Help Rafa finalists getting musical, dangerous, odd

rafa-nadal.PNGSo, Rafa isn't playing in the Olympics. This is news we had hoped not to report, but it's happened, and there is nothing we can do about it now. The MRI says it's chronic tendinitis, which even in our lay opinion doesn't sound good.

While we wait to figure out what course of therapy will get our man back on the clay, we have a little time to talk about the people who are offering up their best advice to the main from Spain.

Several weeks ago, Rafa Nadal became an ambassador for PokerStars. Since then, PokerStars players have offered up their best advice in the Help Rafa campaign. Everybody who enters gets a Big $22 ticket. The best video during the promotion will get a free trip and seat to the EPT Barcelona Main Event.

Each week, PokeStars is picking five finalists to highlight on the Help Rafa channel on We've been impressed with what we've seen so far. Here is the top five from this week, including a singer, a skydiver, and a guy in a sort of freaky costume.

So you think you have some good advice for Rafa? Then you should record a 30-second clip of yourself (speaking English) and send it to ( for Spanish speakers). The video files must be no larger than 15MB, and be in one of the following supported file types: MP4, .AVI, .FLV, .MOV or .WMV.

For a look at how your fellow PokerStars players are approaching it, check out the Help Rafa channel on

For full information, details, and rules, see the PokerStars Rafa Nadal homepage.

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Brad Willis
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