Friday, August 29, 2014

Week 1 picks and some random stuff

Post by William

I'm guessing everybody is all jacked that cfball has started. Just think, when you wake up in the morning, your food will taste better, the air will be cleaner, your whole attitude will be better.

Couple of things from last night before the picks.....

Besides UGA winning, is there anything better than watching Spurrier get boatraced?

Anchor down is over

Just watched interview w/Matt Kuchar. His caddie's wife died Wednesday suddenly. Kuch is a solid dude.

Palmetto Bacon Pimento Cheese is a gift from Heaven.

On to the picks. 1-2 last night. I'll take that with those 2 losing. Picks are in ALL CAPS

OHIO STATE minus 14.5 vs Navy in Baltimore     very low #. Go Navy.

Bama minus 25.5 vs WEST VIRGINIA at Ga Dome     Bama wins easy but that's a big #

NOTRE DAME (HOME) minus 20.5 vs Rice    Yawn

LUCKIEST TEAM EVER(HOME) minus 19.5 vs Arkansas  

FLORIDA(HOME) minus 36 vs Idaho    Boom trying to keep his job

FSU minus 19 vs Ok State at Jerry World

Lsu minus 5 vs WISCONSIN in Houston     Badgers win outright

TENNESSEE(HOME) minus 4.5 vs Utah State    You get 3 points for being at home. So they're saying Vols would be 1.5 fav vs Utah State on neutral field? Not a chance. (Does make me giggle though!!!)

LOCK OF THE WEEK #1     Louisville(Home) vs Miami   OVER    Don't know the #   I've seen Grantham coach

UGA(HOME) minus 7.5 vs Clemson    #3 & #4 will have big days with short passes out of the backfield. Coach Pruitt will not have Floyd and Jenkins in coverage. Get the QB. Secondary will be a little sketchy but it'll be ok. New freshman returner McKenzie will have big day. Dogs cover easily.

LOCK OF THE YEAR #2    TW will not win the FedEx Cup. Sorry. Had to be snarky.

Have a fantastic Gameday. Remember... if you're cooking, fat side up.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Blog Returns!!!

Post by William

We're back. A real quick one tonight for Thursday's games. I'll have a much more in depth one Friday.

Picks in ALL CAPS

SOUTH CAROLINA(Home) minus 10.5 vs Texas A&M

OLE MISS minus 10.5 vs Boise St in Atlanta

VANDY(Home) minus 13.5 vs Temple

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Early Vegas lines predict UGA going 11-1!

Post by Mike

Early Vegas odds have Bulldogs going 11-1 with a loss to Carolina.




FAVORITESPREADUNDERDOGDATE/LOCATION
GEORGIA9CLEMSONAUG. 30/ATHENS, GA.
SOUTH CAROLINA3GEORGIASEPT. 13/COLUMBIA, S.C.
GEORGIA17TENNESSEESEPT. 27/ATHENS, GA.
GEORGIA24VANDERBILTOCT. 4/ATHENS, GA.
GEORGIA7MISSOURIOCT. 11/COLUMBIA, MO.
GEORGIA14.5ARKANSASOCT. 18/LITTLE ROCK, AR.
GEORGIA9FLORIDANOV. 1/JACKSONVILLE, FL.
GEORGIA1AUBURNNOV. 15/ATHENS, GA.
GEORGIA14GEORGIA TECHNOV. 29/ATHENS, GA.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

73 Days And Counting Down!

Post by Mike

The way the Braves are playing we need college football to get here and soon!

I have no idea who will win the first week, but I can pick a few that will not cover.

They are in BOLD.

Saturday - August 30 -2014

Arkansas at Auburn (-24)

Colorado St vs Colorado (-4) (Denver)
Clemson at Georgia (-9)
California at Northwestern (-9.5)
UCLA (-21.5) at Virginia
Ohio St (-14) vs Navy (Baltimore) - OSU lost a lot of players! Navy returns a lot.
Penn St (-2.5) vs UCF (Ireland)
West Virginia vs Alabama (-27.5) (Atlanta) That's a big week one number with a new QB.
Florida St (-17) vs Oklahoma St (Arlington) Just a hunch, but the ego may need deflating.
LSU (-7) vs Wisconsin (Houston)

UGH.... Another reason why Auburn will be hard to handle.

Post by Mike

Maybe we can reverse Goudy the Tigers/War Eagles/Plainsmen into a losing season, but so far the annalist are making a strong case for them repeating as SEC Champions.

This next Phil Steele breakdown shows the 2 deep rosters giving higher points for more experienced players.

Auburn ranks highest among the SEC with 79 points:

Phil Steele's 2 deep breakdown

Between that and UGA being favored in every game except that road battle at Carolina, the November 15 match up in Athens is looking HUGE!

Right now Georgia is favored by 1 point over Auburn. Hope we remember to knock the pass to the ground!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Career O Line Starts Returning

Post by Mike
William and I promised an old friend we would get back to regular posting on the Blog for this college football season, so here goes.

As a Phil Steele believer I am a bit distressed over his favorite stat, “Career O Line Starts Returning”. Or more basically, how seasoned and deep is your o-line? I clicked on his link expecting UGA to be in the top 20, but my hopes were shattered to find us ranked at 81, and tied with Notre Dame, with 54 combined starts.


Even more troubling is the fact that FSU ranked 10 at 114, Auburn 11 at 113, and South Carolina 10 at 112.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday observations:

Post by Mike

A few observations:

Nothing went as planned. A failed two point conversion kept Ohio State alive while a failed field goal killed the Tide.

Saban was outcoached by a “high school” guy, Tech became passing efficient, Florida stunk out loud… again, and a football game between Duke and Carolina Northern was significant. The apocalypse can’t be far away.

To make things even more interesting, consider the possibilities of the BCS matchups.

BCS Standings as of 12/2/2013
1 – FSU                                 ACC Championship vs. Duke
2 – Ohio State                    Big-10 Championship vs. Michigan State
3 – Auburn                          SEC Championship vs. Missouri
4 – Alabama                       Sitting in Tuscaloosa.
5 – Missouri                        SEC Championship vs. Auburn
6 – Oklahoma St.              host Oklahoma.

The easy part and most certain of the equation is this – if FSU beats Duke, they play for the title. Other than that, we will have to wait and let “the process” play out. (By the way… is teaching your field goal unit how to cover kicks a part of “the process”?)

If Michigan State can beat Ohio State – very possible – then the door is back open to the SEC. Auburn could slide into the title game on tipped passes and greedy dumb play calls, but they will have to beat Mizzou to get there.  A Buckeye loss and Mizzou win and guess who could be invited to dinner? That’s right – Bama. 

Think that would burn up the Auburn faithful?

Want some real craziness? What if FSU (highly unlikely) and Ohio State lose, and Auburn wins in Atlanta – can you say rematch?

The highlights of last weekend’s crazy ending were on the Today show this morning. The Today show…

How much hype would there be if we got an Iron Bowl re-match?