Charity Football Pool – Week #12 Update

WEEK #12 UPDATE

Coming out of the Thanksgiving weekend games there’s once again no movement to report in the pool. The weekend was lean on upsets as only 4 point spread dogs won outright (San Diego, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, and Green Bay), and none of our players had action on those games.

In Week #12 two players advanced, as usual, by picking AGAINST the hapless Browns, who are now 0-12 for the season after losing 27-13 to the New York Giants. The Dolphins kept the hopes of 1 player alive as they held on for a 31-24 win over San Francisco, recording their 6th straight win in the process. Finally, one player advanced when the Saints rang up 555 total net yards in a 49-21 steamrolling of the Los Angeles Rams.

Week #12 by the numbers:
4 players entered Week #12
0 eliminated
4 advance to Week #13

 

Players can click HERE to log in and make next week’s picks!


Charities Win

Austin Hardware, along with our great partners TrimLok, Hettich America, and MIQ Logistics will make a donation in the name of the winner(s) to one, or a combination of, the following charities:

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Way
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Make-A-Wish America
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Please contact Media Manager, Rob Dell’Elmo, at rdellelmo@austinhardware.com, with any questions.

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Charity Football Pool – Week #11 Update

WEEK #11 UPDATE

The upset of the week for Week #11 took place in Kansas City where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hit 4 field goals en route to a tough 19-17 win over the home town Chiefs, halting KC’s 5-game winning streak.

There was, however, no movement in the pool this week, as all 4 players successfully advanced on the strength of victories by heavy favorites despite having to sweat it out a bit in a couple of those games. Two players advanced when the New York Giants came back from a 10-point first half deficit to beat the Bears at the Meadowlands; 1 moved to Week #12 when the Lions held off an upset bid by the Jaguars in Detroit; and 1 also stayed alive when Tom Brady returned to his old Northern California stomping grounds with his Patriots to stamp out the 49ers.

Week #11 by the numbers:
4 players entered Week #11
0 eliminated
4 advance to Week #12

Just a reminder that there are 3 games on Thanksgiving Day. If you would like to make a pick on any of those games, you’ll just need to get those picks in before they kickoff. All other games will adhere to the usual 1 PM E.T. Sunday deadline.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Players can click HERE to log in and make next week’s picks!


Charities Win

Austin Hardware, along with our great partners TrimLok, Hettich America, and MIQ Logistics will make a donation in the name of the winner(s) to one, or a combination of, the following charities:

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Way
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Make-A-Wish America
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Please contact Media Manager, Rob Dell’Elmo, at rdellelmo@austinhardware.com, with any questions.

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2016 Holiday & Inventory Schedule

Austin Hardware will be closed on the following dates to celebrate the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year Holidays:

  • Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25
  • Monday, December 26
  • Monday, January 2

We will also be conducting our physical inventory throughout the month of December. To best service our customers we’ll conduct inventory only one location at a time. When inventory is being conducted at a specific location, that branch will be unable to ship orders. During those times we’ll do everything possible to ship your orders from other branches. However, we encourage you to review the schedule and work with our customer service team to ensure that any critical orders you’ll have during this time can ship in the most timely and economical manner for you.

2016 Austin Hardware Inventory Schedule by Location

  • December 1 & 2 – Mira Loma, CA
  • December 5 – Chambersburg, PA
  • December 6 & 7 – Elkhart, IN
  • December 8 & 9 – Lee’s Summit, MO
  • December 12 – Hudson, WI
  • December 13 – 16 – Reading, PA
  • December 19 & 20 – Buford, GA
  • December 21 & 22 – Rowlett, TX
  • December 23 – Winter Park, FL

Charity Football Pool – Week #10 Update

WEEK #10 UPDATE

All 4 of our remaining players were able to lean on very heavy favorites in Week #10.

Two players entered the weekend breathing easy thanks to Baltimore’s 28-7 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns on Thursday night. The Ravens entered the game as 9.5 point favorites, and despite some early fight by the Browns, were able to pull away late.

Our other two players pinned their hopes to the Arizona Cardinals who, while struggling so far this year, still entered Sunday’s home contest with San Francisco a lusty 13.5 point favorite. Despite leading most of the game, things got a little hairy for our players when San Francisco tied the score 20-20 with just under two minutes remaining in regulation. But the Niners left just enough time for the Cards to drive back down the field and set up Chandler Cantanzaro to kick the game winning 34-yard field goal as time expired.

Week #10 by the numbers:
4 players entered Week #10
0 eliminated
4 advance to Week #11

Continued good luck to all who remain!

Players can click HERE to log in and make next week’s picks!


Charities Win

Austin Hardware, along with our great partners TrimLok, Hettich America, and MIQ Logistics will make a donation in the name of the winner(s) to one, or a combination of, the following charities:

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Way
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Make-A-Wish America
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Please contact Media Manager, Rob Dell’Elmo, at rdellelmo@austinhardware.com, with any questions.

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Charity Football Pool – Week #9 Update

WEEK #9 UPDATE

The upset of the week took place in Green Bay where the Packers dropped their 2nd straight game, and 3rd in their last 4. This time the Pack lost to the disappointing-thus-far Indianapolis Colts, who came into the game as 6.5 point underdogs with a (3-5) record, and still licking their wounds from a 30-14 home shellacking at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs a week ago.

The Green Bay loss was the only game in Week #9 on which a pool player was eliminated. Two players advanced when the Chiefs won their 4th straight game, and 1 each advanced thanks to wins by Dallas and Seattle.

Week #9 by the numbers:
5 players entered Week #9
1 eliminated
4 advance to Week #10

Continued good luck to all who remain!

Players can click HERE to log in and make next week’s picks!


Charities Win

Austin Hardware, along with our great partners TrimLok, Hettich America, and MIQ Logistics will make a donation in the name of the winner(s) to one, or a combination of, the following charities:

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Way
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Make-A-Wish America
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Please contact Media Manager, Rob Dell’Elmo, at rdellelmo@austinhardware.com, with any questions.

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Charity Football Pool – Week #8 Update

Week #8 Update

The biggest upset of the week took place in Chicago, in what turned out to be a Halloween night of horrors for the previously 5-1 Minnesota Vikings. In their 20-10 win, the Monsters of the Midway (though not exactly the ’85 Bears), who came into the game at 1-6, shocked, awed, and overwhelmed Minnesota’s porous offensive line all night to completely shut down the run game, rattle Sam Bradford, and keep the NFC North leaders out of the end zone until it was much too late.

Surprisingly, that game eliminated only 1 player. Players used three other games to advance in Week #8. Two players went into the weekend stress free by taking Tennessee over Jacksonville on Thursday night. Two more advanced when Denver held on to avenge their earlier loss to San Diego. One player advanced when Dallas came back from a 10-point second half deficit, twice, to defeat Philadelphia 29-23 in overtime.

Week #8 by the numbers:
6 players entered Week #8
1 eliminated
5 advance to Week #9

Players can click HERE to log in and make next week’s picks!


Charities Win

Austin Hardware, along with our great partners TrimLok, Hettich America, and MIQ Logistics will make a donation in the name of the winner(s) to one, or a combination of, the following charities:

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Way
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Make-A-Wish America
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Humane Society of the United States

Please contact Media Manager, Rob Dell’Elmo, at rdellelmo@austinhardware.com, with any questions.

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Charity Football Pool – Week #6 Update

Week #6 Update

One of the bigger upsets of the season occurred in Week #6 when the previously 1-4 Dolphins throttled the previously 4-1, and AFC North leading Steelers, 30-15 in Miami.

Another upset that had an impact on our pool this week was an AFC West battle on Thursday night in San Diego. The Chargers, also previously 1-4, knocked off the previously 4-1, and defending Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos 21-13.

Those two games, combined with the dreaded No Pick, were responsible for knocking 4 of our 13 remaining players out of the pool in Week #6.

Those who survived were split between winners Buffalo (5 players), New England, and Tennessee (2 players each).

Week #6 by the numbers:
13 players entered Week #6
4 eliminated
9 advance to Week #7

Players can click HERE to log in and make next week’s picks!


Charities Win

Austin Hardware, along with our great partners TrimLok, Hettich America, and MIQ Logistics will make a donation in the name of the winner(s) to one, or a combination of, the following charities:

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Way
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Make-A-Wish America
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Humane Society of the United States

Please contact Media Manager, Rob Dell’Elmo, at rdellelmo@austinhardware.com, with any questions.

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Charity Football Pool – Week #5 Update

Week #5 Update

In Week #5 Philadelphia was knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten by Detroit thanks to a late turnover and some very shoddy officiating. Also, the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers, playing without injured star QB Cam Newton, fell to 1-4 on the season after losing at home to division rival Tampa Bay on a field goal as time expired.

Fortunately for our pool players, neither of these results had any impact, as all of our players stayed clean for the week.

6 players advanced when Tom Brady successfully returned from his 4-game suspension to lead the Pats over the over-matched Cleveland Browns; 4 players relied on the Steelers to win at home yet again, which they did, easily dispatching the New York Jets; while Hillary and Donald exchanged barbs Sunday night the Packers helped 2 players advance by handing the New York Giants their 3rd consecutive loss; and finally 1 player advanced thanks to the Colts home victory over the Chicago Bears.

Week #5 by the numbers:
13 players entered Week #5
0 eliminated
13 advance to Week #6

Players can click HERE to log in and make next week’s picks!


Charities Win

Austin Hardware, along with our great partners TrimLok, Hettich America, and MIQ Logistics will make a donation in the name of the winner(s) to one, or a combination of, the following charities:

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Way
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Make-A-Wish America
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Humane Society of the United States

Please contact Media Manager, Rob Dell’Elmo, at rdellelmo@austinhardware.com, with any questions.

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Charity Football Pool – First Quarter Update

First Quarter Update

Despite the absence of catastrophic upsets in the league through the first quarter of the season, the number of players in our 2nd Annual Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool has already been cut by down by two-thirds.

Here are just a few weekly highlights:

In Week #1 eleven players were eliminated. The biggest chunk came on opening night of the season when several players seemed to believe that Trevor Siemian would not be a good enough replacement for the retired Peyton Manning to prevent the visiting Carolina Panthers from avenging their Super Bowl loss to the Broncos. But Siemian was indeed good enough, and Denver’s D picked up where it left off in February, knocking off the Panthers and eliminating 4 of our players from the get-go.

In Week #2 nine more players were eliminated, four of whom when Tennessee spoiled Detroit’s home opener with a 16-15 comeback victory over Lions. This result was surprising in that it just about mirrored a comeback victory the Lions pulled off just a week earlier at Indianapolis.

Things settled down a bit in Week #3, which saw only 4 total players eliminated. The surprise of the week took place in Philadelphia where the Eagles dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 34-3, in a battle of cross-state rivals.

Week #4 also saw a total of 4 players eliminated thanks to losses by Arizona, Baltimore, and Indianapolis.

First Quarter of the Season by the numbers:
41 players entered our pool
28 eliminated through 4 weeks
13 advance to Week #5 

Players can click HERE to log in and make next week’s picks!


Charities Win

Austin Hardware, along with our great partners TrimLok, Hettich America, and MIQ Logistics will make a donation in the name of the winner(s) to one, or a combination of, the following charities:

  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Way
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Make-A-Wish America
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Humane Society of the United States

Please contact Media Manager, Rob Dell’Elmo, at rdellelmo@austinhardware.com, with any questions.

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Final Reminder – 2nd Annual Charity Football Pool

Just a reminder that the season gets underway TONIGHT with a Super Bowl rematch between Carolina and Denver. But there’s still time to sign up for our 2nd Annual Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool. The deadline to register and play is at kickoff of the 1 PM E.T. games on Sunday, September 11th.

How the Pool Works

  • There is no cost or purchase necessary to play. It is open to anyone* who receives the Pool ID (see below).
  • This is a “Survivor” style pool.
    • Players pick one (1) NFL team each week to WIN (straight up, no point spread).
    • If the player’s pick WINS, he or she continues to the next week. If the player’s pick LOSES or TIES, he or she is eliminated.
    • Player may pick EACH TEAM only ONE TIME per season.
  • Limit is one (1) entry per username and password
  • Updates will be provided weekly via e-mail, the pool dashboard at www.runyourpool.com, and on our social media sites. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

*Austin Hardware employees are not eligible.

Charities Win

Austin Hardware, along with our great partners TrimLok, Hettich America, and MIQ Logistics will make a donation in the name of the winner(s) to one, or a combination of, the following charities:

  • Wounded Warrior ProjectJon Vining - Defending Champion
  • National Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • United Way
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Make-A-Wish America
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Humane Society of the United States

Last season a donation in the amount of $7,500 was made to the Wounded Warrior Project on behalf of our winner, Jon Vining.

How to Join the Pool

RETURNING PLAYERS
Go to www.runyourpool.com and simply enter the username and password established last year. If you don’t remember them just click the “Having trouble logging in?” link below the username box.

NEW PLAYERS
To join the pool and make your picks go to www.runyourpool.com, click on “Join an Existing Pool” then enter Pool ID: 44351 and Password: playforcharity.

Once you’ve joined our pool follow the simple on-screen instructions – you’ll be set up for a season of fun in less than 2 minutes.

Please contact Media Manager, Rob Dell’Elmo, at rdellelmo@austinhardware.com, with any questions.

SIGN UP TODAY AND GOOD LUCK!