Sunday, December 03, 2006

Championship Weekend

All tied up at the top. Good job this season everyone. To the new guys, all I can say is you are going to have to step it up if you are going to compete.

The Chameleon and Prowler will pick the five BCS games to break the tie. Check back after the BCS Championship game to see the results.

Prowler's Picks

Rutgers +8.5 at WVU

UF v. Hogs (under 45)

OU -3.5 over Cornholers [lock]


I acknowledge that I’ve gone from Champ to Chump and even admitted to being a Turkey. Truth is I’m more like a “Court Jester” because my performance this season has been a joke. Here’s the last of this seasons one-liners …

Week 14; Last week of 2006 (Thank the maker):

Arkansas (+2.5) vs. Gators :

When you’re in a rut you get another kick in the gut from Houston Nutt.

WVA (-8.5) vs. Rutgers:

Rutgers will probably win and if by some wild, quirk of luck WVA wins; they probably won’tcover … So, what’s new?

Oklahoma (-3.5) vs. Neb:

Since I picked Stoop Dog & the Sooners, it’s a cinch the Corn-Holes will win. Corn-Holes owe me big time for handing them the Big-12 Championship on a platter.

Special K's Picks

Just in case we are picking games this week...

USC -13 vs UCLA (Lock)

Nebraska +3.5 vs Oklahoma

Georgia Tech -2.5 vs Wake

Roche's Picks

OU -3.5 over Neb (lock)

Wake +2.5 over GT

Houston -4.5 over USM

The Chameleon's Picks

san jose st -4 over fresno st (lock)

ga tech -2.5 over wake forest

stanford @ cal over 46

Scotty B' Picks

It is hard to believe that we are on the threshold of the last week of college football's regular season. Before I plunge into this week's picks, my thanks to Prowler for letting me join the fun this year. I have enjoyed myself immensely, although some weeks have been more than a little painful. Good luck this week to the Road Warriors. I hope all of you have a Blessed Advent, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

Cheers, Scotty B.

Wake Forest (+2.5) v. Georgia Tech

With three coaches departing and the Noles collapsing, the ACC's football reputation is somewhat tarnished. There are, however, some bright spots: the resurgent Terrapins, the Hokies' admirable turnaround, and the rise of Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons showed their stuff last week by recovering from their heart-breaking Week 12 loss and defeating much- improved Maryland at Byrd Stadium. The Yellow Jackets are favored, but Wake Forest has some quality wins and plays with a lot of heart. The Demon Deacons, therefore, win the ACC championship and a trip to the Orange Bowl.

Army v. (-19.5) Navy (Lock)

Bar none, this is BEST rivalry in college football and, therefore, a "must-see" for Scotty B. The 3-8 Black Knights have many troubles to include an apparently insoluble quarterback problem. The Midshipmen, on the other hand, are enjoying a good season and come to "The Linc" with an 8-3 record and a powerful running game. I admire Army immensely, but they'll fall to Navy for the fifth straight year.

Stanford v. (-28.5) California

I'm going with this game for two reasons. The first is that it harkens back to the season's beginning when, along with Lee Corso, I was high on the Golden Bears, to the point of predicting that they would win the Pac-10. The second is that I enjoy the Pac-10 and assert that, next year, the conference will field many improved teams-e.g., Washington and UCLA. At 8-3, Cal ends its season below my expectations (and theirs, no doubt), but it will cap its season with a decisive win over Stanford.

Renegade's Picks

USC - 13 over UCLA [LOCK]

Florida - 2.5 over Arkansas

Oklahoma - 3.5 over Nebraska