It’s almost the end of the line as regards the two prediction competitions that have been running here on the site since early February to coincide with this year’s NFL. While it’s not yet time to declare victors in either of the two competitions just yet, it’s certainly the case that the eponymous fat lady is starting to clear her throat in relation to both.
The Setanta competition first, where the final weekly winner is Trevor Naughton. He now joins all the other weekly winners – Daire Eagney, Patrick Rochford, Paul McCaffrey, Brian Gallagher, Enda McGearty and Edwin McGreal – in the hat for the grand prize of a year’s sub via satellite to Setanta Sports. I’m away again at the minute for a few days but once I’m back at base (most likely at the weekend) I’ll conduct the draw for the grand prize, announce the winner and put whoever this is in touch with the lads at Setanta to sort out the prize.
By the way, before I headed off this morning I did at last manage to get my act together and post those copies of Over The Bar to Paul, Brian, Enda and Ed and I’ll send on one to Trevor as well once I get back home.
And so to the mini-league where, barring a final round collapse of Rory McIlroy proportions, I think we have a winner. Yew Tree now has a full forty point cushion on yengae – who has made a brave fightback, rising from fourth to second – and seeing as the final round is only an itsy-bitsy one involving the Division One and Two finals, I can’t seeing him being overhauled at this late stage.
I guess I’ll now need to start thinking about prizes for this competition too. I’ve one final copy of Over The Bar left so that can go into the pot for starters but I think I’ll be able to rise to a bit more than that and so will see what else in the books and DVD line might fit the bill for this august achievement.