Big Ten Bloggers Pick'em & Thursday Night Football Open Thread: Week 11

Is this a bad reenactment of the Human Centipede?

Week 11 of '11 is here and let's just sit down and forget all the commotion this week and watch some actual football.  What do ya say?!?!  Oh, looky here, what do we have?  A match-up of ranked teams between #10Virginia Tech and 21Georgia Tech.  Some times the Thursday night Gods smile upon us and this week is just such an occasion.  Just to add the cherry to the top of this delicious banana split, the game starts at a reasonable time: 8:00 PM.  Also, for the NFL fans there's Oakland vs. San Diego tonight at 8:20 on the NFL network.  OK, it's Oakland so no one really cares... even people in Oakland.  Open thread and Pick'em results to follow...

Last Week's Results

Last Week Wins Losses
BSD 3 2
Mike 3 2
Jeff 3 2
Tim 4 1
Galen 4 1
Peter 3 2
Kyle 3 2
Ben 3 2

 

So everyone missed Northwestern beating Nebraska but didn't someone ask the question last week if the Cornhuskers were looking ahead to Penn State? Yeah that was me and yeah I was too much of a coward to pick them buuuttttt.. I was NOT too afraid to pick Iowa over Michigan.  Tim was with me and we get rewarded which brings us to...

Standings

Total Wins Losses Win % Total Games
BSD 58 20 74 78
Jeff 60 18 77 78
Galen 50 15 77 65
Kyle 59 19 76 78
Tim 49 16 75 65
Mike 58 20 74 78
Peter 56 22 72 78
Ben 53 25 68 78

 

Oh... look here, Jeff's tenuous lead is now a tie.  Of course my bragging means that I will lose all the games this week and look like the blowhard that I am.  Really we're all so damn close that it will be a sprint to the finish.

This week's games

Day Date Opponent Location TV Time
Sat 11/12/2011 Michigan State @ Iowa  Iowa City,Iowa ESPN2 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/12/2011 Nebraska @ Penn State University Park, Pa. ESPN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/12/2011 Ohio State @ Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/12/2011 Rice @ Northwestern Evanston, Ill. BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/12/2011 Michigan @ Illinois Champaign, Ill. ABC (ESPN) 3:30 PM ET
Sat 11/12/2011 Wisconsin @ Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. BTN 3:30 PM ET

 

I think Iowa blew their wad last week and there is NO way Penn State could have remained focus under the circumstances. The rest... shark chum.

The Picks

Peter Jeff Mike Kyle Ben Tim Galen BSD
Iowa Michigan State Michigan State Iowa   Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State
Penn State Penn State Penn State Penn State   Penn State Nebraska Penn State
Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State   Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State
Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern   Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern
Michigan Michigan Illinois Michigan   Michigan Michigan Michigan
Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin   Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin

 

Ben spent the night getting pepper sprayed so we'll give him a pass and get to his picks later.  The only disagreement among the pundits is Iowa who has gained some fans in the name of Kyle and Peter (I'm officially off the bandwagon) and of course, the rally in Happy Valley.  I just don't think the team can maintain focus with all the turmoil this week.  I hope I'm wrong but I'm not optimistic. 

Join us here for the game tonight, we'll take all your comments, predictions and song lyrics.

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