Category Archives: Andree

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 81 – FACELESS PORTRAIT

FACELESS PORTRAIT is challenging, but still, a handful of hearty photographers gave it a whirl. But you didn’t come here to listen to me talk all tommyrot about heart. You came to see the submissions:


WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - SUZANNE BRANNEN
Suzanne Brannen

WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - STEPHANIE KIM
Stephanie Kim

WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett

WEEK 81 - FACELESS PORTRAIT - ANGIE DEWAARD
Angie DeWaard

But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:


WEEK 82 - ANGRY
ANGRY!

ANGRY seems like a pretty straight forward easy theme. It should be easy to find somebody you know that is ANGRY. Or something that makes you ANGRY.

Personally, I’m somebody that people rarely see ANGRY, but I’m told I have a “look” when I’m ANGRY. I assume that this look is what I captured in the reveal photo above.

So get out there and get in touch with your inner Hulk. Incredible, or otherwise.

HOUSEKEEPING

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 RULES DIVISION

1. The picture has to be taken the week of the theme. This isn’t a curate your pictures challenge. This is a get your butt off the couch (my personal experience) and put your camera in your hands challenge. Don’t send me a picture of you next to the Eiffel Tower, when I know you were in Iowa all week. I will point out that I have let that slide some in the past. I will not in the future. Since it is literally about the only rule.

2. Your submission needs to be emailed to bennett@photography139.com by 11 AM on the Monday of the challenge. It should be pointed out that this blog auto-publishes at 12:01 on Mondays. So it wouldn’t hurt to get your picture in earlier.

That is it, them’s the rules.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION

Nothing new to report. I’ll try to do better next week.

Want your own Photography 139 email subscription? Call, email, or text me and I’ll get you the hook up.

A MESSAGE FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHY 139 GALLERY DIVISION

Sometimes people send me descriptions of their photos. I’ve never done anything with that information in the past. However, if you send me a description in the future, I will add it to your image in the Weekly Photo Challenge Gallery that houses all the submissions.

MESSAGE FROM THE ROUNDBALL ORACLES DIVISION

Tonight is the national title game and there are two people still alive in the pursuit to have their name put on the List of Immortals, next to other basketball greats like Running Wolf and that missionary guy from Taiwan.

Here is what you need to know to base your rooting interests tonight:

IF North Carolina (a fine academic institution COUGH! COUGH!) wins, Paul Golden is this year’s Roundball Oracles Champ!
IF Gonzaga (a school that nearly closed in the 90s) wins, Andree Jauhari is this year’s Roundball Oracles Champ!

I know who I’m rooting to win. (Hint: It involves which one it will cost me the least amount of money to ship the trophy to…)

Good luck gentlemen!

On the other side of the coin. Congratulations (I think) go out to Shannon Bardole (for the moment) for winning this year’s The Sara! The trophy awarded to last place adult that tried really, really hard. She edged out Jill Gorshe, Corey Faust (all that hockey must be going to his brain), and Laura Miller. Laura was close to clinching a repeat. However, South Carolina’s Final Four run gave her just enough points to best Shannon, Jill, and Faust in the final standings. Well played Laura!

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That’s all I got for today, so if the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise, we will commune right here again next Monday. Hopefully it will be a very angry Monday!

ROUNDBALL ORACLES – YEAR 12

I recently presented The Trophy for winning the 12th year of the Roundball Oracles to this year’s champion… Michelle Haupt

It was an exciting NCAA Tournament and an equally exciting Roundball Oracles NCAA Tournament Pool. If North Carolina would’ve won the NCAA Championship Game, Sara Lockner would’ve come home with the trophy this year. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Congratulations Michelle! May your reign be short.


Roundball Oracles - Year 12 Champion - Michelle Haupt
Michelle Haupt – Newest Immortal (Pictured with Lily)
Past Roundball Oracles Champions (The List of Immortals)

2005 – William McAlpine
2006 – William McAlpine
2007 – Tim Peterson
2008 – Mark Wolfram
2009 – Mark Wolfram
2010 – Mark Wolfram
2011 – Carrie Baier
2012 – Lowell Davis
2013 – William McAlpine
2014 – Brandon Kahler
2015 – Derek Dohrman
2016 – Michelle Haupt

Here be the final standings.
1.  Michelle Haupt –  275
2.  Sean Clubine –  270
3.  sara lockner – 259
4. Yours Truly 255
5. Micky Augustin 245
6.  Angie DeWaard 241
7.  Jackson Faust 241
8.  Derek Dohrman 237
9.  Frank Meiners 233
10.  Toby Sebring 230
11,  Lowell Davis 230
12,  Mark Wolfram 228
13.  Jason Baier 227
14,  Corey Faust 221
15,  Paul Golden 220
16,  Wily McAlpine 218
17, Jordan Toot 217
18.  Jesse Howard 216
19.  Shannon Bardole 215
20.  Benjamin Baier 214
21.  Liz Nordeen 214
21. Jill Gorshe 214
23 . Jon DeWaard 207
24. JJ Baier 204
25.  Dawn Krause 203
26.  Nader Parsaei 202
27,  Brandon Kahler 201
28.  Carrie Baier 197
29.  Jorge Rios 197
30.  shawn lockner 194
31.  Jen Gorshe 193
32.  Derrick Gorshe 193
33.  Andree Jauhari 193
34.  tim peterson 192
35.  Bill Wentworth 183
36.  Olivia Baier 180
37.  Russ Kennerly 180
38.  Carla Stensland 175
39.  William Baier 170
40.  Rachel Johnson 167
41.  Robert Henning 162
42.  Joe Lynch 156
43.  Laura Priest 152

Laura (Miller) Priest won the 3rd Annual “The Sara” for last place adult that tried. Joining the trophy’s namesake Sara Lockner and Derrick Gorshe as past winners. I don’t have a picture of Laura with her new trophy yet, but I will as soon as I get “The Sara” in the mail, it arrives in Manhattan, and she sends me a picture with her new pride and joy.

The Birthday Party of Fate (Roundup)

I’ve thanked all these people in person, but I’d like to publicly thank everybody that helped out in some either small or big way with my birthday party on Saturday.

Big shout out to Scott for making tons of delicious mouth watering chicken and jalapeno cream corn. I only wish I would have had time to help do more than just brine the chicken. If I am so inclined to do this again next year and you are so inclined to help with the food next year, I will have to schedule this so I can be more hands on with the process. I may have been The Master, but Scott was undeniably the Smoker Master. I just can’t overstate how amazing the chicken was people.

Much love to Scott’s (better-other-less high maintenance) half for making the Pick and Pluck. If I would’ve thought of it, I would’ve bought several gallons of ice cold chocolate milk to knock down while setting up shop on that thing.

Thanks to Logan and Corinna for holding down the grill and making an assortment of hot dogs and sausages to compliment the mouth watering chicken. I don’t really have any photos of the event, perhaps next year I can talk him/them into doing some candid photography for the party.

I’m always able to count on Dae Hee when I need some assistance. He came over and helped put up the canopies for the outdoor dining area, the tent for an additional child area, moved all the chairs from the basement to the outdoors, and watched 2 hours of GAME OF THRONES. A pretty solid effort!

Thanks to Jason for loaning me his Cornhole set.

Thanks to Shannon for loaning me her canopies, although I’m still unclear where one gets tailgating tents that don’t have Iowa State colors. Or why a person would even want such a thing.

Thanks to Jesse for laminating the beverage identification signs.

Thanks to Teresa for helping out in various tasks before the party started.

Thanks to my Mom for making a copious amount of side dishes and desserts. Nobody went home hungry. That is for sure.

Finally, thanks to everybody that took time out of their lives to come visit me:


Teresa
Brandon
Logan & Corinna
Aunt Linda
Kio
Steph, Katie, Jeff, & Yin
Carla, Jason, Alexis, and Johnathan
Mom
Scott, Melissa, Austin, and Porter
Steve
Dawn, Kevin, Scott, and Kayelee
Jen, Derrick, Evie, and Layla
Sara, Shawn, and Gretchen
Jesse, Kelly, Kalista, Saydie, and Taylan
Willy
Dan and Angie
Suzie
Monica and Jeff
Bethany, Dae Hee, and Nora
Jason, Will, Ben, and Nader
Andree
Anders & Nicholas
Shannon and Jason
Geri
Michelle, Craig, and Lily
Kim and Kevin

A special thanks to Dae Hee, Bethany, and Nora who came from Minnesota. Aunt Linda who came from Kansas. Stephanie who came all the way from Brooklyn. I guess I’m morally obligated to visit her in October now. Right?

Since I think that this party was a success on some level, I am tentatively planning on doing it again next year. Tentatively thinking about some time on Memorial Day Weekend next year. We’ll see how the cookie crumbles.

Now to the less than stellar news…

The Photo Booth was a success, but far from perfect. It turns out that the photo booth program I used has a painful little quirk. If the “Finish” button wasn’t pushed at the conclusion of the photo session, the program timed out and didn’t save the photo strip! The good news is that it did save the original images. The bad news is that there will be a night in my future where I’ll be piecing together photo strips from saved images. Yeah me!

For that reason, I did load up all the images into the party gallery. Not just the “finished” photo strips.

To see those images, click on the link below… (You can also download them by clicking on the down arrow icon.)

MANOS & PHOTOBOOTH IMAGES

However, thought I would share a few of them here as well:








































But the good news is that I now have a thousand different ways to improve the photo booth for next year. Tentatively.

New Toy

We recently held an auction at the Computer Mine. The one thing in the auction that I really coveted was a blue Canon A4000 IS. I’m not a Canon guy at all. However, I’ve been sans point and shoot for a couple years now and there are times (like mission trips) where a little point and shoot would come in handy. While it isn’t the most powerful camera, I thought if I could get it for $50 bucks (while it retails for $150) I could slum and add a Canon to the arsenal.




I am notoriously tough on point and shoots, so hopefully it will last me a couple years or so.

I thought I would crack it out and document my weekend, to get a feel for it. Below are those pictures.



Spirit Week Super Dog! (Photo by Jorge Rios)


Spirit Week Gyro! (Photo by Joseph Lynch)


Seriously! Data migration call 10 minutes before I’m off!


Houlihan takes over my data migration! (Photo by Joseph Lynch)


Commitment to consumerism.


Supplies for Friday Night Supper Club


Willy grilling. Naima observing.


Firetub Swan Song… Or is it?


Breakfast with Mom at The Legal Limit. She loves having her picture taken.


Finally getting the studio put back together. Might re-do the 9 Emotions Project.


This is what $150 or so looks like.


Helping paint Teresa’s house.


Yeah. Nice try Cyclones.


Happy birthday Greg!


Worshiping an Awesome God!


Thinking about Fall Project #1.


Assisting with Jay’s Ice Skull Project.


Preparing for the Weekly Photo Challenge Photo Shoot.


Stan bringing over some firewood. Naima greeting him.


John grilling at the event formerly known as The Methodist Men Steak Fry.


Monday morning. Back to the grind.

I couldn’t wait for Monday night when I finally got a chance to breathe and have a small bit of free time again.

The Experts – Week 4 Results

Looks like the new kid on the block Faust dominated the action this week.

This week’s standings:

1. CAF: 23-6
2. CDB: 20-9
3. JLB: 19-10
4. RMK: 16-13
5. DRE: 15-14

OVERALL STANDINGS

1. CAF (1)
1. JLB (1)
1. RMK (1)
4. CDB (0)
4. DRE (0)


THURSDAY GAMES

CLEMSON 20 LOUISVILLE 17
CDB: CLEMSON – 1-0
JLB: CLEMSON – 1-0
DRE: CLEMSON – 1-0
RMK: CLEMSON – 1-0
CAF: CLEMSON – 1-0

BRONCOS 31 CHIEFS 24
CDB: CHIEFS – 1-1
JLB: CHIEFS – 1-1
DRE: CHIEFS – 1-1
RMK: BRONCOS – 2-0
CAF: CHIEFS – 1-1

FRIDAY GAMES

FLORIDA STATE 14 BOSTON COLLEGE 0

CDB: FLORIDA STATE – 2-1
JLB: FLORIDA STATE – 2-1
DRE: FLORIDA STATE – 2-1
RMK: FLORIDA STATE – 3-0
CAF: FLORIDA STATE – 2-1

FORT DODGE DODGERS 47 WATERLOO EAST TROJANS 0
CDB: FORT DODGE – 3-1
JLB: FORT DOGE – 3-1
DRE: FORT DODGE – 3-1
RMK: FORT DODGE – 4-0
CAF: FORT DODGE – 3-1

BOONE 27 PERRY 10
CDB: BOONE – 4-1
JLB: BOONE – 4-1
DRE: PERRY – 3-2
RMK: PERRY – 4-1
CAF: BOONE – 4-1

ROLAND-STORY 19 SOUTH HARDIN 0
CDB: ROLAND-STORY – 5-1
JLB: ROLAND-STORY – 5-1
DRE: SOUTH HARDIN – 3-3
RMK: ROLAND-STORY – 5-1
CAF: ROLAND-STORY – 5-1

LOGAN MAGNOLIA 39 AUDUBON WHEELERS 21
CDB: AUDUBON – 5-2
JLB: AUDUBON – 5-2
DRE: AUDUBON – 3-4
RMK: AUDUBON – 5-2
CAF: AUDUBON – 5-2

SATURDAY GAMES

NORTH CAROLINA 48 ILLINOIS 14
CDB: NORTH CAROLINA – 6-2
JLB: NORTH CAROLINA – 6-2
DRE: ILLINOIS – 3-5
RMK: NORTH CAROLINA – 6-2
CAF: NORTH CAROLINA – 6-2

OKLAHOMA 52 TULSA 38
CDB: OKLAHOMA – 7-2
JLB: OKLAHOMA – 7-2
DRE: OKLAHOMA – 4-5
RMK: OKLAHOMA – 7-2
CAF: OKLAHOMA – 7-2

KANSAS STATE 39 LOUISIANA TECH 33 (3 OT)
CDB: KANSAS STATE – 8-2
JLB: KANSAS STATE – 8-2
DRE: KANSAS STATE – 5-5
RMK: KANSAS STATE -8-2
CAF: KANSAS STATE – 8-2

