Beat the Geek returns

The bowl slate has been set for the college football season which means The Alpena News’ annual Beat the Geek contest has returned for another year.

Fill out an entry form and return it to The News by Dec. 24. All mailed entries must be postmarked by Dec. 24.

This year’s form is the same as the previous three years with the College Football Playoff. The final spot on the form has spots for players to fill in the two teams they think will make the championship game from the two semifinals, the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. The two semifinals this year are Alabama vs. Clemson and Oklahoma vs. Georgia.

As with last year, please be advised if the final spot is filled in incorrectly, it will be marked wrong. Please also be sure to circle your winner for the championship game.

For his champion, The Geek likes Oklahoma to beat Alabama.

The form will also be posted online at

Think you can win? Don’t be afraid to fill out a form. The Geek picked only 10 games correctly last year and Dennis Dorr won the whole thing on the tiebreaker: the number of points scored in the championship game.

Prizes will be announced as they are made available.

Good luck to all players.