This year, Card Chronicle, 93.9 The Ville and the Kentucky Humane Society are teaming up to bring you a weekly college football pick 'em contest that'll give you an opportunity to win a prize package and make me feel dumb in the process.
Each week on Thursday, me, John Ramsey and a KHS pet of the week will serve up our picks on 11 college football games (typically the Louisville, Kentucky and Western Kentucky games in addition to the eight biggest national games of the weekend) plus the area high school game of the week, which will be voted on by fans on Twitter. That vote will take place on Wednesday.
Here are the results from this week's poll:
It's time again for you to pick the High School Game of the Week for tomorrow's @kyhumane pick 'em challenge.— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) September 14, 2016
Each week on Thursday, a post like this one will go up laying out the games of the week. In order to enter the contest, all you have to do is pick a winner for each game (and a tiebreaker) either in the comments section of this post, or by emailing them to me at MikeR@espnlouisville.com.
The winner of the contest will obviously be the person who picks the most games correctly, BUT in order to claim the weekly prize package, you have to beat your peers plus me, John and the pet of the week. If one of the three of us picks more or as many (push goes to the house) winners as the best fan submission, then the prize package carries over to the next week.
There is a rub for out-of-town participants: the prizes have to be picked up at the ESPN Louisville studio on U of L's campus.
Last week, two pickers went 11-1 and bested the puppy by a full game. Colin took down the weekly prize page by winning the tiebreaker by a single point.
Here's the prize package for week three: Two prime tickets to the NBA exhibition game between the Timberwolves and Heat, a free foursome at Wooded View golf course, a $25 gift card to Kahlil's, and a 93.9 The Ville t-shirt and koozie.
I'm late with this post today, so you're already a bonus: everyone wins the Thursday night game for free. Outside of that, all submissions are due by 6 p.m. Friday.
Here are the games we're picking for week three:
No. 6 Houston at Cincinnati (Thursday) (FREEBIE)
High School Game of the Week: Manual at Ballard (Friday)
North Dakota State at No. 13 Iowa (Saturday)
No. 22 Oregon at Nebraska (Saturday)
Western Kentucky at Miami of Ohio (Saturday)
No. 1 Alabama at No. 19 Ole Miss (Saturday)
New Mexico State at Kentucky (Saturday)
No. 12 Michigan State at No. 18 Notre Dame (Saturday)
No. 3 Ohio State at No. 14 Oklahoma (Saturday)
USC at No. 7 Stanford (Saturday)
No. 17 Texas A&M at Auburn (Saturday)
No. 2 Florida State at No. 10 Louisville (Saturday)
TIEBREAKER: Total amount of points scored by Louisville against FSU
Here's your pet of the week for week two: Zoey.
For more information on Zoey and other adoptable pets, check out the KHS website or visit one of their area locations.
2016 Pick 'Em Standings To Date: