Ladies and Gentlemen –
I hope you all survived Halloween and per usual, I fell like Charlie Brown with the Picks last week all I got was a bag full of rocks.
But this is no time to cry over my two year old three musketeers candy bars.
it’s already November with Thanksgiving right around the corner and I just hope I don’t deliver up any Turkeys this week.
Enjoy Your Picks
Like I said earlier, I got more “Tricks” than “Treats” with last week’s Halloween picks as Your (Not So) Favorite College Football Prognosticator finished last week at 35 and 17 or 67%. But in all fairness I was nearly perfect in picking the PAC 12 games, missing damn near every one of them.
I know, I know, you don’t have to tell me.
That leaves The CFB Wizard after two weeks at 70 and 25 or 74%.
As you already know those numbers do not come remotely close to “Doc” The World-Famous Black Labs record when I was recovering from what is referred to here at Blackwood Manor as “The Saturday Night that we will NOT Discuss”.
But on an unrelated topic, the final touches on the “new” book, “Over Easy” are completed and will be available on E-Book, paperback and hardcover from Amazon, Books-a-Million and Barnes and Noble before Thanksgiving. In case I failed to mention it lately, “Doc” loves his picture on the back cover.
The CFB Wizard Email Question of the Week
Q: Dear Sir –
I understand that you are planning a book signing here in beautiful Pensacola Florida.
After reading some of your rather crude and sophomoric ramblings, I would hope that you would take a moment to “learn” something about our area before your visit. Thereby preventing you from embarrassing yourself with your ignorance.
Dr. Paul S. – Pensacola, Florida
A: For your information Paul, I happen to know everything there is to know about Pensacola.
It was founded in 1496 by famed Spanish explorer Rodrigo DeJesus “Bubba D” Sanchez who sailed from Spain in three ships, the “Taco”, “Burrito” and the “Guacamole”.
Little known fact, I bet you didn’t know, that “Bubba D” Sanchez invented Pepsi Cola on his long voyage and was going to name the settlement he discovered after his invention. Unfortunately, due to the swarm of mosquitos and gnats that got in Bubba D’s mouth, ears and eyes upon landing he misspelled the name of Pepsi Cola in his journal and thus we have “Pensacola” Florida today.
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Thursday 4 November
Georgia State at Louisiana Lafayette
Those Cajuns are damn near unbeatable at “home”.
I said what I said
RAJUN CAJUNS 34-17
Friday 5 November
Virginia Tech at Boston College
I know that Thanksgiving is “right around the corner”, but the Gobblers have been playing like a bunch of Turkeys lately.
CHESTNUTT HILL EAGLES 31-28
Utah at Stanford
Due to my pitiful record with the PAC 12 the past few weeks, I would caution you to “not” bet on my picks concerning them.
Saturday 6 November
Missouri at Georgia
MO doesn’t have enough GO between the Hedges.
(I thought that up myself)
SMART DAWGS 38-10
LSU at Alabama
This game is always a slobber knocker and this version will be no different.
CRIMSON TIDE 34-24
Auburn at Texas A&M
It’s going to be closer than you might think.
GIG EM AGGIES 34-31
East Central at Arkansas Monticello
That college has way to many directions in their name for my taste.
BO WEEVILS 31-21
Army at Air Force
This game will determine “The Commander in Chief’s Trophy”
Now, all we need is a Commander in Chief
BLACK KNIGHTS OF THE HUDSON 34-28
Ohio State at Nebraska
Damn it Cornhuskers…
Just Damn it
North Dakota State at South Dakota State
These two teams despise one another and this game will come down to the wire.
MIGHTY BISON 34-31
Liberty at Ole Miss
Coach Freeze returns to Oxford Mississippi….
FOAM RUBBER COL. SANDERS / FOAM RUBBER BLACK BEARS / FOAM RUBBER LAND-SAND SHARKS 49-10
Wake Forest at North Carolina
The Demon Deacons are rolling and the Heels are stuck in the Tar.
(Not that clever, but that’s all I got for this one)
DEMON DEACONS 38-17
North Alabama at Monmouth
Just for the record..
I am diametrically opposed to the Boy’s from Florence playing a wooly mammoth from the Ice Age.
I said what I said
FLORENCE LIONS 34-28
Pittsburgh at Duke
Nope, not even close
Montana at Northern Colorado
I have a contractual obligation to pick the Big Bears this week.
Just so you know
Southern Methodist at Memphis
The Ponies dropped a game last week to Houston, they get back in the saddle this week.
MIGHTY MUSTANGS 44-38
Kansas State at Kansas
This Bitter Instate rivalry is called “The Sunflower Showdown” and it’s played for the Governor’s Cup.
