Beat the Blogger Matchups

Happy Holidays to everyone and as always, good luck in this week’s Beat the Blogger contest. This week’s matchups are now posted so spread the word and recruit some new players so we can keep this going.

While the Blogger’s score of 7 correct made many eligible to Beat the Blogger, it was Ronald Borzyk’s score
of 9 (and tiebreaker) that took home the prize on a week full of upsets. 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 on Tuesday a.m. so make sure
you 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)
Sunday, Jan. 3
NFL Football
Indianapolis at Buffalo
Jacksonville at Cleveland
Chicago at Detroit
Pittsburgh at Miami
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
New England at Houston
Green Bay at Arizona
Baltimore at Oakland
Philadelphia at Dallas
Cincinnati at NY Jets
Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game ()

34 thoughts on “Beat the Blogger Matchups

  1. Sandy on said:

    This week’s matchups (with winning picks in parenthesis)
    Sunday, Jan. 3
    NFL Football
    Indianapolis at Buffalo – Indy
    Jacksonville at Cleveland – Jacksonville
    Chicago at Detroit – Chicago
    Pittsburgh at Miami — Pittsburgh
    Atlanta at Tampa Bay — Atlanta
    New England at Houston – New England
    Green Bay at Arizona – Green Bay – Doubler
    Baltimore at Oakland – Baltimore
    Philadelphia at Dallas – Philly
    Cincinnati at NY Jets – Jets
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game ( 47 )

  2. Tyler on said:

    Indianapolis at Buffalo – Indy
    Jacksonville at Cleveland -Cleveland
    Chicago at Detroit – Chicago
    Pittsburgh at Miami – Pittsburgh
    Atlanta at Tampa Bay – Atlanta
    New England at Houston – Houston
    Green Bay at Arizona – GB
    Baltimore at Oakland – Baltimore
    Philadelphia at Dallas – Philly
    Cincinnati at NY Jets – Jets
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game (56)

  3. martin kelly on said:

    Sun.Jan.3 2010 NFL
    Indianapolis
    Cleveland
    Chicago
    Miami
    Tampa Bay
    Houston
    Green Bay
    Baltimore-(Doubler)
    Philadelphia
    Cincinnati
    TieBreaker-44 Total Points Cinci/Jets
    martymet1@yahoo.com

  4. Steve I on said:

    Indianapolis
    Jacksonville
    Chicago
    Pittsburgh
    Atlanta
    New England
    Green Bay (doubler)
    Baltimore
    Philadelphia
    NY Jets
    Tiebreaker: 43 pts

  5. Xia on said:

    Sunday, Jan. 3
    NFL Football
    Indianapolis
    Jacksonville
    Chicago – Doubler
    Pittsburgh
    Tampa Bay
    New England
    Arizona
    Baltimore
    Philadelphia
    NY Jets
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game (44)

  6. steve emerick on said:

    bUFFALO
    Jacksonville
    Chicago Doubler
    Pittsburgh
    Tampa Bay
    New England
    Arizona
    Oakland (just for the sake of helping Pittsburgh!)
    Dallas
    Cincinnati (see above)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game (48)

  7. Jason Melynchek on said:

    Buffalo
    Cleveland
    Chicago
    Pittsburgh (Doubler)
    Atlanta
    New England
    Arizona
    Oakland
    Dallas
    Cincinatti
    36

  8. mark marecek on said:

    good day,
    jan 3 2010

    buff
    jack
    chi (db)
    pitt
    t.b.
    hou
    az
    balt
    phil
    nyj 31tps
    thx mark keceram@comcast.net

  9. Sal Sheffo on said:

    Sunday, Jan. 3
    NFL Football
    Indianapolis at Buffalo (Indy)
    Jacksonville at Cleveland (Jags)
    Chicago at Detroit (Bears)
    Pittsburgh at Miami (Pitt)
    Atlanta at Tampa Bay (Tampa)
    New England at Houston (NE)doubler
    Green Bay at Arizona (Green Bay)
    Baltimore at Oakland (Balt)
    Philadelphia at Dallas (Philly)
    Cincinnati at NY Jets (Cinn)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game (42)

