After 8 seasons of providing office pool participants a starting point for winning office pools, I have decided to shut down WinThatPool!
I decided this due to the accumulating evidence on just how damaging football really is. Over the past few seasons, as our understanding about CTE and football has grown, I have grown ambivalent about the site. While proud of the site and the model’s accuracy, I became increasingly less proud to be earning money from football, no matter how peripherally.
Just weeks after I first posted the picks for Week 1 this ambivalence morphed into a feeling of outright wrongness when I learned of the latest news about donated NFL brains and CTE. I don’t need any more evidence than that. Not only am I discontinuing the site, I also won’t participate in any more football pools, college or pro.
Thank you to all who have visited, asked questions, and offered feedback over the years.