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For the Monday night Cleveland v New York game, enter a score for Cleveland and a score for New York.


Our official scorer is only a casual football fan, so she had some problems scoring the last Weekly Contest. Our confusion is your gain!

Since we had a max cap of 5 winners for the last contest, we awarded the Weekly Contest prize to all three persons.

This week, it’s even easier than last week.

At stake is our weekly prize of a pair of live red and white chips from a real Las Vegas casino.


The Monday night game will be the subject of this Weekly Contest.



New York

It should be an interesting game. I hope Cleveland recovers from week 1. They had such high expectations going into the season. The 2019 season would be way more exciting if the Brown were good.

But then again…it’s the Browns.


In the comment section below, enter a score for Cleveland and a score for New York.

That’s it.


If you perfectly call the score for the winning team, you will receive 40 points.

If you perfectly call the score for the losing team, you will receive 20 points.

For every point you are off for the associated team, you will lose 1 point from the perfect score. There is a 2x penalty for going over. So, for example, if you are 2 points under for Cleveland, then you will receive 38 points, but if you are 2 points over, then you will receive 36 points for Cleveland (-2 x 2 = -4).

Same formula applies for the losing team.

It is possible to score negative points.

A perfect score is 60 points.

The highest score will win.

Doppelgänger rule

In the event that a later entry has scores for both CLE and NY that perfectly duplicate an earlier entry, then the later entry, as determined by the time stamp, shall have 1 point added to each score until the later entry is a unique entry. For example, if there are two entries that have CLE 14 and NY 21, then the later entry shall forcibly changed to ‘CLE 15, NY 22’ at the moment the contest closes, but prior to Weekly Contest scoring (to determine winner).

The following are not a doppelgänger entries: ‘CLE 21, NY 20’ and ‘CLE 21, NY 22’. Both scores must duplicate for the later entry to be considered a doppelgänger entry.

If the ‘forcibly changed’ entry is not unique because there was already an existing entry with the same scores, then the above forcibly entry shall become ‘CLE 16, NY 23′ (as an example). If the forcibly changed entry is still not unique, then it shall be forcibly changed again until it is unique.

This forced change starts from the top and works its’ way down. Once an entry has been deemed to be a ‘forcibly changed’ entry, that forcibly changed entry, for constructive purposes, will then be deemed to be later than all other entries. For example, if there were two entries with ‘CLE 12 and NY 21’, the later entry will then be deemed a forcibly changed entry and will be assigned, for purposes of the forced change, to be later than all the other entries to which that forcibly changed entry is being compared.

So for clarification, if the above forcibly changed entry settles at ‘CLE 25, NY 32’, then that entry shall settle at ‘CLE 25, NY 32’. If after settlement, the scorer shall go down the list of entries to see if there are any other doppelgänger entries. If there are doppelgänger entries, then the same rule of constructive time stamp assignment shall apply, and the entry that is currently being forcibly changed shall now be deemed to be later than the entry that settled at ‘CLE 25, NY 32’.

So if you do not want your entry to be forcibly changed, be sure to look at the other entries to make sure you are not copying anyone else’s entry, especially if you use a very obvious entry.

Tie Breaker

Unless the actual game score gets totally out of hand, there should not be a tie. But in the event that there is a tie, the in game coin flip will determine the winner. The earlier time stamped entry shall be heads, and the later time stamped entry (that tied) shall be tails.

In the highly unlikely event there are still ties, I shall draw the names out of a bag.


Entries close at kick-off of the earlier game.

Good luck!


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