Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Week 10 Contest

Week 10 is here! Only a couple of weeks left in the promotion. Remember, the monthly winner will receive a box of 2011 Panini Threads Football while the grand prize winner through the course of the promotion will receive the mighty Panini Black Box. Michael G. has a little bit of a lead growing, so let’s try and cut that down a little bit this week…sorry Michael!

I noticed that I did a contest that seemed to play to his strengths last week. He won the first month in pretty decent fashion by picking teams. We aren’t going to do that again. We’re going to avoid picking teams for the last two weeks and pick something else.

This week, we are giving away a pack of the Panini National VIP set from the National Collector’s Convention this past year along with some other promotional packs of goodies. I think there is a Hall of Fame set and something else. These packs you could only get by attending those events and I’ll be giving them away to the winner!

This week’s contest will be all about guessing top players and top statistics. This will be kind of like a past contest, but I’m going to shape it up a little bit to allow room for more points.

You will pick who you think will achieve the highest stat in each category and how much of that stat they achieve. Only difference is, if you guess the correct player you get bonus points. The closer you are to the actual stat, the more points you get. It’s a nice mix between fantasy and stat prognosticating.

For example:

I will ask for the QB with the highest number of yards and how many?

Your answer will be: Dan Orlovsky (358 yards)

If Dan Orlovsky is the highest passing QB, you will get (x) amount of points. Even if you guess the player incorrectly, you may also get points for guessing the statistic. So say you are within 50 yards, you will get an additional (x) amount of points. I ran something similar earlier in the promotion that didn’t go so well, so we’re going to amp it up a bit.

Here are the stats and players you will be guessing…

Highest passing QB and number of yards? (Within 50 yards (+1), within 20 yards (+2)

Highest rushing RB and number of yards? (Within 40 yards (+1), within 10 yards (+2)

Highest receiving WR and number of yards? (Within 30 yards (+1), within 10 yards (+2)

Highest receiving TE and number of yards? (Within 20 yards (+1), within 10 yards (+2)

Highest defensive player and number of tackles? (Within 5 tackles (+1), within 2 tackles (+2)

Longest K field goal and number of yards? (Within 10 yards (+1), within 5 yards (+2)

Highest team score and number of points? (Within 7 points (+1), within 3 points (+2)

Each player or team you guess correctly will give you 3 additional points. That makes this round give you a possible 35 points. Definitely enough points to get you back into either of the leaderboards.

Note: The Thursday game will not count towards this contest. Do not guess anyone on the Jets or Broncos. Also, the Texans, Colts, Saints, and Steelers are on bye.

Oh, and I’ll throw in another twist. I just realized I forgot that I had an envelope full of a few additional NFL Player of the Day Rookie Review card sets. A set of these cards will go into each of the 3 non-prize winning drawings I will hold at the end of the promotion for anyone who did not win a weekly contest. When I run that randomizer, for each contest you enter you will receive one entry into the three Panini packs I created. 3 different winners still to be decided there as well. I’m going giveaway crazy!

This is also the home stretch to make sure you visit the official NFL Player of the Day website and using my links to help my case as best blogger promotion. As I said, if I win, I will have more great stuff to giveaway to you guys so make sure you click and visit!

Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Week 9 Winner

The ninth week of this contest is has ended with only a couple more weeks left in the month of November for your chance at a box of 2011 Panini Threads football and the grand prize of a Panini Black Box.

This week was a Pick’Em challenge for a Panini NFL Player of the Day t-shirt and a set of Panini NFL Player of the Day cards. Let’s check out the standings…

Evan – 10 (Tiebreaker!)
RJ R. – 10
Madison V. – 9
Weirdmaniac – 9
Matt G. – 9
Michael G. – 9
Patrick P. – 8
Jay R. – 8
KJ L. – 6
Shane K. – 6
Edwin G. – 6

Congratulations to Evan L. for winning this week’s contest! It was a close one coming down to the final game and how many yards Aaron Rodgers ended up throwing for.

The leaderboard will be updated shortly.

And remember, I may add in a little secret contest around Thanksgiving time surrounding those ever popular Thanksgiving games for some bonus points…

Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Contest Week 9

And we’re back with a Thursday full of action. I hope everyone is enjoying the football on this Thursday night. Don’t worry, I was fully aware of the game tonight so tonight’s game will not count in this contest. I wanted to keep everything on the set schedule of posting a contest every Thursday. It’s getting late in the promotion and I wanted to make sure I didn’t fool anyone by posting a contest early.

The prize this week is going to be a Panini NFL Player of the Day t-shirt and a set of NFL Player of the Day cards. I have given away two of these already and need to give away 2 more by the end of the month.

