December 20, 2005


We have a total of six people signed up for the College Bowl Pick'em, and I'd like at least a ten-person field to make things interesting. If you don't mind registering with, why not join us? We'll have a great time and, like any good Juddite, I'll give away books to the winners. Just go here if you're not already registered:

Once you're registered with ESPN, you just follow the steps to create an entry and an entry-name, then click on a left-hand button that lets you "Create or join a group." If you type "brothersjudd" in the search engine and click on it when it comes up, all you have left to do is type the "ericjulia" password and you're officially part of the group.

The comments section is open for questions, concerns, or gratuitous amounts of uninformed trash-talk about how, say, Wolverines eat Cornhuskers for lunch. I expect nothing less from the unique folks who populate this blog. But whatever you do, sign up and join in the fun.

Posted by Matt Murphy at December 20, 2005 12:00 AM

I pity the fool(s) who finishes below me.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at December 17, 2005 7:30 PM

I'll be the control entry. I hadn't heard of most of the teams so I made a pretty pattern in the buttons. I'm not 100% sure what sport it is, anyway.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at December 19, 2005 12:33 AM


Well, the game is played with athletes and a ball, so at least we know it's not hockey or golf (one doesn't have a ball, the other doesn't have athletes).

Posted by: Matt Murphy at December 19, 2005 1:37 AM

I'm not sure if I'm in or not. I never did see the "ericjulia" question. I registered under AllenS173. Then did the brothersjudd group.

Posted by: AllenS at December 19, 2005 7:49 AM

I'm in as "Baby_M_Morley" (old law school nickname . . . long story best told over drinks).

Posted by: Mike Morley at December 19, 2005 9:23 AM

Just checked, you've got 17 in the brothersjudd group now.

Posted by: joe shropshire at December 19, 2005 9:28 AM

I checked in as Charles, P.Charles.

My Huskers are going to lose, too many injuries and suspensions in the last couple of weeks.

Posted by: pchuck at December 19, 2005 10:42 AM

FoxSoccerChannel is showing several classic Manchester United FA cup finals on Christmas day, as well as five of the Boxing Day fixtures from the Premiership on Boxing Day. It's going to be a good Christmas.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at December 19, 2005 11:24 AM


Posted by: jdkelly at December 19, 2005 12:37 PM


Losing Bo Ruud makes me sick.

Keep in mind, though, that Michigan is about as up-and-down as we are.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at December 19, 2005 7:11 PM


This is an impressive response -- we've got 20 people so far for a registration-based game (always guaranteed to turn some people away), and if you haven't signed up yet you've got the rest of tonight and most of tomorrow to do so.

I've got a few books lying around to give away, so I'll run a couple of special contests during the bowls (guess the score, etc.) and give prizes to the winners.

OJ, thanks for posting this again.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at December 19, 2005 7:38 PM