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Beat Mike Week 5 (Season 11)

CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 04:  Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals waves to his teams fans after defeating the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Browns 23-20 in overtime.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Mike DiMauroSenior Writer IOctober 4, 2009

Beat Mike

Season 11, Week 5

Jay Noyes Week


Hello everyone and welcome to Week 5. I am sorry for sending you the newsletter on Monday this week, but there are a lot of bonus chances for you that you can take a part of that need to get done before Sunday. I also needed to send the newsletter out early this week because I have a very important essay that I need to work on that is due for one of my classes by Tuesday at 4PM ET. Please note that the Week 6 newsletter will also be sent out early because I will need to prepare the rest of that week for my sister, Ann Marie because she is getting married on October 17.


As you can see and you knew about this when I messaged you on Facebook on Thursday that season 2 Beat Mike champion and 2007 BMN Hall of Fame member Jay Noyes passed away in February 2009. I just got the news this past week on the passing of this great player. He played Beat Mike from 1999 to 2003. I know that when he played, he would always pick the New York Giants to win and any other team that was on that half of the paper. So, if the Giants were at home, he would pick every home team. If the Giants were away, he would pick every away team. I believe that he was 24 years old when he died. If you have any information regarding the passing of Jay Noyes and any other facts (such as birthday and the day that he died) please let me know. I would like to do a tribute page on him on my website. Rest in peace Jay Noyes.


Here we go with the games! Your bonus chances will follow and each set of games will have a deadline, so please read the deadlines carefully!



Cincinnati @ Baltimore (CBS)

Minnesota @ St. Louis (Fox)

Tampa Bay @ Philadelphia (Fox)

Oakland @ New York Giants (CBS)

Dallas @ Kansas City (Fox)

Washington @ Carolina (Fox)

Cleveland @ Buffalo (CBS)

Pittsburgh @ Detroit (CBS)

Atlanta @ San Francisco (Fox)

Houston @ Arizona (CBS)

New England @ Denver (CBS)

Jacksonville @ Seattle (CBS)

Indianapolis @ Tennessee (NBC)

New York Jets @ Miami (ESPN; MONDAY NIGHT)

OPEN DATE: Chicago, Green Bay, New Orleans, and San Diego

DEADLINE: Sunday, October 11 @ 12:55PM ET



California Redwoods @ Las Vegas Locomotives (Versus; THURSDAY)

New York Sentinels @ Florida Tuskers (HDNet; SATURDAY)

DEADLINE: Thursday, October 8 @ 8:55PM ET


MLB Playoffs:

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels (TBS)

Detroit Tigers/Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees (TBS)

Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies (TBS)

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (TBS)

(Pick the team that you think will win their series)

DEADLINE: Thursday, October 8 @ 2:25PM ET



1. I know that I announced on Tuesday that BMN would endorse Rio de Janerio to host the 2016 games. On October 2 in Copenhagen, Denmark, it was announced that Rio de Janerio would host the 2016 games. Chicago was eliminated in the first round of voting.

2. When doing your baseball picks, please be aware that Detroit and Minnesota will have a playoff game on Tuesday to see who would win the AL Central. The winner of that game will play the New York Yankees.

3. Speaking of baseball picks, your picks will be counted in the week that they finish. For example, if they finish on October 14, then the points would go towards the Week 6 standings. See note #4 for more.

4. Speaking of bonus points, I will create a separate column for the bonus points that you score throughout the season.

5. The NFL is helping out with their push for Breast Cancer Awareness. Even though the official charity of the BMN is Autism Speaks, we will help spread the word on Breast Cancer Awareness in Week 7, as the Rays of Hope walk is on October 25 at Forest Park in Springfield. The newsletter will be in pink text for that week, except for the two AFL legacy games, where there will be listed in red text.

6. In addition to having Breast Cancer Awareness week in Week 7, we will also do Autism Awareness week on Week 6 or 10, as the Boston walk is on October 18 and the Orlando walk is on November 14. One of those weeks will be Autism Awareness week. I understand that Autism Awareness month is in April, but the NFL has their offseason then and the walks that BMN sponsors teams are in the fall.

7. As you may notice, there are only four teams listed for the UFL games. That’s because there are only four teams playing this season in the UFL. If the UFL plays in 2010, then they will expand to 6 or 8 teams, with Hartford and Los Angeles as possible expansion teams. The California Redwoods are located in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Florida Tuskers are located in Orlando. The other two teams are located in New York and Las Vegas, as their team name suggests.


Good Luck in Week 5!

Mike DiMauro

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