The 2018 CFCC Week 3 Wrap-up:
Some Performers; Some Floppers
by Shudda, Cudda, Wudda
Some of the upsets that fans feared in Week 3 came to fruition as FSU continued their downward spiral and the Men from Troy (and not the USC variety!) traveled to Nebraska, handing the Cornhuskers a humbling defeat.
Ok, so I guess you noticed on your Pick Sheet last week, the little comments beside the CFCC games. Ex-Regional Weenie started this for Week 2, and I couldn't resist jumping right in. Do you like the idea, hate it, don't care? Well, it doesn't really matter, because we pretty much don't plan anything we do, and we don't have a feedback mechanism. Any of these impulses are up to the individual author, whether on the Pick Sheet or here in the write-up. A little glimpse behind the D-Dawg curtain--usually the person who picks the games for that week, also does the write-up for that week as well, so yes,
I picked the games and the brilliant/stupid quips beside the games. If you didn't "get" the "Frost Warning"--the Scott Frost reference should have been obvious, but much more importantly, you MUST absolutely watch the "Frost Warning" video on You Tube, a tongue-in-cheek lashing of uber-hyped weather events.
So, now--on with the show--the games this weekend had no overall theme to me--not a "Separation Saturday", and not the blood bath we've seen where average CFCC scores hover around zero--maybe "chaos" works the best for this week or "muddied waters". I think Alabama was the only fully clarifying moment by smoking Ole Miss, and Oklahoma State made a surprisingly convincing statement, but other winners pretty much only took care of business or even struggled mightily. And then there are the few, not so proud, shamed losers from Saturday, that no amount of church can fully heal on Sunday.
For the week we had five upset games, including the aforementioned Troy over Nebraska, and Syracuse over Florida State, but we also had LSU over Auburn, Texas Tech over Houston (mild upset win, but the Red Raiders pulled away in the 4th quarter), and in our Night Cap, early surprise team this season, Arizona State and Coach Herm Edwards ("You play to win the game!") came back to Earth, dropping an away game to San Diego State.
Let's talk Dirty Dawg performance, with Will ("The Fridge") Perry, Radford, VA hanging onto 1st place for his second week, and Ryan Husted, Goodland, KS still holding 2nd place. Mr. Red surges up from #7 to #3, and Hank Bauer and Anthony Cavallucci, move up into the Top 5. For the week, Jenn Varian, Las Vegas, led the way with 88 points, closely followed by Carl Lindecrantz and Kevin Oram with 86.
For Teams, Au Gratin Potatoes, also hangs onto #1 for a second week, while Archie Bunker and "All in the Family" leapt from #7 to #2. Last week's #2, "Morass of Ordinary Effort", slipped into #3.
Lastly, for those of you suffering or working your butts off from Hurricane Florence--we're thinking about you. Hopefully, you can get a little relief this weekend with some college football.
Good Luck with your picks in Week 4, everybody!