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Week 10 College Picks-Results

top25.jpg1- Wisconsin at (1) Ohio State – Over rated, over shmated. These guys keep on winning every week no matter who they play. They cover again. 38-17 Ohio State… nailed it!
2- Florida State at (8) Boston Collegepadlock3.jpg -Alright. Screw the Eagles. Two weeks in a row they screwed me. Should have lost to VaTech and they squeak it out at the end. Should have blown out the Seminoles and they lose. 27-17 Florida State… got it wrong.
3- (2) LSU at (21) Alabama – Saban almost pulled it out, but it was another come from behind victory for the Tigers. Les Miles and company barely win, but I was right in Alabama keeping it close. 41-34 LSU… nailed it!
4- (9) Arizona State at (3) Oregon – Let there be no doubt, Oregon is the better team. I said they would beat State with ease and that’s exactly what they did. 35-23 Oregon… nailed it!
5- Texas A & M at (4) Oklahoma – Aggies were no match for the Sooners. A blowout victory for Stoops and the gang, but will anyone ahead of them in the rankings lose a game the rest of the way? 42-14 Oklahoma… nailed it!
6- Vanderbilt at (17) Florida – They had to impress and that’s exactly what they did. Solid performance against a not so solid team. Gators take care of business. 49-22 Florida… nailed it!
7- Oregon State at (12) USC – SC’s defense manhandles the Beavers! Completely shutting them down, SC didn’t even have to score in the second half. State looked worse than I thought they would. 24-3 USC… got it wrong.
8- San Jose State at (22) Boise State – A good old fashion ass whoopin’ by Boise State. Take care of business at home winning big. 42-7 Boise State… nailed it!
9- (13) Michigan at Michigan State -Good news and bad news for Michigan fans. Wolverines keep on winning-good news. Lloyd Carr keeps on winning-bad news. Funny how we don’t see ‘fire Carr’ signs anymore. 28-24 Michigan… nailed it!
10-Troy State at (10) Georgia -Good performance but not good enough. Should have pounded a weak Troy State team. They won but didn’t cover. 44-34 Georgia… got it wrong.

Recap: I’m back baby! I am the Ohio State of picking games. Everyone says that I haven’t done anything impressive, but how’s 7-3 sound baby! Jump on this wagon! There’s plenty of room…

November 7, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Week 10 College Picks

top25.jpg1- Wisconsin at (1) Ohio State – You guys call them overrated, I’ll call them the number one team in the nation. The Buckeyes keep on rollin’. Take Ohio State -16.
2- Florida State at (2) Boston Collegepadlock3.jpg -After a sub par performance last week, look for Matt Ryan and the crew to impress this week. My lock of the week! Take the Eagles -7.
3- (3) LSU at (17) Alabama – Can’t wait for this game. The Tigers are going to have their hands full. You know Saban isn’t going to hold anything back. He’ll pull all the stops in this one. I like Alabama +7.
4- (4) Arizona State at (5) Oregon – Oregon’s defense was held down a little last week by USC. Not this week! State’s got their hands full. Oregon wins and wins hands down. Take Oregon -8.5. 
5- Texas A & M at (6) Oklahoma – Another easy game for the Sooners. They win but by how much? I like Oklahoma -21.
6- Vanderbilt at (20) Florida – No doubt who wins this one. The Gators must impress this week and win big. They rout this week. I like Florida -14.5.
7- Oregon State at (19) USC – An up and down season continues for SC. What will happen this week? SC favored big, but not sure why? Booty playing for the first time in a month. Look for some rust. Take Oregon State +15.5.
8- San Jose State at (22) Boise State – You know how I feel about spreads like this. Too much, but at home for Boise State. They need to impress this week. I like Boise State -25.5.
9- (12) Michigan at Michigan State -They haven’t failed me for a while. Rivalry games are always close, but these are two teams going in different directions. Wolverines continue their win streak. Take Michigan -3.
 10-Troy State at (10) Georgia – Solid performance last week, the Bulldogs continue to roll. Close early, but Troy State has no chance in this win. I like Georgia -14.

