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  • NCAA D1 Football Week 10 2018 OPEN THREAD

    by coldwarrior ( 66 Comments › )
    Filed under College Football at November 3rd, 2018 - 12:28 am

    I went 6/9 last week. 35/63 $1050/$1000 overall. Good thing too, I was going to have to sell one of my kids if I kept losing. Just kidding yinz NSA alphabet agencies, etc…I don’t bet on amateurs while using real money. As i said when I was up $1750/1000 and would have quit there, I would also quit last week now that I am up.

    It’s a cool night on the deck, 45F and the relentless North Wind started last week but my heart is warmed by the playoff victory of my two Alma Maters tonight! My HS won their playoff game (after clinching their first division championship in 41 years last week); Concurrently, my beloved PITT Panthers went to Virginia and smoked the #25 Cavaliers. Both teams won in outstanding Western PA Football style by running…when you have a great running game and a stout defense you wear down the opponent by smashing him in the mouth over and over again. Pitt is now in sole possession of the ACC Coastal with the bastard-criminal-class from Miami coming up.

    On to this week’s match-ups! $100 a game.

    #20 Texas A&M at Auburn – Sat, Nov 3, 12:00 PM ET – The Aggies are getting no love anywhere, they are 4 point dogs at Auburn. The Aggies cover on the road.

    Louisville at #2 Clemson – Sat, Nov 3, 12:00 PM ET – Clemson is giving 40 points??? Yeah, no, they win but don’t cover. They don’t need to.

    Nebraska at #10 Ohio State – Sat, Nov 3, 12:00 PM ET – The once mighty Huskers are getting 18 and they don’t beat this spread.

    #13 West Virginia at #17 Texas – Sat, Nov 3, 3:30 PM ET – The ‘Neers are getting 2 at Texas. I’ve been burned by both teams often the past 3 years. If this were real money, I would run the hell away from this game. But it ain’t. Sooooo, Texas covers.

    #6 Georgia at #9 Kentucky – Sat, Nov 3, 3:30 PM ET – yeah…#9 KENTUCKY??? Welcome to the bigs, Wildcats. The Bulldogs cover this 8 points spread and show K what real SEC ‘ball looks like…M’Kay.

    #14 Penn State at #5 Michigan – Sat, Nov 3, 3:45 PM ET – M’s defense is just flat out great. PSU is getting 12 on the road at The Big House. Yet, I think the Blue and white can beat the spread.

    #4 Notre Dame at Northwestern – Sat, Nov 3, 7:15 PM ET – The ‘Cats are getting 10 at home. Nope, the Golden Domers Cover this.

    #1 Alabama at #3 LSU – Sat, Nov 3, 8:00 PM ET – !!!!!!!! THIS is why GOD made college football right here. LSU is getting 15 in Reno and I am taking that money for LSU to cover.

    That is 8 games….I might as well pick 2 more to break the bank:

    UTEP at Rice – Sat, Nov 3, 3:30 PM ET – Utep is a 1 point FAVORITE and has the longest losing streak in college ball at 20 games and they END IT tonight at the 1-8 Owls!

    Dems don’t take the house on Tuesday – Pbbbbbt!

    That’s 10 games. I got a grand to mess with!

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    66 Responses to “NCAA D1 Football Week 10 2018 OPEN THREAD”
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    1. 1 | November 3, 2018 1:39 am

      First. Just because.


    2. 2 | November 3, 2018 1:40 am

      @ Bunk X:
      If you don’t like it, jump to bottom.


    3. coldwarrior
      3 | November 3, 2018 1:53 am

      @ Bunk X:
      guh…i need sleeeeeep!

      see yinz at kickoff!


    4. RIX
      4 | November 3, 2018 8:13 am

      Today is one of those days that let you know how great NCAA football is.
      But I have a significant problem. Norte Dame – Northwestern and Bama-LSU games are both prime time and I loathe split screen.
      Northwestern has the Irish at home and they are coming off a big win over ranked Wisconsin.
      The Fightin Nerds are tough, but I agree with CW Irish cover. the ND quarterback is making a statement and they are loaded wirh running backs.
      Bama and the Bayou Bengals. Ain’t happening for LSU, not today. Bama runs up the score if they feel like it.
      My guess is that they won’t do that, but they cover the spread.
      I have spoken.


    5. rain of lead
      6 | November 3, 2018 9:29 am

      it’s interesting, setting up an archery range for competition.


    6. coldwarrior
      7 | November 3, 2018 9:58 am

      RIX wrote:

      I have spoken.

      VERILY!

      yinz need several screens in the bar! all fixed!


    7. coldwarrior
      8 | November 3, 2018 9:59 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      it’s interesting, setting up an archery range for competition.

      exacting ,measurement


    8. rain of lead
      9 | November 3, 2018 11:12 am

      First tourney of the year and we are the host team, nah…no pressure at all.


    9. coldwarrior
      10 | November 3, 2018 11:46 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      First tourney of the year and we are the host team, nah…no pressure at all.

      pressure is often a great motivator and focuser of the mind.


    10. coldwarrior
      11 | November 3, 2018 12:07 pm

      let the games begin!


    11. eaglesoars
      12 | November 3, 2018 12:58 pm

      We change the clocks AGAIN this morning, this time one hour back. Measuring things doesn’t seem to be very controversial, but it can be. There is a word to describe the study of measurement, ‘metrology’.

      How much does a kilogram weigh?

      Well, it depends.

      They’ve decided to change it. And I stumbled across this very interesting thread about it and something called the Systeme Internationale. And it turns out everything is based on the kilogram so when they change THAT…

      Meet Max Fagin. He’s an aerospace engineer. He knows everything.

      https://twitter.com/MaxFagin/status/1058062583511404545

      enjoy


    12. coldwarrior
      13 | November 3, 2018 1:01 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      THIS TIME CHANGE CRAP NEEDS TO STOP.


    13. coldwarrior
      14 | November 3, 2018 1:06 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      fun stuff there.


    14. coldwarrior
      15 | November 3, 2018 1:07 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Here’s the problem with the current standard kilogram: It’s losing weight. It now is ever-so-slightly lighter than the once-identical “witness” cylinders stored in labs around the world. Scientists don’t know whether the BIPM prototype is losing mass, perhaps because of loss of impurities in the metals, or if the witnesses are gaining mass by accumulating contaminants.

      Either way, the whole thing is a “huge inconvenience,” Pratt said. Several years ago, NIST had to reissue certificates for its kilograms because they were 45 micrograms off the French prototype — about the weight of an eyelash. This meant that companies that produce weights based on the NIST standards had to reissue their own weights, and they were not happy about it. Lawmakers were called. NIST was accused of being incompetent. In the end, it turned out that the problem stemmed from le grand K, not NIST.

      If that seems like a lot of uproar over an infinitesimal change in the mass of an object, consider this: The effectiveness of filters on diesel engines is determined by measuring the mass of the soot they capture — in micrograms.

      to simplify


    15. coldwarrior
      16 | November 3, 2018 1:48 pm

      why is OSU losing to lowly nebraska?


    16. RIX
      17 | November 3, 2018 2:12 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      I have spoken.

      VERILY!

      yinz need several screens in the bar! all fixed!

      Problem solved.


    17. RIX
      18 | November 3, 2018 2:15 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      why is OSU losing to lowly nebraska?

      Because the true freshman QB. THE Ohio Stats just threw a pick in the end zone. Nebraska is starting to believe that they can win.


    18. coldwarrior
      19 | November 3, 2018 2:19 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Nebraska is starting to believe that they can win.

      and that just might be enough


    19. eaglesoars
      20 | November 3, 2018 2:21 pm

      I was reading thru this, nodding my head, thinking, well, ok, maybe a “what could possibly go wrong?” reaction is not in order after all. Putting modular data centers in the ocean. Microsoft has been doing it for several years. They’re probably watertight as can be and all that. Modular is good. I read thru the whole thing until the last paragraph…and went splat

      The Scottish deployment is wind powered, taking its power from the Orkney Islands and their 100-percent renewable generation

      https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/11/satya-nadella-the-cloud-is-going-to-move-underwater/


    20. coldwarrior
      21 | November 3, 2018 2:21 pm

      RIX wrote:

      Problem solved.

      one old school 54″ plasma screen (man was that expensive back in the day)

      one 24″ wide screen computer

      one 17″ laptop

      one large tablet

      yep.


    21. coldwarrior
      22 | November 3, 2018 2:22 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      The Scottish deployment is wind powered, taking its power from the Orkney Islands and their 100-percent renewable generation

      i’ve been out there…the wind never stops.


    22. eaglesoars
      23 | November 3, 2018 2:48 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      the wind never stops.

      I’ve heard the same about the Shetlands


    23. coldwarrior
      24 | November 3, 2018 2:56 pm

      http://www.timesonline.com/news/20180920/two-of-worlds-largest-cranes-come-to-shell-cracker-site

      why? because FRACKING. that’s why. that site is enormous, lots of great paying jobs…and plenty of room to expand operations


    24. coldwarrior
      25 | November 3, 2018 3:31 pm

      1/3 for the noon games 🙁

      well played auburn, i was rooting for them.


    25. rain of lead
      26 | November 3, 2018 3:35 pm

      The girl shot 265 First tourney of the season


    26. AZfederalist
      27 | November 3, 2018 3:42 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      The girl shot 265 First tourney of the season

      Good for her. That’s awesome


    27. coldwarrior
      28 | November 3, 2018 3:55 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      The girl shot 265 First tourney of the season

      need more detail…how good is that, what was the average score at the tourney, what is the max score…


    28. coldwarrior
      29 | November 3, 2018 4:00 pm

      clemson 77 – that other team 16

      61 point margin. good lord. the spread was 40


    29. rain of lead
      30 | November 3, 2018 4:13 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Not sure about all that,We’ll know all results tonight at the awards.her score is good for out of the gate
      Max score is 300.that would be 30 bullseye in a row.very tough to do


    30. 31 | November 3, 2018 4:49 pm

      @ rain of lead:
      Young lady has some skills. Will she go for the Olympic team? How’s her hand with a pistol?


    31. RIX
      32 | November 3, 2018 4:52 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Problem solved.

      one old school 54″ plasma screen (man was that expensive back in the day)

      one 24″ wide screen computer

      one 17″ laptop

      one large tablet

      yep.

      That’s how Ya do it!


    32. coldwarrior
      33 | November 3, 2018 4:53 pm

      RIX wrote:

      That’s how Ya do it!

      and a wet bar, a full humidor, and an industrial popcorn machine.

      yeah.


    33. 34 | November 3, 2018 4:58 pm

      Looking at the home inspection report, there’s probably $20k worth of work than they’d recommend, from broken seals on insulated windows to concrete work , an outlet that needs to be installed and grading by the foundation. I hope they don’t refuse the whole request. It’s a beautiful place and I’d hate to start the whole process over.

      Then again if they do, we might just make an offer on a house we saw 7 years ago that we loved. And it’s not even on the market.


    34. coldwarrior
      35 | November 3, 2018 5:12 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      looks like bowling,


    35. coldwarrior
      36 | November 3, 2018 5:20 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      windows and outlets are easy…grading and cement are not.


    36. 37 | November 3, 2018 5:24 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Windows are expensive as all get out.


    37. rain of lead
      38 | November 3, 2018 5:26 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      if seals on insulated windows are broken, can you fix the seal or do you have to replace the entire window

      asking for a friend


    38. 39 | November 3, 2018 5:33 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      We’ve got a sprinkler system guy and a concrete guy coming on Monday for an evaluation and estimate.


    39. rain of lead
      40 | November 3, 2018 5:33 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      no where near Olympic level
      got some time coming on the gun range to start teaching her pistol and rifle

      for school shooting they do 3 rounds of 5 at 10 meters and 3 rounds at 15 meters plus a warmup round for each for a total of 300 points
      for every ring you move outward, you lose a point, tie breakers are judged on # of scores in the 10 ring. the 15m is where they are tested at


    40. 41 | November 3, 2018 5:35 pm

      @ rain of lead:
      I think you need to replace the whole thing because it’s a vacuum in there.


    41. rain of lead
      42 | November 3, 2018 5:44 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      so yeah, replacing all the windows is a pricy job


    42. eaglesoars
      43 | November 3, 2018 5:52 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      THIS TIME CHANGE CRAP NEEDS TO STOP.

      It’s a yinzer’s fault

      Robert Garland

      1918

      With daylight-saving time, as with most odd 20th-century ideas and innovations that have a lasting impact on modern life, there’s a significant Pittsburgh connection to its start. An Irishman who immigrated here in the 1880s, a certain Mr. Robert Garland, became a passionate advocate for turning American clocks forward in the summer months to increase industrial productivity and to give people more time for activities (golf! tennis! baseball!) on summer evenings. (Something tells me that the productivity reasoning had more persuasive power than the recreational opportunities.)
      Often called the “Father of Daylight Saving,” Garland was an industrialist who ran a factory here, Garland Nuts and Rivets, and he served on Pittsburgh City Council for 28 years from 1911 to 1939. Among his many civic activities, he was president of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, and because of his work with the United States Chamber of Commerce, he was appointed chairman of the national Special Committee on Daylight Saving. He and his committee convinced the powers in Washington to create a law instituting daylight saving.

      https://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/March-2009/Curse-You-or-Bless-You-Robert-Garland/


    43. coldwarrior
      44 | November 3, 2018 5:58 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ right_wing2:

      so yeah, replacing all the windows is a pricy job

      Which pays for itself quickly.

      We did all of ours a few years ago…ouch.

      Then we got the Jan gas bill. lol. The AC bill in the summer is tons lower too. But jeeze…the gas bill has become a joke. I knew the old windows were leaky but didn’t expect that level of savings.

      By my guess, the windows will pay for themselves in 7 total years. Then it’s all profit as they are warranted for some ridiculous long time…to get the warrantee I had them installed by a company certified crew.


    44. coldwarrior
      45 | November 3, 2018 5:59 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Typical management decision


    45. 46 | November 3, 2018 6:07 pm

      @ right_wing2:
      It turns out you can re-seal the windows, they just won’t be as efficient since whatever gas was inside will be gone.


    46. eaglesoars
      47 | November 3, 2018 6:11 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ right_wing2:
      It turns out you can re-seal the windows, they just won’t be as efficient since whatever gas was inside will be gone.

      won’t you have a condensation problem?


    47. coldwarrior
      48 | November 3, 2018 6:18 pm

      PSU coach pulls their all-american QB and put in a squirrel-brain who then promptly throws an interception for a M TD.


    48. coldwarrior
      49 | November 3, 2018 6:21 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      won’t you have a condensation problem?

      not if you do it in a 0% humidity vacuum…but then, you’d suffocate, soooo…yinz won’t need windows anymore!

      problem solved.

      😉


    49. coldwarrior
      50 | November 3, 2018 6:27 pm

      Michigan looks like it is FOR REAL this year, OSU had better watch out.


    50. 51 | November 3, 2018 6:30 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Probably.


    51. Buckeye Abroad
      52 | November 3, 2018 7:04 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Michigan looks like it is FOR REAL this year, OSU had better watch out.

      Buckeyes pull it out to win by 5 over a 2-7 team. Seriously, WTF happened the last couple of weeks? Penn got smoked out by TTUN? Yikes.


    52. coldwarrior
      53 | November 3, 2018 7:29 pm

      NEERS!!!!

      burned again.


    53. coldwarrior
      54 | November 3, 2018 7:30 pm

      @ Buckeye Abroad:

      PSU is not that good


    54. lobo91
      55 | November 3, 2018 7:31 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ right_wing2:
      It turns out you can re-seal the windows, they just won’t be as efficient since whatever gas was inside will be gone.

      I think it’s typically argon.


    55. Possum
      56 | November 3, 2018 7:47 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ right_wing2:
      It turns out you can re-seal the windows, they just won’t be as efficient since whatever gas was inside will be gone.

      I think it’s typically argon.

      Now it is allgone


    56. eaglesoars
      57 | November 3, 2018 8:45 pm


      The domain Gab.com has landed at Epik.

      A Word on Unalienable Rights
      De-platforming a haven of free speech is not about left or right. Anyone who remembers studying civics is familiar with the concept of inalienable rights — rights that a worthy government can only protect but would have no moral authority to take away. The idea of Natural Law and Inalienable Rights dates back to Ancient Greece, if not before. Tolerance for competing views — including those protected by Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press — is not an American concept even though the Founding Fathers of the United States built a prosperous nation around the concept.

      https://epik.com/blog/why-epik-welcomed-gab-com.html


    57. rain of lead
      58 | November 3, 2018 9:07 pm

      So the middle school and high school teams both finished 3rd


    58. coldwarrior
      59 | November 3, 2018 9:54 pm

      UTEP ended their 20 game losing streak.


    59. coldwarrior
      60 | November 3, 2018 9:54 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      So the middle school and high school teams both finished 3rd

      nicely shot.


    60. eaglesoars
      61 | November 3, 2018 9:56 pm

      ooooooooo, Barbarian needs to see this:

      BREAKING: On page 27 of tonight’s report, the Senate Judiciary Committee confirms it continues to investigate Monica Mclean for a possible WITNESS TAMPERING criminal referral.

      https://twitter.com/kerpen/status/1058894003394043904


    61. coldwarrior
      62 | November 3, 2018 11:55 pm

      5/9 with tuesday’s election yet to be played so i’ll either be 5/10 or 6/10.

      40/72 with $1150/$1000 with one bet outstanding.

      good night. gotta work tomorrow and monday.


    62. 63 | November 4, 2018 5:40 am

      We ended up asking the sellers to fix about half a dozen of the things on the inspection, but gave them the whole report so they see what we aren’t asking. If they can find who made the windows and just replace the sash, or even just seal them up, we’d accept that. We’re giving them time to get estimates and we’ll see what they say. If they refuse to do any work we’ll renegotiate. The place went up originally back in February, and they’ve already had one sale fall through so maybe by now they’re getting a little motivated.


    63. RIX
      64 | November 4, 2018 8:53 am

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/snl-mocks-ex-navy-seal-candidate-dan-crenshaw-i-know-he-lost-his-eye-in-war-or-whatever
      @ Washington Examiner
      I tried to watch SNL las night and could not. last longer than 5 minutes.
      So I missed this gem by that creepy Davidson kid mocking a wounded Navy Seal.
      no depth too low for this crew.


    64. eaglesoars
      65 | November 4, 2018 9:27 am

      RIX wrote:

      that creepy Davidson kid

      whose father was killed on 9/11.

      His father was a New York City firefighter who died in service during the September 11 attacks;[10][11] he was last seen running up the stairs of the Marriott World Trade Center, just prior to its collapse. Davidson, who was seven years old at the time, was profoundly affected by the loss. He told The New York Times that it was “overwhelming” and that he would often act out in school as a result of the trauma, at one point ripping his hair out until he was bald.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Davidson

      He didn’t have the balls to avenge is own father so he tried to take down a guy who does


    65. RIX
      66 | November 4, 2018 9:48 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      I did not know that about him. To me it makes his behavior worse, how about honoring your father?


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