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2015-16 Bowl season results! #CFBPlayoff #BowlMania

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen.  With the fantastic CFB Playoff championship game in the books last night, that means the bowl season has ended.  It is now time that we look back and review how all of our competitors did playing a little bit of Bowl Mania pick’em.

We had 12 of our expert predictors and prognosticators who picked enough of the bowl games to qualify for our championship competition this year.  As with most things around here, it is all subjective and up to my judgment as to what to make of all of this mess.  Not everyone picked the Celebration Bowl between NC A&T and Alcorn State.  Some of us picked it, and it ended up being quite profitable.  Not everyone had a qualifying CFB Playoff Championship pick, because some of them picked before the playoff and had Oklahoma playing in the championship game.  And for some reason, Pat Forde refused to pick any bowl games involving 5-7 teams, but since he still picked most of them I have granted him a waiver.  Without further adieu, I present to you this year’s Gamedaycole.com official bowl championship rankings.

Cole’s Picks: 32-10
Joey Galloway: 31-11
Chris Doering: 29-13
Phil Steele: 29-12 SU, 14-9 ATS
Jennifer’s Picks: 27-14
Todd McShay: 27-15
Pat Forde: 26-12
Ryen Russillo: 25-17
Danny Kanell: 24-18
Joel Klatt: 24-17
Mark Schlabach: 23-18
Dari Nowkhah: 22-20

As you can see, Cole’s picks came out on top this year coming in at 32-10.  Not to toot my own too much, but I’m pretty good at picking bowl games.  Pay no attention to last year’s results behind the curtain where I went 20-18 in Bowl Mania.  Anyways, since I can’t very well give myself an award for picking bowl games (I guess I could since it is my site), we are proud to announce that Joey Galloway has won the 2015-16 Gamedaycole.com Bowl Season Championship at 31-11!

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We had a grand total of 59 experts who participated in bowl season this year, and for the full results you can check out the list below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did during bowl season.  Since my full list of bowl picks for all of these people is over 30 pages long, you’ll just have to take my word on it for now.  Congratulations to everyone who participated this year.

Andrea Adelson: 1-1
Charles Arbuckle: 1-2
Skip Bayless: 1-2 SU, 1-0 ATS
Mike Bellotti: 3-2
Jon Berger: 7-1
Kevin Blackstone: 1-0
Mack Brown: 2-2
Kevin Carter: 15-10
Lee Corso: 2-4 (1-2 headgear picks)
Stanford Steve Coughlin: 2-6 SU, 3-9 ATS
Colin Cowherd: 7-1 SU, 0-1 ATS
Tim Cowlishaw: 7-1 SU, 8-5 ATS
Ed Cunningham: 5-9
Butch Davis: 2-2
Rece Davis: 1-0
Heather Dinich: 14-6
Brad Edwards: 7-0 SU, 4-1 ATS
Chris “The Bear” Fallica: 7-7 SU, 10-9 ATS
Paul Finebaum: 10-3
Mike Golic: 3-0 SU, 2-0 ATS
Mike Greenberg: 3-0 SU, 1-0 ATS
Brian Griese: 2-0
Israel Gutierrez: 1-0
Kirk Herbstreit: 6-4
Lou Holtz: 1-2
Desmond Howard: 8-4
Mel Kiper Jr.: 2-0
Matt Leinart: 2-1
Tom Luginbill: 4-0
Trevor Matich: 4-0
Mark May: 3-1
Greg McElroy: 13-3
Booger McFarland: 9-5
Ryan McGee: 1-0
Urban Meyer: 1-0
Woody Paige: 0-1
Jesse Palmer: 1-0
Petros Papadakis: 2-1
Brady Quinn: 1-2
David Pollack: 6-5
Jason Sehorn: 7-2
Robert Smith: 2-2
Marcus Spears: 10-2
Clint Stoerner: 1-0
Tim Tebow: 2-1
Scott Van Pelt: 2-1 SU, 0-1 ATS
Andre Ware: 1-0

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2015-16 Exclusive #CFBPlayoff Big Board Bonanza! #BowlMania

Welcome back everyone.  I hope you are having a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah, a Krazy Kwanzaa, a Tip Top Tet, and a solemn, eventful Ramadan.  I also hope you are having a happy new year and a productive bowl season.  I am pleased to announce to you the publishing of this year’s official EXCLUSIVE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BIG BOARD BONANZA!  You can still find our full slate of picks at the original BIG BOWL BOARD but going forward the playoff picks will be kept up to date right here in this post.  So without further adieu, let’s get right to it.

