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Ahead of the Point Spread: Rife With Opinions Week 8

October 23, 2010 under College Football

Gil Stays Red Hot But Jill’s Not Happy


Last week, we reported in this space that, after two winless weeks, Gil Lock of Ryno Rife Sports Handicappers removed his wife, Jill, from the regular rotation of experts and replaced her with a New Jersey torpedo, Johnny Dudaguanda.  “I knew she was going to be ticked but, hey, I have a comfortable couch.  Turns out that things got a little icier in the Lock boudoir as Jill failed to fire on her picks last week, falling short of the 2-1 mark Gil has mandated for her reinstatement.  To make matters worse, our hero turned in his second, consecutive, perfect week while Jill’s replacement, pork store denizen Dudaguanda, went 2-1 to hold his spot in the lineup.  Pad Lock went 3-1 as well, as the Lock contingent recovered from two mediocre weeks and registered an 8-2 record.  “I hope my fans appreciate the sacrifice I’m making.  Jill was a dancer in Las Vegas when I met her while this Dudaguanda guy shaves his back.”  Yes we do, Gil.  Just keep the picks coming.

Locks Of  The Week (40-20-4)

Gil Lock (14-6-1)

Washington +6 1/2 over Arizona-  Big Jake Locker fan this week.  Huskies head into the desert and walk out with a win.

Iowa – 6 1/2 over Wisconsin- My favorite scenario. Always looking for the kind of letdown waiting for the Badgers this week.

Indiana +13 1/2 over Illinois- Waffled on this pick, if only because, now, I have to watch two Big Ten games this week.  Yikes!

Johnny Dudaguanda (2-1)

Idaho -24 over New Mexico State-  Been following these New Mexico teams all year and they’re freakin horrible; just like Denville HS used to be when I was a kid.

San Diego State – 24 over New Mexico- See above.

Notre Dame -7  1/2 over Navy- Notre Dame coach, Brian Kelly, brings his Fighting Irish into the New York area for the first time and looks to make a strong impression on the Subway Alumni.

Pad Lock (13-6-3)

Western  Michigan -7 1/2 over Akron…. No offense, no wins,no chance… hey they’re not called the Akron zips for no reason.

TCU-Air Force Under 48 1/2…. TCU’s lockdown defense(9.3 ppg) is likely to control outgoing flights all day, but don’t expect their offense to “take off”. Air Force only gives up 19.4 ppg, themselves.

West Virginia -14 Syracuse…. Seems like ‘Cuse has taken a page out of Jimmy Boeheim’s playbook by scheduling cupcakes deep into the season. The Orange are a deceptive 4-2 with wins over Akron, Maine, Colgate and South Florida. The Mountaineers will let them know what it’s like to play a men’s team. Ride the Country roads….BIG.

East Carolina -12 1/2 over Marshall… Unless the Thundering Herd finds a way to get Matthew McConaughey to deliver the pre-game speech, expect ECU to roll.

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