Beat the Blogger Matchups

Congratulations to Christie Merkel, who scored a 9 this week to Beat the Blogger’s total of 6 and beat the field to win this week’s contest.

This week’s matchups will be posted soon so check back and get in the game.

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://www.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

Saturday Jan. 23/Sunday, Jan. 24
NCAA Mens Basketball
Duke at Clemson
Ohio State at West Virginia
Texas at UConn
NBA Basketball
Philadelphia at Indianapolis
Minnesota at Milwaukee
New Orleans at Denver
NHL Hockey
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
Dallas at Colorado
NFL Playoffs
NY Jets at Indianapolis
Minnesota at New Orleans
Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota at New Orleans game ()

25 thoughts on “Beat the Blogger Matchups

  1. LARRY on said:

    DUKE
    OHIO STATE
    UCONN
    PHILLY
    MILWAUKEE
    DENVER
    PITTBURGH
    DALLAS
    INDIANAPOLIS
    NEW ORLEANS
    65

  2. david stanley on said:

    Duke
    Ohio st.
    Philly
    Minn
    Den
    Flyers(Doubler)
    Colo.
    indy
    Minny
    Tie-Breaker= 57 1/2 Total points

    stanley805@msn.com

  3. Pamela on said:

    Duke at Clemson (Duke)(doubler)
    Ohio State at West Virginia (Ohio State)
    Texas at UConn (UCONN)
    Philadelphia at Indianapolis (Indiana)
    Minnesota at Milwaukee (Minnesota)
    New Orleans at Denver (Denver)
    Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (Pittsburgh)
    Dallas at Colorado (Colorado)
    NY Jets at Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
    Minnesota at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota at New Orleans game 52

    spam_freak@yahoo.com

  4. Kenny on said:

    Duke
    Ohio State
    Texas (doubler)
    Pacers
    Milwaukee
    Denver
    Pittsburgh
    Colorado
    Colts
    Saints (64)

  5. steve emerick on said:

    Duke
    Ohio State
    UConn
    NBA Basketball
    Indianapolis
    Milwaukee
    Denver
    NHL Hockey
    Philadelphia
    Colorado
    NFL Playoffs
    Indianapolis doubler
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota at New Orleans game (73)

    Steve Eemrick
    sjemerick@aol.com

  6. James N. on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Duke (Doubler)
    West Virginia
    Texas
    NBA Basketball
    Philadelphia
    Minnesota
    Denver
    NHL Hockey
    Pittsburgh
    Colorado
    NFL Playoffs
    Indianapolis
    New Orleans (73)

  7. Hal Willis on said:

    Duke Doubler
    Ohio State
    Texas
    Indiana
    Milwaukee
    Denver
    Philadelphia
    Colorado
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota (55)

  8. Joe Ranyak on said:

    Duke at Clemson (Duke)
    Ohio State at West Virginia (West Va)
    Texas at UConn (UConn)
    NBA Basketball
    Philadelphia at Indianapolis (Philadelphia)
    Minnesota at Milwaukee (Milwaukee)
    New Orleans at Denver (Denver) DOUBLER
    NHL Hockey
    Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (Pitt)
    Dallas at Colorado (Dallas)
    NFL Playoffs
    NY Jets at Indianapolis (Indy)
    Minnesota at New Orleans (NO)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota at New Orleans game (47)

    Joe Ranyak

  9. Michael Mahnke on said:

    Duke (Doubler)
    West Virginia
    Texas
    Indiana
    Milwaukee
    Denver
    Pittsburgh
    Colorado
    Indianapolis
    New Orleans
    Tiebreaker: 52 points

    mtmahnke@yahoo.com

  10. Julie on said:

    Duke
    Ohio State
    Texas (Doubler)
    Indiana
    Minnesota
    Denver
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    Indianapolis
    New Orleans
    Tie breaker- 55 points

    juhagen@hotmail.com

  11. Dana Boisvert on said:

    Duke at Clemson (Duke)
    Ohio State at West Virginia (West Virginia)
    Texas at UConn (Texas)
    NBA Basketball
    Philadelphia at Indianapolis (Indiana)
    Minnesota at Milwaukee (Milwaukee)
    New Orleans at Denver (Denver)
    NHL Hockey
    Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
    Dallas at Colorado (Colorado) – DOUBLER
    NFL Playoffs
    NY Jets at Indianapolis Indianapolis
    Minnesota at New Orleans New Orleans
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota at New Orleans game (51)

