Veteran’s Day Week 11 Picks

November 11, 2015
By

Ladies and Gentlemen –

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner….

It’s a time of the year to be Thankful

But it seems just like yesterday the college football season began

I guess it’s true what they say

“Time flies when you are Picking Upsets”

Enjoy….

thanksgivingcandles

Weekend Rewind….

Let’s get right to it, shall we?

(Please hold your applause and unbridled enthusiasm until the very end)

Last week Your Favorite College Football Prognosticator was a rather astounding 53 and 8 or 87%, while picking the “Upsets” of Texas Christian, Navy over Memphis, Clemson over the Florida State Rapists and Arkansas over the Foam Rubber Black Bear Rebels of Ole Miss.

Although those upsets pale in comparison to some upset Ole Miss Fans that actually called 911 at the end of the game with Arkansas to “report” that the Arkansas quarterback was “hurt” and to have him removed from the game.
(Yes, some Ole Miss fans “really” did do that)

EDITORS NOTE: I know I am still laughing about that myself

Thus far in this 2015 season The CFB Wizard is 556 and 106 or 84%

Now before you break into wild applause and begin cheering loudly, it’s important to note that Your Favorite College Football Prognosticator also has a social conscience.

I care deeply about issues confronting us today in America and throughout the world.
That’s why I support the following….

It’s matters, because they matter

Doc and Doc

Now you may all begin applauding wildly and screaming my name in unison.

Ok, stop you are embarrassing me….

Thank you


SOUTH GEORGIA FOOTBALL NEWS and VIEWS

Greetings From the Heart of SEC Country!!!
 
The Boys in Blue greeted the visiting Clinch County Cats of Homerville on Friday night and ended their season on a sour note as they fell to the Kittens by a 46-13 score. The Number 4 ranked Panthers came to South Third itching to take the 2A Region of Doom with a win but a loss earlier in the season to the Injuns of Ocilla sealed their fate as Irwin County beat Turner to take the crown. The Blue Clad Gladiators fell behind 30-0 at the half but managed to put 13 points on the board in the second half and avoid the shutout. It’s been an up and down season for Coach Burleson’s crew, with wins over Wheeler, Treutlan, and Wilcox. But we’ve yet to get over the hump and ascend to the upper echelon of the Region…. Yet. I have seen improvement every year and with that improvement we attract more kids for the team and the fan support continues to grow. These boys have represented our community well, and I’d like to say that I’m very proud of them and hope we continue to progress next year.
 
Up in Athens, a new week brought different results as the Homestanding Hounds took on the visiting Blue Cats of Lexington and enjoyed a 27-3 victory to get back on the winning track. Greyson Lambert was serviceable and Brice Ramsey gave him some relief but the Cow College relied on the legs of Sony Michel, Keith Marshal, and the rest of the stable to amass 300 yards on the ground. The defense was stifling on this day as they held the lifeless Kittens to less than 200 yards on the ground. Next up for the Dawgs is a visit to the Plains to take on the War Eagle for another edition of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.

Over in Atlanta, the Trade School took a Saturday off after an embarrassing loss to the Cavs of Virginia. Coach Johnson now prepares the Wreck for a visit from the Gobbler’s of Blacksburg who will more than likely try to give retiring Head Coach Frank Beamer a positive sendoff as they finish out an Un-Hokielike season. This one is a toss-up, but if the Bees can find a little bit of a passing game, I think they’ll come out on the winning side of this game.

And the Birds of the ‘Boro also took a week off after a big win over Texas State the previous week made them bowl eligible for the first time in school history. These Blue Birds of Prey are prepping for a visit to Troy, Al. next win in yet another important conference matchup. The Eagles got a little help in their quest for a second conference championship from Arkansas State in the form of a 40-27 victory over the hated conference rival Mountain Men of App State on Thursday. Coach Willie Fritz’s Birds still control their own destiny but will still need a little unlikely help from Texas State, Louisiana-Monroe, or New Mexico State, 3 teams at or near the bottom of the Sun Belt, in order to win the conference for a 2nd straight year.
 
Things I think:
 
Georgia – Winning cures a lot of ills. Enjoy this one and keep plugging away
 
LSU – Tough loss in a big game. The lack of a passing game hurt.
 
Bama – Hard fought win in a big game. Holding Fournette to only 31 yards seemed unthinkable.
 
Florida – Coach McElwain is probably right. Sometimes you have these games. But this won’t help your case at all when the CFB Committee looks at this game
 
Vandy – Tough loss guys. D is okay but the offense definitely has holes. Hopefully the recruiting trail will yield some positive results
 
Arkansas – One of the luckiest, craziest plays I’ve ever seen. But a “W” is a “W”, right? Oh, and I thought you were a running team. Allen had some crazy stats on this day.
 
