Mutt, who told XBiz he is the unofficial commissioner of the Pickem games, said that up to 350 contestants are expected to participate this year. To play, webmasters can register for free at the contest’s site, NatNetPickEm.
There is a pick sheet at the website where competitors can select a team to win against the bookmakers’ spread. Or they can predict that the game will run into overtime.
The Challenge extends throughout the NFL’s entire 17-week season. The contestant who scores the most points will win the overall championship and the grand prize.
The top prize is a high definition flat panel plasma TV made available by National Net Hosting. The firm - which specializes in high speed hosting and is owned by Sweet T - is sponsoring the NatNet NFL Pickem Challenge for the fourth year in a row.
The second place prize is a desktop stereo system plus portable DVD player. There are also weekly prizes: $100 cash from ePassPorte and $300 in design work from WEBINC. All contestants in the NatNet NFL Pickem Challenge must be members of the Internet porn community or their family members and significant others.
Mutt said that IllCash, an affiliate program, has just agreed to sponsor a related instant death computer football game called “Survivor.” The grand prize for “Survivor” - which has no relation to the TV reality series – is $1,000 in cash.
In addition to the football challenge, adult webmasters have also competed in Pickem hockey and “March Madness” NCAA contests, said Mutt, who owns Wanton Girls Custom Content. Mutt added that National Net Hosting was the sponsor of the men’s college basketball tournament Pickem contest.