Rams will give you $100,000 if you guess their entire 2014 scheduleBy John Breech | CBSSports.comApril 17, 2014 10:36 pm ETThe Rams want to make you $100,000 richer. (USATSI) If you're in need of $100,000 and want to obtain it through a legal means, the St. Louis Rams are giving you a chance. The team will be giving away $100,000 to anyone who can guess their entire 2014 regular season schedule. "In anticipation of the Rams 2014 regular season schedule release, we are excited to offer fans the unique opportunity to win $100,000," Rams Vice President of Marketing Brian Killingsworth said. "We challenge our fans to accurately predict all 17 weeks of the team's regular season schedule and win the cash prize."To 'accurately predict' the entire Rams schedule, all you have to do is pick who the Rams will play, where they'll play them and on what day. Then do that 16 times. Plus you'll need to predict when the team's bye week is. So that's easy. Except it's not. For instance, if you pick Rams at Cardinals in Week 1 to be played on Sunday and the Rams do play at Arizona, but the game's on Monday, then you already lose. I feel like everyone's going to lose. Anyway, you can check out the contest here.The Bills are having a similar contest, except the prize isn't money, it's Bills season-tickets, which is kind of the opposite of money.In the Bills contest, if you correctly guess Buffalo's entire 2014 schedule, you win free Bills season-tickets for life. If no one guesses the Bills schedule, someone will still win. The person who picked the most games correctly will win 2014 season-tickets.In the Rams contest, there's no second-prize. You either win the $100,000 or you win nothing -- or in the inspirational words of Ricky Bobby's dad, "If you ain't first, you're last."If you want a head start on everyone, here's a link to a list of all the Rams' opponents in 2014, now you just have to figure out the order they'll play them in. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24393346/nfl-announces-2014-regularseason-opponentsOh, and the NFL schedule is set to be released before the end of April, but it won't be this week.
It's a gimmick. Nobody will win.http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2014/04/rams_schedule_contest_the_team_should_hand_over_135_trillion_to_anyone_who.htmlExcerpt:Predicting everythingThe probabilities above, based on many assumptions, account for everything the Rams require to win the $100,000 (location, date, and opponent). If we multiply all those chances together, we get … 1 out of 16,294,782,089,552,200.This is about 560 times easier than picking a perfect NCAA bracket blindly, but up to 135,000 times harder than picking the perfect bracket with some skill.Yes, we could make additional assumptions to cut down the odds even more. If the Rams do play on Monday night, it’s more likely to be against a top team like the Cowboys or Seahawks than a lowly finisher like the Raiders. Some other factors, such as making sure the Rams do not play more than three games in a row at home, would limit the number of options as well.But even with some more guesswork, it’s close to impossible that anyone will predict the Rams’ 2014 schedule. So don’t insult us with that $100,000 offer, St. Louis. To make it worth anyone’s while to complete the exercise, you should pony up a lot more than $1 billion—135,000 times more. What do you say, Rams? Make things interesting and offer $135 trillion. Do that, and maybe I’ll consider giving this contest a shot.
Its nearly impossible to predict correctly. Powerball is probably a better bet, better chance of winning. But WTH, its good PR for the Rams and Bills.They should do something where you at least have a shot. Like predict the bye week.
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