OKLAHOMA STATE 69 TEXAS SAN ANTONIO 14
CDB: OKLAHOMA STATE – 9-2
JLB: OKLAHOMA STATE – 9-2
DRE: OKLAHOMA STATE – 6-5
RMK: OKLAHOMA STATE – 9-2
CAF: OKLAHOMA STATE – 9-2

NOTRE DAME 30 GEORGIA TECH 22
CDB: NOTRE DAME – 10-2
JLB: GEORGIA TECH – 9-3
DRE: GEORGIA TECH – 6-6
RMK: GEORGIA TECH – 9-3
CAF: NOTRE DAME – 10-2

LSU 45 AUBURN 21
CDB: LSU – 11-2
JLB: LSU – 10-3
DRE: LSU – 7-6
RMK: LSU – 10-3
CAF: LSU – 11-2

TEXAS TECH 35 ARKANSAS 24
CDB: ARKANSAS – 11-3
JLB: ARKANSAS – 10-4
DRE: ARKANSAS – 7-7
RMK: ARKANSAS – 10-4
CAF: TEXAS TECH – 12-2

FLORIDA 14 KENTUCKY 9
CDB: FLORIDA – 12-3
JLB: KENTUCKY – 10-5
DRE: KENTUCKY – 7-8
CAF: KENTUCKY – 10-5
RMK: FLORIDA – 13-2

CALIFORNIA 45 TEXAS 44
CDB: CALIFORNIA – 13-3
JLB: TEXAS – 10-6
DRE: TEXAS – 7-9
RMK: TEXAS – 10-6
CAF: CALIFORNIA – 14-2

IOWA 27 PITTSBURGH 24
CDB: IOWA – 14-3
JLB: IOWA – 11-6
DRE: IOWA – 8-9
RMK: PITTSBURGH – 10-7
CAF: IOWA – 15-2

STANFORD 41 USC 31
CDB: STANFORD – 15-3
JLB: USC – 11-7
DRE: USC – 8-10
RMK: USC – 10-8
CAF: USC – 15-3

TCU 56 SMU 37
CDB: TCU – 16-3
JLB: TCU – 12-7
DRE: TCU – 9-10
RMK: TCU – 11-8
CAF: TCU – 16-3

OLE MISS 43 ALABAMA 37
CDB: ALABAMA – 16-4
JLB: ALABAMA – 12-8
DRE: OLE MISS – 10-10
RMK: ALABAMA – 11-9
CAF: ALABAMA – 16-4

UCLA 24 BYU 23
CDB: UCLA – 17-4
JLB: UCLA – 13-8
DRE: BYU – 10-11
RMK: UCLA – 12-9
CAF: UCLA – 17-4

UNI 34 CAL POLY 20
CDB: CAL POLY – 17-5
JLB: UNI – 14-8
DRE: UNI – 11-11
RMK: UNI – 13-9
CAF: UNI – 18-4

SUNDAY GAMES

CARDINALS 48 BEARS 23
CDB: CARDINALS – 18-5
JLB: CARDINALS – 15-8
DRE: BEARS – 11-12
RMK: CARDINALS – 14-9
CAF: CARDINALS – 19-4

VIKINGS 26 LIONS 16
CDB: LIONS – 18-6
JLB: VIKINGS – 16-8
DRE: VIKINGS – 12-12
RMK: LIONS – 14-10
CAF: VIKINGS – 20-4

BENGALS 24 CHARGERS 19
CDB: BENGALS – 19-6
JLB: BENGALS – 17-8
DRE: BENGALS – 13-12
RMK: BENGALS – 15-10
CAF: CHARGERS – 20-5

PATRIOTS 40 BILLS 32
CDB: BILLS – 19-7
JLB: PATRIOTS – 18-8
DRE: PATRIOTS – 14-12
RMK: PATRIOTS – 16-10
CAF: PATRIOTS – 21-5

COWBOYS 20 EAGLES 10
CDB: EAGLES – 19-8
JLB: EAGLES – 18-9
DRE: EAGLES – 14-13
RMK: EAGLES – 16-11
CAF: EAGLES – 21-6

PACKERS 27 SEAHAWKS 17
CDB: PACKERS – 20-8
JLB: PACKERS – 19-9
DRE: PACKERS – 15-13
RMK: SEATTLE – 16-12
CAF: PACKERS – 22-6

MONDAY GAME

JETS 20 COLTS 7
CDB: COLTS -20-9
JLB: COLTS – 19-10
DRE: COLTS – 15-14
RMK: COLTS – 16-13
CAF: JETS – 23-6

TIE-BREAKER

TOLEDO 30 IOWA STATE 23 2OT
#4 CDB: IOWA STATE 13 TOLEDO 10 (-13) – (-30)
#1 JLB: IOWA STATE 24 TOLEDO 21 (-13) – (-8)
#5 DRE: IOWA STATE 21 TOLEDO 17 (-14)
#1 RMK: IOWA STATE 24 TOLEDO 21 (-13) – (-8)
#1 CAF: IOWA STATE 24 TOLEDO 21 (-13) – (-8)

The Experts Week 3 – The Picks

Once again, don’t read if you don’t want to know what will happen in the most important football games this weekend.

TIE-BREAKER

IOWA STATE AT TOLEDO – SATURDAY 7 PM (ESPNNEWS)
CDB: IOWA STATE 13 TOLEDO 10 (The most important thing for this game is that Tucker will be back. However, I’m not without concerns. Is it time to say that Mangino is overrated? We are a year and 2 games into his tenure and the Iowa State offense isn’t any better than it was under Messingham. I will concede that the play calling has improved, however the disastrous second half wasn’t the first time under Mangino that Iowa State’s offense looked good in the first half and then didn’t even show up in the second half. Look at North Dakota State, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Kansas, West Virginia games from last year. He is flat out being outcoached. Thank God for Wally. Dale Pierson gets 3 more sacks and Toledo looks past Iowa State for its big matchup next week with Arkansas State, allowing the Cyclone defense to pull off the upset.)
JLB: IOWA STATE 24 TOLEDO 21
DRE: IOWA STATE 21 TOLEDO 17
RMK: IOWA STATE 24 TOLEDO 21
CAF: IOWA STATE 24 TOLEDO 21

THURSDAY GAMES

#11 CLEMSON (2-0) AT LOUISVILLE (0-2) – 6:30 PM (ESPN)
CDB: CLEMSON (I believe Klenakis is still at Louisville. That is enough for Clemson to get the win)
JLB: CLEMSON
DRE: CLEMSON
RMK: CLEMSON
CAF: CLEMSON

BRONCOS (1-0) AT CHIEFS (1-0) – 7:25 PM (CBS)
CDB: CHIEFS (If the Chiefs are a Super Bowl caliber team they beat washed-up has-beens at home. They will.)
JLB: CHIEFS
DRE: CHIEFS
RMK: BRONCOS (GOAT)
CAF: CHIEFS

FRIDAY GAMES

#9 FLORIDA STATE (2-0) AT BOSTON COLLEGE (2-0) – 7 PM (ESPN)
CDB: FLORIDA STATE (Florida State wins the game, but in a minor upset, none of their players are arrested this week and then given a mock trial by the Tallahassee “justice system”.)
JLB: FLORIDA STATE
DRE: FLORIDA STATE
RMK: FLORIDA STATE
CAF: FLORIDA STATE

FORT DODGE DODGERS (3-0) AT WATERLOO EAST TROJANS (1-2)
CDB: FORT DODGE (Okay, put me on the Fort Dodge Dirties hype train. Dirties by 49!)
JLB: FORT DOGE (RMK)
DRE: FORT DODGE
RMK: FORT DODGE (Streets.)
CAF: FORT DODGE

PERRY BLUE JAYS (0-3) AT BOONE TOREADORS (0-3)
CDB: BOONE (I would think there would be a point where Boone would have to win a game. They will be hampered by the retirement of one of their best players. But this is Perry. The Toreadors will be buoyed by a historic halftime show (I’m not making this up.) and actually play a little defense to get what might be the Toreadors only win of the season.)
JLB: BOONE (Bennett)
DRE: PERRY
RMK: PERRY (Perry by 30.)
CAF: BOONE

SOUTH HARDIN TIGERS (1-2) AT ROLAND-STORY NORSEMEN (0-2)
CDB: ROLAND-STORY (I root against Valley, Dowling, Gilbert, and Roland Story sports. But you know I can’t pick a team with the lame Tigers nickname. Go Norsemen!)
JLB: ROLAND-STORY
DRE: SOUTH HARDIN
RMK: ROLAND-STORY
CAF: ROLAND-STORY

LOGAN MAGNOLIA PANTHERS (2-1) AT AUDUBON WHEELERS (3-0)
CDB: AUDUBON (This is a tough one for me. Traditionally Logan-Magnolia just stomps Audubon into the ground, and keeps on going like they didn’t even notice it happened. However, after their win last week, I’m an Albert the Bull believer. Wheel Guys by 15!)
JLB: AUDUBON (FIGHTING BULLS)
DRE: AUDUBON
RMK: AUDUBON (ROCKETS)
CAF: AUDUBON

SATURDAY GAMES

ILLINOIS (2-0) AT NORTH CAROLINA (1-1) – 11 AM (ESPN2)
CDB: NORTH CAROLINA (Illinois is a nice story. Nice stories come to an end. Tar Heels.)
JLB: NORTH CAROLINA
DRE: ILLINOIS
RMK: NORTH CAROLINA
CAF: NORTH CAROLINA

TULSA (2-0) AT #16 OKLAHOMA (2-0) – 11 AM (FS1)
CDB: OKLAHOMA (Oklahoma was far from impressive last week, but they may have found something in the second half last week in Knoxville. Not good for the Golden Hurricane.)
JLB: OKLAHOMA
DRE: OKLAHOMA
RMK: OKLAHOMA
CAF: OKLAHOMA

LOUISIANA TECH (1-1) AT KANSAS STATE (2-0) – 2 PM (FSN)
CDB: KANSAS STATE (Kansas State. Always setting the bar so high with their nonconference schedule. The Fightin’ Bill Snyders roll.)
JLB: KANSAS STATE
DRE: KANSAS STATE
RMK: KANSAS STATE
CAF: KANSAS STATE

TEXAS SAN ANTONIO (0-2) AT #25 OKLAHOMA STATE (2-0) – 2:30 PM (FS1)
CDB: OKLAHOMA STATE (I kind of want to pick the Roadrunners, but if they beat Oklahoma State Boone Pickens would buy their school and shut it down. Cowboys by 21.)
JLB: OKLAHOMA STATE
DRE: OKLAHOMA STATE
RMK: OKLAHOMA STATE
CAF: OKLAHOMA STATE

#14 GEORGIA TECH (2-0) AT #8 NOTRE DAME (2-0) 2:30 PM (NBC)
CDB: NOTRE DAME (Notre Dame lost their starting QB. Last week I thought the same scenario would doom BYU. I was wrong about the Mormons. I won’t make the same mistake with the pretend Catholics.)
JLB: GEORGIA TECH
DRE: GEORGIA TECH
RMK: GEORGIA TECH
CAF: NOTRE DAME

#18 AUBURN (2-0) AT #13 LSU (1-0) – 2:30 PM (CBS)
CDB: AUBURN (Auburn barely got by an FCS team last week. LSU has the best running back in the country. Bayou Bengals it be.)
JLB: LSU
DRE: LSU
RMK: LSU (Grass eaters.)
CAF: LSU

TEXAS TECH (2-0) AT ARKANSAS (1-1) – 6 PM (ESPN2)
CDB: ARKANSAS (GQ versus the former Hawkeye. This will be a fascinating game to watch because of the clash of styles. An excellent example of why the college game is so much more interesting than the NFL, USFL, WFL, or the AFL. I’m assuming the Razorbacks learned a lesson in humility last week and will control the ball and grind out a win against Pretty Boy Floyd.)
JLB: ARKANSAS
DRE: ARKANSAS
RMK: ARKANSAS
CAF: TEXAS TECH

FLORIDA (2-0) AT KENTUCKY (2-0) – 6:30 PM (SECN)
CDB: FLORIDA (I’m wondering if Kentucky is for real. I think they are, but I’m still taking Florida.)
JLB: KENTUCKY
DRE: KENTUCKY
CAF: KENTUCKY
RMK: FLORIDA

CALIFORNIA (2-0) AT TEXAS (1-1) – 6:30 PM (FOX)
CDB: CALIFORNIA (Poor Texas. Their football team might be lousy, but at least they always have the Longhorn Network. Golden Bears take out Texas early enough that they still have time to catch AUSTIN CITY LIMITS.)
JLB: TEXAS
DRE: TEXAS
RMK: TEXAS
CAF: CALIFORNIA

PITTSBURGH (2-0) AT IOWA (2-0) – 7 PM (BTN)
CDB: IOWA (Pittsburgh always finds a way to lose this game. This year is no different. C.J. Heisman gets another W.)
JLB: IOWA
DRE: IOWA
RMK: PITTSBURGH
CAF: IOWA

STANFORD (1-1) AT #6 USC – 7 PM (ABC)
CDB: STANFORD (I can’t in good faith endorse a Stanford team that got whooped by Northwestern. But I’m going out on the limb. Stanford with the upset!)
JLB: USC
DRE: USC
RMK: USC
CAF: USC

SMU (1-1) AT #3 TCU – 7 PM (FSN)
CDB: TCU (Maybe we should let SMU into the Big 12. Iowa State might be able to beat them. For a year or two. Pony Express gets taken out into the woods and gets shot. Chad Morris tells his kids that they just went to the farm to live.)
JLB: TCU
DRE: TCU
RMK: TCU
CAF: TCU

#15 OLE MISS (2-0) AT #2 ALABAMA (2-0) – 8:15 PM (ESPN)
CDB: ALABAMA (Vengeance, thy name is the Crimson Tide. That being said, can we discuss how stupid a nickname the Crimson Tide is? The only thing that is dumber is having an elephant as a mascot. But at least Alabama isn’t 150 years late to giving up the confederate battle flag. I guess Alabama is slightly less white trash than Mississippi? Anyway, Roll Tide!)
JLB: ALABAMA (Alabama remembers.)
DRE: OLE MISS
RMK: ALABAMA
CAF: ALABAMA