  12. Emily Bonner on said:

    Duke at Clemson (Duke) (DOUBLER)
    Ohio State at West Virginia (West Virginia)
    Texas at UConn (Texas)
    Philadelphia at Indianapolis(Philadelphia)
    Minnesota at Milwaukee (Milwaukee)
    New Orleans at Denver (Denver)
    Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (Pittsburgh)
    Dallas at Colorado (Colorado)
    NY Jets at Indianapolis (NY Jets)
    Minnesota at New Orleans (New Orleans)

    Total: 42

    49mj26@gmail.com

  13. Janet Bonner on said:

    Duke
    Ohio State
    Texas (DB)
    Indiana
    Milwaukee
    Denver
    Philly
    colorado
    Indy
    New Orleans

    Total : 38

    mjbon2694@aol.com

  14. Mike Bonner on said:

    Duke
    W. Virginia
    Texas
    Philadelphia
    Milwaukee
    Denver
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    Jets (Doubler)
    New Orleans (49)

    Rennob94@yahoo.com

  15. eddie "onions" weiss on said:

    Clemson
    Ohio State
    Texas (doubler)
    NBA Basketball
    Indianapolis
    Milwaukee
    Denver
    NHL Hockey
    Pittsburgh
    Colorado
    NFL Playoffs
    Indianapolis
    New Orleans
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota at New Orleans game (52)

  16. Sam on said:

    Duke
    Ohio State
    Texas
    Indiana
    Milwaukee
    Denver
    Pittsburgh (doubler)
    Dallas
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: 54

  17. DeMarie on said:

    Duke
    Ohio State
    Texas
    Indiana
    Milwaukee
    Denver
    Pittsburgh
    Colorado
    Indy…DOUBLER
    Minnesota
    47 total points
    demarien@heritageharborottawa.com

  18. Newt on said:

    DUKE
    WEST VIRGINIA
    TEXAS
    INDIANA
    MILWAUKEE
    DENVER
    PITTSBURGH
    COLORADO—DOUBLER
    COLTS
    VIKES
    T.P.–54
    dnewt60@yahoo.com

  19. Tim Beckham on said:

    Duke
    Ohio State
    Texas DOUBLER
    NBA Basketball
    Indianapolis
    Milwaukee
    Denver
    NHL Hockey
    Pittsburgh
    Dallas
    NFL Playoffs
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota at New Orleans game (56)
    Tim
    tim21turn@yahoo.com

  20. martin kelly on said:

    Sat/Sun Jan.23&24
    NCAAM
    Duke
    West Virginia
    Texas
    NBA
    Indiana
    Milwaukee-(Doubler)
    Denver
    NHL
    Pittsburgh
    Colorado
    NFL
    Jets
    Minnesota
    TieBreaker-49 Total Points Minn/N.O.
    martymet1@peoplepc.com

  21. Peter on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Duke
    West Virginia
    UConn
    NBA Basketball
    Indianapolis
    Milwaukee
    New Orleans
    NHL Hockey
    Pittsburgh
    Colorado
    NFL Playoffs
    Indianapolis (doubler)
    Minnesota
    Tiebreaker: 57

  22. Andrew Greb on said:

    Duke
    West Virginia
    Texas
    Indiana
    Milwaukee
    Denver
    Philadelphia (doubler)
    Colorado
    Indianapolis
    New Orleans
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota at New Orleans game (53)

  23. Shannon Greb on said:

    Duke
    West Virginia
    Texas
    Indiana
    Milwaukee
    Denver
    Philadelphia (doubler)
    Dallas
    Indianapolis
    New Orleans
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota at New Orleans game (53)

  24. Yale M. Brown on said:

    1. Duke
    2. West Virginia
    3. Texas
    4. Indiana
    5. Milwaukee (Doubler)
    6. Denver
    7. Philadelphia
    8. Colorado
    9. Indianapolis
    10. New Orleans
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota at New Orleans game (53)

    YAL15M@aol.com

  25. Martin Sonsky on said:

    1. Clemson
    2. West Virginia (Doubler)
    3. UConn
    4. Indiana
    5. Milwaukee
    6. Denver
    7. Philadelphia
    8. Colorado
    9. Indianapolis
    10. New Orleans
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Minnesota at New Orleans game (53)

    Msonsky82443@yahoo.com