Ain’t Paid Nobody: Part I, The Problem

Now that football is over and we are comfortably distant from opening day, it’s time to get into my offseason project. I wrote the preamble a few weeks ago. I have embedded a navigation link at the bottom of this page. Given the complexity of this topic, embedding a table of contents seems the best way to organize the series. Without further ado, let’s talk about the problem.

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Sprint Option: Closing Arguments

It is with great sadness that I write this column today (and fatigue because of last night’s late thriller of a game). The Clemson Tigers are your national champions and I have a smattering of things to say about it.

Let’s get to the last Option of the year.
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Sprint Option: Fire the Committee (Into the Sun)

The table is set for the playoff and other bowl games. The four teams going are Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Washington. If this sounds familiar, it’s because you heard it last week. As you likely ascertained from the title, I am irritated by the result. Now, I promise that I will adhere to logic here; and I will hold out as long as I can. But, today, I write angry. 

That said, let’s get to the Option.

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Sprint Option: #HateWeek

Well, thank God that’s over. 

I have mixed feelings. On one hand, nothing happened that was too unpredictable. On the other, nothing happened that was too unpredictable. I’m talking in circles. Rivalry weekend spat out little in the way of clarifying the disaster that will eventually befall the playoff committee–I’m anticipating writing a piece about firing them all into the sun when they put Ohio State in over Washington.

I digress. Shall we get to it? 


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Bet the Board: #HateWeek

So, we’ve had a messed up few weeks here at Bench Points, not the least of which involved issues I faced with getting content posted timely. That’s on me. I’m very thankful for Aaron’s weekly NFL column that has kept us all afloat in the past few weeks. That said, BTB is back for hate week and it’s on like Donkey Kong. A subtle note to my readers, I have a couple of homer picks in here. It’s not my fault that Vegas Insider did a great job picking lines this week. We watch football for these storied rivalries. Hopefully, the games don’t let us down this weekend. As always, the visitor is on the left, the picks are bold, and the spread is set in context of the pick.

Let’s Bet the Board!

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Sprint Option: Week 6

So, we successfully weathered the hurricane with fair-to-middling damage; it could have been significantly worse. I’m thankful for last minute NNW corrections of category 4 storms. Another miracle was the fact that I was able to watch a full slate of games on Saturday (and Sunday if you count UGA/SC). Here are my thoughts coming off this damp weekend.

To the Option, James! And don’t spare the horses!

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Bet the Board: Week 6

So, I write this from a big yellow swath of rain thanks to Hurricane Matthew. But, that has not stopped me from my weekly picks column. Delayed me? Absolutely. Before we get into Bet the Board, we need to take a look at what’s going on with Florida and LSU–short answer: nothing, and my wager with LSU blogger Dan will be indefinitely postponed, sadly. 

Let’s get to it.
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Bet the Board: Week 4

I write this as I get ready to drive up to Atlanta to watch Georgia Tech play Clemson at Bobby Dodd–notably, the site of Clemson’s last regular season ACC loss. I had an OK week last week, bringing me up to a season win percentage of .650. Let’s get to the option. 

As always, dogs are on the right and the pick/spread are bold, and the lines may not be current. 

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