Retro Brand “High-Five” Weekly College Football Contest Week #3. Win gear!

All is right in the world again….  My Dawgs end their 3 year losing streak to the Gamecocks, and Aaron Murray didn’t get mangled by Jadeveon Clowney.  Seemed like 99.9% of our entries from last week picked the Gators over Miami and the Bearcats over the Fighting Illini which didn’t work out so much.  Rob Tang from Long Island City, NY, wins the FREE Retro Brand t-shirt as he turned out to be the other .1% and ended up as our only entry to go 5-0.  Nice work and congrats Mr. Tang!

Welcome to week # 3 of our “High-Five” College Football contest.  For those of you checking us out for the first time, you already know I’m an unapologetic Georgia Bulldog fan so feel free to bash when necessary.   But before doing so, you’ll need to check out our rules to the game.  They’re a cinch and here they are:

1) I will preview 5 College Football Match-ups for the upcoming weekend and offer my expertise, or more commonly lack thereof, as to who will win & why, along with a predicted final score.  Sometimes I’ll throw in an extra game which is usually my upset special so keep your eyes open!

2) Contestants will enter their winning picks for the same 5 (or 6) games by clicking them into the comment section of this post.  The person that beats me and/or the person who picks the most games correctly (no point spreads, straight up wins and losses) will win a FREE Retro Brand vintage t-shirt of their choice from originalretrobrand.com  In the event of a tie, we will have a drawing to determine the final winner (this happens quite a bit so prepare yourself) In the rare event that I win, nobody gets nuthin’! J

Comments must be posted no later than kickoff of the first scheduled game to be counted!  UCLA  – NEBRASKA  would be that game for this week and it begins at Noon est on Saturday 9/14/13.  ***ONLY ONE ENTRY PER CUSTOMER***

3) I will announce the winner on this blog the following week (usually Wednesday’s).  Now to the games for Week #3….

Game 1:  #16 UCLA (1-0) @ #23 Nebraska (2-0) -  Stupid reason I’m going against UCLA?  I’m tired of Jim Mora Jr. and his ridiculous rants.  He did it when he coached the Falcons, and he’s still doing it.  Good reason I’m going against UCLA?  Nebraska senior QB Taylor Martinez on home field.  Always liked him, still do.  Guy runs like a madman and can throw too.  Cornhuskers – 37, Bruins – 28.

Game 2:  Virginia Tech (1-1) @ East Carolina (2-0) -  Another senior QB I’ve pulled for over the past few years has been VT’s Logan Thomas.  Doppelganger of Cam Newton …at least in physical appearances.  Unfortunately he just hasn’t put up the same numbers or lived up to the potential he had coming in after his very productive sophomore campaign.  Maybe he’ll come into his own against the Pirates?  Maybe, but in honor of “National Talk like a Pirate Day,” looming next week (9/19 matey), I’m using another stupid reason for a pick.  Purple and Gold by a field goal for the upset.  Pirates – 33, Hokies – 30

Game 3:  #1 Alabama (1-0) @ #6 Texas A&M (2-0) Saban has had this date circled on his calendar since the clock ran out against Johnny Football in Tuscaloosa last year.  Manzeil may be an annoying, arrogant, obnoxious, etc., but he has the goods to deliver a second straight win over the Tide and WILL12th man will definitely be a factor – not a stupid reason to pick A&M.  Yeah, I’m picking the Aggies!  Aggies – 34, Crimson Tide – 24.

Game 4:  #25 Ole Miss (2-0) @ Texas (1-1) - Boy oh boy, even this Bulldog is taking pity on the Rebs.  2-0 is nice at the moment, but now they have to go face an ornery Texas team in Austin who got whacked by BYU last week, then go on the road against #1 BAMA, a much improved Auburn, and then back home to face #6 Texas A&M and #8 LSU!  Can you say 2-5?  No, let’s say 3-4 because they’re going to lay some SEC Hotty Totty on Bevo and friends.  Sorry Mack.  Rebels – 32, Longhorns – 14.

Game 5:  #20 Wisconsin (2-0) @ Arizona State (1-0) – 93 to 0.  That is the combined score of Wisconsin’s first two victories.  Sure, UMASS & Tennessee Tech aren’t what Buckingham Badger is used to seeing in the BIG Ten, but the numbers are impressive none the less.  Sparky pitchforked a 55-0 shut out over Sacramento State in their only game so you have the top 2 ranked defenses in the country going head to head!  Stupid reason I’m going with Wisky (actually not that stupid)?  My boss is an Arizona Wildcat.  He dislikes Arizona State very much, therefore I do as well.  Beefy Bucky boys beat the heat.  Badgers – 40, Sun Devils – 21.

That’s it for this week.  My 2-week record stands at 6-5.  Mediocre as usual.  Before I exit, just want to remind you to tune in to the nationally syndicated Lex & Terry Radio Show  every Friday morning around 8:30 eastern to hear me go head to head live with the hosts for their own version of football picks.  You can email them your name & address and be eligible to win a $200 Retro Brand Gift Card.  After you click the Lex & Terry link above, go to the ‘media’ tab on their site and click “listen live,” and you’re in….

NOW LET’S SEE YOUR PICKS & GOOD LUCK!!

