Monday, August 8, 2011

Seahawks Pre-Season Pete Carroll Book Giveaway Contest


Pete Carroll is not like other coaches. Seahawks fans have already noticed decisions on the field and in the front office that are unconventional. Behind these moves is a philosophy Carroll has developed over a life time of struggle and success with the game of football. Carroll reveals the underpinnings of his philosophy in his book "Win Forever: Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion," and provides valuable insight to any Seahawks fan who wants to anticipate what may come next.

Scott Enyeart suggested I read Carroll's book last season to better understand the man behind the moves. I chose to buy the audio version that I could listen to on my commute everyday. Carroll actually reads the book, so you even get to hear his inflection and tone. The book was enjoyable and instructive. I regularly refer to it when trying to think along with the Seahawks coach.

Carroll and the Penguin Group recently released the paperback version, and added a whole chapter on his first season in Seattle. They gave me some copies, and I'm going to give them away to my readers. Here's how it will work:

I will give away one book after every pre-season game to the person who most closely predicts the final score of the game (e.g., how many points each specific team scores). If there is a tie, I will send an email to the participants who tied with a tiebreaker question, and then declare the winner. If, at any time, contestants become obnoxious and annoying about what should be a care-free contest, I will just end it. Let's keep it light-hearted, folks!


Instructions:
1) Send an email to hawkblogger@gmail.com before kickoff of each pre-season game with the subject line: "Hawk Blogger Book Giveaway: My predicted score - Seahawks XX Opponent XX"
2) In the body of the email, include a prediction for which Seahawk will lead the team in rushing, and how many rushing yards that person will have.

I will announce the winner prior to the following Seahawks game. There will be four winners in all.

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