Why are the American prediction leagues closed so early this month? There seems to be little consistency as to when the leagues are shut down. Last month they were not closed till very late in the month almost right before the NPD numbers were released. This allowed many people to get a better edge on the numbers while punishing those who put in their numbers early. Now this month I decided to wait a while since I assumed the league would close at approximately the same time and now I am locked out. Maybe there should be a predetermined date set showing when the leagues will be closed. And I may be only thinking of myself, but perhaps a reopening of the American league would be fair to let those who were unaware a chance to get their predictions in. Just my two cents.