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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!

I am curious…what city is the friendliest in the world?

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

A few weeks ago I was in Florida and after one day I was really disappointment with the people. While I was driving, I would wait and let someone cross the road or let someone cut in front of me and never received a wave of thank you. In the morning, as I was entering a bagel shop, I must have held the door open for 5 people and only one said thank you. As I was walking into a grocery store a quick hello to a few people and in return I got nothing. I was surprised at how unfriendly the people were. Perhaps I had the wrong hat or tee shirt on or perhaps people in south Florida, who are mostly transplants from other parts of the United States, are just not that friendly.

My question is…

  • What city has the friendliest people?
  • What city do you think gives you that wave, that smile, where others don’t?
  • What city do you feel most comfortable striking up a conversation with a total stranger?

I look forward to reading your comments.