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The 2017 ATVS - Geaux Show Pick’em Challenge


LSU v Syracuse
This is the still the most awesome picture ever taken at a Syracuse football game
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Back from it’s 8 month world tour of England, Jamaica, and the Sub-Continent, please welcome, the star attraction of this and every football season, THE 11TH/12TH ANNUAL ATVS - GEAUX SHOW COLLEGE PICK’EM CHAMPIONSHIP!

The rules are simple. Each we I, GLORIOUS LEADER PODKATT, will select 10 or so games of relative fame, importance, challenge or local interest (and sometimes a random ULM game because life is nothing without random challenge.) You, the intrepid reader, will select the winner of each contest against the described point spread. Each week the best picker will win the most coveted prize on these here internets: THE ATVS KOOZIE OF POWAH! This rare, high-quality,hand-crafted trinket is not available in any store and is a true sign that you, the reader of this blog, are a man or woman of discerning internet sports takes. At the end of the year, the player with the overall most points will win the MYSTERY GRAND PRIZE OF INDETERMINATE QUALITY AND VALUE.

Sign up is simple. Click on THIS LINK and sign up for an account at when prompted, the password is “tigers”. Picks will generally be ready every Monday night. DO NOT MAKE PICKS until this post goes up each week.

Before we move on, some housekeeping and an apology. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I actually ran out of our glorious Koozie prizes early last season. I managed to get some out to a few of the winners, but my list of which winners actually received one has been lost to the sands of time. I still have the list of last year’s winners, however. So, if you were a winner of the 2016 weekly contest and did not receive your koozie, please get in contact with me via the emails that were sent last season, on twitter, or in the comments below.

Unfortunately, our pick’em provider does not recognize the concept of College Football Week Zero, so there will be no picks this week. Our game will start next Tuesday. For now, here’s the odds on this week’s meager slate.

Oregon State +4 at Colorado State - Sat, Aug 26, 2:30 PM ET (Colorado St is favored by 4 points)

Hawai'i +2 at UMass - Sat, Aug 26, 6:00 PM ET (UMass is favored by 2 points)

#19 South Florida -22 at San José State - Sat, Aug 26, 7:30 PM ET (South Florida is favored by 22 points)

#14 Stanford -33.5 at Rice (in Australia) - Sat, Aug 26, 10:00 PM ET (Stanford is favored by 33 12 points)

Just for fun this week, sound off in the comments with your picks for this slate