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Football Picking Contest

Has it been a whole year already? Hard to believe, isn't it? Seems like just yesterday I was reluctantly congratulating Matthew Aldous for winning the picking contest.

But, here we are, ready to embark on another wonderful season of the News Enterprise's friendly NFL Picking Contest. This is the 11th year for our little game, but for those of you new to the experience, here's how it works:

Each week you'll find a sheet listing every game in the News Enterprise - both in print and online. All you need to do is circle or select which team you think will win each game. I also ask that you predict a score for each game, but that's just to add to the fun. I'll keep a running tally on everyone's performance and publish it here for all to see. With some 60 people participating last season, only one sheet per person is allowed. All entries must be received prior to kick off of the first game each week - and remember, the season officially kicks of on Thursday, Sept. 9 with the defending Super Bowl Champion Saints hosting the ever-waffling Brett Favre and the Vikings. You can fax your picks to 518-873-6360; mail them to PO Box 338, Elizabethtown, NY 12932; make your picks online at www.denpubs.com (select "contests" from the main menu); or e-mail tom@denpubs.com. If you choose the latter, be sure to include your name and phone number, and be very clear about who you're choosing to win each game.

For those of you out of town, feel free to get a weekly schedule off the Internet or your local paper - just make sure you get your picks in on time! You can find the current issue of the News Enterprise online by going to www.denpubs.com, click the link for newspapers in the top menu bar, then find the News Enterprise in the menu bar on the left.

I'll give you my picks for Week 1 next week, but rest assured, I'll be picking Big Blue all the way!

It's been a long spring and summer, and I'm definitely ready for some football!

GO BIG BLUE!!!

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