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My Insane and Bold Prediction of the Week

"Silence in the Big House" (2007, AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

College football is here again—believe it or not—and with it brings back my weekly edition of picking a wild, off-the-radar upset within the college football universe.

If you’re unfamiliar with how I do this, I try to avoid trendy picks while also making sure I pick a legitimate upset. Last year, I managed to get two right (Texas A&M over Oklahoma and Kentucky over South Carolina) and missed several picks rather badly. That’s okay, though. I’m not expecting to get every single pick right. I will, however, shoot for four correctly picked upsets this season.

After a rather tumultuous offseason, it’s nice to finally get back to the field. College football’s image continues to take a beating with all the scandals, cheating, violations, etc., so hopefully 2011 will bring some life to the game.

Who will it be in week one? Continue reading

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My Completely Irrelevant Top 25 and Heisman Race

The top three players this week reflect the most consistent performers in the country.

Newton strikes the pose. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

1. Cam Newton, Auburn, QB
Last Week vs. Alabama: 13/20, 216 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT, 22 att., 39 yards, 1 TD

2. LaMichael James, Oregon, RB
Last Week vs. Arizona: 28 att., 126 yards, 2 TD

3. Kellen Moore, Boise State, QB
Last Week vs. Nevada: 20/31, 348 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT Continue reading

The Iron Bowl

Nick Saban (L) chats with Gene Chizik (R) before the 2009 Iron Bowl. Alabama won 26-21. (The Huntsville Times / Robin Conn)

Alabama and Auburn meet for the 75th time on Friday in the annual “Iron Bowl”.

Before I dive into the actual game itself, I’ll give you a few quick facts about the Iron Bowl.

The series was moved from a neutral site in 1989 where Alabama traveled to Auburn for the first time in the series’ history. Alabama was undefeated and ranked second in the country, but Auburn would win the first Iron Bowl played at Jordan-Hare Stadium 30-20.

Alabama continued to play its “home” games at Legion Field until the year 2000 when it officially moved their home games to Tuscaloosa. The two teams had met before in Tuscaloosa in 1895 and 1901. Auburn won both games by a combined score of 65-0.

Auburn has dominated the series outside of neutral sites, winning 13 of 17 games (7-3 at Jordan-Hare, 6-1 at Bryant-Denny). However, Nick Saban is 1-0 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in the Iron Bowl. Alabama dominated the series at Legion Field with a 32-15 record. Overall, Alabama leads the series at 40-33-1 and the lone tie occurred in 1907. Continue reading

My Completely Irrelevant Top 25 and Heisman Race

The top three players this week reflect the most consistent performers in the country.

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

1. Cam Newton, Auburn, QB
Last Week: Bye Continue reading

My Completely Irrelevant Top 25 and Heisman Race

I’m just going to include a link to the players stats from now on for space purposes. The top three players this week reflect the most consistent performers in the country.

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

1. Cam Newton, Auburn, QB
Last Week vs. Georgia: 12/15, 148 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 30 att., 151 yards, 2 TD Continue reading

Week 11 Preview

The season is inching closer to its end. There’s just four weeks of regular season football left, but there is another month of glorious bowl coverage to look forward to.

I’m getting right down to it today.

AROUND the SEC

Ole Miss over Tennessee
Kentucky over Vanderbilt
LSU over La. Monroe
Arkansas over UTEP Continue reading

Spread the Love

Spread the Love makes three picks each week that I consider to be “locks”. They are hardly ever locks, though, especially when it comes to sports.

So far, Spread the Love is 11-8. [Insert witty insult here]

Once again, I do not gamble, so if you go with anything I say here then that’s your own call. I’m not advising, in any way, that you put money on my picks.

Week 11 Picks of the Week:

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