Hey hey! The Big Ten is joining the 2020 college football season, which of course also means that it's time for the Go Iowa Awesome Pick 'Em contest to make its triumphant return as well. We've had seven weeks of inferior college football already this fall, but now the B1G boys are here to give us all the punting, defensive slobberknocking, and Nebraska-shaming we need to get through the last two months of this year from hell.
Once again, we're going through FunOfficePools.com to host the game. If you've participated in a previous GIA Football (or Bowl) Pick 'Em contest, you should have received an email from FunOfficePools inviting you to join this year's game. (My apologies if you received multiple emails; I promise not to spam your inbox during the season.) You can just click through the instructions in that email and join this year's group.
But you're welcome to join up this year if you haven't participated in a previous GIA Football Pick 'Em contest as well. You can sign up by clicking here. If you need it, the group information is:
GROUP: 2020 Go Iowa Awesome Football Pick Em
A few notes about this year's game:
As usual, we'll be picking all Big Ten games each week, as well as a selection of other games from around the nation. I'm going to aim for an average of 15-18 games per week.
Each correct pick is worth one point.
Game picks are against the spread, so keep that in mind when making your selections. For instance, Iowa is listed as -3.5 against Purdue this week. That means they're a 3.5 point favorite in the game. If you think Iowa will beat Purdue by 4 or more points, select the Hawkeyes in the Pick Em contest. If you think Iowa will beat Purdue by less than 4 points (or you think Purdue will beat Iowa straight-up), then you should select Purdue in the Pick Em contest. Got it?
The prize for this year's winner is my eternal admiration and respect, as well a more tangible item that is currently TBD, but will likely involve something from the Go Buyowa Awesome store.
NOTE: This week does include a Friday game, Illinois at Wisconsin. There will be more Friday games to pick this season as well. I don't anticipate that we'll be picking any games that aren't on a Friday or Saturday, though, since those are the only days of the week when the Big Ten plays regular season games. Anyway, be sure to get your picks in!
Questions? Let me know in the comments.