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P-F11: 2011 Bowl Pick'em Challenge - Open Post, Pt 2


12/31/11 2:31 PM Update: This is a continuation of the previous post. I will no longer update the card on Part 1 of this Bowl Pick'em Challenge. However, if you want to relive the excitement, mouse click on this here highlighted text.

1/7/12 3:37 PM Update: IT'S OVAH!! Congrats to Large Donkey IPA (KSc).

Let's go bowling!! (treat at 0:57)

The bowl card is a beast... click the picture to bring up a larger version.

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Last updated 1/10/12 9:37 AM

Bowl Games 19-23 of 35
Meineke Bowl - Houston, TX - Reliant Stadium
December 31, 2011 11:00 AM
Texas A&M Aggies 33, Northwestern Wildcats 22

Sun Bowl - El Paso, TX - Sun Bowl
December 31, 2011 1:00 PM
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 27, Utah Utes 30

Kraft Hunger Bowl - San Francisco, CA - Candlestick Park
December 31, 2011 2:30 PM
Illinois Fighting Illini 20, UCLA Bruins 14

Liberty Bowl - Memphis, TN - Liberty Bowl Memorial
December 31, 2011 2:30 PM
Cincinnati Bearcats 31, Vanderbilt Commodores 24

Chick-fil-A Bowl - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome
December 31, 2011 6:30 PM
Virginia Cavaliers 24, Auburn Tigers 43

What I learned after these games... Ags halftime line was A&M -4.5. Ahahahahaha. Sucker bet.

What I'm trying to say is... Happy New Year P-F'ers!

What the Bowl Challenge points look like after these games... You know the drill. Leader = Chumlee's Banditos (KP). New Mythical Mathematical leader! = Large Donkey IPA (KSc).

Bowl Games 24-27 of 35
TicketCity Bowl - Dallas, TX - Cotton Bowl
January 2, 2011 11:00 AM
#20 Houston Cougars 30, Penn State Nittany Lions 14

Outback Bowl - Tampa, FL - Raymond James Stadium
January 2, 2011 12:00 PM
#12 Michigan State Spartans 33, #18 Georgia Bulldogs 30

Gator Bowl - Jacksonville, FL - EverBank Field
January 2, 2011 12:00 PM
Ohio State Buckeyes 17, Florida Gators 24

Capital One Bowl - Orlando, FL - Florida Citrus Bowl
January 2, 2011 12:00 PM
#21 Nebraska Cornhuskers 13, #10 South Carolina Gamecocks 30

What I learned after these games... Jay Paterno after the game when asked about his Dad: "He has always done what is right." Terrible. Congrats to the Coogs on an amazing season. It'll take Sumlin a solid 2 years to get another 12 wins.

Of course Nebraska lost. They are in the Big Ten now. In other news, Ohio State lost... also Big Ten. Penn State and Michigan State too. Also grass is green.

What the Bowl Challenge points look like after these games... A lot as changed in the middle, but the top is still KP (actual lead, fairly commanding) and KSc (math lead). KP's picking percentage is a sick 79%.

*update: By the end of the 3OT UGA/MSU game, KP took both leads and is picking with 81% accuracy. Uh oh.

Bowl Games 28-29 of 35
Rose Bowl - Pasadena, CA - Rose Bowl
January 2, 2011 4:00 PM
#9 Wisconsin Badgers 38,#6 Oregon Ducks 45

Fiesta Bowl - Glendale, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium
January 2, 2011 7:30 PM
#4 Stanford Cardinal 38, #3 Oklahoma State Cowboys 41

If picking the nose and eating the booger videos are wrong, then I don't want to be right.

What I learned after these games... What a fantastic day of football. If you missed any part of it, then 1.) Nothing I say here will help you relive it, and 2.) You probably have a life and didn't watch football all day. (Hey, I went to the zoo in the morning. That's something.) For most of Monday, I was glued to the action like this Oregon fan.

What the Bowl Challenge points look like after these games... *GASP* Chumlee's Banditos missed his Rose and Fiesta picks, which allowed Large Donkey IPA (KSc) to edge slightly closer to his total points and take back control of the mythical mathematical lead. For those of you NOT scoring at home, KP will benefit more by MISSING his Sugar Bowl pick (pick = Michigan). KSc put 28 points on Michigan and will control his own destiny if he gets the pick correct. KP controls his own destiny with a Virginia Tech win.

