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Week 2 2016: College football picks are graded; results are in! #CFB #CFBPlayoff

Week 2 had a schedule that not many were excited about, but some of us around here know that the sleepy schedules can sometimes bring great games and upsets.  We saw a huge upset in Central Michigan taking down Oklahoma State due to an incorrect call on the last play.  The NCAA has said they aren’t overturning it, so neither are we.  That being said, let’s dive right in.

Winners this week include Lee Corso (9-1), Marcus Spears (5-0), Andrea Adelson (10-2), Charles Arbuckle (9-3), Chris Doering (4-1), Danny Kanell (3-0 SU, 2-0 ATS), and Greg McElroy (4-1).  This week’s official winner is none other than last year’s champion Phil Steele, who brought in a 9-2 record straight up and went 7-2 against the spread!  Congratulations Phil, the fruit basket is on the way.

Losers this week include Kirk Herbstreit (5-6) and Pat Forde (3-1 straight up, but 0-4 ATS).  Unfortunately this week’s loss is going to have to go to one of last week’s winners.  Scott Van Pelt started off hot last week but fell back down to earth this week going 1-4 against the spread on his WINNER$ segment.  Sorry SVP, the dunce hat is being shipped your way this week.

Lee Corso got things back on track this week winning his headgear pick of Tennessee over Virginia Tech.  Special guest celebrity Dale Earnhardt Jr. went 5-5 on the week after I gave him props for being a knowledgeable guest picker.  Jennifer booked a nice win at 11-4 on the week, while @TheGamedayBaby also booked a win with Tennessee over VT.

Check out the full slate of results this week below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week!

Lee Corso: 9-1
RIGHT Tennessee over VT (Headgear pick)
RIGHT Pitt over Penn St
WRONG Illinois over UNC
RIGHT Arkansas over TCU
RIGHT Miss St over S.Carolina
RIGHT Utah over BYU
RIGHT Ariz St over TTU
RIGHT SDSU over Cal
RIGHT Boise St over Wash St
RIGHT Iowa over Iowa St
S. Alabama+13.5 vs Ga Southern (Super Dog)

Kirk Herbstreit: 5-6
RIGHT Alabama over WKU
WRONG TCU over Arkansas
WRONG Penn St over Pitt
RIGHT UNC over Illinois
WRONG S.Carolina over Miss St
WRONG BYU over Utah
WRONG TTU over Ariz St
WRONG Cal over SDSU
RIGHT Boise St over Wash St
RIGHT Iowa over Iowa St
RIGHT Michigan over UCF
Wake Forest+6.5 vs Duke (Super Dog)

Desmond Howard: 5-5
RIGHT Pitt over Penn St
RIGHT UNC over Illinois
RIGHT Arkansas over TCU
WRONG S.Carolina over Miss St
WRONG BYU over Utah
WRONG TTU over Ariz St
WRONG Cal over SDSU
RIGHT Boise St over Wash St
RIGHT Iowa over Iowa St
WRONG VT over Tennessee
ECU+5.5 vs NC St (Super Dog)

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 5-5
RIGHT Pitt over Penn St
RIGHT UNC over Illinois
WRONG TCU over Arkansas
WRONG S.Carolina over Miss St
WRONG BYU over Utah
WRONG TTU over Ariz St
RIGHT SDSU over Cal
RIGHT Boise St over Wash St
RIGHT Iowa over Iowa St
WRONG VT over Tennessee

Jennifer’s Picks: 11-4
RIGHT Alabama over WKU
RIGHT Pitt over Penn St
RIGHT UNC over Illinois
WRONG TCU over Arkansas
WRONG S.Carolina over Miss St
WRONG BYU over Utah
WRONG TTU over Ariz St
RIGHT SDSU over Cal
RIGHT Boise St over Wash St
RIGHT Iowa over Iowa St
RIGHT Tennessee over VT
RIGHT Texas over UTEP
RIGHT Michigan over UCF
RIGHT Clemson over Troy
RIGHT Georgia over Nicholls State

David Pollack: 1-0
RIGHT Tennessee over VT

Rece Davis:
Iowa St+15.5 vs Iowa (Super Dog)

Richard Petty: 0-1
WRONG VT over Tennessee

Tim Tebow: 3-1
WRONG TCU over Arkansas
RIGHT Tennessee over VT
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT Miss St over S.Carolina

