Rules

General Information

Registration Open 08/19/2017
Contest End 02/12/2018

Scoring Periods

Name Start End
Week 1 09/07/2017 09/11/2017
Week 2 09/14/2017 09/18/2017
Week 3 09/21/2017 09/25/2017
Week 4 09/28/2017 10/02/2017
Week 5 10/05/2017 10/09/2017
Week 6 10/12/2017 10/16/2017
Week 7 10/19/2017 10/23/2017
Week 8 10/26/2017 10/30/2017
Week 9 11/02/2017 11/06/2017
Week 10 11/09/2017 11/13/2017
Week 11 11/16/2017 11/20/2017
Week 12 11/23/2017 11/27/2017
Week 13 11/30/2017 12/04/2017
Week 14 12/07/2017 12/11/2017
Week 15 12/14/2017 12/18/2017
Week 16 12/21/2017 12/25/2017
Week 17 12/28/2017 01/01/2018
Week 18 - Post Season 01/06/2018 02/04/2018

Prizes

Week 1
1st prize
Week 2
1st prize
Week 3
1st prize
Week 4
1st prize
Week 5
1st prize
Week 6
1st prize
Week 7
1st prize
Week 8
1st prize
Week 9
1st prize
Week 10
1st prize
Week 11
1st prize
Week 12
1st prize
Week 13
1st prize
Week 14
1st prize
Week 15
1st prize
Week 16
1st prize
Week 17
1st prize
Week 18 - Post Season
1st prize
Overall
1st prize

ESPN 96.5 Pigskin Pick 'Em
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

1. The Contest
2. Eligibility
3. How to Enter
4. How to Play
5. Scoring
6. Standings and Updates
7. Winners and Prizes
8. Terms and Conditions

1. The Contest

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN

ESPN 96.5 Pigskin Pick 'Em (the "Contest") is a free entry, on-line contest designed to test one's own prognostication skills when it comes to selecting the outcomes of various football games. This Contest is administered by Loyal Ears Digital (the "Contest Administrator") on behalf of 950KJR and iHeart Media (the "Contest Sponsor"). This Contest begins with the first game of the 2017 US professional football season on Thursday, September 7, 2017 and concludes with the final season game (scheduled for Sunday, February 4, 2018). This Contest is provided solely for entertainment purposes or as a pastime and must not be used as the basis for any wager.

2. Eligibility

This contest is only open to legal US residents above the age of 18 years. LIMIT one (1) entry (registration) per person AND per e-mail address. Multiple entries per person or email address will be disqualified.

3. How to Enter

Follow the online instructions to register for an account with your email address and password. Please remember this information so that you may return to the site to enter the Contest, make changes to your selections ("Picks") prior to the posted deadlines and check standings and updates during the Contest. You may enter the Contest at any time up until the Final Entry Deadline of Sunday, February 4, 2018 however you will accumulate points (each a "Point") based only on Picks you have submitted and that are confirmed before the daily deadline for any given weekly Scoring Period. Daily entry deadlines for the first weekly Scoring Period begin on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

4. How to Play

Using the picks page (click "Make Picks") provided, predict the winning team for all of the football games that are listed on that given Make Picks page each week. There are weekly Scoring Periods and entry deadlines posted for each weekly Scoring Period. Once you have submitted your selections (each a "Pick") for a given weekly Scoring Period wait for the confirmation page to appear and check your Picks to verify that they were submitted successfully. To be eligible to accumulate points for a given date during a given weekly Scoring Period you must submit your Picks before the deadline posted. Only Picks that are submitted and confirmed before the posted deadline will be accepted and count towards your weekly points total. As per the scoring system, you will accumulate points based on a comparison of the actual game outcomes to the outcomes you predicted for each of the football games.

PLEASE NOTE: Once a weekly Make Picks page is posted, you can submit your Picks. You have until the posted deadline to change your Picks, but the last Picks you submit, and that are accepted before the deadline, are your official Picks for the weekly and overall Scoring Periods. If you submit an incomplete Make Picks page, you will be credited with points ONLY for those games for which you submitted correct Picks. No compensation will be made nor retroactive changes allowed to your Make Picks page once the daily entry deadline has passed.

For the purposes of the contest standings and updates (see Standings & Updates below) weekly Scoring Periods will consist of games played between Tuesday up to and including the following Monday of each week - with Monday being considered the final game of the week, the exception being the final scoring period, which will include ALL post-season games.

PLEASE NOTE: Each weekly Scoring Period will have multiple daily deadlines depending on the schedule for that given week which will be posted on the Make Picks page. Members are responsible for reviewing all daily entry deadlines in each weekly Scoring Period.

5. Scoring

Selecting the correct home team win earns ONE (1) point (each a "Point") and selecting the correct away team win earns TWO (2) points (each a "Point").

Incomplete Games

No Point(s) will be awarded for any game(s) listed on the Make Picks page that is postponed, cancelled, delayed, suspended, or considered incomplete for any reason by 7 a.m. Eastern time on the next day immediately following the scheduled starting time of the game. Games that are ruled incomplete will not count towards the contest unless otherwise noted by the Contest Administrator.

6. Standings and Updates

The updated standings will be posted daily as applicable. Eligible members will be ranked in order from most number of points to least. Final, UNOFFICIAL standings will appear on-line immediately after the end of any given weekly and the Overall Scoring Period and, unless otherwise changed, will become final, OFFICIAL standings one week later.

7. Winners and Prizes

Weekly Winners

There will be one (1) winning entry per week based upon the most number of Fantasy Points accumulated during that given weekly Scoring Period. Entries will be ranked from most number of Fantasy Points to least. The eligible first place entry in each given weekly standings shall qualify as the eligible prizewinner.

Overall Grand Prize Winners

There will be One (1) winning entry in the Overall Grand Prize Scoring Period based upon the most number of Fantasy Points accumulated from all weekly Scoring Periods during the Overall Grand Prize Scoring Period (Weeks 1 thru 18).

In the event of a tie for a Weekly or Grand Prize, the prizes will be awarded using the following criteria, in the order listed, until all ties are broken:

1. The entrant who correctly predicted the total score in the Tiebreaker Game of the Week or, in the case over the Overall Grand Prize, the Tiebreaker Game of the Week in Week 18;
2. The entrant who came closest to predicting the total score in the Tiebreaker Game of the Week or, in the case over the Overall Grand Prize, the Tiebreaker Game of the Week in Week 18;
3. The entrant who came closest (without going over) the total score in the Tiebreaker Game of the Week or, in the case over the Overall Grand Prize, the Tiebreaker Game of the Week in Week 18;
4. The entrant with the most number of Points in the Overall Contest Period when the tiebreaker is applied;
5. The entrant whose original registration was submitted at the earliest date (and time, if applicable) as recorded in the contest database entry log.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: all winners are unofficial for a one week period following the conclusion of the Contest Period.  In the event you believe that the standings are incorrect, please notify the Contest Administrator at the following e-mail address: support@fssgames.com within the one week period at the conclusion of which time the standings will become final and official for the purpose of awarding prizes.

8. Terms and Conditions

By participating, all members agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Contest Sponsor and the Contest Administrator, which shall be final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Winners will be notified by the Contest Sponsor via e-mail and/or telephone, within six (6) to eight (8) weeks after the standings become official. Winners will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability release, and where legal, a publicity release, within fourteen (14) days after issuance of notification. Non-compliance with the above may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. If attempted prize notification fails or the requisite documents are returned as undeliverable or are not returned within fourteen (14) days of receipt, prize may be forfeited in its entirety without further notice and awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash and no substitutions are allowed (except by the Contest Sponsor due to prize unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted). All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsor and will not be returned to members. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to correct all printing, typographical, or mechanical errors.

Online entries by Internet will be declared and made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Contest Sponsor is not responsible for entries not received due to lost, failed, delayed, or interrupted connections, including Internet/Web-server/network/phone-line connections or miscommunications, or other electronic malfunctions, computer or telephone, hardware or software failures, malfunctions, or garbled or jumbled transmissions. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, legal restrictions, or other causes beyond the control of the Contest Sponsor (in the Contest Sponsor's sole opinion) corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper operation or play of the Contest. In any such event, select winners, either by highest scores achieved prior to event requiring such termination, cancellation or suspension or, if necessary, by random drawing from all eligible registrations received prior to event requiring such action.

The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any participant. Any attempt by an member to deliberately damage any website, or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest, is a violation of criminal and/or civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the member and seek damages and other remedies to the fullest extent permitted by law. By participating, each member agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and further agrees that: (i) if legally permissible, the Contest Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliate have the right to publicize his or her name, voice, city/state of residence, photograph and/or likeness for advertising, trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, authorization or remuneration; and (ii) the Contest Sponsor and the Contest Administrator and their respective parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents shall have no liability whatsoever for any loss, injury, or damage to member or any other person or entity, including personal injury, death, or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in this Contest.

All federal, state, and local laws apply. Contest void where prohibited or restricted by law.

QUESTION? Click "Support" found on the contest site.