Fired Up Saturday: Red Sox Beat Tampa in Game 2, Florida Gators Home Coming, and my Picks for Week 6.

This week has been hectic to say the least, but it’s finally college football Saturday so let’s get fired up! 

First things first, the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay in game 2 of the ALDS.  Not only did they beat the Rays, but Boston destroyed them 14-6.  The grand slam by Luplow was upsetting and I thought that was pretty much the game, but the Red Sox nickeled and dimed there way back in it.  Even JD Martinez with the hurt ankle participated in the festivities with a three-run homerun.  Hernandez, Devers, Bogaerts, and Verdugo also hit homeruns to jettison Boston to a 14-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. 

Game 3 is this Sunday at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts.   

Now on to college football. Florida plays Vanderbilt at the Swamp this week as it’s Homecoming for the Gators.  Florida will be wearing throwback jerseys for the event.  Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes, and Brandon James are expected to be inducted into the Florida Gators Hall of Fame today as well.

Not going to lie, but that loss from Kentucky last week still burns, but hoping for a big win today.  Losing to the Wildcats in week 5 really has soured any hopes of making it to a SEC Championship title.  A bowl game is pretty much the only thing the Gators will get this season, unfortunately. 

Now on to my picks for week 6! Last week on my picks I went 3-2, which isn’t bad but I definitely would like a perfect score this week. For the season I am sitting at 16-9.

Here are my picks for week 6:

  1. Florida over Vanderbilt – Gators are playing in the Swamp, it’s Homecoming, and they are looking to rebound from last week. Definitely should be win for Florida.
  2. South Carolina over Tennessee – Normally I would go with the home team, but I with the Gamecocks leading the SEC with nine interceptions, South Carolina could get a few pick 6s and eventually the win.
  3. Virginia Tech over Notre Dame – Going with the upset here as the Hookies are playing at home and my daughter will be sad if I pick the Irish over her VT Hookies.
  4. UNC over FSU – FSU sux, so enough said on that one.
  5. UCF over ECU – Going with the Knights on this one. Playing at home in the Bounce House is always fun for the UCF Knights.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Let’s get fired up!