First of all, thank you to everyone who participated in the Black Shoe Diaries Bowl Pick 'Em game. Thank you to those who took the time to drop me an email telling me how much you enjoyed it. I'm glad you all enjoyed playing. I really enjoyed running it and watching you all compete.
As I suspected, there was a flurry of betting at the last minute. CW and kjac100 made last ditch efforts betting on the Gators. In the final showdown, Galen rode it all on the Buckeyes. MadLionChuck countered betting everything on the Gators and ends up as our final Champion. Here are the final standings.
Well played, MadLionChuck. Some of his most profitable bets included $10,000 on the Nittany Lions in the Outback Bowl, $2500 on USC, $13,000 on the over in the Sugar Bowl, $13,000 on Southern Miss in the GMAC Bowl, and $26,000 on Florida. Nicely done. Please email me at blackshoediaries (at) gmail (dot) com so I can get some of your information and you can claim your prize.
Again, thanks to everyone who took part in the contest. The level of participation exceeded my wildest dreams. I had so much fun I hope to run a similar contest when the 2007 college football regular season rolls around. I hope you will all come back and participate again. Until then, I hope you will all stop by Black Shoe Diaries and partake in the discussions.