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Week 6 2013: Picks are graded, results are up!

We were on the verge of a lot of upsets yesterday, which means we were on the verge of a disastrous week for our expert pickers. Tennessee almost beat Georgia, Northwestern almost beat Ohio State, Washington almost beat Stanford, Kansas State almost beat Oklahoma State, and LSU had a scare against Mississippi State. However, all of those favorites ended up winning, so our analysts can all rest easy. This week’s runner up is Jason Sehorn at 8-2, but the winner is Colin Cowherd who edged him out at 9-2. Our only loser this week is guest picker and legendary broadcaster Brent Musberger who used his decades of experience picking games to go 4-6. Rough week picking straight up winners Brent; hopefully you did better against the spread (but probably not after that Ohio State miracle cover). Corso got his headgear pick right, going with Ohio State. Billy the Cat won too, so they are tied on the year. Todd McShay went 4-0, finally having a legitimate winning week. Winning and losing certificates are being mailed out as we speak. Check out below to see how your favorite (or most hated) analyst did this week.

Colin Cowherd: 9-2
RIGHT Georgia over Tennessee
RIGHT Miami Fl over GaTech
RIGHT Oregon over Colorado
RIGHT LSU over Miss St
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Florida over Arkansas
WRONG Ole Miss over Auburn
WRONG Ariz St over Notre Dame
RIGHT Ohio St over NW
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT Bama over Georgia St

Brad Edwards: 3-0
RIGHT Ball St over Virginia (upset special)
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse
RIGHT Baylor over WVU

Trevor Matich: 2-0
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT Baylor over WVU

Mark Schlabach: 1-0
RIGHT Ball St over Virginia (upset special)

Brian Griese: 3-0
RIGHT Ohio St over NW
RIGHT Florida over Arkansas
RIGHT Stanford over Washington

Danny Kannell: 0-1
WRONG NW over Ohio St

Scott Van Pelt: 0-1
WRONG Maryland over FSU

Ryen Russillo: 3-0
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT Baylor over WVU

Mark May: 4-1
RIGHT Ohio St over NW
RIGHT FSU over Maryland
RIGHT Florida over Arkansas
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
WRONG Ariz St over Notre Dame

Lou Holtz: 3-1
RIGHT Fsu over Maryland
WRONG Washington over Stanford
RIGHT Ohio St over NW
RIGHT Notre Dame over Ariz St

Robert Smith: 3-3
RIGHT Fsu over Maryland
WRONG GaTech over Miami Fl
WRONG Ole Miss over Auburn
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT Ohio St over NW
WRONG Ariz st over ND

Jason Sehorn: 8-2
WRONG Washington over Stanford
RIGHT Ohio St over NW
RIGHT Fsu over Maryland
WRONG Ariz st over Notre Dame
RIGHT Auburn over Ole Miss
RIGHT NDSU over N Iowa
RIGHT Navy over AF
RIGHT Okla st over KState
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
RIGHT Miami Fl over GaTech

Dari Nowkhah: 7-3
RIGHT NDSU over N Iowa
RIGHT Navy over AF
RIGHT Okla st over KState
WRONG Iowa over Mich St
RIGHT Miami Fl over GaTech
RIGHT Auburn over Ole Miss
WRONG Ariz st over Notre Dame
WRONG Maryland over fsu
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT Ohio St over NW

Mel Kiper Jr.: 4-1
RIGHT Ohio St over NW
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT FSU over Maryland
RIGHT Miami Fl over GaTech
WRONG Ariz St over Notre Dame

Paul Finebaum: 0-1
WRONG NW over Ohio St

Todd McShay: 4-0
RIGHT Ohio St over NW
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT FSU over Maryland
RIGHT Notre Dame over Ariz St (upset special)

