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NCAA D1 Football Week 5 2015, OPEN

by coldwarrior ( 127 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at October 3rd, 2015 - 5:00 pm

I was made aware the Realwest has passed after a long battle with cancer. We send prayers and well wishes to his family.


Cincinnati is my new favorite team, because the team who beats Miami this week is my new Fave!

So, Lets get to it!


1. Ohio State
2. Michigan State
3. Ole Miss
4. TCU
5. Baylor
6. Notre Dame
8. Georgia
9. LSU
10. Utah
11. Florida State
12. Clemson
13. Alabama
14. Texas A&M
15. Northwestern
17. USC
18. Stanford
19. Wisconsin
20. Oklahoma State
21. Mississippi State
22. Michigan
23. West Virginia
24. California
25. Florida


That’s Cal ranked and Tennessee not…Sorry Rain.

#1 Ohio State at Indiana – Sat, Oct 3, 3:30 PM ET…I would love to see IU beat that spread! The Buckeyes have this trend recently to slack off a bit and do just what is neccesary, this will bite them in the butt eventually.

#13 Alabama at #8 Georgia – Sat, Oct 3, 3:30 PM ET Bama is a one point dog!!! ‘Bama aint gonna lose two in a row.

#3 Ole Miss at #25 Florida – Sat, Oct 3, 7:00 PM ET Ole Miss is a 6.5 fave in this one. They are FOR REAL if they beat the Gators. They will win but wont cover. I’m taking the Gators with the points.

#21 Mississippi State at #14 Texas A&M – Sat, Oct 3, 7:30 PM ET, I am always a TAMU fan. It’s on my bucket list to see a game at College Station. Mioss is a 3.5 dog, TAMU wins and covers.

#6 Notre Dame at #12 Clemson – Sat, Oct 3, 8:00 PM ET I bet against ND last week and lost. Never bet against the Touchdown Jesus or yinz will get burned! ND is a 3 point dog at Clem(p)son (another destination on my college home game bucket list). Ok, ND covers an wins on the road.


NCAA D1 Football 2015 Week 4

by coldwarrior ( 123 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at September 26th, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Just a quick drive by this time as I have to get these ribs done and this beer brewed. I have 48 hours off!  WOOOOOO!!!!!


Anyway. #22 BYU at Michigan – Sat, Sep 26, 12:00 PM ET I look for Michigan to beat up on Utah and beat the spread at home….OOOPS! BYU is a 7 point DOG! M is favored to beat U.


#20 Georgia Tech at Duke – Sat, Sep 26, 12:00 PM ET I think Duke can Cover against GT who is giving 7.


Tennessee at Florida – Sat, Sep 26, 3:30 PM ET  Tennessee is in a MUST win against the Gators….I’d LOVE for that to happen. This is a pickem’ and i pick The VOLS!


#24 Oklahoma State at Texas – Sat, Sep 26, 3:30 PM ET OK state is at Texas and they will cover. the spread is 2.5


#3 TCU at Texas Tech – Sat, Sep 26, 4:45 PM ET  TCU is a 5 point favorite at Ttech….man, I have a feeling that Tech wins this but I wont bet that way. TCU beats the spread.


#14 Texas A&M at Arkansas – Sat, Sep 26, 7:00 PM ET TAMU is a 6 point favorite against Arkansas on the road. The Razorbacks cover.


#9 UCLA is at #16AZ and is a 2 point fave…nope. AZ wins this one in the sand.

Incarnate Word at UTEP…..UTEP covers the 32 point spread.


#18 Utah at #13 Oregon – Sat, Sep 26, 8:30 PM ET. Oregon is a 10 point favorite and beats that spread.


#19 USC at Arizona State – Sat, Sep 26, 10:30 PM ET…USC loses again and AZ state covers.




NCAA D1 Football Week 3 2015

by coldwarrior ( 81 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread, Sports at September 19th, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Do we have some match-ups for yinz!


AP Poll

Team Record PTS

#14 Georgia Tech

#8 Notre Dame

3:30 PM NBC

The Ramblin’ Wreck is a 3 point favorite at The Touchdown Jesus! I don’t think the ND D can hang with the GT offense. GT covers and wins.

#18 Auburn

#13 LSU

3:30 PM CBS

LSU is a 7 point favorite at home. This will be another epic SEC ball game. LSU should win at home but might not cover.

