Beat the Blogger Matchups

This week’s matchups put your total sports knowledge to the test and
several contestants passed with flying colors. And because of his
impressive effort and the closest guess on his tiebreaker, Michael,
aka Madman
, walk away with this week’s prize in the Beat the
Blogger
contest. Michael scored a 9 and was only two points off his
tiebreaker to defeat a host of players all tied at nine. The Blogger
managed a respectable total of 7 but not it wasn’t enough.

This
week’s matchups are posted below so
make sure you get your picks locked in
before the start of the first matchup.
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 winning picks in parenthesis
May 15
Saturday
MLB

Minnesota at NY Yankees (Minnesota)
Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Chicago)
Philadelphia at Milwaukee (Philadelphia
Houston at San Francisco (San Francisco)
Cleveland at Baltimore (Baltimore)(Doubler)
LA Dodgers at San Diego (LA Dodgers)
Sunday
May 16
NBA Playoffs
Boston at Cleveland (Cleveland)
MLB

Texas at Toronto (Texas)
Chicago WS at Kansas City (Chicago WS)
Oakland at LA Angels (LA Angels)
Tiebreaker:

Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (11)

48 thoughts on “Beat the Blogger Matchups

  1. Paul on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Yankees
    Chicago Cubs
    Milwaukee
    San Francisco
    Baltimore
    LA Dodgers
    Sunday
    NBA
    Cleveland (doubler)
    MLB
    Toronto
    Kansas City
    LA Angels
    Total Runs:4

  2. Sal Sheffo on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    Minnesota at NY Yankees (Yanks)
    Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Pitt)
    Philadelphia at Milwaukee (Philadelphia)
    Houston at San Francisco (San Francisco)
    Cleveland at Baltimore (Baltimore)
    LA Dodgers at San Diego (LA Dodgers)
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston at Cleveland (Cleveland)Doubler
    MLB
    Texas at Toronto (Texas)
    Chicago WS at Kansas City (Chicago WS)
    Oakland at LA Angels (LA Angels)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (12)

    Sal

  3. steve emerick on said:

    May 15
    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Yankees
    Chicago Cubs Doubler
    Philadelphia
    San Francisco
    Cleveland
    LA Dodgers
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston
    MLB
    Texas
    Chicago WS
    LA Angels
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (9)

    Steve emerick
    sjemerick@aol.com

  4. 1. NY Yankees
    2. Chicago Cubs
    3. Philadelphia
    4. San Francisco
    5. Baltimore
    6. LA Dodgers
    7. Cleveland, doubler
    8. Toronto
    9. Chicago WS
    10. Oakland
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (9)

  5. glenn berger on said:

    Minnesota at NY Yankees (Minnesota)
    Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Chicago)
    Philadelphia at Milwaukee (Milwaukee)
    Houston at San Francisco (San Francisco) (Doubler)
    Cleveland at Baltimore (Cleveland)
    LA Dodgers at San Diego (San Diego)
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston at Cleveland (Boston)
    MLB
    Texas at Toronto (Toronto)
    Chicago WS at Kansas City (Chicago WS)
    Oakland at LA Angels (LA Angels)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (7)

  6. MLB
    Minnesota at NY Yankees (NY)
    Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Chicago)
    Philadelphia at Milwaukee (Philadelphia
    Houston at San Francisco (San Francisco)
    Cleveland at Baltimore (Baltimore)
    LA Dodgers at San Diego (LA Dodgers)
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston at Cleveland (Boston)(Doubler)
    MLB
    Texas at Toronto (Toronto)
    Chicago WS at Kansas City (Chicago WS)
    Oakland at LA Angels (LA Angels)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (9)

    Michael

  7. Michael Mahnke on said:

    NY Yankees
    Chicago
    Philadelphia
    San Francisco (Doubler)
    Cleveland
    San Diego
    Boston
    Toronto
    Chicago
    LA Angels
    Tiebreaker: 11 runs

    mtmahnke@yahoo.com

  8. Jessica Gilman on said:

    NYY
    CHI CUBS
    PHILLIES
    SAN FRAN
    BALT
    LA DODG
    BOSTON CELTICS
    CHI WS
    TEXAS
    OAK

    TOTAL RUNS 10

  9. Jessica Gilman on said:

    I FORGOT MY DOUBLER IS BALTIMORE

  10. Matthew Gilman on said:

    NYY
    CHI CUBS
    PHILLIES
    SAN FRAN
    CLEVELAND
    LA DODGERS

    CLEVELAND CAVS
    TORONTO
    CHI WS
    LA ANGELS DOUBLER

    8

  11. mark marecek on said:

