2008 Suicide Pools and Eliminator Pools
Check this page weekly during the 2008-09 NFL season for a weekly article giving advice for suicide pools and eliminator pools. Doc's Sports will recommend the best teams to pick each week for your suicide pool and we will give the best analysis of anyone on the Internet.
NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Divisional Round
by Matt Severance - 01/08/2009
Hopefully you read this column last week and advanced in your NFL Playoff Survivor Pool, as I hit on my lock of the weekend (Baltimore) and my other two leans (Arizona and Philadelphia). Yes, the Colts bit me, but that probably was just because of the flip of a coin in overtime and the NFL's stupid, stupid overtime rules - but that's for another column.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Wild-Card Round
by Matt Severance - 01/02/2009
In my Week 17 Survivor column, which I assumed to be the last of the year, I asked if any of you were in a Survivor-type playoff pool and to email if you were. Well, you did, so we are back for the postseason. Thanks for writing in.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 17
by Matt Severance - 12/24/2008
Well, readers, the final week of the NFL's regular season is upon us. Hopefully you have pocketed that Survivor Pool cash by now, but if not, here is my final column for the season. I thank those of you who emailed in with questions, etc.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 16
by Matt Severance - 12/17/2008
Welcome back, Survivalists. If you are still alive in your competition, can't you just smell the money? No doubt that would make a nice addition to your Christmas budget. Let's see what we can do to make that happen.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 15
by Matt Severance - 12/10/2008
Hello, loyal readers. I stopped writing the Survivor Pool column assuming that had you made it this far that: 1) you no longer needed my advice because, hey, you were still going and I was KO'd from mine; or 2) most of the Survivor Pools had finished one way or the other.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 12
by Matt Severance - 11/20/2008
Unless you are in a very forgiving Survivor Pool, last week's Eagles upset tie at Cincinnati (the NFL's first tie in six years) knocked you out if you had picked Philly. After all, you are picking winners in these pools, not which teams won't lose. Maybe you didn't know that … much like Donovan McNabb doesn't know basic NFL rules.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 11
by Matt Severance - 11/13/2008
Most Survivor Pools have been completed by now, but they are going to keep paying me to write this column, so I'll keep writing! And hopefully you keep reading. If you are fortunate enough to still be alive in your Survivor Pool, congrats. Let's see if we can keep that going.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 10
by Matt Severance - 11/06/2008
Good news, fellow Survivalists, this is the last week of the byes in the NFL (and first week of Thursday night games), so you will have a full menu to choose from the rest of the season following Week 10 - assuming you haven't already won your pool thanks to my sage advice. That would be the same advice, I guess, that got me knocked out, but that's a minor detail.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 9
by Matt Severance - 10/30/2008
Hello fellow Survivalists, hopefully Week 9 still finds you alive in your competition. Last week went pretty much to form, although those of you who chose the J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets no doubt were sweating profusely for most of that game thanks to Brett Favre's inaccuracy against the Chiefs. But the five biggest favorites all won, so it probably wasn't a knockout week in your pool.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 8
by Matt Severance - 10/23/2008
Are you still alive in your NFL suicide pool competition? If you are a Dallas Cowboys fan, I am guessing not. They are Prime Example No. 1 of why you should never look weeks ahead to a game, and it's something of which I'm slightly guilty.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 7
by Matt Severance - 10/17/2008
So, dear reader, I hope you will stick with this column, as I'm guessing that Redskins upset also eliminated many of you, but some pools do have a one-time buy-back option and there are even a few pools that I know of where everyone was eliminated because of the Skins and Cowboys last week, so it's a do over. Thus, I'll keep writing, and hopefully you will keep reading.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 6
by Matt Severance - 10/09/2008
For a quick recap if you are just joining us here at Survivor Central - and no tribal challenges on this island (last stupid metaphor, I promise): I have used, in order, Philadelphia (easy win), Tampa Bay (easy win), N.Y. Giants (OT win), Jacksonville (OT win) and Carolina (easy win) thus far.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 5
by Matt Severance - 10/02/2008
We're back again here at Survivor Pool Central, and hopefully you are reading this because you remain alive in your competition and not solely because of my scintillating style. I am still kicking in my pool, although it has gotten too close for comfort lately. I have chosen Philly (easy Week 1 win), Tampa Bay (easy Week 2 win), the New York Giants (OT Week 3 win) and Jacksonville (OT Week 4 win). Maybe the Survivor gods are with me this year with those past two winners being stretched to the limit at home against two big underdogs.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 4
by Matt Severance - 09/25/2008
Welcome back to the weekly NFL Survivor Pool column, which should find you still alive in your competition if you have followed my advice. Weeks 1 and 2 were no sweat for my picks, with the Eagles and Bucs, respectively, but Week 3 was a close one, with the Giants needing overtime to beat the pitiful Bengals. I did warn you last week that there were no sure things and that it would have been hard for Carson Palmer to have a third consecutive bad week, and he didn't. But the G-Men survived.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 3
by Matt Severance - 09/19/2008
Hopefully this column finds you still in your NFL Survivor Pool - and you are if you followed my advice in the first two weeks as the Eagles (Week 1) and Bucs (Week 2) both won rather easily.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 2
by Matt Severance - 09/11/2008
The beauty - and pain - of NFL survivor pools was evident in Week 1: I'm guessing that more than a few contestants in your pool were ousted thanks to the home losses by the Colts against the Bears and the Chargers against the Panthers.
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NFL Survivor Pool Picks - Week 1
by Matt Severance - 09/04/2008
I'll be writing each week of the NFL season offering expert advice on how to win your survivor pool, which has become the most popular way for office workers to cure their gambling jones until March Madness rolls back around. What makes me an expert? I have won a few of these, and I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, so hopefully that will suffice.
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Advice and Tips for NFL Survivor Pools
by Trevor Whenham
The best part of the NFL is that there are hundreds of different ways to get some action and hopefully make a bit of money. You can play your basic point spreads, totals or money line, but there is so much more out there. Everybody knows somebody who is running some sort of pool or fantasy league, and if you follow football closely you'll have an edge over the long term over the people who pick teams based on mascot name or uniform color. One of the most difficult but entertaining and potentially lucrative ways to put your money in play during the pro football season is in an NFL suicide pool - also known as an NFL eliminator pool or a NFL survivor pool. This season at Doc's Sports we will provide week-by-week suicide pool advice to give you the best chance to win the pot.
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