Tuesday, December 31, 2013

"To The Pain" Bowl Season Bonanza: Part 1


Mark and Danimal are back the next week to 10 days in order to wrap up their season long college pick 'em bonanza. They rightfully chose to ignore many of the bowl games that have already occurred. On to their picks...

DANIMAL

Down 2. Not much time left. My picks for today.


AdvoCare V100 Bowl! (12:30 p.m. EST)
Arizona -7 vs Boston College
What the hell is “AdvoCare” you ask? Beats the hell out of me. That’s the purpose of sponsoring a bowl game though jerky. You’ll know, hopefully, by the end of the game. Way to go AdvoCare!
Two 7-5 teams. BC with the edge in strength of schedule and wins. Plus they are 7-5 against the spread and they are just good wholesome Catholic kids, like I used to be.
Eggles!


Hyundai Sun Bowl (2:00 p.m. EST)
UCLA -7.5 vs VA Tech
Mark & I love to hate VaTech when it comes to wagering on them. WTF. There’s no way in hell he’s going to bet on the Hokies, which makes me want to grab some sack and do so. But I can’t. VaTech, capable of beating the shite out of UCLA (yes, I believe that), will more likely make loads of mistakes, turn the ball over vis-à-vis Logan Thomas, and lose by 8 points or more. VaTech is 4-7-1 ATS vs UCLA’s 8-4 too.
Bruins


Chic-fil-A Bowl (8:00 p.m. EST)
Duke +12 vs Texas A&M
Other than a couple of guys I know, there won’t be many homosexuals at this one.
Manziel’s curtain call. Duke’s first big bowl game since Moby Dick was a tadpole. Two great coaches. Did you realize that Duke went 10-3 this year? I didn’t. They can score points too when they play against shitty D’s (1 last DEES NUTS! for 2013)….and we all know A&M has one of those. Twelve points….as we say at the blackjack table... “TOO MANYYYYY!!!”
DUUUUUKE

MARK

[From the picker] Wife is at a tattoo appt and I'm running errands with the kid so just the picks for today. Ill jump into the post and add some words later.


Arizona -7 over Boston college
UCLA -7 over Va tech
A&M -12 over Duke

I'm about to go meet my wife for some post tattoo drinks to celebrate her birthday (Yes, it's today. the Birthday New Year's Eve combo is a doozy) but I figured I owed the loyal G:TB readers some thoughts behind today's picks. Basically, the first two games come down to this: The ACC sucks and the PAC-10 is pretty good. The second best conference in America this year after the SEC. And I think the ACC might be worse than the AAC (the old, fractured Big East in case you didn't know), especially once you get past Florida State. So, with the difference in conference strength being so pronounced I went PAC-10 for both of today's early games. I don't see motivation being an issue for Arizona or UCLA today either as both programs are on the rise and won't turn their collective noses up at the idea of competing in a lesser bowl game.

As for tonight, I think Duke will give A&M a pretty good run for the first half and maybe even into the third quarter. As Danimal stated, the Aggie defense is awful and Duke should be able to move the ball. I'll be watching the Duke offense with a special interest as Duke's OC Kurt Roper has been hired as the new OC at Florida effective January 1st. In the end, the A&M offense will be too much for Duke and Johnathan Football will go out in with a win (and cover) in his final game at Texas A&M.

Happy New Year! I'll be drinking soon so I'll see y'all in the comments.


53 comments:

T.J. said...

props to EDSBS for that AdvoCare pic

Marls said...

Greetings from Venice. Town seems fired up for this New Years Eve thing.

Maybe AdvoCare can help Zman with his flu.

Danimal said...

Mark and I have settled on the same spread for ucla game.

Danimal said...

AZ looks good. Ken Griffey's kid plays for them...has a td today. Also, Griff has put on about 45 lbs.

rob said...

clarence, will you be attending the tribe/odu hoops contest tomorrow?

rob said...

quite a first 20 minutes for brett hundley

Dave said...

this puts a lot fo pressure on day eleven.

marls, i know a great place to eat in venice! can't remember the name, but it's tucked away near a bridge and a little canal. you'll see it.

Mark said...

Myles Jack is a monster. Could probably be a first round pick right now as a freshman.

Danimal said...

Drinking a tito's martini, up. It is perfect.
Getting ready to eat some lobster mac'n cheese....our first time making it. Excited? Me too. Kids get 2 bites each win some spam on the side.

rob said...

day 11 will be overlong, that i can guarantee

Danimal said...

With. Or win.

Mark said...

Lobster Mac and cheese is delicious when correctly done. Defuckinglicious.

rob said...

skins intend to interview sean mcdermott for the head coaching job. run awaaaaaaaay.

Marls said...

Apparently tossing M-80's is totally normal for European New Years celebrations.

Marls said...

Dave, I'll be on the lookout for your spot. I assume they serve tacos.

Mark said...

Glad I didn't actually bet on A&M. Considered the over (75.5) but didn't pull the trigger. Seemed too high. Probably should've remembered how awful the A&M defense is.

Danimal said...

Cutcliffe could be a new name in the Texas coaching hat after this one. Why he hasn't been up to this point is a head scratcher. Not sexy enough I guess.
5 touchdowns and 1 field goal in 6 possessions. That's pretty good.

Danimal said...

My wife said today that it's time for Holtz to retire. It hurt.

Mark said...

I was at a party earlier tonight. Friends of my wife's family. They had New Years Rockin Eve on (I had the Chik-Fil-A bowl on my phone). Jennifer Hudson came on looking like Kool Keith as Black Elvis. I had nobody to share it with. So here I am. Sharing.

Mark said...

You nailed it on Cutcliffe, Dan. It's a large part of the reason Ole Miss canned him when he'd been very successful there relative to Ole Miss' history (before and after) and also why it took him so long to get a second HC job. At fucking Duke.

Mark said...

Cutcliffe is great. Unsung hero in the rise of the Tennessee program under Fulmer.

Danimal said...

Thx for sharing Mark. I'm here for you. Drinking scotch.

Looks kind of cold in ny.

Mark said...

Danimal- tell me you just saw what Manziel did?

Danimal said...

Manziel. Look out.

Danimal said...

So by the 4th qtr this is going to be tied up. If not sooner. Duke needs 10 in this half.

zman said...

11k tickets are available for Sunday's pacers/9ers game. Road trip?

Lumpy said...

1st team to 69 wins the peach bowl

Danimal said...

Def one of the most entertaining games of the year.

Danimal said...

O m g

zman said...

How about that?

Mark said...

This is pretty entertaining.

zman said...

That was not a smart play.

Danimal said...

Terrible way to end that game.

Danimal said...

I feel for Duke.

Lumpy said...

Got a bottle of pappy v for Christmas. Hat tip to mark for the promos. Figured now was as good a time as any to crack it open. Wow. Astoundingly good. And that's an understatement.

Danimal said...

Sam Ponder dumped her hubby prior to this interview.

zman said...

Did Jesse palmers coat shrink in the dryer?

Danimal said...

I think that's the suit tr was bitchin about 2 weeks ago.

Danimal said...

Hi Gheorghies.

Mark said...

Hi, Dan.

T.J. said...

Hola amigos

rob said...

feliz cumpleanos, gheorghies. you're the best.

zman said...

One good thing about the flu - I'm not hungover on new year's day. That and my phlegm has a cool camouflage coloring.

zman said...

Right after I wrote that comment I ripped what I expected to be a fart, but what instead was something much more substantial. So that's not a good thing about the flu.

rootsminer said...

Zman gambled and lost. Happy New Year!

Mark said...

Speaking if gambling...we making picks today Danimal?

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