#19 BYU (2-0) AT #10 UCLA (2-0) – 9:30 PM (FS1)
CDB: UCLA (The question here is this: Is BYU’s backup quarterback legit? For that matter is UCLA’s true freshman quarterback legit? I’m betting on the true freshman.)
JLB: UCLA (The BYU magic runs out)
DRE: BYU
RMK: UCLA (More articles about Rosen.)
CAF: UCLA

UNI (1-1) AT CAL POLY (1-1) – 9:30 PM (NO TV)
CDB: CAL POLY (Purple Hawks surprised me with their spunk last week. It is always tough going to the left coast (that was for my Trump supporters out there) and play a game that is past the curfew of 95% of Cedar Falls. I’m giving this game to the time lag and Cal Poly.)
JLB: UNI
DRE: UNI
RMK: UNI
CAF: UNI

SUNDAY GAMES

CARDINALS (1-0) AT BEARS (0-1) – 12 PM
CDB: CARDINALS (Jay Cutler still the Bears QB? Yes. Cardinals.)
JLB: CARDINALS
DRE: BEARS
RMK: CARDINDALS
CAF: CARDINALS

LIONS (0-1) AT VIKINGS (0-0) – 12 PM
CDB: LIONS (The Vikings were so bad last week that I am disowning everybody I know in the state of Minnesota. Calvin Johnson!
JLB: VIKINGS
DRE: VIKINGS
RMK: LIONS
CAF: VIKINGS

CHARGERS (1-0) AT BENGALS (1-0) – 12 PM
CDB: BENGALS (Long road trip dooms the Chargers.)
JLB: BENGALS
DRE: BENGALS
RMK: BENGALS
CAF: CHARGERS

PATRIOTS (1-0) AT BILLS (1-0)
CDB: BILLS (Nobody! Nobody goes into Rex’s house and pushes him around. Bills Mafia!)
JLB: PATRIOTS
DRE: PATRIOTS
RMK: PATRIOTS
CAF: PATRIOTS

COWBOYS (1-0) AT EAGLES (0-0) – 3:25 PM
CDB: EAGLES (No Dez Bryant. No prayer for the Cowboys.)
JLB: EAGLES
DRE: EAGLES
RMK: EAGLES
CAF: EAGLES

SEAHAWKS (0-1) AT PACKERS (1-0) – 7:30 PM (NBC)
CDB: PACKERS (RMK isn’t the only Russell to lose this week.)
JLB: PACKERS
DRE: PACKERS
RMK: SEATTLE
CAF: PACKERS

MONDAY GAME

JETS (1-0) AT COLTS (0-1) – 7:30 PM (ESPN)
CDB: COLTS (Have we talked about how overrated human turnover factory Andrew Luck is yet? He is overrated. But he wins this week.)
JLB: COLTS
DRE: COLTS
RMK: COLTS
CAF: JETS

The Experts – Week 2 Results

I have to take my hat off (doing lots of stuff with hats lately) to JLB this week. He had a monster week. The kind of week that create legends. I don’t expect him to duplicate this feat.

Remember, if you want to compete, get your picks for this week in by 6 PM Thursday.

WEEK 2 STANDINGS

1. JLB 27-4
2. RMK 24-7
3. CAF 24-7
4. DRE 21-10
5. CDB 21-10

OVERALL STANDINGS
1 JLB (1)
1 RMK (1)
3. CDB (0)
3. DRE (0)
3. CAF (0)

TIE-BREAKER

IOWA 31 IOWA STATE 17
#5 CDB: IOWA STATE 27 IOWA 6 – (35)
#4 JLB: IOWA STATE 28 IOWA 20 – (22)
#3 DRE: IOWA STATE 24 IOWA 17 – (21)
#1 RMK: IOWA STATE 31 IOWA 30 – (15)
#2 CAF: IOWA STATE 24 IOWA 21 – (17)

THURSDAY GAMES

PATRIOTS 28 STEELERS 21
CDB: PATRIOTS – 1-0
JLB: PATRIOTS – 1-0
DRE: PATRIOTS – 1-0
RMK: PATRIOTS – 1-0
CAF: PATRIOTS – 1-0

FRIDAY GAMES

UTAH 24 UTAH 14
CDB: UTAH – 2-0
JLB: UTAH – 2-0
DRE: UTAH – 2-0
RMK: UTAH – 2-0
CAF: UTAH + 2-0

FORT DODGE 47 WATERLOO WEST 7
CDB: FORT DODGE – 3-0
JLB: FORT DODGE – 3-0
DRE: FORT DODGE – 3-0
RMK: FORT DODGE – 3-0
CAF: FORT DODGE – 3-0

HUMBOLDT 54 BOONE 27
CDB: BOONE – 3-1
JLB: BOONE – 3-1
DRE: BOONE – 3-1
RMK: HUMBOLDT – 4-0
CAF: HUMBOLDT – 4-0

AUDUBON 60 AT GRISWOLD 22
CDB: AUDUBON – 4-1
JLB: AUDUBON – 4-1
DRE: AUDUBON – 4-1
RMK: AUDUBON – 5-0
CAF: AUDUBON – 5-0

SATURDAY GAMES

KANSAS STATE 30 AT UTSA 3
CDB: KANSAS STATE – 5-1
JLB: KANSAS STATE – 5-1
DRE: KANSAS STATE – 5-1
RMK – KANSAS STATE – 6-0
CAF: KANSAS STATE – 6-0

MICHIGAN 35 OREGON STATE 7
CDB: MICHIGAN – 6-1
JLB: MICHIGAN – 6-1
DRE: MICHIGAN – 6-1
RMK: MICHIGAN – 7-0
CAF: MICHIGAN – 7-0

NORTHERN IOWA 38 EASTERN WASHINGTON 35
CDB: EASTERN WASHINGTON – 6-2
JLB: UNI – 7-1
DRE: UNI – 7-1
RMK: UNI – 8-0
CAF: EASTERN WASHINGTON – 7-1

TEXAS TECH 69 UTEP 20
CDB: TEXAS TECH – 7-2
JLB: TEXAS TECH – 8-1
DRE: UTEP – 7-2
RMK: TEXAS TECH – 9-0
CAF: TEXAS TECH – 8-1

WEST VIRGINIA 41 LIBERTY 17
CDB: WEST VIRGINIA – 8-2
JLB: WEST VIRGINIA – 9-1
DRE: WEST VIRGINIA – 8-2
RMK: WEST VIRGINIA – 10-0
CAF: WEST VIRGINIA – 9-1

TCU 70 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 7
CDB: TCU – 9-2
JLB: TCU – 10-1
DRE: TCU – 9-2
RMK: TCU – 11-0
CAF: TCU – 10-1

MINNESOTA 23 COLORADO STATE 20 OT
CDB: COLORADO STATE – 9-3
JLB: MINNESOTA – 11-1
DRE: COLORADO STATE – 9-3
RMK: MINNESOTA – 12-0
CAF: MINNESOTA – 11-1

NOTRE DAME 34 VIRGINIA 27
CDB: NOTRE DAME – 10-3
JLB: NOTRE DAME – 12-1
DRE: NOTRE DAME – 10-3
RMK: NOTRE DAME – 13-0
CAF: NOTRE DAME – 12-1

