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Episode 332: Music City Bowl Bound

The matchups are set, flights and hotels booked and we’re all ready to get into Bowl Season! Northwestern will be taking on Kentucky at the Music City Bowl in Nashville in a battle for Wildcat supremacy.  We take a quick look at Kentucky before we get into some of the other big Bowls. We also ride the insanity of the coaching carousel, although as crazy as it’s been, we should maybe call it the coaching roller coaster.  Finally, we check in on hoops as NU gets further into a bit of an odd start to the season. We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes or directly from here.

Our 2017 picks contest is coming to a head going into bowl season.

Erik went 1/2 in Championship week and keeping his lead with 47 points: South Florida (9) USC (11) Auburn (10) NC State (8) and Notre Dame (9)

John went 2/2, closing the gap with Erik at 46 points. John also has the only playoff team, so he has 6 possible points remaining.: Alabama (11) Boise St (10) Northwestern (9) Texas (6) and Florida Atlantic (10)

Sam is out of it again this season only going 1/2 and sitting on 41 points. The Notre Dame overlap and the gap make catching Erik mathematically impossible: Ohio State (10) Florida State (6) Oklahoma State (9) Oregon (7) and Notre Dame (9)

 

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Episode 331 Northwestern 42-Illinois 7

The regular season is over and the Cats are 9-3. What a way to finish the year; a 7 game win streak, a chance for a 10 win season, and, oh yeah, the LOLHat stays in Evanston where it belongs. This week we break down the game, look ahead to Championship Week, and try to wrap our heads around the absolute craziness that is the 2017 Coaching Carousel. We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes or directly from here.

Our picks are in for our 2017 picks contest.

Erik only went 2/5 this week and maintains his lead with 46 points: South Florida (9) USC (10) Auburn (10) NC State (8) and Notre Dame (9)

Sam had a great 4/5 week, but it seems to be a case of too little, too late.  He’s got 40 points: Ohio State (10) Florida State (5) Oklahoma State (9) Oregon (7) and Notre Dame (9)

John also went 2/5 this week as he keeps pace with Erik with 42 points.: Alabama (11) Boise St (9) Northwestern (9) Texas (6) and Florida Atlantic (9)

All three of us have 2 teams alive this weekend so we’ll see how it all breaks next week.

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Episode 330 Northwestern 39-Minnesota 0

It may have been a frigid, rainy day, but that didn’t stop the Cats from rattling off their sixth straight victory.  Join us as we look back at Senior Day and Northwestern’s domination of the Gophers. We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes or directly from here.

Our picks are in for our 2017 picks contest.

Erik went 4/5 this week and sits in first with 44 points: South Florida (9) USC (10) Auburn (9) NC State (7) and Notre Dame (9)

Sam also went 4/5 and has 36 points: Ohio State (9) Florida State (4) Oklahoma State (8) Oregon (6) and Notre Dame (9)

John had another perfect 5/5 week as he continues to eat into Erik’s lead 42 points.: Alabama (11) Boise St (9) Northwestern (8) Texas (6) and Florida Atlantic (8)

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Episode 329 Northwestern 23-Purdue 13

The winning streak continues as Northwestern took down Purdue on a chilly night at Ryan Field. Fortunately, this one didn’t go to OT. We talk about the game, look ahead to the Gophers game this weekend and recap the first 2 games of the Men’s Basketball season. Finally, we remember back to each of our first memories of College Football. We also touch on the Men’s Basketball squad as they begin their quest to go back to the NCAA tournament this week. We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes or directly from here.

Our picks are in for our 2017 picks contest.

Erik went 3/5 this week extending his lead to 40 points: South Florida (8) USC (9) Auburn (8) NC State (7) and Notre Dame (8)

Sam had another disappointing 2/5 week and has 32 points: Ohio State (8) Florida State (3) Oklahoma State (8) Oregon (5) and Notre Dame (8)

John had a perfect 5/5 week and closes on Erik with 37 points.: Alabama (10) Boise St (8) Northwestern (7) Texas (5) and Florida Atlantic (7)

Email us your selections at westlotpirates@gmail.com

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Episode 328 Northwestern 31-Nebraska 24

Another week, another overtime, another Wildcat victory! This week, we recap the game and celebrate the first ever FBS team to win three consecutive overtime games. We also touch on the Men’s Basketball squad as they begin their quest to go back to the NCAA tournament this week. We are your premier Northwestern Sports Podcast! You can download the episode from iTunes or directly from here.

Our picks are in for our 2017 picks contest.

Erik got back on track with a 4/5 week running his total to 37 points: South Florida (8) USC (8) Auburn (7) NC State (6) and Notre Dame (8)

Sam felt the brunt from losing the biggest games this week going 2/5 for 30 points: Ohio State (7) Florida State (3) Oklahoma State (7) Oregon (5) and Notre Dame (8)

John had another 4/5 week and pulls into 2nd place with 32 points.: Alabama (9) Boise St (7) Northwestern (6) Texas (4) and Florida Atlantic (6)

Email us your selections at westlotpirates@gmail.com

Be sure to check out our Facebook page! Head over to Facebook and “Like” us there for all the latest updates. You can also follow us on Twitter and join the conversation!

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