For the past few years, I’ve been in a “pick ’em” league (actually 2 now) where the goal is to pick college football games against the spread. This is a bit more complicated than just picking the winner, especially when you consider how lopsided a lot of early-season non-conference matchups are. To add to the intrigue, one of the leagues I’m in even uses confidence points. So if, for example, you have to pick 20 games that week, not only do you pick against the spread, but you also put 20 points on the team in whom you are most confident to beat the spread for their game, 19 on the team in whom you’re the second-most confident, etc.
So, after a long, busy (but good) day, I’m finally looking at the pick’ems for this week. And I’m in disbelief at what I’m seeing. These games are GARBAGE. And not just a little bit of garbage. Garbage that you took to the curb a day early because you forgot that the collection was a day later than usual that week, because it was Fourth of July week. And since it was July, it was about 90 degrees out and the garbage was just sitting there rotting for a whole day. Yeah, that kind of garbage.
Just to scratch the surface, here are some of the games I’m talking about: Ohio State vs. Florida A & M, Florida State vs Bethune-Cookman, Georgia vs. North Texas, Alabama vs Colorado State, Minnesota vs. San Jose State, Iowa vs Western Michigan… you get the idea. It’s common to have some really boring games in September when teams try to pad their schedules with no-names – one of the many problems with college football’s you-must-be-undefeated-to-have-a-shot-at-the-national-title system – but apparently, the stars lined up for this week and we are left with what I think will be…
THE WORST WEEK OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL EVER!!!