2017 Six-Pick Week 7

It's the bye week for VT, but Six Pick keeps going like a trucker binging on Slim Jims and 5 Hour Energy. I haven't run the numbers, but it sure seems like the average number of correct picks goes down every week. It's almost like the guys in Vegas do this for a living or something. TKP'er David Buxton kept the streak of consecutive weeks with an 0-fer going, now at 3 and counting.

Remember, you make your picks at CBSSports.com (LINKY HERE).

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
South Carolina at Tennessee (-3)
Factoid #1: Will Muschamp joined Steve Spurrier as the only South Carolina coaches to beat Tennessee in their first season. I think, anyway. I dunno, too lazy to look it up.
Factoid #2: Butch Jones continued his decent into Les Miles-level madness/wizardry even in their bye week, creating a new practice concept called the "leadership rep".
PICK: Tennessee will spend the rest of this season circling the drain, I think. South Carolina's win over NC State looks better every week. I'll take them to win outright.

Texas Tech at WVU (-3)

Factoid #1: Dana Holgersen was quoted this week as saying Texas Tech's defense was playing much better. Funny, considering they're giving up almost 33 points per game to P5 teams this year. And one of those teams was Kansas.
Factoid #2: Last week WVU became the first team visiting a College GameDay site this year to lose.
PICK: WVU burned me like a La-Z-Boy last week, but I'll go with them again this week to win & cover.

Oklahoma (-7) vs. Texas
Factoid #1: Oklahoma's loss last week to Iowa State marked just their second since JFK was president.
Factoid #2: Texas knocked off a pretty good K-State team last week. Their two losses have been to USC (understandable) and Maryland. With Maryland's 3rd-string QB finishing the game.
PICK: Oklahoma had to have a lot of things go wrong all at the same time for Iowa State to beat them. They'll take out their frustrations on Texas. This line should have been a lot bigger.

Georgia Tech at Miami (-6)
Factoid #1: GT's 1-point loss to Tennessee to start the year (back before Tennessee's season went sideways) is their only loss of the year.
Factoid #2: Miami finally broke through against FSU last week thanks to a last-gasp TD where the spot of the ball was questioned. Why are there not cameras on goal lines, again?
PICK: Fresh off an emotional last-second win over FSU, Miami's primed for a letdown against a very dangerous GT team. GT covers, at least.

Auburn at LSU (-8)
Factoid #1: Everybody (including me) wrote off Auburn after they lost to Clemson to start the season. We were probably wrong. They haven't lost since.
Factoid #2: Auburn's also the only one of the 4 FBS teams in Alabama not to have beaten LSU in Death Valley this millenium. That includes UAB and Troy.
PICK: I've been down on LSU all year, and I'm not going back now. Auburn wins straight up.

Navy at Memphis (-3)
Factoid #1: Navy won a classic against Air Force last week, 48-45. That's good. However, they also gave up 45 to Air Force. That's bad.
Factoid #2: Before VT coach Justin Fuente got there, Memphis went 5-31. Credit to him for even agreeing to take that job.
PICK: Another let down here, this time for Navy. Memphis covers.

Utah at USC (-13)
Factoid #1: It is illegal to hunt whales in Utah.
Factoid #2: USC is 1-5 against the spread so far this season.
PICK: Factoid #2 tells me all I need to know. USC wins but doesn't cover.

UCLA at Arizona (PICK'EM)
Factoid #1: You've never seen them in the same place at the same time.
Factoid #2: SBNation's Arizona site tried to explain the 36,651 turnout for their last game as being a negative side effect of it being a night game. Huh?
PICK: Rich Rod loses the Hot Seat Bowl and is shopping for cardboard boxes and packing tape in two months.

DRINK OF THE WEEK:

I'll admit to being pretty ignorant about microbrews. Too many of them to keep track of, plus they can be pretty hard to find even when you come across a good one. But my drummer broke out a growler of Yellow Springs Vox Populi APA at our practice this week, and now I'm going to have to scour local grocery stores for it. Where do you normally find microbrews?

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Comments

I was holding 5 a week for the first 3 weeks, but I've been dropping one more pick each week. oof

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Tennessee
Couch burners
Oklahoma
Miami
Auburn
Memphis
Utah
UCLA

Beer: I made a German-style altbier for a friend's Oktoberfest party this weekend. It turned out really well - huge bready flavor from the malt with a spicy hop bite. At only 4.7%, should be able to have a bunch of them!

