SIXTH Cheddar Bay Reality Football Pickstravaganza is open!

Rare photo image of last year's Cheddar Bay winner and runner up honing their football observation skills at Revere High.

Rare photo image of last year’s Cheddar Bay winner and runner up honing their football observation skills at Revere High.

We are back for year six in the Cheddar Bay Reality Football Pickstravaganza.  The world’s first, best, and only Reality Football challenge where ~25% of the entrants get paid.

We like your chances.

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Recent photo of last year’s winner and runner up comparing notes on how they spent their sizable winnings.

Or as another notable Cheddar Bay Executive Committee member explained:

It started with a dream, and a wager that would have required Fred Coupon to obtain a custom-made Eric Mangini apron and wear it for a whole Saturday in my kitchen while baking Cheddar Bay biscuits and mixing Lobsteritas for as many people as could fit in the house. Things didn’t quite work out as planned there, but when the gods close a door they open a window.  And here we are with the fifth SIXTH annual edition of Cheddar Bay Reality Football:  The world’s first, only, and most phenomenal football picking competition with a weekly writing requirement.

— Cheddar Bay founder and reigning champion, ClevelandFrowns.1


Registration here.

First, let us know you’re in with a quick howdy in the comments.

Optional but appreciated, if you could register here with the site, that’d be great.

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Celebrities agree that Cheddar admins keep them out of the spotlight much better than certain Lorain nightclubs.

Discretion assured!  For you media types, high profile captains of industry, pro jocks, or men about town… pseudonyms are available upon request.

Finally, you must pay.  If I did this PayPal button correctly you should be able to click it and pay for your 18 weeks of Reality Football incredible-ness via PayPal or credit card.2 It’s $100 $1053 to join.  Payouts described below.  Please include your Cheddar Bay preferred email address in the comment section of the PayPal transaction page if it is different from your regular PayPal one.4 We need your email in case any special announcements need to be made.


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There is no deadline, but it becomes harder to win if you wait until October.

We will start week one with the college games (at half point value to allow everyone to shake off the cobwebs) at the end of August — first game of the season is Thursday 8/28 TAMU at SCAR to Monday night’s Miami at Louisville game.  TEN DAYS AWAY!!


How to play/Rules.

