Ladies and Gentlemen –
In Honor of the 246th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps and Veteran’s Day I want to wish all of you a Happy Veteran’s Day and a Happy Birthday to my fellow Marines. You have all made my life richer and better and for “Doc” The World-Famous Black Lab and myself, “Thank You.”
Enjoy Your Picks
As “Doc” grins at me from across the recliner, I must report that Your Favorite College Football Prognosticator was a dismal 44-10 or 81% last weekend. That number, not even coming close to “Doc’s” record of 94% some three weeks ago.
So, currently after “the Saturday that will not be spoken of” The CFB Wizard is a pitiful 114 and 35 or 77% for the season. Just to prove a point here, this was one of my PAC 12 Pick’s Last Week.
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.
Just so you know, Utah went on to WIN that game with the score being 52 to 3…..
Yeah, I know.
College Football Pictures of the Week
“Let’s GO Brandon!”
The CFB Wizard Email Question(s) of the Week
Q: Hey Man!
I was really disappointed that you didn’t mention the Texas Coach’s girlfriend’s “Comfort Monkey” biting some kid during Halloween last weekend.
Did you not say anything about it because you love animals?
Max – Houston, Texas
A: Thank you for the email Max. I do love animals, but that wasn’t the reason that I didn’t comment on the “incident” with the coach’s girlfriend’s “comfort monkey.”
Reading of the “incident” brought back painful memories, as I once had a “comfort monkey” a couple of years ago, her name was Inga, and she was a twenty four-year-old Swedish exchange student. Unfortunately, I had to return her to the wild when I could no longer read the numbers on my credit cards.
Q: Dear Sir –
I have noticed that you have not arranged any book signings in New York City. Please do not be alarmed by the sharp increase in crime here or terrorism.
The Big Apple still has a lot to offer!
Please reconsider your travel schedule and visit New York City for a book signing event.
Penelope – Long Island (New York City)
A: Ma’am I assure you it’s neither the crime rate (which is quite off the charts by the way) nor the garbage strike (That is going into its fourth week, but at least the cold knocks the smell down) or even the terrorism threat.
Frankly, I am allergic to New Yorkers. They smell funny, talk too loudly and the sound of their collective voices is the best birth control device known to mankind and it makes my skin crawl.
Q: Damn Dude!
You can’t get a single pick right with the PAC 12!
What the hell man?
Gumby – Eugene, Oregon
A: You are absolutely right sir; I have been woefully disappointing this season.
However, in my defense, I am allergic to anything on the left coast, also too, I don’t stay up till midnight to watch a game I don’t care about.
Q: Hey there good-looking!
I see that you have a new book that is out!
I cannot wait to read it!!
You seem like quite the catch!
So, are you seeing anyone special now?
Gloria – Mobile, Alabama
A: Thank you Gloria, I am sure you will enjoy the new book.
The fact of the matter is I am holding out to meet a deaf-mute supermodel that owns her own chain of liquor stores. I am expecting “the” call from her any day.
Thursday 11 November
North Carolina at Pittsburgh
I am “almost” as accurate with the ACC this year as I have been with the PAC 12.
Just so you know
Friday 12 November
Cincinnati at South Florida
Wyoming at Boise State
The Cowboys get bucked off in this game.
Saturday 13 November
New Mexico State at Alabama
Please Lord, I can’t take another scare..
CRIMSON TIDE 41-21
Michigan at Penn State
I would call this one an “Upset Special”
Just so you know
NITTANY LIONS 28-24
Oklahoma at Baylor
It’s going to be close one in Waco
Don’t leave your seats
BOOMER DAMN SOONER 31-28
Mississippi State at Auburn
I know how “Doc” feels about games between “Cats and Dogs”
But I have to go against him on this one.
WAR DAMN EAGLE 28-17
North Dakota State at Youngstown State
I don’t know if you watch the Animal Channel, but…
A damn penguin can’t whip a buffalo.
It’s in the Bible
MIGHTY BISON 34-17
Northwestern at Wisconsin
In all fairness, I haven’t gotten a damn game right between these two teams all year.
So, there is that
Rutgers at Indiana
(Please see the above description)
Delta State at West Georgia
Not to sound like Bubba Blue here,
But I like steamed okra, stewed okra, and fried okra.
My Favorite Okra, is…
FIGHTING OKRA 34-21
West Virginia at Kansas State
Now that I think about it, I haven’t been to damn accurate with these teams either.
Kennesaw State at North Alabama
It’s going to be cold and dreary for this game so I am going with the boys from Florence.
FLORENCE LIONS 33-31
Samford at Florida
The Gators bounce back this week.
Connecticut at Clemson
The Huskies won’t even win the coin toss.
I said what I said
DABO’S TIGERS 49-0
Syracuse at Louisville
Damn it Cardinals, when I pick you to “win” you are supposed to WIN.
(Rant is over)
Montana at Northern Arizona
“IF” this game was in Big Sky Country it wouldn’t be close.
