PICK 6 2022- WEEK 4 - WE DIDN'T START THE (COUCH) FIRE

Quick and dirty 2am PICK 6 POST (WOOOO INSOMNIA) because we've got a THURSDAY NIGHT HOKIE GAME this week!

Week 3 RECAP:
While the team more than less successfully navigated 60 minutes in the TerrierDome, KingJames and freefall came heartbreakingly close to that coveted 6-0. Two of our members only experienced heartbreak, going 0-6. Now it's true gut-check time: do I still trust my instincts, or is it time to go full Costanza?

Our thoughts and bourbon are with you (in spirits) this week.

Fun news! Looks like we're playing for the coveted handcarved Turkey Box Call which means I need to get my ass in gear.

I give her full marks for enthusiasm if not technique.

Onto THE GAMES!
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THE HILLTOP DENTAL SOCIETY @ THE VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (WV -2.5)
If Vegas gives normal home crowds a 3 point advantage, how many points is Thursday Night Lane worth? I was expecting to be a much bigger dog in this one. Are you of a "find a silver-lining" mindset or a "literally against all odds" type?

CLEMSON @ THE 2021 ATLANTIC DIVISION CHAMPIONS WAKE FOREST (CLEM -7.5)
No matter how many times I think about it, it's still just weird.

BAYLOR @ IOWA STATE (ISU -2.5)
Cyclones aren't the only kind of funnels in Ames on a Saturday. Or a Tuesday. What else is there to do?

MINNESOTA @ SPARTY (MINN -3.5)
Which soundtrack is playing after the final whistle? 300 or Caddyshack?

ARKANSAS @ aTm (Tammies -2.5)
These Pigs have a pulse this year but what are those wings made out of?

WISCONSIN @ OHIO STATE (anOSU -17.5)
The tiebreaker game is a high-roller! WISCY is beatable but can they be made into a drum?

SUMMARY
COUSINS @ VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (WVU -2.5)
CLEMSON @ WAKE FOREST (CLEM -7.5)
BAYLOR @ IOWA STATE (ISU -2.5)
MINNESOTA @ MICH ST (MINN -3.5)
ARKANSAS @ aTm (Tammies -2.5)
WISCY @ OHIO STATE (anOSU -17.5)

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COUSINS @ VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (WVU -2.5) Never bet against Tech in a grudge match.
CLEMSON @ WAKE FOREST (CLEM -7.5) Wake will keep it close
BAYLOR @ IOWA STATE (ISU -2.5) Baylor wins outright
MINNESOTA @ MICH ST (MINN -3.5) Been burned by the Spartans already.
ARKANSAS @ aTm (Tammies -2.5)
WISCY @ OHIO STATE (anOSU -17.5) To big a spread for me.


(To cover)

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

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I hate that the VT is in this week. I also saw us as bigger dogs in this match and I've got some ground to make up after 1-5 this week. WVUs offense is enough to wear our secondary down and our offense doesn't find its stride WVU -2.5 :( and no gif for this one.

Deacons - two unproven teams I'll take the QB that's playing better.

Baylor

Minnesota

Woo Pig

Ohio State - another team not deserving of a gif but they'll try to differentiate themself from the pack this week and they lay it on Wiscy.

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Well this was a fantastic week.

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the lone 6-0 this week! Well done (catapulting yourself into 2nd)!

Onward and upward

COUSINS @ VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (WVU -2.5) - as is tradition, I'm picking against the Hokies (the only time I picked the Hokies, they lost to ODU...so...my b)
CLEMSON @ WAKE FOREST (CLEM -7.5) - this is a tough one; I think Clemson might win but it'll be close
BAYLOR @ IOWA STATE (ISU -2.5) - my goodness! you know how to pick tough ones...I have no idea...neither team has really played anyone of note yet. My gut says Baylor is going to outscore ISU
MINNESOTA @ MICH ST (MINN -3.5) - I think Mich. State is overrated. Both teams have played one game against a PAC opponent. Minn made theirs look like FCS. I'll take Minn.
ARKANSAS @ aTm (Tammies -2.5) - The Tammies are still overrated IMO. They lost to App St. and beat a very overrated Miami team that is definitely NOT Bak. Plus, I really like Sam Pittman - I think he's a good coach.
WISCY @ OHIO STATE (anOSU -17.5) - ughh...Wiscy hasn't looked good against the one team with a pulse that they've played. OSU's ranking is inflated by beating an overrated ND team. I think OSU wins, but Wiscy gets the backdoor cover on a late score.

Onward and upward

WVU
Clemson
Baylor
Minnesota
Texas A&M
Ohio State

To be the man you gotta beat the man!

COUSINS @ VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (WVU -2.5) hate to do but I really just don't know if the O keeps up enough to win
CLEMSON @ WAKE FOREST (CLEM -7.5) feels like a FG game
BAYLOR @ IOWA STATE (ISU -2.5)
MINNESOTA @ MICH ST (MINN -3.5)
ARKANSAS @ aTm (Tammies -2.5) woo pig baby
WISCY @ OHIO STATE (anOSU -17.5) OSU is still the B1G death star until further notice

0-6 represent! Thus why I rarelyyy ever put bet on college. So finicky, those kids.

