College Bowl Pick’Em Contest


If you are interested in winning a very mediocre prize, click here and use the league ID# 12655.  The overall points leader wins!

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: Running back Mark Ingram #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide kisses the BCS Championship trophy after winning the Citi BCS National Championship game over the Texas Longhorns at the Rose Bowl on January 7, 2010 in Pasadena, California. The Crimson Tide defeated the Longhorns 37-21. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

PGWU PodCast: How to fix the BCS


This podcast features Brandon Kennedy from NCAA Revolution. We discuss his idea and the KP Coalition.  Since all the bowls were released last night, I thought this would be a perfect time to post this interview.

Pregame Warm-Up Game Day: Week 11


It’s Saturday!  That means College Football, food and alcohol.  I’ll be doing all 3 today in Columbia, MO as I watch my Missouri Tigers face the K-State Wildcats.  This is going to start a string of 3 straight Mizzou games I will attend.  This week, then we are traveling up to Ames, IA next Saturday for Iowa State and then the Kansas Jayhawks and Tigers face off at Arrowhead Stadium on Nov 27.  Enough about my obsession with the Tigers.  Here are some games to watch today and my weak predictions for each of them.  Comment if you will, I’ll comment when I get home.

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI - OCTOBER 23: Missouri Tigers fans swarm the field after upsetting the Oklahoma Sooners at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Columbia, Missouri. The Tigers beat the Sooners 36-27. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Southern Miss @ UCF  I like the Knights to take a high scoring C-USA battle, 38-28 UCF.

K-State @ Missouri I’m worried about Daniel Thomas gashing the Tigers for big yards today, but I’m rolling with Mizzou 35-24.

Virginia Tech @ North Carolina  Hokies and Tar Heels have been playing well lately, this should be a good one, I’ll take the Tar Heels 24-20.

San Diego State @ TCU  I’m going out on a limb here, TCU won’t lose, but SDSU will keep it close.  TCU 31-20.

Texas A&M @ Baylor Points, Points and more points in this game.  RG3 is a freak for Baylor and Tannehill has been a great change for TAMU.  I like TAMU 41-30.

South Carolina @ Florida I’m not sure what to think of Florida, so I will pick them here.  Gators 30-27.

Mississippi State @ Alabama I like the Bulldogs this season, but I don’t see them winning today. Bama takes it, 24-17.

Oklahoma State @ Texas Okie State is ridiculously good at scoring points and Texas’ D isn’t good at stopping teams.  Cowboys roll 42-27.

The SEC Round Up: Week 11


As we head into week 11 of the 2010 FBS season, a lot of questions, concerns, distractions arise as QB Cam Newton established himself as the best player in the country with the perks of being in an investigation of money or recruiting issues. Is the 2nd ranked team in the nation Auburn distracted? I bet you they are, we’re all human this type of stuff is going to be running thru their heads today, tomorrow and throughout the game. The question we’re all asking is if Cam Newton can once again block out these allegations and play some ball on Saturday. He’s clearly the favorite to win the Heisman trophy this year unless he is guilty of his allegations than he’ll be looking into some NFL employment instead.

With that being said we got some intense games upon us this weekend as; but I’ll get into those in a minute, first of all lets look at the power rankings of the SEC as of today.

Power Rankings
1. Auburn
2. LSU
3. Alabama
4. Arkansas
5. Mississippi State
6. South Carolina
7. Florida
8. Georgia
9. Kentucky
10. Ole Miss
11. Vandy
12. Tennessee

Lets take a look at this week’s games in the SEC

OLE MISS @ TENNESSEE – Anyone else think the Volunteers want to just forget this season even happened? They haven’t won 1 game yet in the SEC and I don’t see them winning this week despite there at home. Masoli will find a way to win in this one, as they’d have to keep winning to have a shot at some bowl game. Ole Miss wins this game but it’ll be closer than people think. OLE MISS 27 Tenn 17

VANDY @ KENTUCKY – Randall Cobb and the Wildcats will look forward to taking care of business against Vandy this week. Once they get their passing game going there’s no stopping Kentucky, it won’t be close. KENTUCKY 36 Vandy 17

GEORGIA @ (2) AUBURN – Is this going to be Auburn’s trap game? Are all these distractions going to catch up with their star studded QB Cam Newton or is he going to block that out and lead his undefeated team to victory? I go for the latter and say’s Cam Newton dominates once again but it’ll be a shootout with both offenses being scary good. Newton and company do their part but AJ Green get’s his. AUBURN 54 Georgia 43

LA MONROE @ (5) LSU – Seriously can LSU get another easy break, sort of? 2 of the past 3 weeks they played teams outside their conference and lets face it there not competition. The Tigers should be able to cruise to victory in this one, but like Appalachian State declared, you never know. LSU 35 LA Monroe 14

UTEP @ (14) ARKANSAS – Ryan Mallett put on an air show last week, and it’s a lock where he’d do it again; the razorbacks should have no problem with UTEP as their at home and playing a non-conference opponent. I say Childs has a big game to help the Razorbacks get this win. ARKANSAS 47 UTEP 21

COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 06: Ryan Mallett  of the Arkansas Razorbacks celebrates after a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 6, 2010 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

(22) SOUTH CAROLINA @ (24) FLORIDA – Spurrier gets back in the swamp to try and get the victory. This years gamecocks are a different team from year’s past; I mean they put up points on the board and with Florida struggling and although they’re at home I see Garcia and company taking the victory from the Gators. Garcia has been on a roll lately and is having probably his best season yet, don’t see why it’ll stop now, Garcia to Jeffery all game. SOUTH CAROLINA 36 Florida 24

(17) MISSISSIPPI STATE @ (11) ALABAMA – Another big game amongst the ranked in the SEC, both sitting at 7-2 and Alabama pretty much out of the title game already; both are looking for big bowl game to get into. Mark Ingram hasn’t been the RB we’ve seen last year, Richardson has been struggling too past few weeks and Mississippi State has been playing stingy defense, I say it’ll be low scoring and whoever has the 1st turnover in the 2nd half will end up losing. MISSISSIPPI STATE 23 Alabama 20

Written by Brandon “BEE” Salamat.  Follow him on Twitter @TruGentleman808.

Bowl Projections: Week 11


I love bowl projections.  Every week you get different matchups, some you like and others you don’t.  As we go into week 11 in college football, here is how all of the 247 bowl games would line up if played today.  Check the site later this week, as I will release my college football bracket, IF they were to have a playoff.

Dec 18 2010….New Mexico Bowl-  AIR FORCE vs NEVADA

Dec. 18, 2010….Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl- FRESNO STATE vs TOLEDO

Dec. 18, 2010….R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl- TROY vs SMU

Dec. 21, 2010….Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl- LOUISVILLE vs SOUTHERN MISS

Dec. 22, 2010….MAACO Las Vegas Bowl- ARIZONA STATE vs UTAH

Dec. 23, 2010….Poinsettia Bowl- SDSU vs NAVY

Dec. 24, 2010….Sheraton Hawaii Bowl- EAST CAROLINA vs HAWAII

Dec. 26, 2010….Little Caesar’s Bowl- NORTHERN ILLINOIS vs NORTHWESTERN

Dec. 27, 2010….PetroSun Independence Bowl-  BYU vs CLEMSON

Dec. 28, 2010….Champs Sports Bowl- SYRACUSE vs MIAMI(FL)

Dec. 28, 2010….Insight Bowl- ILLINOIS vs TEXAS A&M

Dec. 29, 2010….EagleBank Bowl- GEORGIA TECH vs TULSA

Dec. 29, 2010….Texas Bowl- KANSAS STATE vs MICHIGAN

Dec. 29, 2010….Valero Alamo Bowl- MISSOURI vs OREGON STATE

Dec. 30, 2010….Armed Forces Bowl- UTEP vs AIR FORCE

Dec. 30, 2010….New Era Pinstripe Bowl- IOWA STATE vs WEST VIRGINIA

Dec. 30, 2010….Music City Bowl- MARYLAND vs OLE MISS

Dec. 30, 2010….Pac Life Holiday Bowl- BAYLOR vs ARIZONA

Dec. 31, 2010….Meineke Car Care Bowl- FLORIDA STATE vs SOUTH FLORIDA

Dec. 31, 2010….Brut Sun Bowl- CAL vs NORTH CAROLINA

Dec. 31, 2010….AutoZone Liberty Bowl- UCF vs GEORGIA

Dec. 31, 2010….Chick-Fil-A Bowl- NORTH CAROLINA STATE vs MISSISSIPPI STATE

Jan. 1, 2011….Dallas Football Classic- PENN STATE vs OKLAHOMA

Jan. 1, 2011….Outback Bowl- IOWA vs ARKANSAS

Jan. 1, 2011….Capital One Bowl- MICHIGAN STATE vs ALABAMA

Jan. 1, 2011….Konica Minolta Gator Bowl- OHIO STATE vs SOUTH CAROLINA

Jan. 1, 2011….Rose Bowl- TCU vs WISCONSIN

Jan. 1, 2011….Tostitos Fiesta Bowl- NEBRASKA vs PITT

Jan. 3, 2011….Orange Bowl- VIRGINIA TECH vs STANFORD

Jan. 4, 2011….Allstate Sugar Bowl- LSU vs  BOISE STATE

Jan. 6, 2011….GMAC Bowl- ARKANSAS STATE vs TEMPLE

Jan. 7, 2011….AT&T Cotton Bowl- OKLAHOMA STATE vs FLORIDA

Jan. 8, 2011….PapaJohns.com Bowl- KENTUCKY vs UCONN

Jan. 9, 2011….Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl- ARMY vs UCLA

Jan. 10, 2011….BCS Championship Game- AUBURN vs OREGON