Fired Up Saturday: Top 5 Picks for College Football Week 3, Red Sox Win the Series Against Seattle, and Battlefield 2042 Delayed

I can’t believe it’s week three in college football already, but here we are.  As of this week, I am 9-1 on my picks and I plan to keep the streak going as there are a lot of good matchups on the docket this Saturday.  I’m looking forward to the South Carolina versus Georgia game, but I am concerned about my Florida Gators going up against the reigning FBS Champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide. 

If Coach Mullen can incorporate more Anthony Richardson into the mix, we might have a chance, barring his calf injury of course. To make matters worse, Mullen has never won against Alabama.

I still think Florida has a shot, though, especially since they are playing them early in the season. I get it, the Crimson Tide are blowing teams out, but Florida is Alabama’s first real competition and the Gators are playing at home. We shall see, but I have faith that my Gators will come out victorious and Dan Mullen will be forced to name Anthony Richardson the starting quarterback moving forward.

That said, here are my week three picks:

  1. Florida over Alabama, my upset pick.
  2. Virginia Tech over West Virginia
  3. Virginia over North Carolina.
  4. Georgia over South Carolina (I’ll be rooting for the Gamecocks, but I think the Bulldogs win this.)
  5. FSU over Wake Forrest (The Noles will get their first win of the season against the Demon Deacons.)

Other games I’ll be keeping an eye on is the UCF and Louisville matchup as well as the Clemson Tigers versus the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech.


The Red Sox beat the Seattle Seahawks 9-4 last night as they take the three-game series in the Pacific Northwest.  The sun was out and no rain in sight, surprisingly, as the game went into extra innings after Seattle tied it up 3-3 in the bottom of the third inning. 

The Red Sox will keep their Wild Card spot, for now, as they make their final push for the post season throughout the rest of September.  The next game will be against the Baltimore Orioles on September 17th as they have an off day today.

In gaming news, Oskar and the Battlefield 2042 Development Team announced that the game will be delayed until November 19.  The delay has been blamed on the “pandemic” and “unforeseen challenges” during the development of the game. 

Whatever the reason is, I hope this iteration of the series will be as good or better than Battlefield 4, which is my favorite in the franchise.  According to the tweet, though, more information will be released about an Open Beta later this month, which hopefully won’t be behind a preorder paywall.