NFL Knockout Pool


Participation Requires Virtually NO Football Knowledge!

It's again time for the 2017 Pat Covelli Foundation NFL Football Pool.

Week 1 officially starts on Thursday, September 10th (btw, if you are using one of those teams, your pick needs to be in minutes before the game starts)

NOTE: This years winners will turn small $100 tax-deductible entry fees into over $19,000+ of winnings! 

This year's grand prize will be over $19,000.00!

We know there are plenty of other football betting options out there but our pool benefits a worthy charitable cause by donating one-half of all entry fees to the Pat Covelli Foundation. 

Here are the rules: Entry fee is $100. Each week you have to pick the winner of one game only (point spreads are not applicable). FYI - a tie advances you to the next round. If your team wins or ties, you move on; if your team loses, you are out (except in the first 2 weeks - see below). It is the contestant's responsibility to make sure that they don't make a duplicate pick.

Remember that you pick only one team each week. If you pick a loser in one of the first two weeks, you can buy back in for $200. You cannot pick the same team twice during the entire season. For example: If you pick the Rams in Week 1, you cannot pick them again at any time (this applies to buybacks also.)

We recently set up our NFL Survivor Pool at If you are interested in joining the pool, please follow these simple steps:

IF you participated last year

  1. We have maintained your pool members and settings from last year's pool.
  2. All existing pool members will be able to use their same username and password as last year and will not need to rejoin your pool.
  3. Upon your first login, you will be asked to confirm whether they are participating (which will be visible to you on the pool members page).
  4. If you can't remember your log in information, you can recover it here


PLEASE NOTE: Any members who had multiple memberships in our pool last year have had their duplicate memberships deleted. When they return for this season, they will be able to choose how many entries they would like under their single remaining membership. Existing members who only had a single entry last year should not be affected.

New members who wish to have multiple entries in your pool will now only need to join once, as they will be able to create multiple entries under a single membership.


If you are a new member

1. Go to

2. Enter the following information:

          a. In the Pool ID box, enter the number 35690

          b. In the Pool Password box, enter 'football' (without the single quotes)

3. Fill out the form information, including a personal username and password.

4. Make your weekly pick, with the ability to change it right up until the weekly deadline.


It's that easy! If you have any questions, let us know.

Please make checks payable to:

Pat Covelli Foundation

47-09 36th Street

Long Island City, NY, 11101


Or at our online PayPal Account

Thanks again for your participation and continued support. Good Luck!