Football Pool XIII

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Football Pool XIII

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It's time again for the annual football pool!

It will be a little different this year since we don't have a money system at the moment, so there won't be any prizes, but I want to still run it anyway since it's one of our oldest community events. And no prize pot means there's no entry fees this time, so maybe we'll have people join in again this year!

As usual there will be two contests going, the regular Weekly Pool and the season long Cumulative Pool. With no entry fees this year there is no need to separate them, so everyone who participates will have their picks counted for both. :)

How it works:
The football pool is an event run week by week, each being a separate competition. You don't have to enter each one. Simply post your picks any week you want to play.

Each week you want to join, post which team you think will win each game that week here in this thread. Then guess what the total combined score (TCS) of the two teams in the Monday Night game will be. (Or guess the TCS for whatever the final game being played that week is if there is not a Monday game or there are more than one that week.) PM bookworm your TCS prediction. Then just sit back and watch how the games turn out.

The player who predicts the most correct winning teams wins the week. If there is a tie the winner will be the player who sent in the TCS prediction that was the closest to the actual total combined score of the game. TCS predictions are first come first claim. If someone else already guessed what you send in you will be asked to pick another score. (If you end up going to the tiebreaker and the other person who sent that TCS doesn't I will use your original prediction.) Picks posted after the game has kicked off will most likely not be counted toward your score, so be sure to stay on top of things and get your entry in on time. If you forget to post before the Thursday night game you can still get your picks for the rest of the week in if you post by the weekend.

As a supplement to the Weekly Pool, everyone's picks will also be tallied in a running total throughout the whole season for the Cumulative Pool where the player who ends up predicting the most total picks correctly wins.

This allows every week to count for something. If you're just doing the Weekly Pool you either win or you lose and that's all there is to it. This can be very frustrating if you lose by only one or two games, or lose on the tiebreaker. You got so close, but you don't get anything to show for it. By having a Cumulative Pool as well, those close losses aren't in vain. They will be added up at the end of the season for the total wins contest.

Keep in mind this is one continuous contest that runs through the entire season, so while you don't have to post picks every week missing a week will significantly lower your chance of winning the Cumulative Pool. However you can still drop in and out as you like if you only care about participating in the individual weekly contests.

This game adds some extra fun to the football season, and you don't have to be super into the sport to play you can just make your picks based on what little you know about the teams, or you can even just pick randomly! Especially this year when there's no entry fee, there's no reason not to join in! I hope we have good participation this year! :) Let me know if there are any questions.

Week 1:

Cowboys @ Buccaneers
Jaguars @ Texans
Chargers @ Washington
Seahawks @ Colts
Jets @ Panthers
Vikings @ Bengals
Cardinals @ Titans
49ers @ Lions
Steelers @ Bills
Eagles @ Falcons
Browns @ Chiefs
Packers @ Saints
Broncos @ Giants
Dolphins @ Patriots
Bears @ Rams
Ravens @ Raiders

Week 2:

Giants @ Washington
Patriots @ Jets
Broncos @ Jaguars
Bills @ Dolphins
49ers @ Eagles
Rams @ Colts
Raiders @ Steelers
Bengals @ Bears
Texans @ Browns
Saints @ Panthers
Vikings @ Cardinals
Falcons @ Buccaneers
Titans @ Seahawks
Cowboys @ Chargers
Chiefs @ Ravens
Lions @ Packers

Week 3:

Panthers @ Texans
Colts @ Titans
Falcons @ Giants
Chargers @ Chiefs
Bengals @ Steelers
Bears @ Browns
Ravens @ Lions
Saints @ Patriots
Cardinals @ Jaguars
Washington @ Bills
Jets @ Broncos
Dolphins @ Raiders
Seahawks @ Vikings
Buccaneers @ Rams
Packers @ 49ers
Eagles @ Cowboys

Week 4:

Jaguars @ Bengals
Titans @ Jets
Chiefs @ Eagles
Panthers @ Cowboys
Giants @ Saints
Browns @ Vikings
Lions @ Bears
Texans @ Bills
Colts @ Dolphins
Washington @ Falcons
Seahawks @ 49ers
Cardinals @ Rams
Steelers @ Packers
Ravens @ Broncos
Buccaneers @ Patriots
Raiders @ Chargers

Week 5:

Rams @ Seahawks
Jets @ Falcons
Lions @ Vikings
Saints @ Washington
Patriots @ Texans
Dolphins @ Buccaneers
Packers @ Bengals
Broncos @ Steelers
Eagles @ Panthers
Titans @ Jaguars
Browns @ Chargers
Bears @ Raiders
49ers @ Cardinals
Giants @ Cowboys
Bills @ Chiefs
Colts @ Ravens
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