1999 Football Pool Weekly Update
"This is it... the one that knocks me out of the pool at the dawn of a new century: Denver" --Kirk Rudell (RIP)
It is over.
The football season, that is. But the football pool lives on! Riding into the playoffs are seven remaining pool contestants, each one life away from the abyss. Each only steps away from glory. But before we push on, let us pause to acknowledge those who went down in the final week of the season. Good-bye to Bridget Beck, Mag (Grandma) Dickshot, Dusty, and Rudell. They believed in the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos. Like for many of us earlier this year, that proved to be fatal.
"Partying like its 1400" --Robert Spina
The 1400 dollar jackpot must be claimed. But by whom? Pool standings:
02 LOSSES -- 7 Y2K COMPLIANT
03 LOSSES -- 133 SUFFOCATED IN BOMB SHELTERS
"Wondering what the rules are for the playoffs. Or are we just going to split it among those left standing?" --Brian McCabe
Glad you asked, my boy. The rules for the playoffs are very similar to the rules for the regular season:
Your life-count remains the same, so all seven contestants have two losses. A third means elimination.
You must pick one winner per weekend. That includes Saturday and Sunday games. This week, for example, there are four games to choose from.
Picks are due by FRIDAY at dawn.
You have a clean-slate for making picks. This weekend, pick any team you want. Keep in mind, however, that you may not pick that team again for the rest of the playoffs. So, do NOT pick the Superbowl winner now because then you will not be able to pick that team on January 30.
This is important. You may not pick a team twice during the playoffs. Plan ahead. If you reach the Superbowl and have already picked BOTH teams, you will take an automatic loss for that game. (Then again, maybe it won't reach the Superbowl. Do you chance it and pick a stronger team early? Strategy is very important.)
So, to recap: Pick a weekend winner by this FRIDAY at dawn, keeping in mind you can not pick that team again for the rest of the playoffs. A losing pick eliminates you.
Good luck, intrepid warriors. This is the time of year when we see what you're made of.
P.S. The website has been updated with the last two weeks' activity.
All picks have been verified by Price-Waterhouse.
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