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Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Week 5 2013: Results are in!

Week 5 was a big week with tons of picks from lots of experts.  I guess that happens when there’s significant games going on.  The biggest stumbling block this week from our experts was the Oklahoma St/WVU game.  Nobody that picked that game got it right.  Due to that fact, our winner this week is Gameday celebrity picker Bubba Watson, who went undefeated at 10-0 (but didn’t pick the OKSt/WVU game).  Jennifer came in at an impressive 13-1, and will share this week’s victory with Bubba Watson.  Other winners include Colin Cowherd (9-2), Charlie Arbuckle (8-2), and Dari Nowkhah (8-2).  Losers this week are Desmond Howard (3-4), and Brian Griese (2-3).  Corso lost his headgear pick going with LSU.  Billy the Cat won by picking Georgia.  They are both tied at 2-3 on the year, so its a good race to see who can pick big games better.  Commemorative fruit baskets have been mailed to this week’s winners along with their certificates.  Check out below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

Colin Cowherd: 9-2
WRONG Okla St over WVU
RIGHT Miami Fl over USF
RIGHT Georgia over LSU
WRONG Notre Dame over OU
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT Washington over Arizona
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin
RIGHT Stanford over Wash St
RIGHT Ariz St over USC

Brad Edwards: 2-1
WRONG Wisconsin over Ohio St (upset special)
RIGHT OU over ND
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas

Paul Finebaum: 4-1
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Washington over Arizona
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin
WRONG LSU over Georgia
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame

Trevor Matich: 2-0
WRONG LSU over Georgia
RIGHT OU over ND

Robert Smith: 4-1
WRONG LSU over Georgia
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
RIGHT Stanford over Wash St

Danny Kanell: 5-0
RIGHT Miami Fl over USF
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
RIGHT Georgia over LSU
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin

Mark May: 3-3
WRONG Wisconsin over Ohio St
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
WRONG LSU over Georgia
WRONG USC over Ariz St
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Washington over Arizona

Lou Holtz: 3-2
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin
WRONG Ole Miss over Bama
RIGHT Georgia over LSU
WRONG Notre Dame over OU
RIGHT Washington over Arizona

Brian Griese: 2-3
WRONG Wisconsin over Ohio St
WRONG Notre Dame over OU
WRONG LSU over Georgia
RIGHT Ariz St over USC
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss

Woody Paige: 0-1
Ole Miss over Bama

Bll Plaschke: 1-0
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss

Scott Van Pelt: 0-1
WRONG Notre Dame over OU

Ryen Russillo: 2-1
RIGHT Stanford over Wash St
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
WRONG Wyoming over Tx St

Mark Schlabach: 0-1
WRONG Wisconsin over Ohio St (upset special)

Skip Bayless: 3-0
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame

Charles Arbuckle: 8-2
RIGHT SDSU over NM St
RIGHT Iowa over Minnesota
WRONG USC over Ariz St
RIGHT Washington over Arizona
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT S.Carolina over UCF
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
WRONG LSU over Georgia

Dari Nowkhah: 8-2
RIGHT SDSU over NM St
RIGHT Iowa over Minnesota
RIGHT Ariz St over USC
RIGHT Washington over Arizona
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT S.Carolina over UCF
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
WRONG Wisconsin over Ohio St
WRONG LSU over Georgia

Mel Kiper Jr.: 4-1
WRONG LSU over Georgia
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin
RIGHT S.Carolina over UCF

Pat Forde: 16-8
RIGHT Utah St over SJSU
RIGHT Clemson over Wake Forest
WRONG UNC over ECU
RIGHT FSU over BC
WRONG UVA over Pitt
WRONG Okla St over WVU
WRONG Minnesota over Iowa
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin
WRONG Purdue over NIU
RIGHT Nevada over AF
RIGHT Ariz St over USC
RIGHT Oregon over Cal
RIGHT Washington over Arizona
RIGHT Stanford over Wash St
WRONG LSU over Georgia
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT Fresno St over Hawaii
RIGHT UNLV over UNM
WRONG Notre Dame over OU
WRONG UConn over Buffalo
RIGHT S.Carolina over UCF
RIGHT Miami Fl over USF

Todd McShay: 3-2
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss
WRONG LSU over Georgia
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
WRONG USC over Ariz St (upset special)

Chris Fallica: 1-1
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
WRONG Minnesota over Iowa

Chris Fowler: 1-1
WRONG Notre Dame over OU
RIGHT NIU over Purdue

David Pollack: 2-0
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
RIGHT Georgia over LSU

Desmond Howard: 3-4
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
WRONG Ole Miss over Bama
RIGHT Wash over Arizona
RIGHT Stanford over Wash St
WRONG Purdue over NIU
WRONG LSU over Georgia
WRONG Okla St over WVU

Kirk herbstreit: 9-3
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Wash over Arizona
RIGHT Stanford over Wash St
WRONG Purdue over NIU
WRONG USC over Ariz St
WRONG Okla St over WVU
RIGHT SHSU over EWU
RIGHT S.Carolina over UCF
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT Iowa over Minnesota
RIGHT Georgia over LSU