Marcus Spears: 5-0
RIGHT Arkansas over TCU
RIGHT Tennessee over VT
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT Miss St over S.Carolina
RIGHT Georgia over Nicholls

Paul Finebaum: 3-1
WRONG TCU over Arkansas
RIGHT Tennessee over VT
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT Miss St over S.Carolina

Mack Brown: 1-0
RIGHT Tennessee over VT

Mark May: 1-0
RIGHT Tennessee over VT

Andrea Adelson: 10-2
RIGHT Miami FL over FAU
RIGHT Pitt over Penn St
RIGHT Tennessee over VT
WRONG Duke over Wake Forest
RIGHT Louisville over Syracuse
RIGHT BC over UMass
WRONG NC St over ECU
RIGHT FSU over Charleston So
RIGHT Clemson over Troy
RIGHT Georgia Tech over Mercer
RIGHT UNC over Illinois
RIGHT Oregon over Virginia

Charles Arbuckle: 9-3
WRONG TCU over Arkansas
WRONG VT over Tennessee
RIGHT Alabama over WKU
RIGHT Georgia over Nicholls St
RIGHT Ole Miss over Wofford
RIGHT TAMU over PV A&M
RIGHT LSU over Jacksonville St
RIGHT Pitt over Penn St
RIGHT Iowa over Iowa St
WRONG BYU over Utah
RIGHT Boise St over Wash St
RIGHT UNC over Illinois

Stanford Steve Coughlin: 3-3 Straight Up, 3-5-1 ATS
WRONG TTU over Ariz St 49-38
RIGHT Utah over BYU 23-17
RIGHT Iowa over Iowa St
WRONG Purdue+200ish ML vs Cinci
1-1 on ESPN Insider
WRONG TTU+3 vs Ariz St
RIGHT TCU vs Arkansas over 58.5
WRONG VT+11 vs Tennessee
WRONG Utah-3.5 vs BYU
TIE UConn+4 vs Navy
RIGHT Penn St+6 vs Pitt
RIGHT Iowa-15 vs Iowa St
0-2 ATS on ESPN Insider

Chris Doering: 4-1
RIGHT LSU over Jacksonville St (by one score)
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky 31-20
WRONG S.Carolina over Miss St 24-23
RIGHT Arkansas over TCU 34-30
RIGHT Tennessee over VT 26-17

Dusty Dvoracek: 2-2 Straight up, 2-2-1 ATS
RIGHT Iowa over Iowa St
WRONG TTU over Ariz St
WRONG TCU over Arkansas
RIGHT Pitt over Penn St
RIGHT C.Michigan+21 vs Okla St
RIGHT ULM+47 vs OU
WRONG TCU-7.5 vs Arkansas
TIE Pitt-3 vs Penn St
WRONG TTU+3 vs Ariz St

Chris “The Bear” Fallica: 6-1 Straight Up, 4-6-1 ATS
RIGHT Tennessee over VT
RIGHT SDSU over Cal
RIGHT Wake Forest over Duke
WRONG TCU over Arkansas
ECU+150ish ML vs NC St
2-0 on ESPN Insider
TIE WKU+28 vs Alabama
RIGHT WKU+28.5 vs Alabama (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG TCU-7.5 vs Arkansas
WRONG VT+11 vs Tennessee
RIGHT ECU+150ish ML vs NC St
WRONG SDSU-7.5 vs Cal
RIGHT Wake Forest+5 vs Duke
RIGHT Wake Forest+6.5 vs Duke (Bear’s Bank)
WRONG Illinois+7.5 vs UNC (Bear’s Bank)
0-2 on ESPN Insider ATS

Pat Forde: 3-1 Straight Up, 0-4 ATS
RIGHT Iowa over Iowa St
RIGHT Pitt over Penn St
RIGHT UNC over Illinois
WRONG Purdue over Cinci
WRONG Purdue+5 vs Cinci
WRONG Illinois+7.5 vs UNC
WRONG Utah St+15.5 vs USC
WRONG MTSU+4 vs Vandy

Joey Galloway: 2-0
RIGHT Louisville over Syracuse
RIGHT Clemson over Troy

Danny Kanell: 3-0 Straight Up, 2-0 ATS
RIGHT Michigan over UCF
RIGHT Tennessee over VT
RIGHT Louisville over Syracuse
RIGHT Arkansas+8 vs TCU
RIGHT Tennessee-11 vs VT

