The season is here! Just a few more days and we’ll be watching college football. Now is the time for you to learn what all the rage is about!

One of the best ways to learn about football is by ‘having’ to pay attention. One of the most fun ways we know to ‘have’ to pay attention is by being a part of a football pool.

What is a football pool?

The pool is a group of people ‘competing’ against each other in predicting which teams will win each game. You pick a team you expect to either win by a certain number of points (the spread) or a team to not lose by that same number of points. We will explain this in detail in another post.

We will have 25 games (matchups) each week in the pool and will finish with all the bowl games too. The teams we will pick will be the top 25 teams according to the BCS poll which is not posted until later in the season. So, to start we will be using the coaches poll to determine the games. We will complete the 25 matchups by filling in other ‘interesting’ games each week.

What will you learn?

First, you will learn what a pool is and how to play in one. Then we’ll teach you what the spread is (and it’s not a table full of food or a jelly). We’ll also provide a recap of each week with who you should have picked and why. Of course, you’ll learn a lot along the way.

How do you get started?

Click on this link to go to and join our Flip the Field pool. You will create a username and password and you can make your picks.

We’ll keep you informed on when your selections (picks) are due each week (generally before 6pm on Thursday). You’ll get to see how you are doing over the weekend and can watch some games to see how the team you picked performed. You can talk it up to the boys and they’ll be super impressed that you are a part of a pool without them! Really, they will.

We have instructions here to help you get started.

What’s in it for you?

Well beyond having fun, talking smack with your girl friends, impressing the guys and learning a ton……PRIZES! We will give away prizes for the top ten finishers! Top ten will receive a Flip the Field t-shirt. Third place will receive a $10 gift card. Second place will receive a $20 gift card. First place will receive a $30 gift card and The Ultimate Football Party Planning Guide so you will know step by step how to throw a football party that your friends will be talking about all season long!

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