A SPECIAL MESSAGE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH...
Forgive me as I take a moment to use this platform to reach out to each of you...many of you will see this message multiple times this week. If you read it I appreciate it...if you don't that's ok too. I have already heard back from many that received this earlier today - THANK YOU!
This week is exciting and humbling as we get the 2021 NFL season underway and we honor the victims of 9/11 20 years after the attack on our country. We are hopefully turning the tide on this pandemic, but it has been an absolutely crazy year and a half for so many. I reach out to each of you to say that I wish you the best of health & happiness in your life. If you lost someone in 9/11 and/or the pandemic my deepest condolences.
My hope is that a little sports entertainment will help pull you closer to community (Sandman Nation), your family and friends and provide a reminder that these are games we play for FUN. Maybe a brief respite in the turmoil of your day-to-day struggles & challenges.
I want to make a plea this year. I want Sandman Nation to know that mental health is something we need to talk about and confront and be open about...especially given the extremely difficult times we live in. Whether old challenges or current ones we all have serious issues we are dealing with and it can feel overwhelming if we do not have a support network.
If anyone needs a friend to lean on you can always email me/Bill Sanders at [email protected] If you need to chat or text we can figure that out too. I have heard from so many of you through the years on a weekly basis as you submit picks and banter about sports and the heartbreaks of bad beats or tough losses...or the elation of big wins. Or you just needed to let me know you were dealing with the challenges & joys of life. I have heard about surgeries, cancers, remissions & battles lost, deaths in the family, pregnancies & babies, graduations, college scouting trips, promotions, new companies, firings, marriages & divorces & anniversaries, etc. I appreciate you guys letting me into your lives over the last 30+ years. I am always here if you feel like you need someone.
We have helped raise countless funds for families and communities...school programs and sports programs. We have helped people so many people in need. YOU have all done that as a part of this...
I recently have met several of you after years and years of trading emails and what an absolute treat. I have been told our little pools have helped many of you get thru the toughest of times and that means the absolute world to me. We can lean on each other. If we help one person along the way it feels like it is all worth it beyond the money and the glory of winning these pools we all play in for entertainment.
Sandman Nation & RunMyPools.com players I thank each of you for participating through the years. We have built something that I am extremely proud of...a community that has stepped up and helped individuals thru very tough moments.
To my wife Marci and my kids Isaak, Sydney and Will thank you for the patience as I entered scores and answered endless emails and fretted over new features, bugs & new formats. I told you guys thru the years it wasn't just about the games or scores...I hope some of that makes sense now.
To Jesse, Jim and Brett. Thanks for helping to build the platform to bring some of my crazy ideas to life.
To Eric Bierman...wow. Thank you for the commitment to every single one of the people out there.
To all of you...thank you for taking this ride with us and being there for each other win or lose.
My last request...make one person's life better today. If we can all do that the world will be a much better place.
Much love to all of you and yours....take care and be well my friends & good luck!!
GOOD LUCK in 2021!
2021 RMP FOOTBALL POOLS ARE HERE!
COVID NOTE - We will not have an auto-pick option available this year. We will also not be allowing people to pick ahead in future weeks. Due to the uncertainty of last minute game cancellations or players not playing we strongly suggest getting your picks in early in the week but ALWAYS check before the deadline on the latest news regarding the NFL slate.
Hard to believe we are entering our 8th year of hosting FREE football pools at RunMyPools.com.
ALL POOLS ARE STILL 100% FREE. No gimmicks or tricks or hidden fees. We do not have real time scoring, but score games after each wave of games (TNF, 10AM Sunday, 1PM Sunday, SNF & MNF) is complete.
Start a pool right in the upper right by clicking CREATE POOL. We will then walk you through the steps to creating your own customized pool including choosing settings, scoring options & inviting your friends, family and colleagues!
If someone has invited you to their own pool you can join by clicking JOIN POOL and entering the last 4 letters/digits of the invite link.
Pick how many teams, straight up or ATS, single elimination or a friendly game? Or how about a Monday Night Football only pool?
Choose how many picks, straight up or ATS, Confidence Points or Key Picks?
NFL SQUARES (WILL BE BACK IN 2022)
Select the NFL team and then follow along all year to see if your spot on the grid had the winning score!
EASY LOGIN & ACCESSIBILITY
One login allows access to all your entries and you can easily share your entry with friends who will have their own access to picks & standings.
If you have any great game ideas please drop us a line at [email protected]
Start your PGA Tour Pick'em or Survivor Pool
This can be a week or the entire year. You decide duration and format. Earnings or Survivor? Pick from buckets? Select one player or multiple players each week? Pick the same player multiple times or no? Penalties & earnings, high week tracking, etc.
January 2022 - The PGA will be back!
Get into the golf action with a fun weekly pick'em. Or get ready for Augusta with a Majors golf pool. Maybe a single event survivor format? Or a multi-tournament earnings pool? We will be there getting you started off the tee at the Sentry TOC and then rolling through the PGA Tour season to The TOUR Championship at East Lake. Start a tournament any week. Reach out to us to help if you need ideas or setup assistance.
RMP is THE place for FREE 2021 March Madness Brackets, PickX, Sweet16 Pools & Squares!
March 17th, 2021 - We are just 2 days away from the official start of the tournament on Friday March 19th at 9AM Pacific. If at any point after that there is a forfeiture the other team will advance. For SQUARES pools the 1st forfeiture will be scored 10-0, the 2nd 11-1, the 3rd 12-2 and so on.
Any COVID related questions on sitewide process please reach out to Bill Sanders @ [email protected] thank you.
March 3rd, 2021 - We are 11 days away from Selection Sunday on March 14th. BRACKETS, PICK X & SQUARES are all ready to go! Just go to CREATE POOL in the upper right to get started.
If you have any questions about how to create, setup, brand your office pool please do not hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] and we can support you and your pool.
Great for fundraisers as well!
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STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS (APRIL 2019)
Interested in a pick'em for the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs? Just email me at [email protected] and we can set you up with a customized offline pool at RunMyPools.com. We will track the selections and results & post updates throughout the playoffs online for you and your players.