This week’s contest will be taking it back old-school to earlier in the promotion with a basic NFL Pick’em! I list the games, you tell me who wins. Most correct guesses wins. Simple but always a crowd pleaser and the possibility for some good points.

Texans @ Buccaneers

Patriots @ Jets

Saints @ Falcons

Steelers @ Bengals

Rams @ Browns

Bills @ Cowboys

Jaguars @ Colts

Broncos @ Chiefs

Redskins @ Dolphins

Cardinals @ Eagles

Titans @ Panthers

Ravens @ Seahawks

Lions @ Bears

Giants @ 49ers

Vikings @ Packers

Tie-breaker: How many yards will Aaron Rodgers pass for this week?

I know we’ve done this type of contest already, but I’m fresh out of ideas. If you have any ideas for the last couple weeks of this promotion, please let me know. I might do a special Thanksgiving contest promotion, so keep that in mind for when that rolls around!

Now get to it!

Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Week 8 Winner

Week 8 was a tough one first of all trying to guess who would be the starting quarterback of the St. Louis Rams. When I created the contest on Thursday, it was 50/50 that AJ Feeley was going to start so I assumed he would as the Rams are out of the playoff race and would want to make sure Sam Bradford didn’t further injure himself.

But the Rams started Sam Bradford and that threw everything off. For that, everyone who predicted a yardage amount would get the points no matter who started. It’s only fair to allow everyone who guessed to get the chance for points.

Anyway, here is this week’s standings and the beginning of the November monthly standings:

Edwin G. – 15
Michael G. – 13
Shane K. – 13
Christian N. – 11
Harley E. – 11
Jay R. – 9
Matt G. – 8
Madison V. – 8
Weirdmaniac – 7
Jordan L. – 7
RJ R. – 6
KJ L. – 6
Evan – 6

So a big congratulations goes out to Edwin G. for winning the Danny Amendola autograph! This is his second weekly win so definitely a big congrats there. Make sure you visit the official NFL Player of the Day site to learn how you can win in your local hobby shop!

There will be a game on Thursday this week, but I will be posting the contest on Thursday and we won’t count the Thursday game as to keep this contest on it’s schedule of every Thursday. I’d hate to post it early and include that game for those who are used to visiting on Thursdays.

See you Thursday!

Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Contest Week 8

Week 8 is here! November is here! We are in the final stretch of the NFL Player of the Day promotion with 4 more weeks of NFL action left for fabulous prizes. If you haven’t checked the leaderboard yet, the monthly standings have been reset. The winner for the month of November will receive a hobby box of 2011 Panini Threads football!

Now I know most of you have not received your prizes yet. I started to send them out when I realized that I might need to send to someone more then once. (I think I only sent to two people) In order for me to save on funds for shipping, yes I am shipping out of my own pocket, I am delaying all shipping of prizes until the end of the promotion. So I apologize, but rest assured, they will be sent when the final points are tallied.

Don’t forget, anyone who does not win a prize will be entered to win one of three mystery Panini packs put together by me which all have some base, inserts, rookies, and a guaranteed game used card from a previous Panini review.

Anyway, this is the Week 8 contest. We are going to start this month off with a BANG! We will be giving away an autographed card with our second team themed contest. The prize of the week is a 2011 Panini NFL Player of the Day autographed card of Danny Amendola of the St. Louis Rams! That means this week is St. Louis Rams theme week!

The St. Louis Rams (1-6) will be facing the Arizona Cardinals (1-6) to figure out who will “Suck for Luck” less. Neither teams are in a position to draft Andrew Luck with Sam Bradford in St. Louis with a huge contract and Kevin Kolb in Arizona with the same.

This will be just like the Chiefs theme week with pretty much the same questions.

How many points will the St. Louis Rams score this week? (2 points for bullseye, 1 point for within 4)

How many yards will AJ Feeley pass for this week? (4 points for bullseye, 3 points for within 15, 2 points for within 25, 1 points for within 50)

How many yards will Steven Jackson rush for this week? (4 points for bullseye, 3 points for within 10, 2 points for within 20, 1 point for within 30)

How many yards will Brandon Lloyd receive for this week? (4 points for bullseye, 3 points for within 10, 2 points for within 20, 1 point for within 30)

How many field goals will Josh Brown kick? (2 points for bullseye, 1 point for within 1)

How many tackles will James Laurinaitis have this game? (3 points for bullseye, 2 points for within 2, 1 point for within 4)

How many points will the Rams give up this week? (2 points for bullseye, 1 point for within 5 points)

Tie-Breaker – How many rushing attempts will Steven Jackson have this game?

Your answers are due in by kickoff of the Rams – Cardinals game! Good luck! Make sure you visit the official Panini NFL Player of the Day site for more information about the hobby shop promotion and to show your support of this promotion!