Site Updates

This page documents recent site updates we've made:

Broadcast Email & Manage Invites Pages Decommissioned


Due to the large amount of bounced emails and complaints these pages were yielding, which impacted our ability to deliver password reset, email verification and pick reminder emails, we have decided to decommission them.

While pool admins will now have to use their own email clients to invite people to their pool and/or broadcast pool messages via email, we've introduced these features to help with the transition:

Power Ranking Format


We're happy to announce a new addition to our arsenal of pool formats: Power Ranking!

This playoff/tournament pool format involves assigning teams to Power Ranking Values prior to the start of the playoffs/tournament where scoring is based on the Power Rank Value given for each team game and/or series (where applicable) win.

We're introducing this format for the following leagues:

United Football League (UFL) Pools


We're proud to announce that we now support several formats for the new United Football League (UFL)!

New Tie-Breaker Options


We've introduced two new tie-breaker options for declaring final winners:

  1. Picks: Ties will be settled by the participant who has scored the most number of correct picks.
    Applicable for Pick Em (when Best is enabled), Confidence and Margin formats only.
  2. Max Weights: Ties will be settled by the participant who has scored the most number of correct max weights. If still tied, the next highest weights will be considered until the tie is broken.
    Applicable for Confidence format only.
Site Updates


In an attempt to keep our cherished users (that's you! 🙂) informed of the new features and bug fixes we've made, we've introduced this here page to announce and log these site updates.

Bug Fix


We deployed a bug fix to our Manage Participants page resolving an error that was occurring when a participant who owed more than $999 was being marked as paid.

Thanks Al for bringing it to our attention! 👍

Navigational Improvements


We've implemented some navigational improvements on all pool pages displaying pool handles.

For a consistent experience, all pool handles are now links that when clicked, provides more info about the participant, and includes navigational links to highlight them in associated pool pages.

Pick Insights


We've resurrected a page we used to call Pick Distribution as Pick Insights! See how successful you are picking each team: overall, when picking with them, and when picking against.

An improvement from its predecessor: the insights are viewable in several splits (Overall, Home and Away, plus Favorite and Underdog for pools playing the spread)!

You'll find this new pool page under:
Pool Menu > Pool Stats > Pick Insights.

Applicable for Pick Em, Confidence and Margin formats only.

A New Ingredient: Graphs!


We've added a Summary tab to Standings page that summarizes your (or any selected participant's) week's (or overall for Bracket) performance, with a new ingredient! Graphs that plot:

  • Week-by-Week (or Round-by-Round for Bracket) Scoring
  • Weeks (or Rounds for Bracket) Above Average
  • Overall Scoring
  • Overall Ranking

Don't worry, we didn't remove the Standings tables! We just relocated them under a new Standings tab on the page.

We also added to the All Picks page experience (well we think anyway), by adding a Scoring Distribution tab that:

  • Shows your (or any selected participant's) score against the week's (or overall for Bracket) average, min and max scores
  • Graphs the week's (or overall for Bracket) scoring districution

Applicable for Pick Em, Confidence, Margin and Bracket formats only.

Squares Pools Expansion


We've implemented a significant improvement to our Squares Pool format! Now you can use it for any game you want!

Just enter the team names and game time when setting up your pool in the Wizard, and enter the scores during the game to have us declare the winning squares!