Baby D______ Contest!

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.

Embrace him already opening paw to guide ball

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.).

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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  1. Christian Yount, 8.12 lbs

  2. Brent Nicholson, 7.3 lbs

  3. Ruth Ekins, 7.2 lbs

  4. Big Queen, 8.4 lbs

  5. Marianne Daly, 8.1 lbs

  6. Scott Sypniewski, 7.11 lbs

  7. Cody Crater, 7.4 lbs

  8. Bob Kanaday, 7.11 lbs

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

  10. Michelle Cheadle 7.9lbs 0625 AM

  11. Carl Crater, 6.11 lbs

  12. Reid Buckingham, 7.10 lbs

  13. Loretta Zupancic, 6.14 1/2 lbs

  14. Riley Drexler, 7.5 lbs

  15. Melissa Etheridge, 7.15 lbs

  16. Jayke Bogosian, 7.33 lbs.

  17. Heather Buckingham, 6.13 lbs.

  18. Paige Buckingham, 6.6 lbs

  19. Jill Johnson, 8.1 lbs

  20. Graydon Peterson, 8.4 lbs

  21. Nathan Gibbs, 8.2 lbs

  22. Devin Melendez 7.12 lbs

  23. Mitchell Hardy, 8.3 lbs

  24. Helen Phillips, 6.10 lbs

  25. Joanne Hesley, 7.05 lbs

  26. Jamie Eads, 7.7 lbs

  27. Anonymous says

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

  28. Kathleen Sypniewski, 8.3 lbs

  29. Dayne Jacobs, 7.5 lbs

  30. Jake Jacobs, 7.9 lbs

  31. Jake Jacobs, 8.45 lbs

  32. Jake Jacobs, 8.9 lbs

  33. David Riehle, 7.7 lbs

  34. Mike Frese, 8.2 lbs

  35. Tanner Jay, 9.1 lbs

  36. Caroline Brown, 6 lb 13 oz

  37. Anonymous says

    Ceth Miller 8.2 lbs. 11:30 AM

  38. Jeff Abraham, 7 lbs 4 oz

  39. Tracy Ferguson, 9 lbs and 11 oz

  40. Jeff Overbaugh, 8 lbs 1 oz

  41. Karen Gibas, 7 lbs 8 oz

  42. Blake Ferguson, 7 lbs 13 oz

  43. Dana Scott, 8 lbs 1.5 oz

  44. Bill Overbaugh, 7 lbs 2 oz

  45. Carol Elias 9lbs 5 oz

  46. Wayne Johnson, 8 lbs 2 oz

  47. Katie Sypniewski, 7 lbs 6 oz

  48. Kandice Poorman, 8 lbs 4 oz

  49. Terry Crosby, 6 lbs and 12 oz

  50. Cathy Den Bleyker, 7 lbs 1 oz

  51. Dani O’Dell, 7 lbs 2 oz

  52. Ellen Boatman, 8 lbs 3 oz

  53. Ryan DiSalvo, 8 lbs 6 oz

  54. Ellen Boatman, 7 lbs 6 oz

  55. Melody Mazza, 8 lbs 3 oz

  56. Bob Peterson, 6 lbs 7 oz

  57. James Thompson, 6 lbs 9 oz

  58. Greg Orr, 7 lbs 9 oz

  59. Jill Johnson, 8.1 lbs