Post by William
Time for my weekly picks. Went 8-3 last week. Not too bad for the first week.
A few random thoughts before the picks....
#1 The Braves look petrified when they play in Philly. I know the Phillies pitching is good but seems like the nerves get the best of the Braves.
#2 I know some of you don't like it but the NFL is awesome. Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees put on an unbelievable show last nite. They literally can put the ball into a one square foot hole. Falcons better play hard.
#3 Anybody hear anything about Aaron Murray's ribs being an issue tomorrow? There's some chatter out there about it. That last shot he took Saturday night had to hurt.
Here are the picks... (picks in ALL CAPS)
Miss St minus 7 vs AUBURN(Home) Auburn getting points at home? No brainer
TENNESSEE(Home) minus 7.5 vs Cincinnati SEC better than Big East
ALABAMA minus 10 vs Penn St(Home) The only way this doesn't happen is if Saban calls off the dogs like he did last year to not embarass Joe Paterno. PSU may not score on offense.
FLORIDA(Home) minus 23 vs UAB Just figure UF 2nd and 3rd team will cover in 2nd half
Notre Dame minus 3.5 vs MICHIGAN(Home) 1st night game in the Big House. 115,000. Some people want to fire ND Coach Brian Kelly for cussing on the sideline(Thank God they weren't at my house for the UGA game Saturday night). I think UM finally has a football coach.
GEORGIA TECH minus 11 vs Middle Tenn St(Home) I can't figure why this line is so low. Really not sure why GT is playing at MTSU. Gotta take Tech. Let's hope Tony Zenon gets more than 1 carry this week. How about a kickoff return for TD??!!
South Carolina minus 3 vs UGA(Home) Last week was Boise's Super Bowl. I know UGA was awful. This game is much more important than last week(no excuses. It was awful.) I've just got a feeling. Underdog at home. I know... I'm a Homer. Will not apologize for that.
BALTIMORE(Home) minus 2.5 vs Pittsburgh Only b/c they're the home team. This will be a slobber knocker. FYI....take under 36.5
NY JETS(Home) minus 4.5 vs Dallas 10th anniversary of 9/11, at night, Jets home game. Take it to the bank. Plus the Jets are better. Could be long year for Cowboys.
ATLANTA minus 3 vs Chicago(Home) This started as pick'em. Julio Jones will be Rookie of the Year, new toy for Matt Ryan. Plus the Bears start Jay Cutler. Enough said. Start of the Road to the Super Bowl for my team.
Finally, heard an interesting little nugget last night for Coaches Richt and Bobo. Sean Payton, Saints Head Coach, who has WON a Super Bowl, said last night.... "the gameplan is great until the game starts. Then you have to adjust to what's happening." DUH!! Simple but brilliant. Maybe Richt and Bobo will get this by osmosis.
Have a great and safe weekend.