2018 Six Pick Week 8

Just like VT, I put in a very mediocre performance last week and still came away with a win (i.e. I tied for the weekly lead). Which really isn't saying much. That's now back-to-back weeks that nobody did better than 3-3. It's looking like Birdman & VTBandit's 2 game lead (not counting the first week) is pretty much insurmountable at this point, and that's kinda pathetic.

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October 20

Michigan (-7)
Michigan State

Fun Fact #1: Michigan's defense has been nasty all year, ranking #1 in pass defense and 2nd overall.
Fun Fact #2: Mark Dantonio's 8-3 against Michigan. That has to be the best record of any Spartans coach against Michigan.

PICK: This line feels about right. I guess I'll take Michigan by 10?

Oklahoma (-7)
TCU

Fun Fact #1: Oklahoma's won 4 straight against TCU, including twice last year (regular season & Big XII championship game).
Fun Fact #2: Under Gary Patterson, TCU's 38-13 coming of a loss in the regular season.

PICK: TCU just isn't what they have been. Oklahoma wins handily.

UVA
Duke (-7.5)

Fun Fact #1: UVA actually knocked off Duke 65-63 last year at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Their only losses were to WVU, VT, and another one I can't remember. Nobody said these have to be football facts.
Fun Fact #2: Last week GT fumbled on three consecutive touches (!) in the third quarter against Duke. Duke turned those into 21 points.

PICK: I really don't believe in UVA. They have a letdown game here and lose by two scores.

NC State
Clemson (-17)

Fun Fact #1: Over the last three years, NC State's 2-7 against AP ranked teams.
Fun Fact #2: Clemson's a whopping 2-4 against the spread this year, with the two covers coming in road blowout wins against disappointing GT and Wake teams.

PICK: That's an awfully big spread. I'll take NC State to cover that for sure.

Even this guy is unsure about the LSU game
Mississippi State
LSU (-6.5)

Fun Fact #1: Mississippi State was apparently intimidated by the 60K fans at Kroger Field against Kentucky, causing 5 false starts.
Fun Fact #2: While LSU's win over Georgia last week was big, it's important to remember that none of Georgia's wins were over a team with a record over .500.

PICK: If MSU thought Kentucky's stadium was bad...I'll take LSU here all day long.

Oregon
Washington State(-2.5)

Fun Fact #1: College GameDay will be at Pullman, but that's maybe not the best thing for Wazzu. Oregon's 5-2 at College GameDay sites.
Fun Fact #2: Washington State's won the last three over Oregon. While that would have seemed unheard of just 5 years ago, they actually won 12 of 14 against the Ducks between 1971-1984.

PICK: I mean, they've technically been involved in almost every GameDay, but Wazzu chokes here against Oregon and loses outright.

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DRINK OF THE WEEK

Mrs. OHokie made a grocery run to Kroger last week and I asked her to pick me up some beer. She ended up picking up a six-pack of Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Ale. She knew I loved Bourbon Barrel Ale and thought this would be just as good. It's not, but it's still good enough. The vanilla flavor makes it just a touch sweeter than my ideal, plus the 5.5% ABV means you don't get much help cutting that sweetness. Still, it kinda works as a session version of Bourbon Barrel Ale.

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Comments

I was so confused about PJ being the graphic for the uva duke game.

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Yeah that was a copy-paste screwup. I'll fix it later today.

Following up an 0-6 by forgetting to pick last week was not a good way to advance from mediocrity. Another year, another bottom feeder.

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Must. Remember. To. Pick. This. Week.
DOH!

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The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

I don't know what the hell's happened the last two weeks, but you really didn't lose much ground.

MSU, Dantonia is always up to something
OU is a no brainer
Duke, this line is baiting people to take UvA. I think Vegas knows something we dont
NC State covers but loses, who have they beaten to this point?
LSU, rolling
Oregon, just seems right

TIL that NC State fans, MS State fans, and Mike Leach are all the same person

Sparty +7
Sooners -7
loluva +7.5
NCState +17
LSU -6.5
Oregon +2.5

I've got a few of these left...and will mix in with Dirt Nap^3

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

In fitting fashion, I got 5 right last week to balance out the goose egg I laid the week before. OPERATION: MEDIOCRITY continues to be a rousing success!!

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So related to my drink of the week: Beer Trading is just a gateway hobby for the Secondary Bourbon Market. My wallet has now suffered, but I have landed some Elmer T Lee that I plan to try tonight.

FYIzzle, the picks for Week 9 are up on CBS...big post coming shortly.
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To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Yup, I'll have it up this evening. There may be some angry undertones depending on what's happening on ESPN at the time.

I really hope they let the audience know that Ryan Willis transferred from Kansas. I'm not sure why the announcers have been keeping that under wraps.

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“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” David Wilson

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank