Thursday, July 29, 2010


So Chris DeSantis thinks he can beat me in my own prediction contest. DeSantis recently threw down the gauntlet that he is not only out to out-score me in Nationals, he put my title on the line. That's right, he thinks he becomes THE SWIM GEEK if he wins. As he knows, it is totally on!

FYI, it was Garrett McCaffrey who first gave me the name, during my Morning Swim Show interview. Yes, that's right, Garrett, Chris' old friend, who I at that time had never met in person, and most of our communication had been through facebook chats. Clearly, some people understand that I truly deserve the nickname. Others, including the Screaming Viking, are looking forward to a big blog fight, and he doesn't know who to root for.

The psych sheet for Nationals has been released, so I expect you guys to brush up on your predictions and get them in. Post them as a comment to this blog, contact me on Facebook or Twitter, or email them to me ( Already got some good commits to the contest!

UPDATE: The scoring system has completely changed. Now, in events other than the 100 and 200 free, picking first place correctly earns a participant nine (9) points, picking second five (5) points, and third (2) points, with one (1) point for picking a swimmer in the top three but incorrect place. For the 100 and 200 free, the scoring will be 9-5-4-3-2-1 for picking each of the top six places correctly, as well as the one point for picking a swimmer to finish in the top six but in the wrong place.

1 comment:

  1. "The artist formerly known as The Swim Geek."

    And then a few months after that, you can change it to just "§"