Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Week 3 Winner

I know this is a late post, but I had to wait until the results of tonight’s Monday Night Football game between my Buccaneers against the Colts. The Colts are in my top 5 power rankings of favorite NFL teams based on my personal dealings with Jim Irsay, owner of the Colts. A late touchdown propelled my Buccaneers to victory and it also propelled Michael G to this week’s prize!

Congratulations goes to Michael G for his performance this week in guessing each game and the spread. He is kind of due for a win after finishing in second or third place each of the other weeks. Edwin G almost had his second victory as well if the game went the other direction.

Michael G will be sent a Panini NFL Player of the Day pennant, or bobblehead, I’m not sure which I promised. But he won something! The prizes should be in this week. If these prizes happen to be team or player specific, I will let you know.

So again, congratulations and look out for the next contest coming in a couple days, unless there is a Thursday game, in which the contest will be up tomorrow!

Stay tuned all season long for more contests every week just like this and do me a solid and visit the NFL Player of the Day website. Even if you’ve been before, every little bit helps for this promotion. If I run the best promotion as deemed by Panini, I will give away some more great stuff including a hobby box or two of cards!

Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Week 2 Winner

The Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Week 2 was a dramatic week.

I wasn’t aware of how difficult that contest was going to be, and for that, I apologize. I am going to tweak it up a little bit and run a similar contest like this later in the promotion. So the numbers are going to be a little bit low in this contest. Anyway, here is the week 2 leaderboard:

Michael G: 3 points

Shane K: 3 points (guessed closest to Josh Freeman’s actual passing yards)

Weirdmaniac: 3 points

Edwin G: 2 points

Harley Edwards: 2 points

Matt G:  2 points

KJ Lamb: 1 point

Madison V: 1 point

RJ: 1 point

So that makes the Week 2 winner, Shane K! Congratulations! When I receive the box of prizes, which still isn’t here, you will be getting an official Panini NFL Player of the Day football!

Look for the Week 3 contest of this promotion posted on Thursday!

Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Promotion: Week 2

Week 2 of the Panini NFL Player of the Day promotion is here at Sports Card Blog. Make sure you visit the official NFL Player of the Day website to learn how you can win a day with an NFL player and other cool prizes.

After a great Week 1 contest which came down to the Sunday night game between the Falcons and Eagles, our first winner received a t-shirt and NFL Player of the Day card set. The leaderboards for the big prizes are all updated. I haven’t received the prizes as of right now (very early Thursday morning) but they should be here in the next two days or early next week. But since I know what is in there, I know what I will be giving away this week.

This week’s prize is…well you have to enter the contest first. This week’s contest is called the Offensive Leaders Picks contest. This concept is pretty simple, predict the offensive leaders in all of these stats. Come within a certain amount of the total and receive a bonus point. See? Simple. Let’s get started.

Who passes for the most yards and how many yards? (Come within 20 and receive a bonus point)

Who rushes for the most yards and how many yards? (Come within 15 and receive a bonus point)

Which quarterback rushes for the most yards and how many yards? (Come within 10 and receive a bonus point)

Who has the most receiving yards and how many yards? (Come within 15 and receive a bonus point)

Who has the most receptions and how many receptions? (Guess the exact number and receive a bonus point)

Who kicks the most field goals and how many? (Guess the exact number and receive a bonus point)

Who kicks the longest field goal and how long? (Come within 3 and receive a bonus point)

Tell me your favorite Panini football product for a free bonus point.

Tie Breaker – How many yards does Josh Freeman throw for against the Falcons? If there is a tie, the person closest to the total number of yards will be deemed the winner.

Please make your picks in the comments section below. No editing of your posts, I will be copying them down before the first game on Sunday to prevent this. Again, one entry per household. Every point you score will go towards the big prizes.

Oh, and the prize this week for the week’s top point getter is a….

NFL Player of the Day Football! I don’t know how big these are or what they look like quite yet, but I’ll let you know when I get it in!


2011 NFL Player of the Day Promotion – Contest #1


This is contest #1 of the 2011 Panini NFL Player of the Day promotion here on Sports Card Blog. This is going to be a “Beat the Blogger” contest in which you are playing against me for points.

This “Beat the Blogger” contest will be simple. Pick the winners of the Week 2 NFL games. Each game you get correct is worth one point for this contest. The winner receives 5 points toward the grand prizes. Second place gets 4 points, third place gets 3 points, fourth place gets 2 points, and everyone who enters gets 1 point.

