## 38 questions: a p-f-r blog contest

30th August 2008

Below you will find 38 pairs of numbers. In each case, you tell me which number will be bigger. One point for each correct answer. Most points wins.

Ties --- and I expect there to be a nontrivial number of them --- go to the side that had fewer votes. For example, here is a pair:

Number of wins by the Lions

Number of wins by the Ravens

Let's say 41 people take the Lions and 54 take the Ravens. If the Lions and Ravens end up with the same number of wins, then each Lion-backer will get a point and each Raven-backer will not.

**GRAND PRIZE**: the main prizes will be (1) honor and (2) glory. There will also be some sort of trinket to be named later. Maybe a shirt, or a football book of some sort. By the time this thing is over, more than five months will have passed, so that gives me some time to scrape something together. But you probably shouldn't enter unless honor and glory are sufficient.

**MORE RULES**:

1. Everyone is limited to one entry per person. This will be enforced by the honor system. If caught breaking this rule, you, your children, and your children’s children will be banned from all future p-f-r contests. For three months*.

2. I won’t enter the contest myself, which will allow me to arbitrate any dispute impartially. Any ambiguities in the rules will be clarified by me in whatever way causes me the least amount of hassle.

3. While there are quite a few items that refer in some way to the NFL postseason, unless specifically stated, all the items below refer to regular season totals only. For example, here's a pair:

Margin of the Chiefs biggest win.

Number of Rushing TDs scored by (the Vikings') Adrian Peterson

This one will be decided based on the Chiefs regular season and Adrian Peterson's regular season numbers. I'd hate for there to be confusion when the Chiefs win a playoff game by 28.

4. If you try to get cute and complain that the Chiefs one-point win over the Raiders was actually their "biggest win" even though it wasn't their win with the biggest point margin, see rule #2. Deleting your email on sight is generally my hassle-minimization strategy of choice.

5. You may enter until 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, September 7th, 2008. However, you can earn a bonus of two (2) points if you enter before kickoff of Thursday's game.

6. In the event that the contest ends in a tie, the winner will be the person whose entry was submitted first.

7. **HOW TO ENTER**: cut-and-paste the list of questions below into your editor of choice, delete the choices you don't like (thereby leaving the ones you do like), and then cut-and-paste your 38 answers into the comments of this thread. Please do not edit the text in any way other than deleting half of it.

**The 38 questions:**

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