This is a cross post from Cincinnati Woman Blogger of the Month Amy Cribb’s blog, Amy in Ohio. You can check out posts from Amy here throughout the month of September.

There are wonderful causes out there that bring us bloggers together for a common purpose – noble purposes which motivate us to act and effect real change in this world of ours.

To be clear, this is not one of  those causes. This is a cause full of self-indulgence, trash talk, underthetable gambling, and of course the potential for NATIONAL (maybe even INTERNATIONAL) blogger bragging rights.

That’s right folks, it’s the official launch of the BFL: Blogger Football League.

Here’s the skinny: Insta-Mom (our league Commish) and I are hosting a Football Pick Carnival each week. The play by play action will be done at her place:

To participate, all you have to do is post your picks for each (and every) NFL game being played in a particular week on your Blog by the kick-off of the first game. Then link your post to the Mr. Linky rooster at Insta-Mom’s site. Each week, we’ll determine a winner based on a very scientific formula that requires many scientific people who have a scientific fourteenth-century abacus, a lot of free time on their hands and not a lot of hobbies except for their scientific-ing (read: we count and who ever has the most right wins – MNF score will break all ties).   That winner will have seven days of bragging bliss as the BFL Player of the Week.  Yes it IS that exciting.  We’re in talks with Janet Jackson it is THAT exciting.  The founders of the league will take credit for celebrate your achievement and link you every way we can sending enormous compulsive gambler traffic your way all week long.

But as if that wasn’t enough, we even have this nifty badge to be awarded weekly to our BLF Weekly MVP.  In other words, people will be dying to get in on this action.

You know you want it.

Plus, just for being a member of the league you get to snazzy-up your site with this little gem:

That’s right, we’re givers.

This league ain’t for the faint of heart, we’ve got some serious talent with letters of intent on file.  Take a look at the competition:

One Ping Only

Headless Mom

Where’s My Blue Crayon

But Why Mommy

Domestic Extraordinaire

Amazing Greis

Unmitigated

A Day in the Life

Tom and Carla

Mama Ginger Tree

And more joining every day!

So come on rook – don’t be a scab! Make your picks, go check out other wannabes in the league and ask yourself: Do you have what it takes to make it in the BFL? Do you? Are you ready for some football?

Week Three Games
(for easy copy and pasting to your post)

ARIZONA @ WASHINGTON

CAROLINA @ MINNESOTA

HOUSTON @ TENNESSEE

MIAMI @ NEW ENGLAND

OAKLAND @ BUFFALO

CINCINNATI @ NY GIANTS

KANSAS CITY @ ATLANTA

TAMPA BAY @ CHICAGO

ST LOUIS @ SEATTLE

DETROIT @ SAN FRANSISCO

NEW ORLEANS @ DENVER

PITTSBURGH @ PHILADELPHIA

CLEVELAND @ BALTIMORE

JACKSONVILLE @ INDIANAPOLIS

DALLAS @ GREEN BAY

Monday Night Game

NY JETS @ SAN DIEGO
COMBINED FINAL SCORE_________

Good luck bloggers! Cause you’re gonna need it! (Insert inappropriate grabbing of my lower nether regions and maybe a spit or two.)

PS: We have a twitter account set up for BFL: BFL2008.  Once you follow it and we follow back, you can DM messages to BFL2008 and all the players in the league will receive your message at once.  So follow today.   Go to Insta-Mom’ssite if you haven’t gotten the badge yet.  Feel free to use the pics above to add some color to your picks post or design your own and I’ll steal it!