MOP $20 Entry - $8,500 Classic I NFL Survivor

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NEW $20 Entry, Second Half Survivor (Week 10 Start)

Time to play SURVIVOR FOOTBALL! This is a pay-to-play public pool. $20 Canadian per entry, single knockout, and limited to 560 entries. There is a $8,500 grand prize plus an unprecedented $1,250 second place prize!

The deadline to enter is Sunday at 1:00 pm Eastern of NFL Week 1. Join now and edit your pick any time up to the deadline. Pay when you join the pool or send an Interac email money transfer to mike@myofficepool.ca. The first 560 paid entries are in. Members can purchase multiple entries.
Pool Comments · Comment Board
slackavelli (Nov 23): something just occurred to me. the prize money is paid out by each individual entry, not per person. Thus.... if i end up taking first and second place with my two entries... black slack sacks and slackavellie #2 can end up with ALL of the pool money.. the 8.75k and the 1.25k. ..... we might want to talk about doing a split after we lost a few more entries. i doubt both my entries will survive till the end. in fact, i could lose both this week, but here is to hoping.
slackavelli (Nov 22): folks can we agree to split this prize 14 ways now?
slackavelli (Nov 21): i am ready for a split now after a crazy week 11
Mike (Nov 16): We've lost a lot in the last two weeks. Congrats and good luck to the final 27 who made it to this point.
Mike (Nov 16): @How does this work - I wish! So much for Brady's stellar record coming out of a bye.
Mike (Nov 16): Splits are allowed if EVERYONE agrees to it, but I generally will not contact people about a split until we are at 5 or fewer alive entries. At this point discussing a split seems premature.
Mike (Nov 16): Wow, never so much action in the chat. Yes, a tie is a strike. The team you pick has to win. Definitely more ties in recent years, and queue the annual, "this player didn't know you could tie in the NFL" media post.
How does this work (Nov 15): Can I get a mulligan on picking TB?
slackavelli (Nov 15): 27 players left. I can only imagine at least 20 more will be eliminated by the end of week #15. If I have one of both of my entries left, I want to make a deal to settle the entire $9,750 prize pool among 2-4 remaining players. Split evenly. I don't want a split of 5 or more players. Is this allowed, Mike? Players will keep dropping out. When it gets down to 3-4, somebody will get their feelings hurt really badly in week 16 or 17 by getting eliminated only to see 1 or 2 people go on to get paid. The players who almost got to the end will get nothing. This is your biggest pool EVER. I'd be very
Spider (Nov 14): A tie is a loss. The team has to win to survive so tie counts as a loss.
kidnarsky (Nov 14): I think we lose.
Giants1 (Nov 14): If game is tied what happens?
Mike (Nov 12): The prior week "strategy" was take the favourite on Thursday, get it out of the way. This week... that did not work.
Mike (Nov 9): Down to the wire, Elion7!
Elion7 (Nov 8): I think a big upset week was due. Quite concerned for the Steelers tonight. Hope they don't go down too.
Mike (Nov 8): Did I jinx us by starting up the second half survivor?
Mike (Nov 8): That was a rough Sunday. For survivor players. For Bills fans.
How does this work (Nov 5): Anyone have the cojones to take the Dolphins??
How does this work (Nov 4): Definitely too close for comfort
Mike (Nov 2): We lost 135! And you're right, Lizzysport, could have been worse last night if the Giants were halfway competent. Bonus for people who picked KC, don't have to worry about picking them again.
Mike (Nov 2): Listen here H(o)(o)ter... :/
Lizzysport (Nov 1): Well that was a nail biter (KC survivors) !!
H(o)(o)ter (Nov 1): Wow the Bills Super Bowl hangover must have been a doozy, lasting almost 20: years! …. Don’t worry about the Chiefs theres lots of games left to play
Mike (Oct 30): It's the turnovers! Super Bowl hangover in full effect. Plus, didn't Mahomes have a kid? And his brother appears super annoying, to boot.
slackavelli (Oct 30): the 0-7 Lions are the worst team since the 1950's. they won 3 NFL championships in the 50's, but since then they have won only ONE playoff game since then. That was in 1991. they got blown out out the next week in Washington

Format · Classic Survivor!

  • Avoid the upsets in another wild NFL season!
  • Pick one team to WIN its game
    • If they win, advance to the next week
    • If they lose or tie, take a strike
  • Once you have one strike , you are out of the pool
  • You CANNOT pick the same team more than once
  • Last entry to survive is the winner!

