Oh my God, it’s week nine of SEC football.
How the hell has this season reached hyperspeed already? It seems like only yesterday I was nervously fidgeting, watching the TV on the patio, and fretting Louisville was going to make a rabid comeback in Atlanta.
Now, I try not to even think about Atlanta or even say it out loud. Yeah, it’s absolutely unlikely Ole Miss somehow ends up there, but like the little kid said in Angels in the Outfield, “hey, it could haaaappen!”
Alright, the Red Cup squad did pretty well in week eight, but hats off to dadgum Juco All American who went 5-0 in the moneyline and 4-0 against the spread. Truly an inspiration to us all.
To update our season standings against the spread:
- Ruby Draayer: 60 percent (40-27)
- One Man to Beat: 57 percent (39-29)
- Juco All American: 55 percent (33-27)
- Gray Hardison: 54 percent (36-31)
- Will Gates: 42 percent (28-39)
Look, in Will’s defense, he is swinging for the fences to try and catch up, so kudos to him for showing up and just going for it at this point. Ultimately, there’s several weeks of SEC football left for just about anyone to take home the grand prize - a free lunch anywhere in Oxford compliments of ya boi OMTB.
Enough of that, let’s get to the prognostications.
Yeah, I picked against Ole Miss and went with the history books instead. The Rebels just don’t fare well at Auburn for whatever reason, but I’ll happily eat my words on Saturday night if I have to. Ruby joined me on Auburn covering the spread to hedge her moneyline bet on the Rebs, because if you have forgotten, she’s from Las Vegas and knows what she’s doing probably.
Ruby also was the only staffer to pick Mizzou to cover 16.5 points in Nashville against Vandy. Obviously, the ‘Dores are not playing great football, but the Tigers haven’t looked much better to be honest (see: Tennessee’s blowout win in CoMo).
The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party has Georgia as a two touchdown favorite, and I’m the only Red Cup staffer who is picking the Gators to beat the spread. I’m not really sure why other than I just think Georgia is due a let down, closer than it should be game, and also this is an enormous rivalry, so why the hell not?
Clearly, the staff thinks the easy money is on Kentucky to cover -1 over Mississippi State. I look forward to Mike Leach’s soliloquy on KFC’s 11 herbs and spices in the postgame press conference.
Alright, so what are your locks of the week? Comment or tweet @redcuprebellion with how you will be gambling your children’s future college tuition this weekend.