Tag: NCAA Football

My College Bowl Picks (2016-2017)

My College Bowl Picks (2016-2017)

Its been an interesting year in college football, now that the 4 playoff teams have been announced. Now lets see about the other 40+ teams that did not even get consideration for a playoff berth. Lets face it, Alabama was more deserving than Western Michigan, but that is based on the body of work. So here is my list of college bowl picks:

Saturday December 17
Air Force Reserve Celebration (Atlanta, GA)
Gambling State over North Carolina Central
Gildan New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
Texas-San Antonio over New Mexico
Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
Houston over San Diego State
Raycom Media Camellia (Montgomery, AL)
Appalachian State over Toledo
AutoNation Cure (Orlando, FL)
Central Florida over Arkansas State
R+L Carriers New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
Southern Mississippi over Louisiana Lafayette
Monday December 19
Miami Beach (Miami, FL)
Tulsa over Central Michigan
Tuesday December 20
Boca Raton (Boca Raton, FL)
Western Kentucky over Memphis
Wednesday December 21
San Diego County CU Poinsettia (San Diego, CA)
BYU over Wyoming
Thursday December 22
Famous Idaho Potato (Boise, ID)
Colorado State over Idaho
Friday December 23
Popeyes Bahamas (Nassau, Bahamas)
Eastern Michigan over Old Dominion
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces (Fort Worth, TX)
Louisiana Tech over Navy
Dollar General (Mobile, AL)
Troy over Ohio
Saturday December 24
Hawaii (Honolulu, HI)
Hawaii over Middle Tennessee State
Monday December 26
St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, FL)
Mississippi State over Miami (OH)
Quick Lane (Detroit, MI)
Boston College over Maryland
Camping World Independence (Shreveport, LA)
Vanderbilt over North Carolina State
Baylor over Boise State
Wednesday December 28
New Era Pinstripe (Bronx, NY)
Pittsburgh over Northwestern
Russell Athletic (Orlando, FL)
West Virginia over Miami (FL)
Foster Farms (Santa Clara, CA)
Utah over Indiana
AdvoCare V100 Texas (Houston, TX)
Texas A&M over Kansas State
Thursday December 29
Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)
South Carolina over South Florida
Belk (Charlotte, NC)
Virginia Tech over Arkansas
Valero Alamo (San Antonio, TX)
Oklahoma State over Colorado
Friday December 30
AutoZone Liberty (Memphis, TN)
Georgia over TCU
Hyundai Sun (El Paso, TX)
Stanford over North Carolina
Franklin American Mortgage Music City (Nashville, TN)
Tennessee over Nebraska
NOVA Home Loans Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
South Alabama over Air Force
Capital ONE Orange (Miami Gardens, FL)
Michigan over Florida State
Saturday December 31
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus (Orlando, FL)
LSU over Louisville
Taxslayer (Jacksonville, FL)
Kentucky over Georgia Tech
Monday January 2, 2017
Outback (Tampa, FL)
Florida over Iowa
Goodyear Cotton (Arlington, TX)
Western Michigan over Wisconsin
Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
USC over Penn State
Allstate Sugar (New Orleans, LA)
Oklahoma over Auburn

There you have it my college bowl picks are up, and the playoff games will be at a later date. Plus the National Championship game will be featured sometime in January. Its been a great year in college football, now its time for bowl season once and for all!!

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My Weekly Extra Point #2

The Charlie Strong Era in Texas is over, finally

I thought it would never get here, even after Texas losing to Kansas in Overtime (24-21). By the way, Kansas had not won a Big 12 conference game in 3 seasons. I thought Coach Strong was going to be fired then. His players had wanted to boycott the final game, if the firing had taken place. It seems pointless now and even then. They played against TCU, and it did not get any better for Coach Strong. Losing 31-9 pretty much says it all. Coach Strong went 16-21 during his time in Austin. Let’s face it, Coach Strong was never really wanted here. The boosters tried there darn hardest to keep him from having any type of a successful run. In spite of getting big wins of both Norte Dame and Oklahoma. So it became lousy and uncomfortable for him to succeed. I believe Coach Charlie Strong will coach again down the road, but it may be a while. So now reportedly Texas has gone out and hired Tom Herman (from Houston). Let’s see how this hire goes as a new era of Longhorn football will start soon. Now fans of Texas can now breathed a sigh of relief, and forget this short tenure of the last 3 seasons.

My National Championship Playoff Preview + Pick

My National Championship Playoff Preview + Pick

Well that was a good playoff round, so its now time to end it all right here (on the field). Alabama Crimson Tide vs the Clemson Tigers is the teams to be playing for that coveted gold trophy. First for the Clemson Tigers, while i admit they have had a great year (have not lost yet). I was going through highlights and there schedule, it seems to me like not much competition from the ACC and other teams. Even in the playoff game, i thought Oklahoma was going to upset them. However clemson pulled it out with the outstanding play of their Heisman runner up QB DeShaun Watson. Head Coach Dabo Swinney who has been at Clemson for a long time, and has a chance to do something that has not been done since the early 1980’s. Winning a national Championship, except this would be there best ever. However the mighty Crimson Tide of Alabama is in the way. Speaking of Alabama they are coming off a great Cotton Bowl win vs Michigan State. It was no contest at all here, as the Tide has its way with the Spartans. Honestly its too one side to even discuss it. The Tide was rolling with guys like Jacob Coker, Kenyan Drake, and Heisman trophy winner Derrick Henry. The Defense of the Tide (may be the best in a long time) will need to have there way with DeShaun Watson in order to get a national championship for the 1st time since 2012. I believe Alabama will be able to contain Clemson. However if they get into a scoring shootout with Clemson, they will need to have there ducks in a row. It wont be easy for the Tide, however plan yourself a long game as there will be a lot of scoring in this contest. My pick: Alabama barely edging out Clemson win there 16th national championship. Think about the shirts now: 16 championships in 16′ (just an idea)

College Football Picks

College Football Picks

its been a very interesting and impactful year in college football. The Bowl season has been entertaining at least for me here. Now finally comes the playoffs in college football involving 4 teams. People say there should have been at least 6, maybe even 8 teams. I would like to see them expand it, however that will be a long ways from happening. Like around 2026 for even consideration for it. Here is my picks:

Rose Bowl:

Oregon (#2) over Florida State (#3)

Sugar Bowl:

Alabama (#1) over Ohio State (#4)

 

There it is your college football picks for this season. Look for my NFL Playoff picks coming later this week. Happy New Year 2 u!!