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6-3-1 ATS PAC-10 GAME OF THE WEEK

3-1 ATS Last Week, 35-23 for the year all lined PAC 10 games

Almost predicted the blow-out score for the game of the week, but I gave Oregon too much credit, as they could only muster 10 points instead of the 14 I predicted.

WARNING – WARNING – WARNING

My betting brothers, WC Bias is in a season-low tailspin which started NFL Sunday last week. After another solid college football Saturday, I have lost nearly 90% of the bets I have made, including 1-4 in CF this week. I might be a solid fade play this week because it feels like the man’s gotta mean mojo hanging over my ass.

I do not like any Pac-10 games this week, but I feel a responsibility to my friends to share my thoughts with those of you who care. This is a strange week with solid odds posted by the linemakers.

GAME OF THE WEEK (WEEK 10)

WASHINGTON -16 AT ARIZONA

Look who has a running game! Washington’s ground assault chewed up a pathetic Oregon defense last week, and has the good fortune of playing at Arizona, perhaps the worst run defense in the Pac 10.

Could be a let-down spot for Washington, as they are coming off a big rivalry win against Oregon. But, Washington still has an outside shot at making the Rose Bowl, or at least an upper-echelon Pac-10 bowl. Furthermore, Gilbertson still needs to prove that he is the right man for the Washington job, and home losses to Nevada sure don’t look good. So I expect Washington to come out playing hard.

Arizona is just a bad football team. They started to play with some dignity after Mackovic got fired, but have looked abysmal the past two weeks, losing by a combined score of 94-37. Several players have been let go, there is no senior leadership, and it is up to the young pups, albeit hungry young pups, to carry the load.

Washington may be without Pickett, but believe me, their back-up Paus looks just as good, if not better. They may be without Alexis, which would be the best thing in the world for them, because the two back-up RB’s are absolute studs.

On paper, this should be a blow-out, but you never know which Washington team is going to show up. I do know this, Arizona is perhaps the worst team Washington has faced all year, and that includes Indiana and Idaho.

Final Score: Washington 44 – Arizona 20

The rest of the Pac-10 slate.

Didn’t ASU just get punked by the other No-Cal team at home? And didn’t Stanford just knock off the 1st place team rather handily? Such is the life in the Pac-10, where teams bring their A game about every other week or two. I’m taking ASU as they are the better team. Stanford has the worst pass defense in the Pac 10, and ASU should be able to score. Stanford also has the worst offense in the Pac 10, so ASU should be able to keep them from scoring...you’d think.

Cal is favored at Oregon. What has happened to the mighty Ducks, the team that beat Michigan just one month ago. I’ll go with a hungry Cal team on the rise over this hapless Duck team on the decline. Cal has looked impressive in recent weeks. But I warn you, this is the type of game that Oregon can win, especially at home. It really depends on whether or not they have truly thrown in the towel, and I’m betting they have.

UCLA goes up to Washington State for the battle of 2nd place in the Pac. First things first, UCLA has a shitty offense, and Washington State has a solid defense. However, Washington State does not seem to put teams away at home. In fact they have not covered at home this year, and only have a point spread record of 3-6. UCLA’s is not much better at 3-5. I’m taking UCLA and the points here as I expect an inspired effort from UCLA and perhaps a let-down spot for Washington State. This should be a low-scoring affair, which does not provide much insight when UCLA is involved with the game.

OSU and USC are off this week. Both will win handily next.

Final Predictions:
ASU -2 at Stanford: ASU 31 – Stanford 24
Cal -2 at Oregon: Cal 34 – Oregon 31
UCLA +10 at WSU: WSU 24 – UCLA 17

Good luck all...and pray for me, this week’s ass-whoopin’ has got me in the dumps.

I’d also like to say one more thing. I have opinions, lots of ‘em. So I appreciate yours and take no offense. Someone came in last week and scoffed at my comments that USC was “perhaps” the best team in the country. Last I checked they were No. 2 in the BCS. I think that qualifies them as one of the best teams in the country. I will say this, USC may not have the defense to stop Oklahoma, that is one bad-ass college football team. But they would CRUSH Ohio State (sorry Buckeye fans, your team is the most pathetic of all one-loss teams), and I think they deserve to be #2.

