On my picks, I missed a few including the startling performance of the Golden Gophers over the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Ski-U-Mah! The Gophers bear consideration now. I wish Coach Kill patience as he continues to manage his epilepsy that seems to manifest itself on game days.
1. When Texas Tech and Oklahoma play, the outcome isn't always certain, but someone always goes home happy with the result. Next year they play out in Lubbock, and those Red Raider fans are legendary. Watch out, Sooners!
2. It was nice to see USC limit the Utes to a field goal and show some of the old fight.
3. Oops, Buffalo won. No more Bottom 10 ranking on ESPN for them. Hip, hip hurray! They are 4-0 in the MAC.
4. I was glad to see that the Midshipmen topped the Pitt Panthers with a field goal no less.
5. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish did roll over the Falcons.
6. In a game, I didn't choose to highlight, Texas State edged South Alabama and are now 5-3 in the Sun Belt division. Go Bobcats!
7. Maryland has a kicker, Brad Craddock, from Oz who's been practicing with former Ravens kicker Matt Stover; it seems that the wind up there can be tricky on a good day. Smart!
St. Louis led the Red Sox after the obstruction call in game three. What a mess! It turns out that the Red Sox like their home almost as much as St. Louis' ball field. It must be true because the Cards head home with a 3-2 lead in the World Series. Whoa, Nellie!
1. No surprise with the Seahawks results whatsoever. Their offensive sputtering was, however. Now you know how to hold the offense to 135 yards. Harrumph!
2. Dallas' loss in the final twelve seconds was surprising. Was Megatron out of this world or what with 329 yards, the second highest in the NFL, for one single game. Outstanding! Can we get him in Big D, please?
3. The New York Giants startled both the Philadelphia Eagles and folks like me watching the fun on NFL RedZone.
4. I picked the Steelers to win out west; Troy Polamalu and team went home disappointed.
5. What happened to the Atlanta Falcons? They had a banner year, seemed to have the right personnel, and were destined to great things this year. Not so fast, birdies.
One more thing: Meriweather needs to careful about drawing targets on someone's knees, and Brandon Marshall needs to figure out how to best settle domestic issues without resorting to violence from either party. No respect for domestic mix-ups. They just aren't fair fights. Remember Steve McNair?
Lady Grid out.