Well, I didn’t get off to too hot of a start on Thursday, missing Maryland by a half-point and simply choking on the TCU pick (I actually lost money to my online bookie for that – thanks a lot Horned Frogs). But I’ve done well for the most part in this young season, so let’s just see what we can get going this week with these 8 games.
Just got back from the Bloomington-Rancho Verde game in Moreno Valley. Actually, I think it’s closer to Perris, but that’s an aside. I’m happy to say that even though both my college picks didn’t cover the spread (thanks a lot TCU) I was pretty close in the Bloomington-Verde game, as 31-26 (my pick) was 38-28 after Rancho Verde returned a late fumble for a touchdown.
Because I don’t want to step on the prep dog’s tail too much, I’ll just take a bite (no pun intended really) out of this week’s slate, highlighting some of the top games in the area. So here it goes.
In celebrating my newfound responsiblity as blogger-guy, I’ve decided to do some game predictions. Yeah, I know the season has started, but I’m doing it anyway because I can. High school games will be straight-up, with college and pro games to be taken against the spread. I’ll take all the credit if you win a lot of these but if you turn out like this then it was the prep-dog’s fault, not mine. And you probably should stay away from the online bookies for a while.
To Thursday’s picks…
Usually I’m more than fine with the attention given to my alma mater, the University of Michigan. But I must say that the hype going into this pillow fight with Notre Dame is sickening even to me. If I were fans of other schools, I’d be livid every time I saw these two underachieving teams get air time on Sportscenter.
In one of the coolest moments of the dopest decade of all-time, the 1980s, Mike Ditka apparently was big into the perm when leading the “Monsters of the Midway” to the Super Bowl XX title.
The Sun’s prep football top 10, to be released in the paper tomorrow. I’m doing this real quick before I head to Oakland to watch my Lions take on the Raiders. Yeah, I’m a Lions fan, hard to believe.
1. Redlands East Valley (1-0)
2. Colton (1-0)
3. Los Osos (2-0)
4. Serrano (2-0)
5. Miller (2-0)
6. Colony (1-0)
7. Big Bear (2-0)
8. Don Lugo (2-0)
9. Chino Hills (0-1)
10. Upland (1-0)
Other teams considered were Apple Valley, Redlands, Hesperia, Etiwanda and Rim of the World. Feel free to give your opinions on this. Now off to Oakland.
I got a little distracted and didn’t finish my original thought from the last post. Oh well, it happens. Anyway, I must say I was impressed with Big Bear today…
It’s been nuts at the Sun, between going to Riverside for the epic REV win and watching Big Bear physically overwhelm Aquinas in the mountains – all while my alma mater Michigan decides to embarrass itself. Yeah, I’m not bitter or anything. But on to what really matters….
Yucaipa’s new FieldTurf surface isn’t quite ready for game action as of yet, so tonight’s game between the Thunderbirds and Rancho Verde has been switched to Rancho Verde High School. Game time will still be at 7:30 p.m.