Certainly Florida State does not deserve to be #2, they lost at home to another one-loss team, Miami, which has a tougher schedule and lost on the road. I’d even make arguments for LSU to go before Florida State. I think the BCS has to account for home loss versus road losses, as well as head-to-head matchups. This could lead to the same fiasco as 2000, when FSU got into the national championship game even though they lost to Miami, the other one-loss team. I personally think Miami would have beat Oklahoma that year, but they got their due in 2001.
 

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Wonder why Oregon is doing so poorly this year? Well perhaps there's some inter office drama going on with the coaches. This week Belloit's wife was supposedly cause up at Fern Ridge Reservoir fooling around in a car with one of the other coaches. That's just the current rumor going around and that he's one of the leading candidates for the Penn State job. He had a chance to leave a few years ago but didn't cause his wife didn't want to move. Now that things have changed, perhaps this is his last season at Oregon.
 

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From what I here, the Belotti rumors are true, in that he and his wife have or will be separating. But as far as his wife doing the dogs down at Fern Ridge...Next we'll here she's been banging Clemmons in a boat on Green Peter, or fluffing Fife on a canoe trip down the McKenzie...it's all BS. If one of the coaches was hanging with the big man's wife, he wouldn't be on the sideline Saturday.

As far as Belotti going to Penn State...HA, HA, HA, HA! Why would he go to Penn State when he is a west coast guy. Penn State is a mid-level Big 11 team, they are always going to have difficulties in that conference. It's just not that great of move, unless you are moving just to get away from his wife. Furthermore, why would Penn State want Belotti, it's not like he has been tearing up the Pac 10 the past two years. In fact, his teams have been playing poorly.

Oregon's problems, in part, are the coordinators, recruiting, and skill level, especially on the defensive side of the ball. But any school that has Nike in its back pocket will persevere. It is one of the best gigs west of the Mississippi as College Football goes.
 

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Well the Fern Ridge thing was in one of the local newspapers, so I'm willing to put some weight behind it.
 

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My boys in oregon tell me that she was screwing her personal trainer
 

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Noghri...

Which paper and do you have a link? Oregon is pretty protective of its own and usually doesn't get involved with trash journalism...but if you got pics....
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WC Bias:
Noghri...

Which paper and do you have a link? Oregon is pretty protective of its own and usually doesn't get involved with trash journalism...but if you got pics....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


They don't have a link, it's one of those downtown hippie newspapers that are trying to prove they don't have any coporate bias.....whatever. I'm heading down through Eugene this weekend. I'll try to stop and grab one of them, then scan it in for you.
 

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The reason why the coach probably hasen't been fired is cause techincally he's a state employee, and they can't be fired without just cause. Granted screwing your wife is probaly a good reason to fire someone, but it's not good enough for the state.
 

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So you are telling me that you will put weight behind a "rumor" reported in a hippie mag given out on 5th Street and printed on Hemp...
Hmmmm...I think they got the story wrong. It should have been Mike Belotti's wife got caught blowing Mike Riley under a table at the Top of the Cock while Steven Jackson was anal banging her at the same time.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WC Bias:
So you are telling me that you will put weight behind a "rumor" reported in a hippie mag given out on 5th Street and printed on Hemp...
Hmmmm...I think they got the story wrong. It should have been Mike Belotti's wife got caught blowing Mike Riley under a table at the Top of the Cock while Steven Jackson was anal banging her at the same time.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I stand behind the rumor. I was hearing reports of it before the season and his divorce even started.
 

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To each their own...I'm sure whatever the truth is that Belotti is dealing with more than a shitty football team. If you do get the article, post up and a I'll send you my e-mail address.

Thanks and have fun in Eugene, I'm trying to get down for the Civil War game.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WC Bias:
Thanks and have fun in Eugene, I'm trying to get down for the Civil War game.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Oh I wouldn't stay in Eugene or watch a game in Eugene. (I'm a beaver fan) I'm just heading down through to Roseburg this weekend.(quite possiably an even shitter place then Eugene) I'll miss having the TV's lined up together to watch all the different games
 

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