Wasn’t Aaron Rodgers just raising the Lombardi Trophy a few minutes ago? It is hard to believe, but the 2011 NFL season is upon us with the season kickoff between the New Orleans Saints and the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers a few short hours away. And what is an NFL season without the TMRzoo’s exclusive football pick’em contest “Beat the House”? For those of you joining our little competition for the first time, welcome. For all the returning members, welcome back… you gluttons for punishment. It all starts Thursday evening. Click the link below to visit the picks entry page and review the House picks:
The rules of the game are easy… Each week, our resident football genius, Cletus, will predict the straight-up outcome of every game for that week. 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 to the member with the best pick record for the week. 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 overall winner.
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 Blu-ray or DVD prize pack containing at least 3-5 DVDs. The pack will include at least one current-release. Be on the look out for special releases and box sets as well. We also tend to throw in some non-DVD prizes to spice things up a bit, you just have to keep checking back in to see what is up for grabs that week. Again, this is only awarded to a member IF the collective membership Beats that House for that given week. If more than one member leads the pack in any given week the House is beaten, ties will be broken by overall picks on the year.
After members have made their weekly game selections, it is time to participate in the “Jägermeister 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 Jägermeister 6-shot bottle cooler. See the lineup below. Please, PLEASE read the official rules for this part of the contest… especially the spelling part.
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.
Good Luck and have a great 2011 season!