Big Ten Bloggers Pick'em & Thursday Night Football Open Thread: Week 2

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:

Day Date Opponent Location TV Time
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:

BSD 11-1
Peter 12-0
Jeff 11-1
Mike 10-2
Kyle 10-2
Ben 8-4
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:

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 Iowa State Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa Iowa
Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois Illinois
Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State Ohio State
Alabama Penn State Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama
Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern
Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota
Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue Purdue Rice Purdue Purdue
Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska
Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia Virginia
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.

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