Last week, while I was wondering around the U.K. drinking beer on the company dime, Mike had the decency to cover for me for week 1 of the Big Ten Bloggers Pick'em. The boys did well going 11-1 (thank you Indiana) in my absence, maybe I should go away more often. This week, of course, the big game is Notre Dame's trip to Ann Arbor to take on Michigan 8PM Saturday night.
Before that though, we have a Thursday tussle between #9 Oklahoma St. and Arizona on ESPN at 8:00 PM. Of course, for all you fantasy football players, don't forget to get your lineups in because the NFL starts tonight when New Orleans takes on Green Bay at 8:30 PM on NBC. Picks, specifics, and Open Thread following the jump.
This week's games:
|Sat||9/10/2011||Florida Atlantic @ Michigan State||East Lansing, Mich||ESPN2||12:00 PM|
|Sat||9/10/2011||Iowa @ Iowa State||Ames, Iowa||FOX||12:00 PM|
|Sat||9/10/2011||Oregon State @ Wisconsin||Madison, Wis.||ESPN||12:00 PM|
|Sat||9/10/2011||South Dakota State @ Illinois||Champaign, Ill.||BTN||12:00 PM|
|Sat||9/10/2011||Toledo @ Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||BTN||12:00 PM|
|Sat||9/10/2011||Alabama @ Penn State||State College, PA||ABC||3:30 PM|
|Sat||9/10/2011||Eastern Illinois @ Northwestern||Evenston, Ill.||BTN||3:30 PM|
|Sat||9/10/2011||New Mexico State @ Minnesota||Minneapolis, Minn.||BTN||3:30 PM|
|Sat||9/10/2011||Purdue @ Rice||Houston, Texas||CBS||3:30 PM|
|Sat||9/10/2011||Fresno State @ Nebraska||Lincoln, Neb.||BTN||7:00 PM|
|Sat||9/10/2011||Virginia @ Indiana||Bloomington, Ind.||BTN||7:00 PM|
|Sat||9/10/2011||Notre Dame @ Michigan||Ann Arbor, Mich.||ESPN||8:00 PM|
Last week Peter did a bang-up job picking all 12 games correctly and dragging the rest of us along for the ride. Unfortunately, the guys outvoted him when it cam to Indiana and thus BSD took it's only hit.
Last week's results:
|Galen||Bangers & Mash|
So the cupcakes are over for several Big Ten squads, this week will be significantly more difficult. Congratulations to Jeff for receiving the coveted Blue Kool-aid award, giving to the lone Penn State fan picking his team despite all odds. Hey, I hope he makes us all look like idiots.
BSD's glorious picks:
|Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|Ohio State||Ohio State||Ohio State||Ohio State||Ohio State||Ohio State||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|Notre Dame||Michigan||Notre Dame||Michigan||Notre Dame||Michigan||Michigan||Michigan|
As always, comments, suggestions, constructive criticism and rants are always welcome. Tell us what you think about our picks and discuss the game here.