This week’s lines are posted here.
Late lines: OSU -15.5 at Cal; Ole Miss +3 at Texas.
Reminder: use the “Current” column for your point spreads, not the “Open” column.
All-play is Browns -7 at Ravens.
We had three solid candidates for the All-Play this week. My pref, I admit, was the Niners/Seahawks. A great case can be made for Bama/TAMU. But the Chairman Emeritus makes a compelling case for the Browns/Ravens:
Who will have the balls to take those points this week is far and away the most interesting test of Cheddar Bayers this week. Bama/A&M would be a second. Niners/Seahawks is a great game, but I don’t think it’s nearly as compelling an All Play. You’ll get a lot of “Mangini Mangini Mangini (spoiler alert!)” and the rest surely (at least mostly) just bland rehashing of preseason punditry on one side of the Niners/Seahawks debate or the other.
My ‘thing’ is not wanting to have to bet against the team I’m rooting for. But that’s my thing and I have lots of things that I won’t inflict upon you up to and including an all-play of SunBelt powers WKU vs. ArkySt. at some point. (Wait. Actually I can’t rule that out.)
(And besides: on second look at the schedule, Wisconsin at Arizona State might could be the best game of the weekend.)
Sketchy updates this weekend.
Your loyal commissioner is usually on top of the scoring throughout the weekend, taking time out Sunday to catch the Browns (at The Riverside Lounge in Amesbury, Mass if you’re in the neighborhood).
But this weekend the scoring may lag as we’re picking off a low level bucket list item and catching an Army game at Michie Stadium, West Point, NY. The fact of Stanford playing there is incidental So look for pateslvrblk and me under the big Kanick logo as shown below.
Dammit just noticed who’s in front of our seats and I’ve already called the Browns Stadium ushers to make the cadets sit down.
Drop your picks in the comments below and happy handicapping!