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Pro Football Picks, aid for Football Pools 1994.

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PRO Football Picks v6.0e - For 1994 Season.
Top Rated PRO Football Handicapping Program!
Takes into account the "Betting Spread"
to predict winning teams. Data required to
use PFP is in the daily papers. Used over
the past 8 years PFP has been found to have
an accuracy of up to 73% for the season!
Team Schedules, Under/Over Prediction and
More! Author BBS for updated statistics &
support. Shareware $40 from ALC Software.


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Pro Football Picks, aid for Football Pools 1994.
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Contents of the PFP.TXT file


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Online Help System

To use the online help system, press F1 at any point in
the program. A scrollable pop-up window appears
displaying information related to the operation about to
be performed. If a down arrow appears in the bottom right
corner of the help window, there is another page of
information available. Use the Up and Down arrows, Page
Up or Page Down keys to page through the help information.
Press any other key to exit the help system.

General Information

PRO Football Picks(tm) (PFP) is a Professional Football
Handicapping program. It will run on all IBM PC or true
compatible computers. PFP will provide statistically
determined picks and track your hypothetical bets. It is
NOT designed to break any Federal, State or Local laws.
Any reference to bets are assumed to be hypothetical
unless the user is able to place bets legally. Use of PFP
constitutes your acceptance of the License Agreement
outlined in the PRO Football Picks Manual.

Pull-Down Menus

PFP's pull-down menus operate in a CUA-Compliant style of
operation. The Alt-letter keys are assigned mnemonically
to the first letter of the choices on the Main Menu Bar.
To select a menu, either use the Alt + First Letter of a
choice or the Left and Right arrow keys to arrive at the
desired menu of choices.

Once the pull-down menu has been activated, items can be
selected quickly with Up and Down arrow keys, the Home and
End keys, or the first letter of an entry to move the
cursor bar to the desired menu item. Use the Enter key to
execute the desired command. Each menu records the item
last selected so that a future visit to that menu begins
with that item as the default. Shaded menu choices are
inaccessible.

Mouse Users

For mouse users, PFP supports the use of a Microsoft
compatible mouse. The use of a mouse is optional - all
mouse actions can be performed with an equivalent keyboard
command. Numeric entries CAN NOT be made with the mouse.

Generally, clicking the Left mouse button is the
equivalent of pressing the Enter key and clicking the
Right mouse button is the equivalent of pressing the
Escape key.

The icons along the right edge of the menu choice frame
are designed to be used with a mouse. The up and down
arrow icons are used to scroll vertically through the
choices in the box. The "elevator" icon can be dragged up
or down to move quickly through a large number of menu
choices.

Main Menu Sections

The Data Section allows you to Enter, View or Import Team
statistical data. The Prediction Section allows you to
choose games to have PFP handicap. The Reports Section
allows you to view or print reports. The Settings Section
allows you to change the default settings. The Misc
Section gives you access to a calculator, calendar and
DOS. F10 either selected on the menu or pressed at any
time in the program exits PFP.

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Data Entry

The Data Entry command is used to change the data for one
specific team. If you are entering data for an entire
past week, use the Missing Data command in the Data Menu.

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Missing Data

The Missing Data command will supply the user with a menu
of teams which require the necessary data to be entered
for the prior week. When the Missing Data command is
chosen, PFP will utilize the date set in the Date Of Games
setting, in the Settings Menu, as the current week and
check the data for the prior week's games. At that point
the user can select a team from the menu of teams and
enter the required data.

Once all the data has been entered for the past week, PFP
will state all data has been entered and you will be
unable to access the Missing Data menu choice. Should you
need to make a change in the data for one of the teams,
choose the Data Entry choice in the Data menu, select the
team and make the correction(s).

In the first week PFP will give the message "All Games
Entered For Week 0" as the first week there is no data to
be entered. No games have been played yet this season!

When selecting the Missing Data command during the post-
season, PFP will state "All Games Entered..." even though
post-season data has not been entered. PFP will not allow
post-season data to be entered. The reason for this is
that PFP is designed to make the post-season predictions
based on the regular season data. Note: The Shareware
version of PFP will not allow the user to enter post-
season final scores. Therefore, PFP will not review
post-season bets or its post-season picks.

