Week Six College Football Picks

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Record after week five: 56-20 (38-36-2 ATS) 12 pm ET Indiana (3-1) at (2) Ohio State (5-0) (-22.5) So IU is coming off a very painful loss at home against Michigan in a shootout for the ages, has one week to recover, and gets to go to Columbus to play the second-ranked team ...

Your New Year’s Day Bowls Preview

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

What's with the distinction between New Year's Day bowls and the ones that come before it? Ninety percent of those bowls are crap bowls to be playing in no matter what date they're played. Is there really more prestige for Northwestern or Auburn to be playing in the Outback Bowl ...

The Biggest “Balloon Boys” In College Football

Monday, October 19th, 2009

The awesome hoax last week perpetrated by two very loving, not insane in any way, fame-at-all-costs parents got me thinking about college football. Not that it takes major news events for me to ponder collegiate football, but I'm trying to build up to something here, OK? Point is, I was wondering ...

TheBaker’s Dozen: Out Of Retirement

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

1. Mike Tyson on “Oprah” Monday. Finally, my mom, sister and I will watch the same show for the first time since “Murder, She Wrote.” What can I say? We were suckers for Angela Lansbury and her hour-long capers. 2. Apparently broken ribs are good for your QB rating. Matt Hasselbeck ...

Your Week Six College Football Picks

Friday, October 9th, 2009

There's a bunch of decent games Saturday, but the one everyone is talking about is the big, fat monster game in the afternoon. Of course, I'm talking about Indiana at Virginia. The Hoosiers have a shot at beating a BCS conference squad and maybe even salvaging some respect after losing ...

Bobby Bowden Isn’t Going Anywhere, Haters

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Word out of Florida State today is that Bobby Bowden will not be asked by anyone related to the university to step down from his head coaching position. You know why? Because the smarter people at FSU figured out that you don't tempt fate by running your hallowed coach, the face ...

The Ten Worst Coaches In College Football

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

We just finished Week One of college football and I'm already calling for coaches' heads. The law of averages tells you that if you have 120 schools in Division I the Football Bowl Subdivision, at least 35 percent of those teams are going to blow. And for those blowing teams, ...