Beat the Blogger Matchups

After a week off, the Blogger is back, refreshed and ready to make things difficult for all of this week’s challengers. This week features some Sweet 16 NCAA matchups on Friday and some weekend matchups from the NBA for all you hoop fans out there. As always, make sure you get picks posted before the start of Friday’s games and don’t forget to designate a Doubler to earn and extra point and increase your chances of winning. 

This
week’s
matchups and the Blogger picks are posted below. Good luck.

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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.

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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 b
contest.jpge 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
Saturday & Sunday, March 26, 27 & 28
NCAA Mens Basketball
Purdue at Duke (Duke)
Tennessee at Ohio St (Tennessee)
Northern Iowa at Michigan State (Michigan State)(Doubler)
Saint Marys at Baylor (Baylor)
NBA
Portland at New Orleans (Portland)
LA Lakers at Houston (LA)
Chicago at Detroit (Chicago)
Golden St at LA Clippers (Golden St)
San Antonio at Boston (San Antonio)
Toronto at Miami (Miami)

Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (195)

36 thoughts on “Beat the Blogger Matchups

  1. Jeremy Parker on said:

    Purdue at Duke (Duke)(Doubler)
    Tennessee at Ohio St (Ohio St)
    Northern Iowa at Michigan State (Northern Iowa)
    Saint Marys at Baylor (Baylor)
    NBA
    Portland at New Orleans (Portland)
    LA Lakers at Houston (LA)
    Chicago at Detroit (Chicago)
    Golden St at LA Clippers (LA Clippers)
    San Antonio at Boston (Boston)
    Toronto at Miami (Miami)

    Total points in Miami/Toronto game (187)

  2. michael murphy on said:

    This week’s matchups
    Saturday & Sunday, March 26, 27 & 28
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Purdue at Duke (Duke)
    Tennessee at Ohio St (Tennessee)
    Northern Iowa at Michigan State (Michigan State)
    Saint Marys at Baylor (Baylor)(doubler)
    NBA
    Portland at New Orleans (Portland)
    LA Lakers at Houston (LA)
    Chicago at Detroit (Detroit)
    Golden St at LA Clippers (Golden St)
    San Antonio at Boston (Boston)
    Toronto at Miami (Miami)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (198)

  3. Matthew Gilman on said:

    Duke Doubler (GO DUUUUUKE!)
    Ohio St.
    Michigan St.
    Baylor

    New orleans
    La Lakers
    Chi bulls
    G.S. warriors
    Boston
    miami

    202 total points

  4. Jessica Gilman on said:

    PURDUE
    TENN.
    MICH. ST. DOUBLER
    BAYLOR

    NEW ORLEANS
    LA LAKERS
    DETROIT PISTONS
    LA CLIPPERS
    BOSTON CELTICS
    TORONTO

    TOTAL POINTS 193

  5. John Karbowski III on said:

    Duke (Doubler)
    Ohio St
    Northern Iowa
    Baylor
    NBA
    Portland
    LA Lakers
    Chicago
    Golden St
    San Antonio
    Toronto

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (211)

    JKarbo214@gmail.com

  6. Jeff R. Arends on said:

    Saturday & Sunday, March 26, 27 & 28
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Duke (doubler)
    Ohio St
    Michigan State
    Baylor
    NBA
    New Orleans
    Houston
    Chicago
    LA Clippers
    Boston
    Toronto (Total: 211)

    jarends@kermantel.net

  7. mark on said:

    madness
    duke
    ohio st
    n. iowa
    baylor
    nba
    port
    houston
    chi
    lac (db)
    bos
    miami
    total points 187
    thx mark keceram@comcast.net

  8. Dana Boisvert on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Purdue at Duke (Purdue)
    Tennessee at Ohio St (Ohio State)
    Northern Iowa at Michigan State (Nothern Iowa)
    Saint Marys at Baylor (Baylor) – DOUBLER
    NBA
    Portland at New Orleans (Portland)
    LA Lakers at Houston (LA Lakers)
    Chicago at Detroit (Detroit)
    Golden St at LA Clippers (LA Clippers)
    San Antonio at Boston (Boston)
    Toronto at Miami (Miami)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (189)

  9. steve emerick on said:

    This week’s matchups with Blogger’s picks in parenthesis
    Saturday & Sunday, March 26, 27 & 28
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Duke
    Ohio St
    Northern Iowa
    Baylor Doubler
    NBA
    New Orleans
    LA Lakers
    Detroit
    Golden St
    Boston
    Miami

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (190)

    Steve Emerick
    sjemerick@aol.com

    Welcome back!