Skip Bayless: 1-0
RIGHT Ohio St over NW

Pat Forde: 21-6
WRONG Utah St over BYU
RIGHT FSU over Maryland
WRONG UVA over Ball St
WRONG NC St over Wake Forest
RIGHT Miami Fl over GaTech
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse
RIGHT Louisville over Temple
RIGHT VaTech over UNC
RIGHT Oregon over Colorado
RIGHT TTU over Kansas
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Okla St over KState
RIGHT Indiana over Penn St
WRONG Iowa over Mich St
RIGHT Michigan over Minnesota
RIGHT Ohio St over NW
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT Florida over Arkansas
RIGHT S.Carolina over Kentucky
RIGHT Georgia over Tennessee
RIGHT Bama over Georgia St
WRONG Ole Miss over Auburn
RIGHT LSU over Miss St
RIGHT Baylor over WVU
RIGHT Notre Dame over Ariz St
WRONG S.Miss over FIU
RIGHT Fresno St over Idaho

David Pollack: 2-0
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Ohio St over NW

Desmond Howard: 6-2
RIGHT Miami Fl over GaTech
WRONG Ariz St over Notre Dame
WRONG AF over Navy
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Okla St over KState
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT Ohio St over NW
RIGHT FSU over Marlaynd

Kirk Herbstreit: 12-4
RIGHT UCLA over Utah
RIGHT Texas over Iowa St
RIGHT Fsu over Maryland
WRONG Ariz St over Notre Dame
RIGHT Georgia over Tennessee
RIGHT Miami Fl over GaTech
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
WRONG Ole miss over Auburn
RIGHT Navy over AF
RIGHT Okla St over KState
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT Ball St over Virginia (upset special)
RIGHT NDSU over N Iowa
WRONG S.Miss over FIU
RIGHT Indiana over Penn St
RIGHT LSU over Miss St
WRONG Vanderbilt over Mizzou

Lee Corso: 11-5
RIGHT Navy over AF
RIGHT Auburn over Ole Miss
RIGHT OU over TCU
RIGHT Baylor over WVU
RIGHT Okla St over KState
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT FSU over Maryland
WRONG Hawaii over SJSU (upset special)
RIGHT NDSU over N Iowa
WRONG S.Miss over FIU
WRONG Penn St over Indiana
WRONG Iowa over Mich St
WRONG Ariz St over Notre Dame
RIGHT LSU over Miss St
RIGHT Mizzou over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Ohio St over NW (headgear pick)

Brent Musberger: 4-6
WRONG Akron over Ohio (upset special)
WRONG N Iowa over NDSU
WRONG S.Miss over FIU
RIGHT Indiana over Penn St
WRONG Iowa over Mich St (AND the under)
WRONG Ariz St over Notre Dame
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT Auburn over Ole Miss
RIGHT LSU over Miss St
WRONG Vanderbilt over Mizzou

Mike Greenberg: 0-1
WRONG NW over Ohio St

Jennifer’s Picks: 12-4
RIGHT Clemson over Syracuse
RIGHT Navy over AF
RIGHT Baylor over WVU
RIGHT Okla St over KState
RIGHT Stanford over Washington
RIGHT NDSU over N Iowa
RIGHT Miami Fl over GaTech
WRONG S.Miss over FIU
RIGHT Georgia over Tennessee
WRONG Penn St over Indiana
RIGHT Mich St over Iowa
WRONG Ariz St over Notre Dame
RIGHT Auburn over Ole Miss (upset special)
RIGHT LSU over Miss St
WRONG Vanderbilt over Mizzou
RIGHT Ohio St over NW

Billy the Cat: 1-0
RIGHT Ohio St over NW

Week 6 2013: College Gameday review!

It may be late, and it may be brief, but don’t worry, the weekly College Gameday review is here.  Today’s edition of Colege Gameday was broadcasting live from Evanston, Illinois for the big matchup between Ohio State and Northwestern.  This is the first time Gameday has been at Northwestern since 1995, so it is a rare occasion that Northwestern is good at football, and even rarer for Gameday to make an appearance.

