Beat the Blogger Matchups

Congratulations to Joe Ranyak, who scored a 10 last week to Beat the Blogger’s total of 4 and beat the field to win this week’s contest.

This
week’s matchups are posted below so make sure you get your picks posted
before the start of the first game to be eligible to a win.

Thanks to
all
that played and thanks for recruiting some newcomers as well. Let’s try
and do the same this week and get a record turnout and with this week’s
winner being a first-timer, it just shows how easy it is to Beat the Blogger and win.

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 and this week’s matchups will be posted later today so make sure
you check back and get your picks posted before the start of the
first game to be eligible to win this week’s prize. As always, good
luck.

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 Jan. 30/Sunday, Jan. 31
NCAA Mens Basketball
Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky)(doubler)
Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas)
Duke at Georgetown (Duke)
NBA Basketball
Atlanta at Orlando (Atlanta)
New York at Washington (New York)
Portland at Dallas (Dallas)
Charlotte at Sacramento (Scaramento)
NHL Hockey
Detroit at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
Phoenix at Dallas (Dallas)
NFL Pro Bowl
AFC vs. NFC (AFC)
Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (58)

57 thoughts on “Beat the Blogger Matchups

  1. Stan on said:

    Kentucky (Doubler)
    Kansas
    Orlando
    New York Knicks
    Dallas
    Charlotte
    Pittsburg
    Phoenix
    AFC (60 points)

  2. Michael Mahnke on said:

    Kentucky (Doubler)
    Kansas
    Duke
    Atlanta
    New York
    Dallas
    Sacramento
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    AFC
    Tiebreaker: 56 points

    mtmahnke@yahoo.com

  3. eddie "onions" weiss on said:

    Kentucky(doubler)
    Kansas
    Georgetown
    Orlando
    Washington
    Portland
    Sacramento
    NHL Hockey
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC
    Tiebreaker: 37

    tripod3434@aol.com

  4. Joe Ranyak on said:

    Saturday Jan. 30/Sunday, Jan. 31
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky)(doubler)
    Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas State)
    Duke at Georgetown (Duke)
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta at Orlando (Orlando)
    New York at Washington (New York)
    Portland at Dallas (Dallas)
    Charlotte at Sacramento (Charlotte)
    NHL Hockey
    Detroit at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Phoenix at Dallas (Dallas)
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC vs. NFC (NFC)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (58)

  5. Tim Wollersheim on said:

    Kentucky doubler)
    Kansas
    Duke

    NBA Basketball
    Orlando
    New York
    Dallas
    Sacramento

    NHL Hockey
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas

    NFL Pro Bowl
    NFC
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (69)

  6. NCAA Mens Basketball
    Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky)(doubler)
    Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas)
    Duke at Georgetown (Duke)
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta at Orlando (Atlanta)
    New York at Washington (Washington)
    Portland at Dallas (Dallas)
    Charlotte at Sacramento (Charlotte)
    NHL Hockey
    Detroit at Pittsburgh (Detroit)
    Phoenix at Dallas (Phoenix)
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC vs. NFC (NFC)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (55)

  7. martin kelly on said:

    Jan.30 & 31
    NCAAM
    Kentucky-(Doubler)
    Kansas
    Georgetown
    NBA
    Orlando
    Washington
    Dallas
    Charlotte
    NHL
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    NFL Pro Bowl
    NFC-TieBreaker 50 Toatal Points
    martymet1@yahoo.com

  8. Mark Juffey on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky)
    Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas State)
    Duke at Georgetown (Georgetown)
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta at Orlando (Atlanta)
    New York at Washington (Washington)
    Portland at Dallas (Portland)
    Charlotte at Sacramento (Charlotte)
    NHL Hockey
    Detroit at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Phoenix at Dallas (Dallas)Doubler
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC vs. NFC (NFC)
    Tie Breaker:57 pts
    mjuffs42383@gmail.com

  9. Dana Boisvert on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky) (DOUBLER)
    Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas)
    Duke at Georgetown (Duke)
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta at Orlando (Orlando)
    New York at Washington (Washington)
    Portland at Dallas (Dallas)
    Charlotte at Sacramento (Charlotte)
    NHL Hockey
    Detroit at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Phoenix at Dallas (Phoenix)
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC vs. NFC (AFC)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (62)

