In College Football
Take the over in the Memphis/Tulane game. 52.5
Take Louisville to pound Duke in their first game since losing to Clemson. -34
In the ALCS take the Blue Jays in game 1.
After sweeping both their opening series both teams seemingly have their rotations set. Toronto feels like they should have got to the series last year. Cleveland is looking to end one long World Series losing streak. Alot of people want to see a Indians-Cubs World Series. Let’s not go player for player here. I did go 2-2 in the ALDS. I am going to take the Bluejays
Redsox over Indians
Blue Jays over Rangers
Dodgers over Nationals
Steelers over Jets
Pats over Browns
Rams over Bills
Raiders over Chargers
Ravens Over Skins
So everyone is talking about the 78-0 drubbing Michigan put on Rutgers. The Jim Harbaugh haters and saying typical bully move by a bully coach. Aside from faking an extra point in the 1st qtr what was Harbaugh supposed to do. Tell his players to stop playing. Michigan ran the ball the whole second half. And ran it up the middle with second and third string players. If Rutgers can’t tackle that is not on Harbaugh. Bottom line Rutgers is only in the Big 10 for the money. Admittedly I had no idea Ohio State scheduled a coaching camp the same day Michigan already had one scheduled. Plus the RU head coach last coached under Urban Meyer. I remember the last year of the Brady Hoke error where Michigan was just an awful team. Rutgers won in New Jersey and celebrated like they won the Super Bowl. I always thought there would be payback. Rutgers only had 2 first downs the whole game. Was Harbaugh supposed to take knees the whole second half and let Rutgers score points. If you want to blame someone for this performance blame Rutgers and their lack of effort.
It’s fun to listen to all the experts and fans calling in the talk shows saying how Houston can get into the playoff or how Louisville with a win over un beaten Houston can get into the playoff. Someone forgot to tell the Naval Academy they were a footnote on Houston’s ride to prominence. In case you haven’t noticed the Midshipmen are a damn fine team and have been for a long time now. It’s not only impossible but a waste of time to predict or guess who will be in the playoff until we get to mid to late November. What if a top ranked team had to play in the weather conditions we saw yesterday in North Carolina. Those games are real toss ups.
I have to admit I really wanted to see some panic with the Cubs having to face perhaps the best post season pitcher since Sandy Koufax staring down potentially a 2-1 series deficit. Now it’s moot. The Cubs will win in 4. And will go to the World Series unless they get tight in the NLCS for some reason.
Let’s hope we are not talking about Odell Beckham Jr all week next week.
It’s time for Notre Dame to look for a new head coach. I understand the conditions yesterday were ridiculous and the game should probably not have been played. But Brian Kelly who is supposed to be a genius play caller had some strange ones yesterday. But this goes far beyond yesterday’s game. He does not know how to handle a big game down the stretch when it’s close. His use of the two point conversions is a joke. His defense has been a huge joke. And his sideline demenaor always screaming at his players is also a joke. As an Irish fan it’s time to start over and bring in a top name.
My post season baseball predictions has been just god awful. Hopefully I can rebound today.
The Cubs won a close one last night. I was looking for some pressure to be put on the Cubbies with the specter of Bumgarner in game 3. Since I picked the Giants in 4 that is my pick today.
I don’t like the way the Nationals look. This could be a sweep. I like the Dodgers.
I have alot of picks for today. 12 in all. Record this week is 3-1. So here goes.
Take Wake Forest -4 at home vs Syracuse
Syracuse has no defense and Wake will shut down their offense
Take Michigan -30.5 at Rutgers
Rutgers does not belong in the Big Ten
Take Michigan State -4.5 at home vs BYU
Sparty snaps the 2 game slide
Take Texas A & M at home -7 against Tennessee
The Vols won’t be able to overcome another slow start
Take Minnesota -2 at home vs Iowa
Hawkeyes have not been good this year
Take Southern Miss -16.5 at Texas San Antonio
The Golden Eagles will out class Texas San Antonio
Take Akron -10 at home vs Miami Ohio
The Zips tough early season schedule makes this an easy game to win
Take Georgia State -10 at home vs Texas State
Just a better team than their opponents
Take UTEP at home -6 vs FIU
UTEP rolls up the offense vs FIU
Take Miami -3 at home vs FSU
The Canes are due for a win in this series
Take Stanford -6 at home vs Washington State
After getting blown out last week expect a big game from the Cardinal
Take the over of 57.5
Despite the wind and the rain Notre Dame will score and will not be able to stop NC State.
Take Ohio State -28 at home vs Indiana
The Buckeyes will continue to roll