College Football Picks (Week 1, 2010): 2-2-1 (-$160) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2010): 3-2 (+$10) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2010): 2-3 (-$270) College Football Picks (Week 4, 2010): 4-1 (+$750) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2010): 2-3 (-$710) College Football Picks (Week 6, 2010): 2-2-1 (-$160)
College Football Picks (2010 Season): 15-13-2 (-$540) 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.
Kansas State (4-1) at Kansas (2-3) Line: Kansas State by 3. Thursday, 7:30 ET
Kansas State lost their big game last week and now have to come back as road favorite over an "inferior" team. I just don't like this spot for them. Traveling on a weeknight is tough enough.
The public is pounding Kansas State, yet this line hasn't moved up at all.
Miami of Ohio (3-3) at Central Michigan (2-4) Line: Central Michigan by 13. Saturday, 12:00 ET
Central Michigan is getting way too much respect for what they did last year because they aren't anywhere close to 13 points better than Miami of Ohio. Central Michigan lost to Ball State at home for crying out loud.
Prediction: Central Michigan 26, Miami of Ohio 24 Miami of Ohio +13 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Iowa (4-1) at Michigan (5-1) Line: Iowa by 3. Saturday, 3:30 ET
Michigan had an easy early-season schedule, which allowed them to jump out to a fraudulent 5-0 record. They lost last week and aren't playing well right now. I like Iowa.
Ole Miss (2-3) at Alabama (5-1) Line: Alabama by 21. Saturday, 9:00 ET
The answer to this question may surprise you: How many conference wins of 20-plus does Alabama have since November of 2008? Three. That's it.
Ole Miss isn't as bad as the teams Alabama has beaten over that stretch. In fact, the Rebels have had two weeks to prepare for this game. The Tide, meanwhile, could be reeling coming off their first loss in a very long time.
Prediction: Alabama 27, Ole Miss 17 Ole Miss +21 (4 Units) -- Correct; +$400
so funny about Starbucks and so true. I especially like the part if kucking a snowflake when they are down. I will say this - One of the Starbucks shops in my town is open at 4:30 a.m., which is a Godsend for those infrequent really early work days.