2016 Bowl Pick'em --- of course with everyone's favorite: CONFIDENCE POINTS

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  1. Jurgen

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    @bergermeister 6 for 6 so far. May have to drop him.... er I mean congratulations, well done.
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  2. bergermeister

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    Don't you mean 7 for 7? :brow

    Rest assured that it won't last. These bowl games are a crapshoot.
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  3. k7

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    Agreed - you never know how a team's gonna react when the only thing on the line is a little pride. LSU is a good example - with their big man effectively quitting on them, they may not fare well.
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  4. bergermeister

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    Same with Stanford. It's hard to fault the players when there are way too many meaningless bowl games and the only ones getting paid are the schools.
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    Dang. Missed out.
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    Jump in now - it's be a great story if you came back and kicked everyone's ass!
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    The_Commander The Man.

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    Tried
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    Well crap. I made picks and it shows up under d's optimal picks. Not sure how I did that. Those picks aren't in the group. I was going to win this one!!
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  10. bergermeister

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    Key words - "in big games"
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    It used to be that every bowl game was a big deal. I wonder how much longer advertisers will fall for this?
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  12. Jurgen

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    I'd be willing to bet that even for the "C" level bowls ESPN's ratings are higher than any other sport-- eg non-Championship college basketball, NBA, hockey etc.

    Hence the proliferation.
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  13. bergermeister

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    I read it's just ESPN filling time slots, despite poor attendance and ratings. :dunno
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  14. shrineclown

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    Eh, they are making money or they wouldn't do it.
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    Tell me who you want to pick... and I'll see if I can use my admin powers on @bergermeister's picks. :D
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  16. shrineclown

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    been a brutal couple of days........
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    aTm and Kansas St is turning out to be a pretty good game. K State came to play!
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  18. Bubwheat

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    and...A&M lost! Can't bode well for Sumlin, he was on the hot seat at the end of the season, and this game will not help! Beaten, no less than by a little, ol' no defense Big 12 school.
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  19. Jurgen

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    I saw more of this game than any other (except the NM Bowl with UNM) was a really good game. Missed the end though.
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  20. Bubwheat

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    Arkansas has got to be the worst 2nd half football team in the history of organized football. :dirtdog
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