Six Pick: Week Ten

Welcome to the start of November football. So much for this weekend being the best weekend of the season, too much chaos and unpredictability this year. That's not to say there are bad games, far from it. Regardless, college football has officially entered put up or shut up time, where dreams are achieved or crushed. It's more than just who has the biggest package in the SEC West, or which program really is the class of the Pac 12. Who wants to win the ACC Coastal, the Big Ten Losers division, or play spoiler to the Irish? The season hasn't shaken out as expected, who's to say more surprises aren't coming?

A couple weeks back I mentioned how I enjoyed the increased college football coverage Fox has. However, it would be nice if the networks didn't have the top 3 teams playing in games at the same time. Poor K-State is going to get crushed in the ratings going head up against Oregon/USC and Bama/LSU. The Wildcats would have drawn more viewers at the 3:30 ABC time slot and enjoyed the benefits of being the best game on at that time. I'll quit my bitching now and make sure the remote is close by. Tracking this week's ESPN Gameday location has them returning to the SEC and heading to Baton Rouge. It's deserved and I can't think of a place I'd rather be on Saturday. I can almost smell the smoked pork and corn dogs.

Thursday, 11/1/2012

Virginia Tech -1.5 at Miami 7:30 pm ESPN
ACC Coastal Elimination Game

Big-time hostile college football environment

To be honest, I don't have a clue what to expect with this game. Thanks to the parity in the ACC Coastal, it's the 3rd make or break game of the season for VT when the Hokies should already be out of division contention. The stakes are high and not just for representation in the ACCCG. Lose this game and likely again next week, then VT will have to win out to even be eligible for a bowl. It might come to that ... just keep the bowl streak alive. Miami is on a similar path with the added storyline of a likely multi-year bowl ban thanks to Nevin Shapiro. Both teams have serious flaws and are wildly inconsistent. VT doesn't play on the road very well, has an unbalanced, dysfunctional offense and this could be Bud Foster's worst secondary. As bad as that sounds, Vegas made the Hokies the favorite. Jesus, what a dumpster fire game. Enjoy picking this one, suckers. Evil laugh.

Pick: Hokies laying the points, I'm not ready to concede the season ... yet.

Saturday, 11/3/2012

Texas A&M -6.5 at Mississippi State 12:00 pm ESPN or ESPN2

I wonder if all the "I Believe" signs are still hanging up in Starkville after being manhandled by Alabama last week? Now the Bulldogs get aTm to contend with and if the MSU offense doesn't show up this week, they'll get boat-raced. Elite defenses like Florida's or LSU's can shut down the Aggie's Air Raid attack, but MSU can't. Good news for Bulldogs, said Air Raid offense, makes it illegal to have a decent defense, so they'll score too. This is by far the best noon matchup and if you haven't gotten a chance to watch Johnny Football for aTm, please make time. He's a lock to accumulate 300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing.

Pick: Aggies covering, as I am gambling on their defense to make a few more stops. Dear Lord, what am I doing?

Texas at Texas Tech -7.5 3:30 pm ABC / ESPN2

Guns Up!

To be honest this game is only here to make me feel better. Now that VT is mediocre, I have to console myself in the failure of others. It's not enough uva, Miami and Tennessee suck, I need more. Enter Texas. I could careless about the Longhorns, but it feels good that a team that generates the most revenue, has their own 24/7 cable channel and a roster full of 5 and 4 star athletes can suck too. Texas Tech alumni will smile if they continue the plight of the Longhorns fall from football grace.

Pick: Texas Tech rebounding and covering. Lubbock, Tx is renown for being tough to go win a game at ... especially when your team (looking at Mack Brown) isn't the better one.

Oregon -7.5 at USC 7:00 pm FOX

Ten weeks ago, USC was perched to take on and defeat whoever came out the big, bad SEC as national champs. Now, it's quite clear everyone had the wrong bird in that spot, but the computers might not let this matchup happen. That's a shame, as I feel Oregon would be a better test for Alabama than Notre Dame or Kansas State. Sure, ND's defense is positively SEC like and K-State is well coached with an "IT" factor, but if I were choosing, I'd select Oregon. Giving Alabama five weeks to prepare for any offense isn't fair, but Oregon has more tools and a better scheme to attack the Tide than the Wildcats or Irish. The Ducks schedule and mediocrity of the Pac-12 is holding them back. Their marquee game of the season is the now faltering Trojans. Beating the Trojans knocks Lane Kiffin's group out of the top 25 and also makes it unlikely they'll face USC in the Pac-12 Championship Game. A win here, could easily feel like a BIG loss in 5 weeks.

Pick: Oregon laying whatever, they've called off the dogs in every game this year so far. If given the opportunity, Chip Kelly will run it up on USC so bad that every Trojan will want to change jerseys for their next game.

Oklahoma State at Kansas State -9.5 8:00 pm ABC

There is zero reason the Wildcats should lose this game. They are superior to the Cowboys in every phase of the game. There are only two scenarios where I can see them taking a loss: if the Wildcats don't show up mentally, or Optimus Klein gets hurt early. This however isn't about who wins or loses, it's who covers the spread. The Wildcats are at home and favored by less than 10. Something seems amiss, if they plowed superior Texas Tech and West Virginia by a lot more, why should I think Okie State will pose a problem?

Pick: K-State laying the points. Maturity, coaching, balance and focus will carry this group to a blow out win.

Alabama -9.5 at LSU 8:00 pm CBS

Another BCOATV - BeerControlOffense Approved Tailgating Vehicle

The game of the week, but there'll be no "Game of the Century" hype this year. Although, through no fault of the Tide. Alabama is a juggernaut hinting to become a full fledged dynasty. Ten points seems to be a big number considering LSU has the athletes to beat Alabama, and it's a night game in Death Valley. This game is going to be very intense as LSU is looking for redemption after last year's embarrassing BCS Championship Game performance. Extra fire served them well to push around Sakerlina, but being more physical and angry will not beat Alabama. Having a passing attack they have to respect, could. LSU better have used their bye week effectively, because I haven't seen anything from Zach Mettenberger to indicate he has what it takes. I don't care how many future NFL running backs Les Miles has at his disposal, if the passing game is ineffective Nick Saban and Kirby Smart will stonewall the ground attack and slowly force the Tigers into submission. Mettenberger will not only need to have the game of his life, but likely his career to win on Saturday night.

Pick: Bama covering, as I pick another homedog to lose. Mettenberger isn't that guy, but AJ McCarron is.

Beer of the Week

This week, I will dip into the last of my Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers stash, it's spicy, smoky, roasty and amazing. The regular Smoked Porter is really good, the Vanilla Bean version is even better, but the Chipotle variety takes this beer to the next level of greatness. There are still some out there, so if you see this beer, pick it up.

Quick Recap

Remember, these picks are against the spread.

Hokies -1.5 at Canes
aTm -6.5 at Hail State
Longhorns at Red Raiders -7.5
Quack Attack -7.5 at Song Girls
Okie St at K-State -9.5
Roll Tide -9.5 at Bayou Bengals

Good luck and drink up.

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Comments

Yep.

H-O-K-I-E-S Hokies! God I hope so...
aTm
Texas Tech
Oregon
K-State
LSU to keep it close

"You know when the Hokies say 'We are Virginia Tech' they're going to mean it."- Lee Corso

Crosses fingers again

Hokies
aTm
Red Raiders
Quack Attack
K-State
Bayou Bengals

#Hokies

VT Starkville Texas

VT
Starkville
Texas Tech
Oregon
Kansas State
Alabama

Viva El Guapo

Wow...

Lots of tough picks this week! Probably looking at another 2-4 week....I just hope my first one is one of the "2" part.