Mel Kiper Jr.: 0-1
WRONG TCU over Arkansas

Trevor Matich: 1-0
RIGHT Tennessee over VT

Greg McElroy: 4-1
RIGHT Alabama over WKU
WRONG TCU over Arkansas
RIGHT Auburn over Ark St
RIGHT Georgia over Nicholls
RIGHT Tennessee over VT

Booger McFarland: 3-1
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky 31-17
RIGHT Miss St over S.Carolina 28-14
WRONG TCU over Arkansas 35-17
RIGHT Tennessee over VT 24-21

Dari Nowkhah: 2-1 Straight Up, 3-2 ATS
RIGHT FSU over Charleston So
WRONG MTSU over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Arkansas over TCU
RIGHT Arkansas+7.5 vs TCU
RIGht Jacksonville St+30 vs LSU
RIGHT Wofford+42.5 vs Ole Miss
WRONG Kentucky+16 vs Florida
WRONG MTSU+3 vs Vanderbilt

Jordan Rodgers: 3-0
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
RIGHT Ole Miss over Wofford
RIGHT Mizzou over E. Michigan

Ryen Russillo: 1-0 Straight Up, 2-0 ATS
RIGHT Tennessee over VT
RIGHT Arkansas+8 vs TCU
RIGHT Tennessee-11 vs VT

Mark Schlabach: 1-0
RIGHT SDSU over Cal

Robert Smith: 1-0
RIGHT Iowa over Iowa State

Matt Stinchcomb: 2-0
RIGHT Mizzou over E. Michigan
RIGHT Tennessee over VT

Phil Steele: 9-2 Straight up, 7-2 ATS
RIGHT Michigan over UCF
RIGHT Vanderbilt over MTSU
RIGHT Tennessee over VT
RIGHT Pitt over Penn St
RIGHT Texas over UTEP
WRONG TCU over Arkansas
RIGHT Louisville over Syracuse
RIGHT Florida over Kentucky
WRONG Okla St over C. Michigan
2-0 on ESPN Insider Straight Up
RIGHT Penn St+5 vs Pitt
WRONG Kentucky+17 vs Florida
RIGHT Tennessee-11 vs VT
RIGHT C. Michigan+21 vs Okla St
4-1 on ESPN Insider ATS

Clint Stoerner: 3-1
RIGHT Alabama over WKU
WRONG TCU over Arkansas
RIGHT Auburn over Ark St
RIGHT Ole Miss over Wofford

Scott Van Pelt: 1-4 ATS
WRONG FIU+10.5 vs Maryland
WRONG Rice+9 vs Army
RIGHT WKU+28.5 vs Alabama
WRONG Tulsa+29 vs Ohio St
WRONG Illinois+7.5 vs UNC

Dave Wannstedt: 0-2
WRONG Purdue over Cincinnati
WRONG Okla St over C.Michigan

Matt Leinart: 0-1
WRONG Okla St over C.Michigan

Week 2 2016: College Gameday Review #BattleForBristol #CFB

It is time once again for the weekly College Gameday review.  This week’s edition of College Gameday emanated live from Bristol, Tennessee, where we will see the BATTLE FOR BRISTOL between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Virginia Tech Hokies.  They are playing the game tonight at Bristol Motor Speedway, where they plan on setting the all-time attendance record for a college football game tonight anticipating 150,000 football/NASCAR/beer fans turning out to celebrate this spectacle.  They have built the football field in the infield of the racetrack so that if you are attending this game, you too can watch this exciting game from a quarter mile away.  I for one am totally pysched that they chose such an important game between these two long-time heated rivals to attempt this all-time record.  Right?

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Since they were at the Bristol Motor Speedway today, I expected a lot of NASCAR schtick and they certainly delivered.  Desmond Howard claimed to be a HUGE NASCAR FAN, which I’m not sure I totally believe.  However, we did get to see video of him riding shotgun during a test drive around the track, because, you know, BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY!

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The last time a football game was played here it was an exhibition game between the Eagles and Redskins in 1961.  I can’t imagine watching that game in this setting without THE WORLD’S LARGEST HANGIN VIDEO BOARD over the field to watch.

