M/A/R/C Research
Search the blog:

Archive for the 'Friday Fun' Category

A little Texas humor for Friday!!!

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Welcome to a little Friday humor
……I hope.

I hope you did chuckle a little bit.

  • Now it’s time to tell me which of the six pictures is your favorite?
  • Which of these pictures best describes Texas?

I look forward to reading your comments.

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 17 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Welcome to championship week! WOW! An amazing year of football! With many teams still fighting for playoff spots, tonight’s game should be very, very exciting. Congratulations to Brian Dizon who won week 15 with a perfect score of 16 wins! Here is the list of winners this year:

Week Winner
1 Erica Williard
2 Cheryl Wurtzer-Zarrillo
3 David Leicht
4 Beth Howe
5 Steven Sienkowski
5 Tim Antoniewicz
5 Beth Howe
6 fat chuck
7 Sharon Gautschy
8 Brad Larson
9 Old Ace
10 Mike B
11 Terry Salat
12 VikingsD1
13 Curtis Cook
14 Jeff Spitzer Sr
15 Brian Dizon
16 Jennifer Desalvo

Additionally, the two people who have the highest cumulative score will be given a spot in the championship week along with the weekly winners. Those two people are Beth Howe with 161 wins and Erika Williard with 158 wins.

REMEMBER, THE DEADLINE FOR THIS WEEK’S PICKS IS: SUNDAY, JANUARY 3rd AT 11:00am (CST).

None of the picks will be posted until that time. We will highlight all of the people who qualify for the championship week and there will be a second tie breaker game just in case we need it to determine a winner.

To see the current standings click here. The results page shows this week’s current standings as well as the cumulative rankings.

In addition to crowning a champion, there will be a winner for this week as well and that person will receive a $50 gift card.

Click here to participate in this week’s pool.

Good luck to all!

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 16 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Congratulations go out to Jeff Spitzer Sr. who won week 14. With the win, Jeff beat out 262 participants and takes home the $50 American Express gift card. In addition, Jeff joins Curtis Cook, VikingsD, Terry Salat, Mike B, Old Ace, Brad Larson, Sharon Gautschy, Fat Chuck, two-time winner Beth Howe, Steven Sienkowski, Tim Antoniewicz, David Leicht, Erica Williard, and Cheryl Wurtzer-Zarrillo to qualify for championship week:

To see the current standings for week 15, click here. The results page shows this week’s current standings as well as the cumulative rankings.

Remember, the weekly winners will be given a spot in the grand prize pool which will be during week 17 for an opportunity to win $500 and, of course, bragging rights for the next 6 months. In addition, the two people who have the highest cumulative score (these standings will be updated weekly) will be given a spot in the grand prize pool along with the weekly winners. As of right now Beth Howe with 140 wins & Holly Cairey with 139 have the two top spots!

ALL picks need to be in by 5:00pm (CST) on Thursday, December 24.

Click here to participate in this week’s pool.

Enjoy the holiday season!

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 15 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Congratulations go out to Curtis Cook who won week 13. With the win, Curtis beat out 263 participants and takes home the $50 American Express gift card. In addition, Curtis Cook joins VikingsD, Terry Salat, Mike B, Old Ace, Brad Larson, Sharon Gautschy, Fat Chuck, two-time winner Beth Howe, Steven Sienkowski, Tim Antoniewicz, David Leicht, Erica Williard, and Cheryl Wurtzer-Zarrillo to qualify for championship week:

To see the current standings for week 14, click here. The results page shows this week’s current standings as well as the cumulative rankings.

Remember, the weekly winners will be given a spot in the grand prize pool which will be during week 17 for an opportunity to win $500 and, of course, bragging rights for the next 6 months. In addition, the two people who have the highest cumulative score (these standings will be updated weekly) will be given a spot in the grand prize pool along with the weekly winners. As of right now Beth Howe with 131 wins & Holly Cairey with 121 have the two top spots!

ALL picks need to be in by 5:00pm (CST) on Thursday, December 17.

Click here to participate in this week’s pool.

Feel free to share the link and have friends, colleagues, relatives, kids and anyone else you want join the pool.

Enjoy the holiday season!

