Somehow, and I honestly can’t tell how, I became the Pigskin Picks fill-in writer. I never thought I’d have to write one sports story, let alone two. But when football news calls, leave it to the writers at the sports desk to dump their workload onto someone else. But I’m not complaining.
And the winner is: Last column generated four responses from the public — including one from Anthony Kufu Denial, the personal assistant to director of International Remittance Department, and Mr. Tapelo Sango, a South African businessman. Although neither of the gentlemen submitted any picks, it only proves that The Oracle is gaining national attention. Also, since both offered to transfer more than $4 million into my account, I declare a tie.
Lock of the week: This week can make or break me. With a 3-3 record, I’m hoping to keep my head above the proverbial water with another win. The true matchup this week? Notre Dame at Tennessee — fight, you Irishmen, fight! You can win me another week!
What were you thinking?: Last week I believed in USF, and last week the Bulls cost me a win. Sorry, boys, no more such faith from me. Next time I pick you to win, you better fight for me more than you fight for yourselves.
Olga says: I think I’ve said enough. Now onto another week of football, trash talking and guys losing to a girl.
Thomas picks UAB over USF (28-10), Tennessee over Notre Dame, Wisconsin over Minnesota, and Oklahoma over Texas A&M
Adam picks UAB over USF (17-14), Tennessee over Notre Dame, Wisconsin over Minnesota, and Oklahoma over Texas A&M
Olga picks UAB over USF (21-17), Notre Dame over Tennessee, Wisconsin over Minnesota, and Oklahoma over Texas A&M
Ryan picks UAB over USF (45-6), Tennessee over Notre Dame, Minesota over Wisconsin, and Oklahoma over Texas A&M