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Week 6 2014: Results are in, picks are graded, possibly NSFW #SaturdaySelections

Boy oh boy.  We had an interesting day yesterday in college football.  You probably heard about it.  People often like to tell me how easy it is to pick winners straight up in this game, but I haven’t heard from any of those experts today.  The results from this week are pretty bad and pretty weird.  Winners this week are few and far between.  They include Desmond Howard (8-5), David Pollack (6-3), Tim Tebow (4-2) and Phil Steele (10-6).  However, this week’s undisputed champion is Katy Perry for some reason, who came in at 7-2.  She nailed both the Miss St and Ole Miss upsets, as well as the Notre Dame win over Stanford.  I am not sure that we have had an undisputed weekly winner from the celebrity guest realm since I started tracking this nonsense, so congratulations to Katy Perry I guess.

Losers this week can be found by opening any phone book and pointing to a random name.  However, more specifically, our big losers this week include Kirk Herbstreit (3-10), Dari Nowkhah (0-4), Mel Kiper Jr. (1-3), Brett McMurphy (1-3), Robert Smith (2-4), Mark May (1-4), Danny Kanell (1-4), Trevor Matich (1-3), Brad Edwards (1-3), with many others slightly under .500 this week.  We will split the official loss this week between Herbie and Dari I guess.

Other notes from this week: You already know our special guest celebrity was Katy Perry, who despite having no valuable input on any of her picks, went 7-2 on the week.  Lee Corso lost his headgear pick this week, going with Alabama over Ole Miss, dropping him to 6-1 on the season.  Tim Tebow only went 4-2 this week, bringing him to a lousy 22-3 record on the year.  Jennifer managed to end up on the winning side this week, going 7-5, but the real exciting news is that she hit on a double upset special picking Ole Miss over TCU to win their games.  There were ridiculous victory dances performed in our living room as one would expect.  Charley the Cat got her pick right this week, and I have never seen her more confident in a pick when digging into her blue Ole Miss bowl yesterday morning.  That brings her to 5-1 on the year.  The “Desmond Howard Michigan Pick of the Week” did not pay off this week, with Rutgers taking down the Wolverines.  That brings him to 12-14 all time.  Darius Rucker made a surprise appearance on ESPNU’s The Edge this week, and since he is a former Gameday picker, I included his 0-2 record in the official stat sheet.  Butch Davis showed up randomly this week to make three picks (1-2) for the first time in over two years, so welcome back Butch.

Other than that, there’s lots of picks below, so check them out to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.  Chances are, it wasn’t good.

Lee Corso: 6-8
RIGHT Rutgers over Michigan
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska
WRONG Wisconsin over NW
WRONG Navy over AF
WRONG Stanford over ND
WRONG UCLA over Utah
WRONG USC over Ariz St
RIGHT Ohio St over Maryland
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Florida over Tennessee
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit: 3-10
WRONG Tennessee over Florida
WRONG Michigan over Rutgers
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG Wisconsin over NW
WRONG Navy over AF
WRONG Stanford over ND
WRONG UCLA over Utah
WRONG USC over Ariz St
RIGHT Ohio St over Maryland
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
WRONG OU over TCU
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss

Desmond Howard: 8-5
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG Wisconsin over NW
RIGHT AF over Navy
RIGHT ND over Stanford
WRONG UCLA over Utah
RIGHT Miss St over TAMU
WRONG Tennessee over Florida
RIGHT TCU over OU
RIGHT Ohio St over Maryland
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska
WRONG Michigan over Rutgers
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss

Katy Perry: 7-2
RIGHT Miss St over TAMU
WRONG Tennessee over Florida
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT Ohio St over Maryland
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska
RIGHT Rutgers over Michigan
RIGHT ND over Stanford
RIGHT Ole Miss over Alabama

Darius Rucker: 0-2
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss

Jennifer’s Picks: 7-5
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG UCLA over Utah
WRONG USC over Ariz St
RIGHT Ohio St over Maryland
WRONG Tennessee over Florida
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska
RIGHT Rutgers over Michigan
WRONG Stanford over ND
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Ole Miss over Alabama (upset special)
RIGHT TCU over OU (upset special)

David Pollack: 6-3
RIGHT FSU over Wake Forest
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT ND over Stanford
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
RIGHT Miss St over TAMU
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
WRONG Michigan over Rutgers
RIGHT Florida over Tennessee

Phil Steele: 10-6
WRONG Oregon over Arizona
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska
WRONG Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Marshall over Old Dominion
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
RIGHT Miss St over TAMU
RIGHT Auburn over LSU (best bet of the week)
RIGHT Notre Dame over Stanford
RIGHT FSU over Wake Forest
WRONG USC over Ariz St
RIGHT Georgia over Vanderbilt
WRONG WKU over UAB
WRONG Cal over Wash St (upset special)
RIGHT Ohio St over Maryland
RIGHT ECU over SMU

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

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

Paul Finebaum: 3-3
RIGHT Georgia over Vanderbilt
WRONG S.Carolina over Kentucky
WRONG Tennessee over Florida
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Miss St over TAMU

Dari Nowkhah: 0-4
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
WRONG OU over TCU
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
WRONG Stanford over Notre Dame

Mel Kiper Jr.: 1-3
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT Miss St over TAMU
WRONG Stanford over Notre Dame

Greg McElroy: 2-3
WRONG Bama over Ole Miss
WRONG OU over TCU
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Notre Dame over Stanford
RIGHT Auburn over LSU

Booger McFarland: 1-2
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Auburn over LSU

Chris Fallica: 3-3
RIGHT ND over Stanford
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
WRONG UNC over VaTech
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT NW over Wisconsin
RIGHT Clemson over NC St

Brett McMurphy: 1-3
WRONG Wisconsin over NW
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
WRONG OU over TCU

Kevin Carter: 6-6
RIGHT Miss St over TAMU
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Florida over Tennessee
RIGHT Ohio St over Maryland
WRONG Michigan over Rutgers
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska
WRONG Stanford over Notre Dame
WRONG USC over Ariz St
WRONG Miami Fl over GaTech
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT Baylor over Texas

Colin Cowherd: 6-4
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Ohio St over Maryland
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
RIGHT ND over Stanford
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
RIGHT KState over TTU
WRONG USC over Ariz St
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska

Scott Van Pelt: 2-1
RIGHT TCU over OU
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Auburn over LSU

Ryen Russillo: 2-3
WRONG Tennessee over Florida
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska
WRONG Stanford over Notre Dame
RIGHT Miss St over TAMU

JA Adande: 1-0
RIGHT Miss St over TAMU

Jackie MacMullen: 0-1
WRONG TAMU over Miss St

Charles Arbuckle: 3-4
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Clemson over NC St
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
WRONG Stanford over ND
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska

Jon Berger: 3-3
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
RIGHT ND over Stanford
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska

Robert Smith: 2-4
WRONG Bama over Ole Miss
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
WRONG Stanford over Notre Dame
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska

Brian Griese: 2-3
WRONG Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
WRONG Stanford over Notre Dame
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT Mich st over Nebraska

Heather Dinich: 0-1
WRONG Oregon over Arizona

Lou Holtz: 2-3
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
WRONG Nebraska over Mich St
RIGHT Notre Dame over Stanford

Mark May: 1-4
RIGHT Miss St over TAMU
WRONG Bama over Ole Miss
WRONG LSU over Auburn
WRONG Stanford over ND
WRONG Nebraska over Mich St

Brad Edwards: 1-3
WRONG OU over TCU
WRONG Bama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Miss St over TAMU
WRONG Stanford over ND

Trevor Matich: 1-3
WRONG OU over TCU
WRONG Bama over Ole MIss
RIGHT Miss St over TAMU
WRONG Stanford over ND

Danny Kanell: 1-4
WRONG BYU over Utah St
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
WRONG Tennessee over Florida

Joey Galloway: 0-1
WRONG OU over Baylor

Jason Sehorn: 1-0
RIGHT FSU over Wake Forest

Mike Bellotti: 3-4
RIGHT FSU over Wake Forest
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
WRONG TAMU over Miss St
WRONG Stanford over ND
WRONG OU over TCU

Butch Davis: 1-2
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
WRONG Stanford over Notre Dame

Pat Forde: 16-9
RIGHT Louisville over Syracuse
WRONG BYU over Utah St
RIGHT Clemson over NC St
RIGHT FSU over Wake Forest
WRONG Miami Fl over GaTech
RIGHT Ohio St over Maryland
RIGHT VaTech uver UNC
RIGHT UVA over Pitt
RIGHT KState over TTU
RIGHT Okla St over Iowa St
RIGHT Purdue over Illinois
RIGHT Mich St over Nebraska
WRONG Wisconsin over NW
WRONG USC over Ariz St
WRONG UCLA over Utah
RIGHT Georgia over Vanderbilt
WRONG S.Carolina over Kentucky
RIGHT Florida over Tennessee
RIGHT Auburn over LSU
WRONG Alabama over Ole Miss
RIGHT Miss St over TAMU
RIGHT Baylor over Texas
WRONG OU over TCU
RIGHT ECU over SMU
WRONG Stanford over Notre Dame

2013-14 Bowl Season: Results are in! #bowlmania

In this reporter’s opinion, the 2013-14 Bowl Season was one that upfront looked like a disapointing schedule, yet turned out to be one of the more exciting bowl seasons I can remember.  The BCS era definitely went out with a bang thanks to four of five major upsets, and a championship game which will be remembered for a long time.  However, our panel of experts struggled this year with the bowl picks.  For reference, the previous bowl season champions are:

2006-2007 Bowl Season Champion: Howie Schwab @ 24-8, 75%
2007-2008 Bowl Season Champion: Colin Cowherd @ 25-7, 78.1%
2008-2009 Bowl Season Champion: Pat Forde @ 17-10, 63%
2009-2010 Bowl Season Champion: Jesse Palmer @ 18-16, 52.9%
2010-2011 Bowl Season Champion: Todd McShay @ 20-11, 64.52%
2011-2012 Bowl Season Champion: Tony Reali @ 25-10, 71.43%
2012-13 Bowl Season Co-Champions: Robert Smith & Jennifer, 25-10, 71.43%

So some years are up and others are down.  This wasn’t quite as bad as the 2009-10 season when Jesse Palmer won the championship basically because I already ordered the trophy and had to send it to somebody.  However, this year I would like to present to you a set of co-champions for the second year in a row.  This year’s winners are last year’s co-champion Robert Smith and newcomer Phil Steele.  They went 21-14 this season, which is low for a champion, but this is also a year in which none of our main competitors (defined as those who picked all 35 games) finished with a losing record.  It was a very tight group.  Check out the records below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this year in the bowl games.

Qualifying Competitors:
Phil Steele: 21-14
Robert Smith: 21-14
Dari Nowkhah: 20-15
Jennifer’s Picks: 20-15
Pat Forde: 20-15
Todd McShay: 19-16
Mark Schlabach: 18-17
Ed Cunningham: 18-17

Others receiving votes:
Mel Kiper Jr.: 1-0
Mike Golic: 1-0
Chris Fowler: 1-0
Trevor Matich: 1-0
Tim Tebow: 1-0
Brad Edwards: 1-0
Scott Van Pelt: 1-0
Bill Plaschke: 1-0
Ivan Maisel: 1-0
Stephen A Smith: 1-0
Andre Ware: 3-2
Joey Galloway: 3-2
Matt Millen: 3-2
David Pollack: 7-7
Brian Griese: 3-3
Magic Johnson: 3-3
Ryen Russillo: 2-2
Kirk Herbstreit: 6-7
Lee Corso: 4-5
Desmond Howard: 2-3
Kevin Carter: 2-3
Brock Huard: 2-3
Danny Kanell: 3-4
Jesse Palmer: 3-5
Mark May: 2-4
Lou Holtz: 2-4
Mike Bellotti: 1-4
Tom Luginbill: 1-4
Matt Stinchcomb: 1-4
Colin Cowherd: 1-5
Mike Greenberg: 0-1
Paul Finebaum: 0-1
Skip Bayless: 0-1
Woody Paige: 0-1
Jackie MacMullen: 0-1
Rod Gilmore: 0-4

2013-14 BCS Championship Bonanza! #bowlmania

The BCS championship game is coming upon us very quickly.  If you’re here to look for picks, then you are either overly concerned with the Arkansas St/Ball St game, or you’re looking for predictions on the championship game.  I will be documenting anyone and everyone’s picks I can find for the championship game in this post, so check back often if you want the latest updates (things can change drastically leading up to the game; I’m looking in your direction Dr. Lou).  Our expert panel below is currently sitting at 27 to 11 in favor of Florida State over Auburn.  Take a look below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality picked the big game!

Note: Updated 1/6/14 for your pleasure.

Andre Ware:
FSU over Auburn

Bill Plaschke:
FSU over Auburn

Brad Edwards:
FSU over Auburn

Brian Griese:
FSU over Auburn

Brock Huard:
FSU over Auburn

Colin Cowherd:
Auburn over FSU

Danny Kanell:
FSU over Auburn

David Pollack:
FSU over Auburn

Desmond Howard:
FSU over Auburn

Ed Cunningham:
FSU over Auburn

Ivan Maisel:
FSU over Auburn

Jackie MacMullen:
Auburn over FSU

Jennifer’s Picks:
Auburn over FSU

Jesse Palmer:
FSU over Auburn

Joey Galloway:
FSU over Auburn

Kevin Carter:
FSU over Auburn

Lee Corso:
FSU over Auburn (headgear pick)

Lou Holtz:
Auburn over FSU

Mark May:
FSU over Auburn

Mark Schlabach:
FSU over Auburn

Matt Stinchcomb:
Auburn over FSU

Mike Bellotti:
FSU over Auburn

Mike Golic:
FSU over Auburn

Mike Greenberg:
Auburn over FSU

Pat Forde:
FSU over Auburn

Paul Finebaum:
Auburn over FSU

Phil Steele:
FSU over Auburn

Robert Smith:
FSU over Auburn

Rod Gilmore:
Auburn over FSU

Ryen Russillo:
FSU over Auburn

Scott Van Pelt:
FSU over Auburn

Skip Bayless:
Auburn over FSU

Stephen A. Smith:
FSU over Auburn

Tim Tebow:
FSU over Auburn

Todd McShay:
FSU over Auburn

Tom Luginbill:
Auburn over FSU

Trevor Matich:
FSU over Auburn

Woody Paige:
Auburn over FSU