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2014 DL NFL Eliminator Challenge is Open! Winner Once Again Takes Home a Phone of Choice

It’s back! Our yearly DL NFL Eliminator Challenge is now open and ready for entries. This is our 4th year hosting this challenge, which is a way to share our love of sports with the DL community, but also reward one of  you with a phone of choice. So yes, we are once again giving away a phone valued at up to $650 to the winner.

For those new to NFL eliminator challenges, they work like this. You pick one winner each week out of all of the games being played. If your team wins, you move on to the next week. Just keep in mind that you can only choose a team one time per season, so there is some strategy involved. With that said, by no means are these challenges as intense as fantasy football or weekly pick’em challenges. This is the simplest form of an NFL challenge you can participate in.

The season kicks off next Thursday, so you will want to sign-up now. We will try our best to remind you throughout the next week to sign-up, though.

There is no cost to you, yet you can win a phone of choice. Ready to sign-up? 

Join the group:  Droid Life Eliminator
Password:  droidlife

Simple rules for those new to eliminator challenges:

1.  Join the league up above.  Create an entry for yourself.  Get ready to pick winners.
2.  Since this is an eliminator challenge, you only have to pick 1 winner each week.
3.  Remember though, that you only get to use a team one time and cannot pick them to win again.
4.  If you choose correctly each week, you continue to advance.
5.  If you choose incorrectly, you are out.  There are no mulligans in football or this league.
6.  If that didn’t make sense, check out the full “How to Play” rules here.
7.  If we run into a tiebreaker, we will decide a winner based on these rules.


Once again, we are giving away a phone valued at up to $650 to the winner. Once week 17 wraps and the winner is picked, we’ll contact them through their ESPN account to verify everything. Then, it’s up to them to choose a phone.


We’ll try to remind folks to make their picks each week, but cannot guarantee that we’ll remember.  If we do though, it will be on Twitter, so be sure to follow us there. Week 1 starts next Thursday, with the first game between the Packers and Seahawks on September 4.

Good luck!

  • Diego Diaz

    Picked the Bears. Done after Week 1 … :-

  • Rick McClenthen

    Well this is an awesome contest, but I made a terrible pick on the first week…aaarrrgggghhh ! Good luck to all that remain in the running to win a great prize!!!

  • AntiJeff

    I would love to join – still two games left but the group is locked – I’ll just add my picks here each week – Detroit Lions 😀 over

  • Jonathan Ly

    Can you modify picks as you go along? i feel like I did that last year but it felt wrong to do it

  • Rodeojones000

    Here’s to hoping I’m not eliminated in week one this year (had Pittsburgh winning that week).

  • Really hoping this will get me somewhere haha. Looks fun 🙂

  • Arian

    Who is Valyrian Steelers? That is the best name

  • Green

    Last year was my first time. It was so much fun. I need a new phone.
    Go Broncos!

  • Justin Kollert

    Moto x+1 and moto 360 bundled under 650 😉

  • mpledzeppelin2

    Let’s see if I make it past week 1 this year

  • Guido D

    Too may thugs and nancy boys in the NFL.

    • BillySuede

      try lining up against richard sherman or jj watt then report back.

      • XvierX

        Turn down for Watt!?!

  • Thomas

    Have my Note 4 ready 😉

  • MikeSaver

    why do i keep getting this message when i click the link:

    Drats! That Dashboard doesn’t exist.

    You may have mistyped the address or the page may have moved.


    I don’t see where the sign up for the group is??

  • MichaelFranz

    love this contest. Anyway to get like a weekly Wednesday reminder for people to make their picks. I know its tedious but maybe a quick hey its Wednesday make your picks if you have not done so and Here’s some stats for the prior week

    • EdubE24

      I set a reminder on my phone for Wednesday at noon!

    • I think you can get ESPN to send a reminder.

  • Aaron Kramer

    what is the group password?

    • Bryan Mills

      Might be droidlife

    • guest

      And this is our future….good grief…

    • HarleyGuy72


    • “droidlife” not working?

      • Aaron Kramer

        It works I overlooked it, apologies.

  • You all should save yourself the trouble of entering because you’re going to suffer the same fate as me – epic defeat.

  • BlackMaGiC1o0

    Damn thats a tough first pick matchup Seawhawks or Packers. I am flustered =(

    • Suicide_Note

      Seahawks by 12.

    • XvierX

      Youj can select a different matchup if you want.

    • JMonkeYJ

      That’s easy. Packers, based purely on sour grapes.

      • HarleyGuy72

        You’ve got to be kidding, right? There is no way the Packers are going to win that game.

  • Sjschwar

    why can’t we get a tablet up to 650 bucks?

    • Well, technically you could I guess. If you win and you want a tablet, you can have a tablet. 😛

      • Sjschwar

        YAY! Kellex responded to me for the first time!

      • Kevin

        what about $650 of booze?

        • Suicide_Note

          Or a call girl?

      • Bryan Mills

        Aw man, iPad Air 2 sounds nice also.

        • HarleyGuy72

          Serious question, what do you think of the TF701T? Or something similar? I’m looking to replace my HP TouchPad that took a swim last weekend. Thanks.

          • Bryan Mills

            Never Asus is my answer.

            Sony Xperia tablets. Waterproof.

          • HarleyGuy72

            Hmm. Waterproof sounds good right about now…

      • alberteezy

        Oh yeah!! Bring on the the nexus 9!!!

  • Bryan Mills

    Hopefully I win so I can get an iPhone 6 5.5in.

    • tyguy829

      even though I know you’re trolling, just wanted to point out that you won’t be able to because there’s no way apple would price it under $650

      • Bryan Mills

        Then I’d go for the cheapest model iPhone.

        Definitely not trolling, though.

        • Daniel Garcia

          Moto 360 or bust

          • Bryan Mills

            Oh, the 360 is a phone, now?

          • Daniel Garcia

            Oh I thought we were both posting nonsense. My bad.

          • Bryan Mills

            Good to know DroidLife isn’t actually letting people pick what they want. Regardless of OS.

          • Daniel Garcia

            Wait, don’t YOU work at Best Buy?

          • Bryan Mills

            I’m not sure what it has to do with my comment? If you’re talking about the fries, then well, you need to rethink that one..buddy

          • Daniel Garcia

            Sorry I should have been more clear. In the Moto 360 thread regarding Best Buy spilling the beans early, it appeared that you worked at Best Buy and I asked directly if there was any update to the SKU# without any response from you.

            Basically, I am trying to see if the product was in stores now and active in the system.

          • Bryan Mills

            Oh, I don’t usually look at my replies. I’ll check friday

          • guest

            Ha nice.

  • Kevin Mueller

    Hopefully I can make it out of Week 1 this year.

  • EdubE24

    Made it to week 15 last year undefeated…Philly should have beat the Vikings without AP!!! But I’m not bitter…

    • slayer91790

      I remember that game! I’m a Viking fan and I though for sure it was a given to Philly.

      • EdubE24

        I had Chicago over my beloved Browns picked, saw AP out, changed it up and lost. Philly was in the playoff hunt, and laid an egg!!

    • tyguy829

      that game got me too. if i made it through that week I was golden. still had the broncos and seahawks

  • Damian

    This is my favorite time of the year!