Thebeef leads Irish Trojan contest

Georgia’s 31-24 comeback win over Virginia Tech in the Peach Bowl (I refuse on principle to call it by its ridiculous corporate name*), the third double-digit second-half comeback in two days of bowl games, vaulted thebeef into sole possession of first place in the 2nd annual Irish Trojan bowl pick ’em contest.

Thebeef had been tied with alphadog, Jeff Freeze, David Plewes, Timugen and defending champion Brian Dupuis (DUP) since Boston College’s win over Navy earlier in the day. Those five are now tied for second place with Ed (SFV) and Colin Pedicini. They have 25 points out of a possible 31, two less than thebeef’s 27.

There is only one bowl game on Sunday, the MPC Computers Bowl between Miami and Nevada. It is the last bowl worth 2 points; the non-BCS New Year’s Day bowls will be worth 3 points apiece, the BCS bowls 5, and the title game 8. Anyway, thebeef picked Miami, so he will remain in sole possession of the lead if the Hurricanes win. If the Wolfpack wins, thebeef will be tied for first with Pedicini, Freeze, Timugen, Ed and alphadog.

Complete standings here and after the jump.

*Appending a corporate sponsor to traditional bowl names is distasteful enough, but removing the traditional name entirely and replacing it with the corporation’s name is absolutely ridiculous. It’s one thing when it’s the former Humanitarian Bowl, a small-time game with a short and undistinguished history. But with the Peach Bowl, we’re talking about a game with nearly 40 years of history. I don’t care that Chick-fil-A “bought out the naming rights.” It’s the Peach Bowl, it has always been the Peach Bowl, and it will always be the Peach Bowl, period. I wish more sports reporters, analysts and anchors would have the balls to defy the corporate absurdity and call it that. In fact, if journalists simply ignored all the corporate nonsense and just called the bowls by their proper names, the incentive to rename these games would largely disappear. But of course, the journalists themselves work for corporations that have business relationships with the sponsoring corporations, so that’s not going to happen. Alas. But anyway, I can at least do my extremely small part by ignoring the offensive corporate name changes, and I would encourage all other bloggers and independent journalists to do the same.

Standings through 20 games — maximum of 31 points possible so far.

1. thebeef – 27
2. Brian Dupuis (DUP) – 25
2. alphadog – 25
2. Jeff Freeze – 25
2. david plewes – 25
2. Timugen – 25
2. Ed (SFV) – 25
2. Colin Pedicini – 25
9. Joe McDade (Texasyank) – 24
9. seth – 24
9. James McGinnis – 24
12. Scientizzle – 23
12. harold adkins – 23
12. JakeDC – 23
12. Kay Torg – 23
12. Colin S. – 23
12. Joe Mama – 23
12. Matt Fairchild – 23
12. Patrick Cooper – 23
12. Dan Port – 23
12. Chris B – 23
12. Mark Gardner – 23
12. John Devine – 23
24. Bill Reising – 22
24. Joel Thrift – 22
24. Carl Lindecrantz – 22
24. TustinVermin – 22
24. ALEX WHITFIELD – 22
24. Ted Kaiser – 22
24. Scott Fort – 22
24. Rick Boeckler – 22
24. Ben Sloniker – 22
24. martysgirlfriend – 22
34. Nicole Simmons – 21
34. Brendan Loy – 21
34. Brandon Minich – 21
34. Gahrie – 21
34. Mike Wiser – 21
34. uscroger – 21
34. Jon Schoenwetter – 21
34. Aaanold Terminatorschmidt – 21
34. Jeff Vaca – 21
34. Brad Miller – 21
34. MumZ – 21
34. Kevin Curran – 21
34. schmendel – 21
34. Mrs. Brady Quinn – 21
34. Robert Wilson – 21
34. Courtney Tawresey – 21
34. Chris Mc. – 21
34. Lisa Velte – 21
34. Ryan Brogan – 21
34. David Whelan – 21
34. Randy – 21
34. Brian Bodnar – 21
56. Admiral Halsey – 20
56. J Stolte – 20
56. Kevin Hauschulz – 20
56. Ken Stern – 20
56. a.j. – 20
56. Stu-Podaso – 20
56. C. Bassett – 20
56. DBrooks – 20
56. C-Dub – 20
56. Penguinsix – 20
56. David K. – 20
56. Jay Johnson – 20
56. Jackson Stephens – 20
69. Andrew – 19
69. kidomaha – 19
69. Yasmin V. – 19
69. Andrew – 19
69. internatlgirl – 19
69. Sergio Lopez – 19
69. Greg Plank – 19
69. Matt Higgins – 19
69. J. Sandlin – 19
69. Eric Soskin – 19
69. BK – 19
69. Mark A. – 19
81. ironlionOROKU – 18
81. Kate Spitz – 18
81. Pat Caplin – 18
81. chris healey – 18
81. JRDickens – 18
81. Bill Pancoast – 18
81. Gordy Dalman – 18
81. Victoria Lopez – 18
81. Derek Walden – 18
81. Jack – 18
81. Bryce Lanham – 18
81. Matt Wiser – 18
93. Conor Sullivan – 17
93. Lauren Taylor (NDLauren) – 17
93. Greg Rauen – 17
93. Frank Nolan – 17
93. Adam Weitzel – 17
93. Josh Rubin – 17
93. JP – 17
93. michael walsh – 17
93. PAC10BlowsDoggyChunks – 17
93. Jessica Cowans – 17
93. Melanie Dickson – 17
104. Tulip Eater – 16
104. NDPete – 16
104. Shireen Garcia (Agent Shir) – 16
104. Wobbly H – 16
108. V – 15
108. Kristin West – 15
108. Anthony H – 15
108. Chris \”Doc\” Evans – 15
112. wayne adkins – 14
113. Katrina – 13
113. BCSBadger – 13
113. Tbone – 13
116. J Lesko – 11
116. Jonny Rocket – 11
118. Tim White – 6

One Response to “Thebeef leads Irish Trojan contest”

  1. Phead says:

    I would normally agree with you, but since it’s Chick-Fil-A, the finest fast food known to man, they get a pass.