Let's start out with a big welcome to this year's rookie class. We send warm greetings to our three newest players, Fishlady, What's Football? and Cutler's Revenge. Welcome to the league, everyone! One other new name appears in the ranks -- Eighteen has changed his name to Heisendad.
The layout of the league is pretty much the same as it was last year -- the three departing players were all from the same division, so the AFC South is pretty rookie-packed this year (it's going to be interesting to see how StuB fares!). We didn't have to move anyone else around, so here's how things will look this season:
I ask everyone to poke around and see if you come across any glitches or bad links anywhere on the site. And you'd like any customized colors, graphics, or whatnot on your player page, or if you'd like a name change, then by all means let me know.
Next up is the copy-and-paste-from-last-year portion. As a service to the newcomers (and a refresher to the vets), here's a quick primer on the buttons you'll find at the bottom of this page:
Match-Ups & Results - Shows you who is going to be playing against whom, in both real NFL games and our 1-On-1 Matches. All 17 weeks are covered, so you can see past, present and future match-ups.
Submit Picks - Where you go to get your picks in. Picks for Thursday games are due in by noon that Thursday, and Sunday games are due in by noon that Saturday.
Weekly Standings - Shows how each player is doing. Contains a breakdown of all players by division and conference, plus their records. Also shows Power Rankings and a history of the season's Players of the Week.
Rules & Info (FAQ) - Pretty much every little thing you could possibly want to know about the NFL 1-On-1 Pool.
1-On-1 Pool History - Want to relive the previous seasons? Here's where you can do it.
1-On-1 Pool Facebook page - If you're on facebook, you can use this to talk crap to other players, as well as keep abreast of pool developments. It's a closed group, but simply use the link to request membership and it'll be approved quickly.
The other important link is for the Subscription Page. If you still need to pay your entry fee, this is place where you can do it (sooner would be better than later, please).
Ok, let's take a look at what we have in store this week:
We'll kick things off in the AFC North where the entire group is facing divisional action. We have last season's top-ranked player, JPP's Missing Fingers, looking to make it three-in-a-row over I Will Win It All, while 2016 Wild Card player Brenda's Bulldogs looks to make a return to the postseason, starting with a win over Mean Machine.
It's a rookie-vs-rookie matchup in the AFC South, where both What's Football? and Cutler's Revenge will get their feet wet together. Someone will be starting off their 1-On-1 Pool time off on the right foot!
Why Not Zoidberg?, last season's AFC West champion, will look to make it another season sweep over Lyle Alzado.
We'll wrap things up in the NFC East where we have Hyena and Bad Mice. They were the bottom half of the division last year, so the winner of this one will be be making a big step up to the top of the group.
Good luck everyone, and have a great season!
Woohoo, back to da foozball!
The pick chart has been updated to reflect this change.
Congratulations go out to Heisendad -- although we had several players go an impressive 11-of-15 this week, he was the only one who hit the MNF score total right on the nose. That performance earns him the first Player of the Week of the season -- nicely done!
All right, that'll about do it for this opening week. Congratulations to those who chalked up victories, and better luck next week to those who found themselves on the wrong end of the scoring chart. Take a look at the finalized pick chart, see how you're looking in the utterly meaningless Week 1 Standings, and get a jump on your Week 2 pick submissions. Have a great week everyone!