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Here's the thing. I'm watching one of these shows on the Cooking Channel featuring food trucks. There's a Scottish expat making fish and chips; in a thick brogue he somewhat wearily explains his irritation with Americans who habitually order a side of tartar sauce: "tartar sauce is basically gherkins." That's this blog. I claim no particular insight, no revelation. If you enjoy the flavor, great, but this blog is basically gherkins.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I Pick Every College Bowl 2010/2011

My regular season record was 70-71-1

New Mexico:
UTEP +11.5 BYU (BYU wins game) loss/win

Humanitarian:
Northern Illinois over Fresno St. win/win

New Orleans:
Troy -2 Ohio win/win

St. Petersburg:
Louisville -3 So. Miss  push/win

Las Vegas:
Boise -17 Utah win/win
Boise v. Utah under 61 win

Poinsettia:
Navy +4.5 SD St loss/loss

Hawaii:
Tulsa +10 Hawaii (Hawaii wins game) win/loss
Tulsa v. Hawaii under 73 loss

Little Caesars:
FIU +1.5 Toledo win/win

Independence:
Air Force -3 Geo Tech win/win

Champs Sports:
WVA -2 NC St. loss/loss

Insight:
Missouri -1 Iowa loss/loss

Military:
Maryland -7 ECarolina win/win

Texas:
Illinois +1 Baylor win/win

Alamo:
Ok St. -5.5 Arizona win/win

Armed Forces:
Army +8 SMU win/win

New Era Pinstripe:
Syracuse +2.5 KSt. win/win

Music City:
NCarolina -2.5 Tenn win/win

Holiday:
Nebraska -13 Washington loss/loss

Car Care:
Clemson -5 SFlorida loss/loss

Sun:
Miami -3.5 NDame loss/loss

Liberty:
UCF +7 Georgia (Georgia wins game) win/loss

Chick-fil-A:
SCarolina -3 FSt.loss/loss

Ticket City:
Northwestern +9.5 TTech (TTech wins game) win/win

Outback:
Penn St. +8 Florida (Florida wins game) loss/win

Cap One:
Alabama -9.5 Mich St. win/win

Gator:
Miss St. -4.5 Mich win/win

Rose:
Wisconsin +2.5 TCU win/loss

Fiesta:
OU -17 UConn       win   /win

Orange:
VT +3.5 Stanford loss/loss

Sugar:
Arkansas+3.5 Oh St. loss/loss

GoDaddy:
Mid Ten +1 Miami Oh.loss/loss

Cotton:
LSU -1.5 A&M win/win

BBVA Compass:
Pitt -3.5 UK win/win

Kraft Fight Hunger (really?):
BC +10 Nevada (Nevada wins game) win/win

National Title:
Auburn -3 Oregon  push/win

ATS: 21-12-2
SU: 22-13

I Pick Every NFL Game in 2010 - Week 15

Last week, another winner, was here.

ATS: 98-89-7
SU 123-71


Niners +10 SD (Chargers win game) loss/win
Bengals -1.5 Browns win/win
Wash +6 Dallas (Cowboys win game) win/win
Titans -1.5 Houston win/win
Jags +4.5 Colts (Colts win game) loss/win
KC +1.5 StL win/win
Buff +5.5 Miami (Dolphins win game) win/loss
TB -5.5 Detroit loss/loss
Carol -2.5 Ariz win/win
Balt -1 NO win/win
NYG -3 Philly loss/loss
Atl -7 Sea win/win
Steelers -6 NYJ loss/loss
Den +6.5 Oak (Raiders win game) loss/win
GB +10.5 NE (Patriots win game) win/win
Minn +3.5 Chi (Bears win game) loss/win

ATS: 9-7, 107-96-7
SU: 12-4, 135-75

Three additional thoughts.

1. I'm in the playoffs in all 3 of my fantasy leagues.  Semifinals are this week.
2. My college bowl picks, straight up and against the spread, will be posted tomorrow.  All 35 games picked.
3. I should be ready to release my Athlete of the Year for 2010 next week.  I will have a firm, final decision by the 22nd.  That's a hint.