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First Half thoughts From the Pac-12

To say the first half of the season around the Pac-12 has had its share of surprises would be an understatement. The fall of the Oregon Ducks has been one of the biggest surprises this season in a negative way, but the rise of Utah and Cal have been among the more positive surprises in the first half of the season around the Pac-12. It has been a crazy season already. 1. Utah is the…


Stanford’s Barry J. Sanders finding his own identity in resurgent Cardinal offense

When you have the same name of a famous football player, it can sometimes be difficult to live up to the name itself. Stanford running back Barry J. Sanders¬†may not be quite like his more famous father, Detroit Lions Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy-winning running back Barry Sanders, but he is coming into his own in the Stanford Cardinal uniform and making a name for himself. In fact, he would prefer you simply refer…


2015 Preview: Picking the Pac-12

The Pac-12 has come on strong in recent years and has climbed the conference totem poll as a result. Not only has Oregon become a national force, but Stanford has developed quite the reputation and the Pac-12 South is emerging as one of the top divisions in the sport of college football. With USC on the rise, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State all legitimate Pac-12 contenders in their own right and Utah showing it belongs…


Picking the NIT using football logic

Earlier I went through the entire NCAA men’s basketball tournament and picked each game based off which school I felt would win in football. People seemed to like it, and I even had one suggestion to do the same for the NIT. So I did the same with the NIT. The NIT is set up differently than the NCAA Tournament with no geographically designated regions. Instead, we have a 32-team field, broken into four un-named…


Wife Knows Best: Week 10 college football picks

Everything fell into place for me last week. For the first time all season, I went a perfect 6-0 in my college football picks. To top things off, I also took home the top spot in the NFL football pool I participate in thanks to Washington knocking off the Dallas Cowboys Monday night. Can I keep this newly developed hot streak going? Lets’ find out. I will admit some of my picks turned out to…


Wife Knows Best: Week 8 college football picks

Another week of college football led to another dismal week of picking college football games for me. Not so much for my wife. We once again went head-to-head in picking games this weekend, and once again I was the one looking like I have no clue what I am talking about. We both whiffed on Arizona beating USC and Auburn beating Mississippi State. I also took the most embarrassing loss this week by picking Missouri…


Wife Knows Best: Week 6 college football picks

As we move into the month of October, my wife’s college football picks have proven to be every bit as good as mine. I broke even at 3-3 last week. My wife, Stefanie, did better with a 4-2 record in Week 5. We both whiffed on Arizona State in a bad way, with UCLA thumping the Sun Devils in Tempe. We both successfully picked Georgia over Tennessee and Stanford topping Washington in Pac-12 play. Everything…


McGuire Metric: Where things stand heading to October

With the first full month of the experimental McGuire Metric now official, we are starting to see some trends developing. Perhaps not too surprisingly, the SEC is pretty strong and the SEC West has some very talented teams. The Big 12 continues to appear to be overrated according to these numbers, and the Big Ten has closed the gap on the Pac-12, a conference that once dominated the McGuire Metric. The ACC remains on top…


College football heats up as we move to October

It took a while, it seems, but we finally have a great week of college football coming right at us this coming weekend. The first weekend in October will serve up six games between top 25 teams, which will be a nice breath of fresh air after the last few weeks. Playoff baseball is great, but college football thrives in October. Two games worth paying close attention to will see top five teams on the…


Wife Knows Best: Week 5 college football picks

With four weeks in the books I hold a narrow lead over my wife when it comes to picking college football games. Last week was a rough one¬†for me. I went with the upset pick with Kansas State at home against Auburn, which cost me. Stef picked Auburn and picked up an early lead heading into the weekend. We both whiffed on Missouri at home against Indiana and LSU at home against Mississippi State. I…