2017 Football Pool
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Pool Rules

Weekly Pool

Each week constitutes a new pool. You may play as many or as few weeks as you like but you are allowed only one entry per week. Each entry costs $5.00 which goes into the pot paid to that week's winner(s).

To enter, fill in the entry form by making your pick for each game. The goal is to pick the winning team.

You will also be asked to guess the total points scored in the Monday Night Football game (or whatever the last scheduled game of that week is). This will be used as a tiebreaker.

The winner for each week will be the player with the highest score. In the event of a tie, the player who guessed closest to the actual point total of the tiebreaker game will win. Should any players still be tied after applying the tiebreaker, the pot will be divided equally among those players.

For the tiebreaker, it does not matter if your point total is over or under the actual score total. It is only the difference that counts.


When making an entry, you must assign confidence points to each game. The point values range from one to however many games there are that week and you may use each number only once. You should assign the highest point values to the picks you are most confident about.

Your score will be the total of the confidence points assigned to each correctly picked game.

In the event a game ends in a tie, you will receive half of your assigned confidence points for that game, provided you made a pick for it.

Making and Changing Weekly Entries

When filling in an entry form, you do not have to make a pick for each game. All that is required is that you enter a point total for the tiebreaker. This is helpful if there are early games scheduled for a given week (games played on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday). You may make your picks for these games beforehand and complete the rest later.

Note that when you make a pick, you must also assign a confidence point value to it as well. Valid point values are 1, 2, 3 and so on, up to the number of games scheduled that week. Remember that each number can only be used once.

Locked Games

Games are automatically locked out on the entry form according to their scheduled date and time. Early games are locked at the start of the individual game. All remaining games (including any Monday night games) are locked at the start of the Sunday afternoon games. Note that a Sunday game starting before 1:00 pm Eastern is still considered an early game.

Times displayed on the schedule are Eastern.

You may change your pick for any game up until the time that game is locked. This includes changing your confidence points. You may also change your tiebreaker point total up until the time that all entries are locked on Sunday afternoon.

You can delete your entry, if desired, provided no games for that week have been locked.

Entries must be completed on time. Once a game is locked, you may not change your pick for it. If you did not make a pick for a particular game, it is counted as a loss. If you submit a partial entry and either forget or are unable to complete it, you are still responsible for the entry fee.

The Administrator may make exceptions for extenuating circumstances on an individual basis. By participating you agree to abide by the above rules and accept any decisions made by the Administrator.

If you have trouble accessing the site, logging in or otherwise completing your entry, please contact the Administrator for help.

Playoffs Pools

Playoffs Pool

In this pool you rank each playoff team using confidence points, before any of the playoff games start. Confidence points range from one to the number of playoff teams. Each team must be assigned a value and you may use each value only once.

For every game a given team wins, the points you assigned to that team are added to your total score. So you want to assign the highest point values to the teams you think will go the farthest in the playoffs.

After all games have been completed, the player who has the highest score wins. If there is a tie for the top score, the pot will be split equally among the tied players.

If you choose to participate, the entry fee is $20.00. Entries for this pool must be completed before the scheduled start time of the first playoff game.

Super Bowl Pool

In the Super Bowl pool, you are given a series of questions in the form of which team will:

  • Score the first touchdown,
  • Commit the first turnover,
  • Score the most points in the 1st quarter,
  • Gain the most rushing yards,
  • Complete the longest pass play,
  • ...and so on.

You must pick one of the opposing teams in each instance. If the teams tie in a category, no point is awarded. The player who gets the most correct wins. In the event of a tie for the win, the pot will be split equally among the tied players.

If you play, the entry fee is $20.00 Entries for this pool must be completed before the scheduled start time of the game.

To make picks, view results and find additional information, see the site map.

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