Beat the Blogger Matchups

This week’s matchups will test even the most well-rounded sports fans, with NBA and NHL Playoff matchups and several MLB contests as well. Good luck and spread the word about the contest.

The Blogger didn’t put up much of a fight this last week, scoring 6 and
allowing plenty in the field to have a shot at the weekly prize. Bob
Simmons
, however, was the one contestant that was up to the
challenge. Simmons scored a 9 and nearly nailed the tiebreaker to take
honors in this week’s Beat the Blogger contest. Congratulations
to him and good luck to everybody this week.

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 Blogger’s picks in parenthesis
May 8
Saturday
MLB

Toronto at Chicago White Sox (Chicago)
San Francisco at New York Mets (NY Mets)
NHL PLayoffs
Montreal at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
NBA Playoffs
Orlando at Atlanta (Atlanta)
Los Angeles Lakers at Utah (LA)(Doubler)
May 9
Sunday
Baltimore at Minnesota (Baltimore)
Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers (Colorado)
NHL PLayoffs
Vancouver at Chicago (Chicago)
NBA Playoffs
Cleveland at Boston (Cleveland)
Phoenix at San Antonio (Phoenix)
Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (201)

48 thoughts on “Beat the Blogger Matchups

  1. jeff rezzuto on said:

    May 8
    MLB
    White Sox
    San Francisco
    NHL
    Pitsburgh
    NBA
    Orlando
    Utah

    May 9
    Minnesota Doubler
    Colorado
    NHL
    Chicago
    NBA
    Boston
    San Antonio
    Tie Breaker 193

  2. Pam on said:

    Toronto
    San Francisco
    Pittsburgh
    Orlando
    Los Angeles Lakers (doubler)
    Minnesota
    Colorado
    Chicago
    Boston
    Phoenix
    Tiebreaker: 192

  3. Steve.C on said:

    Chicago
    NY Mets (Double)

    Pittsburgh

    Orlando
    LA

    Minnesota
    Colorado

    Vancouver

    Clevland
    Phoenix

    Total Points 205

  4. John on said:

    May 8
    MLB:
    Chicago
    Mets

    NHL Playoffs:
    Pittsbugh

    NBA:
    Orlando
    La Lakers (Doubler)

    May 9
    MLB:
    Baltimore
    Dodgers

    NHL Playoffs:
    Vancouver

    NBA Playoffs:
    Boston
    San Antonio

    Tiebreaker: 198

  5. Paul on said:

    MLB
    Chicago
    Mets
    NHL
    Pittsburgh
    NBA:
    Atlanta
    Lakers
    MLB
    Minne
    Dodgers (doubler)
    NHL
    Chicago
    NBA:
    Cleveland
    San Antonio
    total points 202
    Pau

  6. steve emerick on said:

    MLB
    Chicago White Sox
    San Francisco
    NHL PLayoffs
    Pittsburgh
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando
    Los Angeles Lakers Doubler
    May 9
    Sunday
    Minnesota
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    NHL PLayoffs
    Chicago
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston
    San Antonio
    Tiebreaker: Total score in Phoenix/San Antonio (198)

    STEVE EMERICK
    SJEMERICK@AOL.COM

  7. Jeff R. Arends on said:

    This week’s matchups with Blogger’s picks in parenthesis
    May 8
    Saturday
    MLB
    Toronto
    San Francisco
    NHL PLayoffs
    Montreal
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando
    Los Angeles Lakers
    May 9
    Sunday
    Minnesota (doubler)
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston
    Phoenix
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Phoenix/San Antonio (219)
    jarends@kermantel.net

  8. chad knipe on said:

    chicago whitesox
    ny mets
    pittsburgh penguins(doubler)
    orlando
    LA lakers
    minnesota (twins)
    colorado rockies
    chicago(blackhawks)
    boston celtics
    phoenix suns
    tie breaker :204 points

    chadknipe@hotmail.com

  9. Kayla on said:

    Chicago
    NY Mets
    Montreal
    Atlanta
    Utah
    Baltimore
    LA Dodgers
    Chicago- Doubler
    Cleveland
    San Antonio
    Tiebreaker- 195 points

    teeitupclubworks@yahoo.com

  10. May 8
    Saturday
    MLB
    Toronto at Chicago White Sox (Toronto)
    San Francisco at New York Mets (NY Mets)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Montreal at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando at Atlanta (Orlando)(Doubler)
    Los Angeles Lakers at Utah (LA)
    May 9
    Sunday
    Baltimore at Minnesota (Minnesota)
    Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodgers)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver at Chicago (Chicago)
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland at Boston (Cleveland)
    Phoenix at San Antonio (Phoenix)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (221)

  11. Julie on said:

    Toronto
    San Francisco
    Pittsburgh -Doubler
    Orlando
    Utah
    Baltimore
    LA Dodgers
    Vancouver
    Cleveland
    San Antonio
    Tie breaker -198 points

    juhagen@hotmail.com

  12. John Karbowski III on said:

    Toronto
    New York Mets

    Pittsburgh

    Orlando (Doubler)
    Los Angeles Lakers

    Minnesota
    Los Angeles Dodgers

    Vancouver

    Cleveland
    San Antonio

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Phoenix/San Antonio (216)

    JKarbo214@gmail.com

  13. Dana Boisvert on said:

    MLB
    Toronto at Chicago White Sox (Chicago)
    San Francisco at New York Mets (San Francisco)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Montreal at Pittsburgh (Montreal)
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando at Atlanta (Orlando)
    Los Angeles Lakers at Utah (LA Lakers)
    May 9
    Sunday
    Baltimore at Minnesota (Minnesota)
    Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers (Colorado)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver at Chicago (Vancouver)
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland at Boston (Boston) – DOUBLER
    Phoenix at San Antonio (San Antonio)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (206)

  14. kerrin on said:

    Toronto
    New York Mets (doubler)
    Pittsburgh
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando
    Los Angeles Lakers
    Minnesota
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    Vancouver
    Cleveland
    Phoenix
    Tiebreaker: 208

  15. Peter on said:

    MLB
    Chicago
    NY Mets
    NHL Playoffs
    Pittsburgh
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando
    Utah
    May 9 Sunday
    Minnesota (doubler)
    Dodgers
    NHL PLayoffs
    Chicago
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland
    Phoenix
    Tiebreaker: 216

  16. Patrick Degning on said:

    MLB
    (Toronto)
    (NY Mets)
    NHL PLayoffs
    (Pittsburgh)(Doubler)
    NBA Playoffs
    (Atlanta)
    (LA)
    May 9
    Sunday
    (Baltimore)
    (Colorado)
    NHL PLayoffs
    (Chicago)
    NBA Playoffs
    (Cleveland)
    (Phoenix)
    Tiebreaker:(204)

  17. Michael Mahnke on said:

    Chicago
    San Francisco
    Pittsburgh (Doubler)
    Orlando
    LA Lakers
    Minnesota
    Colorado
    Chicago
    Boston
    San Antonio
    Tiebreaker: 199 points

    mtmahnke@yahoo.com

  18. Joe Ranyak on said:

    MLB
    Toronto at Chicago White Sox (Toronto)
    San Francisco at New York Mets (NY Mets)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Montreal at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh) (Doubler)
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando at Atlanta (Orlando)
    Los Angeles Lakers at Utah (LA)

    May 9
    Sunday
    Baltimore at Minnesota (Minnesota)
    Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers (Colorado)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver at Chicago (Chicago)
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland at Boston (Cleveland)
    Phoenix at San Antonio (San Antonio)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (0) but Total Points (189)

    Joe Ranyak
    jranyak@aol.com

  19. martin kelly on said:

    May 8
    Chi.White Sox
    San Francisco
    Pittsburgh
    Atlanta
    Lakers-Doubler
    May 9
    Minnesota
    Dodgers
    Chicago
    Cleveland
    San Antonio
    TieBreaker-197 total pts. Phoenix/San Antonio
    martymet1@yahoo.com

  20. simone gunzburg on said:

    white sox
    mets-doubler
    pittsburgh
    atlanta
    lakers
    minnesota
    colorado
    vancouver
    cleveland
    san antonio
    tie breaker-191 tot.pts. phnx/san antonio
    simoneb1965@yahoo.com

  21. Matthew Gilman on said:

    CHI SOX
    SF
    PITT PENGS DOUBLER
    ORLANDO MAGIC
    LA LAKERS
    MINNY TWINS
    LA DODGERS
    CHI BLACKHAWKS
    CLEV CAVS
    SAN ANTONIO

    TOTAL PTS 210

  22. Jessica Gilman on said:

    CHICAGO WHITESOX
    SAN FRAN GIANTS
    PITT PENGUINS
    ATLANTA HAWKS
    UTAH JAZZ
    MINN TWINS DOUBLER
    LA DODGERS
    CHI BLACKHAWKS
    BOSTON CELTICS
    PHOENIX SUNS

    TOTAL PTS 208

  23. ethan cahn on said:

    May 8
    Saturday
    MLB
    Toronto at Chicago White Sox (Chicago)
    San Francisco at New York Mets (San Francisco)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Montreal at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)–doubler
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando at Atlanta (orlando)
    Los Angeles Lakers at Utah (LA)
    May 9
    Sunday
    Baltimore at Minnesota (minnesota)
    Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers (la)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver at Chicago (Chicago)
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland at Boston (boston)
    Phoenix at San Antonio (Phoenix)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (188)

    ethan cahn
    islandcards@hail2theskins.com

  24. 1. Toronto
    2. NY Mets
    3. Pittsburgh
    4. Atlanta
    5. Los Angeles Lakers (Doubler)
    6. Minnesota
    7. Los Angeles Dodgers
    8. Chicago
    9. Cleveland
    10. San Antonio
    Tiebreaker: Total pts in Phoenix/SA (204)

  25. May 8
    Saturday
    MLB
    Toronto at Chicago White Sox (Chicago)
    San Francisco at New York Mets (NY Mets)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Montreal at Pittsburgh (montreal)
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando at Atlanta (Orlando)
    Los Angeles Lakers at Utah (LA)
    May 9
    Sunday
    Baltimore at Minnesota (Minnesota) doubler
    Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers (LA dodgers)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver at Chicago (Chicago)
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland at Boston (Cleveland)
    Phoenix at San Antonio (San Antonio)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (197)

  26. glenn berger on said:

    Toronto at Chicago White Sox (Chicago)
    San Francisco at New York Mets (NY Mets)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Montreal at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando at Atlanta (Orlando)
    Los Angeles Lakers at Utah (Utah)
    May 9
    Sunday
    Baltimore at Minnesota (Minnesota )
    Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodgers )
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver at Chicago (Chicago)(Doubler)
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland at Boston (Boston )
    Phoenix at San Antonio (San Antonio )
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (203)

  27. James on said:

    Chicago
    SF
    Pittsburgh
    Hawks
    Lakers
    Minnesota
    Colorado
    Chicago blackhawks
    Boston
    Spurs(208pts)

  28. Aaron Barton on said:

    Chicago WS
    San Francisco
    Pittsburgh
    Orlando (doubler)
    LA Lakers
    Minnesota
    Colorado
    Chicago
    Cleveland
    Phoenix (211 PTS)

  29. don on said:

    May 8
    Saturday
    MLB
    Toronto
    New York Mets
    NHL PLayoffs
    Pittsburgh
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando
    Los Angeles Lakers
    May 9
    Sunday
    Minnesota
    Colorado
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland
    San Antonio
    Tiebreaker: Total runs *thought it was points* 189

  30. Josh Gran on said:

    Chicago
    New York
    Pittsburgh
    Orlando
    LA
    Minnesota
    LA
    Chicago
    Cleveland
    San Antonio
    Total pts: 221

  31. May 8
    Saturday
    MLB
    Toronto at Chicago White Sox (Chicago)
    San Francisco at New York Mets (NY Mets)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Montreal at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando at Atlanta (Atlanta)
    Los Angeles Lakers at Utah (LA)(Doubler)
    May 9
    Sunday
    Baltimore at Minnesota (Minn)
    Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers (LA)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver at Chicago (Vancouver)
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland at Boston (Boston)
    Phoenix at San Antonio (San Antonio)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (206)

  32. Al Korman on said:

    May 8
    Saturday
    MLB
    Toronto at Chicago White Sox (Chicago)
    San Francisco at New York Mets (NY Mets)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Montreal at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)(Doubler)
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando at Atlanta (Atlanta)
    Los Angeles Lakers at Utah (Utah)
    May 9
    Sunday
    Baltimore at Minnesota (Minnesota)
    Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers (Los Angeles)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver at Chicago (Chicago)
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland at Boston (Cleveland)
    Phoenix at San Antonio (San Antonio)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Phoenix/San Antonio (205)

    alankorman@netzero.net

  33. Rick K on said:

    May 8
    Saturday
    MLB
    Toronto at Chicago White Sox (Chicago)
    San Francisco at New York Mets (NY Mets)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Montreal at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)(Doubler)
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando at Atlanta (Atlanta)
    Los Angeles Lakers at Utah (LA Lakers)
    May 9
    Sunday
    Baltimore at Minnesota (Minnesota)
    Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers (LA Dodgers)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver at Chicago (Chicago)
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland at Boston (Cleveland)
    Phoenix at San Antonio (San Antonio)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (205)
    klabansky@hotmail.com

  34. howard b. on said:

    May 8
    Saturday
    MLB
    Chicago White Sox (doubler)
    New York Mets
    NHL PLayoffs
    Pittsburgh
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando
    Los Angeles Lakers
    May 9
    Sunday
    Minnesota
    Colorado
    NHL PLayoffs
    Chicago
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland
    San Antonio
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (211)

    hb1255@yahoo.com

  35. John Glazewski on said:

    MLB
    Chicago White Sox
    New York Mets – Doubler
    NHL PLayoffs
    Pittsburgh
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando
    Los Angeles Lakers
    May 9
    Sunday
    Minnesota
    Colorado
    NHL PLayoffs
    Chicago
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland
    Phoenix
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (203)

  36. Christie Merkle on said:

    May 8
    MLB:
    Toronto
    San Francisco

    NHL Playoffs:
    Pittsbugh

    NBA:
    Orlando
    La Lakers (Doubler)

    May 9
    MLB:
    Minnesota
    Colorado

    NHL Playoffs:
    Chicago

    NBA Playoffs:
    Cleveland
    Phoenix

    Tiebreaker: 196

  37. Yale M. Brown on said:

    1. Chicago White Sox (Doubler)
    2. New York Mets
    3. Pittsburgh
    4. Atlanta
    5. Utah
    6. Minnesota
    7. Los Angeles Dodgers
    8. Chicago
    9. Boston
    10. San Antonio
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (210)

    Yale M. Brown
    YAL15M@aol.com

  38. Martin Sonsky on said:

    1. Chicago White Sox
    2. New York Mets
    3. Pittsburgh
    4. Orlando
    5. Lakers
    6. Minnesota (Doubler)
    7. Los Angeles Dodgers
    8. Chicago
    9. Boston
    10. San Antonio
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (210)

    Msonsky82443@yahoo.com
    Martin Sonsky

  39. Mike Molinaro on said:

    May 8
    Saturday
    MLB
    Toronto at Chicago White Sox (Toronto)
    San Francisco at New York Mets (NY Mets)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Montreal at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)(Doubler)
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando at Atlanta (Orlando)
    Los Angeles Lakers at Utah (LA Lakers)
    May 9
    Sunday
    Baltimore at Minnesota (Minnesota)
    Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers (Colorado)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver at Chicago (Chicago)
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland at Boston (Cleveland)
    Phoenix at San Antonio (San Antonio)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Phoenix/San Antonio (198)
    michaelmolinaro@msn.com

  40. Jeff Barton on said:

    Toronto
    NY Mets
    Montreal
    Atlanta
    Utah
    Baltimore
    LA Dodgers (doubler)
    Vancouver
    Boston
    San Antonio (223)

  41. Derrick Wolfe on said:

    May 8
    MLB
    Chicago White Sox
    San Francisco
    NHL PLayoffs
    Pittsburgh
    NBA Playoffs
    Atlanta
    Utah (Doubler)

    May 9
    Baltimore
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    NHL PLayoffs
    Chicago
    NBA Playoffs
    Boston
    San Antonio
    Tiebreaker: 199 Points

    dwolfe01@hotmail.com

  42. Aubrey Thomas II on said:

    May 8
    Saturday
    MLB
    Toronto at Chicago White Sox (Chicago White Sox)
    San Francisco at New York Mets (San Francisco)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Montreal at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)(Doubler)
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando at Atlanta (Atlanta)
    Los Angeles Lakers at Utah (Utah)
    May 9
    Sunday
    Baltimore at Minnesota (Minnesota)
    Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers (LA Dodgers)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver at Chicago (Chicago)
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland at Boston (Cleveland)
    Phoenix at San Antonio (San Antonio)
    Tiebreaker: Total score in Phoenix/San Antonio (212)

  43. DeMarie on said:

    TORONTO
    METS
    PITTSBURGH
    ORLANDO
    LAKERS
    MINNESOTA…DOUBLER
    DODGERS
    CHICAGO
    CLEVELAND
    SAN ANTONIO
    197
    demarien@heritageharborottawa.com

  44. Frank Dong on said:

    May 8
    Saturday
    MLB
    Toronto at Chicago White Sox (Chicago)
    San Francisco at New York Mets (NY Mets)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Montreal at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh) (Doubler)
    NBA Playoffs
    Orlando at Atlanta (Atlanta)
    Los Angeles Lakers at Utah (Utah)
    May 9
    Sunday
    Baltimore at Minnesota (Minnesota)
    Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers (Colorado)
    NHL PLayoffs
    Vancouver at Chicago (Chicago)
    NBA Playoffs
    Cleveland at Boston (Cleveland)
    Phoenix at San Antonio (Phoenix)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Phoenix/San Antonio (205)

  45. Newt on said:

    Sox
    Mets….DOUBLER
    Pittsburgh
    Orlando
    Utah
    Minnesota
    LAD
    Black Hawks
    Cleveland
    Phoenix
    211
    dnewt60@yahoo.com

  46. Kris on said:

    TORONTO
    SAN FRANCISCO
    PITTS—DOUBLER
    ATLANTA
    UTAH
    MINNESOTA
    COLORADO
    VANCOUVER
    BOSTON
    SAN ANTONIO
    202
    knewt2007@yahoo.com

  47. Harry K on said:

    White Sox
    Mets

    Penguins

    Magic DOUBLER
    Lakers

    Twins
    Dodgers

    Blackhawks

    Cavilers
    Suns

    TIE BREAKER 197

  48. Joann K on said:

    White Sox
    Giants

    Penguins

    Magic
    Lakers Doubler

    Orioles
    Rockies

    Blackhawks

    Cavilers
    Spurs

    TIE Breaker 209