Ed’s NCAA Football Week 1 Picks – 10 Best Games

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Friday, September 1st
8:00 PM – Colorado State vs Colorado

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Saturday, September 2nd
3:00 PM – NC State vs South Carolina

3:30 PM – Michigan vs Florida

3:30 PM – Temple vs Notre Dame

3:45 PM – Troy vs Boise State

5:15 PM – Western Michigan vs USC

8:00 PM – Florida State vs Alabama

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Sunday, September 3rd
7:30 PM – West Virginia vs Virginia Tech

7:30 PM – Texas A&M vs UCLA

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Monday, September 4th
8:00 PM – Tennessee vs Georgia Tech

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Ed’s List Of College Football Bowl Games That Probably Won’t Suck



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LAS VEGAS BOWL

Saturday, 12/17/16
3:30 PM – Houston vs San Diego State

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VALERO ALAMO BOWL

Thursday, 12/29/16
9:00 PM – Oklahoma State vs Colorado

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HYUNDAI SUN BOWL

Friday, 12/30/16
2:00 PM – Stanford vs North Carolina

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CAPITAL ONE ORANGE BOWL

Friday, 12/30/16
8:00 PM – Michigan vs Florida State

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BUFFALO WILD WINGS CITRUS BOWL

Saturday, 12/31/16
11:00 AM – LSU vs Louisville

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CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL

Saturday, 12/31/16
3:00 PM – Washington vs Alabama

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PLAYSTATION FIESTA BOWL

Saturday, 12/31/16
7:00 PM – Ohio State vs Clemson

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GOODYEAR COTTON BOWL

Monday, 01/02/17
1:00 PM – Western Michigan vs Wisconsin

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ROSE BOWL

Monday, 01/02/17
5:00 PM – USC vs Penn State

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ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL

Monday, 01/02/17
8:30 PM – Auburn vs Oklahoma

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CFP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Monday, 01/09/17
8:30 PM – Washington or Alabama
vs. Ohio State or Clemson

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The Western Michigan Broncos Deserve To Be In The NCAA Playoffs

So here’s the thing, I don’t like the way college football teams are selected for inclusion in the NCAA “playoffs”.

You probably noticed that I put the word playoffs in quotes there. That’s because I consider picking only four Division I-A teams out of a pool of 128 to be an insult to the very idea of a playoff system. In my opinion, there ought to be 12 teams in the mix at a bare minimum, but that’s a rant for another day.

And so, putting aside my utter contempt for the current playoff scheme, let’s suppose that it actually does have some merit, and that the participants thereof are representative of the best the NCAA has to offer. With that assumption in mind, can someone please explain to me in clear and rational terms why one of the ONLY-TWO undefeated teams in the division has been excluded from the playoffs?

I mean, if being PERFECT isn’t good enough to get you a seat at the table, how exactly are teams like the WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS (13-0) incentivized to achieve such a record in the future?

What, they get to play in some pointless, participation-trophy bowl game like dozens of other teams that DIDN’T distinguish themselves at all?

*Best Church Lady voice* Well isn’t that special?

I guess it’s okay to treat Western Michigan like Fredo Corleone because the NCAA chose not to challenge that team with the caliber of opponents that the Alabama Crimson Tide faced this season, correct? It’s just one big ‘FUCK YOU’ from the start, and if you don’t like it, then all you Broncos fans can go pound sand, right?

Tell me, National Collegiate Athletic Association, what did you require of WMU at the beginning of this season which might have possibly allowed them to become a playoff team? Did they need to win every game by 25 points (on average) instead of only 24? Please proclaim your MAGIC NUMBER so I can slink off to my quiet corner of the world, safe in the knowledge that I’ve finally been set straight by the gods of college sports.

By Edward L. Daley

Gators thump the Dawgs 27-3

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Have you kicked your Bulldog today?

Atlanta is 331 miles from Gainesville, but it’s looking awfully close right about now.

Kelvin Taylor rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns, Antonio Callaway caught a 66-yard scoring pass and the Florida defense swarmed all over Georgia and its first-time starting quarterback, forcing five turnovers in a 27-3 smashing Saturday at EverBank Field that placed the 11th-ranked Gators in total command of the Southeastern Conference East Division.

In winning a second straight in the storied 95-game rivalry for the first time in five years, Florida (7-1, 5-1) needs only to defeat Vanderbilt next week or South Carolina a week later to clinch its first SEC Championship Game berth since 2009.

With the victory, the Gators matched their win total of last season on Halloween night — with at least four games remaining — and has been eliminated from nothing relative to the big picture of the 2015 college football season.