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Week 11 2017: #CFB picks from assorted experts!

As we continue rolling on through this Saturday morning, this will be our generic post for all of the assorted picks and personalities who we find along our way this morning.  We will be back posting the Gameday crew later on today so check back often for the latest updates!

Tim Tebow:
OU over TCU
Ohio St over Mich St
Wisconsin over Iowa
ND over Miami FL
Kentucky over Vanderbilt
Mizzou over Tennessee
Georgia over Auburn

Marcus Spears:
OU over TCU
Ohio St over Mich St
Wisconsin over Iowa
Miami FL over ND
Kentucky over Vanderbilt
Mizzou over Tennessee
Georgia over Auburn

Paul Finebaum:
Wisconsin over Iowa
ND over Miami FL
Vanderbilt over Kentucky
Mizzou over Tennessee
Georgia over Auburn

Andrea Adelson:
BC over NC St
VT over GT
Army over Duke
Miami FL over ND
Pitt over UNC
Syracuse over Wake Forest
Louisville over UVA

Chris Doering:
LSU over Arkansas
S.Carolina over Florida
Kentucky over Vanderbilt
Mizzou over Tennessee
Alabama over Miss St
Georgia over Auburn
ND over Miami FL
OU over TCU
Wisconsin over Iowa

Dusty Dvoracek:
TCU+6.5 vs OU
Iowa St+6 vs Okla St
Auburn+1.5 vs Georgia
USC-12.5 vs Colorado
ND-3 vs Miami FL

Brad Edwards:
Auburn over Georgia

Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica: Bear’s Bank picks
Purdue+4 vs NW
GT+3 vs VT
Miami FL+3.5 vs ND

Bruce Feldman:
Washington over Stanford
Okla St over Iowa St
GT over VT
UGA over Auburn
Wisconsin over Iowa
USC over Colorado
Utah over Wash St
Alabama over Miss St
ND over Miami Fl
OU over TCU
Boise St over CSU

Pat Forde:
ND over Miami FL
OU over TCU
Georgia over Auburn
Wisconsin over Iowa
Stanford over Washington
Clemson over FSU
Alabama over Miss St

Joey Galloway:
OU over TCU
Georgia over Auburn
Wisconsin over Iowa
Stanford over Washington

Mel Kiper Jr.:
ND over Miami FL

Joel Klatt:
Ohio St over Mich St
Okla St over Iowa St
Georgia over Auburn
ND over Miami FL

Booger McFarland:
Alabama over Miss St

Les Miles:
Auburn over Georgia
Notre Dame over Miami FL
OU over TCU
LSU over Arkansas

Brent Musburger:
ND over Miami FL
Auburn over Georgia
Alabama over Miss St
TCU+6.5 vs OU
ND-3.5 vs Miami FL
Auburn+2.5 vs Georgia
Kansas St-2.5 vs WVU

Dari Nowkhah:
ND over Miami FL (straight up)
Iowa+12 vs Wisconsin
Kansas+34 vs Texas
Arkansas+18 vs LSU

Jesse Palmer:
Pitt over UNC
OU over TCU
Georgia over Auburn
Wisconsin over Iowa
Washington over Stanford

Scott Spreitzer:
Minnesota-2.5 vs Nebraska
Purdue+4 vs NW (Dari & Mel gave him +4.5)
FAU-4.5 vs LT (Dari & Mel gave him -4)
UCLA-3 vs Ariz St

Phil Steele’s Saturday morning picks:
BC over NC St (outright)
Utah over Wash St (outright)
BC+3 vs NC St
Alabama-13.5 vs Mis St (Dari & Mel gave him -13)
Utah+1 vs WAsh St (Mel gave him +1.5, I didn’t see this line anywhere)

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Week 10 2013: College Gameday review!

Can you even believe that this is WEEK 10 of college football?  I feel like it was just yesterday that we were kicking off this year wondering CAN VIRGINIA TECH KNOCK OFF ALABAMA IN WEEK ONE?  Apparently Alabama held them off.  Anyways, today’s edition of College Gameday was broadcasting live in color to your television set from Tallahassee, Florida for the big matchup between Florida State and Miami.  Surely I’m in a time machine saying Miami @ Florida State is the biggest game of the year.

This week’s edition opened up with Chris Fowler, Desmond, Herbie and Coach Corso getting us pumped up.  Then due to what appeared to be technical difficulties, we did not get the opening Big & Rich music video.  Due to this fact, I cannot confirm whether or not they are comin to your citay.  Nor can I confirm a little zing in your zang zang, nor any bang in your yin yang and so on.

Early on in the show, we got some GREAT highlights of Lee Corso’s time playing  QB and cornerback at Florida State circa 1955.  I love watching old timey football.  Maybe that is because I think I probably could have played big time football in 1955.  Either way, it is always fun to watch the Lee Corso playing highlight reel.

Sam Ponder joined the show again today.  I believe her role has been reduced and firmly set into interviewing a coach live on set each week.  I much preferred last year’s Gameday itinerary where we had Sam Ponder hosting the opening hour with Pollack and Desmond Howard, before handing it off to the A team.  This week she interviewed Jimbo Fisher, and generic coach interview was generic.  Speaking of Samantha Ponder, she had what was determined to be the best outfit of the year on today.  Jennifer said she loved the necklace/chain thing, that Sam had great hair, that the leather pants were a nice touch and the heels were enjoyable.

