NFL Loser Football Pools

The Loser Football Pool is a very unique kind of football pool, with scoring based on the previous season's finish. It's a fun and exciting format with most of the worthwhile picks being playoff teams from the previous season, and you're hoping they'll lose. It's not as easy as it sounds. Standings can have huge swings week in and week out, especially when a popular pick pulls off a win.

Fun Fact: The Loser Football Pool is the reason Hosted Pools was originally created. We couldn't find it anywhere online.

How to Play

  1. Each NFL team has a corresponding point value relative to their performance in the previous season.
  2. Entrants pick one team each week of the NFL season (including the play-offs) to lose.
  3. If the team selected loses, the entry earns the point value associated with the team as their score for the week.
  4. If the team selected wins or ties, the entry earns zero points for the week.
  5. The entry with the most total points at the end of the play offs is the winner.
  6. There is no limit to the number of times an entrant can select a team.

Options

Default Picks - Choose from several options to assign a pick to an entry that doesn't make a selection prior to the deadline.
Create a New Loser Football Pool Join an Existing Loser Football Pool

Site News

  • Sep 21, 2018 - The 2018-2019 NHL Hockey is just over 2 weeks away now! We have pools rolling in daily and are pumped to get the season rolling. Set up your Survivor/Loser or Pick'em style pool today!
  • Jun 11, 2018 - Football Pools are now available for the 2018 NFL season! We now have 6 different offerings including Pick'em, Survivor, Loser, Margin, Pick 5/SuperContest and our new 20-Point Football. You can set up your pool today!
  • Jun 9, 2018 - We've brought back pick reminders for the 2018 season. You have to opt in when you create your entry and you should only receive them while your entry is still alive in elimination style pools. They will be sent on the morning of the first game each week.
  • Nov 22, 2017 - We've added a Slack workspace to communicate with pool managers. You can find a link to our workspace at the bottom of the site. It's the hashtag looking icon under Connect With HostedPools. We will be integrating it with our Trello boards so you can keep tabs on what ideas are out there as well as what we're currently working on.