Best Bests = (choose your risk) No winners. I'll tweak this for next week.
Open ended bonus question... answers are at the bottom of this post.
BlitzKrieg (RK) still holds the top spot, and TXH8R (DT) has slid into the two hole. Don't forget -- the top two spots in both the Pick'em Contests get payouts.
Glancing at the standings, it's interesting to see that league veteran, Kentucky resident, and perennial bottom dweller Kentucky Wildmen (GF) has creeped into the #4 slot. It's nice to see you back near the top again, friend. Very retro.
BONUS: Who needs the win worse, Notre Dame or Oklahoma?
Sooners need it. * OU. Football is all they've got. (Levain's Cookies, A-C, +4). Also... fried bologna.
* Oklahoma, If they lose it will hurt their BCS rankings to have too many losses. (A Northmen, ANo, +3). True. I also think that an ND team with equal losses always gets preference in BCS bowls.
* Oklahomie homie (Beelzebubbles, CCo, +2). Rhymes usually score extra, but I'm not feeling "oklahomie" unless you had somehow rhymed it with "domie" or "bologna."
* Oklahoma needs the win most. (Monsters of the Midway, JBi, +1). I see your point.
* Oklahoma. (SITKNM, JHa, +1). Can't argue with that.
* Oklahoma, because fuck Rudy. (Bourbon Street Bounty Hunters, JC, +3). I like that 100% of Johnson's bonus question answers have "fuck" in them.
Oklahoma needs it -- or Notre Dame.
* If the goal is to win the National Title, OU needs the win worse. I don't see Kansas State losing two games. Historically, I would say Notre Dame needs the win worse. It would help confirm a return to the national stage. (Replacement Picks, ANe, +4). Uhhh, KSU still has Texas on the schedule. BCS SPOILER ALERT!!1! Yeah, just kidding.
* What kind of question is this? In order for either team to have a chance at the BCS, they need to win and others (Alabama, Florida, K-state & Oregon) to lose. Any loss now takes the team out of contention. (TXH8R, DT, +3). Sometimes it's not all about the BCS. FWIW, the question was aimed at getting a response. 95% of the time I don't care what side the response lands on. Your answer doesn't suck.
* Oklahoma. ND can still call it a "quality loss." (Ferments-A-Lot, GN, +3). Because I love the term "quality loss."
Domers need it.
* Notre Dame...their season has been very emotional and they've been riding it. I don't think they'll be able to handle/recover from a loss...specially in a big game like this. (Gig'em!, AP, +4). Good point. They are emotionally unstable bastards.
* Notre Dame - they haven't been relevant in years, and here they sit undefeated in a big game against a top opponent. Will they be exposed as pretenders (yes), or are they actually good? It's the next best test to actually playing an SEC team! (Chicainery, CCa, +3). -1 for sullying your answer with SEC nonsense.
* Notre Dame, they've run roughshod over the weak Big 10, a win over Oklahoma is critical to be considered a serious contender. OU loses and they still got BCS hopes by winning the conference. (Bevo XIV, DW, +3). KSU has Okie St, TCU, Baylor, and Texas left. I guess there is hope, but that's not where I'm putting my money. At press time of your comment, a loss to Tech was still a legit possibility.
* Notre Dame needs the win to get respect. The only teams they have been beating are the down and out Big 10. (Kentucky Wildmen, GF, +3). Notre Dame's main problem is that they never get any respect. /sarcasm
Notre Dame, they need to prove they are an elite football program again...Oklahoma is always double digit wins with a fail in their major bowl games. (Pimp Possee, JBe, +3). What about Big Game Bob?
Notre Dame needs the win for "The Gipper!" (JoeMama_TheGreek, JHu, +3). Ronald Reagan?
Notre Dame. ou's season is already over. You can't come back from a home loss to the purple cats when there's no conference championship. And did I mention that Landry takes it in the pooper from Bell. (Mr. Smokeypants, KH, +4). You know what, you didn't mention that Landry takes it in the pooper from Bell.
