The Hippy and the Sorority Chick are taking a break.
No, I haven't placed either of them on suspension like the Frat Boy last week.
Instead, over the next five weeks I am giving each of the categories a bye week. This way, all stereotypes will have the same number of games in their cumulative record at the end of the season.
I'm having to do this, of course, because of the Frat Boy's little Florida mishap two weeks ago (in case you haven't been following the contest, a Fratty picked the Gators to beat UT and was severely punished).
So enjoy your vacation this week, Mr. Puff Puff Give and Miss Daddy I Need A New Car.
Even though this week's contest is missing the pretty picture of another girl who swears her boyfriend isn't like the rest of the Frat Guys, this means sorority chicks all over campus can watch college football all day Saturday and not worry about the outcomes hurting their reputation in the contest.
Oops ... I forgot. Greek Girls obviously don't care about my stupid contest because none of them ever e-mail me.
Maybe it's the good-looks intimidation factor that my face presents.
Nope, that can't be it ... I just looked in the mirror.
I always told myself I would never beg sorority girls for anything, but I'm desperate. Please send me an e-mail telling me you want to participate.
If you're worried that a girl's picking ability could never challenge that of the football-genius males in this contest, just take a look at Fresh Meat. She's not only a sports-editor-basher, but she's also become a stereotype-changer (she is in a tie for second with a 31-9 overall record, just one game back from everybody's favorite Redneck).
This week's High Holy Tennessee prediction:
Unlike one type of UT males on the campus, I don't pick against the Vols at home. For my predicted score, I've decided to take a look at patterns.
After beating UNLV, 42-17, UT beat Florida, 30-28, then beat Louisiana Tech again by a score of 42-17.
So I'll go with UT over Auburn, 30-28, followed by UT over Georgia, 42-17.
- Matt Giles is the sports editor of The Daily Beacon and a senior in journalism. He can be reached at mgiles@utk.edu.