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Guest Column: Return of the Wang

September 2, 2009

by Buffalo Wild Wang, M.D.

Head of Urology
Blatant Homerism

(Editor’s Note: It has been a long, hot offseason. If you thirst for Big 12 picks, come sip from the Wang. That’s right, Buffalo’s best urologist, Buffalo Wild Wang, returns this season to satisfy your cravings for Big 12 picks, albeit in an abbreviated format.)

The Wang would like to take the chance to thank Homerism for the chance to come back this year and enlighten you with my weekly Big 12 picks. As the Buffalo urological world becomes busier and busier for yours truly, my precious free time is dwindling away. Sorry, Wang lovers, but I only have time to pry myself away from my craft long enough to offer my insight into the OU game and one special Big 12 game each week. Duty calls.

BYU at Oklahoma (-22)
*Arlington, Texas

This game promises to be entertaining as these two potent offenses meet in the new Cowboy Stadium. Something tells me Jerry Jones won’t have to worry about too many punts ricocheting off the scoreboard this Saturday. Both teams will be lighting it up the old-fashioned way.

The Wang gave his thoughts on this game earlier this offseason. Not much has changed since then. Everyone points the finger at the OU offensive line as the potential weak spot on a stacked team, but it should be noted that BYU brings in four new o-linemen as well. Look for the Sooners to spend a good amount of time in the BYU backfield and Max Hall’s face. Sam Bradford has a great chance here to kickoff his repeat Heisman campaign against a top-25 team on national television, and I don’t see him disappointing. In the end, the Sooners are just too deep, athletic and strong for the Stormin’ Mormons. The Cougars will find the end zone some, but they won’t keep OU out.
The Pick: Dr. Wild Wang’s diagnosis is pain for the boys from Provo. OU rolls, 65-23.
Big 12 Game of the Week: Georgia at Oklahoma State (-6)

An early treat for college football fans, as these two teams from power conferences meet to kick the season off.

There has been plenty of talk about OSU being this year’s version of Texas Tech. I assume this means the “team du jour” picked to finish third in the Big 12 South? It is too farfetched to envision last year’s odd scenario playing itself out again this season. The Wang wouldn’t be completely shocked to see the Pokes take care of Texas in Stillwater, the Longhorns to win in Dallas, and the Sooners to triumph over OSU in Norman. But wouldn’t this mean another three-way tie in the South? Not if OSU finds a way to blow another game along the way, as seems to happen every year.
This week, however, Georgia rolls into Stillwater a new quarterback in tow, as Matt Stafford has escaped to greener pastures in Detroit. Oklahoma State promises to put plenty of points on the scoreboard this year with what is quite possibly the best offensive trio in the country. The Boone will be rockin’ for this out-of-conference showdown, which I expect to provide a big advantage for the Cowboys.
The Pick: Stick a feather in the Big 12’s cap. OSU takes down the Bulldogs, 38-17.
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Picks Trying Not to Suck: Offseason Special

June 17, 2009

By Dr. Buffalo Wild Wang
(Editor’s Note: It’s been way too long since we’ve heard from Upstate New York’s top urologist. The good doctor has graciously offered time out from his busy schedule of urologizing to offer up his favorite plays of the upcoming season, before the point spreads are even set. Homerism previously posted his picks. All yours, Wang.)

After blowing Homerism away last year, The Wild Wang spent the entire offseason trying to negotiate a raise from our fearless leader. My plea fell on deaf ears and yours truly will yet again be working for free this season. (Ed.’s Note: You got your basket of teriyaki wings, if I recall correctly.) With that being said, let’s see if I can get off on the right foot with some early picks.

Tulsa at Tulane (Sept. 4th)

No better place to start than the hometown team. The Green Wave will look to start the 2009 season off on the right foot after suffering through a 2-10 record last year. The Golden Hurricane will bring their high-powered attack under Todd Graham to the Bayou with visions of adding another conference title. David Johnson may be gone, but the Wang is willing to bet that Graham has plenty of weapons waiting to step in. 

The Pick: Dr. Wang will take the Golden Hurricane in a route that easily covers the spread.

BYU vs. Oklahoma (Sept. 5th)

*Arlington
The first-ever football game to be played in Jerry Jones’ new playground features the Sooners against the Stormin’ Mormons. There will be plenty of points to come by in this game, which should be exciting for the Wild Wang and his wife, who plan on attending. BYU’s offense should keep the score somewhat close, allowing Sam Bradford a chance to kick off his repeat Heisman campaign in style. 
The Pick: I expect the Sooners to hit 60 in the game and win big.

Tulsa at Oklahoma (Sept. 19)

Seeing a trend here? Dr. Wang is trying to stay close to him in his preseason picks. The last time Tulsa matched up with the Sooners, OU came away with a 41-point victory. The Golden Hurricane did have some success against the Sooner D. I expect a similar game here, with both offenses moving the ball. This line should be big, and the Tulsa faithful will be looking for the upset. 
The Pick: The Wang will go with the ‘Cane to cover. OU pulls away late.

Buffalo at Temple (Sept. 26)

Buffalo fans were elated this offseason when program savior Turner Gill turned down the Syracuse job to return to the Queen City. Chuck Barkley, on the other hand, wasn’t too happy when his Auburn Tigers snubbed Gill. This was one of the best games of the college football season last year, as the Bulls won on a last-second Hail Mary. There will be a new signal caller for Buffalo this year who will have to step in for the departed Drew Willy. Temple is better, but it still stinks. Once the Owls lose the season opener to the Villanova Wildcats, the rest of the season will be downhill. The Bulls will continue what the ‘Cats start. 
The Pick: Buffalo covers at the Linc.

Texas A&M at Oklahoma State (Nov. 14th)

The Aggies make a trip to the newly renovated T. Boone Pickens Stadium. The Pokes should have a pretty solid squad this year, once again giving OSU fans the hopes that they may be able to crack the top three in the Big 12 South. While I don’t expect them to be able to compete with OU and Texas yet again, I do think they handle this game against a less than stellar A&M team quite easily. These are just the kind of games where OSU rolls, before succumbing to the real teams in the schedule. 
The Pick: Pokes big.

Oklahoma vs. Nebraska (Dec. 5)

*Big 12 Championship game at JerryWorld
Dr. Wang foresees a third Dallas trip for the Sooners this season and a chance for a four-peat as Big 12 champs. I tend to agree with Homerism and think the Sooners will be lucky to escape Lincoln with a win. That being said, the Big 12 championship game belongs to Stoops and the Sooners. Having previous experience at a new stadium can’t hurt either. It may give OU that much more of an advantage. What really matters here, though, is that OU is just the better team. The Sooners will show it here in a big win.
The Pick: Four straight.