  10. Mike Molinaro on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Purdue at Duke (Duke)
    Tennessee at Ohio St (Tennessee)
    Northern Iowa at Michigan State (Michigan State)
    Saint Marys at Baylor (Baylor) (Doubler)
    NBA
    Portland at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    LA Lakers at Houston (Houston)
    Chicago at Detroit (Chicago)
    Golden St at LA Clippers (LA Clippers)
    San Antonio at Boston (San Antonio)
    Toronto at Miami (Miami)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (191)

  11. John Odom on said:

    Duke
    Ohio St. (doubler)
    Michigan St.
    St. Marys

    Portland
    Lakers
    Chioago
    Golden St.
    San Antonio
    Miami

    fighttheteam@yahoo.com

  12. Michael DeCillis on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Purdue at Duke (Duke) (Doubler)
    Tennessee at Ohio St (Ohio St)
    Northern Iowa at Michigan State (N Iowa)
    Saint Marys at Baylor (Baylor)
    NBA
    Portland at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    LA Lakers at Houston (LA)
    Chicago at Detroit (Chicago)
    Golden St at LA Clippers (Golden St)
    San Antonio at Boston (San Antonio)
    Toronto at Miami (Miami)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (201)

  13. 1. Duke, doubler
    2. Ohio St
    3. Northern Iowa
    4. Baylor
    5. Portland
    6. LA Lakers
    7. Chicago
    8. Golden St
    9. Boston
    10. Miami
    Tiebreaker: Total pts in Miami/Toronto game (202)

  14. Pamela on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Purdue at Duke (Duke)
    Tennessee at Ohio St (Tennessee)
    Northern Iowa at Michigan State (Michigan State)
    Saint Marys at Baylor (Saint Marys)
    NBA
    Portland at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    LA Lakers at Houston (LA)
    Chicago at Detroit (Detroit)
    Golden St at LA Clippers (Golden St)
    San Antonio at Boston (Boston)
    Toronto at Miami (Miami)(doubler)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (189)

  15. ethan cahn on said:

    Purdue at Duke (Duke)
    Tennessee at Ohio St (ohio st)
    Northern Iowa at Michigan State (Michigan State)
    Saint Marys at Baylor (Baylor)
    NBA
    Portland at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    LA Lakers at Houston (LA)–(doubler)
    Chicago at Detroit (Chicago)
    Golden St at LA Clippers (Clippers)
    San Antonio at Boston (Boston)
    Toronto at Miami (Miami)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (187)

    Ethan cahn
    islandcards@hail2theskins.com

  16. david stanley on said:

    Duke
    Ohio. ST.
    Mich.St.
    Baylor(baylor)
    N.O.
    Lakers(Doubler)
    Chi.
    Clippers
    S.A.
    Toronto
    Tie=Breaker= 206 1/2 Total Points

    stanley805@msn.com

  17. Michael Mahnke on said:

    Duke (Doubler)
    Ohio St.
    Northern Iowa
    Baylor
    Portland
    LA Lakers
    Chicago
    Golden State
    Boston
    Miami
    Tiebreaker: 188 points

    mtmahnke@yahoo.com

  18. Julie on said:

    Duke -Doubler
    Ohio St.
    Northern Iowa
    St. Marys
    Portland
    LA Lakers
    Chicago
    LA Clippers
    Boston
    Miami
    Tie breaker -191 points

    juhagen@hotmail.com

  19. eddie "onions" weiss on said:

    Purdue at Duke (Duke)
    Tennessee at Ohio St (the osu)
    Northern Iowa at Michigan State (Michigan State)(Doubler)
    Saint Marys at Baylor (Baylor)
    NBA
    Portland at New Orleans (Portland)
    LA Lakers at Houston (LA)
    Chicago at Detroit (Chicago)
    Golden St at LA Clippers (lac)
    San Antonio at Boston (San Antonio)
    Toronto at Miami (Miami)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (195)

    tripod3434@aol.com

  20. Rip Constant/JerseyRip on said:

    DUKE
    OHIO STATE
    MICHIGAN STATE
    BAYLOR
    NEW ORLEANS
    LAKERS
    PISTONS
    CLIPPERS
    CELTICS (DOUBLER)
    MIAMI

    Tiebreaker: total points, 191

  21. christina Busch-Cahn on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Purdue at Duke (Duke)
    Tennessee at Ohio St (Ohio St.)
    Northern Iowa at Michigan State (northen Iowa)
    Saint Marys at Baylor (Baylor)
    NBA
    Portland at New Orleans (Portland)
    LA Lakers at Houston (LAkers)–Doubler
    Chicago at Detroit (Chicago)
    Golden St at LA Clippers (Golden St)
    San Antonio at Boston (San Antonio)
    Toronto at Miami (Miami)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (201)

    Chrissy Busch-Cahn
    chrissycahn@yahoo.com

  22. Yale M. Brown on said:

    1. Duke (Doubler)
    2. Ohio State
    3. Michigan State
    4. Baylor
    5. New Orleans
    6. Houston
    7. Detroit
    8. LA Clippers
    9. Boston
    10. Miami
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (196)

    YAL15M@aol.com

  23. Trevor milholland on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Purdue at Duke (Purdue)
    Tennessee at Ohio St (Tennessee)
    Northern Iowa at Michigan State (Michigan State)
    Saint Marys at Baylor (Saint Marys)
    NBA
    Portland at New Orleans (Portland)—(Doubler)
    LA Lakers at Houston (Houston)
    Chicago at Detroit (Chicago)
    Golden St at LA Clippers (Golden St)
    San Antonio at Boston (San Antonio)
    Toronto at Miami (Miami)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (203)

    Trevor
    Clownlove315@yahoo.com

  24. Christie Merkle on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Duke
    Ohio State
    Michigan State
    Baylor
    NBA
    New Orleans
    Lakers (doubler)
    Chicago
    LA Clippers
    San Antonio
    Miami
    TB: 189

  25. Martin Sonsky on said:

    1. Duke
    2. Ohio St
    3. Michigan State
    4. Baylor (Doubler)
    5. New Orleans
    6. LA Lakers
    7. Detroit
    8. LA Clippers
    9. Boston
    10. Miami
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (196)

    Msonsky82443@yahoo.com

  26. Aaron Barton on said:

    Duke
    Ohio St
    Michigan State
    Baylor
    New Orleans
    LA Lakers
    Chicago
    Golden St
    Boston
    Miami (212)

  27. Aaron Barton on said:

    Duke
    Ohio St
    Michigan State
    Baylor
    New Orleans
    LA Lakers (doubler)
    Chicago
    Golden St
    Boston
    Miami (212)

  28. Jeff Barton on said:

    Purdue
    Tennessee
    Northern Iowa
    Saint Marys
    Portland
    Houston
    Detroit
    LA Clippers
    San Antonio (doubler)
    Toronto (234)

  29. Rick K on said:

    Saturday & Sunday, March 26, 27 & 28
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Purdue at Duke (Purdue)
    Tennessee at Ohio St (Tennessee)
    Northern Iowa at Michigan State (Michigan State)
    Saint Marys at Baylor (Baylor)
    NBA
    Portland at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    LA Lakers at Houston (LA Lakers) (DOUBLER)
    Chicago at Detroit (Detroit)
    Golden St at LA Clippers (Golden St)
    San Antonio at Boston (Boston)
    Toronto at Miami (Miami)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (193)

    klabansky@hotmail.com

  30. Harry K on said:

    Duke Doubler
    Ohio State
    Michigan State
    Saint Mary’s

    Portland
    L.A. Lakers
    Detriot
    Golden State
    Boston
    Toronto
    Tie Breaker 206

  31. Al Korman on said:

    Saturday & Sunday, March 26, 27 & 28
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Purdue at Duke (Duke)(Doubler)
    Tennessee at Ohio St (Ohio St)
    Northern Iowa at Michigan State (Michigan State)
    Saint Marys at Baylor (Saint Marys)
    NBA
    Portland at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    LA Lakers at Houston (LA Lakers)
    Chicago at Detroit (Detroit)
    Golden St at LA Clippers (Golden St)
    San Antonio at Boston (Boston)
    Toronto at Miami (Miami)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (197)
    Al Korman

    alankorman@netzero.net

  32. Derrick Wolfe on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Purdue
    Ohio St
    Northern Iowa
    Baylor (Doubler)

    NBA
    New Orleans
    LA Lakers
    Detroit
    LA Clippers
    Boston
    Miami

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (201)

    dwolfe01@hotmail.com

  33. Kayla on said:

    Duke [Doubler]
    Ohio St.
    Michigan St.
    Baylor
    Portland
    LA Laker
    Detroit
    LA Clippers
    Boston
    Miami
    Tiebreaker: 193 points

    teeitupclubworks@yahoo.com

  34. howard b on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    (Duke) (doubler)
    Ohio St
    Northern Iowa
    Saint Marys
    NBA
    New Orleans
    LA Lakers
    Chicago
    Golden St
    Boston
    Miami

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Miami/Toronto game (189)
    hb1255@yahoo.com
    howard b.

  35. DeMarie on said:

    DUKE
    TENN.
    MICH ST.
    BAYLOR
    N.O.
    HOUSTON
    CHICAGO
    GOLD ST.
    SAN ANTONIO
    MIAMI
    186