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Ahead of the Point Spread: Rife with Opinions -Week 6

October 7, 2010 under Uncategorized

“It Just Doesn’t Matter”

by CollegeSportsView.com

Had a riotous conversation the other day with our good friend, Gil Lock, of Ryno Rife Sports Handicappers. Turns out that, not only did Gil turn in a perfect 3-0 for CollegeSportsview.com last weekend, but he liked five other games, as well, each of which was also a winner.  However, Gil’s perfect Saturday wasn’t enough to help a hapless old friend who just won’t listen.  I’ll let Gil take it from here.

“I have a good friend; much older than I am, who I met way back when I was a teenager.  I was a counselor in training (CIT) at North Star summer camp somewhere in northern New England.  Tripper was one of the counselors there; the kind of guy all the kids liked.  I can’t remember what he did in the winter; I think he drove a beer truck.” 

“Anyway, Tripper is the worst gambler I’ve ever met. The guy can’t pick his nose.  Horses, baseball, football; you name it, he’s lost money on it.  Tragically, though, no matter how much I try to help him, he goes the other way and ends up making the long walk to the bunkhouse.  But Saturday was the topper. It would have been bad enough if he’d just ignored the eight winners I gave him.  But this meatball decided to go the other way on three and then pick three of his own, all of whom failed to fire.  Poor Tripper. Can’t get out of his own way.”

Jill Lock had a little bit of the Tripper flu, herself, last week as she lost all three games.  Pad Lock was 1-1-1 and is still shaking his head over Oklahoma State’s terrible fourth quarter while Uncle Gil, to Tripper’s dismay, crushed the schedule.  Here’s how the Locks see week 6.

Locks of the Week: (28-13-4)

Gil Lock (10-4-1)

Navy -3 1/2 over Wake Forest– The Middies’ loss to Air Force essentially cost them the Commander in Chief trophy and they’ll take that frustration out on the Demon Deacons.  

California -7 1/2 over UCLA–  The Golden Bears take advantage of a UCLA letdown in Berkeley.  The Bruins looked very sloppy last week vs. Wazzou.

Stanford – 7 over USC– After getting kicked around by Oregon, the Cardinal will be plenty ticked on Saturday; bad news for lil’ Lane Kiffin and his Trojans.

Jill Lock (10-5

UNLV + 27 1/2 over West Virginia– I met Gil in Vegas and have a soft spot in my heart for them.  Besides, West Virginia is a gloomy state.

Notre Dame – 8 over Pittsburgh– Has anyone seen Notre Dame’s new coach?  He’s so neatly dressed on the sideline.  As for Pittsburgh, see above note on West Virginia.

Fresno State – 11 1/2 over Hawaii–  Gil’s a native Hawaiian so he gets mad when I pick against them so… that’s why I pick against them.

Pad Lock (8-4-3)

Oklahoma State – 24 over Louisiana-Lafayette–  I’m still mad at the Cowboys for blowing a two TD lead last week but I’ll get over it. Uncle Gil worries about letdown games but I don’t.  Okie St. averaging 52 PPG.

Boise State – 39 over Toledo–  I’d lay 60 in this one. Boise scored 59 last week and dropped a spot in the polls. They’ll have to roll everyone to get to the BCS title game.

New Mexico-New Mexico State Over 51– Two most dreadful teams in College Football. Someone’s gotta win this game, and it’ll be whom ever has a less horrific defense. They both stink.

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