Thursday, October 18, 2007

Runway Challenge Week 8, the Manny edition: Where we don't care if the Red Sox lose either

The short week is cutting into my blog time today. But I wanted to get the picks up in time to include Friday night's UConn-Louisville game. No lead in topic or observations today. Just the picks, including a bonus over/under game.

Game 1: Louisville (-3.5) over CONNECTICUT: Louisville is 13-4 when Brian Brohm tops 300. Of course, they are 9-2 over the last two-plus seasons when he's held under 300. I say, let Brohm have his yards!

Game 1a: Louisville at CONNECTICUT over/under 62: Bet the over!

Game 2: Cincinnati (-10) over PITTSBURGH: Dave Wannestedt tore his Achilles tendon and missed practices this week to recover from surgery. Some guys will do anything to avoid answering for botching a game beyond belief.

Game 3: FLORIDA STATE (-6) over Miami-Fl.: Remember when this was the can't miss game of the fall? Now, both are middling teams in a middling conference.

Game 4: Mississippi State (+24) over WEST VIRGINIA: Bulldogs have been a pain in the neck (opener vs. LSU aside) to ranked teams and should find a way to cover.

Game 5: Southern California (-18) over NOTRE DAME: Petey Carroll was an NFL failure, hailed as a genius in college. Charlie Weis hailed as a genius in the NFL, a big fat failure in college.
Game 6: Texas Tech (+4) over MISSOURI: Graham Harrell on pace for 5,850 passing yards and 58 touchdowns, mainly by running up the score in an attempt to gain notice in a state dominated by Texas Longhorns news. This continues a Lone Star state tradition made famous by David Klingler and Andre Ware.

Game 7: Florida (-7) over KENTUCKY: Wildcats just knocked off No. 1 LSU, and are getting a touchdown at home? This is too obvious, which is why I'm defying logic, taking a page from George Costanza's book and doing the exact opposite. I also just ordered lunch. Chicken salad, on rye, untoasted...with a cup of tea.

Game 8: SYRACUSE (-3.5) over Buffalo: Almost decided to go Costanza and pick the opposite again, especially since Buffalo has been much improved this season. But my theory is this...Syracuse will relish its final chance to beat up on a lesser opponent this season and kick the holy crap out of the Bulls.

Game 9: COLORADO (+3.5) over Kansas: Jayhawks take over reigns from UConn and are now the undefeated team no one respects. Colorado, a team no one can figure out, should hand them their first.

Game 10: Oregon (-11.5) over WASHINGTON: Ducks have ugliest uniforms in the history of college athletics.

Game 11: OKLAHOMA STATE (-3) over Kansas State: I just can't get excited about anything in the Big 12, not even Mike Gundy press conferences.

Game 12: MARYLAND (-4) over Virginia: No home crowd to save the Hoos bacon this week. By the way, found out Hoos is short for Wahoos. Still makes no sense. But there you go.

Game 13: LSU (-10.5) over Auburn: Andre Woodson and Kentucky shut James Carville up pretty quick. If only CNN would do the same.

Game 14: PENN (+15) over Yale: Bulldogs are for real, but haven't played well at Franklin Field since the first George Bush (also a Yale alum) was in office.

Last week's results
1. Ian 9-2
2. Caleb Mandrake 7-4
Dan 7-4
kooch 7-4
5. Chip 6-5
Will L 6-5
7. Sammy 5-6
Mitch Kumpstein 5-6
SeanO's ghost 5-6
Vinny from East Haven 5-6
11. Kevin 4-7
Detroit Tigers Hater 3-8

Overall standings

1. Kooch 47
Ian 47
3. SeanO's Ghost 46
4. Chip 43
5. Sammy 41
6. Vinny from East Haven 40
7. DetroitTigersHater 35
8. Will L 34
Caleb Mandrake 34
10. Dan 33
11. Pete 28
Kevin 28
13. sturge-rock 22
14. Alex 16
15. Steve P 8
Mitch Kumpstein 8

Get your picks in by clicking the "comments" key below, then doing a quick cut and paste on the template set up inside.

16 Comments:

Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Chip's picks
Game 1: Louisville (-3.5) over CONNECTICUT
Game 1a: Louisville at CONNECTICUT over/under 62: Over
Game 2: Cincinnati (-10) over PITTSBURGH
Game 3: FLORIDA STATE (-6) over Miami-Fl.
Game 4: Mississippi State (+24) over WEST VIRGINIA
Game 5: Southern California (-18) over NOTRE DAME
Game 6: Texas Tech (+4) over MISSOURI
Game 7: Florida (-7) over KENTUCKY
Game 8: SYRACUSE (-3.5) over Buffalo
Game 9: COLORADO (+3.5) over Kansas
Game 10: Oregon (-11.5) over WASHINGTON
Game 11: OKLAHOMA STATE (-3) over Kansas State
Game 12: MARYLAND (-4) over Virginia
Game 13: LSU (-10.5) over Auburn
Game 14: PENN (+15) over Yale

October 18, 2007 1:15 PM 
Blogger Dan said...

Dans's picks
CONNECTICUT
BONUS under
PITTSBURGH
Miami-Fl.
Mississippi State
Southern California
MISSOURI
KENTUCKY
SYRACUSE
COLORADO
WASHINGTON
OKLAHOMA STATE
MARYLAND
Auburn
Yale

October 18, 2007 3:27 PM 
Anonymous Kooch said...

Game 1: Louisville
Game 1a: Over
Game 2: Cincinnati
Game 3: FLORIDA STATE
Game 4: WEST VIRGINIA
Game 5: NOTRE DAME
Game 6: Texas Tech
Game 7: Kentucky
Game 8: SYRACUSE
Game 9: COLORADO
Game 10: Oregon
Game 11: OKLAHOMA STATE
Game 12: MARYLAND
Game 13: Auburn
Game 14: Yale

October 18, 2007 3:40 PM 
Anonymous sammy said...

Sammy
Game 1: ONNECTICUT
Game 1a: Over
Game 2: PITTSBURGH
Game 3: Miami-Fl.
Game 4: WEST VIRGINIA
Game 5: NOTRE DAME
Game 6: MISSOURI
Game 7: KENTUCKY
Game 8: SYRACUSE
Game 9: COLORADO
Game 10: Oregon
Game 11: OKLAHOMA STATE
Game 12: MARYLAND
Game 13: Auburn
Game 14: Yale

October 18, 2007 4:50 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete's picks:
Game 1: CONNECTICUT
Game 1a: Louisville at CONNECTICUT over/under 62: under
Game 2: Cincinnati
Game 3: Miami-Fl.
Game 4: WEST VIRGINIA
Game 5: Southern California (-18)
Game 6: MISSOURI
Game 7: Florida
Game 8: SYRACUSE
Game 9: COLORADO
Game 10: Oregon
Game 11: OKLAHOMA STATE
Game 12: MARYLAND
Game 13: LSU
Game 14: Yale

October 18, 2007 5:43 PM 
Anonymous SeanO's Ghost said...

SeanO's Ghost

Game 1:CONNECTICUT
Game 1a: Under
Game 2: Cincinnati
Game 3: FLORIDA STATE
Game 4: WEST VIRGINIA
Game 5: NOTRE DAME
Game 6: MISSOURI
Game 7: KENTUCKY
Game 8: SYRACUSE
Game 9: Kansas
Game 10: WASHINGTON
Game 11: Kansas State
Game 12: MARYLAND
Game 13: Auburn
Game 14: Yale

October 18, 2007 10:13 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitch Kumpstein
Game 1: CONNECTICUT
Game 1a: Over
Game 2: Cincinnati
Game 3: FLORIDA STATE
Game 4: WEST VIRGINIA
Game 5: NOTRE DAME
Game 6: MISSOURI
Game 7: KENTUCKY
Game 8: SYRACUSE
Game 9: Kansas
Game 10: WASHINGTON
Game 11: OKLAHOMA STATE
Game 12: Virginia
Game 13: Auburn
Game 14: PENN

October 18, 2007 10:35 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONNECTICUT: Bet the under

Cincinnati

FLORIDA STATE

WEST VIRGINIA:

Southern California

Florida

SYRACUSE if the Cuse lose to Buffalo .....

Kansas

Oregon

Kansas State:

Virginia:

LSU

PENN

Will L

October 19, 2007 12:08 AM 
Anonymous P.J. said...

CONNECTICUT
BONUS under
PITTSBURGH
Miami-Fl.
Mississippi State
Southern California
MISSOURI
KENTUCKY
SYRACUSE
COLORADO
WASHINGTON
OKLAHOMA STATE
MARYLAND
Auburn
Yale

October 19, 2007 12:35 AM 
Blogger DetroitTigersHater said...

UConn
Over
Cinci
FSU
West Virginia
USC
Mizzou
Kentucky
Cuse
Colorado
Oregon
OSU
Virginia
LSU
Penn

October 19, 2007 8:05 AM 
Anonymous Kevin said...

Ah, let's see if not picking the scores helps out any:

Louisville
Under 62
Cincinnati
Florida State
West Virginia
USC
Missouri
Kentucky
Buffalo
Kansas
Oregon
Kansas State
Virginia
Auburn
Yale

October 19, 2007 12:39 PM 
Blogger Ian said...

Game 1: CONNECTICUT
Game 1a: Louisville at CONNECTICUT over/under 62: Under
Game 2: Cincinnati
Game 3: FLORIDA STATE
Game 4: Mississippi State
Game 5: NOTRE DAME
Game 6: Texas Tech
Game 7: KENTUCKY
Game 8: SYRACUSE
Game 9: Kansas
Game 10: Oregon
Game 11: OKLAHOMA STATE
Game 12: Virginia
Game 13: LSU
Game 14: Yale

October 19, 2007 5:14 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Game 1: CONNECTICUT
Game 1a: Over
Game 2: PITTSBURGH
Game 3: Miami-Fl.
Game 4: WEST VIRGINIA
Game 5: NOTRE DAME
Game 6: Texas Tech
Game 7: Florida
Game 8: SYRACUSE
Game 9: COLORADO
Game 10: Oregon
Game 11: OKLAHOMA STATE
Game 12: MARYLAND
Game 13: LSU
Game 14: PENN


Caleb

October 19, 2007 5:15 PM 
Anonymous Vinny From East Haven said...

Vinny's picks:
1. Louisville (a no brainer)
1a. OVER (Louisville will prbably score 50 points itself)
2. Cincy
3. Florida State
4. West Virginia
5. Southern Cal
6. Missouri
7. Florida
8. Syracuse
9. Colorado
10. Washington
11. Oklahoma State
12. Maryland
12. LSU
14. Penn

October 19, 2007 5:30 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Reszults
1. Will L 10-5
2. Pete 9-6
Kevin 9-6
4. Caleb 8-7
detroittigershater 8-7
Dan 8-7
Sammy 8-7
SeanO's ghost 8-7
Mitch Kumpstein 8-7
P.J. 8-7
11. Ian 6-9
Vinny from East Haven 6-9
13. Chip 5-10
14. kooch 4-11

October 24, 2007 11:53 PM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

Overall
1. SeanO's ghost 54
2. Ian 53
3. Kooch 51
4. Sammy 49
5. Chip 48
6. Vinny from East Haven 46
7. Will L 44
8. DetroitTigersHater 43
9. Caleb Mandrake 42
10. Dan 41
11. Pete 37
Kevin 37
13. sturge-rock 22
14. Mitch Kumpstein 16
Alex 16
16. Steve P 8
P.J. 8

October 24, 2007 11:57 PM 

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