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Team Selection Menu

Select the team for which you want to process the above
menu choice. Select a team by: entering the first letter
of the team you want, use the Up or Down arrows, Page Up
or Page Down keys, Home key or End key. The Home key will
bring the user back to the top of the list, the End key
will bring the user to the end of the list. Page Up and
Page Down will move through the selections one page at a
time. Once the desired team is highlighted, press .

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Required Data Menu

When entering data for a team, PFP will check the database
for that team and inform the user whether the necessary
data has been entered for each week. The chart produced
will list each week number and have a symbol next to it.
Explanation of the symbols are as follows:

- = Team Does Not Play That Week
= Data Not Entered And It Should Be
= Team Played And Data Entered

If a week is marked with a check () and it is necessary
to change the data entered, select that week and PFP will
allow changes. Weeks marked with a "-" are inaccessible.

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Team Schedules

The Team Schedules command will supply the user with the
1993 or 1994 team schedules. The 1993 schedules will be
complete. The 1994 schedules will be updated as the user
enters data during the season.

The team's record is given against the other teams on its
schedule for that year both straight up and Against The
Spread (ATS). The chart explanation is as follows:

Date = Date Of The Game Played
Opponent = Team Played Against
PF = Points Scored For The Team
PA = Points Scored Against The Team
Spread = Spread of that game. (NL = No Line)
ATS = Win, Lose or Tie Against The Spread

If the Opponent is in capital letters then it is the home
team. If the Opponent is in lower case letters, it is the
visiting team.

Note: The Registered version of PFP will automatically
update each team's record Against The Spread throughout
the current season.

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Turnovers

The Turnovers command will supply the user with a chart,
by conference, of the current turnovers for each team.
The chart explanation is as follows:

GA = Giveaways
TA = Takeaways
+/- = Net Turnovers (Takeaways - Giveaways)
Gms = Number Of Games Of Data Entered
Avg GA = Average Giveaways per Game
Avg TA = Average Takeaways per Game

Turnovers are only for the current season and are updated
as the user enters the data in the Data Entry / Missing
Data Sections.

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View Database

The View Database command will allow the user to see the
data entered for a team. This is helpful if you would
like to audit a team's database for errors. The chart
explanation is as follows:

Date = Date Of The Game Played
Opponent = Team Played Against
Spread = Spread of that game. (NL = No Line)
PF-PA = Points Scored For - Points Scored Against
Offense = Rushing Yards/Passing Yards/Giveaways
Defense = Rushing Yards/Passing Yards/Takeaways

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Date Of Games

The Date Of Games command allows the user to set the date
of the games for the week to be handicapped. This date is
extremely important as it is used throughout the program.
PFP will automatically read the system date on your PC and
set the correct date. The correct date will be the date
of the next calendar Sunday when games will be played. If
the user wanted to analyze or review a different week's
games, the Date Of Games setting must be changed to the
desired week.

When selecting the Missing Data choice in the Data menu,
PFP checks the database for missing data one week prior to
the date set in the Date Of Games menu.

To View/Print PFP's picks or View/Print bets for a week
other than the selected week, change the Date Of Games
setting to the desired date.

The post-season choices are abbreviated as follows:

Wild Card = The Wild Card Games (Week #18)
Div. Ch. = The Division Championships (Week #19)
Conf. Ch. = The Conference Championships (Week #20)
Super Bowl = The Super Bowl (Week #21)

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Vigorish

The Vigorish or "vig" choice will allow the user to set
the vig percentage. Professional oddsmakers who take bets
(where it is legal) usually charge a percentage if the bet
made with them is a losing one. This percentage is called
vigorish (also called "juice") and is usually 10% on a
straight team as well as total bet. To place a $10 bet,
you would have to put up $11 ($10 plus $1 vig) to win $10.
The sports book will also take another $11 from someone
who feels the team playing against your team will win, for
a total of $22. If you win you get your $11 back plus $10
winnings for a total of $21. If you lose you get...
Regardless of which team wins, the sports book makes $1 or
4.5%. ($1 divided by $22 = .04545 or 4.5%) This is how
they make their money. Should the user be making bets
with friends (who usually don't charge a percentage!) then
the vigorish would be set to 0%, or even-money bets.

PFP will add the vig to the amount bet. For example, if
the user desires to make a $10 bet at a 10% vig, he/she
would enter the amount bet as $10. If the user loses, the
amount lost, tracked by PFP, will be $11.

There are two settings for vig entry, Manual and Auto. If
Auto(matic) vig is selected, PFP will enter the vig set by
the user automatically each time a game is handicapped.
The user can set Auto Vig from 5% to 10% or 0%. If you
are paying a vig greater than 10%, you should find another
place to bet! However, if a higher vig percentage is
paid, use the Manual vig setting and PFP will prompt the
user to enter the vig amount each time a game is
handicapped. Any amount from 0% to 99% can be entered
manually. If the user makes many different bets with
different people at different vigs, the Manual vig setting
is ideal. If the user makes many bets at the same vig,
Auto vig will be very convenient.

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Home Field Advantage

The Home Field Advantage (HFA) is the assumed number of
additional points the Home Team will score because they
are playing in their home stadium. The default is 3
points since three points is the amount used by most
linesmakers when determining the line. If you feel the
team has a stronger HFA than 3 make the change here.
Likewise if you feel the team has a weaker HFA than the
assumed 3 then make it lower.

After choosing the team for which you would like to enter
the HFA, PFP will display a box of HFA values ranging from
zero to nine points. The HFA value highlighted in the box
is the current HFA setting for the team selected. To
change the setting, select another value. To keep the
current setting press enter.

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Previous Games Used

The Previous Games Used setting allows the user to set the
number of games PFP will go back into its database to get
data for its analysis. Any number of weeks can be used
between 4 and 11. The default is 11 weeks. As the season
progresses, it is recommended that a smaller number of
weeks be used for analysis. If a change is made to the
previous games used setting, PFP will continue to use that
setting as the default. Suggested setting guidelines are
as follows:

Week #'s Previous Games Used Setting Last Year's Stats?
-------- --------------------------- ------------------
1- 5 11 YES
6-17 5-9 NO
Playoffs 4-7 NO


If Last Year's Statistics are used, then PFP will get
whatever number of games is necessary from the previous
year to have the required number of games for its
analysis. If Last Year's Statistics are not used, then
PFP will just use the current year. In this instance,
there may not be an even number of games used. The #GMS
listing in the prediction screen will tell the user how
many games have been used in the analysis.

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Last Year's Stats

If this setting if checked () on the menu PFP will use
the prior year's statistics in its calculations. If not
checked, PFP will just use the current year's statistics.
It is recommended that at least four weeks of data is used
for PFP to give an accurate analysis.

NOTE: You will not be able to turn off Last Year's Stats
during the first three weeks of the season, they must be
used to supply PFP with enough data to analyze.

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Delete Import File

If this setting if checked () on the menu PFP will delete
the PFP94.DAT file used to import and update your database
with the most recent statistics. The data file will only
be deleted after a successful import. This is useful if
you choose to download PFP94.DAT directly into the PFP
directory as some communications software will rename the
file being downloaded if a file with the same name already
exists in the download directory. If that is done, your
import will be done using an older data file.

If the setting is not checked, PFP will leave the
PFP94.DAT file in the current directory after the data has
been imported. The default setting is not to delete the
import data file.

NOTE: For more information on how download this data file
from the ALC Software BBS, read the help text for the
Import Data choice of the Data Menu or call ALC Software.

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Screen Colors

Screen Colors will only be available if the computer
running PFP has a color monitor. There are eight color
combinations available. Once a combination is chosen, PFP
will use that as the default.

When starting PFP from the DOS prompt, you can force a
black and white color scheme if you have a monochrome
display by starting PFP as follows: PFP /M

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Current Settings

Displays the current settings in effect. All the current
settings displayed can be changed in the Settings Menu.
The Week Number setting is based on the date set in the
Date Of Games setting.

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Calculator

The calculator command displays a calculator "pad" for an
expression to be evaluated. Operators supported are:

+ addition
- subtraction
* multiplication
/ division

Upon entering the calculator, PFP automatically turns on
the keyboard's numeric lock for easy use of the numeric
keypad. The calculator will handle a chain of
calculations, as follows: The equation (3 + 2) * 5 would
be entered as: 3 + 2 * 5 . Once a calculation is
complete, select "A" for Another Calculation or press the
Escape key to turn the numeric lock off and exit the
calculator.

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Calendar

The Calendar command displays a window with a calendar for
the current month and year, as read from the system clock.
The current date will be highlighted. The Left and Right
arrow keys move month to month. Up and Down arrow keys
move year to year. The Enter key can be used to return
quickly to the current month. The Escape key is used to
exit the calendar display.

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DOS Access

The DOS Access command provides the capability to return
to DOS without exiting PRO Football Picks. With enough
memory, other programs can be run from DOS before
returning to PFP.

CAUTION: PFP is still active while you are at the DOS
prompt. You must type EXIT and press Enter to return to
the active copy of PFP. Do not try to return to your
currently active copy of PFP by entering PFP. This only
loads another copy of PFP into memory.

NOTE: Do not invoke any program from within PFP which
installs itself as a memory resident utility. This
restriction applies to all Terminate and Stay Resident
(TSR) programs, including the DOS PRINT command. These
programs should be run initially from the DOS command line
to ensure they are properly installed. In addition, while
PFP is active, do not use the DOS commands: CHKDSK /F or
DELETE or REN commands on the PFP program files. This
restriction is not due to any limitation of PFP, and is in
fact sound advice for any other applications which allow
access to DOS during their execution.

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Import Data

If you find Data Entry tedious and you have a modem,
Registered Users are able to pay $55 fee per season to
download the weekly statistics directly from the ALC
Software Bulletin Board System (BBS). Also included on
the BBS will be special articles of interest, ALC
Software's picks, as well as top handicappers picks. Full
instructions on how to use the BBS will be included in the
registration manual. The ALC Software BBS will be on-line
as of August 17, 1994. The BBS Number is (516) 625-0098.
Settings are 8N1. Up to 14400 bps.


Use this Import Data menu choice to update your current
database with the statistics from the file downloaded from
the ALC Software Bulletin Board System.

Once the data has been imported, PFP will compare the
imported score data against the bets made as well as PFP's
picks and update the respective databases. Depending on
the number of bets/picks made, this may take some time.

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Update Complete! Message

PFP will display this message upon successful import of
the current data from the PFP94.DAT import data file to
your database. Once the import was successful, the
PFP94.DAT file is no longer necessary. If PFP displayed
the message "PFP94.DAT Has Been Deleted...", the Delete
Import File setting was checked () in the Settings Menu.
If you do not want PFP94.DAT deleted after the data is
imported, change this setting in the Settings Menu.

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Team Data To Be Entered

Enter the requested data for the team selected. All data
is required except for the turnover data which is
optional. It is important to understand that PFP will
make a more accurate prediction with turnover data
supplied. DO NOT enter turnover data for some teams and
not for others as this will cause PFP to make inaccurate
assumptions. Required data is as follows:

Yards Rushing Offense - Rushing yards gained by the
Offense
Yards Passing Offense - Passing yards gained by the
Offense
Yards Rushing Defense - Rushing yards gained against the
team's Defense
Yards Passing Defense - Passing yards gained against the
team's Defense
Points Scored For - Points scored by the team you are
entering data for
Points Scored Against - Points scored against the team you
are entering data for
Turnovers - Giveaways - Turnovers lost by the Offense
Turnovers - Takeaways - Turnovers recovered by the Defense

If you have entered data for this team before, the number
in parentheses [ ] will be the number previously entered.
You can change the number or press enter and the number in
parenthesis will be retained.

It is only necessary to enter the game data for one team
for each game. Once the data has been entered for one
team, PFP will automatically enter the data for the team
played. It will not be necessary to re-enter the same
data for the other team.

A clock is provided in the lower right corner of the Data
Entry Screen. If you are like many users and wait until
the last minute to enter the data required to run PFP, the
clock is there to let the user know just how much time is
left until opening kickoff!

If you find Data Entry tedious and you have a modem,
either call ALC Software or call the ALC Software Bulletin
Board System (BBS) at (516) 625-0098, modem settings
should be 8N1, to find out how to download the weekly
statistics directly from our BBS.

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Game Data To Be Entered

When a game is selected to be handicapped, PFP will list
the teams playing, the last spread entered for that game,
the date of the weekend the game will be played and the
week number it represents. NL means the game has not been
handicapped therefore No Line has been entered. PFP will
allow you to run a game more than once in order to
handicap the game with a different spread, vig or Home
Field Advantage. It is important to understand that PFP
will remember the data entered the LAST time you run the
game. For PFP to handicap a game three pieces of
information are requested:

The spread for that game.
The total (under/over) line for that game. (optional)
The vig for your bets on that game.

