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Old 12-07-2007, 06:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Blowout Cards Superbowl Pool

Just checking to see if there would be any interest in doing a Superbowl Pool.

How it would work:

Sell 100 squares at $30/ea. Use this money to purchase 2 cases of 2007 SP Authentic Football from Chris. Last time I checked it was listed for $2700 for a 2 case lot and a release date of Feb. 1, 2008 which is a few days before the game.

Cost of cases $2700
Paypal fees on $3000 102 (Assumed 50 transactions of $60)
S&H 108 (12 packages @ $8.95 Priority Flat Rate)
Total Cost $2910 (extra money would go to final score winner)

Prize breakdown

Points scored in 1st Quarter 2 boxes
Points scored in 2nd Quarter 2 boxes
Halftime Score 2 boxes
Points scored in 3rd Quarter 2 boxes
Score at end of 3rd Quarter 2 boxes
Points scored in 4th Quarter 2 boxes
Score at end of 4th Quarter 2 boxes
Points scored in All Overtimes 2 boxes
Final Score 5 boxes + any extra money.

If there is no Overtime, the Final Score winner would get 9 boxes.

The other 3 boxes would be for a “Closest to Contest”

Total Net Rushing Yards 1 box
Total Net Passing Yards 1 box
Total First Downs 1 box

Each member would get 1 guess per person. These guesses would be submitted after the AFC/NFC Championship Games.

If there would be a tie, the tie breaker would be to add the other 2 categories together and the closest to that total would win.

The squares would be randomly assigned just like we do for Group Break Slots. Square #1 would be upper left corner and Square #100 would be bottom right corner. After all squares have been assigned a copy will be sent to all the participants without the numbers assigned.

The numbers would be assigned by a member who is not participating, hopefully Chris or Pat if they would be agreeable. This would be done without that person knowing who’s name was where. The final copy with numbers assigned would be sent to all participants.

Money would not be due until after all squares have been sold or after Jan. 1st whichever is later.

In order to allow maximum participation, you are allowed 2 squares/member for the 1st couple weeks. If all squares are not sold by that time then you can buy 2 more.

The last thing needed would someone to volunteer “Host” this.
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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We would take 2 squares.
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am in for 2 squares - great idea....
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would be in for two square also. Is this legal though? I sure hope so. Wouldn't want this site to get into trouble. I love the idea. Nice job Mike!
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I would be in for two square also. Is this legal though? I sure hope so. Wouldn't want this site to get into trouble. I love the idea. Nice job Mike!

Are any superbowl pools "legal"??
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't know. I just didn't want to put Chirs and Pat at risk if so. We get some jerks on here once in a while, and I would hate if they turned this site in as a gambling one if that's indeed what this would be.
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd be in for 2 squares.

The only thing I know about pools in NY is that they are legal if no one is profiting from them, meaning all entry money goes back out. This setup seems to cover that.

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Old 12-07-2007, 10:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd take 2
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Im in...

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i would be in too
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I might be in also, 4 spots for me.

But we should make sure of the legality of this or we just exchange emails and do this off the board.

Wouldn't want blowout to get into trouble.

I think if there was a pool "sponsored" by blowout like the weekly picks, that would be legal because no one is contributing anything, but if you contribute eventhough it is all getting distributed, I'm not so sure.

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Old 12-07-2007, 01:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Where's our Legal Eagle when you need him.

Earth calling KMD.
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I would be in for two---my impression on pools was always---if you are taking in 3 grand and paying out 3 grand, there isnt an issue. If we were taking in 3 grand and paying out 2, uncle sam wants a taste. I could be and probably am wrong though

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Old 12-11-2007, 02:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Default 4 for me if this is done

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put me in for 2 if this gets off the ground (possibly 4 later on). ill have money by then!

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Wow! I really like this idea. I'm in for at least 2 for now.
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:22 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Count me in for 2 spots at first as well!
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