Underdog game is on

I've gotten a good response to my request for interest in another year of the charity pro fotball underdog game, and so it's game on. Watch this space for details over the weekend or on Monday. The first lines will be posted on Labor Day, the 4th. The season starts on Thursday the 7th.

If you think you may be interested but you haven't already done so, send me an email message at this year's official game address, dogpdx23@gmail.com, so that I know you're out there. The basics are as follows: Each player donates $20 to a charity pool at the start of the season. Each week, each player chooses one underdog team to win its game outright. If the player's underdog wins, the player earns the number of points that the underdog was predicted to lose by. At the end of the long season, the players with the most points get to say which eligible charities get the money in the pool. The higher in the standings, the more dough the top players get to direct.

Last year's winners were: 

  • First place - VegasBaby5 - $315 - Sandy High School Robotics Program
  • Second place - Mad Dog - $100 - Shriners Children's Hospital
  • Third place - Howler - $75 - Clackamas Rotary Foundation
Play your 'dogs right and it could be you and your charities this time around. It would be great to jack up those prize totals, but for that, we need you to play.


  1. I had the weirdest dream — honest. I dreamed that you added an “over/under” option or something where those of us who don’t follow closely could send you $20 and, at the end of the season, you award let the top three in that category award the over/under money to charities. Something like “Total number of season upsets” or “season winning total score in the Underdogs game.” I think it comes from watching “The Big Short” and “Margin Call” too much. A derivative bet can be created on anything.

    I don’t know if you have any interest or energy to add another category, but I’d totally play that game.

  2. Looking at the card for Andy reminded me of that some of the guys in that era drove beer trucks in the off season.


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