Author: Mike Burgermeister

#CheddarBay Homestretch edition.

Wanted to post a quick update on where the playoff contender stand and what games matter. Following are the players still at work for a spot and their score and their remaining picks. Rank Name Current Max/ Plays 7 OXR 75.5 76.5/ Stanford 8 Nick 75.0 78/ Navy, AP, ? 8 FHCF 75.0 78/ Stan, GT, SCAR 10 Acto 74.0...

#CheddarBay FINAL WEEK!

LATE LINE:  Packers -3 at Bears. _____ Final all-play is MSU +5.5 vs. Stanford. Rose Bowl, 5pm New Year’s Day, ABC. The final week’s lines are posted here.  These run through the January 1 bowl games.  Thus the end of the regular season is New Year’s Day and the final game is the Baylor/UCF Fiesta Bowl. _____ Playoff info. Just...

#CheddarBay College Bowl project is live.

CLICK HERE FOR RANKINGS. Not too late to join in the mini-Cheddar pickstravaganza specifically for the College Bowls. As described in greater detail here, you need to register here at kanick (in the sidebar at right, this seems to be working ok) and then drop $221 in the till via the PayPal button here: which also seems to be working...

Analysis of Joe Banner’s first season.

For a team that’s won one game since early October, I read a lot of positive pieces and comments about Joe Banner’s work to date.  And while I appreciate some of the play on the field and believe Chud will be a good coach and note that the players are still working hard… the sanguine mood toward Banner seems curious....

#CheddarBay Week 17, Saints/Panthers.

This week’s points spreads are here. Allplay is Saints +3 at Panthers, 1pm Sunday on Fox. Late NFL line:  @Packers -2.5 vs Steelers. Weekly winners are PeteFranklin, Bevilaqua, TrashyCamaro, CapGG. Congrats to our four weekly winners each with a robust seven pointer.  Better than a poke in the eye but still, if you’re going to win the weekly, it’s nicer...

Announcing the #CheddarBay College Bowl project.

Good news, I think.  For our Cheddars who are already missing their college football action, for friends who wished they’d jumped in on Cheddar,,, here’s a chance to get some. $20 $22 a man, winner take all, pick the college bowl games with five ‘pick-of-the-weeks.’ NEW: We’re using a new piece of software that should make everyone’s life easier in terms...

#CheddarBay Week 16, Army-Navy.

This week’s lines linked here. All-play is Army +12.5 vs. Navy at Philly, 3pm, Saturday, CBS. Late lines: Bears/Browns, PK; Packers +6.5 at Cowboys. . We’re coming down the homestretch. Three weeks left. There’s nice bunching forming around the red line but still, everyone still playing is alive mathematically. And even if it’s a longshot for the playoffs, there’s still...

Auburn over Mizzou.

[DON’T POST YOUR CHEDDAR PICKS IN THIS THREAD.  DO IT HERE.] When I got over 700 words on this week’s Cheddar Bay essay I decided just to do a full-on post for it. 3.   Essay – ***Auburn -2 vs. Mizzou (Atlanta) I’m looking forward to this game because it’s rare when I’ve really had a chance to watch both...

#CheddarBay Week 15, all the B1G: OSU/Sparty.

_____ Late lines: UCF -10.5 at SMU; Browns +11 at Pats; Falcons +3.5 at Packers. Weekly lines linked here. All-play:  Ohio State -5 vs. Michigan State at Lucas Field, Indy; 8:15 PM Saturday on Fox. _____ The Council of Elders evaluated the great games this weekend. The obvious: Auburn/Mizzou, Niners/Seahawks; the also pretty-darn-good: Colts/Bengals, Texas/Baylor, BGSU/NIU, OkST/Oklahoma. But ultimately the ultimate...

Who’s #2?

Let’s deal with this subject before it gets done to death through over-saturation by the end of the week and with the knowledge that it has a good chance to be moot1 by this time next week: Does undefeated Ohio State have a better claim to the BCS Championship game than the one-loss SEC Champion (for the sake of this...