Hi, CT/CT, our ever bright eyed flipper.
I did indeed start a new thread again this year which is perhaps our 6th or 7th:
The NFL Superbowl Thread! Back Again With Big Prizes*
That was a teaser which I will follow up on next Monday (Jan 2nd). I was surprised last year to get only 28 players, not much more then what we have in this game.
Anyway, there are "wild card" games on Jan 7th and 8th that will decide the final few slots. Only after that will the brackets be set for the remainder of the contest. So the "wild card" games will be called "optional, practice games" for those of us here. But then, after that, players will have to pick all the way through to the end in one sitting - three weeks in all.