Sack Schultz 2012: Hawaii, tickets, gift cards–I want it all!

Win nationally, and you're in this hammock.

Win nationally, and you're in this hammock.

In the first two years of the “Sack Schultz” contest, I deluded you, the reader, into believing that you could pick college football winners as expertly as me.

Hah! It was a trick. Finishing 1,177th out of 6,978 entries last season was all part of a master plan into making you think that my secret system for picking winners was something as pedestrian as, “Eenie, Meenie, Miny, Moe,” when in fact it’s, “Eenie, Meenie, Jelly, Beanie,” something far more spiritual (kids: Google “Bullwinkle”).

But this year, I’m serious. There’s too much at stake. It’s why I’m also going to

Win among local entries and you get tickets to this game. (Johnny Crawford/AJC)

Win among local entries, you'll get tickets to this game. (Johnny Crawford)

enter my dog, Lilly, in the contest as a backup plan, just to see if she can pick winners any better than me. (Her method of selection will be forthcoming.)

Let me start with the whopper prize: If you can pick winners better than me (and everybody else) among national entries, you will win a trip for two to Hawaii (valued at $5,000), including airfare and hotel accommodations.

If you pick winners better than any everybody else

I'm coming after you, Schultz.

Lilly: I'm coming after you, Schultz.

among local entries, you’ll win a fabulous package of goodies that includes two tickets to the always-sold-out Georgia-Georgia Tech game in Athens, a night’s stay at the Hotel Indigo in Athens, and two tickets to the always-sold-out Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Weekly national winners also will be awarded their choice of prizes from Fathead.com — my wife wants a Troy Polamalu Fathead on the bedroom wall; not happening — and weekly local winners will receive $100 gift cards.

The contest launches Aug. 24. Here’s all you do. Register for free online at AJC.com/go/sackschultz2012. The website has all of the details. Pick the winners of 15 games each week. There is a cutoff time for each round and game every week if you want to change your pick. That’s it.

This is when I’m supposed to wish everybody good luck.

So good luck.

Even if I don’t really mean it.

By Jeff Schultz

76 comments Add your comment

carl

August 24th, 2012
11:08 am

carl

August 24th, 2012
11:11 am

carl sez………….YOU going down THIS YEAR jeffroe!!! I carl will trump your method with mine!! LOL!!!

milller

August 24th, 2012
11:26 am

The DEFENDING Champion..ME..is ready to go!!!

billyho55

August 24th, 2012
11:33 am

THANKS FOR THE REMINDER! I’M SIGNED UP AGAIN THIS YEAR AND READY FOR THAT TRIP TO LOVELY HAWAII!! THAT IS IF I CAN ACTUALLY DO A TAD BETTER THIS YEAR THAN LAST!!! AS ALWAYS KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK MR. SCHULTZ!!!!

P.S. DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE NAYSAYERS LIKE “MISERY” FROM MACON! GOT YOUR BACK JACK ;)

billyho55

August 24th, 2012
11:38 am

GOOD LUCK TO ALL INVOLVED! JUST HOPE I’M 1 GAME BETTER!! BUT, NO, REALLY, GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!!

Alphare

August 24th, 2012
11:44 am

I pick Dawgs to lose SECCG or a no-show, and no dawgs will be playing in NC.

What kinda prize can I get if I win?

DOUBLE G

August 24th, 2012
11:49 am

Lilly is better-looking than Jeff Schultz, too.

HUH?????

August 24th, 2012
11:49 am

I can’t wait to see the UGA puppies lose to some unranked team like TN or Vandy.

Martin the Calvinist

August 24th, 2012
11:57 am

HUH?????, I can’t wait to see Tech lose to BYU, lol! Besides, UGA isn’t losing to Tennessee or Vandy……

DOUBLE G

August 24th, 2012
11:57 am

Of course, Lilly is better-looking than I, too.

5150 UOAD

August 24th, 2012
12:00 pm

Not Fair jeff gets to play ans so does The COUNT.

