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# Caption This! 2017: Round 1

The seventh annual Caption This! is here.

As we are a little over a month into the 2017 off-season, Caption This! is back. As regulars of this competition know, Caption This! is a captioning contest that runs through the off-season, ending right before the first preseason game.

The last six years have seen quite a lot of participation, and I’m hoping this year won’t be the exception. Here’s a summary of the rules: Each week (or every other week, depending on how active it is), you’ll get a picture related to the Cardinals in some way. It’s your job to come up with a witty, funny, clever, etc. caption that fits the image provided. The site's readers will then vote on which caption they like best through the "rec" options in the comments. At the end of each week, the victors from the previous round will be added to an official "Table of Winners" to be highlighted in the next week's round.

The first two Caption This! competitions were won by AlaskanCard. The third was taken by D4, and then we again had a repeat winner, with Gungus claiming the fourth and fifth competitions. Last year, CardsRepInChile was the victor, taking the crown by a margin of 10 votes. That brings us to this year, the seventh round.

Like last year, I’ll be offering a prize to the winner as an incentive to keep the entries coming. Some Cardinals merchandise from NFL.com will be the award this year. Last year was the most active Caption This! ever, so hopefully that trend continues.

The official rules to Caption This!:

• Write a caption for the featured picture. It can be what the player(s) are thinking, saying, or just your caption for the scene.
• If you view the post, vote for someone else's caption. You can do this by selecting actions>rec underneath the person's comment. The more votes we get, the more competitive the game will be.
• Your name will be added to the winner’s table with the total number of votes and weeks you've won.

And finally, here is the first round’s picture:

Left: Shane Doan, Arizona Coyotes; Right: Larry Fitzgerald, WR (Cardinals)

In addition to submitting an entry, don’t forget to vote for your favorite caption(s) in the comments below!

Good luck captioning!