Pro Football Pick ‘Em Official Rules

Official Rules

 

The Registration Process
U.S. residents 21 years of age or older with a valid state or government issued picture id can visit either web-site and enter picks for the NFL regular season football games.
Playing the Game
Each week, the match-ups on the “make picks” page will be displayed. Picks can be made from now thru Sunday, January 3rd 2016. All picks must be made prior to 1pm ET on Sunday each week. Early games must be selected prior to the start of that early game. Players can save their early game pick and then make changes to Sunday games before 1pm ET on Sunday.
Team Performance
Each week the scores will be calculated and posted for viewing. The “Results” tab will detail a user’s weekly and cumulative performance.
Scoring
The winning score will be determined by an online scoring system hosted by dell sports.com. The online scoring system is described on the welcome screen of this game.
Monday Night Games: 200 Points
Any Other Weekly Regular Season Game: 100 points
Winning the Game
Players with the most points are listed at the top. Tie-breaking rules will determine the rank for players with the same number of points. The “default game winner” is the player who has the most cumulative points at the end of the season after tie-breaking rules are applied
If there is a tie for the Top Cumulative Standings Score (Best Cumulative Score), the following tiebreakers will apply:
Tiebreaker #1 – Total number of correct picks for all weeks.
Tiebreaker #2 – Total number of correct picks for all Monday Games.
Tiebreaker #3 – Smallest tiebreaker absolute differential for the total score in the designated Week 17 tie-breaker game (calculated by: finding the absolute difference between the user predicted total score in designated Week 17 tie-breaker game and the actual score of the designated Week 17 tie-breaker game). The tie breaking will continue (week 16, then week 15, etc) until a winner is determined.
In all cases, an entry that does not win a tiebreaker is eliminated from consideration. Odds of winning prizes depend on the total number of eligible entries received and the relative U.S. football knowledge of all Entrants.
If there is a tie for the Weekly Standings (Best Score In a Given Week), the following tiebreakers will apply:
Tiebreaker #1 – Smallest tiebreaker absolute differential for the total score in the designated week’s tie-breaker game (calculated by: finding the absolute difference between the user predicted total score in designated week’s tie-breaker game and the actual score of the designated week’s tie-breaker game).
Tiebreaker #2 – Total number of correct picks for the given week.
Tiebreaker #3 – Correct predicted winner for the Monday night matchup.
Tiebreaker #4 – Random drawing.
In all cases, an entry that does not win a tiebreaker is eliminated from consideration. Odds of winning prizes depend on the total number of eligible entries received and the relative U.S. football knowledge of all Entrants.
NOTE– Updated standings will be available every Tuesday, unless unforeseen problems arise.
Public or Private Groups
Groups are available for any user who desires to form their own groups of their friends and co-workers. Any user can create or join a public group. Private groups can be created by any user and are password protected, allowing only users who know the password to join the group. Each user in a group will be ranked and sorted by their performance in their group. Private groups will have their own smack board, public groups will not. It is the private group creator’s responsibility to provide the password to users wishing to join their group.

Standings
There will be two pages for the different standings: Cumulative Point Standings and Weekly Scores (for each week in the season).  Updated standings will be available every Tuesday, unless unforeseen problems arise.
Winning Strategy
There is a great deal of strategy that goes into the game of Pick’em Challenge. Some players wish to select their favorite teams to win, while other managers will spend hours researching the statistics for each match-up. There are many different strategies that have won. Football’s a great sport, so whatever your strategy, remember to have fun and enjoy the game.
Some other notes:
All team selections must be completed prior to the kickoff each early game and by 1pm ET on every Sunday for Sunday and Monday games.
Any team attempting to make selection changes close to the deadline, risks the chance of not getting in his/her changes on time.
We are not responsible for late entries, server congestion, faulty Internet connections, etc., which may cause your picks not to be made.
We will post the scores every Tuesday morning unless unforeseen complications arise.
Any scoring disputes must be called to our attention via customer support link on the contest navigation by Noon ET on Wednesdays within the week following the scoring dispute in question.
The Dell Sports and Lotus Radio Corp reserve the right to deny any scoring inaccuracies at any time due to circumstances beyond our control.
Any team caught or suspected of system tampering, game interference or breaking our terms and conditions, may be removed from the game at any time and without notice. We also reserve the right to pursue legal and criminal action upon those member(s).
All scores are final.
Eligibility
Picks must be made prior to 1 pm ET on Sunday each week. Early games must be selected prior to the start of that early game. Players can save their early game pick and then make changes to Sunday games before 1 pm ET on Sunday.
The winning score will be determined by an online scoring system hosted by dell sports.com. The online scoring system is described on the welcome screen of this game.
General Conditions

The eligible entrant with the highest score will be deemed the prize winner. In case of a tie, the person with the top score that was entered first will determine the prize winner. Entrants can register their picks. One winner with the winning picks will receive a prize consisting of: $1,000.00 provided by Pigeon Head Brewery for promotional purposes.

Rules/Winners Information
Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees including federal income tax. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize with one of equal or greater value. By participating in contest and/or accepting prize, participants and prize winner agree to hold Lotus Radio Corp., Pigeon Head Brewery and Dell Sports, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, all sponsors, as well as their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, employees and assigns, harmless against any and all claims arising out of use or misuse of prize. Participants assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winners name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the official rules and the decisions of Lotus Radio corp. Lotus Radio Corp. is not responsible for any typographical, mechanical, or other error in the online hosting or scoring of the contest. In the event Lotus Radio Corp. is prevented from continuing with this contest, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the contest is severely undermined by any event beyond sponsors control, including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of god or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within sponsors control (each a force majeure event or occurrence), sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the contest without further obligation. If sponsor, in its discretion, elects to abbreviate the contest as a result of a force majeure event, sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the prize from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of such force majeure event, in a random drawing. In no event will more prizes be awarded than stated above.
Employees, those domiciled with, and the immediate families of employees of Lotus Radio Corp, Pigeon Head Brewery, all radio stations licensed in the Reno TSA as defined by Neilson and participating sponsors are ineligible. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Notification
Prize winner will be notified by phone and-or certified mail on or about January 11th 2016. Prizes are not transferable. Prize winner must sign a release of liability form and pick up prize in person at lotus radio corp., located at 690 E. Plumb Lane when claiming prize.
Internet Problems
If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, terrorism, work stoppage, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the game operator, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, the game operator reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. In such event, the game operator further reserves the right to award prizes to the player with the most points as of the termination date.
Technology Problems
The game operator assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or transactions. The game operator is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry or transaction to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this contest.
Caution: any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the game is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the game operator reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent permitted by law.
In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
In the event that any legal or regulatory authority challenges the contest, Lotus Radio Corp. reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. The game operator shall have no liability to any players who are disqualified due to such an action.
Email Change Of Address Policy
It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to notify the Sponsor in the event of his or her email address changing. To do so, click on the “Account” sub section under the “main” navigation. Failure to maintain a valid email address may result in that user’s disqualification and the forfeiture of any prizes won in conjunction of this contest.
False Registration
The game operator reserves the right to disqualify any user who has registered with non valid or false information. To qualify for any prize, users must have valid registration information by the contest ending date. Any information that is inaccurate or misleading will result in that user’s disqualification and the forfeiture of any prizes won in conjunction of this contest.

Disclaimer
Lotus Radio Corp is in no way connected with, affiliated with the NFL, or any of its affiliated teams, players, or players union. All references to any professional football name or term is purely nominative and not intended to imply connection affiliation or endorsement.