UGA football fans

August 24th, 2012
12:07 pm

facebook.com/ugafootballfans

billyho55

August 24th, 2012
12:09 pm

BY THE WAY,

IF YOU HAVE TIME CHECK OUT WHAT THE GUYS ON FIRST TAKE HAD TO SAY ABOUT UGAY! THE PARTICULAR DEBATE IS ONE SEGMENT BEFORE THE LAST DEBATE!! MY TECH BRETHREN WILL DEFINITELY HAVE A NICE CHUCKLE!!!

5150 UOAD

August 24th, 2012
12:14 pm

real Dwag fans need one………Good family and cute Bulldogs……

http://www.englishbulldogpuppychase.com/english-bulldog-puppies-for-sale/index.htm

Nerds, Nerds, Nerds.

August 24th, 2012
12:17 pm

We can count on three things; death, taxes and the Dawgs beating the Nerds…GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS!!!!!!

Falcon228

August 24th, 2012
12:37 pm

Fatheads for a prize? No sailcats again this year? Depressing.

5150 UOAD

August 24th, 2012
12:39 pm

Nerds, Nerds, Nerds………………………..A we can COUNT on the dWags still not being better than 5th in the SEC.

5150 UOAD

August 24th, 2012
12:41 pm

UGa fans fly the UGa flag on 1 window of the family Trailer and 3 SEC banners in the others. WE ARE a member of the SEC. We are the dWags!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wait til Next Year…………23 years and counting.

1,2,3,4 Crap on a Nerd

August 24th, 2012
12:44 pm

Can we do an over/under on how many Tech nerds will get new bicycle pumps for Christmas and how many days until Auburn and Miss State get probation for cheating in memphis?

5150 UOAD

August 24th, 2012
12:45 pm

IF………….IF………….the Falcons and Blank get a new stadium I will NEVER NEVER(free tickets included) will not attend a game played in that building.

5150 UOAD

August 24th, 2012
12:46 pm

Sorry redux……………IF………….IF………….the Falcons and Blank get a new stadium I will NEVER NEVER(free tickets included) attend a game played in that building.

girldawg

August 24th, 2012
12:46 pm

Lily is a cutie but I am packing for Hawaii!!
Go Dawgs!

1,2,3,4 Crap on a Nerd

August 24th, 2012
12:47 pm

good, the place won’t stink

billyho55

August 24th, 2012
12:53 pm

HERE IS THE VIDEO GUYS! GOTTA CHECK THIS OUT!! STEPHEN A SMITH BASHES UGAY!!!

http://m.youtube.com/my_videos#/watch?v=taTdBgZR8rE

1,2,3,4 Crap on a Nerd

August 24th, 2012
1:04 pm

all you got is an idiot like smith bashing us because you can’t touch us on the football field and the link requires registration-you are not even a good nerd

Ted M

August 24th, 2012
1:11 pm

Jeff, there are rumors floating out there that you had a dream last night of another Braves epic collapse.

I may have started them.

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

August 24th, 2012
1:12 pm

9 Years later and Mora Jr. owns the last playoff win….

Talk to me Jeff :)

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

August 24th, 2012
1:14 pm

I heard CHOKE was working out with Paul Ryan on P90X Program.

Oh dang they have the same last name…..ha ha :)

Nerds, Nerds, Nerds.

August 24th, 2012
1:14 pm

Nerds, its not even fun beating you anymore.

Nerds, Nerds, Nerds.

August 24th, 2012
1:14 pm

Ok, ok it is.

ToccoaDawg

August 24th, 2012
1:22 pm

You’re going down Sargent Schultz.

Tide Rising

August 24th, 2012
1:31 pm

Jeff,

What was your record for the year last year and the year before? If memory serves correct you were a winner last year something like 56-44 last year and 46-54 loser the year before.

