[fancy_header3]48-8 For the Season …[/fancy_header3]
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The Old Mule popped another 9-1 record this past week while pulling the plow and now stands at 48-8 for the season.
There were some frightening games for several favorites, and a couple needed some good calls and/or good breaks to escape. Consequently, the 2013 season has yet to see a ground-shifting upset. By the way, that may be about to change.
[pullquote3 quotes=”true” align=”right”]Clowney displaced Manziel on the summit of Mount Twitter[/pullquote3]Florida State looked scary (or was Maryland really not that good?), Syracuse got a rude welcome to the ACC even thought they were the host, and Georgia won a battle, but may have lost the war………….man, what heavy casualties in critical positions. LSU marched on, Ohio State has not and will not play anyone in the regular season, Baylor has yet to play anyone but 9th grade C-teams, Stanford dodged a bullet, and Notre Dame barely managed to stay relevant. Meanwhile, the social media heated up, and is having a field day with Mack Brown and Kiffenboy catching it on the coaching front, while Clowney displaced Manziel on the summit of Mount Twitter, apparently having pulled a muscle while throwing in the towel on the season.
This week we have some good stuff, and are likely to see some favorites bite the dust. The games should be fun, but, unfortunately, this week’s picks will have to placate the Unwashed Masses for two weeks as your Humble Servant will be away next week, rejuvenating his energies and skills high on the plateau of knowledge with his fellow wizards and will not return with pearls of wisdom until week # 9 of the season.
It is getting late in the week, so the AP has hastily rounded up everything needed. The LSPM fires up, energy drinks are consumed, bones are on the floor, even got the Ouija Board out and in play, and here is what we see…
- OREGON STATE – 26
- WASHINGTON STATE – 24
- VA TECH – 30
- PITT – 16
- EAST CAROLINA – 28
- TULANE – 14
- OKLAHOMA – 44
- TEXAS – 24
- TEXAS A&M – 33
- OLE MISS – 30
- OREGON – 34 (the Huskies slow down the Quack Attack)
- WASHINGTON – 24
- LSU – 23
- FLORIDA – 13
And finally, the first Upset Specials of the year:
- ARKANSAS – 35
(the Gamecocks have too much drama going on to survive the trip to Fayetteville, where they have not won in a good while)
- SOUTH CAROLINA – 27
- MISSOURI – 27
(pains me to type this about my second favorite team, but they have lost too many guys)
- GEORGIA – 26
There you have it, folks. Read ‘em and weep.
See you in two weeks…phil
[highlight2]*We still miss you, Leonard Postero.[/highlight2]