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Football Picks, Sports Thoughts, Etc. – 10/29/2021

It’s fitting the “Featured Image” showcases the Chicago Bears, as I’m taking the 3 points their getting this weekend.

Welcome back, good people.

This will be a short entry this week because “My Week in IT” was really busy, and because I’ve been in “music producer” mode for the last few days.

This week, it’s just a few “Hot Takes” and some Football Picks.

Hot Takes


For as much as Wake Forest and NC State look to be in the driver’s seat (and shotgun seat) headed towards an Atlantic Division title —

Look at for FSU and Louisville, folks.

Two teams with 2-losses who are starting to peak at the right time.

Pitt is basically a shoo-in for the Coastal Division title now. I’ll remove the “basically” from this sentence if they beat Miami.

NFL / Carolina Panthers

Can we simply move on from this failed Matt Rhule experiment? And hire a real NFL head coach…?

Can we influence this chain of events:

  • Southern Cal hires James Franklin
  • Penn State brings “local kid-done good” coach back home (Matt Rhule)

While I don’t blame the current regime (Tepper + Fitterer) for CMC, because Marty Hurney was the GM who extended CMC’s deal…

This is why you don’t draft a RB in the first round of any, and ‘DC’ means ANY NFL draft.


8-Ball Look at Playoff Seedings


  1. Baltimore Cincinnati
  2. Tennessee
  3. Buffalo
  4. L.A. Chargers
  5. Baltimore
  6. Cleveland
  7. Las Vegas


  1. Tampa Bay
  2. Green Bay
  3. Arizona
  4. Dallas
  5. L.A. Rams
  6. Minnesota
  7. New Orleans

Football Picks

College Football / Week 9

Last week: 2-1 / Overall: 12-12

FLORIDA STATE (+9.5) at Clemson

LOUISVILLE (+6.5) at NC State

NOTRE DAME (-3.5) vs North Carolina
I hope this ends up being a “Kiss o’ Death” pick, b/c I want to see Carolina fare better.

NFL / Week 8

Last week: 1-2 / Overall: 8-13

ATLANTA (-3) vs Carolina

PITTSBURGH (+3.5) at Cleveland

CHICAGO (+4) vs San Francisco

In Closing

That’s all for this week — my apologies for the brevity of it. However, I have a song that is requiring the “mix engineer”.

Have a great weekend and good luck to your team(s).

Unless you are a fan of:

  • Atlanta Falcons
    (vs. Carolina)
  • Cleveland Browns
    (vs. Pittsburgh)
  • Houston Astros
    (vs. Atlanta Braves)
  • Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks*, Florida Panthers*
    (vs. Carolina Hurricanes)

* — because these clubs won’t