Beat the Blogger Picks

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 Blogger’s picks in parenthesis)
Saturday Jan. 16/Sunday, Jan. 17
NCAA Mens Basketball
Mississippi at Tennessee (Tennessee)
Georgia Tech at North Carolina (North Carolina)
Georgetown at Villanova (Villanova)
UConn at Michigan (UConn)
NBA Basketball
Phoenix at Charlotte (Phoenix)
Miami at Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City)
NFL Playoffs
Arizona at New Orleans (New Orleans)
Baltimore at Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
Dallas at Minnesota (Minnesota)
NY Jets at San Diego (San Diego)(Doubler)

Tiebreaker: Total points in NY Jets-San Diego game (46)

27 thoughts on “Beat the Blogger Picks

  1. Martin on said:

    Mississippi at Tennessee (Tennessee)
    Georgia Tech at North Carolina (North Carolina)
    Georgetown at Villanova (Villanova)
    UConn at Michigan (UConn)
    NBA Basketball
    Phoenix at Charlotte (Phoenix)
    Miami at Oklahoma City (Miami)
    NFL Playoffs
    Arizona at New Orleans (New Orleans)(Doubler)
    Baltimore at Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
    Dallas at Minnesota (Dallas)
    NY Jets at San Diego (San Diego)
    Tiebreaker–44 points

  2. Tim Beckham on said:

    Tennessee
    Georgia Tech
    Villanova (Doubler)
    Michigan
    Phoenix
    Miami
    New Orleans
    Baltimore
    Dallas
    San Diego
    Tiebreaker: Total points in NY Jets-San Diego game (35)
    tim21turn@yahoo.com

  3. howard b. on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Villanova
    UConn
    Charlotte
    OK City
    New Orleans
    Indianapolis (Doubler)
    Dallas
    San Diego
    Tiebreaker 44

    hb1255@yahoo.com

  4. mark marecek on said:

    good day,

    miss
    gt
    vill (db)
    uconn

    phx
    miami

    az
    ind
    dal
    sd
    total pts 35
    thx mark keceram@comcast.net

  5. Newt on said:

    TENNESSEE
    GEORGIA TECH
    VILLANOVA
    U-CONN
    CHARLOTTE
    OKLAHOMA CITY
    NEW ORLEANS
    INDIANAPOLIS
    DALLAS
    SAN DIEGO…….DOUBLER
    T.P.–44
    dnewt60@yahoo.com

  6. j kenny on said:

    Tennesee UNC Georgetown and UConn.Suns and OK City.Arizona Ravens vikings and San Diego Chargers.

  7. j kenny on said:

    also Tiebreaker=49 Doubler on UConn

  8. N.Lubik on said:

    TENNESSEE
    N.CAROLINA
    VILLANOVA
    MICHIGAN
    PHOENIX
    MIAMI
    ARIZONA
    INDIANAPOLIS
    DALLAS (DOUBLER)
    SAN DIEGO

  9. Dana Boisvert on said:

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

    Tiebreaker: Total points in NY Jets-San Diego game (38)

  10. Saturday Jan. 16/Sunday, Jan. 17
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Villanova
    UConn
    NBA Basketball
    Charlotte
    Miami
    NFL Playoffs
    New Orleans
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota
    San Diego

    Tiebreaker: Total points in NY Jets-San Diego game (49)

  11. Forgor the doubler…San Diego (NFL)

  12. Rick K on said:

    Saturday Jan. 16/Sunday, Jan. 17
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Mississippi at Tennessee (Tennessee)
    Georgia Tech at North Carolina (North Carolina)
    Georgetown at Villanova (Villanova)
    UConn at Michigan (UConn)
    NBA Basketball
    Phoenix at Charlotte (Phoenix)
    Miami at Oklahoma City (Miami)
    NFL Playoffs
    Arizona at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    Baltimore at Indianapolis (Baltimore)
    Dallas at Minnesota (Dallas)
    NY Jets at San Diego (San Diego)(Doubler)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in NY Jets-San Diego game (44)

    klabansky@hotmail.com

  13. F. E. on said:

    (Tennessee)
    (North Carolina)
    (georgetown)
    (UConn)
    (Phoenix)doubler
    (Oklahoma City)
    (New Orleans)
    (Indianapolis)
    (dallas)
    (San Diego)