Lee Corso:
OU over Clemson (headgear pick)
Stanford over Iowa (headgear pick)
FSU over Houston
Alabama over Mich St
Mich St+10 vs Alabama

Kirk Herbstreit:
Houston over FSU
OU over Clemson
Ole Miss over Okla St
Tennessee over NW (Champ Drive 1/1)
Penn St over Georgia
Arkansas over KState
Oregon over TCU
Michigan over Florida
Ohio St over ND
Iowa over Stanford

Desmond Howard:
FSU over Houston
Alabama over Mich St
Clemson over OU
Ole Miss over Okla St
Tennessee over NW (Champ Drive 1/1)
Penn St over Georgia
Arkansas over KState
Oregon over TCU
Michigan over Florida
ND over Ohio St
Stanford over Iowa

David Pollack:
FSU over Houston
Clemson over OU (Championship Drive 12/10)
OU over Clemson (Gameday 12/31)
Alabama over Mich St (Gameday 12/31)
Tennessee over NW (Champ Drive 1/1)
Penn St over Georgia
Arkansas over KState
Oregon over TCU
Michigan over Florida
Ohio St over ND
Ole Miss over Okla St
Iowa over Stanford

Rece Davis:
Tennessee over NW (Champ Drive 1/1)

 

Tim Tebow:
OU over Clemson
Alabama over Mich St

Marcus Spears:
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St

Paul Finebaum:
OU over Clemson
Alabama over Mich St 23-13

Charles Arbuckle
Alabama over Mich St (Power Hour 12/8)
Clemson over OU (Power Hour 12/8)
Clemson over Alabama (Power Hour 12/8)

Skip Bayless: (CFB Live 12/18)
OU over Clemson
Alabama over Mich St

Mike Bellotti:
OU over Clemson (Playoff Preview 12/9)
Alabama over Mich St (Playoff Preview 12/9, Bowl Mania 12/13)
OU over Alabama (Playoff Preview 12/9)

Jon Berger:
OU over Clemson (Big 12 Weekly 12/16)

Mack Brown:
Clemson over OU 41-38(Champ Drive 12/6, Sportscenter 12/31)
Mich St over Alabama 28-24 (SC 12/31)

Kevin Carter:
Clemson over OU (ESPNU Facebook 12/17)
Alabama over Mich St (ESPNU Facebook 12/17)

Cole’s Picks:
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St

Colin Cowherd:
OU over Clemson (The Herd 12/30)
Alabama over Mich St by 4 (The Herd 12/30)

Tim Cowlishaw:
Clemson+4 vs OU
Alabama-9.5 vs Mich St
Alabama over Mich St

Ed Cunningham: (Bowl Mania 12/13)
Alabama over Mich St
Clemson over OU
Clemson over Alabama

Butch Davis: Sportscenter 12/31
OU over Clemson 31-24
Alabama over Mich St 34-17

Brad Edwards:
Clemson over OU (M&M 12/31)
Alabama over Mich St (M&M 12/31)

Chris Fallica: (Behind the Bets podcast 12/21)
Alabama over Mich St
Alabama-9.5 vs Mich St
Alabama-10 vs Mich St (Bear’s Bank 12/31)
Clemson+3.5 vs OU (Bear’s Bank 12/31)

Pat Forde: Bowl Dash 12/17
Clemson over OU 33-31
Alabama over Mich St 23-17
Alabama over Clemson 28-21

Joey Galloway: Sporstscenter 12/31
Alabama over Mich St 14-10
OU over Clemson 32-28
Alabama over OU (Bowl Mania 12/13)

Mike Golic: CFB Live 12/18
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St
Clemson+3.5 vs OU
Alabama-9.5 vs Mich St

Mike Greenberg: (CFB Live 12/18)
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St
Clemson+3.5 vs OU

Brian Griese: (Peach Bowl 12/31)
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St

Jennifer’s Picks:
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St

Danny Kanell: Bowl Mania 12/13
Clemson over OU
Alabama over Mich St
Clemson over Alabama

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Alabama over Mich St (Dari & Mel 12/7)
OU over Clemson (Dari & Mel 12/7)

Joel Klatt: Twitter 12/30
OU over Clemson 42-24
Alabama over Mich St 20-13

Matt Lienart: Twitter 12/31
OU over Clemson 38-34
Alabama over Mich St 31-21

Tom Luginbill:
Clemson over OU (Peach Bowl 12/31)
Alabama over Mich St (Playoff Preview 12/9)
Alabama over OU (Playoff Preview 12/9)

Trevor Matich:
OU over Clemson (College Gameday Selection Special Podcast 12/7, CFB Live 12/9)
Alabama over Mich St (College Gameday Selection Special Podcast 12/7, CFB Live 12/9)
Alabama over OU in championship (College Gameday Selection Special Podcast 12/7, CFB Live 12/9)

Mark May:
Clemson over OU (Championship Drive 12/6, SC 34-21)
Alabama over Mich St (Championship Drive 12/6, Birmingham Bowl postgame 12/30)
Alabama over Clemson (Championship Drive 12/6)

Greg McElroy:
Alabama over Mich St (SEC Now 12/6, Bowl Mania 12/13, 12/26)
Clemson over OU (SEC Nation 12/31)
Alabama over OU (SEC Now 12/13, 12/26)

