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Listen, it’s the holiday season, the economy is going to hell, prices are going up on everything but gas, and you know that no one is going to get you any super-fancy consumer electronics this year. Or, so you thought. You see, once again we are partnering with (along with 49 other sites) to bring you a mind-blowing prize package. That means that you get 50 chances to win the following:

  • HP TouchSmart IQ816
  • HP HDX18 Premium Notebook PC
  • HP Pavilion dv4 Entertainment Notebook PC
  • HP Mini 1000 (Windows XP)
  • HP MediaSmart Connect

Oh, what was that? That isn’t enough? Well, our bad, we though that five computers being given away would be enough. But hey, you pulled our arm, so I guess we’ll also throw in the following:

  • HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless All-in-One printer
  • HP 564 Photo Value Pack
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 with 3 licenses
  • Microsoft WIndows Live
  • Corel VideoStudio X
  • Kung-Fu Panda on Blu-ray disc, and two DVDs

There, now are you happy? We figured as much. Go back and look over that list again - that’s a lot of stuff. In fact, the value of all that is over $6,000 USD. There’s enough there that you could win it all, and give away some of it as gifts to your family or friends - that what the holidays are all about, right? That whole better to give than to receive thing?

We’ll be announcing the contest rules soon, but in the meantime, check out the HP Magic Giveaway page for more information on the prizes, and other participating sites.

Oh, and let us know what you think of this contest in the comments!

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Brett Favre

Sorry, Tennessee Titans, but the undefeated dream season is over as the New York Jets (8-3) shattered the dream with a 34-13 victory over the previously unbeaten Titans (10-1).  However, not going undefeated might be a good thing, especially when considering the New England Patriots’ unfortunate fate last season as they lost to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl for the Pats’ first loss.  With the win, the Jets are proving that they will be a force to reckon with if they make it into the NFL playoffs, after beating the Titans this week and AFC East division rival Patriots the previous week. 

Brett Favre had an efficient game and proved to still have “it” - the ability to pick apart a defense and lead his team to victory.  Favre finished the game going 25-for-32, accumulating 224 passing yards, throwing for two touchdowns and one interception.  Backup running back Leon Washington ran for two scores, gaining 82 yards on eight carries, including a 61-yard TD run.  The Titans dangerous running game with rookie Chris Johnson and LenDale White rushed for only 45 yards on the ground, partly because the Titans were trailing and needed to throw the ball.  NFL Comeback Player of the Year candidate Kerry Collins tried to bring the Titans back, but couldn’t, finishing with 243 yards on 21-of-39 passing, and one TD.

The Titans try to get back on the winning track as they head to Motown, visiting the Detroit Lions.  The Jets try to continue their winning ways as they host the Denver Broncos next week.

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Matt Forte

While everyone will be tuned into the New York Jets-Tennessee Titans game to see if Brett Favre & Company can knock off Tennessee, the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings will be slugging it out for top honors in the NFC North. Coming off an humiliating 37-3 trouncing to the Packers, the Bears will travel to the Gateway to the West to take on the woeful St. Louis Rams. Did someone say “massacre in the making”? You betcha. running back Matt Forte will decimate the Rams defense and Kyle Orton will shower the St. Louis secondary with an aerial bombardment. Bears by 14.

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I went 2 games over .500 and am at 54% for the year.  Yes it would be nice to make faster progress, but its all about learning and its all about the accumulation of knowledge for years to come.  Unless one of your bets is going to net you enough to retire, you are going to be betting again.  Settle in, get comfortable and start paying attention.
Season: 85-72-3
Last Week: 9-7-0

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We just elected a new president and it has reinvigorated the country.  Since President-elect Barack Obama’s honeymoon period is in full swing, let’s look forward in a positive manner. Let’s visualize all the good that the future holds for the NFL.

Click to continue reading Post-Election Vibes: Giants, and Even the Lions, Are Big Winners

Who knows what the day will bring?  All of us will make decisions based on inferences, guesses, statistical analysis, or just plain emotional fandom.  Games will be played, and we will either be right, or we will be wrong.  Occasionally, we will push.  Some people propose that some decisions are forgone conclusions.  Today for example you will be hard pressed to find someone believing that the Panthers won’t beat the Lions.  As plays are run, balls are fumbled, and touchdowns are scored we get closer to the truth.

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Ryan Grant

Two key match ups this week when the Minnesota Vikings travel to take on the 6-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers while the Chicago Bears visit the tundra to clash with the Green Bay Packers. Tampa Bay is one game shy of the division-leading Carolina Panthers who host the Detroit Lions - chalk up a win for Carolina. To keep pace, Tampa will need a win over Minnesota. By the end of the day, Carolina’s record should be 8-2 while a win over the Vikings will put the Bucs at 7-3. Local oddsmakers have already given the Panthers a 14-point edge over Detroit. Coming off a brutal heart-stopper over the Packers in Week 10, the Vikings will probably find out the hard way that the Bucs are no fluke. Bucs by 7.


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Sometimes the NFL is called the “No Fun League” because of its conservative leadership. However, there was so much going on this past weekend that it was a fan’s delight - it’s great fun!  And the Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson leads the charge in the “National FUN League.”

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