Week 06 picks have been posted... Week 06 Still Alive Standings have been posted... Week 06 Winners have been determined and the website has been updated... All week 07 picks must be submitted by 1:00 PM ET Sunday 10/20....................................

 

  The Quick Run Down
  The Cost Of Playing
  The Prize Money Breakdown
  The Point System
  Determining The Weekly Winners
  The Weekly Tie-Breaker Rule
  Determining the 1st and 2nd Half Winners
  The Broken Heart Tie-Breaker Rule
  Submitting Your Picks
  Changing Your Picks
  Late Picks and Picks Not Received
  Thursday Game Picks And Picks Not Received
  Weekly and 1st and 2nd Half Results
  Disclaimer
 

1)

Pick all games being played each week via the INTERNET PICKSHEET (No Point Spreads).

2)

You earn 1 (one) point for each win or tie and 0 (zero) points for a loss.

3) There will be three (3) weekly winners determined by the following criteria:
 

A)

Most correct weekly wins.

 

B)

Picking the winner of the Monday Night game or the last game of the week.

 

C)

Closest to the tiebreaker score (+ or -).

4)

Weekly wins are accumulated each week and the 1st and 2nd half season winners will be tabulated from the accumulated total points each week. Week 10 begins the 2nd half and although the points from the 1st half are carried forward and used to calculate how you are doing for the entire season. The 2nd half season starts from scratch to determine the 2nd half season winners.

The cost for playing in the "$how Me The Money" football pool is  $70.00 per entry for the entire 17 week season. You can have more than one entry in the pool, but each will cost $70.00.

First year players must pay in full by week 2 of the season.

Veteran players must pay $35.00 by week 2 and have until the start of the 2nd half of the season to pay in full.

The Commissioner plays for free (that be me).

$34.00 of the $70.00 entry fee will be used towards the weekly prize money. With a seventeen week season, $34.00 divided by 17 equals $2.00 per week per entry towards the weekly prize pool payout to the top 3 places each week. The remainder of the entry fee goes toward the 1st & 2nd half seasonal prize winners.

EXAMPLE:

$34.00 x 129 (players) = $4,386.00 /by 17 = $258 per week to be paid to the top 3 weekly winners.

1st Place

50%

$129.00

2nd Place

30%

$77.40

3rd Place

20%

$51.60

Total

100%

$258.00

Grand Total x 17 weeks

$4,386.00

The remainder of the money, $36.00 will be used to pay the winners of the 1st and 2nd half seasons and the person with the best overall W/L percentage for the entire season.

The season will be split into two separate halves. The 1st Half consisting of weeks 01-09 and the 2nd Half consisting of weeks 10-17. The prize money will be split accordingly. (See Determining 1st and 2nd Half Winners).

1st & 2nd Half Seasonal Prize Money Breakdown:

Position

Percentage

Award Name

1st

33%

The "Lucky" Award

2nd

23%

The "Snubbed" Award

3rd

12%

The "Kicker" Award

Only the 1st thru 3rd places as outlined above are combined and divided if there are any ties.

Special 4th & 5th places as outlined below are intended to spread the wealth around as much as possible.

Special #1

6%

The "Next Hottest Picker" Award will go to the person with the best Win/Loss % who has not won a 1st place weekly or finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the seasonal standings

Special #2

5%

The Broken Heart

Special #3
Full Season
Only

20% per each half of the season for a total of 40%

The person with the overall best W/L percentage for the entire season will get 20% of the 1st half prize money plus 20% of the 2nd half prize money for a total of 40% (no half season players will qualify).

The First Half Season Prize Pool covers Weeks 01-09
(9 weeks).

The Second Half Season Prize Pool covers Weeks 10-17 (8 weeks).

EXAMPLE:

If there are (50) entries in the pool, total seasonal prize money for the 1st and 2nd half would equal $4,644 ($36.00 x 50) - $200 for admin costs.

Prize money would be divided as follows:

$4,444 / 17 weeks = $261.41 per week

1st Half 9 weeks =
$2,352.71 

2nd Half 8 weeks = $2,091.29 

1st Place
"Lucky Award"

33%

$776.39

$690.13

2nd Place "Snubbed Award"

23%

$541.12

$481.00

3rd Place
"Kicker Award"

13%

$305.85

$271.87

"Next Hottest Picker Award"

27%

$141.16

$125.48

"Broken Heart Award"

5%

$117.64

$104.56

Overall winner for the entire 17 week season

20%

$470.54

$418.26

Totals By Half

100%

$2,352.71

$2,091.29

Grand Total

    $4,444.00
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Points are awarded as follows:

 

1 point for each win

 

1 point for a tie game

 

0 points for a loss

Three weekly winners will be determined using the following criteria:

Primary Tiebreaker:

Total POINTS (WINS) including the Monday Night Game (Or last game of the week).

Secondary Tiebreaker:

Monday Night Game TOTAL POINTS (Or last game of the week).

1st Place

Is most POINTS (Games Picked Correctly) and closest to the Tie Breaker score.

