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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:40 PM
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NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL: WEEK 4
Okay, poolers. I'm running on just barely fumes. Dead. Saw Springsteen last night. No sleep (too jacked), then a 12 hour shift. Yet, here I am. A little PSA with guitar. See the Man before he calls it a career. Last night was my ninth time. Just fantastic. I'm still over the moon. Clarence doesn't look so great, so I figure one, maybe two, tours left. Bruce turns 60, tomorrow. Happy B-Day, Bossman. I'll put it simply. The GREATEST Rock n Roller the USA (quite possibly the world- ya fuckin Stones fans, take a seat- NO MATCH) has ever produced. So see The Boss if you get the chance. Okay. Down to business. Thursday Night game. So get it done.

Thursday
Mississippi -3.5 @ South Carolina

Saturday
North Carolina +2.5 @ Georgia Tech
The "U" (Miami) -2 @ Virginia Tech
California -7 @ Oregon
Arizona State +12.5 @ Georgia
Iowa + 10 @ Penn State
Texas Tech +1 @ Houston
TCU + 3 @ Clemson

There you have it. Good fucking luck, as always. Standings to follow, shortly.

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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:52 PM
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1. Standings after Week 3
Great job, a la izquierda! Back in the running!! Another push (my goal every week) So, just seven games count.

HappyIowan 15-7 (5-2)
Jo March 15-7 (5-2)
a la izquierda 12-10 (7-0)
JonLP24 12-10 (3-4)
Capt. America 11-11 (3-4)
RT Atlanta 11-11 (3-4)
Condem 11-11 (4-3)
brendan 8-14 (2-5)
fishwax 6-16 (1-6)
fishnfla 6-16 (1-6)


Kudo's to: scurrilous (4-3); joey (3-4) ; mad (2-5)
Any mistakes......Whatever.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:10 PM
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24. I can't freakin' believe it!
I guess my mom taught me about football, too.
And my husband loves the underdogs, so that must rub off too.

Good luck to Iowa, Condem. I can't stand PSU.




Oh, and Boomer Sooner, despite our bye week!
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:01 PM
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28. Thanks, a la izquierda
ABC is hyping it as the REVENGE game so the Nitts will be stoked. We always play them well. I think we'll cover at the very least.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 06:41 AM
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48. Didn't see the game, I was at a wedding...
but I saw the final score and literally screeched for joy.
What a game your boys must have played.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-29-09 07:48 AM
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49. It was somethin special, a la izquierda.
Not often in the national spotlight. We'll enjoy this one. Got to watch the letdown Saturday, though.
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happyiowan Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:59 PM
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2. I'm not to be fooled...
It is all too tempting to put in my picks right now. I think this is a crafty trick by our Condem to cut into my lead. I too spent last night at the Church of Rock-n-Roll where once again my soul was saved. If you're not into Big 10 football (secretly, shhhh, I still love the SEC,) then that Iowa/Penn State game looks easy enough. Penn State is better, it's a night game and their "white-out game", and they're looking for major revenge. But - even if Penn State comes to crush - that's a scary big spread. Methinks I'll wait 'til tomorrow until I can take a clear-headed, well-rested approach.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:05 PM
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3. Fair and balanced analysis of Arizona St you should read before making picks
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 10:26 PM by JonLP24
I'm sure you all seen Georgia on TV and can evaluate them based on what you saw. Their QB threw 5(I think) touchdowns last week so I'm :scared:

In both games they handily defeated opponents and sat out starters at halftime. Granted it was against poor opponents but you can see certain things about the team.

First game was against Idaho St and it was Danny Sullivan's first game as a starter and he was shaky but the receivers dropped 3 potential touchdowns. In that game ASU's defense only let Idaho St across the 50 one time and Safety, last year's leader of the Pac-10 in Interceptions had 3 in that game including one for a touchdown.

They handled UL Monroe 38-14(7 was in junk time with third stringers on the field) you laugh, ha UL Monroe but this last year had a winning record and defeated Arkansas as well as Troy.

Now in all my years I've rarely seen Arizona State handled these teams. In 2004 when ASU started the season #17 they were tied 21-21 against Northern Arizona going into the 4th qtr and pulled away 35-21 so this is one of the best Sun Devil team I seen in years.

Danny Sullivan-QB- He was shaky in his first start but second game he was hitting receivers and made no mistakes. His teammates call him "Vanilla Vick" while he may not have the same mobility he can get escape sacks and run for 10 yds.

Their running game has been good so far which is a good sign as Arizona St hasn't had a very ineffective running game since Jr Redmond.

