2017 Superbowl Pool!!!

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Edgar

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THE 2017 I.A.P. 8TH ANNUAL SUPERBOWL POOL



FEEL FREE TO BEGIN TRASH TALKING AT ANY TIME, ESPECIALLY
IF YOU THINK THE PATRIOTS NEED TO BE SQUASHED!!!​


SOME NOTES;
- Billy (Sataro) is absolutely required to participate after his 2015 haul, probably still counting.
- I will NOT chase people who participate but “forget” to mail their blanks again. Deadbeats WILL be publicly shamed. I strongly suggest that you pack up your blanks before gameday and have them ready to ship on the 6th. No excuses - if you're kicking, you're shipping!
- Our IAP management committee is also invited to play, everyone likes a shot at some management blanks. (I'm in, so someone will get some nice Texas blanks.)
- A special invitation is made to our international friends. Now is your chance to be a part of real football.
- Do NOT enter if you are not willing to ship internationally.
- I know that some of our ladies are football fans, join in!
- If you are under 18, get your parents approval first, then take everyone’s blanks.
- All of you folks who have metal lathes or do great castings, segmenting, etc. are invited - boy are you invited!

Attached are the results from last year. That will give anyone who is not familiar with this some insight into how it works. A complete explanation will be posted in the sign up post below this one.
 

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Superbowl Pool Rules

Superbowl Pool – 2017 !!!!


Date: 2-5-17
Place: NRG Stadium in Houston, TX
Time: 5:30 p.m. CST
Teams: Patriots vs Falcons


Sign-ups below on this thread
LIMITED TO THE FIRST 99 PEOPLE TO SIGN UP BELOW….PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE EXPLANATION FIRST SO THERE IS NO CONFUSION….PM ME WITH ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS.

Here’s your chance to win a few pen blanks from your closest IAP friends! ANYONE CAN WIN! There is absolutely no cost or previous experience required other than a desire to have some fun. Signing up is simple….just respond in this Superbowl thread that you want in !!!!!!

- Trashtalkin’ is encouraged……
- International members are encouraged to play as well even though you play funny football
- Do NOT sign up if you are not willing to ship internationally.
- Previous winners are required to play to give everyone a chance to get their blanks back, especially Billy (Sataro) :)

**For those who unfamiliar with football pools, here’s an explanation of how it works…

IT’S VERY SIMPLE...

The BLANK grid is broken up into 100 squares (10 across by 10 high). Entrant’s names are randomly drawn and placed into random squares. AFTER all the names are placed, numbers 0-9 are randomly drawn and placed across the top along with the name of one team, and again along the side in no particular order for the other team, somewhat like a scrambled multiplication table. At the end of the first quarter, if the score is 7 – 3, you go across the top to 7 for team A, then down the side to 3 for team B. Where that column and row intersect is the square with the winner’s name. Only the last number of the score is used; ex. 21-14 would be square 1 and square 4.

Here are the rules
- Cost to play is zero other than a few blanks that you have laying around your shop and the cost of postage.
- Sign-ups will close when we reach 100 names. Limit 1 square per person
- Extra squares will be allowed only after everyone has had a chance to join in and there are still empty ones.
- Once we have everyone signed up, names will be randomly picked from a hat and assigned to a square on the grid. Your personal square is yours for the entire game and enables you to win as an individual in any of the 4quarters.
- Once all names have been assigned, another random drawing will take place to determine the numbers across the top and side.
- The entire grid is broken into 4 colors, each representing a different quarter of the game. The winner of each quarter will receive 4-5 blanks fro each of the people whose names appear in that particular color. History has shown that we have some very generous folks here.
- In the event that there is a scoreless quarter, the winner from the previous quarter will be carried over and win blanks from that group as well. It is possible that you could win pen blanks from 50 different people, or more!
- The completed grid will be posted prior to game day.
- We ask that all participants mail their blanks to the winners within 1 week of the end of the game or make arrangements with their winner. Having to chase or remind people to send their blanks is uncomfortable and awkward. Deadbeats WILL be publicly shamed.
- All winners are asked to post pictures of their winnings so the rest of us can drool




IMPORTANT NOTICES: IAP RULES
- In order to participate your public profile must contain your first name, place of residence and you must be readily available via PM or email.
- Only registered members are able to view this information.
- If you haven't followed through in a previous activity, don't enter this one. Mike Redburn will be checking entrants and will disqualify anyone who has failed to complete a previous activity.

Here is the link to last year’s Superbowl Pool to take a look at…. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/2016-superbowl-pool-138078/


That’s about it…….sign ups are now open. GO TEXANS !
 
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JohnU

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I'm in Please! and with my continued luck...I'll start getting my blanks ready. Thanks for doing this Edgar!!
 
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DigBaddy72

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As one of last year's winners, I have to say that the blank haul was ASTOUNDING!! I am in again this year as per the rules requirements. Good luck everyone.

As a side note, there is a good chance I will be passing on some of the blanks I got last year, just too many in my shop now!
 

Skeleton2014

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I'm in!
Would just like to say we, the Seattle Seahawks, beat both of these teams this year, just not when it counted.
Thanks Edgar for doing the pool... I won in 2016 and have so many blanks. I don't think anyone sent just the 4 or 5 minimum. Some sent as many as 20 or 25 in a MFRB! Got some nice castings including a $50 bill in PR!
Jeff
 
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