To whom it may concern:
The official results of this contest -- which was moved back to the ViewFromVegas.com back in September per the announcement 4 above this one (even though this area was kept open by R.J. Bell in case people didn't see the announcement and were continuing to make their picks here--and we continued to monitor this site and honor those picks as people migrated over) -- are posted in the VFV Forums at forums.viewfromvegas.com/.../Discussion.aspx
dr jay won the contest with 55.5 points, which would have tied for 3rd in the "real" Hilton contest, and jablau was second just one game back with 54.5.
Thanks to everyone who played.
The Canadian...please see my note two posts above yours. We officially moved this contest to the ViewFromVegas.com Forums back in September (and then to our own contest site at contests.viewfromvegas.com a few weeks later.
I'm just seeing your message now...RJ Bell wanted to keep this site "live" in case people didn't see the notice or wanted to continue posting their plays under their profile here. I'm not aware of the problem you experienced last night, but I would have recognized your posted plays if it would have had you winning a weekly prize or challenging for the season-long title.
You can message me here or email me at email@example.com if you have further questions.
Why can't I make my picks, its 2;30am est saturday morning. I thought the picks had to be in by 11am.
I'm listing my picks here. I would hope these count in my record, I already missed 1 week this season.....
I had an internet problem for a day and a half. Can I still place my View from Vegas Contest picks? If it is possible here are my picks: MIN, PHI, TB, NYJ, DEN
First things things: congrats to joeaveragefan, bulldog1950, and oconno38 for going 5-0 in Week 1 of this contest. It was not posted clearly what our regular tiebreaker is in the contests we've held in the ViewFromVegas.com Forums, so I'll treat all 3 of them to dinner the next time they're in Vegas (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details). I'm also doing this because it's quite a feat when you consider that in the "real" Hilton SuperContest, only 3 of the 517 entrants were able to pull off a 5-0 mark while we had 3 out of 198 entrants (and since some didn't submit their plays, it was actually out of 168).
Now for less fun news. We're moving this contest back to the ViewFromVegas.com Forums (link to Week 2 thread: forums.viewfromvegas.com/.../Discussion.aspx where the full rules will be posted this afternoon)...the first thing people need to know if that if you haven't already signed up at VFV (it's free, just need a valid e-mail and choose your username/password), you will need to do so and post your 5 plays in the weekly contest thread to continue playing for the weekly prize of dinner with me or the season-long grand prize of 2 nights hotel/dinner for 2/show tickets for 2. If your username is different at VFV than it is at pregame that you used in Week 1, just post your pregame username above your 5 picks and we'll get it sorted out. Again, check the link above for more details and the complete rules later.
As far as an explanation goes: The new contest platform wasn't working for us and I'll take most of the blame for not communicating with R.J. Bell about what exactly my community was looking for. Aside from the technical glitches, my guys are used to seeing the plays from everyone else in the community like the Hilton Copycat contest that deliveryman3 runs in pregame's forum. Nothing against pregame (R.J. and I have discussed this and we're cool with each other, and will continue to do things together in the future with podcast/videos/cross-promotion and probably even contests when we can get it right for everyone). Thanks for your patience and understanding. I know a lot of our members are glad they were introduced to what else there is at pregame besides the contest and I hope pregamers come over the VFV even if just to continue compete in this contest.
dRock,..no, that was left over when they copied the format from the Pregame Hilton Contest.
At the top of the page it also says that 1st place gets a Pregame.com sponsored entry into next year's actual contest. Is this in addition to the hotel and dinner in vegas?
How do we check the standings?
i put my picks in the reg hilton contest
but did not transfer
now i can not join after it started
Why my picks not in, i picked them were you said hilton contest,i did not say VFV contest till today?
det-ten-stl-buf -dal is what i enterd.
is this the same as the 2011 hilton contest on here?
now i registered and no where to join - i give up here
BobNez...you're in time, but you need to read my comment above yours and follow the directions. Thanks and good luck.
Not sure if I made it in time but that's OK here are my picks anyway: