It's rivalry time again as I close out my football column-picking-season.
It's been a pretty good year for me as I head into the last week with a 9-3 mark after having slipped by attorney Sten Sliger last week.
Neither one of us picked very well with me hitting just 6 of 10. That outdid Sten's 5 of 10 though and helped me get ready for the big one.
My rival is, of course, my son Joey and this will be our thirty-ninth meeting with me holding a slim 17-16-5 margin in the series.
Joey still lives in Auburn and continues in his Frazier and Associates sales rep business.
His business finds him in Las Vegas at the time this column is being written. He has plans to be in the area Thanksgiving and no doubt we will get together. His plans probably include going to the Florida - Florida State game and pulling for his beloved Seminoles against my beloved Gators.
Here's how he sees that game and others this week ....
FSU over Florida: Like the 'Noles’ chances playing at home at night.
\Clemson over South Carolina: Tigers still in the playoff picture.
Tennessee over Vandy: 'Dores are much improved but Vols a little better.
Miss. State over Ole Miss: In a shootout.
Alabama over Auburn: But closer than the experts think.
Louisville over Kentucky: Probably a good thing 'Cats are bowl-eligible.
Georgia Tech over Georgia: Just a hunch.
LSU over Texas A&M: If they can bounce back from loss to Gators.
Ohio State over Michigan: This is basically the first playoff game.
Miami over Duke: Duke is banged up pretty bad.
And I might be banged up pretty bad myself after these picks ......
FLORIDA over FLORIDA STATE - Somehow the Gators’ defense will find a way.
CLEMSON over SOUTH CAROLINA -Tigers headed to the Big Four.
TENNESSEE over VANDY - 'Vols' keep 'Dores' from bowling.
MISSISSIPPI over MISSISSIPPI STATE -Bulldogs don't keep Rebels from bowling.
ALABAMA over AUBURN - Bama's another Big Four team.
LOUISVILLE over KENTUCKY - Cardinals in a big way.
GEORGIA over GEORGIA TECH - Bulldogs in a close one.
TEXAS A&M over LSU - Tigers still shell-shocked after last week.
MICHIGAN over OHIO STATE - Wolverines find just enough offense.
MIAMI over DUKE - Even without a zany last play score.
Joey, we differ FIVE times; looking forward to spending some time with you this week.