    SAT MLB
    minn
    pitt
    mil
    sf
    clev
    sd
    SUN NBA
    clev (db)
    SUN MLB
    tor
    cws
    oak
    total pts 9
    thx mark marecek
    keceram@comcast.net

  12. –MLB May 15
    NY Yankees
    Pittsburgh
    Philadelphia
    San Francisco
    Baltimore
    LA Dodgers
    –May 16 –NBA Playoffs
    Boston – DOUBLER
    –MLB
    Texas
    Kansas City
    Oakland
    — Tiebreaker
    Total runs Oakland/LA Angels – 8

    David Rush
    drquitter@yahoo.com

  13. Michael DeCillis on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    Minnesota at NY Yankees (Minnesota)
    Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Chicago)
    Philadelphia at Milwaukee (Milwaukee)
    Houston at San Francisco (San Francisco)
    Cleveland at Baltimore (Baltimore)
    LA Dodgers at San Diego (SanDiego)
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston at Cleveland (Cleveland)
    MLB
    Texas at Toronto (Toronto)
    Chicago WS at Kansas City (Chicago) (Doubler)
    Oakland at LA Angels (Oakland)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (9)

    Michael DeCillis
    mgdecillis22@yahoo.com

  14. Dana Boisvert on said:

    May 15
    Saturday
    MLB
    Minnesota at NY Yankees (NY Yankees)
    Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Chicago)
    Philadelphia at Milwaukee (Philadelphia) – DOUBLER
    Houston at San Francisco (San Francisco)
    Cleveland at Baltimore (Baltimore)
    LA Dodgers at San Diego (San Diego)
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston at Cleveland (Boston)
    MLB
    Texas at Toronto (Toronto)
    Chicago WS at Kansas City (Chicago WS)
    Oakland at LA Angels (LA Angels)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (6)

  15. kerrin on said:

    NY Yankees
    Chicago Cubs
    Philadelphia
    San Francisco
    Cleveland
    LA Dodgers
    Cleveland (doubler)
    Toronto
    Chicago WS
    Oakland
    Tiebreaker: 7

    sportykerrin@yahoo.com

  16. Aaron Barton on said:

    NY Yankees (doubler)
    Chicago Cubs
    Milwaukee
    San Francisco
    Cleveland
    LA Dodgers
    Cleveland
    Texas
    Chicago WS
    Oakland (Tiebreaker 8)

  17. Jeff Barton on said:

    Minnesota
    Pittsburgh
    Philadelphia
    Houston
    Baltimore
    San Diego (doubler)
    Boston
    Toronto
    Kansas City
    LA Angels (5)

  18. Josh Gran on said:

    Yankees (doubler)
    Cubs
    Phillies
    San Fran
    Baltimore
    Dodgers
    Cleveland
    Texas
    White Sox
    Angles
    Total runs: 6

  19. jeff rezzuto on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    Minnesota at NY Yankees (NY Yankees)
    Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Chicago)
    Philadelphia at Milwaukee (Philadelphia) Doubler
    Houston at San Francisco (San Francisco)
    Cleveland at Baltimore (Baltimore)
    LA Dodgers at San Diego (SD padres)
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston at Cleveland (Boston)
    MLB
    Texas at Toronto (Texas)
    Chicago WS at Kansas City (Kansas City)
    Oakland at LA Angels (LA Angels)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (9)

  20. Julie on said:

    Minnesota
    Chicago- Doubler
    Philadelphia
    Houston
    Cleveland
    San Diego
    Cleveland
    Texas
    Kansas City
    Oakland
    Tiebreaker- 9 runs

    juhagen@hotmail.com

  21. martin kelly on said:

    May 15th
    Yankees-Doubler
    Cubs
    Phillies
    San Francisco
    Baltimore
    San Diego
    May 16th
    Cleveland Cavs
    Toronto
    Kansas City
    Oakland
    Tiebreaker-8 total runs Oak/Angels game
    martymet1@yahoo.com

  22. simone gunzburg on said:

    Yankees
    Cubs
    Phillies
    Giants-doubler
    Indians
    Dodgers
    Cavs
    Blue Jays
    White Sox
    Angels-9 total runs
    simoneb1965@yahoo.com

