Saturday, December 17, 2011

Problem with Individual Charts in College Pool Corrected

Zach let me know that he found a problem with the Individual Charts tab in the 2011-2012_Bowl_Pool_Summary file. Participants 21-40 were't working properly - showing "no picks made" even if valid picks were input into the Picks tab.

I've fixed this. If you download it now, it'll work properly.

Sorry about that!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Expanded (Again) Bowl Pool Spreadsheet

It's done. At least I think it all still works. Now you have room for up to 100 participants. I also added in 5 extra bowl game rows for future expansion if necessary. For those of you with large pools, this outa work just fine. Again, you can thank JMorein and EGeierman for footing the bill.

Also, again, this new file is only compatible with Excel 2007 or 2010, as it's far wider (in columns) than is supported in Excel 2003 and older.

click here to download the file.



Friday, December 09, 2011

Another expansion of the College Bowl Pool Spreadsheet is afoot!

I caved (again). I'll be expanding the current College Bowl Pool Spreadsheet to accommodate up to 100 participants. There could be some other minor changes as well. Thank JMorein and EGeierman for spearheading the effort (and footing the $50 bill I'm enforcing to do this). If any others would like to contribute to the $50, simply email me (you should be able to find my email address on this website somewhere) or send me your email using the little chat thingy indicating that you'd like to contribute, and I'll send you out the new files once they're done.

UPDATE: This expanded version will definitely only be for those on Excel 2007 & 2010, given the width in columns it'll take.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

2011-12 College Football Bowl Pool Spreadsheet

It seems like the first time in a few years (not sure if this is true, but it feels like it) that I don't have to modify the spreadsheets to add another game. "Just" 35 bowls again this year.

The Humanitarian Bowl has been replaced by the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The Texas Bowl is now called the Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl. The old Meineke Car Care Bowl has been replaced by the Belk Bowl. Yeah...Belk. I had to look it up too. "Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. ( is the nation’s largest privately owned mainline department store company with 305 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states. The company was founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., and is in the third generation of Belk family leadership. The Web site offers a wide assortment of fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home." Okay. Anyway...the reason I even bring any of this up is that while I know that the sponsors of these bowl games spend a lot of money to get their brands out there, where convenient, I'm just going to leave the sponsor name off in the spreadsheet -- e.g. i'll just put "Music City Bowl" instead of "Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl". In cases where the sponsor name IS the bowl name (e.g. "Champs Sports Bowl"), I'll obviously just use that. The new "Famous Idaho Potato Bowl" i'll just call the "Potato Bowl" in the whole "Orange Bowl", "Cotton Bowl", etc., tradition.

Now that that's out of the way, here are the files:

Click here for the "Master" file used by the pool organizer. This is the one with the fancy charts and group scoring summary, etc.

Click here for the "Individual Picks" file used by each person participating in the pool. This is the one the pool organizer typically would email out to his or her participants to have them fill out to make it easier for him or her to copy paste their picks into the "Master" file.

Enjoy, everyone!


Friday, December 02, 2011

I've already gotten a slew of inquiries as to when this year's college football bowl pool spreadsheet will be ready. Patience, Grasshopper(s). Once all of the bowls have selected their teams, it will be ready.

Not familiar with the spreadsheets? Click the "College Bowl Game Pool" tag to see what I've done in the past.