My Week 8 picks...
I like your picks here John...pretty agree with not only winners but the spread...I think the Ducks might actually be a double digit winner
WOW, Oregon covers? I love my ducks, and I think they win. But UCLA will make this razor close.
John if they do, I am gifting a subscription in celebration of your clairvoyance.
John-First thanks for picking Oregon so that way you don't jinx the Bru1ns. Let's do a quick recap from your picks with the Bru1ns. Washington will beat the Bru1ns. Hmmmm. Then Utah will beat the Bru1nns. Hmmmm. So let's get away from us homers and listen to what people outside of Oregon and California had to say. Kyle Whittingham-Most physical UCLA team he has ever played against. Fast, athletic and long. Joel Klatt-Never saw any team, not even Ohio State push around Utah like UCLA did. I know you don't like comparing who played who but outside of Georgia, Oregon has not seen a team as deep as UCLA is. Final score John-UCLA 38-35. Count on it!
Nice work, John… Bruins win 42 to 36
Your bicycle story reminds me as a kid I also use to ride on the wrong side until one day
riding to Cub Scouts I swerved to avoid some broken glass...Pow, next thing I know I'm laying in
the ditch with a few scratches but the bike was totaled.
Some how I think that also could be a precursor to the rest of season.
Yikes! I don’t know if I’ve ever heard more wishful lip flapping. Let’s all meet up here AFTER the game. The best team WILL win.
Your picks are well-reasoned and rational. I was enjoying your “against traffic” metaphor until I got hit in the back of my gray matter by an imaginary bus. 🤔🤔🤔
Solid picks this week, John. Does Stanford ever have a home field advantage? I don't know if there's a less enthusiastic fanbase than Stanford unless it's UCLA.
I wonder which team will suffer more if there is much rain Saturday?
It's a wonder you lived to see the driving years riding a bike into Hecker Pass traffic (thankfully, there is a bike/walking path now). Wonder about UCLA's "big game" experience and weather. I still think UCLA pulls out the win. Great weekend for sports!!
I hate to say it, but in a game this big, I don't trust Nix all that much. If the Ducks can score early anf often, then Ducks by 10 or more, in a close one? Bruins... final? UCLA 31, OREGON 28
I read earlier that the Big 12 may be getting TV locked in sooner than the Pac, ESPN/FOX..... How will that work ? Will they try and get the 4 pac teams to get that 4th window? Espn, Fox seems to hold all the cards
UCLA has looked pretty good to me making the Oregon game hard to call. Outside of that, I agree. Arizona State and Washington should win on the road. Anything else would definitely be an upset.
I'd take Oregon 42-35.
With regard to my alma mater, you nailed it on the head. Probably a Washington victory but also one that goes down to the wire, as Cal games are wont to do when they play their brand of defensive slogging. But it's Pac-12 after dark, so who knows?
Wow, big shock the homer Canzano picks the little duckies to win. Go back to your pond little duckies while the Mighty Bruins play big boy football now and in the future in the B1G. Enjoy staying in the lousy Pac 10? 11? 12? Can't wait for UCLA to leave this garbage conference behind.
Mighty Bruins 45 Dead Ducks 38
Oddly enough, USC and UCLA are the teams the league office (and George) should be rooting for at this point. Utah and Oregon have very little chance of making the playoff. The committee isn't taking a two loss Utah, and even a 1 loss Oregon is doubtful with their 49-3 loss to Georgia. What say you senor Canzano?
I, too shared your hesitation in riding my bike "with the traffic flow", and never had a mishap. I trusted my view of oncoming traffic. I have enjoyed the progress of Lanning's leadership of the Ducks so far, and I expect a close win, but I don't like the spread, so I'll take the Bruins in a squeaker loss 28-31. I'll also take the 24 points and Colorado in the "improved" Buffs.