Our beloved Hokies to cover in the I-don't-know-why pick of the week.
aTm and Johnny Football cover.
TT covers, partially on the strength of young ladies like the second on the right in a I-heart-Tech t-shirt...only way that could be better would be if the shirt was maroon.
Ducks cover and break the trojans (I know, it was just too easy).
K-state rides the cowboys. They cover by plenty
Bama covers easily. And by the way....the BCOATV....a Pacer???!! what, they couldn't find a purple Gremlin? I guess the altered reality of the tailgaters make them think it's real car.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

picks

Hokies
Hail State
Red Raiders
Quack Attack
K-State
Roll Tide

Picks and Beers

*Can't pick this one
A&M -6.5
Texas Tech -7.5
Oregon -7.5
Oklahoma St +9.5
LSU +9.5

Great pics on beers so far. It seems Local San Diego brews have really made a place for themselves...

thanks

san diego would be my dream city live in .. just for the beer.

Picks

Hokies -1.5
aTm -6.5
Longhorns +7.5
Quack Attack -7.5
K-State -9.5
Bayou Bengals +9.5

Will I ever get to 50%?

Hokies...and you know this!
Texas a&m
Oregon
K-State
Bama

Missed TTU vs. UT

I believe in the Brew Crew.

Tech Tech VPI A&M Oregon K

Tech Tech VPI
A&M
Oregon
K State
LSU keeps it close.

I believe in the Brew Crew.

Texas Tech Sorry I missed

Texas Tech

Sorry I missed that one

I believe in the Brew Crew.

Picks

Hokies
Am
Ducks
TT
KSu
LSU

UVA: Jefferson's biggest mistake

@pbowman6

Miami TAMU Texas

Miami
TAMU
Texas Tech
Ducks
K-State
Bama

MuckFiami

Hokies
MSU
Red Raiders
Mighty Ducks
K-State
RTR

BOTW: Man...have had the Vanilla one but not the Chipotle one. Will have to get on that. Anyways, Abita is stopping by my local brew store tomorrow for a tasting...so, I'll likely be picking up some Turbodog to drink as I watch the Hokies break the U over their knee again.

nice

always cool to hang with the vendors.

vanilla is the more liked by the masses, i think, but ... i like pepper beers.

u != back

VT (wins in sloppy game thanks to a pick 6)
MSU
TexTech
Ducks
K-State
Bama

Let's Go Hokies!!

Hokies - This is the season
aTm - Johnny Football beats a battered team
Texas Tech - Better team wins
Oregon - Not betting against the ducks
K-State -Ole man Snyder keeps them rolling
Bama - Just disgustingly good. Saban please go to Jerry's world this offseason.

Tough Week

This week looks tough. Here we go......

VT -1.5 (the U's D is terrible...hopefully we can eliminate turnovers and be ok)
AM -6.5
Longhorns +7.5
Oregon -7.5 (they had 42 points with 11 mins left in the 2nd quarter last week. I don't care if you are playing a high school team, that is insane!)
Klein State -9.5
LSU +9.5 (they are ranked 5th, a 10 point spread between 1 and 5 speaks to how good Bama is....but I think LSU keeps it close)

Week 10

Hokies
Aggies
Texas Tech
Oregon
Kansas state
Bama

For my sanity:

Hokies
State
Red Raiders
UO
K State
LSU

It's a Miracle in Blacksburg...TYROD DID IT MIKEY!!! TYROD DID IT!!!

Hokies - I hate you for making me pick this.
State - Screw the state of Texas
Texas - because I found it amusing when their 10-win streak broke, and now it's come back to bite me
Ducks - Safe pick?
KState - though I know picking against Oklahoma has screwed me every time I've done it
Bammer - have I mentioned that the picks suck this week? Yuck

Achievement unlocked: All of the Fullers

IT'S GAMEDAY!!

H-O-K-I-E-S HOKIES!!!
aTm
Guns Up
Quack Quack Quack
Wildcats
Bayou Bengals - because I want to believe

twitter.com/weavez22

DUMPSTER FIRE SALE

I have no idea this week so I'll save any elaborate reasoning based on, reasoning.

Hokies -- I've lost every one of these I think. F it though, LETS GO!