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 14 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Friday, December 4th, 2015

WOW what a start to week 13! In case you missed it the Green Bay Packers roared back from a 20-0 deficit and on the last play of the game beat the Detroit Lions and made 188 people in the pool happy! Congratulations go out to VikingsD who won week 12. With the win, VikingsD beat out 274 participants and takes home the $50 American Express gift card. In addition, VikingsD joins Terry Salat, Mike B, Old Ace, Brad Larson, Sharon Gautschy, Fat Chuck, two-time winner Beth Howe, Steven Sienkowski, Tim Antoniewicz, David Leicht, Erica Williard, and Cheryl Wurtzer-Zarrillo to qualify for championship week:

To see the current standings, click here. The results page shows this week’s current standings as well as the cumulative rankings.

Remember, the weekly winners will be given a spot in the grand prize pool which will be during week 17 for an opportunity to win $500 and, of course, bragging rights for the next 6 months. In addition, the two people who have the highest cumulative score (these standings will be updated weekly) will be given a spot in the grand prize pool along with the weekly winners. As of right now Beth Howe with 121 wins & Holly Cairey with 119 have the two top spots!

ALL picks need to be in by 5:00pm (CST) on Thursday, December 10.

Click here to participate in this week’s pool.

Feel free to share the link and have friends, colleagues, relatives, kids and anyone else you want join the pool.

Enjoy the holiday season!

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 13 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Congratulations go out to Terry Salat who had 12 wins and won week 11. With the win, Terry beat out 279 participants and takes home the $50 American Express gift card. In addition, Terry joins Mike B, Old Ace, Brad Larson, Sharon Gautschy, Fat Chuck, two time winner Beth Howe, Steven Sienkowski, Tim Antoniewicz, David Leicht, Erica Williard, and Cheryl Wurtzer-Zarrillo to qualify for championship week:

To see the current standings, click here. The results page shows this week’s current standings as well as the cumulative rankings.

Remember, the weekly winners will be given a spot in the grand prize pool which will be during week 17 for an opportunity to win $500 and, of course, bragging rights for the next 6 months. In addition, the two people who have the highest cumulative score (these standings will be updated weekly) will be given a spot in the grand prize pool along with the weekly winners. As of right now Beth Howe with 111 wins & Holly Cairey with 107 have the two top spots!

All picks need to be in by 5:00pm (CST) on Thursday, December 3.

Click here to participate in this week’s pool.

Feel free to share the link and have friends, colleagues, relatives, kids and anyone else you want join the pool.

Enjoy the holiday season!

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 12 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Congratulations go out to Mike B who had 9 wins and won a tough week filled with upsets. With the win, Mike B beat out 286 participants and takes home the $50 American Express gift card. In addition, Mike B joins Old Ace, Brad Larson, Sharon Gautschy, Fat Chuck, two time winner Beth Howe, Steven Sienkowski, Tim Antoniewicz, David Leicht, Erica Williard, and Cheryl Wurtzer-Zarrillo to qualify for championship week. The Jacksonville Jaguars started off week 11 with a win over the Titans. At the end of the night 190 people picked the game right and are now all tied for first place:

To see the current standings, click here. The results page shows this week’s current standings as well as the cumulative rankings.

The 11th week we had 280 participants. The winner will receive $50. Remember, the weekly winners will be given a spot in the grand prize pool which will be during week 17 for an opportunity to win $500 and, of course, bragging rights for the next 6 months. In addition, the two people who have the highest cumulative score (these standings will be updated weekly) will be given a spot in the grand prize pool along with the weekly winners. As of right now Beth Howe with 101 wins & Holly Cairey with 100 have the two top spots!

BECAUSE OF THANKSGIVING ALL picks need to be in by 12:00pm (CST) on Thursday, November 26.

Click here to participate in this week’s pool.

Feel free to share the link and have friends, colleagues, relatives, kids and anyone else you want join the pool.

Good luck to all.

P.S. 52% of the participants will spend the same amount on holiday gifts this year as they spent last year!

