By Brendan Loy
As noted in my post announcing Jacob Sommer as the winner of the LRT college football regular season Pick ‘em Contest, it’s bowl season, and that means it’s time for the 7th annual Living Room Times Bowl Pick ‘em Contest! The contest is now underway. Instructions for entering after the jump.
If you entered last year’s Bowl Pick ‘em, you can log in with the OfficeFootballPool.com username & password that you created last December. Otherwise, after clicking the link above, you’ll need to click “Create An Account.” Next you’ll be prompted to create a “Screen Name” (I encourage anyone who tweets to use their Twitter handle), create a password, enter your e-mail address, and state your “First Name” and “Last Name.” You have to enter something in these fields, but you are not absolutely required to use your true “real name” (though that is strongly encouraged). Instead, if you wish, you may enter a recognizable blog/Twitter nickname or pseudonym. What I really want to avoid is another situation where I have no idea who the winner is!
As always, the contest is free, and the winner gets acclaim, publicity, and eternal glory here on the blog and on Twitter — but no monetary prize. :) All picks are due by Saturday, December 17 at noon Mountain Time (11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern), when the New Mexico Bowl kicks off.
You pick the winners of each bowl game “straight up” (NOT against the spread, though the spread is shown for informational purposes only). There are no “confidence points”; instead, each correct pick is worth a predetermined number of points. A grand total of 60 points are possible, broken down as follows:
• 4 points: BCS National Championship Game
• 3 points each: All other BCS games
• 2 points each: All Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 non-BCS bowls, plus five other games arbitrarily chosen by me: the Holiday Bowl (Dec. 28), Champs Sports and Alamo Bowls (Dec. 29), Insight Bowl (Dec. 30) and Cotton Bowl (Jan. 6).
• 1 point each: All other bowls
In the event of a tie in point totals, tiebreakers are as follows:
1. Total number of games picked correctly (irrespective of # of points per game)
2. Correct pick of the BCS Championship Game winner
3. Closest to the combined total number of points in BCS Championship Game
So, there you go. Have fun! Good luck! Sign up here!