This week, the predictions are a far happier place. Winning fixes everything.
Except for CBS Detroit taking down the video that we were going to use this week. This is the 10th anniversary of Mike Valenti’s MAKE PLAYS rant, so we thought it was going to be perfect. Poor IrishRoo hosted a video of this rant, complete with highlights and hilarious pictures spliced in, for over five years. CBS Detroit apparently just discovered the internet on September 14th (the date they finally uploaded it themselves) and thus Roo got caught in the crossfire.
Hilariously, Roo’s video even used by SBNation’s Michigan State blog because it was one of the few complete copies out there on YouTube.
Since CBS Detroit decided to plant that flag, enjoy Golden Tate jumping into Sparty’s band repeatedly. If you’d like to relive Mike’s rant, head over to the previously linked post from The Only Colors because I’m super-petty like that.
Anyways, THE PICKS! The form is below, rules and such are found within. This week’s bonus points, hall of shame, standings, HLS staff picks, and cat picks will follow as always.
I have literally no idea what to expect anymore, but I feel good about Notre Dame 69-ing Nevada…
…I stand by it. – SupermanTDJesus
Normally, I avoid giving staff bonus points, but this is nice! +1
Pride. It’s a nasty bed fellow. It has been the fall of many an empire. And if BK doesn’t ditch his we are in for a long season.
Pride made him stick with 2 QBs last week when he knew there was only one. Pride is making him keep BVG around when he knows the end is a few games back.
Pride can also move mountains. Pride is walking into ND Stadium with heads high. Pride is joining arm-in-arm to sing the alma mater after the game. Pride will rally the boys and bring a win on Saturday. The big question is do they have enough pride to plug all the holes on defense? I think they have enough to win, but not cover. – Davie Dave
Take your +1 with pride!
Rushing TD’s from all 3 backs and continued Kizer dominance lead to an irish victory. Defense looks slightly better, more from the opponent than actual improvement. – creiter15
We need to appreciate how close to complete clairvoyance this was. Three rushing TDs, but one from Kizer. +1, close enough!
UMass Take 2. So… 2Mass? – kanka
2Mass, 2Furious. +1
Lotsa players get lotsa reps. – A68Domer
Wesa bet de Wolfpac–I’M SO SORRY I SLIPPED INTO JAR JAR MY GOD. +1
Hall of Shame
Google forms have timestamps. These people either don’t realize or don’t care. This is their moment.
Keith – You were so correct, so dead on, I’m going to give you a (negative) bonus point for every snap that Zaire took! Total: 6-25 = -19
Bogie – Bogie, I appreciate the extra effort of “Nd dominates” in the game comment section. That extra effort earns you a bonus point, plus the Zaire bonus! Total: 6+1-25 = -18
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Gulliver is 0-2 straight up and against the spread. That’s consistency! Let’s see how he’ll be wrong this week:
Well on his way to 0-3!
Texan by birth, Irish by choice.
Born and raised in the great state of Texas, Tex is a first-generation Domer and a former student manager. After graduation, he left the cold winters of South Bend behind and returned back to his home state with a computer engineering degree in tow. Missing the daily grind of working football practices and talking football with fellow Irish fans every day, he took to blogging, a path which eventually led him to Her Loyal Sons. Continuously diving into stats and game film, Tex strives to break down every aspect of Fighting Irish football--even though it's determined to kill him.
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