Saturday, November 26, 2011

Celeb o'the Day - Sylvie van der Vaart

Sylvie van der Vaart
Sylvie van der Vaart

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Kentucky

Congrats to the Kentucky Wildcats!  First win over Tennessee since 1984 and first at home since 1981.

Yes, we got jobbed on that 'fumble' call (clearly a fumble, UT clearly recovered) but we played awful the whole game and Kentucky wanted it a bit more.

1-26 in the last 27 years... Time to start a new string.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Name that Party

QUITMAN, GA (WALB) - 12 former Brooks County officials were indicted for voter fraud. The suspects are accused of illegally helping people vote by absentee ballot.(link)
Short story so I can't quote much of it; but the three (3) paragraphs seem to never mention the party of the offenders. Name that Party (TM) used to be a regular here and on Don Surber's blog

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Football Picks of the Week

8-0 in the SEC last week (41-9, 82%), 3-1 T25/US (19-13, 59.4%)

SEC:

Tennessee travels to Kentucky: A bowl game is on the line for the Vols and #27 in the streak (wins by UT over KY); Bray should be closer to 100% and UT's defense is much better than Kentucky's: UT 31 - KY 13

#1 LSU vs #3 Arkansas: Huge matchup of prolific offense (Ark) vs prolific defense (LSU), This is at LSU so there's a huge edge right there, along with the fact that LSU's offense is 5x better than Arkansas' defense: LSU 27 - Ark 20

#2 Alabama at #24 Auburn: Semi-final game for the Tide in their quest to the National Title Game. Auburn won last year on Cam's greatest comeback, but he's no longer there and the Tigers have a lot of trouble stopping the run (uh oh for them, ala Trent): ALA 35 - AU 10

#13 Georgia at #23 Georgia Tech: Georgia will give up 300+ rushing yards to Tech and still win: UGA 28 - GT 25

Vanderbilt at Wake Forest: Bowl game elimination game for Vandy; after being pissed off all week for the way the UT game ended, they'll start out on fire; it won't last, but the lead will hold up: Vandy 21 - Wake 17

Florida State travels to Florida: Florida is a mess; their offense is in the skids and they can't stop the run: FSU 35 - UF 20

Ole Miss at Mississippi State: Nutts last game for Ole Miss; you'd think it would inspire them to send him out with a win; you'd think wrong: MSU 20 - Miss 7

#17 Clemson at #12 South Carolina: Clemson got bombed by NC State last week; SC wins, but they are missing their most important player (Lattimore): Since this game is at home, I'll give SC the advantage over the reeling Tigers: SC 20 - Clem 19

T25
#8 Houston stays unbeaten against a rough Tulsa team on the road;
#5 Virginia Tech takes the ACC Coastal (?) with a close win over Virginia
#9 Oklahoma makes Iowa State remember that it isn't that good;

US: Texas A&M takes out #24 Texas

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Football Picks of the Week

6-1 SEC last week (33-9, 78.6%) 1-3 T25/US (16-12, 57.1%)

SEC

Tennessee at home against Vanderbilt; UT needs to win this one and the last one against Ky to get to a bowl and have a .500 season; Vandy wins this one or the next (Wake Forest) and they go to a bowl. Vandy is playing better, but UT gets Bray back for this one and history is on the Vols side; UT 25 - VU 21

#12 South Carolina over Citadel; #3 Alabama over Georgia Southern; #24 Auburn over Samford; Florida over Furman; #1 LSU over Ole Miss; #14 Georgia over Kentucky : All these games will be 21+ point blowouts.

#9 Arkansas will run and gun and hold off Mississippi State; Ark 42 - MSU 35

T25
Athlon
#5 Oklahoma rolls #22 Baylor
#10 Boise St takes out frustrations on San Diego State
#9 Stanford does likewise on California

US
USC hands the #4 Oregon Ducks another loss and makes the LSU/Alabama rematch that much more probable.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Football Picks of the Week

Running late this week; got married last sunday :)  I'll get a pic or 2 up later

5-2 in the SEC last week (27-8, 77.1%) 3-1 in T25/US (15-9, 62.5%)

SEC

Tennessee travels to #8 Arkansas; not a good game to get on track in the SEC for the Vols :(  Arkansas has more weapons than we do. Arkansas 35 - UT 20

Florida is at #13 South Carolina; SC should beat them like a drum; somehow I don't think they will and Florida will pull the upset (and send Georgia to the SEC championship); FL 28 - SC 27

SEC
Kentucky at Vandy; elimination day for one of these teams (bowl wise) and it will be Kentucky; even with the win over Ole Miss last week; I don't think they have the defense to stop Vandy this year. Vandy 41 - Ky 30

#20 Auburn at #15 Georgia; Auburn wins, not pretty but they keep doing it; No one is hotter than Georgia lately and somehow they keep it going; UGA 25 - AU 19

Western Kentucky is at #1 LSU; ouch LSU 55 - WKU 9

Louisiana Tech at Ole Miss; Should be an easy win for Ole Miss; but nothing works like it should; La Tech 29 - Ole Miss 19

#3 Alabama at Mississippi St; trap game for the tide as they just lost to LSU and play Auburn in 2 weeks; the bulldogs are hungry and at home, too bad it's Alabama; AL 35 - MSU 12

T25/US

#9 Clemson back on track against Wake Forest;
#5 Boise St rides home field against TCU;
#16 Texas slides past Missouri;

U/S #14 Kansas State loses a close one to Texas A&M

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Football Picks of the Week

4-1 Sec last week (22-6 78.6%) 4-0 T25/US (12-8 60%)

SEC

UT takes on Middle Tennessee; 45-20 UT

#1 LSU at #2 Alabama; this should be a monster game, strength on strength and athletes galore on both sides. I'm going to give the home team a slight advantage and say Bama 21-17

Vandy is at Florida: Vandy is playing lights out; Florida is reeling ... it won't matter. Florida has their number and that won't change this week: FL 30 - Vandy 25

New Mexico St is at Georgia; UGA suspended their top 3 running backs for this game so this should be close; UGA 32 NMSU 28

Ole Miss is at Kentucky: Miss starts out fast and fades; Kentucky doesn't do anything :(  Miss 28 Ky 14

South Carolina at Arkansas: Game 2 for SC without Lattimore should be much harder than the 1st one; Arkansas actually has an offense. Ark 48 SC 38

Tenn-Martin at Miss. State; Trap game and I'm not sure if State can win it; Miss St 35 - T-M 34

T25/US

SI
#3 Oklahoma St avoids the upset against #14 Kansas St
#25 Southern Miss likewise avoids one against E. Carolina
#6 Oklahoma keeps the hope alive against Texas A&M

U/S #21 Texas goes down to up/down/up Texas Tech