The 2011-2012 season-long Bundesliga prediction contest is now open for entries. Get your entries in before the first game next week to participate.
To enter, in the comments below simply rank your prediction for the end-of-season table from 1 through 18. The tie-breaker will be first selection of champion and then relegation. I will at a few points through the season provide updates on standings and discuss the competition.
For those of you not fully up to speed on the Bundesliga (shame!), you can get more information here and here and here..
The metric of skill used as the baseline for evaluation in this competition will be the final table from last year (seen to the right, with promoted teams added in). I have searched and request from several sources, with no luck, data on team salaries and player values. If I can come across this information, I'll add it in as a second metric of skill (and pointers welcomed in the comments). For those new here wanting to get up to speed on this notion of "skill" in prediction, please see the posts here and here.
The winner of the competition wins a signed copy of The Climate Fix, paperback edition. Good luck!
PS. For those looking for the Premier League prediction contest, please tune back in in one week!