Well Week 1 is in the books and it is time for the Monday Review on how everyone did… on a Tuesday.
JP…………..,..Straight up (13-2, 86.6%) Against the Spread (3 – 8, 27.4%)
Ash…….,…….Straight up (12-3, 80.0%) Against the Spread (6 – 5, 54.5%)
Honest Abe…Straight up (11-4, 73.3%) Against the Spread (8 – 3, 72.7%)
So what does it all mean? That picking winners is easy, but picking against the spread is hard… unless you are coin being flipped. How does a freaking penny go over 72% against the spread? It looks like Honest Abe knew somethings that Ash and I didn’t.
Biggest Surprise of the Week
Tennessee’s domination of N.C. State in the Georgia Dome. Most people figured that the loss of Da’Rick Rogers would create further turmoil for Tennessee. Then Cordelle Patterson happened. Tyler Bray looked like he was throwing 7 on 7 skeleton out there against a respected defense. Tennessee looks like it is going to be a fun team to watch this year.
Biggest Winner of the Week
Alabama absolutely decimated Michigan. I picked Bama to win, but I thought they would have a bit more trouble with the Wolverines. However, Bama does need to temper expectations… it was just a Big 10 team…
Biggest Winners of All
The American people. Boise State lost to open the season. That means that I don’t have to hear about them all season. I would like to thank Michigan State for already making this season more pleasant. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
Biggest Losers of the Week
Didn’t really have one in the games that we picked. I mean I could really kick Michigan why the are down, but that would mean I’d have to pull them up off the concrete just to do it. No, your biggest loser of the week is Pittsburg. I know we didn’t pick that game, but how do you lose to a FCS School (Youngstown State) by two touchdowns at home?
No one really took us to task in the comments before the games. So there isn’t any crow to be served. Congratulations on not making fools of yourself this week. Give yourself a nice pat on the back or a slow clap.
JP… I have to eat some crow on the Auburn – Clemson Game. It was the only one beside the obscure game of the week that picked the wrong winner. I honestly expected to see the Clemson QB on the ground more often. Instead, his legs and calm demeanor won his team the game. Kudos to you sir. I could eat a lot of crow on my dismal performance against the spread this week. Truth be known, I hate any game that is double digit lines. I was honestly disappointed on how the SEC East looked against inferior competition. Georgia and Florida struggled more than they should have. I probably should have accounted for some more rust than I did.
Ash… I missed horribly on the Notre Dame – Navy Game. My prediction was meant to be more funny than serious. I was just imagining the chaos that would have ensued if Navy had pulled off the deed. Instead, they rolled over and got beat by 40 points.
Honest Abe… I don’t have to eat crow for nothing. I took the teams I was forced to take and made the best of a bad situation. I mean, I got stuck with having to pick Buffalo and North Texas. All in all I think I had a good week. At least I didn’t go 27% against the spread…
Thanks for stopping by and come back on Thursday afternoon for week 2 predictions! If you want to go back and see what all the fuss is about, click here for Week 1 Predictions.