Beat the Blogger Matchups

New year and a new mixture of games to pick in this week’s Beat the Blogger contest. The matchups feature several games of ranked college hoops teams along with a couple NBA tilts and the four NFL Playoff matchups. Good luck and don’t forget to designate a doubler.

While the Blogger’s score of 7 correct last week made many eligible to Beat the Blogger, it was Mike Molinaro’s score
of
10 that took home the prize on a week with many tuff picks due to
several teams sitting key players with the playoffs looming. 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
(with winning picks in parenthesis)
Saturday Jan. 9/Sunday, Jan. 10
NCAA Mens Basketball
Purdue at Wisconsin
Duke at Georgia Tech
UConn at Georgetown
Kansas at Tennessee
NBA Basketball
Atlanta at Orlando
Indiana at Oklahoma City
NFL Playoffs
NY Jets at Cincinnati
Philadelphia at Dallas
Baltimore at New England
Green Bay at Arizona

Tiebreaker: Total points in Green Bay/Arizona game ()

17 thoughts on “Beat the Blogger Matchups

  1. James N. on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Purdue
    Duke
    Georgetown
    Kansas
    NBA Basketball
    Orlando
    Oklahoma City (Doubler)
    NFL Playoffs
    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    Baltimore
    Arizona (63)

    Maybe I will be the only player this week :)?

  2. david stanley on said:

    Pur.
    Duke(doubler)
    GTown
    Kan.
    Orl.
    OAK. City
    Cinn.
    Philly
    N.E.
    G.B.
    Tie-Breaker= 53 1/2 total points

    stanley805@msn.com

  3. Josh Gran on said:

    Purdue
    Duke
    Georgetown
    Kansas
    Orlando
    Oklahoma City
    NY Jets
    Dallas
    New England (doubler)
    Green Bay
    Total pts: 45

  4. Janet Bonner on said:

    Purdue
    Duke
    Georgetown

    Kansas
    Orlando
    Oklahoma City

    Cincinnati (Doubler)
    Dallas
    Baltimore
    Green Bay
    Total:38

    Email: mjbon2694@aol.com

  5. martin kelly on said:

    Jan.9&10
    NCAA
    Purdue
    Duke
    Georgetown
    Kansas
    NBA
    Orlando
    Indiana
    NFL
    Jets
    Dallas
    New England-(Doubler)
    Arizona
    TieBreaker-58 Total Points Green Bay/Arizona
    martymet1@yahoo.com

  6. eddie "onions" weiss on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Wisconsin
    Duke (doubler)
    UConn
    Kansas
    NBA Basketball
    Orlando
    Oklahoma City
    NFL Playoffs
    Cincinnati
    Dallas
    New England
    Arizona

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Green Bay/Arizona game (47)

    tripod3434@aol.com

  7. Peter on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Purdue
    Duke
    Georgetown
    Kansas
    NBA Basketball
    Orlando
    Oklahoma City
    NFL Playoffs
    Cincy (doubler)
    Dallas
    Baltimore
    Green Bay
    Tie Breaker: 64

  8. 1. Purdue
    2. Duke
    3. UConn
    4. Kansas
    5. Orlando
    6. Oklahoma City
    7. Cincinnati
    8. Philadelphia
    9. New England
    10. Green Bay, doubler

    Tiebreaker: Total pts in GB/Ariz game (49)

  9. Sam on said:

    Purdue at Wisconsin (Purdue)
    Duke at Georgia Tech (Duke)
    UConn at Georgetown (UCONN)
    Kansas at Tennessee (Tennessee)
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta at Orlando (Atlanta)
    Indiana at Oklahoma City (Indiana)
    NFL Playoffs
    NY Jets at Cincinnati (Cincinnati)
    Philadelphia at Dallas (Philadelphia)
    Baltimore at New England (New England)
    Green Bay at Arizona (Arizona)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Green Bay/Arizona game 38

  10. Sam on said:

    sorry I would like UCONN as my doubler

  11. Hal Willis on said:

    Purdue at Wisconsin (Purdue)
    Duke at Georgia Tech (Duke)
    UCONN at Georgetown (Georgetown)
    Kansas at Tennessee (Kansas) Doubler
    NBA
    Atlanta at Orlando (Orlando)
    Indiana at Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City)
    NFL Playoffs
    NY Jets at Cincinnati(Cincinnati)
    Philadelphia at Dallas(Dallas)
    Baltimore at New England(Baltimore)
    Green Bay at Arizona(Arizona)

    Tiebreaker: Total points GB/Arizona game 56

  12. steve emerick on said:

    Purdue
    Duke
    UConn
    Kansas
    NBA Basketball
    Orlando
    Oklahoma City
    NFL Playoffs
    NY Jets Doubler
    Dallas
    Baltimore
    Arizona

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Green Bay/Arizona game (70)

  13. Howard B. on said:

    purdue
    duke
    georgetown
    kansas
    orlando
    ok city (doubler)
    cincinnati
    dallas
    new england
    green bay
    tiebreak 49

    hb1255@yahoo.com

  14. Yale M. Brown on said:

    1. Wisconsin
    2. Duke
    3. Georgetown
    4. Kansas
    5. Orlando
    6. Oklahoma City
    7. NY Jets
    8. Dallas
    9. New England
    10. Green Bay
    Tiebreaker: Total points GB/Arizona game = 47

    YAL15M@aol.com

  15. Martin Sonsky on said:

    1. Wisconsin
    2. Duke
    3. Georgetown
    4. Kansas
    5. Orlando
    6. Oklahoma City
    7. Cincinnati
    8. Dallas
    9. New England
    10. Arizona
    Tiebreaker: Total points GB/Arizona game = 47

    Msonsky82443@yahoo.com

  16. KRIS on said:

    purdue
    duke doubler
    u-conn
    kansas
    orlando
    oklahoma city
    cincy
    dallas
    new england
    green bay
    37 tp
    knewt2007@yahoo.com

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