Notre Dame...when was the last time they were even in the discussion for the national championship? Hint...I was watching Thundercats...1988! (Chumlee Banditos, KP, +4). Ha! Like.
* FAVORITE ANSWER:
Duh! Who needs a win more than the Catholic church. Not to mention that
hunch back guy losing his girl friend. Notre Dame all the way. (Double
D, DD, +5). !!!!!
Notre Dame, they have been the laughing stock of College FB for 10 years. Plus OU has almost won something...I mean sure they get waxed when the play SEC schools but who doesn't. It's just life and FB. (Large Donkey IPA, KS, +3). Facts are facts, I suppose.
Notre Dame absolutely must win this game if they want to continue to be considered a Top Ten team. They're so hit and miss through the years that if they don't win today's game then Bob Stoops reputation of being one of the best coaches ever is perpetuated, the fighting Irish must stop this. But I don't think they will. (The Chex Mixers, KW, +4). Stoops has some magic, but the Big Game Bob thing is overblown. The vast majority of the time though, he gets it done.
Notre Dame. (The Mad Bomber - KZ & AccidentChild - MN, +1). Well they did, so there's that.
Notre Dame, this win will officially put them back on the map. (One Man Wolf Pack, MF, +3). Print it.
Notre Dame. Although a second loss at home would reflect poorly on OU, they would at least be able to say they were to two top 5 teams. ND, however, needs to validate their re-arrival as a top program and winning in Norman would assist towards that end. It would not signify a return to their glory days, but it would give Brian Kelly the best win he has had in his 2.5 years in South Bend. Granted, that is not saying much considering that ND has only defeated two ranked teams during his tenure (#15 Utah in 2010 and #15 MSU last year), but I do think he has them on the right course. (BlitzKrieg, RK, +4). Wise breakdown.
* Golden Domers all the way. They ain't got shit in Oklahoma I can't get at Wal-Mart son. (14 National Championships, CG, +5). These
are scored subjectively, so I don't need to explain myself here. I
would like to note that 100% of Curtis' open ended bonus questions,
spanning many years now, have contained the word "son." Love it.
Coach Kelly stated this week in his press conference that "Oklahoma is where we want to be as a program". So obviously the Irish need this win more then Oklahoma to take a step closer football perfection that is Oklahoma. And btw There Is Only One Oklahoma. (Naked Bootleggers, JN, +4).Absolutely right. We do not need anymore Oklahomas. The one is hardly tolerable.
Not sucking is impossible.
I think people that bet on football must be morons. This is the most unpredictable sport known to man. I'm thankful it's only 25 bones to play here. Thanks G! (14 National Championships, CG, +4) Hockey is pretty unpredictable. -G
I suck. (BlitzKrieg, RK, +2) ...and I suck you suck we suck. -G
The NFL happened!! Any Given Sunday. (Cacti3, DCo, +3). Obviously it's Oliver Stone's fault. -G
Wish I knew...I guess the NFL happened...any given Sunday! (Gig'em!, AP, +3) Whoa. Coincidence? -G
It's not my fault that I suck.
See wha ha happen was...I was in a very bad spot emotionally. I had gone off my diet, eaten way too many carbs and just wasn't feeling my old self. My husband was buying me funnel cakes and pistolettes at the Rice Harvest festival and I felt he was trying to fatten me up like a turkey...a Thanksgiving turkey-with cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, pecan pie, millionaire pie, pie pie, chicken pot pie and I don't care. (Beelzebubbles, CCo, +4) Carbo-loading doesn't work for picking? -G
I was busy jumping out of a balloon from fucking space at 800+ mph with a bladder full of redbull. Cut me some damn slack. (Bourbon Street Bounty Hunters, JC, +3). And you did your picks from a cell phone? Nice. -G
Accidentally had a "-" in the formula where a "+" should have been. (Ferments-A-Lot, GN, +3)
Just when I thought I had it all figured out....reality check! (Chumlee Banditos, KP, +2) It's a beeaah. -G
I actually picked 100% last week, but Google docs corrupted the picks I submitted. (Chicainery, CCa, +5) Maybe I should switch to Apple. -G
I let my wife pick them....NEVER AGAIN. (Pimp Possee, JBe, +3) Two hours of extra cleaning time seems an appropriate punishment. -G
The damn league is all over the place...and my voodoo dolls aren't working this year. (WhoDat4Life, Lo, +3) That was the replacement refs' problem too. -G
I don't suck, you suck.
