NFL Office Pool offers a way to manage a pick 'em style football pool. While the program looks basic enough to operate, the manual input required will make users seek out simpler solutions online.
Initially, we were pleased to find that this program's interface looked simple and easy to manage. However, after looking closer at some of the functions, we needed to consult the tutorials in the Help file. The program sets up betting leagues for College, CFL, and even NFL Europe games, but an NFL pool was easiest. This was because the NFL's 2009 schedule was fully loaded onto the program, and all others had to be manually entered, which was a pain. Setting up league rules, fees, and players was a simple trip through a menu. Unfortunately, we needed to input each game's final score in order for the program to calculate our league's weekly standings. The program's most exciting feature also required more work than we wanted. Its Online Integration feature provided a way for all players to make their picks from separate computers, but we needed to register with the design company online. Overall, the program was too much work when we knew there were countless free, online football pool sites that do all of the manual input automatically.
NFL Office Pool's trial is limited to eight regular season weeks. It comes as a compressed file. We do not recommend this program since there are online options that require much less work.
NFL Office Pool is ready for you to run the pool and you can handle not only the pros but NCAA, CFL and even Arena Football. It's preloaded with all the scheduled NFL match ups. Players can make picks online and the software will automatically download picks (or you can enter them by hand). Tie-breakers are supported with closest or close-but-not-over scoring on any game you choose. You can play straight-up or against the spreads. Recaps and season standing reports are all ready to go with just a click.
What's new in this version:
Version 14.0 improves online synchronization features and consolidates some screens.