2nd Place

Is next most POINTS (Games Picked Correctly) and next closest to the Tie Breaker Score.

3rd Place

Is next most POINTS (Games Picked Correctly) and next closest to the Tie Breaker Score.

After all games except 1 (usually the Monday Night game) have been played I will post a report that shows who is "Still Alive". (See the Still Alive report) posted 1st thing Monday morning to see who is in the tiebreaker. Below is an example of how the the Still Alive Tie Breaker works.

**** NOTE ****

It is possible for 1 person to have a better record than everyone else with one game to be played and no way for anyone to overtake him/her for 1st place.

When this happens we have and OUTRIGHT winner and no one is in the Tie Breaker or eligible for the Broken Heart for that week. The Monday Night or last game of the week is still counted and used to determine the 2nd and 3rd place winners.

EXAMPLE:

St. Louis played @ Cleveland.
 
The 1st six players all had identical 12-3-0 records and all picked St. Louis to win.
 
The next 13 players all had identical 11-4-0 records. Some picked St. Louis and those that picked Cleveland were Still Alive. Those that picked St. Louis could never have a better record than those with 12-3-0 records.
 
Based on which team each player picked to win the Monday Night game and the Tie Breaker score. The software determined what each player needed to win the weekly.
 
You can see that some players had ** in the NEEDS column. This means that those players picked St. Louis to win and based on those with 12-3-0 records had no way of winning the weekly prize. These players are not in the Tie Breaker and are not eligible for the "Broken Heart" award for this week.
 
St. Louis defeated Cleveland 26-20 (total 46).
 
Below are the final standings for the week and the weekly winners.
 
Gooseman takes 1st (his tie breaker score was only 3 away from the total score).

Darryn Rose takes 2nd (his tie breaker score was 5 away from the total score).

Dred takes 3rd (his tie breaker score was 7 away from the total score).

See the next section THE WEEKLY TIE-BREAKER RULE for how weekly ties are handled.

All games must be played every week (no point spreads). If you forget to pick a game you will be given an automatic loss for that game.

The highest total POINTS for all games played through Monday or the last game played each week will determine the weekly winner.

If we do not have an OUTRIGHT winner before the last game of the week is played. The last game of the week usually the Monday Night game WILL be used to determine the weekly winner as well as the TOTAL score of the last game of the week.

1st Tie-Breaker

Most wins (POINTS) Including Monday Night Game or last game of the week.

2nd Tie-Breaker

Closest to the Total Score of the Monday Night Game + or - (Or the last game of the week).

1)

If two or more people are TIED for 1ST, they will split the prize money for 1ST and 2ND place.

2)

If two or more people are TIED for 2ND after 1ST place has been determined, they will split the prize money for 2ND and 3RD place.

3)

If two or more people are TIED for 3rd they will split the prize money for 3rd place.

4)

Winning 2nd or 3rd place in a weekly does not count as a weekly win for any of the 1st or 2nd half seasonal money places.

EXAMPLE:

Picking the Monday Night game or the last game of the week.

Jane Smith

Picked Oakland

Picked 29 for a total score

John Q. Public

Picked Oakland

Picked 52 for a total score

Joe Blow

Picked Dallas

Picked 45 for a total score

Betty Boop

Picked Dallas

Picked 45 for a total score

For Jane Smith to win Oakland must Score between 0 and 40 points.

For John Q. Public to win Oakland must sore 41 points or higher.

If Dallas wins Joe Blow and Betty Boop split 1st and 2nd place. It doesn't matter what the score is as they both picked the same Total Score.

Joe Blow and Betty Boop are losers anyway, they picked Dallas! (Just Kidding).

 

The 1st half of the season consists of weeks 01-09 (9 weeks), the 2nd half of the season consists of weeks 10-17 (8 weeks).

The $how Me The Money Football Pool Summary report is an accumulation of each weeks results. The 1st half Y-T-D WINS/LOSSES columns are an accumulation of each weeks wins and losses. The % column is what determines the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

After the completion of the 1st half all that data is carried over to the 2nd half. The middle section of the report Year-To-Date WINS/LOSSES is the entire season. This is used to determine the person with the best W/L % for the entire season

The last section 2nd Half-To-Date WINS/LOSSES is just the 2nd half. This is used to determine the 2nd half seasonal winners.

The "Next Hottest Picker" Award will go to the person with the best Win/Loss % who has not won a 1st place weekly or finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the seasonal standings.

The "Broken Heart" Award will go to the person who was in the most TIEBREAKERS and always walked away with a "Broken Heart". If everyone eligible for the Broken Heart is tied at the end of each half season. The person with the best overall record who has not won any money for that half will be awarded the "Broken Heart" Award. See the Broken Heart page. This is maintained by me manually and if there are discrepancies please let me know ASAP.

The "Broken Heart Award" is determined each half by the number of tie-breakers a player was in for that half season and did not win 1st place for the weekly via the Weekly Tie-Breaker rule.
 
If there is a tie for the Broken Heart award the player with the best W/L percentage for that half of the season will be awarded the Broken Heart award.

