They're also called Elimination pools or Knockout pools. If you're not familiar with this, you pick an NFL team to win each week, but you can only pick a given team once. If your team wins, you advance, otherwise sayonara baby (insert Arnold Schwarzenegger voice) or something like that. Sounds simple, right?
One strategy is instead of picking a good team each week, pick against a bad team. If you decided to pick whichever team faced Detroit, well, that didn't work so well, now did it? It's a field of landmines out there -- sorta like the poker table.
The concept sounds simple, how could you lose? Not so fast. After the first three weeks, 17 have already been eliminated. That means, um, carry the one, subtract the 7, um, okay, there are 26 left -- at least I think so.
I won't be attending the blogger gathering, but can't stand to miss out on the challenge and the fun. The gloating power is worth more than a shot, anyway. The only thing better than gloating power is blogger gloating power.
Yep, I'm still hanging in there, and I picked San Francisco this weekend. Go 49ers!
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