November 3, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 9 College Picks-Results

top25.jpg1- (6) West Virginia at (25) Rutgers – Obvious Rutgers is not as good as last year. This week’s performance by Rutgers makes South Florida look even worse. 31-3 W. Virginia… got it wrong.
2- (9) USC at (5) Oregon – As good as advertised, both teams played well, but USC was out coached. Worse coaching job ever during the Pete Carrol era. Assistants should be ashamed on the way they coached this game. 24-17 Oregon… got it wrong.
3- (9) Florida vs (20) Georgiapadlock3.jpg – Georgia’s offense was unstoppable. They exposed Florida’s defense and scored at will. Solid performance by the Bulldogs. 42-30 Georgia… got it wrong.
4- Minnesota at (19) Michigan – Just barely covering the spread, Michigan again wins at home. Gophers were no match for the Maze and Blue. 34-10 Michigan… got it wrong.
5- Mississippi at (23) Auburn – I guess it’s true when they say you play up to the level of your opponents. Auburn not very impressive, but did enough to win. 17-3 Auburn… got it wrong.
6- (18) Cal at (7) Arizona State – Cal was looking good early until Longshore decided to throw the ball to the other team. It helps when Arizona State has two quarterbacks throwing to them. 31-20 ASU… got it wrong.
7- (1) Ohio State at (24) Penn State – Easy one to call. Penn State not that good. Buckeyes not getting enough credit. I said it would be easy and it was. 37-17 Ohio State… nailed it!
8- (15) South Carolina at Tennessee – Looks like the Cocks were just a tease! Losing for the second week in a row, they should have beat a Tennessee team that’s not that good. 27-24 Tennessee… nailed it!
9- New Mexico State at (16) Hawaii – Hawaii looking good at home. They beat down a New Mexico State team that, well lets face it, couldn’t beat too many high school teams. 50-13 Hawaii… nailed it!
at (17) Texas -Can’t believe Texas actually ended up winning this game. Looked extremely ugly for a while, but I knew Nebraska was due for a solid game. Almost pulled it off. 28-25 Texas… nailed it!

Recap: Got off to a slow start but made up for it at the end. Just barely missed a couple of games. I should have been above .500! 4-6.

October 28, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Week 9 College Picks

top25.jpg1- (6) West Virginia at (25) Rutgers – Solid win last week, Rutgers isn’t looking to leave the top 25 after just one week. I like Rutgers +6.
2- (9) USC at (5) Oregon – First time in a long time SC is not a favorite against another Pac-10 team. SC will make a statement this game. National Championship on the line? Take USC +3.
3- (9) Florida vs (20) Georgiapadlock3.jpg – My lock of the week! Game is being played in Jacksonville, so I guess it’s sort of a home game for the Gators. I like Florida in a rout. Gators -7.5.
4- Minnesota at (19) Michigan – The Worlverines continue their comeback. Gophers shouldn’t be a problem at home, but look for a bit of a letdown after a couple of solid victories. Take Minnesota +23.
5- Mississippi at (23) Auburn – Should have won last week, but came up short. Nice performance though considering they were on the road against one of the best teams in the country. They should handle business this week. Take the Tigers -18.
6- (18) Cal at (7) Arizona State – I can see it now! Another undefeated team goes down! Call me crazy, but I think Cal wins this game. They can not afford another loss or their season will go down the drain. I like the Bears +3.
7- (1) Ohio State at (24) Penn State – Everyone says that the Buckeyes are overrated, but I don’t see it. Sure they haven’t beaten anyone great, but they keep on rolling every week. Penn State is not good at all. Should be an easy victory after a close start. Take Ohio State -3.5.
8- (15) South Carolina at Tennessee – Coming off a terrible performance last week, the Cocks will continue to sputter. On the road at Tennessee, not going to be easy. I like the Vols -3.
9- New Mexico State at (16) Hawaii – Well, we know it will be a blowout, but by how much is the question. I like that the Warriors are playing at home. Look for a massive game by Colt Brennan. Take Hawaii -29.5.
at (17) Texas – You may think I am crazy, but I have a weird feeling about this one. Even though the Longhorns win, Big Red will keep this one close. They are due for a good game. I like Nebraska +20.

