This year we’ve launched the first-ever Chi Psi College Pick’em blog series!
Each Tuesday afternoon, we’ll post on Facebook which three games we’re watching that weekend, and on Thursday we’ll announce here the picks from our three “experts” (Sam Bessey, Justin Froeber and Jon Moore) and one surprise guest. This week’s surprise guest is former CO staffer and current Program for Excellence Committee guru, Brad Beskin, Sigma ’05.
Check out this week’s games to watch and our picks below:
Washington & Lee vs. Sewanee
Facebook fan favorite to win: Washington & Lee
|Justin Froeber: The boys on the mountain haven’t beaten W&L since 2003. I like W&L to continue their dominance over Sewanee. Washington and Lee wins.|
|Sam Bessey: Sewanee’s Vice Chancellor is a W&L grad and was Past #7 George Ray’s ‘best student’ during his undergraduate days. I’m sure Dr. McCardell will be pulling for Sewanee this weekend in Lexington as it’s been a decade since the Tigers last beat the General. That streak does not end Saturday on Wilson Field. No relation to Jimmy…|
|Jon Moore: Although D3 football is outside my knowledge base, I’m going with W&L because they’re at home and no one–and I mean NO ONE–goes to Wilson Field and pushes around the Generals!|
|Brad Beskin: Have you been to Sewanee’s campus? It’s like Hogwarts. Thus, I predict some serious wizarding on the Tigers’ part to pull out a victory over the Generals. Besides, Br. Hurst is holding my cat for ransom in exchange for my vote.|
Yale vs. Cornell
Facebook fan favorite to win: Cornell
#23 Wisconsin vs. #4 Ohio State
Facebook fan favorite: Ohio State
|Justin Froeber: Last year’s overtime game between these two teams was a thriller and I think this weekend’s game will be as well. As the two best teams in the Big 10 square off I think that Ohio State is too talented on both sides of the ball. Buckeyes win a close one at home.
|Sam Bessey: Ohio State is not a top 5 team, and they get exposed at home Saturday night. The Badgers get one step closer to another Rose Bowl loss with a 4th quarter victory at the Horseshoe.
|Jon Moore: Despite growing up in Columbus, I am the furthest thing from a Buckeye fan. I am, however, a HUGE FAN of the Buckeye Cocktail Reception which is coming up in October. Anyways…while I think these teams are evenly matched, I’m picking Ohio State because they’ve got the better coach and because night games at the ‘Shoe are electric.|
|Brad Beskin: Look for me in the stands! I’ll be the one in red. Ever since their band became a YouTube sensation for its video game homage, I’ve been an Ohio State fan! Go Buckeyes! Sorry, Bucky.|
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