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.

Episodes

September 21, 2023 33 mins
Three weeks down, many to go! Yet, heading into Week 4, the leaders have gained a little separation in trying to claim the $350 in cash and prizes on the line! In Week 3, Thomas Black, Alan Denton, & Zane Chappalear combined to guide you directly to a 5-1 record against the spread if you directly followed their advice. That won't happen every week, but listen to this week's ATS Pick'em Pod, where you can get Thomas Black's & Alan D...
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Two weeks into the season and the leaderboard is shaping up with $350 in cash and prizes on the line! Don't miss out on any information your competition might be picking up each week - listen to this week's ATS Pick'em Pod, including Thomas Black's & Alan Denton's ATS Locks other picks (18:22) in: Colorado State (+22.5) at Colorado, Syracuse (-2.5) at Purdue, & Virginia Tech (+6.5) at Rutgers If you would like to gain access to Tho...
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Week 1 is in the books, and a leader has been established for the top prize of $175 and a BLACKOUT t-shirt! Don't miss out on any information your competition might be picking up each week - listen to this week's ATS Pick'em Pod, including Thomas Black's & Alan Denton's ATS Locks other picks (9:38) in: Iowa (-3.5) at Iowa State, UCF (-3.5) at Boise State, Utah (-7.5) at Baylor, & Texas A&M (-4.5) at Miami If you would like to gain ...
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New to The Blackout? Want to compete for hundreds of dollars in cash & prizes in this season's Against-the-Spread & Confidence Pick'ems? Sign up now to receive group invitations and more details on the prizes: Registration Form. Week 1 is here! Get a jump on the competition by listening to this week's ATS Pick'em Pod, including Alan Denton & Thomas Black's ATS Locks other picks (8:11) in: Colorado (+20.5) at TCU, UTSA (+0.5) at Hou...
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This episode unveils larger cash prizes for 2023, details ways to benefit from content on distributed by The Blackout on a weekly basis, and shares about multiple team member perks. Week 1 picks are due before noon eastern time on Saturday, September 2. Don't miss the opportunity to compete for cash prizes with The Best #CFBPickemPod in the Land! New? Sign up to receive email invitations to our ATS & Confidence Pick'ems with our Re...
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This episode unveils larger cash prizes for 2023, details ways to benefit from content on distributed by The Blackout on a weekly basis, and shares about multiple team member perks. Week 1 picks are due before noon eastern time on Saturday, September 2. Don't miss the opportunity to compete for cash prizes with The Best #CFBPickemPod in the Land! New? Sign up to receive email invitations to our ATS & Confidence Pick'ems with our Re...
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Wake Forest has seen a solid run of success under Dave Clawson, but the Demon Deacons see a lot of tranistion in its roster heading into the 2023 season. What are Wake's strengths & concerns? In this episode, listen to Thomas Black & Alan Denton's conversation of the Deacs' roster, the '23 schedule, and their overall expectations of the team as the pick'em season approaches. Join us again next week on this podcast feed for The Blac...
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August 10, 2023 23 mins
Tennessee's offense was tremendous last season, under the guidance of Josh Heupel and Hendon Hooker. Heading into '23 Heupel is turning the reins over to Joe Milton. How will the transition go? What are Tennessee's strengths & weaknesses? Listen in to Thomas Black & Alan Denton's conversation of AD's Vols. Here they'll give their thoughts on the previous questions and so much more! Join us again next week on this podcast feed for a...
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August 3, 2023 20 mins
Dan Lanning's Ducks bring back a ton of offensive talent, key transfers on the defensive side of the ball, and some big expectation heading into the 2023 season. How will it all shake out? Thomas Black and Alan Denton are here to lay out their ideas of what could make this team great, what concerns they have, and when we'll see Oregon in the '23 ATS & Confidence Pick'ems. Join us again next week on this podcast feed for another FRE...
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July 27, 2023 23 mins
Year 1 under Brent Venables was an embarrassment for OU fans. But, with a number of key players returning, a second year in Venables' system, and a softer schedule ahead, what should you expect from the Sooners in 2023? Thomas Black & Alan Denton are here to talk about what they remember most from last season, Oklahoma's strengths & weaknesses, and when they expect to see the Sooners on this season's pick'em board. Join us again ne...
