243rd Marine Corps Birthday College Football Picks

November 7, 2018
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Ladies and Gentlemen –

Saturday, 10 November is the 243rd Birthday of the United States Marine Corp and for those of you that may be wondering “where” the Marine Corps was “born”, it was born (if you will) in a bar called Tun’s Tavern in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

It also happens to be the first time in recorded history that a bunch of guys were in a bar and said “Hold my Beer and watch this…..”

We have a lot of rivalries and Big games to discuss this week, so let’s get to it….

Happy Birthday Marines…..

Now get your hands out of your damn pockets and go back to work

Enjoy Your Picks…..

Weekend Rewind…….

Believe me, I read all (as in “all) of your emails, both the good and the “not so” good.

I know many of you are upset that I didn’t or never seem to get your games correct, especially those of you in the PAC 12 and on the West Coast of these United States.

There is a very good reason for my lack of Prognostication skills once one passes the Pecos River and that is, simply put: I can’t stay up until 0200 on Sunday morning to see your “big” games, therefore they have little or no meaning to me.

In other words, I don’t care.

I am glad we cleared that little misconception up.

Now in the words of Toby Keith, “Let’s Talk about Me”

Last Week Your Favorite College Football Prognosticator recorded a rather astounding 49 and 13 or 79% despite Oklahoma nearly giving me a stroke, Missing out on my Beloved Mustangs and Delta State losing (again) to a lesser foe.

That leaves The CFB Wizard holding steady at 80% with 501 and 126 for the season.

I know, sometimes I even surprise myself.

THE CFB WIZARD QUESTIONS……

As you all know by now I answer a lot of emails each and every week and it occurred to me last week that I have never, ever taken the opportunity to ask my own questions during college football season.

Until now……

Q: Dear American (Whatever) Conference –

I have two questions……

Why do you call yourself a “Power” Conference when the toughest team you play is more known for its Animal Husbandry and Sheep Shearing Department than it is for its football team?

Also two, is it really necessary that Central Florida always (as in Always) has their own referees for each and every game?

These are reasonable questions…..

Q: Dear ESPN –

Where in the hell is Coach Lou Holtz and what did you do with him?

Q: Dear Irate Lady in Wal-Mart –

In all sincerity I thought your child was wearing a green Honey Boo-Boo costume when I made the comment about how “cute” I thought it was, and was shocked and taken back when you screamed that it was a “Hulk Costume”.

There I apologized….

Q: Dear Haters of Everything Alabama Crimson Tide

To those of you that continue to say that Alabama hasn’t played anybody yet, I have prepared a seasonal schedule for them (and you) that I am sure will meet your criteria as a “tough” schedule.

You are Welcome

Q: My Dear and Beloved Florida State Fans

Please stop bothering former Coach Bobby Bowden at the Retirement Community.

You are causing his shuffleboard game to suffer almost as bad as your football season.

Thank you

Q: To Purdue Boilermaker and Super Fan Tyler Trent –

Once again you willed and inspired the Boilermakers last weekend over Iowa.

Keep the Faith Tough Guy; We Are All Pulling for You.

WORLD PREMIER VIDEO!!!!!

We here at The CFB Wizard are suspending the college football news this week to bring you the World Premier of a song written and performed exclusively for Your Favorite College Football Prognosticator by none other than Mr. Sylacauga Ledbetter.

His upcoming album release (seen below) will be featured here on The CFB Wizard

Need I say more?

It’s entitled “How a Winner Feels”

Enjoy!!!!

THE GAMES

Tuesday 6 November

Kent State at Buffalo
I have never been more positive of a pick all week….
BUFFALO WILD WINGS 48-14

Wednesday 7 November

Ohio at Miami (OH)
This old rivalry in the Buckeye state is called “The Battle of the Bricks”
I think Miami is going to catch one in their mouth
FRANK’S CATS 33-17

Toledo at Northern Illinois
“Doc” the Black Lab says to go with the Big Dogs in this one….
HUSKIES 38-28

Thursday 8 November

Wake Forest at North Carolina State
I don’t know what’s gotten into “Doc” this week, he is all about the “Dogs”
(Must be something he watched on Pay-Per-View)
WOLF PACK 31-28

Friday 9 November

Louisville at Syracuse
In those Immortal words of that Famous Texan, Hank Hill….
(Known for his propane and propane accessories)
“Damn It Bobby…….”
ORANGE PEOPLE 44-17

Fresno State at Boise State
This Ole Rivalry is played each year for the coveted “Milk Can”
(Sadly my genius is confined to nebulous college football oddities)
BULLDOGS 34-31

Saturday 10 November

THE OFFICAL UNITED STATES MARINE CORP BIRTHDAY PICKS

Attention on Deck……

At Ease (That goes for you in the blue sweater too)

