Offer Users Chance to Compete Against Former NFL Players for Super Bowl Trip

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Online football pool fans to have opportunity to compete directly against retired NFL greats for Super Bowl Trip including NFL Charities golf tournament spot. is pleased to announce the opening of a series of nine separate Point Pools that will allow participants to compete directly against retired NFL players such as Dorsey Levens, Harry Colon, Ricardo McDonald, Kenyon Rasheed, Oscar McBride and Chris Calloway. Participants will be competing for prizes that include Super Bowl and training camp VIP packages for the 2009 NFL season. Each of these pools will launch for Week 2 of the NFL season.

The Point Pool at is a patent-pending football pool that focuses each participant's attention on picking the winners of just two games per week, keeping time required to play at a manageable level. The game starts with each player having 50 points and a random schedule of two NFL games per week. Each player's entire schedule is available from the start and each player is guaranteed of being assigned every NFL team at least once throughout the season and. Each week, the players must pick a winner in each of their games and decide how many points to risk on each pick. The game requires long-term planning, patience and strategy and runs the entire NFL season, including the playoffs.

Each of MyPointPool's retired NFL players will also provide content and weekly "Beat The Experts" game picks for the blog network. is the network of blogs developed by MyPointPool to allow users to extend the fun, social nature of the Point Pool itself.

The largest pool is called the "Golf and the Big Game" pool. In this pool, users can match wits and strategy against the former NFL players as they compete for the Grand Prize: a package trip that includes two tickets to the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami, plus a spot in the NFL Charities Golf Tournament (played the day before), all tournament-related events and $800 spending money. Other prizes available include dozens of tickets to regular season games to be chosen by the winners during the 2009 season.

The other eight pools are what MyPointPool president Scott Dow calls "hybrid pools," each of which is tied to one of the eight league divisions. Each pool will award a First Place prize of two game tickets for any two regular season games that the winner chooses during the 2009 season.

"The Division pools are a variation on our normal Point Pool structure," says Scott Dow, president of MyPointPool Inc. "Each player still gets his or her randomly assigned schedule of two games per week. The difference is that, in addition to each player's two assigned games, each player automatically gets assigned every divisional game in that division. So everyone in the NFC East pool gets assigned every game between NFC East teams, in addition to their normal schedule. This means a player could have as many as four games to pick in a given week. This adds an exciting twist to our regular pool structure."

The "Golf and the Big Game" pool requires a $20 entry fee, while each division pool has a $15 entry fee. There are a total of 20 prize spots in each of the nine pools.


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