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About ThePoolOnline.com

By Sheik

About ThePoolOnline

What you can do at ThePoolOnline.com?

You can:

  • Enter your own picks (your opinion or forecast) about a future proposition (such as a football or basketball game) in a contest against other Analysts
  • Create new Events in which ThePoolOnline.com manages the invitation, registration, pick-submission, and secure financial transactions including entry fee collection and distribution of event purses.
  • Track your own and other AnalystsÆ event-by-event, season-by-season, and career record.
  • View historical events and significant statistical records from as far back as 2000 including Points Won, Events Won and other measures calculated on our continually amassing database of <%=application("numGames")%> game-picks.
  • Invite new Rookies to register and participate in upcoming events
  • Transfer points between Analysts
  • Instantly transfer funds from PayPal directly into your account
  • Have your picks sent to your SMS-compatible cell phone or mobile device

History

Well it all started in August or September of 1992. Who can really remember now? Anyway, an office pool was started by a recent UNC Wilmington graduate at an Alexandria, Virginia corporation. It started by circling teams on xeroxed sheets of paper and then handing them back to the administrator.

Over each successive year the "Administrator" became more adept at managing "The Pool" and its ever growing number of "Analysts". The xerox copies gave way to a word-processed document, which gave way to a spreadsheet, which became automated with macros, which begat an internet interface, which began distributing entries via email and posting "The Picksheet" on the web, which has now given way to this scalable, data driven, nth tier, financial-transaction-enabled, community-based internet event management application.

"The Pool" has grown up. It is now officially known as ThePoolOnline.com residing at the internationally known address of http://ThePoolOnline.com.

If you haven't all ready, join us. The web site handles everything including a complete publication of your picking history (which will allow you to point out that your winning percentage is .0099 better than the current trash talker). So you think you know how to pick'em? Well step up to the plate and play with the big boys and girls. ThePoolOnline.com: A Real Pool with Real Points.


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This Blog page permits browsing Annoucements, Comments, Help, Rules and News authored by the Analyst community. You can browse, read, author, edit, and filter Blog posts by Analyst, Event, or Category. Only registered and logged-in Analyst can author posts.

Importantly, you can—and should—associate each of your posts with Analysts, Events, and Categories. PLEASE help us display each post on the site in the most appropriate location by associating (or tagging) each of your posts with related Analysts, Events and/or Categories. As you will see, it's really easy.

ThePoolOnline.com displays related posts on most site pages. If associated with a specific Event, then the post will be displayed on the Schedule, Entry Form, & PickSheet pages for that event.

The Blog capability is multi-functional. It's also the engine behind announcements, help articles, rules, policy documents, event commentary, and analyst posts.

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Now serving our 21st Season at ThePoolOnline.com