#15 Ole Miss   #2 Alabama 9:15 PM ESPN

‘Bama is a 7 point favorite. make it 14…’Bama beats the spread

#19 BYU #10 UCLA 10:30 PM FOXS1

The Mormons versus the Porn stars…. 😆 BYU covers their 17 point dog collar.

BONUS….Stanford can beat #6 USC on the road…i bet they cover at least.

NCAA D1 Football 2015 Week 2

by coldwarrior ( 28 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread, saturday lecture series at September 12th, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Week Two is upon us. Ohio State had a little scare in Blacksburg last week. But, like ESPN says, Michigan is the center of the football universe today:

It’s a great time for football in the state of Michigan.

The state’s two flagship programs, Michigan and Michigan State, open their home seasons Saturday with as much combined optimism and national appeal as they’ve ever had. If the Detroit Lions were playing at home Sunday (sadly, they’re in San Diego) a quarter million people would have clicked through stadium turnstiles within a 90-mile radius in Michigan’s eastern half to watch a football game this weekend.

Attendance for the two college games is likely to creep close to 200,000 by the time No. 5 Michigan State kicks off against No. 7 Oregon, Spartan Stadium’s first top-10 matchup in a half century. Earlier in the day, Jim Harbaugh will make the most anticipated home coaching debut in state history when he leads the Wolverines out of the tunnel to take on Oregon State.

Now, the standings, no surprises thus far:
Bowl Subdivision Polls
AP Top 25

1.Ohio St. (61)
5.Michigan St.
9.Notre Dame
11.Florida St.
15.Georgia Tech
16.Texas A&M
20.Boise St.
25.Mississippi St.

The three big games are:

#19 Oklahoma #23 Tennessee 6:00 PM ESPN–I have to root for The VOLS! OU is getting 1 point on the road. No respect for Tennessee. This is a huge game for the Vols, win this and they are for real. Lose, and well…

#7 Oregon #5 Michigan State 8:00 PM ABC Oregon is getting 4 points. I so want MSU to win this and cover. I am so sick and tired of putting up with the Ducks and the press loving the Ducs. Then they fail mightily at the end of the season when they meet someone from a tough conference like the Big 10 r the SEC.

#14 LSU #25 Mississippi State 9:15 PM ESPN– LSU is giving Mississippi 4 points at home. You get three for being at home, so that is a 1 point spread. The money is seeing a close game here.

BONUS: BOise State is a 2.5 favorite at BYU…The Heathen Mountain Scum beat the Mormons and cover on the road.

NCAA D1 Football 2015 Open Thread

by coldwarrior ( 33 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at September 5th, 2015 - 5:00 pm

It’s an open thread.


Well, tempus fugit and all that! It’s time for football! This promises to be a very interesting and exciting season as ESPN explains in this link. Many Many variables are in play with many unknowns starting the 2015 season.


One thing is for sure, The Ohio State Buckeyes are the best team in football depth wise. They are not in the top 25 discipline wise:

Ohio State is unquestionably the most complete team on paper entering the season. The Buckeyes aren’t without challenges; they must sort out who starts at quarterback and overcome an opener against Virginia Tech, the only team to beat them last season, without four players, including star defensive end Joey Bosa, who are suspended due to either marijuana or academics, a source told ESPN’s Joe Schad. But Urban Meyer’s team enters the season with more championship-type ingredients than anyone. Good luck finding many other teams that can feel completely at ease about their quarterback, their offensive line and their defensive line.

OSU’s Achilles’ Heel under Jim Tressel and then Urban Meyer has been discipline off the field. Terrelle Pryor being a prime example of it. Yet another squirrel-brained, moderately talented, gadget/runner to fail out of the bigs…see Tim Tebow and Johhny “football’ Manziel as further examples of this type of QB.

The Championship is OSU’s to lose.


Alabama could be overdue for a national title, but the Tide must navigate a neutral-site opener against Wisconsin as well as trips to Auburn, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and a crossover test at Georgia, which last played Alabama in the regular season in 2008. Nick Saban’s team faces four teams coming off open weeks, while no other SEC team faces more than two.

