Before I get to the meat of my article (pig, to be exact), I want to congratulate the Brewers on a job well done today. It seems that this team is at its best when overcoming a shitty outing the night before. Only giving one run of support through 12 innings at Arizona was horrid. We really could have used a few of those 14 runs last night. Game balls go out to Bill Hall and (arm) Tumor Ohka. Now for why I'm really posting. For those of you that know me well, you know that outside of baseball season I really only enjoy two things: football and gambling. However, I am really bad at gambling on football, though I haven't tried it much. What I plan to do on Fridays (and thursdays for weekends that I go to South Bend) for the rest of the season is handicap three college and three pro games, both straight up and against the spread and always including Notre Dame and Green Bay. Those of you that care to join me can add comments to my post, and either pick your own games or give your opinions on my games. We can turn it into a little contest. Without further ado . . .
Saturday, September 17
Michigan State @ Notre Dame (-6.5)
Notre Dame is playing their first game at home under Charlie Weis after starting the season 2-0 on the road. I would be surprised by a victory of fewer than 14 points.
Tennessee (+6) @ Florida
Florida is still learning Meyer's new system and faces a tremendous challenge in a talented Tennessee team. Straight up (keep in mind, this is only necessary if i pick the underdog in the spread): Tennessee
Virginia Tech @ Ohio (+34)
Lets face it, 34 points is a lot to be spotting anybody, especially at home. The Pittsburgh team that Ohio beat may have been vastly overrated, but they're still not bad. Straight up: Virgina Tech
Sunday, September 18
Cleveland (+6.5) @ Green Bay
Before you all go getting your undies in a bundle, this doesn't mean I'm picking Cleveland to win the game, just to lose by fewer than seven points. Straight up: Green Bay, though I wouldn't be shocked if They lost.
Atlanta (+1) @ Seattle
Quite Frankly, I don't understand why Atlanta is giving up points in the first place. They may be the cream of the crop in the NFC and are better on both sides of the ball than Seattle. Straight up: Since you can't win by fewer than one point, I will never again list a straight up, 1 point underdog winner.
Pittsburgh (-6) @ Houston
Six points seems like a lot to give Houston, especially at home, but the line has moved 1.5 points since it opened (that almost never happens) and I tend to follow the money.
Season Record: 0-0