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A Game-Picking Monkey
This is only one of the people who picked better than me this weekend. Fortunately for me, almost everyone else also only got one game right as well. A quick recap

The One Game I Got Really Right
James Madison/Furman. I hesitate to put my quote here that makes me look like a genius, but I'll do it anyway. "I see a hard-fought defensive battle, coming down to a big kick return or a big turnover. Furman will be the victim, and JMU will shock the Paladins." That turnover was a blocked FG that lead to the winning TD, and I'll gladly take the win.

The Game Which I Should Have Got Right
William & Mary/Delaware. To be fair, I thought this would be a really close game, and it was a thriller. I thought I had the game in the bag with a 21 point lead in the 4th quarter... but then Delaware unravelled like Kevin Brown in Game 7 of the ALCS. First was QB Sonny Riccio's huge mistake which led to a Tribe TD. Then, they let the Tribe's QB Lang Campbell put on a passing clinic to score 2 TDs to tie the game. Then, a second overtime where W&M's kicker misses the extra point, and the powerful Delaware offense getting the ball. Great! Just run the ball off tackle... Um.. All of a sudden it's 4th and 10 and... another "I win" goes to the loss column.

The Games Which I Would Like To Forget I Picked
Sam Houston St./Eastern Washington. Another game where I had a 20 point lead and lost the game (on a missed extra point no less). I've learned that in the I-AA playoffs, no 21 point lead is safe. Here's your funny quote: "Until a Southland team proves to me they can win a big cold-weather game, I'm not a believer. The Eagles in the biggest margin of victory in the first round." Um, yeah, right. Of course, I did look like a genius until the Eagles' epic 20 point collapse. Not as bad as Delaware's collapse, but bad nonetheless. Call it Roger Clemens, 7th inning, NLCS, Astros/Cardinals.

Montana/New Hampshire. The quote says it all: "The fact is that even without Ball the Wildcats are a better team than Montana, and they will prove it once again here." Emphasis added. Boy, I love when I declare that a team which is losing by 41 in the 4th quarter is better than the team which is administering the punishment. Yeah, and the Packers had a chance against the Eagles last week, too.

Look for more updates on the I-A Playoffs this week, and another attempt at I-AA playoff pick redemption.

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