Ed's Pigskin Pick'em
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the weekly deadline
to submit my picks and submit my payment?
Each week the deadline to enter your picks and pay your entry fee is Saturday night, at 9:00 pm PST. This gives me time to create a grid containing everyone's picks and post it here Saturday night, prior to the Sunday morning games. (You will always have a copy of everyone's picks prior to the first game.)
Week #13 contains three games on Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) and thus I will most likely have a Wednesday night, 9:00 pm deadline that week, so we can include those three Thanksgiving Day games.
Week #16 has two games that are scheduled on Saturday, and thus the deadline that week will most likely be Friday night at 9:00 pm. Check back here, of course, for further notices.
Why don't you normally use the Thursday evening game?
Not including the Thursday evening games gives everyone three extra days than you would otherwise not have to fill out your picks and e-mail them to me. (If we used the Thursday game everyone would have to submit their picks to me by Wednesday evening.)
Can I enter more than once?
Yes, you can enter as many times as you like. Each entry costs $10.00.
Do I have to play each week?
Absolutely not. Feel free to jump in or jump out at any time. There is no disadvantage in doing so. Each week is a new, weekly contest. This is not a season-long contest, nor a survivor-type of pool.
Where do I send my picks? Where do I send my entry fee?
Send your picks to firstname.lastname@example.org. This address is also my PayPal address. When sending via PayPal, please send the money to a friend and via your PayPal balance or bank account (PayPal says this is perfectly okay), so that no PayPal fees are taken out at my end.
If I win, how and when will I
receive my winnings?
|I don't have Excel. Is there an alternative format for
submitting my picks?
Yes. There are two alternatives.
(1) Simply open the Excel pick sheet form in OpenOffice. OpenOffice is free and is the leading open-source software for spreadsheets. Mark your selections as described above and then save the file as a Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP (.xls) (*.xls) file. This file format is one of the many choices available when you execute a SAVE AS command.
(2) The other method is to use any text editor (TextPad, Notepad, etc.) and create an ASCII text file. Here is an example of a valid file. The format of the text file is as follows:
In the above example, "Spider-Man" is choosing all of the home teams, and 40 points as the total number of points scored in the Monday Night game. He answered 'no' to the weekly survey question.
In this example, "Batman" is choosing all of the away teams and 45 points as the total number of points scored in the Monday Night game. He answered 'yes' to the weekly survey question.
|After entering your selections in this format, save the file as an ASCII text file (.txt), attach this file to an e-mail and send it to me. (Note that vikes, hawks, bucs, jags, pats and skins are okay to use as the mascot name instead of vikings, seahawks, buccaneers, jaguars, and patriots, and redskins respectively.)|