Sunday, September 28, 2008

Gambling 2K8: Part Thirteen (Paterno Old; Palmer Out)

1. I want to die. We came within two points of an undefeated day yesterday and I want to die. Two points, I might add, that would have been easily attainable had Joe Paterno not coached like it was 1962. Not only did he unsuccessfully order up a halfback dive (with a 175 lb. halfback) on 4th & 1 deep inside Illinois territory, but twice he decided to pooch punt from field goal formation. And let's not forget--and this isn't necessarily Paterno's fault, but it's fun to blame stuff on old people--Penn State ran out the clock at the Illinois 25 yard line.

2. Carson Palmer is out. The Vickers System no longer applies to the Bengals, which leaves Tampa, Chicago and Baltimore as our only picks today.

-Brad Spieser (