The Washington Times - September 15, 2008, 09:28AM

First all, wanted everyone to know the winner’s pot in the D1scourse Challenge has its first (and far from last) goodie —- an EagleBank Bowl t-shirt. This helps everyone —- the Dec. 20 bowl gets mentioned every week in this entry, a contestant gets a free shirt and I don’t add extra clutter to my already cluttered home.

Anyway, this week’s winner was vr6terp, who came up with the best score just a week after failing/forgetting to even enter picks. Feel free to fire off a question for blog mailbag use.


The overall leader now is toppings, though 20 people remain within 25 points of the lead. And with some wild weeks coming up —- like this week, with Florida-Tennessee, Wake Forest-Florida State, Alabama-Arkansas and Louisiana State-Auburn —- things have a chance to change pretty quickly.

In case anyone is wondering, my faith in football mercenary Dennis Erickson was not repaid, prompting a tumble from first place to a share of 10th. Now I know how Idaho feels.

—- Patrick Stevens