Matt Amilian2-318-26 OKC Dave4-121-23 Justin Southwell2-316-28 Guest (Sheets)2-321-23 Happy day after Thanksgiving everyone!I enjoy the bye week falling on Thanksgiving weekend. It’s a great weekend for football, especially with all the rivalry games. Who will take home Paul Bunyan’s Axe? Upset in the Civil War?I’m a believer that Harvard-Yale is truly “The Game” but we have the Ohio State – Michigan version this week. Before we get into rivalries, a summary of last week’s picks: *We all picked Baylor +28Rivalry WeekThere are some great rivalry game names out there, as well as some bizarre ones. Let’s pick a bunch of them this week and you can decide if you want to take these to the bookie or not (I recommend not).The Civil WarOregon (-20) at Oregon StatePick: Beaver FeverThe Game (Part Deux)Michigan (+21) at Ohio StatePick:Territorial CupArizona (-4.5) at Arizona StatePick: ZonaClean, Ole Fashioned HateGeorgia Tech (+12.5) at GeorgiaPick: Tech (p.s. I love this rivalry game name)Sunshine ShowdownFlorida (+7.5) at Florida StatePick: NolesCommonwealth CupVirginia (-1) at Virginia TechPick: CavaliersGovernor’s CupKentucky (+12.5) at LouisvillePick: VilleGovernor’s Cup…againKansas (+28.5) at Kansas StatePick: SnydercatsApple CupWashington (-3.5) at Washington StatePick:Paul Bunyan’s AxeMinnesota (+14) at WisconsinPick: Melvin GordonEgg BowlMississippi State (-3) at Ole MissPick:Jeweled ShillelaghNotre Dame (+7) at USCPick: TrojansIron BowlAuburn (+9.5) at AlabamaPick: War EaglePFB Picks ATSPFB vs CRFF this week as Robert Whetsell joins us for some picking. There are 6 of us and 1 of him.I’ll take our average vs his record to prove once and for all that Pistols Firing > Cowboys Ride For Free. (but seriously there is no us vs them)Florida (+7.5) at Florida StateSouthwell: Florida StateCunningham: FloridaSchnautz: Florida StateOKC Dave: FloridaPistolsguy: Florida StateWhetsell: FloridaAmilian: Florida State“I’m getting Ron Zook flashbacks. If they show Chris Rix on the sideline I’ll be really worried.” – Carson, your die-hard Noles fan.Mississippi State (-3) at Ole MissSouthwell: Mississippi StateCunningham: Mississippi StateSchnautz: Ole MissOKC Dave: Mississippi StatePistolsguy: Ole MissWhetsell: Mississippi StateAmilian: Mississippi State“Rivalry game…chance to ruin the other guys season. Know how that goes. Based on my experience and the frequency with which that tends to happen, I’ll go with Mississippi State to cover easily. That in no way indicates how I feel about Bedlam.” – WhetsellNotre Dame (+7) at USCSouthwell: USCCunningham: USCSchnautz: Notre DameOKC Dave: USCPistolsguy: Notre DameWhetsell: Notre DameAmilian: USCAuburn (+9.5) at AlabamaSouthwell: BamaCunningham: AuburnSchnautz: BamaOKC Dave: BamaPistolsguy: AuburnWhetsell: BamaAmilian: Auburn“Dirty little secret the national media doesn’t want to admit: Spread offenses with a pulse give Saban fits..” – CarsonPicker’s ChoiceSouthwell: Arizona -4.5 vs Arizona StateCunningham: UCLA (-5) vs StanfordSchnautz: UCLA (-4.5) vs StanfordOKC Dave: TCU (-6.5) at TexasPistolsguy: Texas (+7.5) vs TCUWhetsell: Akron (-6) at Kent StateAmilian: Georgia Tech (+12.5) at Georgia“This is my ‘I’ve actually got some idea what I’m doing because I analyzed lots of data’ (just the schedules and scores, really). Kent State has lost a LOT of games, but has played it close several times against pretty good Div II Schools. “But wait…transitive properties. Akron beat UMASS by 24, but Kent State lost to UMASS by 23! What the heck, I’m going with the Zips and laying the points!!!” – WhetsellThe only rivalry that matters is next weekend. Again, Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Enjoy the long weekend.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! ContributorLast weekSeason Aaron Schnautz1-421-23 Carson Cunningham3-226-18 Kyle Porter3-222-22
zoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: US Coast Guard A 29-year-old seafarer has been evacuated from the 63,392 dwt bulk carrier Great Fluency while the vessel was in the Straight of Juan De Fuca, Washington.The Chinese man was reportedly exposed to phosphene gas, according to a report by U.S. Coast Guard.In the morning hours of April 7, the Coast Guard District 13 received a notification from the Great Fluency about the incident and launched a response boat from Station Port Angeles.The man was reportedly nauseous but able to climb down a Jacob’s ladder without assistance.The seafarer was safely transported to the Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles for further medical attention, USCG said.At the time, the 2016-built vessel was on its way from the port of Vancouver, Canada, to the port of Caldera, Costa Rica.