Be The Last Man Standing With Survivor Pools
Interested in fantasy football? More importantly, do you love the NFL? Well, why not make things a bit more interesting this year? Get yourself involved in a Survivor Pool. Mix in a bit of skill with pure luck to see if you can hang around the longest and become the last player standing to grab the trophy.
The concept behind a Survivor Pool is a pretty simple one; survive in the pool the longest in order to win. This is achieved, in most pools, by correctly picking the winner of a game every week. There is a variation that is the complete opposite; picking a losing team each week.
Survivor Pools are most commonly used with the NFL since there are fewer teams than in the NCAA and the teams are followed more widely. However, a Survivor Pool can easily be modified to work in union with other occasions, such as college bowl seasons. In the case of NFL Survivor Pools, you are asked to pick one team per week who you think will win the game. If that team does win, you move onto next week. If that team loses, so do you and you are out. The game continues until one player is left in the pool. That person is then pronounced the winner and will merrily collect their prize.
You basically have two choices to play in a Survivor Pool; you can either start your own pool, such as at your office, and get co-workers to join or you could choose to join a pool that is already in existence. If you set up your own pool, you decide the rules. If you join an existing pool, then you have to follow the rules set out by the person who set up that particular pool. All rules should be clearly defined and documented in advance of the first game. These rules are also known as the pool configuration. What settings are commonly available for configuration of a Survivor Pool?
Many sites host Survivor Pools, though few will host your pools for free. Common settings of all sites include; the maximum players allowed in the pool, the tiebreaker rules to be followed in event the season end with more than one player still active, if Rebirths are allowed and, if so, how many Rebirths are allowed per team and if there is a Cutoff week. Rebirths allow a team who is out to buy their way back into the pool. Other settings include allowing autopicks and the total number of weeks autopicks are allowed, whether the players need to pick winning teams or losing teams and what the charges are for the league (Entrance fee, Rebirth fee).
Survivor Pools are also called Last Man Standing Pools, Eliminator Pools, Knockout Pools and Suicide Pools. These aren’t the only fantasy football pools involving NFL teams. You can also participate in Point Spread or Pick ‘em Pools, Confidence Pools and Super Bowl Square Pools. Descriptions of these pools can be found in different articles.
Depending on the amount of people taking part in the pool that you are in and the entrance fee, you could win hundreds of dollars! It is not all about the money, though that is clearly the best prize. It is also about getting involved and enjoying being more than just a spectator in the NFL, so get yourself signed up!
Bill Parsons is the owner of http://www.MaximumFantasySports.com and a rabid fantasy sports participant. He began creating his own football and baseball fantasy leagues at the ripe old age of seven; tracking stats and standings on paper. He decided to create a real-time fantasy football league website that includes all of the best features and some of which have never been attempted at any other website.