Central Florida at Southern Methodist
It’s going to be a Shoot-out in the Metroplex.
MIGHTY MUSTANGS 44-41
East Carolina at Memphis
I have no idea which of these teams is going to show up.
ELVIS’S TIGERS 34-17
Houston at Temple
A game between “Cats and Birds”
You know what happens don’t you?
Bucknell at Army
I thought “Bucknell” was a “Big and Tall” men’s store in Buckhead.
Who knew they had their own college?
BLACK KNIGHTS OF THE HUDSON 34-10
Utah at Arizona
Here I go again with the PAC 12….
TWO UTES 34-17
Georgia State at Coastal Carolina
Fly High Freebirds!
CAROLINA BIRDS 41-17
South Alabama at Appalachian State
Boone North Carolina will be rocking, and that’s a fact.
Georgia Southern at Texas State
I think we should take a moment to Remember the Alamo.
Georgia at Tennessee
This game is going to be uglier than the Tennessee Homecoming Queen.
SMART DAWGS 44-17
Purdue at Ohio State
Don’t count the Boilermakers out of this game.
I am serious
Minnesota at Iowa
This Old Rivalry is played each year for the “Floyd of Rosedale” Trophy.
What it is, is a big ole bronze pig.
Just so you know
Southern California at California
Let’s all be honest with one another here.
None of us cares.
Carson Newman at Tusculum
I can’t even say the name of that college without spitting on myself.
Alabama Birmingham at Marshall
There isn’t a better place to see a football game in the fall than Huntington West Virginia.
That’s a Fact.
WE ARE MARSHALL 38-34
Southern Miss at Texas San Antonio
As I was making this pick, I got that damn song in my head.
ROAD RUNNERS 41-21
Miami at Florida State
There was a time when this was a marque football game.
But the time changed, like last week, in case you missed it.
Boston College at Georgia Tech
Heck if I know who’s going to show up for this game.
My guess is,
CHESTNUTT HILL EAGLES 34-28
Duke at Virginia Tech
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so you know what that means.
FIGHTING TURKEYS 34-17
Arkansas Monticello at Southern Arkansas
There is going to be a whole lot of Arkansas in this game…
BO WEEVILS 34-28
Iowa State at Texas Tech
I haven’t picked the Red Raiders to win a single game this year.
That changes now
GET THOSE GUNS UP!
RED RAIDERS 34-31
Louisiana Lafayette at Troy
I cannot go against the Boys from Breaux Bridge in this one.
RAJUN CAJUNS 34-24
Maryland at Michigan State
The Spartans should be ready for “this” game.
They sure as hell weren’t last week.
South Carolina at Missouri
Call me crazy, it isn’t anything I haven’t already heard from metal health professionals.
Valdosta State at West Florida
I got hate mail from “West” Florida last time I made a joke about them.
So, I will not say anything ugly about the school in Baja Alabama this week.
Arkansas State at Louisiana Monroe
“Doc” hasn’t given up on the Red Dogs and neither have I.
RED WOLVES 34-17
Stanford at Oregon State
I will NOT make any Beaver jokes this week.
So stop asking.
I’m on probation after the last one.
Texas A&M at Ole Miss
It’s going to be a close on the Grove.
GIG EM AGGIES 33-28
Kentucky at Vanderbilt
Damn it, Wildcats. Do the right thing here.
New Mexico at Fresno State
“Doc” said to go with the “ugly dogs” in this one.
Arizona State at Washington
You should know by now who “Doc” is picking here.
Air Force at Colorado State
This bitter rivalry in the Rocky Mountains is always a good game.
This version will be no different.
AIM HIGH FALCONS 34-28
North Carolina State at Wake Forest
It’s going to be heck of a shoot-out on Tobacco Road.
I just hope no trailer parks get damaged in the process.
DEMON DEACONS 34-31
Notre Dame at Virginia
Nothing to see here
FIGHTING IRISH 189-3
Arkansas at LSU
This is “The Battle for the Golden Boot.”
It’s going to get ugly on the Bayou
Kansas at Texas
Well, at least the Jayhawks have basketball to look forward to.
So, there is that
Texas Christian at Oklahoma State
The Cowboys are for real.
COWBOY UP! 38-14
Colorado at UCLA
I really wish I cared, but I don’t.
BRUIN BEARS 3-2
Washington State at Oregon
Please see the above game description
Your College Football Picks will be out next week, just as you have come to expect.
There will be also be another “new” story on Mikerights.com too as this week’s article on the website is a brief, but shameless promotion for the new book “Over Easy” that is now available.
Sorry, but “Doc” needs some more squeaky toys.
One More Thing…
Thank you all for your interest in the new book and for those of you that have or will purchase it.
I don’t take for granted that you spend your hard-earned money on a product that I created.
I appreciate it, more than you know. “Doc” appreciates it too, I assure you.
Be good to yourselves this week and to those around you.
THE CFB WIZARD