2019 Six Pick Week 0

FINALLY! SIX PICK HAS COME BACK TO THE KEY PLAY!

"But Nerd, there are only 4 week 0 games, that's not enough for a six pick!"

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I just wanted to get a run in and see how long this takes to format and everything.

August 24

Villanova
@Colgate (-2)

Nerd Fact #1: Colgate was the Patriot League champion last year and was the only team in the league to have a winning record.
Nerd Fact #2: Villanova's Nowooola Awopetu has three O's in a row in his name and I think that's neat.
Pick: Colgate. I'll take the team that was 10-2 last year over the 5-6 squad.

Youngstown St (-1.5)
@Samford

Nerd Fact #1: Youngstown State is coached by none other than Bo Pelini.
Nerd Fact #2: Samford had a very pedestrian 6-5 record last year but I was shocked to see they only lost by 10 to Florida State.
Pick: GIVE ME THE PENGUIN HEAD! *Please note that there is a shocking lack of Lee Corso wearing a penguin head, mascot or real, on the internet.

Miami
@Florida (-7)

Nerd Fact #1: The offseason circus with Tathan "Call Me Tate" Martell rolls on as the transfer not only did not win QB1, he is now potentially a WR. Manny Diaz, first year head coach and notorious yacht rider, claims he is open to a position change. Nerd doubts this.
Nerd Fact #2: The Fightin' Jorts posted an impressive 10-3 record last year, but had as many ranked wins at VT (2).
Pick: Probably the game of the week 0, but I like the Canes to cover for some reason that makes me want to commit sudoku.

Arizona (-11)
@Hawai'i

Nerd Fact #1: Arizona is a lifetime 5-0 against the Rainbow Warriors.
Nerd Fact #2: Hawai'i's QB, Cole McDonald, was responsible for 4000+ yards and 40 TDs last year and returns for his senior year coming off an 8-6 season.

Pick: If this line was -10, I'd think a lot harder, but I think the Rainbow Warriors manage to cover and would not be shocked if they take it outright.

Beer of the Week:

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'Nuff said.

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Overview:

Nova v Toothpaste (-2)
Mr. Pelini's Penguins (-1.5) v Stanford Knockoff
Ibes [Plural] v Jorts (-7)
The Fightin' Rich Rods (-11) v THE RAINBOW WARRIORS

Nerd Note: I will be gathering picks and posting results in a google sheet next week. Week 0 WILL NOT COUNT to the standings, but will get everyone used to the concept. Please post your picks before kickoff for them to be counted. Nerd out.

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Comments

Nice job, I like it, but one minor thing Rich Rod got fired.

Counterpoint: Rich Rod. That is all.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

Here's me picks:

Villanova at Colgate - Give me Colgate.
Youngstown State @ Samford - Bo Knows. Youngstown State wins.
Miami (FL) vs Florida - I don't trust what's going on at Miami and I don't think daU is bak. Florida gonna stomp them.
Arizona at Hawaii - As a former Rainbow Warriors season ticket holder (they basically gave season tickets away) I've got to go with the high flying offense. Give me the points and Hawaii.

THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!

As the first Jorts picker, I'm making you look at this.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

That gator ain't wearing no pants!

THE CUP IS GOING NOWHERE MIKEY!!! THEY DID IT SOMEHOW!!

Villanova at Colgate
Youngstown State @ Samford
Miami (FL) vs Florida
Arizona at Hawaii

Nova
Sam Ford
Let the over hype begin- da bak for at least a week
'Zona

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

You obviously don't listen to USPNU radio on SXM... All they have talked about for the last 14 days is Yachting Jesus, and the return of the "u". The over hype is in full swing.

