Water Cooler Contests

The guys who hang around the Water Cooler are a competitive bunch, so there is a variety of ways to prove your mettle.

Pick’em Contest

Every week we hold a for select games. We hand out a weekly crown for points scored, which are cumulative for the entire 16-week season. If you haven’t participated yet, this is your week to start. Submit your picks to Contest Commissioner Mike Gabelbauer at by 9:00 a.m. CT weekly in order to ensure they are published on the site. Late submissions are honored up until kickoff of the Thursday Night Football game but are not printed.


If you’re feeling confident in your team, make a bet with another member. Send complete wager details to and it will be published on our official Registry of Wagers. (Check out the page to get an idea of how the bets work.) Remember, your wager will be out there in public for everyone to see, so don’t even think of welshing!

Call Your Shot Thursday

Every Thursday we gather around the Water Cooler to call our shot. We publish our predictions of the hottest games of the week, and we don’t limit ourselves to winners and losers — we give our predicted scores too. The guys with prognosticatory prowess are featured in our weekly column and they get their names inscribed in our Nailed It! Hall of Fame. So step up and call your shot! You might just be the next to win undying glory!