Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Things you can pick:

  • The Sweet 16
  • The Blue-Gray Sky Pick Six
  • The division winners in baseball
  • Your friends
  • Your nose
Things you can't pick:
  • Your friends' noses
Here at TMMPF, we've done everything on the first list. You read about the human vs. kitty pickin' back in March, you'll hear more about the baseball in October, you're probably reading this cause you are a friend, and there will be no pictures of that last one.

Now it's time for one of my favorite picks, the BGS Pick Six. The rules are simple: take the preseason AP Top 25 poll and divide it into fifths (1-5, 6-10, etc). Select the one team from each quintile that you think will finish the best in final poll of the regular season (bowls are not included). Then select one team from outside the top 25 that you think will do the best.

Points are 25 for first place, 24 for second, etc., down to 1 point for the No. 25 team.

We played last year. To spare you the pain of slogging through all 32 screens of results (link opens in a new window), I've highlighted the key portions. Click on each image below for a larger view:

That's 79 points for MPF and 58 for QBKatt, the nom de pick for TinaMarie.

As a twist this year, we're going to ask Quigley to make his picks as well, since he had so much fun with the basketball. So look for that. My picks will be up online here shortly.

College football starts tomorrow night, Iowa football starts on Saturday, and Notre Dame football starts Sept. 6. Enjoy!

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