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Review: 4Quarters 2013 NCAA Field of 68 predictions sure to go wrong (4Quartertology)

So in case you want to hold it against me here is how I did in picking the 68 team NCAA tournament field as the bracket was revealed tonight. Let’s review my 2013 field of 68 predictions sure to go wrong.

Automatic Bids (31): Stony Brook (America East), Saint Louis (Atlantic 10), Miami FL (ACC), Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun), Kansas (Big XII), Marquette (Big East), Montana (Big Sky), Gardner-Webb (Big South), Michigan State (B1G), Long Beach State (Big West), Northeastern (Colonial), Memphis (CUSA), Valparaiso (Horizon), Harvard (Ivy), Niagara (MAAC), Akron (MAC), Norfolk State (MEAC), Creighton (MVC), New Mexico (MWC), Bryant (Northeast), Murray State (OVC), California (PAC-12), Lehigh (Patriot), Florida (SEC), Davidson (SoCon), Stephen F. Austin (SLC), Southern (SWAC), South Dakota State (Summit), Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt), Gonzaga (WCC), Denver (WAC)

After going 12-for-31 last year I improved to 15-for-31 in picking the conference autobids winner so go me.

At-Large Bids (37): Atlantic 10 (3) – Butler, VCU, LaSalle, ACC (3) – Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Big XII (4) – Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Big East (5) – Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, B1G (7) – Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, IowaMAC (1) – OhioMVC (1) – Wichita State, MWC (4) – UNLV, Colorado State, San Diego State, Boise State, PAC-12 (4) – Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Colorado, SEC (2) – Kentucky, Missouri, SLC (1) – Northwestern State, WCC (1) – Saint Mary’s, WAC (1) – Louisiana Tech

In the 2012 edition I picked 30-of-37 correctly 33-of37, sure Northwestern State is a technicality since they won the league instead of getting an auto bid but they are in the field.

Conference Breakdown:

8 – Big Ten: Michigan State, Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa
What Really Happened: 7 Big Ten teams made the field, Iowa will next be seen in the NIT
6 – Big East: Marquette, Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse
What Really Happened: 8 Big East teams made the field, Cincinnati and Villanova are dancing
5 – Big XII: Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Oklahoma
What Really Happened: 5 Big XII teams made the field, which was correctly picked
5 – Mountain West: New Mexico, UNLV, Colorado State, San Diego State, Boise State
What Really Happened: 5 MWC teams made the field, again accuracy was called
5 – PAC-12: California, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Colorado
What Really Happened: 5 PAC-12 teams made the field, the seeding sucked but the number was right
4 – Atlantic 10: Saint Louis, Butler, VCU, LaSalle
What Really Happened: 4 A10 teams made the field, pretty stoked about the run I’m on in this post
4 – ACC: Miami FL, Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State
What Really Happened: 4 ACC teams made the field, did I mention I did pretty good picking teams?
3 – SEC: Florida, Kentucky, Missouri
What Really Happened: 3 SEC teams made the field, had three teams but it was Ole Miss and not UK that got in
2 – MAC: Akron, Ohio
What Really Happened: 1 MAC team made the field, the MAC title game was a winner going to the NCAA and loser to the NIT
2 – Missouri Valley: Creighton, Wichita State
What Really Happened: 2 MVC teams made the field, both teams are in the field of 68
2 – Southland: Stephen F. Austin, Northwestern State
What Really Happened: 1 SLC team made the field, I really feel both are NCAA teams but the Demons pulled out a two point win in the finals over SFA
2 – West Coast: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s
What Really Happened: 2 WCC teams made the field, the Gaels got in making it two teams from the conference
2 – WAC: Louisiana Tech, Denver
What Really Happend: 1 WAC team made the field, both teams didn’t make the finals of the tourney bowing out early
1 – America East: Stony Brook
What Really Happend: 1 America East team made the field, Albany is going dancing from this league
1 – Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
What Really Happend: 1 Atlantic Sun team made the field, FGCU made the tourney for the first time
1 – Big Sky: Montana
What Really Happend: 1 Big Sky team made the field, the Grizz are back in the Madness
1 – Big South: Gardner-Webb
What Really Happened: 1 Big South team made the field, Liberty stormed through and made the tourney as a 15-20 team
1 – Big West: Long Beach State
What Really Happened: 1 Big West team made the field, Pacific took the bid
1 – Colonial: Northeastern
What Really Happened: 1 CAA team made the field, James Madison won the tourney and is in a play-in game to play Indiana
1 – Conference USA: Memphis
What Really Happened: 1 CUSA team made the field, Memphis need double OT to clinch its bid
1 – Horizon: Valparaiso
What Really Happened: 1 Horizon team made the field, Valpo is back
1 – Ivy: Harvard
What Really Happened: 1 Ivy team made the field, Harvard is back for a second straight year
1 – MAAC: Niagara
What Really Happened: 1 MACC team made the field, Iona won this bid
1 – MEAC: Norfolk State
What Really Happened: 1 MEAC team made the field, North Carolina A&T will look for the right to play Louisville
1 – Northeast: Bryant
What Really Happened: 1 Northeast team made the field, LIU-Brooklyn is the champion
1 – Ohio Valley: Murray State
What Really Happened: 1 OVC team made the field, Belmont won while Murray State will play elsewhere
1 – Patriot: Lehigh
What Really Happened: 1 Patriot team made the field, Bucknell wins the auto bid
1 – Southern: Davidson
What Really Happened: 1 SoCon team made the field, Davidson again is back in the NCAA tourney
1 – SWAC: Southern
What Really Happened: 1 SWAC team made the field, Southern opens with Gonzaga as a 16 seed
1 – Summit: South Dakota State
What Really Happened: 1 Summit team made the field, the Jackrabbits are back for a second year in a row
1 – Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee State
What Really Happened: 2 Sun Belt teams made the field, Western Kentucky stole the bid but the Blue Raiders got an at-large spot

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Four Quarters 2013 Conference Tournament Predictions Sure to go Wrong

Last season we debuted what Nate Jessen and I had done since college and that’s pick conference winners and dark horses. Now, you’re probably thinking what? Well if you don’t remember from last year (link) the favorite’s top seeds and dark horses the lower seeds.

We picked each conference with the exception of the Great West as they don’t have a tournament bid. Ok so this season favorites are seeds 1-3 (as of March 4) then everything else is considered dark horses. So here is the 2013 edition Conference Tournament Predictions Sure to go Wrong.

– Notes list who’s ineligible and who isn’t – http://www.bloggingthebracket.com/pages/2013-mens-college-basketball-conference-tournament-information

America East (Early Rounds at SEFCU Center/Albany, NY with Title Game at Highest Seed) – March 8-10, Championship March 16 NOTE: Boston University ineligible
Favorite:  Both (MV/NJ) – Stony Brook
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Albany

Atlantic 10 (Barclay Center/Brooklyn, NY) – March 14-17
Favorite: MV – Saint Louis, NJ – VCU
Dark Horse: MV – Charlotte, NJ – Butler

ACC (Greensboro Coliseum/Greensboro, NC) – March 14-17
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Miami
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – North Carolina State

Atlantic Sun (University Center/Macon, GA) – March 6-9
Favorite: MV – Florida Gulf Coast, NJ – Mercer
Dark Horse: MV – North Florida, NJ – USU Upstate

Big XII (Sprint Center/Kansas City, MO) – March 13-16
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Kansas
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Iowa State

Big East (Madison Square Garden/New York City, NY) – March 12-16 NOTE: Connecticut ineligible
Favorite: MV – Marquette, NJ – Louisville
Dark Horse: MV – Cincinnati, NJ – Syracuse

Big Sky (Regular Season Champion Hosts) – March 14-16
Favorite: MV – Montana, NJ – Weber State
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Sacramento State

Big South (Student Recreation and Convocation Center/Conway, SC) – First Round March 5, Quarterfinals March 7 with Semifinals/Finals March 9-10
Favorite: MV – Gardner-Webb, NJ – Highpoint
Dark Horse: MV – Coastal Carolina, NJ – UNC Asheville

