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Clayton Picks All the Games Correctly: Week 10, The Self-Actualization Edition

Listen to Steely Dan and collect your winnings.

NCAA Football: Cincinnati at Navy Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Joan Baez says do not miss the minute of now or else you will end up one of the tomorrow people.

Our Game

Navy (2-6) at Cincinnati (7-1)

When you think of the questions that are a secret power source then you explore human potential and become analog in the digital and you forget the wilderness that exists among the conversation of the tomorrow people where you can do anything amid the shadows that are chosen by the chosen like they fall away in an essential environment that contemplates and focuses the attitude of the now agenda oversight center of the encouragement of free thinking. Woah. Pretty deep.

Final Game: Cincinnati 43 Navy 22

The Rest of the American Athletic Conference

Memphis (4-4) at East Carolina (2-5)

The guys in Steely Dan could apparently afford a maid even before they released their first solo album. I take this to be the case since they mentioned having a maid in the song “Dirty Work,” one of the best tunes on Can’t Buy a Thrill.

Final Game: East Carolina 33 Memphis 28

Tulane (3-5) at South Florida (7-1)

Denny Laine got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the rest of the Moody Blues. He was only with the band briefly, but their debut single “Go Now” is pretty great. I think it was a great idea to induct him with the rest of the band since that song is such an important aspect of their legacy. Denny Laine should be in the Rock Hall on his own. He was a fine guitar player in Wings and his solo records are superb, too.

Final Game: Tulane 30 South Florida 28

UConn (1-7) at Tulsa (1-7)

Non-Tulsa resident Edward Phelps was one of America’s foremost jurists and diplomats of the late 19th century. He is perhaps best known for his role in founding the American Bar Association (ABA) in Saratoga Springs, New York in 1878. Phelps served as the organization’s third president from 1880 to 1881. Phelps also served as the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain from 1885 until 1889. Edward John Phelps was born in Middlebury and attended Middlebury College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree at the age of 18 in 1840.

Phelps attended law school at Yale. After earning his legal credentials in Connecticut, he returned to Vermont, establishing a law practice in Burlington. Over the course of a career that spanned six decades, Phelps earned a reputation as one of the region’s most respected legal minds. Phelps’ legal work made him a well-known figure within elite circles in Boston, New York and Washington. Phelps served as a professor of law at Harvard, Yale and Boston University. He spent several semesters as a lecturer on medical jurisprudence at the University of Vermont.

In August 1878, Phelps was one of 75 lawyers who met in Saratoga Springs to create a uniform system of practices, ethics and credentialing for attorneys. The American Bar Association was founded as a result of this meeting. Phelps spent the rest of his life advancing the mission of the organization, serving as its third president from 1880 through 1881. In the years after the Civil War, Phelps became one of the most prominent supporters of the Democratic Party in Republican-dominated Vermont.

Phelps’ status as a legal scholar and a political outlier brought him to the attention of Grover Cleveland, who in 1885 became the first Democratic president in nearly a quarter century. Cleveland appointed Phelps to be the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain. After unanimous approval by the Senate, Phelps served as ambassador for the duration of Cleveland’s first term, from 1885 until 1889. After returning to America in 1889, Phelps spent his later years continuing his career as a legal scholar. He died in March of 1900 in New Haven, Conn. while serving as a professor at Yale.

Final Game: Tulsa 22 UConn 17

Houston (7-1) at SMU (3-5)

Back to Steely Dan for a second. For such a great band, they have some crummy album covers. Pretzel Logic is about a B+ as is Gaucho but all of their other covers are below C level.

Final Game: Houston 38 SMU 20

The Rest of the Country

Georgia (7-1) at Kentucky (7-1)

The most pairs of shoes I’ve ever owned at once is six. How many pairs is the most you’ve ever owned?

Final Game: Georgia 24 Kentucky 20

Penn State (6-2) at Michigan (7-1)

I’m a big fan of the black rainbow label that MCA Records used on their LPs for most of the 1970s.

Final Game: Penn State 31 Michigan 28

Alabama (8-0) at LSU (7-1)

Alabama is Irving Azoff. LSU is Walter Yetnikoff.

Final Game: Alabama 14 LSU 7

As always, this is a work of parody and not intended to be taken seriously.

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