An upset-fueled Week 4 led to new expectations for surprising teams like Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Texas A&M, but poor performances at LSU and Notre Dame led to early-season firings.
18 Dec 2006
by Vinny Gauri and Russell Levine
In the spirit of the inaugural Texas and New Mexico Bowls, we're debuting a new feature this week, the first-ever Seventh Day Adventure podcast.
Why a podcast? With 32 games in three weeks, we had to do something or risk losing our already tenuous grasps on our day jobs. Plus, Russell harbors a long-held dream of becoming the next Joe Benigno.
You can listen online by clicking the play button below, or download the podcast for later by clicking the MP3 icon beneath the player. And since we hope to bring you more podcasts in the coming weeks, go ahead and click the "Subscribe Free" link to automatically receive future episodes through iTunes. Come on, you know you want to!
If all of this is too high-tech for you, check out Russell's article on the best games of the early bowl season from the December 15 edition of the New York Sun.
Just want the picks? Here you go.
(* - "Fred Edelstein Lock of the Week")
|Favorite||Spread||Underdog||Vinny Says||Russell Says|
|San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Tuesday December 19, 8 p.m. ET ESPN
|Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl
Thursday, December 21, 8 p.m. ET ESPN
|R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Friday December 22, 8 p.m. ET ESPN
|Papajohns.com Bowl (Birmingham), Saturday, December 23, 1 p.m. ET ESPN2|
|South Florida||-4||East Carolina||East Carolina||South Florida|
|New Mexico Bowl, Saturday, December 23, 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN|
|New Mexico||-4||San Jose State||San Jose State||New Mexico|
|Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth)
Saturday, December 23, 8 p.m. ET ESPN
|Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Sunday, December 24, 8 p.m. ET ESPN|
|Motor City Bowl (Detroit), Tuesday December 26, 7:30 p.m. ET ESPN|
|Central Michigan||-10.5||Middle Tennessee||Central Michigan||Central Michigan|
|Emerald Bowl (San Francisco), Wednesday December 27, 8 p.m. ET ESPN|
|PetroSun Independance Bowl (Shreveport)
Thursday, December 28, 4:30 p.m. ET ESPN
|Oklahoma State||-2||Alabama||Alabama||Oklahoma State|
|Texas Bowl (Houston), Thursday December 28, 8 p.m. ET NFL Network|
|Pacific Life Holiday Bowl (San Diego)
Thursday, December 28, 8 p.m. ET ESPN
|California||-5||Texas A&M||Texas A&M||Texas A&M|
("Fred Edelstein Lock of the Week" record in parentheses)
|Last Week||Season Total|
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