The first thing we noticed this morning, and if you are as obsessed with Gameday as we are maybe you noticed too, was that noted country rapping sensation Cowboy Troy’s rap solo was cut from this morning’s Gameday intro.  What’s up with that?  How am I supposed to get jacked up without a black guy in a cowboy hat rapping football lyrics at me?

Anyways, we got an early dose of Samantha Ponder, and I can’t help but notice her role has been reduced in recent weeks.  I wonder what the deal is with that.  The people demand more Samantha Ponder and Cowboy Troy.  Mrs. Ponder’s outfit this week was better than last week’s but still questionable.  The jacket was not well received by those polled this morning (Jennifer).

Who picked out my jacket?

Who picked out my jacket?

Tom Rinaldi had an early piece this morning.  One was about all of the geniuses attending Northwestern who also play football.  It is pretty impressive, but even more impressive was how incredibly moving Tom Rinaldi makes it to watch someone sharpen a pencil by hand up close in slow motion while soft-talking.  We didn’t get any beatnik poetry from him so that makes me sad.  I NEED INSPIRATION!!!

We got a great dose of TODD MCSHAY LOOKIN’ AT THE TAPE!!! He was hanging out with Urban Meyer and Braxton Miller in the film room talking about mechanics.  Todd McShay is impressed with both his natural athleticism (which netted him the Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year last year) as well as his improved mechanics.  I wish just once we’d get a piece where Todd McShay sits with an athlete to look at the tape, and then rip the kid a new one about sloppy mechanics or a lack of effort.  I like to imagine that is what he is like leading up to the NFL draft where he is locked in a dark room ranting and raving 22 hours a day about mechanics, effort, heart and intangibles.

We had a return from QB Guru George Whitfield again.  At least this week we got to see more training film with him and Braxton Miller where they were having Miller throw a football while sitting in a chair against a defender with a broom or something.  The unusual training footage is pretty interesting.  The generic positive assessment of Whitfield about his paying clients?  Not so much.

The most exciting piece today was a callback to last week’s piece about the history of Gameday signs.  Last week they talked about how the first guy to bring a sign to Gameday was some unknown guy with a sign nobody could read.  Well believe it or not, they dug up this guy named Bob Merced and had him recreate the sign and flew his ass out to Gameday this morning which was really cool.

Bob Merced: Original sign guy

Bob Merced: Original sign guy

Speaking of signs, here is the sign of the day!

Week 6 Sign of the week!

Week 6 Sign of the week!

So let’s review.  No Cowboy Troy.  Less Samantha Ponder.  No Bald Man on Campus.  No David Pollack using the internet.  No Tom Rinaldi beatnik poetry.  Sign creativity was lacking aside from the one pictured above.  It was all-in-all a pretty mediocre episode.  Who could possibly save it as a guest celebrity picker?  How about the ORIGINAL football picker, one Mr. Brent Musberger.  He was so excited to be there at Gameday being a Northwestern alum.  I haven’t confirmed this, but I am fairly confident he was going no-pants behind the desk, and was all too happy to share his picks for who was going to win, who was going to cover the spread, and which totals to bet.  Of course, ESPN, Brent Musberger,  and Cole’s Gameday blog in no way endorse any form of gambling.  As Colin Cowherd would say, “this isn’t for making money; that’s called a job”.  Anyways, the guys picked a ton of games today, which excited me.  Brent and Herbie couldn’t pick the big game tonight since they are calling it, but I have a feeling which way Brent was leaning.  Billy the Cat picked Ohio State over Northwestern, and Lee Corso went with the Buckeyes too!  Either way, Corso and our cat will be tied going into next week, when we will hopefully see more exciting picks to determine who can pick the headgear game better between the two of them.  Goodnight folks.

Billy picks Ohio State!

Billy picks Ohio State!

Corso goes with Buckeyes!

Corso goes with Buckeyes!