USC’s long-awaited return to glory could be sidetracked by a slate featuring Pac-12 division crossovers against Stanford (home) and Oregon (road), trips to Notre Dame and Arizona State, and home tests against Arizona, Utah and UCLA. The Trojans could face seven or eight ranked teams — not a great draw for a team still not quite over the hump with its roster depth.

Taxing schedules could trip up teams like Georgia (division crossovers with Auburn and Alabama and a trip to Georgia Tech), Georgia Tech (division crossovers against Florida State and Clemson), and Arkansas (road trips to Alabama, Ole Miss, LSU and Tennessee, plus a neutral-site game against Texas A&M).

All these factors could make the 2015 season feel more like Royal Rumble than WrestleMania — without the script, of course. My unscientific hypothesis is that most college football fans will revel in the madness.

Most of you fans like drama, at least in moderation. You celebrate the weeks where upsets pop up like thunderstorms, and quickly forget those that follow the oddsmakers’ scripts.

But here’s the ultimate test: How did you feel about the 2007 season? LSU fans, you’re excused because we know the answer. But for the rest, did you view that season, especially the final few weeks, as a wild ride of endless entertainment, or a detour into murky messiness? It’s OK to say both, but you have to lean one way or the other.

For those who need a refresher, 2007 was madness. South Florida rose to No. 2 in Week 8, only to be replaced by Boston College at No. 2 in Week 9. Other nontraditional brands like Kansas, Missouri and West Virginia also cracked the top 3 of the BCS standings. The BCS standings after Week 13 looked like this: No. 1 Missouri, No. 2 West Virginia, No. 3 Ohio State, No. 4 Georgia, No. 5 Kansas, No. 6 Virginia Tech, No. 7 LSU.

A week later, they looked like this: No. 1 Ohio State, No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Virginia Tech, No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 5 Georgia, No. 6 Missouri, No. 7 USC.

Just imagine if there had been a playoff and a selection committee that year. The committee had it pretty easy in its first go-round, and came out looking sharp after Ohio State won the national title.

There should be more angst in the decision room this year. A two-loss team won it all in 2007, and a two-loss playoff participant certainly seems possible this season.

So sit back, relax and enjoy what should be a wild ride this season. Or find a good hiding place.

NCAA D1 Football Playoff OPEN

by coldwarrior ( 134 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at January 1st, 2015 - 12:00 pm

*It’s an open thread, talk about what yinz want*


D1 playoffs are finally here! No computers, no voters, no bull….well, except TCU put on one hell of a show:

ATLANTA — Gary Patterson knew just what to say when asked if TCU’s rout of Mississippi was a statement the Horned Frogs should have been in the four-team playoff.

“I don’t think I have to say anything,” Patterson said.

No need. The Horned Frogs said it all on the field.

Playing like a team motivated by the playoff snub, No. 6 TCU rode three touchdown passes from Trevone Boykin and a dominant defense to a 42-3 rout of No. 9 Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl on Wednesday.

Josh Doctson had two touchdown catches and Aaron Green ran for a score and added a touchdown reception for the Horned Frogs (12-1).

“We showed Atlanta, the crowd and everyone that we deserve to be in the playoffs competing for the national championship,” said receiver Kolby Listenbee, who threw a touchdown pass and had a scoring catch.

Added Doctson: “I think people around the nation will be talking about us for a while now.”

TCU fans also were thinking of the national championship they can’t win.

Late in the third quarter, when the lead was 42-0, TCU fans targeted the No. 1 seed in the playoff when they chanted “We want Bama!”

Ole Miss (9-4) lost four of its last six games. Bo Wallace threw three interceptions, including one caught in the Rebels end zone by defensive end James McFarland for a touchdown.

TCU looked like a championship contender to Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze.

“TCU is a very good team,” Freeze said. “They deserved every mention they got this year to be in the hunt for one of the four. … I’m glad I’m not on that committee to pick the four. They certainly could compete with any of the four in it, there’s no question in my mind.”

The action was as lopsided as the score. TCU finished with 423 yards and allowed only 129 to Ole Miss. The Rebels were held to 9 yards rushing in the biggest margin of victory in Peach Bowl history.

TCU led 28-0 at halftime.

“The first half was like a straight punch in the mouth,” said Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram.

Ole Miss ranked first in the nation with its average of only 13.8 points allowed. Turnovers and TCU’s quick-strike offense were too much to overcome.

Looks like the Big12 will be getting a Division Championship game in the near future!

