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Week 10 2016: #CFB picks are graded; results are in!

Week 10 picks have been graded and it is time once again to review the results.

Winners this week included Desmond Howard (10-3), Andrea Adelson (6-1), Charles Arbuckle (14-5), Stanford Steve (5-0 straight up, 4-2 ATS), and Joey Galloway (6-1).  We had some strong straight up performances followed up by less-than-stellar results picking against the spread from some of the following:  Dusty Dvoracek (4-1 straight up, 2-3 ATS), Chris Fallica (5-1 straight up, 5-5 ATS), Bruce Feldman (10-2 straight up, 3-9 ATS), Pat Forde (3-1 straight up, 1-2 ATS), Danny Kanell (4-0 straight up, 0-3 ATS), and Phil Steele (26-5 straight up, 15-9-2 ATS).  Looks like Vegas won again this week picking ATS.  However, this week’s winner, and the winner of 5 of the last 7 weeks is once again @GamedayJen who booked an 11-3 week.  She is out for blood until ESPN agrees to bring her on as a special guest picker on College Gameday, and she continues to rack up the big wins this season.  She has won too much lately so I am out of prizes, thus she can look forward to some pads of sticky notes, a box of pens, and a stapler I swiped from work.

Losers this week were few and far between even though we had a lot of VERY average results.  Since none of our main competitors booked a losing week, we will take this opportunity to point out that Rece Davis continues to throw triple and quadruple NOT-SO-FASTS at us most weeks on a game or two, and his results have been shown why he is hte only one picking double-digit underdogs to win every week.  He thought Northwestern would pull it out against Wisconsin this week, but they failed to even cover just like most of his recent picks.  Sorry Rece, but the dunce cap is being shipped to your house as we speak.

Coach Corso missed another headgear pick this week going with LSU over Alabama.  However he is still winning on the year at 7-3 for his headgear picks.  Special guest picker Lil Wayne tied Frank Caliendo’s season-high record at 8-2 on the year, which is surprising considering how little effort Mr. Wayne put into his appearance.  He pretty much looked like he either just rolled out of bed or was headed to bed.  I guess it makes sense since Caliendo had such little meaningful input as well.

Everyone else is somewhere in between so check out the full results below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

Lee Corso: 6-5
WRONG LSU over Alabama (headgear pick)
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse
RIGHT AF over Army
RIGHT Wisconsin over NW
RIGHT Penn St over Iowa
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska
WRONG KState over OK St
WRONG Baylor over TCU
RIGHT Washington over Cal
WRONG Kentucky over Georgia
WRONG Florida over Arkansas
TTU+3 vs Texas (Super Dog)

Kirk Herbstreit: 6-3
RIGHT Arkansas over Florida
RIGHT Wisconsin over NW
RIGHT AF over Army
WRONG Iowa over Penn St
RIGHT OK St over KState
WRONG Baylor over TCU
RIGHT Washington over Cal
WRONG Kentucky over Georgia
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
Pitt+4 vs Miami FL (Super Dog)

Desmond Howard: 10-3
RIGHT Auburn over Vanderbilt
WRONG Kentucky over Georgia
RIGHT VT over Duke
RIGHT Wisconsin over NW
RIGHT Washington over Cal
RIGHT Wash St over Arizona
RIGHT AF over Army
RIGHT Penn St over Iowa
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska
RIGHT OK St over KState
WRONG Baylor over TCU
WRONG Florida over Arkansas
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
BC+25 vs Louisville (Super Dog)

Lil Wayne: 8-2
RIGHT AF over Army
RIGHT Wisconsin over NW
RIGHT Penn St over Iowa
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska
RIGHT OK St over KState
WRONG Baylor over TCU
RIGHT Washington over Cal
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky
WRONG Florida over Arkansas
RIGHT LSU over Alabama

David Pollack: 2-2
RIGHT Washington over Cal
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska
WRONG NW over Wisconsin
WRONG LSU over Alabama

Jennifer’s Picks: 11-3
RIGHT Boise St over SJSU
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse
RIGHT AF over Army
RIGHT Wisconsin over NW
RIGHT Penn St over Iowa
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska
WRONG KState over OK St
WRONG Baylor over TCU
RIGHT Washington over Cal
WRONG Kentucky over Georgia
RIGHT Arkansas over Florida
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Michigan over Maryland
RIGHT VT over Duke

Rece Davis: 0-1
WRONG NW over Wisconsin
NW+6.5 vs Wisconsin (Super Dog)

Tim Tebow: 4-2
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Auburn over Vanderbilt
RIGHT S.Carolina over Mizzou
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
WRONG Florida over Arkansas

Marcus Spears: 3-3
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Auburn over Vanderbilt
RIGHT S.Carolina over Mizzou
WRONG Kentucky over Georgia
WRONG LSU over Alabama
RIGHT Arkansas over Florida

Paul Finebaum: 4-2
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Auburn over Vanderbilt
RIGHT S.Carolina over Mizzou
WRONG Kentucky over Georgia
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Arkansas over Florida

Andrea Adelson: 6-1
RIGHT Miami FL over Pitt
WRONG UVA over Wake Forest
RIGHT Louisville over BC
RIGHT UNC over GT
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse
RIGHT VT over Duke
RIGHT FSU over NC St

Charles Arbuckle: 14-5
RIGHT Washington over Cal
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Michigan over Maryland
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Auburn over Vanderbilt
WRONG Florida over Arkansas
WRONG Kentucky over Georgia
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska
RIGHT Wisconsin over NW
RIGHT Penn St over Iowa
RIGHT Louisville over BC
RIGHT VT over Duke
WRONG Baylor over TCU
RIGHT WVU over Kansas
RIGHT Navy over ND
WRONG Mich St over Illinois
RIGHT Texas over TTU
RIGHT USC over Oregon

Skip Bayless: 0-1
WRONG LSU over Alabama

Mack Brown: 2-0
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska

Stanford Steve Coughlin: 5-0 straight up, 4-2 ATS
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Penn St over Iowa
3-0 straight up on ESPN Insider
WRONG Alabama vs LSU over 45.5
WRONG Cal+16.5 vs Washington
RIGHT Ohio St vs Nebraska over 52.5
RIGHT Georgia So+28 vs Ole Miss
RIGHT Penn St-7.5 vs Iowa
RIGHT Miami OH ML vs C.Michigan

Colin Cowherd: 2-0
RIGHT USC over Oregon
RIGHT Alabama over LSU

Chris Doering: 3-3
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Auburn over Vanderbilt
WRONG Florida over Arkansas
RIGHT S.Carolina over Mizzou
WRONG Kentucky over Georgia
RIGHT Alabama over LSU

Dusty Dvoracek: 4-1 straight up, 2-3 ATS
RIGHT OU over Iowa St
RIGHT Texas over TTU
WRONG Baylor over TCU
RIGHT Ok St over KState
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse
RIGHT Iowa St+20.5 vs OU
WRONG LSU+7 vs Alabama
WRONG NW+6.5 vs Wisconsin
WRONG Nebraska+17 vs Ohio St
RIGHT Okla St+3 vs KState

Chris Fallica: 5-1 straight up, 5-5 ATS
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Louisville over BC
WRONG NW over Wisconsin
3-0 straight up on ESPN Insider
WRONG LSU+7.5 vs Alabama
WRONG Cal+16.5 vs Washington
RIGHT Arkansas+5.5 vs Florida
RIGHT Arkansas+4 vs Florida (Bear’s Bank)
RIGHT Louisville-24.5 vs BC
WRONG NW+7 vs Wisconsin
WRONG NW ML vs Wisconsin
WRONG Akron+10 vs Toledo
RIGHT Miss St+11.5 vs TAMU (Bear’s Bank)
1-0 on ESPN Insider

Bruce Feldman: 10-2 straight up, 3-9 ATS
RIGHT Colorado over UCLA
RIGHT ND over Navy
WRONG Baylor over TCU
RIGHT Arkansas over Florida
RIGHT FSU over NC St
RIGHT Penn St over Iowa
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska
RIGHT Louisville over BC
RIGHT Washington over Cal
RIGHT Wash St over Arizona
WRONG SMU over Memphis
WRONG Colorado-13 vs UCLA
WRONG ND-6.5 vs Navy
WRONG Baylor-7.5 vs TCU
RIGHT Arkansas+5.5 vs Florida
WRONG FSU-5.5 vs NC St
WRONG Iowa+7.5 vs Penn St
WRONG LSU+7.5 vs Alabama
RIGHT Ohio St-17 vs Nebraska
WRONG BC+25 vs Louisville
WRONG Cal+16.5 vs Washington
RIGHT Wash St-17 vs Arizona
WRONG SMU+3 vs Memphis

