It's moving week and we're taking the Benster down to college, so we don't have time to do one of our full-fledged glorious prediction segments this week. However, we know our adoring public wants our wisdom, so here you go. Ready, Benster?
The house is full of suitcases and I'm on the move, so let's go quick. First game!
Indiana State Sycamores (NL) vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers. Unless you expect Larry Bird to get more eligibility, there's no reason to assume that Indiana State can beat the Gophers. I expect a beatdown. Gophers 89, Syc Burn 4.
So the Sycamores are apparently scoring a rouge. Why not. It won't be close. Gophers 28, Sycamores 3.
Akron Zips (+23.5) vs. Beloved Wisconsin Badgers. So I guess the national pundits had their collective butts handed to them last week at Lambeau. Sorry, LSU, but not really. This might be a little closer than expected, because Akron is okay and has Terry Bowden at the helm, but talent will win out. Badgers 31, Akron 20.
I think Akron can score, but last week they were playing VMI. This ain't VMI. Badgers 45, Zips 17.
Minnesota Vikings (-2.5) vs. Tennessee Tuxedos. The Vikings should still be good even without Teddy Bridgewater. I don't think Tennessee has enough weapons. Tricky game, but the Vikes should prevail. Vikings 17, Titans 16.
This has trap written all over it. You know the Vikings are looking ahead to the big opener against the Packers. Zimmer will have their attention, but will the Titans? Tennessee 24, Vikings 20.
Glorious Green Bay Packers (-5) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars. This game scares me. The Jags are looking really good and the weather appears to be horrible -- rain and about 93 degrees. Apparently this game is actually taking place in Manila. The Packers should win, but they will need a great escape. Packers 7, Jags 5.
They play football, not baseball. Oh well. I actually think this will be a high scoring affair. But the Packers will prevail somehow. Eddie Lacy gets to be a mudder and he's better than anyone the Jags can trot out. That's the difference. Packers 34, Jaguars 23.
This was quick, but next week the Benster will be safely at school and will be taking all y'all to school, right Ben?
You got that right, old dude! And next week we'll make sure to pick da Bearz game, too! Ben out!