Saturday College Football Open Thread

I was 6-5 last week (though I nailed my bet the mortgage, stone cold lock - Oregon over USC) and my season record stands at 61-65. Slim pickings this week:

Air Force (-7) over Army, Syracuse (-6.5) over Louisville, Illinois (+3) over Michigan, Boise St. (-21) over Hawaii, South Carolina (-4.5) over Arkansas, Oklahoma (-2) over Texas A&M, Missouri (-4.5) over Texas Tech, and Arizona St. (+7) over USC.

Go Gators!

In the EPL, I'm on Chelsea (2/1 favorite) again over Liverpool.

Open Thread.

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    Great column (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by lentinel on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 10:25:49 AM EST
    by Bob Herbert in the Times.

    Tone deaf

    He is the only columnist that gives significance to the continuation of the wars - and rightly mentions that neither party is dealing with them.

    He mentions just about everything else that is of concern to me as well.

    The rest of the pundits seem to be involved with Olbermann.

    Great summary of the (none / 0) (#4)
    by MO Blue on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 11:35:51 AM EST
    situation IMO.

    BTD you just made the spread (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by MO Blue on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 04:21:58 PM EST
    on Illinois (+3) over Michigan.

    Michigan beats Illinois 67-65 in 3 OTs

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- In the highest scoring game in the history of Michigan football, the Wolverines' defense came up with the game-winning play.
    The 132 points made it the highest-scoring game of the year in major college football and in the 131-year history of Michigan football.

    Ha. I was just about to look up (none / 0) (#7)
    by oculus on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 05:19:10 PM EST
    the score and then I read your comment.

    Hell of a game... (none / 0) (#12)
    by dkmich on Sun Nov 07, 2010 at 08:40:13 AM EST
    3 OTs, neck and neck....wide open football.  one hell of a game.

    Will Zenyatta defend her title (none / 0) (#2)
    by Militarytracy on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 10:42:12 AM EST
    and go 20-0 in the Breeders' Cup?

    Sadly, no... (5.00 / 2) (#10)
    by Anne on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 07:33:25 PM EST
    But that doesn't mean she is not an unbelievable equine athlete, with maybe the most important quality of all: heart.

    She's going to retire and make some pretty spectacular babies, I think.


    I'm fascinated that she wasn't started (none / 0) (#13)
    by Militarytracy on Sun Nov 07, 2010 at 07:11:06 PM EST
    until almost four. Many times you see today's racehorses started so young and horrible injuries as their bodies are still growing and strengthening but their heart to compete is bursting.  You see it in the dog world too sometimes, but not often with injuries that get them killed....just sometimes animal owners seeking glory and it is all about them and not about respecting the animal and putting their health and well being first.  I hope she has a long lush glorious life and many gorgeous babes.

    Will Rich Rodrigues (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 10:51:37 AM EST
    Be fired b/4 or after OSU game?

    Getting too cautious (none / 0) (#5)
    by abdiel on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 11:36:30 AM EST
    I don't like that your picks are getting smaller and more careful, which I feel like is an attempt to beef up your record to above .500.

    No picks on TCU/Utah, Alabama/LSU, Stanford/Arizona, or Oklahoma St/Baylor? Really??

    Per my brother, who is an ISU graduate: (none / 0) (#8)
    by oculus on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 05:21:00 PM EST
    ISU's final shot at the Cornhuskers goes down this afternoon in Ames. This will be the 105th, as they've gone at it since 1896. The record so far: 18-84-2. Starting next year it will be the Hawkeyes' problem. Go Cyclones!

    Ducks do it again. (none / 0) (#9)
    by caseyOR on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 06:21:54 PM EST
    Ducks win over the Huskies 53-16 and remain at No. 1.

    Air Force wins the Commander in Chief Trophy! (none / 0) (#11)
    by BTAL on Sun Nov 07, 2010 at 07:21:52 AM EST
    First time in 8 years, but increases the total times won to 17.  5 more than Navy and 11 more than Army.

    Whoo Rah Falcons!