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1. How does the game work?
2. When is the deadline to enter my picks?
3. What if I don't pick a winner for a game?
4. The season has already started. Can I still play?
5. How does the scoring work?
6. How are ties broken?
7. Are private groups available?
8. Why doesn't my password work?
9. How often are scores updated?
10. Where can I find the official rules for this contest?
11. To whom do I direct scoring disputes and other questions not answered on this page?
12. Are there prizes?


How does the game work?
You pick who you think is going to win each game of the season.

When is the deadline to enter my picks?
You can pick the winner up to 5 minutes before the game is scheduled to start.

What if I don't pick a winner for a game?
If you don't pick the computer will select the most picked teams for you.

The season has already started. Can I still play?
Yes. Your picks going forward will be counted toward your score. If you don't pick, the computer will select the most picked teams for you. TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR OWN PICKS FOR EACH GAME FOR AT LEAST ELEVEN WEEKS OF THE REGULAR SEASON.

How does the scoring work?
Players earn 1 point for each correct selection of a winner in the weekly game match-ups. If a game is canceled, postponed, suspended or forfeited for any reason, or if a game ends in a tie, no points will be awarded for that game match-up.

How are ties broken?
For an individual week:
Fans pick who they think is going to win each game along with the score for the tie-breaker game. The computer then takes all the fans who are tied for most points for the week and:
1. Subtracts what the fan chose as the score for the winning team from the actual winning team's score and squares this value.
2. Subtracts what the fan chose as the score for the losing team from the actual losing team's score and squares this value.
3. Adds 1 and 2 above together to get the fan's "score approximation".
4. The fan with the lowest "score approximation" wins.
If there is still a tie the computer then chooses a random winner from those who are tied.

Are private groups available?
Private groups are available for any entrant who desires to form their own groups of their friends and co-workers. Entrants can either create or join private groups. Private group creation or joining a private group is prohibited once the Registration Period ends. Every private group will have its own private smack board. There will be a commissioner (the private group founder) for each private group. Once the commissioner names the group and sets the private group password, it is the commissioner´┐Żs responsibility to provide the password to entrants wishing to join that private group. Both the private group ID and password are required to join and enter the private group. No prizes will be awarded to private groups.)

Why doesn't my password work?
If you're having trouble logging in try our login help page.

How often are scores updated?
Shortly after each game.

Where can I find the official rules for this contest?
Official Rules.

To whom do I direct scoring disputes and other questions not answered on this page?
You can send a comment on our feedback page.

Are there prizes?
Find prizing information here.