I present the Marine Corps Birthday Picks

Ohio State at Michigan State
I am not sure if I smell “Upset” here or Doc just broke wind…..
MEN OF SPARTA 33-31

Rhode Island at James Madison
I cannot support any state whose entire basis of existence is based upon a lie.
It’s NOT a damn island! It’s an isthmus you lying bunch of jackasses.
DUKES 34-10

South Carolina at Florida
I am of the opinion that the Mullen-Aide has soured in the bucket…..
GAMECOCKS 28-24

Navy at Central Florida
“IF” the Golden Knights didn’t have their own referees…..
(You know like they do in Professional Wrestling)
Then I would feel different, but they do have their own referees so….
GOLDEN KNIGHTS and their very own ZEBRAS 38-21

Texas Christian at West “By God” Virginia
Nothing says Victory in Morgantown like the sound of fire trucks extinguishing smoldering couches throughout the night. Good Times….
MOUNTAINEERS 41-24

North Greenville at North Alabama
Let them roar……
FLORENCE LIONS 41-24

Wisconsin at Penn State
Remember when both of these teams were picked to win the Big Ten (Whatever) Conference Championship? Keep those positive thoughts……
MEN OF CHEESE 33-28

Samford at Citadel
“Doc” the Black Lab can’t decided on this one……
Dogs verse the Dogs…..
I assured him that he can’t lose
BULLDOGS 33-31

Ole Miss at Texas A&M
It’s at Kyle Field, so I am going with the 12th Man here….
GIG EM AGGIES 31-28

Mississippi College at Delta State
Damn it Okra….
FRIED OKRA 33-31

Southern Methodist at Connecticut
I won’t make the same mistake this week my Beloved Mustangs.
(Sorry about last week by the way)
MIGHTY MUSTANGS 38-24

Northern Colorado at Montana State
It should be a lovely and balmy 20 degrees by kickoff in Big Sky Country….
BIG CATS 28-24

North Dakota State at Missouri State
The Mighty Bison are undefeated and rolling towards another playoff run….
Nothing will slow them down, believe it
MIGHTY BISON 34-14

Kansas at Kansas State
They call this game the “Sunflower Showdown” and it’s played for the “Governors Cup”
According to the Outlaw Josey Wales there are only three kinds of suns from Kansas….
“Sunshine, Sunflowers and Suns of a…”
Never mind you get it
BILL’S CATS 28-24

Carson Newman at North Carolina Pembroke
Isn’t Pembroke the cheese and summer sausage people?
Who knew they had their own college?
No me….
EAGLES 34-31

Brigham Young at Massachusetts
Amongst The CFB Wizard Staff this is what is known as a “Filler Game”
COUGARS 28-17

Lafayette at Army
West Point has won itself the first ever Commander in Chiefs Trophy two years in a row in the entire History of the Military Academy. Congratulations….
BLACK KNIGHTS OF THE HUDSON 44-10

Vanderbilt at Missouri
I can’t think of the Commodores without hearing “Brick House” in the back of my mind. Don’t judge me…..
“She’s Mighty, Mighty…”
COMMODORES 34-31

Ouachita Baptist at Henderson State
I know that Henderson has been rolling as of late…..
But we Baptist have to support one another (Unless it’s the tab at Hooter’s)
GOTCHA BAPTIST 33-31

Illinois at Nebraska
I recognize that I am going out on a limb here……
But I believe
CHILDREN OF THE CANDY CORN 38-34

West Georgia at Valdosta State
The Mighty Blazers of South Georgia are averaging over fifty points per game….
“Yes” you read that correctly
BLAZZZZZZZZZZ ON 55-24

Maryland at Indiana
I know that I am supposed to “care” about this game…..
But I just can’t sorry….
FIGHTING TURTLES 28-24

North Carolina at Duke
This rivalry on Tobacco Road is a bitter one…..
It’s played for the “Victory Bell”
Ring a Ding, Ding…..
BLUE DEVILS 34-24

Troy at Georgia Southern
This is “The” Game for the Sun Belt Conference Championship….
It’s going to be a good one
MEN OF TROY 34-31

UCLA at Arizona State
Despite the fact I can’t seem to get a damn game right with Arizona State all year….
I am still going with
HERMAN’S HERMITS 28-24

Charlotte at Marshall
Say it with me (It will make you feel good I promise)
WE ARE MARSHALL 33-17

Liberty at Virginia
At some point it’s not funny watching Liberty getting beaten up week after week
Take for example this week…
GUYS ON HORSES 44-14

Mississippi State at Alabama
This game is always tough and always close…..
It’s a fight between two neighbors across state lines
Hang on….
CRIMSON TIDE 34-24

