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Compete for prizes in the Jack Vita Show Bowl Mania pool

It's the most wonderful time of the year: it's bowl season!

To celebrate bowl season (and the holidays), I'm setting up an official Jack Vita Show Bowlmania pool and giving away prizes to the first place finisher in the pool.

The sole winner of the Jack Vita Show pool will be sent $50 (via Venmo, PayPal, Quickpay, Zelle, etc.) AND be invited to appear on a future episode of the Jack Vita Show! In order to enter and be qualified to win, follow these instructions: 1) Join the Jack Vita Show Bowlmania pool on ESPN. This link should get you in. If it doesn't, send me an email (; I'll get you in.

2) Subscribe to the Jack Vita Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, or wherever podcasts are found. No, you do not have to subscribe on ALL of those platforms, just one of them. Choose wisely.

3) Leave a 5-star rating and review of the Jack Vita Show on Apple Podcasts. You don't need to listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or even have an iPhone to leave a review. You can do so on your computer. Each 5-star review helps boost the Jack Vita Show in the Apple Podcasts algorithm, expands the reach of the show, and it means a lot to me! Make sure you write something. Your review could be as brief as "Great pod", or, it could be a detailed review explaining why you love the show, what your favorite episode is, etc. It's up to you. I may award an additional prize to the best review the show receives. We'll see. 4) Take a screenshot of your review, and another screenshot that shows that you are subscribed to the podcast, and tweet said screenshots to me (@JackVitaShow), email them to me (, or send them to me in a direct message on Facebook or Instagram. Once I see that you are subscribed and have left a review, I will know that you are qualified to win our first place prizes. If you don't submit your screenshots to me in time, you won't be qualified to win. 5) Submit your picks to the Jack Vita Show Bowlmania Pool. You'll be picking against the spread. You'll be awarded a point for every game you pick correctly. You will not be penalized for guessing incorrectly. We'll be picking against the spread. If Toledo is favored by 7 points (-7) against Middle Tennessee, and you pick Toledo, Toledo would need to win by 8 points or more in order for you to be correct. If Middle Tennessee loses by 6 or less, or wins outright, and you pick Toledo, you will be incorrect and not receive a point. If Toledo wins by 7 in this hypothetical scenario, the outcome would be a push; in other words, it would be a tie, and nothing would happen.

Picks lock 5 minutes prior to each game's start time. You'll be able to make and change your picks prior to that, but the picks will lock 5 minutes before each game's start time. To make sure you're getting all your picks in, try to submit all your picks before the bowl season starts Friday, December 17. You can still change your picks as long as its before each game's deadline. That's it! Make sure you join the pool and get your picks in before Friday, December 17. CJ Revis won our 2021 March Madness pool, earning him a $50 prize and a recent appearance on the Jack Vita Show! This is your opportunity to win big! Questions? Tweet or email me. Good luck to all.

2021 Bowl Games (with College Football Playoff Rankings):

December 17: Bahamas Bowl (Nassau, Bahamas) — Middle Tennessee (6-6) vs. Toledo (7-5)

December 17: Cure Bowl (Orlando, Florida) — Northern Illinois (9-4) vs. Coastal Carolina (10-2)

December 18: Boca Raton Bowl (Boca Raton, Florida) — Western Kentucky (8-5) vs. Appalachian State (10-3)

December 18: New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, New Mexico) — UTEP (7-5) vs. Fresno State (9-3)

December 18: Independence Bowl (Shreveport, Louisiana) — #13 BYU (10-2) vs. UAB (8-4)

December 18: Lending Tree Bowl (Mobile, Alabama) — Eastern Michigan (7-5) vs. Liberty (7-5)

December 18: L.A. Bowl (Los Angeles, California) — Utah State (10-3) vs. Oregon State (7-5)

December 18: New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans, Louisiana) — #23 Louisiana (12-1) vs. Marshall (7-5)