  14. F. E. on said:

    Tiebreaker: Total points in NY Jets-San Diego game (46)

  15. James on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Georgetown
    UConn
    Phoenix
    Oklahoma City
    New Orleans
    Colts
    Minnesota
    SD(51pts)

  16. ethan on said:

    Saturday Jan. 16/Sunday, Jan. 17
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Mississippi at Tennessee (Tennessee)
    Georgia Tech at North Carolina (North Carolina)
    Georgetown at Villanova (Georgetown)
    UConn at Michigan (UConn)
    NBA Basketball
    Phoenix at Charlotte (charlotte)
    Miami at Oklahoma City (miami)
    NFL Playoffs
    Arizona at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    Baltimore at Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
    Dallas at Minnesota (Minnesota)–Doubler
    NY Jets at San Diego (San Diego)

    Tiebreaker: Total points in NY Jets-San Diego game (51)

    ethan cahn
    islandcards@hail2theskins.com

  17. Keith Sorenson on said:

    TENN–UNC–VILLA–UCONN(DBL)–CHAR–OKC–ARI–IND–MIN–SD(40)
    kszippy@yahoo.com

  18. Christie Merkle on said:

    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Villanova
    Michigan

    NBA Basketball
    Phoenix
    Oklahoma City

    NFL Playoffs
    New Orleans (doubler)
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota
    NY Jets
    Tiebreaker – 54

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

    Tennessee
    Georgia Tech
    Georgetown
    UConn

    Phoenix
    Miami

    Arizona
    Indianapolis
    Dallas
    NY Jets (doubler) ttl pts. 48

  20. Elizabeth Bertel on said:

    tenn
    nc
    villanova
    uconn
    charlotte (doubler)
    ok city
    no
    baltimore
    minn
    sd
    42

  21. Barbie on said:

    tenn
    nc
    villanova
    uconn
    charlotte (doubler)
    miami
    no
    baltimore
    minn
    sd
    42

  22. Aaron Barton on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Georgetown
    UConn
    Phoenix
    Miami (doubler)
    New Orleans
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota
    San Diego (49)

  23. Harry K on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina
    Villanova
    Michigan

    Phoenix
    Miami

    Cardinals DOUBLER
    Ravens
    Vikings
    Jets
    TIE BREAKER 50

  24. dave karpinski on said:

    1. Tenn
    2. NC
    3. Nova
    4. U conn
    5. Phoenix
    6. Oklahoma City
    7. Arizona
    8. Indy
    9. Dallas
    10. San Diego (doubler) 42 points

    Davekar1@aol.com

  25. Aubrey Thomas II on said:

    Saturday Jan. 16/Sunday, Jan. 17
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Mississippi at Tennessee (Tennessee)
    Georgia Tech at North Carolina (North Carolina)
    Georgetown at Villanova (Villanova)
    UConn at Michigan (UConn)
    NBA Basketball
    Phoenix at Charlotte (Phoenix)
    Miami at Oklahoma City (Miami)
    NFL Playoffs
    Arizona at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    Baltimore at Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
    Dallas at Minnesota (Dallas)
    NY Jets at San Diego (San Diego)(Doubler)

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

  26. John Glazewski on said:

    Tennessee
    North Carolina (Doubler)
    Villanova
    UConn
    Charlotte
    Miami
    New Orleans
    Indianapolis
    Minnesota
    San Diego

    Tiebreaker: Total points in NY Jets-San Diego game (42)

  27. Carl Bigham on said:

    Mississippi at Tennessee (Tennessee)
    Georgia Tech at North Carolina (North Carolina)
    Georgetown at Villanova (Villanova)
    UConn at Michigan (UConn)

    NBA Basketball
    Phoenix at Charlotte (Phoenix)
    Miami at Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City)(Doubler)

    NFL Playoffs
    Arizona at New Orleans (New Orleans)
    Baltimore at Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
    Dallas at Minnesota (Minnesota)
    NY Jets at San Diego (San Diego)

    Tie Breaker 49