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 (Week 7, 2010): 3-2 (+$240) College Football Picks (Week 8, 2010): 2-3 (-$710)
College Football Picks (2010 Season): 20-18-2 (-$1,010) 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.
Purdue (4-2) at Ohio State (6-1) Line: Ohio State by 24. Saturday, 12:00 ET
Wisconsin just beat up Ohio State. The Buckeyes' national title hopes are over, and they have nothing to play for. Purdue, meanwhile, has won two in a row. This is the biggest game of the Boilermakers' season, and I expect them to cover.
Arizona State (3-3) at California (3-3) Line: California by 3. Saturday, 3:30 ET
This is a tough spot for Cal. They're coming off a tough loss to USC and could be flat against an Arizona State squad that has had two weeks to prepare for this contest.
Prediction: Arizona State 27, California 21 Arizona State +3 (4 Units) -- Incorrect; -$440
Oklahoma (6-0) at Missouri (6-0) Line: Oklahoma by 3. Saturday, 8:00 ET
Can someone tell me why Oklahoma is first in the BCS poll? Didn't they nearly lose to Cincinnati and Air Force? The Sooners are a bit of a fraud, and I think they'll get hammered at Missouri this Saturday. The Tigers are coming off a win on the road and are now underdogs under the lights with the Game Day crew on site. That's usually a recipe for success.
I agree on a lot of what you have here, but I think you miss the mark slightly on the Romo trade value. If they are going to get to sign him for free then why would they pay for him. I also think that Jerruh's loyalty will prevent him from sending Romo somewhere he wont/doesn't want to go and even if he doesn't Romo could basically veto any trade by retiring. Romo if he leaves is going ring chasing. It's not like he's broke so it will be more about the title than a paycheck. It may also make the teams that are interested not want the Romo contract since he may be willing to take much less to help win. I think if Romo is traded it will have to be for conditional pick(s) so that a team gets insurance on his injury history.