Johnny’s Picks

October 23, 2009

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Thanks all for hanging in there with me as I missed last week … Johnny G has more important matters to attend to … like starting a chemo treatments to battle Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

But enough of the bad news, lets concentrate on Football this week.

Last Week:
Straight Up – 15-5 ATS: 14-6
For the Year:
Straight Up – 77-35 ATS: 60-52
Finally a week to get me off and running again.

College:

Minnesota @ Ohio St (-17) Unless they let Pryor run, they won’t cover the 17. OH St 31- MN 24

South Florida @ Pittsburgh (-6.5) I smell an upset here. S FLA – 21- Pitt 17

Iowa State @ Nebraska (-17.5) Cody Green!  The Huskers win big this week and remove the naysayers. Huskers 42- ISU 14

Colorado @ Kansas St (-4.5) – The Buffs are starting to look good.  KSU leads the Big XII North???  Colorado 21- KSU 21

Wake Forest @ Navy – (-2.5) The Match up of wild and crazy misdirection running games. Navy in a close one. Navy 21- Wake 20

Oklahoma (-8) @ Kansas. A biggie for the Jayhawks. They have a good offense but can they stop anyone? OU 35- KU 28

NFL:

San Francisco @ Houston (-3) The Texans have it rolling, and the nniners are seemingly reeling. A big day for Matt Schaub. Hou 35- SF 17

Indianapolis (-14) @ St Louis. The only issue here is will the Colts cover. I am padding my straight up numbers this week. Colts 35- Rams 14

Minnesota @ Pittsburgh (-5.5) A lot of points. I like the Steelers but this is too big of a spread. Steelers 24- Vikings 21

New England (-15) vs Tampa Bay in London! Tally ho … chalk up another one for the hoodie. Pats 42- Bucs 10

Green Bay (-7) @ Cleveland. I have not seen any life from the Browns to make me a believer. Pack 28 – Browns 17

New York Jets (-6) @ Oakland – Commitment to excellence is playing better than the Sanchise. Give me the Raaaaaaaiders…Oak 10 Jets 7

New Orleans (-7) @ Miami – With the Saints have a hangover after last week….No WAY. Saints 35- Miami – 21

Arizona @ New York Giants (-7) Something tells me Kurt Warner will handle the pressure. But can the cards stop the running game of the G Men? Giants 24- Cards 21

Philadelphia (-7)@ Washington – Who is in more disarray? The Skins with coaching woes or the Eagles who got beat at Oakland last week while looking horrible. Eagles 28- Washington 10

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kosmo
    Oct 23, 2009 @ 23:36:36

    I’ll throw a prediction out there – Johnny kicks Hodgkin’s @ss

    I had to struggle to get 8.5 points from the Husker fan next to me at work – and we knew the official spread for the game.

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  2. Patti
    Oct 24, 2009 @ 13:07:50

    I’m in agreement with kosmo. You kick Hodgkin’s @ss! All the best to you and your family.

    Re the NFL:
    Minn/Pitt: I believe in Brett. Vikings over Steelers.
    NYJ/Oak: Johnny, you are funny. Commitment to excellence? Jets over Faiders.

    One last comment: I don’t like the Commissioner’s push to showcase the NFL overseas. I don’t enjoy watching these games and I’m sure the teams don’t enjoy going out of the country. This game will be a boring blowout.

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  3. kosmo
    Oct 24, 2009 @ 20:58:46

    The Huskers fell a bit short of covering the spread …

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  4. Crunchy Conservative
    Oct 25, 2009 @ 09:09:39

    GO STATE!!! The NEW Big Red!!!

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