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Protect Your Unit Week 16 (Bowl Season) Picks Thread

This is it!

Announcement Of Fenway Bowl At Fenway Park
Yes, this is going to be a thing.
Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

(DISCLAIMER: This game is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)

Week 16 is here! That’s the last week of the Protect Your Unit season. It includes all the bowl games, and the National Championship game between the two semi-final winners. At its conclusion, a winner will be crowned.

Different rules for Bowl Week:

  • You must spend a minimum of $250 and maximum of $500, or 25%-50% if you have more than $1000, on wagers.
  • You must make at least five wagers total.
  • At least two of those wagers must involve an AAC team.
  • Bets are not revealed until each game kicks off.

And that’s about it, really. The usual bet types, parlays, and other strategies are available. This thread will be a day-by-day update, with updated standings and results. Watch the comments section.

The standings going into the first bowl games:

User Total
undercoverbull 2570.93
speruche 2371.99
Danj725 2292.66
jrjs 1784.59
HerdCountry941 1333.24
camweed12 1123.48
anthonyvito 1081.72
GaryStephen 1067.70
carlzee 988.43
mmmmsnouts 938.83
McIntyre2K7 922.84
mcgies852 874.02
briank19 838.46
andrewpina 790.75
Defdans 744.81
Snafu13 722.09
ElliotMoore 610.71
E-Dogg42 (-500) 591.00
Gibbsak 570.70
jjlovecub 544.00
gym399 496.26
dsidwell31 379.00
BrianMartin 315.00
Oak1787 306.88
BullsOnParade96 (-500) 254.81
LrdNorman 52.68
Julmisteforheisman 5.46
ULhothot OUT

E-Dogg42 and BullsOnParade96 each won a Sudden Death bet to stay in the game. They each got an extra $500 after losing their initial $1000. They can still win the contest, but most overcome that additional $500 to do so. (E-Dogg42 also won some futures bets to stay in the black.)

ULhothot lost his Sudden Death Bet and is out for the season.

Julmisteforheisman (5.46) and LrdNorman (52.68) can bet all their remaining chips on one play if they wish to. Everyone else must make the prescribed 2/5 bets and 25%/50% total.

If you want a feel for how post bowl seasons have gone, read the threads for previous years:

The only thing I ask is, don’t talk about your picks until the game has started. Beyond that, feel free to chime in! It’s been a fun season and I’m hoping for an exciting conclusion. This post will stay on the main page until the season ends.

Good luck, everyone!