Now that I don’t live in Wyoming anymore, I’m changing up a couple things on the blog this fall.
First of all, the picks are staying. They’re just going to be much more streamlined than before.
Second, there will be ruminations here, just fewer than before. I’ll try to ruminate once a week, although I can’t really foresee if it’ll be part of my picks or if I’ll ruminate post-week, a la Humble pie.
More explanations are forthcoming next week.
In the meantime, here’s this week’s picks. Just like the old way, the projected winners are in bold.
Gillette at Evanston
Kelly Walsh at Cheyenne East
Laramie at Rock Springs
Natrona at Cheyenne South
Sheridan at Cheyenne Central
Riverton at Worland
Greybull at Riverside
Green River at Uintah, Utah
Newcastle at Custer, S.D.
Thermopolis at Big Horn
Riverside JV at Ten Sleep
Upton-Sundance at Moorcroft
Wheatland at Torrington
Cody at Laurel, Mont.
Lyman at Altamont, Utah
Powell at Miles City, Mont.
Here are the other Zero Week contests, which won’t be counted as games:
Scrimmages and Jamborees
Burns at Southeast
Normative Services at Kaycee (six-man)
Rocky Mountain at Powell
Glenrock at Rawlins
Pine Bluffs at Saratoga (edited to reflect scrimmage status)
Pinedale at Big Piney
Lusk at Wright
Farson vs. Dubois, at Lander
Kemmerer at Lander
Lovell at Douglas
Mountain View at Jackson
Wind River vs. Lingle, at Casper (edited to show new contest)
Off: Buffalo, Burlington, Guernsey, Hanna, Hulett, Midwest, Moorcroft, Pinedale, Shoshoni, Snake River, Star Valley, Tongue River, Wyoming Indian.
Go here for a full 2012 schedule, including dates and kickoff times. Scores will be posted on that page as the season progresses.
As always, Zero Week seems to be full of last-minute changes. If you see something here that doesn’t look like what you think is actually happening this weekend, let me know and I’ll update the schedule. You can post a comment here or email me at email@example.com.
I’ve made my thoughts on Zero Week well known before. I still feel the same way.
Quoting from a previous post on the blog:
For the record, here are the criteria I use to judge whether or not to call an event a “game,” and therefore list it in the standings (and, eventually, as part of the team record on this site):
1. Was the game played with four 12-minute quarters with normal timing rules?
2. Were officials used? And were normal rules of play instituted for the game?
3. Was score kept?
What do you think of the opening weekend of high school football? Are you ready for 2012?