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The First Bowl Picks of 2017

December 14, 2017
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Ladies and Gentlemen – I will apologize in advance for this week’s “2017 Bowl Game Picks Part I” As you may or may not know…. I am the “Bicycle Elf” this time of the year for the Big Oak Ranch in Alabama (Don’t make me send you a picture of my pointed ears to prove it) Each year has its own unique challenges and this happens to be the week the Bicycle Elf is...

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The Last Picks of 2017

December 7, 2017
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The Last Picks of 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen – It is fitting on this 76th anniversary on the attack of Pearl Harbor that we have the picks for the Army-Navy game slated to be played this Saturday. Those brave men who fought that day and for the following years in World War II are fading from our landscape and sadly from our nation’s collective memory. I won’t forget Ever….. Remember Pearl Harbor Enjoy Your Picks….

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Conference Championship Picks

November 30, 2017
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Conference Championship Picks

Ladies and Gentlemen – I hope you all survived your Thanksgiving and rivalry weekend. For you brave souls that felt under some obligation to “taste test” your crazy Aunt Alice’s “Spam and Sweet Potato Surprise Casserole” and are reading this week’s picks while still setting on the toilet, look on the bright side. Didn’t you say that you wanted to lose weight before the Holidays? Be careful what you wish for……. Your Conference Championship...

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Thanksgiving College Football Picks Week 13

November 22, 2017
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Thanksgiving College Football Picks Week 13

Ladies and Gentlemen – As you have come to expect from Your Favorite College Football Prognosticator during this glorious time of year, I prepared a virtual cornucopia of delicacies to choose from in this years Thanksgiving Picks. The menu this year has something to satisfy even the pickiest of holiday guests.

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College Football Picks Week 12

November 16, 2017
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College Football Picks Week 12

Ladies and Gentlemen – It’s hard to believe….. But we are closing in on the end of the regular season of college football. Next week is Thanksgiving and Christmas is right around the corner. It seems like only yesterday that Florida State was the number 3 team in the country. We have lot to discuss, so let’s not waste any more time here. Enjoy Your Picks

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Marine Corps Birthday College Football Picks Week 11

November 9, 2017
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Marine Corps Birthday College Football Picks Week 11

Ladies and Gentlemen – At ease, it’s time for the Marine Corps Birthday and Veteran’s Day College Football Picks. You in the light blue sweater vest, I said at ease….. What did you say? I don’t care that you were in the coast guard, they aren’t in the military anyway they are in the Department of Transportation. You have you own “Week” it’s called National Transportation Safety Week, so shut your cakehole and listen...

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College Football Picks Week 10

November 2, 2017
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College Football Picks Week 10

Ladies and Gentlemen – Much like the classic Charlie Brown Halloween television program…. My Halloween picks last week were less treat and more trick.. In fact I delivered several “rock” picks last week To be fair….. I think I had some bad Candy Corn….. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it Enjoy……

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College Football Picks Week 9

October 26, 2017
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College Football Picks Week 9

Ladies and Gentlemen – Woooooooooooooooooo……….. Wooooooooooooooooo……. (Said in my best scary voice) So don’t be afraid of the wind that blows cold at midnight… EDITORS NOTE: Please note that comment is for PAC 12 games only as they come on at 0200 Eastern Standard Time and the rest of us will be asleep at that time. Don’t be afraid of things that go bump in the night….. EDITORS NOTE: Unless your Aunt Francis has...

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College Football Picks Week 8

October 19, 2017
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College Football Picks Week 8

Ladies and Gentlemen – It’s no time to cry over losses or “upsets” from last week….. It’s the “Third Saturday in October” and you know what that means? The time for the greatest rivalry in all of college football The game for the Cereal Bowl and Goat Trophy I am talking about of course the game between Carlton and St Olaf What game did you think I was talking about? Enjoy…..

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College Football Picks Week 7

October 11, 2017
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College Football Picks Week 7

Ladies and Gentlemen – I’m sure you’ve noticed the smell in the air this week…. EDITORS NOTE: By making the above statement…. I am in no way referring to the aftermath of the Chili Cook-off I attended last weekend. I am of course referring to the smell of hate and discontent in the air… From Waco, to Lincoln to Knoxville and several places in between there is aggravation and agitation abound. But this week...

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