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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.

Friday, November 11, 2011

2011-12 College Basketball Preseason Top 25

I make picks.




1. Kentucky
2. Ohio St.
3. Duke
4. North Carolina
5. Kansas
6. Syracuse
7. Pitt
8. UConn
9. Wisconsin
10. Purdue
11. Louisville
12. Florida
13. WVirginia
14. Vanderbilt
15. Texas
16. Missouri
17. Temple
18. Baylor
19. BYU
20. Notre Dame
21. Villanova
22. Washington
23. Xavier
24. Gonzaga
25. St. Marys

2011 College Football Picks, Week 11

I'm 57-60-3.

Ohio St. -7 Purdue(loss)
Missouri +1.5 Texas(win)
Ok St. v TTech under 79.5(win)
SCarolina -3 Florida(win)
Wyo +16.5 AForce(win)
Texas A&M v KSt under 66.5(loss)
Rutgers -7.5 Army(win)
LA Tech -2 Ole Miss(win)
Oregon v. Stanford under 69(loss)
SMiss -9 CFla(loss)
Hawaii +16 Nevada(win)
Ariz St. -11.5 Wash St.(loss)

7-5
64-65-3