Okay, so maybe it wasn’t just the scores that was tripping me up. I at least finished this past week at a paltry 3-4 which brings my overall straight up picks to 15 and 18.
Big shout out to Buffalo Buckeye who leads tBBC Pick Em contest at the halfway mark but is closely followed by a large group of contestants which includes Ludwigs Losers and KenKoz who are just one point behind! Keep it up guys, still several people in the hunt. Strangely enough I am right in the middle…
Here’s last weeks results!
Michigan St. @ Indiana. Prediction: Sparty 41 to 13; RIGHT MSU 31 to 27
N.western @ Penn State. Prediction: Nerds 31 to 27; WRONG PSU 39 to 28
Illinois at Wisconsin. Prediction: Wiscy 17 to 10; RIGHT Wiscy 31 to 14
TTUN @ Purdue. Prediction: Purdue 21 to 20; WRONG TTUN 44 to 13
#21 Nebraska @ #12 Ohio State. Prediction:Buckeyes all the way; How little did I know RIGHT Ohio State 63 to 38
Georgia @ South Carolina . Prediction:Georgia 23 to 17; WRONG USC 35 to 7
WVU @ Texas. Prediction: Texas 34 to 28; WRONG WVU 48 to 45
It’s really going to tick a lot of people off but the top team in the Leaders Division is starting to walk away with the conference having won their first two tough games within the B1G. There’s still plenty of football left and the Buckeyes can still have a special season. Lets get to this weeks picks. Read More
I have decided to remove whether I got the score right or not and am going straight up with my picks. I will continue to include a guess of the score in most cases but it will just be a guide! The reason for this is the fact that I was an amazing five and one based on team picks and the score would have ruined the joy I felt! Here are the results from last week’s picks!!
Why bother. Minnesota @ Iowa. Iowa 21 to 16; Right Iowa 31 to 13
On Campus Recruiting Bowl. Penn St. @ Illinois. Illini 23 to 10; Wrong PSU 35 to 7
Hoosiers v. Nerds. Duh. Northwestern 35 to 10; Right Northwestern 44 to 29
Lumps are Us. Wisconsin @ Nebraska. Nebraska 21 to 13; Right Nebraska 30-27
Best of the Week. #14 Ohio State @ #20 Michigan State. Ohio State in a romp; Right OSU 17 to 16
Battered and Bruised week off. Purdue v. Marshall. Boilermakers 28 to 13; Right 51 to 41
I have finally found the right format as well, in sticking with what I know best, I am going with all of the B1G games and will pick a national best game. Hope you’re doing well in your pick-em contest and enjoy the week! Read More
I am not even keeping track of my overall record anymore because its sooo pitiful. Suffice it to say I did finally get one right and sadly it was about Notre Lame beating TTUN . . . oh well! Here goes the results from last week.
Safe Bet. Maryland @ WVU. WVU 47 to 13; Not as safe as I thought WRONG WVU 31 to 21.
Points Plus. Fresno St. @ Tulsa. Fresno St. 54 to 49; nowhere near points a close game Tulsa 27 to 26
Defensive Struggle. Rutgers @ Arkansas. Arkansas 16 to 10; no defense, WRONG again Rutgers 35 to 26
Best Match-up. Clemson @ Florida St. Clemson 21 to 17; Close and WRONG team FSU 49 to 37
Best B1G Game. TTUN @ Notre Lame. Notre Lame 24 to 23; FINALLY right Notre Lame 13 to 6
We kick off the B1G schedule with a full slate and a couple pretty good games to look in on including the one with the Buckeyes up in East Lansing!
Why bother. Minnesota @ Iowa. Not entirely sure how this one will wind up as the Gophers are undefeated heading into the conference. Don’t think it will last as even the recently stunned Iowa Hawkeyes are still pretty good at home in conference match-ups. Iowa 21 to 16
On Campus Recruiting Bowl. Penn St. @ Illinois. Still stinging a bit from losing players, the fact that the Illini’s head coach showed up on PSU’s campus to talk to players should be a driving force behind the Nits. Maybe not in this match-up as Beckman’s team should win. Illini 23 to 10
Hoosiers v. Nerds. Duh. The nerds have been a bit of a surprise early on and their offense has been up tempo. The Hoosiers have been . . . well . . . they’ve been a good basketball school and will continue to be so. Nerdwestern 35 to 10
Lumps are Us. Wisconsin @ Nebraska. Good old fashioned thumping skulls typical B1G football here. Great early season match-up which will cause people to not think about games leading up to it. The Badgers have struggled mightily but will get things together this week and give the Huskers a fight. Nebraska is tough at home and will rep the black shirts well this weekend. Nebraska 21 to 13
Best of the Week. #14 Ohio State @ #20 Michigan State. 3 point underdogs headed into a bad atmosphere after losing to Sparty at home last year sounds about right. The Buckeyes have struggled to put things together the past two weeks. Or have they? They have flipped the switch and moved the ball at will every time they have wanted and needed to. Sparty isn’t seeing the same Buckeye team they did last year. The NFL prospect D-line will not be the difference maker here. I don’t predict scores in Ohio State games, call me superstitious, but they will win the game and send a message. Ohio State in a romp.
