Do they call it Garbage time because when a team is up big, their defense starts to play like garbage? I mean do defensive players these days Play to Win, but once they're in position to, it's time to let players on their fantasy teams or their friends fantasy teams rack up some numbers? Do these players start to feel bad that they have to make a game of it all the time? Defenses that stop playing hard for 60 minutes even though they are up big is to football what the pitch count is to baseball.. does some damage to the integrity of the game.
College Football Picks (Week 1, 2012): 1-4 (-$460) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2012): 3-2 (+$170) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2012): 2-3 (-$140) College Football Picks (Week 4, 2012): 2-3 (-$50) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2012): 4-1 (+$570) College Football Picks (Week 6, 2012): 4-1 (+$790) College Football Picks (Week 7, 2012): 3-2 (+$380) College Football Picks (Week 8, 2012): 3-2 (+$250)
College Football Picks (2012 Season): 22-18 (+$1,510) College Football Picks (2011 Season): 36-32-2 (-$390) College Football Picks (2010 Season): 37-31-2 (+$190) College Football Picks (2009 Season): 34-34-2 (-$3,820) College Football Picks (2008 Season): 49-38 (+$3,020)
By the way, the fourth-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.
Cincinnati at Louisville Line: Louisville by 3. Friday, 8:00 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games (at least I used to be); I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
Louisville is 7-0, but the team is due for a loss. It's been barely getting by the likes of South Florida, Southern Miss and Florida International. Cincinnati should be able to knock them off.
College Football Pick: Cincinnati +3 (2 Units) -- Push; $0
Colorado at Oregon Line: Oregon by 45.5. Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
I bet USC as a huge favorite over Colorado last week and won, and I'm going to do the same with Oregon. Colorado just doesn't have the talent to compete with these Pac-12 powerhouses.
College Football Pick: Oregon -45.5 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
Ohio at Miami of Ohio Line: Ohio by 7. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I'm going to have another undefeated team go down. Ohio has barely gotten by 1-7 Akron (at home), 1-6 Buffalo (at home) and winless UMass. Miami of Ohio is much better than those teams and should be able to give the Bobcats their first loss.
College Football Pick: Miami of Ohio +7 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Ohio State at Penn State Line: Pick. Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
I've been a part of so many of these emotional "White Out" games. Penn State will take down an Ohio State team that has barely beaten the likes of Purdue and Indiana. This is a great time to fade them because they're traveling off an overtime victory.
College Football Pick: Penn State PK (4 Units) -- Incorrect; -$440
Syracuse at South Florida Line: South Florida by 2.5. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
A small play to end the day. South Florida is a junk team that doesn't deserve to be favored over Syracuse.
College Football Pick: Syracuse +2.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100