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survivor pools:

    To borrow a phrase from the great Bruce Springsteen, “Is there anybody alive out there tonight”? As we enter Week 2 of the NFL season, I write this from the survivor afterlife, lying under the snapped limb I went out on by somewhat boldly picking the Detroit Lions. Per Warren Sharp, since 2006 there had been 782 teams that led by 17 in the fourth quarter. Only three of those 782 lost. Meet team No. 4. A big key to success in survivor pools is bucking the trend at some point to separate yourself from the rest of the contestants. You must think differently. Well, Detroit sure was different. Circa runs a high-stakes, $1,000-entry survivor pool that this year...
    Survive and advance! Though that phrase was created to convey the mindset of college hoops teams trying to navigate the unpredictability of March Madness, it applies just as fittingly to September. Survivor pools are a fall tradition as good as any. They offer a low-risk/ high-reward way to getting action on the games. Pick a team, any team, to just win the game. No point spread. If you win, you survive to play another week. The beauty of this contest lies in its simplicity. It expands the pool of people who can participate in a format that’s welcoming to the person in the office who doesn’t even watch football, yet challenging to even the sharpest of NFL bettors. Let’s...
    In an NFL survivor pool, you need to successfully pick a winning team each week. The big catch is that you can only select each NFL team once. That rule turns what looks like a very simple game into a complex puzzle where you have to decide on a strategy for when to best use teams. That hidden complexity also creates opportunities for smart pool players. Survivor pools are high-risk ventures, and the most likely outcome is that you don’t win a specific pool. But with good strategy, you can increase your chances of taking down a pot and making great returns over the long run. This analysis is brought to you by TeamRankings, the only site that provides customized...