Randy Edsall staying...or is he?
That's where we're at, but this is still in development.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Hey folks, it's on me..EZ-Passes for everyone at the Exit 16W Bowl!!!
The academic decathlon is a staple of the Egghead Bowl
The Wire Bowl: Named in honor of the Baltimore-based HBO series and held at Ravens Stadium against an all-star team from the Prince George County Correctional Facility. Panhandlers outside the stadium will donate 50 percent of their take on game day to charity. Halftime entertainment by a dancing Ray Lewis.
Award-winning halftime entertainment at the Wire Bowl.
Imagine how jealous your pals would have been when you sent them this postcard. It could be worse. It could be Birmingham.
Needless to say, the Big East has a lot of work to do when re negotiations come around.
On to the picks. This is it for the Runway Challenge. It's a three-man race, and winner gets the blog for a day. I will also run my second annual bowl game challenge, in which yours truly will look to defend his title.
Game 1: MAC championship, Central Michigan (-3.5) over Miami-OH: If you know anything about either one of these teams, well, you're a better man than I. Rutgers anxiously awaiting the results of this one, however.
Game 2: Army (+14) over Navy: Always a great game to watch, even if the football is dull. Be sure to stand for the national anthem.
Game 3: C-USA championship, Central Florida (+7.5) over Tulsa: Daunte Culpepper returns to play for his alma mater. He didn't make the depth chart.
Game 4: ACC championship, Virginia Tech (-5) over Boston College: Dishonorary captains are Michael Vick and Mark Chmura.
Game 5: SEC championship, LSU (-7.5) over Tennessee: Les Miles believes LSU is still undefeated in regulation. Then why did you let your team even participate in OT? Should have just headed for the locker room after the fourth quarter ended, coach.
Game 6: USC (-20) over UCLA: Mighy Bruins, who lost to Notre Dame, Utah, Arizona and Washington State and has five loses all together this season, can still win the Pac-10 and play in the Rose Bowl. And they laugh at the Big East for being lame?
Game 7: Oregon State (pick 'em) over Oregon: Dennis Dixon was a fairly important cog for the Ducks, yes?
Game 8: Cal (-13.5) over Stanford: Twenty-five years after "The Play", I still can't get enough of that trombone player getting nailed in the end zone. Love it even more that trombone players are commonly referred to as "tromboners".
Game 9: West Virginia (-29) over Pitt: Have a feeling the Mountaineers won't roll up 66 this week. But is there a sadder sight than the Wannstache hobbling around the sidelines on crutches? He looks like he's a week away from being taken for a long ride and dropped of in the country. "Go on boy! You're free now!"
Game 10: Arizona State (-7) over Arizona:
Game 11: Big 12 championship, Missouri (+3) over Oklahoma: That spread is correct. I looked it up several times. The No. 1 team in the nation is an underdog. How's that for respect?
Game 12: Hawaii (-14.5) over Washington: Colt Brennan is legit. Any doubts of that were squashed with his 495 yards against Boise St. last weekend. Can't wait to see him in a BCS game.
Last week's results
1. Will 10-2
2. Pete 9-3
5. Chip 8-4
9. Mitch 7-5
12. Sturge-Rock 6-6
13. Jerry 5-7
SeanO's Ghost 5-7
1. Kooch 90
2. Sammy 89
3. SeanO's ghost 88
4. Will L 82
5. Ian 81
6. Chip 79
7. Pete 76
8. Vinny from East Haven 72
9. Caleb Mandrake 68
10. Dan 66
11. Sturge-Rock 48
Mitch Kumpstein 48
13. DetroitTigersHater 47
14. P.J. 38
15. Kevin 37
16. Alex 16
17. Jerry 12
18. Steve P 8
19. Luc 7
Tonto Kowalski 7
Get your pick in by clicking the "comments" key below.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Not looking forward to travel Sunday morning. Airports will be nuts, NYC traffic insane. But I'll see you tomorrow.
I'll be off to Morgantown in about an hour, and will check in with some pregame notes.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Some Thursday updates from UConn camp heading into Saturday's crucial game with Cincinnati:
Here's the weekly bowl predictions, with my predictions for the Big East
And the weekly picks, which have slowly but surely turned into a disaster for yours truly. I'm awful at this. But I'll chalk it up to the fact that it's been a wacky season in college football. Looks like SeanO's ghost is in position to take over the blog for a day, and I'll bet he's dying to write for a captive audience after three months away.
I need to get myself back into the picture, so I'm upping the number of games to 18 this week.
Game 1: Wake Forest (+9) over CLEMSON
Game 2: South Florida (-16) over SYRACUSE: Jim Leavitt hasn't uttered a word during Bulls losing streak, down from his weekly average of two.
Game 3: Michigan (-3) over WISCONSIN: Next week's game with OSU might be worth watching after all.
Game 4: Arkansas (pick' em) over TENNESSEE: Can't put any faith in the Ainge family.
Game 5: Kentucky (-3.5) over VANDERBILT
Game 6: Air Force (-3) over NOTRE DAME: As if being an underdog at home against Air Force isn't humiliating enough...just want to point out that Notre Dame lost at home to Navy, a team that lost to Delaware the week before. I think Yale would put a hurting on the Irish right now. Charlie Weiss has effectively killed this program.
Game 7: Florida State (+6) over VIRGINIA TECH: The UConn faithful loving Bobby Bowden's boys right about now.
Game 8: GEORGIA (-2) over Auburn
Game 9: TEXAS (-6.5) over Texas Tech: Graham Harrell has thrown for 4,412 yards so far. Too bad the defense hasn't stopped a decent opponent yet.
Game 10: Connecticut (+6.5) over CINCINNATI: Huskies covered spread against everyone except Temple.
Game 11: Arizona State (-7) over UCLA: Thought the Bruins might be headed for a bowl showdown with the Huskies. They'll need to run the table against ASU, Oregon and USC. No chance.
Game 12: MIAMI-FL (+3.5) over Virginia
Game 13: Florida (-6.5) over SOUTH CAROLINA
Game 14: Kansas (-6) over OKLAHOMA STATE: Wasn't long ago that Kansas played lowly Texas State, led by quarterback Paul Blake and coached by Ed "Straight Arrow" Gennaro, to a 3-3 tie. Kathy Ireland kicked the tying field goal in a monsoon as time expired. Exciting stuff. Wait, was that a movie? I forget. Anyway, Jayhawks are no joke.
Game 15: Southern California (-4) over CAL: Don't get ESPNU? Watch this one for scouting report of Huskies Sun Bowl opponent (it'll be one or the other).
Game 16: Boston College (-6) over MARYLAND: The priest who christened my kid last week told me he was having a tough time after all his teams choked last week. Notre Dame is awful and lost to Navy. BC had just blown it's national championship dreams. Holy Cross lost to a Division III team (Rhode Island College) whose brutal schedule features Western Connecticut State, Roger Williams College and a bunch of aspiring chefs at Johnson & Wales. If it's any consolation to Father Dargan, the Fairfield Prep hockey team looks primed for another state title.
Game 17: HARVARD (-7.5) over Penn: Setting up an undefeated showdown at Yale Bowl next week...how are Ivy's still not letting their football teams go to the I-AA playoffs? What a waste.
Game 18: Yale (-17) over PRINCETON: Got a phone call earlier today from an irate man who wanted me to write a story on how ESPN continues to screw over football fans from the state of Connecticut. Not because of the ESPNU stuff, but because next week they scheduled the UConn-Syracuse game at noon: same time as Yale-Harvard.
Last week's results1. Kooch 10-0-3 (congrats on the first-ever perfect week in two years of Runway challenges)