Pat Forde: 3-1 straight up, 1-2 ATS
RIGHT Alabama over LSU 31-21
RIGHT W.Michigan over Ball St 38-21
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska
WRONG NW over Wisconsin
RIGHT Alabama-7.5 vs LSU
WRONG Nebraska+17 vs Ohio St
WRONG NW+6.5 vs Wisconsin

Joey Galloway: 6-1
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska
RIGHT Wisconsin over NW
RIGHT Washington over Cal
WRONG Florida over Arkansas
RIGHT Boise St over SJSU
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse

Mike Golic: 2-0
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska

Danny Kanell: 4-0 straight up, 0-3 ATS
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska
RIGHT Washington over Cal
RIGHT Arkansas over Florida
WRONG LSU+7.5 vs Alabama
WRONG Cal+17 vs Washington
WRONG Nebraska+17 vs Ohio St

Mel Kiper Jr.: 2-0
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska

Joel Klatt: 2-0
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska

Matt Leinart: 3-1
RIGHT Michigan over Maryland
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska
WRONG Baylor over TCU

Mark May: 1-1
RIGHT Alabama over LSU 37-17
WRONG Nebraska over Ohio St

Greg McElroy: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over LSU

Booger McFarland: 3-3
WRONG Florida over Arkansas
RIGHT S.Carolina over Mizzou
RIGHT Auburn over Vanderbilt
WRONG Kentucky over Georgia
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
WRONG TAMU over Miss St

Brent Musberger: 0-1 straight up, 0-1 ATS
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
WRONG TAMU-11 vs Miss St

Dari Nowkhah: 2-0
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska

Ryen Russillo: 1-0 straight up, 0-2 ATS
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
WRONG Cal+17 vs Washington
WRONG LSU+7.5 vs Alabama

Bob Ryan: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over LSU

Mark Schlabach: 3-0
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Washington over Cal
RIGHT W.Michigan over Ball St

Phil Steele: 26-5 straight up, 15-19-2 ATS
RIGHT W.Mich over Ball St
RIGHT OU over Iowa St (by about 17)
WRONG ND over Navy
RIGHT Louisville over BC (by 21)
RIGHT Boise St over SJSU
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse
RIGHT Indiana over Rutgers
RIGHT BYU over Cinci
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky (by 3)
RIGHT WVU over Kansas(by 35)
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Memphis over SMU
RIGHT Michigan over Maryland
RIGHT Wisconsin over NW 20-16
RIGHT Troy over UMass
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska (by 17)
RIGHT USC over Oregon
RIGHT Auburn over Vanderbilt
WRONG Florida over Arkansas (by 3)
RIGHT UNC over GT
RIGHT Miami FL over Pitt
RIGHT LaTech over UNT (by 17)
WRONG Mich St over Illinois (by 7)
RIGHT Washington over Cal (by 3 TD)
RIGHT Penn St over Iowa (by 3)
RIGHT FSU over NC St (by 14)
RIGHT Stanford over Oregon St
3-1 straight up on ESPN Insider
RIGHT Iowa St+20.5 vs OU
WRONG Toledo vs Akron over 72
WRONG ND-6.5 vs Navy
WRONG BC+25 vs Louisville
WRONG LSU+7.5 vs Alabama
RIGHT Duke+11 vs VT (slight lean)
WRONG Boise St-29 vs SJSU (slight lean)
WRONG Syracuse+27 vs Clemson
WRONG Indiana-14 vs Rutgers
WRONG Cinci+7 vs BYU
WRONG Iowa+7.5 vs Penn St
RIGHT Army vs Air Force under 48
RIGHT Miss St+14 vs TAMU
RIGHT Memphis-3 vs SMU
PUSH Troy-21 vs UMass
RIGHT UCLA+14 vs Colorado
WRONG Maryland+31 vs Michigan
WRONG NW+7 vs Wisconsin
RIGHT USC-17 vs Oregon
WRONG Auburn-25.5 vs Vanderbilt
RIGHT Arkansas+5.5 vs Florida
RIGHT Miami FL-3 vs Pitt
PUSH UNT+21 vs LaTech
WRONG Mizzou+7 vs S.Carolina
RIGHT Washington-16.5 vs Cal
WRONG FSU-6.5 vs NC St
WRONG Syracuse+26.5 vs Clemson
WRONG Stanford-15.5 vs Oregon St
WRONG USC vs Oregon over 78
RIGHT Washington vs Cal over 76
RIGHT Arkansas+4 vs Florida
3-2 ATS on ESPN Insider

