Come to daddy, hand me the dice, let it ride and get me to the church on time, because Rankman the handicapper is hotter than UCLA Coach Jim Mora’s forehead was during a blistering sideline rant against the officials last Saturday against Arizona.
For what it’s worth, the Pac 12 office reprimanded Mora this week for criticizing, on his post-game radio show, a particular call in the first quarter. Turns out the refs got it right. “The correct ruling on this play was confirmed by the NCAA,” the Pac 12 statement said.
Oh, well, at least Mora worked off a little steam? Back to my steam room, after a poor start, Rankman has rallied to go 7-1-2 against the spread the last two weeks. No time to gloat, though, because the gambling gods tend to want to get even. My games this week purposely avoid anything in the path of Hurricane Matthew: USC hosting Colorado, Washington State at Stanford, Arkansas hosting Alabama and one bonus over-under pick. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.