Week 5 was our worst one yet as a staff. On aggregate, the record was 21-29 (42%). I was the only one above water at 6-4. Tom and the Commentariat were spluttering at the surface at 5-5. VU 04 forgot to wait an hour before getting in the water and cramped along to 4-6. I think Cole and CDA tried to drown themselves with those 3-7 results.
The staff majority missed on Auburn hanging close with UGA, Kentucky beating Florida by way more than a FG, Jimbo’s Aggies not choking on Hogs, Rebels raiding the bayou, Tennessee aggressively beating the ‘Cocks, Oklahoma easily taming the Cyclones, and Beavers chewing up Utah. Yes, the majority was wrong in 7 of 10 contests. As painful as watching a first half Joey Lynch offense.
Week 6 has even fewer matchups to pick. There are 5 SEC-SEC games, the Red River Shootout, WMU-MSU, and Notre Dame-Louisville. Tennessee, South Carolina, and Auburn all have the week off. We have 2 unanimous picks and 3 others picked 4 to 1. What can go wrong?
- Normally, the picks are for all SEC games with one dealer’s choice where I get to choose another game to make us pick. With two new teams set to join in 2024, Texas and Oklahoma will have all of their games picked, too.
- 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, which is especially important with sports gambling being legal in Tennessee now.
- 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.
|Western Michigan (+20.5)
|Notre Dame (-6.5)