  10. Bob DePouw (aka - Mr 264) on said:

    Saturday Jan. 30/Sunday, Jan. 31
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky)(doubler)
    Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas)
    Duke at Georgetown (Duke)
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta at Orlando (Orlanda)
    New York at Washington (Washington)
    Portland at Dallas (Dallas)
    Charlotte at Sacramento (Scaramento)
    NHL Hockey
    Detroit at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Phoenix at Dallas (Dallas)
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC vs. NFC (AFC)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (49)

  11. steve emerick on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Kentucky doubler
    Kansas
    Georgetown
    NBA Basketball
    Orlando
    Washington
    Dallas
    Sacramento
    NHL Hockey
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC vs. NFC (NFC)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game 74

    STEVE EMERICK
    SJEMERICK@AOL.COM

  12. Julie on said:

    Kentucky -Doubler
    Kansas
    Duke
    Orlando
    New York
    Dallas
    Sacramento
    Detroit
    Dallas
    NFC
    Tie breaker -51 points

    juhagen@hotmail.com

  13. 1. Kentucky, doubler
    2. Kansas
    3. Duke
    4. Atlanta
    5. Washington
    6. Dallas
    7. Sacramento
    8. Pittsburgh
    9. Dallas
    10. AFC
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (47)

  14. John Karbowski III on said:

    Kentucky (Doubler)
    Kansas
    Georgetown

    Orlando
    New York
    Dallas
    Sacramento

    Detroit
    Dallas

    AFC

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (63)

    JKarbo214@gmail.com

  15. Kerrin on said:

    Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky)
    Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas)
    Duke at Georgetown (Georgetown)
    Atlanta at Orlando (Atlanta)
    New York at Washington (New York)
    Portland at Dallas (Dallas)(doubler)
    Charlotte at Sacramento (Charlotte)
    Detroit at Pittsburgh (Detroit)
    Phoenix at Dallas (Dallas)
    AFC vs. NFC (AFC)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (64)

    sportykerrin@yahoo.com

  16. Vincent Proto on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas (doubler)
    Duke
    Atlanta
    Washington
    Dallas
    Charlotte
    Detroit
    Dallas
    AFC
    Tiebreaker (53)

  17. Vincent Proto on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas (doubler)
    Duke
    Orlando
    Washington
    Dallas
    Sacramento
    Detroit
    Dallas
    AFC
    Tiebreaker (58)
    Mary Proto mprotopm@yahoo.com

  18. Nicholas Proto on said:

    Kentucky (doubler)
    Kansas
    Duke
    Orlando
    New York
    Dallas
    Charlotte
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    NFC
    Tiebreaker (56)
    nproto223@gmail.com

  19. Kayla on said:

    Kentucky (Doubler)
    Kansas
    Duke
    Orlando
    New York
    Dallas
    Charlotte
    Detroit
    Dallas
    AFC
    TieBreaker- 51 points

    teeitupclubworks@yahoo.com

  20. N.Lubik on said:

    KENTUCKY (DOUBLER)
    KANSAS
    DUKE
    ATLANTA
    NEW YORK
    DALLAS
    SACRAMENTO
    PITTSBURGH
    PHOENIX
    AFC
    56 POINTS

  21. Jeff R. Arends on said:

    This week’s matchups with Blogger’s picks in parenthesis
    Saturday Jan. 30/Sunday, Jan. 31
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Kentucky
    Kansas
    Georgetown
    NBA Basketball
    Orlando
    New York
    Dallas
    Charlotte (doubler)
    Hockey
    Detroit
    Dallas
    NFL Pro Bowl
    NFC
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (67)

    jarends@kermantel.net

  22. Mike Bonner on said:

    Kentucky (Doubler)
    Kansas
    Duke
    Orlando Magic
    New York Knicks
    Dallas MAvs
    Charlotte Bobcats
    Detroit Red Wings
    Dallas Stars
    AFC

    AFC-NFC TOTAL: 68

    Rennob94@yahoo.com

  23. Lewis Mitchell on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas
    Duke
    Orlando
    New York
    Dallas
    Sacramento
    Detroit
    Dallas
    AFC -Doubler
    Tie breaker -67 points

  24. Janet Bonner on said:

    Kentucky (DOUBLER)
    Kansas
    Georgetown
    Orlando
    New York
    Dallas
    Charlotte
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    AFC
    Tie: 46
    Mjbon2694@aol.com

