College Football Picks (Week 1, 2010): 2-2-1 (-$160)
College Football Picks (2009 Season): 34-34-2 (-$3,820) College Football Picks (2008 Season): 49-38 (+$3,020)
By the way, the third-annual Walter/Joker Annual Challenge is on, as I'll be competing with the Joker's College Picks. We each pick five games and see who does the best each week.
Florida Atlantic (0-0) at UAB (0-0) Line: UAB by 15. Thursday, 8:00 ET
Why is UAB favored by 15? I don't get it. They won five games last year, and their starting quarterback is now with the Vikings. Are they really 15 points better than any Division 1-A team at this point?
Colorado (0-0) at Colorado State (0-0) Line: Colorado by 12. Saturday, 2:00 ET
Colorado and Colorado State play every year. The underdog in this series 10-3 against the spread for a reason - both teams really suck and neither has deserved to be favored by much. Twelve points is a lot for this garbage Buffs team.
Prediction: Colorado 20, Colorado State 19 Colorado State +12 (4 Units) -- Incorrect; -$440
Purdue (0-0) at Notre Dame (0-0) Line: Notre Dame by 11. Saturday, 3:30 ET
I'd like to know what Notre Dame did to deserve this 11-point spread. Didn't they suck last year? The underdog is 11-5 against the spread in this rivalry since 1993.
Syracuse (0-0) at Akron (0-0) Line: Syracuse by 9. Saturday, 6:00 ET
This is not your older brother's Syracuse team. They're not that bad this year. They actually destroyed Rutgers at the end of last season, so that could carry over. They shouldn't have any problem with Akron; the Zips are installing a new pro-style offense so they'll be working out all the kinks in this contest.
For the Vikings it doesn't matter who our RB is if we don't improve the line first. Our first pick HAS to be an offensive lineman. Preferably an OT where we have nobody who should be starting, but it could also be an interior lineman if that's what's available. Obviously the Vikings could spend in FA and improve the line to a point where our first pick can be BPA, but the line is by far and away the number one priority.
I'm not sure why but that diagram made me uncomfortable when skeletor was too close at the end. Not super uncomfortable, but uncomfortable like that feeling you get when you know the ghosts have you cornered and you're out of those super pellets and they're just about to kill you.