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.

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Week 11 college football picks … them’s fightin’ words

fan fight college football picks Week 11Early warning to be prepared for some knockdown, dragged-out fights this weekend.

Notre Dame-Miami, Georgia-Auburn, Clemson-Florida State … yeah, those are big games. But I’m talking about the altercations involving fans. If this Saturday is anything like last Saturday, well, now we’re really talking “Bedlam.”

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ESPN GameDay signs for Nov. 4

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Flint water greater than Stillwater?

Taking a look around at ESPN’s College GameDay signs from Stillwater. Okla., for the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game.
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Week 9 college football picks … this time with an important message

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Another tough week of picking games, but I’m still not going to start thinking about them. It wouldn’t be worth it, despite the advice I received from NBA superstar Michael Jordan.

I’m still not going to think about it, even though I’ve dropped to 77 percent success rate.

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Week 8 college football picks … it’s bad, but not bringing in Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick, Mike McCarthy, college football picksIt’s time to pick, again without thinking. Took a beating last week just like everyone else. But I’ve invested a lot of time into this, at least 3-5 minutes this month. So, I’m not giving up.

Already heading into Week 8, I’m still at 78 percent. That’s not horrible.

So no matter what anyone thinks, I’m not bringing in Colin Kaepernick to make my picks this week, OK? Did you read that?? I can still make it through the rest of the season without bringing in someone else.

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Auburn fans on the web: ‘Fire Malzahn’

Auburn Malzahn LSUThe Auburn fans set the internet on fire after watching the Tigers blow a 20-point lead and lose to SEC West rival LSU, 27-23, Saturday in Baton Rouge.

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ESPN GameDay signs for Oct. 14

ESPN College GameDay, SEC Nation football signsTaking a look around at ESPN’s College GameDay signs from Harrisonburg, Va., for Villanova-James Madison and SEC Nation at Athens, Ga., before Missouri-Georgia. … That’s two fights between ‘Cats and Dawgs.

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Week 7 college football picks … the latest dose of ‘poison’

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Poison — a band and something the media keeps giving to Nick Saban’s players

Remember when Alabama coach Nick Saban said he didn’t even know “Why do we even play?” because of all of the predictions and picking and thinking by the media.

Well, now he’s sick of the “poison” the media has been giving his players.

After Texas A&M made it uncomfortable, the top-ranked Crimson Tide prevailed, 27-19, at College Station, Texas.

A venting Saban said after the game:

“I’m trying to get our players to listen to me instead of listening to you guys. All that stuff you write about how good we are. All that stuff they hear on ESPN. It’s like poison. …  It’s like taking poison. … Like rat poison.”

His team is ranked No. 1, and Nick Saban says praising his players is like giving them poison? Well, I guess it’s like when you have a rose and it has a thorn. You know, just like every night has its dawn. Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song. … Just listen to the Poison, players, unplugged …

And here’s another dose of poison for all you players out there … as I make my picks for Week 7 of the college football season.

 

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Angry, angry Sooners ‘start clock’ on Lincoln Riley

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Say, remember when Oklahoma beat Ohio State this season? Yeah, none of the Sooner faithful do either after Saturday’s 38-31 shocking loss to Big 12 opponent Iowa State. And they’re all focusing on first-year coach Lincoln Riley on social media.

As one might expect after a big loss, social media lit up with talk of “ineptness” and even “firing” after the surprise loss.

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Week 6 college football picks … watch where you’re kicking, man

not thinking college football picksWhen it comes to punting, the best direction is to go up. Straight up, if possible. Last Saturday, Tennessee punter Trevor Daniel decide to go straight up in a different way. He decided to go straight up a teammate’s tush. And he missed, hitting Georgia’s D’Andre Walker.

It wasn’t the thing that lost the game 41-0 game to Georgia, but it sort of epitomized it.

It was a beautiful moment of not thinking, something I will try to emulate as I make my picks for Week 6 of the college football season.

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