I’m going to keep this simple as possible as our playoff clock is ticking.
Welcome, one and all, to SportsChump’s first ever NFL (and college) playoff eliminator!!!
The rules are easy to follow but please pay attention as THEY WILL REQUIRE A RETURN VISIT… if, of course, you are fortunate enough to advance in the first place.
First of all, what’s an eliminator?
You must pick ONE winner (only one) out of the four games this weekend. Easy enough, right?
No point spreads. Just pick one team you are sure will win.
Here are your four weekend games:
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans, 4:35 pm Saturday
Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys, 8:15 Saturday
Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens, 1:05 pm Sunday
Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears, 4:40 pm Sunday
You must log your pick in the comments section below prior to kick off of that particular game. So, for example, if you like the Cowboys to beat Seattle, you can wait until 8:15pm Saturday to get your pick in. If you like Chicago, you can wait until Sunday night but you MUST PICK ONE GAME THIS WEEKEND to participate in the contest.
If you pick the winner correctly, you advance. If you choose the wrong team, you’re done.
Please keep note, after this weekend, if you survive, I WILL BE ASKING YOU TO PICK THE WINNER OF THE CLEMSON-ALABAMA GAME (8:00 pm Monday) before we move onto next weekend’s NFL divisional matchups. Choose the national champion correctly and you advance to next week. Pick the wrong team and it is better luck next year.
The winner of this contest will receive not only some sensational SportsChump swag but also a hardcover copy of Wil Haygood’s Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, A Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing.
I’ll be honest. As fabulous as these prizes are, I’m not convinced a single one of us can make it through this contest all the way to Super Bowl Sunday picking only one winner a week unscathed.
Here’s to proving me wrong.
Any questions? I didn’t think so. Again, pick ONE winner from this weekend. If you pick correctly this Saturday/Sunday, don’t forget to return to this very same post and list your national champion or YOU WILL BE ELIMINATED!
I will list everyone’s picks next week to announce how many of us have made it through to the third round.
Good luck, all, and happy picking!