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  • NCAA D1 Football Week #7 2018 OPEN

    by coldwarrior ( 66 Comments › )
    Filed under College Football, Open thread at October 20th, 2018 - 12:36 am

    Good Lord, the football gods have taken their wrath out on me. Last week I was 2/8 and now am 25/51 $550/$1000 from a high of 1750/1000 where I would have quit if this were real money.

    This season has been terrific for upsets and just flat out unpredictability. Well, here goes…$100 a game.

    ‘Bama, Ohio State, Clemson and Notre Dame are undefeated and are winning the race to the playoffs.

    #6 Michigan at #24 Michigan State – Sat, Oct 20, 12:00 PM – The Spartans are coming off of a YUGE win at Happy Valley that effectively ended Penn State’s chance at a playoff birth. They are getting 7. M beats this spread.

    #9 Oklahoma at TCU – Sat, Oct 20, 12:00 PM ET – Oklahoma is coming off of a big loss last week in the Red River Rivalry against Texas. They aren’t going to lose two in a row, they beat the 8 point spread that they are giving on the road.

    #16 NC State at #3 Clemson – Sat, Oct 20, 3:30 PM ET – The Wolfpack are getting 17 on the road, Clemson are undefeated and are 17 point favorites at home and beat this spread.

    #1 Alabama at Tennessee – Sat, Oct 20, 3:30 PM ET – You knew that this was coming, Rain…like watching a freight train barrelling right at yinz. ‘Bama is 29 point favorites…they don’t need to beat this spread. They can rest their guys after they get out to a comfortable lead at Rocky Top. They don’t beat the spread.

    #22 Mississippi State at #5 LSU – Sat, Oct 20, 7:00 PM ET – LSU is now a one loss team with playoff hopes, they beat this 6 point spread to stay in the race.

    #12 Oregon at #25 Washington State – Sat, Oct 20, 7:30 PM ET – The Ducks are 3 point dogs??? Nope. They beat this.


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    66 Responses to “NCAA D1 Football Week #7 2018 OPEN”
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    1. Buckeye Abroad
      1 | October 20, 2018 4:16 am

      Go Vols. TTUN seems to be the real deal this year so will look forward watching The Game in November. A lot of Buckeyes are saying Penn is the big game these days– not so sure.

      If a game between ND vs Ohio State evolves, that will be a huge money maker.

    2. rain of lead
      2 | October 20, 2018 8:25 am

      the vols ain’t there yet, bama is gonna beat them like red headed stepchildren riding rented mules

      but thats ok, they won an sec game and thats a 100% increase over last year

    3. rain of lead
      3 | October 20, 2018 8:26 am

    4. rain of lead
      4 | October 20, 2018 9:06 am

      wait, wait,wait…
      mexico has a boarder fence?
      now my head hurts

    5. coldwarrior
      5 | October 20, 2018 9:09 am

      @ rain of lead:
      Yeah…and we had a big hand in building it.

    6. RIX
      6 | October 20, 2018 9:33 am

      Last NCAA season was outstanding and really hurt the kneeling NFL for viewers.
      This year the NCAA is having another great year, every week is crucial.
      Somewhat on point, Amy Scumer is criticizing white NFL players for not kneeling with their “brothers”
      She scolds them as being complicit in racism.
      Then she goes nuclear and refuses to do a Super Bowl ad! Oh no, the viewers will not be punished with an unsightly,fat chick with a foul mouth torturing comedy.

    7. RIX
      7 | October 20, 2018 9:33 am

      @ RIX:

    8. RIX
      8 | October 20, 2018 10:09 am
      @ Gateway. Pundit
      Trump rally with Cruz in Houston tonight has 77,000 sign up.
      The biggest venue that they can find holds 19,000. This is something.

    9. coldwarrior
      9 | October 20, 2018 10:25 am

      @ RIX:
      I’m devastated

    10. coldwarrior
      10 | October 20, 2018 10:26 am

      Ahhhh….much better…AJ Fernandez New World and a cappuccino on the deck…
      Good to be home.

    11. 11 | October 20, 2018 10:39 am

      @ RIX:
      They’re all Russian bots.


    12. coldwarrior
      12 | October 20, 2018 10:45 am

      right_wing2 wrote:

      @ RIX:
      They’re all Russian bots.


      I bought a tee shirt for mrs coldwarrior…it says:

      I am not the Russian bot that you are looking for.

    13. 13 | October 20, 2018 10:59 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      With Ben Kenobi on it?

    14. coldwarrior
      14 | October 20, 2018 11:14 am

      @ right_wing2:
      Sadly, no. It has a little robot on it

    15. coldwarrior
      15 | October 20, 2018 12:43 pm

      its snowing hard in madison, and the lighting has started in lansing…

      winter approacheth, verily.

    16. darkwords
      16 | October 20, 2018 1:29 pm

      Watching Fox and a segment on Russian interference in the elections. The DoJ spokesman complained that Russia, China, and Iran are using social media expertly to fool voters into voting for someone? I can’t see a problem there. Let them. Just charge them more for the ads.

    17. coldwarrior
      17 | October 20, 2018 2:25 pm

      @ darkwords:

      this is getting rediculous

    18. rain of lead
      18 | October 20, 2018 3:05 pm

      silent no more

      Leftists Try To Harass Mitch McConnell At Restaurant, Customers Come To His Defense

    19. rain of lead
      19 | October 20, 2018 3:22 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      but ya know…
      sure is funny how mitch is just hanging out at dinner
      and it looks like he’s not got any security, those big guys were more like staff people I think

      wish it showed how things ended

    20. AZfederalist
      20 | October 20, 2018 4:07 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      silent no more

      Leftists Try To Harass Mitch McConnell At Restaurant, Customers Come To His Defense

      This has gone too far already. Those idiots need to be arrested for disturbing the peace, harassment, and possibly assault.

      Good for the other customers — time for them to give those idiots the bum’s rush in the future.

    21. RIX
      21 | October 20, 2018 4:31 pm

      @ right_wing2:
      That’s it!/

    22. coldwarrior
      22 | October 20, 2018 5:01 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      i havent had to stomp the dog shit out of a human in almost 25 years. i would be more than happy to break out the pukulan selat on a lefty. PA is a castle doctrine/stand your ground state.

    23. coldwarrior
      23 | October 20, 2018 5:07 pm

      having a great betting day so far…might get my head above water!

    24. coldwarrior
      24 | October 20, 2018 5:18 pm

      Dont let me down VOLS!!!!

    25. coldwarrior
      25 | October 20, 2018 6:22 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      The vols are letting me down

    26. eaglesoars
      26 | October 20, 2018 6:49 pm

      Kent St vs Louisville

      One of the more unusual touchdowns you’ll ever see and one of the most fun. THE CROWD CHEERS!!

    27. coldwarrior
      27 | October 20, 2018 6:57 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Kent St vs Louisville

      One of the more unusual touchdowns you’ll ever see and one of the most fun. THE CROWD CHEERS!!

      AND…the kent state golden flashes just lost to their neighbor rivals the akron zips by one in OT.

      it was actually a pretty good game, Akron takes the Wagon Wheel home.

    28. coldwarrior
      28 | October 20, 2018 7:03 pm

      3/4 so far today. hopefully this keep two thumbs lefty off my back.


    29. eaglesoars
      29 | October 20, 2018 7:04 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      akron zips


    30. coldwarrior
      30 | October 20, 2018 7:07 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      akron zips


      don’t diss da ZIPS, baby!

    31. coldwarrior
      31 | October 20, 2018 7:08 pm

      golden flashes, zips, and penguins all within a few miles. goofiest group of names in college ball

    32. eaglesoars
      32 | October 20, 2018 7:31 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      that is a wuss name, sorry.

      this is a very quiet news weekend, at least in the U.S. Germany is up to her old Hun tricks trying to get around Iran sanctions. Next time we defeat them, we salt the earth.

    33. coldwarrior
      33 | October 20, 2018 9:16 pm

      Fidelity commercial for roll over IRA using the Ramones ‘little bit of soul’

      yeah, a little bit of MY SOUL just died.

    34. coldwarrior
      34 | October 20, 2018 9:23 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      interesting trivia:

      Athletics at Kent State began shortly after the school was first organized in 1910 and the first classes held in 1912. The school’s first sporting event was a men’s basketball game in 1913 against Kent High School and the following spring (1914) the baseball team was organized, known as the “Normal Nine”. The football team followed in 1920 and held their first game on October 30, a 6–0 loss to Ashland College.[5] Around this same time, the teams became known as the “Silver Foxes” because then-president John Edward McGilvrey raised silver foxes on his farm east of campus. After McGilvrey’s controversial firing in 1926, the new administration held a contest to choose a different team name and “Golden Flashes” was chosen, though no significance was included in the name. The first use of “Golden Flashes” occurred in 1927 after it was approved by the student body and faculty athletic committee. The school colors are officially defined as “Kent State blue” and “Kent State gold”, which are shades of Navy blue and gold. The original school colors, as chosen by the school’s first president John Edward McGilvrey, were orange and blue, believed to have been inspired by the school colors for the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, where McGilvrey had been a professor. Gold was also used with blue during the 1920s. A committee formally set the colors as royal blue and gold in 1925.[6] Kent State was a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference from 1932 to 1951 and joined the Mid-American Conference in 1951.


    35. coldwarrior
      35 | October 20, 2018 9:30 pm

      Purdue is beating the Buckeyes at the half….just sayin

    36. eaglesoars
      36 | October 20, 2018 9:36 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      though no significance was included

      as far as I can tell, that’s true of the entire state.

      John Kasich.

      I rest my case.

    37. coldwarrior
      37 | October 20, 2018 9:56 pm

      This is a great read. The punch line is perfect.

    38. coldwarrior
      38 | October 20, 2018 10:28 pm

      4/6 tonight that’s better. 29/57 $750/$1000

    39. eaglesoars
      39 | October 20, 2018 10:56 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      That Bibi was able to to it is amazing when you find out how many of the Jews that made it out of Europe were die-hard socialists. And the kibbutz really did work because there WAS nothing else. The Brits, during the time of the Protectorate, could have cared less about any economic model as long as they behaved themselves.

      Having said that, I think there is a great deal in Jewish culture and faith that lends itself to socialism, simply because they started out as tribes of wanderers/warriors after generations of slavery. Moses can easily be seen as a war leader, until Joshua was able to conquer Canaan for a permanent home. Not a history that lends itself to capitalism.

    40. coldwarrior
      40 | October 20, 2018 10:56 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Purdue is beating the Buckeyes at the half….just sayin

      holy cow! the buckeyes lost by 15 at purdue!!!!

      that leaves 3 undefeated teams and a bunch with one loss to fill the final spot.

    41. coldwarrior
      41 | October 20, 2018 10:58 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      no reason to be bound to socialism except by free will at this point

    42. coldwarrior
      42 | October 20, 2018 10:58 pm

      nite yinz, n’at.

    43. eaglesoars
      43 | October 20, 2018 11:01 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      no reason to be bound to socialism except by free will at this point

      correct. But capitalism presumes free will.

      I’m out too. nite

    44. AZfederalist
      44 | October 20, 2018 11:08 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      This is a great read. The punch line is perfect.

      Anybody who hasn’t gone to the link — it is well worth the read.

    45. 45 | October 21, 2018 8:31 am

      Column today is going to be tardy. Apologies to all.

    46. RIX
      46 | October 21, 2018 9:01 am

      So we go to Lake Geneva WI for lunch yesterday ( If you live in the Chicago area that is exotic)
      ND had a bye so when we got home I watchedAlabama commit felonious assault. I kept trying to
      Find the Ohio State came, but couldn’t. Duh, it was prime time and I missed it.
      Purdue upset them, and I missed it! son of a b&@ch!

    47. Buckeye Abroad
      47 | October 21, 2018 9:21 am

      Just watched the Ohio train wreck from last night. Dropped passes in the end zone and secondary missing tackles all night. Oy! Painful to watch. Congrats to Purdue.

    48. coldwarrior
      48 | October 21, 2018 9:22 am

      @ The Barbarian:
      Lateness will be penalized one grade level.

    49. coldwarrior
      49 | October 21, 2018 9:23 am

      @ RIX:
      I watched a portion of it.

      @ Buckeye Abroad:

      Buckeyes looked terrible.

      I don’t think anyone will beat Bama

    50. RIX
      50 | October 21, 2018 9:25 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      I did not see that OSU upset coming.

    51. 51 | October 21, 2018 10:48 am

      They’re at it again…

      San Diegans apparently have an outsized fondness for beer, wine and
      spirits, helping lift the metro area to the top of a new list of the
      booziest cities in America.

      That’s according to a study assembled
      by Delphi Behavioral Health Group, a company that owns and operates drug
      and alcohol detox and treatment centers. Curious about testing the
      theory that staying sober can help consumers save money, Delphi decided
      to probe data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual Consumer
      Expenditure Survey.

      Marxists always want to tell everyone what they can and cannot do.

      “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of
      its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under
      robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber
      baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
      satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us
      without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
      They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to
      make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable
      insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we
      may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not
      yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed
      with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals

      C.S. Lewis,

      After all, a soon-to-be released report found that San Diego County has more craft brewing locations — about 178 — than any other U.S. county. Not only that, but local breweries produced 1.1 million barrels of beer in 2017, up from 900,000 in 2016.

    52. 52 | October 21, 2018 10:53 am

      @ doriangrey:

      By the way… We, here in San Diego, are the Craft Beer capitol of the WORLD, something that we are actually rather proud of. (coldwarrior already knows this, but perhaps the rest of you didn’t)

    53. eaglesoars
      53 | October 21, 2018 11:23 am

      @ doriangrey:

      I didn’t know that. Why do craft brewers flourish there? Is it the water (which I understand is very important)? Or just a hospitable business climate?

    54. eaglesoars
      54 | October 21, 2018 11:56 am

      not sure I believe this but FWIW

      Merkel to Resign: ‘Wants to replace Juncker as European Commission chief’

      Bavaria’s state election last weekend proved painful for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In yet another election next week, Ms. Merkel is expected to see further discomfiture.

      The German leader could resign from her post at the December CDU party conference in December in order to take another senior European position.

      “Rumours are swirling in Brussels that Merkel could run for the European Commission next year”, Die Welt’s Stefanie Bolzen tells the BBC.

      As Jean-Claude Juncker gets ready to retire as European Commission President next year, there have been suggestions that French President Emanuel Macron is considering a run, Italy’s fierce and most popular politician in Italy’s history Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has also been asked to run, and now Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel could potentially be throwing her hat into the ring.

    55. 55 | October 21, 2018 12:44 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      I didn’t know that. Why do craft brewers flourish there? Is it the water (which I understand is very important)? Or just a hospitable business climate?

      ROTFLMAO… Well, it certainly isn’t the water. Our water aint bad, per say, but it aint the greatest either. And it sure as hell aint the “Business climate” as San Diego is pretty damned anti-business every since the Lesbian Mafia took over back in the 1990’s.

      I would say it is definitely the people here. We have some of the very best weather in the world. The weather here really is good. That makes for lots of time to spend enjoying the weather.

      Enjoying the weather here, means BBQ’ing and… Drinking beer. Now I am not going to debate BBQ here. You guys on the East Coast and in the South take your BBQ incredibly seriously.

      However… That said, and it is “THE” incredibly salient point here. You guys, for the most part, leave your BBQ’ing the the professionals.

      Here in San Diego, we simply do not have the BBQ tradition you guys have. What we do have, is a large Hispanic/Mexican population. One of the ways in which this large Hispanic/Mexican population genuinely has introduced a cultural improvement to our community, is that BBQ’ing is not a spectator sport here.

      If you really want to get technical, we don’t really BBQ here, we grill. But… BBQ Grills are as ubiquitous here, as snow tires are in the North. I won’t say everyone has one, but its probably pretty close to accurate to say that 6, maybe 7 out of 10 people here have one.

      We make no boast or claim to be the best BBQ’ers in America. Hell, for the most part we don’t even think about it, we just do it. We do it, 300 days out of the year. We do it 300 days out of the year, because we have the PERFECT weather for it 300 days out of the year.

      What goes better with BBQ than beer? You’re sitting around, BBQ’ing, drinking beer, in utterly perfect weather. Somebody mentions that Bob down the street is brewing his own beer (probably Bob himself) and the next thing you know, everybody is either thinking, or even saying, Hell, if that idiot Bob can brew a halfway decent beer, than so can I.

      Before you know it, there are 178 Craft Breweries in your county. Because with 4 million people in the county, and 300 UTTERLY PERFECT BBQ grilling days a year, the one thing you have ZERO shortages of…

      Are thirsty BBQ grill operators and their company.

      And that, if you ask me, is why we are the Craft Beer Capitol of the WORLD.

      (Its also why we have the WORST professional Sports teams in the WORLD).

    56. coldwarrior
      56 | October 21, 2018 1:13 pm

      new thread is up

    57. eaglesoars
      57 | October 21, 2018 3:10 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      actually, that makes perfect sense. thanks!

    58. Buckeye Abroad
      58 | October 21, 2018 5:34 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Caught part of the AL vs TN game. Yeah. Those guys are going to walz to a NC this year. I don’t see any other team in the NCAA getting close to their level.

    59. Buckeye Abroad
      59 | October 21, 2018 5:36 pm

      RIX wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      I did not see that OSU upset coming.

      Join the club. There are a few million of us. LOL.

    60. Buckeye Abroad
      60 | October 21, 2018 5:41 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      She is done and will not win another election. Macron isn’t looking to good and from what my French colleagues say disappointed early and is down on the polls as well. Interesting times.

    61. Possum
      61 | October 21, 2018 5:56 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      One of the ways in which this large Hispanic/Mexican population genuinely has introduced a cultural improvement to our community,

      Tonight supper is Tamales. From the street vendor that is just outside my apartment. I got two at $2 each and I always give $2 tip.

      Never had a Tamale, she scooped two aluminium foil wrapped things out of a big pot of juice stuff.

      I put them in the fridge, will unwrap them and microwave what is inside the foil later.

      My point? The food I get here from the street vendors and the apartments that serve food is not “Mexican” as we know it. Mostly Colombian, Honduran and El Salvadorian.

      Authentic “Home Cooking” not the “Mexican” Tex/Mex fusion stuff.

      For example a taco is nothing like you get in Taco Bell, and Fajitas are vastly different.

      I like REAL diversity.

    62. Possum
      62 | October 21, 2018 6:04 pm

      @ Possum:

      Side note, I eat from the apartment and street vendors here often. They are illegal, (not necessarily the cooks immigration wise but the sale of food without licences, inspections etc)

      Not once have I had any ill effects.

      However, I have eaten from the same location of a franchise in a chain that specialises in all day breakfast and the last three times an hour later I had the Screaming Skwirts.

      Not eaten an over easy egg since.

    63. Possum
      63 | October 21, 2018 6:15 pm

      @ Possum:


      Sometimes the “illegal” take away restaurant sets the smoke alarms off in my apartment.

      Do I complain?

      No I just take the batteries out of the annoying fucking things and go back to sleep…

      Life is good.

      life is a special occasion, to be enjoyed.

    64. 64 | October 21, 2018 6:51 pm

      Possum wrote:

      Authentic “Home Cooking” not the “Mexican” Tex/Mex fusion stuff.

      For example a taco is nothing like you get in Taco Bell, and Fajitas are vastly different.

      I like REAL diversity.

      ROTFLMAO… Taco Bell and Dell Taco are NOT Mexican food. I do not know what the hell they are, but they are not Mexican food.

      In so far as I live within 40 miles of the busiest international border on earth (TJ/San Diego) and have lived here for, oh… 48 years now. I’ve been eating genuine home cooked Mexican food for… Oh, probably a good 45 years now. One of the benefits of having plenty of Mexican friends, is, getting to find out how they actually cook.

      I would say that about 40 percent of the people in my town are of Mexican descent. We have no shortage of Mexican restaurants here that cook genuine Mexican food. And yes, we even have a couple of the traditional tamale food carts.

    65. Possum
      65 | October 21, 2018 7:00 pm

      @ doriangrey:
      So you understand what I am saying.

      Went to a Chinese restaurant in Rome and spaghetti and ravioli were featured on the menu.

      LOL just like in the USA….

      You go to a “Chinese” all you can eat buffet and there are fries, mash and fried chicken, mac and cheese etc.

    66. Calo
      66 | October 21, 2018 7:22 pm

      Possum, are the pupusa ladies still there cooking? That was really good street food, better any restaurant I’ve had.

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