October 27, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 8 College Picks-Results

top25.jpg1- Michigan State at (1) Ohio State – Well, I was right. It was a test for the Buckeyes. Not looking like a number 1 team, they hold off State and barely squeak one out. 24-17 Ohio State… got it wrong.
2- (4) Oklahoma at Iowa State – I told you! 29 points on the road is ridiculous! What I also told you was go ahead and take the Sooners to cover. Sorry. 17-7 Oklahoma… got it wrong.
3- Texas Tech at (13) Missouripadlock3.jpg – I know… I know… I am a genius. Bye, bye top 25 for Tech. Hello blow out for Missouri. Lock of the week coming through again! This is getting too easy. 41-10 Missouri… nailed it!
4- (9) USC at Notre Dame – Dare I say look out! Sanchez looking Dirtier than ever and the Trojans looking like their old selves. I know it was the Irish, but when you lose to Stanford, any blow out win is impressive. I must admit, didn’t think it would be that easy. 38-0 USC… got it wrong.
5- (5) Oregon at Washington – Close for a while, but too bad the Huskies defense  was pathetic! Oregon ran at will and Washington couldn’t stop them with 15 guys on defense. 55-34 Oregon… got it wrong.
6- (23) Auburn at (3) LSU – Once again the Tigers let me down. I knew they would win, but they didn’t quite win by enough. 30-24 LSU… got it wrong.
7- (9) Florida at (14) Kentucky – Gators coming through with another tough SEC game. Tebow and the gang looking good. 45-37 Florida… nailed it!
8- (19) Michigan at Illinois – Don’t call it a comeback! How much do you think Carr and the gang would pay to play Appalachian State again? Looking good on the road.  27-17 Michigan… nailed it!
9- Vanderbilt at (15) South Carolina – Are you kidding me. At home and you only score 6 points!? What was I thinking? They were up against that CRAZY Vanderbilt defense! 17-6 Vanderbilt… got it wrong.
10-Mississippi State
at (6) West Virginia – Just barely covered. I knew it would be close, but not close enough. 38-13 West Virginia… got it wrong.

 Recap:  Hold on, hold on… Before you guys go and call me a genius and a guru for nailing my lock of the week again, let me just say I need to do better than 30%. A man of my caliber should go better than 3-7. Next week is the week baby!!!!!

October 24, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 8 College Picks

top25.jpg1- Michigan State at (1) Ohio State – Could be a bit of a test for the Buckeyes this week, but when all is said and done, look for a blowout at the end. Ohio State needs to prove they deserve to be number 1.  I like Ohio State -19.
2- (4) Oklahoma at Iowa State – I know their good, but are you kidding me? -29 on the road is a lot of points to give. Take them anyway. Sooners -29.
3- (22) Texas Tech at (15) Missouripadlock3.jpg – My lock of the week. Their chance to show they belong, look for Missouri to win big. I think Tech will struggle on the road against a quality opponent. Bye, bye top 25. Take Missouri -3.5.
4- (13) USC at Notre Dame – While they have not been playing their best football, the Irish really have their work cut out for them. Lets see how the new QB does. On the road, SC will win, but I don’t think cover. Take the Irish +17.5.
5- (7) Oregon at Washington – Pac 10 games are tougher than people think. A banged up Ducks team will have their hands full with the Huskies and their sensational rookie QB. I like Washington +13.
6- (18) Auburn at (5) LSU – I know Auburn plays well on the road, but LSU is playing in a can’t lose game. Will they finally cover? Take LSU -10.
7- (14) Florida at (8) Kentucky – Must win for the Gators. Kentucky may be emotionally drained after a triple overtime game. Take Florida -6.5.
8- (24) Michigan at Illinois – The Michigan comeback trail continues. This one’s a pick em! On the road, the more experienced team will come out on top. I like the Worlverines!
9- Vanderbilt at (6) South Carolina – OK. You want to be considered a top 10 team? Start crushing the teams you need to crush. Game Cocks with a lot to prove. I like SC -13.5.
10-Mississippi State
at (9) West Virginia – Something tells me State is going to give West Virginia a run for their money early. Make no mistake, WV will come through at the end. Take State and +24.

October 19, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Week 7 College Picks