Ole Miss – Don’t know what to make of this one. The Land Sharks were fileted in this game
 
South Carolina – If this isn’t a classic example of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, I don’t know what is
 
Clemson – Looks like these Cats are the new Big Dogs of the ACC
 
The Polls – It didn’t take the AP and Coach’s Polls long to fall in line with the CFB Committee rankings last week. That’s why I don’t get real excited about what they’re doing before the “real” rankings come out
 
The CFB Committee Rankings –
I’m good with #1 through #3. But Notre Dame at #4? That one is a little suspect to me
 
College Football Wizard readers – Last week was more than abysmal for me. Just after the latest edition of the CFB Wizard went out, I was contacted by the Grand Master himself and informed that I had made a couple of egregious errors in writing that Georgia was facing Auburn this week and that Vandy had played Texas Tech last week.

I never thought that something I wrote would blow up because, well, I figured the Wizard is the star of the show and I was just a nice distraction. I know that it may sound like excuses, but I’ll tell you the truth. The combination of being somewhat consumed with the situation in Athens and the cocktails consumed during the Cocktail Party proved to be my undoing. Getting up on Sunday morning and trying to coherently write with a cloudy head is not a recipe for writing an articulate or accurate column.

I didn’t really realize the state of my “morning after” until I got to church and started getting funny looks from the rest of the congregation. To you, the CFB Wizard readers, I apologize for not getting it right the first time. And to the Wizard, I apologize for the “pain” and inconvenience of having to deal with the blow back.
 
Well, That’s it for now. Hope everyone’s team wins and you have a great week.
 
And remember; make sure you support your local High School Athletics.
These are your future collegians of tomorrow.
 
Until next time,
I’m Harley Hanesworth

THE GAMES

Tuesday, November 10

Kent State at Ohio
Maybe because yesterday was the Marine Corps Birthday Today…
But I have a “Sixth Sense” about this game….
FRANK’S CATS 27-0

Toledo at Central Michigan
Happy Birthday Marines…
ROCKETS 28-23
 
Wednesday, November 11

Northern Illinois at Buffalo
Buffalo, Shuffalo, I am a Dog Man…
(Ask my Black Lab “Doc” or my German Sheppard “Sadie” if you don’t believe me)
HUSKIES 41-21

Bowling Green at Western Michigan
It’s Veteran’s Day, so I am going with the Air Force mascot in this one
(Don’t question my logic here)
FALCONS 38-17

Thursday, November 12

Louisiana Lafayette at South Alabama
The Boys from South Alabama will keep this one interesting…
For a while..
RAJUN CAJUNS 31-21

Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
I have no logical basis for making this pick
Just so you know…
YELLOW JACKETS 28-24

Friday, November 13

Southern California at Colorado
It’s Friday the 13th and you know what that means, right?
Wynonna Judd is going to run out on the football field as the Buffalo mascot
(I hope they painted her hoofs this time)
TROJANS 33-17

Saturday, November 14

Utah at Arizona
So Two Utes were giving a wildcat and enema…
Stop me if you heard this one before
TWO UTES 38-28 

Washington at Arizona State
My Black Lab “Doc” insisted on this pick….
HUSKIES 34-31

Miami (FL) at North Carolina
I know what you are thinking….
There is “another” Hurricane” that has been named….
And that is some sort of a sign, right?
Well, it’s not headed towards North Carolina, sorry
TAR HEELS 33-24 

Clemson at Syracuse
My Beautiful Beloved Clemson Faithful….
I Told You So….
DABO’S TIGERS 34-17

Pittsburgh at Duke
I cannot believe that I am picking these jackasses (again)
BLUE TURDS 31-28 

North Carolina State at Florida State
I am guessing that the Tallahassee Police Department was busy last Saturday night when the Seminoles arrived back home.
Because there is nothing uglier than an angry group of rapists
CRIMINOLES 33-24 

Georgia at Auburn
This game is called
The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry (since 1896….)
Hunker Down it’s going to be a good one
BIG DAWGS 28-24

Arkansas at LSU
This fight between old rivals is played each year for “The Golden Boot”
It’s going to be one hell of a game
Hold on to your seat……
HEY FIGHTN’ TIGERS 31-24 

Alabama at Mississippi State
There is going to be a Dog Fight in Starkville..
Believe it
CRIMSON TIDE 28-24 

Oklahoma at Baylor
You may not believe it…
But here is your “Upset Special”
BOOMER DAMN SOONERS 41-38

Oklahoma State at Iowa State
This game is going to be uglier than Hillary Clinton in a mini-skirt
(“Yeah” it’s like that)
COWBOY UP! 44-21

Kansas at Texas Christian
This week, it’s all about….
FEAR THE FROGS 54-3

Texas at West Virginia
In case you were wondering….
“Yes”, I am still on the Burnt Orange Cool-Aide
(And it is delicious)
HOOK EM HORNS 31-28

Ohio State at Illinois
This Big Ten (Twenty?) Conference “rivalry” is played each year….
For the coveted “Illibuck Trophy”
(I don’t have picture of it here, because it looks like a turd with legs)
MIGHTY BUCKEYES 142-3

Michigan at Indiana
YES! Another of The Big (Whatever) Conference “rivalries”!
This one is played for the “Hoosier Daddy Trophy”
I know!
WOLVERINES 41-10

Penn at Harvard
Nope, Not going to pick them so don’t ask  

Northern Colorado at North Dakota
I was wondering….
If an American Indian in this area was an attorney could you say…
“I am being sued by a Sioux?”
(There are times I wonder too much)
FIGHTING SIOUX 34-31

Oregon State at California
I have come to the unlikely conclusion that a…
“Golden Bear” is a large man with a hairy back that always buys lunch
GOLDEN BEARS 33-24

Maryland at Michigan State
I am required once a week to provide a public service announcement
(And “NO” that was not a part of a plea bargaining agreement)
Exercise caution when viewing the Terrapins “away” jerseys and uniforms
They have been known to cause seizures , migraine headaches and butt rashes.
MEN OF SPARTA 34-17

South Dakota State at South Dakota
This bitter rivalry has a great name…
“The Black Hills Brawl “
It’s going to be a good one
JACKRABBITS 31-14

Southeast Missouri State at Jacksonville State
The Roosters from Alabama are warming up for the playoffs…
GAMECOCKS 44-14 
 
Florida International at Marshall
I have never been a fan of the International House of Pancakes or their college
I am a Waffle House man
WE ARE MARSHALL 33-17

Memphis at Houston
The only thing missing in this shoot-out
Is the theme from “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”
(Because you are going to see all three in this game)
COUGARS 51-48

Temple at South Florida
Someone wrote me this past week asking..
“Would this game be my “Upset Special” of the week?”
Well, for starters the game is not that special….
And two; the only people going to be “Upset” here are Bull fans
OWLS 34-10

Akron at Miami (OH)
I am sure this is some big “rivalry” in the Buckeye state..
I am sure there is some nonsensical trophy or something that goes with it
I am also sure that none of us give a crap about this game
ZIPPY THE PINHEADS 21-17

Purdue at Northwestern
These Big Ten (or something) Conference rivalries are awesome, aren’t they?
All the trophy’s and catchy names for the game, it really makes watching a lousy conference like the Big Ten (or twenty two) Conference games fun and exciting.
This “rivalry” is played each year for the coveted….
“Jimmy Crack Corn Trophy”
(Because nobody cares, seriously, they don’t)
WILDCATS 38-17 

Tulane at Army
It would appear that West Point has potentially scheduled a team they can defeat.
Other than their other two wins this year that came against:
1. The Friends of the Audubon Society
2.  The Muncie Indiana Junior League Chess Club
GREEN WAVE 6-5

Arkansas-Monticello at Southern Arkansas
There is one thing I do know….
Bo Don’t know how to Ride a Mule
Believe that
MULE RIDERS 31-17 
 
North Dakota State at Youngstown State
This game may be a precursor to the upcoming playoffs…
Hold on to your seats it’s going to be an epic game
MIGHTY BISON 38-34 
 
Florida at South Carolina
This one is going to be close…..
Don’t be surprised if this one is an “Upset”
I am serious
MIGHTY GATORS 21-17 

North Texas at Tennessee
This may actually be the halftime score
And “NO”, I am not joking
VOWELS 51-10 

Virginia at Louisville
I think this one may be way (Way) closer than you might think
BOBBY’S BIRDS 24-21 

The Citadel at Chattanooga
The fact that Chattanooga is the home of the “Moon Pie”
Is enough for me….
(And to think I once thought those things were designed by NASA)
MIGHTY MOCS 31-17
 
Eastern Washington at Montana
The eagles have had their way with the bears from Big Sky Country the past few years
Not so much this year
GRIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 34-27 
 
Utah State at Air Force
It’s Veteran’s Day, so I am rolling with the boys in blue on this one
FALCONS 33-31

Arkansas State at Louisiana Monroe
Regardless of the outcome of this game
I still support the Duck Men of West Monroe
I’m Just saying…
RED WOLVES 34-21 

Georgia Southern at Troy
I think poor Ole Troy is in for a long afternoon
SOUTHERN EAGLES 41-21 

Southern Methodist at Navy
This rivalry is played for the “Gansz Trophy”
My Heart and My Loyalties are torn here…
But I say….
GO NAVY
MIDSHIPMEN 44-24
 
