Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday 10/31 (Halloween) Quickie

There comes a moment in every parent's life when commitment to children conflicts with commitment to sports fandom. This is one of those days, as the Florida-Georgia game overlaps with the hour of trick-or-treating that will happen between 5 and 6 in my neighborhood. At least there will be a bag of my kids' candy for my gorging pleasure for the DVR-ed 2nd half. Anyway...

CFB Picks:
1 Florida over Georgia -- Big day for Tebow, I predict.
3 Texas over @ 14 Oklahoma St -- GOTW 1
4 Iowa over Indiana
10 Oregon over 5 USC -- GOTW 2
6 TCU over UNLV
7 Boise State over San Jose State
8 Cincinnati over @Syracuse
9 LSU over Tulane
11 Georgia Tech over @Vanderbilt
12 Penn St over @Northwestern
16 Utah over Wyoming
17 Ohio St over New Mexico St
18 Houston over Southern Miss -- Take the over!
19 Miami over @ Wake Forest
Tennessee over 22 South Carolina -- Upset Special
23 Notre Dame over Washington State
24 Cal over @ Arizona St
25 Ole Miss over @ Auburn

Other Games of Note:
Central Michigan over @ Boston College
NC State over @ Florida State
Wisconsin over Purdue
Nebraska over @ Baylor
Texas A&M over Iowa State
Duke over @ Virginia
Texas Tech over Kansas
Oklahoma over Kansas State

More on today's radar:

World Series Game 3: "Pivotal?" Not quite. But close.

West Virginia upset: Makes Cincy's win over South Florida a little more impressive, no?

Welcome, John Wall: Two-game suspension before being eligible? No problem.

NBA Wrap:
Mavs rout Lakers. Didn't see that coming...

Cavs win 1st of the season (you know it's a slow start when that's a big deal)...

Watched the Wiz-Hawks game last night with my brother-in-law, who is a huge Hawks fan; I'll still pick the Wiz to finish ahead of ATL in the East...

Jonny Flynn Rookie-of-the-Year Watch: 17 pts...

Damn, the Celtics look good (crushed the Bulls, although the Bulls were playing on back-to-back nights)...

The Thunder are 2-0, and Kevin Durant is through-2-games NBA MVP.

Great day of college football ahead. Enjoy it -- and if you're taking your kids out trick-or-treating, be sure to save some candy for yourself. If you're just staying home, acknowledge that there are parents behind those kids and spend the extra $5 for some decent candy options.

-- D.S.

1 comment:

Precourt said...

Can you please start the Golden Tate for Heisman Talk?

Someone has to do it.