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 6 Winner

Well, this was a harder contest then I had envisioned. I’ll start with Thomas Jones, the Kansas City depth chart had him listed as their number one when I decided to design this contest. I had no idea that was changed, so I apologize for that. I thought this would be something that everyone would get some points in, but that definitely wasn’t the case as points were hard to come by. I’ll think of something better for you guys next week in our October finale.

Anyway, congratulations goes out to Jay R. who barely beat KJ L. who was once again near the top of leaderboards. Jay R. will receive a giant Matt Cassel bobblehead for his in depth knowledge and premier guessing skills of the Kansas City Chiefs game yesterday. Who thought that Oakland would roll over and not put a point on the board?

Here are this week’s standings. The leaderboard page will be updated soon.

Jay R. – 8 (Winner!)
KJ L. – 7
Michael G. – 4
Shane K. – 4
Weirdmaniac – 3
RJ R. – 3
Madison V. – 2
Edwin G. – 2
Matt G. – 1
Nick L. – 0

So yeah, pretty low scoring week.

But I will make up for that. Expect the possibilities for BIG points next week in a fantasy football style challenge requested by Matt G. This will be the opportunity for EVERYONE to get back into the game. Stay tuned!

Sports Card Blog – Panini NFL Player of the Day Contest Week 6

Week 6 is here which means we are over halfway through the entire promotion. If you check out the current leaderboard tab at the top of the page, you can see where you stand in the race for the October prizes and the race for the ultimate prize, a Panini Black Box. KJ has been closing in on Michael G over the past few weeks while plenty of others are still in contention.

This week is our first NFL team theme week with a series of guesses about one NFL team with the prize being from that NFL team. This week’s theme is…the Kansas City Chiefs. How much do you know about the Kansas City Chiefs that will translate to points this week?

The prize? A giant Matt Cassell bobblehead.

Points will be scored this week in numerous ways so make accurate predictions and you could have a ton of points.

How many points will the Kansas City Chiefs score this week? (2 points for bullseye, 1 point for within 4 points)

How many yards will Matt Cassell throw for this week? (4 points for bullseye, 3 points for within 15, 2 points for within 25, 1 point for within 50)

How many yards will Thomas Jones run 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 Dwayne Bowe 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 Ryan Succop kick this week? (2 points for bullseye, 1 point for within 1)

How many tackles for Derrick Johnson this week? (3 points for bullseye, 2 points for within 2, 1 point for within 4)

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

Tie-Breaker: How many pass attempts will Matt Cassell have in this game?

As stated, the winner will receive a nice big Matt Cassell bobblehead. Seriously, the thing is like a foot tall or more and the head is ginormous.

Please make your picks in the comments section and good luck! I’m not sure if this will be a tough one or not…and make sure you click on the links to the official NFL Player of the Day website to learn more about the promotion and so Panini knows you are interested in this promotion!