The TMRzoo “Beat the House” Week 12 picks and predictions are live. In week 11 the House was beaten once again… for the The House posted only 9 wins to the collective membership’s 11. The Madden 09 simulation on the Xbox 360 had another bad week and only earned 8 correct picks. Get your week 12 picks in now and try your best to Beat the House and move up the TMR Leaderboard in the process.
I can’t believe we are in week 12 already and the Thanksgiving games are just a week away. This season is just blowing right by us. It’ll all be over before we know it.
We have some decent match-ups on the schedule this weekend. Titans-Jets, Dolphins-Pats, Eagles-Ravens, Panthers-Falcons, and Giants-Cardinals are all decent Sunday games that could prove worth watching. The two prime-time games should be decent as well as the Chargers host the Colts on Sunday night and the Packers head to New Orleans in the next Monday Night edition. All in all, it is another tough week to accurately predict.
The House is going with Kansas City again this week in what appears to be an attempt to ride that team until it gets another win. The Chiefs have given their opponents some tough times in Kansas City, but the majority of their foes leave town victorious anway. We’ll see what they can muster up against a spiraling Bills team. Yes, the same Bills team that was a popular pick for AFC East Champions once the Patriots lost Brady. See, there is a reason to play the games… to see how bad most of the teams in the NFL really are.
Remember, we have a Thursday night contest this week. As we have done in that past, voting will remain open until kickoff Sunday. If you enter you picks AFTER the Thursday game, you will not be qualified to win any of the weekly prizes.
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 11, don’t worry, you still can win all of the prizes described above. Enter Now!!