• WEEK EIGHT WINNER:  Frank Dano. Again.  The probability of winning one week is small, the probability of winning 3 of the first 8 weeks is infinitesimally small.  Frank doesn’t care.  If he wins another week, I am going to drag him to Vegas with me…or at least Riverwind.
  • The group winning percentage  was poor:  43.7%.  The lock percentage wasn’t much better: 44.5%.
  • We are at the point in the season where the top of the pack really begins to separate from the rest of us.  For example, the separation between 1st and 10th is the same as the separation between 10th and 106th.
  • The three lock leaders are at 7-1. Eleven people have a 1-7 lock record.
  • The most popular game of the year was a loser for the group.  207 people made a selection in the Utah vs USC game.  Vegas was begging people to pick Utah.  167 participants obliged.

Week 8 Quick Hits

Thoughts and prayers go out to the OSU family. It is sobering to see how quickly life can change.

College football craziness continues

Blocked FG turns into TD for Georgia Tech as time expires. Or just another week in college football…


Braxton Miller is good at sports

This has been a theme. It seems the transition to WR is going well, I’d say.

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  • WEEK SEVEN WINNER:  Wes Reed. Unless your name is Wes Reed, you picked the wrong week to go 6-0.  10 people accomplished the feat, but only one will get paid.
  • The group winning percentage  was the best of the year:  55.5%.  The lock percentage was 2nd best: 57.9%.
  • Half way through the season, and Russell is still on fire.  He has a 4 game lead over 2nd place.  The point differential between 1st and 2nd is the same as the differential between 2nd and 42nd.

Week 7 Quick Hits

It’s back from the grave… I struggle with expectations and was far too consistent for the first 3 weeks. After 3 weeks off, I decided expectations are non-existent again, so I can finally meet them.

On to the goodies.

Special Teams

It seems special teams have played a big part in some big games this year, but I don’t think anything can top this Michigan-Michigan St. ending:

So many things went wrong, and the rise of Harbaugh is temporarily halted.

Talking about bonehead plays…

this qualifies for a bonehead call as well.

I mean, seriously?

Past his prime

“It was the shoes!”

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  • WEEK SIX WINNER:  Frank Dano.  If his name looks familiar, it should.  He won this thing just two weeks ago.  Pretty greedy if you ask me.  He must be near the top of the leaderboard, right?  Wrong.  When he wasn’t busy submitting great picks, he was submitting bad ones.  He has weeks of 20 points, 30 points and 0 points (forgot to submit picks).
  • The group winning percentage:  46.4%.  The lock percentage was worse: 44.1%.
  • Bob Stoops claimed that the Sooner’s rush game was comparable to the Longhorn’s rush game last week, pointing out that the average yards per carry would’ve been similar if you deducted Mayfield’s sack yards and the 81 yard run by Texas’ D’Onta Foreman.  Um, ok.  Let’s play make believe for the PP6 stats this week, too.  Had TCU and Utah covered last week, the group winning percentage would’ve been 58.7%.  The lock percentage would’ve been 69.5%.
  • Obviously, LSU was a very popular pick.  The game was moved to Baton Rouge due to flooding in South Carolina.  The point spread in the PP6 did not reflect the move, making LSU a BIG value play.  They covered, and Steve Spurrier quit.
  • Blake Perry and Herb Grover are the only two people that have a 6-0 lock record.
  • Curiously, five of the people in the Top Ten have names that start with the letter “B”.