Annual Football Picking Contest

Yes, yes, it’s late (sorry everyone), but it’s ready for you! Last year, Ephrem Rabin rode the chalk all the way to the last week before an untimely vacation stole his championship. The year before, a rookie from a distant land stole our hearts while nearly stealing the title (despite her confusion about what is and isn’t “football”).

What will this year’s story be? Sign up for the Harold Lounge Braggin’ Rights Challenge to find out. Fancy prizes for winners this year! A snazzy certificate for your office if you win! A whiteboard eraser if you come in second! Old Halloween candy if you come in third!

New this year is a confidence rating system–you make your picks (straight up-no line) and then rank them from 1 to 14, earning the points associated. Highly confident in some pick? Well if you hit it you get 14. But if you lose it, well…you get the idea.

Anyway, if you have an account already, you can go straight to the CBS Sports site, sign in and search for “HL13″(password: HL13) or try this link.

UPDATE: New hosting site. Go HERE. You’ll have to make an account, but it should be quick, and then you can make your picks. If it asks you for a password (I don’t think it will, but still…if it does, then type in HL13.

And, regardless of what the name of the website implies, this is NOT a pool. Entry is free for all participants and so in now way, shape, or form can be construed as gambling. It is a game, with your only prize being glory and ever-lasting fame.

The first game is tonight, but if you don’t get signed up today, don’t worry–you can still make picks for Sunday right up until 11:55am. Don’t wait, though.

(And if you try it and have trouble, please let me know in the comments. It’s been a few years since I’ve done this and I don’t remember exactly how the set-up works.)

4 thoughts on “Annual Football Picking Contest

  1. Hi Dave,
    I created an account but I’m having problems accessing the pool. Something about not having privileges or the site being private. Feel free to send me an email invite to my ccc account.

    Can I invite a former adjunct to join?

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