• so the tuesday lines agreed to were
    MiamiO -7 v Akron
    UB -7.5 v BGSU.
    cool?

  • Capitalgg

    1. Miami -7 v. Akron. Hot Tuesday #MACtion

  • thatsfine

    UBuff -7.5 – this team is snakebitten and has lost some close ones, but I think they handle BG easily at home.

  • agnesbojaxhiu

    Week 11
    scoresandodds.com Tuesday lines

    It’s Monday night so it’s time for my weekly MAC essay writing while feeding a baby exercise in multitasking. The difficulty is in the choosing only 4. I usually like the game-a-day approach but following a Ball State blood bath while I work an evening shift Thursday doesn’t sound like that much fun. The next question is Tuesday or Wednesday? I like the EMU/CMU game but we have dinner plans and it feels a little weird for me to insist that our out of town friends go to a restaurant with TVs. Then I would have to ask the restaurant if they get ESPNU which makes it even weirder. So Tuesday it is. BGSU vs Buffalo or Akron vs Miami (the only Miami worth watching). Akron is my alma mater and I chose it because I was a huge football fan. Hee hee . Not really-they had a combined undergrad/grad program that accepted me out of high school. I was known as “the commuter,” by the other 34 kids in the program since I was the only one who didn’t live on campus. I also road my bike to school as much as I could because I thought parking passes were a rip off. I haven’t been to a game since I was a kid, but I did play intramural flag football in the rubberbowl, so I’m basically a football alum too. Here is to not being weird. Akron +7
    Also today BGSU +7.5

    Pending lines:
    EMU
    OU
    Allplay TBD
    NFL Dolphins

    • pheasantpants

      With an essay like this, I feel compelled to vote Akron, which according to scoresandodds.com at 5:47 EST, is getting 9.5 points. What is the correct procedure as to determination of early lines?

      • They should have been locked in this morning from Scores and Odds like we’ve always done, (where u been, Mike?) so if it was at 7 five hours ago, that’s what it will have to be. And BGSU is +7.5.

        I’ll take Miami -7 for a point.

        • thatsfine

          Woohoo, got some good ones going tonight. What’s up everyone!! Why so little love for MACtion this year?

          • I’ve been wondering the same thing, but some of it is that Concierge is sitting out this year.

  • Chiefs and Skins Dolphins to round it out.

    Now lookit I know my Cheddar plays have been shyte but there seems to be an inverse relationship between my Cheddar success and how it is IRL. I know it’s bad form to share but ..

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  • trashycamaro

    Florida over Missouri that was ugly

    Oklahoma over Ok St when in the Big 12 take the points for the win! or something

    Packers +2.5 over Lions big week for NFL home dogs

    Dolphins +3 over Raiders no, really

    Bengals +5.5 over Jags not home but what the hell

    Essay Cowboys pk over Chiefs Getting a free point (at least) here with Zeke in. Um otherwise Chiefs started great but a couple of teams have put the tape out on how to stop them. The Cowboys can neutralize the pass rush with a combination of the OLine, Zeke, and Dak.

    The Dallas defense is nothing to get excited about, but if they can stay home and keep the Chiefs in front of them, they can do enough to let Zeke and Dak bring it home. Other notes: Peters stays on his side of the field so Dez can get away from him. Witten is picking up more and more usage. As the Chiefs have morphed back into normality on offense, Kareem Hunt has chilled quite a bit. Look for Zeke to carry a little extra chip on his shoulder today.

  • TS_Butler

    Okla (W)
    USC (W)
    Panthers -2.5
    Broncos +8
    Niners +1.5
    Essay: Bucs +7

    Grabbing the points here with Winston and the Bucs. Tampa’s season is essentially over if they lose today. Winston has been better on the road this year than at home and I expect him to find success today against a still suspect Saints defense. Mike Evans should have a big day. The Saints have been great lately winning five in a row but they haven’t exactly been blowing teams out. I’m expecting a lot of points and the Saints win a close one 30-26.

  • Chris Magee

    Changing my Essay & POTY to Miami (FL) + 2.5 from original Colts line of +13

    Line opened Va Tech -2.5 and is now -3 to Miami. I get that Miami might be a little over-rated but I would say this is a true coin flip game but you get 5.5 points of line value plus Miami is at home. ESPN Football Power Index has Miami 54% winner, The Power Rank by Ed Fang has Miami slightly ahead of Va Tech on neutral field. This game will decide the ACC Coastal and I’m going to side with the Home Team and the Line Value. Since I previously decided to use the Colts +13 at my POTY why not let the POTY ride on Miami + 2.5

    • Chris Magee

      Re-sent form in with edited essay/POTY pick Mike B let me know if any problems since I sent in form couple days prior

    • The man was bound and determined to hit a POTY this weekend and by gum he did it. Nice hit!

      • Chris Magee

        Ha Thanks! We will Take It

  • HitTheHorns

    Mike since this line is now Va Tech +3 please cancel my Va Tech pick and I’ll get one more in tomorrow

    • HitTheHorns

      Bengals for my final pick

  • Jeff Smith

    Oklahoma State -2.5 (all play)
    West Virginia -2.5
    Tulane -5.5
    Stanford +2.5

    Essay and 1 other play to come shortly…

    • Jeff Smith

      Everything at once to make it easy….

      Oklahoma State -2.5 (all play)
      West Virginia -2.5
      Tulane -5.5
      Stanford +2.5
      Arizona +7
      Seahawks -7 (Essay)

      Seahawks -7 Essay Play
      Well, this goes without saying but it’s the Seattle Seahawks at home. After a shootout last week which resulted a thrilling victory, their secondary was decimated by young rookie phenom Watson. I think Seattle will take last week personally and come after Cousins. Mr. Cousins loves to throw off back foot against heavy pressure and looks somewhat lost in games where the defense heats him up. Washington is not a very good squad on the road and Seattle is about as difficult as it gets, not to mention the west coast trip. No Jordan Reed for the Skins and Pryor has been nowhere to be found so far this year. I would not be surprised if the Seahawks take this game by 14+. Their offense has found their groove as of late and Duane Brown should help cover up one of their only glaring weaknesses which is their O-line and running game. Seattle should be able to take care of business here.

  • okla st

    • screw that. okla. not okst.

