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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Week 5 college football picks … is everyone on the field?

Kentucky college football thinkiingSo who wasn’t thinking last week? Have to say Kentucky and Coach Bob Stoops. The Wildcats gave up Florida’s game-winning touchdown with only TEN men on the field.

Gators quarterback Luke Del Rio hit a wide-open Freddie Swain for the 28-27 victory. Wide-open as in nobody was there to cover him.

Doh! That’s not thinking.

But sometimes I think too much. Like Week 4: Zoom to the bottom! Only had 73 percent correct on my picks. When it comes to thinking, I need to don’t stop stopping.

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Harvey flooding forces LSU-BYU to move from Houston to New Orleans

LSU BYUThe flooding issues in Houston as a result of devastating Hurricane Harvey has forced the LSU-BYU season-opener, the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff, from Houston’s NRG Stadium to the Superdome in New Orleans.

ESPN, which will televise the Saturday, 8:30 p.m. CT contest, made the announcement Monday evening. The Advocate of Baton Rouge, La., also reported the switch.

This marks the second season in a row that weather changed the LSU schedule. Last season, Hurricane Matthew caused LSU’s game against Florida to be relocated from Gainesville, Fla., to Baton Rouge.

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Future of conference realignment: Fan base over market share

Kansas gets in position for realignmentBoth ESPN.com and CBSSports.com have reported that college football realignment might not happen for another six or seven years because of current TV contracts.

But by the time we get to 2023, contracts with Facebook and Twitter could be more advantageous than any of the traditional cable networks, currently losing subscribers annually. Traditional rights deals could become obsolete.

A few months ago, the Sports Business Daily reported that the digital media companies have been working furiously to seal sports rights deals, so much so that it has “energized league executives” … because they see these deals as a way to keep rights fees high during the next round of media negotiations.

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