Gary “The Gut” Goombah : Week 8

Gary “The Gut” has had a rough start to the 2018 season. Therefore, we’re calling on the greats for extra help in our Selections this week. The Greats? Yessir. The handicapping greats such as Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder, Morty Olshan, Danny Sheridan, Glantz & Culver, Phil Steele, Pete Rose, that NBA ref Tim Donaghy that illegally bet on games in which he fixed while officiating, and the dude from that 2005 movie “Two For The Money” with Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey.

All those dudes are great, but we don’t actually know any of them. Plus, half of them are dead, in prison, or just fakes from a broke-ass movie. Therefore, we phoned a friend this week to help Gary. He’s also one of the greats. His name is David Nash. Dave hooked me up with two intriguing NCAA Selections this week. “The Gut”, and I, trust in Dave and we’re hoping he can turn our fortunes upside-down. Of course, if Dave lets us down, we can always break out the brass-knuckles. No pressure.

Before we get to Week 8’s Specials, let’s recap Week 7.


Week 7 NCAA Selections

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS SPECIAL : Arizona Logo Arizona Wildcats (+13.5) over Utah Utes – The ‘Cats are getting 13 and a half points? Sign me up PICK: Arizona……..FINAL SCORE: Utah 42 Arizona 10…….well, this was purely bad luck in that ‘Zona’s starting QB Khalil Tate was hurt on the 2nd drive of the game so basically that killed the Wildcats chances. BIG LOSS.

LOCK OF THE WEEK : Nebraska Logo8 Nebraska Cornhuskers (+4.5) over Northwestern Wildcats – As a Huskers diehard, I worry extra big when I talk Gary into betting on my beloved Cornhuskers. However, all my insider info tells me that Nebraska will not only cover the point spread but they will also end their long losing streak and win the game straight-up. It’s time…..and Coach Frost is due. PICK: Nebraska……..FINAL SCORE: Northwestern 34 Nebraska 31, in OT. We called this one, all except the Huskers winning straight up, which they should have. Instead, we found a way to blow this game. Oh well, the money still smells like the great scent of green legal tender. BIG WIN!

Rutgers Logo Rutgers Scarlet Knights (+24.5) over Maryland Terrapins – Sure Rutgers sucks. They really, really do. However, Maryland isn’t all that great and 24 and a half points is a large spread. It’s like a fiesta! The final score might be something like 45-21 in favor of Maryland but we’re still gonna cover those points. PICK: Rutgers……. FINAL SCORE: Maryland 34 Rutgers 7……. this was a shame. Rutgers stinks! They couldn’t even lose by less than 27 points. The Knights passing stats? 2-17 for 8 yards with 5 INT’s. C’mon man! If only they could’ve done something, like completed 4 passes. The sadder fact is Maryland only won by 27. We had this one. This one hurts. LOSS.

Co-Game of the Week : Michigan Wolverines Logo Michigan Wolverines (-9.5) over Wisconsin Badgers – Wisconsin is a bit overrated right now while Michigan is a bit underrated……Michigan should win big and cover those points. PICK: Michigan……. FINAL SCORE: Michigan 38 Wisconsin 13 ……..YES! A great big victory for UM and a great huge loss for Wisky. I like it. I like the huge money too. HUGE WIN!

Co-Game of the Week : Georgia Bulldog logo Georgia Bulldogs (-7.5) over LSU Tigers – ……Gary is….and he’s predicting a large Georgia win on CBS’s SEC Game of the Week. PICK: Georgia…….. FINAL SCORE: LSU 36 Georgia 16……… What can we say about this one? It was surprising, impressive, and dominant. LSU went out there and played a hell of a game. UGA isn’t as great as we thought they were. The story of the game was LSU DC Dave Aranda played a different D than he normally does. It worked. LOSS.

Season Totals:

  • Week 1 : 1-4
  • Week 2 : 2-3
  • Week 3 : 2-3
  • Week 4 : 1-4
  • Week 5 : 4-2
  • Week 6 : 4-1
  • Week 7 : 2-3
  • TOTALS: 16-20

Week 8 NCAA Selections (All selections are ATS. Point spreads are from Friday’s Chicago Tribune.)

DAVE NASH’S WEEK 8 GUEST PICKER SPECIALS!

Colorado State Rams logo Colorado St. Rams (+23.5) over Boise St. Broncos – Dave is starting it off with a Friday Night Special! To quote Dave, “Boise State for some reason has not been playing up to its potential. I love Colorado State and the +23.5 tonight”. Well done Mr. Nash! Even though we love the Broncos and cheer for them, we agree. Boise has NOT been playing up to its potential. PICK: Colorado St.

Purdue Logo DAVE’S LOCK OF THE WEEK : Purdue Boilermakers (+12) over Ohio St. Buckeyes – When Dave threw this one at me, my eyes sparkled immediately. This was my LOCK OF THE WEEK too! Dave said, “Lock of the week. Purdue to cover. I love dogs at home and Purdue has been able to hang.” This point spread was 13 and the hook for most of the week but today the spread changed to 12. Uh oh, they’re on to us. Nonetheless, PICK: Purdue!


Here’s 3 more from Gary that might arouse the senses:

Oklahoma Logo Oklahoma Sooners (-8) over TCU Horned Frogs – OU has had a week to sit around and think about the debacle against Texas. Now they play a different rival from the same state, Texas Christian University from Fort Worth, TX. Oklahoma is awesome. Can their offense be stopped? Not really. Even though Texas beat them they gave up 45 points. The Frogs can’t score with OU. Therefore, they can’t keep up. 8 points is easy. PICK: Oklahoma

Iowa Hawkeyes logo Iowa Hawkeyes (-9.5) over Maryland Terrapins – For the second straight week we’re picking against the Terps. Last week they defied us against Rutgers. This week they travel west to Iowa City, IA. The Hawks dominate at home in Kinnick. Maryland isn’t even that good. Rutgers completed 2 passes last week and threw 5 interceptions, yet the Terps only won by 27 points. They should’ve won by 40 or 50 with those stats. Think about it. Will Iowa throw 5 INT’s and complete only 2 passes? No. PICK: Iowa

LSU Logo LSU Tigers (-6.5) over Mississippi St. Bulldogs – LSU is on a roll! At home again in Death Valley and favored by only 6.5 points? What are we missing? As Coach Orgeron says in that gravelly voice…..”GEAUX TIGERS”. PICK: LSU


There you have it folks. Thanks to the experts for providing insight and FREE SELECTIONS! Thanks to David Nash for his participation and comments. If you want to reach Dave, you can find him on Twitter @davenashrealty.

Thanks! And remember…..bet big and bet often. If you win cash, you might invest in your own personal limo and chauffeur just like Gary “The Gut” did this week. Check it out…..

Rolls Royce limo with female chauffeur
Oh Gary……. always up to something.
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