  • oxr

    All-Play Oklahoma +2.5 over Oklahoma State

    • oxr

      Colts +6.5 over Texans
      Chiefs PK over Cowboys
      Lions -2.5 over Packers
      Skins +7 over Seahawks

      Essay Rams -3.5 over Giants – hey, it’s a West Coast team heading East for a 1 PM game! Where do I sign up? Well, three and a half is an inexplicable level of respect for the Giants, who may be about to just say screw it and give up on the season, or maybe forgetting about the Rams games leading up to their bye week. The Giants have basically one guy left to catch passes. This is the #2 vs #25 matchup in DVOA, which is usually a disparity that calls for a TD-or-more line. I still don’t know if the Rams are “good”, per se, but if they are then this is the kind of game they should handle. Here’s a vote for the Jared Goff redemption tour to continue, even if he still doesn’t know whether the sun rises in the east or the west.

  • The Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugs

    Yard work took care of the early games for me, so let’s give the late games and awful NFL slate a go at it.

    Northwestern (-1) over Nebraska: Huskers Big Ten wins are versus Rutgers, Illinois and Purdue.
    Ohio State (-18) over Iowa: In Big Ten games versus teams not named Illinois, the Hawkeyes average 12.5 points per game.
    Cardinals (-1.5) over 49ers: All right, C.J., we have total faith in you to get us the win this week… um, but just this week, okay?” That’s gotta be great for team morale.
    Detroit (-2.5) over Green Bay: Everyone knows Aaron Rodgers is still out, right?
    All-Play: Oklahoma (+2.5) over Oklahoma State: What’s a guy to do here? I have two rules: never pick against Mike Gundy and never pick against Frownie. So something has to give here. While Mike Gundy is 40 and a man, I can’t imagine ol’ Pete going 1-10 in All-Play games.
    Essay: Boise State (-22) over Nevada: Remember this summer when Nevada lost all those players who just up and left the team? Yeah, they’ve got a 1-7 record now. A first-year coach has a hard enough time installing a new system; he doesn’t also need to be shaking hands in the cafeteria line and scouting the intramural flag football league for players. But, analytically speaking, Boise State comes in with 168 yards per game rushing in their last four wins and Nevada gives up 216 yards per game running on the year. Yikes! I think Boise State wants to go into the rivalry game with Colorado State on a high note and avoids the “trap game” this normally could be.

  • So it’s week 10 here on the Bay and I’m 1-9 on All Plays. While want to blame this on the sacrifices I make for all of you as a member of the Executive Committee in helping to selflessly choose the All Play every week, I can’t figure out a good way to explain that. Anyway, I’m not sure if this means you should take what follows with a grain of salt, or if I’m due to hit the next 8 all plays, but my Vote of the Week this week is for Oklahoma.

    I don’t feel very strongly about this or any of the games this week, and mostly want to avoid the NFL and also have my Vote of the Week done by the evening so I’m not staring so much at the TV during my softball team’s end of the year party tonight (2017 Cleveland lawyers’ league champs, folks). But I also think the Sooners are coming into this one undervalued. Their loss to Iowa State isn’t looking so bad now as the Cyclones have continued to pick up steam, and they’ve recovered from some of the injuries that were plaguing them in that game. Before this season everyone thought Oklahoma was a legit title contender and if they win today and next week they’ll be right back there, while Oklahoma State’s only good win will still have been against West Virginia (congrats). Will take the points here.

    Other votes for Saturday underdogs:

    Woke Forest +14 over Notre Dame
    Miami +2.5 over VaTech
    LSU +21 over Alabama
    Arizona +7 over USC

    Also,

    Cowboys PK over Chiefs.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend!

  • John

    Kentucky -3.5 to Miss
    Iowa State +2.5 to West Virginia
    TCU -7 to Texas
    USC- 7 to Arizona
    and the all play OkSt -2.5 to Oklahoma

  • Nick

    Illinois +14 at Purdue
    Kentucky -3.5 vs Miss
    Old Dominion over Charlotte
    AP) Okla +2.5 vs OSU

    • Nick

      Lions -2.5 vs Packers
      Falcons +2.5 vs Panthers
      I am participating in a work fantasy football league this year, which is my first time playing fantasy football in about 5 years. I did not participate in the draft and have been monitoring my team each week and am a respectable 3-5. The league commissionaire offered me a trade at the office Friday: Cam Newton for Marcus Mariota. I declined and asked for him to include a back up RB or WR. He’s a degenerate fantasy footballer, and he’s clearly down on Cam, so this feels like a good spot to take ATL against a reeling Panthers team who just traded their tallest wide receiver to Buffalo so now Cam is more alone that he’s ever been there.

  • pheasantpants

    Oregon +21
    Penn State -8
    Ok. State -2.5–All Play
    UK -3.5

    • pheasantpants

      Dallas PK
      Detroit -2.5 essay

      • pheasantpants

        In a familiar spot for me this season as I look for a late NFL game to salvage my week. The team I’ve selected for this back against the wall essay: my childhood squad, the Detroit Lions, who famously had lost 24 in a row in Wisconsin, including a game which featured a record-setting effort by backup QB (and dentist now, I think?) Matt Flynn.

        So why go with the Lions now? Well, Brett Hundley is making his second career start–he’s fresh off an 87 yard, 48% effort at home against a swiss cheese Saints defense. The Lions have simply played some stout defense this year, and their struggles are almost entirely offensive in nature. Last week against Pittsburgh, Detroit did everything but score touchdowns, gaining 482 yards of offense and making FIVE empty red zone trips (the Lions did not score on three separate drives featuring a first and goal).

        I don’t think the Lions’ pass offense will be as efficient outdoors as it was in the friendly confines of Ford Field, but I think the team realizes it desperately needs a win over a backup QB to keep preseason hopes alive. Further, I think if nothing else, the Lions went back to the drawing board and made adjustments to the red zone offense this week–do not be surprised if 2016 red zone stud Theo Riddick sees several more touches inside the Packers’ 20 tonight.

        Taking anything less than the Lions +14 has been dicey at Lambeau over the years, but my gut says that the Lions will put together a solid win.

        In fact, my gut says, PICK OF THE YEAR.

