Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NCAA Football (September 3rd)

I will probably do more than 5 games per week as the season goes on. Unfortunately, there are so many games on Thursday and Friday this week that pickings are a little slim.

Deadline: Saturday, September 3rd at 12:00 p.m.

Northwestern (+5.5) at Boston College

Actual Result: Northwestern 24-17
Bandit: Boston College 24-17 (0pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: Boston College 28-24 (2pts)
Gimpy: Boston College 31-24 (0pts)
Graves: Boston College 24-17 (0pts)
Jay: Northwestern (3pts)
Kubatski: Boston College 27-23 (2pts)
Kubatski III: Boston College 28-17 (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Boston College 27-17 (0pts)
L-Train: Boston College 21-14 (0pts)
Marty: Boston College 27-24 (2pts)
Paulie: Boston College 28-24 (2pts)
Princess G: Boston College 39-24 (0pts)

Minnesota (+17.5) at (25) USC

Actual Result: USC 19-17
Bandit: USC 42-20 (1pt)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: USC 28-14 (3pts)
Gimpy: USC 34-24 (3pts)
Graves: USC 34-20 (3pts)
Jay: USC (1pt)
Kubatski: USC 31-9 (1pt)
Kubatski III: USC 31-17 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: USC 40-20 (1pt)
L-Train: USC 24-10 (3pts)
Marty: USC 30-27 (3pts)
Paulie: USC 38-24 (3pts)
Princess G: USC 42-24 (1pt)

BYU (-2.5) at Mississippi

Actual Result: BYU 14-13
Bandit: BYU 24-21 (1pt)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: BYU 34-31 (1pt)
Gimpy: BYU 27-21 (1pt)
Graves: BYU 17-13 (1pt)
Jay: BYU (1pt)
Kubatski: BYU 30-28 (3pts)
Kubatski III: BYU 17-14 (1pt)
Kubatski Sr: Mississippi 24-21 (2pts)
L-Train: Mississippi 13-10 (2pts)
Marty: BYU 30-24 (1pt)
Paulie: Mississippi 17-14 (2pts)
Princess G: BYU 36-27 (1pt)

(3) Oregon (-4.5) vs. (4) LSU (at Arlington, TX)

Actual Result: LSU 40-27
Bandit: Oregon 31-24 (0pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: Oregon 31-24 (0pts)
Gimpy: LSU 27-24 (3pts)
Graves: Oregon 38-10 (0pts)
Jay: Oregon (0pts)
Kubatski: Oregon 27-20 (0pts)
Kubatski III: Oregon 38-35 (2pts)
Kubatski Sr: LSU 27-23 (3pts)
L-Train: Oregon 27-17 (0pts)
Marty: Oregon 24-14 (0pts)
Paulie: Oregon 45-35 (0pts)
Princess G: Oregon 36-24 (0pts)

(5) Boise State (-2.5) vs. (19) Georgia (at Atlanta, GA)

Actual Result: Boise State 35-21
Bandit: Georgia 24-17 (0pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: Georgia 31-28 (0pts)
Gimpy: Boise State 35-31 (3pts)
Graves: Boise State 31-24 (3pts)
Jay: Boise State (1pt)
Kubatski: Boise State 34-21 (3pts)
Kubatski III: Boise State 31-21 (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Boise State 31-24 (3pts)
L-Train: Boise State 24-21 (3pts)
Marty: Boise State 28-27 (1pt)
Paulie: Boise State 31-21 (3pts)
Princess G: Boise State 42-24 (3pts)

College Football Preview

I'm thrilled that football is back. As always, for our preview, I am only asking for things that will be determined before the end of the calandar year. Example: We will pick the teams that will play in the BCS National Championship Game, but not the winner. I'm also going to cut a few of the awards that we have picked in the past.

