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Mike's 5-Week Point Spread Pick'em #1 (Wk 2-6)

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That's right folks, it is a weekly pick'em pool - pick against the spread - and we are splitting it up into three parts. Dropping Week 1 and 17, we've got #1: Weeks 2-6, #2: Weeks 7-11 and #3: Weeks 12-16. This is #1!

- pick all games against the spread each week, Weeks 2 to 6
- most correct picks win the week, and we will use the MNF total points tie-breaker
- $22 entry ($20 to the prize pool, $2 to cover Interac fees)
- payouts weekly 1st place 12% (* 5 = 60%); overall 1st place 25%, 2nd place 15%

Starts Week 2 but join anytime to try to win the weekly prize. Spread the word, the more the merrier. Send payment by Interac or PayPal. Good luck!
Pool Comments Comment Board
Mike (Oct 15 '19): Thanks everyone for playing. If you weren't already in pick'em #2 (weeks 7-11) then I added an entry for you, so you get the pick reminder email this week. All you have to do is input your picks for Week 7 and send me the $22 for that pool. Or if you have money owing, I can deduct it. Let me know.
Mike (Oct 15 '19): Okay, that is a wrap for pick'em #1. Payouts $20 * 21 entries * 12% = $50 weekly, 1st $20 * 21 * 25% = 105, 2nd $20 * 21 * 15% = $65. Weekly winners... mmhast1 (W2), markymark2281 (W3), Spike9 (W4), bz1518 (W5), Luis Suarez (W6). Then we had a tie for 1st between mmhast1 and bz1518, so for that we combine 1st + 2nd and split it between them. They each get $85 for that.
Mike (Oct 13 '19): Early game this morning. 9:30 start for Bucs-Panthers
Mike (Oct 11 '19): I didn't love taking the Giants last night but figured Patriots would get the majority of picks, so it was worth the risk. Worked for most of the game! And then... no. Bah.
Mike (Oct 8 '19): Just when I thought the Browns might have turned a corner, they throw up a stinker on MNF. bz1518 wins the week and takes a 2 point lead overall heading into our final week.
Mike (Oct 3 '19): Mid-season survivor pool is up! Classic II and we are implementing a new rule to try. No one can pick *against* the Dolphins. Starts Week 6. $20 entry, $2,000 to 1st. Find it here: https://www.myofficepool.ca/football/survivor/results.php?p=3067
Mike (Oct 1 '19): Two weeks to go and markymark2281 is 1st overall with 29, Garylevel3 2nd with 28, mmhast1 3rd with 27.
Mike (Oct 1 '19): Spike9 with the weekly win thanks to the tie-breaker! I was terrible in the early games. Thankfully picked it up a bit after that.
Mike (Sep 24 '19): FIVE turnovers Keenum! Argh! One would think the score would be a lot closer otherwise. Congrats markymark2281. Hrmph.
Mike (Sep 22 '19): Boo Cleveland! Although if they scored the late TD and it went to OT, I surely would have lost a couple fantasy football games.
Mike (Sep 22 '19): Oh baby, I'm in the running for the week! Come on Cleveland!
Mike (Sep 22 '19): This looks like a tough week (like all the rest - ha ha). I am sure I'm doing this wrong but still backing the Cowboys and Patriots even at over 3 TD favourites.
Mike (Sep 17 '19): Let's see... 21 entries * $22 * 12% = $55.44 weekly payout. I was going to pay everyone after the 5 weeks but I guess I can send weekly. We'll settle up tomorrow.
Mike (Sep 17 '19): Wouldn't you like to know? :D
mmhast1 (Sep 17 '19): When is payout for week?
Mike (Sep 12 '19): I am going with Tampa +6.5, which means all of you should definitely go with Carolina. Wow that Jets-Browns line really switched with Sam Darnold out (mono). Everyone on the Browns this week?
Mike (Sep 10 '19): Crazy day today but the preliminary point spreads are in now. These are subject to change as they get finalized Wednesdays.
Mike (Sep 1 '19): I can't input the Week 2 spreads until they are available, which is after Week 1. Join the pool, and as with all of our pools, you can come back and edit your picks prior to the weekly deadline.
Mike (Aug 29 '19): Mike updated the pool
Mike (Aug 29 '19): Mike created the pool

