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    Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    That's right! It's that time of year again. very much looking forward to college football.

    What started out several years ago, with a bunch of B10 fans playing their weekly schedule, evolved/expanded into something much more. But I enjoy doing it.

    This is done TOTALLY for our fun and amusement during those winter months and football season. It'll be the same format as last year (but always open for suggestions). And for any "newbies" that may be interested, here's how it's played ....

    - two divisions (B1G and Other National Games) .... we play the entire B1G schedule, while it's ala carte in ONG (10-12 games picked, and I try to be diverse, yet selective, so that they are competitive)

    - There will be a mixture of games played two ways ... 1) straight up (simply pick winner or loser), and 2) point spread.

    Those games designated as "point spread" games will have the spread in bold parentheses next to the favored team forfeiting points. And I will add .5 to any point spread that is a whole number in order to avoid ties.

    When you post your weekly picks, please proof-read to make sure you've made (highlighted, etc) your picks for all games. Had many situations where omissions were made. We try to be alert on here and help each other out. And when it has happened we do as best we can to let that person know (PM, etc) they missed a game. But it's still your responsibility. If you miss, it goes down as a loss.

    I also, briefly, want to kind of emphasis a few things .....

    We invite any and all to participate. But for my sake - because I do all the weekly tracking/posting of stats, standings, etc - please make sure the commitment is there. We've have instances every season where someone starts out the first month ... then quits. Respectfully - save me the time (LOL).

    The NCAA's "scheduling" anymore, in the first week or two, is a mess with games in the middle of the work week, and then Thursday and Fridays. Those who have played before know I avoid, as best I can, middle of the week and Thursday games. Why? People work, and it puts to much pressure on them, very little time to get their picks in with games in the middle of the week.

    So week #1's schedule will start Thursday (Sept 2nd) thru Saturday (Sept 4th). I will have it posted by the middle of this next week.

    P.S. ... and as always. Keep an eye on me an my ciphering week-to-week. I'm 65, retired, with brain cells dying daily (lol)
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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    Looking forward to it.

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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    I have to improve my reputation from last season when I recall hanging out closer to the bottom of the standings. Then again, I have never been an above average sports gambler.
    “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    I'll try to get back into it this year. I just didn't have the heart for it last year with everything up in the air over COVID. I just hope for safe and healthy season for all of CFB.
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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I'll try to get back into it this year. I just didn't have the heart for it last year with everything up in the air over COVID. I just hope for safe and healthy season for all of CFB.
    Not to change the topic to COVID....but this season everyone has had a chance to get vaccinated, and although that is not a guarantee, it should really diminish disruptions. I am glad the conferences have made the consequences clear for any team that can't compete.....without the vaccination last year it was difficult to hold a team responsible for being unable to compete.
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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    Can we get this thread pinned?

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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    Quote Originally Posted by Assembly Hall View Post
    Can we get this thread pinned?
    Good idea! It's done.
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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    Good idea! It's done.
    LOL. Thank ya sir!

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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    I don't care too much for the first week or two of the NCAAF as far as scheduling goes. I prefer a schedule of Friday and Saturday games. I do all my "ciphering" on Sunday, and have the next week's schedule out on Monday (early), so people have the entire week to get their picks in.

    Have Fun! Let the games begin! And remember, keep an eye on me. I just went on Medicare



    WEEK #1 SCHEDULE

    B1G

    Thursday Sept 2nd

    Temple @ Rutgers (-14.5)
    #4 Ohio State (-13.5) @ Minnesota

    Friday Sept 3rd

    Michigan State @ Northwestern

    Saturday Sept 4th

    #19 Penn State @ #12 Wisconsin
    Western Michigan @ Michigan (-17.5)
    Fordham @ Nebraska NL
    #17 Indiana @ #18 Iowa
    West Virginia @ Maryland
    Oregon State @ Purdue
    UTSA @ Illinois


    ONG

    Thursday Sept 2nd

    Boise State @ UCF

    Friday Sept 3rd

    #10 North Carolina @ Virginia Tech
    Duke @ Charlotte

    Saturday Sept 4th

    #1 Alabama (-19.5) @ #14 Miami
    #5 Georgia @ #3 Clemson
    Miami (OH) @ #8 Cincinnati (-23.5)
    Fresno State @ #11 Oregon (-20.5)
    #16 LSU @ UCLA
    #23 Louisiana @ #21 Texas (-8.5)
    BYU (-11.5) @ Arizona
    Stanford vs Kansas State (Arlington, Tx)
    Texas Tech @ Houston
    Last edited by GAC; 08-27-2021 at 05:45 AM.
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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    Nebraska ... same old song and dance. Will Frost make it through the season? Illini QB Peters went down to a shoulder injury; but b/u Sitkowski filled in admirably. But again ... Nebraska.
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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    I'll be the first to stick their neck out (lol)