1.  Pick six games against the spread each week.
  1. Your picks are submitted in the weekly Cheddar Bay thread posted here at Kanick.
  2. At least one game must be college; at least one game must be pro.
  3. Eight points are available to be won every week.  Three points for the essay pick (described below); one point for all others.
  4. Pushes are worth half the point value.
  5. The point spreads are locked in Wednesday morning.
    1. **NEW IN 2014**  We’re going to use VegasInsiders’ odds (college page; pro page) and we’re going to paste them to the end of the Cheddar post.
    2. Like so.
(Click to expand and see what the pointspreads will look like.)
Week 1 Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILDCATS @ GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
301 Abilene Christian (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
302 Georgia State (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
Week 1 Thursday Aug 28, 2014
TEXAS A&M AGGIES @ SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS
6:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
133 Texas AM (0-0) (0-0 A) 56.0 57 53% n/a n/a
134 South Carolina (0-0) (0-0 H) -10.5 -10.5 47% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS @ LOUISIANA-MONROE WARHAWKS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
135 Wake Forest (0-0) (0-0 A) -2 -2.5 36% n/a n/a
136 Louisiana-Monroe (0-0) (0-0 H) 47.0 46 64% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
TULANE GREEN WAVE @ TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE
8:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
137 Tulane (0-0) (0-0 A) 47.0 47 44% n/a n/a
138 Tulsa (0-0) (0-0 H) -26.5 -5 56% n/a n/a
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MISSISSIPPI REBELS @ BOISE STATE BRONCOS
8:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
139 Mississippi (0-0) (0-0 A) -9 -10 50% n/a n/a
140 Boise State (0-0) (0-0 H) 56.0 56 50% n/a n/a
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TEMPLE OWLS @ VANDERBILT COMMODORES
9:15 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
141 Temple (0-0) (0-0 A) 52.0 52.5 74% n/a n/a
142 Vanderbilt (0-0) (0-0 H) -17 -16 26% n/a n/a
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RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS @ WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS
10:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
143 Rutgers (0-0) (0-0 A) 60.0 60.5 63% n/a n/a
144 Washington State (0-0) (0-0 H) -8 -8 37% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards  ·  Picks
EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS @ MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
303 Eastern Illinois (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
304 Minnesota (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
HOWARD BISON @ AKRON ZIPS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
305 Howard (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
306 Akron (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
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PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE @ NORTHERN ILLINOIS HUSKIES
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
307 Presbyterian (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
308 Northern Illinois (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
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TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA MOCS @ CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
309 UT Chattanooga (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
310 Central Michigan (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
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IDAHO STATE BENGALS @ UTAH UTES
7:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
311 Idaho State (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
312 Utah (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
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CAL POLY-SLO MUSTANGS @ NEW MEXICO STATE AGGIES
8:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
313 Cal Poly Slo (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
314 New Mexico State (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
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NORTH DAKOTA FIGHTING SIOUX @ SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS
10:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
315 North Dakota (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
316 San Jose State (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
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WEBER STATE WILDCATS @ ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS
10:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
317 Weber State (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
318 Arizona State (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
Week 1 Friday Aug 29, 2014
BRIGHAM YOUNG COUGARS @ CONNECTICUT HUSKIES
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
145 BYU (0-0) (0-0 A) -17 -16.5 12% n/a n/a
146 Connecticut (0-0) (0-0 H) 51.0 50.5 88% n/a n/a
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BOWLING GREEN STATE FALCONS @ WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS
7:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
147 Bowling Green State (0-0) (0-0 A) -7.5 -7.5 89% n/a n/a
148 Western Kentucky (0-0) (0-0 H) 56.0 56 11% n/a n/a
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COLORADO STATE RAMS @ COLORADO BUFFALOES
9:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
149 Colorado State (0-0) (0-0 A) 56.0 64 85% n/a n/a
150 Colorado (0-0) (0-0 H) -13.5 -3 15% n/a n/a
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TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO ROADRUNNERS @ HOUSTON COUGARS
9:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
151 Texas-San Antonio (0-0) (0-0 A) 56.0 56 76% n/a n/a
152 Houston (0-0) (0-0 H) -13.5 -11 24% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards  ·  Picks
UNLV REBELS @ ARIZONA WILDCATS
10:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
153 UNLV (0-0) (0-0 A) 57.0 60 79% n/a n/a
154 Arizona (0-0) (0-0 H) -24 -24 21% n/a n/a
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VILLANOVA WILDCATS @ SYRACUSE ORANGE
7:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
319 Villanova (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
320 Syracuse (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
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JACKSONVILLE STATE GAMECOCKS @ MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS
7:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
321 Jacksonville State (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
322 Michigan State (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
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Week 1 Saturday Aug 30, 2014
PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS @ CENTRAL FLORIDA KNIGHTS
8:30 AM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
155 Penn State (0-0) (0-0 A) -1 48.5 68% n/a n/a
156 Central Florida (0-0) (0-0 H) 47.0 -1 32% n/a n/a
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OHIO STATE BUCKEYES @ NAVY MIDSHIPMEN
12:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
157 Ohio State (0-0) (0-0 A) -19 -17.5 92% n/a n/a
158 Navy (0-0) (0-0 H) 63.0 63 8% n/a n/a
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UCLA BRUINS @ VIRGINIA CAVALIERS
12:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
159 UCLA (0-0) (0-0 A) -21.5 -21.5 67% n/a n/a
160 Virginia (0-0) (0-0 H) 59.0 59.5 33% n/a n/a
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APPALACHIAN STATE MOUNTAINEERS @ MICHIGAN WOLVERINES
12:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
161 Appalachian State (0-0) (0-0 A) 50.0 50.5 100% n/a n/a
162 Michigan (0-0) (0-0 H) -35 -34.5 0% n/a n/a
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TROY TROJANS @ ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM BLAZERS
12:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
163 Troy (0-0) (0-0 A) 63.0 PK 100% n/a n/a
164 UAB (0-0) (0-0 H) -1 66 0% n/a n/a
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CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS @ NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS
3:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
165 California (0-0) (0-0 A) 61.0 62 96% n/a n/a
166 Northwestern (0-0) (0-0 H) -13 -11 4% n/a n/a
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GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES @ NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK
12:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
167 Georgia Southern (0-0) (0-0 A) 53.0 53.5 78% n/a n/a
168 North Carolina State (0-0) (0-0 H) -23 -22.5 22% n/a n/a
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FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS @ NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS
3:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
169 Florida Atlantic (0-0) (0-0 A) 51.0 51 10% n/a n/a
170 Nebraska (0-0) (0-0 H) -24 -23 90% n/a n/a
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BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES @ MASSACHUSETTS MINUTEMEN
3:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
171 Boston College (0-0) (0-0 A) -14.5 -14.5 100% n/a n/a
172 Massachusetts (0-0) (0-0 H) 48.5 48 0% n/a n/a
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MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD @ MIAMI-OHIO REDHAWKS
3:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
173 Marshall (0-0) (0-0 A) -24 -24 96% n/a n/a
174 Miami (OH) (0-0) (0-0 H) 60.0 60.5 4% n/a n/a
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RICE OWLS @ NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH
3:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
175 Rice (0-0) (0-0 A) 52.0 52 66% n/a n/a
176 Notre Dame (0-0) (0-0 H) -24.5 -21 34% n/a n/a
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ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE @ WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS
3:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
177 Alabama (0-0) (0-0 A) -27 -25.5 9% n/a n/a
178 West Virginia (0-0) (0-0 H) 54.0 55 91% n/a n/a
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ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS @ AUBURN TIGERS
4:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
179 Arkansas (0-0) (0-0 A) 57.0 57 93% n/a n/a
180 Auburn (0-0) (0-0 H) -21 -21.5 7% n/a n/a
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CLEMSON TIGERS @ GEORGIA BULLDOGS
5:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
181 Clemson (0-0) (0-0 A) 60.0 57.5 61% n/a n/a
182 Georgia (0-0) (0-0 H) -9 -7.5 39% n/a n/a
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OHIO BOBCATS @ KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES
6:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
183 Ohio (0-0) (0-0 A) 50.0 49 100% n/a n/a
184 Kent State (0-0) (0-0 H) -1 -3 0% n/a n/a
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LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS @ OKLAHOMA SOONERS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
185 Louisiana Tech (0-0) (0-0 A) 51.0 52 82% n/a n/a
186 Oklahoma (0-0) (0-0 H) -37.5 -38 18% n/a n/a
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WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS @ PURDUE BOILERMAKERS
12:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
187 Western Michigan (0-0) (0-0 A) 53.0 52.5 93% n/a n/a
188 Purdue (0-0) (0-0 H) -12 -11.5 7% n/a n/a
