the hard part of dealing with college football and making picks against the spread isn’t picking the winners. the hard part is the damn point spread and winning teams not covering said spread. that might not make much sense but it is what it is, especially after last weekends games.
last week i went 5 for 10. putting me at 21 for 40 for the season. no bells or whistles there or fireworks for that matter but above 50%. if i could get up to around 60% i might be able to get paid for doing this. and my google quotient would move me up to the first page rather than page 3 or 4. be that as it may, most of the teams i picked last week won but didn’t cover the spread. however, my one shinning moment from last week was my ucla pick. kids, you should have seen that one coming.
just remember this is for fun only. using the drivel and insanity written here for monetary gain would be the ultimate definition of stupid and insane. leave your money in your wallet and you won’t get hurt or forced from your current residence. the point spread used here may change during the week. i don’t care. what i have here is what i go by to determine my wins and losses.
i had a semi hard time picking my 10 games this week. at least most of the schools have stopped playing high school and/or junior college teams and are into their conference schedules with the exception of boise st, of course. all that being said, time to…
rock ‘n’ roll.
9/30 texas a&m at oklahoma st. oklahoma st favored by 3 points. home game take the cowboys to win or cover.
10/2 navy at air force. air force favored by 10 points. i hope i get to watch this game. navy was supposed to be the or one of the independent darlings this year. so far the jury is still out on that deal. air force was under the radar. however, they are playing very well and the run and gun of the old wac still lives in colorado springs. but, and it’s a big but(no pun intended) they had a hard time with wyoming last week. inter military rivalry going for it here. navy needs this one big time. take navy to at least cover the spread.
10/2 michigan at indiana. michigan favored by 11 points. maybe a bit too many points for big blue but i’m taking michigan to win or cover.
10/2 texas at oklahoma. oklahoma favored by 4 points. i’m quite sure the sting of the bruin win still lingers deep in austin. another big time rivalry and anything can happen. texas recovers and wins or covers.
10/2 wisconsin at michigan st. wisconsin favored by 1 point. pretty much a toss up. one lonely point for the home team. another one to watch. take the spartans to win.
10/2 arizona st at oregon st. oregon st favored by 4 points. the beavers need this to stay on track for the pac 10 championship. home game and the brothers rodgers. take oregon st to win and or cover.
10/2 washington at usc. usc favored by 10.5 points. the trojans on a roll and should continue that futile roll. they win or cover. take em.
10/2 florida at alabama. bama favored by 9 points. bama won by a nose last week but didn’t cover. hopefully, they do win and cover this week. take the tide to roll.
10/2 penn st at iowa. iowa favored by 7.5 points. good game if penn st shows up for it. take iowa to win and cover.
10/2 stanford at oregon. oregon favored by 7 points. another good one to watch. the ducks will have their hands full but home games are a rock concert in eugene. Quack Quack. however, take stanford to at least cover.
enjoy the games. if you don’t get too stupid out by the barbie and ice chest. or in vegas. things will turn out alright. trust me.
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