Runway Challenge Week 2: The "When they were young" version
Priceless shots. Speaking of priceless, ACCSelect is giving refunds for the botched web cast of Saturday's games. Here's a copy of the email they sent out to subscribers:
It is with the utmost sincerity that we apologize for the unavailabilityof the first half of Saturday's ACCSelect.com Duke-Connecticut livefootball webcast. The problem was caused by an incorrect configurationsetting in our web server.
As sports fans ourselves, we know the extreme inconvenience andfrustration this caused. Therefore, we are issuing a full refund of$4.99 for your purchase of Saturday's game. Please allow five businessdays for the refund to be processed.
The full game is archived on-demand on ACCSelect.com. The refund will not affect your 30 days access to the on-demand webcast from the date you made your purchase.
Should you decide to purchase an ACCSelect.com event in the future, weassure you that we've corrected the issue affecting Saturday's game.Again, please accept our apologies, and best of luck to your team this season.
Regards,PlayON! Sports Customer Relations
Good for them. Nice to see a company take responsibility for a screw up.
On to the weekly picks.
Game 1: West Virginia (-24.5) over MARSHALL: Bad Chad Pennington, Byron Leftwich and Randy Moss couldn't make a difference for the Thundering Herd this week.
Game 2: Nebraska (-9) over WAKE FOREST: Huskers tailback is named Lucky. How can they lose?
Game 3: Duke (+17) over VIRGINIA: Which UConn opponent stunk more this week? We'll find out Saturday.
Game 4: Boise State (-3) over WASHINGTON: U-Dub might be for real this season, but it's tough to tell after dumping Syracuse in a laugher.
Game 5: MICHIGAN (-8.5) over Oregon: Think the Wolverines won't take out their frustrations on the Ducks?
Game 6: GEORGIA (-5.5) over South Carolina: Register copy editor and Georgia alum Sean Look didn't trade me top pick in our fantasy league after I picked the Dawgs last weekend. Oh well. I grabbed Peyton Manning at No. 9.
Game 7: IOWA (-22) over Syracuse: Give Orange a break. Coach Robinson has a lot on his plate.
Game 8: South Florida (+7) over AUBURN: Bulls seem to thrive in the underdog role. Might they win outright?
Game 9: LSU (-13) over Virginia Tech: Hokies not so impressive in opener. LSU is for real.
Game 10: Buffalo (+3.5) over TEMPLE: This should be a pick 'em. Or a bring 'em both out to the pasture and shoot 'em. Call it the Misery Bowl.
Game 11: UCONN (-22) over Maine: There's usually no line for I-A vs. I-AA games, but Register colleague Brett Orzechowski said he saw this line somewhere on the internet. So I'll use it, too. Personally, I'd have made the spread 28 points.
Here are the standings after last week:
1. Ian: 8-2
3. Sammy 7-3
5. Chip 6-4
8. SeanO's ghost: 5-5
10. Alex 4-6
It's not too late to get in on the action. Post your picks by clicking "comments" below, then cutting and pasting the template.