Naw. I did my normal crappy pics just like every week. Everybody else just dropped to my level. (Kentucky Wildmen, GF, +4) So this is what it feels like to be you. -G
My picks didn't suck. Your picks must have really sucked. If my picks would have sucked its because I was going through my binder of women. Someone please tell me why this comment is now everywhere? (Large Donkey IPA, KS, +3) I'm rubber, you're glue. -G
The OU/UT game put me in the wrong frame of mind for picking winners. Flashbacks of Trey Millard hurtling over a defender while stiff arming a cornerback with Case McCoy getting trucked by the sideline referee is just too much to overcome when filling out an NFL card. (Replacement Picks, ANe, +4) Even Texas' "Get back coach" sucked that game. -G
I picked all my NFL winners based on the number of UT players on each team. The team with the most former UT players was chosen to win. I have since learned that I need to use the reverse logic if I want to have any chance of choosing correctly. (SITKNM, JHa, +3) I know, it still hurts. -G
Well I finally picked against the cowboys! (AccidentChild, MN, +3)
Romo. (Levain’s Cookies, A-C, +3) I know. -G
There's a gambling rule for that.
Negative body clocks! I should have known! (A Northmen, ANo, +4) For real. -G
Too much advice from Dimetrios Georgios Synodinos, a.k.a. Jimmy "The Greek". (Bevo XIV, DW, +5) Clever -G
I went home, visitor, home, visitor. What, no good? (One Man Wolf Pack, MF, +3) Yeah, no. -G
I wasn't drinking when I made my picks. (The Chex Mixers, KW, +3) Always drink while pickmmmin. -G
I was drunk...as always that's why my picks always suck! (The Mad Bomber, KZ, +3) Like I always say, never drink while picking 'em. -G
It's Obama's fault.
Obama. (Monsters of the Midway-JBi, & TXH8R-DT +2) Are your picks better today than they were four years ago? -G
The tradition of picking ‘em has a rich history, dating back to . It seems
odd that only four perfect cards have ever been submitted. Over a decade of
playing. Twenty or so teams. Around seventeen weeks a year. Two contests.
This week One Man Wolfpack (MF) went 13 for 13 with his NFL picks, making
him only the third picker in Pickem-Football history to file a perfect NFL
Of course, in the steroid and juiced ball era – eh just kidding. Well done
One Man Wolfpack. That was fun.
Yeah, they sucked. Here's the reason.
Reality. (Levain’s Cookies, A-C, +2). It bites. -G
The other team made more points than we did. Less points than opponent equals sucks! (A Northmen, ANo, +3). You do the math. -G
Injuries killed us. (JoeMama_TheGreek, JHu, +2). Fatal injuries, it would appear. -G
The university of Notre Dame hatched a super secret global conspiracy to take down the Longhorn Network. The reason, you ask? Because while THEY are the only school who has a sweetheart television deal, even they never thought of getting their own tv network. The audacity of those Longhorns. Of course they couldn't have done it without a secret weapon. No it wasn't the support of the vaunted and still bitter, university of nebraska. No it wasn't the vast might and reach of the Texas A&M aggies. It was the absolute and inexplicable inability of Mack Brown to coach a meaningful game against the Sooners. Mack Brown must die! Fred Akers we LOVE you!!!!!!! (Double D, DD, +4). I don't know about the last part, but the rest checks out. -G
I don't know, but it was so bad Big Tex had to end it all and take his own life. (Bevo XIV, DW, +3). RIP Big Tex. Can't wait for FrankenTex next year. And yes, I know that Dr. Frankenstein was the scientist and not the monster. -Frankenweenie
We're only playing with 8 guys on the field on defense, we have no linebackers. (One Man Wolf Pack, MF, +3). I like it when they all blitz the same gap. -G
OU still sucks! Better get me 5 points! (AccidentChild, MN, +2). No extra points for stating fact. -G
Early start meant no afternoon nap (Mr. Smokeypants, KH, +3). Makes all the difference. - G
My favorite Teams are the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Chicago Bears.........I'm used to it. (Monsters of the Midway, JBi, +4). Ha! I like that answer. -G
Johnny Football has a deal with the SEC to make all Aggie games exciting, which in turn makes my life expectancy decrease due to stress. Seriously though, what happened in Cotton Bowl last week? (The Chex Mixers, KW, +4). I don't know, but in case you didn't catch on, this is part of the self-prescribed therapy. -G
Our qb sucks with and without the mustache! Our O line sucks too. Can the defense just stay on the field and play offense as well? (The Mad Bomber, KZ, +4). You know how I can tell KZ's team isn't in the Big12? -G
I live for Sundays, and they sucked then too.
