Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Cancelled Football Games
Looking for information on cancelled/postponed/forfeit games? Click on one of the following two links to learn more:
User Information Questions - Username, Email and Password
- Log in under your main account.
- Click "My Pools" link in the left frame right below where it shows your pool name.
- Click the link to "Edit" the entry.
- Click the link to Convert to Full Member.
- Enter an email address and password for your new full account.
- Click Submit and you're done.
Yes, in most cases, people can join your pool at any time in the season* without any interruption to your pool. We periodically look for pools with a balance due, and notify you of the additional amount due and give you a new payment due date to pay the balance.
* For some pools, it doesn't make sense to add entries later in the season (e.g. Survivor Pools where a pool member who doesn't participate in the first week would be "eliminated" and there would be no reason to join.
Some managers like to set their pick deadline for Friday so everyone can print out the poolwide picks at work, and then take the picksheets home knowing that all the picks are locked.
Fantasy Football Leagues and Share Pools do not have pick deadlines. It is all based on the individual game times.
For missed entries in a confidence pool, you lose your highest ranks first. For example, if your top rank is 16, you lose your 16 pointer when you miss entering the Thursday game.
If you are not using Autopicks, we recommend that you immediately post your picks on your pool's trash talk message board (which is time stamped) and then try to contact your pool manager who may take pity on you and accept your late picks.
Another possibility is that the pool is set to limit the number of autopicks someone can get during the course of the season. Check your pool settings to see if there is a maximum number of autopicks set.
Standings and Scoring
Using this feature, you can practice during the preseason and do separate standings for the playoffs.
Point Spread Questions
For Share Pool format pools, we don't always use a 1/2 point line.
For Share Pools the lines (point spreads and over/under totals) can change anytime during the week. You are graded at the line that was in when you made your pick.
Special Options and Pool Operation Questions
Standings in a confidence pool are determined by total points.
In weeks where there are only 14 games, the values go from 16 to 3, but we can set you up to make it 1 to 14 if you like. In college pools, the values start with the number of games you have and go down to 1. For example, if there are 10 games, the values go from 10 (highest) to 1 (lowest) and so on.