top25.jpg1- Arizona at (2) USC – The men of Troy will cover! I said they will cover! COVER!!!! Coming off a terrible loss to the terrible Stanford Cardinal, look for USC to make a statement. Sanchez will look good and SC will blow the Wildcats out of the Coliseum. Take USC -20
2- (1) LSU at (17) Kentucky – Impressive come from behind victory last week by the Tigers. Kentucky will give them a run for their money. I still like LSU -9.5.
3- Oregon State at (2) Cal – Coming off a bye week, Cal may come out a bit sluggish, but they are not about to relinquish their number 2 status. Cal wins, but I like Oregon State +14.
4- Kent State at (3) Ohio State – 30.5 points is an awful lot of points, but Kent State has a number of awful players. Ohio State big in this one, but not by 30.5. Take Kent State +30.5.
5- (4) Boston College at Notre Dame – The Irish on a huge win streak 🙂 come into this game in last place offensively. The Eagles win and win big. They shouldn’t have any trouble in this won. I like BC -13.
6- (19) Wisconsin at Penn State – Must win for Wisconsin if they want to stay in the top 25. Playing in Penn State will cause problems though. Penn State -7.
7- UCF at (5) South Floridapadlock.jpg – My lock of the week, the Bulls rout Central Florida. Take S. Florida -11.5
8- Purdue at Michigan – Mike Hart proving he may have the biggest heart in college football. He will carry the Wolverines again this week. I like Michigan -5.5.
9- (7) South Carolina at North Carolina – Can’t see how S. Carolina doesn’t win this game by more the 7. I know it’s a rivalry game, but these two teams are worlds apart. Take the Cocks -7.
Missouri at (6) Oklahoma – Probably the game of the week, two teams playing great football going at it… The Sooners will have their hands full early, but will break away late. Oklahoma -12.

October 12, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Week 6 College Picks-Results

top25.jpg1- Stanford at (2) USC – Remember when I said this is one of those games I rather not touch? Now you know why. Pathetic performance by the Trojans, especially the ‘Heisman Hopeful’ Booty. 4 interceptions and a bunch of terrible passes. SC may not even belong in the top 10 after their last two performances. 24-23 Stanford… got it wrong.
2- (9) Florida at (1) LSU – Well, I said LSU would squeak it out and that’s exactly what they did. Good performance by the Gators in a hostile environment, but not good enough. LSU didn’t quite cover. 28-24 LSU… got it wrong.
3- (4) Ohio State at (23) Purdue – Buck Eyes showing more and more each week that they belong in the top 5. Strong effort on the road against a lethargic Purdue team. 23-7 Ohio State… got it wrong.
4- Kansas at (24) Kansas State – What the heck is going on here? Another top 25 team goes down to an unranked opponent. 30-24 Kansas… got it wrong.
5- (17) Virginia Tech at (22) Clemson – My hot streak continues. Va Tech with an impressive performance on the road. Just when you thought they were down, they pound Clemson by 18. And it wasn’t even that close. 41-23 Virginia Tech… got it wrong.
6- (10) Oklahoma at (19) Texas – There is no doubt the Sooners are the better team and I was right! Except they didn’t cover. The freshman quarterback is for real. 28-21 Oklahoma… got it wrong.
7- (6) South Florida at FAU – I knew the Bulls would be victorious and I was sure they would cover. Guess I was wrong again. Looked good at times, but should have beaten a week FAU team by more than just 12. 35-23 S. Florida… got it wrong.
8- (25) Nebraska at (17) Missouri – I kind of wish I had gotten this one wrong as well. I think it’s far more impressive going 0-10, than 1-9. But I was right. Nebraska does suck and their true colors came out on the road in Missouri. Tigers crush the Cornhuskers! 41-6 Missouri… nailed it!
9- (5) Wisconsin at Illinois – Kudos to Illinois. They prove they belong in the top 25 by beating a sound Wisconsin team. Just barely squeaking it out, Wisconsin gave them a run in the second half, but just fell short. 31-26 Illinois… got it wrong.
Notre Dame at UCLApadlock.jpg Quite possibly the most inconsistent team in the last 4 years, the Bruins stunk up the Rose Bowl and embarrassed all their fans by becoming the first team to lose to one of the worst team in Notre Dame history. What was that? Not a good weekend for the SoCal college teams. 20-6 Notre Dame… got it wrong.

Recap: OK… 1-9 sucks, but this is quite possibly the weirdest college football season in a long time. How many top 25 teams are going to continue to go down? Tune in next week…

