*UPDATE1: Evil Editor is in. Don't you want the opportunity to smash EE himself with your picking prowess? (Or don't a couple of you want to submit to his will? Ahem.) Now you must join!*
*UPDATE2: So far we have Paca, EE, mamebeth, J, and robin in the pool. If you still want to join, you are still very welcome. Unless people are seriously re-ranking because they have strong feelings about Navy's chances tonight (the 20th), the game is only worth a single point out of over 500, so you aren't behind much.*
*UPDATE3: We seem to be up to 9 people now with Paca, EE, mamaebeth, J, robin, Church Lady, blogless_troll, and McKoala on the way. I hope other such as Sammy, Precie, Wyrdd, and December can get in, and all the people I didn't just mention. You've only missed one game, so please go ahead and sign up now if Yahoo still lets you. I will start stewing on presents. One of the best things is I never knew that blogless read my blog.*
*UPDATE4: We are up to 11 people now with the addition of Sammy and December. This so far has gone far better than I expected with the super last minute notice. Let the smack talk begin!
OK, people, time for you to all sign up. In honor of Hawaii's most important bowl game in its history, I am hosting my first ever contest. Your job is to pick the winners of the bowl games this coming holiday period. They start today, so you gotta move, but if people don't get in until tomorrow, I can ignore today's games -- somehow.
You don't have to know anything about college football. I myself have watched exactly zero college football games this year, so I'm no ringer. (That's Sammy and K, I think.) Anyone who gets over 65% will get some sort of prize from me, and the winner will also get --um-- some sort of prize from me. Likely food or bad jokes.
It's being hosted on Yahoo, so you may or may not need a Yahoo account. Here's the link to join up. The group is called Paca-Picks and the secret password is "timewaster". If I have your email, I am also going to email you an invitation. Please join!
This link should take you straight to the group with password and all.
If it doesn't work, the link below is the generic link and you can use group name, ID (43668, I think) and the secret password to get in. The good news about all these Yahoo groups is that they do all the math for you and tell you who won. All you have to do is pick and then wait. Oh and write incendiary messages about slaughtering the opposition on the message board.
Have you ever been stuck watching endless bowl games around New Year's that you couldn't care less about? Well, now at least you can hope to get a prize for it. So join!
** A couple tips now that I just went through the process of picking. 1) The site doesn't appear to like the default Mac browser Safari. I had to use Firefox for it to accept my picks. I assume IE will be fine. 2) Even in Firefox, the drag and drop thing for ranking your picks appeared to fail completely, but on the right you can choose the "Classic" look, which gives drop-down menus instead. 3) You can only have one pick per number, so to change a number you have to "un-assign" some other option. If you want to re-rank everything from scratch, you will want to unassign everything and then just go through ranking. Since I had no clue on all but about 4 games, I only unassigned 4 or so and then moved things a bit.**