Colgate
Y town
Florida
Hawaii

Fightin' Toothpastes
Penguins
Gators
Rainbow Warriors

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Colgate (-2)
Youngstown (-1.5)
da U (+7)
Hawaii (-11)

My fave local 757 brewery, Benchtop and one of their goto ipas, Robot Squirrel. Will be crushing this during a poker game while watching UF and da U.

eric

"My advice to you... is to start drinking heavily."-John Blutarsky

Colgate (that's the brand I use, actually)
Youngstown
Miami, backdooring
Arizona

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

My picks:

Colgate
Youngstown State
Miami (they can't spend all season saying they're bak-ka-ka if they start 0-1)
Hawai'i

My 2019 Season Challenge: only comment with Star Wars memes.

If you see these characters, they represent specific people (as of Oct. 2):

Palpatine (Fuente) || Vader (Hooker) || Kylo Ren (QP4) || Lando (Deablo)

makes me want to commit sudoku.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

I'm assuming you meant:

Seppuku (Japanese: , "cutting [the] belly"), sometimes referred to as harakiri (孵, "abdomen/belly cutting", a native Japanese kun reading), is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment.

Or do you hate sudoku so much you use it as a form of punishment?

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

I said what I meant.

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Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Also, I'm not much of a craft beer drinker so let me know if you want to guest write a beer recommendation.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

This is your column, you write it the way you want. You could do a Food of the Week if you want

"My Busch of the week:" and it's just a new picture of you pointing at a case of Busch. *Gold*

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Solid idea. Craft beer is so regional, almost guaranteed that two of us wouldn't ever be drinking the same beer the same weekend. Do you, drink whatchalike. Even if it's bourbon or clear liquor. Just as long as it's not hard seltzer.

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

I'm making a declaration now. HARD SELTZER IS JUST ZIMA IN DISGUISE.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

Feature Busch in it every week. Probably get Busch to sponsor TKP

(add if applicable) /s

Colgate (-2) over Villanova who I had no idea had football
Youngstown State (-1.5) v Sanmford
Miami v Florida (-7) The fanbase of every school in Florida is terrible.
Arizona (-11) v Hawaii I thought the Generals Warriors were due!

Click here to destroy wall.

Colgate
Penguins
Canes
Rainbow Warriors

@Fightin_Gobbler

Go Hokies

Go Falcons

Colgate
Samford
Florida
Zona

Toothpaste
Fightin' Pelinis
Jorts
Bows

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

Colgate
Youngstown
Florida
Hawaii

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

Villanova
Youngstown State
Florida
Arizona

Beer of the week for 4VPISU

Perfect Storm from Treehouse Brewing Co.

You don't have a reg TH hook-up do you? Asking for myself.
And if you have access to Foley Brothers...I need some more of that.

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

Not like I used to - my buddy went on a mini-honeymoon to the Northeast and brought this back. Burley trades well for TH, I'm sure you can find a regular trader around Tree House that is ISO Burley Jreams. Are you in "Tree House Trading Arena" on facebook?

I was. Burley has gotten so crazy with releases that a few months ago, if you weren't in line at 5am, you didn't get beer. Going to the private cellar share this weekend there, so I can get some goodies. Just hate shipping as well, and with the heat this summer, things didn't survive well. Add to it the general crack downs on trading/shipping....well, it's also an added expense.

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

Colgate
Fighting Pellinis
Gators
Aloha

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Nova v Toothpaste (-2) Nova +2 Crest is better
Mr. Pelini's Penguins (-1.5) v Stanford Knockoff Youngstown, as always -1.5
Ibes [Plural] v Jorts (-7) Gators -7 No hurricanes this season so far. Nathan implodes on the sidelines. Gators have 35 at half.
The Fightin' Rich Rods (-11) v THE RAINBOW WARRIORS Zona -11 meh

Picking up some of this Saturday morning. It's the big brother of Citralaxy...and the last batch was on point.

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

Nova
Penguins
Gators
Arizona

Nova v Toothpaste (-2)
Mr. Pelini's Penguins (-1.5) v Stanford Knockoff
Ibes [Plural] v Jorts (-7)
The Fightin' Rich Rods (-11) v THE RAINBOW WARRIORS

First, thanks for taking this on and keeping this going. Loved the post.

Nova v Toothpaste (-2)
Mr. Pelini's Penguins (-1.5) v Stanford Knockoff
Ibes [Plural] v Jorts (-7)
The Fightin' Rich Rods (-11) v THE RAINBOW WARRIORS

First, thanks for taking this on and keeping this going. Loved the post.

Thanks man. Really had no idea what the reception would be, but I think most people are here to pick some teams and talk about beer so can't really mess that up.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

Toothpaste (-2)
Mr. Pelini's Penguins (-1.5)
Ibes [Plural] (+7)
THE RAINBOW WARRIORS (+11)

Villanova
Youngstown State
Florida
Hawaii

Colgate (-2) vs Villanova
Youngstown State (-1.5) v Samford
Miami v Florida (-7)
Arizona (-11) v Hawaii

Crest 3D Whitener
Bo Pelini
Bwahhh b-bah-bah-bah GO! GATORS!
Khalil Tate makes a roaring comeback.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Colgate
Youngstown
Florida
Arizona

VT '10 #AllMaroonEverything

Colgate
Youngstown State
Florida
Hawaii

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

Colgate
Youngstown State
Florida
Arizona

Colgate
Youngstown St
Florida
Hawaii

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Colgate
Youngstown
Florida
Arizona

With no commentary.
Anyone going to Boston next weekend?

foresthokie
US Navy Vet

Toothpaste
Yungins
Jorts
Housecats

(add if applicable) /s

Give me:
Villanova (why the hell not?)
Youngstown State (Bo Pelini as HC and Jim Tressel as university president? You beat them and you end up wearing concrete boots).
Florida (Miami's gonna be a hot mess for at least a few weeks)
Hawai'i (I'll take just about anyone at home +11 against a mediocre Pac12 team)

No beer for me this week. Gonna pop the cork on the new Blood Oath Pact 5 bourbon I just got my hands on.

You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.
John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

Colgate
Youngstown
Florida
Hawaii

Well done. Thanks.

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JP

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

Villanova
Youngstown State
Florida
Arizona

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Colgate
Youngstown State
Florida
Arizona

"Vick, dashing back . . . here he comes again . . . Electrifying . . . and have you ever seen anything like this?"

Nova (Colgate's record was a bit inflated by having played exactly, um, one team with a winning record prior to the playoffs, and losing to said team.)

Samford (I was not, in fact, surprised to see them lose to FSU by ten. I turned that game on in the second quarter and watched the rest, and they absolutely should have beaten the Noles.)

Miami (Who is a QB away from being bak. Also, I'm not convinced UF's offense will let them run away with this one.)

Hawai'i (Zona will probably win, but not by much. No idea why I have more to say about the FCS games this week than the FBS games.)

Colgate
Youngstown
Florida
Arizona

I felt good about Miami til it got to -7. I see -11 but not -7.

Beer of the week:

Colgate
Youngstown
Florida
Hawaii

Go Hokies

Colgate
Youngstown
Florida
Arizona

Nova v Toothpaste (-2)
Mr. Pelini's Penguins (-1.5) v Stanford Knockoff
Ibes [Plural] v Jorts (-7)
The Fightin' Rich Rods (-11) v THE RAINBOW WARRIORS

I agree with your assessments.

Beer of the year....

but the alcohol free kind.....thanks Afghanistan....

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

Villanova @ Colgate
Youngstown State @ Samford
Miami (FL) vs Florida - By a wide, wide margin.
Arizona @ Hawaii

Nova
Youngstown
Florida
Zona

"If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is not for you." - Anonymous

Villanova @ Colgate
Youngstown State @ Samford
Miami (FL) vs Florida
Arizona @ Hawaii

Nova. Crest > Colgate.
Youngstown State
UF. Miami ain't Bak.
Zona.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD