Beat the Blogger Matchups

With a wide array of sports to pick this past week, it all came down to the tiebreaker to find our winner. The Blogger posted a respectable total of 7 and several others topped him with 8, but it was Lukas Mitchell walking away with the weekly prize based on his tiebreaker prediction of 11 runs in the Yankees-Red Sox game. Congrats to Lukas and good luck to all this week.

Lukas Beat the Blogger, Can you?

Last week's winning picks are posted below and this week's picks will be posted Monday p.m. 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
Saturday & Sunday, April 10, 11

NBA Basketball

Boston at Milwaukee

San Antonio at Denver

Orlando at Cleveland

Portland at LA Lakers

Houston at Phoenix

MLB

Minnesota at Chicago White Sox

Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati

St. Louis at Milwaukee

LA Dodgers at Florida

Atlanta at San Francisco

Tiebreaker: Total runs in Atlanta/SF game ( )

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15 thoughts on “Beat the Blogger Matchups

  1. simone gunzburg on said:

    April 10 & 11
    NBA
    1-Milwaukee
    2-Denver
    3-Orlando
    4-Lakers-(doubler)
    5-Houston
    MLB
    1-Chi.White Sox
    2-Cubs
    3-Milwaukee
    4-Dodgers
    5-San Francisco-7 total runs
    simoneb1965@yahoo.com

  2. martin kelly on said:

    Sat/Sun 04/10 & 11
    NBA
    -Boston
    -Denver-(Doubler)
    -Cleveland
    -Lakers
    -Phoenix
    MLB
    -Minnesota
    -Reds
    -Cards
    -Florida
    -Atlanta
    Tie Breaker 6 total runs in Atl./S.F. game
    martymet1@yahoo.com

  3. Joe Ranyak on said:

    Scott…sorry I’ve missed the last couple of weeks…but I’m back now…

    NBA Basketball
    Boston at Milwaukee
    Denver
    Cleveland
    LA Lakers (DOUBLER)
    Phoenix
    MLB
    Minnesota
    Chicago Cubs
    St. Louis
    LA Dodgers
    San Francisco
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Atlanta/SF game (8)

  4. Jessica Gilman on said:

    NBA
    BOSTON (DOUBLER)
    DENVER
    ORLANDO
    LA LAKERS
    PHOENIX

    MLB
    MINN
    CHICAGO
    STL CARDS
    LA DODGERS
    ATLANTA

    8

  5. Matthew Gilman on said:

    NBA

    BOSTON
    SAN ANTONIO
    CLEVELAND
    LA LAKERS DOUBLER
    PHOENIX

    MLB
    CHI SOX
    CHI CUBS
    STL CARDS
    LA DODGERS
    SAN FRAN GIANTS

    TOTAL RUNS 9

  6. Kerrin on said:

    NBA Basketball
    Boston at Milwaukee (boston)
    San Antonio at Denver (san antonio)
    Orlando at Cleveland (cleveland)
    Portland at LA Lakers (lakers)
    Houston at Phoenix (phoenix)
    MLB
    Minnesota at Chicago White Sox (white sox)
    Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati (reds)
    St. Louis at Milwaukee (cardinals)
    LA Dodgers at Florida (dodgers)
    Atlanta at San Francisco (giants)(doubler)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Atlanta/SF game (5)

    sportykerrin@yahoo.com

  7. 1. Boston
    2. Denver
    3. Cleveland
    4. LA Lakers, doubler
    5. Phoenix
    6. Chicago White Sox
    7. Chicago Cubs
    8. Milwaukee
    9. LA Dodgers
    10. Atlanta
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Atlanta/SF game (9)

  8. Aaron Barton on said:

    Boston
    Denver
    Cleveland
    LA Lakers
    Phoenix
    Chicago
    Chicago Cubs
    St. Louis
    LA Dodgers
    Atlanta Braves (doubler) (11 runs)

  9. Jeff Barton on said:

    Milwaukee
    San Antonio
    Orlando
    Portland
    Houston (doubler)
    Minnesota
    Cincinnati
    Milwaukee
    Florida
    Atlanta (8)

  10. michael murphy on said:

    This week’s matchups
    Saturday & Sunday, April 10, 11
    NBA Basketball
    Boston at Milwaukee (Boston) (Doubler)
    San Antonio at Denver (San Antonio)
    Orlando at Cleveland (Cleveland)
    Portland at LA Lakers (LA Lakers)
    Houston at Phoenix (Houston)
    MLB
    Minnesota at Chicago White Sox (Minnesota)
    Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati (Chicago Cubs)
    St. Louis at Milwaukee (Milwaukee)
    LA Dodgers at Florida (LA Dodgers)
    Atlanta at San Francisco (San Francisco)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Atlanta/SF game (7)

  11. steve emerick on said:

    NBA Basketball
    MilwaukeE
    San Antonio
    Orlando
    PortLAND
    Phoenix
    MLB
    Chicago White Sox
    Chicago Cubs
    St. Louis DOUBLER
    LA DodgeRS
    San Francisco
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Atlanta/SF game 8

    STEVE EMERICK
    SJEMERICK@AOL.COM

  12. Tim Eltringham on said:

    NBA Basketball
    Boston
    Denver
    Orlando
    LA Lakers
    Phoenix

    MLB
    Chicago White Sox
    Chicago Cubs
    St. Louis
    Florida
    Atlanta
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Atlanta/SF game (9)

  13. Tim Eltringham on said:

    I forgot to mark my DOUBLER.

    NBA Basketball
    Boston
    Denver
    Orlando – DOUBLER
    LA Lakers
    Phoenix

    MLB
    Chicago White Sox
    Chicago Cubs
    St. Louis
    Florida
    Atlanta
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Atlanta/SF game (9)

  14. Rick K on said:

    Saturday & Sunday, April 10, 11
    NBA Basketball
    Boston at Milwaukee (Boston)
    San Antonio at Denver (Denver)
    Orlando at Cleveland (Cleveland)
    Portland at LA Lakers (LA Lakers)(Doubler)
    Houston at Phoenix (Phoenix)
    MLB
    Minnesota at Chicago White Sox (Chicago)
    Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati (Cincinnati)
    St. Louis at Milwaukee (St. Louis)
    LA Dodgers at Florida (Florida)
    Atlanta at San Francisco (San Francisco)
    Tiebreaker: Total runs in Atlanta/SF game (7)

    klabansky@hotmail.com

  15. kris on said:

    MILWAUKEE
    DENVER
    CLEVELAND
    LAKERS…DOUBLER
    PHOENIX
    MINNESOTA
    CINCY
    ST. LOUIS
    FLORIDA
    ATLANTA
    7
    knewt2007@yahoo.com