The Blackout

The Blackout

The Blackout is The Best #CFBPickemPod in the Land. Hosts Thomas Black & Alan Denton offer listeners the ability to compete for prizes in ESPN's college football confidence contests College Pick'em & Bowl Mania.

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January 15, 2022 19 min
Thomas Black and Alan Denton return for a brief recap of the 2021-22 Bowl Pick'em contest on The Blackout. Congratulations, Jorge, Spencer, Harrison, Greg, and Christopher for walking away with over $500 in cash and prizes for finishing in the Top 5!

TB & AD also touch on what went down between Georgia and Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship, and they break news of The Blackout's Patreon account...
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Thomas Black & Alan Denton are here for one final Pick'em Pod in the 2021-22 college football season. This time, they bring you their picks for the College Football Playoff National Championship between Georgia and Alabama, their score predictions to help with ESPN's Bowl Mania Total Score Tiebreaker, and their best tips and strategies for who to pick if you're not projected to land inside the Top 5 with your MAX sc...
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Thomas Black & Alan Denton are back with a Pick'em Rewind to break down the ups and downs of Bowl Season before the National Championship is played Monday night. Also, stay tuned for this week's Pick'em Pod, which will include TB & AD's National Championship picks, as well as their score predictions to give insight into ESPN's Bowl Mania Total Score TIebreaker.

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December 11, 2021 69 min
The Blackout's Bowl Pick'em contest begins December 17th! That means Thomas Black and Alan Denton are here to bring you a loaded slate of #ValuePicks and CFP Picks for Bowl Season. 44 games to pick, up to 990 points to collect, $500 in cash & prizes on the line, and it all starts with The Best #CFBPickemPod in the Land.

Picks brought to you in chronological order: Utah State-Oregon State (12/18), Missouri-Army (12/22), U...
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December 10, 2021 12 min
Welcome one and all! The Blackout's Bowl Pick'em group is here, the games kick off on December 17th, there are over $500 in prizes available for the Top 5 finishers in the contest, and Thomas Black and Alan Denton are here to walk you through tips for the confidence pick'em slate. Don't worry, whether you're a newbie or an old vet in the confidence game, these guys will help you understand everything that comes ...
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Purge Week begins Friday night with the Conference USA Championship Game at 7:00 PM EST, followed by the Pac-12 Championship Game at 8:00 PM EST. Entering your picks after kickoff for those two games would sacrifice 3 points on your pick'em slate in Week 14. It's value like this that brings Thomas Black and Alan Denton to you each week on The Best #CFBPickemPod in the Land! Speaking of value...TB & AD have their last #V...
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With only 2 weeks to go in The Blackout's regular-season College Pick'em contest, Thomas Black and Alan Denton join you again to bring you their best #ValuePicks for Week 13. This time, both guys agree on a side in the Miami (OH)-Kent State game. And, TB and AD also bring you their picks in Oregon State-Oregon and Wake Forest-Boston College Games.

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In Week 12, both Thomas Black and Alan Denton took some aggressive plays in an attempt to flip their positions in the standings...Let's just say it didn't fare so well for AD. Alternatively, TB ended up just shy of a tremendous slate of picks that would have put him in excellent position with just two weeks to go. Find out what else they learned in this week's Pick'em Rewind.

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November 18, 2021 27 min
Week 12 brings listeners of The Best #CFBPickemPod in the Land to the final 3 weeks of its regular-season College Pick'em contest on ESPN.com. Thomas Black and Alan Denton are looking to rebound from a rough Week 11, and bring their top Value Picks for Iowa State at Oklahoma, Wake Forest at Clemson, and Oregon at Utah.

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November 17, 2021 33 min
In Week 11, Thomas Black and Alan Denton each cashed a big Value Pick. Despite that, both guys just went 5-5 in their picks, but they were so close to having much better days. Still, they each climbed a little closer to the leader in 2021's College Pick'em contest.

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November 10, 2021 22 min
The Week 11 Pick'em Slate is upon us, and Saturday presents some challenges for those competing with The Best #CFBPickemPod in the Land. Thomas Black and Alan Denton are here to bring you their top Value Picks this week, including their selections for Texas A&M at Ole Miss, Nevada at San Diego State, and Michigan at Penn State. With only four weekends remaining in the regular-season College Pick'em contest, this is vita...
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November 10, 2021 39 min
Thomas Black and Alan Denton wind it back to review the Week 10 Pick'em Slate. Some Value Picks were hot...some were not. At the end of the day, though, TB and AD each had a solid week and are both in the Top 10 with only 4 weeks left in the regular-season College Pick'em competition.

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There are only 5 weeks left in The Blackout's regular-season College Pick'em contest! Don't miss out on this week's Value Picks! In this episode, Thomas Black and Alan Denton bring you their best plays for Liberty at Ole Miss, Oklahoma State at West Virginia, Ohio State at Nebraska, and Oregon at Washington...

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Purge Week, Part II is in the books! Thomas Black and Alan Denton join you again to discuss everything that went down in Week 9, including wild some aggressive, successful Value Picks...

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October 27, 2021 30 min
After a short time away, Purge Week is back on The Best #CFBPickemPod in the Land! Thomas Black and Alan Denton are here to help you through a pick'em slate that includes 8 games with spreads under 5 points. This Pick'em Pod offers Value Picks on Kentucky at Mississippi State, Fresno State at San Diego State, Virginia at BYU, and Iowa at Wisconsin.

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Week 8 is in the books, and Thomas Black and Alan Denton are here to discuss all that went down in The Blackout's College Football Pick'em Contest over the weekend. From Wake Forest scoring 70 to Pitt knocking Clemson out of contention in the ACC and everything in between, these guys have all the info you need.

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October 20, 2021 21 min
The second half of the college football season is upon us! As Thomas Black and Alan Denton move with you into Week 8, join them for this week's Value Picks. In this episode Thomas and Alan give you their confidence picks for NC State at Miami, Clemson at Pitt, and Oregon at UCLA.

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October 20, 2021 33 min
Half of the college football season and the ESPN College Pick'em contest are in the books. Thomas Black and Alan Denton review the Week 7 matchups, and the Value Picks were spot on. Alan took Utah over Arizona State, Thomas advised everyone to lower their confidence in Iowa vs Purdue, and both guys brought home a lot of point after putting stock in Pittsburgh over Virginia Tech.

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Moving on from a rough #PurgeWeek, Thomas Black and Alan Denton are looking to rebound in Week 7. These guys are at it once again, giving you their Value Picks for Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech, Arizona State at Utah, and Purdue at Iowa. W7 marks the halfway point of The Blackout's regular-season College Pick'em contest, so it's important to bring home a lot of points in this weekend's slate.

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Purge Week did not go the way Thomas Black and Alan Denton intended, but they were so close to landing superb Week 7 scores. In this episode the guys break down the ups and downs of one of the most chaotic weeks ever seen on The Best #CFBPickemPod in the Land.

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