So, after last week, it was looking pretty rough for me. 2 straight weeks of going 3-7. Tied for last with my grandmother and my Aunt Molly. Basically in the running for the golden toilet trophy, awarded to last place (We still have not named said trophy, taking suggestions now). To make matters worse, my dad, otherwise referred to as Joe or JJ, decided to rub salt in the wound.
Joe: MK I need your picks this week.
Joe: Because I want to pick opposite you. So when you go 2-8, I’ll go 8-2.
Live look at me:
So, while I’m being slowly roasted over the coals for being the sports anchor but having an awful start to my season, my Uncle Larry was making a charge at Larks’ top spot in the standings.
For those wondering, here’s how Larks prepares each week for his picks. He puts a lot of time and preparation into each week:
Moving on to this week’s games: after the improbable ending to Florida-Tennessee last week, I felt that I had to go back to picking my beloved Gators. But we’ll get into how that worked out for me in a minute.
- NC State at (12) FSU (-12.5)
- Texas A&M (-2.5) at Arkansas
- WVU (-21.5) at Kansas
- (1) Alabama (-18.5) at Vanderbilt
- (5) USC (-17) at California
- (16) TCU at (6) Oklahoma State (-13)
- (8) Michigan (-10) at Purdue
- (17) Mississippi State at (11) Georgia (-5.5)
- (20) Florida (-2) at Kentucky
- Notre Dame (-4) at Michigan State
So, the first 3 games? I went 2-1. Of course, Larry decides to toot his own horn before the noon games even reach halftime:
Savage, Joe. Savage.
Here’s why Larry was so confident, and why I was feeling good after the first 3 games.
NC STATE +12.5
MICH ST +4
- NC State
- Oklahoma State
- Mississippi State
- Larry (26 -14)
Sarah, Mimi and Joe (23-17)
- MK (15-25)
- John (14-16)
BASICALLY DEAD.LAST. And only because my cousin forgot to send in picks this week. This is just not acceptable. I don’t know what I’m going to do. Maybe bring in an analyst, or something. But the fact that I’m losing to a dog who’s picking based off which mascot he’d want to be friends with and my grandmother is downright embarrassing.