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JR's pix: What? Irish -4.5???

Posted on: September 5, 2011 12:00 pm

I hate it when a line sticks out so much that I think it's the Lock of the Year. Why? Because it's often a trap and I'm usually wrong.

How can Notre Dame be favored in Ann Arbor?

Are the Irish overrated & overhyped as they usually are?

Is South Florida better than your average team? Are the Bulls one of the top 20 or so teams in the country?

I didn't see any of Saturday's game, so how much did the weather play a role in the result? I know the Bulls started the scoring with a 96-yard fumble return for a TD.

Now to A2:
How good is "That school from up North?" Is the defense better, cause it sure stunk in 2010? We know Denard Robinson is major threat. What does a 34-10 win over Western Michigan even mean? (Does the MAC suck or what?)

With next week's game in the Big House, Notre Dame's -4.5 sure likes Vegas knows people love playing the Irish ... or am I sucker, because "That school from up North" should be the favorite.


Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: September 6, 2011 4:29 pm

JR's pix: What? Irish -4.5???

Just wanted to congratulate you on going 3-0 on your handicappers best bets.  Looking forward to this weeks plays.  As far as ND being favored over Michigan, I did not get to see the Michigan game but did watch the ND game.  USF played head and shoulders above ND.  The Irish were driving for the opening score and the defensive player ripped the ball out of the ND carriers arms and ran to a touchdown.  That certainly gave USF confidence and deminished ND's.  But that was early and it proved to be no fluke that USF was the better team that game.  On the Irish home field the Bulls ran roughshod all over the Irish.  The Bulls D was quicker to the play and the score was closer than the actual game reflected.  Late Irish TD.  As far as this game being a game to put on as a best bet/handicapped play...YIKES Runaway.  ND is not a team to look at until they face BC, watched that game and BC just may be at the bottom of their division in the ACC.

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