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Enter the ESPN 97.5 BRACKET CHALLENGE 2020

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It's that time again, ESPN 97.5's 2nd annual Bracket Madness presented by Bud Light Seltzer, supported by Four Roses Bourbon & Boost Mobile. We'll be giving prizes to 97.5 winners…..Yep the point five winner is the penultimate winner – second to last in the whole bracket. And did we mention this is all FREE?!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://www.runyourpool.com/join/pool_info.cfm?id=130926&p=espn975

Prizes include a custom Texas Mattress Makers custom queen size mattress, Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon, $50 gift cards to Roosters Men's Grooming Center, iRace Entertainment, El Tiempo, Pitch 25, Heights Bier Garten, Holman Draft Hall, concert tickets, ESPN 97 .5 Listener Appreciation Party tickets a Zummo meat basket and lots more. And last but not least, the PENULTIMATE prize is an authentic autographed Carlos Correa Bat. Prizes being updated daily.

And of course, come hang out with us during the tournament as we broadcast live 11am-7pm from these locations

March 19th: Over Under Sports Bar 1416 FM 528 Rd ste D, Webster, TX 77598

March 20th: Revelry on Richmond 1613 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006

March 26th: World of beer Cypress 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX

March 27th: iRace Entertainment 24984 Katy Rand Rd, Katy, Tx

April 6th: Belle Station 207 Gray St, Houston, TX 77002

ESPN 97.5 Houston BRACKET CHALLENGE 2019
Official Contest Rules

A complete copy of these rules can be obtained at the offices of radio station KFNC, ESPN 97.5FM, owned and operated by Gow Media LLC (collectively, the "Stations"),5353 W. Alabama, Suite 415, Houston, TX 77056, during normal business hours Monday through Friday or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the above address.

The Station will conduct the ESPN 97.5 Houston Bracket Madness (the "Contest") substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:

  • No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local regulations apply.
  • Contest is open only to legal U.S. residents age 21 or older with a valid Driver's License at time of prize pick up. Employees, agents, representatives, or affiliates of the Station, Gow Media., its affiliates, participating sponsors, other radio stations, television stations and print advertising companies serving the metro area, and their immediate family members and household members are not eligible to participate. The term "immediate family members" includes spouses, parents, siblings, grandparents, children, grandchildren and cohabiting significant others.
  • An individual may win an on-going contest only once per 30-day period unless otherwise specifically stated. An individual may win other seasonal or one-time contests only once for the duration of the contest.
  • The contest will begin on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and will run through Monday, April 6, 2020 (the "Contest Period").
  • All of the ways to enter and/or participate in the contest (e.g., entry forms, call in, online, etc.)
  • ENTRY PAGE. To access and/or enter the Promotion, log-on to the Men's Tournament Challenge homepage and click the link: https://www.runyourpool.com/join/pool_info.cfm?id=130926&p=espn975
  • You must complete your entry by creating a username and password and completely filling out your bracket.
  • HOW TO PLAY.
    • General. The objective of the Promotion is to accumulate the most points by correctly selecting the "winning pick" for each of the sixty-three (63) match-ups associated with the Tournament.
  • ENTIRE Bracket must be filled out to be considered eligible for the ESPN 97.5 Bracket Madness
    • Scoring. A correct pick in a given round is shown below:
      • Round 2: 2 points per pick
      • Round 3: 3 points per pick
      • Round 4: 4 points per pick
      • Round 5: 6 points per pick
      • Round 6: 10 points per pick
      • Championship: 17 points per pick
    • In the event a Tournament match does not occur as scheduled (e.g., due to cancellation) no points will be awarded.
    • Lock-time. All picks will lock at the scheduled tip off time of the Tournament currently scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020. Your picks for the matchups must be submitted, received and recorded by Sponsor's computer by the scheduled locktime. Selections submitted after the deadline are considered invalid. Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for this Promotion.
      • Ties. Entrants may, but are not required to, submit a predicted score for the championship game (the "Tiebreaker Game Score"). This prediction is used for tiebreaker purposes only. If no predicted score is submitted for an entry, it is given a default prediction of zero (0) points to zero (0) points.
  • If it is determined that the candidate is not eligible to receive prizes, in the Station's sole judgment and discretion, another candidate will be selected for eligibility consultation and this process will continue until such time as an eligible candidate is found. In the unlikely event that no candidates are found to meet the specifications, then the prize will go un-awarded. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by and at the Station's sole discretion.
  • 97.5 + the penultimate prizes will be awarded to the top 97.5 finalists + the penultimate winner in the ESPN Bracket Challenge. There will technically be 99 winners total and 99 prizes total.
    • All Prizes are valued at $50 or more.
    • Prizes will be awarded to winners based on placement in the ESPN Bracket Challenge.
      • For Example: If you finish in 36th place in the ESPN 97.5 Bracket Challenge, you will win the 36th prize.