And that Cup will stay with the Wildcats until Jesus Returns.
Louisiana Tech at Alabama Birmingham
“Doc” wants me to pick the Bulldogs here, but I got to go with Iron City.
(I swear if he beats me again this week on the picks I am going into hiding)
North Greenville at Valdosta State
Let’s make it two fires in a row…
Illinois at Minnesota
I agree with “Doc” on this one, that Gopher mascot makes me laugh.
GOLDEN GOPHERS 28-17
Limestone at Carson Newman
Why would you name your college after a damn rock?
It certainly doesn’t speak well for their educational curriculum.
Georgia Tech at Miami
This one will be a toss-up, it all depends on “which” teams show up for the game.
Appalachian State at Arkansas State
As much as I want to pick the Red Wolves in this one, I can’t.
Mississippi College at Delta State
This evening “Doc” and I are frying Okra for dinner. I see that as a sign.
FIGHTING OKRA 41-17
Idaho State at Brigham Young
Despite a dropped game early in the season, these cats are for real.
California at Arizona
It’s the PAC 12…
Beats the hell out of me on this one
North Texas at Southern Miss
I have a feeling that the Golden Eagles will fly in Hattiesburg on Saturday.
GOLDEN EAGLES 41-38
Tulsa at Cincinnati
Michigan State at Purdue
It’s going to be closer than you think. Believe it
Navy at Notre Dame
No “Upset Special” here.
(I know, I am disappointed too)
FIGHTN ERRRRRRRRISH 44-21
Oklahoma State at West Virginia
However, this is your “Upset Special”
Light those couches!
Baylor at Texas Christian
I know “Doc” wants me to pick the “Horned Dogs” in this one.
But I can’t
DA BEARS 34-17
Penn State at Maryland
The fighting turtles have been playing like they have been flipped on their backs.
NITTANY LIONS 38-24
Wisconsin at Rutgers
I haven’t gotten a game right with these two teams all damn year.
This one is a guess
South Alabama at Troy
This is The Battle of South Alabama, it’s going to be a good one.
MEN OF TROY 33-31
Mississippi State at Arkansas
It’s going to be a shoot-out in Fayetteville.
Hold on to your seats.
North Carolina State at Florida State
I will defer to “Doc” on this one, against my better judgement, I might add.
WOLF PACK 34-17
Tulane at Central Florida
I believe…”Upset Special”
GREEN WAVE 38-34
St. Olaf at Gustavus Adolphus
When this many drunk Germans get together Poland gets real nervous.
Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern
Although the Eagles of Statesboro hired a new coach this week in Clay Helton.
It won’t help them this here.
CAROLINA BIRDS 41-21
Marshall at Florida Atlantic
It’s been a while since I picked them.
WE ARE MARSHALL 34-14
Iowa at Northwestern
The Mighty Hawkeyes are bouncing back in Chicago.
Tennessee at Kentucky
This Old Bitter Border Rivalry is always a good one.
It’s going to be a wild night in Lexington
Oregon State at Colorado
Once again, I feel obligated to state that my “record” with the PAC 12 is simply awful.
Just so you know
Boise State at Fresno State
“Doc” and myself are at odds here. Of Course he wants to pick the Bulldogs.
Indiana at Michigan
Coach Hairball coughed up one last week.
They rebound this week against the Hoosiers.
Oregon at Washington
I truly wish this was an “Upset Special”, but it isn’t.
Texas at Iowa State
I cannot believe I am making this pick.
But I am
Florida at South Carolina
Damn it Gamecocks…
Clemson at Louisville
I had a Tiger fan ask me this week..
“How do you pronounce the capital of Kentucky?”
“Is it, Lewis-Ville or LOU-E-Ville?”
I answered, “it’s pronounced ”FRANK-FORT”
Houston at South Florida
The Cougars embarrassed me last week, I won’t make the same mistake this week.
Texas San Antonio at Texas El Paso
Every Morning I get up I “Remember the Alamo”
Just so you know
JACK RABBITS 44-24
Southern California at Arizona State
It’s going to a close one in the desert.
But then again you already know my record with the PAC 12.
So there is that..
SUN DEVILS 34-31
Your Week 11 (Veteran’s Day and Marine Corps Birthday) College Football Picks will be out next week on Thursday just as you have come to expect.
Well, at least I hope so anyway. I can’t afford another liver (river) transplant.
There is another “New” story for you this week on Mikerights.com as promised.
More information on the exact date of release for the new book “Over Easy” next week too.
So Stay Tuned
One More Thing……..
Thank you all for reading both websites, for your encouragement and your comments. I assure you that both “Doc” and myself, truly appreciate it.
Don’t forget to be good to yourself this week and to those around you.
THE CFB WIZARD