Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week X

Am I a dumbkopf or what?

Wait, don’t answer that.

Or what. Of course.

I’ve loved Oregon’s Quack since they kickstarted the funky uni trend under Chip Kelly. And never picked against ’em for a long while. Then something happened and I don’t know what it is? Then I guess I was dazzled by the Utes victory over Southern Cal in the Coliseum. Which in retrospect is looking stupider and stupider by the moment. Silly me.

So I was wrong.

Then there’s the paradigm of idiocy of predicticating UK over the Vols. Kentucky never beats the Vols. Literally. Those few years in my lifetime when the scoreboard had the Wildcats ahead with 00:00 on the clock, I was residing in some alternative universe, and didn’t read it right.

I was wrong. Again.

Woe is moi.

Anyhow, the Cornhuskers continue their uptick under Matt Rhule as I advised. Kansas State whomped Houston as I advised, and U of L’s W over Duke was as dominant as any last weekend.

So, 3-2 again. 31-19 on the campaign.

This week’s winners:

Kent State @ Akron. Why on pigskin planet would I weigh in on this “battle” between MACtion bottom feeders? Here’s why: As homage to my man Ryan McGee and his weekly Bottom Top 10, which provokes smiles every Wednesday morning over my java. Akromonious and State of Kent are regulars in that ignominious grouping. (Yo, McGee, why not callin’ ’em Kan’t State, hmm?) The Golden Flashes aren’t so golden, and play more like a flash that never made it into the pan. 1-7 with a W over Central Connecticut. The Zips’ lone W in 8 games is over Morgan State. Making this Wednesday Night Must See TV. Zips is short for Zippers — you can look it up. Kent can’t get unzipped.

Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State. Given the realignment thing, this one’s been dubbed the last Bedlam. Maybe for Dust Bowl state football, but I don’t have to tell you bedlam is in full growth mode every else in the world. The Cowboys shall be ready. Such as they have been jilted by the Sooners. And, despite his throwback mullet, Mike Gundy can coach. And his squad has won four in a row, including a sweep of the Kansas schools. The Jayhawks of which ruined the Okie’s undefeated season just a week ago. Emotion plays a bit part in this one. So does home turf. Thank you T Boone Pickens for the winners.

Georgia Tech @ Virginia. Not very good UVa had their fans singing “It’s all over now baby blue.” But haven’t done much else, though they did give the Canes a scare. The Wreck have alternated Ls and Ws all season. One of the latter was also over Carolina. If the trend continues, Yellow Jackets lose. But they won’t. Or perhaps maybe they will. Oh, I dunno. If I did, I wouldn’t have to buy Mega Millions tickets. OK, UVa. Yes, that’s my pick.

Kentucky @ Mississippi State. To reach that hallowed echelon of schools who can declare themselves bowl eligible, the 4-4 Cowbells probably need this one. Since their only “easy” game left is against Southern Miss. UK at 5-3 is smidge more comfortable, but still has Bama at home before finishing the year on the road against South Carolina and U of L. Hardly givens. Which is to say, this game between underachievers is important for the both of them. I know nothing about the Bulldogs. Of the Cats, I can share they’re one of the banes of my existence. Yet here I am once again picking them to win away from home. You’d think I’d learn.

Virginia Tech @ Louisville.  Train kept a rollin’ all night long/ Train kept a rollin’ all night long/ Train kept a rollin’ all night long/ Train kept a rollin’ all night long. Tiny Bradshaw wrote that tune in ’51 and it became kind of a rock & roll standard. Johnny Burnette. Yardbirds. Zep. Aerosmith. Etc, etc. Is there any more appropriate manner to signal what’s gonna happen Saturday at the L&N? Nah. With a heave and a ho, Cardinals all day and all night.

— c d kaplan

10 thoughts on “Seedy K’s Peerless Pigskin Prognostications: Week X

  1. I think you are 10-38-2 against the thread. Plus, you told me Kenny P can coach. BTW, who did you pick, Kent or Akron? Can’t tell so I guess you can say you win either way.

      1. I certainly wasn’t going to read that dissertation on Akron-Kent once more to try and figure out the pick, so thank you Red for raising the question. That’s a good enough reason for me to take the Golden Flash. I’ll also take OU and GT. So I am only with you on our locals this week.

  2. Admit it Kaplan! You’re only picking uk over Ms, cuz you wanna jinx em, and you don’t mind taking the loss if it’s them! Go Cards!

  3. Admit it! You’re only picking uk to jinx them, cuz you don’t mind taking a prediction loss if it’s them that lose! Brilliant! Go Cards!!

  4. Admit it! You only picked uk, cuz you want to jinx them…and you don’t mind taking a prediction loss if they lose! Brilliant!! Go Cards!!

  5. Western Civilization, if not all of humanity, owes Mr Ruffansore a huge debt of gratitude for providing the data that shows the reality of Seedy’s weekly selections. If Red’s numbers are correct, Seedy’s picks with your local book, all of whom utilize this thing that Seedy ignores called a point spread, would have lead you to a steady diet of losers and a probable visit of collection agents who could care less about fair lending practices.

    1. Seedy utilizes the money line. Its actually the best way to bet over the long haul. Lower ROI but more predictable, especially in parlays. Btw, I’m also a Badger!

  6. I dunno, I guess I’m just old school. You know, back in time when who won the game was all that mattered. Not how much money you might have won, or lost. But I’ll share publicly what I have done many times before in public and in private conversations to Mr. Ruffansore and Badger. Instead of sitting on the sideline, waiting for a moment when you can allow your schadenfreude to kick in when I miss a game or two, publicize your own predictions weekly. No spread necessary. And we’ll see who is most astute prognosticator, and who is just another internet know nothing, hiding behind a screen name. Are you scared, fellas?

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