Format · Pick the Winners Against the Point Spread

  • Get ready for another unpredictable NFL season!
  • Every week pick all of the teams you think will WIN their game
  • Using a Vegas-style point spread, pick the against the spread winners
  • Earn one point for each correct pick
  • Points are tracked weekly and overall for the season

Prizes · Max Entries · Deadline

  • Winner receives $0 CAD
  • $22 CAD (or $18 USD) per entry
    * Plus $3 HST ($25 total) for Canadians
  • Limited to 250 entries
  • Week 2 start!
  • Deadline to enter Sunday September 15th, 2019

How to Join

To join the pool, submit an entry (or multiple entries) and send payment prior to the entry deadline - no exceptions! The first 120 paid entries are in the pool. To pay, use INTERAC e-Transfer (email money transfer) through your online or mobile banking, as follows:

  • Send payment to email: mike@myofficepool.ca
  • Send payment to name: MyOfficePool.ca, Inc.
  • Use security question: What is my MOP username?
  • Security answer: Your exact username at MyOfficePool.ca (case-sensitive)

This pool is open to Ontario residents who are legal age of majority, and residents of other jurisdictions where it is considered legal. Please read the terms and conditions to ensure you are eligible to play.

Rules Summary

Starting the first week of your pool, pick the team that will win its game against the point spread for every game on the NFL schedule.

If the team you picked wins, then you earn one point. If the team you picked loses or ties, then you earn zero points.

The pool is set to end after Week 6 of the NFL season.

Points are tracked weekly and overall for the season.

Important Points

Final Point Spread

The point spread for all games is considered final on Wednesday each week for the upcoming week's schedule. A preliminary point spread may be provided as a guide prior to Wednesday.

Weekly Pick Deadline

The final pick deadline for each round of the pool, all times Eastern, are as follows:

RoundDateTime
Week 2 Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Week 3 Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:00 pm
Week 4 Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:00 pm
Week 5 Sun Oct 6, 2019 1:00 pm
Week 6 Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:00 pm

In weeks with games scheduled earlier than the above deadlines, such as Thursday, Saturday or Sunday morning (international games), these games should be selected but picks must be submitted before kickoff of that game.

This deadline applies to all remaining games for the week, including late Sunday and Monday night games.

These deadlines will be strictly enforced! There will be no exceptions for picks not being submitted on time.

Default Pick

There are no default picks assigned for this pool. If no picks are submitted prior to the deadline for some of all of the games that week, then the entry receives zero points for those games.

Alternate Pick Submission

If you are having difficulty submitting your pick online, then send the pick by email to mike@myofficepool.ca. Make sure to clearly state the name of the pool, your username, entry number, week of the pool and picks. The email must be received time stamped prior to the deadline and from the email account associated with your username.

We take no responsibility for email being delayed past the deadline or not being delivered. Everyone should use the online system to make their picks and only send an email in the case of an emergency.

Terms and Conditions

This contest, named the Mike's 5-Week Point Spread Pick'em #1 (Wk 2-6) Football Pickem, is considered a contest of skill. The winner is determined by the objective criteria provided in the contest rules described above. From all entries received, the winner is determined by the individual who uses their skill, knowledge and analysis of relevant football information to result in the most correct picks to survive the longest.

The contest is operated for entertainment purposes. Chances of winning this contest depend on the total number of eligible entries.

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Minimum Entries

A minimum of 60 Premium Access Entries must be sold or MyOfficePool.ca, Inc., at its discretion, may cancel the contest prior to the deadline. In the event of the contest being cancelled, all paid Premium Access Entries will be fully refunded.

Eligibility

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Prizes

Prizes are awarded in Canadian dollars. Taxes, if any, are the responsibility of the contest winner(s). A mathematical skill-testing question is required to be answered prior to the awarding of prizes.

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Official Rules

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