Note: If vig is set to auto vig (in the Settings Menu),
PFP will enter the vig for you automatically.

For those new to football betting, we would like to answer
the questions: What is the spread? Why does it exist?
Why don't we just bet on which team we think will win the
game like we did in elementary school? Well, unless the
teams are very equal in ability, not too many people would
bet on the underdog. So to bet the favorite, points are
added to the final score of the underdog team to make
things equal. These points are called the spread. It is
the professional oddsmakers job to determine what that
"magic number" is. In theory, if the spread were exactly
right, the number of people who bet on both teams would be
even and the sports book would be guaranteed its 4.5% of
the action. If the sports book is not receiving an even
distribution of bets, the spread will be adjusted in an
effort to do so.

PFP will always ask the user to enter the spread for the
Home team. PFP will accept 1/2 point spreads which should
be entered as .5. (Ex: 7 1/2 point spread should be
entered as 7.5) If the Home team were a 7 1/2 point
favorite, you would enter the spread as -7.5. If the Home
team were a 7 1/2 point underdog, you would enter the
spread as 7.5.

When entering a spread PFP features an automatic 1/2 point
entry. When you press the decimal point, PFP will
automatically enter .5 it is not necessary to press the
"5" key.

Next you will be asked for the under/over line. Entering
this line is optional. Under/over or totals, for those
who are not familiar with the term, is the sum of the
points scored by both teams at the end of the game. For
example, if the final score is 21-14, the under/over or
total for that game is 35 points. PFP will calculate the
predicted total for the game and display it. If the
under/over line has been entered PFP will display its
under/over play as well.

If the vigorish setting in the Settings Menu is set to
Manual, it will be necessary to enter the vig percentage
at this point. The user can manually enter any amount
from 0% to 99%. If vig is set to Auto, PFP will enter the
vig percentage automatically.

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PFP Analysis Screen

Once all the necessary game data has been entered, the
data analysis will be displayed in the following chart:

Team Pts/Yd Sum/Avg #GMS Net TO
---- ------ ------- ---- ------

The teams will be listed with the Home team in capitals.
The Pts/Yd number is the final score prediction based on
the points per yard calculation. The Sum/Avg number is
the final score prediction of the game based on the sum of
the averages calculation. The #GMS listing tells the user
how many games have been used in the analysis. This
number will only be different for each team if Last Year's
Statistics are not used and the teams have played a
different number of games to that point in the year. Net
TO is the net turnovers using the formula: Total TakeAways
- Total GiveAways. Positive numbers are better than
negative numbers.

The play is PFP's pick for that game. In order for there
to be a play, one team must "cover" (that is, when the
spread is added to the predicted score of the underdog or
subtracted from the predicted score of the favorite, that
team must beat the predicted score in both calculations)
for PFP to pick that team. If a game does not meet this
criteria, a "No Play" prediction will be rendered. In
this instance, the user can use the Pts/Yd and Sum/Avg
scores to help determine their preference.

The PSR (Pick Strength Rating) is the numeric
representation of the strength of PFP's pick. The higher
the PSR, the stronger the play. If there is no play, the
PSR will be zero. The pick with the highest PSR is
considered the Best Bet of the week.

Note: The PSR is only displayed in the Registered version
of PRO Football Picks.

U/O is PFP's under/over prediction and recommendation. If
the under/over spread is over the number predicted, bet
under. If the under/over spread is under the number of
points predicted, bet over. If the numbers are the same,
good luck! Note: A higher number of weeks used for
analysis will produce a more accurate under/over
prediction. The number of weeks used for analysis can be
set in the Settings Menu under the Previous Games Used
choice.

HFA is the Home team's Home Field Advantage value set in
the Settings menu under the Home Field Advantage choice.

Placing A Bet

After the game has been analyzed by PFP, the user will be
asked to place a bet. You can place up to two bets per
game. If a spread has been entered for the under/over,
PFP will allow bets on either a Team, Under or Over. If
not, PFP will only allow a team bet. Assuming an
under/over spread has been entered, select "1" to place a
team bet, "2" to bet on under the under/over line and "3"
to bet on over the under/over line.

