I participate in two free offshore contests each year for bettors. One is the NFL Pick the Pros at Northbet. The other is Heritage Sports' Race to the Super Bowl, which I won three years ago. This season, Northbet added a college point spread contest, so I qualified for that.

The Heritage contest usually draws a couple thousand entrants. Northbet has somewhat fewer, maybe a thousand, possibly more as they are now open to new sign-ups, which (as Dan will attest) was not the case a couple of years ago.

At this point, I am on the leaderboard (top 25) in both the college and NFL Northbet contests. The coincidence? I'm tied for 16th in each contest, which is really weird.