OKLAHOMA 31 AT TENNESSEE 24 OT
CDB: OKLAHOMA – 11-3
JLB: TENNESSEE – 12-2
DRE: OKLAHOMA – 11-3
RMK: TENNESSEE – 13-1
CAF: OKLAHOMA – 13-1

MEMPHIS 55 KANSAS 23
CDB: MEMPHIS – 12-3
JLB: MEMPHIS – 13-2
DRE: MEMPHIS – 12-3
RMK: MEMPHIS – 14-1
CAF: MEMPHIS – 14-1

OKLAHOMA STATE 32 CENTRAL ARKANSAS 8
CDB: OKLAHOMA STATE – 13-3
JLB: OKLAHOMA STATE – 14-2
DRE: OKLAHOMA STATE – 13-3
RMK: OKLAHOMA STATE – 15-1
CAF: OKLAHOMA STATE – 15-1

BAYLOR 66 LAMAR 31
CDB: BAYLOR – 14-3
JLB: BAYLOR – 15-2
DRE: BAYLOR – 14-3
RMK: BAYLOR – 16-1
CAF: BAYLOR – 16-1

KENTUCKY 26 SOUTH CAROLINA 22
CDB: SOUTH CAROLINA – 14-4
JLB: SOUTH CAROLINA – 15-3
DRE: SOUTH CAROLINA – 14-4
RMK: SOUTH CAROLINA – 16-2
CAF: SOUTH CAROLINA – 16-2

TEXAS 42 RICE 28
CDB: TEXAS – 15-4
JASON: TEXAS – 16-3
DRE: TEXAS – 15-4
RMK: TEXAS – 17-2
CAF: TEXAS – 17-2

MICHIGAN STATE 31 OREGON 28
CDB: MICHIGAN STATE – 16-4
JLB: MICHIGAN STATE – 17-3
DRE: MICHIGAN STATE – 16-4
RMK: MICHIGAN STATE – 18-2
CAF: MICHIGAN STATE – 18-2

LSU 21 MISSISSIPPI STATE 19
CDB: MISSISSIPPI STATE – 16-5
JLB: LSU – 18-3
DRE: LSU – 17-4
RMK: LSU – 19-2
CAF: MISSISSIPPI STATE -18-3

BYU 35 BOISE STATE 24
CDB: BOISE STATE – 16-6
JLB: BYU – 19-3
DRE: BOISE STATE – 17-5
RMK: BOISE STATE – 19-3
CAF: BYU – 19-3

SUNDAY GAMES

PACKERS 31 BEARS 23
CDB: PACKERS – 17-6
JLB: PACKERS – 20-3
DRE: PACKERS – 18-5
RMK: PACKERS – 20-3
CAF: PACKERS – 20-3

CHIEFS 27 TEXANS 20
CDB: CHIEFS – 18-6
JLB: CHIEFS – 21-3
DRE: CHIEFS – 19-5
RMK: CHIEFS – 21-3
CAF: TEXANS – 21-3

BILLS 27 COLTS 14
CDB: BILLS – 19-6
JLB: COLTS – 21-4
DRE: COLTS – 19-6
RMK: COLTS – 21-4
CAF: COLTS – 21-4

CARDINALS 31 SAINTS 19
CDB: CARDINALS – 20-6
JLB: CARDINALS – 22-4
DRE: CARDINALS – 20-6
RMK: SAINTS – 21-5
CAF: SAINTS – 21-5

LIONS 33 CHARGERS 28
CDB: LIONS – 20-7
JLB: CHARGERS – 23-4
DRE: LIONS -20-7
RMK: CHARGERS – 22-5
CAF: CHARGERS – 22-5

BRONCOS 19 RAVENS 13
CDB: BRONCOS – 21-7
JLB: BRONCOS – 24-4
DRE: BRONCOS – 21-7
RMK: BRONCOS – 23-5
CAF: BRONCOS – 23-5

COWBOYS 27 GIANTS 26
CDB: GIANTS – 21-8
JLB: COWBOYS – 25-4
DRE: GIANTS – 21-8
RMK: COWBOYS – 24-5
CAF: COWBOYS – 24-5

MONDAY GAMES

FALCONS 26 EAGLES 24
CDB: EAGLES – 21-9
JLB: FALCONS – 26-4
DRE: EAGLES – 21-9
RMK: EAGLES – 24-6
CAF: EAGLES – 24-6

49ERS 20 VIKINGS 3
CDB: VIKINGS – 21-10
JLB: 49ERS – 27-4
DRE: VIKINGS – 21-10
RMK: VIKINGS – 24-7
CAF: VIKINGS – 24-7

The Experts – Week 2 Prognostication

I warn you once again, if you do not want to know what will happen in the football world, turn back now!

TIE-BREAKER

IOWA AT IOWA STATE – SATURDAY – 3:45 PM (FOX)
CDB: IOWA STATE 27 IOWA 6 (Did you watch Iowa State’s defensive line on Saturday? Crazy! That was without 1 starter and one guy that is going to be a star just getting his feet wet. Iowa’s slow quarterback doesn’t stand a chance!)
JLB: IOWA STATE 28 IOWA 20
DRE: IOWA STATE 24 IOWA 17
RMK: IOWA STATE 31 IOWA 30
CAF: IOWA STATE 24 IOWA 21

THURSDAY GAMES

STEELERS AT PATRIOTS – 7:30 PM (NBC)
CDB: PATRIOTS (Cheaters win big.)
JLB: PATRIOTS (Because they have been spying on the Steelers all week)
DRE: PATRIOTS (unfortunately Pats. They’ll be very eager and motivated after several months of drama.)
RMK: PATRIOTS (Because Goodell and Krafts deal for titles.)
CAF: PATRIOTS

FRIDAY GAMES

UTAH STATE (1-0) AT UTAH (1-0) – 8 PM (ESPN2)
CDB: UTAH (Utah State barely got by their lowly opponent last week. Utes roll! Sorry Chucky!)
JLB: UTAH
DRE: UTAH
RMK: UTAH (Utes.)
CAF: UTAH

FORT DODGE DODGERS (2-0) AT WATERLOO WEST WAHAWKS (1-1)
CDB: FORT DODGE (Fort Dodge scored 42 points in the first quarter last week. Dodgers roll again.)
JLB: FORT DODGE (RMK)
DRE: FORT DODGE
RMK: FORT DODGE (Streets.)
CAF: FORT DODGE

BOONE TOREADORS (0-2) VS. HUMBOLDT WILDCATS (0-2)
CDB: BOONE (Boone starts playing now that the games actually count.)
JLB: BOONE (Bennett)
DRE: BOONE
RMK: HUMBOLDT (Boonies air base is going down. The depression hurts too much.)
CAF: HUMBOLDT

AUDUBON WHEELERS (2-0) AT GRISWOLD TIGERS (1-1)
CDB: AUDUBON (Wheelers must be for real. I know that Griswold isn’t even a real town. Audubon rolls them up.)
JLB: AUDUBON
DRE: AUDUBON
RMK: AUDUBON (Rockets.)
CAF: AUDUBON

