a jim jividen blog

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.

Friday, September 2, 2011

2011 College Football Picks, Week 1

Occasionally I pick a college football game or two.

I try to do ten picks a week, just for symmetry, and maybe because the amount of time I have to devote to the enterprise is small, and it becomes challenging to keep track of more than ten.

I mean, in two months I'll be picking 27 games, but that's not my current intention.

My preseason top 25, if you missed it, is here.

TCU -3.5 Baylor (loss)
Auburn -23 Utah St. (loss)
NMexico +6 Colorado St. (win)
Clemson -16 Troy (win)
Pitt -30 Buffalo (loss)
LSU+4 Oregon (win)
Colorado +6.5 Hawaii (loss)
WVA -23 Marshall (loss)
Missouri -21 Miami Oh.(loss)
BYU v. Mississippi - Under 57 (win)

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