The non conference schedule is over and the Big 12 is limping out. Oklahoma losing another close on to Miami capped off a 34-14 non conference schedule with one more game remaining. The Arkansas rout of Texas A&M Saturday especially stung because it was from a SEC team. So it looks as though that the Big 12 won’t end up being the 2nd strongest conference. That can hurt Texas if they notch a loss and there’s no undefeated team in the conference. Heaven forbid USC or even Ohio State sneaks into the national title game again. One thing is for sure, the SEC is living up to the hype this year. Now it’s time to figure out if we lived up to our Pick It hype:
This week finds us in the middle of Johnson County and at a neat little place called Scoreboards. We’ve been there before the blog started off and we’re pretty sure it’s a good time. There used to be a Scoreboards in Manhattan but we don’t think it’s the same bar. Sometimes sports bars survive on their own without a website, but we think these guys could use one. It was super hard to find a pic or logo of the place. Maybe we can open up a KCCGD hosted space for bars around the area. Or post some ideas for Scoreboards below and we’ll talk to the manager Saturday.
Western Europe meets the western Kansas City area as we trucked way the heck out to Shawnee to view Saturday’s selections at J. Murphy’s Irish Pub and Grille. The games lined up for the afternoon seemed like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The traditional fare sprinkled the joint so well we were waiting for a Contra Dance to bust out. And the food, well the food was all it was cracked up to be, Irish wise. But there was so much more than really cheesy Irish references (which we will stop as of now) at J. Murphy’s.
It’s another Friday and it’s time for another Pick It and Stick It update. This weekend we have a couple of intriguing match ups and some obvious picks as well. The picks were all done and set way back Wednesday for the Purple Yeti. Let’s hope everyone else remembered. I guess that’s the ‘Stick It’ portion of the fantasy league. Some of you may be wondering wht the ‘Spread’ portion of the table means. The ‘Spread’ is how many points the favored team must win by to get a win. This helps out immensely when a sure blow out is about to happen. This also helps out the folks in Vegas to justify booking those kind of lopsided match ups. So without further ado, here’s this week’s pick set:
This week’s edition brings to the SEC and the Arkansas Razorbacks. Many traditions kick up one single, shining emblem that endures and represents the spirit and soul of a university’s athletic prowress. In the case of the University of Arkansas, they kick up like the Rockettes or Michael Flatley’s Riverdance. Today we’re gonna ask, just how many mascots is too many?