PARTICIPATION: It costs players $20 to participate in each season. Payment can be made via check or PayPal.
PRIZES: The champion of Sim Football League will receive 50% of the pot collected at the start of each season. The runner-up receives 25%. The remaining 25% will go to the YLF Fund to help pay for the website.
SIMULATION: A simulation season is created with teams from NFL history. Standings, stats, and a schedule is created each year with these chosen teams. The website "What If Sports" is used to simulate the games and provide stats. The top two teams in each division qualify for the playoffs. The second place teams play the first place teams in the opposite division.
MAKING PICKS: For each simulated week, premium players will make picks using the internet picksheet. They will pick 5 of the games that are simulated within the SFL schedule. Players will assign a confidence number from 1 to 5 for each pick. (Using the numbers 1,2,3,4,5 only once each week)
Players will earn between 0 to 15 points each week, based on how their picks performed. This is not a head-to-head league, but we utilize a golf-style scoreboard. There are no cuts!
In the playoff rounds, all players will wager between 1-10 points for each game. Unlike the regular season games, lost playoff games incur deduction of points from each player's total.
TIE BREAKERS: If there is a tie for first or second place in the standings at the end of the season, then picking record will serve as a tie-breaker. If that is also tied, then the Comissioner will create a list of more SIM games to pick.