Beat the Blogger Matchups

In an unusually tough week for almost everybody and in a week where the
Blogger did his best to give everyone a chance at winning, it was Derrick
Wolfe
who walked away with the prize in last week’s Beat the
Blogger contest
. The Blogger managed just five correct picks
but Wolfe and Shannon tied for the top spot with eight winners and Wolfe
came closest to the tiebreaker to settle matters.

This week’s
picks are posted below
later on Monday so
make sure you get
your picks
posted before the start
of
the first game on Saturday.
Good
luck and spread the word on the contest before there is no more contest.
THIS MEANS YOU, SEE BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS.

Copy and paste our link and send it to your friends on Facebook, Twitter
and anywhere else so they can be a part of the action and we can boost
our total list of contestants, http://blog.tuffstuff.com/7thinning/

With the number of weekly participants slipping a bit the last
few weeks I’m making a call to action to all of our regulars to do some
recruiting. While more people means more work for the Blogger and more
people for the Blogger to go up against, I welcome the challenge and
offer this challenge to you: If each player can recruit 10 new players
and we can boost the total to 200 or more, I’ll triple the weekly prize.
So spread the word about the contest to all your co-workers, family and
friends and meet that goal and boost the prize.

Copy and paste our link and send it to your friends so they can
be a part of the action, http://blog.tuffstuff.com/7thinning/

This week’s winners are posted below so check to see how you fared
against the field.

While I enjoy giving prizes to several people vs. having just one weekly
winner, from this point forward contestants will be asked to provide a
tie-breaker on the week’s last game so we narrow our winner down to one.
Contestants will now be asked to predict the total score from the last
game on the list and the closest to the actual score will be deemed the
winner).

I’ll also require contestants to post their e-mail
address with their picks so I can track down the winners easier.

For those unfamiliar with the Beat the Blogger contest, the idea is
simple. The Blogger posts 10 matchups each week and then selects his
choices for the winners of those matchups. Contestants enter the Beat
the Blogger contest by clicking on the “Comment” section below the post
with the matchups and then select their own 10 winners.

You can
also designate one of your picks as a “Doubler” and you will receive an
extra point if you’re correct so don’t forget to designate your
“Doubler” pick and increase your chances of winning. If you Beat The
Blogger’s
total and post the high score for the week, you win. The
regular weekly prize is an authentic signed 8-by-10 color photo of stars
such as LaDainian Tomlinson, Drew Brees, Marshall Faulk, Santonio
Holmes, Gale Sayers, Catfish Hunter
and many more. From time to
time, the Blogger will sweeten the pot for the weekly contest so look
for special prize packages.

This week’s matchups with Blogger’s picks in parenthesis
June

19
Saturday
MLB

NY Mets at NY Yankees (Mets)
Milwaukee at Colorado (Milwaukee)
San Francisco at Toronto (San Francisco)
Kansas City at Atlanta (Kansas City)
June 20
Sunday
MLB
Minnesota at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)(Doubler)
LA Dodgers at Boston (Boston)
Cincinnati at Seattle (Cincinnati)
Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Cleveland)
Sunday June 20
World Cup

Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Slovakia)
Italy vs. New Zealand (Italy)
Tiebreaker:

Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game

48 thoughts on “Beat the Blogger Matchups

  1. Keith Sorenson on said:

    NYY–MIL–TOR–ATL(DBL)–MIN–LAD–CIN–CLE–PARA–ITALY–20

  2. Zach Konviser on said:

    NY Mets at NY Yankees (Yankees)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Colorado)
    San Francisco at Toronto (San Francisco)
    Kansas City at Atlanta (Atlanta)
    Minnesota at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)(Doubler)
    LA Dodgers at Boston (Boston)
    Cincinnati at Seattle (Cincinnati)
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Cleveland)
    Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Slovakia)
    Italy vs. New Zealand (Italy)
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game (22)

  3. Kris on said:

    METS
    MILWAUKEE
    TORONTO
    ATLANTA..DOUBLER
    MINNESOTA
    DODGERS
    CINCINNATI
    PITTSBURGH
    SLOVAKIA
    NEW ZEALAND
    26 SHOTS ON GOAL
    knewt2007@yahoo.com

  4. 1. NY Yankees
    2. Milwaukee
    3. Toronto
    4. Atlanta
    5. Philadelphia
    6. Boston
    7. Cincinnati
    8. Cleveland
    9. Paraguay
    10. Italy, doubler
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (Brazil/Ivory Coast)= 21

