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College Bball Pick 'em: Round 2 and Bowl Pick 'em

Posted on: December 16, 2008 1:10 am
Edited on: December 22, 2008 1:51 pm
 
Alright so here's how this is going to go.

I'll come up with 12 games every week. I'll have them up on Monday or Tuesday of each week. I'll only try to use teams from Major conferences or small conference teams that have a shot at being in the NCAA tourney, and I'll only choose games that are to be played on Friday - Sunday.

You'll pick the winners and post them here or on the GB10 thread, PM them to me, just get them to me. Whether you post them here or not, I will add them to the blog to make them easy to keep up with.

My thinking is that keeping up with the regular season will enhance your brackets come March.

Good Luck!

This week's games:

Basketball

(Rankings Reflect AP rankings)

*Friday*


* Saturday *


* Sunday *



Bowls 

(Rankings reflect BCS rankings)

*Dec. 23rd*

Poinsettia Bowl
#9 Boise St. vs. #11 TCU

*Dec. 24th*

Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii (7-6) vs. Notre Dame (6-6)

*Dec. 26th*

Motor City Bowl
Florida Atlantic (6-6) vs. Central Michigan (8-4)

*Dec. 27th*

Meineke Car Care Bowl
West Virginia (8-4) vs. North Carolina (8-4)

Champs Sports Bowl
Wisconsin (7-5) vs. Florida St. (8-4)

Emerald Bowl
Miami (FL) (7-5) vs. Cal (8-4)

*Dec. 28th*

Independence Bowl
Northern Illinois (6-6) vs. Louisiana Tech (7-5)

*Dec. 29th*
Papajohns.com Bowl

North Carolina St. (6-6) vs. Rutgers (7-5)

Alamo Bowl
#21 Missouri vs. #23 Northwestern


My Basketball Picks:  4-8

both have recently had close games against bad teams, but the Spartans are 1-2 against major conference opponentswell, it was a close one

I hate Duke as much as the next man but Xavier has a lot of close games....K closes close games. . . didn't see that blowout coming but a correct prediction none the less

not 100% sure of the status of Devendorf but Memphis has trouble with teams that won't let them run as much as they like to, you know, teams that play some defense...I think the Cuse get 'em The D definitely got to them

New Mexico recently destroyed Ole Miss but I think the son of THE Bob Knight will have his team playing some defense. . .you know what, I take that back, they're coming off of losses to Lamar and UTEP. . . another close one

best opponent between these two was Virginia...who the Golden Gophers beat 66-56...I'll go with Louisville since they've blown out most of their horrible opponents...Minnesota has blown most out but not as decisively... I wanted to go with Tubby's boys so bad!

should be a good game but UNLV has lost to both of their big conference opponents, although the Cinci loss was by 2, they were handled by Cal damn you Arizona!!!

this could be a good one too, but Drake has just one blowout as of right now, and although they beat Iowa St, it was close, whereas Iowa owned Iowa St. Drake destroyed Iowa . . .ouch

Gonzaga is killing themselves with their schedule but they get a break before this game to fine-tune...I say they get the Huskies in this one I'm starting to notice a trend . . .

both lost to Oklahoma, Davidson by 4 and Purdue by 5. the Boilers have more playmakers, and I think they have enough athletes to chase Curry around and make him work on the defensive end as well to wear him out. . .ONE MAN CANNOT DO IT ALL FOR AN ENTIRE SEASON..I REFUSE TO BELIEVE IT!!! wow, I got one

this will be LSU's first real game this season and it's their first road game. They've taken care of all of their opponents. they may come out flat here and if they do A&M's crowd will get behind them and carry them to victory wow 2 in a row!!!

I think BYU can take AZ state, their domination of their opponents has been consistent and AZ state has been proven that they can be challenged by a solid mid-major program that last shot should have counted . . .

wow the two programs I hate most in the picks this week (Duke and Clemson.[ see favorite teams]) I look at Clemson's schedule and wonder how they're #1 in the RPI rankings. . .I think the Canes take them and all of a sudden I'm not looking forward to my gamecocks game against clemson...still going to go though


Basketball Picks:

ramblinon----------, , , , , , , , , , , 7-5

mmagettepack---, , , , , , , , , , , 3-9

Cubansajoke------, , , , , , , , , , , 6-6

Drookabeeyacht-, , , , , , , , , , , 4-8

Phanaholic---------, , , , , , , , , , , 4-8

Lionlovers----------, , , , , , , , , , , 8-4

Fresh LA Style
-----, , , , , , , , , , , 5-7

SportsJukie76
----, , , , , , , , , , , 6-6

zanderson233-----, , , , , , , , , , , 6-6

Wingnut 4life-------, , , , , , , , , , , 5-7

Duckbill30-----------, , , , , , , , , , , 5-7

watertigers---------
, , , , , , , , , , , 6-6

redwingsNSK
-------, , , , , , , , , , , 6-6

xpivot22x------------, , , , , , , , , , , 5-7

Madtanker----------
, , , , , , , , , , , 7-5


Basketball Standings

Points. S/N (weeks participated)

16. LionLovers (2)

15.ramblinon(2),  Cubansajoke(2),  Madtanker (2)

14. Phanaholic (2)

13. Wingnut 4life (2),  Duckbill30 (2), redwingsNSK (2)

12. mmagettepack (2)SportsJunkie76 (2),  xpivot22x (2)

11. Drookabeeyacht (2),  watertigers (2)

10.  Coach Bib13 (2)

6. zanderson233 (1)

5.
Fresh LA Style (1)


My Bowl Picks: 

TCU's defense is ridiculous, they allowed more than 14 once!!! and that was the 35 they held Oklahoma to...the lowest total Oklahoma put out...by the same token Boise isn't bad there either. they allowed more than 16 twice...to Oregon and Nevada...Nevada confuses me here. I'm taking the Horned Frogs

I'm taking Hawaii. Why not? they can score and thier defense can catch the ball when the opposing QB throws it directly to them. . .Notre Dame struggles with that


Bowl Picks:

ramblinon------------,

mmagettepack-----
,

Cubansajoke--------,

Drookabeeyacht---,

Phanaholic-----------,

LionLovers-----------,

Fresh LA Style------,

zanderson233------,

Wingnut 4life--------,

Duckbill30------------,

watertigers----------,

redwingsNSK-------,

Broncos #7----------


cowboynutshane--
,

Madtanker-----------,

IamNotFrench------,  


Bowl Pick Standings:

4. IamNotFrench
watertigers

3. cowboyntshane
LionLovers
ramblinon
Coach Bib13

2. Broncos #7
redwingsNSK
Duckbill30
Wingnut 4life
zanderson233
Fresh LA Style
Phanaholic
mmagettepack

1. Madtanker
Drookabeeyacht
Cubansajoke


Winners

Bib's College Football Pick 'em: Overall- Fresh LA Style and Drookabeeyacht, Per Week Average: Phanaholic
Comments

Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2008 10:22 am
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 2 and Bowl Pick 'em

*Dec. 26th*

Motor City Bowl
Florida Atlantic (6-6) vs. Central Michigan (8-4)   Central Michigan (8-4)


*Dec. 27th*

Meineke Car Care Bowl
West Virginia (8-4) vs. North Carolina (8-4)  West Virginia (8-4)

Champs Sports Bowl
Wisconsin (7-5) vs. Florida St. (8-4)  Florida St. (8-4)

Emerald Bowl
Miami (FL) (7-5) vs. Cal (8-4)  Cal (8-4)

*Dec. 28th*

Independence Bowl
Northern Illinois (6-6) vs. Louisiana Tech (7-5)  Louisiana Tech (7-5)

*Dec. 29th*
Papajohns.com Bowl

North Carolina St. (6-6) vs. Rutgers (7-5)  Rutgers (7-5)

Alamo Bowl
#21 Missouri vs. #23 Northwestern  #21 Missouri



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2008 6:45 pm
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 2 and Bowl Pick 'em

Back from a bout with pneumonia, he who is not French will rise again!!

Since Bobby Knight is no longer in the coaching ranks I won't bother making CBB picks.  I don't pay any attention until the tournament to tell you all the truth.  So on to the good stuff!! Bowl season here we go!

Fresno *should* route the worthless Rams

Since this isn't basketball I'll take South Florida over the Tigers

**UPSET ALERT** Tuitama goes big, saving the other Coach Stoops' neck again over the Mormies

I'll take Wake over the triple option with a month of preparation

I can't pick ANY team from the Sun Belt.  I refuse, of course unless they have a mascot as cool as the Ragin Cajuns.  Troy lost to UL Monroe.  Honestly.  I think Southern Miss wins BIG, don't forget they got on a big roll to end the year after a long losing streak. 

I can't believe I'm actually saying that I'm looking forward to the Poinsettia Bowl.  Write that down, definitely a first.  I love what Chris Johnson has going at the Smurf Turf, but wow that TCU D is obscene.  Do I like the statue of liberty more than smash mouth D?  I'll take the Horned Frogs on mascot merit alone. 

HOORAY!! There is still time for the Domers to have a losing season!! GO WARRIORS!!!




Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 6:51 pm
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 2 and Bowl Pick 'em

Coach, here are my college picks and my Bowl picks

College first:  Texas,Duke, Memphis, Texas Tech, Louisville, UNLV, Iowa, UConn, Purdue, LSU, ASU, Clemson 

Bowl Picks:  Fresno St, USF, BYU, Navy, Troy, Boise St, Hawaii

Time to go warm up the bottle for the baby

Later

Madtanker




Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 12:37 am
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 2 and Bowl Pick 'em

Texas

Duke

Syracuse

Texas Tech

Louisville

Arizona

Iowa

Gonzaga

Davidson

Texas A&M

Arizona St.

Clemson

Fresno St.

South Florida

BYU

Wake Forest

Troy

Boise St.

Hawaii




Since: Jun 2, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2008 2:36 pm
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 2 and Bowl Pick 'em

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Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2008 11:49 am
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 2 and Bowl Pick 'em

Basketball

Texas

Xavier

Syracuse

Texas Tech

Louisville

Arizona

Iowa

Gonzaga

Purdue

Texas A & M

Arizona State

Miami

Bowl Games

Fresno State

USF

Arizona

Navy

Troy

Boise State

Hawaii




Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2008 9:17 am
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 2 and Bowl Pick 'em

New Mexico Bowl
Colorado St. (6-6) vs. Fresno St. (7-5)  Fresno St. (7-5)

St. Petersburg Bowl
Memphis (6-6) vs. South Florida (7-5)  South Florida (7-5)

Las Vegas Bowl
#
17 BYU vs. Arizona (7-5) BYU

EagleBank Bowl
Wake Forest (7-5) vs. Navy (8-4)  Wake Forest

*Dec. 21st*

New Orleans Bowl
Southern Miss (6-6) vs. Troy (8-4)  Troy (8-4)

*Dec. 23rd*

Poinsettia Bowl
#9 Boisie St. vs. #11 TCU  #9 Boisie St.

*Dec. 24th*

Hawaii Bowl
Hawaii (7-6) vs. Notre Dame (6-6)   Notre Dame (6-6



Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2008 9:15 am
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 2 and Bowl Pick 'em

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 2 and Bowl Pick 'em

Read em' and weep............

#19 Michigan St. at #5 Texas  #5 Texas

#6 Duke at #7 Xavier   Xavier

#11 Syracuse at #23 Memphis  #23  Memphis

New Mexico (6-4) at Texas Tech (7-2)  Texas Tech (7-2)

#9 Louisville at Minnesota (9-0)  #9 Louisville

Arizona (7-2) at UNLV (8-2)  Arizona

Iowa (9-2) at Drake (7-3)  Iowa

#2 Connecticut at #8 Gonzaga  Connecticut
 
#22 Davidson at #13 Purdue   Purdue

LSU (7-0) at Texas A&M (8-1)       
;  LSU


BYU (10-0) at #20 Arizona St.   Arizona St.


* Sunday *


#25 Clemson at Miami (FL) (7-2)   Clemson



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2008 12:10 am
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 2 and Bowl Pick 'em

Basketball

(Rankings Reflect AP rankings)

  • Saturday *
#19 Michigan St. at #5 Texas--Texas

#6 Duke at #7 Xavier--Duke

#11 Syracuse at #23 Memphis--Memphis

New Mexico (6-4) at Texas Tech (7-2)--Texas Tech

#9 Louisville at Minnesota (9-0)--Louisville

Arizona (7-2) at UNLV (8-2)--UNLV

Iowa (9-2) at Drake (7-3)--Drake

#2 Connecticut at #8 Gonzaga--Gonzaga

#22 Davidson at #13 Purdue--Davidson

LSU (7-0) at Texas A&M (8-1)--LSU

BYU (10-0) at #20 Arizona St. --Arizona St.

  • Sunday *
#25 Clemson at Miami (FL) (7-2)--Clemson

Bowls

(Rankings reflect BCS rankings)

*Dec. 20th*

New Mexico Bowl

Colorado St. (6-6) vs. Fresno St. (7-5)--Fresno St.

St. Petersburg Bowl

Memphis (6-6) vs. South Florida (7-5)--South Florida

Las Vegas Bowl

#17 BYU vs. Arizona (7-5)--Arizona

EagleBank Bowl

Wake Forest (7-5) vs. Navy (8-4)--Navy

*Dec. 21st*

New Orleans Bowl

Southern Miss (6-6) vs. Troy (8-4)--Troy

*Dec. 23rd*

Poinsettia Bowl

#9 Boise St. vs. #11 TCU--Boise St.

*Dec. 24th*

Hawaii Bowl

Hawaii (7-6) vs. Notre Dame (6-6) --Notre Dame




Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2008 7:37 pm
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 2 and Bowl Pick 'em

First you spelled "Boisie" wrong, it's "Boise"

lol, wow, spelled "poinsettia" right (which was the one I was saying "I better spell this right" about) can you tell I was tired?

I believe this is the second time you've corrected a "typo" not spelling error of mine in this blog though . . .


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