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

September 16, 2010 under College Football, Uncategorized

Locks Stay Hot Through Second Week

by CollegeSportsView.com

Last year, Gil Lock would’ve done anything to post a 7-2 record over the course of a College Football weekend.  Not so in 2010, however, as last week’s stellar mark was actually a step down from an undefeated Week One.

“Actually”, said the native Hawaiian, “last season was the anomaly.”  “Maybe it’s the competition with my wife and nephew bringing out the best in me, but I really feel like I’m back on my game.”

Apparently so, even though the good Mr. Lock failed to mention that his wife is currently undefeated and leading him by a game.  Let’s see how they fare this week. Click here to read more.. »

Ahead of the Point Spread: Rife with Opinions- The Finale

December 2, 2009 under College Football

By Eddie Mayrose

Locks Wrap Up Season And Look To Go Bowling

This is it for the Lock family.  The final week of prognostications before their NCAA Football Bowl ryno rifeselections in a few weeks.  It’s been a successful season for the most part, especially since the firing of Gil Lock of Ryno Rife Sports Handicapping.  With wife Jill and nephew Pad picking up the slack, the Locks have forged an impressive record while saving the dignity of the family name.  Many were disappointed that Gil was not included in last week’s column; as they’d come to rely on him as a reverse indicator.  Jill and Pad have taken their protests under advisement and may invite Gil back for the Bowl Season.  With that decision still up in the air, here are the Locks of the Week for the final Saturday of the season.

Locks of the Week

Jill Locks (21-10)

Conference USA Football Championship

Houston -1 over East Carolina-

The Cougars, needing two straight wins for a Championhsip berth, responded by scoring 128 points while drubbing both Memphis and Rice.  They’ll face defending champ East Carolina on the Pirates’ home turf; the main reason the line is so low.  However, while the two didn’t meet in ’09, Houston did ring up over 600 yards of offense last year as the Cougars ran away with a 41-24 win at East Carolina.  Houston QB Case Keenum leads the nation in total offense and will be too much for the Pirates to handle.

ACC Football Championship

Georgia Tech -1 over Clemson

Georgia Tech escaped with a 30-27 win when the two met back in September and Clemson will be looking for revenge. However, that game wasn’t as close as the score would indicate as the Yellow Jackets ran for over 300 yards in dominating the line of scrimmage. Clemson may have the league’s best player in C.J. Spiller but he managed just 18 rushing yards last week in a loss to South Carolina.  Don’t think Tech hasn’t watched that film a few times.

Big 12 Football Championship

Texas – 14 1/2 over Nebraska

–  This doesn’t shape up to be much of a game.  Texas has been rolling along unchallenged for most of the season and then got its wake up call last week courtesy of Texas A&M.  There’s no way they won’t be ready Saturday which is very bad news for Nebraska.

Pad Locks (8-5)

San Jose State vs. Lousiana Tech over 46 1/2-

San Jose State is one of the nation’s most generous teams while Louisiana Tech reminds no one of the Steel Curtain.  La. Tech may go over by themselves.

Boise State vs. New Mexico over 58 1/2-

This week’s “Arifemetic” lesson.  Boise is favored by 47 points so, the line is telling you you’ll probably need just a TD from New Mex.  Plus, I love the fact that Boise needs to run it up to lock up a BCS bid.

California -6 over Washington-

It’s been an up and down year for both teams but California has finally started playing consistently well and has a lot more talent than the Huskies even with Jahvid Best out of the lineup.

Season Record (40-31-1)

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

October 15, 2009 under College Football

Not a bad week for the Locks, as both Jill and Gil posted 2-1 records while regaining aryno rife level of harmony that had been missing since Gil shamed the family with an ohfer a few weeks back.  Jill had expected that this would be her last week but, with her stellar 7-2 record since jumping into the fray, CollegeSportsView readers demanded that she continue.  Who knows?  If she keeps it up, maybe she’ll replace Gil at Ryno Rife Handicapping.

LOCKS of the WEEK

Jill’s Picks

Minnesota +16 over Penn State

Why is Penn State so highly rated every year?  Are the voters just nice to the coach because he’s been at Penn State longer than the smell of the cow chips?  Whatever the reason, there’s no way they should be favored by this much. Their record is 1-1 vs. college teams and 4-0 vs. high school teams.  Last week they crushed Eastern Illinois of the powerful Ohio Valley Conference.  Eastern Illinois?  In Week 7?  Gimme a break. Paterno’s boys are a fraud, as is the big spread.  Go with the Gophers.

East Carolina – 18 over Rice

Rice is 0-6 and has given up an average of 47 points in three road games.  East Carolina has fared well against tough opponents and Gil has a buddy that says all ECU girls are hot.  Sure.  It’s always a buddy.   He may find himself duct taped to a telephone pole for that one.

Fresno State -19  1/2 over San Jose State-

The pick is Fresno because they play a lot on TV and I like the coach, Pat Hill.   He’s a tough guy who’s not afraid to play good schools,(note to JoePa), and his team always plays hard. They’re home for the first time in a few weeks, Ryan Matthews is one of the best backs in the nation and San Jose State stinks.  Oh, and their bulldog mascot reminds me of our dog, Neckbolts.

Gil’s Picks

Idaho – 9 over Hawaii

I actually had Idaho in a huge win a few weeks ago but my picks never made it into print.  The Vandals have been playing well and, as Jill pointed out last week, Hawaii really stinks.  Even when they’re good, they struggle on the mainland.  I like Idaho by three TD’s.

Arkansas + 25 over Florida

I love going against a team due for a letdown and Florida is just that.  They’re coming off a big win at LSU and they’ll probably be a little cautious with Tebow if they get a lead. Arkansas is no slouch, having knocked off an unbeaten Auburn team last week.  I think Florida wins fairly easy but not by 24.

Washington + 7  over Arizona State

This one’s just a hunch.  Washington’s been playing well and they’ve got some momentum off last week’s win.  Besides, I don’t like anything Arizona since an exchange student from my high school had a beef with some desert muscle who broke his ankle and locked him up.  So, as Klaus von Fremer always says, “Arizona is punks.”  Go with the Huskies.

Season Record : 12-9


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