December 20: Myrtle Beach Bowl (Conway, South Carolina) — Tulsa (6-6) vs. Old Dominion (6-6)

December 21: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, Idaho) — Kent State (7-6) vs. Wyoming (6-6)

December 21: Frisco Bowl (Frisco, Texas) — UTSA (12-1) vs. #24 San Diego State (11-2)

December 22: Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, Texas) — Army (8-3) vs. Missouri (6-6)

December 23: Frisco Classic Bowl (Frisco, Texas) — Miami (OH) (6-6) vs. North Texas (6-6)

December 23: Gasparilla Bowl (Tampa, Florida) — Florida (6-6) vs. UCF (8-4)

December 24: Hawai'i Bowl (Honolulu, Hawai'i) — Memphis (6-6) vs. Hawaii (6-7)

December 25: Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Alabama) — Ball State (6-6) vs. Georgia State (7-5)

December 27: Quick Lane Bowl (Detroit, Michigan) — Nevada (8-4) vs. Western Michigan (7-5)

December 27: Military Bowl (Annapolis, Maryland) — Eastern Carolina (7-5) vs. Boston College (6-6)

December 28: Birmingham Bowl (Birmingham, Alabama) — #20 Houston (11-2) vs. Auburn (6-6)

December 28: First Responder Bowl (University Park, Texas) — Air Force (9-3) vs. Louisville (6-6)

December 28: Holiday Bowl (San Diego, California) — UCLA (8-4) vs. North Carolina State (9-3)

December 28: Guaranteed Rate Bowl (Phoenix, Arizona) — Minnesota (8-4) vs. West Virginia (6-6)

December 29: Fenway Bowl (Boston, Massachusetts) — SMU (8-4) vs. Virginia (6-6)

December 29: Pinstripe Bowl (New York, New York) — Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Maryland (6-6)

December 29: Cheez-It Bowl (Orlando, Florida) — #19 Clemson (9-3) vs. Iowa State (7-5)

December 29: Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, Texas) — #16 Oklahoma (10-2) vs. #14 Oregon (10-3)

December 30: Duke's Mayo Bowl (Charlotte, North Carolina) — North Carolina (6-6) vs. South Carolina (6-6)

December 30: Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tennessee) — Purdue (8-4) vs. Tennessee (7-5)

December 30: Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, Nevada) — Wisconsin (8-4) vs. Arizona State (8-4)

December 31: TaxSlayer Bowl (Jacksonville, Florida) — #17 Wake Forest (10-3) vs. #25 Texas A&M (8-4)

December 31: Arizona Bowl (Tucson, Arizona) — Central Michigan (8-4) vs. Boise State (7-5)

December 31: Tony the Tiger Bowl (El Paso, Texas) — Miami (FL) (7-5) vs. Washington State (7-5)

January 1: Outback Bowl (Tampa, Florida) — #21 Arkansas (8-4) vs. Penn State (7-5)

January 1: Citrus Bowl (Orlando, Florida) — #15 Iowa (10-3) vs. #22 Kentucky (9-3)

January 4: Texas Bowl (Houston, Texas) — Kansas State (7-5) vs. LSU (6-6)

New Year's Six Bowls

December 30: Peach Bowl (Atlanta, Georgia) — #10 Michigan State (10-2) vs. #12 Pittsburgh (11-2)

January 1: Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, Arizona) — #5 Notre Dame (11-1) vs. #9 Oklahoma State (11-2)

January 1: Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California) — #6 Ohio State (10-2) vs. #11 Utah (10-3)

January 1: Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, Louisiana) — #7 Baylor (11-2) vs. #8 Ole Miss (10-2)

College Football Playoff

December 31: Orange Bowl (Miami Gardens, Florida) — #2 Michigan (11-2) vs. #3 Georgia (11-2)

December 31: Cotton Bowl (Arlington, Texas) — #1 Alabama (11-2) vs. #4 Cincinnati (13-0)

January 10: National Championship (Indianapolis, Indiana) — Semifinal winners

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