My apologies for not writing in a while. I’ll make up for it by inundating you throughout the football season with predictions, reviews, and possibly some rants.
I decided to do something new this year: a few friends and myself have decided to have a bet about football(!). [Most of you know that I couldn’t have cared less about sports in high school, and thus this seems inconceivable; just let this serve as proof that miracles can happen.] Here are the rules:
Winner gets an Authentic Full-Sized Vanderbilt Gold Football Helmet. Other participants pay for an equal share of the total price. Should the helmet cost more than $100, then the winner plays the remaining balance over $100. A winner is determined by total points accumulated at the end of the season. Point values are described below.
+1 for each correctly picked non-conference game.
+2 for each correctly picked conference game.
+3 for correctly choosing a division champion
+4 for correctly choosing league champion
Subtract the corresponding points for each game chosen incorrectly (no penalty for incorrectly choosing a league or division champion).
In the case of a tie, go down the list:
- Choose whomever correctly chose the SEC Champion. If both chose correctly or incorrectly, then
- Choose whomever correctly chose the division champions. If both correctly chose each division winner (using SEC tiebreak rules), chose one incorrectly, or both incorrectly, then
- Choose whomever more accurately predicted the SEC standings. If both were the same or made the same amount of errors, then
- Choose whomever predicted Vandy’s schedule more accurately. If both predicted the same (or were both one game off, two games off, etc.*), then
I’m really looking forward to winning this helmet, so it should be a fun pick. Let’s see who I’ve got taking home the W’s this weekend!