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2015 ATVS - Geaux Show Pick'em Challenge - Week 1

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Welcome Contestants, Prognosticators, and Sooth-sayers. It's time once again to play our dangerous game.

If you played last year, you have already likely received an invitation email to this year's pool. For new readers, the signup is simple. CLICK THIS LINK to be taken to our pool provider FunOfficePools.com. Sign up for an account, then join our pool. This year's password is tigers. Picks will again be against the spread. Also, picks are due up until the kickoff of each individual game. Forget about making your picks until halfway through the first block of games? You can still enter a pick for any game that hasn't started yet, right up to the post-midnight kickoff in Hawaii.

Continuing with tradition, the Weekly winner will be shipped the world-famous ATVS KOOZIE OF POWER while the GRAND PRIZE for the overall season winner will be gifted a new amazingly terrible sweater in the size of their choice.

No rankings to go over, so lets get straight to the picks. A warning for all contestants that if you entered picks before Monday, they have been erased as the game lineup had not yet been set. For the rest of the year, the game list will be available for picks on Mondays.

PodKATT's Picks
NFL -
NCAA
Day
Date
Away Team
Away
Pick
Selection
Point
Value
Home
Pick
Home Team
Home
Spread
Game
Info
TOTAL 0
NCAA Thu Sep 3 18:00
South Carolina(0-0) YOUR
PICK
1 North Carolina (0-0) 3.5 MATCHUP
ESPN
NCAA Thu Sep 3 20:00
Western Ky. (0-0) 1 YOUR
PICK
Vanderbilt (0-0) -1.5 MATCHUP
SECN
NCAA Thu Sep 3 20:30
Michigan (0-0) 1 YOUR
PICK
Utah (0-0) -5.5 MATCHUP
FOXS1
NCAA Thu Sep 3 21:00
TCU (#2) (0-0) 1 YOUR
PICK
Minnesota (0-0) 14.5 MATCHUP
ESPN
NCAA Fri Sep 4 1:00
Colorado (0-0) 1 YOUR
PICK
Hawaii (0-0) 7.5 MATCHUP
CBSSN
NCAA Fri Sep 4 22:15
Washington (0-0) YOUR
PICK
1 Boise St. (#24) (0-0) -10.5 MATCHUP
ESPN
NCAA Sat Sep 5 15:30
Virginia (0-0) 1 YOUR
PICK
UCLA (#14) (0-0) -17.5 MATCHUP
FOX
NCAA Sat Sep 5 15:30
Auburn (#7) (0-0) YOUR
PICK
1 Louisville (#29) (0-0) 11.5 MATCHUP
CBS
NCAA Sat Sep 5 15:30
Brigham Young(0-0) YOUR
PICK
1 Nebraska (#33) (0-0) -6.5 MATCHUP
ABC
NCAA Sat Sep 5 19:00
Texas A&M (#25) (0-0) 1 YOUR
PICK
Arizona St. (#17) (0-0) 3.5 MATCHUP
ESPN
NCAA Sat Sep 5 19:30
Texas (#37) (0-0) YOUR
PICK
1 Notre Dame(#12) (0-0) -9.5 MATCHUP
NBC
NCAA Sat Sep 5 19:30
McNeese St. (0-0) 1 YOUR
PICK
LSU (#14) (0-0) -36.5 MATCHUP
SECN
NCAA Sat Sep 5 20:00
Alabama (#5) (0-0) YOUR
PICK
1 Wisconsin (#19) (0-0) 10.5 MATCHUP
ABC
NCAA Mon Sep 7 20:00
Ohio St. (#1) (0-0) 1 YOUR
PICK
Virginia Tech(#27) (0-0) 11.5 MATCHUP
ESPN


TIE BREAKER GAME
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McNeese St. LSU



SCar is in for one painful season, but at least it wont start off bad. Some books actually have WKU favored over Vandy right now, and I'm sorta regretting my pick. Vandy can't be THAT bad, can they? Utes at home show Harbaugh just what he's really in for. The Fightin' Jerry Kills scare the life out of the Frawgs, though I think TCU still wins. Colorado on the islands at midnight on a Thursday might be the worst game of the entire year, but you're damn right I'm watching. 10 points is too much on the blue turf. You want to feel like no spread would be high enough to not take UCLA over UVA, but watch the Bruins try to give that one away. Either Auburn's gonna put this one away early or we've found the first pretender in the SEC West. Nebraska favored by 6, even at home, feels like I'm stealing money. Had to flip a coin on ASU-A&M, they feel like two programs on the exact same level. Either Texas is going to spend most of the year highly overrated because a win over an overrated Notre Dame, or Notre Dame is going to spend most of the year highly overrated because a win over an overrated Texas. Even with no quarterback and an offseason where we've seen some cracks in Saban's armor, I still can't pick against Bama when they have more than 2 weeks to prepare. Virginia Tech will win in a showcase game that shows Blacksburg is still a helluva home field advantage. Ohio St will remain #1 and still make the playoffs because it's not like this stopped them last year.