  23. Kayla on said:

    Minnesota
    Pittsburgh
    Philadelphia -Doubler
    San Francisco
    Cleveland
    LA Dodgers
    Boston
    Toronto
    Chicago
    Oakland
    Tie breaker -9 runs

    teeitupclubworks@yahoo.com

  24. John Karbowski III on said:

    NY Yankees
    Pittsburgh
    Philadelphia
    San Francisco
    Cleveland
    LA Dodgers

    Boston

    Toronto
    Chicago WS (Doubler)
    LA Angels
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (8)

    JKarbo214@gmail.com

  25. Jeff R. Arends on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    27 time World Series Champion New York Yankees
    Chicago Cubs
    Milwaukee
    San Francisco (doubler)
    Cleveland
    LA Dodgers
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston
    MLB
    Texas
    Kansas City
    LA Angels
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (7)
    jarends@kermantel.net

  26. Andrew Greb on said:

    NY Yankees (doubler)
    Chicago Cubs
    Philadelphia
    San Francisco
    Baltimore
    LA Dodgers
    Boston
    Texas
    Chicago WS
    LA Angels
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (6)

  27. Shannon Greb on said:

    NY Yankees (doubler)
    Chicago Cubs
    Philadelphia
    San Francisco
    Baltimore
    LA Dodgers
    Boston
    Toronto
    Chicago WS
    LA Angels
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (6)

  28. Joe Ranyak on said:

    Saturday
    MLB
    Minnesota at NY Yankees (Minnesota)
    Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Chicago) (Doubler)
    Philadelphia at Milwaukee (Philadelphia)
    Houston at San Francisco (San Francisco)
    Cleveland at Baltimore (Cleveland) LA Dodgers at San Diego (San Diego)
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston at Cleveland (Cleveland)– Wish this game was actually taking place…
    MLB
    Texas at Toronto (Toronto)
    Chicago WS at Kansas City (Chicago WS)
    Oakland at LA Angels (LA Angels)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (7)

    Joe Ranyak
    Jranyak@aol.com

  29. howard b. on said:

    May 15
    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Yankees
    Chicago Cubs
    Milwaukee
    San Francisco (doubler)
    Baltimore
    San Diego
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston
    MLB
    Texas
    Kansas City
    LA Angels
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (9)

    hb1255@yahoo.com

  30. may 15
    saturday
    MLB

    N.Y. Yankees
    Chicago Cubs
    Philadelphia(doubler)
    San Francisco
    Baltimore
    San Diego

    Sunday
    NBA

    Boston

    MLB

    Toronto
    Chicago w.s.
    L.A. Angels
    TIEBREAKER: Total Runs-(9)

  31. Kris on said:

    MINNESOTA
    CUBS
    PHILADELPHIA
    SF…DOUBLER
    CLEVELAND
    LAD
    CLEVELAND
    TEXAS
    KC
    LAA
    6 RUNS
    knewt2007@yahoo.com

  32. DeMarie on said:

    Yankees
    Pittsburgh
    Milwaukee
    Houston
    Baltimore
    SanDiego
    Boston
    Toronto
    White Sox…….Doubler
    Oakland
    8 Total Runs
    demarien@heritageharborottawa.com

  33. Newt on said:

    NYY
    CUBS
    MILWAUKEE—DOUBLER
    SF
    CLEVELAND
    SD
    CLEVELAND
    TORONTO
    SOX
    LAA
    8
    dnewt60@yahoo.com

  34. Christie Merkle on said:

    SATURDAY
    MLB
    NY Yankees
    Chicago Cubs
    Philadelphia
    San Francisco
    Baltimore
    San Diego
    SUNDAY
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland (doubler)
    MLB
    Texas
    Chicago WS
    Oakland
    Tiebreaker: 8

  35. Yale M. Brown on said:

    1. NY Yankees (Doubler)
    2. Chicago Cubs
    3. Milwaukee
    4. San Francisco
    5. Baltimore
    6. San Diego
    7. Cleveland
    8. Toronto
    9. Kansas City
    10. LA Angels
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (8)

    YAL15M@aol.com

  36. Martin Sonsky on said:

    1. NY Yankees
    2. Chicago Cubs (Doubler)
    3. Philadelphia
    4. San Francisco
    5. Baltimore
    6. LA Dodgers
    7. Cleveland
    8. Toronto
    9. Kansas City
    10. LA Angels
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (8)