It was a blowout in every statistical category. There is no way they should have lost that game. It is hard to gain over 250 yards rushing and still lose! I mostly blame the coaching staff! They had the ball on the edge of field goal range with a timeout and managed to not run a single play. A couple more yards and Dan Bailey makes that kick! Stupid Dallas Cowboys, oh how I wish you were as good at winning as it looks like you should be on paper! (Replacement Picks, ANe, +4). There are high schoolers that haven't seen a successful Cowboy team in their lifetime. -G
Yeah they sucked, but you can't bring me down.
All is good now that Detroit swept the Yankees and are playing in the World Series. I won't allow Mack's ineptitude as a coach to interfere with my enjoyment of the Tigers' upcoming championship. (BlitzKrieg, RK, +3). I believe Vegas likes the Tigers. -G
You suck. My team was awesome, and I'll tell you why.
Mine didn't...we didn't cover but we still got a win. (Gig'em!, AP, +2). Aggie football doesn't suck... in the first half. -G
NO NO NO Both the school were my mama's money went and now the school where my money goes did OUT-O -SITE! DY-NO-MITE! Bowwchickawowow~! (Beelzebubbles, CCo, +3). Bonus points for the ending. -G
Actually, my favorite team beat the piss out of Missouri in a driving rain storm. So no sucking here HOSS. RFT!!! (14 National Championships, CG, +2). I got it. 'Bama is really fkn good. rft. -G
No they didnt, LSU beat South Carolina! (Pimp Possee, JBe, +2). LSU's D is great, their O sucks, and I sure do envy their W's. -G
They did?!?!? LSU won. Now Texas.... tsk tsk tsk. Seem like old times. (Kentucky Wildmen, GF, +2). Define "old times." -G
Like hell they did. They beat the number 5 team in the nation with incredible defense and an unstoppable running game. If even two of the four field goals we kicked were TDs instead it would have been a fucking blowout. Now, YOUR team on the other hand... (Bourbon Street Bounty Hunters, JC, +3). I would have accepted "strong running game" or "really good running game." -G
Nah my favorite team rocked the house. (Chicainery, CCa, +2). Every day their shufflin' -G
You have me confused with one of the dumbasses in this league that didn't go to LSU. (Large Donkey IPA, KS, +4). My favorite of the LSU answers. -G
It's Obama's Fault.
Obama is President so he should take ultimate responsibility. Elect Romney because he has a plan and he knows how to fix it. (SITKNM, JHa, +3). Nice try, Donkey. -G
Don't know didn't watch as you can tell by my picks this year. (Chumlee Banditos, KP, +2). But think of all the other people in the league that aren't getting the arse whooping you handed us last year. -G
I'm from Oklahoma and I don't have much else to be proud of so here we go.
