Week 13 college football picks … Stop the madness! Just let Bama win

Alabama fan rageLast week, an Auburn fan was shot by an Alabama fan after an argument over which football team is better this season (the two teams play each other Saturday in the Iron Bowl at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.).

Let’s go over that again: An Alabama fan shot the fan of another team because he felt compelled to defend his football team’s honor.

An aberration for an Alabama fan? Perhaps. And perhaps not.

Want to find more Bama Rage? Just Google it.

That’s why it’s important this week for Auburn to just lay down and lose. I know a lot is on the line for the Tigers — the “state title,” possible SEC Championship, possible College Football Playoff berth — but I implore them to think of their fellow man. This Bama Rage — this violence — must stop! Just lose Auburn. Take a dive … and then quickly get out of the way.

Get to pickin’

Here are my picks for Week 13, again, without even thinking:

Alabama at Auburn: 34-28, Auburn. No Kick Six this time, but Tigers are tough to beat at home.

Clemson at South Carolina: 28-21, Clemson. Giving the Gamecocks a fighting chance, but the Tigers will prevail.

Miami at Pitt: 31-24, Miami. Hurricanes won’t be stopped by the cold weather.

Georgia at Georgia Tech: 35-17, Georgia. Have to think the Bulldog defense can hold off the Jackets.

Iowa State at Kansas State: 38-35, Kansas State. Wildcats carry the momentum from last week’s victory over Oklahoma State.

West Virginia at Oklahoma: 48-14, Oklahoma. C’mon, Mountaineers. Just shake his hand.

Ohio State at Michigan: 45-24, Ohio State. It’s going to get hot for Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh after this one.

Wisconsin at Minnesota: 38-10, Wisconsin. No Gophers are going to stop these undefeated Badgers.

Notre Dame at Stanford: 24-17, Notre Dame. Irish will win, but it won’t be easy.

Washington State at Washington: 38-27, Washington. Huskies will keep the Apple Cup.

Lightning-fast picks

Now here’s some really fast, no-thinking picks, winners only:

Virginia Tech, Boston College, Duke, N.C. State, TCU, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Iowa, Purdue, Penn State, Michigan State, Northwestern, UCLA, Arizona State, Oregon, Utah, Mississippi State, Florida State, Louisville, Vanderbilt, LSU …

Navy, Central Florida, Memphis, SMU, Connecticut, Tulsa, Western Kentucky, North Texas, UAB, Florida Atlantic, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, UT-San Antonio, Toledo, Northern Illinois, Ohio, San Diego State, UNLV, Fresno State, Wyoming, Hawaii, Utah State, Troy, Georgia State, Arkansas State, New Mexico State, Louisiana-Lafayette.

Not thinking last week: 48-19 (72 percent);

Not thinking for the season: 555-185 (75 percent)

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