Beat the Blogger Matchups

While many struggled with the mix of NCAA and NBA games coupled with
some upsets in the NFL Playoff matchups eliminated many of the field
but the various matchups didn’t overwhelm one contestant. DeMarie posted a contest-best score of 9 to win the week and easily Beat the Blogger’s total of five. Hopefully the varied matchups will prove to be a little easier for everybody this time around. 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 winning picks in parenthesis)
Saturday Jan. 16/Sunday, Jan. 17
NCAA Mens Basketball
Mississippi at Tennessee
Georgia Tech at North Carolina
Georgetown at Villanova
UConn at Michigan
NBA Basketball
Phoenix at Charlotte
Miami at Oklahoma City
NFL Playoffs
Arizona at New Orleans
Baltimore at Indianapolis
Dallas at Minnesota
NY Jets at San Diego

Tiebreaker: Total points in NY Jets-San Diego game ()

27 thoughts on “Beat the Blogger Matchups

  1. Hal Willis on said:

    Mississippi at Tennessee (Tennessee)
    Georgia Tech at North Carolina (North Carolina)
    Georgetown at Villanova (Villanova)
    UCONN at Michigan (UCONN)
    NBA
    Phoenix at Charlotte (Phoenix)
    Miami at Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City)
    NFL Playoffs
    Arizona at New Orleans (New Orleans)Doubler
    Baltimore at Indanapolis (Indianapolis)
    Dallas at Minnesota (Dallas)
    NY Jets at San Diego (San Diego)

    Tiebreaker total points NY Jets-San Diego game (57)

  2. Sandy on said:

    Mississippi at Tennessee – Mississippi
    Georgia Tech at North Carolina — North Carolina
    Georgetown at Villanova – Georgetown
    UConn at Michigan – UConn
    NBA Basketball
    Phoenix at Charlotte – Phoenix
    Miami at Oklahoma City – Oklahoma City
    NFL Playoffs
    Arizona at New Orleans – New Orleans–Doubler
    Baltimore at Indianapolis – Indianapolis
    Dallas at Minnesota – Dallas
    NY Jets at San Diego – Jets

    Tiebreaker: Total points in NY Jets-San Diego game (54 )

  3. martin kelly on said:

    Jan.16 & 17
    NCAAM
    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Georgetown
    UConn
    NBA
    Charlotte
    Miami
    NFL
    New Orleans
    Indianapolis-(Doubler)
    Minnesota
    Jets
    TieBreaker-44 total points Jets/Chargers game.
    martymet1@yahoo.com

  4. Tennessee
    N Carolina
    Georgetown
    UConn (Doubler)
    Charlotte
    Miami
    Arizona
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota
    J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets
    39 points

  5. Kenny on said:

    Mississippi at Tennessee (Tenn)
    Georgia Tech at North Carolina (UNC-Doubler)
    Georgetown at Villanova (Georgetown)
    UConn at Michigan (UCONN)
    NBA Basketball
    Phoenix at Charlotte (Phoenix)
    Miami at Oklahoma City (Miami)
    NFL Playoffs
    Arizona at New Orleans (Arizona)
    Baltimore at Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
    Dallas at Minnesota (Dallas)
    NY Jets at San Diego (San Diego)

    Tiebreaker: 45

  6. Michael Mahnke on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Georgetown
    UCONN (Doubler)
    Phoenix
    Oklahoma City
    New Orleans
    Indianapolis
    Dallas
    San Diego
    Tiebreaker- 45 points

    mtmahnke@yahoo.com

  7. Julie on said:

    Mississippi
    North Carolina
    Villanova
    UConn (Doubler)
    Phoenix
    Miami
    New Orleans
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota
    San Diego
    Tie breaker: 41 points

    juhagen@hotmail.com

  8. david stanley on said:

    Tenn.
    N.C.
    Vill.(doubler)
    UConn.
    Pho.
    Mia.
    N.O.
    Indy
    Minny
    S.D.

    stanley805@msn.com

  9. Josh Gran on said:

    Mississippi
    North Carolina (doubler)
    Vilanova
    UConn
    Phoenix
    Miami
    Arizona
    Indy
    Dallas
    San Diego
    Total pts: 42

  10. Russell Stevenson on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Georgetown
    Michigan
    Phoenix
    Oklahoma City
    New Orleans
    Inidanapolis
    Dallas
    San Diego (Doubler)

    tie breaker points 59

    Russell
    stadrusty@yahoo.com

  11. Pamela on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Georgetown
    UConn
    Phoenix
    Miami
    New Orleans
    Indianapolis (doubler)
    Minnesota
    NY Jets

