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2021-22 Donkey Bowl Contest


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Time to dust this back off...

 

Why Pin the Tail on the Donkey? Because it will look like most of your picks came as a result of you being spun around in a circle until dizzy, then wandered around until you came up with a random off-the-wall guess.

You predict the winner and the MoV (margin of victory) of all 40 bowl games. The closer you come to the actual MoV, the more points you will earn. Post your picks in a reply to this thread.

Based on the difference between the MoV to your pick and the weight of the game, you are awarded a certain amount of points (see below).

You can still earn points if you guess the wrong team, but are still close enough in the overall point difference. However you will be penalized two points in accuracy for a wrong pick. It is possible to score negative points if you pick the wrong team and the margin of your error is greater than 15.

Some games are worth more than others (see below). The amount of points you will win is based on the accuracy of your picks multiplied by the weight factor of the game.

All Picks are due by kickoff of the first game - 11:00 AM CST, December17. If you are late with your picks, you get a zero for all games that you missed the opening kickoff.

Margin of Error: 0 to 3 = 5 Donkey Points
Margin of Error: 4 to 7 = 4 Donkey Points
Margin of Error: 8 to 11 = 3 Donkey Points
Margin of Error: 12 to 15 = 2 Donkey Points
Margin of Error: 16 to 20 = 1 Donkey Points
Margin of Error: 21 or more = 0 Donkey Points

Of the 43 games, 29 are worth one point each, the seven games involving Husker opponents plus other Big Ten teams not in the New Year's Six are worth two points each, the four non-playoff New Year's Six games are worth three points each, the Playoff Semi-Finals are worth four points, and the National Championship game is worth five points, for a total weighted value of 68. The maximum amount of Donkey Points you can earn is 340; if you get half that many you will likely win. You will have to re-post your selection for the National Championship game between January 1st and kickoff of the game.

Example: Say you picked Oregon to win the Alamo Bowl by three points, but Oklahoma wins by two points. Your pick was off by only five points, which would have earned you 4 accuracy points had you selected the correct team. Since you picked the wrong team, you lose 2 points and only get 2 accuracy points. But since the Alamo is double weighted, your 2 points are doubled for a total of 4 Donkey Points.

Regular Games :

Bahamas         Middle Tennessee v Toledo

Cure            Northern Illinois v Coastal Carolina

Boca Raton      Western Kentucky v Appalachian State
New Mexico      UTEP v Fresno State
Independence    UAB v BYU
LendingTree     Eastern Michigan v Liberty

Jimmy Kimmel LA Utah State v Oregon State
New Orleans     Louisiana v Marshall

Myrtle Beach    Old Dominion v Tulsa
Idaho Potato    Kent State v Wyoming
Frisco          UTSA v San Diego State
Armed Forces    Missouri v Army

Frisco Classic  North Texas v Miami (OH)
Gasparilla      UCF v Florida
Hawai'i         Hawai'i v Memphis
Camellia        Georgia State v Ball State
Quick Lane      Western Michigan v Nevada
Military        Boston College v East Carolina
Birmingham      Houston v Auburn
First Responder Air Force v Louisville
Liberty         Mississippi State v Texas Tech
Holiday         UCLA v North Carolina State

Fenway          SMU v Virginia
Cheez-It        Clemson v Iowa State

Duke's Mayo     North Carolina v South Carolina
Gator           Wake Forest v Texas A&M
Sun             Washington State v Miami

Arizona         Central Michigan v Boise State
Texas           LSU v Kansas State

Double Point Games:

Guaranteed Rate West Virginia v Minnesota

Pinstripe       Maryland v Virginia Tech
Alamo           Oregon v Oklahoma
Music City      Tennessee v Purdue

Las Vegas       Wisconsin v Arizona State
Outback         Penn State v Arkansas
Citrus          Iowa v Kentucky

Triple Point Games:
Peach           Pittsburgh v Michigan State

Fiesta          Oklahoma State v Notre Dame

Rose            Utah v Ohio State

Sugar           Baylor v Ole Miss

Quadruple Point Game:

Cotton          Cincinnati v Alabama
Orange          Georgia v Michigan


Quintuple Point Game:

National Champion  TBD

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  •   Regular Games :
     

Bahamas         Middle Tennessee v Toledo           holy toledo by 7

Cure            Northern Illinois v Coastal Carolina       coastal carolina 10

Boca Raton      Western Kentucky v Appalachian State      W. kentucky   6
New Mexico      UTEP v Fresno State                                     Fresno   10
Independence    UAB v BYU                                BYU   7                  
LendingTree     Eastern Michigan v Liberty     E. Michigan   7

Jimmy Kimmel LA Utah State v Oregon State      oregon st.   1
New Orleans     Louisiana v Marshall            marshall   6

Myrtle Beach    Old Dominion v Tulsa               tulsa   7
Idaho Potato    Kent State v Wyoming           wyoming   7
Frisco          UTSA v San Diego State            UTSA    1
Armed Forces    Missouri v Army                   Army by 3

