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Announcing the Seventh 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 196447 and password letsbowl (but you shouldn’t need it as this pool is open to all).

For the seventh consecutive year, we here at Dubsism are pleased to bring you the Wally Hotvedt College Football  Bowling Challenge.  Here’s how this all works.

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” had 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 2021 version of the J-Dub Gambling Challenge snapped a two-season winning streak thanks to a final weekend of absolute carnage.  What was a net profit of over $2,600 dissolved in a single Saturday, ending the season with a net loss of $30…dropping the original $5,000 to a not-bad-but-still-losing $4,970.  That’s why they call it gambling, kids.

But we are determined not to let J-Dub’s losses take away from your shot at showing you can out-pick the world’s most interesting independent sports blogger. That’s why no matter how the J-Dub Gambling Challenge turns out, and regardless of what we end up spending on Wally’s a) bail and legal fees fund b) stay at Trembling Hills Rehabilitation Facility and/or c) funeral, we aren’t going to take away your shot to pick up a few bucks.

As for the challenge itself, the game is pretty simple.  Pick the most winners, and we will send you $50 hard-working American dollars.* 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 196447 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 hit more than anybody else, you take home the money!

How It Works:

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

» All games are picked against half-point spreads
» 1 point for each correct pick

  • 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 bankroll…whatever isn’t enabling Wally.

NOTE: Games won’t be loaded on the website until some time on Monday, 12/6/2021…and point spreads will follow sometime thereafter. Also, spreads can change right up until game time, so you’ll want to check back occasionally!


*Prize comes as a pre-paid debit card since cash tends to disappear via the Post Office.

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