Ready to start picking? ‘Sack Schultz: 2015’ is now open

Who is that dashing figure?

November 30, 2013 - Atlanta, Ga.: University of Georgia coach Mark Richt, left, talks with Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson before their game at Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday afternoon in Atlanta, Ga., November 30, 2013. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM

Mark Richt and Paul Johnson discuss strategy for this year’s “Sack Schultz” contest. The rules committee is still considering their eligibility. (AJC photo)

Ever thought about what you could do with $2,500 (other than buy one or two Braves’ relief pitchers)? Or an Apple Vacation? Or two tickets to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, or a Kroger gift card, or a Fathead (not John Rocker, the thing you put on a wall).

OK. I think I’m covered with sponsors. (I’m suddenly feeling like Ricky Bobby in the Laughing Clown Malt Liquor Car.)

College football is almost back, and that means Weekend Predictions also is almost back, and that means the annual, “Sack Schultz” contest also is almost back, and that means once again you are being given a chance to defeat the greatest sports prognosticator I’ve ever met. Me.

Who is that dashing figure?

Who is that dashing figure?

“Sack Schultz: 2015” is now . . . OPEN!

If you have previously played, you should be getting an email asking if you again would like to risk humiliation for a chance to beat me and win fabulous prizes. Otherwise, just go to AJC.com/go/sackschultz2015 to register and you’re in.

The contest begins with the games of next week (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) so enter now.

Here’s how it works: Each week, there will be a slate of 15 games. All you have to do is pick the winners. Don’t worry about point spreads. My picks also will be listed there before kickoff should you wish to look at them and then go the other way, which has been known to happen.

There are two contests, one national and one for AJC readers. You automatically will be entered into both. There are weekly prizes and end-of-season grand prizes winners. The contest runs through the final week of the regular season (games of Nov. 28). Did I mention you can’t beat me?

Here’s the prize breakdown:

• AJC grand prize: Two tickets to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, which will match two top 10 teams.

• AJC weekly prizes: $50 Kroger gift cards.

• Weekly national prize: NCAA Fathead. (Drum roll …)

• National grand prize: $2,500 Apple Vacation gift card, or $2,500 in cash.

The college football has almost arrived. This is the best way to add to the fun. Good luck. (Not really.)

 

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46 comments
Bhorsoft
Bhorsoft

The only football dawg I care about is Lilly.  I'm picking who she picks.

OH:IO
OH:IO

dog local interest has become not a "don't miss" but a "who cares".

PigIron
PigIron

Not surprised to hear that Lambert will be the starter for UGA at QB. If those other guys could play, they would have played last year.

USMC6511
USMC6511

I think we should FIRE SCHULTZ along with the rest of the sorry AJC reporters.

OH:IO
OH:IO

dog local interest still sucks


format du jour

Grant1296
Grant1296

Your the wonder boy Techeye...

More like blunder boy...

GTBob
GTBob

@TheDawgsofWar If it would be similar to dwagnation in any way then hopefully never.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@GTBob

They're already similar; i.e., few, if any, comments.

Grant1296
Grant1296

Call me when they win a bowl game vs any SEC team other than Bamma....

Sport...

OH:IO
OH:IO

@Grant1296


Call me when you stop riding everyone else's coattails.

Grant1296
Grant1296

Call Eric Zier and ask him how big and bad OSU is.....

OH:IO
OH:IO

@Grant1296

How many years ago was that?


Like, um, last Century?

TheDawgsofWar
TheDawgsofWar

What was really said between Mark Richt and fish fry on 11/28/2015




CMR - Hey boy, go get my bus.  Park it by the locker room and get some Coke Colas for my players


fish fry - yes sir Coach Richt. Can I tell them the Cokes are for you, otherwise they will make pay.


CMR - sure boy, and you can get one for yourself while you are at it


fish fry - Thank you Coach Richt.  Coach Richt what's it like to be undefeated in Bobby Didn't Stadium?


CMR - 8-0 at Bobby Didn't and $1.50 gets you a cup of coffee at the Waffle House.  Look boy, being 8-0 at this rec league field ain't nothing  What does this place seat - 55,000?  We had 98,000 at the ULM game.  You guys still got that 1980's astro-turf crap for a field.  Your fine dining is greasy hot dog stand full of stinky homeless people.  Your students get robbed daily and there's like 2 decent looking co-eds here, per decade.  And to top it all off Russ howls every time he sees your cheerleaders.


fish fry - Coach Richt what's is like to make $10,958.90/day coaching big-boy football?


CMR - boy just shut-up and get my bus


fish fry - yes sir Coach RIcht. 

Grant1296
Grant1296

They're both kinda boring...I'd go with Miles or the ole ball coach...

GTBob
GTBob

@TheDawgsofWar What's funny about that picture is that CMR is talking to CPJ and CPJ is just ignoring him and watching something else. I don't think CPJ has the time or patience for people like Richt.

Grant1296
Grant1296

People like Richt Bob???

Please elaborate on that comment....

GTBob
GTBob

@Grant1296 Boring people who wouldn't even be able to hold a conversation with CPJ on football related topics.

Grant1296
Grant1296

LMFAO Boob...Mr Greenjeans is one charismatic dude...huh???

GTBob
GTBob

@Grant1296 Would you rather have a beer with CMR or CPJ? I know which one I would choose. Im not even sure I could talk Richt into going near a bar.

Grant1296
Grant1296

i highly doubt you'd get either one of them in a bar Bob....

DawgNole
DawgNole

@TheDawgsofWar: "What was really said between Mark Richt and fish fry on 11/28/2015"

_________________________

How would you know what was said? It's still 3 months away.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@GTBob

Richt owns him on the field (5-2)--despite last year's loss. Who the hell cares about "a conversation" when you already have more than twice as many wins as your opponent head to head?

Hounder
Hounder

Cool!  GO VOLS!  If you want to do well in this contest you would do well to give those Vols their due in every contest this year....  Many a team has risen to the top 5 after hanging around the edges for a few seasons. I'm not saying they are going to win it all by any measure, I'm just saying if you don't pick them on some of those close games you are not going to win this contest.  Wooof!

DawgNole
DawgNole

@Hounder

Just think, had we picked the Vols in their past five games with UGA, we'd be 0-5.

Hell Horsey
Hell Horsey

Is it true that the winner gets a free PSL in the champagne and caviar section?

GTBob
GTBob

If we are picking the UGA game every week do we have to login to our Facebook accounts first?

DawgNole
DawgNole

@GTBob

What Facebook account?

I wouldn't have one if they paid me to comment.

OH:IO
OH:IO

Wow, thought this would be in dog local interest.

Grant1296
Grant1296

Calm down POAD...Everything is gonna be alright...