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Everyone has been crapping on this weekend’s schedule of college football after the greatest opening week in college football history, but Rece Davis pointed out early on that FOUR ranked teams lost to unranked opponents the last time there were no ranked-vs-ranked matchups.  Bet those dogs everyone.

Speaking of football, they made all of the Saturday morning reporters dress up in racing fire suits for their early reports, because, you know, BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY!  This brings us to the “OFFICIAL @GAMEDAYJEN SAM PONDER OUTFIT OF THE WEEK REVIEW PART 1A” because Sam Ponder first appeared in a fire suit.  Gameday Jen said in regards to this outfit, “Why?”

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Early on in the show, Gameday presented a segment which is quickly becoming everyone’s favorite weekly staple: WHEN WILL LSU FIRE LES MILES?  I guess I’ll just never understand why they want to run him out of town so much.  Apparently LSU fans (?) have set up a GoFundMe to buy out Les Miles’ contract.  I’m sure we’ll be back next week with another update as this story develops.

We now rejoin the OFFICIAL @GAMEDAYJEN SAM PONDER OUTFIT REVIEW OF THE WEEK PART 1B!!!  Sam Ponder appeared again having either done a very quick change out of her fire suit or having recorded that segment yesterday, and this time her outfit was much more well received.  Gameday Jen said “I LOVE the outfit!  I love the shirt and the skirt!”  Well done this week Sam.

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Gene Wojciechowski presented a very nice piece on a young autistic man named Bo Paske who befriended FSU player Travis Rudolph.  Travis was on a visit to Bo’s school and saw Bo sitting by himself at lunch so he decided to join him, and their friendship was born.  It was good stuff, so check out the video below.

My favorite segment, YOU HAD ONE JOB, was back again this week.  But no video posted online, so no video for you.  Write your local congressmen and let them know we need #YHOJ posted online for the lulz.

They presented a preview from the upcoming Tom Rinaldi interview with Art Briles in which the whole Baylor mess is covered.  It was not well received by the crew at Gameday.  I don’t exactly know why Art Briles is all over the place putting his face on TV during this time period, because he’s not going to look good when his lawyers have no doubt told him to steer clear of any specifics in these appearances.  Maybe someone can explain this to me, but why is a football coach, or the university for that matter, involved in the chain of authorities when a rape is reported?  I would think victims in this situation would go straight to the police?  Unless there are allegations that I missed of the police being pressured by Baylor’s football program a la the allegations against Jameis Winston and the Tallahassee police department colluding with FSU to cover up alleged crimes.

During this VERY serious discussion on a VERY serious issue, something went wrong with the audio and audio from what sounded like a very light-hearted broadcast was being piped in along with the Gameday audio.  Not exactly the BEST time to have someone laughing on this mystery audio track when discussing rape allegations at Baylor.

As the show progressed, we were once again pleased to see what will no doubt be a recurring segment this season: NON-FOOTBALL RELATED CELEBRITY SHOWS UP TO PROVIDE LITTLE-TO-NO INPUT ON THE DAY’S BIG GAME!!!  Last week we had Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tell us how she excited for the game because her dad and brother “like sports”.  This week, racing legend Richard Petty showed up to give Lee Corso a hat and picked “Virginia” to win the game tonight.

“THE GAUNTLET” with George Whitfield returned.  I really have nothing more to say about this segment because every week is the same.  Sigh.

Bear’s Bank is in full force this week.  He went 1-2 with the Bank, but looks to pull at least even with this week’s slate.

Top signs this week include BUTCH JONES TAKES METAMUCIL, and allegations that Butch Jones killed Harambe.  Maybe by the end of the season we will get to the bottom of this mystery and find out which college football head coach ACTUALLY killed Harambe.  See photo below, top right.

However, this week’s best sign of the week is equally confusing as it is great.

The actual best segment of today’s show was probably the story of James Conner from Pitt.  This guy blew out a knee last year, and during knee rehab was found to have cancer.  Not only did he beat the cancer, but while taking in chemo and recovering he continued offseason workouts for football.  My mind can’t even process how a person does this while going through chemo treatment.  He returns today against Penn State.  It is a must watch segment.

