What they dont figure into the equation are little aspects of the NFL that effect the little guy.
For instance, I m in a pool you pick every game every week. There is a weekly prize and a season prize. By virtue of the monday night final as a tiebreak, this awful outcome cost a guy 200 bucks for the weekly prize, and could cost him a few thousand in the final outcome.
How about a guy playing fantasy football. Maybe someone started Golden Tate, Russell Wilson or the Green Bay D. That last play has a chance of winning or losing you a game in the standings. Thats money out of someones pocket.
How about a survivor pool. What happens if you put 100 into a survivor pool worth 14000 and you had the misfortune of selecting Green Bay. Sure there were better places to go on the board this week.........its one thing to lose, its another to lose like that.
What about the Hilton contest? In a contest where you are limited to 85 picks which boils down to 1.17% of your selections.......lets see how it shakes out at the end. How sick are you if you picked Green Bay and finish the season 1 game out of first, third or the last cashing spot.
Seeing how much money this outcome cost the fans is really unattainable............and endless