Saturday, December 31, 2011

Nihilist Football Picks: Pro Week 17/College January 2 Bowls

Last week I had another set of 2-1 results for both pro and college. That leaves me at 24-23-1 for the pros and 30-15 for college. I will pick the final week of pro football as well as some January 2 bowl games (the traditional New Year's Day games are delayed one day as they are every year where New Years Day is a Sunday).

Next week I will pick BCS bowl games including the championship and some NFL playoff matchups.

Packers +3 1/2 vs Lions
Bears pick at Vikings
Chiefs +3 at Broncos

Georgia -2 vs Michigan State (Outback Bowl)
Ohio State +2 1/2 vs Florida (Gator Bowl)
Nebraska +1 1/2 vs South Carolina (Capital One Bowl)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nihilist Football Picks: Pro Week 16/College Minor Bowls

Last week I split 1-1-1 as the Rams at +7 pushed by losing by exactly 7. That puts my pro record at 22-22-1. Fortunately, college football is back as the minor bowl games have begun, so I have a chance to add to my 28-14 record there and get a few laughs out of some crappy bowl names.

Redskins -7 vs Vikings
Bills +3 1/2 vs Broncos
Saints -7 1/2 vs Falcons

Minor College Bowl Games:
Belk Bowl 12/27 - North Carolina State pick vs Louisville
Military Bowl -- Pres. By Northrop Grumman 12/28 Air Force +2 1/2 vs Toledo
Champs Sports Bowl 12/29 - Notre Dame +3 vs Florida State

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nihilist Football Picks: Pro Week 15

A 1-2 week left me at 21-21 for pro games this year. I'd be remiss in failing to remind readers that my college rate has been considerably more successful at 28-14. I'll probably pick a few bowl games, but there are none this week. Here are my pro picks:

Saints -7 1/2 at Vikings
Buccaneers +7 vs Cowboys
Rams +7 vs Bengals

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Nihilist Football Picks: Pro Week 14

I'm sorry to see college football take a break, as I went 28-14 after going 3-0 in conference championship games. I went 2-1 in the pros, as only the Atlanta Falcons spoiled my perfect week. I stand at 20-19 in the pros, but can now devote my full attention to them. Here goes:

Lions -7 vs Vikings
Saints -3 1/2 at Titans
49ers -3 1/2 at Cardinals

Friday, December 02, 2011

Nihilist Football Picks: Pro Week 13/College Conference Championships

College football season is winding down, which is a shame because I'm performing fairly well there at 25-14 after going 2-1 last week. In the pros, I went 1-2 to move to 18-18. Since the Irish and Gophers have finished their regular season, I'll take on the major college championship games in the Big 10 and SEC plus an interesting Big 12 matchup, in addition to my normal slate of NFL games, this week featuring backup quarterbacks forced into starts and two guys who should be backups, Tim Tebow and Christian Ponder:

LSU -10 vs Georgia in Atlanta
Michigan State +8 1/2 vs Wisconsin in Indianapolis
Oklahoma State -3 vs Oklahoma

Falcons pick at Texans
Chiefs +9 at Bears
Broncos pick at Vikings