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I grew up in Dallas as the son of a Pittsburgher, and I'm now living in Denver, CO. By Fall 2011 I hope to be in grad. school at Colorado State.

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  • MLB Texas Rangers
  • NBA Dallas Mavericks
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAF South Carolina Gamecocks
  • NCAAB South Carolina Gamecocks
  • NHL Pittsburgh Penguins
  • General USA Rugby, Colorado Mammoth
  • EPL Aston Villa
  • MLS FC Dallas
  • MMA Brock Lesnar
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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em: PLAYOFFS and Bowl Pick 'Em

Wow - what a finish to the regular season! The play-in round was a doozy, and Ravenous Ute *just* snuck in over bsgillis to claim the 8th and final playoff spot. Both participants went 11-2 overall...

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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em: Week 14 - Play-In, Seeding, and Playoffs

With Week 13 in the books, we're officially in full playoff mode here at MWC Pick 'Em. Last week's picks were critical in deciding who would be guaranteed a playoff spot, and very few were able to...

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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em: Week 13

This week is the final true week of the Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em regular season! Week 12 saw a lot of movement in the standings, and this week's results will be the final decider for 7 out...

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Projecting All 35 Bowl Match-ups... Again.

Projecting All 35 Bowl Match-ups... Again.

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Is Stanford the biggest threat to the BCS dreams of Boise State and TCU?

This is a FanPost of something that occurred to me while bantering with plainview88 in a different thread. It occurred to me today, while surveying what's left of the college football season, that...

TCU a big spender on football

The Horned Frogs rank 12th nationally in football expenses, and spend approximately twice as much as anyone else in the (future and current) MWC. They also spend 3x more than Boise State.

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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em: Week 12

A solid Week 11 is in the books, and we're down to the final two weeks before things get interesting. Arizona and Utah did some damage to everyone's picks, and the toss-ups of CSU-BYU,...

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Projecting All 35 Bowl Matchups

This post has been promoted to the front page for being awesome. Note: There have been some edits since the initial posting, as I didn't know the ACC was the back-up for the bowl in San Francisco....

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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em: Week 11

Week 10 is down, and I can't believe we've been at this for 10 weeks already. The playoffs are drawing near (yes, that's right - we have playoffs!), and the standings are getting tight. To clarify...

Nevada & Fresno State will pay $900,000 exit fee to join the MWC

An excerpt from a story about Denver, UTSA, and Texas State joining the WAC: "Fresno State and Nevada wanted to leave the WAC for next season but struck a deal to stay until June 30, 2012, in exchange for paying a lower exit fee of $900,000 per school." So for those of you who were curious... now you know.

TCU-Boise battle for BCS No. 3 far from done

"TCU has a whopping 4.00 lead in the computer average over Boise State. That's why the Frogs are so far ahead overall, but the Broncos only need to be 0.50 ahead with the current poll margins to pass TCU overall. You might think that's impossible. You would be wrong."

TCU-Boise battle for BCS No. 3 far from done

"TCU has a whopping 4.00 lead in the computer average over Boise State. That's why the Frogs are so far ahead overall, but the Broncos only need to be 0.50 ahead with the current poll margins to pass TCU overall. You might think that's impossible. You would be wrong."

Utah AG, Justice Department meet

"Next season, Utah will be moving into one of the conferences with an automatic bid. But Shurtleff said that isn't deterring him. "This has never been for me to get the University of Utah bragging rights," he said. If anything, Shurtleff argued, Utah's move gives him more credibility with attorneys general from other states he is seeking to recruit for his anti-BCS crusade. He said that getting the Justice Department to launch an investigation is critical to the effort. "You get the DOJ behind one, and the BCS will finally say, 'OK, we'll go to a playoff,' " Shurtleff predicted."

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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em: Week 10

Well, Week 9 is over, and it was a rousing success for most (though my picks didn't turn out so hot, personally). The standings are tighter than ever, with 4 participants sitting with equal overall...

BYU senior Jimmer Fredette named AP Preseason All-American

Fredette received the third-most votes of those selected.

Boise State to continue playing Fresno State, Nevada in 2011

The Broncos won't be landing the marquee match-up they may have wanted/needed, but they will be continuing their rivalries with the MWC's 2 newest members.

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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em: Week 9

Week 8 is done, and can you believe it? We're already on Week 9! Last week was a little more typical as far as performance goes, with everyone picking up at least 8 correct picks, and bsgillis...

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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em: Week 8

Week 7 is done, and all I can say about it? Brutal. For the 15 participants who submitted picks last week, it was the worst showing yet for 8 of them (myself included). It was also the second-worst...

San Diego State 27, Air Force 25

Never underestimate the power of the trap game. Or a pissed off Aztec team that's been screwed over twice.

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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em: Week 7

With Week 6 down, it's on to Week 7! Week 6 was definitely the hardest week we've had so far, with our winner (dmbase) garnering only 10 wins, and all participants averaging only 8.4 correct picks....

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With Utah off the schedule in 2011, what are BSU's options? *UPDATED*

*UPDATE*: I made a major error in putting this list together: I forgot that the Pac-10 has already been operating on a 9-game conference schedule and, as such, its teams aren't going through...

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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em: Week 6

Week 5 is in the books, and it's starting to get interesting in the standings. Lots of people are tied overall, and the tiebreaking procedures are really starting to come into play. This week's win...

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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em: Week 5

Week 4 is over, and Week 5 is now here for your enjoyment. As promised, the standings have shaken out a little now that we're 4 weeks in. From this point on, all players will have their *two*...

Utah-Boise State is *on* for 2011

With all the conference realignment going about this past summer, many worried the Utes and Broncos would be canceling their match for 2011. However, with the Big XII going to a 9-game schedule, the Iowa State Cyclones have canceled their match with Utah, leaving little doubt BSU will now stay on the Utes' schedule.

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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em: Week 4

This is being promoted to the front page from the fanshot section. Week 3 is in the books, and Week 4 is now here! Starting next week, I'll begin dropping everyone's 2 lowest scores in calculating...

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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em: Week 3 (New Players Welcome!)

*CORRECTION* Someone has pointed out that GoRammies actually picked the Zoomies by 11, not by 7, and I'll be adjusting the bonus point accordingly this afternoon (sorry, LoboJo). Hey y'all - Week 2...

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Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em Contest: Week 2 (New players welcome!)

Mountain West Connection Pick 'Em Contest: Week 2 (New players welcome!)

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