Big Ten (United Center/Chicago, IL) – March 14-17
Favorite: MV – Michigan State, NJ – Michigan
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Illinois

Big West (Honda Center/Anaheim, CA) – March 14-16 NOTE: UC Riverside ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Long Beach State
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Hawai’i

Colonial (Richmond Coliseum/Richmond, VA) – March 8-11 NOTE: UNC Wilmington, Towson, Georgia State and Old Dominion ineligible
Favorite: MV – Northeastern, NJ – Delaware
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Georgia Mason

Conference USA (BOK Center/Tulsa, OK) – March 13-16 NOTE: Central Florida ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Memphis
Dark Horse: MV – Tulsa, NJ – East Carolina

Horizon League (First Round Campus Sites, Quarter/Semifinals at Regular Season Champion and Finals at Highest Seed) – First Round March 5, Quarter/Semifinals March 8-9, Finals March 12
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Valparaiso
Dark Horse: MV – Illinois-Chicago, NJ – Youngstown State

MAAC (MassMutual Center/Springfield, MA) – March 8-11
Favorite: MV – Niagara, NJ – Loyola
Dark Horse: MV – Canisius, NJ – Iona

MAC (First Round Campus Sites, Second Round-Finals Quicken Loans Arena/Cleveland, OH) – First Round March 11, Second Round-Finals March 13-16 NOTE: Toledo ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Akron
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Kent State

MEAC (Norfolk Scope Arena/Norfolk, VA) – March 12-16
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Norfolk State
Dark Horse: MV – Florida A&M, NJ – Hampton

Missouri Valley (Scottrade Center/St. Louis, MO) – March 7-10
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Creighton
Dark Horse: MV – Illinois State, NJ – Indiana State

Mountain West (Thomas & Mack Center/Las Vegas, NV) – March 13-16
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – New Mexico
Dark Horse: MV – Boise State, NJ – San Diego State

Northeast (Campus Sites) – March 6, 9, Championship March 12
Favorite: MV – Bryant, NJ – Robert Morris
Dark Horse: MV – Quinnipiac, NJ – Long Island

Ohio Valley (Nashville Municipal Auditorium/Nashville, TN) – March 6-9 NOTE: Jacksonville State ineligible
Favorite: MV – Murray State, NJ – Belmont
Dark Horse: MV – Southeast Missouri State, NJ – Tennessee State

PAC-12 (MCM Grand Garden Arena/Las Vegas, NV) – March 13-16
Favorite: MV – California, NJ – Oregon
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Colorado

Patriot (Campus Sites) – March 6, 9, Championship March 13
Favorite: MV – Lehigh, NJ – Bucknell
Dark Horse: MV – Holy Cross, NJ – Army

SEC (Bridgestone Arena/Nashville, TN) – March 14-17
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Florida
Dark Horse: MV – Arkansas, NJ – Missouri

Southern (U.S. Cellular Center/Asheville, NC) – March 8-11
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Davidson
Dark Horse: MV – Western Carolina, NJ – Appalachian State

Southland (Merrell Center/Katy, TX) – March 14-16 NOTE: Texas A&M – Corpus Christi ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Stephen F. Austin
Dark Horse: MV – Central Arkansas, NJ – Sam Houston State

SWAC (Special Events Center/Garland, TX) – March 13-16 NOTE: Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Southern
Dark Horse: MV – Jackson State, NJ – Prairie View

Summit (Sioux Falls Arena/Sioux Falls, SD) – March 9-12
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – South Dakota State
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Oakland

Sun Belt (Summit Arena and Hot Springs Convention Center/Hot Springs, AR) – March 9-12
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Middle Tennessee
Dark Horse: MV – Western Kentucky, NJ – Arkansas-Little Rock

West Coast (Orleans Arena/Las Vegas, NV) – March 6-9, Championship March 11
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Gonzaga
Dark Horse: MV – San Francisco, NJ – Santa Clara

WAC (Orleans Arena/Las Vegas, NV) – March 13-16
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Denver
Dark Horse: MV – Texas-Arlington, NJ – Utah State

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4Quarters 2013 NCAA Field of 68 predictions sure to go wrong (4Quartertology)

Yesterday the NCAA men’s conference tournament began and I apologizing for slacking on doing this sooner. As you may or may not remember I picked the field of 68 for the men’s basketball tournament which I later went back and reviewed which I’ll do again. Here is the the 2013 edition of the NCAA Field of 68 Predictions Sure to go Wrong.

Automatic Bids (31): Stony Brook (America East), Saint Louis (Atlantic 10), Miami FL (ACC), Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun), Kansas (Big XII), Marquette (Big East), Montana (Big Sky), Gardner-Webb (Big South), Michigan State (B1G), Long Beach State (Big West), Northeastern (Colonial), Memphis (CUSA), Valparaiso (Horizon), Harvard (Ivy), Niagara (MAAC), Akron (MAC), Norfolk State (MEAC), Creighton (MVC), New Mexico (MWC), Bryant (Northeast), Murray State (OVC), California (PAC-12), Lehigh (Patriot), Florida (SEC), Davidson (SoCon), Stephen F. Austin (SLC), Southern (SWAC), South Dakota State (Summit), Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt), Gonzaga (WCC), Denver (WAC)

At-Large Bids (37): Atlantic 10 (3) – Butler, VCU, LaSalle, ACC (3) – Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Big XII (4) – Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Big East (5) – Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, B1G (7) – Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, MAC (1) – Ohio, MVC (1) – Wichita State, MWC (4) – UNLV, Colorado State, San Diego State, Boise State, PAC-12 (4) – Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Colorado, SEC (2) – Kentucky, Missouri, SLC (1) – Northwestern State, WCC (1) – Saint Mary’s, WAC (1) – Louisiana Tech

Conference Breakdown:

8 – Big Ten: Michigan State, Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa
6 – Big East: Marquette, Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse
5 – Big XII: Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Oklahoma
5 – Mountain West: New Mexico, UNLV, Colorado State, San Diego State, Boise State
5 – PAC-12: California, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Colorado
4 – Atlantic 10: Saint Louis, Butler, VCU, LaSalle
4 – ACC: Miami FL, Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State
3 – SEC: Florida, Kentucky, Missouri
2 – MAC: Akron, Ohio
2 – Missouri Valley: Creighton, Wichita State
2 – Southland: Stephen F. Austin, Northwestern State
2 – West Coast: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s
2 – WAC: Louisiana Tech, Denver
1 – America East: Stony Brook
1 – Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
1 – Big Sky: Montana
1 – Big South: Gardner-Webb
1 – Big West: Long Beach State
1 – Colonial: Northeastern
1 – Conference USA: Memphis
1 – Horizon: Valparaiso
1 – Ivy: Harvard
1 – MAAC: Niagara
1 – MEAC: Norfolk State
1 – Northeast: Bryant
1 – Ohio Valley: Murray State
1 – Patriot: Lehigh
1 – Southern: Davidson
1 – SWAC: Southern
1 – Summit: South Dakota State
1 – Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee State

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2012 NFL Playoff Results: Conference Championships

After each round of the NFL playoffs we’ll update you on the results.


The two teams that lost in the conference championships last year advanced they both were the visitors.

Wildcard Weekend –

Saturday, January 5:
6 Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) 13 @ 3 Houston Texans (12-4) 19
6 Minnesota Vikings (10-6) 10 @ 3 Green Bay Packers (11-5) 24

Sunday, January 6:
5 Indianapolis Colts (11-5) 9 @ 4 Baltimore Ravens (10-6) 24
5 Seattle Seahawks (11-5) 24 @ 4 Washington Redskins (10-6) 14

Divisional Playoffs –

Saturday, January 12:
4 Baltimore Ravens (10-6) 38 @ 1 Denver Broncos (13-3) 35 F/2OT
3 Green Bay Packers (11-5) 31 @ 2 San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) 45

Sunday, January 13:
5 Seattle Seahawks (11-5) 28 @ 1 Atlanta Falcons (13-3) 30
3 Houston Texans (12-4) 28 @ 2 New England Patriots (12-4) 41

Conference Championship –

Sunday, January 20:
NFC Championship: 2 San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) 28 @ 1 Atlanta Falcons (13-3) 24
AFC Championship: 4 Baltimore Ravens (10-6) 28 @ 2 New England Patriots (12-4) 13

Super Bowl XLVII (Mercedes-Benz Superdome/New Orleans, Louisiana) –

Sunday, February 3:
Baltimore Ravens (10-6) v. San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1), 5:30 pm/CBS

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2012 NFL Playoff Results: Divisional Playoffs

After each round of the NFL playoffs we’ll update you on the results.


Three of the four teams from last years conference championship are back after an exciting divisional round.

Wildcard Weekend –

Saturday, January 5:
6 Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) 13 @ 3 Houston Texans (12-4) 19
6 Minnesota Vikings (10-6) 10 @ 3 Green Bay Packers (11-5) 24

Sunday, January 6:
5 Indianapolis Colts (11-5) 9 @ 4 Baltimore Ravens (10-6) 24
5 Seattle Seahawks (11-5) 24 @ 4 Washington Redskins (10-6) 14

Divisional Playoffs –

Saturday, January 12:
4 Baltimore Ravens (10-6) 38 @ 1 Denver Broncos (13-3) 35 F/2OT
3 Green Bay Packers (11-5) 31 @ 2 San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) 45

Sunday, January 13:
5 Seattle Seahawks (11-5) 28 @ 1 Atlanta Falcons (13-3) 30
3 Houston Texans (12-4) 28 @ 2 New England Patriots (12-4) 41

Conference Championship –

Sunday, January 20:
NFC Championship: 2 San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) @ 1 Atlanta Falcons (13-3), 2 pm/FOX
AFC Championship: 4 Baltimore Ravens (10-6) @ 2 New England Patriots (12-4), 5:30 pm/CBS

Super Bowl XLVII (Mercedes-Benz Superdome/New Orleans, Louisiana) –

Sunday, February 3:
AFC v. NFC, 5:30 pm/CBS

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4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em: Jerry and Mike Go Bowling! (Recap)

Well the pick’em season is closed until August but final numbers were Jerry with a 19-16 record where I went 14-21. Thanks for reading and we’ll be back for season two of 4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em before you know it.


Last night the Tide rolled Notre Dame 42-14, I felt Jerry did the same in the bowl pick’em. Photo by Streeter Lecks/Getty

Bowl Record: Mike (14-21), Jerry (19-16)
Regular Season Total: Jerry (92-49), Mike (92-49)

Previous Bowl Pick’em Results

2012-13 Bowl Results –

Gilden New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 48 Arizona 49
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo 15 Utah State 41
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU 23 San Diego State 6
Beef “O” Brady Bowl St. Petersburg: Ball State 17 UCF 38
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 43
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington 26 Boise State 28
Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 10 SMU 43
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky 21 Central Michigan 24
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: San Jose State 29 Bowling Green 20
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 48 Duke 34
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49 UCLA 26
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14
Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers 10 Virginia Tech 13 F/OT
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota 31 Texas Tech 34
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Rice 33 Air Force 14
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia 14 Syracuse 38
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy 28 Arizona State 62
Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas 31 Oregon State 27
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU 16 Michigan State 17
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina State 24 Vanderbilt 38
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Southern California 7 Georgia Tech 21
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 17 Tulsa 31
Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU 24 Clemson 25
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: Mississippi State 20 Northwestern 34
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue 14 Oklahoma State 58
CapitalOne Bowl: Georgia 45 Nebraska 31
Outback Bowl: South Carolina 33 Michigan 28
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: Wisconsin 14 Stanford 20
Discover Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois 10 Florida State 31
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Louisville 33 Florida 23
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oregon 35 Kansas State 17
AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M 41 Oklahoma 13
BBVA Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh 17 Mississippi 38
GoDaddy.com Bowl: Kent State 13 Arkansas State 17
BcS National Championship: Alabama 42 Notre Dame 14

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4Quarters Weekly College Pick’em: Jerry and Mike Go Bowling! (Jan. 7 BcS National Championship)


Tonight is the night for the National Championship a month in the making. Here is the conclusion to the 4Q Bowl Pick’em

Hey I’ve closed the cap to four but will come out short so congrats to Jerry for his bowl pick’em victory. We’ve got one last order of business and that’s the national championship game on Monday night in Miami. So who wins the game of traditional powers that will close the 2012 season? Thanks for following along on our picks and we will continue this next season.

Again, instead of giving you each bowl game all at once we’ll give you are picks in a daily dose of them.

Monday – January 7, 2012
BcS Championship Game (Miami, Florida): 25 Kent State Golden Flashes (11-1, 7-1 SEC) v. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-0), 7:30 pm/ESPN
M – Last year I didn’t watch the game because I’m anti-SEC so having two teams in that game meant counter programming. Also I felt that Oklahoma State, Stanford or someone else deserved to be in the game. So here we are two historical college football teams meeting in South Florida. Alabama is going for a third crystal football in three years which hasn’t been done since Nebraska in the late 90’s. Notre Dame hasn’t won a title in 20+ seasons and Brian Kelly trying to be the latest Irish coach to win a championship in year three. Neither team has impressed me this year but that’s a matter for another day but I think ND has more to play for plus teams winning back-to-back in the BcS era haven’t fared well. The Pick: Notre Dame 20 Alabama 13
J – Notre Dame has all the elements of an SEC team: Great coaching, phenomenal defense and just kind of figuring it out as it goes along on offense. Keep in mind all the quarterbacks that have beaten the Tide since their 2008 revivial: The Most Overcovered Backup QB In Football History, Brian Johnson, Steven Garcia, Jordan Jefferson (twice), Cam Newton and Johnny Manziel. What do they have in common? All mobile QBs. What does Notre Dame have in Everett Golson? That’s right. With that said, I can’t go against The Champions in a spot like this until they’ve been beaten, but the Fighting Irish will make them sweat for their 3rd title in 4 seasons.  The Pick: Alabama 23 Notre Dame 17

Rankings are from BcS Standings

Current Bowl Record: Mike (14-20), Jerry (18-16)
Regular Season Total: Jerry (92-49), Mike (92-49)

Previous Bowl Pick’em Results

Current Bowl Results –

Gilden New Mexico Bowl: Nevada 48 Arizona 49
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Toledo 15 Utah State 41
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: BYU 23 San Diego State 6
Beef “O” Brady Bowl St. Petersburg: Ball State 17 UCF 38
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 43
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas: Washington 26 Boise State 28
Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Fresno State 10 SMU 43
Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky 21 Central Michigan 24
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: San Jose State 29 Bowling Green 20
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati 48 Duke 34
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49 UCLA 26
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl: Ohio 45 Louisiana-Monroe 14
Russell Athletic Bowl: Rutgers 10 Virginia Tech 13 F/OT
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Minnesota 31 Texas Tech 34
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Rice 33 Air Force 14
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: West Virginia 14 Syracuse 38
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Navy 28 Arizona State 62
Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas 31 Oregon State 27
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: TCU 16 Michigan State 17
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina State 24 Vanderbilt 38
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Southern California 7 Georgia Tech 21
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 17 Tulsa 31
Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU 24 Clemson 25
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: Mississippi State 20 Northwestern 34
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Purdue 14 Oklahoma State 58
CapitalOne Bowl: Georgia 45 Nebraska 31
Outback Bowl: South Carolina 33 Michigan 28
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio: Wisconsin 14 Stanford 20
Discover Orange Bowl: Northern Illinois 10 Florida State 31
Allstate Sugar Bowl: Louisville 33 Florida 23
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Oregon 35 Kansas State 17
AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M 41 Oklahoma 13
BBVA Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh 17 Mississippi 38
GoDaddy.com Bowl: Kent State 13 Arkansas State 17

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