Don't want to hijack the thread but we only have 3 entries in this so far, and the spread version in particular is very relevant to all you potential NFL bettors out there.....
ESPN's site has finally gone live with their Pigskin Pick'em and Eliminator games, so I've set up blonde mini-leagues for these. I played all of these last season and they run very well, so need very little administration.
Pigskin Pick'em is a straightforward predict the winner of each fixture (two versions, one with a spread, one without - you can enter one or both).
Eliminator is the same as the blonde eliminator played by some last season (pick a team to win each week, different team every week has to be used, get it right and continue to the next week & last man standing wins - although the software lets you carry on making predictions after this if you like).
Links to both games are below. Basically, once you register a team (free) and create an entry you can choose to join a mini-league. I've included the names and passwords for each of the blonde group's below. NB: For Pigskin Pickem you have to create separate entries for each version (i.e. spread and non-spread) but you're allowed 3 entries in total on the site. Just make sure you give them different names.http://games.espn.go.com/pigskin-pickem/en/frontpage
'blondepoker non-spread' Password: tikay
'blondepoker spread' Password: tightendhttp://games.espn.go.com/eliminator-challenge/en/frontpage
'blonde eliminator' Password: ironside
The plan is to have the leagues open to anyone who wants to have a go for bragging rights, hence the passwords being shown above. If anyone's interested in playing for money then we can do this from within the free game, and I'll be happy to administer - just post in the thread to express interest. I was thinking $20 for each game (similar to the Fantasy League) - winner take all if <10 players, maybe 75%/25% for 1st and 2nd if we get more than 10, but am open to suggestions on this.
No need to be an NFL expert to play these for nothing - you can basically make paper bets for the entire season. Who knows, you may turn out to be a natural!
Please let me know if any problems signing up or finding these leagues.