Go ahead, draft Peyton before me. I double-dog dare you.
That's right folks, the Blogging The Boys Fantasy Football run leagues are making a triumphant return. We had some great action in the four BTB sponsored leagues, as well as the unofficial keeper league in 2011, and 2012 will be even better.
Our official partner this year, once again is Yahoo! so we'll be using their interface to host our leagues again.
There was huge interest last year and since we've grown by leaps and bounds I'd imagine the same will be true for the upcoming season. Therefore, I'm planning ahead. I am already planning out the four BTB leagues for the year. All will draft simultaneously, on Tuesday, August 28th, 8pm Eastern.
The "premiere" league, "Fear The Star" will be invitation only. It will feature the front-page writers who are participating, last year's final four (Magic, Road Warrior, myself and TheBigham) as well as the winners from the other three leagues; Reloaded, Revolutions and Animatrix. I believe that will leave 2-3 slots up for grabs.
Email invitations have already been sent to RW, Magic, Ham and the FPWs.
The sign up will be random drawing for the remaining leagues. We have to give everyone a chance to get in, so the signup will stay open through Friday; at which point I will randomly select folks to fill in the slots.
Follow the jump for more details.
Again, all drafts will be held on Tuesday, August 28th at 8pm Eastern.
First things first, I need the winners from the other three leagues to contact me immediately at KDP10for10@gmail.com. I know "I Am Ironman!" won the Reloaded league. "Ron Mexico's Pharmacy" won Revolutions and "The Right Kind" won Animatrix. Please folks, honor system here. If you really aren't these people, don't pretend to be.
12 team leagues, with two divisions. Division winners plus two add'l teams make the playoffs (weeks 15 and 16), but seeding is based on overall record.
For the remaining spots, I will be drawing names out of an e-hat from those that sign up below. I'll make the selections over the weekend, so you have 4 days to leave your EMAIL ADDRESS below to be considered. I will then email those chosen with the league password.
After we finalize the participants in the Official BTB league, we will offer the other entrants the opportunity to participate in spillover leagues. I will set up the additional leagues, but they will need commissioners. If interested, include your willingness to commish a league in your comment section reply.
As the commissioner of the league, I'll take my responsibility seriously. I've participated in some competitive leagues before, where transactions and trade vetoes have become hotly debated arguments. I'll do my best to make sure this is a fun exercise for everybody. I've set the rules of the league according to some of my preferences, but not all. For instance, there are no IDPs (independent defensive players) in this league; just a team defense/ST. I have included however a flex position (WR, TE, RB) and I award bonus points for reaching certain incentives that I feel signify having a 'great' game. If there is a consensus about a major shift in philosophy for the scoring or rosters, I will listen.
Here's the roster slots:
Flex (WR/TE/RB): 1
Rushing/Receiving/Defensive TD: 6 points
Passing TD: 4 points
Bonuses for plays over 40 yards, passing over 300, rushing over 125, catching over 110. Penalties for missed kicks, and increased defensive scoring makes them legitimate scoring threats worthy of mid round consideration.
So sign your name up below and good luck in being chosen!
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