Friday, October 24, 2008

White Board Madness!

blogger's note: Sadly, election night won't be the same without Tim Russert. Wish there were more like him around.

It's rainy here at the central offices of The Wit Hits the Fan blog. The market's lower. Chrysler warns of job cuts. John McCain can't catch a break. So, what do you do for fun when your team isn't doing as well as you like? As any Detroit Lions fan will tell you, you make a contest out of it. Let me propose a new blog contest.

We're not talking fantasy football here, so there's no picking up Newt Gingrich or Fred Thompson off the waiver wire. It's no use trying to trade for Carl Rove or Dick Morris. We play the team we've got.

I honestly don't know how many readers we have and I'm not sure exactly how this will work, but here goes. Introducing...

The Lee Atwater Memorial White Board Madness Prognosticator Championship
White Board Madness!

The rules: Entrants must submit via "comment" to the "Official Contest Post" what they think the final Electoral College count of the 2008 Presidential Election will be (example: M-534, O-4). The entrant who is closest wins. You may also submit who wins what which state, but it's really the number that counts. For a submission to be valid, the comment must be made before 11:59 pm eastern time (that's 8:59 for you, Brennan in Obamaland) on November 3. ACORN rules do not apply here, so we recognize 1 person with 1 vote. If multiple submissions are given, the LAST ONE SUBMITTED before the cut-off time will be recognized.

This is a just for fun contest, but unlike YMCA soccer, we keep score! The winner will be awarded the Lee Atwater Memorial White Board Madness Prognosticator Championship title (you think that title looks long on your screen, you should see how it looks on the beauty queen sash you have to wear).

Tie breaker: If there are identical winning entries, the tie breaker will be as follows: In an effort to reward the most clairvoyant winner, the official Lee Atwater Memorial White Board Madness Prognosticator Champion will be the one who's valid entry was submitted first.

So, do your homework. Talk to your peeps. Crunch your numbers. Submit your entry. LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!

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