Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the 6th/7th annual ATVS-Geaux Show pick'em challenge, where you the reader can match wits with the best prognosticators our corner of the internet has to offer for a chance at immortal glory and honor. And, oh yeah, PRIZES! This season ATVS is partnering with GameDay Depot to offer weekly prizes of $10 gift certificates and a final grand prize of $50 to spend in their online store, which carries a wide ranged of licensed LSU gear.
We will again be using the pick'em system at FunOfficePools.com to pick a handful of games against the spread each week. The games will be chosen and announced no later than Tuesday here on ATVS and we will, with limited exception, only be picking games that happen on Saturdays. Picks will usually be due before the early kickoff on Saturday morning, unless otherwise noted. To facilitate picking a weekly winner, this season we are incorporating a weekly tiebreaker where you will have to predict the exact score of a game each week (usually the LSU game, unless it's a bye week). Also, to keep the contest honest, there will be NO AUTOPICKING by the system this year. If you fail to make picks before they are due, you will get a goose egg for the week.
The rules for the Tiebreaker are as follows
Whoever picks the winner of the game correctly (had more points on the actual winner than on the loser of the game).
If still tied, continue:
Whoever was closest to the winning team's score of the game. If still tied, continue:
Whoever was closest to the losing team's score of the game. If still tied, continue:
Whoever was closest to the combined score of both the winning and losing teams.
To sign up JUST CLICK THIS LINK and follow the instructions to sign up. The password is geaux. Be sure to use a valid e-mail address, as this is how you will be contacted to receive your prize. Participants are only eligible for one prize a month (though they are still eligible for the Grand Prize). Also, you are only eligible to participate in one pick'em contest in the SBNation network. Participation in multiple pools will DISQUALIFY you from winning in any SBNation Pick'em contests. For full rules and regulations CLICK HERE.
There will be a few Thursday games on the slate this opening week, so picks will go live sometime on Monday