a game and USC absolutely controlled this game. I’m so tired of ND shitting the bed in these big games. This needs to turn around at some point
Well, they certainly didn’t leave any room to spare, did they? This game was tied 6-6 in the 3rd quarter before AJ McCarron and Trent Richardson decided to take over. The defense of course is as unflappable as ever. November 5th is gonna be a fun one for Alabama - LSU.
#6 Wisconsin (-8) @ #16 Michigan State Pick: Wisconsin Result: 37-31 MSU, LOSS
Oops. MSU took this one home on a hail mary at the buzzer that barely got over the line. Sounds like it was an exciting one. Sadly I did not see any of it. I guess it isn’t really ALL RUSSELL WILSON EVERYTHING all the time.
Andrew Luck would like you to kindly get off his field. If you decline he will drop bombs all day until you do. The scary part of this game? Luck didn’t even do that much, only 2 TDs and 169 yards. It was ok though since the trees were busy racking up 446 YARDS ON THE GROUND?!?!? That’s just not nice.
Week: 3-2 Season: 22-16-2
Better than last week at least. Staying above .500 with 55% winning on the year. I’d like to be over 60% at the end of the year though, so gonna need more wins. How’d yall do?
I hate football at this point. It also just occured to me I forgot to post results from last week…yah, I’ll do that next. On to picks that will likely be horrible because I, much like my team and college football, suck. Jumpy time
I’ve started a new blog that will be focusing on MLS and the United States team. If you could stop by some time and check it out, that would be most appreciated. I will still be contributing at The World’s Game tumblr and occasionally at Avoiding The Drop (if they’ll still have me) but I wanted something new and this seemed like the right time. There will be a tumblr for BGAM but I haven’t set it up yet, so no need to do anything.
Jack knows his stuff, looking forward to following as I continue my foray into soccer
The 2005 USC game is on Versus right now. Watching this is a miserable idea. I go back and forth between this game and the .4 Spurs WCF game as the worst sporting moments of my life, both of which I was in attendance for mind you. This is honestly one of the greatest football games I ever saw, but the ending left such a bad taste in my mouth I’ve never been able to go back.
While it sounds completely bitchmade, I will go to my grave saying we won this game. I mean, I was on the field as we all charged because the clock said 0:00 with us winning
Everyone points to the Bush Push, but I still say the play before where Leinart fumbled out of bounds and the refs gave not only the forward progress spot, but stopped the clock, was the true injustice. Either way, as if my hate level wasn’t high enough yet, this game may just do it. I love you Colin, you’re my boy, but I wish nothing but pain and sorrow upon yours until Sunday.
(this is a post for Community fans, clarifying an odd rumor about a recent episode. No need to read more if you’re not absurdly obsessed with our show).
I have been trying not to read reviews, and especially the discussions under them, this season, as I have become emotionally fused with our TV…
Must read for any Community fan. I loved the idea of the alternate timeline was the real one and we were out of order. Especially given all the Back to the Future talk that prefaced the season ( I think it was a Don Glover interview that started it) that I literally just remembered at 3AM as I read this. Either way, the fact that Dan Harmon actually looks at all the feedback and makes posts like this is fucking amazing. I know people like other comedies out there more, but this is my favorite one on TV for many reasons. Awesome
Welcome back my friends to the game that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend, step inside, step inside. The Gambling Gods are clearly angry with last week’s success as the lines this week are just flat out bizarre. Many of them make no sense to me, so this could be interesting. With no ND on the slate Matt doesn’t get to make his 37th idle threat of picking them for the last time, and you all don’t have to read about a game none of you care about. Can I repeat perfection? Can Don hit 5-0 for a 3rd week in a row? Anyone else want to join the Hall of Legends? Jump around
This is absurd. I’m tired of listening to millionaires fight billionaires. I don’t blame the players for saying “fuck you” to being told they have to take a 45% paycut, but…come on, just figure this shit out. I don’t care about your business affairs, I just want more shooty hoops.
Well kids, week 5 was pretty phenomenal for most of us here on the old blog. I went 4-1 to get comfortably over .500 again and we had 3 people go perfect. While this week’s slate isn’t nearly as good as last week’s on paper, hopefully we get some fun. Follow the jump for this week’s picks.
This was a beatdown from start to finish. Purdue made an interesting choice of putting Michael Floyd in single coverage, which led to him getting over 100 yards in the 1st half. With a big lead, ND decided to focus on the run in the 2nd, leading to Cierre Wood getting 191 yards (and proving he can fly) and Jonas Gray adding another 94. Best part of the game? 0 turnovers.
Wow. This game was just violent. Nebraska looked like they were gonna hang in there in the early going, but then it really did become ALL RUSSELL WILSON EVERYTHING. Between Wisco doing what they wanted and Taylor Martinez giving the ball back to them 3 times, this got ugly. Wisconsin is super good, and it doesn’t look like the Big TenLevenWelve has anyone who can stop them this year.