Booger McFarland:
Alabama over Mich St (SEC Now 12/6, 12/13, 12/26)
OU over Clemson (SEC Now 12/13,12/26)
Alabama over OU (SEC Now 12/13, 12/26)

Todd McShay:
OU over Clemson (CFB Live 12/9,M&M 12/31)

Dari Nowkhah:
Alabama over Mich St (Dari & Mel 12/7, 12/31)
OU over Clemson (Dari & Mel 12/7)

Petros Papadakis: Twitter 12/31
OU over Clemson 41-20
Alabama over Mich St 24-20

Brady Quinn: Twitter 12/31
OU over Clemson 34-31
Alabama over Mich St 30-21

Ryen Russillo
Clemson over OU (M&M 12/31)
Alabama over Mich St (M&M 12/31)

Mark Schlabach:
OU over Clemson 35-34
Alabama over Mich St 27-17
Alabama over OU 27/21

Jason Sehorn:
OU over Clemson (CFB Daily 12/11)
Alabama over Mich St (CFB Daily 12/11)
OU over Alabama (CFB Daily 12/11)

Robert Smith:
Clemson over OU (Championship Drive 12/6)
Alabama over Mich St (Championship Drive 12/6)
Clemson over Alabama (Championship Drive 12/6)

Stephen A. Smith:
OU over Clemson (CFB Live 12/18)
Alabama over Mich St (CFB Live 12/18)

Phil Steele:
OU over Clemson (CFB Daily 12/11, Champ Drive podcast 12/30)
Alabama over Mich St by 10 (CFB Daily 12/11, Champ Drive podcast 12/30)
Alabama over OU (CFB Daily 12/11)
Alabama vs Mich St Under 46.5

Scott Van Pelt:
OU over Clemson (CFB Live 12/18)
Alabama over Mich St (CFB Live 12/18)

Andre Ware:
Alabama over Mich St (Music City Bowl 12/30)

 

 

 

2014-15 Bowl Season: Results are in! #cfbplayoff #cfbchampionship #bowlmania

The 2014-15 Bowl season has come to an end, which I guess means the actual season has come to an end, but let’s focus on bowl season for now.  As you know, the majority of pickers went with the 6-point-underdog Buckeyes to beat Oregon, but how about the rest of the games?  We will start off by crowning the 2014-15 Bowl Season champion.  Coming in with a record of 25-14 is 2012-13 Bowl Season champion, and 2013-14 Bowl Season co-champion, Robert Smith.  That is three years in a row winning or splitting the bowl season championship, so we are certainly impressed.  Here he is at our awards ceremony claiming his award!

Robert Smith: 2014-15 Bowl Champion!

Robert Smith: 2014-15 Bowl Champion!

Other than that, the records of our qualifying competitors are listed below:

Qualifying Pickers:
Robert Smith: 25-14
Mark Schlabach: 23-16
Ed Cunningham: 22-17
Phil Steele: 21-17 (no championship pick)
Todd McShay: 20-19
Jennifer’s Picks: 20-19
Cole’s Picks: 20-19
Stanford Steve: 19-20
Pat Forde: 17-22

And everyone else:
Charles Arbuckle: 4-4
Skip Bayless: 1-2
Mike Bellotti: 1-1
Jon Berger: 2-4
Kevin Blackistone: 1-0
Mack Brown: 1-2
Kevin Carter: 1-5
Charley the Cat: 1-1
Gene Chizik: 0-2
Lee Corso: 5-3
Colin Cowherd: 3-4
Tim Cowlishaw: 3-0
Butch Davis: 0-3
Heather Dinich: 13-7
Brad Edwards: 5-5
Chris Fallica: 10-7
Paul Finebaum: 2-5
Joey Galloway: 7-2
Rod Gilmore: 2-0
Mike Golic: 1-3
Mike Greenberg: 1-2
Brian Griese: 0-1
Kirk Herbstreiet: 8-9
Lou Holtz: 8-3
Desmond Howard: 4-7
Brock Huard: 0-2
Danny Kanell: 8-5
Mel Kiper Jr.: 2-1
Tom Luginbill: 0-3
Ivan Maisel: 0-3
Trevor Matich: 3-6
Mark May: 0-2
Greg McElroy: 2-2
Booger McFarland: 1-2
Brett McMurphy: 1-2
Matt Millen: 2-1
Brent Musberger: 1-0
Dari Nowkhah: 0-3
Woody Paige: 1-0
Jesse Palmer: 0-3
Bill Plaschke: 0-1
David Pollack: 2-7
Ryen Russillo: 0-1
Bob Ryan: 1-0
Stephen A. Smith: 1-0
Marcus Spears: 2-3
Matt Stinchcomb: 1-1
Tim Tebow: 1-3
Scott Van Pelt: 1-0
Andre Ware: 1-2

Congratulations to everyone above for a great showing this year, or at least trying.  We are hard at work computing records to crown the season championship, so stay tuned for at least one more update!