If a team bet is desired, PFP will need to know which team
the user would like to bet on. Both teams in the game
will be displayed. To choose your team, press "1" if you
want to bet on the home team or press "2" to bet on the
visiting team.

PFP will then ask how much you want to bet on your
specified bet. You may bet as little as $1 up to $32,750.
This should be is a sufficient betting range for all
users! If the user does not want to bet, but just pick a
team as his/her opinion, you may bet $0 by pressing the
Enter key.

Upon confirmation of your bet, PFP will save the bet and
update the amount Bet This Week (BTW) posted in the Game
Analysis screen.

Note: In the Registered version Of PRO Football Picks you
will be able to print the individual games.

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Data Entry Corrections

If an error was made in entering data there is the
opportunity to change the requested information at the end
of each team's data entry. Simply enter "N" when PFP
asks, "Data Correct? (Y/N)" and a line pointer will
appear. Use the arrows keys to move the pointer to the
data that was entered incorrectly. Press , enter the
correct number and press again. Repeat this as many
times as necessary to have the correct data entered. Once
the data is correct, enter "Y" to the "Data Correct?
(Y/N)" question and the databases will be updated.

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Printer Errors

If PFP gives you the message "Printer Is Not Ready", check
if it is on or on, but not on-line, check if there is
paper in the printer as well. If you discover the problem
and want to continue to print, press any key, otherwise
press Escape to discontinue printing.

When using a laser printer, PFP will report "Game Printed"
yet nothing will come out of your printer. In an effort
to save paper, PFP will wait until three games are
requested to be printed and then eject the page. Dot
matrix printers will print immediately. The sharpest
output will occur if your laser printer is set to emulate
an IBM Proprinter.

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Prediction Section - Picks

PFP will handicap the current week's games in this
section. You will be presented with a menu of the games
to be played in the upcoming week.

To select a game for PFP to analyze, highlight the game by
either:

Entering the first letter of the visiting team
Use the Up or Down arrows
Use the Page Up or Page Down keys, Home key or End key

Page Up and Page Down will move through the selections one
page at a time. The Home key will bring you back to the
top of the list, the End key will bring you to the end of
the list. Once the game is highlighted, press enter to
select that game.

You will be asked for the spread and the under/over line.
Bets on handicapped games will be entered here as well.

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Post-Season Game Selections

After the final week of regular season play, PFP will list
the generic game's name of the games being played that
week of the post-season. Highlight the Game for PFP to
handicap and press . The user will then be asked to
enter the teams playing in the selected game.

Once the teams for a specific game have been entered, PFP
will display those team names and spread in the game
selection box instead of the generic game's name.

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Post-Season Team Entry

Enter the teams for the selected post-season game. The
visiting team should be entered first followed by home
team.

While handicapping the Super Bowl ONLY, PFP will
automatically set the HFA to zero as neither team will
have the HFA at a neutral site. For the Super Bowl, the
HFA must be zero.

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Post-Season Team Entry Error

One of two errors has occurred: Either the user has
selected a team already entered as playing in another
post-season game or the user has selected the SAME team as
both the visiting team and home team.

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Reports Section - View

In this section, the user will be able to view three types
of reports:

1) The Bets Placed By The User For The Current Week
2) PFP's Picks For The Current Week
3) A Summary Chart Of The User's Year To Date Bets

These reports have been simplified for the Shareware
version of PFP. The reports in the Registered version of
PRO Football Picks contain much more information.

Note: The current week is the date set in the Date Of
Games setting of the Settings Section. If the user
wanted to view bets or picks for a different week, the
desired date would have to be set in that section.

While viewing the Current Week's bets, the user can delete
any bet that has not been reviewed.

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Reports Section - Print

In this, the Shareware version of PRO Football Picks, you
will not be able to print reports. The registered version
of PFP offers enhanced reports which the user will be able
to print.

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Current Week's Bets

This report will list the amount bet, the team bet on and
the team bet against. If the bet was a bet on a specific
team, the spread will be listed in the column next to the
"Team Bet" column. If the bet is an under/over bet, a "U"
will appear in the "U/O" column for an under bet or an "O"
will appear for an over bet. The under/over spread will
be listed to the right of the U/O column. Once the final
score for the game has been entered, a "W" for win, "L"
for lose or "T" for tie will be in the last column
representing the outcome of your bet. For a financial
summary of year to date bets, view the YTD Bets report.

