FYI, Important NFL Pool Notes


Hi. This email is going to everyone who already joined our NFL Survivor and NFL Pick'em pools, including public or private pools.

Thank you for joining! Our football pools are annually our most popular, and I certainly hope you enjoy the experience while watching the action starting TONIGHT with the reigning Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Atlanta Falcons.

Now some important notes and reminders.


I want to offer my sincere apologies for the troubles with the website earlier this week. As computers sometimes do, the server basically went kaput with no notice. This resulted in a non-working website, and I wasn't able to send or receive email, until the web host could transfer the site to a completely new machine.

Everything seems to be back to normal. This has never happened before, and it was terrible timing, so I am truly sorry if that caused any frustration for you in what is meant to be a recreational, for enterainment activity.

Weekly Deadlines

To make sure we are all on the same page about pick deadlines, they work like this:

PIck'em Pools

There are no default picks assigned for pick'em pools. If you miss the Thursday game, then still make your other picks before Sunday to prevent a zero for the week.

Survivor Pools

If no pick is submitted prior to the deadline, then a default pick will be assigned a maximum of once per entry for the length of the pool. If an entry already used a default pick in a previous week, then no pick is assigned and the entry takes a wrong pick for that week.

The default pick will be the team with the best (most favoured) point spread line for the week of the games played on Sunday only scheduled after the weekly pick deadline.

Pick Reminders

The website automatically sends weekly pick reminder emails, starting next week, but you must have it checked in your member profile to receive them. If you aren't sure, then login, click your username and go to Edit Profile. Make sure "Pick Reminders / Auto-Email Results" is checked.

If you still don't receive them, then it is possible you unsubscribed from all emails previously (but then you probably wouldn't get this... ha ha). Let me know and I can check. Once you make your pick(s) for the week then the reminders stop. You can always change your pick(s) any time up the deadline.

Private Pool Commissioners

Extra thanks if you created your own private NFL pool. I don't have much else to say, except if you ever have any questions or issues with your private pool, then contact me and we will get it figured out ASAP. Note however I do not give out any member information like full names and email addresses.

Public Pay-to-Play Pools

If you already joined one of our pay-to-play public pools, a note that you aren't imagining things, I increased the minimum entries and - most importantly - the top prize, for each of our survivor pools as they were close to selling out this morning.

The change keeps the odds the same as earlier. This is a better solution than opening a new pool, and prevents some still unpaid entries from getting shutout from playing. Send the money, people!

If anyone still wants to join one of our public pools there are a few spots left in the two survivor pools, there is no limit on the free pools, and I highly recommend my point spread pick'em.

Thanks for your time and enjoy the game tonight!


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