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Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 7 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Friday, October 16th, 2015

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Week 5 was certainly a crazy one. We started with a three-way tie for first place. Two time weekly winner Beth Howe, Steven Sienkowski and Tim Antoniewicz all had 12 wins, and were tied after the tie breaker. They beat out 312 participants and won the fifth week of the pool and split the $50 American Express gift card. In addition, Beth (two entries) Steven & Tim join David Leicht, Erica Williard, and Cheryl Wurtzer-Zarrillo to qualify for championship week. The Saints started off week 7 with an upset and beat the undefeated Atlanta Falcons! At the end of the night 50 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 sixth week we had 300 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 Holly Cairey, Sheryl Cronin and Beth Howe are all tied with 56 wins.

All picks need to be in by 5:00pm (CST) on Thursday, October 22.

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. P.S. 160 people or 54% believe the New England Patriots have the best chance to go undefeated followed by the Green Bay Packers at 30%!

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 6 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Congratulations to Beth Howe who beat out 322 participants and won the fourth week of the pool and the $50 American Express gift card. In addition, Beth joins David Leicht, Erica Williard, and Cheryl Wurtzer-Zarrillo to qualify for championship week. The Colts without Andrew Luck beat the Texans last night 27-20. At the end of the night 187 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 fifth week we had 315 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 Holly Cairey is the leader followed by 5 people who are tied for second place.

All picks need to be in by 5:00pm (CST) on Thursday, October 15.

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. 41 different people have won the pool while 12 people have been multiple winners!.

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 5 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Congratulations to David Leicht who beat out 319 participants and won the third week of the pool and the $50 American Express gift card. In addition, David joins Erica Williard and Cheryl Wurtzer-Zarrillo to qualify for championship week. Baltimore Ravens who beat the Pittsburgh Steelers last night in a wild and crazy game that had lots of twists and turns. At the end of the night 175 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 fourth week we had 323 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 Dirtwolf & Holly Cairey each have 36 wins and are tied for the cumulative lead.

All picks need to be in by 5:00pm (CST) on Thursday, October 8.

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. In case you were curious, 47% of people said Fall is their favorite season awhile only 10% picked winter!

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 4 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Congratulations to Cheryl Wurtzer-Zarrillo who beat out 307 participants and won the second week of the pool and the $50 American Express gift card. In addition, Cheryl joins Erica Williard as the first two people to qualify for championship week. Congratulations to the New York Giants who beat the Washington Redskins last night. 261 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 third week we had 320 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.

All picks need to be in by 5:00pm (CST) on Thursday, October 1.

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. In case you were curious, 30% of people spend less than 2 minutes making their picks.

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 3 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Congratulations to Erica Williard who beat out 333 participants and won the first week of the pool and the $50 American Express gift card. In addition, Erica is the first person to qualify for the championship week. Congratulations to the Denver Broncos with 27 seconds left in the game somehow beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-24 last night. 115 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 second week we had 308 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.

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

Click here to participate in this week’s pool.

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

Good luck to all.

P.S. According to the pool participants 23% feel the New England Patriots will win the Super Bowl followed by the Green Bay Packers at 17%. 1 loyal fan of the Oakland Raiders believe they will win it all.

Are You Ready For Some Football? Join The Week 2 Merrill Dubrow Blog Football Pool!

Friday, September 11th, 2015

The 2015 football season is officially underway with one game in the record books. The defending Super Bowl Champion, New England Patriots and Tom Brady beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21. Congratulations to the 247 people who correctly picked that game and are all tied for first place in the pool:

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

The first week we had 334 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

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

Click here to participate in this week’s pool.

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

Good luck to all.

Are You Ready For Some Football? Time To Join Our Weekly Football Pool! Yes! It Is Free… And There Are Prizes!

Friday, August 28th, 2015

For five years now, we have had a football pool and I am excited to say we are going to continue it for another year. Last year’s overall winner was Jeff Spitzer Jr. Jeff followed Steve Kennedy, Doug G Golab, Andrew Dixon, and Sarah Baird who won the first five years of the pool. It is VERY easy to participate. Here are the rules:

  • We keep track of everyone’s cumulative score and will be awarding a spot in the final week to the top two people who pick the most correct games right for the first 16 weeks. If those people win a week they will be awarded another spot in the finale.
  • Every Friday (except for the week of Thanksgiving when we will post on a Wednesday) we will post a link to the weekly pool.
  • All you need to do is select (by clicking) the team that you think will win each game
  • We are ONLY picking the game winners…the point spread means NOTHING in this pool
  • Every week we will have a winner. The winner is the person who correctly predicted the winner in the most games
  • If there is a tie, the tiebreaker will be the total points of the Monday night game
  • If there is still a tie, the people tied will split the weekly prize money
  • All picks need to be in by Thursday at 5:00pm CST except for Thanksgiving week, picks will be due by 12:00pm CST that week

    The weekly prize will be a $50 American Express gift certificate. In addition, the person with the highest CUMULATIVE SCORE for the year has been increased to a $350.00 American Express gift card and the person who has the second highest cumulative score will be awarded a $200 American Express gift card. The tie-breaker (if needed) for the cumulative winners will be the total points for the Monday night game on week 16. There is also a bonus!

    The pool will go on like this for 16 weeks. For week 17, only the winners of the prior 16 weeks and the 2 cumulative winners can participate for the grand prize, a $500 American Express gift card. If a person wins multiple weeks during the first 16 weeks they can have multiple entries in week 17.

    I will be playing as well, but CANNOT win the pool. I hope everyone will enjoy the football pool and I can’t wait to see who wins the first prize and who has bragging rights until next year!

    Please use the same name and email address when you enter your picks. This makes it much easier for us to track the cumulative scores.

    Click Here to Participate in Week 1 of the 2015 Football 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!

Time for a quick and fun quiz on the NBA!

Monday, June 15th, 2015

I must admit I am loving the NBA finals. So many twists and turns, lots of story lines, great hustle and exciting finishes! I wanted to pay a little respect to the NB today and have a fun and quick quiz!

As always the quiz will be timed so no need to ask for help or search for the answers on the web!

Good Luck!

Click Here to Take The Quiz.

Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down…Time to take a fun quiz and let me know.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Please let me know is it thumbs up or thumbs down on these people.

I’m looking forwarding to reading your comments!

Click Here to Take The Quiz.

Quick Question…how many hours a week do you work?

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

I was recently reading an article that said 58% of managers in the U.S. work more than 40 hours a week. It gave me a little time to pause and think about how many hours a week I work and how many hours a week that I think the average manager works.

So please take a quick quiz and answer these 4 questions!

Click Here to Take The Quiz.