At a time when the lockout is driving many a fan to drink, the NFL has a new beer sponsor.
On Friday, Bud Light supplanted Coors as the league’s official beer.
And the folks at Bud Light are celebrating their new title with a promotion tied in to what may be the only NFL-related event of the year.
The “Best Round Ever” contest will pay $10 million to anyone who correctly predicts all 32 picks in the first round of the draft. Sign up at the Bud Light Facebook page.
But consider this language from the official rules: “In order for the prize to be awarded, an eligible entrant must correctly predict all 32 players selected in the first round of the Draft in their exact order of selection, with the correct spelling of each player’s name, in accordance with these Official Rules.”
So get the names right, or you’ve got no chance of winning.
Also, only one prize will be awarded. If more than one person nails the order of the first 32 picks, they’ll split it like a lottery prize, or the last Toll House cookie.
Sure, we’re giving Bud Light some free advertising. But we’re intrigued by any contest that is based more on skill than chance. Plus, we want to see a member of PFT Planet win the money.
So have at it. And good luck. If you didn’t already know about it and you sign up and win, we’ll ask for only 10 percent.