Lee Corso: 8-5
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Wash over Arizona
RIGHT Stanford over Wash St
RIGHT NIU over Purdue
RIGHT S.Carolina over UCF
WRONG Okla St over WVU
WRONG EWU over SHSU
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin
WRONG Minnesota over Iowa
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
WRONG USC over Ariz St
WRONG LSU over Georgia (headgear pick)

Bubba Watson: 10-0
RIGHT SHSU over EWU
RIGHT S.Carolina over UCF
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin
RIGHT Iowa over Minnesota
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
RIGHT Ariz St over USC
RIGHT Stanford over Wash St
RIGHT Georgia over LSU

Willie Robertson: 6-4
RIGHT SHSU over EWU
WRONG UCF over S.Carolina
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
WRONG Ole Miss over Bama
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin
RIGHT Iowa over Minnesota
WRONG Notre Dame over OU
RIGHT Ariz St over USC
RIGHT Stanford over Wash St
WRONG LSU over Georgia

Jennifer’s Picks: 13-1
RIGHT Washington over Arizona
RIGHT Stanford over Wash St
RIGHT S.Carolina over UCF
WRONG Okla St over WVU
RIGHT Clemson over Wake Forest
RIGHT Boise St over USM
RIGHT SHSU over EWU
RIGHT TAMU over Arkansas
RIGHT Bama over Ole Miss (closer than the experts think)
RIGHT Iowa over Minnesota
RIGHT OU over Notre Dame
RIGHT Ariz St over USC
RIGHT Ohio St over Wisconsin
RIGHT Georgia over LSU (upset special)

Billy the Cat: 0-1
RIGHT Georgia over LSU

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Week 5 2013: College Gameday review!

Well here we are again folks.  Another edition of College Gameday is in the books.  Today’s edition was broadcasting live from Athens, Ga for the matchup between #6 LSU and #9 Georgia.  Last week’s edition was going to be hard to top after visiting Fargo, ND but Athens has a reputation as one of the rowdiest of locations for Gameday.  It was made clear up front that Georgia does not have good luck with Gameday is in town: they are 3-12 all time with Gameday on-site.  Could they turn this thing around put up a win?  I guess we will find out.

For starters, the crowd was incredibly loud today.  They bring serious entusiasm in the SEC when Gameday is in town (possibly enthusiasm brought in bottles).  Early on, there were some technical difficulties.  I don’t know how to describe it other than it sounded like David Pollack’s mic was being broadcast from the moon, streaming via broadcast.com in 1998 on dialup.  Anyways, after we got that sorted out college football hall of famer Herschel Walker joined David Pollack on the stairs outside of a building for an interview.  Hopefully this is going to be a new regular feature entitled “OVERLY CASUAL FOOTBALL INTERVIEWS WITH DAVID POLLACK!!!!”  Pollack removed his suit jacket and they sat down to very casually discuss Georgia football.

David Pollack: Casual interviewer

David Pollack: Casual interviewer

We were then treated to another segment of “QB Guru George Whitfield Talking About QBs”.  You couldn’t hear him over the rowdy crowd for the first half of this segment.  In the second half he talked about Aaron Murray’s mechanics.  Pretty impressive stuff that we haven’t heard for four weeks prior to this.  At all.

There was a distinct lack of Samantha Ponder for the first hour or so of today’s show.  When she finally showed up, we weren’t sure exactly what she was wearing or why she was wearing it.  It appeared to be a nice pair of riding pants sans boots, which looked very strange.  Jennifer questioned the choice of these pants, the shoes, and said the jacket made her look boxy.  You can be the judge.

Sam Ponder: What am I wearing?

Sam Ponder: What am I wearing?

Speaking of Sam Ponder, she interviewed Georgia coach Mark Richt.  The biggest takeaway of this interview was that Richt’s wife is one of the water girls on the team.  Today’s piece from Gene W. was about Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze.  Apparently he was portrayed as a complete goober in the movie Blind Side, and he even auditioned for his own part but failed because he couldn’t get his one line right.  The funniest part of this was when he told us that if things aren’t working at halftime he likes making changes, including making his offensive coordinator change clothes completely at halftime to turn around the mojo.

Perhaps the high point of today’s show was Tom Rinaldi’s piece about Gameday signs.  Apparently the first Gameday sign was on location back in 1994, and nobody knows who the guy was or what his sign said because it was blurry.  Since then, things have exploded and as you know, signs are everywhere.  This was a really cool segment about the history of Gameday, and I wish they would do more history segments about Gameday.  The best part was afterwards when Rinaldi showed up wearing jorts, in reference to a recent sign about Jeff Driskel going for it on “4th and jort”.  Classic.

Tom Rinaldi: Wearer of jorts

Tom Rinaldi: Wearer of jorts

Speaking of Gameday signs, today was a pretty poor effort by the Georgia crowd.  I don’t know if they lack the writing skills or what, but today’s sign could barely be made out, and it reads “Mettenberger? More like Mettenbooger”.  Come on Georgia, you can do better.

Mettenbooger

Mettenbooger

A few more highlights from today’s show include Paul Finebaum declaring that Lane Kiffin is the Miley Cyrus of college football:  no talent, but we can’t stop watching.  He said “maybe next year they will hire an adult to coach the team”, echoing my sentiment that Lane Kiffin has accomplished absolutely nothing in his career, yet continues to get promoted to better and better jobs.  Also, Paul Finebaum loves the SEC and wants you to get off his lawn.

We also had a historical moment today.  Chris Fowler’s hundred dollar question was FINALLY won.  I hope you remember where you were, so you can tell your children about the time that Kirk Herbstreit won the Chris Fowler hundred dollar bill.  Today’s question?  What college has the most NFL starting QBs today?  Of course the answer is NC State.  Russell Wilson, Mike Glennon, and Phillip Rivers.  Well done Herbie.

But let’s get down to the business at hand, which is the picks.  Today’s guest celebrities (yes multiple) were Willie Robertson (from Duck Dynasty) and Bubba Watson (from golf).  They were a fun group today, with lots of jawing back and forth.  Robertson seemed to know very little about football for someone so southern and with such a questionable beard.  Watson seemed pretty knowledgeable.  Billy the Cat went with Georgia over LSU, bringing his record to 2-3 for the year.

Billy picks Georgia!

Billy picks Georgia!

Would Corso go with Georgia for the second time this year?  Or would he go with the visiting team in LSU?  His headgear picks were 2-2 going into this week, and he put on the Tiger head, going with LSU.  He happened to put it on backwards, which was both hilarious, and foreshadowed the LSU loss.  Billy the Cat and Lee Corso are tied at 2-3 on headgear picks this year.  Boy, what a race!  Enjoy your evening folks.

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Week 5 2013: Saturday college picks! #saturdayselections

Things are up and running in Athens, Ga today for the big matchup between LSU and Georgia, which means we are up and running live from the comfort of our home.  There will be updates all morning starting here with a little Todd McShay, then expect some Dari & Mel, and of course the regular Gameday crew including Corso’s headgear pick.  Check back often for updates.

Mel Kiper Jr.:
LSU over Georgia
OU over Notre Dame
Bama over Ole Miss
Ohio St over Wisconsin
S.Carolina over UCF

Pat Forde:
Utah St over SJSU
Clemson over Wake Forest
UNC over ECU
FSU over BC
UVA over Pitt
Okla St over WVU
Minnesota over Iowa
Ohio St over Wisconsin
Purdue over NIU
Nevada over AF
Ariz St over USC
Oregon over Cal
Washington over Arizona
Stanford over Wash St
LSU over Goergia
Florida over Kentucky
Bama over Ole Miss
TAMU over Arkansas
Fresno St over Hawaii
UNLV over UNM
Notre Dame over OU
UConn over Buffalo
S.Carolina over UCF
Miami Fl over USF

Todd McShay:
Bama over Ole Miss
LSU over Georgia
Ohio St over Wisconsin
OU over Notre Dame
USC over Ariz St (upset special)

Chris Fallica:
OU over Notre Dame
Minnesota over Iowa

Chris Fowler:
Notre Dame over OU
NIU over Purdue

David Pollack:
OU over Notre Dame
Georgia over LSU

Desmond Howard:
OU over Notre Dame
Ole Miss over Bama
Wash over Arizona
Stanford over Wash St
Purdue over NIU
LSU over Georgia
Okla St over WVU

Kirk herbstreit:
OU over Notre Dame
Bama over Ole Miss
Wash over Arizona
Stanford over Wash St
Purdue over NIU
USC over Ariz St
Okla St over WVU
SHSU over EWU
S.Carolina over UCF
TAMU over Arkansas
Iowa over Minnesota
Georgia over LSU

Lee Corso:
Bama over Ole Miss
Wash over Arizona
Stanford over Wash St
NIU over Purdue
S.Carolina over UCF
Okla St over WVU
EWU over SHSU
TAMU over Arkansas
Ohio St over Wisconsin
Minnesota over Iowa
OU over Notre Dame
USC over Ariz St
LSU over Georgia (headgear pick)

Bubba Watson:
SHSU over EWU
S.Carolina over UCF
TAMU over Arkansas
Bama over Ole Miss
Ohio St over Wisconsin
Iowa over Minnesota
OU over Notre Dame
Ariz St over USC
Stanford over Wash St
Georgia over LSU

Willie Robertson:
SHSU over EWU
UCF over S.Carolina
TAMU over Arkansas
Ole Miss over Bama
Ohio St over Wisconsin
Iowa over Minnesota
Notre Dame over OU
Ariz St over USC
Stanford over Wash St
LSU over Georgia

Jennifer’s Picks:
Washington over Arizona
Stanford over Wash St
S.Carolina over UCF
Okla St over WVU
Clemson over Wake Forest
Boise St over USM
SHSU over EWU
TAMU over Arkansas
Bama over Ole Miss (closer than the experts think)
Iowa over Minnesota
OU over Notre Dame
Ariz St over USC
Ohio St over Wisconsin
Georgia over LSU (upset special)