Why the format change?

By Kurtis Hanni

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, things have changed. This year at Pigskin Pick Six a decision was made to move the game from an email based game to a website based game. Why you ask? Many reasons, but lets start with a story.

Pigskin Pick Six was started in 2006 by John Stovall. It started as a cozy group of 25 friends playing the game we still play today. Sure, scoring was a little different and it might have been a bit easier to win a week(or the whole thing), but the essence is the same: college football fans having fun with a new way to follow the sport they
. While the group grew to over 200 people in 2012, participants by yearthe charm was still there. For those who have been around for a couple years, you have seen the maturation in the game. Originally, the picks were made via sending spreadsheets to John (and his team of volunteers) to manually enter the data to a master sheet, then updated to the leaderboard. In 2012, for the first time, an effort was made to automate much of the process. For each volunteer, manual entry was taking at least one full evening a week to complete. This meant more delays in getting the leaderboard out and more possibilities of error. With automation, much of that has been improved. With the implementation of this website, we hope to achieve a few things:

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How does this work?

Thank you for coming to the Pigskin Pick Six website. If you are here, you are either lost or are considering joining a college football pick ’em contest. How does it work?  Simply put: Each week, 15 games are selected in which the players submit 6 picks(including one lock).   You will be awarded points based on your performance.  For a complete set of league rules, please click on this url.

To pay, thus entering the competition, please follow this link to LeagueSafe: https://leaguesafe.com/join/2160982/pigskin-pick-six

Due to the number of expected participants, the vast majority of us will fail to win money.  Therefore, I encourage you to partake in little side competitions with your family and/or friends.  It will give you a better chance to get on the podium and will help keep your interest throughout the year.

Season Info

Please note the tabs at the top of the page.  All the information you would want or need throughout the season is contained within the website.  From the pick sheet, to the leaderboard and statistics.  Some of the tabs have old information used as space fillers.  It is just to give you an idea of how everything will look once the season starts.

Each week will have a preview and review post, and maybe a few sprinkled in between. Enjoy these at your leisure and feel free to comment and participate in discussions!  Our goal is to have the picks available and the leaderboard updated weekly by Tuesday at 9pm ct.

2014 Rules


  • Each week, you will be given a pick sheet with 15 college football games. You will choose a point spread winner in six of the 15 games, with one serving as your “lock of the week”.
  • The point spreads will be determined by taking an average of the lines released by Las Vegas sportsbooks.
  • The 15 games will be chosen based on the following criteria: (1) OSU and OU football games. (2) Top 25 matchups. (3) Big XII games of interest. (4) National games of interest. If all things are equal, a televised game will be chosen over one not on TV.
  • I will email the list of games every Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Your picks must be returned by 11:00am every Saturday. No exceptions. 11:00am Saturday. If a Thursday or Friday night game is among the 15 options and you wish to pick a game played on either night, your picks are due by 5:00pm the day of the game. Otherwise, they are due by Saturday at 11:00am. To summarize:


                -If one of your picks includes a Thursday game: return by Thursday at 5:00pm

                -If one of your picks includes a Friday game: return by Friday at 5:00pm

               -If you do not pick a Thursday or Friday game: return by Saturday at 11:00am

  • Picks will be made each week of the season; from the weekend of August 31st through December 7th. Fifteen Weeks.  Note:  Week Fifteen will only have 14 games to choose from.

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