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By Jim Orr
The Courier 

The Courier Football Contest

It's Back. It's Fall. It's Glasgow. It's Time To Pick.


Jim Orr / The Courier

You're looking at the first ever Courier football contest. It appeared in the Sept. 6, 1966 paper, and a local fall sports tradition was born.

Ready for some football?

Football pickin'?

The Courier's 47th annual football contest – or what's known as the 47th annual – kicks off this week on Page 6B.

Along the way in contest history, some bad math occurred.

The picture you see with this article shows the debut contest on Sept. 6, 1966 – 48 years ago. However, the contest was on the disabled list and inactive during the 2009 season – so 47th will have to do.

The contest is again a fixture on Courierland's fall sports scene, a weekly ritual for many who predict winners in each of the 21 weekly games and stuff their ballots i...

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