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  • NCAA D1 Football Week 11 2018 OPEN THREAD

    by coldwarrior ( 47 Comments › )
    Filed under College Football, Open thread at November 10th, 2018 - 10:00 am

    I broke even last week because I got into a confirmation bias loop, and I know better than that.

    45/82 $1050/$1000

    Fact of the matter is Michigan is FOR REAL. Alabama is playing at a completely different level than everyone else. Ohio State, like Miami, were over rated again. It happens every year.

    The Relentless North Wind started last week, PA did not get an Autumn, we went straight into Winter. On the Deck tonight it’s Pennsylvania Shit Mist and wind. Yet I persevere. Yay, tho intemperate meteorology casts it’s icy grip, I defy! I will enjoy my Avo Vezuvian Synchro Fogato Cigar with a neat Hornito’s Nuevo tequila whilst writing my football picks. In my heart it is 68F with a light breeze!

    And, My H.S. Alma Mater won their WPIAL Quarter final game last night 7-6! Big doings in this little town!

    Let’s get busy, shall we?

    Wisconsin at #20 Penn State – Sat, Nov 10, 12:00 PM ET – PSU looked like dogshit against Michigan last week. W is getting 9 at Happy Valley. PSU had better beat this spread.

    South Carolina at #15 Florida – Sat, Nov 10, 12:00 PM ET – The Gamecocks are getting 6 at Florida? Oh hell no. The Gators cover.

    #10 Ohio State at #18 Michigan State – Sat, Nov 10, 12:00 PM ET – The Buckeyes are giving 4 on the road at Sparty. OSU has to beat this spread.

    Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh – Sat, Nov 10, 3:30 PM ET – VaTech is getting 3 at my beloved Panthers. PITT covers at home.

    #11 Kentucky at Tennessee – Sat, Nov 10, 3:30 PM ET – The Vols are getting 5 at home…AT ROCKYTOP against a basketball school. Let that sink in. Sorry Rain, The Cats cover.

    Northwestern at #21 Iowa – Sat, Nov 10, 3:30 PM ET – Northwestern is getting 10 at the Hawkeyes. The Cats cover.

    #8 Washington State at Colorado – Sat, Nov 10, 3:30 PM ET – Cougars are giving 6 and beat this spread.

    #24 Auburn at #5 Georgia – Sat, Nov 10, 7:00 PM ET – War Eagle is getting 14 on the road and the Bulldogs cover.

    #19 Texas at Texas Tech – Sat, Nov 10, 7:30 PM ET – Texas is giving 1.5 at Tech…Texas beats this.

    #2 Clemson at #17 Boston College – Sat, Nov 10, 8:00 PM ET – Clemson is giving 20 and beat this spread.

    10 games at $100 each.

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    47 Responses to “NCAA D1 Football Week 11 2018 OPEN THREAD”
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    1. coldwarrior
      1 | November 10, 2018 10:01 am

      Bunk, I moved your post to Monday for better exposure


    2. 2 | November 10, 2018 10:10 am

      CW – if Bunk’s got a good one, move his to tomorrow and put mine in whenever.


    3. rain of lead
      3 | November 10, 2018 10:10 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      ya know, johnny majors had a saying “they remember what you do in November”

      we will see if they do anything memorable


    4. 4 | November 10, 2018 10:11 am

      Cal plays USC tonight – away game. I haven’t got that good a feeling, but after losing by only 6 points to No. 10 Washington State last week, maybe we’ll finally beat those guys.


    5. coldwarrior
      5 | November 10, 2018 10:12 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      CW – if Bunk’s got a good one, move his to tomorrow and put mine in whenever.

      lemme look around later…thx


    6. RIX
      6 | November 10, 2018 10:13 am

      Good morning. Northwestern getting 10 at Iowa. Northwestern does cover, and……….
      Northwestern either has a let down after the Norte Dame game, or they rally to put themselves into the Big Ten Championship game. If they win the Big Ten they get a major bowl bid and get away from frigid Lake Michigan to a warm weather city.
      Upset special, NU covers and wins the game outright! I have spoken.


    7. coldwarrior
      7 | November 10, 2018 10:14 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Cal plays USC tonight – away game. I haven’t got that good a feeling, but after losing by only 6 points to No. 10 Washington State last week, maybe we’ll finally beat those guys.

      i’d like to see the tree win that one, right now they are 4.5 point under dogs so the money thinks that this will be a close game.


    8. 8 | November 10, 2018 10:14 am

      CW – since you are the knower of all things NCAA and I hate confessing this because I am a big fan of Auburn (when they aren’t playing Cal or ‘Bama, of course).

      If the team is the Tigers, where does the “War Eagle” reference come from?


    9. coldwarrior
      9 | November 10, 2018 10:15 am

      @ RIX:
      we are of the same mind.

      Namaste.


    10. 10 | November 10, 2018 10:15 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Cal plays USC tonight – away game. I haven’t got that good a feeling, but after losing by only 6 points to No. 10 Washington State last week, maybe we’ll finally beat those guys.

      i’d like to see the tree win that one, right now they are 4.5 point under dogs so the money thinks that this will be a close game.

      The Tree? That’s Stanford, CW. I’m crushed. Our mascot is Oscy Bear.


    11. coldwarrior
      11 | November 10, 2018 10:16 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      CW – since you are the knower of all things NCAA and I hate confessing this because I am a big fan of Auburn (when they aren’t playing Cal or ‘Bama, of course).

      If the team is the Tigers, where does the “War Eagle” reference come from?

      ah, WAR EAGLE!

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

      let me get you the story! one of the great mascots in all of sport!


    12. coldwarrior
      12 | November 10, 2018 10:19 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      The Tree? That’s Stanford, CW. I’m crushed. Our mascot is Oscy Bear.

      ah crap, sorry, i do know better.

      i hvent had my cappuccino yet


    13. coldwarrior
      13 | November 10, 2018 10:20 am

      the tree – stanford

      the bears – Cal Berkely

      da bearz – mike ditks’s chigaco bears


    14. 14 | November 10, 2018 10:26 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      Forgiven, of course……

      Guilty pleasure was watching the Saints beat the unbeaten Rams helmed by former Gal quarterback. Only time I get conflicted is when the Saints face off agains Aaron offing Rodgers.

      Looking forward of course to NEXT weekend which is traditionally the Big Game Rivalries. Of course, it looks like they are spreading them out over several weekends lately.


    15. 15 | November 10, 2018 10:38 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      What a fantastic read. Love the War Eagle I story!


    16. coldwarrior
      16 | November 10, 2018 10:44 am

      @ The Barbarian:

      a game there is on my bucket list


    17. coldwarrior
      17 | November 10, 2018 11:12 am

      espn college game day turns 25 today. great stuff


    18. RIX
      18 | November 10, 2018 1:10 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:
      we are of the same mind.

      Namaste.

      GMTA


    19. 19 | November 10, 2018 1:59 pm

      &@$!##%£

      Seller is getting another offer.

      We’re going to look at 2 more places though.


    20. RIX
      20 | November 10, 2018 3:35 pm

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/402352-a-birthday-challenge-for-the-marine-corps/
      @ WZj
      Happy birthday US Marine Corps. Semper fi bros and God Bless Chesty Puller!


    21. coldwarrior
      21 | November 10, 2018 4:46 pm

      @ RIX:

      ditto.


    22. Deplorable Bumr50
      22 | November 10, 2018 4:50 pm

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DUFPNILvM

      SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29. When launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America’s Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to have sunk there.

      For 17 years, Edmund Fitzgerald carried taconite iron ore from mines near Duluth, Minnesota, to iron works in Detroit, Toledo, and other Great Lakes ports. As a workhorse, she set seasonal haul records six times, often breaking her own previous record.[5][6] Captain Peter Pulcer was known for piping music day or night over the ship’s intercom while passing through the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers (between Lakes Huron and Erie), and entertaining spectators at the Soo Locks (between Lakes Superior and Huron) with a running commentary about the ship.[5] Her size, record-breaking performance, and “DJ captain” endeared Edmund Fitzgerald to boat watchers.[7]

      Carrying a full cargo of ore pellets with Captain Ernest M. McSorley in command, she embarked on her ill-fated voyage from Superior, Wisconsin, near Duluth, on the afternoon of November 9, 1975. En route to a steel mill near Detroit, Edmund Fitzgerald joined a second freighter, SS Arthur M. Anderson. By the next day, the two ships were caught in a severe storm on Lake Superior, with near hurricane-force winds and waves up to 35 feet (11 m) high. Shortly after 7:10 p.m., Edmund Fitzgerald suddenly sank in Canadian (Ontario) waters 530 feet (88 fathoms; 160 m) deep, about 17 miles (15 nautical miles; 27 kilometers) from Whitefish Bay near the twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario—a distance Edmund Fitzgerald could have covered in just over an hour at her top speed. Although Edmund Fitzgerald had reported being in difficulty earlier, no distress signals were sent before she sank; Captain McSorley’s last message to Arthur M. Anderson said, “We are holding our own.” Her crew of 29 perished, and no bodies were recovered. The exact cause of the sinking remains unknown, though many books, studies, and expeditions have examined it. Edmund Fitzgerald may have been swamped, suffered structural failure or topside damage, been shoaled, or suffered from a combination of these.

      The disaster is one of the best-known in the history of Great Lakes shipping. Gordon Lightfoot made it the subject of his 1976 hit song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” after reading an article, “The Cruelest Month”, in the November 24, 1975, issue of Newsweek. The sinking led to changes in Great Lakes shipping regulations and practices that included mandatory survival suits, depth finders, positioning systems, increased freeboard, and more frequent inspection of vessels.


    23. rain of lead
      23 | November 10, 2018 5:51 pm

      24-0 vols at start of the 4th

      oh my yes , they remember what you do in november


    24. coldwarrior
      24 | November 10, 2018 6:15 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      november up there is a son of a bitch.

      they got hit with an inland hurricane, one of the lowest barometric pressures recorded in north america


    25. coldwarrior
      25 | November 10, 2018 6:16 pm

      @ rain of lead:
      vols are beating a ‘ranked’ team.


    26. coldwarrior
      27 | November 10, 2018 6:35 pm

      my PITT panthers (in their throwback uniforms) hung 50+ of the hoakies.

      that was an ass beating


    27. RIX
      28 | November 10, 2018 6:43 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      my PITT panthers (in their throwback uniforms) hung 50+ of the hoakies.

      that was an ass beating

      They put a whoppin on em. We may have called it, northwester now up 14 to 10, 9:10 left in the game.


    28. coldwarrior
      29 | November 10, 2018 7:02 pm

      @ RIX:

      i’m doing really good this week…so far


    29. Possum
      30 | November 10, 2018 7:31 pm

      Today I had a wonderful lunch.

      Over two hours of conversation with a very interesting and intelligent person.

      We ate one small baby back rib each and shared 4oz of potato salad. We both agreed the ribs were not to the standard of home made, however this was a convenience food, fast food lunch meeting.

      We went “Dutch” as we are just casual acquaintances.

      To go Dutch, also known as a Dutch treat or a Dutch date, implies an informal agreement for each person to pay for his or her own expenses during a planned date or outing. The decision to do this is usually made in advance in order to avoid any confusion when the bill arrives or the tickets are purchased.

      Because we only ate one rib each I have half a pound of ribs, half a pound of brisket and a pound of potato salad in my fridge.

      My acquaintance took home two pounds of ribs, half a pound of brisket and a shit load of potato salad.

      All in all a very enjoyable Saturday lunch and I am looking forward to next Saturday.

      Life is good……


    30. coldwarrior
      31 | November 10, 2018 7:51 pm

      @ Possum:
      Good peeps n BBQ. Yep


    31. Aussie Infidel
      32 | November 10, 2018 8:57 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      If England can’t beat the Abs ‘At Home’ and in the rain…. Go figure!

      🙂

      https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=All+Blacks+vs+England+2018

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZHc256tf2w


    32. RIX
      33 | November 10, 2018 9:34 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ RIX:

      i’m doing really good this week…so far

      You are upping your batting average.


    33. RIX
      34 | November 10, 2018 9:44 pm

      Notre Dame is up on FSU 32 to 6 at the half.
      They did a flashback on the1993 “Game of the Century ” between them.
      I seriously watched it in our rented condo in Maui while my wife and four year old were at the pool.
      Irish won, and half of the people on the beach after the game wore ND hats and tee shirts.
      The Irish were number1!
      Then the following week they got upset by Boston College. Damn!


    34. yenta-fada
      35 | November 10, 2018 11:23 pm

      If the can really do this, why should it take ten years?

      https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-develop-liquid-that-sucks-up-sun-s-energy


    35. lobo91
      36 | November 10, 2018 11:52 pm

      @ yenta-fada:

      Lawyers


    36. AZfederalist
      37 | November 11, 2018 12:07 am

      yenta-fada wrote:

      If the can really do this, why should it take ten years?

      https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-develop-liquid-that-sucks-up-sun-s-energy

      Technical maturation. They can probably make a little bit of this stuff in the lab, but being able to scale up to production levels, at a reasonable cost takes additional development time and may require trade-offs for cost vs. performance, cost of production facilities, etc. 10 years seems a bit long, but may not be unreasonable if they are still searching for an industry partner to mature this


    37. 38 | November 11, 2018 12:27 am

      We got the house! Didn’t get much from the seller but after looking at 2 more places today, we didn’t want to lose this one. We sign the day before Thanksgiving and start moving in that afternoon.


    38. 39 | November 11, 2018 12:30 am

      @ right_wing2:
      Time to load up at least 40 boxes of books. And everything else we own.


    39. lobo91
      40 | November 11, 2018 1:11 am

      @ right_wing2:

      Congrats


    40. 41 | November 11, 2018 1:15 am

      @ lobo91:
      Thanks. It’s going to be a big change. I’ll also find out on Monday if I got a promotion to Team lead on a different project. All new agents on a banking project.


    41. 42 | November 11, 2018 1:24 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      That’s why I left it in the Preview file. No worries.


    42. 43 | November 11, 2018 1:25 am

      @ The Barbarian:
      Nah, it’s not time-sensitive.


    43. 44 | November 11, 2018 1:32 am

      100 years ago on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month WWI was declared over – Armistice Day 1918.

      There was only one problem.
      Germany had not surrendered.


    44. Aussie Infidel
      45 | November 11, 2018 3:27 am

      Bunk X wrote:

      100 years ago on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month WWI was declared over – Armistice Day 1918.

      There was only one problem.
      Germany had not surrendered.

      … and the stage was set for yet another war in just over 20 years.

      Fantastic Commemoration this morning in NZ. Scotch mist and everyone got wet but not a soul left. The Naval guard was impeccable as were to Army and Airforce. We had an international baritone sing the theme from Band of Brothers … Requiem for a Soldier and everyone pretended that they had Scotch Mist in their eyes as they wiped away a tear. The 18,277 named crosses the Auckland RSA put out in the grassed area in front of the War Memorial Museum was magnificent. We also had 60 light boxed 6′ x 4′ showing the stages of the 4 years of warfare. The WWI replacer flight was grounded because of the low cloud and mist so we didn’t get to see the 18,277 poppies fall from the sky onto the field of crosses. VERY well done but I’d expect nothing less from the professionals.

      A 100 gun salute on the Wellington waterfront before the 2 minutes silence at 1100. Tens of thousands there and not one sound except the Tui birdsong in the trees. Then the bells across the nation rang out, all the shipping sounded their horns and ambulance, fire and police series went of simultaneously as the whole country made as much noise as possible. Thank God for Peace !

      🙂

      Went back to the fields of crosses tonight and there were still thousands standing in the rain listening to a Piper’s lament and the Last Post sound (Taps). Then projected onto the walls of the neo-Greek building there was a son-et-liminare. Tye climax was the windows seeming to fill with thousands of poppies that cascaded down the walls and filled the whole front of the building with poppies 3 stories deep. Then the wind seemed to just slowly blow them all away. Fantastic.


    45. coldwarrior
      46 | November 11, 2018 9:19 am

      8/10 53/92 $1650/$1000

      new thread


    46. coldwarrior
      47 | November 11, 2018 9:19 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      beautiful.


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