Miss'ippi State -- LOL UPSET ON MY WAY TO 0-6

Texas..........Tech -- Get yer buns up

Oregon -- There's a strong correlation between uni combo's and points scored

K-State -- Bill Snyder y'all

LSU -- dumb

VT A&M Texas

VT
A&M
Texas Tech
Oregon
Kansas State
Alabama

Picks

Hokies of course...
Aggies
Tejas Tech
Nike University
Kansas State
LSU coming out with a W

Logan 3:16

Canes - I really want the Hokies to win this game. This certain means they lose.

Missippissi State - I'm guessing they lose but cover.

Red Raiders - David Ash is still starting? Seriously? Unless Case McCoy enters with 10 minutes left in the 1st quarter, it'll be wreck 'em Tech.

Ducks - Emilio Estevez returns to lead Charlie... wait... we're talking football? In that case if there's anything I've learned, it's don't pick against Oregon.

K-State - Much like Oregon, I'm going to keep riding the K-State gravy train. Optimus Klein can't be stopped by a man, even if he's 40.

LSU - I've gone back and forth on this pick about 5 times already. Bama has roll tide'd over everyone and I honestly don't see it stopping. LSU is playing at home in the dark, which supposedly that gives them super powers. Whatever. Les Miles is a weird cat, and sometimes you just have to embrace the weirdness.

Lord help me, I'm picking the Hokies

My Picks:
VT -1.5
Miss St +6.5
TT -7.5
Oregon -7.5
K-State -9.5
LSU +9.5

Bodak's Picks
VT -1.5
Miss St +6.5
TT -7.5
Oregon -7.5
K-State -9.5
Bama -9.5

SeattleHokie Week 10 6picks

Its 1.5 hours to kickoff, I still have work to do, take care of the dogs and walk to the bar. As always, when kick time approaches, especially during big games, I get a pit in my stomach.

F daU - I hate myself for it but,hey, my picks suck, like a lot.

Finishing my picks...

As saddened as I am about the game, in just over 96 hours I will be flying over middle Murrika to Dulles. Then a short 18 hour after landing I will be in Blacksburg. While being undefeated would be awesome and 5-4 would have been really cool I am good w/ the 4-5 record. While Hokie football is on of my main non wife or work related activities, spending time with my best friends top five. Throw in a tailgate and a Hokie football game and it gets that much better. With VT 4-5 its just like it was my first few years at school. Except then, we had a home game against F$U in Orlando.

aTm - #AllTheMaroon. Johnny Football, fun to watch but the name gets annoying. MissSt seems to play well until they lose and then the wheels fall off. aTm is hungrier for SEC wins.

Tejas - I too enjoy the misery of others, especially Texas. F them. Problem this is a lot of points. I think they cover since I want the Red Raiders to win.

Quacks - These teams could both be 0-8 and I would watch this game for two reasons: USC Song Girls and Oregon Cheerleaders. I will watch this season to see Oregon crush them. USC plays better at home but Oregon is rolling and this may be their last and/or best chance to cement the #2 spot in the BcS.

Okie St - This isn't about the points for me. There is a 1% chance all the remaining undefeated teams remain undefeated at the end of the year. Since I am not picking Ducks or Tide to lose, I am picking KState to lose.

LSU - LSU has no passing game and Roll Tide has a really good passing game. Throw it out the window. This is a night game in Baton Rouge. Alabama has looked good, problem is, it has been against no one.

Go Hokies!

Keep missing thursdays

Aggies
Texas Tech
USC
KState
Bama

lil' late

Aggies
Tehas Tek
Oregone
Kstate
Bammer

Will

late...would've picked the Hokies anyway...derp

Aggies
TT
Oregon
KSt
Bama

It's a great day to be a Hokie!

late, but here it is anyway

Like everyone i would have picked VT.

Miss State
Tex Tech
Oregon
KState
LSU

adcurf

Late, and I would have picked Tech too. Sigh.

aTm
Red Raiders
Quack Attack
K-State
Bayou Bengals (-9.5? LOL)