Beat the Blogger Picks

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 Blogger’s picks in parenthesis)
Saturday Jan. 9/Sunday, Jan. 10
NCAA Mens Basketball
Purdue at Wisconsin (Purdue)
Duke at Georgia Tech (Duke)
UConn at Georgetown (UConn)
Kansas at Tennessee (Kansas)
NBA Basketball
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 (New England)(Doubler)
Green Bay at Arizona (Arizona)

Tiebreaker: Total points in Green Bay/Arizona game (51)

22 thoughts on “Beat the Blogger Picks

  1. Greg Kuske on said:

    Come On Man!! how can you go against the PACK! Shame on you!!

  2. Mike Bonner on said:

    Purdue
    Duke
    Georgetown
    Kansas
    Orlando
    Oklahoma City
    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    New England (DOUBLER)
    Arizona

    Points:40

    rennob94@yahoo.com

  3. emily Bonner on said:

    Purdue
    Duke
    UConn
    Kansas
    Orlando
    Oklahoma City
    Jets (doubler
    Dallas
    N.E.
    Arizona

    Tiebreaker points: 35

    49mj26@gmail.com

  4. Joseph Peters on said:

    Wisconsin
    Duke
    Georgetown
    Kansas
    Orlando
    Oklahoma City
    Cincinnati
    Dallas
    N.E.(doubler)
    Green Bay

    Points 45

  5. Keith Sorenson on said:

    PUR–DUKE–UCONN–KAN–ATL–OKC(DBL)–CIN–PHI–NE–GB(52)
    kszippy@yahoo.com

  6. Christie Merkle on said:

    Purdue
    Duke
    Georgetown
    Kansas
    Orlando
    Oklahoma City
    NY Jets
    Dallas
    New England (doubler)
    Green Bay
    Tie Breaker 57

  7. James on said:

    Purdue
    Duke
    UConn
    Kansas
    Orlando
    Oklahoma City
    Jets
    Dallas
    Baltimore
    Green Bay (47pts)

  8. Aaron Barton on said:

    Purdue
    Duke
    Uconn
    Kansas (doubler)
    Orlando
    Oklahoma City
    NY Jets
    Dallas
    New England
    Green Bay

  9. bob simmons on said:

    Purdue at Wisconsin (Purdue)
    Duke at Georgia Tech (Duke)
    UConn at Georgetown (UConn)
    Kansas at Tennessee (Kansas)
    NBA Basketball
    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 (New England
    Green Bay at Arizona (green bay doubler

  10. Sandy on said:

    This week’s matchups (with Blogger’s picks in parenthesis)
    Saturday Jan. 9/Sunday, Jan. 10
    NCAA Mens Basketball

    Purdue at Wisconsin (Wisconsin – Doubler)–OH…and rumor has it the blogger is going to this game and picking against Wisconsin—that is just NOT RIGHT!

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

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Green Bay/Arizona game (48)

  11. Jeff R. Arends on said:

    Saturday Jan. 9/Sunday, Jan. 10
    NCAA Mens Basketball
    Wiskey
    Duke
    UConn
    Kansas (doubler)
    NBA Basketball
    Atlanta
    Indiana
    NFL Playoffs
    NY Jets
    Dallas
    Baltimore
    Green Bay Total (51)
    jarends@kermantel.net

  12. Dana Boisvert on said:

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

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Green Bay/Arizona game (48)

  13. Mike Molinaro on said:

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

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Green Bay/Arizona game (48 points)
    michaelmolinaro@msn.com

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

    Wisconsin
    Georgia Tech
    Georgetown
    Tennessee

    Atlanta
    Oklahoma City (doubler)

    NY Jets
    Philadelphia
    New England
    Arizona (ttl pts. 58)

  15. John Glazewski on said:

    Purdue
    Duke (Doubler)
    UConn
    Kansas
    NBA Basketball
    Orlando
    Oklahoma City
    NFL Playoffs
    Cincinnati
    Dallas
    New England
    Green Bay

    Tiebreaker: Total points in Green Bay/Arizona game (54)

  16. Pamela on said:

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

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

    spam_freak@yahoo.com

  17. Newt on said:

    WISCONSIN
    DUKE
    U-CONN
    KANSAS…DOUBLER
    ATLANTA
    OKLAHOMA CITY
    JETS
    DALLAS
    NEW ENGLAND
    GREEN BAY
    48 TOTAL POINTS
    DNEWT60@YAHOO.COM

  18. DeMarie on said:

    Wisconsin
    Georgia Tech
    Georgetowwn
    Tenn.
    Orlando
    Indiana
    Cincy
    Dallas
    New England
    Arizona Doubler
    49
    demarien@heritageharborottawa.com

  19. Harry K on said:

    Purdue DOUBLER
    Georgia Tech
    Georgetown
    Kansas

    Orlando
    Indiana

    Bengals
    Eagles
    Patriots
    Packers
    Tie Breaker 60

  20. Joann K on said:

    Purdue
    Duke DOUBLER
    U Conn
    Kansas

    Orlando
    Oaklahoma City

    Jets
    Eagles
    Patriots
    Cardinals
    TIE BREAKER 45

  21. dave karpinski on said:

    1.purdue
    2. duke
    3. Uconn
    4. Kansas
    5. Orlando
    6. Oklahoma city
    7. Bengal
    8. Eagles
    9. Patriots (doubler)
    10. Packers Points 52

    Thanks Davekar1@aol.com

  22. david stanley on said:

    Wisc.
    Duke
    Gtown
    Tenn.
    ORL.(doubler)
    oam city
    Cinn
    Philly
    N.E.
    G.B.
    Tie- Breaker 36 1/2 total points

    stanley805@msn.com