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P-F15: Bowl Pick'em Challenge, Part 1

Every card feels perfect because it is picked from the heart. Most of us lost the NCAA Pick'em contest, and I know that today -- the kickoff of the bowl season -- you feel you have sent the winning card. Heck, most of you told me you did in your email. I’d like a guarantee that you'll be a winner. I'd like to guarantee your favorite team will win national championships. I'd like to end my team's suffering. But our suffering surely makes us better at something in life. Just like how the loss of one sense makes the other's stronger, or how Obi Wan letting himself get light sabered made him a bigger badass, your NCAA Pick'em loss gave you the strength to skillfully pick FORTY FREAKING ONE bowl games with confidence. So this is what I'm trying to say here: The Bowl Pick'em Challenge is not a guarantee of happiness, but the strength to endure a spectacularly long bowl season. The strength to watch game after game from dawn to dusk until you wonde

P-F15: Week 13 NCAA Bonus - Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes

One thing I find interesting about Thanksgiving is the disproportionate amount of time spent on all foods that aren't bird. I enjoy a good bird, but aside from a turkey leg at the fair, I've never eaten one by itself. FiveThirtyEight, ESPN's data driven nerd blog, crunched poll data recently to show the regionality of Thanksgiving side dish preferences. As we do every year, we are having a virtual feast with all your favorite side dishes. And also in line with tradition, I'll be scoring your choices. Dressing Your Holiday: Our most common answer was dressing, and it is absolutely one of my favs. +4 to Swamp Dawgs (DR) and SayMyName (RB) for having good taste. Home Team Confusers (KW) added "because it has everything in it," so I want to see your dressing +4 . 15 National Championships' (CG) preferred variety is crawfish. I'm down with that +4 . Pee Wee Sperman (AL) said "oyster dressing," which I've never had and really want

The Official 2015 Pickem-Football Annual Recruitment Post

For those of you who have grown up playing Pick'em Dash Football, you already know how important is has been in shaping your healthy lifestyle. However, for those who have had a more sedated, non-picking lifestyle, it’s time to get up off the youtubes (for a minute) and sign up for happiness . I'm  not talking about just turning on the tube for that Wednesday night high scoring thriller. You need to invest in football by getting doing things with your keyboard, mouse, or wireless pocket phone. Playing sports teach you a number of things about life blah blah blah. Picking sports makes your life meaningful, happier, and almost probably healthier. Now  I'm  not so presumptuous to assume you will just sign up on a whim based on the first two paragraphs. That’s preposterous, absurd, unreasonable, and everything that is the opposite of well-balanced. I'm going to write more paragraphs, and then  you'll  certainly want to give this a try. Picking is an important exercise

P-F14: NFL Playoff Challenge - Scoreboard

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P-F14: Bowl Pick'em Challenge, Part 1 - It Begins

Filling out the card. The beginning of a Pick'em contest. The previews for the Annie remake. The pinnacle of your optimism. And then there is now. Annie would have made a great HBO movie event and several of us kicked off bowl season with an "L". But the bowl season is spectacularly long, and virtually -- yeah quite literally anything can happen. Get off that cliff. Grab a beverage and Cheetos and/or whatever. This is going to be awesome. Click on the picks below to make it bigger. Depending on your browser, you may also need to right click and "view image" to be able to zoom. updated 1/3/14 7:00 PM