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IDAHO VANDALS @ FLORIDA GATORS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
189 Idaho (0-0) (0-0 A) 52.0 51.5 18% n/a n/a
190 Florida (0-0) (0-0 H) -35 -35 82% n/a n/a
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FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS @ SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TROJANS
7:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
191 Fresno State (0-0) (0-0 A) 55.0 57.5 86% n/a n/a
192 Southern Cal (0-0) (0-0 H) -23 -21 14% n/a n/a
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SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES @ MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS
7:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
193 Southern Miss (0-0) (0-0 A) 56.0 55.5 88% n/a n/a
194 Mississippi State (0-0) (0-0 H) -28.5 -30.5 13% n/a n/a
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WASHINGTON HUSKIES @ HAWAII WARRIORS
10:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
195 Washington (0-0) (0-0 A) -21.5 -15.5 97% n/a n/a
196 Hawaii (0-0) (0-0 H) 60.0 60 3% n/a n/a
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FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES @ OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS
8:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
197 Florida State (0-0) (0-0 A) -17.5 -17.5 61% n/a n/a
198 Oklahoma State (0-0) (0-0 H) 63.0 63 39% n/a n/a
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NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN @ TEXAS LONGHORNS
8:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
199 North Texas (0-0) (0-0 A) 51.0 50.5 80% n/a n/a
200 Texas (0-0) (0-0 H) -26.5 -24 20% n/a n/a
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TEXAS-EL PASO MINERS @ NEW MEXICO LOBOS
8:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
201 UTEP (0-0) (0-0 A) 65.0 66 100% n/a n/a
202 New Mexico (0-0) (0-0 H) -7 -7.5 0% n/a n/a
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LOUISIANA STATE TIGERS @ WISCONSIN BADGERS
9:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
203 LSU (0-0) (0-0 A) -4.5 -4 76% n/a n/a
204 Wisconsin (0-0) (0-0 H) 51.0 50 24% n/a n/a
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NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON @ IOWA STATE CYCLONES
12:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
323 North Dakota State (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
324 Iowa State (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
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DELAWARE BLUE HENS @ PITTSBURGH PANTHERS
12:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
325 Delaware (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
326 Pittsburgh (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
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TENNESSEE-MARTIN SKYHAWKS @ KENTUCKY WILDCATS
12:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
327 UT Martin (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
328 Kentucky (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
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YOUNGSTOWN STATE PENGUINS @ ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI
12:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
329 Youngstown State (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
330 Illinois (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
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INDIANA STATE SYCAMORES @ INDIANA HOOSIERS
12:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
331 Indiana State (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
332 Indiana (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
NORTHERN IOWA PANTHERS @ IOWA HAWKEYES
12:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
333 Northern Iowa (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
334 Iowa (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
JAMES MADISON DUKES @ MARYLAND TERRAPINS
3:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
335 James Madison (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
336 Maryland (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
WOFFORD TERRIERS @ GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS
12:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
337 Wofford (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
338 Georgia Tech (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
COLGATE RAIDERS @ BALL STATE CARDINALS
2:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
339 Colgate (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
340 Ball State (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
NICHOLLS STATE COLONELS @ AIR FORCE FALCONS
2:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
341 Nicholls State (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
342 Air Force (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS @ NEVADA WOLF PACK
3:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
343 Southern Utah (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
344 Nevada (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
WILLIAM & MARY TRIBE @ VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES
4:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
345 William Mary (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
346 Virginia Tech (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
DUQUESNE DUKES @ BUFFALO BULLS
3:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
347 Duquesne (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
348 SUNY-Buffalo (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE JACKRABBITS @ MISSOURI TIGERS
3:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
349 South Dakota State (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
350 Missouri (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
