A different kind of fantasy August 28, 2014 5:08 PM   Subscribe

I've been doing wins pools for the last year and love them. Does anyone in MeFi want to join me?

I read about wins pools in this Bill Simmons article on Grantland and have been doing them with friends. It's a really fun and hands off way to have some stakes during the season.

Here are the basic rules for those who don't want to read the article:

1. A totally randomized draft order is created.
2. Each player picks their teams.
3. Profit

I want to set up pools for the NFL and NBA. I'd like to have 8 people per NFL pool and 10 people per NBA pool. We can certainly accommodate more players if there is demand. There would be no monetary prizes, just bragging rights.

For discussion and stuff like that, I'll likely set up a subreddit on reddit.

Who's in?
posted by reenum to MetaFilter-Related at 5:08 PM (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'm in as long as going on reddit isn't necessary.
posted by cashman at 7:42 PM on August 28, 2014

I would do it.
posted by codacorolla at 7:49 PM on August 28, 2014

OK. We can certainly do the draft and other communications via email.
posted by reenum at 4:16 AM on August 29, 2014

Oh I wasn't trying to rock the boat - do it on reddit if that's what everyone wants!
posted by cashman at 6:07 AM on August 29, 2014

I'd do an NFL one.
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 9:50 AM on August 29, 2014

I seem to suddenly have free time, so why not? I know next to nothing about the NBA, but for this kind of pool that doesn't seem too much of a problem.
posted by nubs at 10:28 AM on August 29, 2014

I'd be interested in the NFL pool.
posted by Benway at 10:32 AM on August 29, 2014

I'd do it only if gambling were involved.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:27 AM on August 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

I'd be up for trying it out. I'm more intrigued by the NBA version, but if you need more people to play NFL, I can do that as well.
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:27 PM on August 29, 2014

I'm interested in the NFL pool.
posted by gladly at 3:02 PM on August 29, 2014

If you have room, I'm in for the NFL.
posted by Snerd at 7:36 AM on August 30, 2014

I'm in for NFL if there's still room.
posted by vakker at 2:54 PM on August 30, 2014

I'd love to do the NBA league!
posted by beepbeepboopboop at 9:52 AM on August 31, 2014

I'm up for the NFL pool!
posted by KingEdRa at 4:13 PM on August 31, 2014

We are full up for both pools. Thanks to all who signed up. I sent email invites to the Google Group to those who sent me email addresses. I have already posted the draft orders for each pool. Let's have a great season!
posted by reenum at 2:13 PM on September 1, 2014

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