2014 Big Johnson College Bowl Mania

December 10, 2014

BigJohnsonSure, maybe your favorite college team won’t quite make it to a bowl game this year, though with 39 of them I can’t imagine how they could avoid it. In either case, you still can enter (and WIN) Kim’s

Big Johnson College Bowl Mania

This free contest involves choosing the winning team for each of the 39 (OMG!) upcoming college football bowl  games, to be played between Saturday, December 20 and Monday, January 12. All you have to do to win some crappy little prize is pick more winners than Kim, and judging from recent results that shouldn’t be very tough!

To win First Prize – A $200 Amazon Gift Card – you have to pick more winners than anyone in the Big Johnson group. (For the tiebreaker, if it’s needed, you have to guess the score of the College Football Playoff Championship game.)

Second Prize is a tin of Mrs. Hanes Moravian Sugar Crisp Cookies. Mmmmm . . .

Did I mention that it’s FREE ?!

You enter the contest by going to the ESPN website

ESPN College Bowl Mania

and following the instructions. Choose the “straight” mode, not the “confidence” mode. There is no cost – it’s free. You are welcome to invite your friends – any friend of yours is a friend of mine. If you don’t make your picks when you sign up, I suggest you also allow ESPN to send you a reminder about your picks. Also, I will be sending updates to participants, so be sure you actually look at whatever email address you use to sign up.

To join the Big Johnson group – after you submit your entry settings, click on the link Create Or Join A Group. (It might be under the rightmost tab next to the Facebook friends tab.) Search for the group named Big Johnson, and join the group using the password, “kimsentme“. You can join the group as soon as you create your entry – you don’t have to make any picks first. Let me know if you have any problems getting into the group. Only one entry allowed per person in the Big Johnson, though you can certainly create other entries for other groups.

Register and submit your entry no later than the first kickoff of the first games of the college football bowl  season (Saturday, December 20, 11:00 AM EST) at which point the game will lock and no additional picks can be made. If you change your mind about a game, you can go back and change your picks until the first game starts.

There is a wrinkle this year due to the introduction of the College Football Playoff. Since you don’t know which specific teams will be in the championship game, you have to decide by December 20 if the winner of the January 1 Rose Bowl game (Oregon or Florida State) will win or lose to the winner of the Sugar Bowl game (Alabama or Ohio State). Fortunately you can always flip a coin.

Thanks for playing, and happy holidays!

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