Did you not watch Trey Millard run, hurdle and stiff arm the Texas defense like the overrated 5 star recruits that they are! Last week rocked! Don't worry though horn fans you get the Baylor Bears this week. (Naked Bootleggers, JN, +3). It's worth noting here that Texas does not have anything to do with recruiting rankings. I'd say poorly developed and coached. -G
Given: My Favorite Team is Oklahoma.
Prove: My favorite team sucked last week
1. My favorite team is Oklahoma
2. Oklahoma scored on their first drive
3. Oklahoma had the longest run for TD of the 107 game series.
4. Oklahoma had the longest pass for TD of the 107 game series.
5. Oklahoma had an awesome punt from Hunnicutt that was downed on UT's one yard line and Oklahoma tackled in the endzone for a safety.
6. Oklahoma scored a bunch more TD's
7. Oklahoma gained 677 yards of offense compared to UT 289 yards.
8. UT's 13 offensive points came after the 2nd and third stringers were in the game.
9. UT fans started leaving the game at halftime.
10. Big Tex was so embarrassed he committed suicide.
11. Did I mention the score? Oklahoma 63, Texas 21.
12. Oklahoma > UT
Therefore, the proof is false! That means Oklahoma kicked Texas's ass last week and Oklahoma does NOT suck!
(TXH8R, DT, +5) Fact. -G
We averaged 9.6/15 this week. No surprises? The Cincy/Toledo game statistically was the toughest on the card. So yes, I guess no surprises.
Game of the Week = 3pts (USC/tamu)). ANo, GN, DW, KH, RK, CCa, GF, JHa, CCo, DCo, CG, JBe, MN, JC, JN, JBi, KP, MF, DD, Lo, DT, SE
Best Bets (three correct picks needed) = 5pts. ANo, KW, GF, JHa, CG, JBe, DD, Lo, JHu
BlitzKrieg (RK) kept his 1 point lead this week. About a third of the league is still in striking distance of a win. Two thirds of the league is picking 50% or better.
Looking at the board, aside from the top 3, Double D (DD) has the most impressive performance. Despite getting a 2 in Week 3, he is still picking 53% ATS and is only 8 points from the leader. Well done.
Winning on Saturday is hard. You need a great plan and error free execution. That's why I make myself a TV guide on "home weekends" (not to be confused with weekends where my team is home and I'm out of town at the game).
I haven't shared one of these with you guys yet this year. 99% of the reason is that I'm usually just completing it as Corso is putting on the headgear. Going into a Red River Shootout weekend, I'm much more prepared.
Below is how I'll be winning this Saturday. It's just a game plan, so other than 11am-3pm, there may be audibles. If you don't live in Houston and have Comcast cable, then you'll have to ignore the channel numbers and deal with any regional broadcast differences.
You may also notice there is a selfish method to my selection of games on home weekends. I can handle four feeds to four televisions in the living room -- plus a computer. Unless sickness befalls me in the 1PM hour, I *will* watch all 15 games on the card. ncaa-on-tv--2012-10-13
Wherever you may be,
Whatever the time shall pass,
Sure as the sun shall rise,
Oklahoma... still sucks.
10/13/12 1:17 PM: 11AM kickoffs are coming out of half. Here is an update of games on the card. #15 Texas Longhorns @ #13 Oklahoma Sooners -3.5: OU only sucks in things outside of this game. Prediction: Easy cover for the Crimson and Cream. Happy day for several of you. Bad day for me. 36-2, OU. #6 Kansas State Wildcats -6.5 @ Iowa State Cyclones: Cyclones stepping up, as pundits predicted. 17-14 KSU. Still could go either way. Prediction: The home team gets a cover. Alabama Birmingham Blazers @ Houston Cougars-13.5: I haven't been watching this TV carefully. 17-10 Houston. Prediction: Why not. I say UH will get there. Auburn Tigers @ Mississippi Rebels -5.5: Auburn is probably the worst team in the SEC. Ole Miss got steamrolled by this sh!tty Texas team. Prediction: Auburn is worse than Texas.
10/13/12 12:27 PM: From TXH8R (DT)
Here's some sideline reporting. Texas sucks!