    WEEK #1 SCHEDULE

    B1G

    Thursday Sept 2nd

    Temple @ Rutgers (-14.5)
    #4 Ohio State (-13.5) @ Minnesota

    Friday Sept 3rd

    Michigan State @ Northwestern

    Saturday Sept 4th

    #19 Penn State @ #12 Wisconsin
    Western Michigan @ Michigan (-17.5)
    Fordham @ Nebraska NL
    #17 Indiana @ #18 Iowa
    West Virginia @ Maryland
    Oregon State @ Purdue
    UTSA @ Illinois


    ONG

    Thursday Sept 2nd

    Boise State @ UCF

    Friday Sept 3rd

    #10 North Carolina @ Virginia Tech
    Duke @ Charlotte

    Saturday Sept 4th

    #1 Alabama (-19.5) @ #14 Miami
    #5 Georgia @ #3 Clemson
    Miami (OH) @ #8 Cincinnati (-23.5)
    Fresno State @ #11 Oregon (-20.5)
    #16 LSU @ UCLA
    #23 Louisiana @ #21 Texas (-8.5)
    BYU (-11.5) @ Arizona
    Stanford vs Kansas State (Arlington, Tx)
    Texas Tech @ Houston
    "In my day you had musicians who experimented with drugs. Now it's druggies experimenting with music" - Alfred G Clark (circa 1972)

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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Nebraska ... same old song and dance. Will Frost make it through the season? Illini QB Peters went down to a shoulder injury; but b/u Sitkowski filled in admirably. But again ... Nebraska.
    Nebraska flushed away all of their tradition when they joined the Big Ten. I know they did it for the money but still a dumb move on their part, IMO.
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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    WEEK #1 SCHEDULE

    B1G

    Thursday Sept 2nd

    Temple @ Rutgers (-14.5)
    #4 Ohio State (-13.5) @ Minnesota

    Friday Sept 3rd

    Michigan State @ Northwestern

    Saturday Sept 4th

    #19 Penn St. @ #12 Wisconsin
    Western Michigan @ Michigan (-17.5)
    Fordham @ Nebraska NL
    #17 Indiana @ #18 Iowa
    West Virginia @ Maryland
    Oregon State @ Purdue
    UTSA @ Illinois


    ONG

    Thursday Sept 2nd

    Boise State @ UCF

    Friday Sept 3rd

    #10 North Carolina @ Virginia Tech
    Duke @ Charlotte

    Saturday Sept 4th

    #1 Alabama (-19.5) @ #14 Miami
    #5 Georgia @ #3 Clemson
    Miami (OH) @ #8 Cincinnati (-23.5)
    Fresno St. @ #11 Oregon (-20.5)
    #16 LSU @ UCLA
    #23 Louisiana @ #21 Texas (-8.5)
    BYU (-11.5) @ Arizona
    Stanford vs Kansas St. (Arlington, Tx)
    Texas Tech @ Houston
    Last edited by Assembly Hall; 08-30-2021 at 08:47 AM.

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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    Quote Originally Posted by Assembly Hall View Post
    WEEK #1 SCHEDULE

    B1G

    Thursday Sept 2nd

    Temple @ Rutgers (-14.5)
    #4 Ohio State (-13.5) @ Minnesota

    Friday Sept 3rd

    Michigan State @ Northwestern

    Saturday Sept 4th

    #19 Penn St. @ #12 Wisconsin
    Western Michigan @ Michigan (-17.5)
    Fordham @ Nebraska NL
    #17 Indiana @ #18 Iowa
    West Virginia @ Maryland
    Oregon State @ Purdue
    UTSA @ Illinois


    ONG

    Thursday Sept 2nd

    Boise State @ UCF

    Friday Sept 3rd

    #10 North Carolina @ Virginia Tech
    Duke @ Charlotte

    Saturday Sept 4th

    #1 Alabama (-19.5) @ #14 Miami
    #5 Georgia @ #3 Clemson
    Miami (OH) @ #8 Cincinnati (-23.5)
    Fresno St. @ #11 Oregon (-20.5)
    #16 LSU @ UCLA
    #23 Louisiana @ #21 Texas (-8.5)
    BYU (-11.5) @ Arizona
    Stanford vs Kansas St. (Arlington, Tx)
    Texas Tech @ Houston
    You forgot to highlight your winner for the Oregon State/Purdue game.
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    Re: Weekly College Football Pick'ems

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    You forgot to highlight your winner for the Oregon State/Purdue game.
    Thank you.

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