What's Chip Patterson's Deal? 3XUSCDad Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 2 May 28, 2017 #1 http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/pac-12-conference-title-odds-usc-eyes-first-championship-since-2008-stanford-lurks/ Chip Patterson's rationale for picking Stanford to lead the Pac 12 in 2017 leaves you scratching your head. First he leaps over the professional oddsmaker's pick of USC #1 and Washington as #2 pick and goes to #3 Stanford as his pick. Then he bases his knowing more than pro gamblers on past convoluted statistical records for Stanford as his number one pick and to UCLA as a long shot. Hello Chip, prognostication is based on future expectations, with accurate assessment of the past. When you embellish the historical statistics and make Stanford sound like a juggernaut and UCLA like a team on a roll you are delusional. His sentence "UCLA ran off a mini run" was particularly disingenuous. Mini ruin yes, mini run no.