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 10 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Congratulations go out to Brad Larson who won week 8 in a tiebreaker. With the win, Brad beat out 296 participants and takes home the $50 American Express gift card. In addition, Brad joins Sharon Gautschy, Fat Chuck, two time winner Beth Howe, Steven Sienkowski, Tim Antoniewicz, David Leicht, Erica Williard, and Cheryl Wurtzer-Zarrillo to qualify for championship week. The undefeated Cincinnati Bengals started off week 9 with a big win over the Cleveland Browns. At the end of the night 284 people picked the game right and are now all tied for first place:

To see the current standings, click here. The results page shows this week’s current standings as well as the cumulative rankings.

The 9th week we had 296 participants. The winner will receive $50. Remember, the weekly winners will be given a spot in the grand prize pool which will be during week 17 for an opportunity to win $500 and, of course, bragging rights for the next 6 months. In addition, the two people who have the highest cumulative score (these standings will be updated weekly) will be given a spot in the grand prize pool along with the weekly winners. As of right now Beth Howe with 89 wins & Holly Cairey with 86 have the two top spots!

All picks need to be in by 5:00pm (CST) on Thursday, November 12.

Click here to participate in this week’s pool.

Feel free to share the link and have friends, colleagues, relatives, kids and anyone else you want join the pool.

Good luck to all.

P.S. The most visited U.S. attraction is the Washington Monument at 58% while only 9% have visited Crater Lake!

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 9 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Congratulations go out to Sharon Gautschy who was a perfect 14-0 last week and won week 7. With the win, Sharon beat out 296 participants and takes home the $50 American Express gift card. In addition, Sharon joins, Fat Chuck, two time winner Beth Howe, Steven Sienkowski, Tim Antoniewicz, David Leicht, Erica Williard, and Cheryl Wurtzer-Zarrillo to qualify for championship week. The undefeated New England Patriots started off week 8 with a lopsided win over the Miami Dolphins. At the end of the night 274 people picked the game right and are now all tied for first place:

To see the current standings, click here. The results page shows this week’s current standings as well as the cumulative rankings.

The 8th week we had 297 participants. The winner will receive $50. Remember, the weekly winners will be given a spot in the grand prize pool which will be during week 17 for an opportunity to win $500 and, of course, bragging rights for the next 6 months. In addition, the two people who have the highest cumulative score (these standings will be updated weekly) will be given a spot in the grand prize pool along with the weekly winners. As of right now Beth Howe with 78 wins & Holly Cairey with 76 have the two top spots!

All picks need to be in by 5:00pm (CST) on Thursday, November 5.

Click here to participate in this week’s pool.

Feel free to share the link and have friends, colleagues, relatives, kids and anyone else you want join the pool.

Good luck to all.

P.S. 48% of the pool participants believe the Kansas City Royals win the World Series while 12% don’t have an opinion.

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 8 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Congratulations to Fat Chuck who won week 6. He won in a tie breaker over Tom Hjelm & Eric Ruddy. With the win, Fat Chuck beat out 300 participants and takes home the $50 American Express gift card. In addition, Fat Chuck joins, two time winner Beth Howe, Steven Sienkowski, Tim Antoniewicz, David Leicht, Erica Williard, and Cheryl Wurtzer-Zarrillo to qualify for championship week. The Seattle Seahawks started off week 7 with a win over 49ers! At the end of the night 238 people picked the game right and are now all tied for first place:

To see the current standings, click here. The results page shows this week’s current standings as well as the cumulative rankings.

The 7th week we had 297 participants. The winner will receive $50. Remember, the weekly winners will be given a spot in the grand prize pool which will be during week 17 for an opportunity to win $500 and, of course, bragging rights for the next 6 months. In addition, the two people who have the highest cumulative score (these standings will be updated weekly) will be given a spot in the grand prize pool along with the weekly winners. As of right now Beth Howe with 68 wins & Holly Cairey with 67 occupies the two top spots!

All picks need to be in by 5:00pm (CST) on Thursday, October 29.

Click here to participate in this week’s pool.

Feel free to share the link and have friends, colleagues, relatives, kids and anyone else you want join the pool.

Good luck to all.

P.S. 22% of the participants picked the Dallas Cowboys as their favorite team and 31% said they don’t have a second favorite team.