Friday, October 23, 2009 staff’s Week 8 college football picks college football staff picks. college football staff picks.


The following are the Journal-World/6Sports staffers’ picks for Week 6 of the college football season.

Week 8 games

Oklahoma at Kansas

Colorado at Kansas State

Iowa at Michigan State


Penn State at Michigan

Arkansas at Ole Miss

Off-the-wall question: What is your favorite cover song?

Dugan Arnett

Oklahoma 38-28

Colorado 24-21

Michigan State 24-17

BYU 24-20

Penn State 17-14

Ole Miss 28-24

Question: Dumb question.

Kevin Romary

Kansas 35-31

Kansas State 27-21

Iowa 24-13

TCU 21-14

Penn State 31-21

Ole Miss 35-28

Question: It's NOT Britney Spears ruining Bobby Brown's “My Prerogative.”

D.J. Whetter

Oklahoma 34-31

Colorado 27-21

Michigan State 24-17

TCU 21-20

Penn State 35-24

Arkansas 35-31

Question: “Dock of the Bay” by Michael Bolton.

Matt Tait

Kansas 33-21

Colorado 27-13

Iowa 23-10

BYU 28-20

Penn State 25-19

Arkansas 20-19

Question: “Star Spangled Banner” by Jimi Hendrix.

Eric Sorrentino

Oklahoma 34-31

Kansas State 27-17

Iowa 20-17

TCU 28-21

Penn State 30-28

Ole Miss 23-20

Question: “Turn the Page” by Metallica.

Tom Keegan

Kansas 28-24

Colorado 28-27

Michigan State 24-21

TCU 31-28

Penn State 27-21

Arkansas 31-28

Question: "These Days” by Gregg Allman covering Jackson Browne tune.

Jesse Newell

Oklahoma 35-31

Colorado 27-21

Iowa 30-26

TCU 35-33

Penn State 38-17

Arkansas 41-24

Question: “Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant Farm.

Gary Bedore

Oklahoma 41-20

Kansas State 28-14

Michigan State 24-22

TCU 35-31

Penn State 21-20

Ole Miss 28-24

Question: “Goodnight Saigon” by Saturday Night Live performers.

Week 7 results

Eric 3-3

Dugan 3-3

D.J. 3-3

Matt 3-3

Gary 3-3

Kevin 3-3

Tom 2-4

Jesse 2-4

Overall standings

Dugan Arnett 26-10

Eric Sorrentino 26-10

Kevin Romary 24-12

D.J. Whetter 24-12

Matt Tait 23-13

Jesse Newell 23-13

Gary Bedore 22-14

Tom Keegan 20-16


LAJayhawk 12 years, 9 months ago

Bruce Springsteen covering Bob Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom"

ObiWan 12 years, 9 months ago

Wouldn't have guessed Keegan to be an Allman fan. I like Tait's pick the best, though I think All Along the Watchtower is a better cover.

12 years, 9 months ago

Off-the-wall question: What is your favorite cover song?

Dugan’s answer: Dumb question.

Dugan ~

Why is it a dumb question, because everyone should know what your favorite is, or because you can't think of an answer?

I am torn between two favorites:

Foo Fighters covering Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street"

John Mellencamp covering The Drifters' "Under the Boardwalk"

Tribehawk 12 years, 9 months ago

Best Covers: 1. All along the Watchtower: Hendrix 2. Hey Joe: Hendrix 3. Nothing Compares 2 U: Sinead O'Connor 4. Hurt: Johnny Cash 5. I Will Survive: Cake

12 years, 9 months ago

Nice tip on the band covering Led Zeppelin. The "Encomium" CD is pretty cool too.

Another good covers CD: Tommy Shaw / Jack Blades - "Influence"

Jason Bailey 12 years, 9 months ago

All Along the Watchtower - Bear McCreary

troutsee 12 years, 9 months ago

The OU-KU game will not be high scoring. If we score 25 or more points and don't turn the ball over, we will win.

JayhawkBlvd 12 years, 9 months ago

I don't see any picks for the Missouri Texas game! Big 12, hello???

TwistedFish31 12 years, 9 months ago're just...just a mizzou idiot. Dumb question? You're supposed to be a journalist for crying out loud. A dumb question? You..Duggie, you are a dumb question.

Crossroads: Cream

Gordon Penny 12 years, 9 months ago

Metallica: Turn the Page. Absolutely awesome. 100x better than the original. I so totally agree.

I think we're gonna squeak by OU this afternoon on one or two big plays and the media will call it a fluke.

12 years, 9 months ago

I can see what you mean regarding a couple of the covers on “Encomium” - - Sheryl Crow is so-so, and Helmet with David Yow is barely listenable. They should have got another cool band from that era for at least one of those songs (e.g. Paw or Gruntruck).

jhawkfan1981 12 years, 9 months ago

ku - 20 ou -24 ksu - 28 cu - 17

the best cover song has to be "cat scratch fever" by Pantera!!

Kent Wells 12 years, 9 months ago

Dumb Question is the name of a band. They have a great cover of Rushs 2112.

12 years, 9 months ago

jwliddell ~

Give this a try:

It is difficult to pick a favorite Led Zeppelin album, but Physical Graffiti is certainly at or near the top.

rawkhawk 12 years, 9 months ago

Dinosaur Jr. covering Peter Frampton's "Show Me the Way" Zoom (anyone remember them?) covering Gary Newman's "Cars" Supersuckers covering Outkast's "Hey Ya!", which is arguably the song of this decade, whatever this decade is going to become to known...

NH_JHawk 12 years, 9 months ago

I like a lot of the above listed cover tunes, namely Hendrix's cover of All Along the Watch Tower. AWESOME! Also, being a product of the 80s I can't forget Guns N Roses. They did 2 good covers, IMO. Dylan's Knockin' On Heavens Door and PMcCartney + Wings Live and Let Die.

jwliddell - I disagree that Metallica was overrated, but I do agree that Lars was a douchebag re: Napster. For that matter, the biggest douchebag of them all has to be Axl Rose.

NH_JHawk 12 years, 9 months ago

txrockchalk - Nice Paw reference. I dont think I've heard that band since I left Lawrence back in '94. "Jessie, you're a good dog such a good dog..."

waywardJay 12 years, 9 months ago

I always liked puya's cover of Spirits in a material world.

12 years, 9 months ago

NH_JHawk ~

Wasn't Paw an awesome band? Too bad things didn't work out better for them - - three CD's wasn't enough.

Another great cover is Smashing Pumpkins' version of "Landslide." Man, we could go on with these for a while! :^)

NH_JHawk 12 years, 9 months ago

txrockchalk -

Paw was definitely a good band and there were other good local bands from that era too. Kill Creek, That Statue Moved, Milhouse Nixons, Stick, Jeff and Jeff, etc. Great memories of hanging out at the Jazzhaus, Benchwarmers, and The Bottleneck. Wonder if any of those places are even still around?

12 years, 9 months ago

NH_JHawk ~

Nice call! Don't forget the Homestead Grays either :) I am pretty sure the Jazzhaus and the Bottleneck are still open.

Man, I remember when Soundgarden played at the latter.

Now that the game is over, considering how we played, I may have to pay a visit to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" or Queensryche's "Operation: Mindcrime" tonight :-/

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