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Season 25 - BFL is Back, nothing can stop this pool

Hi All!

Hope you all are ready for yet another year of BFL competition!

Adam "the commish" Saal will send his an official notice, but until then:

Launched in 1996, the BFL is in its 25th season of league play this year. Thanks to all of you have been so loyal and dedicated in your play over the years, including the small group of us (old people) who started with the BFL in that very first season!. 

The site is now and has been open and ready at, and Week 1 picks are due by 8:15 p.m. EDT, TODAY, Thursday, September 10. 

The BFL has grown and stayed strong over the years, and several dozen players from around the country have regularly participated the last few years. Welcome back to all of you who have played before, and the BFL is also open to any and all new players. Feel free to invite your friends and family.

Rules below and good luck in the BFL this year!

League Rules and Need-to-Knows:

*The official league site can be found at

*Weekly fee is $5, payable only in two installments - Half Season ($42.50) or Full Season ($85.00).
Payment is by check only to Karen Tardich at:
Karen Tardich
577 E. Kennett
Pontiac, MI 48340

*Returning players who want to use the same name and password are pre-registered and ready to go! If you can’t remember your password, shoot an email to: and include password in the email title and your new password in the description and the system will automatically update it.

*The BFL is a confidence points pool. The objective is to pick the winner of each game played on each weekend while allocating points to each game based on the number of games played.  So, in a 16-game week (always check the total number of games being played each week!), you would pick each game’s winner and then rank each game from 1 to 16.  Games you believe will be blowouts should get the highest points allocations (16, 15, 14, etc.), while games that seem to be too close to call should get the lower point allocations (3, 2, 1, etc.). You earn points only for the games you win.

*The player accumulating the most points each week is that week’s winner. The player accumulating the most points in the season wins the championship.

*No spreads are used. Make your picks based on outright wins, not against the line.

*Every weekend of play counts toward the championship.  The old throw-out week rule was done away with long ago. All 17 weeks of play count.

*Your weekly pick sheet and entry must be filed on time in order to play. The pick sheet deadline is Thursday at 6 p.m. (an hour or so before each week’s first game).

*The BFL has a zero-tolerance late-pick policy.  If in doubt, fill it out early in the week and send it in.

*Weekly ties are broken by the combined score of each week’s Monday Night Football game. Be sure to fill that out on each week’s pick sheet.  In the event a further weekly tiebreaker is needed, the Detroit Lions game’s combine score is used. We will pick and alternative game when the Lions are on Bye.

*Championship ties will be broken by total season weekly wins down through highest weekly finishes.

*If an actual game(s) within a weekend’s schedule is postponed and BFL players have picked and allocated points for that game(s) in a weekly pick sheet, those points will come into play if and when the game(s) is played.  If necessary, that week’s payout will be held until the postponed game(s) can be played and a clear weekly BFL winner can be determined.  If the game(s) is cancelled outright, no points will be allocated or reinstated.

*In the event a full weekend of actual play is postponed, the Commish will make the sole determination as to the best course of action for the BFL.

*It is OK to have a team of people for a single entry but no one may be involved in more than one team, individually or in a group. No double dipping!

*All disputes will be decided by Commish ATOM, and every year a new and entirely unexpected one emerges! Remember, sportsmanship and fair play will be at the foundation of all decisions. Seriously… really, even in this day and age.

*A weekly prize fund and season-long bonus pool are up for grabs. Each week’s winner receives 90% of that week’s purse. 10% of each week’s pot goes into the season-long pool which pays 60% to the winner, 30% to the runner-up and 10% to third place at the end of the season.

*Join us now at!!!!!