Deadline: Saturday, September 3rd at 12:00

First, pick the champion of each of the 6 BCS conferences. (3 points each)


Actual Result: Clemson
Bandit: Florida State (0pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: Florida State (0pts)
Gimpy: Florida State (0pts)
Graves: Virginia Tech (0pts)
Jay: Florida State (0pts)
Kubatski: Florida State (0pts)
Kubatski III: Florida State (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Florida State (0pts)
L-Train: Virginia Tech (0pts)
Marty: Virginia Tech (0pts)
Paulie: Florida State (0pts)
Princess G: Florida State (0pts)

Big East

Actual Result: Tie: Cincinnati, Louisville, West Virginia
Bandit: West Virginia (3pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: West Virginia (3pts)
Gimpy: West Virginia (3pts)
Graves: West Virginia (3pts)
Jay: West Virginia (3pts)
Kubatski: West Virginia (3pts)
Kubatski III: Connecticut (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: West Virginia (3pts)
L-Train: Louisville (3pts)
Marty: Syracuse (0pts)
Paulie: West Virginia (3pts)
Princess G: South Florida (0pts)

Big Ten

Actual Result: Wisconsin
Bandit: Nebraska (0pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: Nebraska (0pts)
Gimpy: Wisconsin (3pts)
Graves: Nebraska (0pts)
Jay: Wisconsin (3pts)
Kubatski: Wisconsin (3pts)
Kubatski III: Wisconsin (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Wisconsin (3pts)
L-Train: Wisconsin (3pts)
Marty: Wisconsin (3pts)
Paulie: Nebraska (0pts)
Princess G: Nebraska (0pts)


Actual Result: Oklahoma State
Bandit: Oklahoma (0pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: Oklahoma (0pts)
Gimpy: Oklahoma (0pts)
Graves: Oklahoma (0pts)
Jay: Oklahoma (0pts)
Kubatski: Oklahoma (0pts)
Kubatski III: Oklahoma (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Oklahoma (0pts)
L-Train: Oklahoma (0pts)
Marty: Oklahoma (0pts)
Paulie: Oklahoma (0pts)
Princess G: Texas (0pts)


Actual Result: Oregon
Bandit: Oregon (3pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: Oregon (3pts)
Gimpy: Oregon (3pts)
Graves: Oregon (3pts)
Jay: Oregon (3pts)
Kubatski: Stanford (0pts)
Kubatski III: Oregon (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Oregon (3pts)
L-Train: Oregon (3pts)
Marty: Oregon (3pts)
Paulie: Oregon (3pts)
Princess G: Oregon (3pts)


Actual Result: LSU
Bandit: LSU (3pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: Alabama (0pts)
Gimpy: LSU (3pts)
Graves: Alabama (0pts)
Jay: Alabama (0pts)
Kubatski: Alabama (0pts)
Kubatski III: Alabama (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Alabama (0pts)
L-Train: Alabama (0pts)
Marty: Alabama (0pts)
Paulie: Alabama (0pts)
Princess G: Alabama (0pts)

Next, predict who will win each of the following awards. (2 points each)

Heisman Trophy (Outstanding Player)

Actual Result: Robert Griffin III, Baylor
Bandit: LaMichael James, Oregon (0pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: Landry Jones, Oklahoma (0pts)
Gimpy: Andrew Luck, Stanford (0pts)
Graves: Andrew Luck, Stanford (0pts)
Jay: Trent Richardson, Alabama (0pts)
Kubatski: Andrew Luck, Stanford (0pts)
Kubatski III: Andrew Luck, Stanford (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Landry Jones, Oklahoma (0pts)
L-Train: Landry Jones, Oklahoma (0pts)
Marty: LaMichael James, Oregon (0pts)
Paulie: LaMichael James, Oregon (0pts)
Princess G: Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (0pts)

Chuck Bednarik Award (Defensive Player of the Year)

Actual Result: Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
Bandit: Brandon Jenkins, Florida State (0pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: Quinton Coples, North Carolina (0pts)
Gimpy: Ryan Baker, LSU (0pts)
Graves: NONE (0pts)
Jay: Travis Lewis, Oklahoma (0pts)
Kubatski: Manti Te’o, Notre Dame (0pts)
Kubatski III: Xavier Rhodes, Florida State (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Tyrann Mathieu, LSU (2pts)
L-Train: Brandon Jenkins, Florida State (0pts)
Marty: Brandon Jenkins, Florida State (0pts)
Paulie: Manti Te’o, Notre Dame (0pts)
Princess G: Brandon Lindsey, Pittsburgh (0pts)

Lou Groza Award (Outstanding Place Kicker)...Keeping this just for Bandit!

