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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 10 – WORK

There was a bit of a falloff in participation this week, but that was to be expected. I fear this week’s theme will really scare people. That is okay, everybody needs to get out of the comfort zones once in a while.

This week’s submissions:


WEEK 10 - WORK - CARLA STENSLAND
Carla Stensland

WEEK 10 - WORK - KIM BARKER
Kim Barker

WEEK 10 - WORK - LAURA MILLER
Laura Miller

WEEK 10 - WORK - MICHELLE HAUPT
Michelle Haupt

WEEK 10 - WORK - MIKE VEST
Mike Vest

WEEK 10 - WORK - SHANNON BARDOLE
Shannon Bardole

WEEK 10 - WORK - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT
Christopher D. Bennett


Angie DeWaard

WEEK 10 - WORK - BECKY PERKOVICH
Becky Perkovich

This brings us to the time where we reveal this week’s theme…


WEEK 11 - RELIGION
RELIGION!

I told you it would be something that isn’t in everybody’s comfort zone. However, I hope there is still a good amount of submissions.

Time for a definition:

religion – noun – a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

And of course… time for a couple of housekeeping notes from PHOTOGRAPHY 139’S SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION DIVISION.

Michael Houlihan has become the latest person to show taste, class and sophistication by becoming a Photography 139 subscriber. So if you see Michael prowling the mean streets of Ames, Iowa you can give him a knowing glance and of course, the super secret Photography 139 handshake.*

Other sidenote, only 1 person responded positively to the return of the Proust Questionnaire, therefore it will not be making a December return. Take that Proust!

*A loyal subscriber has volunteered to create a Photography 139 handshake. They will then run their creation by my handshake expert. It is possible, that there will be a video on how to do the handshake in the nearish future.

Taco Tailgate

In honor of Tacoctober a few friends from the mine and I held a taco tailgate before the Iowa State-Texas Christian football match recently. It seemed like a good time to squeeze off a few shots on the new toy.

Here are a few shots from Taco Tailgate 2015:



Since it is well established how I feel about koozies, my chums made sure I got one. Any way, anybody want a bottle koozie?


Jorge and Joe, placing the goodness on the grill.


More goodness.


Waiting for the goodness.


Houlihan chopping up the meat.


One of the mascots of Taco Tailgate.


Taco goodness!


Most of the tailgating equipment in years past has been provided by the Brog Frog Tailgating Company. Since they have closed down for business, I had to scramble for equipment this year. I found this table in my Mom’s garage. It is the perfect size for the trunk of my car.

Plans are already in motion for Taco Tailgate 2016.Play your cards right, you might just wrangle an invite. We are going to add a second taco recipe and hopefully upgrade some of our equipment. High on the want list is a tailgating canopy and a better grill. The fight goes on.

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 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 3

This week’s games for prognostication. Remember if you wish to throw your hat into the ring, you just need to email me your picks by kickoff of the first game.

Was hoping to get this out last night, but it ended up being an insanely busy weekend. Pretty weak slate of NFL games this week. New high school team added to the mix.

TIE-BREAKER

IOWA STATE AT TOLEDO – SATURDAY 7 PM (ESPNNEWS)

THURSDAY GAMES

#11 CLEMSON (2-0) AT LOUISVILLE (0-2) – 6:30 PM (ESPN)
BRONCOS (1-0) AT CHIEFS (1-0) – 7:25 PM (CBS)

FRIDAY GAMES

#9 FLORIDA STATE (2-0) AT BOSTON COLLEGE (2-0) – 7 PM (ESPN)
FORT DODGE DODGERS (3-0) AT WATERLOO EAST TROJANS (1-2)
PERRY BLUE JAYS (0-3) AT BOONE TOREADORS (0-3)
SOUTH HARDIN TIGERS (1-2) AT ROLAND-STORY NORSEMEN (0-2)
LOGAN MAGNOLIA PANTHERS (2-1) AT AUDUBON WHEELERS (3-0)