Bowl Games 30 of 35
Sugar Bowl - New Orleans, LA - Superdome
January 3, 2011 7:30 PM
#13 Michigan Wolverines 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20

What I learned after these games... This was a terrible game. Am I supposed to like this game because the score was close?! No one was there. Neither team deserved the invite to what should be a marquee matchup. This game did more for a playoff than Death to the BCS. OK, I exaggerate... but not about the game sucking.

What the Bowl Challenge points look like after these games... As stated above, Large Donkey IPA (KSc) now controls his own destiny.

Potential outcomes:
If WVU wins (KSc misses the pick): Chumlee's Banditos takes back total control
If Clemson wins: Booyah (MN) temporarily takes over the lead, KSc still controls his own destiny.

More importantly, I found a way that I can win. I need: WVU, Arky, Pit, and No Ill. Just thought you would be interested :)

KSc can win by winning out or by getting the next 3 and missing his 2nd to last pick: Clemson, Arky, Pit, Arky St (BCS Championship wouldn't matter).

The quickest route to a Bowl Challenge Contest win occurs if WVU and Kansas State win the next two games. KP will lock up the win with 3 bowl games remaining in this scenario.

If there are other winning scenarios, then I'm too tired to figure them out.

Bowl Game 31 of 35
Orange Bowl - Miami, FL - Sun Life Stadium
January 4, 2011 7:30 PM
#23 West Virginia Mountaineers 70, #14 Clemson Tigers 33

What I learned after this game... Did you have Under 102? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! YOU LOSE!

What the Bowl Challenge points look like after this game... Check it.

Potential outcomes:
Ferments-A-Lot (GN) needs: Arky, Pit, and No Ill to lock up a win OR Arky, Pit, and Bama
Large Donkey IPA (KSc) needs: Arky and SMU to lock up a win OR Arky, Pit, Arky St, LSU
Chumlee's Banditos (KP) needs: Kansas State to lock up a win.

Bowl Game 32 of 35
Cotton Bowl - Dallas, TX - Cotton Bowl
January 6, 2011 7:30 PM
#11 Kansas State Wildcats 16, #7 Arkansas Razorbacks 29

What I learned after this game... This game made me sick. It was a real snoozer. What I really mean is that I was puking my guts yesterday (think projectile) and didn't get any sleep the night before. Therefore, I learned two things this game. 1) Throwing up after drinking too much makes you feel like Superman, and throwing up when you are sick also makes you feel like Superman... like Superman wearing a suit made of kryptonite. 2) Given my previously described condition, if you take one short blink during a commercial in the 2nd half, you end up opening your eyes again at 1:00 AM. Damnit.

Arkansas looked like the better team when I was watching. Apparently they won.

What the Bowl Challenge points look like after this game... Getting closer.

Potential outcomes:
Ferments-A-Lot (GN) needs: Pitt and No Ill to lock up a win OR Pitt and Bama
Large Donkey IPA (KSc) needs: SMU to lock up a win OR Pitt, Arky St, and LSU

Bowl Game 33 of 35
BBVA Compass Bowl - Birmingham, AL - Legion Field
January 7, 2011 12:00 PM
SMU Mustangs 28, Pittsburgh Panthers 6

What I learned after this game... I lost and Large Donkey won. He's smart. I'm dumb. He's good looking. I'm ugly. He's cool. I'm a loser.

Bowl Game 34 of 35 Bowl - Mobile, AL - Ladd-Peebles Stadium
January 8, 2011 8:00 PM
Arkansas State Red Wolves 20, Northern Illinois Huskies 38

Bowl Game 35 of 35
BCS Championship Game - Glendale, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium
January 9, 2011 7:30 PM
Alabama Crimson Tide 21, LSU Tigers 0


  1. It must be my fairy god mother! =)
    I will keep lighting a candle for her on my patio every evening. tomorrow...uggh!

  2. I don't get it how can I lock up a win since I did not pick Kansas state?

  3. In a confidence pool, sometimes the points others lose is bigger than points that you win. That is what is happening with the KSU game.

  4. Ok now that KS lost what do the scenarios look like?

  5. Yes, I do have some lets just call them "friends" that will break knees if I don't get my winnings...I am planning on getting my wife something nice for neglecting her during football season.


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