October 7, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 6 College Picks


I’m not a gamblin’ man, but if I were…

1- Stanford at (2) USC – This is one of those games I rather not touch. But since I have to, take SC and the -39.5. I know it’s a lot of points, but look for the Trojans to pound this week and regain the number 1 ranking they relinquished last week to LSU.
2- (9) Florida at (1) LSU – At first glance, I thought Florida and the points was the way to go. But after a somewhat lethargic game last week, LSU will come out firing this week. The Gators will keep it close early, but look for two losses in a row for the boys from Florida. Take LSU -8.5.
3- (4) Ohio State at (23) Purdue – Ranked 4th only because of all the upsets last week, I think these teams are closer than what the rankings indicate. While the ‘Luck Eyes’ will find a way to win, Purdue will give them a run for their money. I like Purdue +8.
4- Kansas at (24) Kansas State – There will be no surprise here. The better team, playing at home will prevail. Close for a while, but that’s as good as Kansas can hope for. Take Kansas State -3.
5- (17) Virginia Tech at (22) Clemson – Say goodbye to the top 25 V-Tech. A lousy effort at home against a weak North Carolina team last week is just not going to cut it. On the road against a much tougher opponent…? I like Clemson -5.5.
6- (10) Oklahoma at (19) Texas – There is no doubt the Sooners are the better team. However, as rivalries go, anything can happen in this one. While both are coming off of embarrassing losses to non ranked teams, look for the more talented Sooners to prevail. Take Oklahoma -11.
7- (6) South Florida at FAU – A huge win last weekend, the Bulls will try to continue their streak against a woeful Florida Atlantic squad. Never easy on the road, but I just don’t see how South Florida won’t pound this weekend. I like SF -16.
8- (25) Nebraska at (17) Missouri – Sorry Coach Callahan. Unfortunately for you and your fans, this too will be the last time you see the top 25. On the road against a better team? You better play your best game of the year if you want to have a chance. Missouri -7.
9- (5) Wisconsin at Illinois – Coming off an emotional and tough victory last week, Illinois will have an even tougher time time this week. Wisconsin’s front line will dominate the line of scrimmage, running away with the game in the second half. I like Wisconsin +2.5.
Notre Dame at UCLApadlock.jpg – My lock of the week! After letting a win slip away at South Bend last year, the Bruins no doubt have been waiting for this rematch ever since. With no Brady Quinn or Jeff Samardzija for the Irish this year, there will be no late heroics for Weiss and the boys. Look for the Bruins to run wild and crush the Irish. Bruins -20.5.

October 3, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 5 College Picks-Results

top25.jpg1- (1) USC at Washington – 16 penalties for 161 yards by the Trojans! How are you supposed to beat a team with numbers like that? Well, SC pulled it off, but barely. 27-24 USC… got it wrong.
2- (2) LSU at Tulane – They sleepwalk through most of the game and decide to turn it on late. Had they played the way they were supposed to, the Tigers should have won this game by at least 50. 34-9 LSU… got it wrong.
3- (21) Penn State at Illinois – Well… I did say Penn State needs to prove they belong in the top 25 this week. Unfortunately, they proved they are no good. 20-27 Illinois… got it wrong.
4- Air Force at Navy – Why the hell did I chose this game in the first place? Did anyone even watch? Air Force almost pulled off the +3… but they didn’t. 20-31 Navy… got it wrong.
5- North Carolina at (17) Virginia Tech– In a week of less than par performances from top 25 teams, Tech was doing their best to get beat by an unranked opponent as well. 10-17 Tech… got it wrong.
6- (3) Oklahoma at Colorado – Did I say RUMBLE? I obviously meant STUMBLE. What the heck happened? They were beating everyone by 50 and it looked like they were well on their way to another blowout early. Kudos to Colorado! Sooners showing how easy it is to stumble on the road. 24-27 Colorado… got it wrong.
7- (6) Cal at (11) Oregon – You can’t turn the ball over on your last three possessions in a close game and expect to win. Cal looked like the more experienced team, coming through when it counted. 31-24 Cal… got it wrong.
8- (22) Alabama at Florida State
– Fire Nick Saban! Fire Nick Saban! Well, at least I got this one right. Bama loses two in a row after winning their first three. 14-21 Florida Stat… nailed it!
9- (5) W. Virginia at (18) South Florida – I was right! The score was close in the first half! Unfortunately for me, it was close in the second as well. Pathethic performance by a team picked by many to play in the national championship this year. 13-21 Bulls… got it wrong.
10- Auburn at (4) Floridapadlock1.jpg – I am a genius. Nevermind how I did with the rest of the games. My lock for the week comes through. Auburn showing that they may be down, but they are not out. Strong performance on the road as always by Auburn, but still not earning a spot in the top 25. 20-17 Auburn… nailed it.

Recap: 2-8 this week. Not very stellar numbers, but hey… got the lock of the week and lets face it, the upsets came early this year. Good thing I’m not a gamblin’ man!

October 2, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment