Prior to the start
of each season, two teams may agree to form a rivalry.
The rivalry will be a competition between the two teams
during the regular season and potentially playoffs.
What that competition is based on will be determined by the
two teams, but it must be something measurable by NFHL
stats. Possibilities include: winning the season
series, winning a single game during the season series,
having the leading point getter during the season series,
etc. Since rivalry conditions must be set prior to the
start of the regular season, playoff conditions will not be
permitted unless they are used as a tie breaker (for
example, if their conditions are that the winner of the
season series wins, but they end up tied, they can use a
playoff series as the tie breaker. Of course, if they
don't meet in the playoffs, they would end up tied, unless
another tie breaking condition was set.)
In addition to the
conditions for the rivalry, the two teams must agree on a
cash amount that each team will put up to go to the winner
of the competition. The minimum bet is $500,000.
The maximum bet is $2.0 million. The league will match
the amount each team bets. Therefore, the pots will be
a minimum of $1.5 million and a maximum of $6.0 million.
To ensure and promote participation, funds will not be
deducted (of added) from a team's bank account until the end
of the season.
To be eligible for
the winnings, a team must have written at least one (1) PR
specifically about the rivalry. PRs written for the
rivalry will still be eligible for Activity Points as usual
and will count towards a team's weekly limit, and
half-season PR requirement. If the team does not write
a PR for the rivalry, they are ineligible to win the pot and
the other team will automatically win. In addition to
losing their bet, they will be fined an additional $1.0
million by the league. If neither team writes a PR for
the rivalry, funds from both teams will be deducted, and
fined, and the funds will be used to pay for the
Commissioner's next vacation.
The winning team is
also highly encouraged to write a PR summarizing the rivalry
If funds deducted
from the team's payroll at the end of the season cause the
team to go into the negative, a loan WILL be taken out to
cover the debt and it will need to be paid back, with
Teams may have a
maximum of two (2) rivalry bets each season.
To form a rivalry,
both teams must write the Commissioner agreeing to the
rivalry terms and bet amount. Acceptable rivalries
will be posted on this page and tracked throughout the year.