  25. Pamela on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas
    Georgetown
    Orlando
    New York (doubler)
    Dallas
    Charlotte
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    AFC
    Tiebreaker: 56

    spam_freak@yahoo.com

  26. bob simmons on said:

    Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky)(doubler)
    Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas)
    Duke at Georgetown (Duke)
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta at Orlando (orlando
    New York at Washington (New York)
    Portland at Dallas (Dallas)
    Charlotte at Sacramento (Scaramento)
    NHL Hockey
    Detroit at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Phoenix at Dallas (Dallas)
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC vs. NFC (AFC)

    tie 44

  27. k simons on said:

    Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky)(doubler)
    Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas)
    Duke at Georgetown (georgwtown
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta at Orlando (orlando
    New York at Washington (New York)
    Portland at Dallas (Dallas)
    Charlotte at Sacramento (Scaramento)
    NHL Hockey
    Detroit at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Phoenix at Dallas (Dallas)
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC vs. NFC nfc tb 55

  28. Derrick Wolfe on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas
    Georgetown
    Orlando (doubler)
    Washington
    Dallas
    Charlotte
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    NFC
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (42)

    D. Wolfe

  29. Josh Gran on said:

    Kentucky (doubler)
    Kansas
    Georgetown
    Orlando
    New York
    Dallas
    Sacramento
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    NFC
    Total pts: 55

  30. NCAA Mens Basketball
    Vanderbilt
    Kansas
    Duke (doubler)

    NBA Basketball
    Orlando
    New York
    Portland
    Sacramento

    NHL Hockey
    Detroit
    Phoenix

    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (65)

  31. Sandy on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky)
    Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas) Doubler
    Duke at Georgetown (Georgetown)
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta at Orlando (Orlando)
    New York at Washington (Washington)
    Portland at Dallas (Dallas)
    Charlotte at Sacramento (Scaramento)
    NHL Hockey
    Detroit at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Phoenix at Dallas (Dallas)
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC vs. NFC (NFC)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (48)

  32. mark marecek on said:

    NCAA
    kent
    kan
    gt
    NBA
    orl
    ny (db)
    port
    sac
    NHL
    pitt
    phx
    NFL
    afc
    tiebreaker 67 pts
    thx mark keceram@comcast.net

  33. Emily Bonner on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas
    Duke
    Orlando
    New york
    dallas
    sacramento
    pittsburgh
    dallas
    nfc
    points:70

    49mj26@gmail.com

  34. Blue Manuel on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky)
    Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas)
    Duke at Georgetown (Duke)
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta at Orlando (Orlando)doubler
    New York at Washington (Washington)
    Portland at Dallas (Dallas)
    Charlotte at Sacramento (Charlotte)
    NHL Hockey
    Detroit at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Phoenix at Dallas (Dallas)
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC vs. NFC (NFC)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (51)

  35. Newt on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas
    Georgetown
    Orlando
    New York
    Dallas
    Sacramento…DOUBLER
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    AFC
    48
    dnewt60@yahoo.com

  36. Howard B. on said:

    KENTUCKY (DOUBLER)
    KANSAS STATE
    GEORGETOWN
    ORLANDO
    NEW YORK
    PORTLAND
    SACRAMENTO
    PITTSBURGH
    DALLAS
    NFC
    TIEBREAKER 55

    HOWARD B.
    hb1255@yahoo.com

  37. Andrew Greb on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas
    Duke
    Orlando
    New York
    Dallas
    Sacramento
    Detroit (doubler)
    Phoenix
    AFC
    57

  38. Shannon Greb on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas
    Duke
    Orlando
    New York
    Dallas
    Sacramento
    Detroit (doubler)
    Dallas
    AFC
    57

  39. Christie Merkle on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas
    Duke
    Orlando
    New York (doubler)
    Dallas
    Charlotte
    Pittsburgh
    Phoenix
    NFC
    TB: 54

  40. Yale M. Brown on said:

    1. Kentucky (Doubler)
    2. Kansas
    3. Duke
    4. Orlando
    5. Washington
    6. Dallas
    7. Sacramento
    8. Pittsburgh
    9. Dallas
    10. NFC
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (57)

    YAL15M@aol.com

  41. Martin Sonsky on said:

    1. Kentucky (Doubler)
    2. Kansas
    3. Georgetown
    4. Orlando
    5. Washington
    6. Dallas
    7. Sacramento
    8. Pittsburgh
    9. Dallas
    10. AFC
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (57)

