Easily our favorite thing to do here on the blog each season is running our weekly predictions contest. It’s always a fun thing for us during game week to throw out our guesses and then see what you think.
First, however, we need to take a moment to congratulate our most recent winner. In this case, props go out to Little R for correctly predicting a Cotton Bowl victory back in January. Her take: “We need to win a bowl game for a change [...] and show we really have joined the big boys!” Considering that was your second predictions contest win of the season, Little R, I think you’ve shown the ‘big boys’ how it’s done!
We knew after last season ended that it was time to replace our Nutt-inspired “Brotha” T-shirts. But little did we know that the events of the offseason would provide the ironic inspiration for this season’s attire. So without further ado, allow us to present the latest in RBN casual wear:
What can we say…we couldn’t help ourselves. After the offseason that Hog fans have endured, it’s time to chuckle a little, complete the healing process and look forward to what will no doubt be a memorable season. In that spirit, we’ve created a very limited run of these T-shirts for each of our weekly, uh, ‘grand prize’ winners. How do we choose who wins? Click here for all the contest details.
So here we go:
Walking on Sunshine: In Coach Jack Crowe’s return to Razorback Stadium, the Gamecocks will play their part and only go home with a $450,000 pay day. As for the Hogs, I’m thinking 8-10 carries for Knile will be enough. Paul Haynes’ defense makes a good first impression. Arkansas 45, Jacksonville State 6.
HogBaller: The Razorbacks get out early in the season opener. A much improved defense sets the tone while the offense showcase their numerous weapons. This one won’t be close. Arkansas 42, Jacksonville State 6.
HogBlogger: Hogs pour it on to make the point that life is really okay. Whether that’s true or not will remain a question. Arkansas 56, Jacksonville State 10.
TipsterHog: This team has a lot pent up and they’re ready to take it out on someone else. Even if it’s not a “statement game” because of the opponent, it will still be a solid start to the season. Arkansas 52, Jacksonville State 3.
Leave a comment with your name, e-mail address and pick. And make sure and add your own take like “Defeating Gamecock teams is our speciality” or “Remember The Citadel! Hogs roll.”