A wild two-horse race from start to finish in the celebrated GolfersWest.com season-ending pick’em exercise basically was determined with a coin toss.
That is when TCU called “tails” and it came up “heads”, an appropriate beginning to what became the most lopsided score in the history of the College Football Playoff.
The 65-7 rout by the Georgia Bulldogs National Champions but made Bob Sherwin a two-time winner of the world-renowned GolfersWest.com College Football pick’em competition.
Bob and Kirby Arnold entered the grand finale with identical 25-16 records, just a shade or five ahead of third-place finisher Jim Street, the odds-on favorite to win his third title. Not to be.
After a blazing start (9-1), Sherwin cooled off a bit and Arnold moved into a tie when Mississippi State defeated Illinois in the ReliaQuest Bowl (whatever that is) on Jan. 2.
Congrats to the GW co-founder, CEO and the site’s best bowl winner-picker in the ’22-23 season.
Bob (26-16) Jim (20-21) Kirby (25-17)
Bahamas/Dec. 16 UAB UAB UAB
Cure/Dec. 16 TROY UTSA UTSA
Kimmel/LA/Dec. 17 FRES WSU WSU
New Mexico/Dec. 17 BYU BYU BYU
Wasabi/Fenway/Dec. 17 CIN CIN CIN (LOUISVILLE)
Lending Tree/Dec. 17 S.MISS S.MISS S.MISS
Las Vegas/Dec. 17 OSU OSU OSU
Fresno/Dec. 17 BOISE BOISE BOISE
Myrtle Beach/Dec. 19 MARS MARS MARS
Idaho Potato/Dec. 20 E.MICH S.JOSE SJOSE
Boca Raton/Dec. 20 LIBERTY TOLEDO TOLEDO
New Orleans/Dec. 21 S.ALAB S.ALAB S.ALAB (W.Ky.)
Armed Forces/Dec. 22 BAYLOR BAYLOR BAYLOR (AF)
Independence/Dec. 23 HOU HOU HOU
Gasparilla/Dec. 23 WAKE MISSOURI WAKE
Hawaii/Dec. 24 SD.ST SD.ST M.TENN
Quick Lane/Dec. 26 BG N.MEX N.MEX
Camellia/Dec. 27 GA.SO GA.SO GA.SO (Buff)
First Responder/Dec. 27 MEMP MEMP MEMP
Birmingham/Dec. 27 E.CAR E.CAR E.CAR
Guaranteed Rate/Dec. 27 OK.ST OK.ST OK.ST (Wisc.)
Liberty/Dec. 28 ARK KAN ARK
Military/Dec. 28 UCF DUKE DUKE
Holiday/Dec. 28 ORE ORE ORE
Texas/Dec. 28 TT TT MISS
Pinstripe/Dec. 29 SYRA MINN MINN
Cheese-It/Dec. 29 FSU FSU FSU
Alamo/Dec. 29 WASH TEX TEX
Sun/Dec. 30 UCLA UCLA UCLA (Pitt)
Duke’s Mayo/Dec. 30 MARY NC.ST NC.ST
Arizona/Dec. 30 OHIO WYOM OHIO
Gator/Dec. 30 ND S.CAR S.CAR
Orange/Dec. 30 CLEM TENN CLEM
Music City/Dec. 31 IOWA KY IOWA
Sugar/Dec. 31 ALAB ALAB ALAB
Peach/Dec. 31 OSU GEORGIA GEORGIA
Fiesta/Dec. 31 MICH MICH MICH (TCU)
ReliaQuest/Jan. 2 ILL. ILL MISS.ST
Citrus/Jan. 2 LSU LSU LSU
Cotton/Jan. 2 USC USC USC (Tulane)
Rose/Jan. 2 PENN.ST UTAH PENN.ST
Nat. Champ/Jan. GEORGIA. – TCU