Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Picks

Cadillac Records............

is a 2008 musical biopic written and directed by Darnell Martin. The film explores the 1950s musical era, chronicling the life of the influential Chicago-based record-company executive Leonard Chess, and the singers who recorded for Chess Records.

The film stars Adrien Brody as Chess, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Columbus Short as Little Walter, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, and Beyoncé Knowles as Etta James. The film has been rated R by the MPAA for "pervasive langauge and some sexuality."

I have never been much of a musical fan......but I may make an exception in this case. The previews seen interesting and the cast is strong.

If anybody sees this film over the week-end, let us know your thoughts....

Now........on with the picks. We took a week off to enjoy the Thanksgiving festivities so this week, we' ll double up and pick 10 games (5 college and 5 pro) instead of our usual 5 (3 college and 2 pro)

Last Week: 3-2-0

Season: 32-27-1

UCLA (+33 ) over USC
..........Yes, the Bruins lost to BYU, 59-0 earlier in the year.......but I have a feeling this game will be closer. The Trojans win but don't cover.

Oklahoma (-16 1/2 ) over Missouri.......Okay......I believe........Lay the points. The Sooners will score and score some more.

West Virginia (-7) over South Florida.....A meaningless Big East game in Morgantown. The home team wins.....Lay the 7 points.

Boston College (Pk) over Virginia Tech......A rematch of sorts.......BC beat Tech 28-23 at home earlier this season. I think they will do it again in the neutral site in Tampa.

Alabama (-9 1/2) over Florida.....All week long I had been leaning toward the Gators, but something tells me, brawn and beef will beat brains and speed Saturday. The Tide in the upset.

Cincinnati (+13 1/2 ) over Indianapolis .....The Colts have beaten only one team by more than 6 points. The Bengals will stay close but lose....Take the points.

Cleveland (+13 1/2 ) over Tennessee .....Same thing in this game. The Titans win but not by 13.....Take the points.

Green Bay (-5 1/2) over Houston......The Texans had their day in the sun on Monday Night .....Now, with a short week and in Green Bay in December? Tough going. Lay the points. The Packers win big.

Pittsburgh ( -3 ) over Dallas......Game of the day? Could be. The Steelers hit the 'boys in the mouth and win big.

New Orleans ( -3 ) over Atlanta........I love the Falcons but facts are facts. Teams in the NFC south just don't lose at home. In a close game, the Saints prevail. Lay the points.

This brings to a close the college regular season, but we will be back next week with pro games and the bowl season.

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