Friday, November 22, 2013

Guest picking on Football, not noses.

I may have mentioned that I am a big college football fan. Maybe once or twice. So, it's no surprise that I read the ESPN Big 12 Blog. For those of you who don't know what an ESPN Big 12 Blog is, I'm sad for you. But to explain, on a trio of writers do stories about the Big 12 conference everyday during football season. I read it faithfully. Some women Pinterest, I ESPN. What can I say? (And yes, I just used ESPN as a verb. Deal with it.)

Anyway, every week one of the guys (Jake Trotter) does his predictions for that week's games and invites a guest picker to make their picks. It's a bragging-rights contest to see who can predict the game outcomes better: the pro or the guest.

After various years of being passed over and not being picked to be the picker, I got picked. (No pecks of pickled peppers involved. Or noses. There will be no nose picking.) Or if you prefer a literary reference over my kick-ass alliteration,  I, like Harry Potter, am the Chosen One. I GET TO BE THE GUEST PICKER FOR WEEK 14'S GAMES! You know what that means? It means that A) I am so freaking stoked I can barely stop giggling, B) I have a valid excuse for watching all the football I plan to watch this weekend during Week 13, and C) I have the potential to seriously humiliate myself in front of a national online audience. Wow, when I put it like that, it's pretty much just an average Shelley weekend. NBD.


  1. And we can all help you!

    I would definitely go with the Bears, because a bear could beat any other NFL mascot animal in a fair fight.

    I know, because I've performed the experiment. The bear vs. dolphin match was particularly one-sided.

    1. Great insight, Robyn! The Baylor Bears will be playing the TCU Horned Frogs this week. It's a safe bet a bear would consider a horned frog (or as we West Texans call them, "horny toads") just a small snack.