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

South Carolina
WVU
Texas
GT
Auburn
Navy
Utah
Arizona

Drink of the week: New Holland Ichabod

Love anything and everything New Holland. The bourbon barrelled Dragon's Milk is to die for.

Agreed, went to school very close to the brewery so i'm biased as a fan.

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@hokie_rd

Vols
Tejas Tech
OK
Miami
LSU
Memphis
USC
UCLA

Went to Dewey Beer Co on Monday and picked up some crowlers. Have a couple for myself for this weekend, potentially...Batch 29 and the regular IPA. If I pass on them and wait for the UNC game to break them out, it will be Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest.

I'm a man! I'm 43! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Any chance I could get you to look at week 4 for me OP? I posted something last week...I made the picks but didn't hit submit. It's only 3 points, but I did post my picks in the thread on Thurs or Fri that week, and didn't change anything.........if not, I understand.

I'm a man! I'm 43! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Yeah will do. I still need to add in Week 1's picks (the ones that were done on here only) to everybody's scores, though it will have to be done by hand and posted here instead of at CBSSports.

Gracias

I'm a man! I'm 43! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

You now have 3 shiny new points. I'm a bit surprised CBSSports has that option, but there you go.

South Carolina (+3) ... will take a lot for me to pick a Bitch Jones coached team this season
Oklahoma (-7) ... last week's loss is going to focus OU, but Tejas is turning it around on D
Georgia Tech (+6) ... i know da U routinely handles GiT, but this feels like a CPJ F You game and that's why I am going with the jackets to win out right
Auburn (+8) ... don't look now but Auburn is offensing again
Navy (+3) ... coinflip about which team I expect to dictate tempo and will on game.
USC (-13) ... what am i to make out of the PAC 12 outside of the Washington schools. If USC plays at their peak they are really good and easily cover, when they don't they could lose outright
Arizona (PICK'EM) ... Shit, ida know Wildcats? Both schools have relugated back to the mean ... back being all about basketball

BotW:
Will have a couple Smartmouth Like-Minded IPAs released for their 5th anniversary street party. I expect a clean, no nonsense slightly bitter ipa, that will be super drinkable.
TPotW:
A classic Hurricanes tailgate

South Carolina at Tennessee (-3)
Texas Tech at WVU (-3)
Oklahoma (-7) vs. Texas
Georgia Tech at Miami (-6)
Auburn at LSU (-8)
Navy at Memphis (-3)
Utah at USC (-13)
UCLA at Arizona (PICK'EM)

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

these don't usually need a NSFW but this one fo sho do

Phew. Thanks for the arrow on that Memphis one. Wasn't sure where to look at first. /s

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Arrow? What arrow? Oh...ok, I see it now.

Seriously, I'd be interested in finding out why that arrow was photoshopped into the pic.

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

UCLA....whew.

And the GT dude needs some more of this in his life...

I'm a man! I'm 43! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

yeah I wish I could've just found a photo of him....guess I could of cropped it but oh well.

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

I think we can all rest assured that this dude is NOT doing that... Any of that.

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(was referring to the dude in the picks pic...but it works both ways actually. leg!)

I'm a man! I'm 43! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Seeing as how the last couple weeks I have a less than .500 percentage, I went with the bold strategy of picking the opposite of what I wanted to pick (with the exception of Oklahoma, I think they stomp Texas)

Tennessee
Texas Tech
Oklahoma
Georgia Tech
LSU
Navy
Utah
Arizona

So you are guaranteeing the Texas upset. Interesting play there..

Games are set for Week 8. I'll have a post up for them later today.

This is a tough week.

TIL that if you pick Navy (+3) OR Memphis (-3) and Memphis wins by 3, only the house wins that bet.

Also,

Dear Auburn and Oklahoma,
...dafuq?
Love,
Hokie07ME

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Wait what? That would be a push and you should get your money back. I hope whatever site you use isn't cheating you like that

They still take the vig on a push.

I'm a man! I'm 43! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Good point. I guess betDSI just factors that into the bet before I place one so I never really think about it

Negative. A pushed bet is returned in full.

Maybe online, but with certain other entities, not the case.

I'm a man! I'm 43! Hokie thru and thru.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

did not actually bet on that game, I was referring to everyone being X of 7 this week since Navy-Memphis counted as a miss for everyone.

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