  10. eddie "onions" weiss on said:

    Indianapolis
    Jacksonville
    Detroit
    Pittsburgh
    Atlanta
    Houston
    Arizona
    Baltimore (doubler)
    Philadelphia
    Cincinnati
    Tiebreaker:(40)

    tripod3434@aol.com

  11. Frank Virno on said:

    This week’s matchups (with winning picks in parenthesis)
    Sunday, Jan. 3
    NFL Football
    Indianapolis
    Cleveland
    Chicago
    Miami
    Atlanta
    New England
    Green Bay
    Baltimore – DOUBLER
    Philadelphia
    Cincinnati
    Tiebreaker: 27

    Frank V

  12. Howard B. on said:

    buffalo
    cleveland
    chicago
    pittsburgh
    tampa
    houston
    arizona
    baltimore
    dallas
    ny jets (doubler)
    tiebreak 35

  13. Pamela on said:

    Indianapolis
    Jacksonville
    Chicago
    Pittsburgh
    Atlanta (doubler)
    New England
    Arizona
    Baltimore
    Dallas
    Cincinnati
    Tiebreaker: 48

  14. Michael Bonner on said:

    Indianapolis
    Jacksonville (Doubler)
    Chicago
    Pittsburgh
    Atlanta
    New England
    Green Bay
    Baltimore
    Philadelphia
    Cincinnati
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game (38)

    RENNOB94@yahoo.com

  15. Janet Bonner on said:

    Indianapolis
    Jacksonville
    Chicago
    Pittsburgh
    Atlanta
    N.E.
    Arizona
    Baltimore
    Dallas
    Cincinnati
    Tiebreaker: 40

    mjbon2694@aol.com

  16. Emily Bonner on said:

    Buffalo
    Jacksonville
    Chicago
    Pittsburgh
    Atlanta
    New England
    Arizona
    Baltimore
    Dallas
    Cincinnati
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game (36)

    49mj26@gmail.com

  17. Emily Bonner on said:

    Sorry my doubler is Chicago.

  18. Janet Bonner on said:

    My doubler is New England. I always forget sorry.

  19. Keith Sorenson on said:

    BUF–JAX–CHI–MIA–ATL–HOU–G.B.–BAL(DBL)–PHI–CIN(47)
    kszippy@yahoo.com

  20. sTEVE chin on said:

    Indianapolis at Buffalo-Indy
    Jacksonville at Cleveland-Jack
    Chicago at Detroit-Chic
    Pittsburgh at Miami-Pitts
    Atlanta at Tampa Bay-Atl
    New England at Houston-HOUS
    Green Bay at Arizona-GB
    Baltimore at Oakland-BALt DOUBLE
    Philadelphia at Dallas-dall
    Cincinnati at NY Jets-nyj
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game ()42 POINTS

  21. 1. Buffalo
    2. Jacksonville
    3. Chicago
    4. Pittsburgh
    5. Tampa Bay
    6. New England
    7. Green Bay
    8. Baltimore, doubler
    9. Dallas
    10. NY Jets
    Tiebreaker: Total pts in Cin/NYJ game (38)

  22. ethan on said:

    Indianapolis at Buffalo(Indianapolis)
    Jacksonville at Cleveland(cleveland)
    Chicago at Detroit(chicago)
    Pittsburgh at Miami(Pittsburgh)
    Atlanta at Tampa Bay(Atlanta)
    New England at Houston(new england)
    Green Bay at Arizona(Arizona)
    Baltimore at Oakland(Baltimore)–Doubler
    Philadelphia at Dallas(Philadelphia)
    Cincinnati at NY Jets(Ny Jets)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game (46)
    Ethan cahn
    islandcards@hail2theskins.com

