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Good morning. David Stern voided Weekend Predictions.

Seriously, it’s common for my staff of researchers — cough, cough — to close it down after the college football regular season. But we’ll return for a special bowl edition of Predictions in a couple of weeks.

Also wanted to mention that the national grand prize winner for the “Sack Schultz” contest was Atlanta’s Randy Miller (contest code name: Atlviper). Randy won a $5,000 trip to Hawaii, which I will be holding for him for $1,000 ransom.

Randy went 169-41 in 14 weeks. We had 10 other contestants with 168 wins. I finished with 157 wins, which placed me 1,177th place out of roughly 7,000 entries, which was as high as the AJC would permit me to finish.

More importantly, I’m kicking butt in Weekend Predictions and I’m absolutely destroying Zach Klein and Mark Bradley in Pro Football Challenge (which you’ll find in every Sunday AJC).

So who needs a trip to Hawaii?

OK. I do. Or did.

Congrats, Randy.

By Jeff Schultz

37 comments Add your comment

GTT

December 9th, 2011
9:44 am

Not first. Randy Miller is.

Herschel Talker

December 9th, 2011
9:44 am

Schultzie:

13 minutes after posting, and no comments yet? This isn’t a good sign.

HT

Teacher, Too

December 9th, 2011
9:48 am

Might the Count make a special holiday appearance since Weekend Predications is on vacation?

milller

December 9th, 2011
9:50 am

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As I just emailed Jeff….Ironically I am a Clemson fan and one of the 2 games I missed the last week was that game. I took VT. Thought Bad Karma cost me.
Also, I wanted to change my pick from Baylor to Texas but did not get to a computer in time. Good Karma.
Lucky, Lucky, Lucky.
But nevertheless……ALOHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ernmeister

December 9th, 2011
9:57 am

Well, I finished 13th and didn’t even get a stinking, moldy Beat Bisher t-shirt from the AJC storage locker or even a trip to Cleveland. What kind of racket is this?

Danny O

December 9th, 2011
9:57 am

Ahh shoot, I was hoping to at least get some tips on NFL games. Oh well, guess I have to come up with my own original picks.

I like the under in the Baltimore-Indy matchup.
I think the Saints will cover 3.5 points against Tennessee.
Monday night game will get lower ratings than Heisman ceremony.

Sonny Clusters

December 9th, 2011
10:01 am

We was wondering if this means Ol’ Jeff is on his way to Hawaii?

Never Forget

December 9th, 2011
10:30 am

I’m still waiting for an explanation of that mysterious leave of absence you took a few years ago.

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

December 9th, 2011
10:31 am

CAM over the BUST :)

You Ain't-Know Gaily Whacker

December 9th, 2011
10:36 am

If you want a college football playoff, skip the first 2012 home game. One of you guys get it organized.

Steve

December 9th, 2011
10:36 am

Jeff how about the same contest for baseball season? Kidding.

5150 UOAD

December 9th, 2011
10:37 am

I guess they don’t play the NFL when there is no College. I guess the Hot chicks all put on Parkas and went into hiding too.

BC

December 9th, 2011
10:38 am

Jeff, what do you see the Falcons doing this weekend? Very tough/important game but I think they win. Big game for Turner & I think Julio has a few big catches & redeems himself. Ryan is of course the wild card…

jarvis

December 9th, 2011
10:43 am

I thought you were Jewish?

DC

December 9th, 2011
10:44 am

Still dont get the sonny clusters joke…..week in and week out…still dont get it…

FalconUGAFan

December 9th, 2011
10:51 am

Nice Miller…congrats!

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Flounder

December 9th, 2011
11:09 am

juvenal

December 9th, 2011
11:11 am

er, jarvis-it’s hannakah now(hear what potus did?-too funny)……

juvenal

December 9th, 2011
11:11 am

my apologies_Hannakah……

5150 UOAD

December 9th, 2011
11:18 am

So Jeff is the Sports hell zone. He has to write about baseball winter meetings and trades that the braves DON’T do or Basketball that nobody cares about.
Poor JEFF will not be getting many hits with these articles.
Jeff show the Girls of UCF and people will at least read the blog. LOL

mountain_jim

December 9th, 2011
11:21 am

Congrats Randy. I love Hawaii.

Greg

December 9th, 2011
11:29 am

There are nfl games this week jeff. Lazy turd

juvenal

December 9th, 2011
11:43 am

he said to check the pro football challenge sunday-your book have an early deadline, greg?

Paddy

December 9th, 2011
12:07 pm

Great to see the Cluster’s back with us!!!

Vain Jangling

December 9th, 2011
12:35 pm

I heard Charlie Weis negotiated a “pay by the pound” clause in his contract. If that’s true, the dude will be taking home more than Pujols.

Gene

December 9th, 2011
1:14 pm

It’s good to see Sonny Clusters active again. I expected that Sonny would have some thoughts on dope-smokin’ vampires and an unfortunate, out-of-wedlock mascot.

nmbrsman

December 9th, 2011
1:20 pm

Hey Jeff….don’t look now but that coach (Dabo Swinney) you always ridicule, mock, deride, disparage, jeer, slam, scoff at and otherwise disrepect just coached his team to an ACC championship and a BCS bowl. Oh…and that other coach (Paul Johnson) who you think is soooooo good gets to go to the Sun Bowl.

5150 UOAD

December 9th, 2011
1:28 pm

nmbrsman…………..How many years did it take Dabo to do that? How many years did it take CPJ to do the same thing, but win the ACC CG.

Queensbridge

December 9th, 2011
1:50 pm

What a tool!

rduck

December 9th, 2011
2:01 pm

nmbrsman- didn’t CPJ just own Dabo’s a$$ again this year… to the tune of 31-17

rduck

December 9th, 2011
2:04 pm

CPJ 4-1 vs Dabo…. congrats to the Tigers for getting to the Orange bowl, but I would lay off the Dabo/Johnson comparisons. If CPJ had the talented roster available that Dabo has, he would scorch you guys even worse…

spider

December 9th, 2011
2:11 pm

jeff how can you not make a prediction on the biggest college football game of the year ARMY-NAVY. no sanctions, probations, sex abuse problems for these two teams, just good old fashion honor. GO ARMY BEAT NAVY.

Jack Apoot

December 9th, 2011
2:36 pm

Jeff, if you see Mark Bradley at a Bee Gees concert between now & when you return tell him his current blog is older than St. Teresa’s shoes…

Procrastinator

December 9th, 2011
2:47 pm

Jeff, I really enjoy your columns but always disagreed with your picks so this year I decided to play the AJC game. I was an overwhelming success. I beat 88 people whereas 156 people beat you.

Buckeye

December 9th, 2011
3:13 pm

Army Navy is the best game of the year.

Imagine Munson calling an Army Navy game.

Priceless.

Peion Deion

December 9th, 2011
5:46 pm

Cam exposes the Birds & scores 3 tds, Panthers 34, Falcons 24 Superman rules!