2016-17 #CFBPlayoff Championship pick big board megapost! #BowlMania #Bama #Clemson

Well we’ve got one game left in this season, and I have to wonder where the season went.  Seems like yesterday we were kicking off the season knowing this would be Tennessee’s year (again), or Leonard Fournette’s Heisman to lose (again), and it was surely [insert your team]’s year to make a big splash.  But many months later we sit here and look at this remaining game on the schedule and see a rematch from last year.  No complaints from me with this matchup of course, so let’s get on with it.  It is time for our annual championship big board megapost, and we will be updating all the way through kickoff on Monday night so check back for the latest!

Our experts are currently sitting at 25-20 in favor of Alabama over Clemson straight up.  For gamblers, we are at 3-2 in favor of Alabama laying the points.  2 experts are on the under.

Lee Corso: Headgear pick!
Alabama over Clemson

JA Adande: ATH 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Andrea Adelson: 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Charles Arbuckle: CFB Daily 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

RJ Bell: TheHerdNow Podcast 1/7/2017
Either take Alabama ML or Clemson+ the points! The public is on Clemson ML and Alabama-the points.

Mike Bellotti: CFB Daily 1/4/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Skip Bayless: Undisputed 1/2/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Mack Brown: espn.com 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Kevin Carter: Film Room 1/6/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Stanford Steve Coughlin: espn.com 1/6/2017
Clemson over Alabama
Clemson+6.5 vs Alabama

Colin Cowherd: The Herd 1/6/2017
Alabama over Clemson (by 8, on The Herd 1/9/2017)
Alabama-6 vs Clemson
Clemson+6.5 vs Alabama (TheHerdNow podcast 1/7/2016)

Tim Cowlishaw: ATH 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Heather Dinich: espn.com 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Dusty Dvoracek: CFB Daily 1/4/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Chris Fallica: espn.com 1/6/2017
Clemson over Alabama
Clemson+6.5 vs Alabama

Bruce Feldman: Russillo & Kanell 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Paul Finebaum: (Champ Drive 1/8/2017)
Alabama over Clemson

Pat Forde: WTF Podcast 12/23
Alabama over Clemson

Joey Galloway: Outback Bowl halftime 1/2/2017
Alabama over Clemson


Mike Golic: M&M 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson
Clemson+6.5 vs Alabama

Mike Greenberg:
Clemson over Ohio St (M&M 1/9/2017)


Kirk Herbstreit:
Clemson over Alabama (Preseason pick!)


Desmond Howard: Champ Drive 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Brock Huard: espn.com 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Jennifer’s Pick:
Clemson over Alabama

Danny Kanell:
Clemson over Alabama (Champ Drive 12/4)
Alabama over Clemson (Outback Bowl halftime 1/2/2017)
Clemson over Alabama (Champ Drive 1/8/2017)

Joel Klatt: Undisputed 1/2/2017
Alabama over Clemson


Matt Leinart: Twitter 12/31
Clemson over Alabama


Tom Luginbill:
Clemson over Alabama (Finebaum 1/5/2017)


Ivan Maisel: espn.com 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Mark May: markmayday.com
Alabama over Clemson


Greg McElroy: Finebaum 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Booger McFarland: (Booger & Burns 1/5/2017)
Clemson over Alabama

Ryan McGee: espn.com 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Brett McMurphy: espn.com 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Todd McShay: espn.com 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson
Alabama vs Clemson under 51 (R&K 1/9/2017)

Jesse Palmer: CFB Live 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Rufus Peabody: Twitter 1/3/2017
No play on either side, predicts it right on the number


David Pollack: Champ Drive 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Samantha Ponder: Twitter 1/5/2017
Clemson over Alabama


Ryen Russillo: R&K 1/9/2017
Clemson over Alabama

Stephen A. Smith: Gameday 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Marcus Spears: SEC Nation 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Phil Steele: Behind the Bets 1/6/2017
Clemson vs Alabama under 51 (Behind the Bets 1/6/2017)

Tim Tebow: SEC Nation 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Scott Van Pelt: WINNERS 1/5/2017
Alabama over Clemson
Alabama-6.5 vs Clemson


Jonathan Vilma: CFB Live 1/9/2017
Alabama over Clemson

Dan Wetzel: WTF Podcast 12/23
Alabama over Clemson

2012 Season: First half report card time!

Well well well, its about the halfway point of the regular season, so I figured it was time to send report cards home to the parents of all our football experts below.  I’m issuing a 14 point curve for everyone, so adjust the scores below accordingly to get their letter grade.  I’ve only included experts with ten or more picks because who cares if someone is 2-0 for the season?  Not me, that’s who.  Lou Holtz is off to a surprise lead among those regularly picking every week.  However, there is a lot of football left to be played, and most years championships are won and dreams are crushed during bowl season, so this thing is far from over.  I expect these report cards to be signed and returned to my desk by 8AM Monday morning.  That especially includes you Brian Griese.  I don’t want to have another talk with Bob Griese about your performance, because Mark May is not a tough man to beat heads up picking games.  Enjoy.

Ryen Russillo: 12-2, 85.71% A+
Lou Holtz: 25-5, 83.33% A+
Tom Luginbill: 29-9, 76.32% A-
Pat Forde: 153-50, 75.37% B+
Brad Edwards: 12-4, 75% B+
Dari Nowkhah: 40-14, 74.07% B+
Mark Schlabach: 8-3, 72.73% B+
Colin Cowherd: 37-14, 72.55% B+
Jason Sehorn: 25-10, 71.43% B
Mel Kiper JR.: 15-6, 71.43% B
Kirk Herbstreit: 59-25, 70.24% B
David Pollack: 40-17, 70.18% B
Charlie Arbuckle: 9-4, 69.23% B-
Lee Corso: 55-25, 68.75% B-
Christian Fauria: 43-20, 68.25% B-
Mike Bellotti: 21-10, 67.74% B-
Jennifer’s Picks: 58-34, 63.04% C+
Trevor Matich: 25-15, 62.5% C+
Robert Smith: 41-25, 62.12% C+
Desmond Howard: 41-28, 59.42% C-
Danny Kanell: 13-9, 59.09% C-
Mark May: 21-15, 58.33% C-
Todd McShay: 8-8, 50% D
Brian Griese: 11-12, 47.83% F (just because… come on man)