“It Just Doesn’t Matter”
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.” Click here to read more.. »
Locks Break Ranks and Anger Sports Gods
It could have been worse. While a 4-4-1 week doesn’t exactly qualify as a loser, it was how the record came about that has Gil Lock busting his bolts with anger. “I’ve tried to explain to Jill that there are higher powers at work here and they must be respected. At Ryno Rife Sports Handicappers, we’ve never gotten behind any of our picks financially because, as soon as we do, we know that the sports gods will get pissed and blow up every selection.” “That was lost on Jill last Friday, as she decided to share some of our expertise with her little friend, Stephanie; one of her pole-dancing colleagues from her days in Vegas. Worse, she gave out my picks! So, while she was 2-1, I got smacked.”
Tough luck, Gil. But if a split week is the price to pay for Jill’s education into the world of handicapping, it’s not so bad. Let’s just hope she keeps her picks to herself this week. Click here to read more.. »
Locks Stretch Weekly Winning Streak To Three
Don’t know that anything beside the Buffalo Wings at Pipin’s Pub are hotter than our favorite College Football handicappers, the Lock family. Patriarch Gil Lock, his wife, Jill and nephew Pad, continued their winning ways last week with a 5-3-1 week that raised the season record to 20-5-2 against the spread. That tie was on Pad’s ledger, as USC coach Lane Kiffin inexplicably attempted a two point conversion that would have put the Trojans up 34-14 with 6:00 left vs. Minnesota. “I couldn’t believe it”, wailed Pad. “As soon as it happened, I knew Minnesota would score a garbage TD and cost me the win. Now I’m behind Uncle Gil, something he’s not going to let me forget.”
Tough luck for Pad but, if a little family competition keeps the Locks on their game, so much the better for the rest of us. Here’s how they see Week 4. Click here to read more.. »
The conference that’s been USC and the other nine for the last seven years may actually have a new resident at the top of the standings this season. USC football coach Pete Carroll will be faced with replacing what seemed like half of the first round of the NFL draft while many of his PAC TEN rivals head into the season with uncertain situations at Quarterback. Can Washington crack the win column after an 0-12 season? Will Rick Neuheisel and Norm Chow be able to reverse UCLA’s offensive doldrums? If USC doesn’t win, who will? Check out our PAC TEN Football Preview.