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Saturday, September 1, 2012

NFL Picks Contest- Are You Smarter Than Very Josie?

I read several of Josie's posts about how awesome she is at picking winners of NFL games, having won her league three consecutive years before surrendering her trophy last year, and thought it might be fun to have a friendly contest here at Small Potatoes to see who is the best prognosticator on the internet!

I ran this contest last year, hoping it would last all season, but my fellow bloggers sucked so bad at picking winners, it only lasted eight weeks and I had to run a second contest (and give away another shirt). So here is your chance for redemption.

This contest is open to any and all who stop by to read this blog. There is no entry fee, and you can enter by e-mailing me @ or commenting below. Jump in, there's nothing to lose and you might win a shirt!

The winner receives a tee shirt or sweat shirt (your choice) with the logo of your favorite NFL team. If there is a tie at the end of the season, all remaining contestants will receive a shirt.

Here are the rules.

Each week I need your pick BEFORE the first game.  No point spread, just an out right winner.  If that team wins you advance. That simple.  If there is a tie or your team loses, you are out.  Each week the amount of players dwindle until the last man, woman, or child, is standing, or the regular season is over. 

IMPORTANT RULE: the first seven weeks you can pick the same team. After that you are allowed to pick a certain team only once. Say weeks 2 thru 7 you pick the Dolphins and they win. Week 8 you pick the Dolphins. They are off the board for you for the rest of the pool. The 9th week you pick the Bears and they are off the board for the rest of the pool and so on until the end of the regular season.  This pool will only be for the regular season.  Whoever is left at the end will receive a shirt.  

Each week you must email your pick to  before the first game starts for the week playing .  And remember, there are a few Thursday night games during the season. If you have questions, please e-mail me at

I am not going to count the Wednesday night game this week so everyone who wants to sign up has time. You will need to be registered and have your week 1 picks to me by this Saturday at midnight CDT to be eligible.

Is Josie really as good as she claims? Can you beat her?  Can anyone? Time to put up or shut up!

Very Josie- "Three Time Champ!"
Sign up today by e-mailing me or commenting below and let's have some fun!


  1. Josie reminds me of Al Bundy, always bragging about the past as if it has any influence over her "can't win shit" present :)

  2. I'm in. VJ sucks. Same old same old.

  3. Yes, I sucked last year, so going for redemption! MOJO all the way!

  4. Sorry but I really don't follow it close enough to avoid embarrassment.

    Did notice one thing.


    1. "73,

      Are those this week's lotto numbers Ken? If so, THANKS!

    2. Where did you get that sweatshirt? Not the lotto... :)

      I guess it is for the WBOYS and not for WB0YS. The zero would change it to an amateur call sign. Sadly the 73 won't let you retire early. It is Ham shorthand for best wishes.

  5. I sent an e-mail to and it bounced back. Have I got something wrong?

    1. Nothing wrong on your end MOJO. Since I hadn't used the account since the end of last season it was deactivated. I reactivated it, so your e-mails should go thru now.

      Thanks for the heads up :)