So you think you've got musical talent to go along with your streaking skills? Prove it by entering the first ever Streak for the Cash YouTube video contest.
The basics: Record a short Streak-related music video on your video camera or phone. When you're done upload the video to YouTube, then submit a link of it to us. At the end of the month we'll choose our favorites, post them for public review, then decide who the winner is. Instant Streak fame!
The details: Go a cappella, rap freestyle, strum your guitar with words, it's totally up to you. We're looking for a song about a Streak for the Cash experience expressed in music. Sing the streak blues on losing a long streak. Get humorous about a sheep slaughter. Tell us about that rigged prop. Remind everyone to green the researchers. Videos will be judged on creativity, originality, performance and overall quality. They must not contain any actual streaking (nudity) and be between 30 seconds and two minutes in length.
The fine print: There's a lot, please read the Official Rules so we don't have to disqualify you for any reason.
Prizes: The winner will have their choice of a new game console (XboxOne or PS4) or a GoPro Hero3+ Black camera. The approximate retail value ("ARV") is: $499.
Deadline: Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 30, 2014.
$40,000 Stash Falls in March; Back-to-Back Monthly Wins Champion is Crowned
The final day of March, 2014 on Streak paralleled a fantastic scene from the 2007 Best Picture winner "No Country for Old Men" in which the central antagonist Anton Chigurh asks a gas station employee to call the results of an impending coin toss.
Anton Chigurh: What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss?
Gas Station Proprietor: Sir?
Anton Chigurh: The most. You ever lost. On a coin toss.
Gas Station Proprietor: I don't know. I couldn't say.
Anton Chigurh: Call it.
Gas Station Proprietor: Look, I need to know what I stand to win.
Anton Chigurh: Everything.
Heading into this morning our eventual $40,000 March winner Bradford O. found himself tied for the longest Streak of the month, but because his entry had the worse winning percentage (the first tiebreaker) he knew he had to make just one more pick to lock up the prize money. Thus, he found himself in the predicament of the gas station employee, needing to make a nearly 50/50 call to come out victorious. Except Bradford knew the stakes. In the film those stakes are something much more sinister, but luckily here at Streak you can only win or break even. Taking the Nationals, a -170 favorite, to get an Opening Day road win, things looked bleak early when the Mets took a 3-0 1st Inning lead. Despite battling back, the Nationals found themselves down 5-4 with 2 outs and 3-2 count in the top of the 9th, a lone strike away from losing the game. To Bradford's delight they drew a clutch walk and followed it up with a base hit, sending the game to extras tied at 5. Anthony Rendon then blasted a 3-run HR in the 10th, and after withstanding a bottom inning charge, the Nationals earned themselves an Opening Day win and made Bradford $40,000 richer. Luckily if someone ever asks him what's the most he's ever lost on a coin toss, Bradford might have to ponder it for a moment like the gas station employee did, and most importantly he won't have to say a small fortune.
The "Most Wins" competition was won for a second straight month by Max C. who takes home the $10,000 prize and has now firmly rooted himself into Streak legend alongside the all-time most wins leader Jeremy M., the only other person to ever accomplish this feat. Pretty good company to find yourself in, eh? Congratulations to Max on repeating and taking home the cash in back-to-back months! Good luck in April to everyone and thank you as always for playing Streak for the Cash!
Michigan resident wins $60,000 in February with the Highest Streak of All-time
February is one of the coldest months of the year, but here at Streak things started off hot and never cooled down from day one. Ten different entries racked up winning streaks of 25 or More, including the eventual $60,000 winner as Duke Y. of Comstock Park, MI set the record for the highest Streak of all-time, an unbelievable W35. A few details about the record setting streak; it began on February 6th and lasted until the final day of the month February 28th, the streak is remarkably still active and only ends because the month has come to a close, seven different sports were picked during the run and it also barely survived after Michel Mulder edged fellow countryman Jan Smeekens by 1/1000th of a second for the Gold in the 500m Olympic Speed Skating event back on February 10th. Congratulations to Duke for going down in Streak legend and besting over five million others throughout the years.
The "Most Wins" competition was as intense as any in recent memory, and now with the new and improved $10,000 prize on the line it's only fitting that such high drama surrounded the contest in its final hours this month. Jon R. of Charlotte, NC had a three win lead over closest competitor Max C. of Buffalo Grove, IL at the start of the day, but simply put February 28th, 2014 wasn't Jon's day. He ended February on a month-worse L7, forfeiting a Cavaliers over Jazz pick in the 1st Quarter that would have ended up winning him the $10,000 for a chance to take the final prop of the month after the Jazz got off to an early lead. Now tied at 124 wins, he owned the tiebreaker of best winning percentage and needed to either select the same thing as Max or to win the prop; either option would have ensured him the prize. On the Warriors @ Knicks 3rd Quarter total Points o/u prop Jon ended up taking 51 or Fewer (the vegas favorite as their line was 49) and Max took 52 or More. When 54 points were scored Max had completed a highly improbable comeback at the hands of an epic and unfortunate collapse by someone who otherwise had an incredible month. Congratulations to Max on sweating it out and taking home the cash! Good luck in March to everyone and thank you as always for your continued dedication to ESPN Fantasy!