MONTANA GRIZZLIES @ WYOMING COWBOYS
4:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
351 Montana (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
352 Wyoming (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
PORTLAND STATE VIKINGS @ OREGON STATE BEAVERS
4:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
353 Portland State (0-0) (0-0 A) n/a n/a n/a
354 Oregon State (0-0) (0-0 H) n/a n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
CALIFORNIA-DAVIS AGGIES @ STANFORD CARDINAL
4:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
355 UC Davis (0-0) (0-0 A) 68% n/a n/a
356 Stanford (0-0) (0-0 H) 32% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
ELON PHOENIX @ DUKE BLUE DEVILS
6:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
357 Elon (0-0) (0-0 A) 92% n/a n/a
358 Duke (0-0) (0-0 H) 8% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
LIBERTY FLAMES @ NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS
6:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
359 Liberty (0-0) (0-0 A) 67% n/a n/a
360 North Carolina (0-0) (0-0 H) 33% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
MORGAN STATE BEARS @ EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES
6:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
361 Morgan State (0-0) (0-0 A) 100% n/a n/a
362 Eastern Michigan (0-0) (0-0 H) 0% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
AUSTIN PEAY STATE GOVERNORS @ MEMPHIS TIGERS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
363 Austin Peay State (0-0) (0-0 A) 100% n/a n/a
364 Memphis (0-0) (0-0 H) 0% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS @ SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
365 Western Carolina (0-0) (0-0 A) 96% n/a n/a
366 South Florida (0-0) (0-0 H) 4% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
SAMFORD BULLDOGS @ TEXAS CHRISTIAN HORNED FROGS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
367 Samford (0-0) (0-0 A) 78% n/a n/a
368 Texas Christian (0-0) (0-0 H) 22% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
CENTRAL ARKANSAS BEARS @ TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
369 Central Arkansas (0-0) (0-0 A) 10% n/a n/a
370 Texas Tech (0-0) (0-0 H) 90% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
NEW HAMPSHIRE WILDCATS @ TOLEDO ROCKETS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
371 New Hampshire (0-0) (0-0 A) 100% n/a n/a
372 Toledo (0-0) (0-0 H) 0% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
NORTHERN ARIZONA LUMBERJACKS @ SAN DIEGO STATE AZTECS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
373 Northern Arizona (0-0) (0-0 A) 96% n/a n/a
374 San Diego State (0-0) (0-0 H) 4% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
MONTANA STATE BOBCATS @ ARKANSAS STATE RED WOLVES
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
375 Montana State (0-0) (0-0 A) 66% n/a n/a
376 Arkansas State (0-0) (0-0 H) 34% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY A&M JAGUARS @ LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN CAJUNS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
377 Southern AM (0-0) (0-0 A) 9% n/a n/a
378 Louisiana-Lafayette (0-0) (0-0 H) 91% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF GOLDEN LIONS @ TEXAS STATE BOBCATS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
379 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-0) (0-0 A) 93% n/a n/a
380 Texas State (0-0) (0-0 H) 7% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
BETHUNE COOKMAN WILDCATS @ FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN PANTHERS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
381 Bethune Cookman (0-0) (0-0 A) 61% n/a n/a
382 Florida Intl (0-0) (0-0 H) 39% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
SAVANNAH STATE TIGERS @ MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE BLUE RAIDERS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
383 Savannah State (0-0) (0-0 A) 100% n/a n/a
384 Middle Tennessee St. (0-0) (0-0 H) 0% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
HAMPTON PIRATES @ OLD DOMINION MONARCHS
3:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
385 Hampton (0-0) (0-0 A) 82% n/a n/a
386 Old Dominion (0-0) (0-0 H) 18% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE LUMBERJACKS @ KANSAS STATE WILDCATS
7:10 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
387 Stephen F. Austin (0-0) (0-0 A) 93% n/a n/a
388 Kansas State (0-0) (0-0 H) 7% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL EAGLES @ EAST CAROLINA PIRATES
8:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
389 North Carolina Central (0-0) (0-0 A) 18% n/a n/a
390 East Carolina (0-0) (0-0 H) 82% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES @ OREGON DUCKS
10:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
391 South Dakota (0-0) (0-0 A) 86% n/a n/a
392 Oregon (0-0) (0-0 H) 14% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
Week 1 Sunday Aug 31, 2014
UTAH STATE AGGIES @ TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS
7:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
205 Utah State (0-0) (0-0 A) 52.0 50.5 29% n/a n/a
206 Tennessee (0-0) (0-0 H) -7 -6.5 71% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards  ·  Picks
SOUTHERN METHODIST MUSTANGS @ BAYLOR BEARS
7:30 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
207 Southern Methodist (0-0) (0-0 A) 74.0 75 17% n/a n/a
208 Baylor (0-0) (0-0 H) -30.5 -33 83% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards
Week 1 Monday Sep 1, 2014
MIAMI-FLORIDA HURRICANES @ LOUISVILLE CARDINALS
8:00 PM Game Time Record Line Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Streak Open Current Spread Money O/U
209 Miami (FL) (0-0) (0-0 A) 56.0 55.5 35% n/a n/a
210 Louisville (0-0) (0-0 H) -2.5 -3.5 65% n/a n/a
  Line Movements  ·  BT Movements  ·  Weather  ·  Scoreboards