Prizes are as follows:

Prizes are updated daily:

Prize 1: Texas Mattress Makers Custom Queen Mattress

Prize 51: $100 Aesthetica MD Spa Gift Card

Prize 2: ESPN 97.5 Listener Appreciation Party Tickets

Prize 52: Four Roses Bourbon

Prize 3: Four Roses Bourbon

Prize 53: El Tiempo $50 Gift Card

Prize 4: $50 Rooster's Men's Grooming Gift Card

Prize 54: $50 Rooster's Men's Grooming Gift Card

Prize 5: El Tiempo $50 Gift Card

Prize 55: $50 iRace Entertainment Gift Card

Prize 6: $50 iRace Entertainment Gift Card

Prize 56: $50 Burger Joint Gift Card

Prize 7: Sam Houston Race Park Winners Circle Dinner for 2

Prize 57: Sam Houston Race Park Winners Circle Dinner for 2

Prize 8: Rudy's $50 gift card

Prize 58: Rudy's $50 gift card

Prize 9: Pair of Shinedown Tickets on 5/2

Prize 59: Pair of Shinedown Tickets on 5/2

Prize 10: Four Roses Bourbon

Prize 60: ESPN 97.5 Listener Appreciation Party Tickets

Prize 11: $50 Rooster's Men's Grooming Gift Card

Prize 61: Pair of Ron White Tickets on 5/12

Prize 12: $50 Pitch 25 Gift Card

Prize 62: $50 Pitch 25 Gift Card

Prize 13: $50 Burger Joint Gift Card

Prize 63: $50 Burger Joint Gift Card

Prize 14: El Tiempo $50 Gift Card

Prize 64: Four Roses Bourbon

Prize 15: Pair of Ron White Tickets on 5/12

Prize 65: El Tiempo $50 Gift Card

Prize 16: $50 World of Beer Gift Card

Prize 66: $50 Rooster's Men's Grooming Gift Card

Prize 17: Sam Houston Race Park Winners Circle Dinner for 2

Prize 67: $50 Rooster's Men's Grooming Gift Card

Prize 18: $100 Aesthetica MD Spa Gift Card

Prize 68: Sam Houston Race Park Winners Circle Dinner for 2

Prize 19: $50 El Tiempo Gift Card

Prize 69: $50 Pitch 25 Gift Card

Prize 20 Four Roses Bourbon

Prize 70: $100 Aesthetica MD Spa Gift Card

Prize 21: $50 Rooster's Men's Grooming Gift Card

Prize 71:

Prize 22: $50 iRace Entertainment Gift Card

Prize 72: $50 Heights Bier Garten Gift Card

Prize 23: $50 Heights Bier Garten Gift Card

Prize 73: $50 El Tiempo Gift Card

Prize 24:

Prize 74: Four Roses Bourbon

Prize 25:

Prize 75: $50 Rooster's Men's Grooming Gift Card

Prize 26: $100 Aesthetica MD Spa Gift Card

Prize 76:

Prize 27: Sam Houston Race Park Winners Circle Dinner for 2

Prize 77: Sam Houston Race Park Winners Circle Dinner for 2

Prize 28: Rudy's $50 gift card

Prize 78: Rudy's $50 gift card

Prize 29:

Prize 79:

Prize 30:

Prize 80: ESPN 97.5 Listener Appreciation Party Tickets

Prize 31: $50 El Tiempo Gift Card

Prize 81: $50 Pitch 25 Gift Card

Prize 32: Four Roses Bourbon

Prize 82: Pair of Shinedown Tickets on 5/2

Prize 33: $50 Rooster's Men's Grooming Gift Card

Prize 83: $50 Rooster's Men's Grooming Gift Card

Prize 34: $50 Burger Joint Gift Card

Prize 84: El Tiempo $50 Gift Card

Prize 35: Pair of Ron White Tickets on 5/12

Prize 85: Four Roses Bourbon

Prize 36: $50 Holman Draft House Gift Card

Prize 86: $50 iRace Entertainment Gift Card

Prize 37: Sam Houston Race Park Winners Circle Dinner for 2

Prize 87: Sam Houston Race Park Winners Circle Dinner for 2

Prize 38: $100 Aesthetica MD Spa Gift Card

Prize 88: $50 Burger Joint Gift Card

Prize 39:

