Pick It and Stick It: It Should Be Rivalry Week But It’s Some Other Dumb Name

So I’m sitting here listening to the what will probably be the best game of the week, KU and South Florida tied at 34 with under a minute and KU with the ball, and I’m wondering why college football deemed the USC vs Ohio State game the Collision at the Colosseum? Going over the barspotting post, it looks like it should be Rivalry Week. Iowa vs. Iowa State, Texas vs Arkansas, Notre Dame vs Michigan. Those are big time games. Granted UT and Ark got moved because of Ike and the Domers against the Wolves isn’t nearly what it was, but it seems like those handful of games should at least match the big time game Saturday night. I know one thing, I’m glad I’m not at The Other Place again because I don’t think the Iowa fans in the area can handle another loss to the ‘Clones. Here’s this week’s picks:

Favored Spread Underdog Krizzou Cabbottmtf Purple Yeti
SFla 3.5 Kan Kan Kan SFla
Cal 14.5 Md Cal Cal Cal
Ill 24.5 ULL ULL ULL Ill
Mo 26.5 Nev Mo Mo Mo
ECU 13 Tula ECU ECU ECU
BYU 8 UCLA UCLA UCLA BYU
PSU 27 Syra Syra PSU PSU
UGa 7 SCar UGa UGa UGa
Ore 8 Purd Ore Ore Ore
Ala 28 WeKY Ala Ala Ala
Aub 10.5 MSSt MSSt Aub Aub
TexT 36.5 SMU SMU SMU SMU
Okla 20.5 Wash Wash Okla Okla
USC 10.5 OHSt USC USC USC
LSU 41.5 UNT LSU UNT LSU
Utah 24.5 UTSt UTSt UTSt Utah
AZSt 23 UNLV AZSt AZSt AZSt
Wis 1.5 FrSt Wis FrSt FrSt

I know I’ve talked about goofy weekend names before, so I won’t bother ranting again about that.  My question is, what happens when they run out of alliterative names for weekends?  Will they be esoteric or abstract and call a week “Juxtaposition Saturday” or “The Milk Has Gone Bad Weekend?”   I hope not.  Although “Serial Murder Saturday”  has a nice ring to it.

  • UPDATE: Yup South Florida won….by a last second field goal! BAH stupid point spread. I’m still coming back.