Truly a numbers game

Fat Guy’s Corner


 

 

The 2010 college football season has one theme to it! Please don’t vote my team number one!

Oklahoma is the third straight victim losing its number-one status by losing to Missouri. The new number one team is the Auburn Tigers, which bypassed the Oregon Ducks. Oregon should thank the BCS for keeping number two. I stated last week not to worry about where you were ranked because it was way too early. It only took one week for a huge shakeup to occur. Heck, Oklahoma dropped from one to number nine in just one week. We only have seven undefeated teams left: Auburn, Oregon, Boise State, TCU, Michigan State, Missouri, and Utah.

Oh, and by the way, the Spartans of Michigan State are sitting at number five in the BCS rankings. The Spartans stayed undefeated by overcoming a 17-point deficit to the Northwestern Wildcats. I would label the Spartans’ season the Year of the Fake Punt. Yes, another fake punt helped the Spartans win the football game last Saturday. I say hold on to your Spartans underoos this Saturday at Iowa. If the “Sparty Party” wants to keep on partying they need a victory over the Hawkeyes of Iowa. I don’t want to be a party pooper, but the Spartans will suffer their first defeat on Saturday. Sorry, Sparty fans.

Settling the dust

The World Series has some new blood between the chalk lines: the San Francisco Giants from the National League and the Texas Rangers from the American League. Gone are the favorites to make it the Yankees and the Phillies. A couple of high payroll teams falling short of the World Series.

How do I see this Fall Classic playing out? One name: Cliff Lee! Cliff Lee is unbeaten in the playoffs. Cliffy boy is pitching as well as anyone can possibly pitch. The Giants are not a good-hitting ball club by

any means. If the Cliff has to pitch three games, he will. One advantage for San Fran is the DH is not in affect for their home games. Texas loses the big bat of Vlad Guerrero unless he plays the outfield for a game or two. Texas doesn’t lose Josh Hamilton, however. Hamilton is on fire at the plate. I love the Rangers offensively in this series over the Giants. I rate the Rangers’ pitching staff a touch better than the Giants, but not by much. Give me the Rangers in six games. They will celebrate the franchise’s first world title.

Gag order

It’s Tuesday and tonight the NBA season opens up with three games. A shocker is the Miami Heat are playing the Boston Celtics. I cannot deal with the Heat and the Big Three all season long. The NBA will cram Wade, Bosh, and LeBron James down your throat and mine until we gag ourselves to death. I am not looking forward to this NBA season at all because of that.

The Detroit Pistons open up on the road Wednesday night at New Jersey. The Pistons’ first home game is Friday night against the Oklahoma Thunder and Kevin Durant. Pistons fans, it will be a long season at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Trust me!

Rollin’ the dice

The NFL lock pick finally lost with the Cowboys. I will rebound.

SAN FRANCISCO – PK OVER Denver
DALLAS – 6.5 OVER Jacksonville
DETROIT – 2.5 OVER Washington
N.Y. JETS – 6 OVER Green Bay
ST.LOUIS – 3 OVER Carolina
CINCINATTI – pk OVER Miami
Buffalo + 7.5 OVER KANSAS CITY
Tennessee + 3.5 OVER SAN DIEGO
ARIZONA – 3 OVER Tampa Bay
OAKLAND – 2.5 OVER Seattle
NEW ENGLAND – 5 OVER Minnesota
NEW ORLEANS – PK OVER Pittsburgh
Houston + 5.5 OVER INDIANAPOLIS
LAST WEEK: 9-5 SEASON : 55-43-6 LOCK: 5-2
LOCK PICK: ARIZONA
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