Cavalcade of Whimsy: Big 12's Bad Day, College Football's Broadcast Issue

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Cavalcade of Whimsy: Big 12's Bad Day, College Football's Broadcast Issue

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Cavalcade of Whimsy: Big 12's Bad Day, College Football's Broadcast Issue


This week’s reason I should be the next Commissioner of the Big Ten …

My business acumen came through for friends and family who like me a whole lot better than they did last week at this time.

I said to put down a smallish flier – always, always, ALWAYS invest the exact amount on every game, and never, ever, EVER deviate from that number – on the money line for Louisiana +340 against Iowa State, Arkansas State +310 vs. Kansas State, and – oops – Syracuse +750 vs. North Carolina. Hitting 2-of-3 is a nice day.

In this season of all seasons, keep on pumping the money line, because the upsets are going to continue.

I needed to do something right to make up for this …

The sure-thing, 100%, rock-solid lock, sell the house, sell the kids, no doubt about it picks of the century for this week

PICK SO FAR: 5-2 SU, 3-5 ATS

Round Two of, I Gave You Louisiana Last Week And For It, Did I Get A Delightful Tray Of Fine Cheeses And Biscuits? Nooooooo.

However, let’s just cheerfully forget the misfires on Syracuse +22, Kansas -7 and Florida State -12 in a 1-3 ATS Week 2, shall we?

Fortunately, all these picks are correct.

– Syracuse +21 at Pitt (Pitt straight up … YOU OWE ME, Orange)
– Navy +8.5 at Tulane (Tulane straight up … no way Navy is that soft two games in a row)
– Over on the Oklahoma State at Tulsa 65.5 total
– Appalachian State -3.5 at Marshall

Bet on any of all these games at BetMGM. Please.

C.O.W. shameless gimmick item …

The weekly five Overrated/Underrated aspects of the world

5. Overrated: Never being quite certain how to spell Chanticleer

Underrated: This

4. Overrated: Private Pyle cleaning his gun in Full Metal Jacket

Underrated: The look on Tom Brady’s face as he’s cleaning his helmet in the ads for Lay’s.

3. Overrated: Just about every home musical performance during quarantine, outside of a whole slew of DJ sets.

Underrated: Dave Grohl when he veers in any way away from momjean rock and guns it …

2. Overrated: Those in the stands who booed before the Texans-Chiefs game.

Underrated: Being sneezed on and then thrown under the (alleged but not confirmed) Memphis football party bus.

1. Overrated: All the name prep needed before calling a major college football game that might be a blowout on primetime national TV, unless ..

Underrated: Having ZERO clue how to pronounce the last name of DJ Uiagalelei, even though he’s only the best college football quarterback prospect since Trevor Lawrence.

Sorry if this column sucked, I wasn’t my fault …

After this total train wreck of a column …

“We’d say the crowd is stunned, but there is no crowd.”
@TimBrando with Coastal Carolina taking a 21-0 lead over Kansas.


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