Pur-don’t at Michigan

Oct 21, 2003 1:57 AM

Who’s responsible? No who is really responsible?

A great shortstop making a ton of money can’t turn a double play in a crucial situation, and a potential Hall of Fame right fielder making make millions of dollars a year can’t hit the cutoff man.

Or, some diehard trying to catch a foul ball probably in a daze anyway and a goat who has been long gone. The responsibility lies on them? Yeah, right.

How about a manager who sees his pitcher has lost it and is getting hammered, yet goes to the mound and leaves him in. They say some stupid curse is the blame, or perhaps a piano. Right, give me a break. And, that’s that.

College Football
Saturday, Oct. 25

Purdue (+6) at Michigan: Back to back road games for the Boilermakers. Michigan sees a little light again with the Ohio State loss at Wisconsin and still the possibility of a Big Ten Championship. The Wolverines are 4-0 ATS in last four. This will make it five. MICHIGAN.

Minnesota (—14) at Illinois: The Illini are in deep trouble this year but find themselves in a good spot for a cover. Gophers come off games with Michigan and Michigan State. Points could be a little inflated. ILLINOIS.

W. Forest (+19) at Florida St: Wake hung in there with these large impost in the past going 4-1 ATS last five. Make it 5-1 after this game as FSU overlooks Deacs again. WF.

NC State (—20) at Duke: Road team has six straight covers. State in must win situation if looking for a bowl bid. Lay the points. NC STATE.

Penn State (+11) at Iowa: The dog is 5-0 ATS in the last matchups. Iowa is 4-1 ATS, with setback coming as a favorite. Take all those points. PENN ST.

Kansas (+20) at Kansas St: Wow what a trend to try and buck here as Kansas State has won and covered NINE straight vs archrival Jayhawks. The Wildcats also destroyed KU in Lawrence last year, 64-0. Got to try and stop the trend. KANSAS.

SMU (+18) at Tulsa: Hurricanes starting to see light at end of tunnel, along with possibility of winning season. Will be very ready to take the measure of hapless SMU, which has no offense. TULSA.

Notre Dame +8 at BC: The Eagles have given the Irish fits in the past, even when not having good teams. Look for BC to be fired up again and lay it on the not so fighting Irish. BOSTON COLLEGE.

Tennessee (—2) at Alabama: The Volunteers had a week off to try and recuperate from the 41-14 thrashing against Georgia. A must win situation and a chance to get some revenge from last year’s 34-14 loss when QB Clausen threw three crucial interceptions. TENNESSEE.

USC (—7) at Washington: SC 3-0 ATS in last three and needs to keep it going for a chance at some roses. No looking back. Lay the points. USC.

New Mexico (+12) at Utah: Favorite is 6-1 ATS in last seven. Trend looks to continue. UTAH.

Auburn (+3) at LSU: One thing I know, Tigers will win. I will side one more time with the LSU in what should be a real dog or cat fight. LSU, UNDER.

Last week: 0-0

Season: 46-45

NFL
Sunday, Oct. 26

Giants (+7) at Vikings: Giants 8-4 SU and ATS. NY GIANTS.

Jets (+8) at Eagles. These two haven’t met since ”˜96 but the points look good in what could be game of defenses. JETS.

Last week: 0-0

Season: 12-13-1