  5. MATTHEW GILMAN on said:

    NYY
    COL.
    TORONTO
    ATL

    PHILLY DOUBLER
    BOST
    CINCY
    PITT

    SLOV.
    ITALY

    TIE BREAKER 24

  6. JESSICA GILMAN on said:

    NYY
    COL.
    TORONTO
    ATL DOUBLER

    PHILLY
    BOSTON
    SEATTLE
    PITTS

    PARAGUAY
    ITALY

    TIE BREAKER 25

  7. steve emerick on said:

    June 19
    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Yankees doubler
    Colorado
    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Philadelphia
    Boston
    Seattle
    Pittsburgh
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Paraguay
    Italy
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game 37 shots

    STEVE EMERICK
    SJEMERICK@AOL.COM

  8. Dana Boisvert on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Mets at NY Yankees (Yankees)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Colorado)
    San Francisco at Toronto (San Francisco)
    Kansas City at Atlanta (Atlanta)
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    LA Dodgers at Boston (Boston)
    Cincinnati at Seattle (Cincinnati)
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Paraguay)
    Italy vs. New Zealand (Italy) – DOUBLER
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game: 16

  9. martin kelly on said:

    June 19th
    Yankees
    Colorado
    Toronto
    Atlanta-Doubler
    June 20th
    Minnesota
    Boston
    Cincinnati
    Pittsburgh
    Paraguay
    Italy
    Tie Breaker-23 total shots on goal in Brazil/Ivory Coast match.
    martymet1@yahoo.com

  10. simone gunzburg on said:

    June 19
    Mets-Doubler
    Colorado
    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    June 20
    Philadelphia
    L.A.Dodgers
    Cincinnati
    Cleveland
    Slovakia
    Italy
    Tiebreaker-24 total shots on goal(both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game
    simoneb1965@yahoo.com

  11. mark marecek on said:

    MLB JUN 19TH
    nym
    mil
    sf
    atl
    MLB JUN 20TH
    phil
    lad
    sea
    clev
    WORLDCUP
    papaguay
    italy
    total shots on goal both teams 13
    thx mark
    keceram@comcast.net

  12. mark marecek on said:

    keceram@comcast.net mark
    sorry my doubler is italy WORLD CUP

    THX MARK

  13. Jason Melynchek on said:

    Yankees
    Rockies
    Blue Jays
    Braves
    Phillies
    Red Sox
    Reds
    Pirates
    Paraguay
    Italy (Doubler)
    27

  14. Pamela on said:

    MLB
    NY Mets at NY Yankees (Yankees)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Milwaukee)
    San Francisco at Toronto (San Francisco)
    Kansas City at Atlanta (Atlanta)
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    LA Dodgers at Boston (Boston)(doubler)
    Cincinnati at Seattle (Cincinnati)
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Cleveland)
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Slovakia)
    Italy vs. New Zealand (Italy)
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game
    (28 shots on goals)

    spam_freak@yahoo.com

  15. chad knipe on said:

    NY YANKEES
    MILWAUKEE BREWERS
    SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
    KANSAS CITY ROYALS
    PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (DOUBLER)
    BOSTON REDSOX
    SEATTLE MARINERS
    CLEVELAND INDIANS
    SLOVAKIA
    ITALY
    TOTAL SHOTS ON GOAL (8)

    chad knipe

  16. Newt on said:

    Yankees
    Colorado
    Toronto
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia
    Boston
    Cincy
    Pittsburgh
    Slovakia
    Italy
    17 SOGS
    dnewt60@yahoo.com

  17. glenn berger on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Mets at NY Yankees (Mets)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Colorado )
    San Francisco at Toronto (Toronto )
    Kansas City at Atlanta (Kansas City)
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota at Philadelphia (Minnesota)
    LA Dodgers at Boston (Boston)(Doubler)
    Cincinnati at Seattle (Seattle )
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Cleveland)
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Slovakia)
    Italy vs. New Zealand (Italy)
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game 17

  18. Michael Mahnke on said:

    Yankess
    Colorado
    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia
    Boston
    Cincinnati
    Pittsburgh (Doubler)
    Slovakia
    Italy
    Tiebreaker: 15 shots

    mtmahnke@yahoo.com

  19. Julie on said:

    Yankess- Doubler
    Milwaukee
    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia
    LA Dodgers
    Cincinnati
    Pittsburgh
    Slovakia
    Italy
    Tiebreaker- 20 shots

    juhagen@hotmail.com

  20. Peter on said:

    June 19 MLB
    NY Yankees
    Milwaukee
    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    June 20 MLB
    Minnesota
    Boston
    Cincinnati
    Cleveland
    June 20 World Cup
    Paraguay
    Italy (doubler)
    Tiebreaker: 8 shots on goal