Bama in Atlanta

August 24th, 2012
1:37 pm

At least I’m tied for first right now!

billyho55

August 24th, 2012
1:38 pm

SORRY GUYS ABOUT THE LINK REQUIRING REGISTRATION! I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER HOW YOUTUBE OPERATES!! IN ALL ACTUALITY ALL TECH FANS DO NOT FALL IN THE NERD CATEGORY!!! SOME LIKE MYSELF ARE 6′8″ 260 LB FORMER AAU ATHLETES THAT YOU WOULDN’T BEGIN TO KNOW HOW TO TOUCH IN ANY SPORT!!!! ALSO, WHAT IN THE HELL IS WRONG WITH SOMETHING BEING OF HIGHER INTELLECT THAN YOURSELF, I.E. NERDS YOU SPEAK OF!!!!! HAPPY READING….

Esquire

August 24th, 2012
1:43 pm

Bama in Atlanta
August 24th, 2012
1:37 pm

At least I’m tied for first right now!
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……………….and last…….!!!!

markie mark

August 24th, 2012
1:44 pm

Hey billyho….think you could lose the caps lock there, genius?

Esquire

August 24th, 2012
1:45 pm

5150 UOAD
August 24th, 2012
12:45 pm

IF………….IF………….the Falcons and Blank get a new stadium I will NEVER NEVER(free tickets included) will not attend a game played in that building.5150 UOAD
August 24th, 2012
12:46 pm

Sorry redux……………IF………….IF………….the Falcons and Blank get a new stadium I will NEVER NEVER(free tickets included) attend a game played in that building.
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DID YOU REALLY THINK ONE WAS BETTER THAN THE OTHER?

Bama in Atlanta

August 24th, 2012
1:46 pm

Esquire

August 24th, 2012
1:43 pm
Bama in Atlanta
August 24th, 2012
1:37 pm

At least I’m tied for first right now!
__________________________________________

……………….and last…….!!!!

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Hey, I prefer to be a glass-is-half-full person! Although I’ve never really understood that phrase because it actually depends on what’s in the glass as to whether the “full” or “empty” is better.

billyho55

August 24th, 2012
1:50 pm

FUNKY BUNCH,

I BELIEVE IF YOU’RE GONNA SAY SOMETHING SAY IT WITH CONVICTION! I.E. CAPS LOCK…

jtarp

August 24th, 2012
1:51 pm

can’t wait for next thursday!!! thank God college football is back!! and welcome back to sack schultz. one question, can you post which team is the home team, or where the game is being played on the site? that would be a big help in making my always correct picks.

FrmtheBlchers

August 24th, 2012
1:51 pm

I think the fix is in already! How did Lilly type that with no thumbs? Good to all!!

Esquire

August 24th, 2012
2:00 pm

Hey, give it up for JCHS……….28-0 over Woodstock! Congrats Gladiators!

1,2,3,4 Crap on a Nerd

August 24th, 2012
2:01 pm

HUH?????

August 24th, 2012
11:49 am
I can’t wait to see the UGA puppies lose to some unranked team like TN or Vandy.

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Of course you want some other team to beat them because your sorry team sure can’t do it

Buckeye

August 24th, 2012
2:40 pm

I will pick the dogs to lose every game.

If I’m only right two or three times it will be great.

Birrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd Man

August 24th, 2012
2:58 pm

I’m back again to claim a week or two…aim high right? Jeff, where is the weekly $100 gift card good for this year?

Denver Dawg

August 24th, 2012
3:06 pm

If Ted Striker comes out of hibernation and enters, none of us have a chance….

billyho55

August 24th, 2012
3:12 pm

YESSIR JTARP, THANK GOD INDEED!

Esquire

August 24th, 2012
3:31 pm

Hey, I saw Matt Ryan was on here so I thought I would post some of his highlights! Nice pass dude!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXJEoobk1qs

billyho55

August 24th, 2012
3:44 pm

GREAT LINK ESQUIRE! RYAN WILL FLOURISH THIS YEAR UNDER KOETTER’S TUTELAGE!! ALL THE NAYSAYERS, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, WILL “CHOKE” ON EVERY WORD THAT HAS BEEN SPAT OUT OF YOUR MOUTHS!!!

Fathead of Kate Upton....hubba hubba

August 24th, 2012
3:53 pm

I got you beat this again this year!
Nice to know the trip to Hawaii includes airfare…..it’d be a long walk and swim otherwise.