Hey, the college football picks are back! (Applause fades)
Anyway, here’s the deal: I pick the SEC games against the spread, make a few jokes that are just slightly funnier than defensive coordinator Vic Koenning’s comments about Julio Jones and B.J. Scott (note to Koenning: if, 10 minutes later, you have to go around and tell people you were joking, you have made a bad joke), and you make lots of money. Then, naturally, you send me a large check.
Last year, I went 55-29-2 against the spread in the SEC games. That’s like, totally super-awesome, and yet I’m relegated to the Internet. Which is good, because last year’s mark guarantees an absolutely awful record this year. Now that I’ve gotten you excited….here are the picks!
Tennessee (-7.5) at UCLA: In honor of coach Rick Neuheisel, let’s start the betting with a UCLA game. I’m sure he would approve. The folks at UCLA ran ads in Los Angeles newspapers this week that proclaimed, “The football monopoly in Los Angeles is officially over.” Really? I have a feeling USC wouldn’t be touchdown underdogs at home against the Vols.