Friday, September 29, 2006

College picks, week 4

The picks weren't pretty again last week, but then again I am choosing from the best games each weekend. I went 4-5-2, one game better than Jim and Manny. Rough week for Vinny from East Haven, who had a 1-8-2 record. My season record through three weeks is 15-17-4. My goal is to get above .500 this weekend, then cruise on into the bowl games. On to this week's picks.

Game 1: Rutgers (-4.5) over SOUTH FLORIDA: Scarlet Knight broke the top 25 for the first time since the 70s. Perfect time to slip up, but I don't think they will.

Game 2: Toledo (+16.5) over PITT: Corporal Klinger's favorite team has played two overtime games against Big 12 opponents. They should stay somewhat close to Pitt.

Game 3: Navy (+2) over UCONN: The Huskies offense didn't look so hot against Indiana. Bones will provide a spark, but this will be a one-point game.

Game 4: SYRACUSE (-5) over Wyoming: The only good athlete to ever come out of Wyoming was Fennis Dembo. And that was almost 20 years ago.

Game 5: CINCINNATI (-11.5) over Miami-Ohio: Can anyone figure out these MAC teams? Bearcats have been tough against the spread, and they should cover at home.

And a selection of non-Big East games...
Game 6: Ohio State (-7) over IOWA: Have a feeling this one wont even be close.
Game 7: Michigan (-10) over MINNESOTA
Game 8: Virginia (-5) over DUKE: UConn plays on the road at both schools next season
Game 9: Missouri (-16) over COLORADO
Game 10: Purdue (+14) over NOTRE DAME

And for the weekly local special...
Game 11: Trinity (-5) over WILLIAMS: Can the Bantams extend the nation's longest win streak to 31? It won't be easy, but the answer is yes.

Don't forget to enter the Malafronte Challenge. Make your picks by clicking the "comments" link below.


Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Chip's pix
Game 1: Rutgers (-4.5) over SOUTH FLORIDA
Game 2: Toledo (+16.5) over PITT
Game 3: Navy (+2) over UCONN
Game 4: SYRACUSE (-5) over Wyoming
Game 5: CINCINNATI (-11.5) over Miami-Ohio
Game 6: Ohio State (-7) over IOWA
Game 7: Michigan (-10) over MINNESOTA
Game 8: Virginia (-5) over DUKE
Game 9: Missouri (-16) over COLORADO
Game 10: Purdue (+14) over NOTRE DAME
Game 11: Trinity (-5) over WILLIAMS

September 29, 2006 11:42 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA..Fennis Dembo..there's a name from the past!!

September 29, 2006 1:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Navy will cover UCONN.

You watch. UCONN may squeak into a bowl but you aren't bating us.

September 29, 2006 6:11 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. USF
2. Pitt
3. UConn
4. Syracuse
5. Cincinatti
6. OSU
7. Minnesota
8. UVA
9. Missouri
10. Notre Dame
11. Trinity


September 29, 2006 6:11 PM 
Blogger Vinny From East Haven said...

USF +4.5 over Rutgers
Toledo + 16.5 over Pitt
Navy +2 over uconn
'Cuse -5 over Wyoming
Miami-OH +11.5 over Cincy
Ohio St -7 over Iowa
Minnesota +10 over Michigan
Virginia -5 over Duke
Colorado +16 over Mizzou
ND -14 over Purdue
Trinity wins by 21 over Williams

Chip, have you seen Purdue Pete, the mascot for the Boilermakers? He is one gigantic-headed SOB...I knew a kid in high school like that. We had to get a special helmet for him, because he had the world's largest mellon.
Of course then he married some Belgian girl and (thankfully) had to move out of the country...he came back - guess she was just looking for her green card.
A little random I know, but thought it was worth stating.
The IROC is off to BC tomorrow to watch one of the only two real football teams in New England. What I should do is go to the Trrinity-Williams game - that's the only one worth watching tomorrow. The best team in CT is playing in that one.
Let's go Midshipmen!

September 30, 2006 12:35 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Rutgers
3. Uconn
4. Cuse
5. Cincy
6. Iowa
7. Minn
8. Duke
9. Colorado
10. Purdue
11. Trinity

J. Atwood

September 30, 2006 8:53 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...


There goes Vinny, again. Awesome pick with IU. Good to see the BC trolls here-trolls only show up to troll relevent teams.

September 30, 2006 9:54 AM 

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