College Football Contest Brings Excitement And Success To B/R

Ben WeixlmannSenior Writer ISeptember 23, 2008

It’s been four weeks since the college football season started, and the resident Bleacher Creatures are already fully enthralled in their work.

Trey Bradley, along with Zander Freund and Co. set up the most ambitious B/R contest to-date. Throughout the season, writers will get one point for each pick of the day vote they receive, and this contest as been hotly contested and it’s only a few weeks in!

B/R has gone all-out getting some fantastic prizes for the participating writers. For first place, the winner will receive a ticket to the BCS National Championship Game in Miami, Florida. Second and third place winners will pick up some apparel from their favorite CFB institution.

Writers such as Analyst Gray Ghost have burst onto the scene in a big way, showing not only his knowledge for college football, but his appreciation for sports in general. In fact, “GG” as he is known, has turned half of his total stories into pick of the days. That is an absolutely remarkable feat! Way to go, GG!

Although Gray Ghost is far ahead in the College Football Contest standings with 218 picks, some other highly-skilled writers are battling for the second and third spots. Right now, though, college football heavyweight Lisa Horne is in firm command of second place with 122 picks. Her CFB pieces are consistently amongst the best the website has to offer.

In the third slot, “Big Boy” Justin Goar is making some noise. He has overcome Hurricane Ike and is now attempting to sweep through the B/R contest. With an incredible week, Goar surpassed fellow LSU Tigers fanatic Brian Scott to position himself on the third award plateau. Goar’s weekly “Brain Seepage” article is of much interest to any football fan, especially those who have allegiances with the SEC.

If Scott returns to the B/R circuit with some quality writing, as is always the case, he will certainly be in the running for one of the marvelous prizes come the end of the season.

BabyTate, the wily veteran of the CFB bunch, stands in sixth place, but don’t expect him to trail for much longer. He and Horne are clearly the most experienced of the CFB bunch and will make some big noise throughout the season on B/R.

Congratulations to miamimitchdotcom who has made an 11-spot jump from last week to this week, moving up to No. 11 in the standings. Mitch always has some astute predictions and great insight into CFB games, especially point spreads!

One surprise on this list is Molly Gray. Known for her exceptional editorial skills, Gray has come out of that sector of B/R to show that she is equally as talented at writing. Her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes have been the basis for her coverage, but she can also span into other areas, as seen with her Power Rankings article.

These aforementioned writers have made this site a huge success during the course of the past month. Many new members have joined to not only vote, but be actively participating in the CFB challenge. Great job, guys and gals! Keep up the great writing.