Don't mean to take up a lot of space here, but I have been running a survivor pool for 4 years now. WCG has graciously let me post here in the past a few times to drum up some interest and we have indeed gotten more than a few readers from the blog to participate. Please note that this is not an official SBNation or WindyCityGridiron thing. Read on if you're interested in finding out more. We had 100 entries last year and I expect a comparable number this year.
So, briefly, a survivor pool is where you pick 1 team to win their Week 1 matchup. If you pick incorrectly, you're done. If you are among the survivors, you pick in Week 2. This continues on until everyone except one person is eliminated and that person takes the pot. The catch is that you can never select a team more than once per season. The entry fee is $30 and last year the winner took home nearly $3000.
The link to the website is http://windycitypool.survivor.sportsfan.com/ and it has full rules (there's a losers bracket) and links to PayPal to submit payment. Please email me if you have any further questions or anything or if you think it sounds cool but don't want to send a stranger your money, I can have some blog members reassure you I'm not running and hiding with your entrance fee.. The website looks a little like it's out of 1996, but it's functional and cheap to maintain. Thanks for reading and hopefully more than a few of you sign up!
AKA The Commish