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RamNation Pigskin Pick'Em Contest

Welcome to the 2013 RamNation Bowl Pick'Em Contest, sponsored by Rams Bookstore

Thanks for playing!

BuffRamMom holds on to win the championship

1/6/14--The bowl season ended with a game almost as exciting as the first. Auburn rolled to a 21-3 lead before Florida State clawed back to make it a game, and after a few lead changes in the final minutes, the Seminoles (-9.5) pulled out a 34-31 win with touchdown in the game's final seconds. While Auburn didn't win, the did cover the point spread, and it had major ramifications on the RamNation Bowl Pick'em Contest, sponsored by Rams Book Store.

BuffRamMom, who held sole possession of the lead going into the day, fell into a four-tie at 23-12 with Bezzie_Wifey, state, and Ro Sham Bo, who came into the day just one game behind, but picked to Auburn's cover. Thus, the final standings came down to the total points in the BCS Championship game. BuffRamMom must have been pulling her hair out during the game as she saw her lead in the contest evaporating, but as the points kept racking up in the fourth quarter, so improved her chances of still winning. She predicted the exact total score of the game at 65, and thus takes first place and the $100 store credit to Rams Book Store. Ro Sham Bo takes second place with his prediction of 62 points to earn the $50 credit. Bezzie_Wifey takes third with a guess of 59 points, earing the $25 store credit. State was the odd man out of the prizes with a guess of 56 points. (Winners, please email us to arrange collecting your prize.) Check the Game-by-game results/standings link for full final results.

It was an impressive run for BuffRamMom, who had three separate five-game winning streaks during the bowl season, including the final five games prior to the BCS Championship game. And Ro Sham Bo and Bezzie_Wifey each won their last three games of the season to cinch second and third place, respectively. SteamboatRamFan, Rock n Ram, Ram Fan 2, LoboDogg, and Who's Your Rammy all finished one game behind. Who's Your Rammy, who guessed 67 total points in the tiebreaker, would have been in the running for second place had he just picked his beloved CSU Rams to cover the spread in the New Mexico three weeks ago. He's probably kicking himself for that one. He's one of just 35 contestants to pick against the Rams, and was the only one in the top 25 of the final standings. Who knew taking the Rams to cover would be so important?

With the underdog covering Monday night, the final record was 17 covers for the favorites and 17 for the underdogs, with the underdogs winning outright in 13 of those 17 games. (The Capital One Bowl was a "pick'em" line.) The field finished on a disappointing note. For about three-quarters of the bowl season we owned a plus-.500 winning percentage, but faltered down the stretch to finish at 48.9%. Thosedernramz had a nightmare bowl season, taking the Toilet Bowl with a lowly record of 9-26 and losing 13 of the final 14 games. Better luck next year!

So, that wraps up our bowl contest. Thank you all for playing, and congratulations to the winners! Stay tuned for the March Madness contest in a few months!

Please join me in thanking Rams Bookstore for their 13th year of sponsorship to this bowl contest. When you're in need of CSU memorabilia, gear, or school books, Rams Bookstore should be your first choice!

Happy New Year!

--Joel Cantalamessa



  • Game-by-game results/standings

  • 2013 Bowl Winners

    1st: BuffRamMom
    2nd: Ro Sham Bo
    3rd: Bezzie_Wifey

    2013 Season Winners

    1st: RB Fan
    2nd: CSUCUDAD2
    3rd: SlamBamRam3

    2012 Season Winners

    1st: asudevil88
    2nd: 21stCentury Schitzoid Ram
    3rd: whadaino

    2012 Bowl Winners
    1st: TetonRam ($100 credit to Rams Book Store)
    2nd: lvgolfer02 ($50 credit)
    3rd: LakevilleJep ($25 credit)

    Contest History All-Time Leaders

    Contest details/rules

  • Contestants will pick a point-spread winner in every bowl game games.
  • Contestant's should make their picks "against the spread". For instance, if Washington State is favored by 4.5 vs. CSU, and Washington State wins by more than 4.5 points, they win "against the spread." If Washington State does not win by more than 4.5 points, then CSU wins "against the spread," even though they might lose the game.
  • In the event of a tie between contestants at the end of the bowl season, the first tiebreaker is the total points scored in the "tiebreaker" game. The contestant that picks closest to the total points scored wins the tiebreaker. If total points does not break the tie, then total yards will be used. Again, closest guess to the total yards gained from scrimmage by both teams during that game will win the tiebreaker.
  • Entries are due by 11:30 a.m. MT Saturday December 21. We could accept late entries manually if you contact us, but you will receive a loss for any games already played.
  • Please submit only one entry form per contestant.
  • The system is set up so that if you want to change your picks (before the start of the first game), you simply have to to resumbit your entry, and it will overwrite the exisiting entry.
  • Guidelines and other notes:

    Q.Ram, our contest administrator, will make his picks known on the message board prior to deadline, so that everyone will know he is not rigging the game to win all of the prizes.

    When in Fort Collins, please pay a visit to our gracious sponsor, Rams Bookstore, for furnishing the prizes. Their sponsorship is what helps make RamNation go.

    All registered posters are welcome to join the contest, but remember all you Ram foes out there...the prizes are limited to what Rams Bookstore has in stock, which is primarily CSU-related gear! Thanks and best of luck to everyone (except Buffaloes, Cowboys, and Falcons).

    --Q.Ram, Good SHEP, and CSURamFan

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