Updated Fri Aug 15 1:19 PM EDT  

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2.  The All-play.

One of the six picks is the weekly ‘All-Play’ game.  The Executive Committee5 settles on one game that everyone will pick.  The selection’s main criterion is ‘most interesting game’ and that is highly subjective.

3.  The Essay pick.

One of the six picks must designated as your essay pick.  It is worth three points.  For this pick, you must submit a 100 word essay describing the reason(s) why this is your best bet of the week.  The essay pick must be submitted one hour before the game’s kickoff.6 You are allowed one free pass (bag) on your essay (where you may just designate a regular pick as your three pointer).

4.  **NEW IN 2014**  The Pick of the Year.

Every player has one “Pick of the Year” which is an essay pick six points.  It may only be used once; clearly designated.  Think of it as a super-charged essay pick and it is non-baggable.  (I.e., you can’t use your free pass week on this pick.)  The extra Pick of the Year points only count toward the standings and not when it comes to determining the weekly prizes.

5.  Prizes.
  • 50%:  Winner.
  • 20%:  Second place.
  • 30%:  Divided into eight weekly prizes.
6.  Weekly prizes.

To keep things interesting for those among us who might have had a slow (or dismal) start to the season, we will award 30% of our kitty to the winners of final eight weeks.  Last year out of ~50 entries, we had 12 people receive checks from the Cheddar Bay commissioner.  Pick of the Year bonus points DO NOT factor in the determination of weekly prizes.

7.  Playoffs.

The top 20% of the entrants (and ties) at the end of week 18 qualify for the playoffs.   Last year we had 51 entrants and wound up with 13 in the playoffs.

Playoffs start on WEDS, DECEMBER 31, and include mandatory picks on the Fiesta, Orange, Rose and Sugar bowls (the “BCS Bowls”), as well as two “Wild Card” bowl picks that can be chosen from any of the remaining college slate between 12/31 and 1/4 (including the Cotton, Peach, Capital One, Alamo, etc.), with the national title game also, obviously, being mandatory.

8.  Bookkeeping.

As I have in past years, I will maintain a Google Docs spreadsheet containing everyone’s picks with scoring and standings.  The standings will also link to a widget at the top of my blog’s sidebar.  Last year’s spreadsheet is here .. poke around the ‘picks’ tab to get acquainted with everyone’s picks and how we track things here.


That’s really it.  This is your chance to test your football acumen — which handicapping surely is:  the truest measure of talent, coaching, matchup evaluation — against established spread beaters.

We’re living in a world where 1000s of twitters share their football opinions and 100s of writers get paid to do so … and none of them have any credentials as savvy football evaluators or predictors.

Cheddar Bay is an 18+ week diploma-conferring, post-graduate program.  Playoffs are our cum laude; Frowns and ChuckKoz have earned their summas and magnas respectively.

It’s time to get your degree.


  1. Frowns’ 2013 record:  57% win rate ATS; 70% win ATS on his essay picks. [back]
  2. If this button isn’t up to snuff, you want to send payment to ‘603brown.com’ via PayPal. [back]
  3. I forgot to account for the 2.9% + 30¢ PayPal charges.  If you already paid, you’re good, don’t worry.  As always, everything that comes in goes back in prizes. [back]
  4. Or just shoot me an email at mburgermeister@gmail.com. [back]
  5. Exec Committee is basically Frowns and me. [back]
  6. One of the underpinnings of Cheddar is that it allows all to benefit from the group’s communal wisdom while at the same time providing meaningful inter-group competition.  By ‘benefit’ we mean ‘profit’ and in order to profit we need to wager and if you drop your essay five minutes before kickoff, the rest of us cannot profit/wager from you wisdom. [back]

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  • Jeff Rich

    Congrats to Kanick on being admitted to the Executive Committee, where he will hold 49% of the vote.

  • Dennis Hemingway

    Final pick and essay: Louisville -3.5. Forget Strong & Bridgewater, Petrino is coming home on his harley. Miami will be a popular dog at 3.5 but they do have a true freshman QB starting and I don’t think he’ll be up to the task. I expect this to be a sloppy game and low scoring with all these new players coming in. But I’ll take the home team in Petrino’s debut back.

  • shoseph

    Hi there, hope I’m not too tardy for the party. I’m a first timer who was somewhat (but not really) badgered into joining by @oxr:disqus. You can find me on Twitter as @shoseph:disqus.

    • you’re in! thanks and welcome and enjoy!

  • AmplifiedEsq

    Checking in – first timer, just signed up. Long time Frowns reader though so I feel like I’ve participated in some way (at least shared in more championships than I will with any Cleveland team not named the Cavaliers)… @dominiclongo on Twitter.

  • mo_by_dick

    @geronimobydick checking in. i’m in.

    • tee-riff. in addition to a handful of new players we’ve got several ‘on hiatus’ types back the fold — you, lucylaw, alvaroespinoza. we should have a nice group of 50 which is a pretty good number for this.