On with the show!

Thursday, January 1
12:00 PM No. 19 Auburn vs. No. 18 Wisconsin*
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12:30 PM No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 5 Baylor*
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1:00 PM No. 16 Missouri vs. No. 25 Minnesota*
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5:00 PM No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 3 Florida State*
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8:30 PM No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Ohio State*
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These are all good games,FSU is an 8 point dog? Oh hell no. Oregon is overrated again this year out of a weak PAC12. I say they beat the spread.

‘Bama is a 9 point favorite over the Buckeyes. Hmmmm….they can beat that spread….It’s Bama and FSU in the final.


Baylor is a 2.5 point dog against MSU? Man, I don’t know about that.



by coldwarrior ( 69 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at December 13th, 2014 - 3:00 pm

but…I must say, Navy’s helmet design is PROPER!


Maybe Army will win one of these years.


it’s an open thread.

GO ARMY, Beat navy…2014 Lecture and Open

by coldwarrior ( 45 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at December 13th, 2014 - 6:00 am

Well, lets try this again. and i yawn.

GO Army!!! Army has…well…mmmm….welllll….


Navy has won 12 in a row.


….the last time Army won was 2001.



NCAA D1 Football week 16, Yinz WIn, Yinz is In!

by coldwarrior ( 168 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Open thread at December 6th, 2014 - 5:00 pm

it’s an open thread, talk about whatever yinz want!


This week is the division finals. Yeah, Oregon is already in the playoffs and will be blown out by any team from the SEC…again.


Well, this is all that matters this week:

College Football Playoff Rankings
1 Alabama 11-1
2 Oregon 11-1
3 TCU 10-1
4 Florida State 12-0
5 Ohio State 11-1
6 Baylor 10-1

4:00 PMNo. 1 Alabama vs. No. 16 Missouri*. The SEC championship. Bama runs rough shod over Mizzou.

7:45 PMNo. 9 Kansas State at No. 6 Baylor. Big 12, not so big this year

8:00 PMNo. 4 Florida State vs. No. 11 Georgia Tech*. I want Ga Tech to win this game soooo bad.

8:17 PMNo. 13 Wisconsin vs. No. 5 Ohio State*. OSU will not deserve a playoff birth even if they win.

10:00 PM Fresno State at No. 22 Boise State.  SMURF TURF!

NCAA D1 Football 2014 Week 13 OPEN OOT

by coldwarrior ( 23 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, OOT at November 22nd, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Its an OPEN THREAD AND OOT…Talk about whatever yinz want, the footbal games are going on on the TV’s behind the bar. Who wants a drink?


Ahhh yes…the playoffs draw near and all is just about right in the football universe. Oregon is in the top 4 and will choke in the playoffs against any given SEC team. ‘Bama is back in it.  Let’s get to it shall we?

College Football Playoff Rankings
1 Alabama 9-1
2 Oregon 9-1
3 Florida State 10-0
4 Mississippi State 9-1
5 TCU 9-1
6 Ohio State 9-1
7 Baylor 8-1
8 Ole Miss 8-2
9 UCLA 8-2
10 Georgia 8-2
11 Michigan State 8-2
12 Kansas State 7-2
13 Arizona State 8-2
14 Auburn 7-3
15 Arizona 8-2
16 Wisconsin 8-2
17 Utah 7-3
18 Georgia Tech 9-2
19 USC 7-3
20 Missouri 8-2
21 Oklahoma 7-3
22 Clemson 7-3
23 Nebraska 8-2
24 Louisville 7-3
25 Minnesota 7-3

‘Bama, Ducks, Criminal Element, and Bulldogs round out the top 4. Ducks lose to each and every one of them.

Here’s the games I’ll be looking at whilst rebuilding the stairway on the main floor. We had the Amish guys make us some hemlock steps. They look pretty good so far.

12:00 PMNo. 25 Minnesota at No. 23 Nebraska.  I like this game…battle of the corn fed!

3:30 PMNo. 8 Ole Miss at Arkansas. Arkansas is due…they are due…

3:30 PMNo. 15 Arizona at No. 17 Utah. This should be a pretty good game, I’ll root for Da Utes!

8:00 PMNo. 19 USC at No. 9 UCLA. Always a classic. The fight for LA and hands down, THE prettiest cheerleaders in all of Football.