Month: November 2015

Take the House: Thanksgiving Week CFB Recap

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Thanksgiving week ended up +5 units after putting 41 units on the line. I’ll do the math for you, which is 23 in the plus column and 18 in the negative column. That’s a solid 56%. Not bad for a week full of short weeks for teams and rivalry games and missing out on two of my own top three picks.

Quick rundown of the games. ORIGINAL COLUMN

1. IDAHO (-2.5) over Texas State (5u) WIN

Final: Idaho 38-31

Vandals clinched it with a touchdown with a minute to go. Texas State brought a little more offense than expected, but I told you no one comes in to the Kibbie Dome (it was packed and if you don’t believe me, just look at that picture up top) and steals one on senior day. Easy money.

2. Marshall (+11) over WESTERN KENTUCKY (4u) LOSS

Final: WKU 49-28

Turns out walking with fear was the right thought here. I loved Marshall’s secondary, but they got absolutely shredded by Doughty. The Herd spotted them 21 early ones and played even the rest of the way.

3. MISSISSIPPI ST. (+1)  over Ole Miss (4u) LOSS

Final: Ole Miss 38-27

It wasn’t even really that close. Ole Miss was up 28-3 at half. Swag Kelly outperformed Dak and it was over really before it started. I’ll take a game like this where I’m embarrassingly wrong over a bad beat eight days a week. I stopped even watching this one after the first quarter. Bad beats torture your soul for three and a half hours and about six weeks after. Spin zone complete

4. ARKANSAS (-14) over Missouri (4u) WIN

Final: Arkansas 28-3

Turns out I was right that scoring points is essential to winning football games.

5. Indiana (-6.5) over PURDUE (3u) WIN

Final: IU 54-36

I don’t wanna talk about it.

6. Colorado (+17) over UTAH (3u) WIN

Final: Utah 20-14

Utah continues its streak of refusing to blow out inferior opponents. Hope they play someone shitty in bowl season.

7. Iowa-NEBRASKA (Over 58.0) (3u) LOSS

Final: Iowa 28-20

Brutal. There was 45 points scored in the 2nd and 3rd quarters and only 3 points in the 1st and 4th quarters. Side note: Can’t wait to pick against Iowa this week.

 

8. NORTHERN ILLINOIS (-13) over Ohio (3u) LOSS

Final: Ohio 26-21

BONUS: Bowling Green-BALL STATE (Under 75.0) (2u) WIN

Final: Bowling Green 48-10

 

I don’t know man. It’s just MACtion.

9. SAN DIEGO ST. (-18) over Nevada (2u) LOSS

Final: SDSU 31-14

Kind of a tough beat with SDSU going up 31-14 with 13:34 to go in the game and not scoring at least a field goal the rest of the way.

10. Georgia-GEORGIA TECH (Under 48.5) (2u) WIN

 

Final: UGA 13-7

This shit’s going under and unless you live in Georgia, you’re an idiot if you watch this game.

20 points and half of them were in the fourth quarter. I did not watch.

11. Ohio State (+105 ML) over MICHIGAN (2u) WIN

Final: OSU 42-13

I really should’ve put more on this one. An absolute massacre in The Big House.

12. SAN JOSE ST. (+7.5) over Boise St. (1u) LOSS

Final: BSU 40-23

Whatever.

13. Florida St. (-2) over FLORIDA (1u) WIN

Final: FSU 27-2

Florida’s offense is so dreadful they might not gain 100 on Bama this week.

14. STANFORD (-4) over Notre Dame (1u) LOSS

Final: Stanford 38-36

David Shaw’s use of timeouts was so dreadful. He’s NFL ready now.

15. SOUTH CAROLINA (+18) over Clemson (1u) WIN

Final: Clemson 37-32

Clemson is losing this weekend. Book it.

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Former Virginia Tech Safety Davon Morgan Thinks Women Have Too Much Estrogen To Referee Football

Here we go…let’s break this thing down tweet-by-tweet.

Strong hypothesis, let’s dig a little deeper.

I wonder if Davon knows not every male official has played the game.

Gonna have to take his word for this one.

HERE WE GO!!! Now we’re getting somewhere. I’ve never had a menstrual cycle and can’t claim to know the ins and outs of how that goes down. I’m listening…

Davon losing a little credibility through this whole thing due to his inability to understand the plural form of “woman”.

Okay, we’re back on track.

If I’m picking up Davon’s analogy here, pretty sure all the macho football men are gonna start eating these lady refs pretty soon.

If Davon has a degree, the NCAA has to start an investigation immediately into Virginia Tech for some of those UNC paper classes.

“As a former college coach…” Fixed it for you, D.

Thought we were on a sexist rant, D-Morgs letting you know we’re talkin’ science here.

Yeah, ladies, D-Morgs loves all woman.

He lost me again.

He would eat the lady ref. That’s what he’s saying. Pitbull and poodle shit.

#MyOpinion is the new “all due respect”.

The big question: is our boy Davon wrong? He had some solid points with the estrogen and the testosterone and what not. Sure he had some confusing analogies, but I think the point stands.

FFS, stand for something, man.

Jags Will Rock All Gold Unis This Weekend And They’re As Bad As You’d Expect

Just screams 3-13. Feels like the NFL is doing these #ColorRush games just to distract from terrible football. Jets-Bills and now Titans-Jags.

That’s a real loose definition of the color gold. Looks more to me like shiny vomit. Blake Bortles and his handsome face don’t deserve this. #FreeBortles