Friday, September 18, 2009

Val - Lindsey's Best Friend, and My Hero

Lindsey's best friend Val moved to the city last week, days before the start of the NFL season. They hadn't lived in the same city since college. This was Santonio Holmes' Super-Bowl-winning catch in the corner of the end zone. This was clutch.

It's not a stretch to say I was more excited about this than Lindsey was. Because when football season comes along, your girlfriend's best friend is your best friend.

Think about it, what do you really think she'd rather do on a Saturday: Go shopping with you while you sulk and check the Pitt score, or go shopping with Val and get a genuine, honest opinion on the shoes she wants?

It's very beneficial to remember this: When she knows you'd rather be watching football, she doesn't wanna hang out with you, either. Sometimes, you're just her best option.

So, if your GF has a long-distance BFF, see if you can get her to move. Pay her airfare if you have to. Maybe even her first month's rent.

I'm telling you, it's worth it.

Saturday picks:

Boise State (-7.5) at Fresno St (Friday 9:00 ET). Boise's 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Friday night games, Fresno is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Friday night games. This is a Friday night game.

Minnesota (+14)
vs. California (12:00 ET). I don't think Cal wakes up in time for this game. They may come back and win, but not by two touchdowns.

Tennessee (+30) at Florida (3:30 ET). I said early in the week that if this line was anything under 28 I was taking Florida. It's 30. I'm covering my eyes and taking the Vols.

Nebraska (+5) at Virginia Tech (3:30 ET). The Huskers look like they're back. And the ACC hasn't shown much in non-conference games so far.

Texas (-17.5) vs. Texas Tech (8:00 ET). My little brother, Robby, will be in attendance on his college visit to Austin. And so far, on his college visits, the home team is 2-0 ATS. Priceless info, people.