  • Brian

    Colts +13 savage, Yates, and mcgloin can’t score 13
    Northwestern -1 they are better than Nebraska
    Cal-7 at home they are solid
    Seahawks -7 Kurt cousins will be running for his life with a 3rd team line in front of him
    Oklahoma+2.5 they have oksts’ number

    Essay
    ***Notre Dame***
    They have been nothing short of dominant since their 1 point loss to Georgia in week 2. They have beaten everyone by 21 or more. Elko’s Defense looks phenomenal and with wimbush getting more confidence in himself throwing the ball, they are becoming an extremely tough offense to stop. Josh Adams has been nothing short of brilliant. The fact that he is averaging over 9 yards a carry and Has been scoring at ease against great teams, it’s ridiculous that he isn’t even in the heisman top 4 right now. With that, wake won’t be able to score enough points to cover the 14. So give me my Irish for 3 cheesy delicious biscuits

  • Dave Borcas

    Baylor -7.5
    Central FL -14.5
    Dallas pick-em
    Oklahoma St -2.5 (all play)
    Penn State -8 (essay)
    James Franklin has to be livid after losing last week. Saquon Barkley has to be looking over his shoulder in the race for the 2017 Hessian Trophy. Trace McSorley has to be sore after being chased and beaten up by the Buckeye defensive line. Penn State’s playoff hopes are not totally gone, but they no longer control their own destiny. They will need help plus look impressive on their way to winning. If Penn Sate was home this would definable be a double digit line. Sporty has played the good teams tough this year, but this is a good team backed in the corner. James Franklin has also showed the willingness to pile on the points when possible. Both teams are coming off of losses and will be looking to get back in the winning column. For this game I see the Penn State pass defense looking a little better along with Saquon Barkley with 150+ 0n the ground and the Nittany Lions roll.

  • trashycamaro

    Florida
    Oklahoma

  • Harbaugh Handshakes

    All-Play – Ok State -2.5
    UCF -14.5
    Iowa +18
    Arizona +7
    Va Tech -2.5
    Denver +8
    I quickly reviewed the Eagles schedule and it turns out that they haven’t really played anyone outside of the Chiefs. While I’m depressed as a Browns fan to see Wentz dominating and winning, I think the dramatic turn around of the Eagles is a lot of hype and more taking advantage of an easy schedule. Good QB’s beat bad teams. The Broncos are an elite defense and will bring the Eagles back to earth. All Osweiller has to do is not turn the ball over and take advantage of field position. Not sure he can do it but I’ll take my chances.

  • 1. All Play: Oklahoma St. -2.5

    • 2. Falcons
      3. Bengals
      4. Raiders
      5. Lions
      6. Essay: Saints

      I simply don’t see Tampa Bay being able to stop Brees, Ingram, and Kamara today. Part of that is surely me starting Brees and Kamara in fantasy football today, while the other part is that this Saints offense has looked good most of the year. I’m pretty sure I even saw Ted Ginn catch a ball in traffic the other week. Whereas, the Bucs have a banged up QB who is allegedly healthy now. Even if healthy, the Bucs offense hasn’t been that impressive against stronger teams this year and inconsistent at best otherwise. Saints seem to be improved on defense and if the Saints can get an early lead I see a few Bucs turnovers putting this game way out of reach.

  • Matt Lawrence

    Texas Tech -3
    Georgia St -4
    Notre Dame -14
    Fresno St -14
    Oklahoma St -2.5 (AP)
    Seahawks -7 (Essay)

    I like the Seahawks in this one against a banged up Redskins team. The Seahawks’ secondary got absolutely shredded last week against Deshaun Watson and those Texans receivers, but I expect them to bounce back against an underwhelming receiving crew, and likely without their Pro Bowl tight end, Jordan Reed. Russell Wilson has been slinging it and the Seahawks just picked up a much needed addition to their offensive line in Duane Brown without having to give up Jimmy Graham, who is starting to heat up a little bit.

  • Matt Borcas

    Oklahoma State
    Ohio State

    • Matt Borcas

      Giants, Colts, Cowboys

  • ChuckKoz

    1) Kentucky -3.5 (Miss – 9am )
    2) Ohio State -18 (Iowa – 12:30pm)
    3) LSU +21 (Bama – 5pm)
    4) Lions -2.5 (Packers – Mon)
    AP) Oklahoma +2.5 (OSU – 1pm)
    Essay) Texas A&M +15 (Auburn – 9am)
    TAMU would have the same record as Auburn, but for basically the greatest comeback in NCAA history by future Browns QB Josh Rosen, which was more flukey than anything else. And if TAMU finds themselves up 30 in this game, I will permit the collapse and still take the cover. So then that leaves my “two loss” TAMU with a valiant home loss to Mama (19-27) and a bad loss to Miss St last week (35-14). However, bounce backs are a thing (pride, home field, all that stuff) and TAMU has only 2 losses ATS this season. And i am going to be in front of a TV this morning, so I need something to get excited about.

  • FlyHighCharlieFrye

    Ok St
    Ohio St
    Arkansas
    Iowa State
    Indiana

    Bengals

    The Jags are OK. Their defense is legit. But 5.5? Against anyone but the Colts or Browns? I know the Jags are off their bye and playing for something for the first time in 10 years, but the Bengals play some serious defense, too. The QB play won’t be pretty, but give me AJ Green over anybody the other guys got. Give me a couple turnovers, too, and the Bengals will keep this inside that inflated number. They might even win.

  • cwonder23

    Iowa +18
    GA State -4
    TCU -7
    Eagles -8
    All Play: Sooners +2.5
    Essay (skip week): Stanford +2.5

  • CLEVTA

    Hey Mike B doesn’t look like I was credited with a win with Utah last night

    • caught it, set now. good pick!

  • squeekycleen

    Essay: Indiana Hoosiers: when i am looking at a dog, my first question is whether I think they can win the game. In this one, i think that is a definitely possibility. Although Wisconsin has been impressive, the schedule has been soft. On the flip side Indy is battle tested and has been competitive throughout the year. Hoosiers also looking for a signature win and this would seem to be a prime spot. Throw in that they have the offense to at least keep the backdoor open all day and the Hoosiers end up the essay.

