Win a FREE Retro Brand T! Enter the 3rd Annual “High-5″ Retro Brand College Football Contest.

Chad shows who he thinks will end the SEC’s run.

Today is College Colors Day, so I expect you’ll all be wearing your school Retro Brand colors in support of your team just like Retro Brand fanatic Chad Ballinger (L). I’ll also expect you to leave a comment at the end of this post as your official entry for week #1 in the 3rd annual Retro Brand “High-5″ College Football contest.  You want to win a FREE Retro Brand shirt, right?  Here’s how….

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  In the event of a tie, we will have a drawing to determine the final winner In the rare event I win, nobody gets nuthin’!  Comments must be posted no later than kickoff of the first scheduled game which is 9/1/12 @7pm 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.  NOW TO THE GAMES FOR WEEK # 1!

I’m going Blue too.

GAME 1: # 14 Clemson Tigers vs. Auburn TigersClemson needs to put that 70-33 Orange Bowl thumping to West Virginia last year behind them.  An opening win in Atlanta against an SEC team should do the trick.  Clemson – 35,  Auburn – 21.

GAME 2:  Kentucky Wildcats vs. # 25 Louisville CardinalsThe battle for the Governor’s Cup!  Alright, it’s not that exciting, but both of these clubs have alot of heart.  Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the Cardinals have alot more talent.  Louisville – 38, Kentucky – 17.

GAME 3:  Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. # 16 Virginia Tech Hokies – The winner of this Coastal division matchup has gone on to to play in the ACC title game for the past 7 years running.  I don’t think this year will be any different and it’s Va-Tech who’ll be representin’ – Hokie QB Logan Thomas is a beast.  Virginia Tech – 33, Georgia Tech – 20.

GAME 4:  SMU Mustangs vs. Baylor Bears – SMU surprised a bunch of folk last year, and 2011 Conference USA leading rusher Zach Line returns to go for 3rd straight 1,000 yd campaign.  They do lose QB J.J McDermott to the NFL Draft.  You know who’s missing from Baylor, and it won’t matter.  RGIII-less Bears win this early in-state battle.  Baylor – 42, SMU – 24.

UPSET SPECIAL:  # 2 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. # 8 Michigan Wolverines – If you’ve played “High-5″ for the past 2 years, you’re very aware of my bad choices on the regular.  I’m not going back to check my record.  I know, and you know it’s bad.  Mainly because I go with at least one crazy upset (sometimes two or three) every week.  So instead of calling it “GAME 5″, we’ll just go with UPSET SPECIAL from now on, and the Cowboy Classic in Dallas tomorrow will mark a Michigan chink in the SEC armor in the defense of 6 straight National Championships.  Not saying they won’t keep the streak alive as I’m openly pulling for my Georgia Bulldogs to get that lucky # 7, but it will be the toughest test in a long time.  Michigan – 24, Alabama – 23.

Week # 1 and done.  Let’s see what you got.  Football is finally here.  Thank you God!



  1. Brett Miolen says

    GAME 1: # 14 Clemson Tigers vs. Auburn Tigers. Clemson beats up on Auburn 34-17

    GAME 2: Kentucky Wildcats vs. # 25 Louisville Cardinals. Lousiville wins 31-13

    GAME 3: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. # 16 Virginia Tech Hokies TECH beats the bees 31-17

    GAME 4: SMU Mustangs vs. Baylor Bears Baylor 27-13

    # 2 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. # 8 Michigan Wolverines BAMA Rolls 33-17

  2. Michael says

    1. Clemson Tigers
    2. Louisville Cardinals
    3. Virginia Tech
    4. Baylor Bears
    5. Alabama

  3. Rebecca says

    1. Clemson
    2. Louisville
    3. Virgina tech
    4. Baylor
    5. Alabama ROLL TIDE!

  4. Ryan haidinger says

    Here we go again I’ve got…





    Bama in a blowout

  5. Kevin Brittingham says

    Auburn 27 Clemson 13
    Louisville 34 Kenutucky 16
    Virginia Tech 38 Georgia Tech 27
    Baylor 41 SMU 20
    Alabama 45 Michigan 23

  6. Lisa says

    Virginia Tech
    Alabama (for my sister)

    Good Luck:)

  7. Bob J. says

    Andy! You have Herschel’s autograph? Sweet! That lasts much longer than the footprint he left on my Gator DB Randy Clark’s chest back in the day.
    1. Auburn
    2. Louisville
    3. Tech
    No, wait, Ga. Tech
    4. Baylor
    5. ‘Bama (get real, dude)
    Gotta run…interrupting tailgate prep. Welcome back, College Football!

  8. Jeff S. says

    Andy!!!! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! My house has been filled with the sounds of College Football since yesterday. And 5 days of games?! Does it get much better…it will in the morning when at 9 am CST it is time to dance with my kids and the gameday crew…literally.

    Let’s do this, my favorite contest with my favorite line of clothes.
    1. Clemson
    2. The ‘Ville
    3. Va. Tech
    4. Bearsssss
    5. I will be root for The Blue…but Bama rolls.

    Saturday, oh how I love you!

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