Tech. Lane's gonna be a mad house and I think the defense will play accordingly.
Wake. I think Clemson still aint Clemson of the last 5-10yrs.
Baylor. If this game was later in the year, I'd be all in on Iowa State...they always seem to sneak one away from somebody at home, don't think this is the one.
Minnesota. I think that's who I picked in the app...but anyways, Sparty looked awful in Washington.
Arkansas. A&M is bleh.
Wiscy. They won't win by any stretch, but 17.5 is a lot of points against a decent defense.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

I'm hoping you go 6-0 this week! You made all the same picks as me (except the Hokies, who I always pick against because...superstition)

Onward and upward

Damn, I already missed 2 week, lol

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

Hokies
Clemson
Baylor
Minnesota (Washington beats Sparty twice this week)
Arkansas
Ohio State

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

Cousins (I think I just threw up a little in my mouth)
WF (I'm not so sure Clemson doesn't win, but I think Wake covers)
Baylor (ISt barely beat my wife's Hawkeyes. Baylor BIG)
Gophers rowin' the boat.
Arky rubs Jimbo's face in it.
Wisky beats the spread but goes home 1-2.

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

Wish I had more confidence, but until I see a coherent offensive game plan, it's hard to pick the good guys. 'eers cover in an old-fashioned defensive struggle.

Hard to believe that this is even a debate, but... I'll go with Clemson to cover.

Cyclones keep it rolling & cover at home.

Gophers cover.

aTm might be kings of the late-nite cringefest but hogs silence the 12th man with a win.

tOSU wins but doesn't cover as Wiscy's run game and D keep it close.

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."
--unknown

COUSINS @ VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES BD(efense)E in Lane on Thursday will bring the Black Diamond home.
CLEMSON @ WAKE FOREST Using my inverse instincts for this pick. Also, Klempsin ain't played nobody.
MINNESOTA @ MICH ST Sparty won't fail me 2 weeks in a row.
ARKANSAS @ aTm Woo Pig sooie
WISCY @ OHIO STATE anOSU just has too much talent.
BAYLOR @ IOWA STATE
I am not a fan of Baylor because reasons, but I don't hate them as much as Croy and the Boys. This has to be one of the all-time greatest rivalry/spiteful songs ever. I wish we had something similar for our match up.

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

uva - the taint of the ACC

COUSINS- not outright. I've only ever witnessed 1 loss in Lane stadium. Let's keep that going

CLEMSON- Maybe?

BAYLOR- Flipped a coin

MINNESOTA- actually surprised the line is this close

ARKANSAS- aTm feels more overrated than Arkansas

WISCY- Appy State showed what can happen by keeping the ball away from the other team.

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

WVU. If we win, awesome, if WVU covers, I get the point. If we cover, meh. Any way, my Thursday morning is going to be one of the worst days of my life, so I'm glad there's a game that night to take my mind off things.

Am I really picking Wake to cover??? Yes

Iowa State

Minnesota. Unlike Max, I do think Sparty can burn me two weeks in a row

Hogs

No chance in hell I'm picking anybody to beat Wisky by 17.5.

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

Hokies +2.5 eff em.
Clemson -7.5
Baylor +2.5
Minnesota -3.5
Arkansas +2.5
Ohio St -17.5

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COUSINS @ VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (WVU -2.5) - don't think our O will be able to keep up. Not that I think they will abuse our defense but I just think they will eventually wear down the D and probably get a deep shot or two in b/c our offense won't be able to sustain drives and score as often.

CLEMSON @ WAKE FOREST (CLEM -7.5) - I still don't buy the wake hype.

BAYLOR @ IOWA STATE (ISU -2.5)

MINNESOTA @ MICH ST (MINN -3.5)

ARKANSAS @ aTm (Tammies -2.5)

WISCY @ OHIO STATE (anOSU -17.5)

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

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Hokies
Clemson
Iowa State
Minn
Arkansas
Wisconsis

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

I told him Iā€™d crawl on my hands and knees to be the DL coach at Virginia Tech. Now, all of a sudden, Iā€™m sitting in this chair and I told him Iā€™d still crawl on my hands and knees to work here. I just want to be here.
JC Price

VT (+2.5)
Clemson (-7.5)
BU (+2.5)
Minny (-3.5)
TA&M (-2.5)
OSU (-17.5)

Ugh...why the fuck did I switch to Klempson this morning?

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Dammit. If Klempson had just made the 2 pt conversion.....

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Can't believe I picked VT, could have swore I picked WVU šŸ˜­

My inability to choose anyone else VT hurt today. I didn't think we'd win, but didn't matter it's VT for me!

I put actual money on Wake but put Clemson in my picks...why? 3-3 isn't bad but I need every point I can get

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

I hate being right about picking against my Hokies, but boy does 1st place feel good. If anything else, being dead wrong about MSU last week was a good consolation for Tucker and MSU basically ruining the CFB coaching market.

I'll pick the Hokies every week regardless idc

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

I went 4-2. Had to pick the Hokies, and I thought Wiscy was a little better than they were.

in a way the Wiscy debacle didn't really surprise me...but I did think it would be closer. I thought for sure Wisconsin would score a late TD to get a backdoor cover. I have a hard time picking a team to win when the spread is more than 14.5. Oh well. 5-1 ain't bad so I'm not complaining

Onward and upward

I repeat....ugh. Plummeting down from first place with two 2-4 weeks in a row. I'm stunned I'm still only 2 points back.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

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