Yale at Princeton
Both of their marching bands suck and their football teams do too.
So no, stop asking
Florida Tech at Valdosta State
This one is going to come down to who has the ball last…
Don’t Blink
BLAZZZZZZZZZZZZ 38-34 
 
Wake Forest at Notre Dame
Slightly off the subject of this game….
Many of you have written me as of late asking…
“When is your next Rascadango movie coming out?”
(Actually all the emails were in Spanish, but I am sure that’s what they asked)
You may be familiar with the wildly popular series of Rascadango movies:
“Get Your Hands off her Muchacho!” (I-II-III-IV)
The newest movie will be entitled “Viva La Rascadango!”
It will be out this Christmas, be sure and check your local Spanish Cinema for times and listings
GOLDEN GNOMES 34-10 

Nebraska at Rutgers
I recognize that the above was a shameless self-promotion ….
But you need to be aware that I will soon be filming “Rascadango Rides!”
So during this upcoming off-season so I may not be able to answer your fan mail
Sorry….
(Honestly, that’s the last self-promotion)
CHILDREN OF THE CORN 28-24

Southern Mississippi at Rice
At this point in the season….
I think Rice has been cooked to a Pudding
(Which tastes wonderful by the way)
GOLDEN EAGLES 34-17 

Norwich at Castleton State College
I am betting those smart ass kids don’t “really” have a castle…
(A “Jump Castle” maybe…)
CADETS 28-21 

Henderson State at Ouachita Baptist
I am not sure what Henderson’s religious affiliation is….
Not that it matters
He is getting Baptized anyway….
GOTCHA BAPTIST 
 
Kansas State at Texas Tech
I have picked the Red Raiders damn near every week…
“IF” they would have done “something” my average would be 90%
The jackasses
WILDCATS 38-31 

Kentucky at Vanderbilt
I think this game could go either way…
And “Yes” I am serious
WILDCATS 24-21 

Western Carolina at Texas A&M
Well, for once in three weeks I finally “picked” the Aggies to win
And got it right (For a change)
GIG EM AGGIES 41-14 

Oregon at Stanford
The Ducks still have the stupidest uniforms in all of college football
But you know what they say…..
“You can’t fix stupid, but you can beat the hell out of it”
CARDINAL 44-21

Tulsa at Cincinnati
Even I can’t generate any excitement for this game
(That’s saying something)
BEARKATS 31-17 

Tusculum at Carson- Newman
I cannot in good conscience pull for any team whose college…..
Sounds like it was named after a type of mucus
SPARK’S EAGLES 41-21
 
Brigham Young at Missouri
After all that I read this week..
Frankly, the Cougars can’t score enough points in this game to satisfy me
COUGARS 141-3 

Minnesota at Iowa
This Big Ten (or whatever it is this week) Conference rivalry…
Is played for the coveted “Floyd of Rosedale”
In case you were wondering…
It’s a bronze pig, is what it is
(Don’t feel bad, I don’t get it either)
HAWKEYES 31-28

Montana State at Idaho State
Even after last week, I still have faith in the Big Sky Country Cats
(But not that much)
BOBCATS 31-28

St. Olaf College at St. Johns (MN)
If Saint Olaf will stay sober for twenty minutes I might get this pick right
ST OLLIE 24-21 

West Alabama at North Alabama
In the words of Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz”
“Lions and Tigers and something another ..O’ My!”
(I know I abbreviated that, but there aren’t any bears in this game)
FLORENCE LIONS 33-20
 
New Mexico at Boise State
The Lobos are going to get Yo-Yoed in this one
(I can do rhymes like this all day)
BRONCOS 51-10 

Washington State at UCLA
I am not willing to rule out the Cougars in this one
It will be close
BRUIN BEARS 31-24
 
Delta State at Mississippi College
Throughout our lives, fear comes in many forms
Sometimes even in the form of a tasty vegetable
FEAR THE OKRA 34-24 
 
 Next Week….

Your Week 12 College Football Picks will out early again next week, as you might have guessed…..Why? Because I care

Speaking of “caring”, next week Your Favorite College Football Prognosticator was “chosen” to undergo a brief “experiment” so to speak, while writing your weekly picks for a group called “People Who Are Against Everything Fun” or PWAAEF”.

I don’t have all the details yet, but it should be interesting

So stay tuned

One More Thing….

If you have the time and the freedom to do so I encourage you to read this week’s earlier article in Honor of the Marine Corps Birthday and Veteran’s Day.

There is also an article on mikerights.com in Honor of Veteran’s Day as well.

“Time and Freedom”

Those are two beautiful words, aren’t they?

Thank a Veteran that you have both

You are Welcome America
 
RTR
THE CFB WIZARD

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.