Unless you have been in a cave (ie. not following me on Twitter – side note: boo to you) for the past eight months you should know that my wife, Jolie, is pregnant and due May 23. Also, if you know me, you figured there was no way I would let this get away without having some sort of contest. Well, let the games begin my friends.

Here is how this will work. I am looking to see who can guess the weight of the baby and, as a tie-breaker, the time of arrival of Baby D_______ (name is not being revealed since all names we were throwing around people were telling us they were dumb – thanks a lot family members). I will do Price is Right style with the numbers…meaning, you go over and you lose…I don’t care how close you get, don’t overbid.

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This contest will be open to anyone but you can only enter once. So, for instance, if Cory Cheadle enters, so can his mother Michelle, his father Frank and even brother (I don’t know his name, but I assume he also embraces camouflage slippers so I’m in).

To enter, simply email me (__one entry PER person PER email address – so, in the above scenario with the Cheadles, they would need to have sent me four different emails from four different email addresses__) your entry. As an example, stellar Rubio Long Snapper Reid Ferguson would email me an exact weight and time in email like this: *Hey Rubio, my entry for the contest is that the baby will weigh 7 lbs and 7 oz and will be born at 12:57 pm. PS. I love your camps & I can’t believe how much they have benefited me. Yours truly, Reid.*

**The winner of the contest will receive $100 off a Rubio Long Snapping camp of their choice **(TOP 12, Small Group Session & Private Lessons excluded). Obviously, you can pass the win to a Rubio Long Snapper if you are not a Long Snapper (parent, grandparent, brother, etc.).

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*I will post all weight guesses as comments on this blog. Therefore, it will be continuously updated so keep checking. I will not post the times that people submit as I don’t want any one to trump another person’s guess by cutting off their time frame (

*I see that John Smith put 11:57 so I will just put 11:56 to block him*).

The contest will run until the baby gets here. Game on!

Well, as you know if you follow me on Twitter, the baby has arrived! Damon Dale Rubio rolled in last night a perfectly healthy, wide eyed boy. He literally came out with his eyes wide open. Gotta tell you, kind of disturbing seeing your kid come out and immediately mad-dogging you:)

So, back to the contest. Damon was 8 lbs on the dot when he was born and entered the world at 9:32 pm. Now, if you look at the comments on this blog you will see the person that actually pegged the exact weight was my mother, the Debster! (Side note: she guessed that weight as that is how much yours truly weighed). Since I am a fair man, and my mother actually doesn’t know any Long Snappers personally to give the win away, I am giving it to the next closest guess (without going over, in true Price is Right fashion) and that person is………..Melissa Etheridge with a guess of 7 lbs 15 oz – double side note: Melissa is Tucker Etheridge‘s mom and pretty sure not the singer:) Congratulations to her and her family!

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*Rubio Long Snapping is, by far, the biggest and best resource for Long Snappers in the country. Offering the best instruction and most exposure in the world. Rubio Long Snapping can help you to become the best snapper you can be!*

*In just 12 years, Chris Rubio, President and Owner of Rubio Long Snapping, has become the #1 Long Snapping instructor in the country and the go-to man when a college coach needs a Long Snapper. Colleges from across the country rely on “Rubio’s” word day in and day out on who the best Long Snappers are in the country. Rubio Long Snapping has assisted in over 300 Long Snappers earning FULL SCHOLARSHIPS to major colleges and universities just for Long Snapping and many into the NFL as well.*

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Christian Yount, 8.12 lbs

Brent Nicholson, 7.3 lbs

Ruth Ekins, 7.2 lbs

Big Queen, 8.4 lbs

Marianne Daly, 8.1 lbs

Scott Sypniewski, 7.11 lbs

Cody Crater, 7.4 lbs

Bob Kanaday, 7.11 lbs

Deb “Wears Black and Walks with a Limp” Rubio, 8 lbs

Michelle Cheadle 7.9lbs 0625 AM

Carl Crater, 6.11 lbs

Reid Buckingham, 7.10 lbs

Loretta Zupancic, 6.14 1/2 lbs

Riley Drexler, 7.5 lbs

Melissa Etheridge, 7.15 lbs

Jayke Bogosian, 7.33 lbs.

Heather Buckingham, 6.13 lbs.

Paige Buckingham, 6.6 lbs

Jill Johnson, 8.1 lbs

Graydon Peterson, 8.4 lbs

Nathan Gibbs, 8.2 lbs

Devin Melendez 7.12 lbs

Mitchell Hardy, 8.3 lbs

Helen Phillips, 6.10 lbs

Joanne Hesley, 7.05 lbs

Jamie Eads, 7.7 lbs

Alex Julien, 3:54 a.m. 7lbs 3oz

Kathleen Sypniewski, 8.3 lbs

Dayne Jacobs, 7.5 lbs

Jake Jacobs, 7.9 lbs

Jake Jacobs, 8.45 lbs

Jake Jacobs, 8.9 lbs

David Riehle, 7.7 lbs

Mike Frese, 8.2 lbs

Tanner Jay, 9.1 lbs

Caroline Brown, 6 lb 13 oz

Ceth Miller 8.2 lbs. 11:30 AM

Jeff Abraham, 7 lbs 4 oz

Tracy Ferguson, 9 lbs and 11 oz

Jeff Overbaugh, 8 lbs 1 oz

Karen Gibas, 7 lbs 8 oz

Blake Ferguson, 7 lbs 13 oz

Dana Scott, 8 lbs 1.5 oz

Bill Overbaugh, 7 lbs 2 oz

Carol Elias 9lbs 5 oz

Wayne Johnson, 8 lbs 2 oz

Katie Sypniewski, 7 lbs 6 oz

Kandice Poorman, 8 lbs 4 oz

Terry Crosby, 6 lbs and 12 oz

Cathy Den Bleyker, 7 lbs 1 oz

Dani O’Dell, 7 lbs 2 oz

Ellen Boatman, 8 lbs 3 oz

Ryan DiSalvo, 8 lbs 6 oz

Ellen Boatman, 7 lbs 6 oz

Melody Mazza, 8 lbs 3 oz

Bob Peterson, 6 lbs 7 oz

James Thompson, 6 lbs 9 oz

Greg Orr, 7 lbs 9 oz

Jill Johnson, 8.1 lbs