Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Week 9..."Sparty On" Style

Sorry everyone. I was up in East Lansing for a Moot Court competition last week. Cold campus full of HOT chicks. Bada-bing!

The newbies continue to struggle as the veterans solidify their leads. Last year's champ is having a serious sophomore slump. Can he crawl out of the cellar?

On to the picks...

The Chameleon's Picks

ull -2.5 over mid tenn st

ucla vs wash st. over 43

utah vs unlv over 44 (lock)

Prowler's Picks

UGA +13.5 vs Urban Myth (lock)

GT -5 over thUgs

Baylor+4.5 over Faggies

Renegade's Picks

Auburn -17.5 over Ole Miss

Kentucky -1 over Miss St

Tennessee -3 over S Carolina (LOCK)

Spartan Brian's Picks

Fighting Joe Pa’s -3 ½ at Purdue [LOCK]

Georgia +13 ½ at Florida

Nebraska -5 ½ Jokelahoma State


This season is ugly, absent a miracle I’d say OMAC, Special K and Roche Motel are mathematically out of it. Since I have my AARP card I can blame this weeks picks on dementia.
Week 9:

Cocks & Gandalf (+3.0) vs Vols & Fat “F”:

Spurrier has had Fat “F’s” number 8 out the last 11 tries but, this year’s Vols aren’t last year’s Vols. Spurrier will have to reach deep into his magic bag to avoid a second half blow out.

Washington (-1.0) vs Sun Devils:

There are injuries on both sides of the ball and the game, on paper, should be close. I’m
pulling for the Huskies and Coach Willingham.

Gators (-13.5) vs Puppy-dawgs [Lock]:

Strange things have happened over the years at this “booze soaked riot” … This may well
come down to who’s the better Coach and game changing plays generated by special teams.

Roche Motel's Picks

OU +2 over Mizzou (lock)

Nebraska -5.5 over OSU

Colorado St. -6.5 over New Mexico

Scotty B's Picks

Perhaps no conference this year is as frightful as the Atlantic Coast Conference. In it, you’ll find a harrowing gap between preseason hype and real performance, the Noles primping in their “gangzta” uniforms, the helmet-swinging return of Thug U, the torturous troubles of Hokie High, the perilous descent of NC State, a “cellar” in which lurks ghastly things like North Carolina and Duke, and Ralph Friedgen’s postgame dinner tab. With Halloween close and the ACC so scary, I invite you to Scotty B’s ACC Monster Chiller Horror Theater. As SCTV’s “Count Floyd” (see below) would say “Aaaaa-OOOOOOoooo!”

Accept— If You Dare.

Clemson (-4.5) at Virginia Tech (Lock)

This game is the Hokies’ last chance to salvage their reputation. Alas, it’s not a good chance because Clemson comes to Blacksburg with a lot of momentum, an explosive offense, and a defense that gave Georgia Tech fits. Don’t expect the Tigers to be anything but intense; they undoubtedly are mindful that to have a chance at the ACC title, they must win the rest of their games. Virginia Tech boasts five wins, but all of them were over “cupcake” opponents—e.g., Duke. Both of its losses, however, were to conference opponents and both were humiliating affairs that made plain Tech’s myriad problems.

Vanderbilt (-9.5) at Duke

Although they have 3-5 record, the Commodores often play their alleged betters very tight. In fact, the 18-point margin of defeat against the Gamecocks was Vandy’s biggest since it played Michigan in Week 1. This week, Vanderbilt gets to see how the other half lives as they visit the hapless Blue Devils.

Wake Forest (-8.5) at North Carolina

While the Blue Devils’ woes continue, things look brighter for the other diabolically-themed North Carolina school. Many of Wake Forest’s six wins have been by a hair’s breadth and North Carolina might be up emotionally, hoping to win one for the now-departing John Bunting. However, with its capable, if not spectacular, passing and running attacks and solid kicking game, the Demon Deacons have the tools to beat the Tarheels.

Special K's Picks

Texas -12 vs Texas Tech

Arizona St. +1 vs Washintgon (Lock)

Nebraska -5.5 vs Oklahoma St