  23. Ron Miller on said:

    Sunday, Jan. 3
    NFL Football
    Buffalo
    Jacksonville
    Detroit
    Pittsburgh
    Atlanta
    Houston
    Arizona
    Baltimore
    Dallas
    Jets DOUBLER
    Tiebreaker: 24

  24. Charles Ware on said:

    Sunday, Jan. 3
    NFL Football
    Indianapolis at Buffalo (Indy)
    Jacksonville at Cleveland (Cleveland)
    Chicago at Detroit (Chicago)
    Pittsburgh at Miami (Miami)
    Atlanta at Tampa Bay (Atlanta)
    New England at Houston (New England)
    Green Bay at Arizona (Arizona)**Doubler**
    Baltimore at Oakland (Baltimore)
    Philadelphia at Dallas (Dallas)
    Cincinnati at NY Jets (Cincinnati)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game (28)

    warefamily5@aol.com
    Charles Ware

  25. Jeff R. Arends on said:

    Indianapolis
    Cleveland
    Chicago
    Pittsburgh (doubler)
    Atlanta
    Houston
    Arizona
    Baltimore
    Dallas
    Cincinnati
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game (49)
    jarends@kermantel.net

  26. Peter on said:

    Sunday, Jan. 3
    NFL Football
    Indianapolis
    Cleveland
    Chicago
    Pittsburgh
    Atlanta
    Houston
    Green Bay
    Baltimore (Doubler)
    Philadelphia
    NY Jets
    Tiebreaker: 41

  27. James N on said:

    Buffalo
    Jacksonville at Cleveland
    Chicago
    Pittsburgh
    Atlanta
    New England
    Arizona
    Baltimore (Doubler)
    Philadelphia
    Cincinnati (29)

  28. James N on said:

    Jacksonville to win in the pick above.

  29. Joseph Schuld on said:

    Indianapolis at Buffalo (Indy)
    Jacksonville at Cleveland (Cleveland)
    Chicago at Detroit (Chicago)
    Pittsburgh at Miami (Pittsburgh)
    Atlanta at Tampa Bay (Atlanta)
    New England at Houston (Houston)
    Green Bay at Arizona (Arizona)
    Baltimore at Oakland (Baltimore) (Doubler)
    Philadelphia at Dallas (Philadelphia)
    Cincinnati at NY Jets (Jets)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game (39)

  30. Yale M. Brown on said:

    1. Buffalo
    2. Cleveland
    3. Detroit
    4. Miami
    5. Tampa Bay
    6. Houston
    7. Arizona
    8. Baltimore
    9. Dallas
    10. NY Jets (Doubler)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game (35)

    YAL15M@aol.com

  31. Martin Sonsky on said:

    1. Buffalo
    2. Jacksonville
    3. Chicago
    4. Pittsburgh
    5. Atlanta
    6. Houston
    7. Arizona
    8. Baltimore
    9. Dallas
    10. NY Jets (Doubler)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game (35)

    Msonsky82443@yahoo.com

  32. Aubrey Thomas II on said:

    Sunday, Jan. 3
    NFL Football
    Indianapolis at Buffalo (Indianapolis)
    Jacksonville at Cleveland (Jacksonville)
    Chicago at Detroit (Chicago) (doubler)
    Pittsburgh at Miami (Pittsburgh)
    Atlanta at Tampa Bay (Atlanta)
    New England at Houston (New England)
    Green Bay at Arizona (Arizona)
    Baltimore at Oakland (Baltimore)
    Philadelphia at Dallas (Dallas)
    Cincinnati at NY Jets (Cincinnati)
    Tiebreaker: Total points in Cincinnati/NY Jets game (47)

  33. Newt on said:

    indy
    jax
    bears..doubler
    pittsburgh
    atlanta
    pats
    packers
    baltimore
    dallas
    jets
    34 tp
    dnewt60@yahoo.com

  34. Howard B. on said:

    Not sure if you have my email
    hb1255@yahoo.com
    Howard B.
    Thanks