It’s at all times enjoyable when unanimous picks go flawed, particularly when these are of a heavy favourite. That was the case for the School GameDay picks of the Duke Blue Devils–Northwestern Wildcats recreation Saturday, a recreation the place Northwestern was favored by 10. And new GameDay addition Pat McAfee appeared to comprehend the catastrophe potential right here in any case six picks (from McAfee, fellow common ESPN GameDay analysts Desmond Howard, Lee Corso, and Kirk Herbstreit, and High Gun: Maverick actor Glen Powell, the day’s visitor picker) had been in, seemingly saying ‘Lot of Ns’ (it’s arduous to make out precisely what he says, as he’s speaking underneath commentary from host Rece Davis, who’s delivering a throw to business) and even giving a little bit of a facepalm:
Here is how School GameDay unanimously picked Northwestern. pic.twitter.com/eLePXNYLAW
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) September 10, 2022
And McAfee‘s response acquired seen effectively earlier than the sport began:
The instant remorse of Pat McAfee after realizing what they simply did right here was wonderful. pic.twitter.com/kwagVgbSmf
— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) September 10, 2022
This was removed from the one unanimous choose of the day, in fact. The beginning of that clip even exhibits that the entire panel picked the Arkansas Razorbacks towards the South Carolina Gamecocks, and Arkansas was solely an 8.5 level favourite there. However Arkansas received that recreation 44-30, handily even overlaying the unfold. In the meantime, Duke beat Northwestern 31-23, in order that led to some consideration for the GameDay choose gone flawed.
By the way in which. Everybody on School Gameday picked Northwestern. Simply sayin.
— Sidelines – Duke (@SSN_Duke) September 10, 2022
Lol everybody picked Northwestern on gameday. https://t.co/Hv9brtvxla
— Ryan Ritter (Gamin’ 4 Aven) (@ndtex) September 10, 2022
Hindsight is 20/20, in fact, and it’s not like these predictions had been wild in reference to the road. It wasn’t simply the GameDay panelists; an entire lot of books figured they’d have to provide Duke 10 factors on the street to equalize the motion. However there have been potential elements right here to boost some skepticism about how strongly Northwestern ought to have been favored. Sure, as a number of of the GameDay panelists famous, the Wildcats acquired that high-profile season-opening win in Dublin (as a 12-point underdog, no much less), however that was towards a Cornhuskers’ workforce that went 3-9 the earlier yr, and was solely by three factors. And whereas Duke went 3-9 final yr as effectively, so did Northwestern. So there have been loads of questions in regards to the Wildcats as a 10-point favourite, even at residence.
As mentioned earlier than with these posts, the important thing to avoiding memeage for unanimous picks is Jason Kirk’s technique of getting one one that goes towards the consensus it doesn’t matter what it’s. Till networks get to that time, we’re going to proceed to see these. And this one was significantly humorous contemplating that McAfee appeared to acknowledge the catastrophe potential lengthy earlier than the sport kicked off.[Sickos Committee and The Comeback on Twitter]