2021 First Half Season
Pick Em Madness

Are you ready for some football fun?

It’s time to show off your football knowledge and play in the 2nd LCO News NFL Challenge Pick ‘Em Madness each week, leading up to the halfway point of the 2021 season where in Week 8, a champion will be crowned. There can be only one champion. Will it be you?

Over Week 1 and Week 2, everyone will be welcome to submit their picks in the qualifying rounds. Simply pick the winners of each game and earn the most points. Each game of the week will be assigned a certain amount of points based on difficulty of picking the winner. After two weeks, the top 64 participants will enter into the March Madness-style bracket playoff which will take place from Week 3 through Week 8.

During the playoffs and the march towards the Final Four, the field of 64 will play in heads up matches based on a seeding from the two qualifying rounds. The top 64 point earners will be randomly drawn into eight groups of eight and then seeded one through eight based on their total points in the first two rounds.

Week 3 will be the field of 64. Week 4 will be the field of 32 and then the Sweet Sixteen in Week 5. The Elite 8 will pick ‘em in Week 6. The Final Four will participate in Week 7 and the Championship Match up will pick ‘em in Week 8.

Each challenge participant who reaches the Final Four will receive a prize package to be announced next week; and then the two finalists will win additional prizes to be announced with the Champion winning even more!

Make sure to sign up for our weekly E-Newsletter to see the weekly brackets and results and to like our Facebook page to see the weekly games with the point totals post in which you have to post your picks in the comments. The first week's points will be posted on the Tribe's Facebook Page on Tuesday, Sep. 7 with games beginning on Thursday, Sep. 9.

2021 First Half Pick Em Madness Results

qualifier points

Points will be totaled over Weeks 1 and 2 of the NFL season and Ranks of the Challengers based on their total points will be updated here. The top 64 point getters will enter the Field of 64 Playoff Brackets below.

Here are the Final Ranks

  1. Frank Taylor955

  2. Natalie Miller910

  3. Renae Ford815

  4. Doug Merrill810

  5. Mike Quaderer790

  6. Marcus Carley780

  7. Amanda Martinson775

  8. Dave Dennis760

  9. Daniel Abeita760

  10. Charles Woller730

  11. Dusty Wilson725

  12. Hunter Karazewski715

  13. Melvin Buckholtz710

  14. Chris White705

  15. Luke Stone705

  16. Bob Barber700

  17. Joe Morey695

  18. Robert Fleming675

  19. Jonathan Taylor675

  20. Mike Denasha655

  21. Josh Larush640

  22. Valerie Shirriff635

  23. Casey McKnight635

  24. Nick Melton630

  25. Matt Taylor Sr625

  26. Sue Jaramkowicz625

  27. Jody Quaderer615

  28. Brandon Lussier615

  29. James LaSieur595

  30. Carla Karazewski585

  31. Matt Taylor Jr580

  32. Cody Carley565

  33. Tony Dennis545

  34. Will LaPointe530

  35. Faith McKnight525

  36. Renee Manuelito520

  37. Mario Gasper480

  38. Joseph Belisle450

  39. Jeff Holmes435

  40. Adam Gundry425

  41. Elaine Thayer410

  42. Jill Demarr395

  43. Tony Siddons390

  44. Trent Strapon385

  45. Scott Johnson380

  46. George Taylor Jr370

  47. Sydney Pagel370

  48. Anthony St. Germaine355

  49. Cameron Quaderer350

  50. Jared Shuman335

  51. Justin Decorah335

  52. Jasper Samuel325

  53. Jacob Trepanier325

  54. John Taylor Jr320

  55. Ernie Lee300

  56. Gary Belille300

  57. Robert Allen280

  58. Carly Dubek275

  59. Duane Miller260

  60. Michelle Taylor245

  61. Ryan Huck240

  62. Dave Dixon165

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2020 RESULTS BELOW

PLAYOFF BRACKETS BELOW

HOW WE GOT HERE

 

Week 9 and 10 of the NFL season were the qualifying rounds (scroll down for the total points after two weeks) and then they were placed into the playoff brackets.

Week 11 will be the field of 64. Week 12 will be the field of 32 and then the Sweet Sixteen in Week 13. The Elite 8 will pick ‘em in Week 14. The Final Four will participate in Week 15 and the Championship Match up will pick ‘em in Week 16.

 

Each challenge participant who reaches the Final Four will receive a prize package listed;

 

The Semi-finalists will each receive a package that includes area gift certificates worth $100 which include $25 to La Tequila Mexican Restaurant & Bar, $25 to Coop's Pizza, $20 to LCO Country Store, $10 to TnT Sports Bar & Grill, $10 gas at LCO Quick Stop and more to be announced soon. The 2nd place finisher will receive all the above gift certificates plus $100 in additional gift certificates which so far includes another $25 from La Tequila, $30 from Lynn's Custom Meats, $10 to TnT Sports Bar & Grill, $10 gas at LCO Quick Stop. The Champion will receive all the above ($200 in gift certificates) and $200 cash from the LCO Tribe as our main Pick 'Em Madness sponsor.

 

Make sure to sign up for our weekly E-Newsletter to see the weekly brackets and results and to like our Facebook page to see the weekly games with the point totals post in which you have to post your picks in the comments.

 

Here is the Facebook Page

Good luck Pick 'Em Madness challengers!

playoff brackets

Names of the Challengers will be added to the Brackets after Week 10

Scroll down below the brackets for the Ranks of the Challengers based on their picks over Week 9 and Week 10

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qualifier points

Points will be totaled over Weeks 9 and 10 of the NFL season and Ranks of the Challengers based on their total points will be updated here. The top 64 point getters will enter the Field of 64 Playoff Brackets below.

Here are the Final Ranks

  1. Michael Quaderer750

  2. Hunter Karaszewski 745

  3. Renae Ford 740

  4. Faith McKnight 735

  5. Shane Obert 725

  6. Dave Dixon 725

  7. Cameron Quaderer 685

  8. Luke Stone 680

  9. Matt Taylor Sr 655

  10. Joe Morey 625

  11. Doug Merrill 620

  12. Jacob Trepanier 615

  13. Ike Garcia 610

  14. Amanda Martinson 600

  15. Marie Wooten 585

  16. Will LaPointe 560

  17. Matt Taylor Jr 540

  18. George Taylor Jr530

  19. Vicki Meyer 515

  20. Sirella Ford 500

  21. Rosie Miller 490

  22. John Baker 475

  23. Ryan Meyer 455

  24. Mike Denasha445

  25. Valerie Shirriff420

  26. Ferguson Funmaker 405

  27. Melvin Buckholtz380

  28. Michelle Taylor380

  29. Trent Strapon380

  30. Kia Hmielewski 360

  31. Dylan LaFave355

  32. David Dennis350

  33. Patti Quaderer 335

  34. Annie Merrill 335

  35. Daniel Abeita330

  36. Brandon Lussier325

  37. Marcus Carley320

  38. Frank Taylor280

  39. Robert Fleming245

  40. Jill Elizabeth245

  41. Scott Johnson 240

  42. Carla Karaszewski220

  43. Gwen Carl215

  44. Justin Decorah205

  45. Elaine Thayer185

  46. Devin Begay180

  47. Rachel Martin175

  48. Meloney Miller140