Have you seen my iPod?
Last time I saw it was in Michigan. I was on my way back from the Patriots-Colts matchup earlier this month, making a connection in Detroit Rock City, when I believe I left it on a chair in the terminal where my flight was boarding.
I phoned the folks at Northwest Airlines, but, alas, they did not have a black video iPod returned to Lost & Found. I'm left to assume some hipster found it and, tickled by the massive collection of Britpop and 80's arena rock, pocketed my prized iPod.
I've written Santa requesting a new iPod this holiday season, but then we thought of a much sneakier way to replace my missing music machine. Allow me to unveil the Beat Forsberg: Thanksgiving Pick 'em 2008 contest.
This year's grand prize? An iPod Nano. And you better believe I'm winning this contest.
I don't know if you've seen my sterling .766 winning percentage this fall, but if that doesn't send you running scared, why don't you go ahead and take a shot at the prize. Be the user to pick the most games correct and win the iPod.
If we're being honest, your best bet is probably to just switch a winner or two and hope I swing and miss on a game. Unlikely, but a solid strategy, nonetheless.
It's easy to play, especially if you've participated in any of our Boston.com pick' em contests in the past (if you have your log-in information from last year, it should work again this fall). Hop over to our friends at SportsBallot and -- if you haven't already -- follow the simple sign-up process.
To add insult to my soon-to-be injured ego, we'll publish the names of all those visitors who pick more games correct than I do. Vincent Orlando, father of Manchester quarterback Pat Orlando, won last year's contest and is back to defend his crown. He correctly picked 34 out of 40 games last fall.
Best of luck to no one.
Now the legal mumbo-jumbo:
Grand Prize winner: The overall winner is the individual with the greatest number of correct answers at the end of the contest on Nov. 27, 2008 (unless it's Chris Forsberg, in which case no one wins). In the event of a tie, the grand prize winner will be the person who chooses the greatest number of correct answers, and selects the most correct answers in the three tie-breakesr. If there's still a tie, Boston.com will pick a grand prize winner at random.
No purchase necessary. Entry deadline: Nov. 27, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Winner will be notified via e-mail the week after the contest. Employees of the participating partners and the New York Times Co., and their affiliates are not eligible to participate (except Chris Forsberg).
Several reporters and editors contribute updates, news and analysis to the High School Sports Blog.
- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our fall correspondents:
- Anthony Gulizia | @gulizia_a | Div. 1 football
- Eric Russo | @erusso22 | Div. 2 football
- Stephen Sellner | @stephen_sellner | Div. 3 football
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Div. 4 football
- Greg Joyce | @GJoyce9 | Div. 5 football
- Lorenzo Recupero | @LorenzoRecupero | Div. 6 football
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls volleyball
To reach the high school sports department, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.