Clint Stoerner: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over LSU

Scott Van Pelt: 1-0 straight up, 3-2 ATS
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska
RIGHT Miss St+13.5 vs TAMU
RIGHT NC St+5.5 vs FSU
WRONG Mizzou+7 vs S.Carolina
WRONG LSU+7.5 vs Alabama
RIGHT Ohio St-17 vs Nebraska

Dan Wetzel: 3-0 straight up, 2-1 ATS
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Nebraska
RIGHT Wisconsin over NW
RIGHT Alabama-7.5 vs LSU
WRONG Nebraska+17 vs Ohio St
RIGHT Wisconsin-6.5 vs NW

Week 10 2016: Saturday morning #CFB Gameday picks!

Good morning football fans, investors and degenerate gamblers.  We are back up and running with some Saturday morning picks (and some late Friday picks we didn’t get to yesterday).  We will be updating all morning with the Gameday crew, SEC Nation, Corso’s headgear and whoever we find along the way.

Lee Corso:
LSU over Alabama
Clemson over Syracuse
AF over Army
Wisconsin over NW
Penn St over Iowa
Ohio St over Nebraska
KState over OK St
Baylor over TCU
Washington over Cal
Kentucky over Georgia
Florida over Arkansas
TTU+3 vs Texas (Super Dog)

Kirk Herbstreit:
Arkansas over Florida
Wisconsin over NW
AF over Army
Iowa over Penn St
OK St over KState
Baylor over TCU
Washington over Cal
Kentucky over Georgia
Alabama over LSU
Pitt+4 vs Miami FL (Super Dog)

Desmond Howard:
Arkansas over Florida
Auburn over Vanderbilt
Kentucky over Georgia
VT over Duke
Wisconsin over NW
Washington over Cal
Wash St over Arizona
AF over Army
Penn St over Iowa
Ohi St over Nebraska
OK St over KState
Baylor over TCU
Florida over Arkansas
Alabama over LSU
BC+25 vs Louisville (Super Dog)

Lil Wayne:
AF over Army
Wisconsin over NW
Penn St over Iowa
Ohio St over Nebraska
OK St over KState
Baylor over TCU
Washington over Cal
Georgia over Kentucky
Florida over Arkansas
LSU over Alabama

David Pollack:
Washington over Cal
Ohio St over Nebraska
NW over Wisconsin
LSU over Alabama

Jennifer’s Picks:
Boise St over SJSU
Clemson over Syracuse
AF over Army
Wisconsin over NW
Penn St over Iowa
Ohio St over Nebraska
KState over OK St
Baylor over TCU
Washington over Cal
Kentucky over Georgia
Arkansas over Florida
Alabama over LSU
Michigan over Maryland
VT over Duke

Rece Davis:
NW over Wisconsin
NW+6.5 vs Wisconsin (Super Dog)

Chris Fallica:
Alabama over LSU
Louisville over BC
LSU+7.5 vs Alabama
Cal+16.5 vs Washington
NW over Wisconsin
Arkansas+5.5 vs Florida
Arkansas+4 vs Florida (Bear’s Bank)
Louisville-24.5 vs BC
NW+7 vs Wisconsin
NW ML vs Wisconsin
Akron+10 vs Toledo
Miss St+11.5 vs TAMU (Bear’s Bank)

Tim Tebow:
TAMU over Miss St
Auburn over Vanderbilt
S.Carolina over Mizzou
Georgia over Kentucky
Alabama over LSU
Florida over Arkansas

Marcus Spears:
TAMU over Miss St
Auburn over Vanderbilt
S.Carolina over Mizzou
Kentucky over Georgia
LSU over Alabama
Arkansas over Florida

Paul Finebaum:
TAMU over Miss St
Auburn over Vanderbilt
S.Carolina over Mizzou
Kentucky over Georgia
Alabama over LSU
Arkansas over Florida