    Msonsky82443@yahoo.com

  37. Frank Dong on said:

    May 15
    Saturday
    MLB
    Minnesota at NY Yankees (New York)
    Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Chicago)
    Philadelphia at Milwaukee (Philadelphia)
    Houston at San Francisco (San Francisco)(Doubler)
    Cleveland at Baltimore (Baltimore)
    LA Dodgers at San Diego (San Diego)
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston at Cleveland (Boston won, series over)
    MLB
    Texas at Toronto (Toronto)
    Chicago WS at Kansas City (Chicago)
    Oakland at LA Angels (LA Angels)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (9)

  38. Steve on said:

    NY YANKEES
    CHICAGO
    PHILADELPHIA
    SAN FRANCISCO DOUBLE
    CLEVELAND
    SD

    BOSTON
    TORONTO
    CHICAGO
    LA

    TOTAL RUNS 5

  39. James on said:

    Yankees
    Cubs
    Philadelphia
    SF
    Cleveland
    SD
    Celtics
    Texas
    chicago ws
    Angels(9 runs)

  40. ethan cahn on said:

    May 15
    Saturday
    MLB
    Minnesota at NY Yankees (yankmes)
    Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (pitts)
    Philadelphia at Milwaukee (Philadelphia
    Houston at San Francisco (San Francisco)
    Cleveland at Baltimore (Baltimore)—doubler
    LA Dodgers at San Diego (San Diego)
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston at Cleveland (Boston)—OOPS—Push???LOL
    MLB
    Texas at Toronto (Texas)
    Chicago WS at Kansas City (Chicago WS)
    Oakland at LA Angels (LA Angels)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (9)

    ethan cahn
    AKA Hhliving1101
    islandcards@hail2theskins.com

  41. christina Busch-Cahn on said:

    May 15
    Saturday
    MLB
    Minnesota at NY Yankees (Minnesota)
    Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Chicago)
    Philadelphia at Milwaukee (Philadelphia
    Houston at San Francisco (houston)
    Cleveland at Baltimore (Baltimore)(Doubler)
    LA Dodgers at San Diego (LA Dodgers)
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston at Cleveland (boston)
    MLB
    Texas at Toronto (Texas)
    Chicago WS at Kansas City (KC)
    Oakland at LA Angels (LA Angels)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (5)

    Christina Busch-Cahn
    Chrissycahn@yahoo.com

  42. Rick K on said:

    May 15
    Saturday
    MLB
    Minnesota at NY Yankees (NY Yankees)(DOUBLER)
    Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (Chicago)
    Philadelphia at Milwaukee (Philadelphia)
    Houston at San Francisco (San Francisco)
    Cleveland at Baltimore (Baltimore)
    LA Dodgers at San Diego (San Diego)
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston at Cleveland (Cleveland)
    MLB
    Texas at Toronto (Toronto)
    Chicago WS at Kansas City (Chicago WS)
    Oakland at LA Angels (LA Angels)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (10)
    klabansky@hotmail.com

  43. don on said:

    May 15
    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Yankees
    Pittsburgh
    Philadelphia
    Houston
    Cleveland(Doubler)
    LA Dodgers
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston
    MLB
    Toronto
    Chicago WS
    Oakland
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (5)

  44. Lee Dent on said:

    This week’s matchups with winning picks in parenthesis
    May 15
    Saturday
    MLB
    NY Yankees
    Chicago Cubs (Chicago)
    Philadelphia (Philadelphia
    San Francisco (San Francisco) Doubler
    Baltimore (Baltimore)
    San Diego
    Sunday
    May 16
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston
    MLB
    Texas
    Chicago WS
    LA Angels (LA Angels)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Oakland/LA Angels game (7)

  45. Harry K on said:

    Yankees
    Cubs
    Phillies DOUBLER
    Giants
    Indians
    Padres

    Cleveland

    Rangers
    White Sox
    Angels

    TIE BREAKER 8

  46. Elizabeth Bertel on said:

    min (doubler)
    cubs
    philly
    sf
    bal
    dodgers
    bos
    tex
    white sox
    angels
    6

  47. Barbie on said:

    min (doubler)
    cubs
    philly
    sf
    bal
    dodgers
    bos
    tor
    white sox
    angels
    6

  48. mark on said:

    since i was the basketball guru who picked clev as my doubler
    pls let me amend that hidious pick by picking as my db

    phil at mil mil as the db

    thx mark
    keceram@comcast.net