Battered and Bruised week off. TTTUN needed a week off and got it. Oh . .. and Purdue has Marshall. Boilermakers 28 to 13
Have a great week and good luck! Go Bucks!!!
The weak that was and I pulled an 0′fer and am 3 and 12 on the season! Atleast Im doing a little better in the Pick ‘em pool!!! Anyone want to replace me as the the picker for these contest games? Here are the results of my worst weak week ever!!!
Safe Bet. VTU over PITT 31 to 6; Role reversal and WRONG! PITT 35 to 17 (Some other time Fat Urkel)
Points Plus. Mizzou over Arizona St. 43 to 39; wrong on points Mizzou 24 to 20
Defensive Struggle. Navy over Penn St. 9 to 7; WRONG AGAIN!! PSU 34 to 7
Best Match-up. USC over Stanford 34 to 28; Glad I was WRONG Stanford 21 to 14
Best B1G Game. MSU over Notre Lame 24 to 17; Sparty WRONGED me! ND 20 to 3
Ok… here’s what you’ve got for this week:
Safe Bet. Maryland @ WVU. I’ll take WVU and the points here. Now that the Heisman front runner Geno Smith and his streaks in shoes Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey are firing on all cylinders in that high powered offense, they’ll take care of business quickly. Edsell’s Terp’s are still learning the ropes and have little chance of competing in this game. I was wron about my safe bet last week, but not this week. WVU 47 to 13
Points Plus. Fresno St. @ Tulsa. The Bulldogs hung 69 points last week on Colorado and the Golden Hurricanes blew through Nicholls St. for the tune of 66 points. The last time these two teams met in 2005 they combined for 55 points. I’d say the over in this match up is close to double that. Basketball on turf for sure. Fresno St. 54 to 49
Defensive Struggle. Rutgers @ Arkansas. I honestly am not too sure there is much left of John L. Smith and the Razorbacks after the Tide dismantled and blanked them last week. There isn’t help on the way in the form of the Scarlet Knights thoughas they are undefeated on the season and atop the Big Least standings. I’m not sure any of that means anything. Going with the gut feeling here. Arkansas 16 to 10
Best Match-up. Clemson @ Florida St. In my ACC preview I pretty much said it would come down to the man that beat the man that beat the . . , and here we go. If the home team holds pat, which I don’t believe they will, then FSU will become a front runner to possibly play the winner of the SEC championship for the national title. That being said, the ACC has a habit of beating up on each other in these types of games and ruining each others seasons. Its a tough place to play for sure but I still like Clemson to play for it in the end. Clemson 21 to 17
Best B1G Game. TTUN @ Notre Lame. It’s killing me that I have had to use these guys three weeks in a row and it’s even worse now that I have to chose between them and TTUN. Now that Notre Lame is finally leaving the B1G . . , oh wait . . , the Big Least . . , no . . , whatever, they’re headed to the ACC and good riddens! Two things I will never do, pick a TTUN team to win anything, nor will I ever root for them. Notre Lame 24 to 23
Good luck with this week’s picks and Go Bucks!
In an effort to clean up my act in regards to the weekly weak picks, I am going with games this week that will assure me success (yeah right) As it stands, I am a paltry 3 and 7 on the season having gone 1 and 4 this week. Here are the results of last weeks picks.
Safe Bet. USC over ‘Cuse 42 to 29; Prediction Wrong USC 51 to 9
Points Plus. Nerdwestern over Vandy 23 to 13; Prediction Wrong Vandy 44 to 38
Defensive Struggle. Wake Forrest over UNC 28 to 27; Prediction Wrong UNC 13 to 7
Best Match-up. Florida over Texas A&M 20 to 17; Prediction RIGHT ON! Florida 23 to 17
Best B1G Game. Notre Lame over Purdue 20 to 17; Prediction WAYYYY OFF Purdue 37 to 34
The week that was is looooong gone thank goodness and I get an opportunity to make up for my pitiful attempts by selecting some easy ones! Ha! Anyway here are the picks and good luck to everybody else!!!
