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Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week III

At some point last Saturday evening, luxuriating in Arkansas’ smackaround of Texas,  I was pretty damned pleased with my huuuuuge comeback bubbling up in Week II.

Until I checked my documents, and realized that it was Arkansas State I had predicted would prevail over Memphis State, not the Razorbacks over the Longhorns.

The Tigers prevailed in that defensive tussle, 55-50. Each squad gobbled up almost 700 yards of O apiece.

Don’t get old, kids. The memory fades. Precipitously.

Buuuut, I did correctly pick ACC’s Pitt Panthers over the Vols. In Rocky Top. And the rising Cats, and Cards in their walkover. Mike Leach’s Mississippi State handled N.C. State, in another battle of States. Which I got wrong.

So, despite the self confusion about the schools from The Natural State, I still got more right than wrong. 3-2 for the weekend, head still above water, 8-6 on the season.

Interesting matchups continue, as actual autumn draws nigh.

This weekend’s winners: Continue reading Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week III

Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week I

For last weekend’s first predictionizing of the season, three out of four ain’t bad.

At this juncture, I was inclined to invoke, “Cue the Meatloaf.”

But, knowing the fractions were different in that tune, and knowing that my readers would come with the heat, even though they (you) know that I know, I demurred.

As for that one L. The first score of the season was a Nebraska safety. Two points for the Illini. It went downhill from there for the Huskers. So, Frost is Toast, no longer the Favorite Son. He’s leapfrogged to the top of the Dead Man Walking list.

I don’t see what he can do at this point. Other than perhaps, maybe cancel that game against Boomer Sooner, as he tried to do last spring. Schedule Bishop Sycamore in Oklahoma’s place. Hire Tim Tebow as a Grad Assistant, then start him at QB.

Anyway, UCLA, UTEP and no U Fresno State won. 3-1 for the week. 3-1 for the season.

Week I has some zesty matchups. Toss ups. Let’s learn who is going to win. Continue reading Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week I

Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week 0

That’s right, football fans, kickoff is this weekend.

Which means: He’s Baaack!

Referring to himself in the third person, that would be America’s premier college pigskin predictioneer, Seedy K.

The testimonials to his prowess are abundant.

“I have seen the future of football prophecy, and its name is Seedy K.” — Grantland Rice

“Seedy K is so spot on, he makes me feel like a loser.” — Leonard Post Toasties

“Seedy K is the gold standard.” — Jimmy the Greek

“You wanna know what Joey thinks of Seedy K? My lawyer advises me to say nuthin’ so as I don’t incinerate myself.” — Joey the Vig

You need empirical evidence of your guy’s favorite projection prowess? Data this.

In last year’s pandemic season, with empty stands, not knowing from week to week what games would be cancelled, and who might have to sit out; a season where the one true highlight was a Chanticleer taking down a Cougar at the one yard line as the clock ran out, here’s Seedy K’s stat line.

50 right. 27 wrong. 8 DNPs.

Not bad, if he says so himself.

OK, that’s enough self aggrandizing, even for me.

Let’s get to it on the week before the week when matters really kick in gear. There’s a slate of four games, two of which are of national interest. OK, transparency, one game that matters to some other than the schools’ faithful. Continue reading Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week 0

Joey the Vig’s Not So Welcome Return & What It Means for Readers

As The Vig advised emphatically in our recent conversation, “Joey don’t do Zoom. And don’t call me The Vig.”

Ah, one of the pleasures of the pandemic, as if that can really be a thing, was no communications from my nemesis, Joey the Vig.

For those unfamiliar, he’s a sort of private fellow with various and sundry mysterious business enterprises. He’s a swarthy fellow, whose demeanor advises, “Don’t interrupt me, or disagree.”

Think Little Steven’s character in “Lillyhammer,” Francesco “Frankie the Fixer” Tagliano a/k/a Giovanni. Like Van Zandt’s character, The Vig (and I wisely for health purposes never call him that to his face) gets things taken care of.

With dispatch.

Usually through the persuasion methods employed by his “consultants,” Cousin Guido and Amir the Convincer. Continue reading Joey the Vig’s Not So Welcome Return & What It Means for Readers

Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XVI

So it has come to this. The regular season of college football, such as it is, sputters/surges (your choice) to a close, finally, this weekend before Christmas.

Postponements. Cancellations. Or, in some cases, postponement, rescheduling, cancellation, which is to say there shall be no gridiron tussle this annum between Indiana and Purdue for the Ye Olde Oaken Bucket. (Though, unless it too is deep sixed between now and Saturday, Paul Bunyan’s axe, another grande olde Midwestern souvenir of victory, shall be carried back to campus by either Minnesota’s Golden Gophers or Wisconsin’s Badgers.)

Then there’s the case of Tulsa and Cincinnati, whose initial regular campaign meeting was postponed, but rescheduled, then postponed again, rescheduled one more time, then cancelled altogether. Ah, but the duo still are slated for the fourth time to brawl it out to determine the AAC champion. The winner is prognosticated below, should you choose to read on.

One of those DNPs last weekend was Boilermakers vs. Hoosiers. So that one goes in my third column. But Army skunked Navy, Georgia prevailed, and Louisville put its mettle on display while whomping Wake uppaside the head.