10/13/12 3:00 PM: After the 1st round of games... #15 Texas Longhorns @ #13 Oklahoma Sooners -3.5: Final score, a lot to a little. I don't want to talk about it. #6 Kansas State Wildcats -6.5 @ Iowa State Cyclones: The line was 6.5. ISU "kept" it to 6. Final score, 27-21 KSU. Colin Klien has to be a serious contender for the Heisman. Alabama Birmingham Blazers @ Houston Cougars-13.5: As predicted at half, UH gets it done. 39-17, Houston. Auburn Tigers @ Mississippi Rebels -5.5: Just checked my picks. Why the hell did I pick Auburn?! Like I said at half, Auburn is worse than Texas, but both teams suck. 41-20 Ole Miss.
In case you missed it, that girl to the left said "FUCK!" and the girl to the right picked something off her face.
10/13/12 4:22 PM: Half time for 2:30PM kickoffs. Here is an update of games on the card. #1 Alabama Crimson Tide -21.5@ Missouri Tigers: A rain delay almost gave Mizzou some divine mercy. But no, 'Bama still rolling, 28-7... this game isn't near halftime yet. Prediction: Alabama covers. #17 Stanford Cardinal @ #7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish -7.5: Stanford is playing an okay game. Or, Notre Dame is not playing like they "are back." I don't know, and I haven't been very invested in the coverage. 10-3 Stanford. I'm going to predict that the "we're back" Notre Dame shows and they win by a TD. The Irish may not get that hook. Stanford covers. Illinois Fighting Illini @ #25 Michigan Wolverines -23.5: I think we can all agree that Denard Robinson is back. Oh, what's that? He's overrated? He can run, and will run over this Illini team. 31-0 Michigan. They'll hold on and cover. #5 West Virginia Mountaineers -3.5@ Texas Tech Red Raiders: WHERE THE FK IS THE DEFENSE IN TEH BIG XII??!1? Vegas was begging you to take TTech. I guess they knew something. 35-7 Tech. Prediction: I think WVU comes back (Holgo is pretty skilled at adjusting). I'm not going as far as calling a WVU cover. Tech holds on for the ATS and SU win.
10/13/12 6:48 PM: I'm late to updating the card because I was making klobasneks. Anything to avoid football highlights today. #1 Alabama Crimson Tide -21.5@ Missouri Tigers: Predicted above that 'Bama would cover. No surprises here. 42-10, Alabama. #17 Stanford Cardinal @ #7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish -7.5: "I'm going to predict that the "we're back"
Notre Dame shows and they win by a TD. The Irish may not get that hook.
Stanford covers." BOOM! I should go pro. 20-13, ND in OT. Illinois Fighting Illini @ #25 Michigan Wolverines -23.5: Michigan 45-0. That's something. Just saying. #5 West Virginia Mountaineers -3.5@ Texas Tech Red Raiders: The Mountaineers never found any momentum. Another way of looking at it is that the Red Raiders dominates. Tortillas for everybody!! 49-14, Tech.
Late Games: I got talked off of my own computer by my daughter for most of the late evening. Disney Fairy games are very un-Football Saturday. Sorry football gods.
Florida State covered easily, so I guess they are good, but not championship good? Vanderbilt couldn't surprise Florida, but it was a better game than the 31-17 score showed. Did anyone see Coach Boom punch that player in the chest in a moment of elation? Awesome. Wish I could find it online to post. I kind of watched the USC/Washington game. Mostly because I was pulling for Washington to keep it inside of 12.5. Nothing exciting there, except USC didn't cover. TCU rolled Baylor. Wow. Miss St... for real? Bad day for any coach wearing "UT." The Texas A&M game was interesting at the end. And the game of the week. Is it possible for a #3 vs. #9 game to be a little boring? Pretty good football though. Pretty good.
Our league put up big numbers again this week. The NFL schedule has shrunk to the mid-season number of 14 games per week with a full slate of bye weeks kicking in. Despite this, we still picked an average of 10 correct.
