MOP $20 Entry - $5,000 Classic II NFL Survivor (Week 10 Start)

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Now the other survivor pools are thinning (thanks Bengals!), time for our annual Second Half Survivor Pool. This is a pay-to-play public pool. $20 Canadian per entry, single knockout, and limited to 325 entries. There is a $5,000 grand prize! Plus a $500 2nd Place prize.

The deadline to enter is Sunday at 1:00 pm Eastern of NFL Week 10 (November 14th). 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 325 paid entries are in. Members can purchase multiple entries.
Pool Comments · Comment Board
Mike (Jan 26): Sorry if I jumped the gun there hanksr (a.k.a. Packer Girl) but glad to have an agreement in the end.
hanksr (Jan 25): Do the rules not state that we all have to agree? I stated clearly that I was still undecided.
Mike (Jan 25): I heard from Evan and he is good with the 3-way split. Congrats all of you! I'll close this one off and send out payouts.
hanksr (Jan 25): Has Evan weighed in? I am still looking at options based on what people have left to be honest.
Lizzysport (Jan 25): Thanks! I can’t see why anyone wouldn’t want to take the guaranteed $$.. it’s a decent sum!
Mike (Jan 23): Congrats! I allow it. Every person needs to agree. I'll send out messages tomorrow.
Lizzysport (Jan 23): Hey all! So… if Evan0202 and Packer Girl wanna split the pot 3 ways at this point I’m totally down!! Just putting it out there…. Not sure if Mike will allow it but I’ve seen it in other pools…. Just sayin’
Mike (Jan 23): It was a nice run for me. Can't throw 3 picks and expect to win, Titans.
Mike (Jan 22): No one calling their shot before kickoff? I'm taking the Titans.
Mike (Jan 18): It is set out on the rules page hanksr, under Tie Breakers.
hanksr (Jan 17): So what happens if the pool runs to the SB and you have used all your picks? Are you done? I assume the answer is yes.
Mike (Jan 16): Yay Cincy. Made that closer than they needed to. And wow Buffalo!
Mike (Jan 15): I'm taking Cincy. Like them for the one game, don't think they'll go further than that.
Mike (Jan 10): Hi kc1525. It resets for the start of the playoffs, so you can pick any team this week. However, it does not reset after that. We go back to the same use a team only once format. So, plan accordingly! You really want to pick a team that will win but also lose the following week. It is possible to run out of teams. There are tie-breakers specified in the rules to outline how winners are determined if that occurs.
kc1525 (Jan 9): I know it resets for week one of the playoffs but what if u make it to the second round of the playoffs. It resets each week in the playoffs right?
kc1525 (Jan 9): Hi Mike. Can u please post the rules for the playoff picks? Thanks
Mike (Jan 9): How does Indy lose that game? Ultimate c'mon man
Ballers101 (Jan 9): Well...that was fun. Thanks Indy...for nothing...unless of course you come back and win this game! Good luck to the rest of you. See you next year.
Mike (Jan 9): Feel like I got a little lucky with KC yesterday. Not a good performance.
Mike (Jan 4): NFL Playoffs pools are now open :)
slackavelli (Jan 3): i look forward to Mike activating his NFL playoffs pool. I that I can earn extra points for being closer at guessing the point spread. Earn points for victories too & U are not eliminated for losing a couple of games. As long as U pick the SB winner and get some extra points, U have a chance at winning or sharing the pot
Mike (Jan 2): Packers up by 20 and I'm probably going to "pack" it in for the night. Looks like this group is going 20-for-20 this week. No exits, on to Week 18!
Mike (Dec 28 '21): We lost 6 on the Chargers. I still don't know how they blow that game to the Texans. Run. the. ball. Even with the backups. 20 left heading into the second last week of the regular season.
How does this work (Dec 27 '21): Yes same to you! Hope everyone has an awesome holiday season.
Mike (Dec 25 '21): Merry Christmas! Steelers2021 is through with TEN from Thu. Any picks from today's two games?

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 $5,000 CAD
  • $20 CAD (or $18 USD) per entry
  • Limited to 325 entries
  • Week 10 start!
  • Deadline to enter Sunday November 14th, 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 325 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 Divisional Playoffs.

Important Points

Weekly Pick Deadline

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

RoundDateTime
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 4:30 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 - $5,000 Classic II NFL Survivor (Week 10 Start) 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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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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