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Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week IV

So, a couple of Cougar wideouts were duking it out on the bench, mirroring Houston’s losing performance on the field, while I was checking my pick sheet to try to remember my prediction.

Which was said looooooooooooooooser.

And I was scratching my head, wondering why I made such a foolish choice? Not that I got it wrong, that happens all the time, this is the business I’ve chosen. But that, after my shtick had been splayed out — the real purpose of this whole endeavor — I’d picked the team I don’t really care for with a coach I don’t like to prevail?

Which is a testament to the mindless 15-20 minutes of illogical contemplation I give this feature for your bemusement on Wednesday afternoons.

Meanwhile some dude, trying to one up that LSU doofus counterpart, walked into Bevo’s pen and jumped aboard, during the Longhorns’ game. Was he just intent on becoming a Ghost Rider in the Sky?

You can’t make this absurdity up.

Plus there’s the compounding of the felony by that guy who may be, could be, likely would like to be the head coach of his alma mammy. Purdue had just about sealed a road win in the Carrier Dome. Yet, started to snatch defeat from the proverbial jaws of victory, when a dunderhead was a bit too trashtalkitive really late after scoring what he delusionally believed would be the winning TD. When his coach jumped on the dumboni, arguing with the zebras, thereby doubling the penalty yardage against the Boilermakers to thirty.

On a short field, ‘ Cuse got the W. Which was predicticated here. After which win, Dino Babers carried his hot seat to midfield and handed it over to Jeff Brohm during the handshake. Arkansas, Kentucky and Bellarmine — on a winning FG with :44 left also prevailed.

Weekend: 4-2. Season: 13-8.

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Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week III

So yeah, I had the U of L Cardinals upending Central Florida in the Bounce House.

Deal with it ye nagging naysayers.

Add in the Crimson Tide who snuck out of Austin with a narrow W, the Roadrunners of Texas San Antonio who captured Army in its second OT battle of the young campaign at West Point, and Iowa State which prevailed for the first time in awhile against arch-enemy There’s No O IN Iwa. I had those correctly prognosticated.

Only UK’s impressive win over the Gators prevented me from my first perfecto this year.

4-1 for the weekend vaults me to 9-6 for the year.

It’s too late to stop now.

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Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week II

So yeah it was your basic LSD flashback sort of  opening weekend in the Chinstrap Nation.

App State scored 21 points in the first three quarters, then tallied 40 points more in the 4th. And lost,61-63 to the Tar Heels. Them empty two point tries ‘ll get ya every time. If only they could have tapped into the spirit force of Forest Evashevski. Whose Iowa Hawkeyes had a couple points to spare. They conquered South Dakota State by an old school 7-3 score. Which lucky seven they accumulated with a FG and, count ’em, two safeties. A 5-3 W would have been so very appropriate for that offensive offense-less battle.

Houston and Texas San Anton went for a few OTs before it was decided. Wyoming and Tulsa also needed extra time. NC State survived East Carolina, only when the latter’s kicker shanked a FG and PAT late. F Bomb Kelly’s Bayou Bengals scored on the last play of the game. Then had their game-tying PAT blocked. The Dabos and Ramblin’ Wreck played a somnambulant opening half that made that Hawkeye/ Jackrabbits “battle” look downright scintillating.

But, other than that . . .

So, it is with no embarrassment whatsoever I advise that I only predicted 2 of 5 correctly. Arkansas and Kentucky won. Purdue, Utah and Louisville were defeated. Leaving me Even Steven, or is it Even Stephen, at 3-3 for the still young campaign.

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Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week I

Back in the 70s, years before I even became a pretend “journalist” like now, a couple of buddies from New Orleans came up yearly for the Derby. Neither was a sports writer, but they somehow finagled press passes to the Downs, posing as covering the race for some papers in Bumfuck, Mississippi.

I never asked.

Back then, and it still might be, the Downs had a sumptuous buffet for all media types covering the event on the Thursday before the race. Twice my guys snuck me in.

It is impossible to describe the extensiveness of the spread. Suffice to say, the scribes and talking heads from across the land and around the globe could get anything they desired to sup upon. Lox and bagels. Check. Fried chicken and greens. Check. Egg Foo Young. Check. Baba Ganoosh. Check. Carnitas. Check. Palak Paneer. Check.

OK, you get my point. I’ve never experienced anything like it. A Husko Gordo at the time, I dove in head first, and one year needed to be carted out in a wheelbarrow. Figuratively if not literally.

Well, Week I of the college pigskin season is a veritable Thursday through Monday buffet. And, given the delectability of some of the boffo matchups, it’s the gridiron equivalent of that describe above.

Because the nagging nabobs of negativitude are already on my case, because of my picks last week, I shall not weigh in on such highly anticipated engagements as Oregon @ Georgia or Notre Dame @ Ohio State. They seem like gimmes to me, so I’m going to advise who will prevail in games that appear more evenly matched.

Says the fellow who last week picked but one underdog, Hawaii, over Vandy, which prevailed by the wafer thin margin of 53 points. Guess the ‘Dores didn’t spend too much time on Waikiki Beach. Like many, I thought Scott Frost couldn’t find yet another way to lose a one score game, but it’s what he does like a master. The Toppers, Aggies and Fightin’ Illini all won.