New York resident wins $20,000 in JanuaryAny month that has its fate decided by the outcome of the final prop is one to be cherished in Streak history, and January 2014 claimed its rightful place tonight after the drama that ensued. Going back a bit further in the month, W20 seemed to be the threshold that no streaker could reach as eight people that had W19s all tried and failed to get their elusive 20th win in a row. Finally, with less than 10 days remaining in the month, a plethora of high streaks came onto the scene, including the two entries that ended up battling it out tonight for $20,000. The first, Taylor B. of Annapolis, MD, seemed to be in excellent position after taking a literal pick 'em (according to Vegas) with Rider over St. Peter's and getting a W23 following their 71-53 blowout win. Left with only two props to choose from on the board, Taylor decided to select the USA women's national team to beat Canada by 2+ goals in an international friendly, knowing that if he won the $20,000 was guaranteed to be his by virtue of the highest win % tiebreaker (he was 23-1-1 at the time). Simultaneously the second competitor, George S. from Elmira, NY, rode the Thunder to an easy and stress free 120-95 win over the Nets for his 24th consecutive win. George and Taylor were then left to watch with what must have been great anticipation as the USA couldn't get the result they needed for a Streak victory, winning the game 1-0 and thus making George the $20,000 January winner! The "Most Wins" competition was won by Michael B., who gets the honor of winning the first ever $10,000 prize for his 125 wins in January. Congratulations to both George and Michael!
Although 2014 brought with it some major changes on Streak, the game you know and love has never been more popular thanks to everyone's continued dedication to ESPN Fantasy and your love for sports. We encourage you as always to tell everyone you know about the pleasures of streaking in order to ensure the game's continued success and stability as we move forward in this new year together. Good luck in February; now go get that stash!
Play Against Flo Random Drawing - December '13
Total wins by Flo = 109 (109-82- .571)
Number of entries with more wins = 371
And the random drawing winner is.....lamabear
Congrats lamabear (Linda R.)! You will soon receive an email notification from our Marketing team with details on how to claim your Cash. Please ensure the email address we have on file is correct. You can check/update your email address at any time on the Account Information page. By rule, you have ten (10) days to reply to the email. If we are unable to contact you - or any eligibility issues are discovered - we will move to the next randomly selected entries in the following order:
Random entry #2: brkst13 (Frackville, PA)
Random entry #3: lv2tn (Johnson City, TN)
New Jersey resident takes home $100,000 to end 20132013 brought us some of the greatest finishes of all time, some of the best memories we've had on this game and thousands of fun props to pick. The ending of the year was extra special for Conor B. from Fair Haven, NJ, who put together a W27 on the final prop of the year to win the $100,000 prize. He won after Duke failed to score a TD, despite having 1st and Goal from the 3-yard line. Another W26 had selected "Yes: Both Duke and Texas A&M would score a TD in the 3rd Qtr", while Conor took "No". An amazing finish to the year. The "Most Wins" competition was won by Kenny V., who gets the $2,500 prize for grabbing 132 wins in December. Congrats to everyone who won in December and in 2013!
Happy New Year everyone! We have some changes this coming year. Our monthly "Longest Streak" competition is now worth $20,000 with an extra $20,000 "Stash" if the threshold is reached (only W25 needed at this time). Also, our "Most Wins" winner will now receive $10,000 instead of the traditional $2,500. Thank you for your dedication to the game and good luck with your picks in 2014!`
Play Against Flo Random Drawing - November '13
Total wins by Flo = 106 (106-84-1 .558)
Number of entries with more wins = 204
And the random drawing winner is.....triplebeam31
Congrats triplebeam31 (Lisa M.)! You will soon receive an email notification from our Marketing team with details on how to claim your Cash. Please ensure the email address we have on file is correct. You can check/update your email address at any time on the Account Information page. By rule, you have ten (10) days to reply to the email. If we are unable to contact you - or any eligibility issues are discovered - we will move to the next randomly selected entries in the following order:
Random entry #2: Husky Power 23 (Belgium, WI)
Random entry #3: mrbolt31 (Las Cruces, NM)
Montana resident takes home $400,000 grand prizeIt was a record-breaking month in November on Streak for the Cash. We had arguably the toughest race for the longest streak we have ever seen, as well as five entries reaching W30 or better. Oh, and most importantly, the $400,000 Streak Stash was finally won. It's the second largest Stash in the game's history. The lucky winner is Kevin E. from Dillon, MT, who put together an eye-popping W34 (the previous record was W31). Kevin's streak didn't win it going away though. In fact, his entry wasn't even the first to qualify for the Stash by reaching a W27. In total, six entries reached at least a W27, which made the final stretch of November that much better. The "Most Wins" competition was won by Mike T., who gets the $2,500 prize after notching the second best total in Streak history with 134 wins! Great job by everyone this month who put together the best streaks we have ever seen.
The Stash was finally hit, so it will reset in December and be worth a total of $100,000 (Stash + monthly). However, just like last December, the longest streak will win the $100,000 no matter what. The money cannot rollover into a new year, so if you get a win, technically you qualify for the Stash (although we are pretty sure it will take more than that). Our final Stunt Day is upon us too for 2013 with the annual Christmas Day Stunt. Congrats again to all of our winners, and as usual, we really appreciate your continued dedication to Streak for the Cash. Good luck!`
Play Against Flo Random Drawing - October '13
Total wins by Flo = 88 (88-89-1 .497)
Number of entries with more wins = 492
And the random drawing winner is.....jeffheidt
Congrats jeffheidt (Jeff H. of Fargo ND)! You will soon receive an email notification from our Marketing team with details on how to claim your Cash. Please ensure the email address we have on file is correct. You can check/update your email address at any time on the Account Information page. By rule, you have ten (10) days to reply to the email. If we are unable to contact you - or any eligibility issues are discovered - we will move to the next randomly selected entries in the following order:
Random entry #2: hammer0418 (Kingston, PA)
Random entry #3: Roundball Rog (Cleveland, OH)
Texas resident wins $50,000; massive $400,000 on the line in NovemberOctober was chalk full of action as usual with the MLB Playoffs, NFL, College Football and the NBA getting started. To go right along with it, Streak was on par with a great competition for the $50,000. The month saw few 20+ streaks (and no one really pushed for the Stash), but was definitely exciting, as three entries battled to a tie with a W23. Each entry had their own time to shine (one starting earlier in the month, one in the middle and one at the end), but when the dust settled, Evan K. from Hudson, OH emerged victorious due to having the highest win % (.672). Evan's streak began on October 11 and went all the way until October 23. Amazingly, he built it all on full-game props, mixing and matching all sorts of sports. Congratulations to Evan, as well as our two other W23s in October! The "Most Wins" competition was won by Ian D., who gets the $2,500 prize after the greatest finish to the "Most Wins" competition we've seen. With Ian and another entry tied atop the leaderboard with 111 wins, each split the final pick. The prop was: "Which team will score first in the 3rd Qtr?" The Bengals drove down and had a chip-shot field goal at worst, but Andy Dalton (CIN) threw an out route and had it picked off. The crazy part was having it taken to the house for a Dolphins' touchdown! Amazing turn of events!
Since the W27 Stash was not reached in October it will rollover and be worth an eye-popping $400,000 (Stash + monthly) in November. This is now one rollover short of tying the biggest Stash in Streak for the Cash history ($450,000 was the biggest). Also, mark your calendars for the next Stunt Day (finally) on November 12th. There's no better time to play and go big on Streak! Best of luck in November to all, and thank you for your continued dedication to the game.`
Play Against Flo Random Drawing - September '13
Total wins by Flo = 77 (77-85-1 .475)
Number of entries with more wins = 985
And the random drawing winner is.....bluejay_15
Congrats bluejay_15 (Austin C. of Omaha, NE)! You will soon receive an email notification from our Marketing team with details on how to claim your Cash. Please ensure the email address we have on file is correct. You can check/update your email address at any time on the Account Information page. By rule, you have ten (10) days to reply to the email. If we are unable to contact you - or any eligibility issues are discovered - we will move to the next randomly selected entries in the following order:
Random entry #2: 44KINGD (Tulsa, OK)
Random entry #3: utsafootball (San Antonio, TX)
Rhode Island resident wins $50,000; $350,000 up for grabs in OctoberSeptember is always a fantastic month for Streakers as football, both college and pro, gets into full swing and brings yet another layer of complexity into the Streak mix. This time around it didn't exactly pave the way for big runs as no one had cleared the W21 hurdle with only a few days left in the month. Eight people did eventually manage to get a W22 or higher, and heading into the final evening three people still had a chance to claim the $50,000. One contender decided to take the Rangers with a W21 instead of taking the 1st and 2nd Half MNF props like they needed to in order to reach a W23, thus eliminating them from contention in a bizarre turn of events. That left Bob C. from Wakefield, RI tied for the lead at W23 with four matchups still available to get to W24. He didn't hold the all important highest winning % tiebreaker over the inactive W23 so he needed to gamble, for whichever matchup Bob chose would be the difference between earning $50,000 for his efforts and going home empty handed. Taking the Rays (-115) against the Rangers appeared to be the ultimate gamble, but in an albeit terrible pun "the Price was right" as David Price led the Rays to a 5-2 victory and secured him the number one spot in the final moments of September. Congratulations to Bob for coming out on top in what must have been a nerve-racking couple of hours to say the least! The "Most Wins" competition was won by Kenny G., who gets the $2,500 prize by notching his 102nd win on the final prop of the month and claiming the cash based on the first tiebreaker (highest winning %). It doesn't come any closer than that so a big congrats to Kenny!
Since the W27 Stash was not reached in September it will rollover and be worth a massive $350,000 (Stash + monthly) in October. This is now the second biggest Stash in Streak for the Cash history ($450,000 was the biggest) so get out there and start making picks! As always, good luck in October and thank you for your dedication to the game!