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2009 Jersey Contest

The ATQ Jersey Contest is back for another year.  Are you ready for a chance to win an Oregon jersey?  And, more importantly, to join posters buffduck(2008) and jteubs (2007 - after a tiebreaker) in the annals of ATQ glory?  All that you have to do is participate in our weekly picks contest and finish the year with the highest number of correct picks.  The first week will begin next week.  If you're interested, make sure to check out the complete rules after the jump.  Please note that there may be some subtle changes from the first two years -- I have tried to bold those changes.  Also, I have tried to formalize a lot of the rules.  If anything is unclear, please post in the comments.

Weekly Picks: Your picks are due by 11.59 pm PT on Friday each week.  Thus, the contest will only include games that are played on Saturday or Sunday.  I will post the five games each week on Monday.  Your picks should be left as comments in that thread.  Your picks may be changed up until the Friday deadline.  If you do change your picks, please do so by replying to the comment in which you made your original picks.  This will make my bookkeeping much easier.  Generally, the picks will be simply picking the winner.  However, I reserve the right to also choose games where you will be picking against the spread.  If I do, the spread will be chosen and posted on Monday with the games.  The spread will not move once I have posted it.  Finally, though it will put you at a disadvantage to miss any picks, it is not necessary to make your picks every week.  That is, you will not be disqualified if you miss or forget to make your picks during a given week.


Contest Duration: The jersey contest will span the regular season, culminating with week 14, which will include the conference championship games. In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will include a pick'em for the bowl games.


Tiebreaker: In the event of a tie after the 14 weeks of the regular season, bowl games will be used to determine a winner.  If necessary, further tiebreakers will be included as needed and may include predicting the total score of the BCS championship game, predicting the number of turnovers in the BCS championship game, etc.  The format and substance of all tiebreakers will be at my discretion.


Eligibilty: All ATQ members are eligible, except for contributors to the blog.  Simply log in and make your picks each week.


Prize: The winner of the contest will receive an Oregon jersey of their choosing, within reason.   And, by reason, I mean our reason.  I don't think we can get a hold of Kenny Wheaton's game-worn jersey from the 1994 UW game.  Sorry.  The winner will be contacted via the email listed in their profile after the contest concludes.


Blogger picks: By Friday, the blog will also post blogger picks for the weekly games, which will include our own picks along with our brief thoughts on the games.  Feel free to ridicule our picks.  Except for Jared's, who has finished no worse than tied for first in the contest the last two years running.