Charles Arbuckle:
Washington over Cal
TAMU over Miss St
Michigan over Maryland
Clemson over Syracuse
Alabama over LSU
Auburn over Vanderbilt
Florida over Arkansas
Kentucky over Georgia
Ohio St over Nebraska
Wisconsin over NW
Penn St over Iowa
Louisville over BC
VT over Duke
Baylor over TCU
WVU over Kansas
Navy over ND
Mich St over Illinois
Texas over TTU
USC over Oregon

Bruce Feldman:
Colorado over UCLA
ND over Navy
Baylor over TCU
Arkansas over Florida
FSU over NC St
Penn St over Iowa
Alabama over LSU
Ohio St over Nebraska
Louisville over BC
Washington over Cal
Wash St over Arizona
SMU over Memphis
Colorado-13 vs UCLA
ND-6.5 vs Navy
Baylor-7.5 vs TCU
Arkansas+5.5 vs Florida
FSU-5.5 vs NC St
Iowa+7.5 vs Penn St
LSU+7.5 vs Alabama
Ohio St-17 vs Nebraska
BC+25 vs Louisville
Cal+16.5 vs Washington
Wash St-17 vs Arizona
SMU+3 vs Memphis

Dari Nowkhah:
Alabama over LSU
Ohio St over Nebraska

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Alabama over LSU
Ohio St over Nebraska

Brent Musberger:
TAMU over Miss St
TAMU-11 vs Miss St

Bob Ryan:
Alabama over LSU

 

 

 

2014-15 Bowl Season: Results are in! #cfbplayoff #cfbchampionship #bowlmania

The 2014-15 Bowl season has come to an end, which I guess means the actual season has come to an end, but let’s focus on bowl season for now.  As you know, the majority of pickers went with the 6-point-underdog Buckeyes to beat Oregon, but how about the rest of the games?  We will start off by crowning the 2014-15 Bowl Season champion.  Coming in with a record of 25-14 is 2012-13 Bowl Season champion, and 2013-14 Bowl Season co-champion, Robert Smith.  That is three years in a row winning or splitting the bowl season championship, so we are certainly impressed.  Here he is at our awards ceremony claiming his award!

Robert Smith: 2014-15 Bowl Champion!

Robert Smith: 2014-15 Bowl Champion!

Other than that, the records of our qualifying competitors are listed below:

Qualifying Pickers:
Robert Smith: 25-14
Mark Schlabach: 23-16
Ed Cunningham: 22-17
Phil Steele: 21-17 (no championship pick)
Todd McShay: 20-19
Jennifer’s Picks: 20-19
Cole’s Picks: 20-19
Stanford Steve: 19-20
Pat Forde: 17-22

And everyone else:
Charles Arbuckle: 4-4
Skip Bayless: 1-2
Mike Bellotti: 1-1
Jon Berger: 2-4
Kevin Blackistone: 1-0
Mack Brown: 1-2
Kevin Carter: 1-5
Charley the Cat: 1-1
Gene Chizik: 0-2
Lee Corso: 5-3
Colin Cowherd: 3-4
Tim Cowlishaw: 3-0
Butch Davis: 0-3
Heather Dinich: 13-7
Brad Edwards: 5-5
Chris Fallica: 10-7
Paul Finebaum: 2-5
Joey Galloway: 7-2
Rod Gilmore: 2-0
Mike Golic: 1-3
Mike Greenberg: 1-2
Brian Griese: 0-1
Kirk Herbstreiet: 8-9
Lou Holtz: 8-3
Desmond Howard: 4-7
Brock Huard: 0-2
Danny Kanell: 8-5
Mel Kiper Jr.: 2-1
Tom Luginbill: 0-3
Ivan Maisel: 0-3
Trevor Matich: 3-6
Mark May: 0-2
Greg McElroy: 2-2
Booger McFarland: 1-2
Brett McMurphy: 1-2
Matt Millen: 2-1
Brent Musberger: 1-0
Dari Nowkhah: 0-3
Woody Paige: 1-0
Jesse Palmer: 0-3
Bill Plaschke: 0-1
David Pollack: 2-7
Ryen Russillo: 0-1
Bob Ryan: 1-0
Stephen A. Smith: 1-0
Marcus Spears: 2-3
Matt Stinchcomb: 1-1
Tim Tebow: 1-3
Scott Van Pelt: 1-0
Andre Ware: 1-2

Congratulations to everyone above for a great showing this year, or at least trying.  We are hard at work computing records to crown the season championship, so stay tuned for at least one more update!