Beat The Blogger Winners

Sorry for the delay but for two lucky contestants, I’m guessing it will be worth the wait. First off, the winner of last week’s Beat The Blogger tiebreaker was Greta Francis, who scored 7 out of 11 possible points to edge the rest of those who qualified. For her efforts Greta wins a prize package that includes several boxes of sports cards, (3) 8-by-10 photos and a mini helmet signed by future HOFer Alex Rodriguez. The prize package was awarded because for the first time in the history of the contest, we had more than 300 players. Congrats to Greta.

In our regular weekly Beat The Blogger contest, Harry K was one of three people to score 9 but won the weekly prize by virtue of his tie-breaker. Congrats to Harry K and good luck to everybody this week. This week’s matchups will be posted Tuesday night so make sure you check back and get your picks posted before the start of the week’s first game (Golf this week so picks will need to be in by Thursday at 8 a.m. CST) to be eligible.

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 be 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 focontest.jpgr 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
(winner’s in parenthesis)
Saturday Aug. 8
MLB
Cincinnati at San Francisco(SF)
Texas at LA Angels(LA)
Boston at NY Yankees(NY)
Minnesota at Detroit(Minnesota)
Milwaukee at Houston(Milwaukee)
Sunday Aug. 9
Chicago Cubs at Colorado(Colordao)
Atlanta at LA Dodgers(LA)
Tampa Bay at Seattle(Seatle)
NY Mets at San Diego(Mets)
Florida at Philadelphia
(Marlins)
(tiebreaker: Total runs in this game=15)

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