#CheddarBay wk 2; MSU/Oregon.
The all-play is Michigan State +12 at Oregon.
Surprised? Relieved? Me too. From here Sparty’s trip to Eugene is the most interesting game of the weekend but I thought we’d just go with Browns-Steelers. It turns out the rest of the Exec Cmte felt the same way so the Cook-Mariota throw down is on.
As a matter of fact, we hope to ratchet back on the Browns/OSU all plays and go with more objectivity in making these picks. In addition to being better games, it also spares many of us from the conflict emotions of betting against your own team. Don’t know about you, but I hating betting against my team because I don’t want to be rooting against them. So this policy change should be an improvement on several fronts.
We’re going to tackle the line presentation differently this week using a Google Doc Viewer plug-in. This should be easier to view and also doesn’t add 10,000 words of code to be post. Let me know if you have problems.
Second, the Vegas Insiders matchup page didn’t have their lines up this morning. So we’re trying the Las Vegas Hilton lines as reported by covers.com. The format displays the opening line first and then the current line. USE THE CURRENT LINE.
The line is applied to the home team and the home team is below the visitor. Thus UTSA +7 vs Arizona on Thursday; Penn State -14 vs Akron on Saturday; Army -3.5 vs UBuff; Nevada +3.5 vs Wazzu; Packers +6 at Seahawks; etc.
May be back with some other thoughts for the week.
It is NOT too late to join. In fact, that’s one of the reasons week one was worth half points: to encourage late entrants by lowering the obstacle of missing a week.
Oh and I’m looking for suggestions on a new URL and twitter handle.
That’s the price of progress… can’t say I blame the Kanick family.
Anyway I’m stumped and leaning toward a simple ‘mburger22.com.’ CheddarBayFootball.com has been suggested but… ennh. I might could do ‘cheddar22.com’… well you see the problem here. Suggestions welcomed.
UPDATE: How do we like 603brown.com? 603 because I’m in NH and brown for the Browns but it’s also broader and more abstract than a capital B “603Browns” would be. (But I keep calling it 360browns.) Still working this…