Charity Football Pool Welcome / Week #1 Update


All of us at Austin Hardware, along with our sponsor, Trim-Lok, would like to welcome you to the 3rd Annual Austin Hardware Charity Football Pool. We thank you for playing and hope you have a lot of fun with it this football season.

I have just a few notes to pass along before I get to the Week #1 update.

Pick Deadlines: ALL picks must be submitted before kickoff of the 1 PM E.T. games each Sunday. That includes games played late Sunday afternoon, Sunday night, and Monday night. Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday morning (i.e. played in London) games must be picked before they kickoff.

Website Trouble: If you ever have a problem logging in that can’t be resolved by clicking the “Having trouble logging in?” link, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me. If the weekly pick deadline is approaching just e-mail your pick to me. I will submit it and attempt to rectify the problem.

Week #1 Update
We had a pool-shaking upset right out of the gate in Week #1 when the Chiefs went into Foxboro and knocked off the Patriots on Thursday night. This marks only the third time the defending Super Bowl champion has lost the following season opener since the NFL began the tradition of scheduling the champ for the Thursday night league Kickoff game in 2004.

In another surprise the Jacksonville Jaguars went down to an emotion-filled NRG Stadium in Houston, and shocked the Texans in front of an opening day home crowd that undoubtedly needed something more to cheer about.

Week #1 by the numbers:
43 players entered the pool
17 eliminated
26 advance to Week #2

Good luck to all who remain and have a great week.

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

Charities Win

Austin Hardware, along with our great partner TrimLok, 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

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There are a limited number of pool sponsorships still available. If interested, please contact Rob Dell’Elmo, Marketing Manager, at


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