3-1-1 increased my winning percentage for the season to 47-26-7.

Now it’s Conference Championship Weekend. Sorta. ‘Cause there’s a whole passel of other games too.

Oregon’s in for a shot at the PAC title, after Washington went the way of COVID. And Ohio State will play for the B10 crown, which the Buckeyes probably, maybe, arguably, perhaps don’t deserve, so their presence comes with a gerrymandered asterisk.

Some winners: Continue reading Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XVI

Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XV

Edited 12/11 8:15 AM. How ’bout that Coastal Carolina?

As predicted here, the Chanticleers prevailed last weekend.

Of course, there is the minor differentiation in that the vanquished was Brigham Young, not the intended foe Liberty. So, in the interest of ethics, truth, justice, and the American way, I shall put the game down in the DNP column, as opposed to heralding it as a correct prognostication.

After all, it’s the right thing to do.

What a battle it was, ending when five CC secondary defenders in teal and black swarmed a Cougars receiver, stopping him short of the goal line as the clock struck zero zero colon zero zero.

How sweet and fitting. Because, you understand, BYU, which appearing to look like it desired enhancing its easy schedule, said it would “play anyone anytime anywhere,” when it really wouldn’t. Truth be told, Washington of the PAC12 offered them a game, to which the previously undefeated against jayvee competition Cougars said, “Uh no.”

Sayonara.

Purdue also fell. While Texas A&M, Iowa State, and Kentucky all prevailed as you would have known would happen from reading me last week here. Which victory the Wildcats celebrated by firing their OC, and another coordinator.

3-1-1 on the weekend, raises my tally to 44-25-6 for the year.

Not bad, considering all that’s happening off the field which is affecting who actually takes to gridiron, as well as how they perform.

This week’s winners: Continue reading Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XV

Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XIV

Oh, Pauline, you never warned me about the perils of predictioneering in a pandemic.

I mean, a little but not really. Not enough to keep me from taking a Pasadena until times are more settled, as would have been prudent.

After a fashioning a perfecto in Week XII, the buzz dissipated quickly. Should have figured, Week Unlucky XIII.

Florida won. Indiana won, but lost catalyst QB Michael Penix, who tore an ACL for the second time as a Hoosier.

Louisville fell in Chestnut Hill, Michigan allowed the Nittany Lions their first W of the season, and the Quack got lost in the fog, which didn’t hamper the arch rival Beavers in the Game Formerly Known As The Civil War.

Oklahoma/ West Virginia was a DNP.

Two up. Three down. One nolo contendre. (Actually that’s a specific legal term of art, which really doesn’t fit what I mean. But I loved the rhythm of those three short verbless sentences.)

For the year, I stand at 41-24-5.

And, mask in place, asocially distanced, I forge ahead.

This week’s winners: Continue reading Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XIV

Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XIII

Last weekend, the University of Louisville Cardinals skunked Syracuse.

I too threw an ofer. Five correct, zero incorrect.

The Cards’ foe was hapless.

I’ll admit for the sake of transparency, that at least several of my predictions were gimmes. Bama over the Cats. Buckeyes over the Hoosiers. But Boomer Sooner was not the lock they now seem in retrospect over the Cowboys.

And Cincy did its best late to outwit itself, but still hung on for a win at Central Florida.

5-0 for the weekend. 39-21-4 on the year.

To satisfy, or at least feign an attempt to mollify, my naysayers, I’m adding a special bonus pick this holiday weekend. Six picks for the price of five.

The Winners: Continue reading Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XIII

Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XII

Here’s what wishful thinking got me last time out.

Nuttin’, Honey.

If I’ve learned anything in this the most strange annum of my long lifetime, it should have been that it ain’t ’93 anymore. And that Boston College, feisty former future Fighting Irish Star QB at the helm or not, was going to trap this year’s Notre Dame team.

So, I got that one wrong. Which I supposed was going to happen, but hey.

I did predict that the Cats would survive Vandy. Big Props to both Kentucky and the Commodores. The former for declining the penalty UK received when sweetly honoring its lost OL coach; the latter for the team’s display of affection and grief.

Nebraska afflicted the Nittany Lions with their fourth L of the season against zero Ws. Indiana continued on its roll. And shorthanded U of L fell to Virginia.

4-1 on the weekend puts me at 34-21-4 on on the season.

This weekend’s winners: Continue reading Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XII

Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XI

The COVID continues to dow what the COVID does.

Six games on this week’s slate have been postponed or cancelled. Including a trio in the Southeastern Conference. I’ll be surprised if there aren’t more between now and kickoffs.

Strange times, these. In case your mind has been elsewhere and haven’t taken notice.

As for events actually on the gridiron, last week proved yet again that the Greek God of Pigskin BroncoNagurskius giveth, and he taketh away.

The Trojans of Southern California needed to come back with two TDs in the final three minutes plus to survive. More important, to get my day off correctly.

What goes around, comes around. Notre Dame prevailed in 2OT, thereby bookending the day with my only miscue.

In between, IU continued its improbably successful season. Florida upset Georgia. Louisville at Virginia was a DNP.

3-1-1 moves my numbers for the whole campaign to 30-20-4.

Praying no more games get postponed or cancelled, here are this week’s winners: Continue reading Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XI