If there is a Thursday game I will need at minimum the THURSDAY GAME(S) by the 1st KICK-OFF for the Thursday game(s). The PIKSHEET is setup to allow you to submit a partial picksheet with only the Thursday game(s) or you can submit picks for all the games. Once the Thursday game(s) are complete I will update the NFL Pool Manager database with the score(s) which locks those games which prevents you from changing your pick(s).
 
The WEEKLY PIKSHEET tells you when the picks are due for each week. Pay special attention as there are early games the week(s) they have games played in LONDON or MEXICO.

On weeks when EARLY games are played in LONDON I would need your pick(s) for any early game before kick-off of that game. Picks for all remaining games will be needed by 1:00PM ET. If you submit all your picks prior to kick-off for the main games on Sunday you can re-submit your picks for any unplayed games prior to the 1:00PM ET Kick-Off time. No picks or changes will be accepted after the 1:00PM ET cut-off.

If you are going to be out of town or on vacation you can submit picks for any number of weeks in advance using the INTERNET PIKSHEETS.

Picks can be submitted in the following way:

1)

The preferred way is to use the INTERNET PIKSHEETS available on the Website. You will receive a confirmation HTML page with your picks. Please print this as a record that you submitted picks in case of a dispute.

All player picks will be imported into the NFL Pool Manager database ASAP after kick-off for the Sunday games. I am a Raiders fan and go to a local bar to watch my Raiders play. So sometimes I will not be posting the picks until after I get home from watching the Raiders game; so please be patient and understanding.

PIKSHEETS are imported into the NFL Pool Manager database based on your POOL NAME or POOL NICKNAME you used when you registered. If you failed to register and submit picks week 1; whatever POOL NAME or POOL NICKNAME you used to submit your picks will be added to the NFL Pool Manager database (WEEK 1 ONLY). Please make sure you use the same POOL NAME or POOL NICKNAME each week when submitting your picks. If you submit picks using a different POOL NAME or POOL NICKNAME than what you registered with you will recieve RANDOM PICKS for that week and whatever picks you submitted will not be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE (I am not a baby sitter).

2)

If you can't submit your picks using the PIKSHEET as a last resort you can send me a text message with your picks to my cell phone (919) 491-2595. I will manually enter your picks for you. Or you can send your picks via email to danno50ny@gmail.com.

If you use the INTERNET PIKSHEET to submit your picks, you can change your picks as often as you want prior to KICK OFF by submitting another complete set of picks via the PIKSHEET (the last PIKSHEET submitted will overlay and previous PIKSHEET submitted).

As a last resort ONLY you can text me or e-mail me once with your changes prior to KICK OFF for the 1st game on Sunday.

All PIKSHEETS are date and time stamped so don't try to submit your picks past the deadline. I will not accept them.

NO PICKS will be accepted after the Sunday games have started (NO EXCEPTIONS).

With the NFL Pool Manager software I have the option of making RANDOM picks. If have not receive your PICKS by the cut off time I will submit RANDOM picks for you with a Tie-Breaker score of "99". These will be your picks for the week. You might even get lucky and win... It's happened before.

Unless you are Rip Van Winkle you should be well aware by now that the NFL has a Thursday game for most of the weeks in the season. Please see below the options governing Thursday Picks.

Question 1:

Can I submit just the Thursday pick on Thursday and the rest of the picks on Sunday?

Answer 1:

Yes you can.

Check the submit partial picks check box at the bottom of the PIKSHEET before submitting your picks.

Option 1:

Submit just your pick(s) for the Thursday Game(s) or submit all your picks for the entire week. It's your option, but I need at least your Thursday pick(s) by game time on Thursday.

Option 2:

If you forget to submit your picks on Thursday. All Thursday games for you will be counted as a loss for that week.

But you can still submit your picks for the rest of the games for that week anytime prior to kick off on Sunday.

Option 3:

If you submit all your picks on Thursday you can make as many changes as you want right up to kick-off on the main game day which is usually Sunday.

Once the Thursday games are complete I will update the NFL Pool Manager database with the score(s) which LOCKS that game(s). So don't think you can pull a fast one on me.If you change your picks it will ignore any completed games when imported to the database.

Weekly results will be posted on WWW.DANNO.NET ASAP after the week is complete. Usually first thing Tuesday morning, but depending on my schedule it could be later on Tuesday, but rarely or never later than Tuesday.

It is your responsibility to check your points each week for discrepancies. Any discrepancies will be reviewed and corrections will be made on the next weeks YTD standings.

I will try my best to get things updated ASAP each week. Please be patient.

Final interpretation of any of the rules will be made by me the commissioner. Every effort has been made to think of everything and make it clear, but I'm only human. My decision is final!

I hate to be a hard ass, but I have been doing this for years and as many of you know I am very honest and fair. I try very hard to be accurate, but I am human and I do make mistakes. If you do not like my decision you have the option to receive a refund prorated too the remaining weeks in the season.

It takes a lot of time and effort to run this footbsall pool. I do my best to make it fun and transparent to you the players. Please do the same for me.
 
Thanks,
Commish Danno and have a great season.