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?
On this glorious day, the opening day of college football, we shall give great thanks and praise to both the College Football Gods and the almighty Gamblor. Yall know the drill by now, each week I will pick 5 games (possibly more if there are just that many great ones) against the spread, because we do not play with skirts here. The 5 games I pick may not always be the best matchups, but could be the 5 I find the most interesting games, or interesting lines. There are also some weeks where a game is early that I can’t use (like TCU @ Baylor tomorrow) or the line isn’t up (like Miami vs Maryland). Sorry if I don’t pick your team. Also, the ND game is pretty much a given. Sorry for partying.
I will typically post these on Thursday evenings and will be using the spread at that given time from bodog.com. I will keep track of my record against both the spread and straight up for posterity. BUT WAIT, you too can play the home game. Down at the bottom of the post, you may either reply if you are a fellow Tumblr user, or use the comment box to make your pick. If you are using the comments make sure you go to the post itself, not the main page of the blog, otherwise the comment thing doesn’t show, it’s weird, I don’t get how interwebz work.
For those who don’t understand spreads, don’t be scared, it’s very simple, and this is the best place to try it. For each game i will list the teams like this: South Florida @ #16 Notre Dame (-11). What that means is that for ND to cover, they have to win by more than 11 points. If they win by exactly 11, it’s called a push. See, simple game, so jump into the deep-end. Now, if you show up and decide to check a line and it’s different from mine, cool story bro, everyone picks against the posted line I used, because otherwise it makes no sense. Now if you happen to forget and don’t look at these until Saturday afternoon, it’s honor system, just pick the games that haven’t started. As the year goes on I will keep your records as well as mine. Ever wanted to prove how much better at life you are than me? Now is your time friend. So saddle up, cause here…we…go: