Evil Bill’s Weekly Pick Six To Go – Week 3


Last week I picked Nebraska to win and that is pretty inexcusable.  I think I must have had a major lapse in judgement.  I did hit my upset special, but picking and watching Wisconsin lose didn’t make me upset at all.  In fact, as I posted on twitter, watching teams season crumble brings me great joy.  Misery loves company.

I posted a 4-2 record in just picking the games, but someone posted comments on Facebook (or sometimes referred to as Spacebook by genius coaches) that they wanted the spread.  I will not pick against the line, but will add in it here for anyone that feels the need to profit of my infinite wisdom.  Any profits earned will go to the “Pay Evil Bill Money because his Parody Twitter Account is Better Than his Regular Job Fund.”

Here we go with this week’s picks:

Florida at Tennessee (Tennessee -3)

Florida burnt me last week with their comeback victory vs. Texas A&M.  There was a time this game was pretty great with Manning at UT and Spurrier at FLA.  That time is long gone,  but Derek Dooley will fight to keep his hot seat a littler cooler with a convincing win.

Tennessee 24 Florida 13

 Notre Dame at Michigan State (MSU -6)

Another game that is better in my memory than it is in reality.  Thinking of that game Drew Henson threw away and then the infamous rant of Mike Valenti in 2006 brings back some anger.  Brian Kelly losing and going on an eventual rant on a Saturday night in front of America is something I can get behind.

Michigan State 31 Notre Dame 17

 UConn at Maryland (UConn -3)

Wow, the Randy Edsall aka Rangoon game.  Minutes after celebrating their destruction in the Fiesta Bowl, Edsall was on his was to taking his dream job and ruining Maryland Football for the foreseeable future.  Maryland has lost more players than PSU because Rangoon is such a prick.  UConn is a complete unknown to me, but that’s more than enough to pick them here.

UConn 17 Maryland 9

Alabama at Arkansas (Alabama -21)

Driving down the highway on his bike with his secret life in full bloom, Bobby Petrino must have thought about this game and realized he would have no better chance to beat Alabama than in 2012.  Then, it all came crashing down both literally and figuratively.  John L. Smith steps in and everyone is happy to see such a great nutcase in a prime job.  He files for bankruptcy earlir in the week and then proceeds to lose to the University of Louisiana-Monroe.  Now, we are going to be deprived of John L. Smith past 2012.   What could have been for Arkansas…

Alabama 38 Arkansas 7

Arizona State at Missouri (Mizzou – 6)

Todd Graham is still coaching in the same spot for more than 2 weeks and that should be recognized.  Not only that, but smacking Illinois and leaving Pitt in disarray makes me kind of like this guy.  That being said, he can’t go on the road and beat a Big 12 SEC team.  If he does, just understand that Todd Graham will be coaching Arkansas in 2013.

Missouri 33 Arizona State 27

Upset Special

USC at Stanford (USC -9)

Any chance I can get to see USC getting outcoached and a potential loss, I will jump on it.  Lane Kiffin is not winning a BCS Title with an undefeated team.   I don’t even think that Stanford is that good, but I know for a fact they have a better coach with more class.  Screw Lane Kiffin!

Stanford 27 USC 24
2012 Season Record to date: 9-3

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tdmcgann Thomas McGann

    “Fake” in your personality description should modify Coach, not “Darker.” That said, our back and forth tweets, as you know, inpired me to write “Bantering with Bill…” unaware that I was not addressing the real Bill O’Brien. I think most people thought it was a parody. However, many others took it to be a real interchange between the real coach and an earnest blogger. Doubtless, we could continue the banter. If so, I would take the necessary precaution to ensure no one would doubt that’s it’s fake repartee. You don’t need to do anything different, though you should make the change I pointed out above. Whether or not I decide to carry on in this vein with you, I guess I should repost the “Bantering” blog with an anouncement that I had been duped but, nevertheless, henceforth I will wittingly partake in the parody. I must sleep on this fellows. Ciao.