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2020 Staff Pick’em Week 7

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Is “Fade Import” truly dead?!

NCAA Football: Auburn at South Carolina
The face of a man being out coached by Human Nuclear Warhead Will Muschamp.
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We should all ignore the rest of the standings and just stare in amazement at #FadeImport turning into Import having the best picks of the group AND being over 0.500 on the season. Going 6-2 on the week is really impressive, especially considering the nonsense that has been the 2020 season. Week 6 was better with VU ‘04 and CDA going 4-4 while Tom and I were close to .500 at 3-5. Stan continued a worrying trend of winning fewer games each week since Week 3. The staff is now 126-186 after going 22-26 for the week.

We should have known better than to trust Auburn or Ole Miss. On the other hand, doubting Alabama is never smart. At least the Mormons rewarded our faith.

With Auburn playing Ole Miss, we split evenly on who to trust least. Alabama gets to play Tennessee, and we all expect that game to go even worse than a 21-point spread. Beyond that, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Minnesota have 4 of us thinking they will outdo the spread against LSU, Missouri, and Michigan, respectively. Only Stan thinks UCF will beat Tulane by more than 20. There was a second even split over Georgia Tech (+4) at Boston College.

Oddly, Stan posed the question about why we were picking Georgia Tech’s game every week. Has he read the rules about including every SEC team? I am very confused.

The Rules

  1. Normally, the picks are for all SEC games with one dealer’s choice where I get to choose another game to make us pick. This year, it is going to be all SEC games, one dealer’s choice, and the Campbell Fighting Camels game! Why? Because I said so.
  2. The picks will be made AGAINST THE SPREAD. Too many games are easy to pick heads up. Also, this will serve as a PSA for why you should not get into sports gambling with more states making it legal.
  3. The lines will be taken from Oddshark’s consensus spread some time Monday, so they may not match what is listed at the time this article is published.

The Standings

WRITER SEASON WEEK 6
W L W L
Import 27 25 6 2
CDA 25 27 4 4
VU '04 21 31 4 4
DotP 19 33 3 5
Stan 18 34 2 6
Tom 16 36 3 5

The Picks

GAME DotP Stan Tom VU04 CDA Import
Auburn (-3)
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Ole Miss
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Alabama (-21)
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Tennessee
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South Carolina (+6.5)
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LSU
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Kentucky (-5.5)
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Missouri
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Tulane (+20)
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UCF
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Georgia Tech (+4)
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Boston College
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Michigan (-3)
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Minnesota
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