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It's time to Row the Boat! PJ Fleck's crew was quite active in The Blackout's 2022-23 pick'em contests, appearing seven times. The Golden Gophers went 4-3 in both the Confidence & ATS Pick'ems and now face a lot of roster turnover heading into the 2023 campaign. Thomas Black & Alan Denton are here to discuss what stood out last season, Minnesota's strengths & weaknesses, and when they expect to see the Golden Gophers on this season...
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Kansas State was one of the more pleasant surprises across the landscape of college football in 2022-23, appearing in The Blackout's pick'em contests nine times (tied for the most appearances of any team). After going 6-3 in the confidence slate and 5-4 in the ATS Pick'em, there both some real positives and some real concerns facing the Wildcats in 2023. Thomas Black & Alan Denton are back with you to talk about what they remember ...
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July 6, 2023 18 mins
In the 2022-23 college football season, Baylor appeared in The Blackout's pick'em contests seven times. Dave Aranda's squad went 2-5 in the Confidence Pick'em & 3-4 in the Against-the-Spread Pick'em. Now, with only a couple of months until kickoff, Thomas Black & Alan Denton are back with you to discuss their takeaways from last season, the Bears' biggest roster changes ahead of the '23 season, and what they expect to see from Bayl...
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Just as with the ATS Pick'em Pod, the National Championship brings a lot of good news! In this episode, Thomas Black & Alan Denton give out their Confidence Picks for TCU vs Georgia (listen to the ATS Pick'em Pod for a more thorough breakdown of the game). In the Confidence Pick'em the Top 2 spots may be locked up, but, for Patreon Team Members, it means they've already won - that's because AD's 1st-Place winnings will be divided u...
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With the National Championship, comes a lot of good news! First, Thomas Black & Alan Denton are bringing you their ATS Locks for TCU (+13.5) vs Georgia. Then, they break the big news that should AD land any prizes, his winnings will be donated to The Blackout's Team Members (Walk-On Tier or higher on Patreon). Finally, stick around for the best advice these guys can offer each person who has a chance to land inside the Top 3, claim...
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Merry Early-Christmas! First, in this episode, tune in early to catch a couple of important updates on matchups and picks from the Dec. 16-24 ATS Locks episode. You'll gain additional insight into Cincinnati (-1.5) vs Louisville & Western Kentucky (+2.5) vs South Alabama. Then, get ready for a long list of new ATS Locks, including a bunch of ATS Lock Parties, for the second half of Bowl Season, where you'll find picks (6:31) for: ...
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Bowl Season is here and so are Thomas Black & Alan Denton's ATS Locks! In this episode, TB & AD are focusing on the 17 bowl games from Friday, December 16th to Saturday, December 24th, and they have a ton of ATS Locks ready to hand out. Thomas and Alan each give out their 5 favorite ATS plays in chronological order, and you'll get their thoughts on:UTSA (+2.5) vs TroyCincinnati (-1.5) vs LouisvilleJackson State (-16.5) vs North Car...
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Thomas Black & Alan Denton return to detail who won and how prizes were handed out during the regular-season Against-the-Spread and Confidence Pick'em contests. Plus, TB & AD detail how the format of the show will change going into Bowl Season. Don't miss out!If you would like to sign up yourself or invite a friend to our future contests, use our REGISTRATION FORM below (you can copy the link to send it to a friend). And, if you wo...
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The Blackout's regular-season college football pick'em contests come to a close this Saturday, and over $400 in cash and prizes will be handed out to our Top 3 in both our ATS & Confidence Pick'em competitions.This week's picks (23:46) look at Kansas State (+2.5) vs TCU in the Big 12 Championship and UCF (+3.5) at Tulane in the AAC Championship in the ATS Locks and KSU-TCU for insight into Confidence Value Picks.If you would like t...
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November 23, 2022 37 mins
Only two weeks remain in The Blackout's regular-season college football pick'em contests, and both Thomas Black and Alan Denton find themselves within reach of landing prizes - TB on the ATS side; AD on the Confidence side. Both guys are looking at a Week 13 slate that has some high-chaos potential, and they're hoping to spin up some Black Magic before Championship Week approaches.This week's picks (22:03) find some common ground w...
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