We’ve managed to be mediocre for over a decade, well done, folks! It’s that time of year, as the bowl pick ‘em returns.
For anyone new, the contest is pretty simple. All the bowl games with their corresponding point spreads and over/unders are listed in the form below. Just fill 'em in, and you're done! Google forms makes it nice and easy. At some point, I'm going to try and update the all-time tracking spreadsheet, so cross your fingers, it just may happen sooner than later.
As always, this isn't just an RMN deal. Anyone from the SBN world is sincerely invited to join and play along. The form will allow submissions until noon Saturday, as that's when the first game kicks off.
Just fill in your handle, you'll see the first bowl game. For those of you unfamiliar with the spread, you're not picking who wins the game, you're picking based on the spread. For the first game, the line reads "Celebration Bowl: NC AT(-9.5) vs. Grambling. If you select NC AT, you not only believe they will win, but they'll win by more than 9.5. If you select Grambling, you believe they'll straight up win, or will be within 9.5 if they lose. The next part is the over/under, which for the first game is at 52.5. So pick over if you think the teams combined score will be over that, or pick under if you think they won't.
Spreads and over/unders are through vegasinsider.com's consensus line at time of publish as, a. that's who we've always used, and b. we did so because they're one of the few sites to show both figures. Lines are locked, so once the form closes, you can't change your picks if someone gets injured or what not. Don't worry if you don't think you're not skilled enough to play along, luck plays more a part than anything, we even have a literal coin flip as an entry. Use whatever manner to decide your picks, but just make sure to fill them all out as it's a pretty long form, so keep scrolling until you reach the final tie-breaker questions. Have at it, and good luck!