Michigan at Rutgers
It’s a little late in the season for another cupcake isn’t it Jimmy?
JIMMY’S WOLVERINES 141-3

Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
They call this bitter rivalry “The Bedlam Game”
And it’s just that and more….
BOOMER DAMN SOONERS 44-38

Norwich at Worchester Polytechnic
I best not find out that Worchester Sauce has some sort of polytechnic in the ingredients.
I am just saying
NOR-SANDWICH 28-24

Washington State at Colorado
Despite Wynonna Judd leading the Boulder Boys on the field this week…
I am going with…
MIKE’S CATS 33-31

Kentucky at Tennessee
They used to call this game “The Game for the Bourbon Barrel”
(That was before all the do-gooders got involved and thought it encouraged drinking)
When I was in college I didn’t need any encouragement, not at all…..
Just saying…
BLUE CATS 28-17

Northwestern at Iowa
The Hawkeyes will Honor Veterans and the namesake of their stadium this Saturday.
You can’t beat that folks
HAWKEYES 34-24

Baylor at Iowa State
Yippee the Bears won last week….
Not this week Yogi…
CYCLONES 41-21

Gustavus Adolphous at St Olaf
Anytime this many Germans get together in a confined space……
You have to believe that Poland is concerned about being invaded (Again)
OLLIE’S 28-21

New Mexico at Air Force
Damn t Falcons just this one…Please
FALCONS 33-31

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh
Both of these teams are like trying to decide which restroom stall stinks less….
TURKEYS 21-17

Purdue at Minnesota
This one is for you Tyler…..
Keep the Faith
BOILERMAKERS 38-17

San Jose State at Utah State
The Aggies are quietly winning and nobody is talking about it…
Except me of course
You are Welcome
AGGIES 34-10

Appalachian State at Texas State
This game is going to get uglier than Stevie Wonder picking out his own wardrobe
MOUNTAINEERS 41-14

Oregon at Utah
I really don’t give a Big Quack about this game
TWO UTES 38-34

Junita at Susquehanna
The rivalry of all rivalries in all of college football
In one corner we have Juanita with her Lee Press on nails and her hair recently did….
The other there is Susie Q in her lime green “Baby Girl” sweat pants
Call your friends…
There is a fight in the trailer park tonight!
J-LO DOWN 21-17

Auburn at Georgia
The South’s Oldest Rivalry…..
It’s a mean one too
SMART DAWGS 34-17

Miami at Georgia Tech
I checked with the Weather Channel and Hurricane season is definitely over…
YELLOW JACKETS 38-17

Montana at Idaho
I knew a girl I went to school named Ida….
Her reputation was rather questionable
Forget I mentioned it
GRIZZZZZZZZZZZZ 28-24

Temple at Houston
This one is going to be too close to call…..
So I am going with the Boys from Cow Town
COUGARS 33-31

South Florida at Cincinnati
I know, you don’t have to remind me….
I have missed on Coach Strong for two weeks
That my friends is
NO BULL 33-14

LSU at Arkansas
The game for “The Golden Boot”
I am afraid the Razorbacks are going to get it stuck in their posterior
HEY FIGHTN’ TIGERS 38-21

Florida State at Notre Dame
There was a time that this was a marquee game…..
Unfortunately that time is not right now
GOLDEN GOMERS 44-14

Texas at Texas Tech
The game for the “Chancellors Spurs”
It’s going to be a shoot-out
LONGHORNS 44-41

Southern Miss at Alabama Birmingham
Not to upset my folks in beautiful Hattiesburg but I am going Iron City here….
BLAZZERS 33-31

Clemson at Boston College
This ACC Rivalry is played each year for the coveted “O’Rourke – McFadden Trophy”
Before you ask me….
What an actor that has had too much plastic surgery and a great running back from Arkansas have to do with this trophy I have no idea.
DABO’S TIGERS 38-24

Oregon State at Stanford
This game features Beavers and a team with a mascot that’s a tree.
If this was something on the Animal Planet I would go with the Beavers.
It isn’t so I wont
CARDINAL 34-17

California at Southern California
This is some kind of big rivalry in the land of Zima and stupidity but let’s be honest.
None of us care….
TROJANS 17-10

Next Week……

Your Week 12 College Football Picks will be out next Thursday….

(As you have come to expect)

Along with another “New” hit single written and performed by none other than….

Country Mega Star Mr. Sylacauga Ledbetter

So Stay Tuned….

One More Thing….

I hope you all enjoy the “new” story on Mikerights.com this week about “Big MO”
and for my Marine Corps Brothers and Sisters out there; “Happy Birthday” to each of you.

And least I forget……

Happy Veteran’s Day my friends and thank you all, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Soldiers, you have made my life better and brighter by our association.

Be good to one another this week and to yourself….

RTR
THE CFB WIZARD

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