  • Jmacdaddio

    OklaSt -2.5
    Ole Miss +3.5
    Vanderbilt -10
    Missouri -3.5 (Essay / POTY)
    Jags -5.5
    Falcons +2.5

    I should use my no essay week. I should also get around to a POTY play. Since, in defiance of all logic, I’m still in contention, I don’t need to throw a haymaker just yet. I’m liking Missouri at home vs. Florida. Florida is an SEC team that certain sports networks just love to show. Also there’s a Tim Tebow hangover effect, as loyal fans drive up the action, despite the fact that Tim Tebow would probably disapprove of gambling on sports. And didn’t they just fire their coach?

    To heck with it, let’s POTY this. Road game, interim coach, 3 game losing streak where they looked awful? The deck is looking stacked. While the game has to be played, I don’t see many more POTY opportunities developing.

  • jdoepke

    Okie St -2.5 (AP)
    Sparty +8
    Southern Miss +6.5
    Coastal Carolina +23
    Dolphins +3

    Essay: Indiana +12
    Would love to get this at 13 but I still see it as a one score game. Indiana manages to stay in every game and just make mistakes to lose. They have to get it right eventually right? What better time than vs. Wisconsin when everyone is asking “what if Wiscy runs the table” after the rankings came out. 2/3 of the public on the fave so I’ll take the home dog in a low scoring classic B1G game. Wisconsin 24 – Indiana 20.

  • Lucy Lawrence

    1. South FL -25
    2. Clemson -7
    3. Iowa St +2.5
    4. Broncos +8
    5. Lions -2
    6. All Play/Essay Ok St -2.5
    A lot on the line in this game. The hope to make the playoffs and win the Heisman trophy loom large with this match up. This game should be fun to watch. I anticipate lots of scoring and I always like the home team in a shoot out, rivalry game. Baker Mayfield is obnoxious (Im an OSU alumni so his antics at the end of the game rubbed me the wrong way) and who doesnt like cheering for a team with a head coach who has an amazing mullet. OkSt has proven it has the abaility to take the ball away and i think that will be key in this game. Baker onlly has 3 picks this year but hopefully they will get after him and force him into some key mistakes. I predict something like 38-35 OkSt

  • LittleBallofHate

    One biscuit picks — Bills (lost); Kentucky (-3.5), The U (+2.5), Green Bay (+2.5; Hometown dog on Monday Night)
    All Play — Oklahoma State (-2.5). If the Cowboys aren’t going to do it now, it’s going to be awhile.
    Essay
    Broncos (+8) at Eagles
    Normally West teams coming East is one of those matchups to avoid, especially against a team that is on a roll. However, Philly has defeated only one team this season with a winning record and is due for a close call, especially since it heads into its bye next week. For all the problems the Broncos are having on offense, they still do have one of the top defenses in the league. My only hope is that somehow with the Browns on their bye week, the Osweiler vs. Wentz matchup is not being aired by the Cleveland CBS or Fox affiliate because that would be the ultimate form of torture and trolling.

  • Capitalgg

    [All-play] Oklahoma St. -2.5 v. Oklahoma: Baker Mayfield is busy lobbying the CFP Committee, so I’ll bet against him.
    1. Notre Dame -14 v. Wake Forest: The Irish are suddenly really strong. Looking for it to continue here.
    2. Seahawks -7 v. Redskins: Seattle. At home.
    3. Saints -7 v. Buccaneers: Bucs are beat up. Saints are starting to score points in buckets.
    4. Kentucky -3.5 v. Mississippi: This would have been my essay if I trusted the UK coaches to not screw it up.

    I made my picks last week while on a flight from Dublin, Ireland to London, England. Then I submitted them from my phone upon landing. So there was even less research than normal and no chance at real essay. Somehow I managed to hit my “essay” and 1 other game. Would have had the all-play if John O’Neill and crew were remotely competent. But I digress. Back to reality this week, even though I missed the start of midweek #MACtion due to still being away.

    So I’m shambling through my short week and need a play. I look over the schedule and my first thought is, I’d rather go to bed and try to get my sleep pattern back in order rather than pick games. Then I settle on what seems obvious. Ride Nick Saban and Bama in a game that has a few things going for them.

    #1: Alabama saw what LSU did to Auburn. Saban will have the team on let down alert.
    #2: The Tide was not #1 in the initial CFB rankings. That’s going to make Bama more focused.
    #3: Bama has way more depth and should be able to grind LSU into a pulp.
    #4: Game is in Tuscaloosa.

    This one should be an Alabama crock-potting as they slowly boil the Bayou Bengals. So Alabama -21 v. LSU is play for this week.

    • Need to hear more about Jimmy and Dee pouring pints for you at Trafalgar Square. Did you offer to buy the team from them?

  • GRRustlers

    Week 10 Picks

    All PAC12…all the time.

    Arizona (+7) over USC – Stay in school kid. October in Berea is a scary place.

    Stanford (+2.5) over WSU – While Mike Leach is busy hiring people to try and get his money from Texas I can only hope someone representing Luke Falk is preparing the lawsuit against Leach for the amount of money he has cost Falk this year.

    California (-7) over OSU – Good team when at home vs bad team that plays bad on road.

    Washington (-21) over Oregon – Every team in the PAC12 took notes while Chip Kelly was running it up…payback is a bitch.

    AP – Oklahoma State (-2.5) over Oklahoma

    Essay

    This week we added some excellent chapters in the history of the Browns. Nobody in the office while Jimmy G moves for something you could easily match. A front office employee doing everything in his power to make sure that AJ and Hue are not reunited. Years from now we will find out Grigson was climbing through the drop ceilings ripping out all the phone and internet lines.

    Anyway…I know how this story continues. Brock is back baby and if the Browns have to pay him $895K every week to play for the Broncos the least the guy can do is keep the number inside 8 vs the man who should be the face of the Browns in Wentz.

    Quick hot take for you. When the Browns make the playoffs in 2019…and they will under a head coach and a front office we know nothing about yet. (The AFC North is going to become the worst division in the NFL and quickly) The first member of the media that tries to credit Sashi and Paul for laying the foundation will get publicly shamed here in an essay that will be passed around the halls in Berea and posted by water coolers as people remember the dark times of 2017.

