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SEC Game of Interest (Week 4)

Spears was too depressed to pick this week's SEC Game of Interest, so he called in someone a bit more optimistic about life: Detective Rustin Cohle from HBO's True Detective.

The world needs bad men. We keep the other bad men from the door.
The world needs bad men. We keep the other bad men from the door.
Phil Walter

Georgia lost to South Carolina in Columbia? You know, someone once told me that time is a flat circle. Everything we've ever done or will do, we're gonna do over and over and over again. You shouldn't be any more surprised by Georgia's loss than that Spears went 1-1 last week or that he's 3-5 against the spread. You're reborn into the same life that you've always been born into. I mean, how many times have we seen this column? Who knows? You're trapped by that nightmare you keep waking up into.

SEC Game of Interest: No. 5 Auburn (-9.5) at No. 20 Kansas State (Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ET)

Why you should care: It’s Thursday and it’s past noon. Thursday is one of my days off. On my days off I start drinking at noon. You don’t get to interrupt that.

The pick: Auburn -9.5

Rationale: People incapable of guilt usually do have a good time.

Bonus pick: Florida at No. 3 Alabama (-14.5). It took Florida three overtimes to beat Kentucky last week. They were afraid, and now they saw for the very first time how easy it was to just let go. In that last nanosecond, they saw what they were. You, yourself, this whole big drama, was never anything but a jury-rig of presumption and dumb will, and you could just let go. Finally, now that you didn't have to hold on so tight. To realize that all your life, all your love, all your hate, all your memory, all your pain -- it was all the same thing. All the same dream. A dream that you had inside a locked room. A dream about being a person. And like a lot of dreams, there's a monster at the end of it. That monster is Nick Saban's Crimson Tide, and they won't show any mercy.