Nick Saban’s Death Machine, once warmed up, rolled. Florida got off to a quick start, which a bomb TD to Andre Debose, and then did, well, nothing. Trent Richardson continues to validate my praise with 181 yards and 2 TDs. Not only did Florida lose the game, but it sounds like they lost John Brantley at least for this weekend.
#13 Clemson @ #11 Virginia Tech (-7) Pick: Va Tech Result: 23-3 Clemson, LOSS
Admittedly I paid very little attention to this game as it was stuck between the awesome afternoon games and awesome evening games, but wtf Clemson? Go back to being you already. David Wilson turned in a good game for the Hokies with 123 yards, but he was about the only one. Clemson avoided too many mistakes and used an effective run game to control this one from wire to wire.
Oh Aggies. Poor Aggies. This game, which was almost a repeat of last week’s loss to Okie St, was another collapse that caused people to laugh and wonder how the hell A&M has become the lynchpin of conferencepocalypse. We got the shootout as expected, but the Aggies saved most of their bullets for their own feet in the 2nd half for the 2nd straight week. Tough to lose a game when you have 648 yards of total offense, but Lord knows this year has taught us big O production doesn’t mean shit. Especially when you let your opponent throw for 510 yards. Even if I didn’t know where the hell the game was, at least I got the pick right. Not a great psuedo SEC debut.
Week: 4-1 Season: 13-11-1
Now that’s more like it. I need more of that. While mine was good, some of yall’s was better. The difference? Showmanship., Well, and being right on all 5.
Donnie: Week: 5-0, Season: 12-7-1 (karma points lost for the incorrect gratuitous prediction. While OU won, they did not win by 638 or get the title awarded. Dummy
3 people go perfect and get a new fun sound if they click there scores. Good work Don, Judson, and Beezy. You are all special people now. Come back Thursday for this week’s picks. Perhaps more of you can join the perfection club.
So I think I’m a pretty smart guy. I heard from a bunch of people how confusing Inception was before I saw it, but I felt like I got it all on my first go round. Sucker Punch however, is one of the most confusing movies I’ve ever seen. I watched it a few months ago, and forgot about it. I recently discovered Paul Scheer (Andre from The League) has a podcast called How did this Get Made, where he reviews shitty movies. Listening to his review of this flick reminded me how much of a total cluster fuck it was.
There were 3 realities in this flick, Asylum world, brothel world, crazy fighting world they go to after Babydoll dances. They can warp from both reality 1 and 2 to 3. Realities 1 and 2 are hard to distinguish at time…for people that have seen it: is the kitchen in 1 or 2? The whole thing is just a gongshow. I think Zach Snyder, who did 300 and Watchmen, both things I love, was working out some weird anime fetish shit in this flick. This movie was weird as fuck, and none of it made sense to me. I have way too many questions on what the 3 realities were and how they worked together. If you understood it, please feel free to explain it to me.
This week has some fantastic matchups once again. the 7o’clock spot is insanely packed, good thing I’ve got 2 working tvs now! < 3 u living in the future. After last week I slipped back below 50% because I’m a failure. Let’s rectify that weak noise, shall we? Play along post-jump:
Well, this game was miserable. If you watched, I’d like to apologize on behalf of Notre Dame for the pathetic excuse of a football game you watched. A win is a win, but this was just ugly.
#2 LSU (-6.5) @ #16 WVU Pick: LSU Result: 47-21 LSU, WIN Hooooooooooo boy LSU is not messing around yall. Jarett Lee is proving to be a highly competent quarterback, which nobody would’ve expected quite honestly. The real story though was LSU’s D and special teams. Morris Claiborne had a 99 yard TD return that had people evoking the name of Patrick Peterson. Tyrann Mathieu had a gorgeous pick that also let me know people have started calling him the Honey Badger, because he takes what he wants and doesn’t give a fuck. This is awesome. This game led one football writer to say that LSU could probably beat half of the 1-A teams out there by just taking a knee every offensive play and letting their D and Special Teams go to work. (h/t Holly)
#14 Arkansas @ #3 Alabama (-12) Pick: Bama Result: 38-14 Bama, WIN The Nick Saban death machine continues to roll on. If you aren’t scared of this team you are either already dead or welcome death openly.
#7 Oklahoma St @ #8 Texas A&M (-4) Pick: A&M Result: 30-29 Okie St, LOSS This was an incredibly entertaining game that featured tons of offense and tons of times with each team trying to give the game away. The Aggies ended up out self-destructing the T.Boone’s and OSU came out with a huge home win.
#11 Florida St @ #21 Clemson (-2) Pick: Florida St Result: 35-30 Clemson, Loss Again, so much fail, so little time in this game. Clemson got a huge upset over a now reeling Seminole team, just a week after breaking Auburn’s winning streak. Not a bad follow up Tigers.