    Denver (+8) over Eagles

  • Hawkaholic

    Michigan
    Notre Dame
    USC
    Green Bay
    Oklahoma
    $$$IOWA$$$

    18 points at home with CLEinMSP in the house is basically a lock. This will be Stanley’s 9th start under center and is starting to get more comfortable and he is going to have to be sharp tomorrow. OSU limited the best player in college football last week to 42 yards on the ground which is incredible, arguably the best D line in country. Iowa won’t be able to run the ball and Ohio State will be able to stack the box tomorrow, not a new look for the Iowa offense this year. OSU definitely the better team here and should win easily. Iowa has a lot to play for as they look for that magical 6th win and bowl eligibility. Earlier this year Iowa took a top 5 team to the wire and ultimately lost on the last play of the game. I don’t see this one being quite as competetive but I do think Iowa hangs tough in the first half. OSU will pull away in the 2nd half but will only win by two scores, 34-24

    • How happy are you today on a scale of 1-10?

      • Hawkaholic

        I would say 11.3. Very un-Iowa like, never saw that coming. I figured they would get blown out but never thought in a million years they would blow out OSU.

        • Very un-Iowa like indeed!

          https://twitter.com/edsbs/status/926947251737546752

          I was listening to 92.3 yesterday morning (one of our local sports talk stations) and the host said, “I hardly ever do this, but boy, Ohio State minus 18 is as good a bet as I’ve ever seen. I would take that all day, folks.”

          I wanted Ohio State to win the game so I wasn’t going to vote against them but I sure wasn’t going to take them, either, after hearing that.

  • 1. cmu/essay – l; 2. jets – w, 3. tulsa

  • Revised line: Colts +6.5 at Texans

  • Michigan -15.5 vs. Minnesota
    How I adore the mentally ill. They are my people, after all. Fleck injects a nonsensical mantra onto the Broncos that couldn’t be less related to the school’s mascot or history and somehow, it works. He gets Minnesota to actually pay for the rights of this tomfoolery and thinks lightning will strike twice. I don’t think so, bud. Again, WTF does “row the boat” have to do with Gophers, or Mill City, or Murderapolis. And yet he expects everyone, in this first year, to be on board? (Pun intended.) I really don’t think so. Perhaps the tides will turn once his team is a majority of his own recruits but not now, not yet. Harbaugh wears pants with the largest pleats I’ve ever witnessed. What could be in those pleats? It could be trick plays, it could be creative defensive lineups, it could be printed out pages from MapQuest for the recruits he plans to road trip to. What is not is those pleats is mercy.

    AP: Oklahoma State -2.5 vs. Oklahoma: MVP for OK State will be the Sooner Defense
    Iowa +18 vs. OSU: The target on the back has never been a great look for the buckeyes
    Oregon +21 vs. Washington: After 7pm EDT, Petersen doesn’t give a fiddle
    Iowa State +2.5 vs. WVU: Turnover city
    Bengals +5.5 vs. Jags: Typed “Bungals” out of habit but what high horse do I have to ride?

    • Great essay but I wish you would refer to Mr. Fleck by his proper name, Pajamas.

  • thatsfine

    FAU -7.5 essay
    Rare for me to essay a favorite, so anyone smart will fade this. This game’s winner will take control of C-USA East, what a prize. Neither team with a big win to hang their hat on… though FAU has at least defeated 2 teams with winning records (WKU and UNT). Marshall’s wins with a combined record of 13-40. FAU is the hot team here, winning 4 in a row and averaging 51 ppg in C-USA conference play. They have a RB with the nickname “Motor” and a Driskel at QB. They have a ballhawking secondary with 14 INTs on the year (2nd in FBS) and are +12 on TOs overall. And, they have Lane Kiffin, who despite looking like a guy you’d like to toss from a moving vehicle still has a coaching pedigree above and beyond C-USA and will be short for the conference.

    • thatsfine

      Indiana +12.5
      Somehow I posted this as a reply in Chris Magee’s thread below. Timestamp shows it was in prior to kickoff.

      • thatsfine

        Sooners +2.5

        • thatsfine

          Stanford +2.5

          • thatsfine

            WVU -2.5

          • thatsfine

            Bucs +7

    • Chris Magee

      Since they were only up by 7 at the time of the safety still a brutal beat and kiffin’s comments what a clown

      • thatsfine

        It’s not a good look any time your college head coach is commenting on the point spread after questionable decision making leads to a cover.

  • Chris Magee

    Dallas Cowboys Pick
    Dolphins +3
    Rams -3.5
    Panthers -2.5
    Oklahoma Sooners +2.5 (All Play)
    Colts + 13 (Essay + POTY)
    Touchdown of line value on the dead number after the Watson injury. I liked the 13 even with Watson. Hilton & Doyle are more than capable vs this very banged up defense. Tom Savage is now the starting quarterback and we are getting 13 points. Tom Savage has 0 career touchdown passes. He was 7 for 13 for 62 yards Week 1 vs the Jags. Enter Lamar Miller who may have a good game vs the Colts defense but they are still laying 13 points. On the fast track with Brissett vs a banged up defense the Colts should score more than enough points to cover the 13. The injury happening 3 days before without notice is huge as the Texas have little time to make the necessary changes to the gameplan. POTY Colts + 13

    • Chris Magee

      Wait a second. Is there no line on Texans Colts? On the PDF it has the 13, please advise so I can edit essay and POTY

      • thatsfine

        The line is being held by order of the Executive Committee due to the Watson ACL tear and subsequent line shift. There is precedent for this in the past with major injury or suspensions in big games. I remember an FSU game where Winston was suspended after the line posted? Perhaps Frowns or Kanick can explain further, I’m pretty sure both have eloquently written about the reasoning behind this.

        • Chris Magee

          Either way is fine but I’ll edit POTY/Essay obviously thanks for letting me know

        • Yes, thanks, this issue has come up in the past so we made a rule for it, I believe last year or the year before. It’s a good rule, we believe, and was posted in the rules this year from the beginning of the season.

          http://603brown.com/cheddar-bay/cheddar-bay-rules-2016/

          “Line moves. Lines are locked in Wednesday morning and a pdf is posted from scoresandodds.com at that time. These are the lines to use for Cheddar (and be careful to use the current line, not the opening line). In the event of a major line movement in variance from the Cheddar line (such as when a starting quarterback unexpectedly becomes unavailable to play after the Cheddar line is set) the Executive Committee may take that game off the slate or adjust the line to reflect the current Vegas line. All such line adjustments will be announced to all participants by email. In the event that a line swing occurs too quickly for us to respond or is adjudged too minor to warrant a move, we request the participants’ exercise of their usual forbearance and good nature.”

