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Clemson vs. Georgia prediction, line: Bulldogs will upset Tigers

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It’s great to be back.

It’s great to look forward to the dream of a 15-0 week, the satisfaction of a 10-5 slate, the motivation from a 5-10 setback. It’ll be great to end every Saturday night and Sunday morning out West, to curse out college kids from my couch, to explain to Kid Profit why the “football men” are hugging.

I expect the elites to crowd the playoff again and continue making the case for expanding the postseason field. I believe the season will end with the SEC on top again. I just don’t believe it will be the team most expect it to be.

Two years ago, an SEC program (LSU) with perennial championship aspirations and stars at every position but under center finally found a quarterback (Joe Burrow) to kill its demons and end Alabama’s chokehold on the conference. JT Daniels can do the same at Georgia. Limited to four games in his first season in Athens, the USC transfer showed that he can remove the ceiling from the annual SEC East favorite and erase the need for the defense to carry the Bulldogs.

He isn’t quite as talented as Clemson’s D.J. Uiagalelei, but Daniels will have more help in one of the most anticipated season-opening matchups ever. The best front seven in college will cause problems for a shaky Clemson offensive line. A loaded Georgia backfield will bring back memories of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Then, Daniels will hurt the Tigers deep, utilizing a weapon long absent from Kirby Smart’s arsenal.

Clemson will still run the table in the ACC and reach the playoff, but Georgia (+3) will have an even easier postseason path after a thrilling season-opening win.

JT Daniels
JT Daniels
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OKLAHOMA (-31.5) over Tulane

The line jumped four points after Hurricane Ida forced the game to be moved from New Orleans to Norman. The spread would be even higher if the game was originally scheduled for Oklahoma.

Penn State (+5.5) over WISCONSIN

In a defense-first affair, take the more experienced and versatile quarterback (Sean Clifford). In three games against winning teams last season, Wisconsin’s Graham Mertz completed less than 56 percent of his passes, with one touchdown and five interceptions.

Temple (+14.5) over RUTGERS

I get that it’s a new era under Greg Schiano, but the Scarlet Knights haven’t earned the right to this much respect yet, especially after going 0-5 at home last season.

Fresno State (+20.5) over OREGON

Former Washington quarterback Jake Haener leads a strong Bulldogs offense, which destroyed UConn, 45-0, last week. The Ducks’ season-defining battle against Ohio State the following week will only help steal the favorite’s focus.

Miami (+20) over Alabama

Only Alabama could rebuild its championship offense, return as the nation’s top-ranked team and be favored by 20 points against a top-15 team. Even if the Tide still are the best team in the country, they are getting too much love. Nick Saban has never lost a season-opener, and few of those neutral-site games have been competitive, but Miami dual-threat QB D’Eriq King — entering his sixth year — represents the Achilles’ heel of previously impenetrable Tide defenses. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is making his first start behind a reconstructed offensive line and new offensive coordinator. It will take time before the champs look like they did in January.

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D’Eriq King
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Miami (Ohio) (+22.5) over CINCINNATI

It’s not right that the Bearcats are out of the playoff race already. Their No. 8 preseason ranking means as much as commissioner Mike Aresco’s claims of the AAC as a sixth power conference. At least when Oklahoma and Texas join the SEC, he can shoot for No. 5.

Indiana (+3.5) over Iowa

After their best season in 30 years, the Hoosiers hold a preseason ranking for the first time since 1969. Last season, Indiana’s best performances came in its toughest games, and the return of its offensive core hints at a similar start this season.

UL Lafayette (+8) over TEXAS

Why is Steve Sarkisian any different? Fellow former Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin lit up the country in Tuscaloosa, but went 5-5 in his first season at Ole Miss. Mike Locksley was named the nation’s best offensive assistant at Alabama, but is 5-12 in two seasons at Maryland. Sarkisian has already underwhelmed at Washington and USC, and now has a starting quarterback who has never thrown a college pass. The Cajuns, which just went 10-1 and opened last season with a 17-point win over Iowa State, return more production than any team in the nation.

San Jose State (+14) over USC

The Trojans have covered just four of their past 16 September games under Clay Helton, while the defending Mountain West champions are already in rhythm. Sixth-year senior quarterback Nick Starkel — formerly of Texas A&M and Arkansas — threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns in last week’s 31-point win over Southern Utah.

Lsu (-3) over UCLA

A more interesting wager would be: Which coach gets fired first? Since I don’t see that being offered, I’ll take the Tigers in the Pasadena atmosphere that every visitor relishes and most home fans fail to trek to. Another talented LSU roster will rebound from last year’s championship hangover, and Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson will be lucky to complete 55 percent of his passes.

FLORIDA STATE (+7.5) over Notre Dame

Even Brian Kelly can’t be sure what he’ll see Sunday night. Ian Book, the winningest quarterback in program history, is gone, along with 13 other starters, plus the defensive coordinator of last year’s playoff team. The Seminoles hung around for much of last season’s meeting in South Bend — and displayed their potential in a home upset of North Carolina — and have more upside in coach Mike Norvell’s second season.

Louisville (+10.5) over Ole Miss

At least the Rebels won’t be forced to forfeit. Props to Kiffin for helping Ole Miss become the first team to achieve a 100 percent vaccination rate despite residing in the state with the lowest vaccination rate in the country.

Best bets: Oklahoma, Fresno State, UL Lafayette

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
New York DMV

The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
New York DMV
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

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