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SmootyGator's Pick'Em - Bowl Games

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by SmootyGator, Dec 11, 2023.

  1. Bazza

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    Just to set the record straight, the whole reason I messed up and didn't see this last pickem' thread is we didn't have one the previous week, after having them every consecutive week for 14 weeks and I simply got busy with other things and missed it. Entirely my fault!

    I certainly wasn't looking for any favours. But since this is the last thread of the year and it covers over 4 weeks of games, I think @SmootyGator was very considerate and gracious and yes - even fair - about making an exception for me and others who missed that first week.

    Trying to change the Maryland/Auburn game was just a brain fart on my end. Thinking changes could be made up until Saturday at Noon as usual. Again - just my brain not fully in gear. Thanks for catching that for me, @gatordavisl

    We have a boatload of games coming up and it should be exciting to see how everyone ends up when the dust settles.

    Cheers all! :)
     
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  2. phatGator

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    In my preliminary list I picked Fresno State to win because they did me well earlier in the year. But then I saw that they had lost their coach or quarterback or something like that, so I decided to flip to New Mexico State. Should’ve stuck with the initial gut feeling. :(
     
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  3. Gatorrick22

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    That's why I very seldom if ever change my original picks... I almost always get burned when I do it.
     
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  4. Wanne15

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    Must have hired a bad charter
     
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  5. Gatorrick22

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  6. gatorbate91

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    Haha. Suckers that took the bait on UCF. Fool me twice. Never again. -4.5 point favorites my azz.
     
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  7. Gatorrick22

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    Didn't you pick New Mexico State?
     
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  8. gatordavisl

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    You just called 17/24 contestants suckers, including the leader and the contest administrator.
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  9. gator_n_sc

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  10. gatorbate91

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    Uh yeah. Don’t claim to be Nostradamus. The metrics told me they had a better chance at home than a traveling team. My Aggies proved me wrong too in our backyard. Georgia St. Really?!?
     
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  11. gator_n_sc

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    Smooty making a move for 1st
     
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  12. gator_n_sc

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    I need Kansas St, Penn St, and Utah state to lose and I can't miss on my 10 pt, 9 pt, 6 and 5. Let's go.
     
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  13. gatorbate91

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    Well Utah St already lost so yeah. How anybody sposed to pick winners with what college football is rn. A&M with the 4th string qb and 2 wr’s at the moment. Redonkulous
     
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  14. gator_n_sc

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    Let me add i need Texas and auburn to lose too. I see you @gatormonk quietly trying to slide by into 1st with a good start to the final week so far.

    Curious though @SmootyGator what happens in the event of a tie?
     
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  15. igabradley

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    I heard it was going to a duel with pistols at sun up. Sounds a little extreme if you ask me.:cool:
     
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  16. gator_n_sc

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  17. gatorbate91

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    Regardless of outcome I love the 10 point picks for Arizona @gator_n_sc and @gatormonk. I’m a fan of Arizona as I have family there. I wanted to enjoy that game and was still uneasy about how that one would go. Kudos on the pick. Smoot looks to be on a roll.
     
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  18. SmootyGator

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    I just updated my spreadsheet with winners through last night. I've hit 6 of my top 7, including my top 4. That is going to be tough to beat. I haven't really looked at everyone else's though, to be honest... so there could be someone that still has a lot of games remaining and a chance for near perfect picks.
     
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  19. gator_n_sc

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    I'm pretty sure you got it Smooty. Kansas state winning did me in.
     
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  20. Gatorrick22

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    Oklahoma is in disarray... suck too.
     
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