Five and ohhh baby. That's right, if you took my picks last week and bet big, then you went out and got yourself a nice piece of ass this week. 5-0 against the spread. The so called "experts" can't claim that. Does that make me an expert...no, it make's me a genius. And it will never happen again so I'm going to brag my ass off. But hey, it's a what have you done for me lately kind of world so lets get to my week 3 picks. Remember, gambling is illegal and addictive and tons of fun. So find a bookie who will go to jail for his clients.
Kansas St -3 1/2 I don't know how good Kansas St really is, but I saw Iowa St play last week and they look very bad. Actually bad doesn't do justice to how they played. The Cyclones will score this week but not enough to keep up with K-State. The game is at Arrowhead Stadium in KC which is really a home game for the Wildcats. I told Cyclone fans I would cheer for their team after the Iowa game, but I was lying. Wildcats may not kick ass, but they cover the points here easy.
USC -12 In a continuing theme, this is less about how good USC is and more about how bad Minnesota is. Why is this only -12? Does Vegas think the team will be depressed because Reggie gave back his Heisman? Plus I'm rooting for Lane Kiffin to win a lot this year to see if he takes another job at the ends of the season. I know it's in Minnesota, but it's not like it's winter. USC wins big....really big.
Nebraska -3 Now I have to confess to changing my mind on this one a couple times. I even researched it a little bit. There are some questions about the Nebraska defense, but I think it's good enough to offset the great QB at Washington. Plus Nebraska seems to have found a pretty nice QB of their own. I also have to confess that as a Big 10 fan, I now find myself rooting for Nebraska to look good. Words i thought I would never say...."Go Cornhuskers". Yuck, that didn't feel good.
ECU +20 Lot's of stuff going on here. This is the classic Vegas (and gamblers) not believing what they see in Virginia Tech. Hey, I like Coach Beamer too but they do not look good. Even if they turn it around and get the win, it's hard to believe they beat ECU by 20. Plus ECU already kicked me in the balls once this year for betting against them. The Purple Pirates always show up to play in big games and I think they're in this one til the very end.
Iowa -2 Another game I went back and forth on. The Iowa fan in me knows that Iowa doesn't usually show up for this game. They usually not only lose, they go down in a ball of fire. But this team looks different. They didn't play down to Iowa State's level like past years. They seem to know they have a chance at Iowa football history. Make no mistake...when this game is over, we will know what we have in our Hawkeyes. My gut says Iowa pulls out a close, ugly, defensive battle. Go Hawks!
On a side note, great match up in the minor leagues. UNI plays Stephen F Austin in a match up of ranked teams. Come on Panthers, we need a reason to riot on The Hill!