    Tiebreaker: 38

  12. 1. Tennessee
    2. North Carolina
    3. Georgetown
    4. UConn, doubler
    5. Charlotte
    6. Oklahoma City
    7. Arizona
    8. Indianapolis
    9. Dallas
    10. San Diego
    Tiebreaker: Total pts in NYJ-SD game (47)

  13. steve emerick on said:

    Mississippi at Tennessee Mississippi
    Georgia Tech at North Carolina UNC
    Georgetown at Villanova Georgetown
    UConn at Michigan UCONN
    NBA Basketball
    Phoenix at Charlotte Phoenix Doubler
    Miami at Oklahoma City Miami
    NFL Playoffs
    Arizona at New Orleans Arizona
    Baltimore at Indianapolis Indianapolis
    Dallas at Minnesota Minnesota
    NY Jets at San Diego San Diego

    Tiebreaker: Total points in NY Jets-San Diego game 41

    steve emerick
    sjemerick@aol.com

  14. Kayla on said:

    Mississippi
    North Carolina
    Villanova
    UConn -Doubler
    Phoenix
    Oklahoma City
    New Orleans
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota
    San Diego
    Tiebreaker -38 points

    teeitupclubworks@yahoo.com

  15. James N. on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Tennessee
    North Carolina(Doubler)
    Georgetown
    UConn
    NBA Basketball
    Phoenix
    Oklahoma City
    NFL Playoffs
    New Orleans
    Indianapolis
    Dallas
    NY Jets (27)

  16. Peter on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Tennessee
    North Carolina (doubler)
    Villanova
    UConn
    NBA Basketball
    Phoenix
    Oklahoma City
    NFL Playoffs
    Arizona
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota
    San Diego
    Tiebreaker: 39

  17. KRIS on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Villanova
    U-Conn
    Charlotte
    Oklahoma City
    New Orleans
    Indy—-Doubler
    Minnesota
    San Diego
    52 Total Points
    knewt2007@yahoo.com

  18. Michael Bonner on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Villanova
    UConn
    Phoenix
    Oklahoma City
    New Orleans (Doubler)
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota
    NY Jets
    50 points

    rennob94@yahoo.com

  19. Janet Bonner on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Georgetown
    UConn
    Phoenix
    Miami
    New Orleans
    Indianapolis (Doubler)
    Minnesota
    San Diego

    Total: 42
    mjbon2694@aol.com

  20. Emily Bonner on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Georgetown
    UConn
    Charlotte
    Miami
    New Orleans
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota(Doubler)
    NY JEts

    Total: 38

    49mj26@GMAIL.COM

  21. DeMarie on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Georgetown
    Michigan
    Phoenix
    Miami
    New Orleans…Doubler
    Indy
    Dallas
    N Y Jets
    58 points
    demarien@heritageharborottawa.com

  22. Paul W. Purwin on said:

    Tennessee
    Georgia Tech
    Georgetown
    Michigan
    Phoenix
    Oklahoma City
    New Orleans
    Baltimore
    Dallas
    NY Jets- Doubler
    45pts.

  23. Andrew Greb on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Villanova
    UConn
    Phoenix (doubler)
    Oklahoma City
    New Orleans
    Baltimore
    Minnesota
    San Diego
    42 points

  24. Shannon Greb on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Villanova
    UConn
    Phoenix (doubler)
    Miami
    New Orleans
    Baltimore
    Minnesota
    San Diego
    42 points

  25. Yale M. Brown on said:

    1. Tennessee
    2. North Carolina (Doubler)
    3. Villanova
    4. UConn
    5. Phoenix
    6. Oklahoma City
    7. New Orleans
    8. Indianapolis
    9. Minnesota
    10. San Diego
    Tiebreaker: Total points in NY Jets-San Diego game = 42

    YAL15M@aol.com

  26. Martin Sonsky on said:

    1. Tennessee
    2. North Carolina (Doubler)
    3. Villanova
    4. UConn
    5. Phoenix
    6. Oklahoma City
    7. New Orleans
    8. Indianapolis
    9. Dallas
    10. San Diego
    Tiebreaker: Total points in NY Jets-San Diego game = 42

    Msonsky82443@yahoo.com

  27. Carl Bigham on said:

    1. Tenn.
    2. North Carolina
    3. Georgetown
    4. UConn. (Doubler)
    5. Charlotte
    6. Oklahoma City
    7. New Orleans
    8. Baltimore
    9. Dallas
    10.San Diego

    Tie breaker – 36 total points Minnesota/Dallas game
    echohawkusa@yahoo.com