3-2. An acceptable Week 0 start to the season, while I work the kinks out.

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So, Yeah, I Went to Watch DJ Wagner

OK, I’ll hold off on my usual self referential hoo ha and cut to the chase.

DJ Wagner and his New Jersey Scholars mates opened their stay at the Louisville session of the EYBL Saturday morning with a 73-71 W over ProSkills.

Bottom Line: Yes, Milt’s grandson is a baller you would like to have playing for your favorite school.

Even my less than astute eye can tell that.

In spite of his his superprep top of his class or close to that status, he doesn’t preen. He doesn’t posture. He doesn’t complain to the refs.

He plays the game. He stays focused.

He handled the rock 4, 5, 6 times before ever taking a shot. He sees the court. He finds his teammates. His passing is deft.

He’s a great ball handler.

Like elite players do, he accelerates effectively when taking the ball to the rim. Especially on straight line drives, when he was relatively unimpeded thanks to sets being run by his squad. Continue reading So, Yeah, I Went to Watch DJ Wagner

Seedy K’s GameCap: Kentucky

In hindsight, and for me that’s much clearer since my cataract surgery not so long ago, the game was a perfect set up for Kentucky.

The nine-win Wildcats, despite that three game mid-season lull, have been solid from the opening kickoff of the season.

They are better than a vast majority of the nation’s teams.

And, let’s be fair and honest here, they are significantly better than the Louisville Cardinals.

Fore to aft.

Port and starboard.

In the cockpit. In the control room. Continue reading Seedy K’s GameCap: Kentucky

Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XIII

It’s not difficult for yours very truly to be self righteous, a character flaw to be sure.

Especially so, after a weekend like last. Not only did my team win. That would be the Louisville Cardinals, for anyone who wandered here by taking a wrong turn on Cyber Highway. As predicted, of course.

So did all the other collegiate pigskin contingents whom I advised would prevail.

Now Final Four Cincinnati. Hugely, finally impressing the Nagurskis in the the Selection Room. Also Miami. Giving their homie coach a reprieve. At least until the tryptophan kicks in. The Bruins of The University of California at Los Angeles. Over their coachless rival.

And Arch Rival down the road in a paid for a bye week ahead of its visit to The Ville.

All of which reads: Perfecto.

Five correct. Zero incorrect. Thus, I stand a shiny 41-23 for the season, heading into Rivalry Week.

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Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week XI

While I remembered that Louisville never beats Clemson — Literally. Sadly. — and picked that way, hoping I’d be wrong, I forgot about the Cats.

Specifically, I forgot, no matter how good or bad the Volunteers are, they beat Kentucky. Figuratively. Year in, year out. Decade in, decade out. Unfortunately, my memory lapse meant I picked the Big Blue.

But I also picked Baby Blue, and was thus pleased when Carolina came back on the formerly undefeated Demon Deacons.

Iowa State won. Hugely. Also formerly undefeated Michigan State lost.

So it goes. 3-2 for the weekend. 33-21 for the season.

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Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week X

I just never got the memo.

The one advising Mark Stoops brought in Bo Pelini as a special defensive consultant in advance of UK’s trip to StarkVegas.

It’s obvious from the manner of Kentucky’s comeuppance that something of that nature occurred. Pelini was VanGordered at LSU, after last season, where in his first game as DC his not so tenacious D allowed Bulldog QB K.J. Costello to pass for 5 TDs and 663 yards on 36/60 passing. Mike Leach thereby won his State debut in Baton Rouge as a 16 point dog.

The Wildcats’ D allowed State’s rookie QB Will Rogers to connect on 36 of 39 attempts, leading the Cowbells to victory over the not as surging as they were beforehand Cats.

Louisville, whom I also picked, also lost.

But I got more right. Three. App State, led by DE Caleb Spurlin’s two offensive touchdowns, beat La. Monroe as expected. Auburn and Michigan State both prevailed as I advised they would.

3-2 for the weekend. 30-19 for the season.

This week’s prevailers: Continue reading Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week X

Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week IX

Within hours of posting my predictions for Week VIII, I should have had a sense I wasn’t quite on top of matters as I am wont to delude myself on a daily basis.

I incorrectly advised that the Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina would vanquish App State. In Boone, N.C., where the latter resides. That was wrong, but not the harbinger mentioned in the paragraph above.

That Sun Belt battle had a Made For ESPN Wednesday evening kickoff. I post my picks on Wednesday. But hadn’t a clue, when I revealed them that this particular game was starting within moments.*

* Had I waited until Thursday morning, as I sometimes do, I would have really looked as misguided as I probably am.

While scrolling about that night on the laptop, and seeing the game was already on, and that matters weren’t going as Cock A Doodle Do as I said they would, the pending gloom and doom of the weekend became apparent.

Purdue fell back to the norm, after its big W the week before.

UCLA showed it’s still not really ready to play on its home turf on the 1st of the year.

Fortunately the Irish were good enough against coachless Troy. And the Cards showed heart over BC, even if a majority of their fan base had better things to do Saturday afternoon.

2-3 for the weekend. Feh. But, still 27-17 for the season.

You know my mantra: I forge ahead.

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