Back in March before the regular seasons started, we decided to have a little fun with an over/unders contest. We asked you guys to pick OVER or UNDER on twelve numbers for the 2011 season, with the winner to receive a $50 gift certificate to the online store of your favorite baseball team.
At this point, we are going to declare an UNOFFICIAL winner. This unofficial for a couple of reasons. First, one of the under/unders is still in play. Number 10 asked for the number of first place MVP votes for Evan Longoria (over/under 0.5). We are working under the assumption that the actual number will be ZERO*. Also, we want to give everybody an opportunity to double-check their entries and file a protest if necessary.
We triple-checked all of the top entries so we are fairly confident that we got the right winner. But we have graded enough exams in our day to know mistakes happen.
The UNOFFICIAL winner of the 2011 Raysheads over/unders contest is ttnorm, who picked 10 of 12 correctly.
Here are the final results for each over/under and how many people picked the correct answer.
So we will give everybody 48 hours to go back and look at your entry and see if you also correctly picked 10 (or more). If we don’t have any protests at the end of 48 hours we will declare ttnorm the official winner.
On a side note, guessing the attendance was the tie-breaker. Interestingly, in what may have been a sign of things to come, nearly half of the contestants (46.3%) guessed that attendance would go down this season. And three contestants correctly guessed that the Rays would draw less than 20,000 per game.
* As it turns out, one contestant finished with 9 correct answers. And if Longoria does receive a first place MVP vote, that contestant (nward63) would be the winner, as ttnorm went UNDER on Longo first-place votes. If this happens, we will award a gift certificate to both contestants.