after another sub par week i’m beginning to wonder if i’m ever going to make it out of the doldrums this season. eventually i’m sure i will. this week maybe? last weeks games were the all to similar 4 for 10 deal. leaving me with an over all of 12 for 30 heading into this week. things could be worse or better as i’m still hovering around the drain and looking at fifty percent. ah well. just one more week of teams unable to cover the spread or kickers who can’t make a field goal. or not seeing what should have been obvious regarding stanford and sc.
one would think that by week 4 finding 10 games to pick would be a simpler matter than the previous weeks were. well, pilgrims, think again. the majority of schools are still playing pickpocket tech or fries with that burger? state. it’s a sad thing indeed. i prefer the old days when playing the sisters of the poor was only allowed like once every four years. now teams like alabama play at least 3 of them during the year and take a week off as well. then at the end of the year gloat about being ranked number one or whatever. it’s hard to stay focused and interested with all that absurdity going down. which is probably why i spent the weekend engrossed with stephen king’s, “11/22/63”, instead of paying attention to the games. sue me. i digress. i know i belabor this point but, if this current state of let’s play captain kangaroo tech keeps up college football will see TV’s going dark on saturday afternoons. count on it. spin doctors and TV talking heads can say what they want but it doesn’t change anything at all. only a fool would care if alabama/ohio st/texas et al defeat wolfgang puck culinary arts tech 63-0 three or four times a season. it’s meaningless and a waste of everyone’s time. just sayin’.
remember this mess is for entertainment purposes only. don’t go running off to your local branch of the bent nose wise guys and try to make a killing using whatever golden dust you can pan from here. that would be asinine on various levels. don’t do it. leave your money where it belongs, in your wallet, and no one gets hurt.
the odds posted here are what i use to determine my wins and losses. they may change before game time. i don’t care.
rock ‘n’ roll.
9/20 byu @ boise st. boise favored by 7.5 points. i’m a bit surprised the broncos are favored here. though byu’s kicker missed several shots at winning their game last week. sorta shades of boise st last year. at any rate, smurf turf territory and boise rarely loses at home. though they may not always cover the spread. a story that started last year. byu may surprise. none the less, take boise st to win and cover.
9/22 oregon st @ ucla. ucla favored by 11.5 points. ucla in a new heady era under coach mora, 3 and 0 so far and in the top 25. something we and they haven’t seen in ages. still summer hot here in the land of the lalas this week and a 12:30 game time. i may have to start hydrating now just so i can watch it and not have to call 911 by the 4th quarter. the beaves have had 2 weeks to get ready for this one. they’re probably still flying high after taking down a not as nearly good wisconsin team as everybody thought. the heat takes it’s toll on both squads. take the bruins who’ve been living in our hottest summer in 3 or 4 years to win and cover.
9/22 missouri @ south carolina. south carolina favored by 10 points. the old ball coach has the gamecocks playing some good ball even if two of their wins are against a couple of borderline sisters of the poor schools. vanderbilt gave them a scare in week 1 as well. the gamecocks roll. take them to win and cover the spread.
9/22 colorado @ washington st. washington st favored by 18 points. colorado may go winless this year. pirate mike’s first game against a pac 12 school making it their first league win as well. take washington st to win and cover the points.
9/22 california @ usc. usc favored by 16 points. in losing the bears played better than expected against ohio st last week. the trojans continued their losing streak against the trees while also continuing their run not covering the spread for the year. a sad thing to be sure. if the offensive line shows up for the game the trojans should win but take the bears to get inside the points. FIGHT ON!!
9/22 michigan @ notre dame. notre dame favored by 7 points. the domers are like boise, hardly losing within sight of the dome. well, if they have any sort of team that is. big blue goes down in south bend. take take touchdown jesus to win and cover.
9/22 kansas st @ oklahoma. oklahoma favored by 16 points. keeping it simple here. take the sooners to win and cover.
9/22 clemson @ florida st. florida st favored by 14 points. so far this season the seminoles are running up some points. no reason they shouldn’t continue to do so this week. take florida st to win and cover the spread.
9/22 utah @ arizona st. arizona st favored by 7.5 points. both schools first game of the season for league play. the game is pretty much a toss up. take the sun devils to win and cover.
9/22 arizona @ oregon. oregon favored by 23.5 points. my beloved ducks finally managed to cover the spread last week for i think the first time this year. too bad they weren’t one of my ten teams for the week. the wildcats can score some points. take arizona to get inside the spread. they may not win but they will do that. take em.
week 4 in the books. a mostly favorite weekend but then some weeks are like that. as always seared red meat and red wine pair well with college football. enjoy your week. try and stay sane or at least semi sane watching the games. week 5 will be out next monday morning as we head to las vegas early on tuesday.