Big Ten Bloggers Pick'em & Thursday Night Football Open Thread: Week 12

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The end of the season is quickly approaching and there are precious few weeks left to make a move in the Big Ten Bloggers Pick'em.  Your prognosticators didn't have such a great week (except me, HA!) but BSD did go 4-2.  This week presents a few challenges so anything's possible.  As always though, we have an open thread for the Thursday night game.  Lots of sports tonight Pittsburgh and Philly take the ice tonight, the NFL is on and we have North Carolina and #8 Virginia Tech tonight at 8:00 PM on ESPN.   Stats and pics after the jump...

Last Week's Results

Last Week Wins Losses
BSD 4 2
Jeff 4 2
Galen 5 1
Kyle 3 3
Tim 4 2
Mike 3 3
Peter 4 2

 

Everyone missed Ohio State's flub against Purdue and some of us were not too high on Penn State given all of the... unpleasantness of last week.  I picked Nebraska and was so sure Penn State was going to come into the game unfocused that I bet against them.  Thanks to the 3-point spread, I lost.  Lesson learned.  Move along...

Standings

Total Wins Losses Win % Total Games
BSD 62 22 74 84
Galen 55 16 77 71
Jeff 64 20 76 84
Tim 53 18 75 71
Kyle 62 22 74 84
Mike 61 23 73 84
Peter 60 24 71 84
Ben 53 25 68 78

 

I am the champions... my friends!!!  Hay, I have to gloat while I'm ahead.

This week's games

Day Date Opponent Location TV Time
Sat 11/19/2011 Indiana @ Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/19/2011 Iowa @ Purdue
West Lafayette, Ind. BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/19/2011 Minnesota @ Northwestern Evanston, Ill. BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/19/2011 Nebraska @ Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. ESPN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/19/2011 Wisconsin @ Illinois Champaign, Ill. ESPN2 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/19/2011 Penn State @ Ohio State Columbus, Ohio ABC (ESPN) 3:30 PM ET

 

Sparty is on a collision coarse with the inaugural B1G championship and Illinois is about to get bludgeoned to death. Nebraska - Michigan is a toss up and is Minnesota still playing for anything?  I lost money on Penn State last week, I won't make the same mistake this week.  They impressed me with the ability to stay focused even in  horrible conditions.

The Picks

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

 

The team is split on the OSU-PSU game and amazingly bully on Michigan.  Everyone likes Wisconsin and Northwestern (except Kyle) so not much will change in the standings. 

Check back in for the open thread tonight at 8:00.

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