If you’ve been relying on Colin Cowherd for gambling advice recently, well, hopefully you saved enough to pay your rent next month.
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The FS1 host hit a major cold streak with his NFL picks prior to the divisional round, going an improbable 0-for-10 on his Week 17 and wild-card predictions. To make matters worse, Cowherd also believed Clemson would defeat LSU in Monday night’s College Football Playoff championship game. Oops!
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Cowherd’s losing streak was like a hanging curveball for the crew of ESPN’s “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.” As Le Batard explained Tuesday, the show has been choosing random celebrities for years to battle Cowherd and “prove to you that nobody knows anything about being able to predict football games.” Cowherd held an advantage over Team Le Batard all season long, but then he, as Le Batard described it, “pooped the bed” with his recent run.
That opened the door for an incredible fake “30 for 30” trailer.
“What if I told you … that five years from now he’ll tell you five years ago he was 10-2 in the postseason? That if things don’t turn around for him in short order, Marcellus Wiley might have to replace him yet again?”
In fairness to Cowherd, he went 3-1 in the divisional round, correctly calling wins for the 49ers, Chiefs and Packers. However, he was most confident in his Ravens pick.
That didn’t work out for him.
Cowherd shouldn’t feel too bad about his failures. He only got the “30 for 30” treatment after Jon “Stugotz” Weiner, who somehow missed on 14 consecutive against-the-spread college football bowl picks.
Side note: Check out Sporting News’ picks for the conference championship games!