Sam Ponder, Week 10

Sam Ponder, Week 10

Speaking of Jennifer, I would like to officially announce the launching of “GAMEDAY JEN” on Twitter.  You should probably follow her @gamedayjen for all of the expert picks, hot sports opinions and sports fashion advice you could want.

While on the topic of sports fashion, what is the deal with QB guru George Whitfield?  I’m not going to break down his segment this week, because if you saw his segment a month or two ago, it was the same segment (just substitute Jameis Winston for the name of the week).  What I’m wondering about is his fashion choices.  He is not an overly large man, but his clothes appear to be tiny on him.  His jacket button looked like it was barely holding on by a thread and that the button could shoot off into Chris Fowler’s eye while making an old timey gunshot-ricochet sound at any moment.  Also, isn’t it against the rules to wear a pocket square if you are going sans tie with your top three or four buttons unbuttoned on your shirt?  I mean, what’s the deal with that?  I don’t claim to be a fashion guru (although my sweatpants might disagree), but come on George.

The signs were EVERYWHERE at today’s Gameday, but I was thoroughly disappointed.  Quantity does not equal quality.  The only real highlights were “The real Miami is in Ohio”, and “I’m drunker than Sunshine Scooter”.  This week’s winner is courtesy of Reddit user DeuxBoy.

Week 10: Sign of the Week

Week 10: Sign of the Week

Now that we have that out of the way, I would like to discuss a new regular feature of Gameday this year.  What is the deal with the six man highchair roundtable discussion segment each week?  I’m talking about the segment where they get Fowler, Herbie, Corso, Desmond, Pollack and Paul Finebaum all in tall director’s chairs to sit awkwardly and talk over each other for ten minutes.  They try to debate things, but it just turns into a blurry mess of Desmond Howard telling us about a great receiver, David Pollack making a separate point about some Georgia’s defense, Herbie letting us know that Ohio State doesn’t have the resume to move up in the rankings, and Paul Finebaum telling us that the ACC or Big 12 is worthless compared to the SEC.  It is like watching six separate conversations happening at the same time, and it is quite frustrating.  Also, I really feel like Paul Finebaum and Desmond Howard don’t like each other.

During this segment, Chris Fowler offered up the hundred dollar question of the week:  Other than NDSU, what other two FCS teams are undefeated?  Obviously it is Fordham and Coastal Carolina.  WATCH OUT FORDHAM AND COASTAL CAROLINA, SAM HOUSTON STATE IS COMING FOR YOU!

This week saw the return of the “Tom Rinaldi Beatnik Poetry Piece of the Week brought to you by Tom Rinaldi”.  This week’s piece was entitled “November”.  T.S. Elliot once said that April is the cruelest month.  Tom Rinaldi has decided November is the cruelest month.  Upsets happen and dreams are shattered.  Incredibly deep stuff.

Tom Rinaldi performing live

Tom Rinaldi performing live

Rinaldi also had a piece on Jameis Winston from FSU.  He seems like a genuinely likable kid who likes to have fun.  He is a pitcher for FSU as well.  He likes to motivate his teammates whether or not he is involved in the action.  His best line was “If you can play, then you can lead”.  Good stuff.

Gene W. had a piece on Fresno St QB Derek Carr (brother of Houston first round bust David Carr).  He was highly recruited coming out of highschool, and then fell into a rough crowd.  He liked to do hoodrat stuff with his friends.  Then his girlfriend (now wife) wrote him a letter stating that he was not the man she once knew, and he turned his life around.  He had a little baby named Dallas, and the baby had some serious intestinal problems requiring three surgeries in the first month.  The baby is now recovered, and regularly attends Fresno St games in tiny Derek Carr jerseys.  Pretty good little piece of work by Gene W.

Bald Man on Campus returned with SVP and Duke Johnson from Miami.  It was overly casual and they talked about his mom requesting nothing more than a win over FSU over Florida this year.  I feel like there have been a lot of pieces this year about Player X being raised by his mother alone, and their relationship as the kid becomes a football star.  Good stuff, either way.

When it came time to make the picks, Coach Corso looked like he had gotten a chill.  He suddenly had on a heavy overcoat and a scarf as they made their picks.  Today’s guest picker was country music sensation and incredibly handsome man Jake Owen.  He had very little sports perspective to contribute to this segment, and mostly picked based on wherever one of his roadies went to school or some sound engineer he partied with one time.  He has FSU ties, so it was no shock that he picked FSU.  I thought for sure Coach Corso was going to give us a NOT-SO-FAST and pick a HUGE upset of Miami over FSU.  I thought this because he never disappeared to become Chief Corso of the Seminole Nation like he usually does.  However, he ripped off the heavy coat and scarf to reveal that he was wearing his 1954 FSU jersey and put on a helmet (sans facemask) to let us know where his heart lies.  Billy the cat also picked FSU, so the two remain tied whoever wins tonight.  Enjoy your evening folks!

Corso picks FSU!

Corso picks FSU!

Billy the Cat picks FSU!

Billy the Cat picks FSU!