Burgess family CFB picks: The one with dumpster fire picks for 3 weeks straight

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.

Me: Why?

Joe: Because I want to pick opposite you. So when you go 2-8, I’ll go 8-2.

Live look at me:

eye roll

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.

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For those wondering, here’s how Larks prepares each week for his picks. He puts a lot of time and preparation into each week:

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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.

  1. NC State at (12) FSU (-12.5)
  2. Texas A&M (-2.5) at Arkansas
  3. WVU (-21.5) at Kansas
  4. (1) Alabama (-18.5) at Vanderbilt
  5. (5) USC (-17) at California
  6. (16) TCU at (6) Oklahoma State (-13)
  7. (8) Michigan (-10) at Purdue
  8. (17) Mississippi State at (11) Georgia (-5.5)
  9. (20) Florida (-2) at Kentucky
  10. 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:

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Savage, Joe. Savage.

Here’s why Larry was so confident, and why I was feeling good after the first 3 games.

Larry:

NC state
Arkansas
West Virginia
Bama
Cal
TCU
Michigan
UGA
Kentucky
ND

Sarah:

NC STATE +12.5

ARKANSAS +2.5

WVU -21.5

BAMA -18.5

CAL+17

TCU +13

PURDUE+10

MISS ST+5.5

KY +2

MICH ST +4

MK:

  1. NC State
  2. Arkansas
  3. WVU
  4. Vanderbilt
  5.  California
  6. Oklahoma State
  7. Purdue
  8. Mississippi State
  9. Florida
  10.  Sparty
Joe:
Free Shoes U
Aggies
Couch Burners
Satan
Antifa (CAL)
Cowpokes
Khakis
UGA
31
Leprechauns
Mimi:
FSU
Arkanas
WVU
Alabama
USC
TCU
Michigan
Georgia
Florida
Notre Dame
Molly:

1. FSU

2. Arkansas
3.WVU
4. Alabama
5. USC
6.Oklahoma State
7.Michigan
8. Georgia
9. Florida
10. Michigan State
Rosemary:
NC State
Ark
KU
Vandy
Cal
Ok St
Michigan
Georgia
Florida
Michigan State
Larks:

NC State

Aggies
Kansas
Vanderbilt
California
TCU
Purdue
Georgia
Gators
Notre Dame
Jess:
Noles
Ark
WVU
Vandy
Cal
OSU
Mich
Dawgs
Gators
State
Granny:
FSU
Arkansas
WVU
Alabama
USC
Ok State
Michigan
Florida
Georgia
Notre Dame
So, after a pretty good start… I then proceeded to turn into this after winning three games:
dumpster fire
Let’s also visit this: Florida, somehow, after looking like a complete and utter disaster the entire game against Kentucky, puts in Luke Del Rio and then takes a 1 point lead with 40 seconds left. They then WIN THE GAME BUT DON’T COVER. Heartbreak for me. That team should be 0-3, but is somehow 2-1. Devil magic is going on for that team.
Another game that hurt a lot of people? Thinking Vandy would cover against the Tide.
Mood if you’re a Bama fan (Thanks to Saturday down South for this amazing photo, I can’t stop laughing, TBH)
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59-0. The spread was 18. Florida plays Vandy this weekend, so I have no idea how to even pick that game. Tune in next week to find out about that.
So, here’s a look at the standings:
  1. Larry (26 -14)
  2. Rosemary (25-15)

  3. Larks (24-16)

  4. Sarah, Mimi and Joe (23-17)

  5. Jess (20-20)

  6. Mert (17-23)

  7. Molly (16-24)

  8. MK (15-25)
  9. 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.

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