Are you ready for some hockey...poolies?
Jim Henshaw at Legion of Decency has done all the heavy lifting again and today put out the call for entrants for the 2nd Annual Infamous Writers (& Bloggers) Playoff Pool.
Go get all the details HERE...but I'll lay out some of the highlights:
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
You join "The Infamous Writer's Hockey Pool" by sending Henshaw an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with "POOL PICKS" in the subject line before 6:00 PM EST Wednesday night (April 09/08).
In your email, list the 10 skaters and 2 Goalies who make up your team. They can be members of any of the 16 teams competing in the opening round. The scoring is as follows: For every goal or assist scored by your skater you earn 1 point. Every time your goalie wins you also earn a point and seven points each time he earns a shutout.
The 12 players you choose are yours for the entire tournament. As the teams your players represent fall by the wayside, they cease earning you points, but their totals remain a part of your total. In the end, the poolie with the most points wins.
Jim will post your team online. From then on, you can check your progress by going HERE. All players will be provided with a password so they can check their progress throughout the playoffs. Once you're inside the pool site, you'll see all the information on the poolies and their teams. You'll also receive a twice weekly email update of the pool standings, which either Jim or I will post for all the world to see on our blogs.
And what do you win? Well, since gambling is technically illegal, and the entrants are going to come from a lot of disparate currencies, we've decided that your entrance fee must be something either related to your career or a sports souvenir you've gathered along the way. Once the winner is decided, all entrants must ship he or she a DVD of a film they made, an autographed script, their Bobby Orr lunchbox or even that old Honus Wagner baseball card that's just gathering dust in grandpa's desk.
Fast! Easy! Fun!
So there you go, nothing to it...though I've already spoke with a couple of people this past week bemoaning the fact they don't know hockey or it sounds too complicated, but c'mon peeps...Mark Farrell (Corner Gas, This Hour Has 22 Minutes) knows hockey and still finished in the basement last year. And hell, we all know how hard it is to navigate the Canuck TV/film financing system...comparatively speaking, this is nothing!
And just so we're clear...it's open to anyone, writers and readers alike.
Pick some players...email them to Jim...and may the best writer/blogger win!