Week 2 Rundown
Welcome back to a crazy CFB season! What the hell happened? It seemed like the P5 schools were imploding everywhere - Einhorn was Finkle and Finkle was Einhorn! The Sun Belt just went scorched earth on the P5 teams and I loved every second of it even if it meant some of my teams are total crap and my season might be over already. App State over A&M, Marshall took down Notre Dame, and the coupe de grace, GA Southern beats the punching bag Huskers. Made a tear come to my eye. All Nebraska owners can see a sliver of hope with Scott Frost getting canned. Even the FCS teams had a day. Holy Cross won on a last second Hail Mary to beat Buffalo (you gotta go watch that if you haven’t). The legendary Eastern Kentucky beat Bowling Green in OT and Weber St put a hurt on Utah State. Those Utah State picks are going to hurt the rest of the way - my sympathies.
Kentucky looked like they were on the ropes in the first half against Florida, but they managed to shut the Gators out the rest of the way…..just plain owned ‘em after coming out of the tunnel. BYU beat Baylor, which isn’t a huge upset since it’s pretty hard to win in Provo. Chip and Joanna Gaine’s tears are just worth more. Tennessee slipped past Pitt in OT in a great game….reminded me of all those (6-6) Pitt years that have left a deep scar in my heart, trust issues followed. Washington State took down Wisconsin in Madison which is a rare feat. Turns out only running the ball and not developing your QB sometimes backfires. Get it together Badgers!
Here is our fun fact of the week – Minnesota and James Madison are our top scorers through 2 weeks, Alabama isn’t even in the top 25. Which means we’re living in a world where Kansas has scored more than Clemson and Alabama - if only someone would’ve had the guts to take the Jayhawks.
Quick hitters around the the CFB world…
- Georgia looks like the best team out there. I have a feeling they are going to steam roll everyone on their schedule. Kudos for those that took them over Bama.
- I don’t know about y’all, but Michigan might be the sneaky good pick. That offense looks dangerous with McCarthy. They don’t even play anyone of quality until mid-October. I’ll bet you they’re the top scoring team thru the first 6 weeks.
- Miami struggled with Southern Miss for a half. They look a little shaky and they play a pissed of Texas A&M this week. I suspect that will be a really good game to watch….Jimbo is sweating hard.
- Bama looks beatable. Wait for that Arkansas game, gonna be lit.
- Dana Holgerson’s mop is as strong and grey as ever after back-to-back OT games.
- I’m telling you right now, watch out for K State. They look really good, even with Adrian Martinez. They’ll have a good shot at winning the Big 12 if they keep it up.
You’re gonna have a bad time…
- If you have Utah St, you can kiss that pick goodbye. Granted Weber State is a damn good FCS team, but the Aggies got owned. What happened from last year to this year? Watch at your own risk.
- Scott Frost is dead!! Not really but he is dead to Nebraska fans, his firing finally put a smile on Husker fans. They have the talent to turn it around, nothing left to lose….except more games.
- Texas fans….Ewers is down for 4-6 weeks. If they can hold it together until he gets back they’ll win 10 games. Bama lucked out with that injury.
- If your name is Marcus Freeman. The first ND coach to start out 0-2. He went from bringing sexy back to full on panic!
- In the Navy (again)!! Goodnight sweet sailors, we’re gonna have to put you out to sea, shoot a flaming arrow at you and end the misery.
On to the people’s picks!! Usually the first few weeks of the season is just scoring on top of scoring in our leages, so it’s hard to have a bad week this early unless your name is jestes (Premier), jwags16-2 ($10), and jestes (again) ($25). Jwags in particular had a remarkable week going 3-7 with only 168 pts, that is incredible. He’s seemed to pick every “top” team that is throwing up on themselves – A&M, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin. Be proud of yourself Jwags, maybe go buy a lottery ticket. Only two people were able to pass the 700 pt threshold compared to (8) last week – Stroud9 (Premier – 710 pts), Notrious Jub-2 ($10 – 741 pts). Then you have Terminator Kanks going scorched earth on $10 with 801 pts, damn! Impressive weeks you guys, we all hate you and hope you fall flat on your face this week.
Here’s who’s in FIRST right now:
Premier League –Stroud9 (710 pts)
$10 League – Terminator Kanks (801 pts)
$25 League – donlauer (679 pts)
$50 League – donlauer (679 pts)….I see what you did there.
Gotta take some chances folks!! A lot of these guys have those slightly boring teams (Minnesota, TCU, Miami (OH), K State…) that are scoring out of every orifice at the moment. I’m sure they’ll cool down a little but Minnesota, K State and TCU look pretty damn good thus far and could shake up their respective conferences. Who they don’t have is, Navy, Hawaii, Buffalo, anything with New Mexico in it, Charlotte (gonna be a tough season for these guys), and SJSU (which seems to be a popular pick).
And now…you’re the WORST:
Premier League – jestes (267 pts)
$10 League – jwags16-2 (189 pts)
$25 League – jestes (267 pts)
$50 League – #JakeKnowledge (408 pts)
You folks have some ground to make up, but the good news is that you can skyrocket up the standings this first 4-6 weeks. Usually by that time you’ll know if you have a pile of crap for teams or have a chance to sneak into the top spots.
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