 

 

 

 

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Win a FREE Retro Brand T-shirt! Enter the 3rd Annual “High-5″ Retro Brand College Football Contest – It’s week # 5

What did we learn from our 5 games from this past weekend you ask?  1) Missouri may want to go back to the Big 12 after second straight SEC loss,  2) Michigan and Notre Dame are both pretty lousy, 3) Collin Klein is the toughest SOB in College Football, 4) FSU is officially back and bad-ass, 5) The Oregon Ducks may end the SEC run of National titles this year, 6) ALWAYS pick against my weekly upset special.

We also learned the winner of the Free Original Retro Brand Vintage -T this week is Dave Allison out of Ogden, Utah.  Of the 49 entries this week, Dave was one of 4 folks to run the table at 5- 0, and he was the lucky man to have his name drawn as the winner (Kudo’s to Osamu Umemora, Evan Levine, and Kim Dekker for also running the table.)

Many of you know the simple rules to our contest, but if you are joining us for the first time, please take a quick minute to review…

1) Every week I will preview 5 College Football Match-ups for the upcoming weekend and offer my expertise, or more commonly lack thereof, as to who will win & why, along with a predicted final score.

2) Contestants will enter their picks for the same 5 games in the comment section at the end of this post, and the person that beats me and/or the person who picks the most games correctly (no point spreads, straight up wins and losses) will win a FREE Original Retro Brand t-shirt of their choice from originalretrobrand.com  In the event of a tie, we will have a drawing to determine the final winner In the rare event that I win, nobody gets nuthin’!  Comments must be posted no later than kickoff of the first scheduled game which is 9/29/12 @NOON EST to be counted!  ***ONLY ONE ENTRY PER CUSTOMER***

3) I will announce the winner on this blog and our Facebook page the following week – Usually Wednesday or Thursday – Then we’ll do it again.

Get ready to Rrrrummmmbbbbblllleeeeee….   Here are your 5 games for week #5 -

My record stands at a very unimpressive 10-10 after 4 weeks in.  Gonna run the table this week.

Once again, I want to remind everybody about another way to win Retro Brand gear.  Every Friday morning around 8:30am est, I call in live on the nationally syndicated Lex & Terry show on Sirius/XM radio for football picks.  If you email your name, e-mail address & mailing address to: picks@lexandterry.com you have a chance to win a $200 Retro Brand gift card.  What have you got to lose?  Nuthin.  Now let’s see your picks for this week and good luck!

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Over-Time: from the nostalgic sports freak…words with Lex and Terry!

Today we will be talking with syndicated radio stars (over 30 cities nationwide) Lex and Terry, who can be heard live Monday-Friday from Dallas, Texas on KEGL 97.1 FM from 5am-10am CST. You can also here them on channel 152 -XM satelite daily- Extreme FM, from 11am-3pmEST.

Lex and Terry have been in the entertainment industry for years, and are HUGE sports fans, and especially love all things retro. With the Stanley Cup in full swing, we checked in to get their take on a few things:

Andy: Word on the street is that you and Lex have a deep seeded hatred for the Detroit Red Wings, favored to win the Stanley Cup. Please share your thoughts if you would -

Terry: On one hand, I totally respect the Redwings. On the other hand I pray the all get syphilis from one of their euro-trash girlfriends. Otherwise, I’m a big fan.

Andy: I know you are a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Is that random, or are you a Pittsburgh man across the board, I.E. Pirates, Pens?

Lex: I will always LOVE The Steelers, but 30 years in Florida has had its effects. I am a Jags/Gators fan. I love my crappy Pirates because of so much joy they gave me as a kid. They remain my favorite baseball team. Living in Dallas twice I would have to say that in a Stars/Pens game I would have to pull for the Stars. I have been faithful to them and the Mavs since coming here the first time in 1998

Either: Being that your show is broadcast in Dallas, and being that you have Steve Ott of the Stars on regularly, are you a true Stars fan, or do you suck up in fear of being beaten severely?

Terry: Steve Ott … “Otter” is on our show every week and how dare you accuse me of “sucking up.” I’ve been a Stars fan since a couple of years before they won the cup. Since moving back to Dallas I’ve been a season ticket holder every year. Otter is a total fan favorite. He’s a regular dude who just happens to have mad game. Nobody can score and tell a guy he just did their sister like this guy. He’s perfect for our show. By the way Andy, your sister say’s hi

**Andy can take sister joke in stride

Lex: We had Stars tickets for the taking when arriving in 98 and remained Stars fans for the next 8 years until we came back 3 years ago. No man, it is for real.

Either: I don’t recollect seeing the Stars donning ye olde Minnesota North Stars retro unis for any throwback games. Is this something you would like to see?

Terry: I would love the Stars to throw on the North Stars sweaters. That would be awesome. Our show is number one in a few cities in Minnesota and they still can’t get over it. It would really piss those people off. I’m sure that’s why they haven’t done it. However, I’ve seen a few guys in the locker room wearing the North Stars hat.
Lex: NO, that team had no winning tradition until it came here. Leave it alone.

Either: I know each of you have purchased several Original Retro Brand shirts in the past. What is it about them you like so much?

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