SATURDAY GAMES

ILLINOIS (2-0) AT NORTH CAROLINA (1-1) – 11 AM (ESPN2)
TULSA (2-0) AT #16 OKLAHOMA (2-0) – 11 AM (FS1)
LOUISIANA TECH (1-1) AT KANSAS STATE (2-0) – 2 PM (FSN)
TEXAS SAN ANTONI0 (0-2) AT #25 OKLAHOMA STATE – 2:30 PM (FS1)
#14 GEORGIA TECH (2-0) AT #8 NOTRE DAME (2-0) 2:30 PM (NBC)
#18 AUBURN (2-0) AT #13 LSU (1-0) – 2:30 PM (CBS)
TEXAS TECH (2-0) AT ARKANSAS (1-1) – 6 PM (ESPN2)
FLORIDA (2-0) AT KENTUCKY (2-0) – 6:30 PM (SECN)
CALIFORNIA (2-0) AT TEXAS (1-1) – 6:30 PM (FOX)
PITTSBURGH (2-0) AT IOWA (2-0) – 7 PM (BTN)
STANFORD (1-1) AT #6 USC – 7 PM (ABC)
SMU (1-1) AT #3 TCU – 7 PM (FSN)
#15 OLE MISS (2-0) AT #2 ALABAMA (2-0) – 8:15 PM (ESPN)
#19 BYU (2-0) AT #10 UCLA (2-0) – 9:30 PM (FS1)
UNI (1-1) AT CAL POLY (1-1) – 9:30 PM (NO TV)

SUNDAY GAMES

CARDINALS (1-0) AT BEARS (0-1) – 12 PM
LIONS (0-1) AT VIKINGS (0-0) – 12 PM
CHARGERS (1-0) AT BENGALS (1-0) – 12 PM
PATRIOTS (1-0) AT BILLS (1-0)
COWBOYS (1-0) AT EAGLES (0-0) – 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS (0-1) AT PACKERS (1-0) – 7:30 PM (NBC)

MONDAY GAME

JETS (1-0) AT COLTS (0-1) – 7 :30 PM (ESPN)

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.

The Experts Week 2

Here are the Week 3 games, in case you feel like participating.

WEEK 2 GAMES

TIE-BREAKER

IOWA AT IOWA STATE – SATURDAY – 3:45 PM (FOX)

THURSDAY GAMES

STEELERS AT PATRIOTS – 7:30 PM (NBC)

FRIDAY GAMES

UTAH STATE (1-0) AT UTAH (1-0) – 8 PM (ESPN2)

FORT DODGE DODGERS (2-0) AT WATERLOO WEST WAHAWKS (1-1)

BOONE TOREADORS (0-2) VS. HUMBOLDT WILDCATS (0-2)

AUDUBON WHEELERS (2-0) AT GRISWOLD TIGERS (1-1)

SATURDAY GAMES

KANSAS STATE (1-0) AT UTSA (0-1) – 11 AM (FS1)

OREGON STATE (0-1) AT MICHIGAN (1-0) – 11 AM (ABC)

EASTERN WASHINGTON (0-1) AT NORTHERN IOWA (0-1) – 1 PM (ESPN3)

UTEP (0-1) AT TEXAS TECH (1-0) – 1 PM (FOX)

LIBERTY (1-0) AT WEST VIRGINIA (1-0) – 2 PM

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (0-1) AT #2 TCU (1-0) – 2:30 PM (FS1)

MINNESOTA (0-1) AT COLORADO STATE (1-0) – 2:30 PM (CBSSN)

#11 NOTRE DAME (1-0) AT VIRGINIA (0-1) – 2:30 PM (ABC)

#19 OKLAHOMA (1-0) AT #25 TENNESSEE (1-0) – 5 PM (ESPN)

MEMPHIS (1-0) AT KANSAS (0-1) – 6 PM (ESPN3)

CENTRAL ARKANSAS (0-1) AT OKLAHOMA STATE (1-0) – 6:30PM

LAMAR (1-0) AT #4 BAYLOR (1-0) – 6:30 PM (FSN)

KENTUCKY (1-0) AT SOUTH CAROLINA (1-0) 0 6:30 PM (SECN)

RICE (1-0) AT TEXAS (0-1) – 7 PM (LHN)

#7 OREGON (1-0) AT MICHIGAN STATE (1-0) – 7 PM (ABC)

#14 LSU (0-0) AT MISSISSIPPI STATE (1-0) – 8:15 PM (ESPN)

#23 BOISE STATE (1-0) AT BYU (1-0) – 9:15 PM (ESPN2)

SUNDAY GAMES

PACKERS AT BEARS – 12 PM

CHIEFS AT TEXANS – 12 PM

COLTS AT BILLS – 12 PM

SAINTS AT CARDINALS – 3:05 PM

LIONS AT CHARGERS 3:05 PM

RAVENS AT BRONCOS – 3:25 PM

GIANTS AT COWBOYS – 7:30 PM (NBC)

MONDAY GAMES

EAGLES AT FALCONS – 6:10 PM (ESPN)

VIKINGS AT 49ERS – 9:20 PM (ESPN)