  21. Joe Ranyak on said:

    NY Mets at NY Yankees (Yankees)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Milwaukee)
    San Francisco at Toronto (San Francisco)
    Kansas City at Atlanta (Atlanta) (Doubler)
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota at Philadelphia (Minnesota)
    LA Dodgers at Boston (Boston)
    Cincinnati at Seattle (Cincinnati)
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Cleveland)
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Slovakia)
    Italy vs. New Zealand (Italy)
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game (14)

  22. Kayla on said:

    Yankees -Doubler
    Colorado
    Toronto
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia
    Boston
    Cincinnati
    Pittsburgh
    Slovakia
    Italy
    Tiebreaker -13 shots

    teeitupclubworks@yahoo.com

  23. Johnny G on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Mets
    Colorado
    San Francisco
    Atlanta Doubler
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota
    Boston
    Cincinnati
    Pittsburgh
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Paraguay
    Italy
    Tiebreaker: 12

  24. eddie "onions" weiss on said:

    NY Mets at NY Yankees (yankees)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Milwaukee)
    San Francisco at Toronto (San Francisco)
    Kansas City at Atlanta (atlanta)
    Minnesota at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    LA Dodgers at Boston (LA)
    Cincinnati at Seattle (Cincinnati)
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Cleveland)
    World Cup
    Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Slovakia)
    Italy vs. New Zealand (Italy) (doubler)
    Tiebreaker: 16

    tripod3434@aol.com

  25. Al Korman on said:

    June 19
    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Mets at NY Yankees (Yanks)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Colorado)
    San Francisco at Toronto (San Francisco)
    Kansas City at Atlanta (Atlanta)
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)(Doubler)
    LA Dodgers at Boston (Boston)
    Cincinnati at Seattle (Seattle)
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Cleveland)
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Slovakia)
    Italy vs. New Zealand (Italy)
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game (23)

  26. jeff rezzuto on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Mets at NY Yankees (Yanks)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Milwaukee)
    San Francisco at Toronto (Toronto)
    Kansas City at Atlanta (Atlanta) DOUBLER
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    LA Dodgers at Boston (Boston)
    Cincinnati at Seattle (Seattle)
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Cleveland)
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Slovakia)
    Italy vs. New Zealand (Italy)
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game (29)

  27. Rick K on said:

    June 19
    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Mets at NY Yankees (Yankees)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Colorado)
    San Francisco at Toronto (Toronto)
    Kansas City at Atlanta (Atlanta)
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    LA Dodgers at Boston (Boston)
    Cincinnati at Seattle (Cincinnati)
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Slovakia)
    Italy vs. New Zealand (Italy) (DOUBLER)
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game
    Tiebreaker: 19

    klabansky@hotmail.com

  28. Mike Bonner on said:

    June 19
    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Mets at NY Yankees (Mets)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Milwaukee)
    San Francisco at Toronto (San Francisco)
    Kansas City at Atlanta (Kansas City)
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Philadelphia
    LA Dodgers
    Cincinnati
    Cleveland
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Slovakia
    Italy
    Tiebreaker: 21 shots
    rennob94@yahoo.com

  29. Mike Bonner on said:

    Oops, sorry. My doubler is Philadelphia.

  30. Janet Bonner on said:

    June 19
    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Yankees (doubler)
    Milwaukee
    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Philadelphia
    Boston
    Cincinnati
    Cleveland
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Paraguay
    Italy
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game: 18 Shots
    mjbon2694@aol.com

  31. Emily Bonner on said:

    June 19
    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Yankees (doubler)
    Colorado
    Toronto
    Atlanta
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota
    LA Dodgers
    Seattle
    Cleveland
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Slovakia
    New Zealand
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game:24
    49mj26@gmail.com

  32. Steve Femia on said:

    Yankees
    Rockies
    Blue Jays
    Braves
    Phillies
    Red Soxs (Doubler)
    Reds
    Indians
    Slovakia
    Italy
    Shots= 12

  33. Andrew Greb on said:

    NY Yankees
    Milwaukee
    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia
    Boston
    Cincinnati (doubler)
    Cleveland
    Paraguay
    Italy
    Tiebreaker: 12

  34. Shannon Greb on said:

    NY Yankees
    Milwaukee
    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    Philadelphia
    Boston
    Cincinnati (doubler)
    Pittsburgh
    Paraguay
    Italy
    Tiebreaker: 12

