This was one of the most interesting opening weeks in recent memory. There were very few obvious favorites this week, and that was reflected by the fact that among our 60 players, at least 1 pick was made on 20 of the 32 teams.
The most significant upset of the day, eliminating 9 players, saw the Rams, with their new QB Nick Foles, take down the defending NFC champion Seahawks in a crazy game in St.Louis.
Week #1 by the numbers:
26 eliminated (9-Seattle, 5-Indianapolis, 4-No Pick, 3-Philadelphia, 1-each Detroit, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay)
34 advance to Week #2
IMPORTANT: Please remember that the web site (www.runyourpool.com) locks picks precisely at 1:00 PM ET on SUNDAY for ALL GAMES played on Sunday and Monday Night.(This includes ALL kickoff times for Sunday and Monday). You will be locked out from making picks at that time. For games played on Thursday or Saturday picks must be submitted before kickoff of the FIRST game played that day.
Austin Hardware, along with our great partner TrimLok, will donate a total of $7,500 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
If you have any questions, please contact Austin Hardware’s Media Manager Rob Dell’Elmo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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