Since we don't have much Blazer news to talk about, why not discuss gambling? I just know that some of you out there have "the sickness". It's a beautiful thing. With the first big week of college football underway, let's talk about the lines that look good this week.
Hawaii +35 vs USC. Not that I think Hawaii can win this game; I don't, I think USC wins easily. I do however think that Hawaii can put up enough points at home against a team playing its first game after losing their offensive coordinator to keep it closer than 35.
Michigan -19 vs Northern Illinois. Michigan is a terrific team this year and one of my "dark horses" (if you can call a #4 ranked team that) to meet up with USC in the Rose Bowl. Northern Illinois is a mediocre team from a mediocre conference, and this game could get ugly. Love Michigan to cover and then some.
Texas A&M -3 @ Clemson. Have you seen A&M's quarterback Reggie McNeal? The kid is the fastest player on the field, has a cannon arm, and is a big-time playmaker. A&M will surprise some people this year as they have a legitimate chance to win the Big 12 South and I like them to beat Clemson by more than a field goal.
Teaser Bet: Auburn vs Ga Tech and UCLA @ San Diego State. If you tease these two games, the lines drop to Auburn -1 and UCLA -4. Two teriffic lines. A lot of poeople feel that UCLA will be right there in the mix competing for second place in the Pac 10; I like them to win without too much difficulty at SDSU. Auburn, despite losing their top two running backs, is still a loaded team who's got a ton of speed on defense. Getting them at home at only -1 is a solid bet.
We'll keep track of our record throughout the year as a little side-plot while following the Blazers.