d01jnichol

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College Football > Nebraska at Michigan State (10/04/2014) > View Post
I am a Husker homer but Sparty did not own Neb last yr. yes they won by 13 but Huskers were with them in a tight game until mid 4th Q. Sparty ran a fake FG and then finished drive for a TD to win going away. Huskers had 5 turnovers (one of which was a gift botched snap on their own 2 yard line). I'm not saying Huskers cover but to say they were owned last yr is simply incorrect. It is not even arguable that Neb is better both defensively and offensively then last yr, so you would have to question if Mich St is better as well

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Pro Football > New England at Denver (01/19/2014) > View Post
All of you that are making comparisons on the Bronco/SD game have to realize that they are divisional foes and it was the 3rd time they had played this year.  Go check NE losses.  Divisional foe losses to JETS and Dolphins (should have been twice).  Obviously a familiarity factor needs to be accounted for.  As much as New England should be praised for their year and what they have accomplished; obviously their coaching is superior, I just don't see how they can overcome the Broncos on the road with a running back rotation (one who was ran out of Tampa Bay) and a WR core of virtual no-namers.  Bottom line when  its do or die I'm taking the team with better skilled players at home.  Broncos will look at film of how they absolutely worked NE on the road for a half and learn from there meltdown.  Vegas is begging you take Pats, and the squares will oblige and Vegas will keep building big beautiful buildings

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College Football > Iowa State at Kansas State (11/02/2013) > View Post
Again I am confused at this line- Vegas must hate the state of Iowa this wk. historically this game has always been close. Historically K-st has had a much better team than Iowa st. I like the clones in this one as they have the talent to keep this game within a TD and possibly win outright if a few things go there way

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College Football > Northwestern at Nebraska (11/02/2013) > View Post
Sky is falling in Lincoln. Pelini gets out coached by interim coaches so no reason to think Fitzgerald is any lesser. Really like how NW matches up and QB mobility will give Neb young defense fits. No reason to believe Cats can't win this (as they did in Lincoln last time). 

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College Football > Wisconsin at Iowa (11/02/2013) > View Post
This spread was a bit surprising to me. Have to think this will be an old fashioned slug fest with the score being very close until the end. I like the 8.5 and Iowa at home

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College Football > Boise State at Brigham Young (10/25/2013) > View Post
Why would BYU overlook Boise?  I'm pretty sure Boise is to the west as Bama is to the south; everyone wants to piss pound. 

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College Football > Kansas at Texas Christian (10/12/2013) > View Post
Kansas is so god awful but have a feeling they sneak out this cover as TCU may lack the offensive firepower to absolutely hammer the Hawks. TCU wins 30-10

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College Football > Baylor at Kansas State (10/12/2013) > View Post
Nhenley, you clearly don't know what you are talking about.  NDSU is not horrible and they could beat many BCS schools if given the opportunity. Winning the last 2 FCS championships and currently ranked #1 does not quite constitute being horrible. Now is Baylor a better team? Of course. It's called college football where you rely on 18 year old kids that just sometimes lack the discipline to be prepared on any given week. Obviously KSt would love a mulligan. With all that said I'm not sure how KSt can hang with Baylor as fore mentioned but I also thought that last wknd on the road in Stillwater

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College Football > Missouri at Georgia (10/12/2013) > View Post
Stevopa, I could tell you I have seen Missouri play way more than you have, but than again you are certainly a black and gold follower for life; that's why you lose money. Never bet with your heart. Sorry my quality of analysis isn't wowed by Missouris offensive stats coming from the likes of Murray St, Toledo, Indiana, Arkansas St, and Vandy.  I was only trying to convey that stats aside do I think Georgia is better than Missou? Yes. I think they are better by double digits and at home. Sorry I ruffled your Missouri feathers. 

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College Football > Nebraska at Purdue (10/12/2013) > View Post
Sounds as if Martinez is out for this wknd which I agree with the above post;  Armstrong makes the Huskers a better team. I fell for the Purdue at home NIU trap. Purdue got shredded up on defense. Not sure how this game wouldn't be much of the same

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College Football > Missouri at Georgia (10/12/2013) > View Post
In my opinion this is a perfect storm for a big Georgia cover.  Coming off the Tennessee scare and banged up equals a steal with the line under dbl digits. I do not see Missouri able to stay with a very good Bulldog team at home. The quality of opponents is not debatable. Reality will strike for mizzou

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College Football > Missouri at Vanderbilt (10/05/2013) > View Post
Mizzou might have circled this game but they simply aren't good to beat Vandy on a neutral,site.  Vandy is tough to beat at home and will win this game

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College Football > Illinois at Nebraska (10/05/2013) > View Post
Nebraska sucks but as weird as this sounds they are much better with Tommy Armstrong at QB. There is a lot of pressure on the Def and coming off a BYE I expect them to be much more organized. To me this is an easy cover as I see Neb winning by 3 TD's. disagree with the over call fellas, Nebraska will put up points but I don't think Illini will score as much as you would think

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College Football > Texas at Iowa State (10/03/2013) > View Post
Fellas, Texas has to have some fortunate red zone turnovers to preserve the win against K-st ( a team that had previously lost at home to North Dakota State). That was a must win, night game at home. I was not impressed. Texas is not a very good football team regardless of who is playing QB. Now I concede the Cyclones aren't good either but iMO this line is too high and you have to take the points and for a sneaky play Clones ML

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College Football > UCLA at Utah (10/03/2013) > View Post
UCLA has a better QB, a better team, and a better coach. Only way Bruins don't cover is if they show up non-motivated and sleepwalking. I truly feel Mora is too good of a coach to let that happen. Don't over think this one, Bruins will pull away in 2nd half and win by double digits

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College Football > Wisconsin at Ohio State (09/28/2013) > View Post
Does anyone feel having Braxton back may actually hurt the Buckeyes?  Offense seems to be cruising right now with Guiton. Sounds absurd because Braxton is a stud, but may be slowed from injury and not quite in fame shape. Just a thought. I do like Ohios St but Braxton playing makes me hesitant that whiskey sneaks out a cover

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College Football > California at Oregon (09/28/2013) > View Post
I agree, Cal has the ability to put some points on the board therefore I think 36 us too much. I will take my chances that Cal is good for at least 21 points and there defense can hold Oregon to less than 60. 

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College Football > Southern California at Arizona State (09/28/2013) > View Post
USC is a bad football team as they struggled to beat Utah St at home. With that said there defense is solid and I have a sense they will keep this one close. I see this one being very close and would take the points even though the thought makes me vomit. Good luck 

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College Football > Mississippi at Alabama (09/28/2013) > View Post
My heart would love to see the Revels hang tough as I think most of us are tired of Bama. With that said, Miss beat a Weak Vandy team (with a lucky late comeback) and a Texas team that is the worst I have seen in my lifetime. I've seen this movie before and like Bama to win handily, especially after last weeks sleep walk. Saban will have them ready to play 45-17.

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College Football > Wyoming at Nebraska (08/31/2013) > View Post
Nebraska replaces a bad defense with some young talent. Remember when Suh was a sophomore- probably not because he was getting rolled. Point is I don't see how Wyoming doesn't score at least 3 TD's and Keep it within 30 points

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College Football > UCLA at Stanford (11/30/2012) > View Post
I just can't believe a coach would get any team respect by Playing to lose to avoid Oregon. I cannot imagine competitive college athletes would play to lose either. Stanford worked them over. Period. Expect more of the same

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College Football > Notre Dame at Southern California (11/24/2012) > View Post
I love how Alabama always gets air time when it should not. This is the USC-ND post forum. ND is a good, not great team. There schedule was difficult on paper prior to the staft of the seasonbut some of the teams didn't pan out as well as expected; that is to no fault of the Irish. If Kiffin is so bad of a coach why would SoCal hire him?  You don't think the Trojans have the talent to hang with ND?  You guys better slow down because this will be an emotional game for both teams and I expect it to be very close. I will take the points please and enjoy the drama of the game.  Thanks. On a side note, so Bama with 1 loss automatically plays in the championship?  Why are they any better than any other one loss teams?  I agree the way Kst lost last wk they are out of he picture. Don't sleep on Georgia. 

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College Football > Notre Dame at Southern California (11/24/2012) > View Post
I love how Alabama always gets air time when it should not. This is the USC-ND post forum. ND is a good, not great team. There schedule was difficult on paper prior to the staft of the seasonbut some of the teams didn't pan out as well as expected; that is to no fault of the Irish. If Kiffin is so bad of a coach why would SoCal hire him?  You don't think the Trojans have the talent to hang with ND?  You guys better slow down because this will be an emotional game for both teams and I expect it to be very close. I will take the points please and enjoy the drama of the game.  Thanks. On a side note, so Bama with 1 loss automatically plays in the championship?  Why are they any better than any other one loss teams?  I agree the way Kst lost last wk they are out of he picture. Don't sleep on Georgia. 

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College Football > Minnesota at Nebraska (11/17/2012) > View Post
I was expecting this line to be higher when it opened. But The Huskers havent exactly played 2 inspired halfs of football either. Minnesota will be overmatched and even if Nebraska comes out flat and turnover prone. (the usual) I do still see this one getting out of control into the 30's. IMHO. 

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College Football > Nebraska at Michigan State (11/03/2012) > View Post
Not pretty. Not easy. Nebraska offense too much for tough Sparty D. Nebraska defense matches up well here. Give me the Huskers in an ugly boring game

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College Football > Nebraska at Northwestern (10/20/2012) > View Post
Neb will wear the cats down and win this pulling away by double digits

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College Football > West Virginia at Texas Tech (10/13/2012) > View Post
Sorry fellas but Tech is the play. West Virginia has worn itself out scoring so many points on Baylor and Texas respectively. Serious. This smells like a Tech win outright. JMHO

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College Football > Alabama at Missouri (10/13/2012) > View Post
Mizzou covers. 

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College Football > Louisiana State at Florida (10/06/2012) > View Post
Is it just me or does Les Miles and the Tigers dance with the devil an awful lot. Furthermore, it always seems they come out on top. It is true that this team seems rather ordinary this year as something is off. Their defense however is extraordinary and they will keep them in any game anywhere.  Good teams facing traditionally really good teams have a hard time of getting over the psychological hump and coming out with a victory. I'm dancing with the devil at least another time and taking the Bayou Bengals to come out on top;  some teams just win albeit very ugly. LSU is that ugly winner. I'm laying,taking, getting,giving, -- hell I'm so confused with the previous posting I don't even know what I'm doing with chalk anymore--

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College Football > Michigan at Purdue (10/06/2012) > View Post
Agreed. How many easy money games actually come into fruition?  Vegas is not stupid. They set the line to make you feel good about picking a road favorite. How much more comfortable are you taking a home dog?  Obviously not as much. That is why the wise guys usually come out on top. With that said because I "like" Michigan, I am gonna outsmart Vegas and taking the Boilers!  
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