Prize 89: Pair of Ron White Tickets on 5/12

Prize 40:

Prize 90: $50 Holman Draft House Gift Card

Prize 41: $50 Pitch 25 Gift Card

Prize 91: $50 Rooster's Men's Grooming Gift Card

Prize 42: El Tiempo $50 Gift Card

Prize 92: Four Roses Bourbon

Prize 43: Four Roses Bourbon

Prize 93: $50 Pitch 25 Gift Card

Prize 44: $50 Rooster's Men's Grooming Gift Card

Prize 94: Rudy's $50 gift card

Prize 45:

Prize 95: Sam Houston Race Park Winners Circle Dinner for 2

Prize 46: Pair of Ron White Tickets on 5/12

Prize 96: $50 Rooster's Men's Grooming Gift Card

Prize 47: Sam Houston Race Park Winners Circle Dinner for 2

Prize 97: Four Roses Bourbon

Prize 48: Zummo Meat Basket

Prize 97.5: El Tiempo $50 Gift Card

Prize 49: $50 iRace Entertainment Gift Card

Penultimate Prize (2nd to last): Autographed Carlos Correa Bat

Prize 50: Four Roses Bourbon

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1. Davis Mills had an up-and-down day under center Friday. One play saw Mills drop back and try to get rid of the ball as Jonathan Greenard was rushing him only to have Greenard leap up and intercept Mills for what would have been an interception returned for a score.

2. A few plays later Davis Mills showcased his short memory. Mills surveyed the field, looked off the safety, and pitched a strike to Brevin Jordan over the middle, wide open, for a touchdown.

3. Davis Mills doesn’t stack bad plays. It is rare to see multiple bad plays happen in a row and Mills be the cause, or a cause, of the play not working. When he misses something, he usually makes up for it the next play.

4. It was a makeshift offensive line on Friday. Max Scharping played a lot at left guard. Charlie Heck saw some snaps at left tackle while Laremy Tunsil took a breather. Veteran lineman Cedric Ogbuehi played some at right tackle. There was plenty of work emphasized on the rushing attack Friday. The offensive line was fine, nothing special. I would say slight edge to the defense overall.

5. Rookie Kenyon Green didn’t practice. Right tackle Tytus Howard didn’t practice either. Pro Football Network is reporting Tytus Howard is out with a positive Covid test. Kenyon Green was banged up last practice, but Lovie Smith expects both back in the coming days.

6.The offensive line had its hands full with the defensive line today. Jonathan Greenard made the above-mentioned play of the practice with an interception. It felt constantly like there was some level of success from the defensive line. Not to say they dominated, but I would think the defense is happy with their day.

7. Maliek Collins has been a nice player in camp. He looks a bit quicker than last year. Collins downplayed how many “close” plays he had last year citing that everyone knows the saying “close but no cigar.” I asked him if he expected a lot of cigars this year. He chuckled and said yes. Teammate Roy Lopez gushed about what he believes Collins can be for this team and called his teammate one of the best defensive tackles in the league.

8. I almost wonder if quiet Derek Stingley days are good days. Stingley wasn’t involved in a lot of plays, but I know Davis Mills saw him on Friday. Mills dropped back on one play and made a read to his left seeing Chris Moore. Stingley darted from coverage towards Moore causing Mills to move off Moore and head to Nico Collins for a score. Yes, the defense allowed a touchdown, but Stingley did his job.

9. Rookie safety Jalen Pitre is a “starting” safety for the team according to Lovie Smith. Pitre had an interception, depending on who you ask, in practice. It is clear the Texans trust him and have put a lot on his plate. I would expect to see a lot of the rookie safety, good or bad, this season.



10. Lovie Smith praised the team’s depth at linebacker earlier in camp. I scoffed a little at the notion, but there seems to be a new linebacker making a play each day. Christian Kirksey had a nice stop in the run game today. Kevin Pierre-Louis, who played very little last year, has flashed. There’s some depth here, despite my skepticism.

11. Ka'imi Fairbairn doesn’t have a challenger in camp this year. I believed this offseason should have seen at the very least someone to challenge the kicker heading into his seventh year in the league. He’s been solid in camp so far, but there have been some misses. It is tough to judge distance, but the team clearly has faith in him with no challenger in sight.

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