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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

NFL Picks Contest (Bumped)

(Here's the list of folks who have already signed up-  MOJO, lightning36, ggrouchie, Vegas Vic, Music City Momma, Two Minute Warning, One and Done.)

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. Yeah, I'm just seeing this - I'll play...

  2. I'm in baby! You may as well buy a patriots swestshirt now. Size medium!

  3. count me in Lucki though my picks have sucked of late. Still anything to prevent another armless Patriot hoodie from being worn in New England

  4. Yeah, I know - I did not get in my picks this week...
    This is hour number 18 of a headache I woke up with at 4:30 am
    It won't go away - my skull my crack and weird ooze will spray forth.

    Thinking about having someone drill a hole in it to let the demons out.

    So, I'm going to submit late and ignore the whole giant/cowboy's game if you can forgive my sins this one time due to ailment.

    Besides, I'll probably be one of the first to bust.

    1. No worries ggrouchie, I'm not counting the Wednesday game anyway, so you're good. Hope those demons escape soon :)

  5. hi iwould like to play i am taking the texans over the dolphins. my name is jason and my email is thank you. i really enjoy yr blogs .also like josies and grumpy too.

  6. hi. my name is jason and my email is i am taking the houston texans. ty

  7. Okay Mister Duck I am in. I will take Seattle over Arizona yea I know stop laughing