ESPN.com Rings in Another Year of Streak For The Cash

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ESPN.com Rings in Another Year of Streak For The Cash

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Daily fantasy game to be featured weekly in ESPN2’s Numbers Never* Lie during its fourth consecutive year

ESPN is bringing back its popular free daily fantasy game Streak For The Cash for the new year, with Progressive® insurance once again returning as the presenting sponsor for the fourth consecutive year since the game’s inception.  New to 2012 and making its debut this month is a weekly feature in the new weekday show Numbers Never* Lie on ESPN2.  Fantasy games like Streak For The Cash were contributing influences in the creation of the show that features a variety of ESPN analysts, statistical experts and commentators providing the fantasy sports take.

Also new to this latest iteration is the soon to be launched Facebook Friends feature, which will allow fans to compete against each other automatically via the ESPN Facebook application.  Players will be able to rediscover friends and coworkers through Streak For The Cash as well as other ESPN Fantasy products and compete against them each and every day.  Additionally, the game will feature mini challenges surrounding specific sports-related events throughout the year where players can win special prizes.  Lastly, players will have the opportunity to play head-to-head in a group against Progressive’s personality, The Messenger.  A random winner who beats The Messenger based on the most wins accumulative that month will be selected to win $1,000 cash.

Streak For The Cash challenges players to select the outcome of various daily sports-related questions tied to the day’s sports events.  Playing against millions of other sports fans, strategy plays a key role.  If fans do not make a pick each day, however, they give other players the opportunity to make correct picks and build a streak faster.

Questions can range from simply picking a winner in a sports contest, to more complex or specific questions.  Players can track the overall leaderboard, see their longest streak, the longest streak among all players, longest active streak, pick histories, set up private and public groups, join group and matchup conversations, keep up on the latest with the game’s own running blog maintained by the ESPN Fantasy team and more.

The game, which fans can play on ESPN.com and on ESPN mobile platforms, was first launched in August 2008.  Since then, the game has logged more than 450 million picks made.  Earlier this year – after 8 months of not being reached – the Streak for the Cash “stash” was finally won on August 31, earning a 32-year Boston man $450,000 cash. The $450k was the third largest payout in the game’s history and in total over $1.3M in cash prizes were awarded in 2011.

Players must be at least 18 years of age to play.  The official rules can be found at: http://streak.espn.go.com/en/story?pageName=streakrules_2012.

Play ESPN’s Streak For The Cash at http://streak.espn.go.com/.

About Streak For The Cash

ESPN.com’s Streak For The Cash is a free pick’em game that each day presents fans with a series of sports-related questions tied to the day’s sports events, and asks them to choose from among them. Strategy and sports smarts play a role.  Questions can range from simply picking a winner in a sports contest, to more complex or specific questions, such as:

  • College Football (Hawaii vs. Notre Dame): Which team will have the longest touchdown play?
  • Basketball (San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns): Which team will reach 10 points first?
  • Soccer (West Ham United vs. Portsmouth FC): What will be the match result?
  • Hockey (Philadelphia Flyers vs. Vancouver Canucks): Who will win the game?

About Progressive

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy, and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach us whenever, wherever, and however it’s most convenient for them—online at progressive.com, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, or in-person with a local agent.

Progressive offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes. It’s the fourth largest auto insurer in the country, the largest seller of motorcycle insurance, and a leader in commercial auto insurance. Progressive also offers car insurance online in Australia at http://www.progressiveonline.com.au.

Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®, the Snapshot Discount®, and a concierge level of claims service.

The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE:PGR.

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Kristie Adler

Kristie is Director of Communications. She graduated from Penn State University and is based in New York City.
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