PMS 2.0 035 – Hot Topic Thursday

 On today’s show, Pat and the guys cover a vast range of topics. They discuss whether or not they think Urban Meyer will coach again and how the cult’s of college football teams impact a coach’s legacy, and get into the feedback Pat was given after calling his first NFL game and if he thinks he’ll get another chance to do so and in what capacity and where. The guys also discuss the first few days of the weight loss challenge and how the participants are battling through it, dive into a little movie talk ranging from Kevin Costner’s athletic skills, to Avatar, to Goodfellas, which results in a conversation about the current state of the mafia, and if they still operate. They also cover all the drama going on in Pittsburgh with the Steelers and talk about a couple of the potential landing spots for AB if he is to get traded, chat about the NFL playoff games this weekend and who they’re leaning towards, get into a little bit of a fast food discussion, and question where the phrase “bless you,” came from and if it should be extended to other things as well. It’s a hilarious one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

Can Feel A Cold Streak Coming, Friday Bowl Picks

Shoutout Temple for being up at half and then giving up like 40 straight and Vandy Blowing their lead as well to send us to 1-2 on the day and 10-9 overall on Bowl season. Still in the positive boys but we are taking on water. Maybe today we bounce back. Whatever. 

  1. Auburn -3.5 vs Purdue; O/U 57.5

Gus Malzahn is 1-4 in Bowl games and got blown out last year by Central Florida. I have a hard time thinking the Tigers will be any more motivated this year to face a middle of the road Big Ten team at the Music City Bowl. In Brohm I trust with Purdue. He turned down the Louisville job to stay at Purdue and I assume that is a lot of motivation for the team. Give me Purdue +3.5 in a game that means more to them. 

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2. Syracuse -3 vs WVU; O/U 66

Purely a motivational game pick here. WVU is without Will Grier and their starting tackle who are preparing for the NFL, not a good look for the team. Dana Holgersen is 1-4 in his last 5 Bowl games. He just doesn’t seem like someone who cares about a meaningless bowl game. On the other hand Syracuse is a program that hasn’t been to the bowl each of the last 5 years and is good to make a statement. Taking Syracuse and probably the over hoping WVU backup plays ok. 

3. Washington St -2.5 vs Iowa St; O/U 58

Hardest game of the day to pick. Washington St is the more talented team but after being as high as #8 in the country and 10-2 they can not be motivated after losing to Washington and losing out on the Rose Bowl. This is not a bowl Wash St wants to be playing in and I’d be surprised if Leach gives a shit. On the other hand Iowa St is happy to be there and won 7 of their last 8 games. Also the Pac 12 has been awful in bowl games. Give me Iowa St and the points to +3. 

Good Luck 

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The Art Of Picking Every Bowl Game

Bowl Season is 2 days away and it is possibly the greatest time of the year. Mixed in with Saturday NFL games there is basically a football game every day from now until after New Years. 

“Ya but Digs, a lot of those games are dog shit that no one cares about.”

There is an easy way to fix that, you bet on every single game and immediately make every single one exciting. You can’t just throw darts at the board though and hope to get wins in these bowl games. You have to do the research during bowl season. I know you don’t have time to do the proper research though so that’s what I am here for. 

The reason why you need to do more research during bowl season is because there are so many more variables. During bowl season a team could literally not have a coach, players will sit out for the NFL, Teams just lost a conference game and have no motivation, final exam schedules, resting players with injuries that would normally play, etc. I have spent hours and days gathering all of this information to make the most informed picks of the year. 

I have nearly finished my yearly Bowl Season excel spreadsheet that will be the key to us making large amounts of money. Here is a little teaser of the spreadsheet. The good stuff is hidden to the far right and will be revealed here everyday before the games start. 

I will be giving out picks for every game in a daily blog on here but to make things more fun I will also be getting picks from every person in the office and seeing who does best this bowl season. I am honestly excited to hear the reasoning for why Pat makes a pick for some Obscure bowl between the Mud dogs and some other Mickey Mouse team. First picks come out Friday Morning. 

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What The Bowl Games Should Have Been

CBS – Check out the entire CFP along with the New Year’s Six games below and keep scrolling for the remainder of the bowl slate. 

It’s the best worst time of year as College Football comes to end, starting with Army Navy this Saturday. 

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My world when football stops for 7 months

Bowl games now don’t really mean too much, a big reason guys like Ed Oliver sit out so that they don’t get hurt going into the NFL draft. With that being said, the games they did decide on were underwhelming and thought there were some serious potential to see if an 8 team playoff really would be worth it going into next year. The first game that should of been scheduled this December was Georgia vs UCF. UCF hasn’t lost a game in two years and the best team not going to the CFP is Georgia. Why wouldn’t you put Georgia against UCF to see if the self proclaimed national champions really are legit. I get their quarterback is hurt and they would probably get blown out, but would be nice to see UCF go up against one of the best. If it was close then that game alone would be a big enough case to turn the CFP to 8 teams. Get rid of that blow away game that every big team has and lets add another week to the CFP. (Georgia vs Texas and UCF vs LSU)

Really, that was the only matchup that I wanted changed with all my college football might. A few other games I wanted to see were LSU vs Michigan and West Virginia vs Washington State. LSU and Michigan was just a game that I wanted to see cause both these teams were at the top of College Football for so many weeks of the season. I really like the Florida/Michigan game but with the defenses of LSU and Michigan, that game would wreak of an all out war. West Virginia and Washington State really should be changed into a game because it would be one of the more entertaining games of the entire season. These are two of the better gun slingers in the whole country and the fact that Will Grier and Gardner Minshew won’t be slinging it against each other is bologna. Not to mention a Mike Leach vs Dana Holderson battle that would have points on points on points.

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Two of the games I thought the committee hit the nail on the head with was Ohio State vs Washington and Penn State vs Kentucky. The champions of the Pac 12 and the Big Ten in a bowl game that isn’t the college football playoff is rare so hopefully after Washington gets blown out the Pac 12 will start to get serious about their football again. UCLA and USC have to get back in the action cause right now the Big Ten dominates the Pac 12. Penn State Kentucky will be a great SEC Big Ten game to go with Michigan/LSU. I like this matchup cause of Trace McSorley vs the Kentucky defense. Always thought McSorely was a stud so hopefully he’ll put on a show and Kash Daniels will respond with a few big plays of his own. Very excited for this next month of football and very sad at the same time, lets hope we get some magic to carry us to next years season.

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Everyone on February 4th

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