(S1)Pick 'Em Game | Week 8

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  1. Bulldog

    Bulldog Coach Richt is my Dawg!

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    Paul Bunyan's Axe
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    The trophy is a symbol of one of the most storied rivalries in college football, representing the most-played rivalry in Division I-A football, with 120 editions dating back to 1890. The Golden Gophers lead the all-time series, 59-54-8, while the Badgers lead the Axe's series, 37-24-3. Earlier, the schools played for the Slab of Bacon, a piece of wood with an M or a W, depending from which angle one would look on it. Minnesota led that series 11-3 until the trophy was "lost" in 1943. It would not resurface until 1994. The Paul Bunyan Axe was created by the Wisconsin letterwinners' organization (the National W Club) and would be instituted as the trophy in the series in 1948. The scores of each game are recorded on the axe's handle, which is 6 feet long. The original axe was retired after the 2003 game and a new axe was created for the 2004 game. When the game ends, if the team holding the trophy wins, they run to their own sideline, take the axe and carry it around the field. If the team not holding the trophy wins, they are allowed to run to their opponents' sideline and "steal" the axe away. Badger head coach Bret Bielema has used this tradition as a way of inspiring his players in practice the week before the game. For one practice, the axe is placed on a players bench and red-shirted players, dressed in Minnesota jerseys, would run to the axe and "steal" it in front of their teammates.​
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    Third Saturday in October
    Alabama at Tennessee
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    Alabama leads 48–38–7​
    South Carolina - Florida Rivalry
    South Carolina at Florida
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    Florida holds a 23-6-3 lead in the series.​
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  2. Danthraxxx

    Danthraxxx Walk On

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  3. MartyWebb

    MartyWebb C.R.E.A.M.

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  4. MartyWebb

    MartyWebb C.R.E.A.M.

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    Jinx!
     
  5. Baron

    Baron "I'm PFP's reckoning."

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    (Also, will we ever pick user games? I think that'd be pretty cool to do. Just a thought.)
     
  6. Bulldog

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  7. Bulldog

    Bulldog Coach Richt is my Dawg!

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    ya i do some weeks
     
  8. Baron

    Baron "I'm PFP's reckoning."

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    Kewl.
     
  9. Bulldog

    Bulldog Coach Richt is my Dawg!

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    i try to not use them because the USER doesn't get to pick his own game.
     
  10. I Peench

    I Peench Caught in the hustle

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  11. Bulldog

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    bunch of TCU lovers up in here you might wanna check TCU's schedule ;) not very impressive
     
  12. Mike E

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  14. Bulldog

    Bulldog Coach Richt is my Dawg!

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    Week 8 is now closed
     
  15. Bulldog

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    Results
    Minnesota at Wisconsin: Wisconsin won 47-14
    Michigan State at Michigan: MSU won 33-24
    BAMA at Tenn: BAMA won 40-14
    SCAR at UF: UF won 24-18
    TTU at TCU: TTU won 40-24
     

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