It’s August, so that means that in four short weeks the best fantasy season of them all will begin…fantasy football! This year I’m running a few leagues (INCLUDING THIS ONE!!!) and I am so excited to pick my team and see how the season shakes out. If there’s one thing about football (or any sport, really) it’s that nothing is ever certain. That’s what makes playing fantasy so much fun!
Below I’ve put together some basic dos and don’ts for the upcoming season because just like anything else, fantasy football has its own culture and etiquette, and you don’t want to feel out of place.
Ok, now the fun part: I’m one of five bloggers hosting my own league in the Fantasy League of Extraordinary Bloggers. You can read the rules for each of the leagues below and decide if you’re interested in joining any of them! I, of course, recommend that you pick mine! Once you’ve made a decision, head on over to Venus Trapped in Mars and join the linkup for each team! It’s that easy! It’s going to be a fun time all season long and I can’t wait to get to meet all of the lovely bloggers I’ll be playing against!
Simply “linkup” with the blogger’s league you want to play in! That easy!
BUT REMEMBER: Only 10 people per league!! So signup FAST for the league you want!
If the blogger’s league requires payment, that money will be due via Paypal 3 days prior to the league’s draft. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions by leaving a comment!
League Name: Cleats and Cleavage
Winner’s Prize: A blog post featuring the the winner and bragging rights
Draft Date: Sept. 2, 2013 7pm CST
Why should you choose my league?
Real football fans ONLY! If you’re looking for fun, football, and maybe a little smack talk, then look no further! This will be a fun-loving league full of big-time fans of football, but a little trash talk never hurt anybody.
League Name: Victorious Secret
Buy in: $10
1st place – $75
3rd place – $10
You’re probably wondering why you should join Victorious Secret instead of the other 3 leagues, right? Well, I’ll have you know I’ve been around the commissioner block, so I know what I’m doing. I want to see the smack talk, dirty team names and boasting when your team wins for the week. Nothing is off limits. Get crazy, get signed up and let’s play some “fooseball”!
Karoline // Karoline with a K
About the league: I’m a sportswriter, so I’m looking to have people who really enjoy sports to join my league. Huge bonus if you want to name your team something dirty or funny (I’m still working on my name…). Smack talk is also absolutely encouraged in the message boards! ALSO I don’t normally do Saturday posts, so every week on Saturday I am going to be doing a feature spot about the league. For week 1, I will do a writeup about the league and it’s members and for weeks 2-13 I will invite each member to guest post about their team and their thoughts on and experience with the league so far (AKA free publicity for you and your blog!)
League type: no entry fee, but there will be prizes in the form of ad space for the top three finishers!
Rules: My only rule is that people set their lineups! It’s my biggest pet peeve when team owners don’t check their lineups and leave injured/inactive/bye-week players on their team any given Sunday!!
Nadine // Back East Blonde
League Name: Does this league make my butt look big?
Cost of Joining League: fo free
Winner receives: Lots of good ju-ju and a free medium ad space on Back East Blonde (and maybe the other team members blogs, if they want to pony up)
League description: For years I’ve sat on the sidelines, admiring my man friend’s fantasy football team and occasionally being his Jenny behind the scenes (if you didn’t get that League reference, reevaluate your life). But alas, the time has come for me to step out of his fantasy football shadow. I’ve got FOMO like a MOFO and if you do to, this league is for you. League members are strongly encouraged to draft players based on the following criteria: talent, looks, and warm fuzzies. Expect Tom Brady to go in the first round (duh…pause while I drool), Arian Foster to get lots of awwws (did you know he went vegan? precious), and Michael Vick will not be available to be drafted. Because if there’s one thing bloggers love, it’s puppies. Silly smack talk is always encouraged and wildly inappropriate team names are a must. Now let’s have some fun, shall we?
Team Name: When in Romo, Do As the Bloggers Do
Cost of Joining League: 20 hard earned dollars
Winner Receives: $180, 2nd place gets their money back.
Draft Date: Aug 25 4pm CST
About the League: This ain’t your grandmother’s league. But only because mine is actually already signed up to play in my mom’s league. That wasn’t a joke. Rules are there are no rules. I don’t give a flip if you ever update your roster, talk smack or are even available for the live draft. In fact, better just give me your money now, save us all some time. I’m just looking around to see who is going to finish second. Get your popcorn ready, cause I’m gonna put on a show.
Do you have any fantasy football tips that you would add to the list? Are you going to be participating in my league? Let me know in the comments!