SATURDAY GAMES

KANSAS STATE (1-0) AT UTSA (0-1) – 11 AM (FS1)
CDB: KANSAS STATE (Kansas State and their Iowa quarterback that Iowa State and Iowa both didn’t recruit (again) roll big.)
JLB: KANSAS STATE
DRE: KANSAS STATE
CAF: KANSAS STATE

OREGON STATE (0-1) AT MICHIGAN (1-0) – 11 AM (ABC)
CDB: MICHIGAN (The Fightin’ Rudoks start the hype train with a huge W!)
JLB: MICHIGAN (Stupid Idiot Face Harbaugh)
DRE: MICHIGAN
RMK: MICHIGAN
CAF: MICHIGAN

EASTERN WASHINGTON (0-1) AT NORTHERN IOWA (0-1) – 1 PM (ESPN3)
CDB: EASTERN WASHINGTON (Eastern Washington struggles at first on a green field, but then puts the hammer down on the Purple Hawks.)
JLB: UNI
DRE: UNI
RMK: UNI
CAF: EASTERN WASHINGTON

UTEP (0-1) AT TEXAS TECH (1-0) – 1 PM (FOX)
CDB: TEXAS TECH (Hoiberg wannabe gets another W.)
JLB: TEXAS TECH (GQ)
DRE: UTEP
RMK: TEXAS TECH (Pimp City.)
CAF: TEXAS TECH

LIBERTY (1-0) AT WEST VIRGINIA (1-0) – 2 PM
CDB: WEST VIRGINIA (West Virginia survives another week with their murderer’s row non-con schedule.)
JLB: WEST VIRGINIA (Backwoods)
DRE: WEST VIRGINIA (Mountain Momma)
RMK: WEST VIRGINIA (Dana)
CAF: WEST VIRGINIA

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (0-1) AT #2 TCU (1-0) – 2:30 PM (FS1)
CDB: TCU (Stephen F. Austin will request they change the name of the university after the horny frogs put style points up, after dropping a spot in the polls.)
JLB: TCU (T F’NCU)
DRE: TCU
RMK: TCU
CAF: TCU

MINNESOTA (0-1) AT COLORADO STATE (1-0) – 2:30 PM (CBSSN)
CDB: COLORADO STATE (Gophers blew their wad against TCU. Inconsistent QB play dooms them in Eustachyville.)
JLB: MINNESOTA
DRE: COLORADO STATE
RMK: MINNESOTA (Sota.)
CAF: MINNESOTA

#11 NOTRE DAME (1-0) AT VIRGINIA (0-1) – 2:30 PM (ABC)
CDB: NOTRE DAME (Virginia plays Notre Dame tougher than a terrible Texas team did last week. Still lose though.)
JLB: NOTRE DAME
DRE: NOTRE DAME
RMK: NOTRE DAME
CAF: NOTRE DAME

#19 OKLAHOMA (1-0) AT #25 TENNESSEE (1-0) – 5 PM (ESPN)
CDB: OKLAHOMA (Tennessee’s starting quarterback should be Texas’ starting quarterback, but Texas blew it. He is good, but Oklahoma squeaks one out.)
JLB: TENNESSEE
DRE: OKLAHOMA
RMK: TENNESSEE
CAF: OKLAHOMA

MEMPHIS (1-0) AT KANSAS (0-1) – 6 PM (ESPN3)
CDB: MEMPHIS (Kansas goes 0-12.)
JLB: MEMPHIS (I believe in Kansas)
DRE: MEMPHIS
RMK: MEMPHIS (Memphis by 1000.)
CAF: MEMPHIS

CENTRAL ARKANSAS (0-1) AT OKLAHOMA STATE (1-0) – 6:30PM
CDB: OKLAHOMA STATE (I didn’t even know there was a Central Arkansas. Cowboys big!)
JLB: OKLAHOMA STATE
DRE: OKLAHOMA STATE
RMK: OKLAHOMA STATE
CAF: OKLAHOMA STATE

LAMAR (1-0) AT #4 BAYLOR (1-0) – 6:30 PM (FSN)
CDB: BAYLOR (There should be rules preventing games like this from being played. Bears.)
JLB: BAYLOR (It hardly seems fair.)
DRE: BAYLOR
RMK: BAYLOR (Baylor by 2000.)
CAF: BAYLOR

KENTUCKY (1-0) AT SOUTH CAROLINA (1-0) 0 6:30 PM (SECN)
CDB: SOUTH CAROLINA (Kentucky has won their 2nd game 17 years in a row. Streak gets snapped. Cocks!)
JLB: SOUTH CAROLINA
DRE: SOUTH CAROLINA
RMK: SOUTH CAROLINA
CAF: SOUTH CAROLINA

RICE (1-0) AT TEXAS (0-1) – 7 PM (LHN)
CDB: TEXAS (Texas is bad. Really, really, really bad. But they still have enough to pound the Owls.)
JASON: TEXAS
DRE: TEXAS (After last week, they better win.)
RMK: TEXAS (Texas ain’t that bad.)
CAF: TEXAS

#7 OREGON (1-0) AT #5 MICHIGAN STATE (1-0) – 7 PM (ABC)
CDB: MICHIGAN STATE (Oregon takes a step back this year. Sparty too tough at home.)
JLB: MICHIGAN STATE (Sparty remembers.)
DRE: MICHIGAN STATE
RMK: MICHIGAN STATE (I don’t like the Oregon D. MSU.)
CAF: MICHIGAN STATE

#14 LSU (0-0) AT MISSISSIPPI STATE (1-0) – 8:15 PM (ESPN)
CDB: MISSISSIPPI STATE (Still a Dak fan! Go Bulldogs!)
JLB: LSU
DRE: LSU
RMK: LSU
CAF: MISSISSIPPI STATE

#23 BOISE STATE (1-0) AT BYU (1-0) – 9:15 PM (ESPN2)
CDB: BOISE STATE (BYU used up all their luck in Lincoln last week. Boise State pulls it out.)
JLB: BYU
DRE: BOISE STATE
RMK: BOISE STATE (Boose.)
CAF: BYU

SUNDAY GAMES

PACKERS AT BEARS – 12 PM
CDB: PACKERS (Jay Cutler still the Bears QB? Yes. Packers.)
JLB: PACKERS
DRE: PACKERS
RMK: PACKERS (Pack.)
CAF: PACKERS

CHIEFS AT TEXANS – 12 PM
CDB: CHIEFS (Chiefs are a Super Bowl caliber team. The Texans have Brian Hoyer as their quarterback. Advantage Chiefs.)
JLB: CHIEFS (Justin Houston)
DRE: CHIEFS
RMK: CHIEFS (Baier.)
CAF: TEXANS

COLTS AT BILLS – 12 PM
CDB: BILLS (Tygod over Luck)
JLB: COLTS (Luck)
DRE: COLTS (Luck)
RMK: COLTS
CAF: COLTS

SAINTS AT CARDINALS – 3:05 PM
CDB: CARDINALS (Cardinals. Best defense in the league. At least I hope so.)
JLB: CARDINALS
DRE: CARDINALS
RMK: SAINTS (Aints.)
CAF: SAINTS

LIONS AT CHARGERS 3:05 PM
CDB: LIONS (2 teams that always disappoint. Lions disappoint less in Week 1.)
JLB: CHARGERS
DRE: LIONS
RMK: CHARGERS
CAF: CHARGERS

