This system will give those out of reach of the win something to keep playing for. And, as always, every dollar that is entered is paid out as prize money. I get nothing if I don't win it.
4) The entry fee is $50 (less than $3 per week).
5) This is something that is very important so please read it carefully. There is absolutely NO WAY that I can allow anyone to play that doesn't pay first. I want everyone to be able to play and I want all of you to have the chance to send your entry fee in. Please, do not wait till 3 days before the deadline to send in your entry fee. If I don't have it in my hand by the deadline, you will not be allowed to play.
There will also be an optional "side bet" you can join if you wish. Those that send in an extra $5 per entry will be entered into the bet. The first person (of those that play) to go undefeated in a week will win the money. It's not much but it would be a nice little reward for going 13-0, 14-0, 15-0, or 16-0. If no one has a perfect week, the player that had the best winning percentage in a week will win the money. So, 15-1 beats 14-1. In case of a tie, whoever had the best record the previous week would win. This is also something for those that fall far behind can shoot for to win back some of their money.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.
We also have a "knockout pool" or "suicide pool", whatever you want to call it. I'm sure most of you are familiar with these games but for those that are not, here are the rules.
All you have to do is pick ONE winner from the list of games for the week. No point spreads, just straight up. If you win the game, you advance to the next week. If you miss the game you selected, you're out and the knockout pool is over for you.
The only catch to the game is that you can't choose the same team more than once. So, if you pick New England in Week 1, you can't pick them again the rest of the year. So, you'll want to be very careful when you select certain teams because once you've chosen them, you can't pick them again.
The last person alive wins the money.
The entry fee for this game is $10 per entry (you can enter as many times as you want). Just send it in before the start of Week 1.
The game is all about strategy. Each week you pick at least one team that you are positive will win. If you get that game correct, you get 1 point. If you get it wrong, you lose 2 points. You can pick as many games per week as you want but you MUST pick at least 1 game per week. If you do not pick a game, you will be credited with a loss and the -2 points that goes with it.
As you can see, you have to be very careful of the games you choose as a loss is huge in this game.
The entry fee for this game is also $10
Monday Night Pool
This game uses only the games played on Monday nights. You start the season with 10 points which you can wager with. Each week you pick the winner of the game and then decide how many points you are going to risk. Say you choose Team A and wager 4 points on it. If Team A wins, your new point total is 14 (10 + 4). If Team A loses, you now have 6 points (10 - 4). Your new point total will then carry over to the next week. You must wager at least 1 point per week. At the end of the season, the person with the most points wins the money. If at any time you fall to 0 points, you are eliminated.
The entry fee for this game is $10 as well.
Football pool - $50
Side Bet - $5 (optional)
Knockout Pool - $10 (optional)
Sidewinder - $10 (optional)
MNF game - $10 (optional)
All five games combined - $85
I will be in all five.
Send your entry fee to me at:
P.O. Box 381
Robinson Creek, Ky. 41560
I also will accept Paypal. If you decide to pay using PayPal, you must add an extra 10% to your total. $50 becomes $55, $65 becomes $71.50, etc. You can avoid this 10% fee by marking your payment as a “GIFT”. My Paypal address is firstname.lastname@example.org