Saturday College Football Open Thread

I'm flooding the zone this week. the picks:

Mississippi State+5 @ Texas A&m, Mississippi -7 @ Florida, Arkansas +7 @ Tennessee, Arizona State @ UCLA -12, Washington State +18 @ California, Hawaii +26 @ Boise State, San Jose State +21 @ Auburn, East Carolina -5 @ SMU, Notre Dame @ Clemson Pick (3 units), Boston College +7 @ Duke, Ohio State -23 @ Indiana, Alabama PICK (4 units) @ Georgia, Northern Illinois @ Central Michigan +3,
Louisville @ North Carolina State -3, Houston -6 @ Tulsa, Central Florida PICK @ Tulane, Pittsburgh +4 @ Virginia Tech, Minnesota @ Northwestern -4, Kansas +19 @ Iowa State, Texas +15 @ TCU, Iowa +6 @ Wisconsin, Purdue +22 @ Michigan State,
Michigan -14 @ Maryland, West Virginia +7 @ Oklahoma, South Carolina +3 @ Missouri.

Go Gators!

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    What's up with Iowa? (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 03:15:34 PM EST
    The Hawkeyes went into Madison this afternoon and upset No. 19 Wisconsin, 10-6, to move to 5-0.

    Wonder (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 10:46:25 AM EST
    how this rain is going to affect some of these games.

    They'll get dirty (none / 0) (#2)
    by CoralGables on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 01:20:26 PM EST
    Here is a (none / 0) (#3)
    by ragebot on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 02:13:25 PM EST

    ESPN had a talking head weather man say maybe the worst rain will hit in the second half of the ND/Clemson game.  Death Valley is not easy to play in anytime, but in a driving rain storm it may reduce the crowd noise some.

    This weekend is the best so far this season in terms of lots of meaningful games.

    Time to get some popcorn and enjoy.


    Michigan 28. Maryland 0. (none / 0) (#4)
    by oculus on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 02:35:13 PM EST
    Did BTD lose?  I think so.

    We need to send you back to gambling school (none / 0) (#5)
    by CoralGables on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 02:47:01 PM EST
    It's like Nuclear War. (none / 0) (#6)
    by Mr Natural on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 03:04:10 PM EST
    The only real way to win is to not play.

    Jeez. I thought I had it! (none / 0) (#8)
    by oculus on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 03:17:08 PM EST
    How point spreads work (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by Zorba on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 03:28:53 PM EST
    The point spread, which is the most popular type of bet, lists the favored team with a minus sign and a number and the underdog with a plus sign and the same number as the favorite. (If neither team is favored, they will be listed as EVEN or PICK.)

    The team that has the minus sign, which is the favorite, has points deducted from its final score, while the dog, with the plus sign, has points added. The favorite must beat the spread, which means they have to win by more than the negative number to pay off. The underdog pays off in two instances--if they win outright or if they lose by less than the spread



    You are a genius! Thanks. (none / 0) (#11)
    by oculus on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 03:59:18 PM EST
    OMG! (none / 0) (#13)
    by Zorba on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 04:10:01 PM EST
    I've never been called a genius before!  Thanks, lady!   :-D
    Actually, this confused me for a long, long time, until my son sat me down and patiently explained it to me.

    I guess I don't care enough to figure (none / 0) (#15)
    by oculus on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 04:19:23 PM EST
    it all out. But now that Michigan is winning again,...

    Odds: Michgan wins by 14 points. (none / 0) (#9)
    by oculus on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 03:19:36 PM EST
    Just always remember, (none / 0) (#12)
    by Zorba on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 04:07:25 PM EST
    When you are betting, no matter what you are betting for (or against), no matter where you are betting, on sports, in casinos, wherever , those who are taking your bet always come out ahead in the end.  They may lose a little here and there, but in the end, they make money.  Otherwise, they wouldn't be in the business of taking bets.  They depend upon the suckers, who don't study the odds (and the teams, in the case of sports betting) and make their decisions accordingly.
    In other words, "the house always wins."    ;-)

    ... always bet on the grey horse. That's what my uncle told me. Hasn't worked yet, but one of these times it's really going to pay off, I just know it.

    As I said, (none / 0) (#16)
    by Zorba on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 05:40:36 PM EST
    The house always wins.
    Or, as the old saying goes, "There's a sucker born every minute."    ;-)

    The House always wins (none / 0) (#17)
    by MKS on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 07:22:18 PM EST
    You know, it is amazing how good the Las Vegas odds makers are.

    There are people in SoCal who get comped entire suites in Las Vegas by the casinos....just because the casinos are such nice people?  Because those getting comped have lost big before......

    I heard tell that one big win hooks you for life.....


    That's how they (none / 0) (#18)
    by Zorba on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 07:41:27 PM EST
    get 'em.
    And the casinos don't lose money by comping those high rollers, because the high rollers will keep coming back, and back, and back.

    That is funny (none / 0) (#22)
    by MO Blue on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 09:20:57 PM EST
    My dad, who really liked to gamble, told me never to bet the gray horse. That little bit piece of advice lost me some money the last time I went to the track. After reading the form, I was going to bet on a particular horse until I read that it was grey. Wouldn't you know it. That gray horse won the race.

    GO DUCKS is not in the English language (none / 0) (#19)
    by fishcamp on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 08:12:31 PM EST
    Any more.  My fifteen acres of land outside of Eugene has probably plummeted in value.  I should just give it to Howdy, but it's at 6,000' and rains and snows all the time.  It's a dreary place, with dreary people and dreary ideas.

    If the night games hold (none / 0) (#20)
    by ragebot on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 09:17:09 PM EST
    There will be a big shake up in the polls.  Bama looked good earlier but UF and Clemson opened a can of whoopass on Ole Miss and ND.  Have to say OSU and MSU did not look really impressive in their wins.

    UCLA is still in it, but behind and not what I would call impressive.  Still have a few late games on the left coast but can't see anyone but Stanford changing things.

    Gotta say (none / 0) (#21)
    by ragebot on Sat Oct 03, 2015 at 09:19:18 PM EST
    the fake field goal by Clemson to punt the ball inside the 5 was something I had not seen before.