Monday, May 28, 2012

College World Series Contest

Earlier today, the NCAA announced the 64 teams that will be competing for the 2012 College World Series championship. To commemorate it, I am holding the third 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 here 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. Florida
1. North Carolina St
2. Georgia Tech
2. Vanderbilt
3. Charleston
3. UNC Wilmington
4. Bethune-Cookman
4. Sacred Heart

Slot 2

1. Virginia
1. South Carolina
2. Oklahoma
2. Clemson
3. Appalachian St
3. Coastal Carolina
4. Army
4. Manhattan

Slot 3

1. Oregon
1. Purdue
2. Cal St Fullerton
2. Kentucky
3. Indiana St
3. Kent St
4. Austin Peay
4. Valparaiso

Slot 4

1. Rice
1. Baylor
2. Arkansas
2. Dallas Baptist
3. Sam Houston St
3. UT Arlington
4. Prairie View
4. Oral Roberts

Slot 5

1. UCLA
1. Texas A&M
2. San Diego
2. TCU
3. New Mexico
3. Mississippi
4. Creighton
4. Dayton

Slot 6

1. Miami (FL)
1. LSU
2. UCF
2. Oregon St
3. Missouri St
3. Belmont
4. Stony Brook
4. La-Monroe

Slot 7

1. North Carolina
1. Arizona
2. East Carolina
2. New Mexico St
3. St. Johns
3. Louisville
4. Cornell
4. Missouri

Slot 8

1. Stanford
1. Florida St
2. Pepperdine
2. Mississippi St
3. Michigan St
3. Samford
4. Fresno St
4. UAB

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 some of the prizes from the previous years include autographs from Hall of Famers Harmon Killebrew, Jim Rice, Rod Carew, and Bruce 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 am going to try to keep all of the prizes autograph related this year. I just probably won't know what they are until I get back from Omaha on the 17th of June.

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: Florida
Slot two: Army
Slot three: Kent St
Slot four: Dallas Baptist
Slot five: TCU
Slot six: Belmont
Slot seven: Missouri
Slot eight: UAB

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.

Keep in mind that the main portion of this contest is filling out a College World Series bracket when that field is determined in a couple of weeks. Every year, there are a couple of people that enter the first phase of the contest that never end up filling out a bracket. Those people have yet to win this contest.

22 comments:

Eric L said...

Slot one: Vanderbilt
Slot two: Clemson
Slot three: Oregon
Slot four: Baylor
Slot five: Creighton
Slot six: LSU
Slot seven: Arizona
Slot eight: Stanford

Mariner1 said...

Vanderbilt
Virginia
Cal St Fullerton
Rice
UCLA
LSU
North Carolina
Florida St

emeraldcitydiamondgems.blogspot.com

I don't know how well I'll do on this one...

The Lost Collector said...

Slot one: Charleston
Slot two: South Carolina
Slot three: Fullerton
Slot four: Rice
Slot five: UCLA
Slot six: LSU
Slot seven: UNC
Slot eight: Stanford

thelostcollector.blogspot.com

zman40 said...

When a said link to your blog, I meant a link to a contest shout-out on your blog. Sorry for the confusion.

Nathan said...

Slot one: UNC Wilmington
Slot two: SC
Slot three: Fullerton
Slot four: Rice
Slot five: UCLA
Slot six: LSU
Slot seven: Louisville
Slot eight: Pepperdine

Orioles Magic said...

Slot one: Florida
Slot two: South Carolina
Slot three: Fullerton
Slot four: Baylor
Slot five: UCLA
Slot six: LSU
Slot seven: North Carolina
Slot eight: Florida State

And I will be pimping your contest shortly!

Orioles Magic said...

Here is the link; http://greatoriolesautographproject.blogspot.com/2012/05/check-out-autographed-cards-college.html

Matt said...

Slot one: Florida
Slot two: Virginia
Slot three: Purdue
Slot four: Baylor
Slot five: UCLA
Slot six: LSU
Slot seven: North Carolina
Slot eight: Florida St

And promoted it here last night:
http://tenetsofwilson.blogspot.com/2012/05/zack-greinke-contest-and-college-world.html

Thanks!

Kirk Jacobson said...

Slot one: Vanderbilt
Slot two: Virginia
Slot three: Cal St Fullerton
Slot four: Dallas Baptist
Slot five: UCLA
Slot six: LSU
Slot seven: North Carolina
Slot eight: Pepperdine


http://www.eutawstreetcardboard.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Florida
South carolina
Fullerton
Baylor
texas a&m
Arizona
Lsu
Florida st

Dion's IP Autos only said...

Slot one: Florida
Slot two: South Carolina
Slot Three:Cal St. Fullerton
Slot four: Baylor
Slot five: UCLA
Slot six: LSU
Slot Seven: North Carolina
Slot eight: Stanford

Dion's IP Autos only said...

http://dionsipautosonly.blogspot.com/

check out my blog for the pimping for the extra point.

arpsmith said...

Slot one: Florida
Slot two: South Carolina
Slot three: Oregon
Slot four: Baylor
Slot five: San Diego
Slot six: Miami (FL)
Slot seven: Arizona
Slot eight: Stanford

Matt Perry said...

Slot one: Georgia Tech
Slot two: South Carolina
Slot three: Oregon
Slot four: Baylor
Slot five: TCU
Slot six: LSU
Slot seven: Arizona
Slot eight: Stanford

Superduperman99 said...

Slot 1:Florida
Slot 2:Oklahoma
Slot 3:Purdue
Slot 4:Arkansas
Slot 5:Texas A+M
Slot 6:Miami
Slot 7:North Carolina
Slot 8:Stanford

Thanks for the contest.:)

Card Anathema said...

Slot 1: Georgia Tech
Slot 2: UVA
Slot 3: Cal St. Fullerton
Slot 4: Rice
Slot 5: UCLA
Slot 6: Miami
Slot 7: Arizona
Slot 8: Stanford

opoohwan said...

Slot one: Georgia Tech
Slot two: Virginia
Slot three: Oregon
Slot four: Arkansas
Slot five: UCLA
Slot six: Oregon St
Slot seven: Arizona
Slot eight: Fresno St

arpsmith said...

Thanks for the contest and it has been pimped.

http://arpsmith44.blogspot.com/2012/05/dual-contest-pimping.html

Greg Zakwin said...

Slot 1: Florida
Slot 2: Virginia
Slot 3: Oregon
Slot 4: Rice
Slot 5: UCLA
Slot 6: Stony Brook
Slot 7: Arizona
Slot 8: Michigan State

Play at the Plate said...

First up, the pub...

http://playattheplatedude.blogspot.com/2012/05/double-dip.html


Now the picks.

1-Georgia Tech
2-South Carolina
3-Oregon
4-Rice
5-TCU
6-Oregon St.
7-Arizona
8-Stanford

Thanks!

jamicfin said...

1-Florida
2-South Carolina
3-Kentucky
4-Rice
5-UCLA
6-Miam
7-North Carolina
8-Mississippi State

zman40 said...

OK, the games are about to start, so this portion of the contest is now closed. Good Luck!