Well, friends, we did it: we made it through another year of college football pick 'em. And it was a pretty good year, I think. I liked the freedom of choosing games that FunOfficePools allowed and the interface was (mostly) pretty good. I'll try to do better about getting the games selected more promptly.
In any event, let's take a look at the final regular season standings:
|2||The Butler did it!||129-96||129|
|5||In Kirk We Trust||126-99||126|
|8||Crow Iowa Cawesome||124-101||124|
Congrats to JacksonJAJ, who topped the field with 134 correct picks this year -- well done! That's good stuff. Shoot me a line at ross at goiowaawesome dot com and we'll get you set up with a Go Iowa Awesome shirt of your choosing for winning the regular season competition this year.
Shouts to these folks for getting best of the week honors over the course of the season:
The Butler did it!
Barta HR Fund
|2||Crow Iowa Cawesome||16-2||16|
Mile High Fry Guy
|5||Hawk in Madison||13-3||13|
Ask James Butler
Wrong... do it again!
Punting Is Winning
I Gotta Know Know Noah Your Fantasy
|12||In Kirk We Trust||12-4||12|
A doff of the cap to Hawktober for recording the only perfect week all season in Week 14, too; sure, it was just a 10-game week, but no one else managed to pull it off.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Pick Em game this year. And, of course, we'll be offering a Bowl Pick 'Em contest as well. In fact, this year we're going to do TWO Bowl Pick 'Ems, one through ESPN and one through FunOfficePools.
Go Iowa Awesome College Football Bowl Pick 'Em at FunOfficePools
If you were already a member of the regular season GIA Pick 'Em game at FunOfficePools, good news -- I've imported you into the bowl pick 'em game there, so you won't need to sign up for it. You can just go in and make your picks.
If you weren't a member of the regular season game there, though, you can still sign up, using this link.
GROUP NAME: Go Iowa Awesome Bowl Pick Em
If you're not able to get in or not able to make your picks, let me know.
Like the regular season, these picks are against the spread, so be sure to factor that in mind when making your picks. So for instance if you pick Oregon to win the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, keep in mind that they will have to cover the 7.5 point spread against Boise State for your pick to be correct. There are no confidence points in this game.
GoIowaAwesomeBowlPickEm at ESPN
If you were a member of the GoIowaAwesomeBowlPickEm game at ESPN last year, you should be able to rejoin that same group when you enter this year's game. You can create a Bowl Mania entry here. You can also join the group if you weren't in the game last year.
The picks in this game are NOT against the spread; you just need to pick the correct winner for each game. These picks DO include confidence points, though, so be sure to allocate those accordingly. If you think Florida Atlantic is going to smash Akron, be sure to put a LOT of confidence points on FAU. Likewise, if you have no idea who's going to win between Louisiana Tech and SMU, you might want to put very few confidence points on that game.
Any questions? Let me know.
The winner of the FunOfficePools Bowl Pick Em game and the ESPN Bowl Mania game will each win a Go Iowa Awesome shirt of their choice. Good luck to all.