Monday, May 30, 2011

College World Series Contest

Earlier today, the NCAA announced the 64 teams that will be competing for the 2011 College World Series championship. To commemorate it, I am holding the second annual College World Series contest here at Autographed Cards. It is going to be a couple of weeks before the main phase of the contest starts, but you can earn some bonus points this week that could make a difference when the main portion gets going. All you have to do right now is pick the eight teams that are going to be playing in Omaha. Here are the teams to choose from.

Slot One

1. Virginia
1. UCLA
2. East Carolina
2. Fresno St.
3. St. John's
3. UC Irvine
4. Navy
4. San Francisco

Slot Two

1. TCU
1. Rice
2. Oklahoma
2. Baylor
3. Dallas Baptist
3. California
4. Oral Roberts
4. Alcorn St.

Slot Three

1. Florida St.
1. Texas A&M
2. UCF
2. Arizona
3. Alabama
3. Seton Hall
4. Bethune-Cookman
4. Wright St.

Slot Four

1. Clemson
1. South Carolina
2. Connecticut
2. Stetson
3. Coastal Carolina
3. North Carolina St.
4. Sacred Heart
4. Georgia Southern

Slot Five

1. Florida
1. Georgia Tech
2. Miami (FL)
2. Southern Miss
3. Jacksonville
3. Mississippi St.
4. Manhattan
4. Austin Peay

Slot Six

1. Arizona St.
1. Texas
2. Arkansas
2. Texas St.
3. Charlotte
3. Kent St.
4. New Mexico
4. Princeton

Slot Seven

1. Vanderbilt
1. Oregon St.
2. Oklahoma St.
2. Creighton
3. Troy
3. Georgia
4. Belmont
4. Alabama-Little Rock

Slot Eight

1. Cal State Fullerton
1. North Carolina
2. Stanford
2. Florida International
3. Kansas St.
3. James Madison
4. Illinois
4. Maine

All you have to do is pick one team from each slot for a total of eight teams. For every team that you pick that makes it into the College World Series, you will get one point and that point(s) could be the difference between winning and losing in the second round. If you don't feel like participating right now, that's fine. You can enter the second phase without participating in the first, but you might have some ground to make up.

I haven't figured out what the prizes are yet, but last year's top prizes were autographs from three Hall of Famers (Killebrew, Rice, and Sutter). I have a few things laying around that I plan to give away, plus I usually end up with some really good stuff at the College World Series. I will post a few of the prizes when the second phase begins. The rest will be announced at the conclusion of the contest.

Last year, I had a bonus question that was worth a couple of extra points. I don't have one for this year, but you can get one bonus point just by pimping this contest on your blog. Just leave a link in the comments and I will chalk you up a point (yes, I use a chalkboard for scoring this contest).

Here is the format that your entry (comment) should look like.

Slot one: Navy
Slot two: Baylor
Slot three: Seton Hall
Slot four: Stetson
Slot five: Manhattan
Slot six: Texas St
Slot seven: Belmont
Slot eight: Kansas St

Link to your blog (which can be in a separate comment).

If you have any questions, ask in the comments or email me at zman40 at hotmail dot com. The deadline to enter the first phase of this contest is 11:00 am (central)Friday . Good luck and thanks for playing.

33 comments:

Greg Zakwin said...

Slot 1: UCLA!
Slot 2: Rice
Slot 3: Arizona
Slot 4: South Carolina
Slot 5: Georgia Tech
Slot 6: Kent State
Slot 7: Troy
Slot 8: James Madison

Thanks!

Nathan said...

Slot 1: UCLA!
Slot 2: California
Slot 3: Alabama
Slot 4: South Carolina
Slot 5: Mississippi St.
Slot 6: Arkansas
Slot 7: Oklahoma St.
Slot 8: Cal State Fullerton

unclemoe said...

Slot 1: UCLA
Slot 2: Oklahoma
Slot 3: Arizona
Slot 4: Clemson
Slot 5: Georgia Tech
Slot 6: Arizona State
Slot 7: Vanderbiltn
Slot 8: Cal State Fulerton

Thx!

moe.

Play at the Plate said...

I can vouch for the greatness of last year's prizes.

Slot 1: UCLA
Slot 2: TCU
Slot 3: UCF
Slot 4: South Carolina
Slot 5: Florida
Slot 6: Texas
Slot 7: Vanderbilt
Slot 8: Stanford

I'll give you some pub on Wednesday afternoon. I've got a milestone post coming up on Wednesday morning.

sportscardblog.net said...

Slot 1: Virginia
Slot 2: Rice
Slot 3: Florida St.
Slot 4: South Carolina
Slot 5: Florida
Slot 6: Texas
Slot 7: Oregon St.
Slot 8: North Carolina

Thanks for hosting this again this year!

The Angels In Order said...

Slot one: UCLA
Slot two: TCU
Slot three: Alabama
Slot four: Clemson
Slot five: Georgia Tech
Slot six: Texas
Slot seven: Oregon St
Slot eight: Cal State Fullerton

The Lost Collector said...

1. UCLA
2. Rice
3. Texas A&M
4. UCONN
5. Miami (FL)
6. Texas
7. Oregon State
8. UNC

Cool contest. I'm good at finishing last in these.

Rod (Padrographs) said...

1. Navy
2. California
3. Arizona
4. Clemson
5. Georgia Tech
6. Arizona State
7. OREGON STATE
8. Cal-State Fullerton

Derek said...

GO UVA!!!!
Slot 1: UVA
Slot 2: TCU
Slot 3: AZ
Slot 4: Clemson
Slot 5: GT
Slot 6: Texas
Slot 7: Vandy
Slot 8: UNC

cubsfan731 said...

