Posted: 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013
By Will Shelton
The annual Rocky Top Talk picks pool is now open for registration through FunOfficePools.com. If you played last year, you should have received an email on Sunday inviting you to this year's group. If not or if you're new and want to join, it's free to play - all you have to do is click the link above for FunOfficePools, register an account, and then search for the "RockyTopTalk 2013" group.
The rules as always: we pick 20 games per week, straight up, using confidence points. You put 20 points on the outcome you're most confident in, 1 point on the outcome you're least confident in, and so on. New this year: if you forget to enter your picks one week, you're not totally screwed. Those who register for the picks but forget to enter in a given week will receive one point less than the lowest total score of a player who entered picks that week. Hopefully this helps keep everyone more engaged throughout the season in case time gets the best of you one week.
The actual selections aren't open just yet - we'll remind you when they do become available - but for now, take a look at the Week One games (all times eastern):
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