      • Hi Chris, the line is Colts +6.5.
        Let us know if you want to keep them as your POTY.
        Thanks.

        • Chris Magee

          Changed Essay/POTY away from Colts to Miami FL see updated post and sent form back in with updates. Thanks Commish

    • thatsfine

      Indiana +12.5

    • Chris Magee

      changed essay and POTY to Miami FL + 2.5 see updated post above due to Line Change by Executive Committee

  • Jaxbch Josh

    OSU Cowboys -2.5 going with Home team and Gundy the Mullet
    Dallas Cowboys pick em- KC Run Defense porous. Should have lost on MNF to Denver. Team motivated because Zeke is playing
    Kentucky -3.5-I hate ole Piss. Period.
    Den +8- Defense will harass Wentz all day. Sorry 8 points is too much. Philly good, but their defensive secondary is porous
    AZ Wildcats +7-Darnold Turnover machine AZ not that bad give me the points

    UCF -14 or -14.5 (cant remember the spread off top head)
    Undefeated UCF going for AAC title and a coveted New Year’s day bowl game. Expect ultra explosive Knights because of Scott Frost’s offensive genius to continue to play at an elite level vs SMU. Mustangs have played a bunch of cupcakes, while getting smoked by the 2 top teams in TCU and Houston they have played. UCF is on another level than SMU. UCF and their QB McKenzie with steady help from 5’8 hard to locate RB Adrian Killins will riddle that soft as marshmallow SMU secondary. UCF defense is better, and I don’t envision SMU will not have long drives. With an over under total set at a whopping 73 points, they are expecting a lot to be scored. This bodes well for a big spread cover. Give me the UCF Knights to win outright and cover 48-27.

  • actovegin1armstrong

    AP Oklahoma +2.5
    Northern ILL +8
    Baylor -7.5
    Iowa St +2.5
    New Mex St -9.5
    **** KC Chiefs pk ****

    • actovegin1armstrong

      **** All of the respective “smart” money is on the Cowboys, it was pk before Elliott was deemed as able to play in this game. Elliott should be able to run wild against a very porous Chief’s run defense, but he will not because there is the remote chance that Kansas City may be expecting something along those lines. The Chiefs run defense is not as bad as their stats say. Statistics lie. And Ezekiel Elliott was already planing his 6 weeks of vacation before the playoffs.
      The Chiefs are 6-2 and the Cowboys are 4-3, that could mean the Chiefs are a better team. Elliott is not significantly better than Hunt. Alex Smith protects the football, Prescott is having a good year too. When it comes to receivers this could be an important advantage for Kansas City. Diz Bryant is starting to complain again, he wants the ball whether he is open or not. This is often a harbinger of increasing discord. Kansas City should pick up an easy win at JerryWorld.

  • Dave Kolonich

    Miss St. (-28.5)
    Houston (-24.5)
    South Florida (-23)
    Chiefs (Pick)
    AP – Oklahoma St. (-2.5)

    Essay – Arkansas (-23)

    I know there are some serious draft guys in this contest….and I’m not one of them. But I have to say as a Browns fan, I don’t get Sam Darnold. He’s pudgy, mopey and has that Brady Quinn-esque 6’4″ but plays 5’11” feel to him. Is he really THE GUY? At this point, the only top QB prospect who would excite me is Lamar Jackson – who I’m sure has a thousand flaws just waiting to be exposed in the NFL.

    Draft guys – what’s your take on the QB’s at this point?

    As for this week, I officially have no feel for the NFL other than bet on the Bills at home and against the Browns anywhere. We’ll go with some college home teams covering.

    • CLEVTA

      Darnold is 19 years old and throwing close to 8 yds/att and has had 3-4 starting OL out for season. Interceptions don’t bother me too much bc he’s obviously forcing downfield throws with little time. I’ll say his year isn’t as good as you’d want it but he’ll make the occasional throw that wows you. He’s still my #1

    • actovegin1armstrong

      I do not see anything special with Darnold. The interceptions do bother me, they are one of the few things with college quarterbacks that does manage to translate well to the NFL, as will having no time to throw and forcing the ball downfield. (Nothing personal of course TA)
      I like Lamar Jackson a little and Josh Rosen a little bit less.
      I would put Clayton Thorson perhaps a miniscule tick ahead of Lamar Jackson.
      Baker Mayfield looks good at times, but his panic attacks make him an injury looking for a place to happen.
      After much deliberation here is the appropriate quarterback ranking for the 2018 draft:
      1.) Clayton Thorson
      2.) Jarrett Stidham He may be the best of the bunch in the 2018 draft.
      3.) Lamar Jackson
      4.) Quinton Flowers
      5.) Josh Rosen
      6.) Kenny Hill
      7.) Sam Darnold
      8.) Mason Rudolph I am not a fan of Mason Rudolph he oftentimes forgets what color jersey his receivers are wearing.

      • Dave Kolonich

        After Brandon Weeden, I am scarred by Big 12 QBs. I would take Kizer all day over Weeden and Kizer could be the worst QB in the league.

      • CLEVTA

        I respectfully completely disagree with the notion that interceptions translate to NFL success or not. Watson threw 32 interceptions in college, Matt Ryan 37, Jameis 28 and so on. Darnold has thrown 19 in 2 seasons and Watson threw 19 alone last year. Darnold doesn’t play on a air raid, crazy spread offense either so he has to make throws in tight windows, comparable to what he’ll see in the nfl.

        • Dave Kolonich

          Good point on the NFL reads too. So few QBs can do that anymore coming into the league.

        • actovegin1armstrong

          Good point

    • ChuckKoz

      Rosen seems to be the man. Claims of attitude problems, but him speaking truth about NCAA just makes me like him more.