To delete a bet, move the highlight bar to the game to be
deleted and press Enter. Upon confirmation by the user,
PFP will delete the bet. Note: You can only delete a bet
for a game where the final score has not been entered and
therefore has not been reviewed by PFP. The Shareware
version of PFP will not allow the user to enter post-
season final scores. Therefore, PFP will not review
your post-season bets.

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Current Week's Picks

This report will list PFP's picks for the current week.
It will list the team selected, the spread for that team,
the other team in the game. Once the final score for the
game has been entered, a "W" for win, "L" for lose or "T"
for tie will be in the last column representing the
outcome of the pick.

Note: The Shareware version of PFP will not allow the user
to enter post-season final scores. Therefore, PFP will
not determine the outcome of the picks for the post-
season.

The PSR is the numeric representation of the strength of
PFP's pick. The higher the PSR, the stronger the play.
The pick with the highest PSR is considered the Best Bet
of the week. Note: The PSR is only displayed in the
Registered version of PRO Football Picks.

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Year To Date Bets

This report is a financial summary of the user's bets,
year to date. The chart will only list bets where the
final scores of the games bet on have been entered. The
chart lists Team, Under and Over bets separately. This
will help the user easily determine which type of bet has
been most profitable for him/her. It lists dollars won,
lost and the vig paid on the lost bets. The amount listed
in the bottom right corner of the chart is the year to
date total profit/loss for all bets entered in PFP.

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Quit PRO Football Picks

Use this menu choice and PFP will immediately terminate
and save all data entered to that point. If you press F10
at any point in the program, PFP will ask if you want to
exit the program. If you are done with your session, then
answer "Y". If you want to access DOS and then return to
PFP then you may want to use the DOS Access menu choice in
the Misc menu.

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Registration Information

1) To order by credit card, have your MasterCard or Visa
handy and call toll free, (800) 252-2770. This line is
for Credit Card orders only. Or print our registration
form on your printer by pressing Alt-P, fill out the
form being sure to include your credit card information
and signature and Fax it to us at (516) 625-4045. This
line is for Fax orders only.

2) To order via CompuServe, use a text editor to fill in
the ORDER.FRM file and send it via CompuServe to ALC
Software address 71201,3071. Payment will be accepted
via MasterCard or Visa.

3) During the 1994 football season, save time by using
your credit card, or sending either a money order, bank
check, cash or certified check. We will ship the same
day we receive the order. Otherwise...

4) For Personal Checks, please allow 2 weeks to process
your order.

5) We offer overnight delivery, please add $11.00 for
postage. Overnight Mail service to Canada from the
United States takes two days. We offer 2nd day
delivery, please add $4.00 for postage. The US Postal
Service does not offer 2nd day service to Canada.

6) Canadian orders must be either postal money orders in
United States funds, or checks drawn on a United States
Bank.

7) After the 15th week of the season, (December 10, 1994)
you have the choice of which REGISTERED version of PRO
Football Picks you will receive. If you request
Registered Version 6.1 for the 1994 Season it will be
sent according to the terms above. Should you request
Registered Version 7.1 for the 1995 Season, the
anticipated ship date is August 17, 1995. If no
version is specified, Version 6.1 for the 1994 Season
will be shipped.

8) If you have a modem and would like to Download the
weekly statistics from the ALC Software Bulletin Board
System (BBS), add $55 for the entire season. Also
included on the BBS will be special articles of
interest, ALC Software's picks as well as top
handicappers picks. Full instructions on how to use
the BBS will be included in the registration manual.
The anticipated start date for the ALC Software BBS is
August 17, 1994. The BBS telephone number is
(516) 625-0098. Settings are 8N1. Up to 14400 bps.

9) New COLLEGE Football Picks v2.1 from ALC Software!
This program tracks and handicaps 80 Conference I
teams. CFP uses the same interface as PFP. Predicts
winning teams as well as under/over predictions.
Tracks both straight and under/over bets! CFP Software
& Manual $40.00. Download the weekly College
statistics from our BBS for only $40.00 for the entire
season.

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