$35,000 Subscriber Contest Rules (2012 Season)
By David Dodds
August 6th, 2012

As a subscriber to Footballguys.com, you are elgible to enter this contest one-time.

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Legal Restrictions

The Contest is open to individuals who have reached legal age in their respective jurisdiction. Individuals who have not reached legal age in their respective jurisdiction can enter only with permission of a parent or legal guardian. Void where prohibited by law. Employees and immediate family members of Footballguys.com, its sponsors, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies are not eligible to win prizes.

The Footballguys $35,000 Subscribers Contest is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older and are legal residents in a jurisdiction in which the contest is permitted by law. Residents of Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Vermont, or Washington may play and have their places noted in the standings, but are not eligible to win any prizes. This game is open to legal residents of all other states of the United States, and provinces of Canada. Persons residing in any other jurisdictions may enter (unless this contest or entry into this contest is prohibited by applicable local law), but will not be eligible to win any prizes. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Game of Skill
The Contest is a game of skill. Winners are determined by the objective criteria set forth below. From all entries received, winners are determined by the individuals who use their skill and knowledge of relevant professional football information and fantasy football rules to accumulate the highest point totals during the Contest according to the official Contest rules.

The deadline to submit/edit your contest entry is 11:59pm (ET) Tuesday, September 4th.

Contest Term
The Contest begins with games on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 (Week 1), and ends on Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 (Week 16).

Awarding of Prizes
No substitution or transfer of prize is permitted. All prizes are awarded "as is" and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability for a particular purpose). All taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. A 30% U.S. income tax withholding will be applied to all non-U.S. prize winners. In the event that the awarding of any prizes to winners of the Contest is challenged by any legal authority, Footballguys.com reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine whether or not to award such prizes.

Winners are notified by email or regular mail within 14 days after the official results (and associated winners) are posted at the conclusion of the Contest. Winners are also posted on the Contest web site. Winners must return via email or regular mail an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (unless prohibited by law) within 15 days following attempted notification. Failure to comply with this requirement can result in disqualification.

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OK. enough of the lawyer stuff...

Contest Rules

There will be no draft. A subscriber simply chooses a team from the pre-determined values. Roster selection can be changed until the deadline passes (11:59pm (ET) Tuesday, September 4th) at which point it will be frozen. No roster moves are permitted once the contest starts.

Each participant will be able to choose any player from the pulldown lists as long as the team is at or below the cap value of $250. Players not on the pull down lists are not available.

Each team will select between 18 to 30 roster spots consisting of quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, kickers and defenses. Each team must select at least 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 PK and 1 Def/ST.

Each selection has a different cap value, but all teams must remain at or under the $250 cap. Note: Even though the software should show you if you are within the cap, it is your responsibility to ensure you have a team that is valued at $250 or less. Teams that have spent more than the $250 will be disqualified in week 1.

There are multiple Steve Smiths, Zach Millers in the league. Each player is identified by name, position and team on the entry form. Absolutely no consideration can be given after the fact to mistakes caused by name confusion.

You must fill at least 18 roster spots to be a valid entry.

You may not select the same player more than once. For example: Submitting a lineup with two Frank Gores will be disqualified.

Each week your top QB, top 2 RBs, top 3 WRs, top TE, top flex (either RB, WR or TE), top PK and top Def/ST will count towards your weekly total. You do not have to select who will play. You will receive the maximum score based on your roster.

Contest will be Survivor style through week 13. By survivor style, we mean that only the high scores for JUST THAT WEEK advance to the next round. Scores reset each week.

From week 14 through week 16, the top 250 teams will score points each week. The winner will be the team that accumulates the most total points in these 3 weeks. All 250 teams that advance to the final will have their scores reset so only the results from weeks 14 through 16 will count.

Each submision is tied in with your login so you can edit and tweak all the way until 11:59pm ET September 4th. Your last submit will be your final roster.

The weekly cutoffs are as follows:

Week 1 trim to 13,500 teams (all advance if we have less entries)
Week 2 trim to 11,000 teams
Week 3 trim to 9,000 teams
Week 4 trim to 7,500 teams
Week 5 trim to 6,250 teams
Week 6 trim to 5,000 teams
Week 7 trim to 4,000 teams
Week 8 trim to 3,100 teams
Week 9 trim to 2,300 teams
Week 10 trim to 1,600 teams
Week 11 trim to 1,000 teams
Week 12 trim to 500 teams
Week 13 trim to 250 teams


Scoring will be calculated to two decimal places (no rounding).

Player Scoring (QB, RB, WR, TE)
Passing TDs = 6 points
Interceptions Thrown = -2 points
Rushing TD = 6 points
Receiving TD = 6 points
Passing Yardage = .05 points per yard
Rushing Yardage = .10 points per yard
Receiving Yardage = .10 points per yard
Receptions for RB = 1.0 points
Receptions for WR = 1.0 points
Receptions for TE = 1.5 points
No points scored for 2 point conversions

Kicker Scoring (PK)
Field Goal Made (0-29 yards) = 3 points
Field Goal Made (30-39 yards) = 4 points
Field Goal Made (40-49 yards) = 5 points
Field Goal Made (50+ yards) = 6 points
Extra Point Made = 1 point

Def/ST Scoring (Def/ST)
Sack = 1 point
Interception = 2 points
Fumble Recovery = 2 points
Safety = 2 points
Defensive/ST TD = 6 points (Kickoff return, punt return, blocked FG return, blocked punt return, interception return, fumble recovery return, etc. Note: ALL fumble recoveries and non-offensive TDs will count)

All scoring is determined final at 11:59pm on Tuesday regardless if the NFL later changes the data. Preliminary weekly results will be published on Tuesday morning following the completion of all games.

Ties in all rounds prior to the 250 cutoff will advance. For final standings, tiebreakers will be used for exact three week totals.

1st tiebreaker - Total points of all players rostered in weeks 14-16
2nd tiebreaker - Total points of all WRs rostered in weeks 14-16
3rd tiebreaker - Total points of all RBs rostered in weeks 14-16
4th tiebreaker - Total points of all QBs rostered in weeks 14-16
5th tiebreaker - Total points of all TEs rostered in weeks 14-16
6th tiebreaker - Total points of all PKs rostered in weeks 14-16
7th tiebreaker - Total points of all Defs rostered in weeks 14-16
8th tiebreaker - Coinflip


The $35,000 will be paid out as follows:

1st Place: $20,000 + lifetime subscription to Footballguys.com + 2013 FPC entry + Titlecraft Trophy
2nd Place: $4,000 + FPC 3-Pack + 3-year subscription to Footballguys.com
3rd Place: $2,000 + FPC 3-Pack + 3-year subscription to Footballguys.com
4th Place: $1,500 + FPC Entry + 3-year subscription to Footballguys.com
5th Place: $1,000 + FPC Entry + 2013 subscription to Footballguys.com
6th place: $500 + 2013 subscription to Footballguys.com
7th place: $300 + 2013 subscription to Footballguys.com
8th place: $200 + 2013 subscription to Footballguys.com
9th place: $125 + 2013 subscription to Footballguys.com
10th place: $75 + 2013 subscription to Footballguys.com
11th - 15th place: $50
16th - 30th place: $40
31st - 100th place: $30
101st place - 150th place: $25

Staff entries will be highlighted in red and tracked through the contest, but are not eligible to win any prizes. Staff entries will not count toward the weekly cutoffs.

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