PI’s pickem contest still accepting registrations | PostIndependent.com

PI’s pickem contest still accepting registrations

Football fans across Garfield County and beyond have the opportunity to test their knowledge of the National Football League in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent’s “Pigskin Payoff Contest,” which is still accepting registrations.

The contest gives football fans a chance to pick the winners of each NFL game and compare their picks not only to staffers at the Post Independent, but among thousands of fans around the nation. Registration is free, and it can be done via the Post Independent’s Web site: http://www.postindependent.com/sports.

Weekly prizes will be available for everyone who enters. On a national scale, pickers can win a Fathead of the NFL players of their choice and, when the season ends, could win a vacation for two to Hawaii. Locally, weekly winners can receive a $10 gift card from White House Pizza in Carbondale, a $20 gift card from Big Daddy’s Sports Bar in Glenwood Springs or a free oil change from High Country Honda in Glenwood Springs.

Bigger end-of-season prizes include the “Golden Pizza Cutter” trophy from White House Pizza along with a $100 gift card for the overall winner. High Country Honda is giving away $500 toward the purchase of new tires, and Big Daddy’s will give away a $150 gift card.

Participants can either join a pickem group on the site or start a group with their friends. There is no limit to the number of people who can be part of a pickem group.

People “will have a chance not only to play for a variety of prizes, but they will also be able to play against [local sports experts] and other local VIPs,” Post Independent Publisher Mike Bennett said.

Adding to that, Bennett said: “Everyone enjoys a good office pool.”

Registered fans can make picks up to five minutes before the start of each NFL game. A weekly tiebreaker game asks fans to pick not only the winner, but also the final score. The opening-week tiebreaker game features the Denver Broncos’ season opener against the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.

Information/registration: http://postindependent.profootball.upickem.net/profootball/registration/login.asp.

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