Football season is here, and the "Survivor Pool" is underway.  The object is to pick the winner of only ONE NFL game each week.  Participants CANNOT PICK THE SAME TEAM TWICE during the entire season.  If the team picked wins in that week, you survive to the next week and remain in the game to pick the next week.  The game ends when only one person is left, to which that person will take all the prize pool money. 

We have six members involved this season. The object here is to SURVIVE as long as possible. The one to survive takes home the prize! There are no consolation prizes. WINNER(S) TAKES IT ALL!!!!!  (In the event that two (2) participants make it through all 17 weeks of the NFL season, those participants will split the prize equally.  If more than two (2) participants are still in the Pool after Week #17, they will advance to the Playoff Round.  (If we get to playoffs we can either split the cash or talk about the rules then.)

All participants MUST submit a team pick each week to Jake Stein.  IF YOU DO NOT PICK A TEAM IN ANY GIVEN WEEK, YOU ARE ELIMINATED.  Insurance does not save you if you do not send in a pick.

The final deadline for each week's selection is prior to the start time of the first Sunday game on each weekend of play.  That includes picks for the Monday night game.  On weeks that have a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday game, anyone wishing to pick one of the teams playing in those game(s) must have their pick submitted prior to the start of that game.  There is no restriction on how early a selection may be submitted (i.e., if you are going to be out of the office on business or vacation, you can submit your picks in advance).  A participant may also change their pick at any time providing they submit the new pick prior to the deadlines listed above.  Each participant is responsible for being aware of and meeting the deadlines for their weekly picks.  A week of play is based on the regular NFL schedule and includes the Monday night game for that week.

The weekly picks will be available to all participants so each participant can track how many survive and how many are eliminated.  It will also give everyone a chance to check to make sure I have selected the correct pick for everyone.