      • Dave Kolonich

        He reminds me of Trevor Bauer. Not a bad thing

  • CLEinMSP

    WKU +10
    USC -7
    Arkansas -23
    MTSU -19.5
    Oklahoma +2.5 (All Play)
    Eagles -8 (Essay)

    Two teams going in different directions. The Eagles are humming right now, and this is their last game before the bye week. The Broncos are a mess right now and are forced to start Brock on the road. The Eagles apparently have a very strong run defense, so that means Brock is going to have to make plays on the road. I just don’t think that’s going to be in the cards. The Eagles have scored at least 20 points in every game this season, and with a win on Sunday, they can start focusing on getting that #1 seed in the NFC. Close game early, but a few big plays by Wentz in the 2nd half put it away for Philly.

  • HitTheHorns

    Dolphins +3, VA Tech -2.5, Cowboys PK, OKL St -2.5, Jets +3

    Broncos +8 essay: The redemption of Brock Osweiler. He will cash that Browns check and win a game on the road vs the 7-1 Eagles this week. Wentz is incredible. He’s going to prove to be just as big a whiff for the Browns as Roethlisberger was. Trevor Sieman has been playing with a messed up shoulder and Denver really can’t be evaluated after last week because he was so bad. I like this game too because Bill Simmons will tease this down to Eagles -1 and Bill Simmons is not good at anything involving sports analysis. My biggest win in this contest was a Brock Osweiler road victory in snowy New England in a pick of the year a few years ago, so I feel good mojo about this pick.

    • Dave Kolonich

      Love the Broncos pick. I really thought about this but couldn’t pull the trigger – you have more balls than I do.

  • Also, Jets for a biscuit tonite.

  • The posted Texans -13 line is off the board for now.
    Will let the line settle and update the line tomorrow.

    • ChuckKoz

      i know this has come up before. and i respect the exec committee very much (especially for fixing some of my errors this year). but i really feel like this should just be left up. the best part in games like this is that i feel like the texans could still cover it anyway and be the ultimate lesson as the masses put their money/points on the texans blindly. just my opinion.

      • I appreciate that perspective, Chuck, but too often it doesn’t turn out that way and it’s just boring and diminishes the contest when we have 20 or 30 people line up to take advantage of an outdated line as an autoplay. We made a rule for this situation that’s been posted since the beginning of the year:

        http://603brown.com/cheddar-bay/cheddar-bay-rules-2016/

        “Line moves. Lines are locked in Wednesday morning and a pdf is posted from scoresandodds.com at that time. These are the lines to use for Cheddar (and be careful to use the current line, not the opening line). In the event of a major line movement in variance from the Cheddar line (such as when a starting quarterback unexpectedly becomes unavailable to play after the Cheddar line is set) the Executive Committee may take that game off the slate or adjust the line to reflect the current Vegas line. All such line adjustments will be announced to all participants by email. In the event that a line swing occurs too quickly for us to respond or is adjudged too minor to warrant a move, we request the participants’ exercise of their usual forbearance and good nature.”

  • Dave Borcas

    Navy -8

  • CLEVTA

    1. Jets +3
    2. Ok St -2.5 (all play)

    • CLEVTA

      3. Utah -6.5

      • CLEVTA

        4. Indiana

        • CLEVTA

          5. Falcons +2.5
          6. Rams -3.5 (essay): a rare square pick from me but sometimes the matchups are too good. Rams are #2 in the nfl in explosive plays (>20 yds) and the Giants D ranks 26th allowing explosive plays. Gurley should have a field day against that banged up defense and Jenkins is out at CB so the passing game should thrive as well. Also the Mcvey v Mcaddo at HC is a complete mismatch. I expect Mcvey to scheme some things up after a bye week.

  • Troy Bunting

    Now that I fumbled my POTY it’s time to get serious. I’ve crunched the numbers, called the experts, taken straw polls from knowledgeable and not-so-knowledgeable people. Time to go to work like those juiced World Series Balls and hit a few dingers.

    1. Buffalo Bills -3 : Two things are certain in this life – Jets suck, Browns suck
    2. Detroit Lions -2.5: Alumni pick. Not a lot of headliners coming out of FCS Southern Utah outside of me, but starting SS for the Lions, Miles Killebrew is a stud. Super entertaining to watch. Highlight film hit stick safety
    3. Oregon +21: Ducks seem to be finding their footing with the new staff, don’t see a 21 point gap
    4. Penn State -8 : Coming off of touch loss, Franklin will refocus the team and they’ll lay the smack down.
    5. All-Pick: Oklahoma +2.5: Baker Mayfield will do some sort of magic shit to win this game

    ***Essay**
    Miami (FL) +2.5
    WTF is this???? Undefeated Miami is a dog at home? The outcome of this game can be explained in two words TURNOVER CHAIN. Mark Richt seems to be just what the Canes needed, south beach swagger is back, chains being given out for turnovers, players playing. Damn near sounds like the old U. Virginia Tech is solid, has the best scoring d in the ACC. I think the south beach hope is too much for the turkeys to overcome.

    • Jets don’t suck as much as you thought.

  • I want to call my shot this week and say that if I can’t come through with a Lobsterfest, that I’m going to be severely disappointed. (JK, I’ll probably lose them all.) At least I’m not cellar-dwelling like my little bro @bnasty99. RIP to your season, dude.

    IOWA +18. Some of the best home field advantage in all of college football, with OSU coming off an emotional rollercoaster of a football game. I think the Buckeyes continue rolling, but 18 points is just too many.

    IOWA STATE +2.5. The better team should win this game. Matt Campbell coached me at multiple summer camps at Bowling Green 12 years ago when he was a nobody, and even then, I could see his tenacity and leadership skills shining through. Iowa State wins with their defense. WVU plays none. Mountaineers have given up at least 31 points in six of eight games this season.

    OKLAHOMA +2.5. I’ll take the points. And with Clemson having a cake walk after this week at NC State, if Oklahoma wins out, I think they take the 4th spot in the playoff.

    MARYLAND -2.5. Not enough offense for Rutgers. Just barely enough defense from the Terps.

