‘Sack Schultz’ unveils Bowl Blowout (from Potato to BCS)

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Welcome back.

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.

Is shrimp and grits an acceptable appetizer ...

Is shrimp and grits an acceptable appetizer ...

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.

... before a double cheeseburger and fries? (via Marlowstavern.com)

... before a double cheeseburger and fries?

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

70 comments Add your comment

Steve

December 7th, 2012
9:53 am

Gotta love their parmesan fries!

Answer This

December 7th, 2012
9:53 am

Big B

December 7th, 2012
9:54 am

Big B

December 7th, 2012
9:54 am

It’s a first

Rise Up # 12

December 7th, 2012
9:56 am

MAC a roni

December 7th, 2012
10:01 am

Northern Illinois
is worth more points than Georgia and Georgia Tech.

Jeff Schultz

December 7th, 2012
10:05 am

“MAC a roni. Northern Illinois is worth more points than Georgia and Georgia Tech.”

<<< Wow. I hadn’t thought of that until your comment. Ouch.

Jeff Schultz

December 7th, 2012
10:06 am

Steve — Hard to go wrong cheese and potatoes. Or cheese and anything.

Bucky Badger

December 7th, 2012
10:33 am

I love me some Cheese & Marlow’s!

Steve

December 7th, 2012
10:34 am

Jeff, since being “first” seems to be so important, maybe you should do a contest to see who can be “first” the most in a month and then that person can win a gift card! I am sure some folks would be filled with excitement!

Bucky Badger

December 7th, 2012
10:36 am

Alvarez & Bucky will Upset the Cardinals in the Rose Bowl! On Wisconsin!

After further review

December 7th, 2012
10:53 am

When does Lilly pick the BCS Championship game?

DONNAN OF A NEW ERA

December 7th, 2012
11:03 am

Can’t wait to see UGA lose in their third straight bowl game.

Rick James

December 7th, 2012
11:05 am

@DONNAN OF A NEW ERA

Can’t wait to see UGA lose in their third straight bowl game.
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Hey Tech fan..Your loss to USC will be Tech’s 8th straight bowl loss.

DONNAN OF A NEW ERA

December 7th, 2012
11:10 am

“Hey Tech fan..Your loss to USC will be Tech’s 8th straight bowl loss.”

What is it about DWAG fans and accusing someone of being a Tech fan? If you can prove I’m a Tech fan then I will leave this blog and never come back.

Thanks.

Buckeye

December 7th, 2012
11:22 am

Steve

December 7th, 2012
11:29 am

Everyone just ignore Buckeye. He is only here to get everyone stirred up because he has no life and his little school, who can’t beat an SEC team, and cheated, is not going to a bowl game.

Ted M

December 7th, 2012
11:33 am

Jeff have you googled Chipper’s new girlfriend yet?

Steve

December 7th, 2012
11:37 am

Ted M, she is smokin hot! Hope he doesn’t get her pregnant. She also looks about 25.

Ted M

December 7th, 2012
11:39 am

Yes, I noticed.

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Paul in NH

December 7th, 2012
12:05 pm

I finished second in the season (darn Nebraska!) – going to top it in the Bowls.

JSS

December 7th, 2012
12:09 pm

Only thing good about Bowl games is helping charities…

Shoeless Joe

December 7th, 2012
12:36 pm

I’m only playing if Lilly picks as well – but that’s a lot of cheese for a dog…………..then again, Jeff that might get you your dinner at Marlow’s……….

Paul in NH

December 7th, 2012
12:40 pm

JSS
I didn’t know that the chairman of a bowl committee was a registered charity, but your point is well taken.

After further review

December 7th, 2012
1:03 pm

Shoeless Joe – I’ve already made my picks, just wnat to know when Lilly will verify I’m right on the NC game.

Jeff – Good Odd Couple reference

pb

December 7th, 2012
1:30 pm

Need to check your caption on one picture of “Last time Georgia played Nebraska.” Buzz Aldrin was second man to walk on Moon in 1969. Neil Armstrong was the first, as we all know. Nothing to do with football, but just in case, we need to know the right answer for the know it alls like me, I guess.

Bhorsoft

December 7th, 2012
1:45 pm

Hey! Ball U. AKA BSU will be playing in the Beef O’Brady’s bowl. They were also contenders for the New Mexico Bowl and the Idaho Potato Bowl. As an BS Alum, I’ll be watching Beef O’Brady’s with great interest. It is on TV somewhere, isn’t it? Public Access channel perhaps?

It's Friday

December 7th, 2012
1:51 pm

Rick James –
But who’s counting?

THE Dixie Redcoat Band

December 7th, 2012
1:53 pm

GO ROCKETS…we’re be there next week. Back in 2011 The ROCKETS needed another 12 seconds to beat the ohio bucs in The ‘Shoe.

richard coleman

December 7th, 2012
2:16 pm

I won the Georgia Sack Schultz Contest, and haven’t won anything. At least I haven’t been told I won something. Despite the great amount of pride in winning, I sure would love a trip to Hawaii !

journalist jimmy smith

December 7th, 2012
2:26 pm

and what journalist doesn’t like cheese?

journalist jimmy smith

December 7th, 2012
2:34 pm

got to tip your cap to chipper jones. as long as the tires on the house are kept inflated chipper should fit right back in where he was before he found the braves. jimmy smith is not saying chipper’s neck is red because mostly he wears his cap with the bill turned around to protect his neck.

Geez, Buckey Badger...

December 7th, 2012
2:53 pm

…if you are going to make predictions at least get the name of the team you are playing correct – it is Cardinal – singular, not plural; no effing S….

Festus

December 7th, 2012
3:08 pm

I see the shrimp but not a single grit. The only things I’ve learned from this football season is don’t ever ask Mark Richt an embarrassing question and if Tech is going to a bowl there are way too many bowls. Notre Dame will defeat Alabama which will give the Red Elephants two losses. LSU has two losses. Georgia will have three loses. So the No 1 team in the country after all is said and done is the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and the No. 2 team will be the Florida Gators who have only one loss to a tractor school in Athens.

1eyedJack

December 7th, 2012
3:11 pm

Them is some runny looking grits. They might be instant.

kral

December 7th, 2012
3:13 pm

festus..Marshall Dillion was looking for you just now on tvland

Very Old Dawg

December 7th, 2012
3:41 pm

Festus. Chester, Kitty, Doc, and Dillon called back to say they wanted a bit of the action on your prognostication. They also wanted to know if maybe you were actually from the northwest and had been taking advantage of the new “weed” laws. Maybe not, but you’ve been smoking something because the grit was right there under the shrimp, and the only accuracy in your forcast is that the Gators will finish #2. It’s gonna be a long bowl season for you SEC haters hoping we get taken down. It isn’t gonna happen. But look on the bright side, hopefully someone will raise their game enough to compete with the top half of our conference next year. Till then, head’em up and mov’em out.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

December 7th, 2012
5:12 pm

Bama will beat ND but only by 3. Reuben Foster back on the market today. Not sure he’s worth the risk. The 1st thing that would need to be addressed is for him to meet with the NCAA and come clean on his adventure with Auburn and DaTrupa. The NCAA passed a plan that allows whistleblowers to be able to come clean and still be able to sign and play. I would think UGA would be his 1st choice and not so much with Bama. I don’t want him in T-town.

DONNAN OF A NEW ERA

December 7th, 2012
6:05 pm

” Reuben Foster back on the market today.”

And he has a big fat AU tattoo on his arm. That would be hilarious to watch.

DONNAN OF A NEW ERA

December 7th, 2012
6:06 pm

Can’t wait for UGA to lose their third straight bowl game in a row.

Ted Striker

December 7th, 2012
6:23 pm

Can I spend the entire $200 on drinks or do I have to order something like a pickle along with my drinks?

JSS

December 7th, 2012
6:35 pm

Ted Striker, bringing common sense to the table!!!

JSS

December 7th, 2012
6:37 pm

Dang, what’s the calorie count on that combo of entrees?

Tide Rising

December 7th, 2012
7:39 pm

So Northern Illinois has more points than Georgia? Too funny. Then again it wasn’t too long ago that UCF ended up with more points than Georgia.

Weaseal

December 7th, 2012
9:13 pm

Nice job need a comeback from this year Kat Daddy lives on !!!

Piney Woods Pete

December 8th, 2012
7:41 am

Nebraska 42, Georgia 13

That’s six points in the contest for you, guaranteed.

Nebraska vs uga

December 8th, 2012
1:27 pm

44-28 UA victory. Nebraska plays Big 12 D, which is where they have been for many, many years prior to the Big 10.

TOM OSBORNE ain’t coaching the HUSKERS, What is is name is.

Go Dogs

Kris Kringle at the North Pole

December 8th, 2012
1:58 pm

Mark Richt has been a very bad boy this year, so no bowl victory for him. His stocking will be filled with a rolling tide of ashes. :-)

Buckeye

December 8th, 2012
2:37 pm

Go Huskers!

B1G!