Safe Bet. Virginia Tech has played relatively well in it’s first two games and Mark Mays PITT Panthers have been, well . . , let’s just say they have been a lot like the team John Cooper beat. The Hokies will go ahead and welcome the Panthers to the ACC in grand fashion a year early because things aren’t getting better for them right now. This is the easiest safe bet of the season so far. VTU 31 to 6
Points Plus. Missouri had to open their new conference against Georgia last weekend and the offense looked pretty decent until Mark Richt’s bunch figured it out. Arizona State has a high flying bunch that will put some points on the board. This looks like a safe bet for basketball on grass this week, defaulting to the home team here. Mizzou 43 to 39
Defensive Struggle. This will honestly be more about lack of offense than stout defense. Penn State has no offense and NAVY is trying to regroup there triple option which can always be a great equalizer in these type games. I picked the Middies against ND because I am a former sailor myself and didn’t learn my lesson. Go Middies! Navy 9 to 7 Read More
After week one I am way down the list and am rethinking my position as an “expert” picker for this pool! Anyhow, as it is I do not have a choice because I drew the short straw in our last office meeting and the current status of our picketing union has caused me more work. My pay has been doubled by Mali, but my work has been increased three-fold… go figure!
Week one saw me going 2 and 3 as I grade things- here are the results for my picks. Keep in mind that I expect my picks to be spot on with regards to score, competitive level and who won!
As we move forward I have decided to format my choices into five titles, hope you enjoy it and if you have any suggestions of things you’d like to see just let me know. Here we go with the even weaker week two! Read More
It’s here! Week one of the college football season is upon us and it’s time for tBBC College Pick-Em Challenge and my few thoughts on some of the games I picked. I am usually a perfectionist and like to do a lot of research about teams before making an educated guess, but today I am against a deadline and will go with my gut instincts on these. Let’s get started with the top match-up of the very young season. Follow this link to sign up for our pick-em and enjoy the season!
#13 Michigan St. v. #24 Boise St. – Coach Chris Petersen is one of the better coaches in the country and has had the Bronco’s on the cusp of greatness. He’s turned down some overtures from top programs to stick with what he has built and has an opportunity to pull off a shocker in East Lansing this Friday night. He’s got some talent on his high-powered offense that can crack MSU. It’s not going to happen though as this Sparty team possesses one of the best defenses in the country and are coached by one of my favorites in Mark Dantonio. This wont be a season where Sparty is, well . . , Sparty. MSU 21 – 7
#2 Alabama v. #8 TTUN – Denard Robinson and TTUN have an opportunity this weekend to send a message to the rest of the country that Wolverweenie football is truly back. The problem with that task is that they are playing the team that won the BCS Title last season and may be just as good this season. Alabama will be on a mission this year and they may have a shot at playing for the title outside of the SEC as USC appears to be the favorite. TTUN will put up a good fight this weekend and gain some respect for the B1G but they wont last against a very talented and well coached Crimson Tide. Alabama 21 – 10 Read More
With single digit days left until kickoff, it’s time to start getting your game day ritual ready.
Do you know where your lucky T-shirt is? What about the “magic underwear”? Is there a beverage that you HAVE to have on hand in order to ensure victory? Better restock, just to be sure. Are all of the “play dates” arranged for your kids so there are absolutely no distractions?
Oh, and you should also check to be sure you’ve got the technology situation all squared away- TV ready, home audio tuned in order to give you the best approximation of The ‘Shoe that you can muster? Laptop and wifi up to date so that you’re ready for our BBN/Fox Sports Ohio livechats? Can you do “quick cals” and tweet at the same time?
Got all that? You’re good? Ok, only one thing left to do- make your picks for the week.
Yup, once again we’re giving you the opportunity to show your prowess in prognostication for glory, honor, and bragging rights. Oh, and we’ll have other prizes as well, but we all play for the love of the game, right?
Here’s what you need to know- We’re using Yahoo! again, if only to keep Charles Robinson from “visiting” tBBC Corporate offices. To join the league and play all season long, use the following information:
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Games will lock each week right before the kickoff of the first game, so be sure to set a reminder for yourself as well. We’ll be looking at the major games of the week here at tBBC in addition to all-inclusive Ohio State coverage.
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