For the second week in a row I did some pretty good picking, nailing eight of 10 picks to get by godson Charleston Mosley, who went 5-5.
That put my record for the year at 5-7-1 and set up my annual rival week with my son Joey.
This will be our 36th meeting in all and I hold a slim series edge by a 16-14-5 margin.
At the time of this writing Joey is in Palm Springs doing business with his firm Frazier Sports.
He’ll be home by Thanksgiving and we’ll get to spend some time together before he heads to Gainesville Saturday to enjoy his Seminoles thumping the Gators no doubt.
This is how he hopes to thump me this week…
FSU over FLORIDA - It’s gotten ugly in Gainesville and the ‘Noles are good.
ALABAMA over AUBURN - Tigers have had a great year but don’t think they are ready to beat ‘Bama.
MISSOURI over TEXAS A&M - Mizzou is solid but they have a history of blowing big games at home.
TENNESSEE over KENTUCKY - Long seasons for these teams and their first year coaches.
OLE MISS over MISSISSIPPI STATE - Glad to see the Egg Bowl back on Thanksgiving night.
CLEMSON over SOUTH CAROLINA - I think Clemson is the better team, I’m surprised Carolina is favored.
GEORGIA over GEORGIA TECH - Murray’s out but back-up looked good.
STANFORD over NOTRE DAME - Cardinal appears to be the better team.
OHIO STATE over MICHIGAN - Disappointing season for the Maize and Blue.
NORTH CAROLINA over DUKE - Heels will spoil Duke’s big year.
And I hope to spoil Joey’s picks this way…
FSU over FLORIDA - Though game’s in Gainesville, there may be more folks actually pulling for the Seminoles.
ALABAMA over AUBURN - ‘Tide stays on track.
MISSOURI over TEXAS A&M - And on to an SEC Championship game in Atlanta.
TENNESSEE over KENTUCKY - Vols are the less bad team.
OLE MISS over MISSISSIPPI STATE - Rebels headed to a nice bowl.
SOUTH CAROLINA over CLEMSON - Old ball coach gets another big win.
GEORGIA TECH over GEORGIA - Dawgs can’t play defense.
STANFORD over NOTRE DAME - The Cardinal probably really won last year’s game, too.
OHIO STATE over MICHIGAN - This is not a very good Michigan team.
DUKE over NORTH CAROLINA - Devils find a way to win.
And I hope I’ve found a way too, as Joey and I differ THREE times.