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Announcing the Sixth Annual Wally Hotvedt College Football Bowling Challenge!

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Join the pool here! But be sure to read the rules below…Use the pool ID 180922 and password letsbowl (but you shouldn’t need it as this pool is open to all),

For the sixth consecutive year, we here at Dubsism are pleased to bring you the Wally Hotvedt College Football  Bowling Challenge.  However, in order to keep the streak going, we had to make some concessions in this weird year. Before we get into that, let me explain the basics here.

If you aren’t familiar with Mr. Hotvedt, he was one of the hosts of a “deep cut” from the history of independently-produced Twin Cities television known “Let’s Bowl.”  This was a bowling-based pseudo-game show turned full-on parody of crap television.  For those of you familiar with the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, you know “Let’s Bowl” was a staple at the iconic Bryant-Lake Bowl.

“Let’s Bowl” has a lot in common with Dubsism.  They both involve sports, they both involve a lot of parody, and they both got an audience of several. On top of that, Mr. Hotvedt and J-Dub share some debilitating  personal problems, namely a shame-based coping mechanism, issues with the old John Barleycorn, and in J-Dub’s case, degenerate gambling.

That’s why Wally Hotvedt is our Grand Marshal for this annual event and will be until he a) gets accused of sexual harassment or b) is declared legally dead.  To be honest, we are a bit worried about “B,” because nobody has heard from Wally in a while.  But to be even more honest, that’s probably why “A” hasn’t happened yet.

Speaking of gambling, the 2020 version of the J-Dub Gambling Challenge is now on a two-season winning streak.  This year the gambling Gods more than smiled on the bankroll, more than doubling the original $5,000 to a robust healthy $10,477.  That’s why the prize for winning this College Football Bowling Challenge is something you can actually spend. The rest goes towards Wally’s a) bail and legal fees fund b) stay at Trembling Hills Rehabilitation Facility and/or c) funeral.

As for the challenge itself, thee game is pretty simple.  Pick the most winners, and we will send you $25 hard-working American dollars. That’s enough to buy a case of beer to spray all over your living room in celebration. Not only that, the winner will receive a certificate suitable for framing to signify that for one brief moment in time, they were better than all the other Dubsists out there.

Joining the Wally Hotvedt College Football  Bowling Challenge is incredibly easy  All you have to do is follow this link, use the pool ID 180922 and password letsbowl (but you shouldn’t need it as this pool is open to all), pick your college bowl game winners, and if you more than anybody else, you take home the money!

Here’s where the difference for 2020 comes into play. Unlike previous years, this challenge included ALL the bowl games. But since there is a bit of uncertainty as to who will play where and when, this year’s challenge will be limited to the bowl games occurring after Christmas. The reason for that is also simple…we figure the bigger games are likely to be less susceptible to the flux the smaller ones are experiencing. But just in case we are wrong, picks can be altered right up until game time for each matchup, so be advised to check on your picks with ardent regularity.

How It Works:

Other than that, the rules of this challenge are the same as the J-Dub Gambling Challenge. This is an exercise in “picking against the spread” pool,  which means:

» All games are picked against half-point spreads
» 1 point for each correct pick
» How it works:

  • Picking against the spread is where you try to determine which team will cover the spread; not necessarily which team will win.
  • While certain teams will win their game, they will not “cover the spread”, and thus if the team is selected it will count as a loss.
  • Example:
    • The home team is favored by 16.5 points (-16.5)
    • The home team beats their opponent by 8 points (31 to 23), but, the home team’s spread was (-16.5), so, when picking against the spread, the home team’s score was 14.5 (31 minus 16.5), which is less than their opponent’s score of 23.
    • This means anyone who picked the home team to win by 16.5 points or more was incorrect, since they only won by 8 points

Tie Breaker: Total Points in Championship Bowl Game

Sign up today, and maybe you can take home a slice of J-Dub’s gambling wins…whatever isn’t going to Wally.


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