Jill Returns After Gil Flops
It was a tough October for our friend, Gil Lock, of Ryno Rife Sports Handicappers. After removing his wife, Jill, from the weekly rotation of experts, Gil found things quite frosty in the bedroom. At first, the couch seemed to agree with Gil as he turned in a perfect week. Things looked even brighter after Jill’s replacement, Johnny Duduguanda, was 2-1 over the same period. “Things were pretty good for a week”, said Gil. “But, when we failed to fire in week two and turned in an 0-6 debacle, it was either Jill or the torpedo. Duduguanda had to go.”
We’ll see how wedded bliss affects the picks this week.
Locks of the Week- Season (42-28-4)
Gil Lock (14-9-1)
California – 14 1/2 over Washington State– Cal has run up the score on every weak opponent they’ve faced and Wazzou is among the weakest.
TCU -4 1/2 over Utah– The biggest game on the schedule this week, even if the BCS computers won’t say so. THe Frogs D will extinguish the Utes’ title hopes.
Northwestern +6 over Penn State– The Wildcats walk into Happy Valley and ruin JoePa’s 135th birthday.
Jill Lock (10-8)
Boise State-Hawaii over 65 1/2– After three weeks off, I’ll rely on my cutie-pies to get me back on the winning track. First up, Boise’s Coach Pete. If only I’d met him before Gil.
Nevada -11 over Idaho– Cutie-pie number two, Colin Kapernick, runs all over the Vandals to give me a big win.
UNLV +18 over BYU– The Cougars have been miserable this year; can’t see them beating anyone by this much.
Pad Lock (16-7-3)
Florida -14 over Vanderbilt– Urban Meyer’s crew is no powerhouse, but they’re no slouch either. They should have no problem with a Vandy team that would struggle with the Elmwood Park Pee-Wee Bombers. Lay the points.
Oregon -35 over Washington -Washington ends its four game stretch vs the four nationally ranked Pac 10 powerhouses (Oregon State, Arizona, Stanford, and now Oregon). Hope the flight home shows a good movie, because that’s all Washington will enjoy on Saturday. Look for Oregon to flex it muscles on defense, and show off on offense. A deadly combo.
Arizona- Stanford Over 56-On the theory that good offenses score on good defenses.