Frisco Classic  North Texas v Miami (OH)    miami (OH)   3
Gasparilla      UCF v Florida                  Florida   6
Hawai'i         Hawai'i v Memphis           Memphis   7
Camellia        Georgia State v Ball State           Georgia st.   3
Quick Lane      Western Michigan v Nevada     western michigan   3
Military        Boston College v East Carolina   Boston college   3
Birmingham      Houston v Auburn   Auburn 7
First Responder Air Force v Louisville    lousiville   3
Liberty         Mississippi State v Texas Tech   miss st.   7
Holiday         UCLA v North Carolina State    N. carolina st.   1

Fenway          SMU v Virginia      Virginia   3
Cheez-It        Clemson v Iowa State    Iowa St,   3

Duke's Mayo     North Carolina v South Carolina   N. carolina   7
Gator           Wake Forest v Texas A&M  Rotgut  Tex. A&M    6     wake forest 4
Sun             Washington State v Miami     Miami   3

Arizona         Central Michigan v Boise State    Boise   3
Texas           LSU v Kansas State   not sure how many LSU players will show up for this one.   give me K. State by 1

 

 

Double Point Games:

Guaranteed Rate West Virginia v Minnesota  Minn  3

Pinstripe       Maryland v Virginia Tech   maryland 3
Alamo           Oregon v Oklahoma   oklahoma   6
Music City      Tennessee v Purdue   tenn  3

Las Vegas       Wisconsin v Arizona State   wisc.   7
Outback         Penn State v Arkansas   penn state  3
Citrus          Iowa v Kentucky   kentucky  3

Triple Point Games:
Peach           Pittsburgh v Michigan State   Michigan state   3 

Fiesta          Oklahoma State v Notre Dame    ND  3

Rose            Utah v Ohio State   ohio state  10

Sugar           Baylor v Ole Miss   ole miss   1

Quadruple Point Game:

Cotton          Cincinnati v Alabama   Alabama   14
Orange          Georgia v Michigan    Georgia  3

Quintuple Point Game:

National Champion  TBD

 

did i do this right?   and do we have to fill in the last game right now or do we get to wait and see who is there? 

 

 

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Bahamas - Toledo win by 6

Cure - Coastal Carolina win by 3

Boca Raton - Western Kentucky win by 4
New Mexico - Fresno State win by 3
Independence - BYU win by 3
LendingTree - Liberty win by 4

Jimmy Kimmel - Utah State win by 4
New Orleans - Louisiana win by 9

Myrtle Beach - Tulsa win by 7
Idaho Potato - KentState win by 2
Frisco - UTSA win by 6
Armed Forces - Missouri win by 3

Frisco Class - North Texas win by 8
Godzilla - Florida win by 3
Hawaii - Hawaii win by 2
Camellia - Georgia State win by 8
Quick Lane - Nevada win by 4
Military - East Carolina win by 3
Birmingham - Houston win by 5
First Resp - Air Force win by 1
Liberty - Mississippi State win by 17
Holiday - North Carolina State win by 2

Fenway - Virginia win by 3
Cheez-It - Clemson win by 3

Duke's Mayo - North Carolina win by 4
Gator - Texas A&M win by 3
Sun - Miami win by 2

Arizona - Boise State win by 3
Texas - Kansas State win by 2

 

Double Point Games:

Guarant Rate - Minnesota win by 4

Pinstripe - Virginia Tech win by 3
Alamo - Oklahoma win by 10
Music City - Tennessee win by 4

Las Vegas - Wisconsin win by 4
Outback - Arkansas win by 6
Citrus - Kentucky win by 8


Triple Point Games:
Peach - Pittsburgh win by 7
Fiesta -  Oklahoma State win by 3

Rose - Ohio State win by 17

Sugar - Baylor win by 1


Quadruple Point Game:

Cotton - Alabama win by 17
Orange - Georgia win by 4

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On 12/23/2021 at 1:17 PM, commando said:

did this contest catch covid?

 

More or less.  Sorry, I underestimated my available time and my interest in bowl games.  I am updating it now.

 

@commando you can wait to enter your pick for the National Championship Game until the pairing is determined.

 

Both you and @admo need to enter a new pick for the Gator Bowl - now Wake Forest vs Rutgers.

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On 12/27/2021 at 8:03 PM, commando said:

i am not going to even try to keep up.  if you want to forget scoring this thing i understand.     it's turning into a real clusterflock with all the cancellations

 

Yeah, it's pretty crazy.  Mostly cancellations, only a couple changes.

 

So I understand if you're done.  But you're leading by 10 at the moment.  So if you want to throw in a pick for the Sun Bowl (Washington State v Central Michigan now), you sure can.

 

@admo I think I still need a pick for you for the Sun Bowl and the Gator Bowl (Wake Forest v Rutgers).

 

Gator Bowl is now a double-point game since Rutgers is in there now, by the way.

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21 hours ago, Mavric said:

 

Yeah, it's pretty crazy.  Mostly cancellations, only a couple changes.

 

So I understand if you're done.  But you're leading by 10 at the moment.  So if you want to throw in a pick for the Sun Bowl (Washington State v Central Michigan now), you sure can.

 

@admo I think I still need a pick for you for the Sun Bowl and the Gator Bowl (Wake Forest v Rutgers).

 

Gator Bowl is now a double-point game since Rutgers is in there now, by the way.

 

Sorry, I did not realize.  My mistake.

 

I think I should get dinged -20 for each game I didn't pick.  Fair is fair.

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