BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread Week 1

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The BSD Big Ten Pick'em challenge returns for yet another year

For those of you that are new to BSD, each footbawl season we host an open thread every Thursday night, so we have a forum to comment on the night's game as it plays out, discuss Saturday's game, and make fun of Pitt and/or tOSU. But the fun doesn't stop there! We need an intense competition between seasoned prognosticators filler material for the post, so we also offer BSD's Big Ten Challenge: a friendly competition between Shoe's contributors and you. That's right, we're polling you, oh informed reader, and your votes count. How good are you? Looking at last year's results, I know you can beat bscaff (my cats randomly picking teams from catnip filled footballs could beat him) but can you beat Cari? Step up to the challenge and all the glory and BSD riches* could be yours.

I keep track as the season goes on so check back in every week. But before we get to that, we have actual football to watch as North Carolina takes on No. 6 South Carolina; a battle for the Carolinas. The game starts at 6 PM and airs on ESPN. Stop by for the fun. Now on to the picks after the jump....

*BDS riches not refundable for actual monatary value

This Week's Games

Thu 8/29/2013 Indiana State @ Indiana MEMORIAL STADIUM BTN 6:00 PM CT
Thu 8/29/2013 UNLV @ Minnesota Minneapolis, MN BTN 6:00 PM CT
Fri 8/30/2013 Western Michigan @ Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. BTN 7:00 PM CT
Sat 8/31/2013 Buffalo @ Ohio State Columbus, Ohio ESPN2 11:00 AM CT
Sat 8/31/2013 Massachusetts @ Wisconsin Madison, Wis. BTN 11:00 AM CT
Sat 8/31/2013 Purdue @ Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio ESPNU 11:00 AM CT
Sat 8/31/2013 Southern Illinois @ Illinois MEMORIAL STADIUM BTN 11:00 AM CT
Sat 8/31/2013 Central Michigan @ Michigan Michigan Stadium BTN 2:30 PM CT
Sat 8/31/2013 Northern Illinois @ Iowa Iowa City, Iowa BTN 2:30 PM CT
Sat 8/31/2013 Syracuse @ Penn State MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J. ABC/ESPN2 2:30 PM CT
Sat 8/31/2013 Wyoming @ Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. BTN 7:00 PM CT
Sat 8/31/2013 Northwestern @ Cal Berkeley, Cal. ESPN2 9:30 PM CT

This Week's Picks

Galen Indiana Minnesota Michigan State Ohio State Wisconsin Purdue Illinois Michigan Northern Illinois Penn State Nebraska Northwestern
Jared Indiana Minnesota Michigan State Ohio State Wisconsin Cincinnati Illinois Michigan Northern Illinois Penn State Nebraska Northwestern
Devon Indiana Minnesota Michigan State Ohio State Wisconsin Purdue Illinois Michigan Northern Illinois Penn State Nebraska Northwestern
Bill Indiana Minnesota Michigan State Ohio State Wisconsin Purdue Illinois Michigan Northern Illinois Penn State Nebraska Northwestern
Cari Indiana Minnesota Michigan State Ohio State Wisconsin Cincinnati Illinois Michigan Northern Illinois Penn State Nebraska Northwestern
bscaff Indiana Minnesota Michigan State Ohio State Wisconsin Cincinnati Illinois Michigan Northern Illinois Penn State Nebraska Northwestern
Nick P. Indiana Minnesota Michigan State Ohio State Wisconsin Cincinnati Illinois Michigan Iowa Penn State Nebraska Northwestern
Dan Indiana Minnesota Michigan State Ohio State Wisconsin Cincinnati Illinois Michigan Northern Illinois Penn State Nebraska Northwestern
Nick Indiana Minnesota Michigan State Ohio State Wisconsin Purdue Illinois Michigan Northern Illinois Penn State Nebraska Northwestern
Chad Indiana Minnesota Michigan State Ohio State Wisconsin Cincinnati Illinois Michigan Northern Illinois Penn State Nebraska Northwestern

Now it's your turn BSD reader and because there are two games tonight you get those for free! Don't say we never gave you anything!


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