The defense is the unit that shines the most. You have Mike Nixon who was tied for the lead in the Pac-10 in interceptions last year has 3 this year is always where he needs to be.

Ok I saved the best for last. Vontaze Burfict - the #1 ILB, #9 overall recruit in the country is already proving his worth. He may be used as a situational guy and use a MLB that has better coverage skills more often, Burfict is excellent at attacking the line of scrimmage and is in the backfield almost every play. You have not seen him play and I can go on all day taking about this guy please take my word for it.

Here is a video of Vontaze Burfict http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwJCYhOdazE

Bottom line last year Arizona St was overrated and this years team is much better at several positions including Special Teams. Also Georgia this year doesn't have Knowshon Moreno so I don't have to see thousands of clips of him diving over an ASU player into the endzone. :eyes:

Biggest stat of the year. 0 turnovers on offense this season. Let me repeat 0 turnovers on offense.

Things to take into consideration as 99% of you haven't seen this team play.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:15 PM
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6. Had to throw that fuckin' game in for you, Jon.
Either that or ND-Purdue.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:22 PM
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7. I was afraid you were going to
I had analysis thought up since Sunday because I'm expecting every poster in this thread to pick Georgia and base their picks on the sorry ass season Arizona St had last year and basically all I'm saying is I can say without a doubt this team is better especially on defense with the addition of Vontaze Burfict(Video must see to know what I'm talking about). Now that doesn't mean they will win and I expect it to be very tough for Arizona St but I think they can do it.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:27 PM
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8. Now, Jon, get real. ASU doesn't have a chance in hell.
Iowa has a much better shot at beating Penn State. I'm fucking wearing some serious rose-colored glasses, too!
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:28 PM
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9. That is what I thought
We'll see but you are not seeing what I'm seeing.
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:35 PM
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10. I hope I'm wrong...I'm a Pac 10 guy after all
but I think ASU is going to get smoked in Athens.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:37 PM
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11. And the other seven games, Upton....
We're waiting...
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:47 PM
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13. Ok.. I'll give it a go for this week anyway:
Ole Miss
Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech
Cal
Georgia
Iowa
Texas Tech
Clemson
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:39 PM
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12. They may lose but get smoked no way
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 10:40 PM by JonLP24
Not with Georgia's defense giving up 400+ yards a game and Arizona St's defense is really improved and won't be able to last in a shootout like they have been playing. They don't have Stafford or Moreno either.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:08 PM
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4. Ok. Here goes...
Ole Miss

Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech
California
Georgia
Penn State (My BIL will hate me for this one!)
Houston
Clemson (Spurrier will pull some goofy shit to win this one)

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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:11 PM
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5. Who I want to win(eventually this is going to kill me)
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 10:13 PM by JonLP24
South Carolina
North Carolina
Virginia Tech
California
Arizona State :bounce: :party: :smoke: :beer:
Iowa
Texas Tech
Clemson
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:22 AM
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14. I was one shy of perfect last week
and by perfect, of course, I mean wrong on every single pick :rofl:

Georgia Tech
Miami
Cal
Georgia
Penn State
Houston
TCU
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brendan120678 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:21 AM
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15. Picks...
Thursday
Mississippi -3.5 @ South Carolina -- Mississippi

Saturday
North Carolina +2.5 @ Georgia Tech -- UNC
The "U" (Miami) -2 @ Virginia Tech -- Va Tech
California -7 @ Oregon -- Oregon
Arizona State +12.5 @ Georgia -- Arizona State
Iowa + 10 @ Penn State -- Penn State
Texas Tech +1 @ Houston -- TT
TCU + 3 @ Clemson -- Clemson
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RT Atlanta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:05 AM
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16. RT's pics
Georgia Tech - think the home team finds a way to git r done

Miami

California

Georgia

Penn State

Texas Tech

Clemson
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:14 AM
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17. Forgot the first one, RT. Thursday's game. N/T
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RT Atlanta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:23 AM
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18. Thank you! Thursday pic
Gamecocks or, the "real" USC as I like to note, work one over on Houston Nutt and his overrated Rebels.
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:40 AM
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21. I hope they do
Ole Miss hasn't played anyone this year yet and I am tired of hearing about them. I did pick Ole Miss though.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:28 AM
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19. Here goes
Mississippi
GT
Virginia Tech
Cal
Georgia
Iowa
Houston
TCU
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:39 AM
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20. My picks for this week
I've been down with the flu or I'd have had them in sooner.

Mississippi -3.5 @ South Carolina -->< Gotta go with Ole Miss and the Right Reverend Houston Nutt

Saturday
North Carolina +2.5 @ Georgia Tech --> Georgia Tech takes it
The "U" (Miami) -2 @ Virginia Tech --> Miami
California -7 @ Oregon ---> California
Arizona State +12.5 @ Georgia --> Georgia
Iowa + 10 @ Penn State ----> Penn State
Texas Tech +1 @ Houston ---> Texas Tech
TCU + 3 @ Clemson ---> TCU
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 10:46 AM
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22. Hey JO
Give me the Hogs and 17 against the Tide!
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Jack from Charlotte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:54 PM
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23. Those Hogs can friggin' score points, fer sure. (nfm)
+
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:45 PM
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27. My first rumor of the season
Petrino will be coaching at Notre Dame next year.

Score 41 points and get your ass kicked at home. Woo Pig Sooie!
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:25 PM
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29. Yer killin' me, Bosshog
17 against the Tide? I don't know if they'll pull that much off. ;)
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 08:03 AM
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42. Thanks a lot, Houston.
Way to implode and ruin my picks! x(
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:13 PM
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25. I know nothing about college football
So I'll take Oregon with the points, but will be rooting for Cal.
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Capt. America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:33 PM
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26. Lets try again...
Miss
GT
VT
Cal
AZ state (points!)
State (sorry, white out)
TT
TCU

uggh...not confident this week.

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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 03:38 PM
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30. last place
South Carolina
GaTech
VaTech
Oregon
UGA
PennState
TexasTech
Clemson
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happyiowan Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:35 PM
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31. Alright, here I go...
Mississippi ('cause all that shagging gets on my nerves)
Georgia Tech (Carolina Blue is my least favorite color)
Miami (just ornery, I guess)
Oregon (I still have a thing for waterfowl)
Georgia (because JonLP24 - I'm stupid and a UGA grad)
Iowa (never, ever, bet with your heart she says, then makes the mistake anyway)
Houston (damn, they're fast)
Clemson (tough call, wish both could lose)
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:39 PM
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32. What did I do?
I was just trying to be helpful for those who are unaware about the team. I didn't say anyone who picks Georgia is stupid.
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happyiowan Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:41 PM
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33. oh no...
I didn't mean it like that! I have very little confidence in my Dawgs. I'm agreeing with you. Have you seen their defense? Yeah, me neither. I'm not certain they even field one. I was making fun of myself.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:50 PM
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34. Oh sorry for misunderstanding
It will be a tough test for my Devils. I haven't had confidence like this in the Devils in quite some time but I hope they don't let me down.
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happyiowan Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 08:56 PM
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35. I can empathize
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 08:57 PM by happyiowan
Ever wonder what it would be like to love a team like Ohio State or USC? Imagine being genuinely surprised when they lose!! Imagine not watching every game thinking, I hope we can keep it close.

edited for horrific spelling.
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 07:47 AM
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36. All in?
Ol' Miss
Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech
California
ASU
Iowa
Houston
Clemson
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 04:46 PM
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37. My stab in the dark:
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 04:48 PM by Scurrilous
Miss

Ga Tech

Miami

Cal

Ga

Penn State

Houston

TCU
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 08:17 PM
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38. How the fuck is Ol' Miss #4?
Halftime. Down 6-3. Yeah, I know. It's the mighty Gamecocks. These pollsters have their heads up their asses.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 09:28 PM
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39. 16-3 now
Also Snead(Miss QB) was a preseason Heisman candidate. He's not looking so hot either.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 10:08 PM
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40. Number 4 no more.
S.Carolina 16 Ole Miss 10.
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 08:02 AM
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41. I agree. Ole Miss = overrated
Snead looked horrible until about the 4th quarter and then he looked average.

Spurrier's team winning with defense? Isn't that a sign of the Apocalypse?
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 11:46 AM
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43. Here's mine, knowing I'm late, but I figured I'd predict Saturday's
North Carolina +2.5 @ Georgia Tech _NC
The "U" (Miami) -2 @ Virginia Tech - VT
California -7 @ Oregon - Cal
Arizona State +12.5 @ Georgia - ASU
Iowa + 10 @ Penn State - Iowa
Texas Tech +1 @ Houston - Houston
TCU + 3 @ Clemson - TCU
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 08:36 AM
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44. Crap. I got clobbered this week.
Too many upsets. <shakes head>
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 10:04 AM
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45. Anyone see the Ohio / Tennessee game?
I didn't, but it appears my Alma Mater did better than expected -- they didn't lose TOO bad. 34-23.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 01:46 PM
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46. University of Tennessee lost?
:rofl:

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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-27-09 02:58 PM
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47. No. Tennessee won.
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