  35. Derrick Wolfe on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Yankees
    Colorado
    Toronto
    Atlanta

    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota
    Boston
    Seattle
    Pittsburgh

    World Cup
    Paraguay
    Italy
    Tiebreaker: 12 Shots on Goal

    dwolfe01@hotmail.com

  36. lance greathouse on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Mets at NY Yankees (NY Yankees)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Milwaukee)
    San Francisco at Toronto (San Francisco)
    Kansas City at Atlanta (Atlanta) (Doubler)
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota at Philadelphia (Minnesota)
    LA Dodgers at Boston (LA Dodgers)
    Cincinnati at Seattle (Seattle)
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Slovakia)
    Italy vs. New Zealand (Italy)
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game(12)

  37. Natasha greathouse on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Mets at NY Yankees (NY Yankees)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Milwaukee)
    San Francisco at Toronto (Toronto)
    Kansas City at Atlanta (Atlanta)
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota at Philadelphia (Minnesota)
    LA Dodgers at Boston (LA Dodgers)(Doubler)
    Cincinnati at Seattle (Cincinnati)
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Cleveland)
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Paraguay)
    Italy vs. New Zealand (New Zealand)
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game(19)

  38. howard b. on said:

    NY Yankees
    Colorado
    San Francisco
    Atlanta
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Philadelphia
    Boston (doubler)
    Cincinnati
    Cleveland
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Paraguay
    Italy
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal in Brazil/Ivory Coast game (10)

    hb1255@yahoo.com

  39. Christie Merkle on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Yankees
    Milwaukee
    San Francisco
    Atlanta

    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota
    LA Dodgers
    Cincinnati (doubler)
    Cleveland

    Sunday
    World Cup
    Slovakia
    Italy
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game: 14 Shots

  40. Yale M. Brown on said:

    1. NY Yankees
    2. Colorado
    3. Toronto
    4. Atlanta (Doubler)
    5. Philadelphia
    6. Boston
    7. Seattle
    8. Pittsburgh
    9. Paraguay
    10. Italy
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game = 8

    YAL15M@aol.com

  41. Martin Sonsky on said:

    1. NY Yankees
    2. Colorado
    3. Toronto (Doubler)
    4. Atlanta
    5. Philadelphia
    6. Boston
    7. Seattle
    8. Pittsburgh
    9. Slovakia
    10. Italy
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game = 8

    Msonsky82443@yahoo.com

  42. Mike Molinaro on said:

    June 19
    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Mets at NY Yankees (NY Yankees)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Colorado)
    San Francisco at Toronto (San Francisco)
    Kansas City at Atlanta (Atlanta)
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    LA Dodgers at Boston (Boston) (Doubler)
    Cincinnati at Seattle (Cincinnati)
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Cleveland)
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Paraguay)
    Italy vs. New Zealand (Italy)
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goalin Brazil/Ivory Coast game (16)
    michaelmolinaro@msn.com

  43. Harry K on said:

    Mets
    Rockies
    Giants
    Braves

    Phillies Doubler
    Dodgers
    Reds
    Indians

    Paraguay
    Italy

    Tie Breaker 25

  44. Joann K on said:

    Yankees
    Rockies
    Giants
    Royals

    Phillies
    Red Sox
    Reds
    Indians

    Slovakia
    Italy DOUBLER

    TIE BREAKER 19

  45. Frank Dong on said:

    June 19
    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Mets at NY Yankees (Yankees)
    Milwaukee at Colorado (Milwaukee)
    San Francisco at Toronto (San Francisco)
    Kansas City at Atlanta (Atlanta)
    June 20
    Sunday
    MLB
    Minnesota at Philadelphia (Philadelphia) (Doubler)
    LA Dodgers at Boston (Boston)
    Cincinnati at Seattle (Cincinnati)
    Cleveland at Pittsburgh (Cleveland)
    Sunday June 20
    World Cup
    Slovakia vs. Paraguay (Slovakia)
    Italy vs. New Zealand (Italy)
    Tiebreaker: Total shots on goal (both teams) in Brazil/Ivory Coast game (13)

  46. Elizabeth Bertel on said:

    yanks
    mil
    sf
    atl
    philly
    bos
    sea (doubler)
    clev
    paraguay
    italy
    12

  47. Barbie on said:

    yanks
    mil
    sf
    atl
    philly
    bos
    sea (doubler)
    pitt
    paraguay
    italy
    12

  48. Steve Femia on said:

    I think its pretty funny people are using there wife, or other family members names and submitting multiple choices in. Look at some of the emails, different site but similar addresses.