    • tee-riff. in addition to a handful of new players we’ve got several ‘on hiatus’ types back the fold — you, lucylaw, alvaroespinoza. we should have a nice group of 50 which is a pretty good number for this.

  • Lucy Lawrence

    I’m in. Back this year to try and take down Harbaugh Handshakes as a personal goal. My twitter handle is lucylaw12.

  • Petefranklin

    What’s the all play this week? Even if the spread is not set yet we could start capping the game.

  • PJD19

    I’m in and paid. Excited to be part of such a storied tradition.

  • swig

    Did not know this was a thing. I gave up trying to convince friends that pickem is far superior to fantasy. Looking forward to going 2-4 on my “best” picks and 6-4 on the ones that don’t count.

    • swig

      So everyone knows who they are dealing with here are my last two seasons picking every game. Based on logical extrapolation I will be quite the force in 2018.

      2012 – 127-129
      2013 – 129-127

      • the records are cyclical. i was horrible two years ago and topped the regular season last year (thanks auburn). see p_forever at #42 last year? she won it a couple years ago. could be you’re due this year!

        btw, 50% ATS could well be way in the money if you’re hitting your essaypicks.

  • Harbaugh Handshakes

    In…looking forward to it and a big thank you to the executive committee for putting in the time to run this contest.

  • Art_Brosef

    “For whom fate wishes to make a fool, she first makes certain.”

    In.

  • Rob

    First timer here, how hard can picking American football games against the spread be? Looks like fun.

    • three rookies made the playoffs last year — oxr, hithtehorns, usfcollin — and a couple more just missed in the final week. and youre right, it is both easy and fun! welcome aboard.

      • oxr

        not a rookie, just played like one – but the point stands!

  • “[S]ince so many people wager on football in some form or otherwise pay so
    much attention to the game anyway, why not pool their thoughts regarding
    the best football bet every week and why. Then that community could
    all profit from tribal knowledge and at that same time have friendly
    competition among respected peers. The corollary benefit is its
    superiority to fantasy football: you’re never in the insane position of
    rooting for a Roethlisberger TD against the Browns because he’s your
    fantasy QB. [and etc. and etc.]”

    • yes, this is what i was looking for. was that me or you?

  • squeekycleen

    Paid and ready.

  • clayII

    starting year 4 of a 1 year plan. donor.

  • jdoepke

    Back for a 2nd year. Looking forward to it. Thanks for organizing!

  • Nick

    Cheddar me timbers

    • Petefranklin

      You are one guy who I wouldn’t have missed one bit this year.#SOLID

  • Oh man didn’t realize this had posted. Will sound the bell at Frowns. I’m really pumped about the changes to the format, the Pick of the Year, and adding the week of big college games to the playoffs.

    • Oh and the All Play selection is hardly “highly subjective.” It’s generally pretty obvious what the most interesting game of the week is.

  • Capitalgg

    In. Paid. Can’t wait to finish just outside the playoffs for the 3rd year in a row.

  • I’m in. I’m back. Switching up the Cheddar Bay name to Kitty Pryde in hopes of leaving behind my “dumpster fire” of a rookie Cheddar season and channeling my favorite superhero. Couldn’t hurt.

    See ya’ll on the battlefield.

  • oxr

    I’m in, fee sent, etc. Looking forward to another season of agonizing over NFL picks for hours and flipping coins in the MAC/Pac-12.

  • technivore

    I’m in and looking forward to my first Cheddar Bay! Let me know if I can help out tech-wise.

    • oh there is a whole world of automation and formatting improvements for the enthusiastic MySQL hobbyist. create a table for each user, a master team name table, weekly game tables, some kind of scoring script, a user entry interface, and the reporting is screaming to be ported to D3.js.

      but with the current user volume, it’s manageable with simple grunt work. many thanks for the offer, when we get to 100 users you’ll get the call.

      • technivore

        I knew you’d have big plans. Do you have my email address? Maybe we can start by giving me access to the google docs where you’re entering the picks.

  • CLEinMPLS

    I am in, Kanick. Thanks again for organizing.

  • thatsfine

    I’m in. Thank you for running the most excellent sports gambling skill share with cash and prizes available on the internet.

