My College Football Picks and Predictions

A wild college football regular season just completed, and if the bowl season is anything like it, we are in for a treat. The first bowl game is set for December 15th between Gambling (who??) and North Carolina A&T. Here are my biggest questions heading into the bowl games.

Can any of the games no one cares about become worth watching? 

Every year there are about ten bowl games that are between schools you’ve never heard of, or teams that barely have a .500 record. Can any of these games become interesting enough to make people actually watch?

Which conference will be best between the SEC/ACC/Big 10/ and Big 12

All season these have the deepest and most talented conferences. I’m interested in seeing which does the best in the bowl games. The ACC leads all conferences with 10 teams playing in bowls, but the SEC has two in the College Football Playoff, and the Big 10 has none. The bowl season this year will help us determine which conference really was the best this season.

Which team will win the National Championship? 

This years four teams seem to be the most evenly matched since the start of the College Football Playoff. Clemson, Oklahoma, and Clemson all won their conferences, and the last team to make it in was Alabama…. who has been the most dominant team in the country for the last 5+ years. I think the defending National Champions (Clemson) and the Heisman winner (Baker Mayfield/Oklahoma) will face in this years Championship with Oklahoma coming out on top.

Here’s a look at my full picks:

My Three Favorite Washington Sports Blogs

Being that I am a diehard Washington sports fan, I spend a large portion of my free time reading articles that relate to my favorite teams. I decided that it would be a good idea to create a list of my three favorite Washington sports blogs, my list includes The Washington Post: D.C. Sports Blog, SB Nation DC and Barstool Sports DMV. The list is in no particular order, but these are my three favorite blogs.

The Washington Post: D.C. Sports Blog

Link to The Washington Post: D.C. Sports Blog

 is one of the most popular newspapers in the northern Virginia area, being that I am from that area I have been around the Post for my entire life. My father gets the Post delivered to our house daily, and he even has an online subscription so he can read the articles that are posted to the website. Fun fact my younger sister Zoe Belodeau was featured in The Washington Post in 2017 when she was named the All-Met Women’s Lacrosse Player of The Year, I will post a link to the article that was written about her. As far as sports blogs go, The Washington Post is my favorite. The Post always has the most up to date information about Washington sports, they also write about high school sports teams in the D.C. metro area.

Link to The Washington Post article about my sister Zoe Belodeau

SB Nation DC

SB Nation DC is a sports blog that is dedicated only to news about Washington sports, every single post on this website relates to content about Washington. This blog is one of my most visited websites, there are so many posts relating to teams that I follow that I find myself reading articles on the website for hours. Another cool thing about this blog is that it allows anyone to create a post, websites like The Washington Post only allow staff members to post, and everything has to be approved by an editor. But SB Nation DC allows anyone to write about Washington sports and your article does not need to be approved by an editor, which gives users the freedom to speak their mind and give their opinions about Washington.

Link to SB Nation DC

Barstool Sports DMV

The final blog I will be including in my list is Barstool Sports DMV, this is a sub page of the Barstool Sports blog that only has posts relating to the DMV area. I am a huge fan of Barstool Sports because of the humorous posts, Barstool Sport’s target audience is 18-24 year old males. The Barstool Sports DMV blog features humorous posts that relate to the DMV area that you wouldn’t normally find on the regular Barstool Sports blog.

Link to Barstool Sports DMV

Technology for Musicians

During the fall 2017 semester I took a Technology for Musicians class, and it is ultimately the reason for me creating and editing this website to the way that it is today. If you ever have a chance to take this class, or one similar to it I would highly recommend taking it! Heres an example of something we created in class.

 

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Technology for Music Biography

My name is Jack Belodeau, I am a junior at the University of Mary Washington and I am majoring in Digital Studies and Communication. I have been a member of the University of Mary Washington men’s lacrosse team for my entire college career. As far as music goes I am a fan of classic rock and hip hop. Some of my favorite artists include The Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, Kanye West and the late Lil Peep. Music is a very important to me, one of my hobbies include creating my own rap songs and posting them onto soundcloud.