It's pickin' time
Ok, the Mormons are going to Vegas to play the Hippie Bears. Therefore, the first bowl game anybody might actually care about comes on tonight so it's time to make your bowl season picks. I spy 26 games so here are the rules:
Pick 5 games against the spread. We won't worry about over/unders this time. Pushes not worth anything (making them equivalent to an incorrect pick for our purposes). Each correct pick is worth ...wait for it... one correct pick.
Pick a final score on one BCS Bowl (that is not included in your other 5 games). I wasn't too fond of how "closest score" turned out last time so this time I'll be more specific. The person with the closest to actual winner's score gets credit for one correct pick. The person with the closest actual loser's score gets credit for one correct pick. The person with the closest point spread gets credit for one correct pick. Finally, the person with the closest total points scored gets credit for one correct pick. That makes the final score prediction worth a potential 4 picks. If more than one person tie for a particular category, they split the credit. (Ex. If Jerz and Pat tie for closest to winner's score, each get .5)
The person with the highest score wins. A tie will be settled by knife fight (or maybe we'll tone it down to broken bottles or I might just allow for a tie).
You can make picks as late as you want provided you don't pick from a game that has kicked off. (I figure this article will stay towards the top since we probably won't be putting too many stories up this time of year.)
I'll go over the picks at the end of the bowl season and determine a winner. The winner will receive four sentences of praise. If there's a tie, the winners will have to split the praise.
I'll post my picks soon (don't have time right now). I put a new link up for the lines since the old one only goes out a week at a time. Feel free to use any line you want as long as you point out which line you are using (and it is from a legitimate sportsbook).