Prizes · Max Entries · Deadline

  • Winner receives $8,500 CAD
  • $20 CAD (or $18 USD) per entry
  • Limited to 560 entries
  • Week 1 start!
  • Deadline to enter Sunday September 12th, 2021

How to Join

To join the pool, submit an entry (or multiple entries) and send payment prior to the entry deadline - no exceptions! The first 560 paid entries are in the pool. To pay, use INTERAC e-Transfer (email money transfer) through your online or mobile banking, as follows:

  • Send payment to email: mike@myofficepool.ca
  • Send payment to name: MyOfficePool.ca, Inc.
  • Use security question: What is my MOP username?
  • Security answer: Your exact username at MyOfficePool.ca (case-sensitive)

This pool is open to Ontario residents who are legal age of majority, and residents of other jurisdictions where it is considered legal. Please read the terms and conditions to ensure you are eligible to play.

Rules Summary

Starting the first week of your pool, you have to pick one team that will win its game straight up (no point spreads).

If the team you picked wins, then you survive to the next week to pick another team to win.

If the team you picked loses or ties, then you receive a strike. Once you collect one strike, then you are eliminated from the pool.

You cannot pick the same team more than once during the NFL regular season. If the contest extends into the NFL Playoffs, then the remaining entrants can pick a team they selected during the regular season, but, the same team cannot be picked twice during the NFL playoffs.

The last person in the pool still alive after all others have been eliminated, the survivor, is the winner.

The pool will continue as long as there are entries still alive or until the pool's final round, after the Super Bowl.

Important Points

Weekly Pick Deadline

The final pick deadline for each round of the pool, all times Eastern, are as follows:

RoundDateTime
Week 1 Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 2 Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 3 Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 4 Sun Oct 3, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 5 Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 6 Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 7 Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 8 Sun Oct 31, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 9 Sun Nov 7, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 10 Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 11 Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 12 Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 13 Sun Dec 5, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 14 Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 15 Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 16 Sun Dec 26, 2021 1:00 pm
Week 17 Sun Jan 2, 2022 1:00 pm
Week 18 Sun Jan 9, 2022 1:05 pm
Wild-Card Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:35 pm
Divisional Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:05 pm
Conf. Champ. Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:30 pm

In weeks with games scheduled earlier than the above deadlines, such as Thursday, Saturday or Sunday morning (international games), these games can be selected but picks must be submitted before kickoff of that game.

This deadline applies to all remaining games for the week, including late Sunday and Monday night games.

These deadlines will be strictly enforced! There will be no exceptions for picks not being submitted on time.

Default Pick

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.

Alternate Pick Submission

If you are having difficulty submitting your pick online, then send the pick by email to mike@myofficepool.ca. Make sure to clearly state the name of the pool, your username, entry number, week of the pool and pick. The email must be received time stamped prior to the deadline and from the email account associated with your username.

We take no responsibility for email being delayed past the deadline or not being delivered. Everyone should use the online system to make their picks and only send an email in the case of an emergency.

Multiple Winners

If more than one entry is still alive at the end of the pool, then those alive entries are all considered equal winning entries.

Tie Breakers

For pools that extend into the NFL Playoffs, it is possible to run out of available teams to select, so the following tie breakers exist:

An entry that survives a round but does not have any teams left to pick from is deemed to have survived further than an entry that does not survive that last round.

An entry that can pick a team but loses in a round is deemed to have survived further than an entry that had no teams to pick from at the start of that round.

Mass Knockout Rule

If more than five entries are all eliminated in the same week and these eliminations would result in the conclusion of the pool, because there are no more alive entries, then these entries will be considered still alive and play on if there are available weeks remaining in the pool.

If five or fewer entries are all eliminated in the same week and these eliminations result in the conclusion of the pool, then those entries are all considered equal winning entries.

Terms and Conditions

This contest, named the MOP $20 Entry - $8,500 Classic I NFL Survivor Football Survivor, is considered a contest of skill. The winner is determined by the objective criteria provided in the contest rules described above. From all entries received, the winner is determined by the individual who uses their skill, knowledge and analysis of relevant football information to result in the most correct picks to survive the longest.

The contest is operated for entertainment purposes. Chances of winning this contest depend on the total number of eligible entries.

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Minimum Entries

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Eligibility

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Prizes

Prizes are awarded in Canadian dollars. Taxes, if any, are the responsibility of the contest winner(s). A mathematical skill-testing question is required to be answered prior to the awarding of prizes.

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NFL Season Cancellation

If for any reason the NFL season is canceled prior to the contest determining a winner or winners in accordance with other contest rules, then prizes will be evenly split between all alive entries at the time the season is canceled.

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Official Rules

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