    RAMS -3.5. Too many points for the Giants to keep pace this week.

    $$$ EAGLES -8. $$$ No spread looks too high once Osweiler was named the starter. Eagles are on fire, and they have the #1 rushing defense in the NFL. And yet again, we see what happens when the Browns try to get too creative in the draft process. Though I would like to shut down the talk that “Wentz was a sure thing” because that simply doesn’t exist. Especially when you have the psychological aspect of having just seen a QB go off the board #1. At that point, you’re thinking to yourself, the chances of both these guys being franchise QBs who can lead us for a decade is slim, and do the Rams know something we don’t? Answer: Everyone in the NFL knows something the Browns don’t. And that’s unfortunate. Carson Wentz might just be the NFL MVP this season. And the whole Eagles run defense thing is bad news for Brock, who’s gotta go on the road and try to be the reason his team doesn’t get their doors blown off by three touchdowns. Good news for Brock? He is one rich motherfu*ker.

  • WMU for starters.

    • let’s make it my no-essay week essay pick.

  • agnesbojaxhiu

    BGSU -win
    OU -win
    NUI + 8 essay
    CMU +3.5
    Raiders-3
    Ok st -2.5 (I don’t understand this line at all so it seems like a trap to take ok)

    Repost of essay
    It’s Monday night (as I write) and I must start thinking about my Cheddar Bay week 10 essay, as exclusive weekday MAC voting has finally begun. The next time we see a weekend MAC game it will be at Ford Field. The only problem is that there are 5 MAC games in the next 3 days and I don’t know if the all play will be college or NFL. It should be the NUI/Toledo game. A Thursday night MAC west championship preview game would equal fun for all. Alas, I’m afraid however that I may be in the minority of football voters in my enthusiasm for the teams of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Phooey on the main-stream-top-25-big-budget-matchups. I eschew their pretentious vying for top tv slots. (Chick-fil-a kick-off-to-boring!) These midweek matchups have an important role: the filling of ESPN’s schedule. As the MAC commissioner, Dr. Jon Steinbrenner, said in 2014, “This is a historic day for the Mid-American Conference. ESPN and the MAC have a long history together and were visionary in embracing mid-week football which continues to be a significant presence on the ESPN college football calendar.” That is just good commissioning.

    This week’s MAC vote will be for old reliable NUI. The Huskies have made it to the MAC championship game six out of the last seven years. After a dismal 1-6 start to last year, they finished 5-7, but it wasn’t enough to get them back in the game. Their loss to Toledo last November by a touchdown was their first since 2009. This year Toledo has the best offense in the MAC but NUI has the best defense. This will be a good game.

  • Peter Wendler

    ***ESSAY*** Kentucky -3.5 vs Ole Miss

    On paper, this line should be more like -10. Kentucky is undefeated at home this year, and Ole Miss is winless on the road. Interim Coach Matt Luke has beaten juggernauts UT-Martin, South Alabama, and Vanderbilt this year… all in Oxford. Mark Stoops’ only losses for the Cats have been on the road @ Mississippi State and Florida (always tough to play at the Swamp.) The Rebs current situation is a maelstrom at best, and I don’t see them turning it around in Lexington in front of a revitalized (or could it just be vitalized) home crowd. Benny Snell, Jr. is a force on offense for Kentucky and should pass the century mark against a middle-of-the-pack Ole Miss front. Schedule favors Kentucky, momentum favors Kentucky, coaching favors Kentucky. Cats 41 Rebs 20

    2.) Memphis -11.5 @ Tulsa
    3.) Iowa +18 vs Ohio State
    4.) Falcons +2.5 @ Panthers
    5.) Saints -7 vs. Bucs
    6.) AP TBD

    • pheasantpants

      Not sure that this would or should change your analysis, but UK lost to UF in Lexington.

  • Art Briles Hirer

    Illinois +14 over Purdue
    SC +24.5 over Georgia
    Okla St -2.5 over Oklahoma (all-play)
    PSU -8 over MSU
    Lions -2.5 over Packers
    Raiders -3 over Dolphins

    I’ll figure out this essay later.

    • Art Briles Hirer

      I’m gonna essay the Raiders here, I don’t have much to say about them but I think the Dolphins are trash.

      I used to be all-in on the Raiders, but they seem to be less interested in developing Connor Cook these days, so they’re pretty much dead to me. EJ Manuel? Seriously? How dare you.

      Oakland isn’t a good defensive team that hasn’t been able to keep up with most teams. Can Miami exploit this? No. They just traded Jay Ajayi, and I have less than zero faith in their passing game. Kenyan Drake has been a disappointment. Damien Williams is your average nondescript jabroni RB, averaging 2 carries and a catch and a half per day in 54 games.

      Miami has gotten good production out of Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry, but that seems like a 250 yard offense, tops. You can start those two in fantasy, but once they put up their 80-100 yards, there’s not much else going on. Give me the team with a solid QB and more explosive talent around him, not that the Raiders don’t have their own share of problems.

      Give me Oakland in this ugly ass game, the best of a tough batch of picks. There isn’t a single game here I would be surprised about losing.

  • Copying Agnes’ Tuesday MACTION perfecta here..

    Week 10
    scoresandodds.com for tonights lines and my votes
    BGSU -3
    OU -10

    It’s Monday night (as I write) and I must start thinking about my Cheddar Bay week 10 essay, as exclusive weekday MAC voting has finally begun. The next time we see a weekend MAC game it will be at Ford Field. The only problem is that there are 5 MAC games in the next 3 days and I don’t know if the all play will be college or NFL. It should be the NUI/Toledo game. A Thursday night MAC west championship preview game would equal fun for all. Alas, I’m afraid however that I may be in the minority of football voters in my enthusiasm for the teams of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Phooey on the main-stream-top-25-big-budget-matchups. I eschew their pretentious vying for top tv slots. (Chick-fil-a kick-off-to-boring!) These midweek matchups have an important role: the filling of ESPN’s schedule. As the MAC commissioner, Dr. Jon Steinbrenner, said in 2014, “This is a historic day for the Mid-American Conference. ESPN and the MAC have a long history together and were visionary in embracing mid-week football which continues to be a significant presence on the ESPN college football calendar.” That is just good commissioning.

    This week’s MAC vote will be for old reliable NUI. The Huskies have made it to the MAC championship game six out of the last seven years. After a dismal 1-6 start to last year, they finished 5-7, but it wasn’t enough to get them back in the game. Their loss to Toledo last November by a touchdown was their first since 2009. This year Toledo has the best offense in the MAC but NUI has the best defense. This will be a good game. NUI + ?
    Also Wednesday CMU + ?

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