Week: 2-3 Season: 9-10-1
Back under .500 so the I’m an idiot tag will make it’s triumphant return for this post. At least I know the SEC? How’d the rest of you fare?
Matt: Week: 0-5,WAMPPPPPPWAMPPPPPPPPPPP Season: 9-10-1. After what I believe is his 5th threat to never pick ND again, maybe the donut will make it stick. And yes, from now on, anyone going 0for get’s the Price is Right sad trombone. You must click this and accept your shame
Judson: Week: 2-3, Season: 7-12-1
Ryan: Week: 1-4, Season: 6-8-1
Kristin: Week: 1-4, Season: 5-14-1
Brian: Week: 2-3, Season: 4-15-1
Past players that took the week off:
Gimber: Season: 3-6-1
DLaw: Season: 1-3-1
Donnie: Season: 7-7-1
Come back tonight for this week’s picks. Good work kids.
Hey, ND only turned the ball over 3 times, and ended up beating the hell out of the #15 team in the land, pretty sweet. I’m pretty sure we can chalk it up to the fact that I went to the game. That or the fact that we held MSU to about 20 rushing yards. But nah, back-to-back Backer was clearly the key to victory.
This was a hell of a ballgame. OU finally got a big road win against a big time non-conference opponent. FSU has nothing to be ashamed of after this one though. They’ve got big games left and still have a great shot at a BCS game. Good win for good old Donnie B’s boys.
#17 Ohio St. @ Miami (-3) Pick: Ohio St. Result: 24-6 Miami, Loss
Miami pretty much just beat the hell outta the Buckeyes, not much more to say on this one. Not that this game will matter anyway, amirite?
Ah week 3, we’ve seen a decent amount of play to start getting better ideas of how good teams are, which clearly will make picking games easier. Sadly, so has Vegas, and now they have more info to feed their alien technology from the future to make tougher lines, and make picking games harder. Stupid Vegas. Solid slate this week, including a sexy top 5 matchup. Sadly the LSU-Mississippi St. game is tonight, cause that will be a fun one (I’m taking LSU -4.5 for the record) Picks down below, Jump Around!
Another week, another opportunity to delve into a homicidal rage after a Notre Dame game. 5 more turnovers….really? F. That. Noise. If that happens while I’m up there this weekend, bad things will happen. Let’s see how the picks went
I could cry. I could break something. I could just get super drunk. I could go to sleep. I could take up knitting as that’d be a much safer/healthier hobby. I could keep making up Gary Gray jokes on twitter. I could write a dissertation on how Shrodinger’s Cat actually describes that ND has already shot themselves in the foot somehow, we just don’t know how until you open the box. I could try to retrofit a Delorean with plutonium to go back in time and warn myself against becoming this.
Now I’m just going to continue sitting in stunned silence. I hate you football.
I’ve already ranted and raved at the ND game across various platforms so I’ll pass here. I’m excited Rees now has the job and hope to never see 5 turnovers(3 within the 10) again.
South Florida @ #16 Notre Dame (-11)
Pick: Notre Dame
Result: 23-20 USF, loss
Turnovers will kill you.
#3 Oregon (-4) @ #4 LSU (at Jerryworld in Dallas, Tx)
Result: 40-27 LSU, Loss
Once again, a Kelly is ended by turnovers. Oregon just could not keep the ball. Between that and LSU’s D doing things that should be assault and battery to LaMichael James and crew, this was a very impressive performance by the Tigers.
#5 Boise St. (-3.5) @ #19 Georgia (in Atlanta)
Pick: Boise St.
Result 35-21 Boise, Win
This score seems far closer than the game really was. Boise showed, again, they can compete with the big name schools when given a shot. Kellen Moore is a beast. The Boise offense will feel you out then punish your weakness, it’s impressive. I’m sure more people want Richt fired, because that’s just a given these days.
Oh Kiffykins. Still going for 2, and missing twice. This was a sloppy game for USC. If I was a Trojan fan I wouldn’t be feel great, but I’d rather have cholera than be a Trojan fan, so let’s just end here.
Akron @ #18 Ohio St. (-34)
Pick: Akron cover
Result: 42-0 OSU, Loss
Not much to say, we knew it’d be murder. Turns out Fickell bro doesn’t mind going for the jugular.
Not a great week. Clearly just lulling y’all into a false sense of security. How’d you do?
The defense played solid and Cierre Wood had a hell of a first half but good Lord that was horseshit. ND still can’t score when they get within 10 yards, horrible turnovers, Dayne still throwing 8 yards over receivers….Jeeeeeeeesus that sucked.
Good thing God is angry and cause what’s apparently the 1st ever weather delay at ND Stadium. This is pathetic. Why did I wait so long for this?