Cockstradamus returned from his Azores sabbatical to correctly pick 12 of 16 college and 9 of 16 pro football games last week, including our USC Fighting Gamecocks 17-6 victory over the Georgia Bullgogs.
James Madison: The father of the Constitution and diminishing Boise BCS Championship game hopes
The Broncos barely beat the, now 0-2, Virginia Tech Hokies after the Gobblers were defeated by Div-AA James Madison. I still think Boise State could win the FCS division if they were in it. FBS, not so much.
Did the NCAA take away OJ's Heisman Trophy before he hocked it? Didn't think so.
Braves-Gamecock thinks the punishment of returning the Heisman doesn't fit the crime.
Braves-Gamecock thinks most of the NCAA rules violate Liberty and even those that don't wouldn't justify recognitions of who won games on the field, won championships and excelled enough to make the trip to New York's Downtown Athletic Club.
And we weren't and are not a Reggie Bush fan.
The Big Game and NCAA College Football Week Three
The Tigers will win Saturday's game between Clemson and Auburn. If the War Eagle version wins, the reputation of the ACC as mainly a basketball conference no better than the Mountain West in football grows. If the denizens of South Carolina's Death Valley win the game in Auburn's Barn on the Alabama Plain, then the tiger paw dreams of a 1981 national championship encore lives on.
Auburn will lose to Clemson
Paladins will lose to Gamecocks
Razorbacks will lose to Dawgs
Cincinnati will lose to N.C. State
Golden Eagles will lose to Jayhawks
UCONN will lose to Temple
Ramblin' Wreck will lose to Tar Heels
East Carolina will lose to Virginia Tech
BYU will lose to FSU
Vols will lose to Gators
Trojans will lose to Golden Gophers
Arizona State will lose to Wisconsin
Western Kentucky will lose to Indiana
Spartans will lose to Fighting Irish
Red Raiders will lose to Longhorns
Huskies will lose to Cornhuskers
NFL Week Two
Browns will lose to Cheifs
Bills will lose to Packers
Bengals will lose to Ravens
Steelers will lose to Titans
Lions will lose to Eagles
Bears will lose to Cowboys
Bucs will lose to Panthers
Cardinals will lose to Falcons
Dolphins will lose to Vikings
Raiders will lose to Rams
Seahawks will lose to Broncos
Texans will lose to Redskins
Jags will lose to Chargers
Jets will lose to Patriots
Giants will lose to Colts, and
49ers will lose to Saints
OPENING WEEK HIGHLIGHTS:
Fourth Annual Braves-Gamecock College Football Ode to Leonard's Losers
This year we also launch the season with conference predictions as well as our usual selection of weekly picks at the bottom of the column, but first...
This column has always been dedicated to the late Athens, Georgia native, Leonard "Postosties" Postero, pigskin prognosticator extraordinaire, whose "Leonard's Losers" radio show was a must listen all during our childhood and until his death in 2001.
End of the 1801 "Chicken Curse"
We await the opening Kickoff of the College Football season tomorrow, still basking in the glow of the end of the 1801 "chicken curse" as the Fighting Gamecocks won the College World Series over UCLA (the school with the most NCAA national championships) and their first national championship (The Lady Gamecocks broke their "hen curse" with the 2002 Track and Field crown), when USC will tarnish the feathers of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles as Lane Kiffin's team (for now) has a luau with non-rainbow Warriors in Hawaii.
I am Gamecock. Born one, raised as one and matriculated as one at the Law School.
More losers next week as Agnes Scott College remains undefeated....Get me out of here, Percy (Peabody) ...
Cockstradamus Season Record: College 31-11/NFL 9-7
"One man with courage makes a majority." - Andrew Jackson
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