OK, I’m starting to feel a little nauseated.
This pick ‘em thing is not working out like I planned.
Of course I expected to win. Who expects to lose other than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
Let’s recap our last week of picks, which was two weeks ago. Took a week off to attend the funeral of my 95-year-old grandmother in South Bend.
So our picks from the previous week included both Gary and myself picking Penn State over TTUN and Nebraska over Purdon’t.
Gary took Sparty and the Badgers, while I incorrectly took Indiana and Northwestern. Blech!
Once again we don’t have a consensus for this week’s picks.
Gary and I agree that Ohio State will beat Penn State, Nebraska will beat Minnesota and that Northwestern will win at Iowa.
But again, we differ in another game.
I like Illinois to defend the home field against Sparty, who couldn’t score with a pocket full of change in a …. well, never mind.
“Sticking with my hometown boy Dantonio to bring me success in beating down a Chicago Blackhawks fan,” Gary said smugly.
Illinois can’t stink all the time, right?
So to recap:
Standings after four weeks:
I guess my sarcasm didn’t get me very far last week.
Gary had a solid week of picking, hitting on all the games except Illinois-Nebraska.
I thought I was safe with Penn State over Indiana. Really, Nittany Lions?
And Iowa let me down too.
Still a long way to go and we have some fun ones this week.
I’m done with Purdue. Boiler down.
I’m gonna jump on the Hoosier bandwagon while Gary will take Sparty.
“It’s a home game,” he said. “The hometown pick worked for me last week.”
The big game is up in Madison where Northwestern will try to rebound from the neutral field loss to Ohio State.
I like the Cats here. Gary doesn’t.
“I don’t think they can go up to Camp Randall and win,” Gary said.
So let’s recap.
Standings after 2 weeks:
Gary isn’t getting cocky ….. Yet.
“One game is not enough,” he said. “If you keep picking for your neighbor I might be ok.”
The B1G 10 season is about to kick into full gear and two of your favorite BBC writers are going head-to-head the rest of the way.
Each week yours truly and Gary will pick the games that matter We may agree, we may not. And when one of us is right and Gary is wrong (it’s starting already) there will no holds barred.
It’s a light week so lets get right into it. We will include the 2 non-conference games as well.
Wisconsin at Ohio State
No differences of opinion here. We both predict an Ohio State victory over the Badgers.
Iowa at Minnesota
Gary likes Minnesota. I like Iowa.
In choosing the Gophers, Gary opined “I think the two teams are evenly matched.” He gives Minnesota the home-field edge as the margin of victory.
Iowa has been stuck in reverse since losing to Ohio State in a de facto Big 10 title game a few years ago. Kirk Ferentz has been feeling the heat and I think the Hawkeyes will get the big win they need.
Northern Illinois at Purdue Read More
You know you go B1G on Saturday. There isn’t any denying that when it comes to good football, you can go to the West Coast and down in the South Eastern part of our country.
But when it comes to competitive, back and forth football, I love me some B1G. This week pits rivals against each other, as Sparty look to chomp up some scUM. The Indiana Hoosiers are praying that they don’t get royally embarrassed in Madison as they get ready for the proverbial spanking at Camp Randall.
If the Hoosiers can pull out a miracle, I’m pretty sure at least two tBBC staff members will ride the Indiana bandwagon until the wheels fall off. Heck, Eric might even travel down to the cheese state from hell frozen over just to rip anything that represents Badger nation. (Watch out Ladies!)
Hey, at least they have some chance of upsetting Wisconsin on the hardwood.
Okay, enough about those fun lovin’ Hoosiers — Let’s get to the games at noon and 7 tomorrow night.