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BSD Big Ten Pick'em Challenge/Thursday Night Open Thread: Week 13

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It's Week 13 of the BSD Big Ten challenge, join us for our Thursday night open thread!

This is my happy dance!!
This is my happy dance!!
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On Tap

In college football tonight, we get two games starting at 8:00 PM.  On ESPN 2, for your viewing pleasure, you get Bowling Green at Toledo and on ESPNU you get Kent State at Buffalo. In the Pros we get the Kansas City Chiefs at the Oakland Raiders and finally, in Hockey, we get the Wild traveling to take on those pesky Phlyers.

Last Week's Results

W L
Chad 6 1
Dan 6 1
Cari 6 1
Matt 6 1
Mike 6 1
Devon 6 1
Galen 6 1
Jared 6 1
BSD Readers 5 1
Bill 5 2
Tim A. 5 2
Nick P. 5 2
bscaff 3 4

bscaff got off his medications last week, had a drunken change of heart, and took Illinois over Iowa, Nebraska over Wisconsin, and Minnesota over OSU.  I'll give him this much, he swung for the fences.  He struck out but at least he struck out swinging.  He also takes sole possession of the weekly basement.

Note: the BSD Readers' lack of a game is not a typo, you guys actually tied 50/50 on Nebraska/Wisconsin so I'll just throw that game out.  Congrats on not being able to make a decision among 70 people.

Yearly Totals

W L Win %
Chad 80 17 82.5
Galen 79 18 81.4
Devon 77 20 79.4
Matt 77 20 79.4
Cari 76 21 78.4
Dan 76 21 78.4
Bill 75 22 78.1
Nick P. 75 22 77.3
BSD Readers 75 21 77.3
Tim A. 73 24 75.3
Mike 73 24 75.3
Jared 73 24 75.3
bscaff 70 27 72.2

With the exception of bscaff's plummet not a lot has changed. The middle jostled around a bit but the top remains the same.

This Week's Games

Sat 11/22/14 Indiana @ Ohio State Columbus, Ohio BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/22/14 Minnesota @ Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. ESPN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/22/14 Northwestern @ Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. ESPNU 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/22/14 Penn State @ Illinois Champaign, Ill. ESPN2 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/22/14 Rutgers @ Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. BTN 12:00 PM ET
Sat 11/22/14 Maryland @ Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. BTN 3:30 PM ET
Sat 11/22/14 Wisconsin @ Iowa Iowa City, Iowa ABC (ESPN2) 3:30 PM ET

This week's theme: the helplessly over-matched.  The closest game on paper would be Maryland and Michigan, barring any sizable upsets the rest of the games should fall into place.

This Week's Picks

Galen Ohio State Nebraska Northwestern Penn State Michigan State Michigan Wisconsin
Cari Ohio State Minnesota Northwestern Penn State Michigan State Michigan Wisconsin
Matt OSU Nebraska jNW PSU Sparty Michigan Wisconsin
bscaff d'Ohio State Nebraska Northwestern Penn State Michigan State Michigan Wisconsin
Devon OSU Bill Braska jNW Us Sparty Michigan Wisko
Jared OSU Minnesota Northwestern Penn State Michigan State Michigan Wisconsin
Tim A. OSU Nebrasky jNW PSU Sparty DUH Michigan Badgers
Dan OSU Nebraska jNW Penn State Sparty Maryland Wisconsin
Nick P. OSU Minnesota jNW PSU Sparty Maryland Wisconsin
Bill OSU Minnesota jNW Penn State Sparty Maryland Wisconsin
Chad OSU Nebraska Northwestern Penn State Sparty Maryland Wisconsin
Mike Ohio State Nebraska Purdue Penn State Michigan State Michigan Wisconsin
RYAN Joey Bosa & Co. Nebraska Purdue Penn State Michigan State Maryland Wisconsin

Like I said, the panel is split 7-6 on Michigan/Maryland and I bet if we add one more person that person would take Maryland to make it an even split. Other than that there's a few going out on a limb with Purdue, and I don't blame them, but the rest is unanimous.  Try not to split this week guys and girls, have at it...

Week 13
Indiana @ Ohio State




Minnesota @ Nebraska




Northwestern @ Purdue




Penn State @ Illinois




Rutgers @ Michigan State




Maryland @ Michigan




Wisconsin @ Iowa






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