ScanSnap, Evernote, and My Weekly NFL Picks
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, my favorite football team is the New York Jets. Every week I look forward to watching them play, and the only other teams I really care about are whoever the Jets are playing and the New England Patriots (because I always want them to lose).
To make all the other NFL games happening each week a little more interesting, my office (we share a space with a sports marketing firm) participates in a weekly pool where you pick the winners of each week’s matchups. The person with the most correct picks wins some lunch money for that week (it costs $5 to enter).
With 16 games happening each week, it can be a little tricky to track all the teams that I picked to win. Some are easy to remember, like the Jets because I pick them to win every week (except this week, since we are without Derrelle Revis and the Niners are coming off a real tough loss), but my brain needs a little extra help when it comes to the other 15 games.
I know what you’re thinking, “why not just save the piece of paper you pick your winning teams on?”
Well, I have to turn that in to the person who runs the pool each week.
“OK, why not just make a copy of the paper the picks are on?”
Well, I could do that but it’s just more paper and who knows if I’ll lose it between Wednesday, when I need to turn my picks in, and the Monday night football game.
“Fine, I get it, what do you do each week to remember the teams you picked to win?”
Oh, how sweet of you to ask! I scan the paper with my weekly picks directly to my Evernote folder “NFL Picks”.
Since I’m not usually in front of my computer during the games on Sunday, the integration with Evernote mobile is crucial.
My phone, which is always on me (for good or bad), allows me to check back on all my picks and the score updates for each game wherever I happen to be watching the games that day.
Scan a couple papers, watch football, potentially make a couple bucks – what’s not to like?
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