Friday, November 14, 2014

College Football Picks

Here goes: Temple +11 at PSU Iowa -3.5 at Illinois IU +7 at RU Georgia Tech +3 hosting Clemson Rice +21.5 at Marshall Wake +17 at NC State Utah +8 at Stanford Miss State +8.5 at Bama Texas -3 at OKie state MSU -12 at Mary ASU -10 at Oregon State Good luck

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Today's Picks

Penn State -7 at IU Georgia -10 at Kentucky Georgia Tech -3.5 at NC State Duke -4 at Cuse Duke-Cuse under 51 Troy -7 hosting Ga State Army +4.5 vs UConn WSU-Oregon State over 61 FSU -20.5 hosting UVA Wash +6 hosting UCLA BC +3 hosting Lou LSU +6.5 hosting Bama MSU -4 hosting OSU Utah +8.5 hosting Oregon Good luck everyone.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

College Football Picks

Here goes: Duke +3.5 at Pitt OU-ISU over61 PSU=Mary under 48 Georgia -13 Iowa-3 TCU-WVA over 71 Kentucky +8 WSU +9 Mississippi -1.5 Stanford +8 KSU -13 Arizona +7 (BB)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ACC Update

The national focus regarding Florida State football seems to be on anything but tomorrow's game against a slid Louisville squad. From the controversy over the second to last play in the Notre Dame game to continued off-the-field problems for FSU players and the recent unveiling of the playoff rankings, there are plenty of distractions for the undefeated defending national champs. Say what you want about Jimbo Fisher, and he is giving plenty of fodder to critics, he has proven the ability to keep his players available, when perhaps some of them should not be, and focused when there is a task at hand. Beating Louisville will go a long way toward wrapping up the ACC Atlantic Division while solidifying the Noles' placement near or at the top of the rankings. Of course the Cardinals have something to say about that. Their defense will pose a challenge to FSU, especially when FSU runs the ball. Well, tries to run the ball. This game should come down to how well the Cardinals defense stops the FSU passing attack. If they can prevent Jameis Winston from getting into a groove they had an excellent chance of pulling the upset. As for the Louisville offense, you have to wonder if they can keep up. There really is no previous game to look back on from this season as the offense is at its healthiest now in time for the biggest game of the year. Expect coach Bobby Petrino to pull out all stops as he must see this game as a way to return to his past glory. The game should be fun and I feel will go down the wire. Can FSU hold on as they barely did against ND?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Here We Go

As the first ranking of teams by the final four committee approaches--the announcement comes tomorrow--the bad side effects of such a system have made themselves apparent. The only focus of the national media--when not moralizing on off-the-field issues--is on the teams still in the running for final four spots. Well not all the teams. Nobody is saying boo about teams like Utah. But the point is, they will not write about the actual games themselves nor any races for conferences championships or bowl berths. Players? You have to be a screw up. Quick, who lead the two divisions of the Big Ten? What are the two divisions of the Big Ten? ACC Coastal? Pac 12 South? Did you know Colorado State is 7-1? Georgia Southern 6-2? That Indiana RB Tevin Coleman has 1192y rushing? That Western Kentucky QB Brandon Doughty has thrown for 2871y and has a 24-4 TD-INT ratio? That Louisville S Gerod Holliman and Ole Miss CB Senquez Golson each have eight interceptions. But the only thing that matters, seemingly, is the number of SEC West teams that deserve a spot in the final four. Hours are spent trying to determine which teams will "win out" even though we are always wrong guessing eventual records of teams. Let the games play out and CELEBRATE the season as it unfolds.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Today's Picks

Let's get to it. Iowa +4.5 at Mary West Virginia +8 hosting Baylor KSU +7.5 at OU Florida Atlantic +4.5 hosting Western Ken Duke -3 hosting UVA Air Force -9 hosting New Mex Cincy -13 hosting SMU Cal +7 hosting UCLA MSU -17 at IU Ark +3.5 hosting Georgia Okie State +10 at TCU Wash +21 at Ore Good luck

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Winston

What does this guy have to do to get suspended? Clearly he is challenging his head coach and school--but they do not care. After all, by consistently pushing off any investigation into this kid's multiple mistakes and potential crimes they are encouraging him to do more and more. And with the NCAA so toothless they can probably continue to push the envelope in keeping him on the field. The ACC is keeping quiet as they have only one program anyone respects so why bite that hand? Just as we saw with Cam Newton and Johnny Manziel, the powers that be clearly want this guy on the field and will continue to stall until they can release something inconsequential after the fact. That they're doing this encourages others to do the same--and we are now being overrun by Heisman winners embarrassing the sport instead of representing what is good about the it--and the future is daunting. The fact that two undefeated national powers are squaring off Saturday night and all anyone wants to talk about is this idiot's mistakes is sad and pathetic.