Cheddar 2017 update, kickoff!
Greetings Cheddars! Greetings from Newburgh, NY which is a fascinating place for several reasons but I’ll just save that chat for another time.1 I am here on a project through November and if you find yourself at the Walmart here, stop in and say hi.
But today I write to encourage all comers to enter Cheddar Bay 2017. Rules and registration linked here.
State of the Cheddar
As of this writing we have 14 entrants paid up — many thanks and welcome back to LucyLaw12, cwonder23, Jdoepke, mattlaw2482, Elder B, Kitty Pryde, Harbaugh Handshakes ☝︎, HitTheHorns, Nick Harlow, acto, jmacdaddio, thatsfine, Hawkaholic, clay. Is that number light? I don’t know, but it seems like registrations only get cracking when we get closer to the start. We had 50 last year and while that’s a nice number and provides a robust payout, I find it harder to consume the essays as we get larger so… I’m quite sanguine if it turns out our count is down a smidge.
Week one starts next week on August 31.
I’ve got the spreadsheet and forms teed up and we’ll be ready to drop lines Wednesday morning. Next week has a full slate of college football and we will have lines posted Wednesday. We award half-points on the first week and, of course, CFB picks only. Submit six picks one of which is an essay as usual.
How to join.
You drop $105 into the kitty and all monies collected go out as prizes.
Maybe something is screwy with the Paypal button in the sidebar, but: try to use the Paypal button in the sidebar to send me $105 and include your handle. Or send a Paypal payment of $105 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or use Venmo to the same address. Or use the Bitcoin wallet address/QR code in the sidebar to send the BTC equivalent of $105. (If you’re new and using the BTC option, shoot me an email so I can add you to our internal mailing list.)
That’s it, you’re in.
See you Wednesday.
PS, if you want to get a jump on next week’s slates here are the early lines.
- Not least of which is for being if not the country’s most scenic ghetto, safely in the top five. Don’t believe? Check out the Street View: that is virgin forested continental divide sloping dramatically into the magnificent Hudson River there at the end of this Detroit-esque streetscape. Street view does not adequately show it: It is surreal.