  • actovegin1armstrong

    jk, et al, is there a place where we may post and discuss current Browns topics and other sports stuff? I do not want to hijack your subjects jk, and I certainly have the capacity and servers available to start something else, but I really enjoy our loosely knit band of favorites, so I would enjoy the local banter. (internet local) May we add completely tangential comments without reproach? I heard some good stuff today.

    • bien sûr.

      i considered a quick brian hoyer was actually not horrible post but since i havent purchased NFL’s pre-season package (and refuse to) i cant back it up with graphics as i would like. however, here’s a mini rant i posted on WFNY:

      i think the hoyer criticism is overdone. you want to say that first three and out is on him? really? the OC cant have a crisp three play package ready at the start of the game? hoyer hits — literally hits — receiver with the ball and that, i guess is a bad pass. hoyer puts ball right in gordons chest coming across middle — does not expose gordons ribs coming across the middle — and gordon still alligator arms it. throws ball at hawkins feet tough catch but nfl receivers are supposed to catch those. you want to say the TD pass was behind wide open hawkins, fine. i think hoyer saw a DB coming and tried to back shoulder him to avoid the interception cuz ya know –> NO MISTAKES ARE ALLOWED ELSE JFF.

      hoyer’s the guy. name him the starter. get him ready. end the nonsense.

      • thatsfine

        Neither QB looked good yesterday, and Hoyer was certainly not horrible. That Cameron drop could have gone for 15 yards. The truth is, by splitting reps, neither QB is being set up to succeed in a game speed situation. Training camp QB competitions really do not benefit the team or QB much at all, at least I can’t think of any that did.

      • actovegin1armstrong

        jk, I heard this morning from one of my most reliable, unreliable sources that the Beagles are very interested in Connor Shaw.
        Probably no big deal, Cleveland will not keep 4 QB’s, but despite his failing to score the two point conversion, if Shaw gets first team reps anywhere, he can be a terrific QB, too bad his days are numbered in Cleveland.

        • there can be no way we keep rex grossman over connor shaw. i refuse to believe this. farmer and pettine too smart.

          • actovegin1armstrong

            The Browns have as yet to even take a look at him. I have been pushing Connor Shaw as much as I pushed for Russell Wilson, this is very difficult for me, because I do not like any QB’s. They garner too much attention on the wrong side of the ball.
            I have not been in Berea since I bought a condo on Coe Lake when I was way to young to purchase property, I have not seen anything from training camp. Have they given my guy Shaw any chance at all.

  • cwonder23

    Looking forward to another great year of Cheddar Bay goodness!

  • actovegin1armstrong

    Thank you for another year of Cheddar jk! We love you.

  • Its Only Money

    I was thinking about Cheddar Bay this morning, I guess that was good
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  • chuckycrater

    Yippie ki yay, Mr. Falcon!

    Love the new PICK OF THE YEAR option (I might have burned it immediately on FSU-Okie State if the first week wasn’t half-value). I promise to scream my pick of the year in ALL CAPS like those horrible touts who advertise on AM radio.

    • oh you get the three point bonus even if used in week one — your essay would be worth 4.5 instead of 6.
      and cheddar rewards the bold as mid-week maction players well know.

      • chuckycrater

        Ah, thanks for clarifying.

        Another question, what decides the weekly prize winners – is it points earned or correct picks? Points earned might be another reason to save the PICK OF THE YEAR for late in the season, especially if the playoffs are out of reach.

        • actovegin1armstrong

          cc,
          I was planning to save mine for a weekly too, but I was going to be selfish and not mention the reason.

          • chuckycrater

            I thought everyone might want to know. Before, Lobsterfest = money down the stretch, but maybe not now.

        • a good question. the exec committee ruling is thus:

          The extra Pick of the Year points only count toward the standings and not when it comes to determining the weekly prizes.

    • Petefranklin

      Gawd I hate those, errr most all touts. Those guys are total boiler room sales guys who give out both sides of a game and the next week half the winners get one side of a game the other half gets the other side. About that time they hit the winners of two weeks up for a “lock of the year” for some major muhla. Total scams! At least RJ Bell has a clue how to talk, even if his touts do suck like most.

  • Petefranklin

    Pigskin Pete definitely is in!! Love the changes!