Pool Facts and Rules
The rules are fairly simple for the pool. Each entry starts
in the winners bracket. Pick the winner of 1 NFL game each week, if you
are correct you advance to the next week in the winners bracket, if you
lose then you advance to the next week in the losers bracket.
You keep playing as long as you keep picking winners and the goal is to
be the last entry left in a bracket. If you do not pick a correct winner
while in the losers bracket then that entry is out of the pool. One person
may have two entries maximum for themself, but they may input picks for
other entries that do not have web access but would like to play.
The only real exceptions that pertain to the teams you pick each week
is that you may only pick one team twice during the regular season and
this carries across both brackets and you may not pick that team in consecutive
weeks. Therefore you are basically picking a different winning team each
week. The team that you pick twice is called your Wildcard pick for purposes
of the pool.
If you do not get your pick into the web site on time,
no excuses allowed, then you will receive a default pick. This pick is
the next team in alphabetical order that is in the same division as the
team picked in the previous week with only one team having been picked
twice. The alphabetical order is based on the team's city or region name
and not the nickname so the New England Patriots are New England for default
pick purposes and not the Patriots.
The teams from the same division are used if possible,
including having one be a wildcard pick. If that particular division cannot
be chosen then the next division as is displayed on the NFL.com Standings
link for that conference is used to select a team as the default pick.
The current week's brackets are only visible from Sunday
The previous week's brackets are visible from Tuesday thru
Remember that picks for a particular week may only be made between 1:00
A.M. ET Tuesday thru 3:00 A.M. ET the following Sunday. Picks cannot be
made or updated outside of this input range, so please make your picks
early, there will be no exceptions.
When you log in to the pool, you are given a minor amount of server memory
for common variables, therefore, please log out properly in order to free
up this memory using the available link when you are finished.
After a period of 20 minutes of inactivity on the site
you will be automatically logged out of the pool.
You may still be able to view pool pages in your browser after logging
out since they are stored in your browser's temporary memory or cache
file, however, you will not get the latest updates until logging in once
Bookmarking of pages after login is not allowed as you
will be forced to login if you try to access a previously bookmarked pool
The bracket codes are W - Winners, L - Losers and O - Out
Please e-mail the firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions or comments.