Actual Result: Randy Bullock, Texas A&M
Bandit: Dan Conroy, Michigan State (0pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: Blair Walsh, Georgia (0pts)
Gimpy: Mitch Ewald, Indiana (0pts)
Graves: Carson Wiggs, Purdue (0pts)
Jay: Grant Ressel, Missouri (0pts)
Kubatski: Alex Zendejas, Arizona (0pts)
Kubatski III: Dave Teggart, Connecticut (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Blair Walsh, Georgia (0pts)
L-Train: Aaron Jones, Baylor (0pts)
Marty: Carson Wiggs, Purdue (0pts)
Paulie: Rob Beard, Oregon (0pts)
Princess G: Randy Bullock, Texas A&M (2pts)

Home Depot Award (Coach of the Year)

Actual Result: Les Miles, LSU
Bandit: Chip Kelly, Oregon (0pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: Bob Stoops, Oklahoma (0pts)
Gimpy: Les Miles, LSU (2pts)
Graves: Nick Saban, Alabama (0pts)
Jay: Luke Fickell, Ohio State (0pts)
Kubatski: David Shaw, Stanford (0pts)
Kubatski III: Bob Stoops, Oklahoma (0pts)
Kubatski Sr: Bob Stoops, Oklahoma (0pts)
L-Train: Will Muschamp, Florida (0pts)
Marty: Chip Kelly, Oregon (0pts)
Paulie: Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech (0pts)
Princess G: Chip Kelly, Oregon (0pts)

Finally, name the two teams that will play in the National Championship Game. (5 points per team)

Actual Result: Alabama vs. LSU
Bandit: Oklahoma vs. Oregon (0pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: Alabama vs. Oklahoma (5pts)
Gimpy: LSU vs. Oklahoma (5pts)
Graves: Alabama vs. Oregon (5pts)
Jay: Alabama vs. Oregon (5pts)
Kubatski: Alabama vs. Stanford (5pts)
Kubatski III: Alabama vs. Oklahoma (5pts)
Kubatski Sr: Alabama vs. Oklahoma (5pts)
L-Train: Alabama vs. Oklahoma (5pts)
Marty: Alabama vs. Oregon (5pts)
Paulie: Alabama vs. Oklahoma (5pts)
Princess G: Florida vs. Oregon (0pts)

MLB Weekend Series (September 2 - 4)

Deadline: Friday, September 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

Actual Result:
Friday: Tigers 8-1
Saturday: Tigers 9-8
Sunday: Tigers 18-2

Bandit: Tigers, Tigers, White Sox (3pts)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: NONE, Tigers, Tigers (3pts)
Gimpy: Tigers, Tigers, White Sox (3pts)
Graves: NONE, Tigers, Tigers (3pts)
Jay: Tigers, Tigers, Tigers (6pts)
Kubatski: Tigers, White Sox, Tigers (3pts)
Kubatski III: Tigers, White Sox, Tigers (3pts)
Kubatski Sr: Tigers, Tigers, Tigers (6pts)
L-Train: Tigers, Tigers, Tigers (6pts)
Marty: Tigers, Tigers, Tigers (6pts)
Paulie: Tigers, Tigers, White Sox (3pts)
Princess G: Tigers, White Sox, Tigers (3pts)

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants

Actual Result:
Friday: Giants 6-2
Saturday: Diamondbacks 7-2
Sunday: Diamondbacks 4-1

Bandit: Diamondbacks, Diamondbacks, Giants (1pt)
Butters: NONE (0pts)
Carmen: NONE (0pts)
Evan: NONE, Giants, Giants (0pts)
Gimpy: Diamondbacks, Giants, Diamondbacks (1pt)
Graves: NONE, Giants, Giants (0pts)
Jay: Diamondbacks, Diamondbacks, Diamondbacks (3pts)
Kubatski: Giants, Giants, Giants (1pt)
Kubatski III: Giants, Diamondbacks, Diamondbacks (6pts)
Kubatski Sr: Giants, Diamondbacks, Diamondbacks (6pts)
L-Train: Diamondbacks, Giants, Diamondbacks (1pt)
Marty: Giants, Giants, Giants (1pt)
Paulie: Diamondbacks, Giants, Giants (0pts)
Princess G: Diamondbacks, Giants, Giants (0pts)