Tell your friends. Tell your wife. Tell your boss.
You are busy this Saturday because college football weekends might not get any bigger this year That means we have to listen to countless annoying BCS implication debates on every network that ever thought about broadcasting football.
But we’re not like that here. Our concerns are much simpler.
So, let’s not waste any time because I’m looking at the big ones this weekend.
I’m now 12-8-1 entering the weekend after getting back on track with a 3-1 slate last Saturday.
Texas vs. Oklahoma (-6, 56)
Man I hate this game. Every year I cap it to death and usually end up on the wrong side of the money.
This year isn’t shaping up to be much different. Two top five teams. Similar stats everywhere you look.
I am tempted to bail and take a pick on the total, but that’s about as fun as being the designated driver. Even though I’m pretty sure this one’s going way under, I won’t do that.
So take my keys because I’m getting loaded. I’m going to go with the Sooners and if I have to give you one reason for it, it’s turnovers. This Texas defense is tough, but it isn’t exactly ball hawky, if you’ll allow me to invent an adjective.
The Horns rank just 96th in that category this season and I don’t see things changing dramatically this weekend against an offensive line that gives Sam Bradford enough time to blow kisses to the cheerleaders while waiting for his receivers to get open.
Penn State vs. Wisconsin (+6, 47)
Bad news for the Badgers. A booze, sex and hazing scandal rocked the school this week and suspensions are being handed down.
Makes you wish you joined the band, doesn’t it?
News broke early this week that the band is suspended indefinitely following some inappropriate behavior that is being investigated by the school. Band director Mike Leckrone said he had the feeling he “hit them between the eyes with a sledgehammer” when he informed band members of the suspension.
How does he think the football team feels? Wisky is coming to the tail end of a gauntlet that saw the team play Michigan, Ohio State and now Penn State. The Badgers can’t afford to lose any support for this nationally televised contest.
Pick: Penn State
Oklahoma State vs. Missouri (-14, 79.5)
Chase Daniel can tell you this game is nothing to spit at. Yet still, it’s getting barely a whisper thanks to that other little Big 12 dance they have going down in Dallas.
It’s a little hard to believe the lack of hype considering these are two top 25 teams with a pair of offenses that are burning out scoreboard light bulbs with over 50 points a game.
I can’t remember a total topping 80 points in college ball, but this one looks like it could climb that high by the time this one gets under way.
Pick: Oklahoma State
LSU vs. Florida (+6, 46)
By now you’ve likely heard about the faux pas made by LSU defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois. You know, how he said the Tigers are going to take Tim Tebow out of the game and everything.
Apparently he meant he just wanted to take him out for ice cream between quarters, but now he’s been muzzled by coach Les Miles.
Whatever you believe, this already angry Florida team just got a little angrier. The Gators still remember last year’s tough 28-24 loss to les Tigres.
I don’t think there’s going to be a blowout here, but the one thing you have to l