    MSonsky82443@yahoo.com

  42. Elizabeth Bertel on said:

    kentucky
    kansas
    duke
    orlando
    ny
    dallas
    sacramento
    pitt (doubler)
    phoenix
    afc
    57

  43. Barbie on said:

    kentucky
    kansas
    duke
    orlando
    ny
    dallas
    sacramento
    pitt (doubler)
    dallas
    afc
    57

  44. ethan on said:

    Saturday Jan. 30/Sunday, Jan. 31
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky)
    Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas)
    Duke at Georgetown (georgetown)
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta at Orlando (Atlanta)
    New York at Washington (washington)
    Portland at Dallas (Dallas)
    Charlotte at Sacramento (Scaramento)
    NHL Hockey
    Detroit at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Phoenix at Dallas (phoenix)
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC vs. NFC (NFC)–Doubler
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (51)

    Ethan cahn
    islandcards@hail2theskins.com

  45. James on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas
    Duke
    Atlanta
    Washington
    Dallas
    Charlotte
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    AFC(42pts)

  46. Hal Willis on said:

    Kentucky Doubler
    Kansas
    Duke

    Orlando
    New York
    Portland
    Charlotte

    Pittsburgh
    Phoenix

    NFC (55 points)

  47. DeMarie on said:

    KENTUCKY””’DOUBLER
    KANSAS
    GEORGETOWN
    ORLANDO
    NEW YORK
    DALLAS
    CHARLOTTE
    DETROIT
    PHOENIX
    AFC
    57
    demarien@heritageharborottawa.com

  48. KRIS on said:

    kentucky DOUBLER
    kansas
    duke
    orlando
    new york
    dallas
    sacramento
    pittsburgh
    dallas
    nfc
    43
    knewt2007@yahoo.com

  49. Harry K on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas
    Duke

    Orlando
    Washington
    Dallas
    Sacramento

    Pittsburgh DOUBLER
    Dallas

    AFC
    TIE BREAKER 65

  50. Joann K on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas State
    Duke Doubler

    Orlando
    New York
    Dallas
    Sacramento

    Pittsburgh
    Dallas

    AFC
    TIE Breaker 50

  51. Aubrey Thomas II on said:

    Saturday Jan. 30/Sunday, Jan. 31
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky)
    Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas)
    Duke at Georgetown (Duke)
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta at Orlando (Orlando)
    New York at Washington (New York)
    Portland at Dallas (Dallas)
    Charlotte at Sacramento (Scaramento)
    NHL Hockey
    Detroit at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
    Phoenix at Dallas (Dallas)
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC vs. NFC (NFC)(doubler)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (54)

  52. r tyson robtslope@cox.net on said:

    Kentucky
    Kansas
    Georgetown

    Orlando(doubler)
    Washington
    Dallas
    Charlotte

    Pittsburgh
    Phoenix

    NFC ttl pts 45

    robtslope@cox.net

  53. dave karpinski on said:

    1. kentucky
    2. Kansas ST
    3. Duke
    4 Atlanta
    5 New york
    6. Dallas
    7 Charlette
    8 Pittsburgh Doubler
    9. Dallas
    10 nfc total 57

    Davekar1@aol.com

  54. Mike Molinaro on said:

    Saturday Jan. 30/Sunday, Jan. 31
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Vanderbilt at Kentucky (Kentucky
    Kansas at Kansas State (Kansas)
    Duke at Georgetown (Duke)
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta at Orlando (Orlando)
    New York at Washington (New York)
    Portland at Dallas (Dallas)
    Charlotte at Sacramento (Charlotte)
    NHL Hockey
    Detroit at Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)(Doubler)
    Phoenix at Dallas (Phoenix)
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC vs. NFC (AFC)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (61)

  55. Peter on said:

    This week’s matchups with Blogger’s picks in parenthesis
    Saturday Jan. 30/Sunday, Jan. 31
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Kentucky
    Kansas (doubler)
    GTown
    NBA Basketball
    Orlando
    Washington
    Dallas
    Charlotte
    NHL Hockey
    Detroit
    Dallas
    NFL Pro Bowl
    AFC
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Pro Bowl game (64)

  56. david stanley on said:

    KEN.
    KAN.
    DUKE
    Atl.
    N,Y.
    Dal.
    SAC.
    DET.(Doubler)
    DAL.
    NFC
    Tie-Breaker 64 1/2 Total points

    stanley805@msn.com