Thursday, October 04, 2007

Runway Challenge Week 6

This is going to take a little getting used to. In the past, if I was on vacation from work you could bet I was on beach somewhere with a drink in my hand. Hawaii. Cabo San Lucas. Bahamas. I rarely missed a chance to get away. Took advantage of the bye to take vacation time this week. But my big trip has been driving over to Target to purchase another load of butt wipes and Huggies (my son is in the process of setting a record for most used diapers in a month. Someone please alert the folks at Guinness.) But I wouldn't trade it for anything. The kid's great. He even lets me sleep a couple hours at night.

Don't know if I can take another year of watching the Yankees blow it in the ALDS. Had to turn the channel after watching Joe Torre neglect to bunt Derek Jeter in the top of the fifth, costing a chance to tie the game at 4-4. Then, he removes Chien-Ming Wang with two outs in the fifth for Russ Ohlendorf? The chances of Wang getting the third out are infinitely better than Ohlendorf, he of the 6.2 career major league innings, trying to get through an inning without wetting his pants. The move might have held a shred of credibility if Torre hadn't bought in Phil Hughes in the seventh with the score 11-3. Granted, both Ohlendorf and Hughes are rookies. But why would you insert the guy whose barely pitched with the game still within reach, then bring in the dependable one to mop up? Shrewd. No doubt Don Zimmer was the brains behind the operation for all those championships. Can we get him back? I think he's in Florida watching the People's Court with Morty Seinfeld over at Del Boca Vista.

On to the picks:

Game 1: Wisconsin (+3) over ILLINOIS: Does this line make sense to anyone?

Game 2: SYRACUSE (+27) over West Virginia: Orange coming off big win (if you don't count last week's pathetic performance against Miami-OH, which I forgot about. Hey, I've got the Winnie the Pooh song running through my head 24 hours a day, people. Cut me some slack), 'Neers off big loss. Orange will still cover, though I'm, having second thoughts.

Game 3: TEXAS (+12) over Oklahoma: Feeling the underdogs this week

Game 4: Georgia (-1) over TENNESSEE

Game 5: Cincinnati (+3.5) over RUTGERS: How good are the Bearcats? Was Rutgers a one-year wonder? We find out Saturday.

Game 6: South Florida (-16.5) over FLORIDA ATLANTIC: Seems like it should be at least 21 points.

Game 7: Arizona State (-9) over WASHINGTON STATE: Sun Devils relevant again?

Game 8: CLEMSON (-6) over Virginia Tech

Game 9: Ohio State (+7.5) over PURDUE

Game 10: LSU (-7) over Florida: Yep. The national champions and runner-up are each getting at least a touchdown in week 6.

Game 11: Nebraska (+6) over MISSOURI

week 5 results
1. Dan 9-3
pete 9-3
kooch 9-3
4. Chip 7-5
kevin 7-5
sammy 7-5
tigershater 7-5
caleb 7-5
will l 7-5
ian 7-5
vinny 7-5
12. seano's ghost 5-7

Overall standings
1. Kooch 36
2. Ian 34
Chip 34
4.SeanO's Ghost 32
5. Sammy 30
Vinny from East Haven 30
7. DetroitTigersHater 28
8. Kevin 24
Pete 24
10. Will L 23
11. Caleb Mandrake 19
Dan 19
13. sturge-rock 18
14. Alex 16
15. Steve P 8

Get you picks in...you know the drill

17 Comments:

Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Chip's pix
Game 1: Wisconsin (+3) over ILLINOIS
Game 2: SYRACUSE (+27) over West Virginia
Game 3: TEXAS (+12) over Oklahoma
Game 4: Georgia (-1) over TENNESSEE
Game 5: Cincinnati (+3.5) over RUTGERS
Game 6: South Florida (-16.5) over FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Game 7: Arizona State (-9) over WASHINGTON STATE
Game 8: CLEMSON (-6) over Virginia Tech
Game 9: Ohio State (+7.5) over PURDUE
Game 10: LSU (-7) over Florida
Game 11: Nebraska (+6) over MISSOURI

October 05, 2007 12:28 AM 
Blogger Dan said...

ILLINOIS
West Virginia
TEXAS
TENNESSEE
RUTGERS
South Florida
WASHINGTON STATE
CLEMSON
Ohio State
Florida
Nebraska

October 05, 2007 7:56 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You said Syracuse is coming off a big win, they're actually coming off an uninspiring, lazy 3 point loss to Miami of Ohio

October 05, 2007 9:42 AM 
Blogger Sturge-Rock said...

Eric's pix
Game 1: Wisconsin over ILLINOIS
Game 2: West Virginia over Syracuse
Game 3: TEXAS over Oklahoma
Game 4: TENNESSEE over Georgia
Game 5: RUTGERS over Cincy
Game 6: South Florida over FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Game 7: Arizona State over WASHINGTON STATE
Game 8: CLEMSON over Virginia Tech
Game 9: Ohio State over PURDUE
Game 10: LSU over Florida
Game 11: Nebraska over MISSOURI
Butt wipes are essential!

October 05, 2007 10:01 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing your lack of sleep has caused you to forget SU is coming off a loss to powerhouse Miami (OH).

Not to worry...SU fans are still living off the UL win as well.

