Remember, voting will close at 7am sharp on Sunday morning, so don’t wait until the last minute before kickoff to enter. You’ll be S.O.L. and won’t get those 3 or 4 correct picks to add to your season total.
In week 4, The House was beaten for the third time in as many weeks. The members bested the mighty house by 1.5 picks… 7.5 to 6. Still unimpressive for both factions. What was impressive was the Madden 09 simulation on the Xbox 360 with 10 wins out of 13 total games. Get your week 5 picks in now and try your best to Beat the House and move up the TMR Leaderboard in the process.
I don’t think there will be many disagrees this week, it appears to be a pretty boring, and safe, pick set from the House. The only two games that could be questioned would be our prime-time offerings in week 5. The Jacksonville Jaguars versus the Pittsburgh Steelers should be a Sunday-night battle that could fall either way, and both Minnesota and New Orleans, facing each other Monday night, have looked both good and bad so far. A third game that could possibly be questionable is Baltimore hosting Tennessee.
Half of last week’s games were division match-ups, with some surprising results. Week 5 only sees two inter-division games, Philly hosting Washington and Indy visiting Houston. Again, the House picked the favorites in both cases.
Good luck with your week 5 picks. This might be the week the Playboy.com Perfect Pick set, as described below, is won. Enjoy!
Beat the House
The rules of “Beat the House” are easy… Each week, our resident football genius will predict the outcome of all the week’s games. You, the members, agree or disagree with the “House” picks in hopes to achieve a better set of picks for the week. If the collective membership predicts more games correctly, then the House is beaten and prizes are awarded. What prizes? You’ll have to read on below.
Every member’s total picks will be tracked over the course of the season and displayed on the weekly leaderboard. At the end of the season, the member with the most correct overall picks will be named the grand prize winner. (Grand Prize sponsor is yet to be determined.)
Sound easy enough? It is. The best part is that there are no entry fees and no obligations. All you have to do is register in the TMR forums because we track your picks using that screen name… so choose it wisely.
If the House is beaten, one random member will win a DVD prize pack containing at least 3-5 DVDs. The pack will include at least one current-release DVD. Be on the look out for special releases and box sets as well. Again, this is only awarded to a member IF the collective membership Beats that House for that given week.
The member with the most correct picks each week is guaranteed a new Pro Grip Football, courtesy of NERF. If more than one member leads the pack in any given week, ties will be broken by overall picks on the year. Winners can choose from 7 pre-selected NFL team footballs. Not all NFL teams are available.
Along with the transition to the new site comes an exciting twist to the weekly activities. After members have made their weekly game selections, it is time to participate in the “Visionman Players of the Week”. Members guess who they think will be named the offensive and defensive players of the week. If both of those players are named as the NFL players of the week for that specific week, the member is awarded a Widow WGMI-1NG700 Intel Gaming PC, pictured above, from Widow PC. Please, PLEASE read the official rules for this part of the contest… espeically the spelling part.
The Playboy.com Perfect Pick Set
Perfection is not easy to come by in the NFL… just ask the 2007 New England Patriots. If a member picks a perfect week, they should be rewarded. Our friends at Playboy and Playboy.com understand and appreciate perfection, so they will be awarding a full one-year subscription to the Playboy.com Cyber Club (a $240 value) to any member who guesses every game correctly in any given week. To be eligible for the Playboy.com Perfect Prize pack, you must be 18 years of age or older and must confirm that age using a valid credit card. Don’t worry, the membership is still on them.
So how does all that sound? All you have to do is register in the TMRzoo forums (if you haven’t already) and visit the Beat the House weekly picks page to make your selections. We’re very much looking forward to this ultimate version of “Beat the House” and I hope you are as well. Tune back in on Tuesday, and every Tuesday throughout the season, to see the updated leaderboard and where you rank against The House and the rest of the membership.
If you’ve missed out on weeks 1 through 4, don’t worry, you still can win all of the prizes described above. Enter Now!!