If you “Beat the Blogger”, you will get 2 bonus points that goes towards the grand prizes. To make things a little harder for me, I must choose at least 3 upsets according to Yahoo! Pick’em. You can pick whoever you want for each game, you have no restrictions.

Here are the games for Week 2, my picks are in  bold:

Oakland at Buffalo

Kansas City at Detroit (Blogger upset pick)

Baltimore at Tennessee

Cleveland at Indianapolis (Blogger upset pick)

Tampa Bay at Minnesota (Blogger upset pick)

Chicago at New Orleans

Jacksonville at New York Jets

Seattle at Pittsburgh

Arizona at Washington

Green Bay at Carolina

Dallas at San Francisco

Cincinnati at Denver

Houston at Miami

San Diego at New England

Philadelphia at Atlanta

St. Louis at New York Giants

Tie-breaker for prize: Who passes for the most passing yards and how many yards does he pass for? If you have the most points and guess the correct quarterback and are closest to the actual number, you will win the prize.

I have picked at least three upsets and they are noted above. Remember, you can pick whoever you want.

The prize for the winner of this contest is the official 2011 Panini NFL Player of the Day T-Shirt and a set of 2011 Panini NFL Player of the Day trading cards.* (Subject to change if they change prizes on me since I don’t have them in hand yet)

Points will be added to the leaderboard on Tuesday. Make sure to tell your friends and make sure you check out the 2011 Panini NFL Player of the Day website where you can learn how to enter for a chance to spend the day with an NFL player!

(Note: One entry per household, please! And no editing, I’ll be writing down your picks the night before the first game of the week.)

Remember, the grand prizes (Panini Black Box, Auto mini-helmet, box of Prestige football) will be won by the top people with the most points at the end of this promotion. So you better enter every week for the best chance to win!



Sports Card Blog NFL Player of the Day Promotion – Sponsored by Panini

Well, if you’ve been reading the blog and following me on Facebook and Twitter I told you I had something big up my sleeve.

Sports Card Blog has been selected as one of the few hobby blogs out there to run the 2011 NFL Player of the Day Promotion – Sponsored by Panini America. I guess that means I am kinda a big deal? Like Ron Burgundy I will lead you as your anchorman…but I will be giving out fabulous prizes for those who participate.

Now, I just have a list of the prizes right now as they aren’t in hand yet, and won’t be in hand until next week. But let’s just say they are fantastic. Here are some of the prizes that I will be giving away:

-Autographed mini helmet

-Box of Prestige football

-Panini Black Box

-NFL Player of the Day autographed card

-Bobble heads, NFL Player of the Day T-Shirts, NFL Player footballs, NFL Player of the Day card sets, pennants…and apparently there is even more goodies available for me to give out that they aren’t telling me.

So as you can see, this thing is going to be loaded with great things for you to win. When the box of goodies arrives, I will post a ton of pictures and videos showing off the goodies I have available to give away.

So this is how things will be run. The promotion will run from today, September 15, 2011, until November 30, 2011. So this promotion will run from Week 2 of the NFL season until Week 12. There will be 11 contests. Each contest entered will give you at least one point in the standings. If you do well in the contest, you will get more points. We will have weekly winners, 3 monthly winners, and a grand prize winner. The prize structure for the monthly and grand prizes will work like this:

September Winner – Autographed mini helmet (Michael G.)

October Winner – Box of Panini NFL Stickers and Jordan Todman Jumbo 5×7 autograph (Jay R.)

November Winner – Box of 2011 Panini Threads football

Grand Prize Winner – Panini Black Box

Weekly prizes will be announced with the contests.

The first contest for Week 2 of the NFL season will be posted at 9AM EST. Since I am traveling these next couple of days, everything will be posted automatically.

So get ready for awesome NFL action and some great prizes from Sports Card Blog and Panini America trading cards. Check back later for the first contest!

Week 1 Contest Link

Week 2 Contest Link

Week 3 Contest Link

Week 4 Contest Link

Week 5 Contest Link

Week 6 Contest Link

Week 7 Contest Link

Week 8 Contest Link

Week 9 Contest Link

Week 10 Contest Link

Thanksgiving Edition

Week 11 Finale Contest Link

Just added! Those who do not win anything over the course of the promotion will be entered to receive one of three Panini mystery packs put together by me! Just a way to say thank you for checking out the official Panini NFL Player of the Day site and joining this promotion.