RAVENS AT BRONCOS – 3:25 PM
CDB: BRONCOS (Broncos get the win at home where the thin air helps prop up Manning’s dead arm.)
JLB: BRONCOS (Donkeys)
DRE: BRONCOS (Manning)
RMK: BRONCOS (GOAT.)
CAF: BRONCOS

GIANTS AT COWBOYS – 7:30 PM (NBC)
CDB: GIANTS (Cowboys never beat the Giants at home. Tony Romo throw 3 picks. Giants roll.)
JLB: COWBOYS
DRE: GIANTS
RMK: COWBOYS
CAF: COWBOYS

MONDAY GAMES

EAGLES AT FALCONS – 6:10 PM (ESPN)
CDB: EAGLES (New look Eagles get by Falcons.)
JLB: FALCONS
DRE: EAGLES
RMK: EAGLES (Bradford hurt on second play.)
CAF: EAGLES

VIKINGS AT 49ERS – 9:20 PM (ESPN)
CDB: VIKINGS (I didn’t know the 49ers still had enough players to even form a team. Teddy!)
JLB: 49ERS
DRE: VIKINGS
RMK: VIKINGS (T Brizzle)
CAF: VIKINGS

THE EXPERTS – WEEK 1 RESULTS

The first week of THE EXPERTS was a barn burner*! RMK edged DRE by 3 points in the tie-breaker to take home the Week 1 title. I did not award him a weekly prize though because he celebrated by saying something ridiculous about Kobe Bryant.

Here are the results, for those of you that weren’t scoring at home.

THURSDAY

SOUTH CAROLINA 17 NORTH CAROLINA 13
CDB – SOUTH CAROLINA – 1-0
JLB – NORTH CAROLINA – 0-1
RMK – SOUTH CAROLINA – 1-0
DRE – SOUTH CAROLINA – 1-0

OKLAHOMA STATE 24 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 13
CDB – OKLAHOMA STATE – 2-0
JLB – OKLAHOMA STATE – 1-1
RMK – OKLAHOMA STATE – 2-0
DRE – OKLAHOMA STATE – 2-0

UTAH 24 MICHIGAN 17
CDB – MICHIGAN – 2-1
JLB – MICHIGAN – 1-2
RMK – MICHIGAN – 2-1
DRE – MICHIGAN – 2-1

TCU 23 MINNESOTA 17
CDB – TCU – 3-1
JLB – TCU – 2-2
RMK – TCU – 3-1
DRE – TCU – 3-1

FRIDAY GAMES

Baylor 56 SMU 21
CDB – Baylor – 4-1
JLB – BAYLOR – 3-2
RMK – BAYLOR – 4-1
DRE – BAYLOR – 4-1

FORT DODGE 69 SIOUX CITY NORTH 0
CDB – FORT DODGE – 5-1
JLB – FORT DODGE – 4-2
RMK – FORT DODE – 5-1
DRE – FORT DODGE – 5-1

GILBERT 40 BOONE 37
CDB – BOONE – 5-2
JLB – GILBERT – 5-2
RMK – GILBERT – 6-1
DRE – GILBERT – 6-1

AUDUBON 31 IKM-MANNING WOLVES 13
CDB: IKM-MANNING – 5-3
JLB – AUDUBON – 6-2
RMK – AUDUBON – 7-1
DRE – IKM-MANNING – 6-2

SATURDAY GAMES

IOWA 31 ILLINOIS STATE 14
CDB – ILLINOIS STATE – 5-4
JLB – IOWA – 7-2
RMK – IOWA – 8-1
DRE – IOWA – 7-2

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 41 KANSAS 38
CDB – SOUTH DAKOTA STATE – 6-4
JLB – KANSAS – 7-3
RMK – SOUTH DAKOTA STATE – 9-1
DRE – SOUTH DAKOTA STATE – 8-2

NORTHWESTERN 16 STANFORD 6
CDB – STANFORD – 6-5
JLB – STANFORD – 7-4
RMK – STANFORD – 9-2
DRE – NORTHWESTERN – 9-2

TEXAS TECH 59 SAM HOUSTON STATE 45
CDB – TEXAS TECH – 7-5
JLB – TEXAS TECH – 8-4
RMK – TEXAS TECH – 10-2
DRE – TEXAS TECH – 10-2

UCLA 34 VIRGINIA 16
CDB – UCLA – 8-5
JLB – UCLA – 9-4
RMK – UCLA – 11-2
DRE – UCLA – 11-2

AUBURN 31 LOUISVILLE 24
CDB – AUBURN – 9-5
JLB – LOUISVILLE – 9-5
RMK – AUBURN – 12-2
DRE – AUBURN – 12-2

BYU 33 NEBRASKA 28
CDB – BYU – 10-5
JLB – NEBRASKA – 9-6
RMK – NEBRASKA – 12-3
DRE – BYU – 13-2

OKLAHOMA 41 AKRON 3
CDB – OKLAHOMA – 11-5
JLB – OKLAHOMA – 10-6
RMK – OKLAHOMA – 13- 3
DRE – OKLAHOMA – 14-2

KANSAS STATE 34 SOUTH DAKOTA 0
CDB – KANAS STATE – 12-5
JLB – KANSAS STATE – 11-6
RMK – KANSAS STATE – 14-3
DRE – KANSAS STATE – 15-2

TEXAS A&M 38 ARIZONA STATE 17
CDB – ARIZONA STATE – 12-6
JLB – ARIZONA STATE – 11-7
RMK – TEXAS A&M – 15-3
DRE – ARIZONA STATE – 15-3

NOTRE DAME 38 TEXAS 3
CDB – TEXAS – 12-7
JLB – TEXAS – 11-8
RMK – TEXAS – 15-4
DRE – TEXAS – 15-4

WEST VIRGINIA 44 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 0
CDB – WEST VIRGINIA – 13-7
JLB – WEST VIRGINIA – 12-8
RMK – WEST VIRGINIA – 16-4
DRE – WEST VIRGINIA – 16-4

ALABAMA 35 WISCONSIN 17
CDB – ALABAMA – 14-7
JLB – ALABAMA – 13-8
RMK – ALABAMA – 17-4
DRE – ALABAMA – 17-4

BOISE STATE 16 WASHINGTON 13
CDB – BOISE STATE – 15-7
JLB – WASHINGTON – 13-9
RMK – BOISE STATE – 18-4
DRE – BOISE STATE – 18-4

MONDAY GAME

#1 OHIO STATE AT VIRGINIA TECH – 7 PM (ESPN)
CDB – OHIO STATE – 16-7
JLB – OHIO STATE – 14-9
RMK – OHIO STATE – 19-4
DRE – OHIO STATE – 19-4

TIE-BREAKER

Iowa State 31 UNI 7
#1 (11)-CDB: CYCLONES 38 PANTHERS 3 – 17-7
#2 (13)-JLB – ISU 28 UNI 17 – 15-9
#3 (17)-RMK – ISU 26 UNI 19 – 20-4
#4 (20)-DRE – ISU 21 UNI 17 – 20-4

Remember if you wish to participate in Week 2, you need to email me your picks by the kickoff of the first game of the week. 7:30 PM. Thursday.

*No barns were actually hurt in this week’s challenge.