I remember playing basketball in the front yard with my father, every night during the summers challenging him to competitive games of one-on-one. Every time he would win, even if by the slimmest of margins, and instead of holding my head I was determined to overthrow his reign as basketball king.
The day I finally defeated my father was one I will never forget. From that day on, every game we watched, played, or even debated on, ended up being a highly competitive affair.
This year is no different. I am very excited to introduce to all of you the very first Pick Challenge between my father and I. And because we are both men of multiple interests and talents, picking outside the world of sports is a very real opportunity.
Need some predictions of next year’s Grammy’s? We might just be the source you are looking for. So feel free to give us some suggestions on future challenges, and let the fun begin.
Starting today, the college football bowl season kicks off in New Mexico. My father and I have selected winners to all 35 bowl games in sequential order. The winner’s grand prize is yet to be determined and is also up for suggestions as well. I am thinking something prestigious and elaborate, but that is just my cockiness rearing its head a bit. Enjoy the picks, and whether you follow them or not and use them in your company challenge, I hope this is the first of many successful challenges.
(I’m obligated to inform you that if I do in fact lose the challenge, this post may suddenly be deleted for some very weird reason. It wasn’t me though, I promise.)
1 Point For Every Non-BCS Game
2 Points For Every BCS Game (Non-Title Game)
5 Points For BCS National Championship Game
If there is a tie after every game, the closest predicted score in the N.C game determines the winner.
Let the fun begin.
|Gildan New Mexico||Temple||Wyoming||Dec. 17||1 PM||Wyoming||Temple|
|Famous Idaho Potato||Ohio||Utah Stae||Dec. 17||4:30 PM||Utah State||Utah State|
|R + L Carriers New Orleans||San Diego State||Louisiana-Lafayette||Dec. 17||8 PM||SDSU||Louisiana-Lafayette|
|Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg||Florida International||Marshall||Dec. 20||7 PM||Marshall||
|S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia||TCU||Louisiana Tech||Dec. 21||7 PM||TCU||TCU|
|MAACO Las Vegas||Arizona State||Boise State||Dec. 22||7 PM||Boise State||Boise State|
|Sheraton Hawaii||Nevada||Southern Miss||Dec. 24||7 PM||Southern Miss||Southern Miss|
|AdvoCare V100 Independence||Mizzou||North Carolina||Dec. 26||4 PM||UNC||Mizzou|
|Little Caesars||Western Michigan||Purdue||Dec. 27||3:30 PM||WMU||WMU|
|Belk||Louisville||NC State||Dec. 27||7 PM||NC State||Louisville|
|Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman||Toledo||Air Force||Dec. 28||3:30 PM||Air Force||Toledo|
|Brideport Education Holiday||California||Texas||Dec. 28||7 PM||California||Texas|
|Champs Sports||Florida State||Notre Dame||Dec. 29||4:30 PM||FSU||Notre Dame|
|Valero Alamo||Washington||Baylor||Dec. 29||8 PM||Baylor||Baylor|
|Bell Helicopter Armed Forces||BYU||Tulsa||Dec. 30||11 AM||BYU||BYU|
|New Era Pinstripe||Rutgers||Iowa State||Dec. 30||2:20 PM||ISU||Rutgers|
|Franklin American Mortgage Music City||Mississippi State||Wake Forest||Dec. 30||5:40 PM||Wake Forest||Mississippi State|
|Insight||Iowa||Oklahoma||Dec. 30||9 PM||Iowa||Oklahoma|
|Meineke Car Care of Texas||Texas A&M||Northwestern||Dec. 31||11 AM||Northwestern||Texas A&M|
|Hyundai Sun||Georgie Tech||Utah||Dec. 31||1 PM||Georgia Tech||Georgia Tech|
|AutoZone Liberty||Cincinnati||Vanderbilt||Dec. 31||2:30 PM||Cincinnati||Cincinnati|
|Kraft Fight Hunger||Illinois||UCLA||Dec. 31||2:30 PM||UCLA||Illinois|
|Chick-fil-A||Virginia||Auburn||Dec. 31||6:30 PM||Auburn||Auburn|
|TicketCity||Houston||Penn State||Jan. 2||11 AM||Houston||Houston|
|Outback||Michigan State||Georgia||Jan. 2||12 PM||Georgia||Michigan State|
|Capital One||Nebraska||South Carolina||Jan. 2||12 PM||Nebraska||South Carolina|
|Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl||Ohio State||Florida||Jan. 2||12 PM||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio||Wisconsin||Oregon||Jan. 2||4 PM||Oregon||Oregon|
|Tostitos Fiesta||Stanford||Oklahoma State||Jan. 2||7:30 PM||OSU||OSU|
|Allstate Sugar||Michigan||Virginia Tech||Jan. 3||7:30 PM||Virginia Tech||Michigan|
|Discover Orange||West Virginia||Clemson||Jan. 4||7:30 PM||Clemson||Clemson|
|AT&T Cotton||Kansas State||Arkansas||Jan. 6||7 PM||Arkansas||Arkansas|
|BBVA Compass||SMU||Pittsburgh||Jan. 7||12 PM||Pitt||Pitt|
|GoDaddy.com||Arkansas State||Northern Illinois||Jan. 8||8 PM||Northern Illinois||Northern Illinois|
|Allstate BCS National Championship Game||LSU||Alabama||Jan. 9||7:30 PM||