Vindy's Picks is a semi-serious, semi-tongue-in-cheek forecast of the weekly AP Top 25 college football teams against the Las Vegas pointspread. It's all in good fun and I apologize in advance to anyone taking offense...just trying to make it a bit entertaining. The "news stories" are, of course, bogus...but see what fun ya can have with current events!? It's just a hobby, I'm not a "professional" with a mystical mathematical formula to predict winners! Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Between Da' Hashmarks Week 9-2014
CAMPAIGN SPURS OFFSHOOTS
Tennessee (MSNBC)…Even before
the Titans’ latest loss, a last-second road-defeat on Sunday to a Washington
squad that had put just one of its previous six games in the win-column,
Tennessee fans ripped a page from the “Suck for (Andrew) Luck” ploy by the 2011
Miami Dolphins, encouraging the local pro football franchise to lose on-purpose to acquire the 2015 NFL
Draft’s initial selection and grab Oregon’s Marcus Mariota with the first pick…implementing
a call to ”Suck for the Duck”, with vendors already hawking Tennessee
apparelbearing the last name. However,
others believe there are additional options and have proposed “Take a Sack for
Dak (Prescott)” to get Mississippi State’s star QB, and for those wanting Texas
Christian’s man-under-center, Trevone Boykin, …”Implode for Da’ Toad”!
BTW, no truth to the rumor that winless Oakland and
one-win teams Tampa, New York and Jacksonville are planning to “Play Squirrely
Fer (Joja’ RB Todd) Gurley”!
Speakin’ of a certain woodland creature, over the summer, USA Today revealed Jameis Winston stared down the business-end of a
campus cop’s weapon in the wake of usin’ a pellet-gun to take pot-shots at
squirrels with ateammate on da’ school
grounds back in 2012. Great…squirrels, seafood….is the FSU wunderkind buckin’ for a gig on some Animal Planet show when his NFL career
tanks or what???!!!
The Kansas Jay-Walks finally lost a fumble this
weekend, leaving only UNLV (??!!!) as the only team to not do so thus far. The Rebels were, however, idle Saturday. No word as to whether or not the practice squad managed to recover one
vs. the starting O!
Our primary wagers went 3-1, with Rutgers (+19)
getting’ blasted by Ohio State and squandering an 8-point win by South Florida
(-1 ½ over TULSA). We cashed on Iowa State (+12 ½) over TEXAS, but weren’t
smart enough to lay 4 ½ with MARYLAND over Iowa, instead losing on an impulsive
Friday-night wager of Temple +8 ½ at HOUSTON. This week, we’re considering South
Florida +11 over CINCINNATI, Maryland +11 over WISCONSIN, UMass +16 over
TOLEDO, Weezianna Tech -10 over SOUTHERN MISSED and Nevada-Reno -3 over HAWAII.
Also on da’ radar…Texas-El Paso +10 over TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO, Texas +9 ½ over
KANSAS STATE and West Virginia-OKLAHOMA STATE “over” 63.
Regarding West Virginia’s upset of Baylor last weekend,
we do our best Bogie impersonation and say…“’Eers lookin’ at you, Kid.”
Thru Week 9, the Philadelphia Iggles haven’t donned
green jerseys because during the offseason, the team decided to take it up…if
we can quote Emeril Lagasse… “another notch”…
to Nike’s Elite 51 jerseys and “midnight
green” is apparently a specialized color that takes extra time to produce. Philly
won’t play at the Da’ Linc again until November 10. Maybe Chris Rock can
reprise his role as “Caretaker” in The
Longest Yard remake and provide some Mean
Machine duds until Nike comes through!
Next week…Garden State politics, drones and we welcome…the