Um, Colin Cowherd Has Been Picking Football Games Really Well This YearJack Dickey11/15/12 4:10pmFiled to: Colin CowherdEspnNewsNflGamblingColin cowherd blazing five17EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink ESPN's Colin Cowherd is, even by sports-shock-jock standards, pretty loathsome. He's an inveterate race-baiter. I needn't carry on, but if you'd like me to, I will—he periodically lapses into a nasal whine that no one needs to hear on pay-TV. That said, Cowherd has picked NFL games like a mystic this year. Beyond the Bets brought this up first a few weeks back, but now we have more data, and Cowherd is still going nuts. Advertisement Advertisement Each week, Cowherd offers his "Blazing Five" NFL line picks. With those picks, he's 35-15 on the season—70 percent accurate. That's essentially unheard of. The Las Vegas Hilton has a "SuperContest" in which the city's best sports gamblers pick five games a week. The best entrant in that contest is 33-15-2, or, in other words, not as good as Colin Cowherd. The lesson here, really, as you might expect, is that the world is ending.