The Sack Schultz contest continues to spread good cheer and free food. It has been another great Uneducated Guessing Season, as we’ve given away tickets to the Georgia-Georgia Tech game, a stay at the Hotel Indigo in Athens, tickets to the Chick-fil-A Bowl, a $5,000 trip to Hawaii (yes, that Hawaii), gift cards to Marlow’s Tavern and Fat Heads (the product, not Ray Edwards).
About the only thing we haven’t given away is a coaching job for Bobby Petrino, who at this time next week will be on Groupon.
Now, we’re doing it again. Just go to AJC.com/go/sackschultzbowl2012 and it will take you to our bowl games pick page. Enter just like before and pick the winners of all 35 bowl games. The winner of the contest again will receive our admiration, as well as a relative Gorge-A-Thon. I define that as $200 in gift cards from Marlow’s.
There are two great things about this contest: 1) I live pretty close to a Marlow’s in Alpharetta, so you can take me to dinner; 2) You don’t need to pick all 35 games right away. You can wait (or keep changing your pick) right up to game day for each bowl. The deadline is listed next to the bowl. However, the games start next week with the New Mexico and Famous Idaho Potato Bowls (and I wish I was making that up). As always, if you don’t pick a winner, the computer will pick for you.
Here’s the other cool thing about the contest: Because the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Toledo vs. Utah State) doesn’t quite carry the same significance as the BCS championship (Notre Dame vs. Alabama), the games have different point values. The 30 non-BCS games are worth one point each; the five BCS games are worth six points each.
In short, you can blow the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl and it probably won’t matter. And, as a bonus, if you win, you don’t have to eat at Beef O’Brady’s.
So go to AJC.com/go/sackschultzbowl2012 and sign up today. Good luck everybody.
– Jeff Schultz