GREG GAMBLE’S 2008 PIGSKIN PICKS - 14-6 ATS - 70%
NCAA: 6-0 (1-0) - NFL: 4-6 (3-4) - Teasers: 4-0 (3-0)
Did you miss Monday Night's on-point prediction...too pretty!
After Percy Harvin missed the opener with an injury & only touched the ball 6 times against Miami, look for the dynamic playmaker to explode giving Tebow his 2nd greatest option since arriving to Gainesville...
...cause we all know LUCY PINDER was Tebow's best option!
#4 FLORIDA GATORS (-7) @ TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS
The reason I luv the Gators, this game hits 3 of Greggy G rules:
Greg Gamble Rule #54-Mariah: Urban Meyer playin off a bye-week (& still acting more pissed-off than an adult actress after an unexpected hair shot), facing an unranked squad on the road & favored by less than 2 tuddies is almost as wise an investment as Nick Cannon's in Mariah's cougar-azz for a few years before cashing in!
Greg Gamble Rule #69-DD: When a team loses (Vols) to a team (Bruins) that was destroyed the following game (UCLA lost 59-0 to BYU); the worse case scenario for that team (Vols) is to bounce back against last year’s Heisman winner...unless his friend Double D is in the stands, then it's not that bad!
Greg Gamble Rule #69ing with Poprocks: If a Top-5 ranked team is better this year ova last year (Florida), and is playing an opponent they beat by more the 38 the year prior that is actually worse this season (Tennessee), put the midgets & Asians to bed and go looking for your checkbook!
Final Score: GATORS 34 VOLS 17
ARIZONA WILDCATS (-2.5) @ UCLA BRUINS
Under new headmaster Rich “Gambling Pool” Neuheisel, the Bruins secondary was abused like an NBA groupie last week as BYU completed 78% and tossed 7 tuddies! This week, they face a pass-happy Wildcat squad averaging ova 46 pts/gm in their first three contests (2-1) and looking for redemption after an 8-point loss at New Mexico. Led by Sr. QB Willie Tuitama (8 TD, 2 Int, & 66%), his game breaking WRs (Mike Thomas- 302 yrds 3 TD, Delashaun Dean- 220 yrds, 2 TD, & Terrell Turner- 134 yrds, TD), & possibly the most underrated back in the Pac-10 Nic Grigsby (125 ypg, 6.6 avg, 6 TD), I cannot fathom how UCLA’s offense bounces back to keep up.
Especially with Zona getting their feet wet on the road last week, the trip to Hollywood should be a much easier adjustment. While Neuheisel will eventually turn the program around, recruitment over the last few years and player movement after the coaching change has left UCLA without much depth. Just like BYU did, look for Mike Stoops to turn this into a track meet early and then pound Grigsy late as the Bruins tire.
Final Score: WILDCATS 37 BRUINS 27
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BTW, is it wrong to wonder what her friend is thinkin' w/ those fingers?
#9 ALABAMA TIDE (-9.5) @ ARKANSAS HOGS
While I’d pay money to see what happened to Charlie Weis happen to Nick Satan, i'll admit the A-hole can fire-up a college program something fierce. In only his 2nd season, Bama already looks like a powerhouse after opening 3-0 and winning by an average of 24 pts/gm (won at then #9 Clemson 34-10). The Tide has a bevy of star RBs sharing the pill this season and each has the ability to take over a game.
Combined with their power rushing attack, after starring in Home Improvement Sr. QB John Parker Wilson has development into a confident leader and become a play-action guru for Satan. As for the Hogs, besides losing the most dynamic backfield in NCAA history (Darren McFaddon & Felix Jones) and more than half their starters on both sides of the ball, the change in coaching staff has been the biggest adjustment for the few veterans left on the squad. As a result, the Hogs barely squeaked by W. Illinois in the opener (28-24) and followed that up with an ugly come from behind one-point victory at Louisiana-Monroe. Smellin' a blowout boys?
Final Score: CRIMSON TIDE 31 HOGS 13
Wednesday Night/Saturday Teaser Special
KANSAS ST WILDCATS (teased +2) @ LOUISVILLE CARDS
FLORIDA GATORS (teased -1) @ TENNESSEE
Led by the gigantic (6-6, 250) Jr. QB Josh Freeman (2 games: 520 yrds, 5 TD, 0 INT, & 4 rushing tuddies), the aggressive Cats have steamrolled some college doormats (North Texas & Montana State) to the tune of 114-16. Third-year coach Ron Prince's optimism to start the season revolved around an enormous & experienced O-Line, & decided with the vacancies at WR & RB (besides big-play threat Deon Murphy) he would snag some of the best talent in the nation from the JUCO ranks. As a result, even with plenty of new faces the KST offense looks extremely cohesive, while Freeman has been much more patient in the pocket and confident with his throws.
As for the recently-dominate Louisville Cardinals, last year Steve Kragthorpe took over a squad Bobby Petrino had built/recruited knowing he was heading out the door. As a result, Kragthrope spent last year kicking players off the team and trying to install a more disciplined approach…which did not sit well with boosters as their team led by an NFL-caliber QB (Brian Brohm) struggled to a .500 record. This year, the offense returns only 5 starters and no longer has the services of Mr. Brohm. While Hunter Cantwell has been serviceable over the years in Brohm’s absence, the opener against Kentucky (L 27-2) was an embarrassment as they mustered only 205 yards of total offense. Sure they looked like a different team pasting Tennessee Tech the following week, but playing against a BIG 12 squad under the lights should be a much tougher task. Cardinals may keep this close early, but keeping-up offensively after only 2 points against Kentucky...I just don't see it!
As for teasing them with the Gators, I know it seems like a long time to wait for an ATS collection, but just needing Urban Meyer to win outright against a bad Volunteer squad basically means you’re winner if all goes well Wednesday Night!
Final Score: KANSAS ST 31 LOUISVILLE 24
Final Score: GATORS 34 VOLS 17