Beat the Experts 2021: Think you can beat us?
The Union’s Beat the Experts football pick ‘em contest is back for the 2021 season, looking to reward those who have a knack for choosing gridiron winners.
The pick ‘em contest will run for 10 weeks, in which contestants will pick winners for 12 games spanning college and pro football.
The contestant who picks the most winners each week will win a weekly prize, and will also be entered into the end-of-the-year grand prize drawing.
Weekly first place prizes include a $25 gift certificate to Port of Subs (weeks 1-5) and a $25 gift certificate to SPD (weeks 6-10). The weekly second place prize is a $15 gift certificate to Beam “Easy Living” Center.
The end-of-the-season grand prize is a 55-inch 4K UHD Smart Television with HDR and Wi-Fi, valued at $1,199, and graciously provided by Beam “Easy Living” Center.
Games will range from marquee matchups to some lesser known teams and games to see who really knows their stuff.
I, along with Brian O’Brien, return as the experts to beat. Just beat our combined record each week and you get into the end-of-the-season drawing. Across the eight years we have been “experts,” we have a correct pick percentage hovering around 70.
A couple of rules to remember: one entry per person per week and all entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday each week. All other rules and regulations can be found online.
The contest kicks off today. It’s free and a lot of fun — check it out and test your football acumen, you just might win a big TV.
To contact Sports Editor Walter Ford, email firstname.lastname@example.org
1. California at TCU
2. Stanford at USC
3. Iowa at Iowa State
4. Oregon at Ohio State
5. 49ers at Lions
6. Broncos at Giants
7. Steelers at Bills
8. Jaguars at Texans
9. Dolphins at Patriots
10. Packers at Saints
11. Seahawks at Colts
12. Eagles at Falcons
1. TCU over California
3. Iowa State over Iowa
5. 49ers over Lions
7. Bills over Steelers
9. Dolphins over Patriots
11. Seahawks over Colts
Tiebreaker: Combined score of Bears at Rams game: 41
2. USC over Stanford
4. Ohio State over Oregon
6. Broncos over Giants
8. Jaguars over Texans
10. Packers over Saints
12. Falcons over Eagles
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