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.
Loser Football Pools will be available on or before 2022/05/26 12:00pm.

Site News

  • Nov 26, 2022 - Tonight's Columbus/Nashville game has been postponed due to a water main break near the arena. The game has been moved out of the week and picks for it cleared. Please make a new selection for the week.
  • Nov 18, 2022 - Late Entries - We've set up the ability for managers to allow for late entries for non-Elimination or Bracket style pools. Pool Managers can find the option in the Update Settings within the Pool Admin section.
  • Oct 26, 2022 - Service Interruption - Our server providers have a scheduled down-time on Wednesday, November 2nd, sometime after 9pm Eastern. They have a 4 hour window, but the interruption should only be 10 minutes or so.
  • Oct 12, 2022 - Just an FYI - the Week 6 game between the Cardinals and Seahawks may end up being moved to 5:30pm Eastern on Sunday. If the Mariners/Astros series goes to a 4th game, this game will be pushed back from 4:05pm Eastern.