week 8 was one of those spot on weeks when you know things are going your way early. i’ll take one of those weeks anytime. plus, i had 3 upset wins. always a good thing. the stats for the week are 8 for 10 making me 36 for 70 over all, having missed week 7 while out on the road. being slightly above .500 again is also a good thing. hopefully, this weeks picks will be just as spot on.
as always, this is for fun only. if you are dumb enough to use what i dish out here and take it someplace where you can use your rent and food money to place a bet, you deserve whatever bad things happen to you. leave your money in your wallet and nobody gets hurt.
the BCS nightmare continues to plod along. auburn jumps the ducks for number one. fine for now. tcu moves up as well. boise stays put or i think they did. at any rate, i don’t want to see tcu vs boise in III or IV or whatever the damn number is again. how many times can they play that game? it’s still relatively early and things will change. thankfully, that i am sure of.
remember my wins and losses are based on the spreads i have here. if the odds change it makes no difference to me. just like going to the big boys and placing a bet. your ticket states whatever the points were when you bought it. not what they may or may not end up being. huh? right. time to…
rock ‘n’ roll.
10/30 california at oregon st. oregon st favored by 3 points. depending on which cal team shows up for the game this one might be of interest. the beaves need this one to stay on track for winning the pac 10. and more to the point, full filling my pre-season prediction that they would do so. the bears are hot stuff one week and the next like that luke warm hair ball, courtesy of the cat, you step on first thing in the morning. if you look up the word schizophrenia you’ll find a photo of this years cal team next to the definition. and it’s about time for their usual late october early november swoon. you also need to factor in the fact that coach tedford just can’t seem to keep any cal team together once november rolls around. though that seems to have come to pass a bit earlier this year. rabid cal alumni are screaming for his head on a platter. one of them is a relative of mine. and he’s been screaming that for a couple of years. i digress. sadly, the brothers rodgers are down by half. but hopefully jaquizz will more than make up for it. so, what does it all mean? it means that in the spirit of algore and global warming, the bears will drive up to oregon in an old beat up yellow school bus and arrive just in time for kick off. then get their butts kicked up and down the field by oregon st. take the beavers to win and cover.
10/30 arizona at ucla. arizona favored by 9.5 points. it’s been raining here off and on for at least a week. i’ve lost track. it’s supposed to rain some more this weekend beginning friday. so much for the la nina prediction. lord, i’m turning this into a weather channel forecast. veering. i don’t think the wildcats will run all over the bruins like the ducks did but none the less, take the points and arizona to win and cover.
10/30 texas tech at texas a&m. texas a&m favored by 5.5 points. out on a limb here but take the red raiders of texas tech to cover the spread and/or win. as always, please visit the vietnam war archive at: http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu
10/30 missouri at nebraska. nebraska favored by 7 points. despite missouri doing a number on oklahoma last week they receive no love from the odds makers this time around. fine. take mizzou to win or cover the spread.
10/30 michigan st at iowa. iowa favored by 6 points. this is one of those take the home team 6 and run with it deals. iowa wins and or covers the spread.
10/30 auburn at mississippi. auburn favored by 7 points. this will be an early bowl game or perhaps the only bowl game for ole miss this season. it might also prove to be some sort of redemption game for former duck, jeremiah masoli. number one may fall again. take ole miss to at least cover the spread and maybe win.
10/30 stanford at washington. stanford favored by 7.5 points. take stanford to win and cover.
10/30 utah at air force. utah favored by 7.5 points. air force got drubbed by tcu last week. a sad thing to watch and i did. off and on. utah has both a point and a statement that need to be made. take utah to win and or cover the spread.
10/30 oregon at usc. oregon favored by 6.5 points. my two favorite teams duke it out here in lala land with maybe even some rain for the ducks to waddle around and about in. yes, yet another preposition at the end of a sentence. sue me. i’ve gone back and forth with my school t-shirt wearing this week. like today, i’m in a usc t-shirt. and i’ll probably be wearing one on saturday as well. kids, this is where my beloved ducks take a fall. the trojans have had two weeks to prepare for the ducks. a good thing. the trojans were supposed to have a killer defense this year. so far that half of the team has missed the damn bus to the stadium a few times. they won’t this week. the offense? they’ve stepped up and played lights out most of the year. the trojans aren’t going anywhere in the post season. no bowl games for them for a couple of years. thanks, coach petey. this is the trojan’s bowl game. this is also the trojan’s season statement game. and if lane kiffen is any kind of a coach at all usc will win or cover the spread. take usc. (for all of my friends up in oregon, QUACK QUACK!! will return next week. however, for this week…) FIGHT ON USC!!
utah at nevada. nevada favored by 5.5 points. i picked this game because nevada is back in the top 25 once again after falling out a few weeks ago. they remain as the only probable team left on boise st’s schedule to have a shot at stopping the broncos steamroller this year. i hope they do just that. however, for this week, take nevada to win and cover.
there ya go. another weeks worth of picks and vapid verbosity. take it or leave it. enjoy the games and don’t get to crazy out by the barbie. and in the immortal words of ex mothers drummer, jimmy carl black, “where’s my waitress? opal, you hot little…”