Gig'em (AP) and Chicainery (CCa) both picked 12/14 correctly. Our worst effort was blindly picking Green Bay and getting surprised by Luck. Congrats to Beelzebubbles (CCo) for predicting that emotional Colt win... or maybe just being lucky.
In my opinion, the NBC and ESPN games are still killing it. Cheers to prime time NFL.
I tailgated all day last Saturday. But the weekend won't ever make any SEC fan's NCAA tailgates > NFL tailgate list.
I literally cleaned up the sh!t of my 4y/o almost literally all day. I spent as much time in the port-a-potty as I did eating sausage. Man, I would have rather ate more sausage.
Like, I missed the almost literally the entire 4th quarter of my own team’s game. Dude’s butt was almost literally on fire. Seriously, how could such a little package be holding so much sh!t? And what the hell was inside, literally making it come out so explosively and at hourly intervals?
Unfortunately, I don’t know a lot about Saturday that doesn’t involve ~10 craft beers, some grilling, port-a-potty sh!tting, loads and loads of TP, and some using of a sink to clean shoes, socks, and shorts.
However, I can usually figure out what it wasn't from watching Gameday Final and browsing the web.
Arkansas Razorbacks 24 @ Auburn Tigers 7 (-9.5): Arkansas is NOT the most embarrassing team in the SEC.
Arizona Wildcats 48 @ #18 Stanford Cardinal 54 (-8.5): Conference record breaking passing and play count numbers are NOT enough to beat Stanford? Oregon somehow does NOThold this record?? Eh, it’s Pac-12 football anyway.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 31 @ #15 Clemson Tigers 47 (-10.5): Clemson is NOTinteresting to me. Moving on.
#17 Oklahoma Sooners 41 (-5.5) @ Texas Tech Red Raiders 20: Lubbock is NOTmade of kryptonite. Good to know.
#4 Louisiana State Tigers 6 (-2.5) @ #10 Florida Gators 14: Les Miles does NOTunderstand offense.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 31 (-3.5) @ Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 17: I do NOTknow. It was fun putting this on the card though.
Michigan Wolverines 44 (-3.5) @ Purdue Boilermakers 13: Purdue is NOTa contender. They needed this one.
#5 Georgia Bulldogs 7 (-0.5) @ #6 South Carolina Gamecocks 35: The actual game could NOThave been better than this moment…
Texas A&M Aggies 30 (-12.5) @ Mississippi Rebels 27: Texas A&M did NOTwin the BCS.
Or did they??
Miami Hurricanes 3 @ #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 41 (-13.5): Ugh, no they did NOTwear those helmets.
#21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 38 @ #12 Ohio State Buckeyes 63 (-3.5): Buckeye crack Cornhuskers, and I do NOTcare. Still B1G football.
#3 Florida State Seminoles 16 (-15.5) @ North Carolina State Wolfpack 17: Thanks to the semi-functional Watch ESPN app, this was an ending that I did NOTmiss.
#23 Washington Huskies 21 @ #2 Oregon Ducks 52 (-24.5): Once again, Oregon did NOTpull their starters once the game was out of reach. Just do it.
#25 UCLA Bruins 17 (-2.5) @ California Golden Bears 43: Hippie Bears > Hollywood Bears. NOT that anybody really cares. (I stole that, but it’s pretty good)
#8 West Virginia Mountaineers 48 @ #11 Texas Longhorns 45 (-6.5): Geno Smith does NOTlike to get touched. It’s really weird. But oh yeah, he doesn’t suck though.
We were more bush than banner this week, but the top of the league mostly took care of business. Large Donkey IPA (KS, 11) won the week and jumped up 7 spots in the standings to #9. Bevo XIV (DW, 8) saw his lead get a little slimmer, and now BlitzKrieg (RK, 10) is only 1 point from the top spot. And we had two nose pickers who got stuck with 14 National Championships' (CG) score of 4. Sorry guys.
For the 4th straight week, as mentioned, Bevo XIV (DW) is on top overall. He's picking 61% ATS.