Click here to enter your picks in the The Irish Trojan’s Bowl Pick ‘em Contest for 2005-06!
The contest is free to enter. The primary “prize” is the respect and admiration of your peers here on BrendanLoy.com, but I am open to suggestions about a possible small, tangible prize for the winner… like maybe a personalized t-shirt or something.* [UPDATE: Or a toy shillelagh?]
Your name (first and last greatly preferred), or a readily identifiable blog-community psuedonym**, and a valid e-mail address are required to enter. Your phone number is NOT required, even though it’s listed on the entry form.
The deadline to enter is December 20, prior to kickoff of the New Orleans Bowl. After the deadline has passed, everyone will be able to see everyone else’s picks.
The scoring system is simple. There will be no “confidence ranking,” upset points, point-spread picking or any other such shenanigans. The first 12 bowls (New Orleans thru Emerald) are worth 1 point each. The next 12 bowls (Holiday thru Capital One) are worth 2 points each. The Fiesta, Sugar and Orange bowls are worth 3 points each. The Rose Bowl is worth 5 points. For you mathematically challenged types, that’s a maximum total of 50 points. :) The tiebreaker is the combined score of USC and Texas in the Rose Bowl.
If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail me at tips[at]brendanloy.com.
If you wish to change your picks after entering them, I don’t think there’s a way to edit them, but you can just enter a new set of picks, and then e-mail me and ask me to delete the previous one.
Good luck! Here again is the link to the entry page.
*And yes, Brian, I will get you your 2005 NCAA Pool championship t-shirt soon, I promise. Hehe.
**E.g., “Scientizzle,” “Boi From Troy,” “thebeef,” etc. — something that people around here know you as. (But real names, first and last, are preferred, if you’re willing. They make for easier write-ups if you win. :)