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.
Florida (4-3) vs. Georgia (4-4) Line: Georgia by 3. Saturday, 3:30 ET
Florida has owned this rivalry recently, but that's going to end. These Gators stink, and the Bulldogs have been on fire ever since A.J. Green returned to the lineup.
Bowling Green (1-7) at Central Michigan (2-6) Line: Central Michigan by 11.5. Saturday, 3:30 ET
Central Michigan stinks and should not be favored by more than three; let alone 11.5.
Check out this trend: Since 2002, teams that have lost five or more games in a row are 18-36 against the spread as favorites.
Prediction: Bowling Green 24, Central Michigan 20 Bowling Green +11.5 (5 Units) -- Correct; +$500
Kentucky (4-4) at Mississippi State (6-2) Line: Mississippi State by 6.5. Saturday, 7:00 ET
Mississippi State is a fraud at 6-2. The Bulldogs beat Florida by three, but the Gators suck. They beat Georgia when the team didn't have A.J. Green. Mississippi State also barely overcame UAB. Kentucky's a pretty frisky team and should be able to cover.
Michigan (5-2) at Penn State (4-3) Line: Michigan by 3. Saturday, 8:00 ET
As a Penn State fan and alumnus, my team sucks. We barely beat Minnesota last week and were actually outgained in that contest. Michigan, with a healthy Denard Robinson, is going to kill us.
Prediction: Michigan 34, Penn State 17 Michigan -3 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330
Oregon (7-0) at USC (5-2) Line: Oregon by 7. Saturday, 8:00 ET
Is another No. 1 going down? I think so.
As far as USC is concerned, this is the Trojans' bowl game. They're bowl-ineligible (bowls are stupid, so this is a good thing), so this is their most important game of the year.
And Oregon? What about all of the points they put up? Well, the Ducks aren't that good outside of Eugene. They struggled at crappy Tennessee before pulling away in the second half. Two weeks later, the Sun Devils outgained the Ducks by 187 yards! And Oregon wasn't too impressive at inept Washington State.
The Trojans will be fueled by their raucous crowd. I think they're going to pull the upset.
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.