Two left standing
After 19 weeks, more than 1,000
football games, and more than 82,000 picks, Pigskin
Mania 27 ended in a tie.
Pulley96 both ended the season with a
pool record score of 71.0, breaking the record of 70.5
held by Kyle Skinner and Jason
Hatala. The two split the prize money for first
and second place and each will collect $3,706.20. First
place would have been worth $5,220 if there had not been
a tie. It is only the third time in the history of the
pool that first place ended in a tie. There are no
The pool paid 109 places
from a record a pot of $54,540. Prize winners in the
regular season and bowl pool will receive an email with
instructions on how to collect as soon as accounting for
the season is completed and all accounts are updated.
Payouts are expected to go out around the time of the
First place came down to the
second to last game of the season. AMcKenny had been in
sole possession of first place since Week 3 on the
strength of three perfect weeks and a string of 5.0s.
Pulley96 rallied late in the season to close to within
1.0 headed into the final week.
On the final Sunday, Pulley
forced the tie when the Eagles covered against the Bears
in the second to last game of the season. Both players
picked Alabama in the Pigskin Special so that game had
no bearing on the top spot.
Rounding out the top five and
all collecting more than $1,000 each were Allen
J, ekaberon and blakew.
Season payouts for all 100 places can be found on the
Money page. Total payouts including weekly prizes are on
the Standings page.
We hope everyone had a
fun season. Next up is
March Mania, our NCAA Tournament
pool. We’ll send everyone with a PM account an email
when that rolls around. Until then, enjoy the rest of
the NFL playoffs and we’ll be back again next season.
Till we meet again
Here are a few numbers to recap
the 2018 season.
A total of 421 players out
of 910 collected a piece of the pot, and 376 players
won at least their entry fee back, collecting $60 or
There were a total of 483
perfect weeks during the season, four fewer than the
2017 season even though there were 79 more players.
With a perfect week in Week
19, Chuck Stanifer became the third
player in the history of the pool to have five
perfect weeks in a season. He finished in 10th place
and collected a total of $822.
Stanifer's NFL winning
percentage of .740 is the second highest in that
category in pool history.
When the 2019 season kicks
off, Bill Stewart and
BRIBREN31 will continue to chase the record
of 195 weeks without a perfect week held by
Feder16. The pair ended the 2018 season at
After scoring perfect weeks
in the first two weeks of the season,
blatulippe had a rough go the rest of the
way and finished in 741st place. Still, the entry
will collect $90.
Overall, the pool’s winning
percentage was about average. It was .488 on 82,659
picks. The all-time cumulative winning percentage is
.490. However, the pool was well below average on
the college side at .480, and nearly got to the .500
mark in NFL games with a .496 winning percentage.
Locks were not so lucky
this year with a total net loss of 282 points and a
.482 winning percentage.
The Special was in the
black at +234.5 and a .517 winning percentage.
Kyle Skinner finished in 268th place with a
score of 49.0. He scored 70.5 last year, tying the