From time to time we post sponsored posts on site. This one is paying for this year's Jersey Contest up until the playoffs, so personally I'm glad to have it! It's also fun and maybe an opportunity to do something good if you choose, so check it out.
DraftStreet.com is a fantasy sports league site. They do paid events every night, awarding cash to the winners, but for our purposes the big news is that they're sponsoring a freeroll event for Blazersedge readers this Friday, January 27th. They're giving away $200 in prizes to be shared among Blazersedge community members.
The contest is a cap-style draft of NBA players, assembled into a team. You'll have $100,000 to spend on your squad of 2 forwards, 2 guards, 2 centers, and 2 utility players. Each NBA player is assigned a "price" based on expected fantasy performance that counts against your $100,000 cap.
All you have to do to participate is click on the link below and create a team. You can continue to adjust your roster up until 7:00 p.m.ET (4:00 p.m. Pacific) on Friday at which time entries will close, their live scoreboard will go up, and results from the night's games will begin rolling in. The top six finishers will win part of the $200 overall prize set aside for our site. Again, there's no fee for entry.
I, myself, participated in the freeroll they did for SBN's basketball bloggers. It was fun. I finished 3rd overall and won some money. I would have finished higher but I foolishly bet on Jamal Crawford to have a big night against the Phoenix Suns as one of my utility players. It was the Suns! Not a ton of backcourt defense, right? If you'll recall Crawford went 3-14 that night for 10 points, 3 assists, 4 turnovers, and not much else, singlehandedly robbing me of the win. Live and learn.
In any case, I had a good time and walked away with cash for my brilliant picks. You might be able to as well.
Here's the link to the Blazersedge $200 Freeroll Event
Thanks to DraftStreet.com for thinking of us.
P.S. Here's an editorial suggestion. This is free money for trying out a product, winning via your skill at predicting good performances from NBA players. Seeing as how that money will come easy, maybe there are some who would be willing to pledge their potential winnings to help kids who otherwise would never see a Blazers game come to Blazersedge Night? It's already a win-win situation between financing the Jersey Contest with this announcement and you guys getting paid to have some fun with this event. Giving underprivileged kids and youth a chance to see a game would make it win-win-BIG WIN! The more of you that enter on that basis the better chance we have of those kids getting tickets as a result of this event. Go get 'em, you good-hearted Blazer fans!
Editorial Note: This post bumped as per contract. Get in if you wish and thanks again to DraftStreet. We now return you to your regularly-scheduled programming.