Now, the time comes for the Gameday crew to get down to business.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. joined the crew to pick games today, and he actually seemed pretty knowledgeable.  When the time came to pick the day’s big game, Desmond went with the upset in Virginia Tech.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. also went with the upset because his fiancee is from Kentucky and said he’d be walking home if he picked Tennessee.  Corso trolled the crowd back and forth before out of nowhere a GIGANTIC racing helmet in Volunteer colors showed up for him to put on.  @GamedayJen and @TheGamedayBaby both went with Tennessee too, so all three will stay tied for the season no matter who wins tonight.

Enjoy your night!

Week 2 2016: Saturday morning #CFB Picks! #BattleAtBristol

Happy Saturday morning to everyone and welcome back for Saturday morning picks!  The Gameday crew is firing on all cylinders and we will be bringing you the picks and predictions from all of your favorites this morning.  Check back often because we will be updating all morning with the latest and greatest picks on the day’s big games.

 

 

 

Lee Corso:
Tennessee over VT (Headgear pick)
Pitt over Penn St
Illinois over UNC
Arkansas over TCU
Miss St over S.Carolina
Utah over BYU
Ariz St over TTU
SDSU over Cal
Boise St over Wash St
Iowa over Iowa St
S. Alabama+13.5 vs Ga Southern (Super Dog)

Kirk Herbstreit:
Alabama over WKU
TCU over Arkansas
Penn St over Pitt
UNC over Illinois
S.Carolina over Miss St
BYU over Utah
TTU over Ariz St
Cal over SDSU
Boise St over Wash St
Iowa over Iowa St
Wake Forest+6.5 vs Duke (Super Dog)

Desmond Howard:
Pitt over Penn St
UNC over Illinois
Arkansas over TCU
S.Carolina over Miss St
BYU over Utah
TTU over Ariz St
Cal over SDSU
Boise St over Wash St
Iowa over Iowa St
VT over Tennessee
ECU+5.5 vs NC St (Super Dog)

Dale Earnhardt Jr.:
Pitt over Penn St
UNC over Illinois
TCU over Arkansas
S.Carolina over Miss St
BYU over Utah
TTU over Ariz St
SDSU over Cal
Boise St over Wash St
Iowa over Iowa St
VT over Tennessee

Jennifer’s Picks:
Alabama over WKU
Pitt over Penn St
UNC over Illinois
TCU over Arkansas
S.Carolina over Miss St
BYU over Utah
TTU over Ariz St
SDSU over Cal
Boise St over Wash St
Iowa over Iowa St
Tennessee over VT

David Pollack:
Tennessee over VT

Rece Davis:
Iowa St+15.5 vs Iowa (Super Dog)

Richard Petty:
VT over Tennessee

Chris “The Bear” Fallica:
Tennessee over VT
SDSU over Cal
Wake Forest over Duke
TCU over Arkansas
WKU+28 vs Alabama
WKU+28.5 vs Alabama (Bear’s Bank)
TCU-7.5 vs Arkansas
VT+11 vs Tennessee
ECU+150ish ML vs NC St
SDSU-7.5 vs Cal
Wake Forest+5 vs Duke
Wake Forest+6.5 vs Duke (Bear’s Bank)
Illinois+7.5 vs UNC (Bear’s Bank)

Pat Forde:
Iowa over Iowa St
Pitt over Penn St
UNC over Illinois
Purdue over Cinci
Purdue+5 vs Cinci
Illinois+7.5 vs UNC
Utah St+15.5 vs USC
MTSU+4 vs Vandy

Trevor Matich:
Tennessee over VT

Mel Kiper Jr.:
TCU over Arkansas

Dari Nowkhah:
FSU over Charleston So
MTSU over Vanderbilt
Arkansas over TCU
Arkansas+7.5 vs TCU
Jacksonville St+30 vs LSU
Wofford+42.5 vs Ole Miss
Kentucky+16 vs Florida
MTSU+3 vs Vanderbilt

Tim Tebow:
TCU over Arkansas
Tennessee over VT
Florida over Kentucky
Miss St over S.Carolina

Marcus Spears:
Arkansas over TCU
Tennessee over VT
Florida over Kentucky
Miss St over S.Carolina
Georgia over Nicholls

Paul Finebaum:
TCU over Arkansas
Tennessee over VT
Florida over Kentucky
Miss St over S.Carolina