Slot 1: UCLA
Slot 2: Baylor
Slot 3: ‘Bama
Slot 4: South Carolina
Slot 5: Florida
Slot 6: Arkansas
Slot 7: Georgia
Slot 8: Kansas State

cubsfan731 said...

Contest plugged here: http://just-in-justinsworld.blogspot.com/2011/05/more-contests.html

Joey Dean said...

1. UCLA
2. TCU!!!
3. Florida St.
4. Coastal
5. Florida
6. Arizona St.
7. Georgia
8. Fullerton

The Dimwit said...

Slot one: Virginia
Slot two: Rice
Slot three: Florida St.
Slot four: South Carolina
Slot five: Georgia Tech
Slot six: Texas
Slot seven: Oklahoma St.
Slot eight: Cal St Fullerton

The Angels In Order said...

Oh and here's the link

http://angelsinorder.blogspot.com/2011/05/contest.html

Spankee said...

Slot One: UCLA
Slot Two: Rice
Slot Three: Florida St.
Slot Four: Stetson
Slot Five: Georgia Tech
Slot Six: Arizona St.
Slot Seven: Oklahoma St.
Slot Eight: North Carolina

I hope UVA loses by 3094981720 runs every game.

also, contest plugged:

http://mycardboardmistress.blogspot.com/

hiflew said...

1. UCLA
2. Rice
3. Florida St.
4. South Carolina
5. Miami
6. Texas
7. Georgia
8. Stanford

Fun idea.

Ryan aka Orioles Magic said...

Virginia
TCU
Florida State
South Carolina
Florida
Arizona St.
Vanderbilt
North Carolina

http://greatoriolesautographproject.blogspot.com/2011/06/great-contest-over-at-autographed-cards.html

Hopefully I can pull off the W again this year! You had some great prizes last year.

Eric L said...

Slot One: Fresno St.
Slot Two: Oklahoma
Slot Three: Arizona
Slot Four: Clemson
Slot Five: Southern Miss
Slot Six: Texas
Slot Seven: Creighton!!!!!!
Slot Eight: Stanford

Awesome contest! Thanks!

Eric L said...

And the contest has been plugged. http://manupatchesandchromescratches.blogspot.com/2011/06/so-you-think-you-can-predict-future.html

Matt Pederson said...

1. UCLA
2. Rice
3. Texas A&M
4. North Carolina St.
5. Miami (FL)
6. Texas
7. Vanderbilt
8. Cal State Fullerton

Matt Pederson said...

advertised the contest

http://cardboardconundrum.blogspot.com/2011/06/contest-at-autographed-cards.html

Dhoff said...

1) Virginia
2) California
3) Texas A&M
4) Connecticut
5) Florida
6) Charlotte
7) Oregon St.
8) Cal State Fullerton

Thanks for the contest. Here's my plug: http://cootvealandthevealtones.blogspot.com/2011/06/holy-cow-thats-lot-of-contests.html

Greg Zakwin said...

Contest pimped!

Thanks!

http://plaschkethysweaterisargyle.blogspot.com/2011/06/trade-with-my-cardboard-mistress-trevor.html

Anthony said...

1. UCLA
2. Oklahoma
3. Florida State
4. North Carolina St.
5. Georgia Tech
6. Arizona St.
7. Georgia
8. Stanford
here is the plug: http://cccollecting.blogspot.com/2011/06/contest-over-at-autographed-cards.html

Play at the Plate said...

Contest plugged!

http://playattheplatedude.blogspot.com/2011/06/im-not-only-one-with-contest.html

Nathan said...

Pimped: http://canadiancardboard.blogspot.com/2011/06/you-know-its-hard-out-there-for-pimp.html

Kirk Jacobson said...

Slot One: Virginia
Slot Two: Baylor
Slot Three: Arizona
Slot Four: North Carolina St.
Slot Five: Southern Miss
Slot Six: Texas
Slot Seven: Oregon St.
Slot Eight: Kansas St.

Here is the pimpage:
http://eutawstreetcardboard.blogspot.com/2011/06/pimpage.html

Kazi said...

Slot 1: UCLA!
Slot 2: Baylor
Slot 3: Arizona
Slot 4: Clemsom
Slot 5: FloridaSlot 6: Kent State
Slot 7: Troy
Slot 8: James Madison

dgreen1899 said...

Slot 1: Virginia
Slot 2: California
Slot 3: Florida State
Slot 4: Clemson
Slot 5: Miami
Slot 6: Arizona State
Slot 7: Oklahoma State
Slot 8: Cal State Fullerton

The Diamond King said...

Slot one: Vitginia
Slot two: Rice
Slot three: Florida St
Slot four: South Carolina
Slot five: Georgia Tech
Slot six: Arizona St
Slot seven: Oregon St
Slot eight: Cal State Fullerton

Pimposity! http://thediamondking.blogspot.com/2011/06/college-world-series-dont-this-get-same.html

Matt said...

Slot one: UCLA
Slot two: Oklahoma
Slot three: Florida St.
Slot four: Coastal Carolina
Slot five: Georgia Tech
Slot six: Arkansas
Slot seven: Creighton
Slot eight: Florida International

http://tenetsofwilson.blogspot.com/2011/06/ok-i-may-have-contest-addiction.html

Thanks for running the contest!

cardhobbyist said...

Slot 1: Virginia
Slot 2: Rice
Slot 3: Arizona
Slot 4: South Carolina
Slot 5: Miami (FL)
Slot 6: Texas
Slot 7: Oregon State
Slot 8: Cal State Fullerton

cardhobbyist said...

http://cardhobbyist.blogspot.com/2011/06/another-contest-who-will-move-on-in.html