Celebrity Experts (21-1 overall on Bobcats & Longhorns games)
Texas 38-21 Daniel Plante - Vice President of San Antonio Advocare
Texas 20-14 Spencer D-0 - UT Student - @su_spence_
Texas 34-20 Aaron Smith - Texas Cougar/BYU Alum
Texas 31-20 Julie Andel - UT Fan/TAMU-CC Alum/Concordia Grad Student/Coach
Texas 38-10 Andrew Garza - UT Student - @andrew_garza10
Texas 28-17 Joe Garcia - UT Student - @PatchesGarcia
Texas 35-16 Joey Reed - Ticket Writer, Palace Station Sportsbook, Las Vegas
Texas 35-14 Art Garza - UT Football Fan & Season Ticket Holder
Texas 35-14 Monica Rodriguez - Mother of Two
Texas 35-14 Tyler M. - UT Student - @tylerhscott
Texas 28-17 Belyne Gonzalez - UT Fan
There are two things that I want to note here. First of all, last week after I had published my football entry, I tagged some of my facebook friends (including Belyne) to the status that I entered to notify them of the post that I had published. My intent was to let them know that they would be invited to be celebrity experts on a Friday in the near future. Well, after I had done so (and before the Texas/New Mexico State game was played), Belyne gave me a prediction of 52-7 Longhorns (the final turned out to be 56-7). Her prediction is very close to mine this week, so I think that she predicted well once again... ;) Also, you might have noticed the THREE predictions of 35-14 Longhorns (along with a pick of 35-16 Horns). I just found that interesting out of ten total predictions...
Saturday, September 7th - Texas State Bobcats (1-0) vs. Prairie View A&M Panthers (1-0)
Bobcats 36-24 Miletus Ogden Borne' - Original Blog Follower
Bobcats 35-13 Melanie Clancy - Texas State Alum/Diehard Packers Fan
Bobcats 27-17 James Needham - TXST Senior/Louie's Oyster House & Beer Garden
Bobcats 34-17 Rebecca Adkins - TXST Senior/Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill
Bobcats 24-17 Zane McCoy - Texas State Student/The Marc
Bobcats 56-21 Rachael Jorgensen Pringle - Texas State Alum & Graduate Student
Bobcats 45-44 Nate Castro - Texas State Alum
Bobcats 27-24 Courtney Cooley - Manager, Treehouse Apartments/TXST Fan
Panthers 42-14 Chris Martinez - Diehard USC Fan (w/"Spoilers & Possible Upsets")
Bobcats 34-27 Jamie Shy - Mother of 2, Texas State Alum '98, Harper's Hall, Louie's Oyster House & Beer Garden, and Crossfit Fanatic
Bobcats 27-14 Jessica Johnson - Former Student-Athlete of 'Coach' and Lifetime Lover of All Things Football (Except the Aggies)
And now what you've all been waiting for..., updates on my fantasy football team! Wes Welker just caught a touchdown pass!!! :) Okay, although that's true, it's Alyssa's turn now. Predictably, the blog views spiked over the weekend (almost surely due to her debut), and now the Texans will be playing football too... #lookout And here's my co-pilot...
Alyssa (2-0 overall on Texans, Bobcats, & Longhorns games)
Hello again! I want to start off Alyssa's Corner by bragging that my Texans beat the Cowboys last Thursday! Yes, I understand it was preseason (as the Cowboys fans keep repeating), but a win is a win. :) Also last Thursday was my office's potluck lunch! I was super excited to eat some very delicious home cooked food...mostly because I still eat like a college student and eat pizza on the reg. I decided to go with something safe...so I made spaghetti. Everyone likes spaghetti, right?...WRONG! Not a single person ate my dish...not even me. But I have been going through Pinterest and I will dominate the next potluck...I just couldn't compete with the older ladies' dishes. Now for my predictions...
This coming weekend we have the Texas State Bobcats playing their first home game against Prairie View A&M. I predict that the outcome will be 31-14 Bobcats. The Texas Longhorns play at BYU and I predict an outcome of 27-14 Longhorns. Playing on Monday night we have the AMAZING HOUSTON TEXANS playing the San Diego Chargers. I predict an outcome of 100-0...just kidding. I predict 35-24 Texans. Until next time!
I honestly don't know if my favorite part of that was that Alyssa didn't eat her own spaghetti or that she's going to "dominate" the next potluck... :) Oh, and Wes Welker just caught ANOTHER touchdown pass everyone! #fantasyfootball
And now for me... Well..., last week I went out on that limb (having no previous games to base my picks on), and that limb BUSTED! I went 3-7 in picking my ten favorite plays of the week. I was correct in taking the Bobcats and Longhorns to win, but if I don't slide those selections into my "ten best bets," well, you get the idea... :) Here's what I have for you this weekend:
Coach (2-0 overall on Bobcats & Longhorns games/3-7 overall on '10 best bets')
The Bobcats host their season opener this weekend against the Panthers from Prairie View A&M. Due to the fact that the Panthers play in a lower division, Vegas doesn't put odds on the game. I think that the Cats are going to open Bobcat Stadium with a 41-10 victory over Prairie View on Saturday. The Longhorns are going to be visiting the Cougars of BYU in Utah on Saturday, and the Horns are a seven-point favorite (NOTE: All of the lines and overs/unders in this post are Vegas lines as of last night, when I made my predictions...). I predict that Texas is going to beat BYU 33-17 in Provo on Saturday.
Coach's Ten Best Bets of the Week:
Texas/BYU (Under 56) - I feel confident enough to include it this week... :)
Washington State/USC (Over 53) - 2 wrongs make a right (both teams bit me last week)
Florida/Miami (Under 49) - Hopefully the D shows up in this rivalry...
Tampa Bay (-3 1/2) @ N.Y. Jets - How do the Jets score? (Sorry Pete P. Peters)
Tampa Bay/N.Y. Jets (Under 41) - How do the Jets score? (Sorry Pete P. Peters)
Seattle (-3 1/2) @ Carolina - Don't the Seahawks seem better than this?
Arizona (+5 1/2) @ St. Louis - Give Palmer and Mendenhall some love...
Kansas City (-4) @ Jacksonville - Don't the Chiefs seem better than this?
Philadelphia/Washington (Over 51) - Going to be a lot of plays run in the game...
Houston (-4) @ San Diego - The Texans are better than this (and Alyssa didn't make me say this)
And there you have it my friends. Week 2 of the college football season and the first week of NFL action are upon us... I hope that you have a great football weekend and I'll see you again on Monday!