October 05, 2007 10:15 AM 
Anonymous Sammy said...

Sammy's pix
Game 1: Wisconsin
Game 2: Wsst Virginia
Game 3: Oklahoma
Game 4: TENNESSEE
Game 5: RUTGERS
Game 6: South Florida
Game 7: WASHINGTON STATE
Game 8: Virginia Tech
Game 9: Ohio State
Game 10: LSU
Game 11: MISSOURI

October 05, 2007 10:41 AM 
Anonymous kooch said...

Kooch
Game 1: Wisconsin
Game 2: West Virginia
Game 3: TEXAS
Game 4: Georgia
Game 5: RUTGERS
Game 6: South Florida
Game 7: Arizona State
Game 8: Virginia Tech
Game 9: PURDUE
Game 10: Florida
Game 11: Nebraska

October 05, 2007 10:53 AM 
Anonymous caleb mandrake said...

Caleb's picks
Game 1: ILLINOIS
Game 2: West Virginia
Game 3: TEXAS
Game 4: Georgia
Game 5: Cincinnati
Game 6: South Florida
Game 7: WASH ST
Game 8: Va Tech
Game 9: Ohio State
Game 10: Fla
Game 11: Nebraska

October 05, 2007 11:46 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete's picks:
Game 1: Wisconsin
Game 2: West Virginia
Game 3: TEXAS
Game 4: TENNESSEE
Game 5: RUTGERS
Game 6: South Florida
Game 7: Arizona State
Game 8: CLEMSON
Game 9: Ohio State
Game 10: LSU
Game 11: Nebraska

October 05, 2007 5:27 PM 
Anonymous Vinny from East Haven said...

Vinny's picks:
1. Wisconsin
2. West Virginia
3. Oklahoma
4. Tennessee
5. South Florida
6. Arizona State
8. Virginia Tech
9. Ohio State
10. Florida
11. Nebraska

Nice job by the Yankees tonight, huh?

October 05, 2007 9:53 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wisconsin

West Virginia

Oklahoma

Georgia

Cincinnati

South Florida

WASHINGTON STATE:

Virginia Tech

Ohio State

LSU

Nebraska

Wil L

October 05, 2007 11:07 PM 
Blogger ian said...

Game 1: ILLINOIS
Game 2: SYRACUSE
Game 3: TEXAS (+12)
Game 4: Georgia (-1)
Game 5: RUTGERS
Game 6: South Florida
Game 7: Arizona State
Game 8: Virginia Tech
Game 9: PURDUE
Game 10: Florida
Game 11: Nebraska

October 06, 2007 7:52 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yankees stink. Go mets!

October 06, 2007 8:40 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SeanO'sGhost

Game 1: ILLINOIS
Game 2: West Virginia
Game 3: TEXAS
Game 4: TENNESSEE
Game 5: Cincinnati
Game 6: South Florida
Game 7: WASHINGTON STATE
Game 8: CLEMSON
Game 9: Ohio State
Game 10: Florida
Game 11: MISSOURI

October 06, 2007 9:20 AM 
Blogger DetroitTigersHater said...

That Yankee game gave me nightmares last night. I kept dreaming of massive bug infestations everywhere I went. That was freakin crazy. I wasn't even watching the game in HD and the flies on Joba's neck were nasty. Can't imagine what it must have looked like in HD. However, no real Yankee fan can say it was the bugs that cost the game. Both teams had to deal with it. We just choked.

Game 1: ILLINOIS - Logic says Wisconsin would pummel Illinois regardless of their record. The illini's only decent win is Penn St who showed against Michigan how much they suck. This line makes absolutely no sense which tells me that someone in Vegas knows something.
Game 2: 'Cuse
Game 3: Oklahoma - Gotta love the red river shootout. They have been talking about moving this game to Texas Motor Speedway to get more butts in the seats. That would be pretty wierd with all the fans so far away from the action.
Game 4: Georgia
Game 5: Cincinnati
Game 6: South Florida
Game 7: Arizona State - I could never bet against the Sun Devils. I went to grad school at ASU. Pitch forks are flying.
Game 8: CLEMSON
Game 9: Ohio State
Game 10: LSU
Game 11: MISSOURI

October 06, 2007 9:27 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitch Kumpstein
Game 1: Wisconsin (+3) over ILLINOIS
Game 2: SYRACUSE (+27) over West Virginia
Game 3: TEXAS (+12) over Oklahoma
Game 4: Georgia (-1) over TENNESSEE
Game 5: Cincinnati (+3.5) over RUTGERS
Game 6: South Florida (-16.5) over FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Game 7: Arizona State (-9) over WASHINGTON STATE
Game 8: CLEMSON (-6) over Virginia Tech
Game 9: Ohio State (+7.5) over PURDUE
Game 10: LSU (-7) over Florida
Game 11: Nebraska (+6) over MISSOURI

October 06, 2007 10:11 AM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Results
1. SeanO's ghost: 9-2
2. caleb 8-3
3. Dan 7-4
4. Sam 6-5
6. Will 5-6
7. ian 4-7
tigershater 4-7
sturge-rock 4-7
pete 4-7
kooch 4-7
12. chip 3-8
mitch 3-8

October 11, 2007 3:38 PM 

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