Downtown Madness: OVERTIME

Overtime_LogoBaseball has extra innings. Hockey has shoot outs. In football it’s sudden death. In soccer it’s extra time. Even bowling has beer frames! But in Downtown Madness: Downtown vs. Crosstown we have only one word to describe our tie breaker…OVERTIME!

Earlier this week history was made with our first ever TIE in Round 3 of Downtown Madness 2013 with Paul’s Family Restaurant’s (1300 Lawrence Avenue, Elgin) Paninis and Sherman Health Café’s (1425 N. Randall Road, Elgin) Crazy Chicken Club Sandwich both garnering 776 votes each during regulation. Now it’s your turn to help break the tie.

Downtown Madness: OVERTIME tips off for one day only on Wednesday, March 27 from 9am all the way until Midnight (a little Midnight “Madness” if you will) and this time around there are TWO ways to play and make your Madness votes pay:

1.)    Vote for the OVERTIME winner between Paul’s and Sherman Health through our online voting form at


2.)    You can also like the DNA’s Facebook page at and then “like” the photo of your favorite of the two Downtown Madness: OVERTIME signature dishes – either Paul’s Paninis or Sherman Café’s Crazy Chicken Club Sandwich.

So this time around Madness voters can potentially vote twice* – once in the Downtown Madness Voting Form and once in the Downtown Madness Facebook Photo “Like” Challenge. Call it a “double bonus” or call it a “one-and-one”. Either way you get two ways to play!

* See rules and instructions below.

Votes from the online voting form (after voter e-mail verification) will be added to the total number of Facebook photo “likes”. The winner of the Round 3 tie-breaker will be announced on Thursday, March 28 and will advance to face Wienerville III (1785 Larkin Avenue, Elgin) Bacon Burrito Dog in this weekend’s “FINE FOUR” round of voting.



  1. Visit and click the Downtown Madness VOTE NOW link to the voting form.
  2. Fill in your first and last name and a VALID e-mail address in the Contact fields.
  3. Then choose one of the two “signature dishes” – Paul’s Paninis or Sherman Café’s Crazy Chicken Club Sandwich
  4. Only ONE ballot per person, per valid e-mail address.

NOTE: Duplicate votes from the same e-mail address are not counted. Votes from invalid e-mail addresses (which are verified by an e-mail verification service before final votes are tallied) are not counted. Submissions received without valid names and/or e-mail addresses will also not be counted.


  1. Go to If you aren’t already a fan of this page, click “Like”.
  2. Then click on either the Paul’s Family Restaurant photo or the Sherman Health Café photo and click “Like”.
  3. Share the photo on your own Facebook wall or pages and encourage your friends to “Like” and share the photo as well.

NOTE: Voters must “like” the original photos on the DNA’s Facebook page. “Likes” of shared posts of the photos or copies of the photos on other users’ walls are not counted.

We are going to OVERTIME so enjoy some “free Madness” in Elgin at